Song Lyric Sunda: Long/Short/Small/Tall .

Hello everyone it’s Sunday and our gallant host for Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams, has given us the prompt Long/Short/Small/Tall . So let’s start with The Long journey home, written by Elvis Costello and Paddy Moloney. The version I have chosen is from the The Archmere Project performed at Joe Biden’s old school.

Long Journey Home (Anthem)
Written by Elvis Costello & Paddy Moloney
Performed by The Chieftains with The Irish Film Orchestra, Anúna & Elvis Costello
Produced by Paddy Moloney
Orchestra arranged & conducted by Fiachra Trench
Chorus arranged by Michael McGlynn
Musicians Elvis Costello – vocals
Paddy Moloney – tin whistle, uilleann pipes
Kevin Conneff – bodhrán
Derek Bell – harp
Matt Molloy – flute
Martin Fay – fiddle
Fiachra Trench – piano
Arty McGlynn – guitar
James Blennerhassett – double bass
Paddy Glackin – fiddle
Robbie Casserly – drums
The Irish Film Orchestra
Anúna – choir
Recorded 1997, Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
Released January 13, 1998
Singles Long Journey Home, 1998 (full-length version & radio edit)
Collections The Chieftains: The Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration, 2002 (radio edit) –
The Chieftains: The Essential Chieftains, 2006 (full-length version)
Soundtracks Long Journey Home, 1998 (full-length version)
Various Artists collections Long Journey Home (sampler), 1998
Length 4:18 (full-length version)
3:20 (radio edit)

First known performance:
 June 5, 1999, San Francisco,

lyrics

If on every ocean the ship is a throne
And for each mast cut down another sapling is grown
Then I could believe that I’m bound to find
A better life than I left behind But as you ascend the ladder
Look out below where you tread
For the colors bled as they overflowed
Red, white and blue
Green, white and gold So I had to leave from my country of birth
As for each child grown tall
Another lies in the earth
And for every rail we laid in the loam
There’s a thousand miles of the long journey home But as you ascend the ladder
Look out below where you tread
For the colors bled as they overflowed
Red, white and blue
Green, white and gold

Source: Musixmatch.

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Then came Short. I chose Life is too from the Scorpions . Scorpions are a German heavy metal band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band’s inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal. The lineup from 1979 to 1992 was the most successful incarnation of the group, and included Klaus Meine (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar), Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), Francis Buchholz (bass), and Herman Rarebell (drums). The band’s only continuous member has been Schenker, although Meine has appeared on all of Scorpions’ studio albums, while Jabs has been a consistent member since 1979, and bassist Paweł Mąciwoda and drummer Mikkey Dee have been in the band since 2003 and 2016 respectively.

Life’s too Short is from their album Acoustica which was recorded during three concerts held in February 2001 at the Convento do Beato in Lisbon, Portugal. It was a most unusual set for the band, as Klaus Meine comments on the DVD. The group was supported by female backing vocalists, a percussionist, an extra guitarist, and Christian Kolonovits on keyboards. Kolonovits also collaborated on rearranging the songs for the acoustic set. He had previously worked with the band as a conductor and arranger on the Moment of Glory album.

Scorpions performed four new songs: “Life Is Too Short”, “Back to You”, “I Wanted to Cry” and “When Love Kills Love”, the last of which was released as a single. All the new songs were featured on the VHS, while “Back to You” and five others previously recorder songs were omitted from the CD.

Acoustica also contains cover versions of The Cars‘ “Drive”, Kansas‘ “Dust in the Wind”, and the Queen hit “Love of My Life”.

In 2003, an official ‘Platinum Edition’ was released by Warner Music Thailand, which coupled the original CD with a VCD. The VCD features behind-the-scenes and rehearsal footage as well as a band interview, conducted in English by a Thai television crew.

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Next up is Small and I chose Just a small town girl by journey.

Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973. At that time it was composed of former members of Santana, namely guitarist Neal Schon, who has remained with the band since its inception, and keyboardist Gregg Rolie, who served as primary lead vocalist for the band’s first three albums, and Frumious Bandersnatch, most notably bassist Ross Valory, who was with the band until 1985 and since 1995. In 1978, Steve Perry joined to serve as lead vocalist, and in 1980 Jonathan Cain replaced Rolie as keyboardist, and has remained a constant member since. The band’s strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987 at which time Perry departed.

The words “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” have served Jonathan Cain well in his lifetime. First, they were the words of encouragement he heard from his father, when the younger Cain wasn’t sure he’d make it as a musician in Hollywood.

Later, when he joined the ranks of Journey, it became the title and refrain of “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Released in 1981, it wasn’t the band’s biggest hit at first, but it’s gone on to become its signature, and one of the most popular rock songs of all time. Read more here.

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Next up and finally I am going for “Empire State Human” is a song by the British synthpop group The Human League. The song was written by Philip OakeyMartyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh. It was co-produced by The Human League and Colin Thurston, and recorded at Monumental Studios in Sheffield.[2]

The Human League are an English synth-pop[1] band formed in Sheffield in 1977. Initially an experimental electronic outfit, the group signed to Virgin Records in 1979 and later attained widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981. The album contained four hit singles, including the UK/US number one hit “Don’t You Want Me.” The band received the Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 1982. Further hits followed throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, including “Mirror Man,” “(Keep Feeling) Fascination,” “The Lebanon,” “Human” (a US No. 1) and “Tell Me When“.

Thank you Jim for taking me on a tour of great music from my life from the sixties through to the present.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE ☺️

Song Lyric Sunday. Inside Our Heads. 14/2/2021.

Hi everyone today is Valentine’s Day as well as Sunday. So I will wish you all a very happy day. Anywho it is Sunday and time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday. Today’s prompt is Brain/Mind/Think …… So here we go .

So back to 1973, I was married and had one of the lads and we were living in Devon. Hubby was working long hours away so I was struggling a little on my own, in the middle of nowhere, no car, no support and few friends and a new baby…It would get even harder but it was all a learning curve, and I had the Floyd and Queen.. Number One son is still to this day a huge Pink Floyd Fan.

Brain Damage” is the ninth track[nb 1] from English rock band Pink Floyd‘s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon.[1][2] It was sung on record by Roger Waters (with harmonies by David Gilmour), who would continue to sing it on his solo tours. Gilmour sang the lead vocal when Pink Floyd performed it live on their 1994 tour (as can be heard on Pulse). The band originally called this track “Lunatic” during live performances and recording sessions.

When the band reconvened after the American leg of the Meddle tour, Roger Waters brought with him a prototype version of “Brain Damage” along with other songs such as “Money“. He had been playing the song during the recording of the Meddle album in 1971, when it was called “The Dark Side of the Moon”. Eventually this title would be used for the album itself. The song seemed to be partially inspired by their former band member Syd Barrett who had endured a mental breakdown. After road testing, the new suite entitled “A Piece for Assorted Lunatics”, the song was recorded in October along with “Any Colour You Like“. The piece represents Waters’ association with acoustic-tinged ballads, and along with “If” and “Grantchester Meadows“, “Brain Damage” uses a simple melody and delivery. David Gilmour actively encouraged Waters to sing the song, even though at this time he wasn’t particularly confident about his vocal abilities.[citation needed]

The song is somewhat slow, with a guitar arpeggio pattern similar to the Beatles‘ “Dear Prudence“. It is in the key of D major and features a recurring lyrical pattern and chorus.

Be Blessed Guys.

Song Lyric Sunday. February 7, 2021 – Colours. Blue, Gold and Silver.

Good morning everyone, it’s Sunday and time for Jim Adams our dashing host to bring us our weekly prompt for Song Lyric Sunday, which is Colors or as I and my compatriates will say Colours. Jim also reminds our original host Helen Vahdati set us this prompt in 2017, hi Helen how are you 💜.

So colours hum so many to choose from which way shall I go? Oh! Yes David Bowie, Sound and Vision, “Blue , blue electric blue” and I chose my favourite version on 2013. To start with.

Sound and Vision” by English singer-songwriter David Bowie which appeared on his 1977 album Low. The song is notable for juxtaposing an uplifting guitar and synthesizer-led instrumental track with Bowie’s withdrawn lyrics. In keeping with the minimalist approach of Low, Bowie and co-producer Tony Visconti originally recorded the track as an instrumental, bar the backing vocal (performed by Visconti’s wife, Mary Hopkin). Bowie then recorded his vocal after the rest of the band had left the studio, before trimming verses off the lyrics and leaving a relatively lengthy instrumental intro on the finished song. Selected as the first single from the album, “Sound and Vision” was used by the BBC on trailers at the time. This provided considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song to No. 3. The song was also a top ten hit in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. However, it stalled at No. 87 in Canada and only managed No. 69 in the United States, where it signaled the end of Bowie’s short commercial honeymoon until “Let’s Dance” in 1983.

In 2013, a remix was commissioned for the Sony Xperia Z smartphone advertising campaign.[12] The new mix by Sonjay Prabhakar utilized the original lead vocals and Mary Hopkin’s backing vocal with a new piano part by Rob Gentry. A Parlophone Records digital download was released on 7 October 2013.

Information from Wikipedia.

Here is the advert that made me fall in love with the song all over again 💜💜💜

Finally here is the original in all it glory ! With lots of photos and videos in this clip it is great! Wasn’t he so beautiful and talented!

In 1977 I had been married six years and had had two of my three lads. My husband’s job took him away a lot at no notice and he worked long hours when he was around. So Bowie and his ilk kept me sane.

“Sound And Vision”

Don’t you wonder sometimes
‘Bout sound and vision

Blue, blue, electric blue
That’s the colour of my room
Where I will live
Blue, blue

Pale blinds drawn all day
Nothing to do, nothing to say
Blue, blue

I will sit right down,
Waiting for the gift of sound and vision
And I will sing, waiting for the gift of sound and vision
Drifting into my solitude,
over my head

Don’t you wonder sometimes
‘Bout sound and vision.

Lyrics from AtoZ Lyrics.

Now we can’t just paint over Mary Hopkin she was an amazing singer too.

Mary Hopkin (born 3 May 1950), credited on some recordings as Mary Visconti (from her marriage to Tony Visconti), is a Welsh folk singer, best known for her 1968 UK number one single “Those Were the Days“. She was one of the earliest signings to the Beatles‘ Apple label.

circa 1968

Here is a song by her Gold and Silver ( also colours) from her 2013 Album Painting my Numbers.

As you can see she has a lovely voice too.

“Gold And Silver”

Dyin’ for the moment
When you lie again beside me
Taste the salty tears
I thought would never end

Gold and silver
Run your river deep inside me
Gold and silver stream
That glistens in my hand

Give me, give to me
Your gold and silver
Give me, give to me
Your gold, your silver

Too long apart
Our love is growin’ stronger
Two hearts, two souls
Run into one

Too soon, too fast
Our love is spillin’ over
I want you now
So take me down

Give me, give to me
Your gold and silver
Give me, give to me
Your gold, your silver.

Lyrics from AtoZ Lyrics

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE ☺️.

Song Lyric Sunday: Odd/Even.

Here we are again and it’s Sunday. Time for Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday. The prompt for this week is Odd or Even. I haven chosen to use even.

I have chosen a new artist and song to me. Luke Combs and a beautiful song Even Though I Am Leaving.

Luke Albert Combs  born March 2, 1990) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Combs has released two albums for Columbia Nashville, which have combined to produce 10 singles, all of which reached number one on Billboard‘s Country charts.

Combs, an only child, was born in Huntersville, North Carolina, the son of Rhonda and Chester Combs, and moved to Asheville, North Carolina at the age of 8. He has been performing as a vocalist since childhood. While attending A. C. Reynolds High School, Combs played football and performed with multiple vocal groups, including performing a solo in the world-renowned Carnegie Hall. Later, he attended Appalachian State University where he worked as a bouncer at a bar before gaining stage time in that same bar. He played his first country music show at the Parthenon Cafe. With less than a month left in his senior year, he dropped out to pursue his country music career. He later moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in music.

Even Though I’m Leaving” is a song released in September 2019 as the second single to his second studio album, What You See Is What You Get. The song is described as a “soft, mandolin-infused country song” and “stone-cold tear-jerker” by the blog Taste of Country. Co-written by Combs along with Wyatt Durrette and Ray Fulcher, the song features a dramatic interaction between a father and son. In three different scenarios, the son, who is the narrator, pleads his father not to leave him. In the first verse, the narrator is a child who is afraid of monsters under his bed, while the second features the son as a young adult going off to serve in the military, and the final verse features the son becoming emotional over his father’s death.The song previously appeared on Combs’s 2019 EP The Prequel. More information at Wikipedia

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE.

Song Lyric Sunday. Chat/Laugh/Rant/Scream/Talk

This week our host Jim Adams has given us the prompt Chat/Laugh/Rant/Scream/Talk  for Song Lyric Sunday.

I have chosen I only wanna laugh by Dusty Springfield. I am afraid I am not very keen on this song but it fitted the prompt and I do love Dusty.

A little bit of trivia I think I may of this is mentioned before. I want to the same school as Dusty in Northfields Ealing. I was a lot younger than her but my eldest sister Theresa was in the same class and new her.

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’BrienOBE (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), professionally known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive mezzo-soprano sound, she was an important singer of blue-eyed soul and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the UK Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. She is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time. Her image, supported by a peroxide blonde bouffant hairstyle, evening gowns, and heavy make-up, as well as her flamboyant performances, made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties.

“I Only Wanna Laugh”

Change the mood I’m in
For a little while
Let me see that grin
Let me see you smile

No soulful tales that fret and frown
No woeful wails that get me down
No rights or wrongs
Sing no sad songs for me

I only wanna laugh
No time for crying
I only wanna laugh
No time for tears

I only wanna sing
A song that’s happy
That’s why I only wanna walk a street that’s sunny
I only wanna see the side that’s funny

I’m saving all of my tears until tomorrow
‘Cause crying all my tears
Just ain’t my style
I’m acting like a clown
But let me be
‘Cause even though I know
The joke’s on me
I only wanna laugh
Only wanna laugh
Only wanna laugh

I’m saving all of my tears until tomorrow
‘Cause crying all my tears
Baby, just ain’t my style
I’m acting like a clown
But let me be
‘Cause even though the joke’s on me, oh
Tell the girls goodbye
‘Cause I don’t wanna cry
Hey
I only wanna laugh
Only wanna laugh
Only wanna laugh.

AtoZ Lyrics

The song I wanna laugh comes from the musical Jimmy. It is a musical with a score by Bill Jacob, lyrics by Patti Jacob, dance arrangements by John Berkman, and a book by Melville Shavelson and Morrie Ryskind. The musical describes the rise and fall of New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker, whose career was marred by corruption. It was a romanticised version of Walker’s tenure as mayor, as presented in the 1957 film Beau James, starring Bob Hope.[1] The film came from a biography of Walker, also titled Beau James, written by Gene Fowler.

Jimmy had a brief Broadway run from October 1969 to January 1970, starring Frank Gorshin as Walker, Anita Gillette as Betty Compton and Julie Wilson.[2]Jack L Warner and Don Saxon produced the original Broadway production under the direction of Joseph Anthony. It was not critically acclaimed. Information from Wikipedia.

Happy Sunday Everyone.

Song Lyric Sunday. Songs beginning with letters DJ.

It’s Sunday January 17, 2021 and time for Song Lyric Sunday. Our host Jim Adams has given us the prompt – DJ (title of song must start with the letter D or J, or even as I have picked DJ.

DJ” is a song by English musician David Bowie, released on his 1979 album Lodger, and then as a single on 29 June 1979. A cynical comment on the cult of the DJ, the track is noted for Adrian Belew‘s guitar solo, which was recorded in multiple takes, and then mixed back together for the album track. In a biography of Talking Heads, it is said this song was an attempt by Bowie to sing like David Byrne, who was befriending Brian Eno at the time. The single was an edited version, but was still possibly too uncommercial for substantial chart success – it peaked at No. 29 in the UK and No. 106 on the Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart in the US.

David Mallet filmed a music video for the song, featuring Bowie destroying a DJ studio, mixed with Bowie strolling around London and attracting a crowd of curious passers-by.

Information from Wikipedia.

“D.J.”

I’m home, lost my job,
and incurably ill
You think this is easy realism
I’ve got a girl out there, I suppose
I think she’s dancing
Feel like Dan Dare lies down
I think she’s dancing, what do I know?

I am a D.J., I am what I play
Can’t turn around no, can’t turn around
I am a D.J., I am what I play
Can’t turn around no, can’t turn around

I am a D.J., I am what I play
I got believers (kiss-kiss)
Believing me

One more weekend of lights
and evening faces
Fast food, living nostalgia
Humble pie or bitter fruit

I am a D.J., I am what I play
Can’t turn around no, can’t turn around no
I am a D.J., I am what I say
Can’t turn around no, can’t turn around,
I am a D.J., I am what I play
I’ve got believers (kiss-kiss)
Believing me

I am a D.J., I am what I play
Can turn around no, can’t turn around
I am a D.J., I am what I play
Can turn around no, can’t turn around
I am a D.J., I am what I play
Can turn around no (kiss-kiss)

Time flies when you’re having fun
Break his heart, break her heart
He used to be my boss and now he is a puppet dancer
I am a D.J., and I’ve got believers

I’ve got believers
I’ve got believers
I’ve got believers in me
I’ve got believers
I am a D.J., I am what I play
I am a D.J.

Lyrics from AtoZ Lyrics.

Happy Sunday Everyone.

Song Lyric Sunday: MA.

Is Sunday again and time for Song Lyric Sunday. Our host Jim Adams has given us the prompt: Songs beginning with M and A.

Written and released before I met hubby Mellow Yellow was part of my youth. I was in love with Donovan! This song was definitely one of my favourites.

Mellow Yellow” is a song written and recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. In the US it reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966. (Both “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys and “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band kept it from hitting No. 1.) Outside the US, “Mellow Yellow” peaked at No. 8 in the UK in early 1967.

The song was rumoured to be about smoking dried banana skins, which was believed to be a hallucinogenic drug in the 1960s, though this aspect of bananas has since been debunked. According to Donovan’s notes, accompanying the album Donovan’s Greatest Hits, the rumour that one could get high from smoking dried banana skins was started by Country Joe McDonald in 1966, and Donovan heard the rumour three weeks before “Mellow Yellow” was released as a single. According to The Rolling Stone Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll, he admitted later the song made reference to a vibrator; an “electrical banana” as mentioned in the lyrics. This definition was re-affirmed in an interview with NME magazine: “it’s about being cool, laid-back, and also the electrical bananas that were appearing on the scene – which were ladies’ vibrators.”

Paul McCartney can be heard as one of the background revellers on this track, but the “quite rightly” whispering answering lines in the chorus is not McCartney but rather Donovan himself. Donovan had a small part in coming up with the lyrics for “Yellow Submarine“, and McCartney played bass guitar (uncredited) on portions of Donovan’s Mellow Yellow album.

In 2005, the track was remastered by EMI Records for the Mellow Yellow album re-issue.

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Next a song beginning with A. It has to be Billy Joel and Always a Woman to me. When this came out in 1977 we had been married six years and have two of the boys by then.

She’s Always a Woman” is a song from Billy Joel‘s 1977 album The Stranger. It is a love song about a modern woman whom the singer has fallen totally in love with to the extent of falling for her endearing quirks as well as her flaws. The single peaked at No. 17 in the U.S. in 1977, and at No. 53 in the UK in 1986, when it was released as a double A-side with “Just the Way You Are“. It re-entered the UK chart in 2010, reaching No. 29. The song is played in the compound time signature of 6/8. The song was released in 1977, following several other hits from The Stranger including “Just the Way You Are“, “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” and “Only the Good Die Young“. Musically, Joel has said that he was influenced by Gordon Lightfoot and his mellow acoustic guitar ballads. It is a love song that Joel wrote for his then wife, Elizabeth Weber. Elizabeth had taken over management of Joel’s career, and was able to put his financial affairs in order after Joel had signed some bad deals and contracts. She was a tough and savvy negotiator who could “wound with her eyes” or “steal like a thief”, but would “never give in”. Because of her tough-as-nails negotiating style, many business adversaries thought she was “unfeminine,” but to Joel, she was always a woman. The two eventually divorced in 1982.

Happy Sunday Everyone.

Song Lyric Sunday. P and G.

It’s a new day, it’s a new year and it’s Sunday so it’s time for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. January 3, 2021 – P.G. (title of song must start with the letter P or G)

So I am going to start with James Blunt and Postcards. I love this song regardless of what’s going on it always lifts me. Here is a cute and clever video.

Postcards” is a song recorded by British singer-songwriter James Blunt. It was released on 19 May 2014, as the third single from his fourth studio album Moon Landing (2013). The song was written by James BluntWayne HectorSteve Mac and produced by Martin Terefe.

Now for the letter G. I picked one of my favourite singer songwriters Imogen Heap and Goodnight and Go.

Another very cute song ….listen to the lyrics it is about a stalker really. She works in a cafe, he comes in every evening but apart from meaningless chit chat he never noticed her…..it’s always say goodnight and go. She follows him home and watches him! She lays plans to meet him and they will fall in love and live happily never after. …but that’s only in her mind! And it’s always …say Goodnight and Go!

Goodnight and Go” is a song by British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap, the second single from her 2005 album Speak for Yourself. The single received a little more push and promotion in the US than “Hide and Seek“, and the music video received airplay on VH1Jeff Beck plays guitar on the track.

And here is a Lyric version.

Happy first Sunday of the year to everyone .

Song Lyric Sunday. An Olfactory trip.

December 27, 2020 and our host Jim Adams has given us the prompt Odor/ Scent/ Smell/ Taste. For Song Lyric Sunday.

So my first thought was Little Bird Imogen Heap. It contains the line “We smell rats in the kitchen.”

Ellipse is the third studio album from British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap. After returning from a round the world writing trip, Heap completed the album at her childhood home in Essex, converting her old playroom in the basement into a studio. The album got its name from the distinctive elliptical shape of the house. The album’s title was confirmed by Heap via her Twitter page on 25 April 2009, after being leaked onto the internet on 23 April. On 15 June, Heap confirmed that the album would be released on 24 August 2009 in the United Kingdom on Megaphonic Records and 25 August in North America on RCA Records and Epic Records and distributed by Sony BMG. Subject matter in the songs includes post break-up malaise (“Wait It Out”), domestic boredom (“Little Bird”), body image issues (“Bad Body Double”) and a common Heap theme, unrequited love (“Swoon” and “Half Life”). On 17 August 2009 Heap made the album available for live streaming via her webpage. The album can no longer be streamed via her webpage but was moved to SoundCloud.

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A taste of honey by the Beatles.

A Taste of Honey” is a pop standard written by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow. It was originally an instrumental track (or recurring theme) written for the 1960 Broadway version of the 1958 British play A Taste of Honey (which was also made into the film of the same name in 1961). Both the original and a later recording by Herb Alpert in 1965 earned the song four Grammy Awards. A vocal version of the song—first recorded by Billy Dee Williams (and released in 1961 on the Prestige label), and then recorded very successfully by Lenny Welch in the summer of 1962—was also recorded by the Beatles for their first album in 1963. Barbra Streisand performed the song as part of her cabaret act during 1962, and recorded it in January 1963 for her debut album The Barbra Streisand Album on Columbia, which won a Grammy for Album of the Year (1963).

Labryth by Elisa. Scent.

Labyrinth” is a song by Italian star Elisa and was released as the second single from her debut album Pipes & Flowers in 1997. The single was published in CD format in Italy, but was published as a 12″ vinyl, which contained different versions of the song and the previous single, “Sleeping in Your Hand“. The song made its debut on the radio in the second half of 1997 and two promos were published, one of which, like the vinyl, contained alternative versions of the song, produced by the duo Urbanatribù. The single was released in two different versions in Germany and the Netherlands. There was also a promo released in France and a promotional EP released in Germany, Nethlands and Denmark.

Josephine Ron Wood. Odor

Ronald David Wood (born 1 June 1947)[1] is an English rock musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, artist, author and radio personality best known as a member of the Rolling Stones since 1975, as well as a member of Faces and the Jeff Beck Group.

Wood began his career in 1964, when he joined the Birds (not to be confused with the American band the Byrds) on guitar. He then joined the mod group the Creation, but remained with the group only for a short time and appeared on only a few of their singles. He joined the Jeff Beck Group in 1967 as a bass player. Their two albums, Truth and Beck-Ola, are both highly praised.

The group split in 1969, and Wood departed along with lead vocalist Rod Stewart to join former Small Faces members Ronnie LaneIan McLagan and Kenney Jones in a new group named Faces. The group found great success in the UK and mainland Europe, though achieved only cult status in the US. Wood sang and co-wrote the popular title track from their final LP, Ooh La La, released in 1973.

As the group began to split he began several solo projects, eventually recording his first solo LP, I’ve Got My Own Album to Do, in 1974. The album featured bandmate McLagan as well as former Beatle George Harrison and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, a longtime friend of Wood. After the departure of Mick Taylor from the Stones, Richards soon invited Wood to join them; he did so in 1975, but was not officially inducted as a member until bassist Bill Wyman‘s departure in 1993.

Besides I’ve Got My Own Album to Do, Wood has recorded several other solo efforts. Now Look was released in 1975, and peaked at No. 118 on Billboard; he also collaborated with Ronnie Lane for the soundtrack album Mahoney’s Last Stand. Wood also released Gimme Some Neck in 1979, which hit No. 45 in the US; 1234 was released in 1981, peaking at No. 164. He released Slide on This in 1992, Not for Beginners came out in 2002 and I Feel Like Playing in 2010. As a member of the Rolling Stones, Wood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and was inducted a second time, as a member of Faces, in April 2012.

Lyrics

A fairytale, a storybook romance
Our eyes met and we began to dance
I saw a beach, I could hear the shore,
When all the time I’m in a Woolworth store.Jo, Josephine, I make her hum, she makes me sing
Jo, Josephine, I make her moan, she makes me scream With just one touch, she makes the hardest ‘wood’ soft,
My baby turns me on not off,
Sometimes, sometimes when you bring me down
Still I like having you around.Jo, Josephine, I make her hum, she makes me sing,
Jo, Josephine, I make you moan, you make me scream.When I’m lost, I can’t find her anywhere
I turn up my nose to sniff the air,
Odor so sweet, I know that she’s there.I don’t need to run, I don’t need to hide,
My Jo never leaves my side
Don’t need no headache from no one night stand
I’d rather use my baby’s right hand.Jo, Josephine, you make me moan, you make me scream
Jo, Josephine, I make her hum she makes me sing
Jo, Josephine, I’m the king, and your my queen,
Jo, Josephine, she’s my love, you know what I mean.When I’m lost, I can’t find her anywhere
I turn up my nose to sniff the air,
Odor so sweet, I know that she’s there.Jo, Josephine. . .
Jo, come talk to me
Jo, what was that you said,
Jo, come talk to me. . .Source: MusixmatchSongwriters: R. Wood / B.fowler

Happy Sunday Everyone.

December 20, 2020 – Song Lyric Sunday. Circle/Polygon/Square/Triangle

Hi it’s Sunday again and time for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. This week Jim has gone all geometric on us . So I have dug deep and found some oldies that I am glad for a chance to give them an airing. So I chose Sitting in Circles by Electric Flags. You’re so Square by Joni Mitchell, The Auld Triangle by The Dubliners and finally Crystalline by Björk.

The Electric Flag was an Americanbluesrocksoul group, led by guitaristMike Bloomfield, keyboardist Barry Goldberg and drummer Buddy Miles, and featuring other musicians such as vocalist Nick Gravenites and bassist Harvey Brooks. Bloomfield formed the Electric Flag in 1967, following his stint with the Butterfield Blues Band. The band reached its peak with the 1968 release, A Long Time Comin’, a fusion of rock, jazz, and R&B styles that charted well in the BillboardPop Albumschart. Their initial recording was a soundtrack for The Trip, a movie about an LSD experience by Peter Fonda, written by Jack Nicholson and directed by Roger Corman.This song came out the year I met hubby. *****

Roberta Joan “Joni” Mitchell (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell’s songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy. She has received many accolades, including nine Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Rolling Stone called her “one of the greatest songwriters ever”, and AllMusic has stated, “When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century”.

Elvis Presley’s version, one of the few songs in which he plays the electric bass, was recorded on May 3, with the vocal track added on May 9, 1957 and released on his Jailhouse Rock EP. It reached number fourteen on the R&B charts. It later become a minor pop standard, with notable versions being performed by Buddy Holly, who included the song on his self-titled second album, and his version made the British singles chart in 1961, reaching no. 12. A 1983 re-release of the Elvis Presley version reached no. 61 on the UK singles chart.

The song’s narrator addresses the object of their affection, and points out all the ways that the addressee is square, how they’re out of touch with modern trends in music and romance. Then the narrator tells the subject of the song that they love them in spite of, and maybe because of this. I am not keen on Elvis so it was a no brained to pick one my favourite singer songwriter Joni. *****

The Auld Triangle” is a song, usually attributed to Brendan Behan, which he made famous when he included it in his 1954 play The Quare Fellow. He first performed it publicly in 1952 on the RTE radio programme ‘The Ballad Maker’s Saturday Night’, produced by Mícheál Ó hAodha. Behan’s biographer, Michael O’Sullivan, recorded, ‘It has been believed for many years that Brendan wrote that famous prison song but Mícheál Ó hAodha says he never laid claim to authorship. Indeed he asked him to send a copyright to another Dubliner, Dick Shannon.’ When he recorded the song for Brendan Behan Sings Irish Folksongs and Ballads (Spoken Arts 1960), Behan introduced it with these words: ‘This song was written by a person who will never hear it recorded, because he’s not in possession of a gramophone. He’s…he’s… pretty much of a tramp.’

Shannon’s authorship was asserted by his relatives in discussions on the Mudcat Cafe folksong forum. Here, Deasún ÓSeanáin, his nephew, recorded: ‘My father Thomas Shannon told me as far back as the 1950s that Dickey had written it. Dickey is buried in Manchester. It would be nice to see a plaque erected indicating him as the author.’ Shannon’s grandson Tom Neary posted: ‘I can confirm that it was indeed Dicky Shannon who penned the song for Behan. Brendan and Dicky were very close pals, as well as drinking mates….I have many stories of their escapades together….Brendan always credited Dicky for the song because they were great pals, however, I can verify that Dicky never received a penny in royalties and neither did his family…I must also point out that grandad was not in fact a tramp, but was a highly articulate man with a very dry sense of humour, which could cut you to the quick without degrading you. He was also a very tough man who had literally fought his way through life in the Liberties.

The first commercial recording was by Brendan’s brother Dominic Behan on his 1958 Topic album, Irish Songs. On the liner notes, he wrote, ‘The Old Triangle is a song of Mountjoy Prison and was made popular in the play “The Quare Fella” by Brendan Behan of Dublin.’

The song was later made famous by Luke KellyRonnie Drew and The Dubliners in the late 1960s, and was revived for a new audience by Irish rock band the Pogues on their 1984 album Red Roses for Me. The Dubliners, my heritage… I love them .

Crystalline” is a song by Icelandic artist Björk, released as the lead single from her eighth album Biophilia. The song was released as a single on 28 June 2011[2][3] accompanied by an iPad app developed exclusively for the song. It was afterward released as part of The Crystalline Series alongside the second single from the album, “Cosmogony“.[4]

Björk love her too, my youngest son introduced me to her music 💜

Information about the song on this post is from Wikipedia.

Happy Sunday Everyone.

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