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Thursday, August 7, 2014

I Can't Stop Loving You

Lyrics:

Sung By: Ray Charles
  • (I can't stop loving you)
    I've made up my mind
    To live in memory of the lonesome times
    (I can't stop wanting you)
    It's useless to say
    So I'll just live my life in dreams of yesterday
    (Dreams of yesterday)
     
  • Those happy hours that we once knew
    Tho' long ago, they still make me blue
    They say that time heals a broken heart
    But time has stood still since we've been apart
     
  • (I can't stop loving you)
    I've made up my mind
    To live in memories of the lonesome times
    (I can't stop wanting you)
    It's useless to say
    So I'll just live my life in dreams of yesterday
     
  • (Those happy hours)
    Those happy hours
    (That we once knew)
    That we once knew
    (Tho' long ago)
    Tho' long ago
    (Still make me blue)
    Still ma-a-a-ake me blue
    (They say that time)
    They say that time
    (Heals a broken heart)
    Heals a broken heart
    (But time has stood still)
    Time has stood still
    (Since we've been apart)
    Since we've been apart
     
  • (I can't stop loving you)
    I said I made up my mind
    To live in memory of the lonesome times
     
  • (I can't stop wanting you)
    It's useless to say
    So I'll just live my life of dreams of yesterday
    (Of yesterday)
Songwriters: GIBSON, DON
 
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Silver Wings

Lyrics:

Silver wings
Shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines
Headed somewhere in flight
They're taking you away
And leaving me lonely
Silver wings
Slowly fading out of sight

Don't leave me I cry
Don't take that airplane ride
But you've locked me out of your mind
And left me standing here behind

Silver wings
Shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines
Headed somewhere in flight
They're taking you away
And leaving me lonely
Silver wings
Slowly fading out of sight

(Instrumental)

Silver wings
Shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines
Headed somewhere in flight
They're taking you away
And leaving me lonely
Silver wings
Slowly fading out of sight

Slowly fading out of sight...(fades)

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Take This Job And Shove It

Lyrics:

  • Take this job and shove it
    I ain't working here no more
    My woman done left and took all the reasons
    I was working for
    You better not try to stand in my way
    'Cause I'm walkin' out the door
    Take this job and shove it
    I ain't working here no more
     
  • I been workin' in this factory
    For nigh on fifteen years
    All this time I watched my woman
    Drownin' in a pool of tears
    And I've seen a lot of good folks die
    That had a lot of bills to pay
    I'd give the shirt right offa' my back
    If I had the guts to say
     
  • Take this job and shove it
    I ain't working here no more
    My woman done left and took all the reasons
    I was workin' for
    You better not try to stand in my way
    'Cause I'm walkin' out the door
    Take this job and shove it
    I ain't workin' here no more
     
  • Well that foreman, he's a regular dog
    The line boss, he's a fool
    Got a brand new flattop haircut
    Lord, he thinks he's cool
     
  • One of these days I'm gonna' blow my top
    And that sucker, he's gonna' pay
    Lord I can't wait to see their faces
    When I get the nerve to say
     
  • Take this job and shove it
    I ain't working here no more
    My woman done left and took all the reasons
    I was workin for
    You better not try to stand in my way
    'Cause I'm walkin' out the door
    Take this job and shove it
    I ain't workin' here no more
     
  • Take this job and shove it
Songwriters: COE, DAVID ALLAN
 
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Don't Be Angry

Lyrics:

Don't be angry with me darling if I fail to understand
All your little whims and wishes all the time
Just remember that I'm dumb I guess like any foolish man
And my head stays sorta foggy 'cause you're mine.

Well, I recall the first time that I flirted with you dear
When I jokingly said come and be my bride
Now the time has turned the pages it's the sweetest joke on earth
That I have you dear forever by my side.

--- Instrumental ---

Maybe someday you're gonna hurt me I've been hurting of before
Only God can know and time alone will tell
But in the mean time I'll be loving you with all my heart and soul
And pray God to let it last if it's his will.

So don't be angry with me darling if I fail to understand
All your little whims and wishes all the time
Just remember that I'm dumb I guess like any foolish man
And my head stays sorta foggy 'cause you're mine...

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Stand By Your Man

Lyrics:

  • Sometimes it's hard to be a woman
    Giving all your love to just one man
    You'll have bad times
    And he'll have good times,
    Doin' things that you don't understand
     
  • But if you love him you'll forgive him,
    Even though he's hard to understand
    And if you love him oh be proud of him,
    'cause after all he's just a man
     
  • Stand by your man,
    Give him two arms to cling to,
    And something warm to come to
    When nights are cold and lonely
     
  • Stand by your man,
    And show the world you love him
    Keep giving all the love you can
    Stand by your man
     
  • Stand by your man,
    And show the world you love him
    Keep giving all the love you can
    Stand by your man
Songwriters: Wynette, Tammy / Sherrill, Billy
 
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Is There Something On Your Mind

Lyrics:

There's something on your mind, why don't you tell me?
You act as though your heart is miles away.
I speak to you but you don't even hear me.
Don't be unkind: is there something on your mind?

You look at me with eyes that never see me.
You're watching memories down in your heart.
Is there someone from the past you can't forget, dear?
Don't be unkind: is there something on your mind?

Instrumental.

Even though you tried your best to love me,
I know I can't compete with memories.
So tell me now, before the vows are spoken.
While there's still time, is there something on your mind?

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Raining In My Heart

Lyrics:

The sun is out, the sky is blue, there's not a cloud to spoil the view but it's raining, raining in my heart
The weather man says clear today, he doesn't know you've gone away and it's raining, raining in my heart
Oh, misery, misery, what's gonna become of me?
I tell my blues they mustn't show but soon these tears are bound to flow, 'cause it's raining, raining in my heart

But it's raining, raining in my heart

And it's raining, raining in my heart
Oh, misery, misery, what's gonna become of me?
I tell my blues they mustn't show but soon these tears are bound to flow, 'cause it's raining, raining in my heart
Raining in my heart, raining in my heart

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Stuck In The Middle With You

Lyrics:

  • Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
    I got the feeling that something ain't right,
    I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
    And I'm wondering how I'll get down the 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 from my face,
    Losing control, yeah, I'm all over the place,
    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, they all come crawlin,
    Slap you on the back and say,
    Please, please
     
  • Trying to make some sense of it all,
    But I can see that it makes no sense at all,
    Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor,
    'Cause I don't think that I can take anymore
    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, they all come crawlin,
    Slap you on the back and say,
    Please, please
     
  • Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
    I got the feeling that something ain't right,
    I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
    And I'm wondering how I'll get down the 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,
    Stuck in the middle with you, here I am stuck in the middle with you.
     
    Songwriters: HOMME, JOSH / HUGHES, JESSE
     
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Wasted Days And Wasted Nights

Lyrics:

Sang by: Freddy Fender
  • Wasted days and wasted nights,
    I have left for you behind
    For you don't belong to me,
    Your heart belongs to someone else.
     
  • Why should I keep loving you,
    When I know that you're not true?
    And why should I call your name,
    When you're to blame
    For making me blue?
     
  • Don't you remember the day,
    That you went away and left me?
    I was so lonely,
    Prayed for you only,
    My love.
     
  • Why should I keep loving you,
    When I know that you're not true?
    And why should I call your name,
    When you're to blame
    For making me blue?
     
  • Don't you remember the day,
    That you went away and left me?
    I was so lonely,
    Prayed for you only,
    My love.
     
  • Wasted days and wasted nights,
    I have left for you behind
    For you don't belong to me,
    Your heart belongs to someone else.
     
  • Why should I keep loving you,
    When I know that you're not true?
    And why should I call your name,
    When you're to blame
    For making me blue?
Songwriters: KRISTOFFERSON, KRISTOFFER
 
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Letter To Heaven

Lyrics:

An old man was sitting at his table one day
Writing a letter to pass time away
His little granddaughter climbed up on his knee
Saying won't you please write a letter for me
Oh what must I say in this letter I pray
Tell mommy I miss her since she went away
I coming to see her real soon I hope
He choked back a big lump that rose in his throat

Tell mommy I love her the little girl said
I pray every evening before I go to bed
That god up in heaven will answer my prayers
And take me to live with my mommy up their

He sealed it and wrote on that big envelope
To God up in heaven you'll get it I hope
He stamped it and handed it to her to mail
Her big eyes were shining her little face pale

She was crossing the street to the box o'er the way
And when she stepped out never looked either way
A big auto hit her and sped away fast
The little girls prayers had been answered at last

The postman was passing and picked up the note
Addressed to the Master and these words he spoke
Straight up into heaven this letter did go
She's happy up there with her mommy I know

Sang by: Dolly Parton

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Keep In The Middle Of The Road

Lyrics:

Children, keep in the middle of the road
Children, keep in the middle of the road
Don't you look to the right
Don't you look to the left
Just keep in the middle of the road.

I hear those angels a calling loud
Keep in the middle of the road
They's a standin' there in a great big crowd
Keep in the middle of the road.

Chorus:

Then children, keep in the middle of the road
Children, keep in the middle of the road
Don't you look to the right
Don't you look to the left
Just keep in the middle of the road
In the middle of the road
In the middle of the road.


I can see them standing around a big white gate
We must travel along before it gets too late
For it ain't no use for to sit down and wait
Just keep in the middle of the road.

Chorus:

Then children, keep in the middle of the road
Children, keep in the middle of the road
Don't you look to the right
Don't you look to the left
Just keep in the middle of the road
In the middle of the road
In the middle of the road.


I ain't got time for to stop and talk
Keep in the middle of the road
'Cause the road is long and it's hard for to walk
Keep in the middle of the road.

Chorus:

Then children, keep in the middle of the road
Children, keep in the middle of the road
Don't you look to the right
Don't you look to the left
Just keep in the middle of the road
In the middle of the road
In the middle of the road.


I'll fix my eye on the golden stair
And I'll keep on a goin' till I get there
Cause my head am bound that crown for to wear
Just keep in the middle of the road.

Chorus:

Then children, keep in the middle of the road
Children, keep in the middle of the road
Don't you look to the right
Don't you look to the left
Just keep in the middle of the road
In the middle of the road
In the middle of the road.


When your feet get tired and your song don't sing
Don't look at the world full of sinful things
Don't lay down in the road for to die
Put on your wings and get up and fly.

Chorus:

Then children, keep in the middle of the road
Children, keep in the middle of the road
Don't you look to the right
Don't you look to the left
Just keep in the middle of the road
In the middle of the road
In the middle of the road.


"Keep In The Middle Of The Road" is a traditional African-American Gospel song.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Ain't No Sunshine

Lyrics:

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone.
It's not warm when she's away.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And she's always gone too long anytime she goes away.

Wonder this time where she's gone,
Wonder if she's gone to stay
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home anytime she goes away.

And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know

Hey, I ought to leave the young thing alone,
But ain't no sunshine when she's gone,
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone, only darkness everyday.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone,
And this house just ain't no home anytime she goes away.

Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.

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Stuck In The Middle With You

Lyrics:

  • Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
    I got the feeling that something ain't right,
    I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
    And I'm wondering how I'll get down the 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 from my face,
    Losing control, yeah, I'm all over the place,
    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, they all come crawlin,
    Slap you on the back and say,
    Please, please
     
  • Trying to make some sense of it all,
    But I can see that it makes no sense at all,
    Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor,
    'Cause I don't think that I can take anymore
    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, they all come crawlin,
    Slap you on the back and say,
    Please, please
     
  • Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
    I got the feeling that something ain't right,
    I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
    And I'm wondering how I'll get down the 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,
    Stuck in the middle with you, here I am stuck in the middle with you
Songwriters: HOMME, JOSH / HUGHES, JESSE
 
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"Stuck in the Middle With You" or, as originally titled, "Stuck in the Middle", is a song by Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty and performed by their band Stealers Wheel.

Stuck in the Middle With You was released on Stealers Wheel's 1972 self-titled debut album Stealers Wheel. The single sold over one million copies, eventually peaking in 1973 at #6 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and #8 in the UK Singles Chart.

Stealers Wheel is a Scottish folk rock/rock band formed in Paisley, Renfrewshire in 1972 by former school friends Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty. The band broke up in 1975 and was re-formed in 2008.

Rafferty and Egan first met when they were teenagers in Paisley and they became the core of Stealers Wheel. In the early 1970s, the band was considered to be the British version of American folk/rock super group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. They were initially joined by Roger Brown, Rab Noakes and Ian Campbell in 1972. However, that line-up only lasted a few months and by the time the band was signed to A&M Records later that same year, Brown, Noakes and Campbell had been replaced by Paul Pilnick, Tony Williams and Rod Coombes. This line-up recorded their eponymous debut album, Stealers Wheel and was produced by the influential American songwriters and producers Leiber & Stoller. The album was a critical and commercial success reaching number fifty in the US album charts, with their million selling hit single "Stuck in the Middle", coming from the album.

By the time the first album was released Rafferty had left the band to be replaced by Luther Grosvenor, who remained with the band for much of 1973 on tour. DeLisle Harper also replaced Tony Williams on tour. The single reached number six in the USA and number eight in the UK in 1973, and sold over one million copies worldwide, and with the album also selling well, Rafferty was persuaded to return. However, Grosvenor, Coombes and Pilnick all left the band. With so many changes in the band's line-up they officially became a duo, with backing musicians as needed on tour and in the studio. Later in 1973 the single "Everyone's Agreed That Everything Will Turn Out Fine" (which is different from the version on their albums and all subsequent CDs) had modest chart success and in 1974 the single "Star" reached the top thirty of both the UK and US charts.

A second album Ferguslie Park was released in 1974, with the duo backed up by nine backing musicians. The album, named after an area of Paisley, only just reached the top 200 in the USA and was a commercial failure. With increasing tension between Rafferty and Egan they could not agree on which studio musicians to use on the third album, and with Leiber & Stoller also having business problems, Stealers Wheel disappeared for eighteen months. By the time the album Right Or Wrong was released in 1975, Stealers Wheel had ceased to exist. The last album, because of disagreements and managerial problems, was produced by Mentor Williams. All three albums had particularly striking, slightly surrealist sleeve designs by artist John Byrne.
After 1975 the group was hardly known and the two last single releases faded away in the charts. Both Rafferty and Egan recorded songs which included lyrics referring to the acrimonious history of Stealers Wheel and a Best of Stealers Wheel album was released in 1990. In 1992 director Quentin Tarantino used the track "Stuck in the Middle" in the soundtrack of his debut film Reservoir Dogs, bringing new attention to the band. And in September 2001 a dance version of Stuck in the Middle was a UK Top 10 hit for Louise in September, 2001, with a music video that drew heavily on the original song's appearance in the soundtrack of Reservoir Dogs.

All three albums have been unavailable for a number of years, although in 2004 and 2005 the British independent label Lemon Recordings, of Cherry Red, re-released them with remastered sound and new liner-notes.

After being contacted by iTunes and K-tel records in California, Tony Williams re-formed Stealers Wheel in Blackpool in 2008 with two other original band members, Rod Coombes and Paul Pilnick together with locally based musician and songwriter Tony Mitchell. On 10 November 2008 they started filming a music video for a re-release of "Stuck in the Middle" on the Fylde coast. They also began writing songs for a new album to be released in 2009, although they have no plans to go on tour. Luther Grosvenor has expressed his interest in joining the band should they tour.
 
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Poison Ivy

Lyrics:

Thought by some to not be about a plant at all
But rather a young lady with a social disease

She comes on like a rose but everybody knows
She'll get you in Dutch
You can look but you better not touch

Poison ivy, poison ivy
Late at night while you're sleepin'
Poison ivy comes creepin', around

She's pretty as a daisy
But look out man she's crazy
She'll really do you in
If you let her under your skin

Poison ivy, poison ivy
Late at night while you're sleepin'
Poison ivy comes creepin', around

Measles make you bumpy
And mumps'll make you lumpy
And chicken pox'll make you jump and twitch

A common cold'll fool ya
And whooping cough can cool ya
But poison ivy, Lord'll make you itch

You're gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion
You'll be scratchin' like a hound
The minute you start to mess around

Poison ivy, poison ivy
Late at night while you're sleepin'
Poison ivy comes creepin', around

Measles make you bumpy
And mumps'll make you lumpy
And chicken pox'll make you jump and twitch

A common cold'll fool ya
And whooping cough can cool ya
But poison ivy, Lord'll make you itch

You're gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion
You'll be scratchin' like a hound
The minute you start to mess around

Poison ivy, poison ivy
Late at night while you're sleepin'
Poison ivy comes creepin', around

La da la da la da
La da la da la da
La da la da la da
La da la da la da

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Along Came Jones

Lyrics:

I plopped down in my easy chair and turned on Channel 2
A bad gunslinger called Salty Sam was chasin' poor Sweet Sue
He trapped her in the old sawmill and said with an evil laugh,
"If you don't give me the deed to your ranch
I'll saw you all in half!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He turned on the bandsaw (and then, and then...!)

[Chorus:]
And then along came Jones
Tall thin Jones
Slow-walkin' Jones
Slow-talkin' Jones
Along came long, lean, lanky Jones

Commercial came on, so I got up to get myself a snack
You should've seen what was goin' on by the time that I got back
Down in the old abandoned mine, Sweet Sue was havin' fits
That villain said, "Give me the deed to your ranch
Or I'll blow you all to bits!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He lit the fuse to the dynamite (and then, and then...!)

[Chorus]

I got so bugged I turned it off and turned on another show
But there was the same old shoot-'em-up and the same old rodeo
Salty Sam was tryin' to stuff Sweet Sue in a burlap sack
He said, "If you don't give me the deed to your ranch
I'm gonna throw you on the railroad tracks!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He threw her on the railroad tracks (and then)
A train started comin' (and then, and then...!)

[Chorus]

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Get An Ugly Girl To Marry You

Lyrics:

Chorus:

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life,
Never make a pretty woman your wife.
So from my personal point of view,
Get an ugly girl to marry you.

Chorus

A pretty woman makes her husband look small,
And very often causes his downfall.
As soon as he marries her, then she starts,
To do the things that will break his heart.

But if you make an ugly woman your wife,
You'll be happy for the rest of your life.
An ugly woman cooks meals all the time,
She'll always give you peace of mind.

Chorus

Don't let your friends say you have no taste,
Go ahead and marry anyway.
Her face is ugly, her eyes don't match.
Take it from me, she's a better catch.

Chorus

Say, man?
Hey baby!
I saw your wife the other day.
Yeah?
Yeah, and she's sure is ugly. Ha!
Yeah, she's ugly, but she sure can cook, baby!
Yeah, alright.
Unfortunately, she has acne.
That's a shame, baby.
Yeah, baby.

Chorus x3

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"Rama-Lama-Ding-Dong"

Lyrics:

Oh oh oh oh
I got a girl named Rama Lama, Rama Lama Ding Dong
She's everything to me
Rama Lama, Rama Lama Ding Dong
I'll never set her free
For she's mine, all mine
Oh oh oh oh
I got a girl named Rama Lama, Rama Lama Ding Dong,
She's fine to me,
Rama Lama, Rama Lama Ding Dong
You don't believe that she's mine, all mine
I love her,
Love her, love her so.
That I'll never, never let her go.
You may be certain she's mine, all mine,
She's mine all of the time.
Oh I got a girl named Rama Lama, Rama Lama Ding Dong
She's everything to me
Rama Lama, Rama Lama Ding Dong
I'll never set her free
For she's mine, all mine

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Who Put The Bomp?

Lyrics:

  • I'd like to thank the guy
    Who wrote the song
    That made my baby
    Fall in love with me
  • Who put the bomp
    In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
    Who put the ram
    In the rama lama ding dong?
    Who put the bop
    In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
    Who put the dip
    In the dip da dip da dip?
    Who was that man?
    I'd like to shake his hand
    He made my baby
    Fall in love with me (yeah!!)
  • When my baby heard
    "Bomp bah bah bomp "
    "Bah bomp bah bomp bah bomp bomp"
    Every word went right into her heart
    And when she heard them singin'
    "Rama lama lama lama"
    "Rama ding dong"
    She said we'd never have to part
    So
  • Who put the bomp
    In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
    Who put the ram
    In the rama lama ding dong?
    Who put the bop
    In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
    Who put the dip
    In the dip da dip da dip?
    Who was that man?
    I'd like to shake his hand
    He made my baby
    Fall in love with me (yeah!!)
  • Each time that we're alone
    Boogity boogity boogity
    Boogity boogity boogity shoo
    Sets my baby's heart all aglow
    And every time we dance to
    Dip da dip da dip
    Dip da dip da dip
    She always says she loves me so
    So
  • Who put the bomp
    In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
    Who put the ram
    In the rama lama ding dong?
    Who put the bop
    In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
    Who put the dip
    In the dip da dip da dip?
    Who was that man?
    I'd like to shake his hand
    He made my baby
    Fall in love with me (yeah!!)
Songwriters: MANN, BARRY/GOFFIN, GERRY
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The single debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 on August 7, 1961, and remained for twelve weeks, peaking at # 7[3]. Mann's version did not chart in the UK, though a cover version by the Viscounts reached # 21 there in September, 1961, and another version by Showaddywaddy charted at # 37 in August, 1982.

"Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" is a Doo-wop style hit song from 1961 co-written (with Gerry Goffin) and recorded by Barry Mann. He was backed up by The Halos, who had previously backed up Curtis Lee on the song "Pretty Little Angel Eyes". The song was originally released as a single on the ABC-Paramount label (10237).

In this song, Mann sings about the frequent use of nonsense lyrics in Doo-Wop music, and how his girl fell in love with him after listening to several of such songs.

Examples of the type of song referred to include the Marcels' version of "Blue Moon" (in which they sing "Bomp bomp ba bomp, ba bomp ba bomp bomp" and "dip-de-dip-de-dip") and the Edsels' "Rama-Lama-Ding-Dong", both of which charted earlier the same year.

The song inspired the title of a music magazine, called "Who Put the Bomp".

The song fits into the category of "self-referential" songs. Rock songs are often about rock (We're gonna rock around the clock), reggae songs about reggae, rap songs about rap, etc. In this particular song that aspect is accentuated by the fact that Mann is a songwriter singing about songwriters.

It is also an ironic, lightly self-mocking song. This is a frequent phenomenon in popular music, M's "Pop Muzik" being an example.
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Does Your Chewing Gum Lose it's Flavour?

Lyrics:

Oh-me, oh-my, oh-you
Whatever shall I do
Hallelujah, the question is peculiar
I'd give a lot of dough
If only I could know
The answer to my question
Is it yes or is it no

Does your chewing gum lose its flavor
On the bedpost overnight
If your mother says don't chew it
Do you swallow it in spite
Can you catch it on your tonsils
Can you heave it left and right
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor
On the bedpost overnight

Here comes a blushing bride
The groom is by her side
Up to the altar
Just as steady as Gibraltar
Why, the groom has got the ring
And it's such a pretty thing
But as he slips it on her finger
The choir begins to sing

Does your chewing gum lose its flavor
On the bedpost overnight
If your mother says don't chew it
Do you swallow it in spite
Can you catch it on your tonsils
Can you heave it left and right
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor
On the bedpost overnight

Now the nation rise is one
To send their only son
Up to the White House
Yes, the nation's only White House
To voice their discontent
Unto the Pres-I-dent
They pawn the burning question
What has swept this continent

[Lonnie speaks:]
If tin whistles are made of tin
What do they make fog horns out of
Boom, boom

Does your chewing gum lose its flavor
On the bedpost overnight
If your mother says don't chew it
Do you swallow it in spite
Can you catch it on your tonsils
Can you heave it left and right
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor
On the bedpost overnight

On the bedpost overnight

[Man:]
Hello there, I love you and the one who holds you tight

[Lonnie:]
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Sat'day night
On the bedpost overnight

[Man:]
A dollar is a dollar and a dime is a dime

[Lonnie:]
He's singin' out the chorus
But he hasn't got the time
On the bedpost overnight, yeah

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The Little Nash Rambler

Lyrics:

[Very slowly]

Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep
While riding in my Cadillac
What to my surprise
A little Nash Rambler was following me
About one third my size
The guy musta wanted to pass me up
As he kept on tooting his horn
I'll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep

[Slowly]

I pushed my foot down to the floor
To give the guy the shake
But the little Nash Rambler stayed right behind
He still had on his brake
He musta thought his car had more guts
As he kept on tooting his horn (beep beep)
I'll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep

[Normal speed]

My car went into passing gear
And we took off with gust (whoosh)
Soon we were going ninety
Musta left him in the dust
When I peeked in the mirror of my car
I couldn't believe my eyes
The little Nash Rambler was right behind
You'd think that guy could fly
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep

[Quickly]

Now we were doing a hundred and ten
This certainly was a race
For a Rambler to pass a Caddy
Would be a big disgrace
The guy musta wanted to pass me up
As he kept on tooting his horn (beep beep)
I'll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn
Beep beep beep beep
His horn went beep beep beep

[Very quickly]

Now we're going a hundred twenty
As fast as I can go
The Rambler pulled along side of me
As if we were going slow
The fella rolled down his window
And yelled for me to hear
"Hey buddy how do I get this car outa second gear?"

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One Eyed one Horned Flying Purple People Eater

Lyrics:

Well I saw the thing coming out of the sky
It had one long horn and one big eye
I commenced to shakin' and I said oo-wee
It looks like a purple people eater to me
It was a one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater
Sure looks good to me

Well, he came down to earth and he lit in a tree
I said Mr Purple People Eater don't eat me
I heard him say in a voice so gruff
I wouldn't eat you 'cos you're too tough
It was a one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater
It sure looks strange to me

I said Mr Purple People Eater what's your line
He said eating purple people and it sure is fine
But that's not the reason that I came to land
I wanna get a job in a rock 'n roll band
Well, bless my soul rock 'n roll flying' purple people eater
Pigeon-toed under-growed flyin' purple people eater
One-eyed one-horned it was a people eater
What a sight to see!

Well, he swung from the tree and he lit on the ground
He started to rock really rockin' around
It was a crazy ditty with a swinging tune
Wop bop a lula wop bam boom
One-eyes one-horned flying people eater
Ooh, it sure looks strange to me!

Well he went on his way and then what do you know
I saw him last night on a TV show
He was a blowin' it out and really knockin' them dead
Playing rock 'n roll music through the horn in his head!

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One Eyed one Horned Flying Purple People Eater

Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang

Lyrics:

Hey Witch doctor, give us the magic words!
-Alright, you go: Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang

Alright!
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang

Dow Dow Dow Dow Dow Dow Dow

Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang

Dow Dow Dow Dow
I told the witch doctor, I was in love with you
Dow dow dow dow
I told the witch doctor, I was in love with you
Dow Dow Dow Dow
And then the witch doctor, he told me what to do

He told me:
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang

Dow Dow Dow Dow
I told the witch doctor, you didn't love me true
Dow dow dow dow
I told the witch doctor, you didn't love me nice
Dow Dow Dow Dow
And then the witch doctor, he gave me this advice

Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang

Now you can't keep love from me just like were a miser
And I'll admit it wasn't very smart
So I went out to find myself a guy that's so much wiser
And he told me the way to win your heart
Dow Dow Dow Dow Dow Dow Dow

Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah
*Dow Dow Dow Dow Dow*
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah
*Dow Dow Dow Dow Dow*
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah
*Dow Dow Dow Dow Dow*
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang

Come on and:
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang
Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang

*Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah*
*Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah*
*Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah*
*Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah*
*Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah*
*Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah*
*Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Aah*

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"Coconut"

Lyrics:

Bruder bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime
His sister had anudder one she paid a quarter lime

She put de lime in de coconut, she drank 'em bot' up
She put de lime in de coconut, she drank 'em bot' up
She put de lime in de coconut, she drank 'em bot' up
She put de lime in de coconut, she call de doctor, woke 'im up

Said, "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache"
I said, "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache"

Now lemme get this straight
You put de lime in de coconut, you drank 'em bot' up
You put de lime in de coconut, you drank 'em bot' up
You put de lime in de coconut, you drank 'em bot'up
You put de lime in de coconut, you call your doctor, woke 'im up

Said, " Doctor, ain't there nothing' I can take?"
I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache"
I said, "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?'
I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache,"

You put de lime in de coconut, you drink 'em bot' togedder
Put de lime in de coconut and you'll feel better
Put de lime in de coconut, drink 'em bot' up
Put de lime in de coconut and call me in the morning

Woo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo

Brudder bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime
His sister had anudder one she paid it for a lime
She put de lime in de coconut, she drank 'em bot' up
She put de lime in de coconut and called de doctor, woke 'im up

And said, "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?'
I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache"
I said, "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
I said, "Doctor, now lemme get this straight

You put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em bot'up
Put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em bot' up
Put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em bot' up
Put the lime in the coconut, you're such a silly woman

Put a lime in the coconut and drink 'em bot' together
Put the lime in the coconut, then you'll feel better
Put the lime in the coconut, drink 'em both down
Put the lime in your coconut and call me in the morning

Woo, ain't there nothin' you can take?
I say,"Woo, to relieve your belly ache"
You say, "Well, woo, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
I say, "Woo woo, to relieve your belly ache"
You say, "Yow, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
I say, "Wow, to relieve this belly ache"

I said "Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take?"
I said, "Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take?"
I said, "Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take?"
I said, "Doctor you're such a silly woman"

Put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em both together
Put the lime in the coconut and you'll feel better
Put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em bot' up
Put the lime in the coconut and call me in the morning

Yes, you call me in the morning
You call me in the morning, I'll tell you what to do
If you call me in the morning, I'll tell you what to do
If you call me in the morning, I'll tell you what to do
If you call me in the morning, I'll tell you what to do
If you call me in the morning, I'll tell you what to do

Songwriters:

NILSSON, HARRY EDWARD

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Oh Happy Day

Lyrics:

|: Oh happy day
Oh happy day :|
|: Oh happy day :|
Oh happy day
When Jesus washed
Oh when he washed
When Jesus washed
He washed my sins away!
|: Oh happy day
Oh happy day :|
|: Oh happy day :|
Oh happy day
When Jesus washed
Oh when he washed
When Jesus washed
He washed my sins away!
|: Oh happy day
Oh happy day :|
1. He taught me how
He taught me
Taught me how to watch
He taught me how to watch
and fight and pray
|: fight and pray :|
yes, fight and pray
2. And he'll rejoice
and He'll, and He'll
rejoice in things we say
and He'll rejoice
in things we say
|: things we say :|
yes, things we say
|: Oh happy day, Oh happy day
Oh happy day, Oh happy day
Oh happy day :| Oh happy day

Oh happy day, Oh happy day
When Jesus washed
Oh when he washed
He washed my sins away

He tought me how
to watch, fight and pray
fight and pray

Oh happy day, Oh happy day
When Jesus washed
Oh when he washed
He washed my sins away

We´ll live rejoicing
ev´ry day, ev´ry day

Oh happy day, Oh happy day
When Jesus washed
Oh when he washed
He washed my sins away

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Oh! Dem Golden Slippers

Lyrics:

1.Oh my golden slippers
Am alaid away,
Kase I don't 'spect to wear 'em
Till my wedding day,
An' my long tail'd coat,
Dat I lov'd so well,
I will wear up in de chariot in de morn.
An my long white robe
Dat I bo't last June,
I'm gwine to git chang'd
Kase it fits too soon,
An de old gray hoss
Dat I used to drive,
I will hitch him to de chariot in de morn

Refrain:

Oh, dem golden slippers!
Oh, dem golden slippers!
Golden slippers I'se gwine to wear,
Bekase dey look so neat.
Oh, dem golden slippers!
Oh, dem golden slippers!
Golden slippers I'se gwine to wear,
To walk de golden street.

2. Oh my ole banjo
Hangs on de wall,
Kase it ain't been tuned
Since way last fall,
But de darks all say
We will hab a good time,
When we ride up in de chariot in de morn.
Dar's ole Brudder Ben
And Sister Luce,
Dey will telegraph de news
To Uncle Bacco Juice,
What a great camp meetin'
Dere will be dat day,
When we ride up in de chariot in de morn.

Refrain:


3. So it's good-bye, Chillun,
I will have to go,
Whar de rain don't fall
Or de Wind don't blow,
An' yer ilster coats,
Why yer will not need,
When yer ride up in de chariot in de morn.
But yer golden slippers
Must be nice an' clean,
An' yer age must be
Just sweet sixteen,
An' yer white kid gloves
Yer will have to wear,
When yer ride up in de chariot in de morn.

Refrain:

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