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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Up On The Rooftop/Housetop Reindeer Pause

Lyrics:

Up on the rooftop/housetop reindeer pause
Out jumps good old Santa Clause
Down thru the chimney with lots of toys
All for the little ones
Christmas joys

Chorus:
Ho, ho, ho!
Who wouldn't go!
Ho, ho, ho!
Who wouldn't go!
Up on the rooftop/housetop
Click, click, click
Down thru the chimney with
Good Saint Nick

First comes the stocking
Of little Nell
Oh, dear Santa
Fill it well
Give her a dolly
That laughs and cries
One that will open
And shut her eyes

Repeat Chorus

Next comes the stocking
Of little Will
Oh, just see what
A glorious fill
Here is a hammer
And lots of tacks
Also a ball
And a whip that cracks

Repeat Chorus

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Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Lyrics:

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid and Donder and Blitzen.,
But do you recall?
The most famous reindeer of all?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say,
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

Then all the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
You'll go down in history.

(musical interlude)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say,
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

Then all the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
You'll go down in history.

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Jingle Bell Rock

Lyrics:

[Christmas Lyrics by Bobby Helms]

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty air.

What a bright time, it's the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh
Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet

That's the jingle bell,
That's the jingle bell,
That's the jingle bell rock.

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Cartier - Winter Tale

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Celebrating the magic of the holiday season, Cartier is proud to present the fourth installment of the Winter Tale film series. A magical walk through Paris featuring an enchanting baby panther and Cartier pages will take you on a nostalgic journey to the 1920's.

Directed by: Bibo Bergeron.

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Disney Jingle Bells

Lyrics:

(arranged by Jimmy Buffett & Michael Utley)

(Chorus)


Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to run in a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun on Jah's cool run in a one horse open sleigh
We're dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
And o'er the fields we go
A laughing all the way
The bells on bob-tail ring
They're making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight


Chorus:


A day or two ago
I thought I'd make a run
To Port Antonio
I be cruisin' in the sun
The radio was loud
The chicken jerked and fried
And all I had to do that day was drive on the left side


Chorus:



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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Lyrics:

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
He's making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

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Frosty The Snowman

Lyrics:

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say,
He was made of snow but the children
Know how he came to life one day.
There must have been some magic in that
Old silk hat they found.
For when they placed it on his head
He began to dance around.
O, Frosty the snowman
Was alive as he could be,
And the children say he could laugh
And play just the same as you and me.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow.

Frosty the snowman knew
The sun was hot that day,
So he said, "Let's run and
We'll have some fun
Now before I melt away."
Down to the village,
With a broomstick in his hand,
Running here and there all
Around the square saying,
Catch me if you can.
He led them down the streets of town
Right to the traffic cop.
And he only paused a moment when
He heard him holler "Stop!"
For Frosty the snow man
Had to hurry on his way,
But he waved goodbye saying,
"Don't you cry,
I'll be back again some day."
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow.

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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Lyrics:

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath the mistletoe last night.
She didn't see me creep
Down the stairs to have a peek
She thought I was tucked
Up in my bedroom fast asleep.

Then, I saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus
Underneath his beard so snowy white.
Oh, what a laugh it would have been,
If Daddy had only seen
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night!


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I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

Lyrics:

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door, that's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegeterian

There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage
I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses
I only like hippopotamuseses
And hippopotamuses like me too!


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I'm Getting Nuttin For Christmas

Lyrics:

I broke my bat on Johnny's head;
Somebody snitched on me.
I hid a frog in sister's bed;
Somebody snitched on me.
I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug;
I made Tommy eat a bug;
Bought some gum with a penny slug;
Somebody snitched on me.

Oh, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

I won't be seeing Santa Claus;
Somebody snitched on me.
He won't come visit me because
Find more similar lyrics on http://mp3lyrics.com/kqSomebody snitched on me.
Next year I'll be going straight;
Next year I'll be good, just wait
I'd start now, but it's too late;
Somebody snitched on me.

Oh, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

Cause she ain't been nuttin'
And he ain't been nuttin'
No we ain't been nuttin' but bad.

S. Tepper, R. Bennett, 1955
[CHORUS]
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad

I broke my bat on Johnny's head
Somebody snitched on me
I hid a frog in sister's bed
Somebody snitched on me

I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug
I made Tommy eat a bug
Bought some gum with a penny slug
Somebody snitched on me, oh

[Repeat CHORUS]

I put a tack on teacher's chair
Somebody snitched on me
I tied a knot in Susie's hair
Somebody snitched on me

I did a dance on Mommy's plants
Climbed a tree and tore my pants
Filled that sugar bowl with ants
Somebody snitched on me

[Repeat CHORUS]

So you better be good, whatever you do
'Cause if you're bad, I'm warning you
You'll get nuttin' for Christmas

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All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

Lyrics:

Every body Pauses and stares at me
These two teeth are gone as you can see
I don't know just who to blame for this catastrophe!
But my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as it can be!

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth!

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas."
It seems so long since I could say,
"Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!"
Gosh oh gee, how happy I'd be,
if I could only whistle (thhhh, thhhh)

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth.

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas!"


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Facts About This Song:

The words and lyrics for All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth are by Don Gardner. The first publication of the Christmas song All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth was in 1946. The words of the Christmas song were parodied in the UK in the sixties, at the height of Beatlemania, when when a British comedienne named Dora Bryan recorded "All I want for Christmas is a Beatle". Every generation there appears to have a humorous Christmas song released like All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth. One cannot help wonder what future generations will make of the lyrics!

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Beautiful Dreamer

Lyrics:


Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee; Sounds of the rude world, heard in the day, Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away! Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song, List while I woo thee with soft melody; Gone are the cares of life's busy throng, Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me! Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me! Beautiful dreamer, out on the sea Mermaids are chanting the wild lorelie; Over the streamlet vapors are borne, Waiting to fade at the bright coming morn. Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart, E'en as the morn on the streamlet and sea; Then will all clouds of sorrow depart, Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me! Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

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Facts About This Song:

In an effort for more sales of the sheet music, it's publishers claimed that this was Foster's last composition before his death in 1864. "She was all the World to Me" was also marketed as Foster's last song, as was "Our Darling Kate." It was certainly his last noteworthy piece.

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Lou'siana Belle

Lyrics:

Oh! Lou'siana's de same old state,
Whar Massa us'd to dwell;
He had a lubly cullud gal,
'Twas the Lou'siana Belle.
Chorus:

Oh! Belle don't you tell,
Don't tell Massa, don't you Belle,
Oh! Belle, de Lou'siana Belle,
I's gwine to marry you Lou'siana Belle.

2. I went to de ball de udder night,
I cut a mighty swell,
I danc'd de Polka pigeon wing,
Wid de Lou'siana Belle.

Chorus: 

3. Dere's Dandy Jim ob Caroline
I knows him by de swell,
Tryin' to come it mighty fine,
Wid de Lou'siana Belle.

Chorus:

4. Dere's de first Band den de E,
And den de doubleLL;
Anodder E to the end ob dat,
Spells Lou'siana Belle.

chorus:

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Facts About This Song:

WARNING: In using the original lyrics, this song may be offensive to some people. Like it or not, songs such as this one are part of our history. If this 1847 minstrel show favorite was not so 'politically incorrect,' I'm sure that it would still be popular today. Like many of Foster's works, "Lou'siana Belle" disappeared into obscurity when minstrel shows met their demise. The most popular minstrel troupe that performed this song was known as the "SABLE HARMONISTS." Unlike many minstrel troupes of the day, the 'Harmonists' were comprised of black Americans not white's in 'blackface.' I replaced each piano break with a fiddle playing the piano part. It's musical structure resembles that of a 'hoedown.' This could be the most 'politically incorrect' hoedown in history!

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The Old Oaken Bucket

Lyrics:

Oh, that old oaken bucket
Yes, that ironbound bucket
Oh, that moss-covered bucket
That hung in the well

Well, I went for a sip
And my heart did a flip
There by the old
Buck-a-buck-a-bucket
That hung in the well

It was my fifteenth summer
When I met this cool cucumber
With a face like an angel
A voice like a bell

Well, she told me she
Played a mill last summer
Theater by the
Buck-a-buck-a-bucket
That hung by the well

She was the hippest of chicks
I was a square from the sticks
But she dug me, she said
Like a daisy digs the dells

So each night, I would date her
Well, our only spectator
Was that nosy old bucket
That hung in the well

Missy Venus' daughter
Never let me escort her
Back to her pad at
The local hotel

I should have
Been more suspicious
But she came on
Too delicious by the old
Buck-a-buck-a-bucket
That hung in the well

It turns out while we tarried
She was really very married
What I thought was an angel
Was pure Jezebel

Cause one night
We're getting clubby
When it walks her
Burned up hubby
By the old bucket
That hung in the well

Boy, her scream shattered crystal
And her mate threw his pistol
Brother, that's when I took off
Running just like, well, man

Those bullets came a-whining
Through the vines that were twining
Round that creepy old bucket
That hung in the well

Oh, that old oaken bucket
Yes, that ironbound bucket
Oh, that moss-covered bucket
That hung in the well

There were two loving soul and
Now there's just six bullet holes
In that old Buck, buck, bucket
That hangs in the well

Facts About This Song:

These words were written in 1818 by Samuel Woodworth. They were originally sung to the traditional tune Jesse, The Flower o Dumblane (aka Jesse, the Flower of Dunblane). In 1870 they were set to this melody by English composer George Kiallmark which was written for Moore's Araby's Daughter.

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De Camptown Races

Lyrics:

(Camptown Races plays at the beginning and in between each bit)

Luther?
Huh Arthur?
What are ya lookin' so sad fer?
Well I'll tell ya Uncle Spike, didn't ya hear about poor ol' grampa gettin'
hurt out at the ball game?
No, how'd it happen?
Some feller stepped on his pipe.
Well, how'd that hurt him?
It was his wind pipe ye idiot.

That was awful purty. Uncle Spike, did you see that movie flicker called
The Little Foxies?
What say ye, Luther?
Are you deef, I said, did you see that movie flicker called The Little
Foxies?
No I didn't, why?
Well I seen it and I asked for my money back cause there weren't an
animal in it.

Luther?
Huh Arthur?
Did you enjoy your trip to Californy?
Yes sir I did, but my feet hurt awful bad.
What's the matter, did ya walk?
No, I rid out in one of them devil wagons, that's an automobile you
know. I told that feller that were driving to slow down cause my feet
were a hurtin.
And what'd he say Luther?
He said "What's your feet hurtin' got to do with me going fast?"
And what'd you say Luther?
I said, "The floorboard fell out in Phoenix son, and I've been a runnin'
ever since."

Luther?
Huh Arthur?
Did you put fresh water in the goldfish bowl this morning?
No I didn't, they didn't drink all I put in there last week yet.

And now ladies and gentlemen, Uncle Spike and his City Slickers will
render a real purty piece, purty to pair speckled pups under a red wagon
with a blue ribbon round their necks. Folks and the names of it get up
and like a lamp son I think I've knocked one of your ma's eyes out in a
key of deed letter digits.

(Camptown Races plays once again, and then a finale)

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Listen To The Mockinbird

Lyrics:

Woke up one bright morning,
Woke up in the rain,
Woke up to the sunshine and the pain,

Stood out in the rosebuds,
Stood out in the dew,
Stood out in the clear and got a clue--

Listen to the mockingbird
Sing his sweet song,
Listen to the mockingbird
And know that life goes on.

Been inside a coal mine,
Been inside a whale,
Been inside a grief just like a jail...

Listen to the mockingbird
Sing his sweet song,
Listen to the mockingbird
And know that life goes on.

On that morning, dressed in black,
I began my journey back;
Through old cobwebs colors blew,
>From my footsteps shadows flew--

Through these eyes of light now
I begin to know
All good things in time will come and go--

Listen to the mockingbird
Sing his sweet song,
Listen to the mockingbird
And know that life goes on.

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Facts About This Song:

My own contemporary vocal arrangement of a popular love song during the American Civil War It is of 'bitter-sweet' memories of a man whose lover has died..This piece was popular in both North and South and is said to have been one of the Lincoln's favorites

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Old Folks At Home

Lyrics:

In Video

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Facts About Song:

Another Classic by Stephen Collins Foster. This version is featured on my album 'Keeping The Old Songs Alive' Although in Foster's case this is not really necessary as his songs are alive and well albeit with some modifications. This version has a few changes from the original in the true folk tradition.

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Oh, Dem Golden Slippers

Lyrics:

Oh, my golden slippers am laid away
'Cause I don't spect to wear 'em til my wedding day
And my long tailed coat, that I love so well
I will wear up in the chariot in the morn
And my long white robe that I bought last June
I'm goin' to get changed 'cause it fits too soon
And the old grey hoss that I used to drive
I will hitch him to the chariot in the morn

Oh, dem golden slippers
Oh, dem golden slippers
Golden slippers I'se goin' to wear
Because they look so neat
Oh, dem golden slippers
Oh, dem golden slippers
Golden slippers I'se goin' to wear
To walk the golden street

Oh, my old banjo hangs on the wall
'Cause it ain't been tuned since way last fall
But the darks all say we'll have a good time
When we ride up in the chariot in the morn
There's ol' brother Ben and his sister, Luce
They will telegraph the news to uncle Bacco Juice
What a great camp meetin' there will be that day
When we ride up in the chariot in the morn

So, it's good-bye, children I will have to go
Where the rain don't fall and the wind don't blow
And yer ulster coats, why, you will not need
When you ride up in the chariot in the morn
But yer golden slippers must be nice and clean
And yer age must be just sweet sixteen
And yer white kid gloves you will have to wear
When you ride up in the chariot in the morn


Facts About This Song:

James Bland, who was one of few well known black composers in the 1800s, wrote this 'toe-tapper,' Bland wrote over 600 songs in his lifetime. Today, I would wager that less than 10 are played on a regular basis. "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny" was Bland's most popular song.

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I'm Going Back To Dixie

Lyrics:

None Available

Facts About This Song:

This post Civil War song became a minstrel show 'standard.' First published in 1874, this is one of probably little more than 20 American songs composed in the 1870's that remained popular through the next century. American folk music historians have termed the period between 1865 and 1900 as the 'dead zone,' claiming that new and original music had all but ceased to exist. They believe that most 'new' music of the day was simply recycled from the first half of the 1800's

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The Christmas Guest

Lyrics:

It happened one day near December's end
Two neighbors called on an old friend
And they found his shop so meager and lame
Made gay with a thousand bows of green
And Conrad was sittin' with face ashined
When he suddenly stopped as he stiched a twine
And he said "Oh friends at dawn today
When the cock was crowin' the night away
The Lord appeared in a dream to me
And said 'I'm comin' your guest to be.'

So I've been busy with feet astir
And strewin' my shop with branches of fir
The table is spread and the kettle is shined
And over the rafters the holly is twined
Now I'll wait for my Lord to appear
And listen closely so I will hear His step
As He nears my humble place
And I'll open the door and look on His face"
So his friends went home and left Conrad alone
For this was the happiest day he'd known
For long since his family had passed away
And Conrad had spent many a sad Christmas day
But he knew with the Lord as his Christmas guest

This Christmas would be the dearest and best
So he listened with only joy in his heart
And with every sound he would rise with a start
And look for the Lord to be at his door
Like the vision he'd had a few hours before
So he ran to the window after hearin' a sound
But all he could see on the snow-covered ground
Was a shabby begger who's shoes were torn
And all of his clothes were ragged and worn
But Conrad was touched and he went to the door
And he said
"You know, your feet must be frozen and sore
I have some shoes in my shop for you
And a coat that'll keep you warmer too"

So with grateful heart, the man went away
But Conrad noticed the time of day
And wondered what made the Lord so late
And how much longer he'd have to wait
When he heard a knock he ran to the door
But it was only a stranger once more
A bent ol' lady with a shawl of black
With a bundle of kindlin' piled on her back

She asked for only a place to rest
But that was reserved for Conrad's great guest
But her voice seemed to plead "Don't send me away
Let me rest for awhile on Christmas day"
So Conrad brewed her a steamin' cup
And told her to sit at the table and sup
But after she left he was filled with dismay
For he saw that the hours were slippin' away

And the Lord hadn't come as He said He would
And Conrad felt sure he'd misunderstood
When out of the stillness he heard a cry
"Please help me, and tell me where am I!"
So again he opened his friendly door
And stood disappointed as twice before
It was only a child who'd wandered away
And was lost from her family on Christmas day

Again, Conrad's heart was heavy and sad
But he knew he should make the little girl glad
So he called her in and he wiped her tears
And quieted all her childish fears
Then he led her back to her home once more
But as he entered his own darkened door
He knew the Lord was not comin' today
For the hours of Christmas had passed away
So he went to his room and he knelt down to pray
And he said "Dear Lord, why did You delay?
What kept You from comin' to call on me?
For I wanted so much Your Face to see"

When soft in the silence, a voice he heard
"Lift up your head, for I kept my word
Three times my shadow crossed your floor
And three times I came to your lonely door
I was the begger with bruised, cold feet
And I was the woman you gave somethin' to eat
I was the child on the homeless street.
Three times I knocked and three times I came in
And each time I found the warmth of a friend
Of all the gifts love is the best
And I was honored to be your Christmas guest

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Billys Christmas Wish

Lyrics:


The fat man sat on the busy street corner
His white beard and red suit in line
His Ho, Ho brought joy to the childern
For again it was Christmas time.

His belly would shake as he merrily laughed spreading his Christmas joy
I'm Santa come sit on my knee, he'd say
To each little girl and boy

But standing apart from the merry crowd
Stood a lad at about 7 years old
With no coat to cover his bony frame
He was shaky and weak from the cold

He had no shoes to warm his feet
He looked hungry, just skin and bone
But with a look of peace on his humble little face
He just stood there all alone

When Santa saw the boy a sympathy grew
And he said come here to me
He covered the trembling frame with his robe
As he placed the child on his knee

The boy looked up to Santa's eyes with worship for the bearded man
He said my names Billy and I love you sir
Why you're the grandest in all the land
And I didn't mean to be no trouble Santa

He went on trying hard to smile
But I heard you laughing
And I saw the kids and I thought I would just watch for a while
I won't bother you with wanting nothing sir

Cause I already know I been bad
Santa looked down at the poor little ragged boy
And he said son where is your mother and dad
Well my daddy lives in prison Santa

That's what momma says anyhow
They say he shot momma's boyfriend
He's been there a long time now
And me and momma we live with Mr. Brown now

Mom works at the bar every day
Mr. Brown just drinks beer and cusses a lot
Whenever I get in his way
I've been gone agout 4 days now Santa

I've been sleeping in cars that I find
And I know that makes me a bad boy
But you sure been treating me kind
I've been praying for you since I've been big enough Santa

Every Christmas Eve night
And then the next day the kids have all the toys
And I know that you made it alright
And I'm so glad to see them so happy as I go walking along

But my stocking is always empty that's how I know I done wrong
Mr. Brown told me all about it
He said I just ain't no good
And I know he's right cos you never came sir
And I know if I wasn't bad then you would

It's ok son Santa muttered
Such faith he'd not seen in a while
Though a tear was straining to fill his eyes
He looked down at the lad with a smile

Just tell Santa what you'd like son
Anything that you might have in mind
I didn't know where you lived before Billy
But I promise I won't miss you next time

Little Billy's face quickly grew brighter
Such luck he would never have guessed
After thinking a while he finally said
Well sir I might just have one request

Have you ever been to Heaven Santa?
Why I bet you know God as good as you are
Could I just ride up to Jesus' house sir?
If it's not too awful far

He might just let me live there a while
Daddy says he likes little boys
And I wouldn't take too much room sir
I'd just sit in the back with the toys

AndI promise not to be bad Santa
And I could help God do his chores
And he might even let me see Daddy
And I wouldn't be hungry no more

I'm so tired and sleepy now Santa
Said the child as he looked toward the skies
With a sigh he relaxed against Santa's chest
And peacefully closed his eyes

Santa quickly felt for the little boys pulse
Someone please get a doctor he said
But when the ambulance took little Billy away
Everyone know he was dead

The children had grown more solemn
As they listened to the little boy
They were no longer happy and laughing
His story had stolen their joy

They looked to Santa for comfort
He fought for the right words to say
He said now kids don't be sad for Billy
Cos he just went to Heaven today

He wanted to go and live with God
So now everything's alright
Let thoughts of Billy make your hearts be kind
And I'll see you all Christmas Eve night

Merry Christmas everybody
 
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I'd Rather Have Jesus

Lyrics:

  1. I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
    I’d rather be His than have riches untold;
    I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands;
    I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand
    • Refrain:
      Than to be the king of a vast domain
      And be held in sin’s dread sway;
      I’d rather have Jesus than anything
      This world affords today.
  2. I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause;
    I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause;
    I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame;
    I’d rather be true to His holy name
  3. He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom;
    He’s sweeter than honey from out the comb;
    He’s all that my hungering spirit needs;
    I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead
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I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair

Lyrics:

I don't need your rockin' chair
Your Geritol or your Medicare
Well, I still got neon in my vein
This gray hair don't mean a thing

I do my rockin' on the stage
You can't put this possum in a cage
My body's old but it ain't impaired
I don't need your rockin' chair

I ain't ready for the junkyard yet
'Cause I still feel like a new Corvette
It might take a little longer but I'll get there
Well, I don't need your rockin' chair

I don't need your rockin' chair
Your Geritol or your Medicare
Well, I still got neon in my vein
This gray hair don't mean a thing

I do my rockin' on the stage
You can't put this possum in a cage
My body is old but it ain't impaired
I don't need this rockin' chair

Retirement don't fit in my plan
You can keep your seat, I'm a gonna stand
An Eskimo needs a Frigidaire
Like I need your rockin' chair

I don't need your rockin' chair
Your Geritol or your Medicare
Well, I still got neon in my vein
This gray hair don't mean a thing

I do my rockin' on the stage
You can't put this possum in a cage
Yeah, my body's old but it ain't impaired
Well, I don't need your rockin' chair
My body's old but it ain't impaired
I don't need your rockin' chair

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Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?

Lyrics:

You know this old world is full of singers
But just a few are chosen
To tear your heart out when they sing
Imagine life without them
All your, radio heros
Like the outlaw that walks through Jesse's dream.

No, there will never be another
Red-headed stranger
A Man in Black and Folsom Prison Blues
The Okie from Muskogee
Or Hello Darling
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?

Chorus:
Who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna stand that tall
Who's gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who's gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?

God bless the boys from Memphis
Blue Suede Shoes and Elvis
Much too soon he left this world in tears
They tore up the Fifties
Old Jerry Lee and Charlie
And Go Cat Go still echoes through the years.

You know the heart of country music
Still beats in Luke the Drifter
You can tell it when he sang I Saw the Light
Old Marty, Hank and Lefty
Why I can feel them right here with me
On this Silver Eagle rolling through the night.

Chorus:

Who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna stand that tall
Who's gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who's gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?

Yes, I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?...

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God Bless The U.S.A. By Lee Greenwood

Lyrics:

If tomorrow all my things were gone,
I'd worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
With just my children and my wife.

I'd thank my lucky stars,
To be livin' here today.
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
And they can't take that away.

And I'm proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
Who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
Next to you and defend her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

From the lakes of Minnesota,
To the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.

From Detroit down to Houston,
And New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart,
And its time we stand and say.

That I'm proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
Who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
Next to you and defend her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

And I'm proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
Who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
Next to you and defend her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.
 

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Artist: Lee Greenwood
Album: Miscellaneous
Genre: Country

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Daddy's Hands

Lyrics:

Artist: Dunn Holly
Song: Daddy's Hands
Album: Holly Dunn - Milestones: Greatest Hits

I remember Daddy´s hands, folded silently in prayer.
And reaching out to hold me, when I had a nightmare.
You could read quite a story, in the callouses and lines.
Years of work and worry had left their mark behind.
I remember Daddy´s hands, how they held my Mama tight,
And patted my back, for something done right.
There are things that I´ve forgotten, that I loved about the man,
But I´ll always remember the love in Daddy´s hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´.
Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong.
Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle
But I´ve come to understand.
There was always love in Daddy´s hands.

I remember Daddy´s hands, working 'til they bled.
Sacrificed unselfishly, just to keep us all fed.
If I could do things over, I´d live my life again.
And never take for granted the love in Daddy´s hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´.
Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong.
Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle
But I´ve come to understand.
There was always love in Daddy´s hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´.
Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong.
Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle
But I´ve come to understand.
There was always love .....
In Daddy´s hands.

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Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)

Lyrics:

Grandpa
Tell me 'bout the good old days.
Sometimes it feels like
This world's gone crazy.
Grandpa, take me back to yesterday,
Where the line between right and wrong
Didn't seem so hazy.

Did lovers really fall in love to stay
Stand beside each other come what may
was a promise really something people kept,
Not just something they would say
Did families really bow their heads to pray
Did daddies really never go away
Whoa oh Grandpa,
Tell me 'bout the good old days.

[musical interlude]

Grandpa
Everything is changing fast.
We call it progress,
But I just don't know.
And Grandpa, let's wonder back into the past,
And paint me a picture of long ago.

Did lovers really fall in love to stay
Stand beside each other come what may
Was a promise really something people kept,
Not just something they would say and then forget
Did families really bow their heads to pray
Did daddies really never go away
Whoa oh Grandpa,
Tell me 'bout the good old days.

Whoa oh Grandpa,
Tell me 'bout the good ole days.

[Musical interlude]
[Humming]

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Riding With Private Malone

Lyrics:

I was just out of the service thumbing through the classifieds
When an ad that said:"Old Chevy" somehow caught my eye
The lady didn't know the year, or even if it ran
But I had that thousand dollars in my hand

It was way back in the corner of this old ramshackle barn
Thirty years of dust and dirt on that green army tarp
When I pulled the cover off, it took away my breath
What she'd called a Chevy was a sixty six Corvette

I felt a little guilty as I counted out the bills
But what a thrill I got when I sat behind the wheel
I opened up the glove box and that's when I found the note
The date was nineteen-sixty and this is what he wrote:

He said,"My name is Private Andrew Malone"
"If you're reading this, then I didn't make it home"
"But for every dream that's shattered, another one comes true"
"This car was once a dream of mine, now it belongs to you"
"And though you may take her and make her your own"
"You'll always be riding with Private Malone"

Well it didn't take me long at all, I had her running good
I love to hear those horses thunder, underneath her hood
I had her shining lika a diamond and I'd put the rag top down
All the pretty girls would stop and stare as I drove her though town

The buttons on the radio didn't seem to work quite right
But it picked up that oldie show, especially late at night
I'd get the feeling sometimes, if I turned real quick I'd see
A soldier riding shotgun in the seat right next to me

It was a young man named Private Andrew Malone
Who fought for his country and never made it home
But for every dream that's shattered, another one comes true
This car was once a dream of his, back when it was new
He told me to take her and make her my own
And I was proud to be riding with Private Malone

One night it was raining hard, I took the curve too fast
I still don't remember much about that fiery crash
Someone said they thought they saw a soldier pull me out
They didn't get his name but I without a doubt

It was a young man named Private Malone
Who fought for his country and never made it home
But for every dream that's shattered, another one comes true
This car was once a dream of his, back when it was new
I know I wouldn't be here if he hadn't tagged along
That night I was riding with Private Malone
Oh, thank God, I was riding with Private Malone

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Sad Song Teddy Bear By Red Sovine

Lyrics:

I was on the outskirts of a little southern town
Trying to reach my destination before the sun went down
The old CB was blarin' away on Channel 1-9
When there came a little boy's voice on the radio line

And he said, "Breaker 1-9, is anyone there?
Come on back truckers and talk to Teddy Bear"
I keyed the mike and I said, "You got it, Teddy Bear"
And the little boy's voice came back on the air

"Appreciate the breaker who we got on that end"
I told him my handle and then he began
"Though I'm not supposed to bother you fellows out there
Mom says you're busy and for me to stay off the air"

But you see, I get lonely and it helps to talk
'Cause that's about all I can do, I'm crippled and I can't walk
I came back and told him to fire up that mike
And I'd talk to him as long as he'd liked

"This was my dad's radio", the little boy said
But I guess it's mine and mom's now 'cause my daddy's dead
Dad had a wreck about a month ago
He was tryin' to get home in a blinding snow

Mom has to work now to make ends meet
And I'm not much help with my two crippled feet
She says not to worry that we'll make it alright
But I hear her cryin' sometimes late at night

You know there's one thing I want more than anything else to see
Oh, I know you guys are too busy to bother with me
But you see, my dad used to take me for rides when he was home
But I guess that's all over now since my daddy's gone

Not one breaker came on the old CB
As that little crippled boy talked with me
I tried hard to swallow a lump just wouldn't stay down
As I thought about my boy back in Greenville town

Dad was gonna take mom and me with him later on this year
Why I remember him sayin' someday
This old truck will be yours, Teddy Bear
But I know now I'll never get a ride on 18-wheeler again

But this old base'll keep me in touch with all my trucker friends
Teddy Bear's gonna back on out now and leave you alone
'Cause it's about time for mom to come home
But you give me shout when you're passin' through

And I'll surely be happy to come back to you
Well, I came back and I said before you go 10-10
What's your home 20, little CB friend
He gave me his address and I didn't once hesitate

'Cause this hot load of freight would just have to wait
I turned that truck around on a dime
And headed straight for Jackson Street 229
And as I rounded the corner, oh, I got one the heck of a shock

18-wheeler were lined up for three city blocks
I guess every driver for miles around had caught Teddy Bear's call
And that little crippled boy was havin' a ball
For as fast as one driver would carry him in

Another would carry him to his truck and take off again
Well, you better believe I took my turn rifin' Teddy Bear
And then carried him back in and put him down in his chair
And buddy, if I never live to see happiness again

I want you to know I saw it that day in the face of that little man
We took up a collection for him before his mama got home
And each driver said goodbye and then they were all gone
He shook my hand with a mile long grin

And said, "So long trucker, I'll catch you again"
Ah, I hit that interstate with tears in my eyes
I turned on the radio and I got another surprise
Breaker 1-9 came the voice on the air

Just one word of thanks from mama, Teddy Bear
We wish each and everyone a special prayer for you
'Cause you just made my little boy's dream come true
I'll sign off now before I start to cry

May God ride with you 10-4 and goodbye

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Your Teddy Bear By Elvis Presley

Lyrics:

(words & music by mann-low)

Baby let me be,
Your lovin' teddy bear
Put a chain around my neck,
And lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

I don't wanna be a tiger
Cause tigers play too rough
I don't wanna be a lion
Cause lions ain't the kind
You love enough.
Just wanna be, your teddy bear
Put a chain around my neck
And lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

Baby let me be, around you every night
Run your fingers through my hair,
And cuddle me real tight

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The Teddy Bear Song

Lyrics:

I wish I had button eyes and a red felt nose
Shaggy cotton skin and just one set of clothes
Sittin' on a shelf in a local department store
With no dreams to dream and nothin' to be sorry for
I wish I was a teddy bear
Not livin' or lovin' nor goin' nowhere
I wish I was a teddy bear
And I'm wishin' that I hadn't fallen in love with you
I wish I had a wooden heart and a sawdust mind
Then your memory wouldn't come around hurtin' all the time
I'd have a sewed-on smile and a painted twinkle in my eye
And I never would have ever had to learn how to cry
I wish I was a teddy bear
Not livin' or lovin' nor goin' nowhere
I wish I was a teddy bear
And I'm wishin' that I hadn't fallen in love with you
I wish I had a string you could pull to make me say
Hi, I'm Teddy, ain't it a lovely day?
Then I'd know every time I spoke the words were right
And no would know the mess I made of my life
I wish I was a teddy bear
Not livin' or lovin' nor goin' nowhere
I wish I was a teddy bear
And I'm wishin' that I hadn't fallen in love with you
And I'm wishin' that I hadn't fallen in love with you

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Hound Dog

Lyrics:

(Words & music by Jerry Leiber - Mike Stoller)
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin all the time.
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time.
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit
And you ain't no friend of mine.

When they said you was high classed,
Well, that was just a lie.
When they said you was high classed,
Well, that was just a lie.
You ain't never caught a rabbit
And you ain't no friend of mine.

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Lyrics | Elvis Presley lyrics - Hound Dog lyrics

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Yakety Yak

Lyrics:

Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no spendin' cash
If you don't scrub that kitchen floor
You ain't gonna rock and roll no more
Yakety yak
(Don't talk back)

Just finish cleanin' up your room
Let's see that dust fly with that broom
Get all that garbage out of sight
Or you don't go out Friday night
Yakety yak
(Don't talk back)

You just put on your coat and hat
And walk yourself to the laundromat
And when you finish doin' that
Bring in the dog and put out the cat
Yakety yak
(Don't talk back)

Don't you give me no dirty looks
Your father's hip, he knows what cooks
Just tell your hoodlum friend outside
You ain't got time to take a ride
Yakety yak
(Don't talk back)

Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak


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About The Song:
This was written by the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who had written Elvis Presley's hits "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock." "Yakety Yak" was one of several hits they wrote for The Coasters. In the song, a kid is being scolded by his parents for not doing his chores. There are lots of social implications that can be read into this song, which was written by 2 Jewish men and sung by a black vocal group. In the book The History of Rock, Bill Millar writes: "The Coasters were clearly irreverent and opposed institutions that white adults held in high esteem. Authority, parents, fidelity, hard work, piety and the suppression of risky pleasures were questioned with a blood and subversive wit. Jews (Leiber and Stoller) and Southern blacks (the Coasters) were expected to show gratitude towards the system. Instead they stood up and criticized it, a theme that can be recognized in almost all their songs."
 
King Curtis, who recorded as a solo artist for Atlantic Records in the '60's, played the famous saxophone solo. In 1963, Boots Randolph used this song as the basis for his instrumental "Yakety Sax."
 
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The Mean Kitty Song

Lyrics:

I got this little kitty about 2 months back
He was the nicest little kitty, now a pain in my crack
This little kitty is a ninja, always stalking my feet
This little kitty is a warrior you know what I mean

He's an evil little kitty look what he did to my hand
Tries to get in trouble in any way that he can
I could give this cat a toy, but he'd rather have the wrapper
And I will always give him water, but he still drinks from the crapper

You could lock him in a closet and he just won't care
Kitty chews on my shoes and he licks my hair
Always scratching on my favorite chair and jumping on the couch
Playing in the window sills and tearing through the house

He's so full of energy and easily amused
Kitty will attack anything that moves
Causing trouble, starting battles just so he could be a little part of
He's a meanest little kitty so we named him Sparta

Hey little Sparta what is with all the fight
little bitty kitty wanna bite bite bite
Hey little Sparta what is with all the fight
little bitty kitty wanna bite bite bite
Hey little Sparta what is with all the fight
little bitty kitty wanna bite bite bite
Hey little Sparta what is with all the fight
little bitty kitty wanna bite

Where'd you go
Are you stalking me?
Are you under the couch, quite possibly
Ears laid back so you don't get caught
Ready to pounce my leg with everything that you got

I know you're probably watching me from across the room
Concentrating contemplating on attacking me soon
You're not invisible kitty, I'm gonna find you first
Come out come out before I make things worse

I've seen where you hide and I know where you've been
Hey kitty why don't you give in
Even if you try to sneak up on me, I'm prepared
Cause I've got my safety gear on and I'm not scared

I think I hear a kitty cat under the bed
I know your making noises just to mess with my head
You can stalk me all you want, but I'm not your pray
cause you always seem to find me first, but not today

Hey little Sparta what is with all the fight
little bitty kitty wanna bite bite bite
Hey little Sparta what is with all the fight
little bitty kitty wanna bite bite bite
Hey little Sparta what is with all the fight
little bitty kitty wanna bite bite bite
Hey little Sparta what is with all the fight
Come on out, I'm gonna get you now

I've got 'em cornered
And now he's mine
He's not gonna get away this time
I'll snatch him up fast before he can blink and then...
Aw man! He's asleep in the sink

What is with this cat? I'm confused
He's got a bed, but it's never been used
In every waking moment, kitty's out for the fight
Then [fart] next minute kitty's out like a light

How could I let this creature live inside of my home
I gotta keep an eye on him when I'm on the phone
I'm a little afraid to leave this cat all alone
This kitty may destroy everything that I own

Look at him now, I kinda feel bad
He's the best little cat that I've had
And the one big thing I forgot to mention, was that
He wasn't fighting, he just wanted attention

Hey little Sparta what is with all the fight
little bitty kitty wanna bite bite bite
Hey little Sparta what is with all the fight
little bitty kitty wanna bite bite bite
Hey little Sparta what is with all the fight
little bitty kitty wanna bite bite bite
Hey little Sparta what is with all the fight
showing love, that's all this kitty does
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Music / Lyrics / Directed / Filmed / Edited by:
Cory "Mr. Safety" Williams

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Charlie Brown

Lyrics:

Fe-fe, fi-fi, fo-fo, fum
I smell smoke in the auditorium
Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown
He's a clown, that Charlie Brown
He's gonna get caught
Just you wait and see
(Why's everybody always pickin' on me)

That's him on his knees
I know that's him
Yeah, from 7 come 11
Down in the boys' gym
Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown
He's a clown, that Charlie Brown
He's gonna get caught
Just you wait and see
(Why's everybody always pickin' on me)

Who's always writing on the wall
Who's always goofing in the hall
Who's always throwing spit balls
Guess who (who, me) yeah, you
Who walks in the classroom, cool and slow

Who calls the English teacher, Daddy-O

Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown
He's a clown, that Charlie Brown
He's gonna get caught
Just you wait and see
(Why's everybody always pickin' on me)

[Instrumental Interlude]
Who walks in the classroom, cool and slow
Who calls the English teacher, Daddy-O
Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown
He's a clown, that Charlie Brown
He's gonna get caught
Just you wait and see
(Why's everybody always pickin' on me)

Artist: THE COASTERS

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About This Song: Like most Coaster's songs, this was written by the songwriting team of Leiber And Stoller. They wrote hits for many artists, including Elvis Presley, The Drifters, and Ben E. King. The songs they wrote for The Coasters were usually more comical.

Leiber and Stoller made up the story of Charlie Brown, a kid who is always getting in trouble and wonders why everyone's always picking on him. It has nothing to do with the character in The Peanuts comic strip. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2)
 
Jerry Leiber, of Leiber and Stoller fame, reports that the phrase "He's a clown, that Charlie Brown" occurred to him after a long creative dry spell. Their previous Coasters hit was "Yakety Yak," which almost wrote itself when Mike Stoller was fooling around on the piano and Leiber yelled from the kitchen, "Take out the papers and the trash!"
 
For "Charlie Brown," Mike Stoller already had a melody written, to which the lyrics were fitted.
n the book Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography, Mike Stoller tells of the fascinating character that was Cornell Gunter: "...you wouldn't exactly call Cornell macho. The minute he opened his mouth, you knew he was gay. He had a queenly elocution and, in fact, did a dead-on imitation of the Queen of the Blues, Dinah Washington, too." You can hear this slight lisp in the line "Why is everybody always picking on me?" In spite of this, he had an 18-inch neck, considerable strength, and once threw an assailant over a pickup truck!
 
This song was also played and referenced in the Robin Williams film Jack, including a parody of the tagline when Bill Cosby (playing Jack's teacher) exclaims "Why is everybody always falling on me?" after their tree house crashes to the ground.
 
The BBC banned this song because of the bad behavior Charlie Brown demonstrated, especially throwing spitballs. This ban was soon lifted.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor (the Statue of Liberty Song)

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Lyrics:

Set to music by Mrs. Barbara Silberg, founder and director of the West Los Angeles Chilren's Choir
Lyrics from the inscription on the Statue of Liberty
 
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning,
And her name, Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome;
Her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor
That twin cities frame.
"Keep, Ancient Lands, your storied pomp!"
Cries she with silent lips.
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

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Taps

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Lyrics:

© Pennsylvania Military College
 
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise, for our days,
'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Sun has set, shadows come,
Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
Always true to the promise that they made.

While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.

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This Land is Your Land

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Lyrics:

Chorus:
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me
As I was walking a ribbon of highway
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me a golden valley
This land was made for you and me
Chorus
I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me
Chorus
The sun comes shining as I was strolling
The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
The fog was lifting a voice come chanting
This land was made for you and me
Chorus
As I was walkin' - I saw a sign there
And that sign said - no tress passin'
But on the other side .... it didn't say nothin!
Now that side was made for you and me!
Chorus
In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple
Near the relief office - I see my people
And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin'
If this land's still made for you and me.
Chorus (2x)

words and music by Woody Guthrie
©1956 (renewed 1984), 1958 (renewed 1986) and 1970 TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)  


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Pick A Bale Of Cotton

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Lyrics:

We’re gonna jump down turn around

pick a bale of cotton,

jump down turn around pick a bale a day.

Jump down turn around

pick a bale of cotton,

jump down turn around pick a bale a day.


I’m gonna get on my knees and

pick a bale of cotton,

get on my knees and pick a bale a day.

Get on my knees and

pick a bale of cotton,

get on my knees and pick a bale a day.


I’m gonna jump jump down and

pick a bale of cotton,

Jump jump down and pick a bale a day.

jump jump down and

pick a bale of cotton,

Jump jump down and pick a bale a day.


We’re gonna pick, pick, pick, pick,

pick a bale of cotton,

pick, pick, pick, pick, pick a bale a day.

Pick, pick, pick, pick,

pick a bale of cotton,

pick, pick, pick, pick, pick a bale a day.


We’re gonna jump down turn around

pick a bale of cotton,

jump down turn around pick a bale a day.

Jump down turn around

pick a bale of cotton,

jump down turn around pick a bale a day.


We’re gonna jump down turn around

pick a bale of cotton,

jump down turn around pick a bale a day.


We’re gonna jump down turn around

pick a bale of cotton,

jump down turn around pick a bale a day.

Jump down turn around

pick a bale of cotton,

jump down turn around pick a bale a day.


Well, me and my papy gonna

pick a bale of cotton,

 

me and my papy gonna pick a bale a day.

Me and my papy gonna

pick a bale of cotton,

me and my papy gonna pick a bale a day.


Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.

Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.

A little bit of speed.


Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.

Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.

And more speed.


Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.

Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.


Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.

Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.


Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.

Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.


Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.

Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.


Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.

Hey, Lordie pick a bale of cotton,

hey, Lordie pick a bale a day.


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