BLUE SIDE OUT - SINGALONG-A-BSO
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A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE
 
 
When I'm feeling blue all I have to do
Is take a look at you then I'm not so blue
When you're close to me I can feel your heartbeat
I can hear you breathing in my ear
Wouldn't you agree baby you and me
Got a groovy kind of love (we've got a groovy kind of love)
We've got a groovy kind of love
 
Anytime you want to you can turn me onto
Anything you want to anytime at all
When I taste your lips Oh I start to shiver
Can't control the quivering inside
Wouldn't you agree baby you and me
Got a groovy kind of love (we've got a groovy kind of love)
We've got a groovy kind of love (we've got a groovy kind of love)
 
Anytime you want to you can turn me onto
Anything you want to anytime at all
When I'm in your arms nothing seems to matter
If the world would shatter I don't care
Wouldn't you agree baby you and me
Got a groovy kind of love (we've got a groovy kind of love)
We've got a groovy kind of love (we've got a groovy kind of love)
We've got a groovy kind of love

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ABRACADABRA
The Steve Miller Band

 
I heat up I can't cool down
You got me spinning round and round
Round and round and round it goes
Where it stops nobody knows
 
Every time you call my name
I heat up like a burning flame
A burning flame full of desire
Kiss me baby let the fire get higher
 
Abra Abra cadabra
I want to reach out and grab ya
Abra Abra cadabra
Abracadabra
 
You make me hot you make me sigh
You make me laugh you make me cry
Keep me burning for your love
With the touch of a velvet glove
 
Chorus
 
I feel the magic in your caress
I feel magic when I touch your dress
Silk and satin leather and lace
Black panties with an angel's face
 
I see magic in your eyes
I hear the magic in your sighs
Just when I think I'm gonna get away
I hear those words that you always say
 
Chorus
 
Every time you call my name
I heat up like a burning flame
A burning flame full of desire
Kiss me baby let the fire get higher

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AFRICA
Toto

 
I hear the drums echoing tonight
She hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in twelve-thirty flight
The moonlit winds reflect the stars that guide me t'wards salvation
I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say
Hurry boy its waiting there for you
 
Gonna take the life that dragged me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never haaaaaaaaaaad (oo oo)
 
The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like an empress above the Serengeti
I seek to cure what's deep inside
Frightened of this thing that I've become
 
Chorus
 
Hurry boy she's waiting there for you
 
Gonna take the life that dragged me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa

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ALL SHOOK UP
Elvis Presley

 
Well a bless a my soul
What's a wrong with me
I'm itching like a man
On a fuzzy tree
My friends say I'm acting
Wild as a bug
I'm in love
I'm all shook up
Mm mm mm...... mm...... yeh yeh
 
Oh well my hands are shaking
And my knees are weak
I can't seem to stand
On my own two feet
Who do you thank
When you have such luck
I'm in love
I'm all shook up
Mm mm mm mm......yeh yeh
 
Well now please don't ask me
What's on my mind
I'm a little mixed up
But I'm feeling fine
When I met a girl
That I love best
My heart beats so it scares me to death
 
When she touched a my hand
What a chill I got
Her lips are like a volcano when it's hot
I'm proud to say that she's my buttercup
I'm in love
I'm all shook up
Mm mm mm mm......yeh yeh
 
Chorus
 
When she touched a my hand
What a chill I got
Her lips are like a volcano when it's hot
I'm proud to say that she's my buttercup
I'm in love
I'm all shook up
Mm mm mm mm......yeh yeh
Mm mm mm mm......yeh yeh
Mm mm mm mm......yeh yeh
I'm all shook up

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AND I LOVE HER
The Beatles

 
I gave her all my love, that's all I do
And if you saw my love, you'd love her too
And I love her
 
She gives me everything, and tenderly
The kiss my lover brings, she brings to me
And I love her
 
A love like ours
Could never die
As long as I have you near me
 
Bright are the stars that shine, dark is the sky
I know this love of mine, will never die
And I love her
 
Break (+ 1 semi tone)
 
Bright are the stars that shine, dark is the sky
I know this love of mine, will never die
And I love her

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ANGELS
Robbie Williams

 
I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
'Cos I have been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead
 
And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead
 
When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead
 
Chorus x2

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BABE
Take That

 
I've come to your door to see you again
But where you once stood was an old man instead
I asked where you've been
He said She's moved on you see
All I have is a number you better ask her not me
 
So I picked up the phone and dialed your number
Not sure wheather to put it down or speak
And a voice I once knew answered in a sweet voice
You said Hello then paused before I began to speak
 
Babe (Babe) I'm here again (I'm here again)
I tell you I'm here again (Babe)
Where have you been (where have you been)
Babe. I'm back again (I'm back again)
I tell you I'm back again (Babe)
Where have you been
 
You held your voice well there were tears I could tell
Where were you now, what you gonna tell me in time
Just give me a town and I'll be straight down
I've got so much to tell about where I have been
As I walk down your road can't wait to be near you
I can't keep this feeling here inside
As I stand at your door you answered in a sweet voice
You said Hello then paused as I began to speak
 
As I looked away I saw a face behind you
A little boy stood at your door
When I looked again I saw his face was shinning
He had my eyes (my eyes)
He had my smile (my smile)
 
Babe. I'm back again (I'm back again)
I tell you I'm back again (Babe)
I'm here for you
Babe please take me back (take me back)
Back home again
Babe please hold me close (hold me close)
Like you used to do
Where have you been (Babe)
Just me and you (I'm back again)
Me and you (Babe)

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BABY LIKES TO ROCK IT
The Tractors
 
She likes to take me dancing on the outskirts of town
Where the music's turned up and the lights are turned down
Shake it Shake it Shake it on the dance dance floor
Crowd crowd screaming screaming more more more!
She's got the boogie woogie woogie spread all over the place
Got it stacked to the ceiling, got it sticking in your face
You know my baby likes to rock it like a boogie woogie choo choo train
 
Johnny's in the back room sucking on his gin
Po..lice are at the front dor screaming let me in
Go-go-go-go dancer's busy showing off her chest
She don't know what she's doin' but she tries to do her best
She's got the boogie woogie woogie spread all over the place
Got it stacked to the ceiling, got it sticking in your face
You know my baby likes to rock it like a boogie woogie choo choo train
 
Baby likes to rock it
Baby likes to rock it
Baby likes to rock it like a boogie woogie choo choo train
She's got the boogie woogie woogie spread all over the place
Got it stacked to the ceiling, got it sticking in your face
You know my baby likes to rock it like a boogie woogie choo choo train
 
She said her name was 'Emergency' and and asked to see my gun
She said her telephone number was 911
Got brother Jimmy on the tv, Killer on the stereo
She said if you want get it, you got to let it go
She's got the boogie woogie woogie spread all over the place
Got it stacked to the ceiling, got it sticking in your face
You know my baby likes to rock it like a boogie woogie choo choo train
 
Baby likes to rock it
Baby likes to rock it
Baby likes to rock it like a boogie woogie choo choo train
She's got the boogie woogie woogie spread all over the place
Got it stacked to the ceiling, got it sticking in your face
You know my baby likes to rock it like a boogie woogie choo choo train

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BABY'S IN BLACK
The Beatles

 
Oh dear what can I do
Baby's in black and I'm feeling blue
Tell me oh what can I do
 
She thinks of him and so she dresses in black
And though he'll never come back
She's dressed in black
 
Chorus
 
I think of her but she thinks only of him
And though it's only a whim
She thinks of him
 
Oh how long will it take
'Till she sees the mistake she has made
Dear what can I do
Baby's in black and I'm feeling blue
Tell me oh what can I do
 
Oh how long will it take
'Till she sees the mistake she has made
Dear what can I do
Baby's in black and I'm feeling blue
Tell me oh what can I do
 
She thinks of him and so she dresses in black
And though he'll never come back
She's dressed in black
 
Chorus

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BAD MOON RISING
Creedance Clearwater Revival

 
I see a bad moon rising
I see trouble on the way
I see earth quakes and lightin'
I see bad times today
 
Don't go round tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise
 
I hear hurricanes a blowin'
I know the end is coming soon
I fear rivers overflowing
I hear the voice from rage and ruin
 
Chorus
 
Hope you got your things together
Hope you are quite prepared to die
Looks like we're in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye
 
Chorus

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BAKER STREET
Gerry Rafferty

 
Winding your way down to Baker Street
Light in your head and dead on your feet
Well another crazy day
You drink the night away and forget about everything
 
This city desert makes you feel so cold
It's got so many people but it's got no soul
And it's taken you so long
To find out you were wrong when you thought it had everything
 
You used to think that it was so easy
Used to say that it was so easy
But you're trying, you're trying now
Another year and then you'd be happy
Just one more year and then you'd be happy
But you're crying, you're crying now
 
Way down the street there's a lot in it's place
He opens the door he's got that look on his face
And he asks you where you've been
You tell him who you've seen and you talk about anything
 
He's got his dreams about buying some land
He's gonna give up the booze and the one night stands
Get married and settle down
In a quiet little town and forget about everything
 
But you know he'll always keep moving
You know he's never gonna stop moving
'Cos he's rolling, he's the rolling stone
When you wake up it's a new morning
The sun is shining it's a new dawning
You're going, you're going home

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BLACKWATER
The Doobie Brothers

 
Well I've built me a raft and she's ready for floating
Oh Mississippi she's calling my name
Catfish are jumping and that paddle-wheel's thumping
Blackwater keep rolling on past just the same
 
Old Blackwater keep on rolling
(Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinning on me)
Old Blackwater keep on rolling
(Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinning on me)
Old Blackwater keep on rolling
(Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinning on me)
Keep on shinning your light gonna make everything
Pretty Mamma gonna make everything alright
And I ain't got no worries cos I ain't in no hurry at all
 
Well if it rains I don't care
Don't make no difference to me
Just take that street car that's going up town
I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland and dance some honky tonk
And I'd be buying everybody drinks all around
 
Chorus
 
I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland mamma come and take me by the hand
By the hand (hand) take me by the hand (pretty mamma)
Gonna dance with you're daddy (all night long)
I'd like to hear (some funky Dixieland) mamma come and take me by the hand
By the hand (hand) take me by the hand (pretty mamma)
Gonna dance with you're daddy (all night long)
I'd like to hear (some funky Dixieland) mamma come and take me by the hand
 
Repeat until knackered

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BROWN EYED GIRL
Van Morrison and Them

 
Hey where did we go
Days when the rains came
Down in the hollow
Playin' a new game
Laughing and a runnin', hey, hey
Skipping and a jumping
In the misty morning fog
Our hearts, our hearts a thumpin', and you
My brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl
 
Whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow
Going down the old mine, with a
Transistor radio
Standing in the sunlight laughing
Hidin' behind a rainbow's wall
Slippin' and a slidin'
All along the waterfall with you
My brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl
 
Do you remember when
We used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la ti da (just like that)
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la ti da
La ti da
 
So hard to find my way
Now that I'm all on my own
I saw you just the other day
My.....how you have grown
Cast my memory back there Lord
Sometimes I'm overcome thinking 'bout it
Laughing and a runnin' hey hey
Behind the stadium with you
My brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl
 
Chorus

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BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN
Chuck Berry

 
Arrested on charges of unemployment
He was sitting in the witness stand
The judges wife called up the District Attorney
She said free that brown eyed man
If you want your job you'd better free that brown eyed man
 
Well flying across the desert in a TWA
I saw a woman walking 'cross the sand
She'd be walking 30 miles en route to Bombay
To meet a brown eyed handsome man
Her destination was a brown eyed handsome man
 
Way back in history three thousand years
In fact ever since the world began
There's been a whole lotta good women shedding tears
Over a brown eyed handsome man
A lot of trouble was a brown eyed handsome man
 
Well the Milo de Venus was a beautiful lass
She had the world in the palm of her hand
She lost both her arms in a wrestling match
To win a brown eyed handsome man
She fought and won herself a brown eyed handsome man
Well a beautiful daughter couldn't make up her mind
Between a docter and a lawyer man
Her mother told her daughter go out and find yourself
A brown eyed handsome man
Just like your daddy was a brown eyed handsome man
 
Well a two three the count with nobody home
He hit a high flyer into the stand
A rounded third he was headin' for home
It was a brown eyed handsome man
(Let me tell you ) It was a brown eyed handsome man

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BYE BYE LOVE
The Everly Brothers

 
Bye bye love, bye bye happiness
Hello loneliness I think I'm gonna cry
Bye bye love bye bye sweet caress
Hello emptiness I feel like I could cry
Bye bye my love bye bye
 
There goes my baby with someone new
She sure looks happy, I sure am blue
She was my babt 'till he stepped in
Goodbye to romance that might have been
 
Chorus
 
I'm through with romance I'm through with love
I'm through with counting the stars above
And here's the reason that I'm so free
My loving baby is through with me
 
Chorus
Bye bye my love bye bye
Bye bye my love bye bye
Bye bye my love bye bye

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CANDLE IN THE WIND
Elton John

 
Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered into your brain
They set you on the treadmill
And they made you change your name
 
And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did
 
Loneliness was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Hollywood created a superstar
And the pain was the price you paid
Even when you died
The press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Marilyn was found in the nude
 
Chorus
 
Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
 
Goodbye Norma Jean
From the young man in the 22nd row
Who sees you as something more than sexual
More than just our Marilyn Monroe
 
Chorus

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CANNIBALS
Mark Knopfler

 
Well he's Daddy's little boy he plays with his toys
He holds on to his Daddy's hand
His Daddy says sonny, you're a big strong boy
Your gonna be a big strong man
And they go play catch, they go play ball
They go take a walk along the sand
Big strong Daddy and a big strong boy
Living in a big strong land
 
Daddy is he a goodie or a baddie
Daddy can I have a dinosaur
Once upon a time there were cannibals
Now there are no cannibals any more
 
Down in Louisiana there's a hurricane coming
The little boy climbs the stairs
And all along the levee all the people come running
And the little boy's saying his prayers
And a sleepy little laddie smiles up at his Daddy
And he's asking for his G I Joe
And Daddy tucks him in with a kiss upon the chin
And says my little one I love you so
 
 
Daddy is he a goodie or a baddie
Leave a light outside the door
Once upon a time there were cannibals
Now there are no cannibals any more
 
Lay down your head now don't get out of bed
Don't let the bed bugs bite
It's time to go to sleep now not another peep
And I'll see you in the morning light
And then the radio was playing and the weatherman was saying
The hurricane had blown away
And Daddy's little boy was jumping up for joy
And he was singing at the break of day
 
Daddy is he a goodie or a baddie
Daddy can I be a warrior
Once upon a time there were cannibals
Now there are no cannibals any more
 
Yeah! Daddy is he a goodie or a baddie
Daddy why do people go to war
Once upon a time there were cannibals
Now there are no cannibals any more

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CHINA GROVE
The Doobie Brothers

 
When the sun comes up on a sleepy little town
Down around San Antone
And the folks are rising for another day
Around about their home
Well the people of the town are strange
But they're proud of where they came
 
Talking 'bout China, China Grove
Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh China Grove
 
Teacher and the preacher now Lord they are a cartion
They are the talk of the town
And the gossip gets to flying and they ain't lying
When the sun comes falling down
They say that the father's insane
And that dear Mrs Perkins is game
 
Chorus
 
Everyday there's a new thing coming
The ways of the Oriental view
The Sheriff and his buddies with their Samurai swords
You can even hear the music at night
And though it's a part of the lone star state
Now people don't seem to care (no they don't)
They just keep on looking to the East
 
Chorus

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COME UP AND SEE ME
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel

 
You've done it all, you've broken every code
Found the level to the floor (ba, ba, ba, ba.......)
You've spoilt the game, no matter what you say
For only metal....what a bore (ba, ba, ba, ba......)
 
Blue eyes, blue eyes
(Ooo la, la, Ooo la la)
How can you tell so many lies
 
Come up and see me, make me smile
I'll do what you want, running wild
 
There's nothing left, all gone and run away
Maybe you'll tarry for a while (ba, ba, ba, ba....)
It's just a test, a game for us to play
Win or lose it's hard to smile (ba, ba, ba, ba......)
 
Resist, resist
(Ooo la, la, Ooo la la)
It's to yourself you have to hide
 
Chorus
 
There ain't no more, you've taken everything
But my belief in Mother Earth (ba, ba, ba, ba.....)
Can you ignore my faith in everything
'Cos I know what faith is and what it's worth (ba, ba, ba, ba.....)
 
Away, away
(Ooo la, la, Ooo la la)
And don't say maybe you'll try (oh oh oh)
 
Chorus
Ooo la, la, Ooo la la, Ooo
Chorus
Ooo la, la, Ooo la la, Ooo

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COOL CHANGE
The Little River Band

 
If there's one thing in my life that's missing
It's the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool and bright clear water
There's lots of those friendly people
And they're showing me ways to go
And I never want to lose their inspiration
 
Time for a cool change
I know that it's time for a cool change
Now that my life is so pre-arranged
I know that it's time for a cool change
 
Well I was born in the sign of water
And it's there that I feel my best
The Albatross and the Whales they are my brothers
It's a kind of a special feeling
When you're out on the sea alone
Staring at the full moon like a lover
 
Chorus
 
I've never been romantic
And sometimes I don't care
I know it may seem selfish
But let me breath the air
 
If there's one thing in my life that's missing
It's the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool and bright clear water
It's a kind of a special feeling
When you're out on the sea alone
Staring at the full moon like a lover
 
Chorus

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COPPERHEAD ROAD
Steve Earle

 
Well my name's John Lee Pettimore
Same as my Daddy and his Daddy before
You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here
He only came to town about twice a year
He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
Everybody knew that he made moonshine
Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad
He headed up the holler with everything he had
It's before my time but I've been told
He never come back from Copperhead Road
 
Now Daddy ran the whisky in a big black Dodge
Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge
Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside
Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
I still remember that rumblin' sound
Well the Sheriff came around in the middle of the night
Heard Mama crying knew somethin' wasn't right
He was headed down to Knoxville with the weekly load
You could smell the whisky burning down Copperhead Road
 
I voluteered for the army on my birthday
They draft the white trash first, 'round here anyway
I done two tours of duty in Vietnam
And I came home with a brand new plan
I take the seed from Columbia and Mexico
I plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road
Well the DEA's got a chopper in the air
I wake up screaming like I'm back over there
I learned a thing or two from ol' Charlie don't you know
You better stay away from Copperhead Road
 
Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road

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COTTON FIELDS
Creedance Clearwater Revival

 
When I was a little bitty baby
My Mama would rock me in the cradle
In them old cotton fields back home
It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile from a Texacana
In them old cotton fields back home
 
When them cotton balls get rotton
You can't pick very much cotton
In them old cotton fields back home
It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile from a Texacana
In them old cotton fields back home
 
When I was a little bitty baby
My Mama would rock me in the cradle
In them old cotton fields back home
It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile from a Texacana
In them old cotton fields back home
 
When them cotton balls get rotton
You can't pick very much cotton
In them old cotton fields back home
It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile from a Texacana
In them old cotton fields back home
 
When I was a little bitty baby
My Mama would rock me in the cradle
In them old cotton fields back home
It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile from a Texacana
In them old cotton fields back home
In them old cotton fields back home

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DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
The Steve Miller Band
 

My Grandpa he's 95
He keeps on dancing he's still alive
My Grandma she's 92
She likes to dance and sing some too
I don't know but I've been told
If you keep on dancing you'll never grow old
So come on darling put a pretty dress on
We're gonna go out tonight
 
Dance, dance, dance
Dance, dance, dance
Dance, dance, dance
All night long
 
I'm a hard working man I'm a son of a gun
I've been working all week in the noon day sun
Wood's in the kitchen and the cow's in the barn
I'm all dressed up and my chores are all done
Take my hand and come along
Let's go out and have some fun
So come on darling put a pretty dress on
We're gonna go out tonight
 
Chorus
 
Come on darling don't look that way
Don't you know when you smile I got to say
You're my honey bunking mama
You're my heart's delight
Don't you want to go out tonight
You're such a pretty lady you're such a sweet girl
When you dance it brightens up my world
Come on darling put a pretty dress on
We're gonna go out tonight
 
Chorus

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DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
The Mavericks

 
Here comes my happiness again
Right back to where it should have been
'Cos now she's gone and I am free
And she can't do a thing to me
 
I just wanna dance the night away
With senoritas who can sway
Right now tomorrow's looking bright
Just like the sunny morning light
 
And if you should see her
Please let her know that I'm well
As you can tell
And if she should tell you
That she wants me back
Tell her no...I gotta go
 
Chorus
 
And if you should see her
Please let her know that I'm well
As you can tell
And if she should tell you
That she wants me back
Tell her no...I gotta go
 
Chorus

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DANIEL
Elton John

 
Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes
 
They say Spain is pretty though I've never been
Well Daniel says it's the best place he's ever seen
Oh and he should know he's been there enough
Lord I miss Daniel Oh I miss him so much
 
Oh Daniel my brother you are older than me
Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won't heal
Your eyes have died but you see more than I
Daniel you're a star in the face of the sky
 
Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes
Oh God and it looks like Daniel must be the clouds in my eyes

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DAYS
The Kinks

 
Thankyou for the days
Those endless days those sacred days you gave me
I'm thinking of the days
I won't forget a single day believe me
 
I bless the light I bless the light
The light's on you believe me
And though you're gone
You're with me every single day believe me
 
Days I'll remember all my life
Days when you can't see wrong from right
You took my life
But then I knew that very soon you'd leave me
But it's all right
Now I'm not frightened of this world believe me
 
I wish today would be tommorrow
Night is dark it just brings sorrow
Let it wait
 
Chorus
 
Days I'll remember all my life
Days when you can't see wrong from right
You took my life
But then I knew that very soon you'd leave me
But it's all right
Now I'm not frightened of this world believe me
 
Da ay ay ay.....
 
Chorus
 
I bless the light I bless the light
The light's on you believe me
And though you're gone
You're with me every single day believe me
 
Da...............................ays

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DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION
The Kinks

 
They seek him here, they seek him there
His clothes are loud but never square
It will make or break him
So he's got to buy the best
'Cos he's a dedicated follower of fashion
 
And when he does his little rounds
In the boutiques of London town
Eagerly pursuing all the latest fads and trends
'Cos he's a dedicated follower of fashion
 
Oh yes he is (Oh yes he is)
Oh yes he is (Oh yes he is)
 
He thinks he is a flower to be looked at
And when he pulls his frilly nylon panties right up tight
He feels a dedicated follower of fashion
 
Oh yes he is (Oh yes he is)
Oh yes he is (Oh yes he is)
 
There's one thing that he loves and that is flattery
One week he's in polka dots
The next week he's in stripes
'Cos he's a dedicated follower of fashion
 
They seek him here, they seek him there
In Regents Street and Leicester Square
Everywhere the conurbation army marches on
Each one a dedicated follower of fashion
 
Oh yes he is (Oh yes he is)
Oh yes he is (Oh yes he is)
 
His world is built round discotheques and parties
This pleasure seeking individual always looks his best
'Cos he's a dedicated follower of fashion
 
Oh yes he is (Oh yes he is)
Oh yes he is (Oh yes he is)
 
He flits from shop to shop just like a butterfly
In matters of the cloth he is as fickle as can be
'Cos he's a dedicated follower of fashion
He's a dedicated follower of fashion
He's a dedicated follower of fashion

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DELA
(I THNIK I KNOW WHY THE DOG HOWLS AT THE MOON)
Johnny Clegg and Savuka

 
One day I looked up and there you were
Like a simple question looking for and answer
Now that I am a whale listening to some inner call
Swimming blindly to throw myself upon your shores
But what if I don't find you when I have landed
Would you leave me here to die on your shores stranded
 
I think I know why the dog howls at the moon
I think I know why the dog howls at the moon
I say
Dela...Dela....Ngiya...dela
When I'm with you
Dela....Sondela mama Sondela
I burn for you
 
I've been waiting for you all my life
Waiting for a miracle
I've been waiting day and night
Day and night
I've been waiting for you all my life
Waiting for redemption
I've been waiting day and night
I burn for you
 
A blind bird sings inside the cage that is my heart
And the image of your face comes to me when I'm alone in the dark
If I could give a shape to this ache that I have for you
If I could find the voice that says the words that capture you
I think I know
I think I know
I think I know
I think I know
 
Chorus
Break
Sondela....Sondela mama Sondela
I burn for you
 
I've been waiting for you all my life
Hoping for a miracle
I've been waiting day and night
Day and night
I've been waiting for you all my life
Waiting for redemption
I've been waiting day and night
I burn for you
I burn for you
I burn for you.......

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DESPERADO
The Eagles

 
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses
You've been out riding fences for so long now
Oh! You're a hard one
But I know you, you got your reasons
These things that are pleasing you can hurt you somehow
 
Don't you draw the Queen of Diamonds boy
She'll beat you if she's able
(But you know) The Queen of Hearts is always your best bet
Now it seems to me some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can't get
 
Desperado, Oh you ain't gettin' no younger
Your pain and your hunger they're driving you home
Your freedom Oh freedom
Well that's just some people talking
Your prison is walking through this world all alone
 
Don't your feet get cold in the winter time
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
It's hard to tell the night time from the day
And loosing all your highs and lows
Ain't it funny how the feeling goes.......away
 
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses
Come down from your fences.....open the gate
It may be raining but there's a rainbow above you
You'd better let somebody love you (let somebody love you)
You'd better let somebody love you
Before it's too late

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DOREEN
Chuck Berry

 
Doreen long and lean
Strangest girl I've ever seen
Calls me names and treats me mean
But I'm plumb crazy 'bout Doreen
 
Doreen's got a thing
About movie stars and limousines
Says I'm her very own James Dean
I'm plumb crazy 'bout Doreen
 
Doreen seventeen
Tight sweaters and blue jeans
When she walks she's obscene
I'm plumb crazy 'bout Doreen
 
Doreen long and lean
Strangest girl I've ever seen
Calls me names and treats me mean
But I'm plumb crazy 'bout Doreen
 
I'm plumb crazy 'bout Doreen

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DREAM
The Everly Brothers

 
Dre.......am, dream, dream, dream
Dre.......am, dream, dream, dream
When I want you, in my arms
When I want you, and all your charms
Whenever I want you all I have to do is
Dre.......am, dream, dream, dream
 
When I feel blue, in the night
And I need you, to hold me tight
Whenever I want you all I have to do is
Dre.......am
 
I can make you mine
Taste your lips of wine
Any time night or day
Only trouble is.....gee whiz
I'm dreaming my life away
 
I need you so that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you all I have to do is
Dre.......am, dream, dream, dream
Dre.......am, dream, dream, dream

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DRIVE
The Cars

 
Who's gonna tell you when
It's too late
Who's gonna tell you things
Aren't so great
 
You can't go on
Thinking nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home tonight
 
Who's gonna pick you up
When you fall
Who's gonna hang it up
When you call
Who's gonna pay attention
To your dreams
Who's gonna plug their ears
When you scream
 
Chorus
 
Who's gonna hold you down
When you shake
Who's gonna come around
When you break
 
Chorus

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EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
The Beatles

 
Ooh I need your love babe guess you know it's true
Hope you need my love babe just like I need you
Hold me, love me, hold me, love me
I ain't got nothing but love babe
Eight days a week
 
Love you every day girl always on my mind
One thing I can say girl love you all the time
Hold me, love me, hold me, love me
I ain't got nothing but love babe
Eight days a week
 
Eight days a week I love you
Eight days a week is not enough to show I care
 
Ooh I need your love babe guess you know it's true
Hope you need my love babe just like I need you
Hold me, love me, hold me, love me
I ain't got nothing but love babe
Eight days a week
 
Eight days a week I love you
Eight days a week is not enough to show I care
 
Love you every day girl always on my mind
One thing I can say girl love you all the time
Hold me, love me, hold me, love me
I ain't got nothing but love babe
Eight days a week
Eight days a week
Eight days a week

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EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
The Police

 
Every breath you take, and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you
 
Every single day, and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay, I'll be watching you
 
Oh can't you see, that you belong to me
How my poor heart aches, with every step you take
 
Every move you make, and every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake, I'll be watching you
 
Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace
I dream at night I can only see your face
I look around but it's you I can't replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep crying baby, baby please.........
 
Oh can't you see, that you belong to me
How my poor heart aches, with every step you take
 
Every move you make, and every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake, I'll be watching you
Every move you make, every step you take, I'll be watching you
I'll be watching...
(Every breath you take, every move you make
Every bond you break) I'll be watching
 
(Every single day, every word you say
Every game you play) I'll be watching
 
(Every move you make, every vow you break
Every smile you fake) I'll be watching
 
(Every breath you take, every move you make
Every bond you break) I'll be watching you

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EVERY MORNING
Sugar Ray

 
Every morning there's a halo hanging from the corner of my
girl friend's four-post bed
I know it's not mine but I see if I can use it for the
weekend or a one-night stand
 
Couldn't understand
How the word get out
Once again as predicted left my broken heart open
And you ripped it out
 
Something's got me reeling
Stop me from believing
Turn me around again
You said that we can do it
You know I wanna do it again
 
Ah ah ah ah (every morning)
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
(every morning when I wake up)
(shut the door baby, don't say a word)
Ah ah ah ah (every morning)
Ah ah
 
Every morning there's a heartache hanging from the corner of my
girl friend's four-post bed
I know it's not mine and I know she thinks she loves me
but I never can believe what she said
 
Something's so deceiving
When you start believing
Turn me around again
You said we couldn't do it
You know I wanna do it again
 
Ah ah ah ah (every morning)
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
(every morning when I wake up)
(shut the door baby, don't say a word)
Ah ah ah ah (every morning)
Ah ah ah ah ah ah
(every morning when I wake up)
(shut the door baby, shut the door baby)
 
She always rights the wrong fo...r me ba....be
She always rights the wrong for me
 
Every morning there's a halo hanging from the corner of my
girl friend's four-post bed
I know it's not mine but I see if I can use it for the
weekend or a one-night stand
(+ whistle)
Every morning
Every morning when I wake up
(shut the door baby, don't say a word)
Every morning
Every morning when I wake up
(don't say a word)
 
She always rights the wrong fo...r me ba....be
She always rights the wrong for me

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(EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU
Bryan Adams

 
Look into my eyes you will see
What you mean to me
Search your heart search your soul
And when you find me there you'll search no more
Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
You can't tell me it's not worth dying for
You know it's true
Everything I do, I do it for you
 
Look into my heart you will find
There's nothing there to hide
Take me as I am take my life
I would give it all I would sacrifice
Don't tell me it's not worth fighting for
I can't help it there's nothing I want more
You know it's true
Everything I do I do it for you (Yeh)
 
There's no love like your love
And no other could give more love
There's nowhere unless you're there
All the time all the way (Yeh)
 
Oh you can't tell me it's not worth trying' for
I can't help it there's nothing I want more
I would fight for you, I would lie for you
Walk the wire for you, Yeh I'd die for you
 
You know it's true
Everything I do Oh Oh I do it for you

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EXHILARATING SADNESS
The Saw Doctors

 
You were sitting in a cafe
At a table by the juke-box
Making cups of coffee last for years
You never heard the fanfare
Never saw the sunshine smiling
And the summer slipped in unnoticed
From beneath your tears
 
The pounding big bass rhythm
Shook the room, shook your little heart
And all the talk that whistled through your ears
You were minding your own business
But you were everybody else's
And the summer slipped in unnoticed
From beneath your tears
 
Time flew by
You moved on
The shop street days are long since gone
All of the laughter
And all of the tears
I still see your likeness through the years
 
All the girls around you
Were captured by your presence
Your lucid features admired and revered
Deep in your eyes I recognised
Exhilarating sadness
And the summer slipped in unnoticed
From beneath your tears
 
And the summer slipped in unnoticed
From beneath.......
Summer slipped in unnoticed
From beneath......
Summer slipped in unnoticed
From beneath your tears

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48 HOURS
Francis Dunnery

 
48 hours ago I was sitting in my rocking chair
I'd been looking for something more and I
had a feeling that it was right there
48 hours ago I was lying in your loving arms
I'd been looking for another sign and I
saw that little look in your eye
48 hours ago I was happy in another time
Now I'm waiting for the operator on the phone line.....phone line
 
48 hours ago I was burning with desire
You laid down with your back on the floor and I
set the whole of your dress on fire
48 hours ago I was kissing you all over
I kept giving you a little sign and I
Kept giving you a piece of my mind
48 hours ago I was happy in another time
Now I'm waiting for the operator on the phone line.....phone line
 
48 hours ago I was driving with the smell of your skin in
the back of my car
And I knew I'd lost you to another dimension but I love
you wherever you are
48 hours ago I was driving to kiss you all over
I set the whole of your dress on fire
I met the whole of you 48 hours ago
48 hours to go and I'm thinking of your loving arms
I kept giving you a little sign and I
kept giving you a piece of my mind
48 hours to go now I'm happy in the present time
Now I'm talking to the operator on the phone line......phone line

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FATHER AND SON
Cat Stevens

 
It's not time to make a change, just relax take it easy
You're still young that's your fault, there's so much you have to know
Find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy
I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not easy
To be calm when you've found something going on
But take your time, think a lot, why think of everything you've got
For you will still be here tomorrow but your dreams may not
 
How can I try to explain 'cause when I do he turns away again
It's always been the same, the same old story
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen now
There's a way and I know I have to go away
I know I have to go away
(Break)
It's not time to make a change just sit down and take it slowly
You're still young that's your fault, there's so much you have to go through
Find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy
 
All the times that I've cried keeping all the things I knew inside
It's hard but it's harder to ignore it
If they were right I'd agree but it's them they know not me now
There's a way and I know that I have to go away
I know I have to go away

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FOR YOUR BABIES
Simply Red

 
You've got that look again
The one I hoped I had when I was a lad
Your face is just beaming
Your smile got me boasting, my pulse roller-coasting
Any way the four winds that blow
They're gonna send me sailing home to you
Or I'll fly with the force of a rainbow
The dream of gold will be waiting in your eyes
 
You know I'd do most anything you want
Hey I...I try to give you everything you need
I can see that it gets to you
I don't believe in many things
But in you.....I do
 
Her faith is amazing
The pain that she goes through contained in the hope for you
Your whole world has changed
The years spent before seem more cloudy than blue
In many ways your baby's controlling
When you haven't laid down for days
For the poor no time to be thinking
They're too busy finding ways
 
Chorus
 
You know I'd do most anything you want
Every day I...I try to give you everything you need
We'll always be there for you
I don't believe in many things
But in you....
I don't believe in many things
But in you....
I don't believe in many things
But in you....I do

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GET OUT OF DENVER
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

 
I still remember it was autumn and the moon was shining
My sixty Cadillac was rolling through Nebraska whining
Doing a hundred and twenty, man the fence was bending over
Heading out for the mountains knowing he was travelling further
All our pots were blazing and the spinning wheels were turning turning
Had my girl beside me brother brother she was burning burning
 
A funky baptist preaching southern funky soul teacher
She had to land on something heavy but we couldn't reach her
We told her that we needed something that would keep us going
She put out all she had and laid it on the counter showing
All I had to do was lay my money down and pick it up
The cops came busting in and then we legged out in a pick-up truck
 
Go...get out of Denver baby go....get out of Denver baby....go
Get out of Denver baby go....get out of Denver
Cos you look just like a commie and you might just be a member baby
Get of of Denver baby....get out of Denver
 
Well the lights were flashing and the sirens were a screaming screaming
We had to pinch each other just to see if we were dreaming
They didn't do nothing past the underpass the lights went out
It only started pissing then it turned into a thunder shower
 
The rain was driving but the Caddy kept on burning rubber
We kept on driving 'till we ran into some fog cover
We couldn't see a thing but somehow we just kept on going
We kept on driving all night long and late into the morning
Fog finally lifted when we looked to see where we was at
We're staring at the caller on a state policeman's Uvercat
 
Chorus

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GOIN' HOME
The Blues Band

 
Up in the morning put me on a train
Daddy get me on board cos I might take a plane
I'm goin' home
Oh babe, goin' home
I'm gonna talk to my baby walk me to your telephone
 
Well it seems like a month since I kissed her bye bye
Thinking 'bout my baby had to hang my head and cry
I'm goin' home
Goin' home
I'm gonna talk to my baby walk me to your telephone
 
Got my suitcase packed
Start walking down the way
I don't care which way the wind is blowing
I gotta get back to see my ba ba babe
I'm goin' home
Goin' home
Goin' home
Oh baby well I'm comin' on home to you
I'm gonna talk to my baby walk me to your telephone
 
Got my suitcase packed
Start walking down the way
I don't care which way the wind is blowing
I gotta get back to see my ba ba babe
I'm goin' home
Goin' home
Goin' home
Oh baby well I'm comin' on home to you
I'm gonna talk to my baby walk me to your telephone
I'm gonna talk to my baby walk me to your telephone oh
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da

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GREEN STUFF
The Blues Band

 
I ain't got much money and I ain't got much time
But I sure got some trouble with this life of mine
Behind with my payments got the heat on my tail
Police don't believe me put me in jail
 
Could a used a little green stuff
Could a used a little help
Could a used a little green stuff
Could a used a little wealth
Could a used a little green stuff
Just to help myself
Could a used a little green stuff
Just to mind my health
 
Well whiskey and women sure done me some harm
A little use and I'm wasted, fall easy to charm
A ring on her finger my name on the line
She knows I'm just stupid and I wonder why
 
Chorus
 
Now my money and my woman all gone out the door
Got to get down to the track got to break up some more
Place a few bets use the last of my cash
My horse is still running there're gonna turn me to trash
 
Chorus
(just to mind my health)
Just to mind my health (just to mind my health)
Just to help myself (just to help myself)
I could a used a little wealth (I could a used a little wealth)
I could a used a little help (I could a used a little help)
I could a used a little green stuff just to help myself

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HANDLE WITH CARE
Travelling Willburys

 
Been beat up and battered around
Been sent up and I've been shot down
You're the best thing that I've ever found
Handle me with care
 
Reputations changeable
Situations tolerable
But baby your adorable
Handle me with care
 
I'm so tired of being lonely
I still have some love to give
Won't you show me that you really care
 
Everybodies got somebody to lean on
Put your body next to mine and dream on
I've been fobbed off and I've been fooled
I've been robbed and ridiculed
In day care centres and night schools
Handle me with care
 
Been stuck in airports, terrorised
Sent to meetings, hypnotised
Overexposed commercialised
Handle me with care
 
I'm so tired of being lonely
I still have some love to give
Won't you show me that you really care
 
Everybodies got somebody to lean on
Put your body next to mine and dream on
I've been uptight and made a mess
But I'll clean it up myself, I guess
Oh! The sweet smell of success
Handle me with care
Handle me with care
Handle me with care

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HAZARD
Richard Marks

 
My mother came to Hazard when I was just 7
Even then the folks in town had the prejudiced eyes
That boy's not right
Three years ago when I came to know Mary
First time someone looked beyond the rumours and the lies
Saw the man inside
 
We used to walk down by the river
She loved to watch the sun go down
We used to walk along the river
And dream a way out of this town
 
No one understood what I felt for Mary
No one cared until the night she went a walking all alone
And never came home
Men with a badge came knocking next morning
Here was I surrounded by a thousand fingers suddenly
Pointed right at me
 
I swear I left her by the river
I swear I left her safe and sound
I need to make it to the river
And leave this old Nebraska town
 
 
I think about my life gone by
How it's done me wrong
There's no escape for me this time
All of my rescues are gone (no no)

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HELP
The Beatles

 
Help! I need somebody
Help! Not just anybody
Help! You know I need someone
Help!
 
When I was younger so much younger than today
I never needed anybody's help in any way
But now these days are gone I'm not so self assured
Now I find I've changed my mind I've opened up the doors
 
Help me if you can I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being 'round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won't you please please help me
 
And now my life has changed in oh so many ways
My independence seems to vanish in the haze
But every now and then I feel so insecure
I know that I just need you like I've never done before
 
Chorus
 
When I was younger so much younger than today
I never needed anybody's help in any way
But now these days are gone I'm not so self assured
Now I find I've changed my mind I've opened up the doors
 
Chorus
 
Help me help me oo

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HURT SO GOOD
John Cougar Mellencamp

 
When I was a young boy
I said put away those young boy ways
Now that I'm getting older so much older
I long for those young boy days
With a girl like you
With a girl like you
Lord knows there are things we can do baby
Just me and you (so come on baby)
 
Hurt so good
Come on baby make it hurt so good
Sometimes love don't feel like it should
You make it hurt so good
 
Don't have to be so exciting
Just trying to give us a little bit of fun now
It always looks so inviting
Tet ain't as green as you are young
Hey baby it's you
Come on girl now it's you
Sink your teeth right through my bones baby
Let's see what we can do (come on and make it oh...)
 
Chorus
 
I ain't talking no big deals
I ain't made no friends myself
I ain't talking no high heels
Baby we could've walked around (all day long)
Walk around (all day long)
 
Chorus

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I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOUR NAME
The Mavericks

 
Every time you pass me by
I sit alone and wonder why
I truied so hard to catch your eye
When I don't even know your name
 
With my eyes I've seen the world
But never has there been a girl
To make me fall in love this way
When I don't even know your name
 
If you analyse you will realise
That you won't have to find another
Don't you wait, please don't hesitate any more
 
In my mind a thousand times
I played the part and read my lines
You and I would be the stars
And I don't even know your name
 
If you analyse you will realise
That you won't have to find another
Don't you wait, please don't hesitate any more
 
In my mind a thousand times
I played the part and read my lines
You and I would be the stars
And I don't even know your name

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I FEEL FINE
The Beatles

 
Baby's good to me you know
She's happy as can be you know
She said so
I'm in love with her and I feel fine
 
Baby says she's mine you know
She tells me all the time you know
She said so
I'm in love with her and I feel fine
 
I'm so glad that she's my little girl
She's so glad she's telling all the world
 
That her baby buys her things you know
He buys her diamond rings you know
She said so
She's in love with me and I feel fine
She's in love with me and I feel fine

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I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER
The Beatles

 
I.....................should have known better with a girl like you
That I would love everything that you do
And I do hey hey hey
And I do
 
Whoa Whoa I..................never realised what a kiss could be
This could only happen to me
Can't you see can't you see
 
That when I tell you that I love you oh
You're gonna say you love me too hoo hoo hoo hoo oh
And when I ask you to be mine...i...i...ine
You're gonna say you love me too
 
So oh I....................should have realised a lot of things before
If this is love you gotta give me more
Give me more hey hey hey
Give me more
 
Whoa Whoa I.....................never realised what a kiss could be
This could only happen to me
Can't you see can't you see
 
That when I tell you that I love you oh
You're gonna say you love me too hoo hoo hoo hoo oh
And when I ask you to be mine...i...i...ine
You're gonna say you love me too
You love me too
You love me too

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IF I FELL
The Beatles

 
If I fell in love with you
Would you promise to be true
And help me understand
'Cos I've been in love before
And I found that love was more
Than just holding hands
 
If I give my heart to you
I must be sure
From the very start
That you
Would love me more than her
 
If I trust in you
Oh please
Don't run and hide
If I love you too
Oh please
Don't hurt my pride like her
 
'Cos I couldn't stand the pain
And I
Would be sad if out new love
Was in vain
 
So I hope you see
That I
Would love to love you
And that she
Will cry
When she learns we are two
 
'Cos I couldn't stand the pain
And I
Would be sad if out new love
Was in vain
 
So I hope you see
That I
Would love to love you
And that she
Will cry
When she learns we are two
If I fell in love with you

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IRISH WAYS
Alias Ron Cavannagh

 
Sad music drifting in off the night bourne by the soft breeze
That blew through the village a moment before
A haunting slow air that could touch your soul
A piper alone unaware of a stranger's attention
The melody carries me back to Clare in the warm summer rain
And missing my loved one flown far away
Consoling the pain I feel in the dark
Healing the wounds her departure has left in my heart
 
These are the Irish ways calling me home again
These are the Irish ways calling me home again
 
Old men all sat 'round the fireside singing the seanos
Pints in their fists and their pipes aglow
The lilt of the tune and it's Gaelic words
Return in a haze from schooldays not so long ago
On a Saturday night in the dancehall the band playing ceili
Girls one side boys on the other
A jig and a reel or a polka
And the hope of a moment of passion before going home
 
Chorus
 
Beltie, Paul Hill and Brian Keenan a handful of brave ones
Bringing it all back home again
And when Christy Moore sings of Irish ways
You know that the song has come from the depths of his soul
There's a feeling of change running through the land
The church and the right wing finally losing their awesome control
We don't give a damn for your border
And we are the future so take heed or look to your prayers
 
Chorus

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JACK AND DIANE
John Cougar Mellencamp

 
Here's a little ditty about Jack and Diane
Two American kids growing up in the heartland
Jacky's gonna be a football star
Diane's a debutante backseat of Jacky's car
 
Sucking on chilli dogs outside the tastee freeze
Diane's sitting on Jacky's lap
He's got his hand between her knees
Jacky say 'Hey Diane let's run off behind a shady tree'
Dribble off those Bobby Brooks
Let me do what I please
And Jacky say
 
Oh yeh life goes on
Long after the thrill of living is gone (say)
Oh yeh life goes on
Long after the thrill of living is gone...they walk on
 
Jacky sits back reflects his thoughts for the moment
Scratches his head and does his best James Dean
Well you know Diane we oughtta run off to the city
Diane says Baby you ain't missing no-thing
Jacky say
 
Chorus
 
So let it rock
Let it roll
Let the bible belt come
And save my soul
Hold on to 16 as long as you can
Changes come around real soon
Make us women and men
 
Chorus
 
A little ditty about Jack and Diane
Two American kids doing the best they can

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JOHNNY COME LATELY
Steve Earle

 
I'm an American boy and I've come a long way
I was born and bred in the USA
So listen up close I've got something to say
Boys I'm buying this round
 
Well it took a little while but we're in this fight
Ain't goin' home 'till we've done what's right
We're gonna drink Camden Town dry tonight
If I have to spend my last pound
 
When I first got to London it was pourin' down rain
Met a little girl in the field canteen
Painted her name on the nose of my plane
Six more missions and I'm gone
 
Well I asked if I could stay and she said that I might
The warden came 'round yelling "Shut out the lights"
Death came raining out of the London night
We made love 'till dawn
 
But when Johnny Come Lately comes marching home
With a chest full of medals and a GI loan
They'll be waiting at the station down in San Antone
When Johnny comes marching home
 
My P47 is a pretty good ship
And she took a round comin' 'cross the channel last trip
I was thinkin' 'bout my baby and letting her rip
Always got me through so far
 
Well they can ship me all over this great big world
But I'll never find nothing like my North End girl
I'm takin' her home with me one day, sir
Soon as we win this war
 
Chorus
 
Now my Grandaddy he did sing me this song
Told me 'bout London when the Blitz was on
How he married Grandma and brought her back home
A hero throughout his land
 
Now I'm standing on a runway in San Diego
A couple Purple Hearts and I move a little slow
There's nobody here maybe nobody knows
About a place called Vietnam
 
Chorus

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LABELLED WITH LOVE
Squeeze
 

She unscrews the top of a new whisky bottle
Shuffles about in her candle-lit hovel
Like some kind of witch, with her fingers in mittens
She smells like the cat and the neighbours she sickens
The black and white tv has long seen a picture
The cross on the wall is a permanent fixture
The postman delivers the final reminders
She sells off the silver, the poodles and china
 
Drinks to remember I, me and myself
Winds up the Clock and knocks dust from the shelf
Gone is the love that I miss very much
So the past has me bottled and labelled with love
 
During the wartime an American pilot
Made every air-raid a time of excitement
So she moved to East Bury and married the Texan
She learnt from a distance how love was a lesson
He became drinker and she became mother
She knew that one day she'd be one or the other
He ate himself over, drank himself dizzy
Proud of her features she kept herself pretty
 
Chorus
 
He like a cowboy got drunk in a slumber
Out on the porch in the middle of summer
So she crossed the ocean back home to her family
But they had retired to rose and ascending
She moved on alone without friends or relations
Lived in a world full of age reservation
Of moth eaten objects she'd say that she'd sod all
Friends who had left her to drink from the bottle
 
Chorus (x2)
The past has me bottled and labelled with love
The - past - has - me - bottled - and - labelled - with - love

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LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE
Smokey

 
Sally called when she got the word
She said I suppose you've heard........
About Alice
Well I rushed to the window and I looked outside
And I could hardly believe my eyes
As a big limousine rolled up into Alice's drive
 
Oh I don't know why she's leaving or where she's gonna go
I guess she's got her reasons but I just don't wanna know
'Cos for 24 years I've been living next door to Alice
24 years just waiting for a chance
To tell her how I feel and maybe get a second glance
Now I've got to get used to not living next door to Alice
 
We walked together, two kids in the park
Carved our initials deep in the bark......
Me and Alice
Now she walks through the door with her head held high
Just for a moment I caught her eye
As the big limousine pulled slowly out of Alice's drive
 
Chorus
 
Sally called back and asked how I felt
She says I know how to help.....
To get over Alice
She said now Alice is gone but I'm still here
You know I've been waiting 24 years
And the big limousine disappeared......
 
Oh I don't know why she's leaving or where she's gonna go
I guess she's got her reasons but I just don't wanna know
'Cos for 24 years I've been living next door to Alice
24 years just waiting for a chance
To tell her how I feel and maybe get a second glance
But I'll never get used to not living next door to Alice
 
No I'll never get used to not living next door to Alice

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LONG MAY YOU RUN
Neil Young

 
We've been through some things together
With trucks of memories stil to come
We found things to do in stormy weather
Long may you run
 
Chorus

Long may you run, long may you run
Although these changes have come
With your chrome heart shinning in the sun
Long may you run
 
Well it was in Blind River in 1962
When I last saw you alive
But we missed that shift on the long decline
Long may you run
 
Chorus

 
Maybe the Beach Boys have got you now
With those waves singing 'Caroline No'
Rolling down that empty ocean road
Getting to the surf on time
 
Chorus

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LOOSING MY RELIGION
REM

 
Oh Life! It's bigger
It's bigger than you
And you are not me
The things that I will go to
Distancing your eyes
Oh No! I've said too much
I've said enough
 
That's me in the corner
That's me in the spot light
Loosing my religion
Trying to keep my eye on you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh No! I've said too much
I haven't said enough
 
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
 
Every whisper
Every waking hour
I'm choosing my confessions
Trying to keep my eye on you
Like a hurt lost and blind and poor Oh!
Oh No! I've said too much
I've said enough
 
Consider this
Consider this
Hint of a century
Consider this
The swirl....that brought me to my knees
Pail....What if all the fantasies
Come flailing around
Now I've said too much
 
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
That was just a dream
That was just a dream
 
That's me in the corner
That's me in the spot light
Loosing my religion
Trying to keep my eye on you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh No! I've said too much
I haven't said enough
 
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
 
That was just a dream
Try Cry Why Try
That was just a dream
Just a dream
Just a dream
Dream

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MAMA'S GOT A SQUEEZE BOX
The Who

 
Mama's got a squeeze box she wears on her chest
When Daddy comes home He never gets no rest
 
'Cos she's playing all night
And the music's alright
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night
 
Well the kids don't sleep and the dog don't eat
There's no escape for the whole darn street
 
She goes in and out and in and out and in and out and in and out
 
She goes squeeze me
Come on and squeeze me
Come on and tease me like you do
I'm so in love with you
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night
 
Mama's got a squeeze box she wears on her chest
When Daddy comes home He never gets no rest
 
'Cos she's playing all night
And the music's alright
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night
Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night

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MAY YOU NEVER
John Martyn

 
May you never lay your head down
Without a hand to hold
May you never make your bed out in the cold
May you never lose your temper
If you get hit in a bar room fight
May you never lose your woman overnight
 
Well you're just like a great strong sister to me
And I know that your love is true
And you won't go and blame me or stab me in my back
I know that there's some that would do
So please won't you please won't you bear it in mind
Love is a lesson to learn in hard time
So please won't you please bear it in mind for me
 
Chorus
 
Well you're just like a great strong brother to me
And I know that your love is true
And you never talk dirty behind my back
I know that there's some that would do
So please won't you please won't you bear it in mind
Love is a lesson to learn in hard time
So please won't you please bear it in mind for me
 
Chorus
 
May you never lose your woman overnight
May you never lose your woman overnight

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MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
Variuos/Trad

 
Wake up early in the morning
In the ding dong way
Started walking toward the table
I see the same damn thing
Knife and fork upon the table
Piece of paper in my hand
There's nothing I can do about it
I'll get in trouble with the man
 
Let the midnight special shine a light on me
Let the midnight special shine it's ever loving light on me
 
If you ever get to Houston
You'd better act right
You better not gamble
And you better not fight
Cus the Sheriff will arrest you
And he'll carry you down
And if the man he finds you guilty
You're penitentiary bound
 
CHORUS - x2
 
Verse 1
 
CHORUS - x2
 
Verse 2
 
CHORUS - x2

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MONEY FOR NOTHING
Dire Straits

 
Now look at them yo yo's that's the way to do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't working that's the way to do it
Get your money for nothing and your chicks for free
Now that ain't working that's the way to do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb
 
We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchens deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's
 
See the little fagot with the earrings and the make up
Yeh buddy that's his own hair
That little fagot got his own jet airplane
That little fagot he's a millionaire
 
Chorus
 
I shoulda learned to play the guitar
I shoulda learned to play them drums
Look at that mama she got it sticking in the camera
Man we could have some fun
And he's up there what's that? Hawaiian noises?
He's banging on the bongoes like a chimpanzee
Oh that ain't working that's the way to do it
Get your money for nothing get your chicks for free
 
Chorus
 
Now that ain't working that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't working that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothing and your chicks for free
Get your money for nothing and your chicks for free
 
I want my.....I want my MTV (repeat x4)
(That ain't working)

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MY OLD MAN'S A DUSTMAN
Lonnie Donegan

 
Now here's a little story to tell it is a must
About an unsung hero that moves away your dust
Some people make a fortune other's earn a mint
My old man don't earn much
In fact....he's flippin'.....skint
 
Oh! my old man's a dustman he wears a dustman's hat
He wears cor blimey trousers and he lives in a council flat
He looks a proper narner in his great big hob nailed boots
He's got such a job to pull em up that he calls them daisy roots
 
Some folks give tips at Christmas and some of them forget
So when he picks their bins up he spills some on the steps
Now one old man got nasty and to the council wrote
Next time my old man went round there he punched him up the throat
Oh! my old man's a dustman he wears a dustman's hat
He wears cor blimey trousers and he lives in a council flat
 
I say I say Duncan! I 'er...I found a police dog in my dustbin
(How do you know he's a police dog?) He had a policeman with him
 
Though my old man's a dustman he's got a heart of gold
He got married recently though he's 86 years old
We said 'Ear! Hang on Dad you're getting past your prime'
He said 'Well when you get to my age it helps to pass the time'
Oh! my old man's a dustman he wears a dustman's hat
He wears cor blimey trousers and he lives in a council flat
 
I say I say I say! My dustbins full of lillies
(Well throw 'em away then) I can't lillies wearing them
 
Now one day while in a hurry he missed a lady's bin
He hadn't gone but a few yards when she chased after him
'What game do you think you're playing' she cried right from the heart
'You've missed me...am I too late?' 'No... jump up on the cart'
Oh! my old man's a dustman he wears a dustman's hat
He wears cor blimey trousers and he lives in a council flat
 
I say I say I say (What you again!) My dustbin's absolutely full with toadstools
(How do you know it's full) 'Cos there's not much room inside
 
He found a tiger's head one day, nailed to a piece of wood
The tiger looked quite miserable but I suppose it should
Just then from out a window, a voice began to wail
He said (Oi! Where's me tiger head) Four foot from it's tail
 
Oh! my old man's a dustman he wears a dustman's hat
He wears cor blimey trousers and he lives in a council flat
Next time you see a dustman looking all pale and sad
Don't kick him in the dustbin it might be my old dad

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NADINE
Chuck Berry

 
As I got upon a city bus and found a vacant seat
I thought I saw my future bride walking down the street
Shouted to the driver 'Conductor, you must slow down
I think I see her, please let me off this bus'
 
Nadine, honey is that you
Oh Nadine, honey where are you
Every time I see you, you got something else to do
 
Well I saw her at the corner but she turned and doubled back
Started walking towards a coffee coloured Cadillac
Pushing through the crowd trying to get to where it's at
I was campaign shouting like a southern diplomat
 
Chorus
 
Well I was downtown searching looking all around
Saw her get in a yellow cab heading up town
Caught a loaded taxi, paid up everybody's fare
With a twenty dollar bill I said 'Catch that yellow cab'
 
Chorus
 
She moves around like a wayward southern breeze
Go driver go go, catch her for me please
Moving through the traffic like a mounted cavalier
Leaning out the taxi window trying to make her hear
 
Chorus
 
Every time I see you you got something else
Every time I see you you got something else
Every time I see you you got something else to do

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NEW YORK GOING ON
Francis Dunnery

 
2 am and the message light is silent
3 am and the Essex House is flashing
4 am and I swear that I heard New York crying
And it's a terrible time 'cos I'm thinking of you
 
So I look outside to see what's going on
But there's only New York going on
Louder than ususal
And I look outside to see what's right or wrong
But there's only New York going on
Feels like the Amazon
Waiting for a phone call from anyone
 
2 am I can hear the freezer running
3 am and the message light is flashing
4 am and it feels like God has left me tonight
And it's a terrible time 'cos it feels like it's right
 
Chorus
 
So I look outside to see if I can
Change my picture of the world
I try to picture the safety of family
I try to picture my sweet little girl
 
But there's only New York
There's only new faces
Ther's only new times
And there's only new places
 
2 am and the taxi cabs are flying by
3 am and the skyline is lower
4 am and I just realised I'm in this room alone
And it's a terrible time 'cos I'm thinking of you
 
Chorus
Waiting for a phone call from anyone
Waiting for a phone call from anyone

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NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
The Moody Blues

 
Nights in white satin
Never reaching the end
Letters I've written
Never meaning to send
 
Beauty I'd always missed
With these eyes before
Just what the truth is
I can't say anymore
 
And I love you
Yes I love you
Oh! How I love you
Oh! How I love you

 
Gazing at people
Some hand in hand
Just what I'm going through
They can't understand
 
Some tried to tell me
Thoughts they cannot defend
Just what you want to be
You will be in the end
 
And I love you
Yes I love you
Oh! How I love you
Oh! How I love you

 
Nights in white satin
Never reaching the end
Letters I've written
Never meaning to send
 
Beauty I'd always missed
With these eyes before
Just what the truth is
I can't say anymore
 
And I love you
Yes I love you
Oh! How I love you
Oh! How I love you

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NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES
The Blues Band

 
Now you....say you're gonna leave
Say you need time while you work it out in your mind
But if you go, just don't know
How I'll cry
 
Well I.....I can't take the waiting
All the lonely nights while you decide
Just what's really on your mind
Stay with me baby, please change your mind
And I'll do my best, try to make it work out right
 
I'll tell you the truth, if you wanna come home
Baby...Oh this ain't no lie
You're gonna find I'm a changed man
All the way down the line
 
Baby....go ahead on do what you wanna do
But remember the love we had
Yeh and what we stand to lose
If you don't think you can make it home to me
Then I'll spend the rest of my life in misery
 
Well if you don't think we can work it out right
I want you to know baby I won't try to hold you back
And let you live your life just like you choose it
But you'll leave me with nothin' but the blues
Well you leave me.....oh with nothin'
Nothin' but these blues

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NOWHERE MAN
The Beatles
 

He's a real nowhere man
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
 
Doesn't have a point of view
Knows not where he's going to
Isn't he a bit like you and me
 
Nowhere man please listen
You don't know what you're missing
Nowhere man the wo.....rld is at your command
 
He's as blind as he can be
Just sees what he wants to see
Nowhere man can you see me at all
 
Nowhere man don't worry
Take your time don't hurry
Leave it all 'till somebody else lends you a hand
 
Doesn't have a point of view
Knows not where he's going to
Isn't he a bit like you and me
 
Nowhere man please listen
You don't know what you're missing
Nowhere man the wo.....rld is at your command
 
He's a real nowhere man
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody

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OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

 
Just take those old records off the shelf
I'll sit and listen to them myself
Today's music ain't got the same soul
I like that old time rock'n roll
Don't try to take me to a disco
You'll never even get me out on the floor
In ten minutes I'll be late for the door
I like that old time rock 'n roll
 
Still like that old time rock 'n roll
That kind of music just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old
With that old time rock 'n roll
 
Won't go to hear them play a tango
I'd rather hear some blues or funky old soul
There's only one sure way to get me to go
Start playing that old time rock 'n roll
Call me a relic, call me what you will
Say I'm old fashioned, say I'm over the hill
Today's music ain't got the same soul
I like that old time rock 'n roll
 
Chorus ad infinitum

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ONE AFTER NINE-OH-NINE
The Beatles

 
Baby said she's travelling on the one after nine-oh-nine
I said move over honey I'm travelling on that line
I said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don't be cold as ice
I said I'm travelling on the one after nine-oh-nine
 
I begged her not to go, I begged her on my bended knees
You're only fooling round, You're only fooling round with me
I said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don't be cold as ice
I said I'm travelling on the one after nine-oh-nine
 
I've got my bag, run to the station
Railman says you've got the wrong location
I've got my bag, run right home
Then I find I got the number wrong
 
Well I said I'm travelling on the one after nine-oh-nine
I said move over honey I'm travelling on that line
I said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don't be cold as ice
I said I'm travelling on the one after nine-oh-nine
 
Chorus
 
Baby said she's travelling on the one after nine-oh-nine
I said move over honey I'm travelling on that line
I said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don't be cold as ice
I said we're travelling on the one after nine-oh
I said we're travelling on the one after nine-oh
I said we're travelling on the one after nine-oh-nine

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PARTY DOLL
Lindisfarne

 
Well all I want is a party doll
Come along with me I'm feeling wild
Feeling love and doing fair
Run her fingers through my hair
 
(So) Come along and be my party doll
Come along and be my party doll
Come along and be my party doll
I'll make love to you, to you
I'll make love to you
 
Well I saw a girl walking down the street
The kind of girl I like to meet
She had a long hair and eyes of blue
Maybe I'm a gonna have a party with you
 
Chorus
 
Every man has gotta have a party doll
To be with him when he's feeling wild
To be in love and do in bed
To run her fingers in his hair
 
Chorus

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PUNCH AND JUDY MAN
Harvey Andrews

 
Punch and Judy man
Puppets in your hand
See the children sit
Round you on the sand
And they don't mind if the sun won't shine
You've put the moon in their eyes
 
 
Punch and Judy man
Make the voices ring
Make the children dance
Make the children sing
And they don't mind if the sun won't shine
You've put the moon in their eyes
 
Punch and Judy man
May until September
You know they'll remember you're their friend
Punch and Judy man
Can you hear their laughter
Echoing long after summer's end
 
As I pass along
l listen to the noise
My shadow it has left me
It's with the girls and boys
And I don't mind if the sun won't shine
You've put the moon in my eyes
 
Punch and Judy man
May until September
You know they'll remember you're their friend
Punch and Judy man
Can you hear their laughter
Echoing long after summer's end
 
As I pass along
l listen to the noise
My shadow it has left me
It's with the girls and boys
And I don't mind if the sun won't shine
You've put the moon in my eyes
And I don't mind if the sun won't shine
You've put the moon in my eyes

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RAIN OR SHINE
Francis Dunnery

 
(Badabadabadaba, Badabadabadaba, Badabadabadaba, Badabadabadaba)
Cold in December, nineteen sixty two
Born in a bedroom, head too big to come through
 
Rain or shine
I've been living on the same old lie and I feel like a baby
High on life with another new lady
Nowhere to go
Feet won't stop 'til your heart says so
This is my destiny this is the story of my li-i-i-ife
 
I've been running...all of my life
So I guess that makes me a runaway
Now's a good time to put it right and I don't need a reminder to fall
'Cos my life's a circle behind the wall
 
(Badabadabadaba, Badabadabadaba, Badabadabadaba, Badabadabadaba)
 
They shoulda been married soon after the baby was born
He got nervous ran all the way to the Sun
 
Chorus
Yeh yeh yeh
 
Lost in Las Vegas, lost in Las Vegas, lost in Las Vegas
Money man held me tight
With a ring on my finger so I started running and I started to hide
 
And he said
 
Chorus
 
(Badabadabadaba) Rain or shine
(Badabadabadaba) Rain or shine
(Badabadabadaba) This is the story of my life

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THE ROAD TO HELL (PARTS 1 & 2)
Chris Rea

 
Stood still on a highway
I saw a woman
By the side of the road
With a face that I knew like my own
Reflected..... in my window
Well she walked up to my quarterlight
And she bent down real slow
A fearful pressure paralysed me
In my shadow
 
She said son what are you doing here
My fear for you has turned me.....in my grave
I said Mama I come to the valley of the rich
Myself to sell
She said son this is the road to hell
 
On your journey 'cross the wilderness
From the desert to the well
You have strayed upon the motorway to hell
 
Well I'm standing by a river
But the water doesn't flow
It boils with every poison you can think of
And I'm underneath the street lights
But the light of joy I know
Scared beyond belief way down in the shadows
And the perverted fear of violence
Chokes a smile on every face
And common sense in ringing out the bells
This ain't no technological breakdown
Oh no, this is the road to hell
 
And all the roads jam up with credit
And there's nothing you can do
It's all just bits of paper
Flying away from you
Oh look out world take a good look
What comes down here
You must learn this lesson fast
And learn it well
This ain't no upwardly mobile freeway
Oh no, this is the road
This is the road
This is the road to hell

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ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC
Chuck Berry

 
Just let me hear some of that rock and roll music
Any old way you chose it
It's got a back beat you can't lose
Any old time you use it
(It's) gotta be rock 'n' roll music
If you wanna dance with me
If you wanna dance with me
 
I got no kick against modern jazz
Unless they try to play it too darn fast
And change the beauty of the melody
Until it sounds just like a symphony
 
That's why I go for that.........Chorus
 
I took my loved one on across the tracks
So she could hear my manna wailing sax
I must admit they had a rocking band
Now they were blowing like a hurricane
 
That's why I go for that.........Chorus
 
Way down south they had a jubillee
Them junky folks they had a jamboree
They're drinking home brew from a wooden cup
The folks are dancing and they're all shook up
 
And started playing that......Chorus
 
Don't care to hear them play a tango
And in the mood they take a mambo
It's a bit too early for the congo
So keep on rocking that pi...an...o
 
That's why I go for that.......Chorus

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ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
Bill Haley and His Comets

 
1, 2, 3 o'clock, 4 o'clock rock
5, 6, 7 o'clock, 8 o'clock rock
9, 10, 11 o'clock, 12 o'clock rock
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
 
Put your glad rags on, join the hop
We'll have some fun when the clock strikes 1
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
We're gonna rock, rock, rock 'till broad daylight
We're gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight
 
When the clock strikes 2, 3 and 4
If the band slows down we'll yell for more
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
We're gonna rock, rock, rock 'till broad daylight
We're gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight
 
Oh when the time says 5, 6 and 7
We'll be riding seventh heaven
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
We're gonna rock, rock, rock 'till broad daylight
We're gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight
 
Oh when they say it's 10, 11 too
I'll be going strong and so will you
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
We're gonna rock, rock, rock 'till broad daylight
We're gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight
 
When the clock strikes 12, we'll cool off then
Try to rock around the clock again
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
We're gonna rock, rock, rock 'till broad daylight
We're gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight

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RUN FOR HOME
Lindisfarne

 
I've travelled all the land
With a guitar in my hand
And an eye ever open for some fun
I've made some mistakes
Had my share of the breaks
Seen the boys on the make and on the ball
 
Run for home, run as fast, as I can
Oh Oh Oh Running man
Running for home
 
I've seen all the frowns
On the faces of the clowns
And the downs that they take just to be free
And I've seen all the girls
In their pretty frocks and curls
But they don't mean a lot to me
 
Run for home, run as fast, as I can
Oh Oh Oh Running man
Running for home
 
I've been to the places in town where the faces
Hang round just to stare at each other
I've looned with them, screamed, never moved
Behaved like a buffoon
But I soon discovered
 
Run for home, run as fast, as I can
Oh Oh Oh Running man
Running for home
 
(Next verse to be sung with chorus)
I've travelled the land
Made mistakes out of hand
Seen the faces and the places misunderstand
Yes I've travelled the world
Seen the pretty boys and pretty girls
Hey! And the noise that destroys and commands
 
Repeat chorus ad infinitum

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES
Various/Trad

 
I got the blues strong baby....down in San Francisco Bay
The ocean liner is not so far away
Didn't mean to treat her so bad
She was the best girl I ever have had
Saying goodbye....I could make her cry
Gonna lay down and die
 
I ain't got a nickle and I ain't got a lousy dime
Don't come back ain't gonna lose my mind
If you ever get back to stay
Gonna be another brand new day
Walking with my baby down by the San Francisco Bay
 
Jump down looking for a back door
Wondering which way to go
Woman I'm so crazy about
She don't leave me no more
Think I'll catch me a freight train
'Cos I'm feeling blue
Why wait until the end of the line
Thinking only of you
 
Meanwhile in New York city
Just about to go insane
All I heard my baby call
Wishing she would call my name
If I ever get back to stay
It's gonna be another brand new day
Walking with my baby down by the San Francisco Bay
Walking with my baby down by the San Francisco Bay
Walking with my baby down by the San Francisco Bay

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SEA CRUISE
Frankie Ford

 
Old man rhythm is in my shoes
Ain't no use in sitting there and singing the blues
So be my guest, you've got nothing to lose
Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise
 
Oo ee Oo ee baby, Oo ee Oo ee baby, Oo ee Oo ee baby
Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise
 
Feel like jumping baby won't you join me please
Don't like begging, but now I'm on my bended knees
 
I've gotta get you rocking, get my hat off the rack
Got to boogie woogie like you never look back
So be my guest, you've got nothing to lose
Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise
 
Chorus
 
Got to get to moving baby I ain't lying
My honey's beating rhythm and it's rightr on time
So be my guest, you've got nothing to lose
Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise
 
Chorus
 
Feel like jumping baby won't you join me please
Don't like begging, but now I'm on my bended knees
 
Chorus x2

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SHE LOVES YOU
The Beatles

 
She loves you yeh, yeh, yeh
She loves you yeh, yeh, yeh
She loves you yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh
 
You think you've lost your love
Well I saw her yesterday
It's you she's thinking of
And she told me what to say
 
She says she loves you
And you know that can't be bad
Yes she loves you
And you know you should be glad
 
She said you hurt her so
She almost lost her mind
And now she says she knows
Your not the hurting kind
 
She says she loves you
And you know that can't be bad
Yes she loves you
And you know you should be glad - ooooooo
 
She loves you yeh, yeh, yeh
She loves you yeh, yeh, yeh
And with a love like that
You know you should be glad
 
You know it's up to you
I think it's only fair
Pride can hurt you too
Apologise to her
 
Because she loves you
And you know that can't be bad
Yes she loves you
And you know you should be glad
 
She loves you yeh, yeh, yeh
She loves you yeh, yeh, yeh
And with a love like that
You know you should be glad
With a love like that
You know you should be glad
With a love like that
You know you sho...uld be glad (yeh, yeh, yeh)
Yeh, yeh, yeh
Yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh

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SHE'S THE ONE
Robbie Williams

 
I was her.........she was me
We were one.......we were free
And if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
 
We were young.......we were wrong
We were fine...........all along
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
 
When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're.....smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna play, yeah
You'll be so high you'll be flying
 
Though the sea.......will be strong
I know we'll........carry on
'Cos if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're.....smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna say it
You'll be so high you'll be flying
 
I was her.........she was me
We were one.......we were free
And if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
 
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
Yeah she's the one
 
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
Yeah she's the one
 
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

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SINGING THE BLUES
Guy Mitchell

 
Well I never felt more like singing the blues
'Cos I never thought that I'd ever lose
Your love dear
Why d'ya do me this way
 
Well I never felt more like crying all night
'Cos everything's wrong and nothing ain't right
Without you
You got me singing the blues
 
The moon and stars no longer shine
The dream is gone I thought was mine
There's nothing left for me to do
But cry....y....y...y over you
Well I never felt more like running away
But why should I go and why should I stay
Without you
You got me singing the blues
 
Chorus
 
Well I never felt more like running away
But why should I go and why should I stay
Without you
You got me singing the blues
You got me singing the blues
You got me singing the blues

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STAND BY ME
Ben E King

 
When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't....be afraid
No I won't.....be afraid
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me
 
And darling, darling
Stand by me oh now now
Stand by me (etc)
 
If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
And the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry
No....I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me
 
Chorus
 
Whenever you're in trouble won't you
Stand by me (etc)

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STAND UP FOR THE FOOT
Chris Jagger

 
I like to measure my speed in miles per hour
When I'm travelling down the road
When I go to a bar I drink my beer in pints
I use tons for a heavy load
 
So don't give me kilometre, centimetre, millimetre
Parking metre, none of that crap
I'm a man who stands six foot tall
And wears a ten gallon hat
 
Stand up for the foot, it's feeling the pinch
Stand up for the foot and don't ya give an inch
Stand up for the foot, it's feeling the pinch
Stand up for the foot and don't ya give an inch
 
Now I don't mind a litre of French wine
But don't tell me how to think
If I want to buy me a pound of potatoes
Or put a gallon of gas in my tank
 
My feet are size nine they can dance down the line
To gain another thirty three yards
But tell me I'm one point eight two metres high
And I'm bound to kick your ass
 
Chorus
 
Don't go reaching for that big ten inch
Or be a member of the mile high club
Or go out looking for a pound of flesh
Or having you an ounce of luck
 
So don't give me kilometre, centimetre, millimetre
Parking metre, none of that crap
I'm a man who stands six foot tall
And wears a ten gallon hat
 
Chorus

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STEALIN', STEALIN'
Various/Trad

 
Well I'm stealin', stealing
Pretty mama don't you tell on me
Well I'm stealin' back to my same old used to be
 
Well you put your arm around me like a circle round the sun
I waana love you baby like my easy rider gun
I don't believe my luck what a hole I'm in
I don't believe I'm singing what a fool I've been
 
Chorus
 
Now I got this woman she's just my height and size
She's a married woman come to see me sometimes
You don't believe I'm singing what a hole I'm in
Don't believe I'm stealin' what a fool I've been
 
Now the river ran fast as I was diving down
Dived to the bottom never want to come up
You do't believe I love you what a hole I'm in
Don't believe I'm singing what a fool I've been
 
Chorus

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STREETS OF LONDON
Ralph McTell

 
Have you seen the old man in the closed down market
Kicking up the paper with his worn out shoes
In his eyes you see no pride
Hand held losely at his side
Yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news
 
So how can you tell me you're lonely
And safe for you that the sun don't shine
Let me take you by the hand
And lead you through the streets of London
I'll show you something to make you change your mind
 
Have you seen the old girl who walks the streets of London
Dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags
She's no time for talking
She just keeps right on walking
Carrying her home in two carrier bags
 
Chorus
 
In the all night cafe at a quarter past eleven
Same old man sitting there on his own
Looking at the world over the rim of his tea cup
Each tea lasts an hour and he wanders home alone
 
Chorus
 
Have you seen the old man outside the seaman's mission
Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears
In our winter city the rain cries a little pity
For one more forgotten hero and a world that doesn't care
 
Chorus

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STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU
Stealers Wheel

 
Well I don't know why I came here tonight
I got a feeling that something ain't right
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair
And I'm wondering how I get down those stairs
 
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right
Here I am stuck in the middle with you
 
Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you
And I'm wondering what it is I should do
It's so hard to keep this smile off my face
Losing control I'm all over the place
 
(I got) Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right
Here I am stuck in the middle with you
 
Well you started out with nothing
And you're proud that you're a self made man
And your friends thay all come crawling
Slap you on the back and say please........please
 
Well I try to make some sense of it all
But I can see it makes no sense at all
Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor
I don't think I can take any more
 
('Cos I got) Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right
Here I am stuck in the middle with you
 
Well you started out with nothing
And you're proud that you're a self made man
And your friends thay all come crawling
Slap you on the back and say please........please
 
Well I don't know why I came here tonight
I got a feeling that something ain't right
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair
And I'm wondering how I get down those stairs
 
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right
Here I am stuck in the middle with you
Stuck in the middle with you
Stuck in the middle with you....

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SULTANS OF SWING
Dire Straits

 
You get a shiver in the dark
It's raining in the park but meantime
South of the river you stop and you hold everything
A band is blowing Dixie double four time
You feel alright when you hear the music ring
 
You step inside but you don't see too many faces
Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down
Too much competition too many other places
But not too many horns can make that sound
Way on downsouth, way on downsouth London town
 
You check out Guitar George he knows all the chords
But he's strickly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
And an old guitar is all he can afford
When gets up under the lights to play his thing
 
And Harry doesn't mind if he doesn't make the scene
He's got a daytime job he's doing all right
He can play the honky tonk just like anything
Saving it up for Friday night
With the Sultans, with the Sultans of swing
 
And a crowd of young boys there're fooling around in a corner
Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles
They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band
It ain't what they call rock and roll
And the Sultans yeh the Sultans they played Creole
 
And then the man he steps right up to the microphone
And says at last just as the time bell rings
Thankyou, goodnight, now it's time to go home
And he makes it fast with one more thing
We are the Sultans, we are the Sultans of swing

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SUNNY AFTERNOON
The Kinks

 
The taxman's taken all my dough
And left me in my stately home
Lazing on a sunny afternoon
And I can't sail my yacht
He's taken everything I've got
All I've got's this sunny afternoon
 
Save me save me save me from this squeeze
I got a big fat mama trying to break me
And I love to live so pleasantly
Live this life of luxury
Lazing on a sunny afternoon
In summertime.....In summertime.....In summertime
 
My girlfriend's run off with my car
And gone back to her Ma and Pa
Telling tails of drunkedness and cruelty
Now I'm sitting here
Sipping at my ice cool beer
Lazing on a sunny afternoon
 
Help me help me help me sail away
Well give me two good reasons why I ought to stay
'Cos I love to live so pleasantly
Live this life of luxury
Lazing on a sunny afternoon
In summertime.....In summertime.....In summertime
 
Chorus

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SUNSHINE
Francis Dunnery

 
Sunshine....you're my only daylight
Sweetheart.....stay clean and everything will be just fine
'Cos I got sunshine, somewhere, sometime
And I will always be your sweetheart
And you'll always be mine
 
Sunshine.....you know how hard I try
Sweetheart....stay close and I will treat you right
'Cos I got sunshine, somewhere, sometime
And I will always be your sweetheart
And you'll always be mine
 
Sunshine...you're the most beautiful thing that I ever saw in my life
Sweetheart...I don't know why it's right, all I remember is the good times
 
And I can't stop this feeling
And I can't turn this tide
And I can't stop this love from falling down
I got nowhere to hide
 
(Sunshine) You'll always be mine
(Sunshine) You'll always be mine
(Sunshine) You'll always be mine

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TAKE IT EASY
The Eagles

 
Well I was running down the road tryin' to losen my load
I got seven women on my mind
Four want to own me
Two want to stone me
And one she's a friend of mine
 
Take it easy
Take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy
Like and love while you still can
Don't even try to understand
Just find a place and make your stand
Take it easy
 
Well I'm standing on the corner in Winso Arizona
Such a fine sight to see
It's a girl my Lord in a flat bed Ford
Slowing down to take a look at me
 
Come on baby
Don't say maybe
I've got to know if your sweet love is gonna save me
We may lose or we may win
But we may never be here again
So open up and climb on in
Take it easy (all right)
 
Well I was running down the road trying to losen my load
I gotta world of trouble on my mind
Looking for a lover who won't blow my cover
She's so hard to find
 
Take it easy
Take it easy
Don't let the sound of them old wheels drive you crazy
Come on baby
Don't say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is gonna save me
Ooo Ooo Ooo
Ooo Ooo Ooo
Ooo Ooo Ooo
Ooo Ooo Ooo
 
Well you know we gotta take it e..ea sy
You ought to take it e..ea..sy
Yeh

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TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN
The Steve Miller Band

 
This is the story about Billy Joe and Bobby Sue
Two young lovers with nothing better to do
Than sit around the house getting high and watching tube
Here's what happened when they decided to cut loose
 
They headed down to old El Paso (clap clap clap clap clap)
They swear they ran into a great big hassle
Billy Joe shot a man while robbing his castle
Bobby Sue took the money and run (oo oo oo)
 
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run (oo oo oo)
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run (oo oo oo)
 
Billy Mac is a detective down in Texas (clap clap clap clap clap)
You know he knows just exactly what the facts is
He ain't gonna let these two escape justice
He makes his living off other people's taxes
 
Bobby Sue Oo oo. Oo she slipped away
Billy Joe caught up with her the very next day
They got the money hey you know they got away
Headed down south and they're still running today, singing......
 
Chorus

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TEQUILA SUNRISE
The Eagles

 
It's another Tequila Sunrise
Stirring slowly 'cross the sky
I said goodbye
 
He was just a hired hand
Working on the dreams he planned to try
As days go by
 
Every night when the sun goes down
Just another lonely boy in town
She's out running round
 
She wasn't just another woman
Man, I couldn't keep from coming on
It's been so long
 
Oh! And it's a hollow feeling
When it comes down to being friends
It never ends
 
Take another shot of courage
Wonder why the right words never come
You just get numb
 
It's another Tequila Sunrise
This old world just looks the same
Another friend

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THAT'LL BE THE DAY
Buddy Holly

 
Well that'll be the day when you say goodbye
Yeh that'll be the day when you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave you know it's a lie
'Cos that'll be the day when I die
 
Well you give me all your loving and your turtle-doving and
All your hugs and kisses and your money too, well
You know you love me baby still you tell me maybe
That some day well I'll be blue
 
Chorus
 
Well when cupid shot his dart he shot it at your heart
So if we ever part then I leave you
You say you told me and you tell me boldly
That some day well I'll be blue
 
Chorus
 
Well that'll be the day......Ooo...Ooo
That'll be the day......Ooo...Ooo
That'll be the day......Ooo...Ooo
That'll be the day

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THE FLY
Various/Trad

 
Well there was a little fly and he flew into the store
He sh....upon the ceiling and he sh.... upon the floor
He sh.... upon the bacon and he sh.... upon the ham
And he sh.... upon the head of the little grocery man
 
Now the little grocery man got his little spray gun
He swore he'd kill fly...before the day was done
But before he could count from 1 to 10
The fly it went sh.... on his baldy head again
 
Chorus
 
Now the little grocery man and his little grocery wife
Swore they'd kill the fly even if it meant a life
So they got themselves a hand grenade and lay upon the floor
And blew themselves to blazes as the fly flew out the door
 
Chorus
 
Now they both went up to heaven and the angels they were made
St Peter said 'Hey mister....you will be repaired'
So he got his angel wings and he flew up to the sky
And swooped down like a bomber and he sh.... upon the fly
 
Chorus

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THE POWER OF LOVE
Huey Lewis and the News

 
The power of love is a curious thing
Make a one man weep make another man sing
Change a hawk to a little white dove
More than a feeling that's the power of love
 
Tougher than diamonds bricks like cream
Stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream
Make a bad one good make a wrong one right
Power of love will keep you home at night
 
And it don't take money don't take fame
Don't need a credit card to ride this train
It's strong and it's certain and it's cruel sometimes
But it might just save your life
That's the power of love
That's the power of love
 
First time you feel it might make you sad
Next time you feel it might make you mad
But you'd be glad baby when you've found
That's the power makes the world go round
 
Chorus
(Can you feel it)
 
And it don't take money don't take fame
Don't need a credit card to ride this train
It's strong and it's certain and it's cruel sometimes
But it might just save your life
 
They say that all in love is fair
Yeh but you don't care
(Oo Oo Oo...)
But you know what to do
When it gets hold of you
And with a little help from above
You feel the power of love
You feel the power of love
Can you feel it
 
Don't take money don't take fame
Don't need no credit card to ride this train
Tougher than diamonds and stonger than steel
You won't feel nothing till you fell
 
Feel the power
Just feel the power of love
That's the power
That's the power of love
Feel the power of love
Feel the power of love
Feel the power of love

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THE WEIGHT
The Band

 
I pulled into Nazareth was feelin' 'bout half past dead
I just need some place where I can lay my head
Hey mister can you tell me where a man might find a bed
He just grinned and shook my hand, 'No' was all he said
 
Take a load off Fanny take a load for free
Take a load off Annie
And (and, and) you can put the load right on me
 
I picked up my bag I went looking for a place to hide
When I saw Carmen and the Devil walking side by side
I said Hey Carmen come on let's go downtown
She said I gotta go but m'friend can stick around
 
Chorus
Go down Miss Moses there's nothing you can say
It's just ol' Luke and Luke's waiting on the Judgement Day
Well Luke my friend what about young Anna Lee
He said Do me a favour son won't you stay and keep Anna Lee company
 
Chorus
Crazy Chester followed me and he caught me in the fog
He said I will fix your rack if you'll take Jack my dog
I said wait a minute Chester you know I'm a peaceful man
He said that's that's ok boy won't you feed him when you can
 
Chorus
Catch a cannon ball now to take me down the line
My bag is sinking low and I do believe it's time
To get back to Miss Annie you know she's the only one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone
 
Chorus

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THE YOUNG ONES
Cliff Richard

 
The young ones darling we're the young ones
And the young ones shouldn't be afraid
To live.....love
While the flame is sprung
For we may not be the young ones very long
 
Tomorrow why wait until tomorrow
'Cos tomorrow sometimes never comes
So love......me
There's a song to be sung
And the best time is to sing it when we're young
 
Once in every life time
Comes a love like this
Oh I need you, you need me
Oh my darling can't you see
 
Young dreams should be dreams together
And young hearts shouldn't be afraid
And some.....day
When the years have flown
Maybe we'll teach the young ones of our own

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THIS BEAUTIFUL PAIN
Runrig

 
The day was young and desire was stirred
Summer was all but gone
Light was fading from the side of your face
Sinking low into the corn
All that's constant and wise
I still see in your eyes
It was always this way from the start
Right here where I stand
On the last of the land
But you're still breaking the heart
 
Now all I have is rushing right through my hands
Sailing over the seas
Down the tide where fresh and salt combine
All victories are released
We who wrestle the years
Have traded our fears
For a glimpse of ecstacy in the dark
Turning ice in the fire
But still we deny
But you're still breaking the heart
 
The skies turned red without failure
They held there promise and dread till the last
You put all of my youth in my future

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TICKET TO RIDE
The Beatles

 
I think I'm gonna be sad, I think it's today, yeh
The girl that's driving me mad is going away
 
She's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride but she don't care
 
She said that living with me is bringing her down, yeh
But she would never be free when I was around
 
Chorus
 
I don't know why she's riding so high
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me
Before she gets to saying goodbye
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me
 
She said that living with me is bringing her down, yeh
But she would never be free when I was around
 
Chorus
 
My baby don't care
My baby don't care (repeat to fade)

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TIRED OF WAITING FOR YOU
The Kinks

 
So tired, tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
So tired, tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
 
I was a lonely so I had nobody 'till I met you
But you keep a me waiting all of the time
What can I do
 
It's your life and you can do what you want
Do what you like but please don't keep a me waiting
Please don't keep a me waiting
Cos I'm...
 
So tired, tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
So tired, tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
 
I was a lonely so I had nobody 'till I met you
But you keep a me waiting all of the time
What can I do
 
It's your life and you can do what you want
Do what you like but please don't keep a me waiting
Please don't keep a me waiting
Cos I'm...
 
So tired, tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
So tired, tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
For you......
For you......

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TOO MUCH SATURN
Francis Dunnery

 
I always believed that if I ran off to India
Wore sandals and shaved my head
And used Body Shop conditioner
Burned incense like crazy
I could call myself a spirit head
 
But I only went to India to look on top
I wore sandals 'cos I'd smoked all my money
And I shaved off all my hair 'cos I had the fleas
I'd been sleeping all over
And the body shop conditioner was a present from a friend
And the incense was to hide the smell of the drug den where I lay
And so I asked myself what my motives are
For it's like me to live so free
And I tell myself real honestly....
What more can I admit to...open up the door
He said I gotta find out what I'm here for
He said I'd find out soon
I got too much Saturn and not enough Moon
 
I always believed that if I ever missed a yoga class
Read my horoscope in the dailies
And recycled bottles and knew a Red Indian
I could make myself a spirit man
But I was only doing yoga 'cos I fancied the teacher
Stars 'cos it looked good on paper
And I only went to church 'cos my Granny gave me money when confession was over
And I only knew the Indian 'cos his brothers a dealer
And bottles had a price on their return so I could go and play (Oh my my)
 
Chorus
 
So now that you know why I don't love you
And now that you see why I'm so scared
Am I a good man
Am I a deep deep man
 
What more can I admit to...open up the door
He said I gotta find out what I'm here for
He said I'd find out soon
I got too much Saturn.......
What more can I admit to...open up the door
He said I gotta find out what I'm here for
He said I'd find out soon
I got too much Saturn and not enough Moon

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TRYIN' TO GET TO NEW ORLEANS
The Tractors

 
My Daddy said 'Son put your guitar down
We've got to build some fence, got to plough some ground'
I told my Daddy 'Try and understand
This John Deere tractor don't fit my plan'
And I hit the road chasing down a dream
And I need a little help, I'm tryin' to get to New Orleans
 
Side tracked up in Illinois
I'm not that smart I'm an innocent boy
She called me 'Baby', she called me 'Honey'
She called a cab and took away my money
On the road again somewhere south of Moline
And I need a little help, you see I'm tryin' to get to New Orleans
 
Don't know why I gotta go
If I don't try I'll never know
About E'Touffe and Cajun Queens
I need a little help, you see I'm tryin' to get to New Orleans
 
Don't know why I gotta go
If I don't try I'll never know
About E'Touffe and Cajun Queens
I need a little help, you see I'm tryin' to get to New Orleans
 
I hocked my watch bought a burger and fries
Tried to pretend it was red beans and rice
Midnight in Menphis Hello to Graceland
Next stop.....Louisiana
And I'm on the road chasing down a dream
And I need a little help, you see I'm tryin' to get to New Orleans
And I need a little help, you see I'm tryin' to get to New Orleans
I'm just an old poor boy chasing down a dream
And I need a little help, you see I'm tryin' to get to New Orleans

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UNKNOWN LEGEND
Neil Young

 
She used to work in a diner
Never saw a woman look finer
I used to order just to watch her float across the floor
She grew up in a small town
Never put her roots down
Daddy always kept moving so she did too
 
Chorus

Somewhere on a desert highway
She rides a Harley Davidson
Her long blonde hair flying in the wind
She's been running half her life
The chrome and steel she rides
Colliding with the very air she breathes
The air she breathes
 
You know it ain't easy
You got to hold on
She was an unknown legend in her time
Now she's dressing two kids
Looking for a majic kiss
She gets the far away look in her eyes
 
Chorus x2

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WALK OF LIFE
Dire Straits

 
Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-bop a lula Baby what I say
Here comes Johnny singing I gotta woman
Down in the tunnels trying to make it pay
He got the action he got the motion
Oh yeh the boy can play
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day
 
He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life
Mmm he do the walk of life
 
Here comes Johnny and he'll tell you the story
Hand me down my walking shoes
Here comes Johnny with the power and the glory
Backbeat the talking blues
He got the action he got the motion
Oh yeh the boy can play
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day
 
He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life
Mmm he do the walk of life
 
Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-bop a lula Baby what I say
Here comes Johnny singing I gotta woman
Down in the tunnels trying to make it pay
He got the action he got the motion
Oh yeh the boy can play
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day
 
And after all the violence and double talk
There's just a song in all the trouble and strife
You do the walk, you do the walk of life
Mmm you do the walk of life

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WATERLOO SUNSET
The Kinks

 
Dirty old river must you keep rolling
Rolling into the night
People so busy make me feel dizzy
Taxi lights shine so bright
 
But I don't need no friends
As long as I gaze up Waterloo Sunset
I am in Paradise
(sha la la) Every day I look at the world from my window
(sha la la) Chilly chilly it's evening time
Waterloo sunset's fine (Waterloo sunset's fine)
 
Terry meets Julie Waterloo station
Every Friday night
But I am so lazy don't want to wander
I stay at home at night
 
Chorus
 
Millions of people swarming like flies 'round
Waterloo underground
But Terry and Julie cross over the river
Where they feel safe and sound
 
And they don't need no friends
As long as they gaze up Waterloo sunset
They are in paradise
 
Outro:
 
Waterloo sunset's fine (Waterloo sunset's fine)

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WHEN I'M DEAD AND GONE
McGuinness Flint

 
Oh I love you baby
I love you day and night
When I leave you baby
Don't cry the night away
When I die
Don't you write no words upon my tomb
I don't believe
I want to leave no epitaph for you
 
Chorus

Oh Oh Oh Oh When I'm dead and gone
I want to leave some happy woman living on
Oh Oh Oh Oh When I'm dead and gone
Don't want nobody to moan beside my grave
 
Oh Mama Linda
She's out to get my hide
She's got a shotgun and her daughter by her side
Eh There lady, chance is free
Who's got the love, who's got enough
To keep a man like me
 
Chorus x2

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WILD MOUNTAIN HONEY
The Steve Miller Band

 
Oh mama well look what's been done
You can only see the stars after a setting sun
You oo oo oo run for the money
You don't even know about wild mountain honey
 
Come on mama hear this lonesome man
Grow the tree of wholeness in this desert land
Come on children now learn how to run
By heaven the stars the moon and the sun
 
Come on papa your end is the means
Don't trade your loving goodness for the golden machine
You oo oo oo run for the money
You don't even know about wild mountain honey

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WILD WORLD
Cat Stevens

 
Now that I've lost everything to you
You say you wanna start something new
And it's breaking my heart to leaving, baby I'm grieving
But if you wanna leave take good care
Hope you find a lot of nice things to wear
But then a lot of nice things turn bad out there
 
Ooh baby baby it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile girl
Ooh baby baby it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child girl
 
You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do
And it's breaking my heart in two
Because I never wanna see you sad girl, don't be a bad girl
But if you wanna leave take good care
Hope you find a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lotta bad everywhere
 
Chorus
 
You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do
And it's breaking my heart in two
Because I never wanna see you sad girl, don't be a bad girl
But if you wanna leave take good care
Hope you find a lot of nice things to wear
But just remember there's a lotta bad everywhere
 
Chorus (x2)

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WISH YOU WERE HERE
Pink Floyd

 
So......so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail
A smile from a veil
Do you think you can tell
 
Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts
Hot ashes for trees, hot air for a cool breeze
Cold comfort for change
And did you exchange a walk-on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage
 
How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground what have we found
The same old fears
Wish you were here

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WONDERFUL TONIGHT
Eric Clapton

 
It's late in the evening
She's wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her make up
And brushes her long blonde hair
And then she asks me
Do I look alright
And I say yes you look wonderful tonight
 
We go to a party
And everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady
Who's walking around with me
And then she asks me
Do I feel alright
And I say yes I feel wonderful tonight
 
I feel wonderful
Because I see the love lights in your eyes
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don't realise
How much I love you
 
It's time to go home now
And I've got an aching head
So I give her the car keys
She helps me to bed
And then I tell her
As she turns out the lights
I say my darling you are wonderful tonight

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WONDERLAND
Simply Red

 
People, places
Pursuing the chases
Our moments were chosen
Her senses explosion
 
Take your pulse and read it well
She never said you'd only get one chance
Pay your debt and bleed as well
You're living in the same circumstances
 
The end of an era
Our future no clearer
My people no stronger
The blame I lay on her
Wonderland wonderland
It's beautiful
Wonderland wonderland
It's beautiful
 
Wonderland wonderland
It's beautiful
Wonderland wonderland
Fading away
Wonderland wonderland
 
Fading away fading away until tomorrow comes (wonderland wonderland)
To haunt us all (wonderland wonderland)
It's coming again it's gonna pick up on you (wonderland wonderland)
And haunt you always (wonderland wonderland)

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YOU CAN CALL ME AL
Paul Simon

 
A man walks down the street
He says why am I soft in the middle now
Why am I soft in the middle
The rest of my life is so hard
I need a photo opportunity
I want a shot at redemption
Don't want to end up a cartoon
In a cartoon graveyard
 
Bonedigger bonedigger
Dogs in the moonlight
Far away my well lit door
Mr Beerbelly Beerbelly
Get these mutts away from me you know
I don't find this stuff amusing anymore
 
If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me, you can call me Al
 
A man walks down the street
He says why am I short of attention
Got a short little span of attention
And wo my nights are so long
Where's my wife and family
What if I die here
Who'll be my role model
Now that my role model is
 
Gone Gone
He ducked back down the alley
With some roly poly little bat faced girl
All along along
There were incidents and accidents
There were hints and allegations
 
Chorus
(You can call me Al)
 
A man walks down the street
It's a street in a strange world
Maybe it's the third world
Maybe it's his first time around
He doesn't speak the language
He holds no currency
He is a foreign man
He is surrounded by the
 
Sound the sound
Cattle in the market place
Scatterlings and orphanages
He looks around around
He sees angels in the architecture
Spinning in infinity
He says Amen and Hallelujah
 
Chorus

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YOUNG BOY
Paul McCartney

 
He's just a young boy
Looking for a way to find love
It isn't easy nothing you can say
Will help him....find love
He's got to do it for himself
And it can take so long
He's just a young boy
Looking for a way to find love
 
He doesn't need
Another helping hand from someone
But don't you think he doesn't understand what he wants
Someone
Though independence means a lot
He's got to still be strong
He's just a young boy
Looking for a way to find love
 
Find love, a perfect combination
Find love, whatever you do
Find love, a cause for celebration
Then it might come looking (looking)
Come looking for you
 
Find love, in any situation
Find love, whatever you do
Find love, a cause for celebration
Then it might come looking (looking)
Come looking for you
 
He's just a young boy
Looking for a way to find love
It isn't easy nothing you can say
Will help him....find love
He's got to do it for himself
And it can take so long
He's just a young boy
Looking for a way to find love
 
Find love, a time for meditation
Find love, a source of inspiration
Find love, instead of confrontation
Find love
And love will come looking for you

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