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Anonymous
6 years ago

African Lullaby


African Lullaby is testimony to the awesome power of music.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmtZwz8sTSk&feature=related

Anonymous
6 years ago

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Millie (born Millicent Small,  1946, Clarendon, Jamaica) — often known as "Little Millie Small," and in the United States as "Millie Small" — is best known as the singer of the 1964 hit, "My Boy Lollipop".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqcpt-BKZBM&feature=related


~Enjoy~

Anonymous
6 years ago

Free

Burton Cummings, (born  1947) is a Canadian musician and songwriter. A gifted showman, he was the lead singer for the Canadian rock band The Guess Who

Anonymous
6 years ago

Daisy Bell:

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http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/daisy.htm

Daisy Bell" is a popular song whose lyrics ("Daisy, Daisy/Give me your answer do/I'm half crazy/all for the love of you" as well as the line "...a bicycle built for two") are considerably better known than the song's actual title.

History:

Harry Dacre brought his bicycle with him on the ship from England.  He was unpleasantly surprised to learn from the U.S. Customs agent that he would have to pay duty on it.  When Dacre later told a friend (songwriter William Jerome) about his indignation at having to pay duty on his bicycle, his friend replied that he was lucky that he had not brought a "bicycle built for two."  This phrase started the songwriter along the train of thought that led to "Daisy Bell".

Harry Dacre (1860 - 1922) was an English songwriter. Dacre wrote and composed the song "Daisy Bell" ( "A Bicycle Built for Two") in 1892.

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Anonymous
7 years ago

Roderick David "Rod" Stewart, (1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England, with Scottish and English parentage.

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Forever Young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHNeRjC4nJw

May the good Lord be with you
Down every road you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when youre far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As youd have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you'll always stay
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to heaven
With a prince or a vagabond

And may you never love in vain
And in my heart you will remain
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever young
Forever young

And when you finally fly away
Ill be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
Im right behind you, win or lose
Forever young, forever young
Forever young ,forever young
Forever young, forever young
For, forever young, forever young

Anonymous
7 years ago

Get On Board:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpHqGJiQNes&feature=related

The gospel train is a comin'
I hear it yes at hand
I hear the car was movin'
And a rumblin' through the land
Oh get on board, get on board, get on board
There's room for many a more

I hear the bell and twinkle
A coming around the curve
She's playing all her steaming power
And straining every nerve
Oh get on board, get on board, get on board
There's room for many a more

The fare is cheap and all can go
The rich and poor are there
No second class on board this train
No difference in the fare
Oh get on board, get on board, get on board
There's room for many a more

She's there and now the station
Or better don't be late
But come and get your ticket
And be ready for this train
Oh get on board, get on board, get on board
There's room for many a more

Oh get on board, get on board, get on board
Little children
There's room for many a more

Anonymous
7 years ago

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Although never officially credited, several sources have documented that Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys was a co-writer of the song. According to Wilson's biographer, Jon Stebbins, Wilson claimed that he and Preston spontaneously collaborated on the words to the song at a party.  Wilson sang the song as an encore at his shows from intermittently between 1975-1983.

You Are So Beautiful To Me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsdkGHX9Vqo&feature=related

You are so beautiful
To me
You are so beautiful
To me
Can't you see
You're everything I hoped for
You're everything I need
You are so beautiful
To me


You are so wonderful
To me
You are so wonderful
To me
Can't you see
You're everything I hoped for
You're everything I need
You are so wonderful
To me


You are so beautiful
To me
You are so beautiful
To me
Can't you see
You're everything I hoped for
You're everything I need
You are so beautiful
To me

Preston's original version first appeared on his 1974 album The Kids and Me. Cocker's producer, Jim Price created a slowed-down arrangement for Cocker's version, which first appeared on the album I Can Stand a Little Rain (released later in 1974). Released as a single, this Joe Cocker version reached #5 on the 1975 Billboard pop single charts and helped the album become a hit.

Anonymous
7 years ago

Creedence Clearwater Revival (commonly referred to by its initials CCR or simply as Creedence) was an American rock band

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Left to right: Tom Fogerty, John Fogerty, Stu Cook, Doug Clifford
Proud Mary" is a song written by American singer and guitarist John Fogerty. It was first recorded by rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival (in which Fogerty played lead guitar and sang lead vocals) on the 1969 album Bayou Country. Released as a single in January of 1969, it became the band's first top ten hit on the U.S. Pop chart, peaking at number two.

Proud Mary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7052IDTFuFQ

Left a good job in the city,
Workin for the man evry night and day,
And I never lost one minute of sleepin,
Worryin bout the way things might have been.

Chorus:
Big wheel keep on turnin,
Proud mary keep on burnin,
Rollin, rollin, rollin on the river.

Cleaned a lot of plates in memphis,
Pumped a lot of pain down in new orleans,
But I never saw the good side of the city,
til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen.

Chorus

Rollin, rollin, rollin on the river.

If you come down to the river,
Bet you gonna find some people who live.
You dont have to worry cause you have no money,
People on the river are happy to give.

Chorus

Rollin, rollin, rollin on the river.
Rollin, rollin, rollin on the river.

Anonymous
7 years ago

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

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"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" is a song by The Hollies. Becoming one of their biggest hits, "He Ain't Heavy" became one of the most defining and enduring tunes of the 1960s. It has also become an anthem for brotherhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7HPqi5uVeo

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

So on we go

His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We'll get there

For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

If I'm laden at all
I'm laden with sadness
That everyone's heart
Isn't filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share

And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy he's my brother

He's my brother
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

Anonymous
7 years ago

Cindy's Birthday

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John Ernest Crawford (born March 26, 1946) in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor, singer and musician.

An original Mousketeer in 1955, Crawford was a mouseketeer with The Mickey Mouse Club during the 1955-1956 season.  Crawford has been an actor on stage, films and television.

Cindy's Birthday~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J85nuF8McM

Johnny Crawford
Written by Jeff Hooven and Hal Winn
(played Mark McCain on TV's "Rifleman")
Top spot charted # 8 in 1962

No time for the movie show, TV, or the radio
Gotta write a symphony, end it with some poetry
Tie them with a ribbon made of gold and give them to Cindy
Today is Cindy's birthday

No time for geometry, 'rithmetic, or history
Gotta write a song from my heart, then pick the greatest work of art
Tie them with a ribbon made of gold and give them to Cindy
Today is Cindy's birthday

No time to do the Twist, don't mind all the things I miss
Gotta write a melody, write it from the heart of me
Tie it with a ribbon made of gold and give it to Cindy
Today is Cindy's birthday

Yes, Cindy's happy birthday

Anonymous
7 years ago

Thank You~Patty

Come And Sing A Simple Song Of Freedom:

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Bobby Darin

(born Walden Robert "Bobby" Cassotto)

( 1936 –  1973)

was one of the most popular American big band performers and rock and roll teen idols of the late 1950s.

SIMPLE SONG OF FREEDOM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvY99BJzN-M

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war

Hey there, Mister Black Man can you hear me?
I don't want your diamonds or your game
I do want to be someone known to you as me
and I will bet my life you want the same

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war

Seven hundred million are enlisted
Most of what you read, most of what you read, is made of lies
But speaking one to one, ain't it everybody's sun
To wake to in the morning when we rise?

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung, never sung, before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war

No doubt some folks enjoy doin' battle
Like presidents, prime ministers and kings
So let's all build them shelves so they can fight among themselves
and leave us be those who want to sing

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never, ever, sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never, ever, sung before
Speaking one to one
Ain't it everybody's sun
To wake to in the morning when we rise
Speaking one to one
Ain't it everybody's sun
To wake to in the morning when we rise

Teddy Bears Picnic Song
7 years ago
To each one of you  Thanks_for_add.jpgI used to listen to this song on the radio every Saturday morning at 6:00 AM on the Big Jon and Sparkie Show, when I was in grades 4+.  All these years I have wanted to hear just one recording of just one of those radio broadcasts.         Patty    sung by Ann Murray - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKgUgmXqlc4

Teddy Bear Picnic

words by Jimmy Kennedy in 1932, music by John W. Bratton in1907

If you go down to the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today
You'd better go in disguise.

For ev'ry bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Ev'ry teddy bear who's been good
Is sure of a treat today.
There's lots of marvelous things to eat
And wonderful games to play.

Beneath the trees where nobody sees
They'll hide and seek as long as they please
Cause that's the way the teddy bears have their picnic.

If you go down to the woods today
You'd better not go alone.
It's lovely down in the woods today
But safer to stay at home.

For ev'ry bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for teddy bears
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today
Watch them, catch them unawares
And see them picnic on their holiday.

See them gaily gad about
They love to play and shout;
They never have any care;

At six o'clock their mummies and daddies,
Will take them home to bed,
Because they're tired little teddy bears.

party for young children which involves a picnic and to which the children are invited to bring their teddy bears. Teddy bears' picnics may be held as a form of birthday party, or by primary schools or elementary schools or other organized children's groups.

It was recorded in the United Kingdom in 1932 by Henry Hall and His Orchestra EMI SH 172, with Hall singing. It was one of the songs featured in the Dennis Potter drama The Singing Detective. The Hall rendition is perhaps the most well-known in the UK.

"Teddy Bears' Picnic" resurfaced again in the late 1940s and early 1950s when it was used as the theme song for the Big Jon and Sparkie radio program, a children's show presented on weekdays and Saturday mornings. The Saturday Show later became "No School Today". This perennial favorite has appeared on many children's recordings ever since.

Anonymous
7 years ago

"Pretty Little Angel Eyes" (US Top 10) .

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Curtis Lee (born 1941, Yuma, Arizona, U.S.) is an American singer of the early 1960s.

In the UK, "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" was a minor hit record, going no higher than 47 in 1961. Lee began his recording career in 1959, and the following year was signed by Dunes Records. Handsome and photogenic, Lee had a vocal approach close to the teen idols of the period. Spector's genius with the productions, besides his deft handling of the instrumental support, was to provide fills with strong doo-wop riffing from an R&B vocal group, the Halos, to produce two classic rock 'n' roll tunes. After Spector fell out with Dunes in 1961, Lee never had another hit although he made some highly regarded "blue-eyed soul" records in the late 60s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd4sC41gm0w

Pretty little angel eyes,
Pretty little angel eyes,
Pretty little angel,
Pretty little angel,
Pretty little, pretty little, pretty little angel.

Pretty little little little angel eyes.

Angel eyes, I really love you so,
Angel eyes, I'll never let you go,
Because I love you, my darling angel eyes.

Pretty little little little angel eyes.

Angel eyes, you are so good to me,
And when I'm in your arms, it feels so heavenly,
You know I love you, my darling angel eyes.

I know you were sent from, heaven above,
To fill my life with your wonderful love,
I know we will be happy for eternity,
Cause I know-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow that our life is real.

Angel eyes, I really love you so,
Angel eyes, I'll never let you go
Because I love you, my darling angel eyes.

Pretty little angel eyes,
Pretty little angel eyes,
Pretty little angel,
Pretty little angel
Pretty little, pretty little, pretty little angel.

Angel eyes, I really love you so,
Angel eyes, I'll never let you go,
Because I love you, my darling angel eyes.

Pretty little little little angel eyes.

Taken from the album Greatest Hits 1976-1978
Anonymous
7 years ago

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Let's Go Back to 1900~Aeolian Player Organ - 1900's waltz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqP-ejy5xi0

Anonymous
7 years ago

The Boswell Sisters - Heebie Jeebies (1932)

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VET      CONNIE                  MARTHA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9Afn3Z-BWI

Anonymous
7 years ago

Way...Way...back in  A Hit~1844

The Music of Stephen Collins Foster

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Stephen Collins Foster ( 1826 -1864 )

Viva La Compagnie

Let every good fellow now join in the song.

 Vive la compagnie!

Success to each other and pass it along.

Viva la compagnie!  

 CHORUS:

Vivel'a, vivel'a, vivel'amour,

Vivel'a, vivel'a, vivel'amour.

 Vivel'a, vivel'a, vivel'amour,

Viva la compagnie!  

 A friend on the left and a friend on the right,

 Viva la compagnie!

 In one and good fellowship let us unite,

 Viva la compagnie!  

CHORUS  

Wider and wider our circle expands,

Viva la compagnie!

We sing to those Scouters in far away lands,

 Viva la compagnie!  

 CHORUS

Anonymous
7 years ago

Going back for a HIT 1951~

Originally titled "It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas" was written by Meredith Willson in 1951.

The song has been recording by many artists but was a hit by Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters with Michell Ayres & his Orch. in 1951 on RCA Victor 47-4314(45rpm) / 20-4314(78rpm).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E5WqegfuyE

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Pierino Ronald Como

 (May 18, 1912May 12, 2001)

Anonymous
7 years ago

Going back to 1945

Candy - Johnny Mercer

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John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer (November 18, 1909June 25, 1976) was a popular American songwriter and singer. As a songwriter, he worked mainly as a lyricist but wrote his own music. He was also a popular singer who recorded his own songs as well as songs written by others. From the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s, many of the songs he wrote and performed were among the most popular hits. He wrote the lyrics to more than 1000 songs, including songs for movies and Broadway shows and received nineteen Academy Award nominations. He also was a cofounder of Capitol Records.

Candy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT9GcCBdpTs

 

Candy, I call my sugar Candy

Because I'm sweet on Candy

And Candy's sweet on me

He/She understands me

My understanding Candy

And Candy's always handy

When I need sympathy

I wish that there were four of him/her

So I could love much more of him/her

He/She has taken my complete heart

Got a sweet tooth for my sweetheart

Candy, it's gonna be just dandy

The day I take my Candy

And make him/her mine, all mine

Anonymous
7 years ago

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James Travis "Jim" Reeves ( 1923 - 1964) was an American country and pop singer.

Railroad Bum:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdB-1DUs0xE

I used to be a railroad bum a living on the go
I rode freights from Canada down to Mexico
From sunny Cal to Minnesot where the rippling waters falls
I never seemed to have a dime but I had myself a ball
Singing hi le hi lo he li le li lo I used to be a railroad bum but I'm not anymore
I walked in the Silver Dollar in Reno one night
Dropped a quarter in a one armed bandit the lemons lined up right
Took my winnings then played poker and I won ten thousand more
I used to be a railroad bum but I'm not anymore
Singing hi le hi lo he li le li lo I used to be a railroad bum but I'm not anymore
[ guitar - steel ]
When cotton's white in Tennessee and shrimp boats sail in Maine
Peach picking time soon will find me ridin' a Georgia train
Couse I get restless when I'm still I guess I always will
Want to keep traveling all my life over another hill
Singing hi le hi lo he li le li lo I used to be a railroad bum but I'm not anymore
Singing hi le hi lo he li le li lo I used to be a railroad bum but I'm not anymore

Anonymous
When You're Smilin'
7 years ago

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du8a7gpj7iY&mode=related&search=

When you're smilin' keep on smilin'
The whole world smiles with you
And when you're laughin' oh when youre laughin'
The sun comes shinin? through

But when you?re cryin' you bring on the rain
So stop your sighin 'be happy again
keep on smilin Cause when you're smilin'
The whole world smiles with you

Oh when you're smilin' keep on smilin'
The whole world smiles with you
Ah when you're laughin' keep on laughin'
The sun comes shinin' through

Now when you're cryin' you bring on the rain
So stop that sighin' be happy again
keep on smilin Cause when you're smilin'
And the whole world smiles with you

The great big world will smile with

The whole wide world will smile with you

Anonymous
7 years ago

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"Takin' Care of Business" is a song written by Randy Bachman and first recorded by Canadian rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive for their 1973 album Bachman-Turner Overdrive II. Licensed as the theme to Office Depot commercials and re-recorded by many bands (including a famous cover by The Chipmunks), this song is one of the most recognizable in Classic Rock.

Randy Bachman had written what would later become "Takin' Care of Business" while still a member of The Guess Who. His original idea was to write about a recording technician who worked on The Guess Who's recordings. This particular technician would take the 8:15 train to get to work, inspiring the lyrics "catch the 8:15 to the city." The standard uniform worn by technicians at the studio was a white collared shirt, which gave Randy the name "White Collar Worker."

Takin' Care Of Business

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-KepL8gRXA

[Musical Intro]

You get up every morning
From your 'larm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
And I'll be

Taking care of business (every day)
Taking care of business (every way)
I've been taking care of business (it's all mine)
Taking care of business and working overtime
Work out

If it were easy as fishin'
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow
Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you'll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows
People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun
Tell them that you like it this way
It's the work that we avoid
And we're all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day
And we be

Taking care of business (every day)
Taking care of business (every way)
We be been taking care of business (it's all mine)
Taking care of business and working overtime

Mercy
Whooooo
All right
[Instrumental Interlude]
Take good care of my business
When I'm away, every day
Whoooo

You get up every morning
From your 'larm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
And I'll be

Taking care of business (every day)
Taking care of business (every way)
I've been taking care of business (it's all mine)
Taking care of business and working overtime

[Brief Instrumental Interlude]

Takin' care of business, whoo
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business (every day)
Takin' care of business (every way)
Takin' care of business (it's all mine)
Takin' care of business
And working overtime
Whoooo
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
We be Takin' care of business
We be Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business

[Fades Out]

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Randolph Charles Bachman, OM, D.Mus (hon.) (born 1943, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Anonymous
Glow Worm
7 years ago

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Herbert (1912), Donald (1915), Harry (1913), and John Mills, Jr. (1911) began practicing in their father’s barbershop.

By 1950 the quartet had 50 chart hits.  Their last number one was 1952’s “Glow Worm,” adapted from the German operetta Lysistrata.  It also became their only hit in England, ranking number 10 at the beginning of 1953.

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The Mills Brothers ~ 1931 (left to right): Herbert, John C., Donald, and Harry.

The Mills Brothers were a major African-American jazz and pop vocal quartet of the 20th century producing more than 2,000 recordings that sold more than 50 million copies and garnered at least three dozen gold records.

In 1952, "The Glow Worm" became their last number one hit.

The Mills Brothers were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.

Glow Worm:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e772DgYP4GY

Original words by Lilla Cayley Robinson, modern words by Johnny Mercer and Music by Paul Lincke)

Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer
Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer
Lead us lest too far we wander
Love's sweet voice is callin' yonder
Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer
Hey, there don't get dimmer, dimmer
Light the path below, above
And lead us on to love

Glow little glow-worm, fly of fire
Glow like an incandescent wire
Glow for the female of the species
Turn on the AC and the DC
This night could use a little brightnin'
Light up you little ol' bug of lightnin'
When you gotta glow, you gotta glow
Glow little glow-worm, glow

Glow little glow-worm, glow and glimmer
Swim through the sea of night, little swimmer
Thou aeronautical boll weevil
Illuminate yon woods primeval
See how the shadows deep and darken
You and your chick should get to sparkin'
I got a gal that I love so
Glow little glow-worm, glow

Glow little glow-worm, turn the key on
You are equipped with taillight neon
You got a cute vest-pocket *Mazda*
Which you can make both slow and faster
I don't know who you took the shine to
Or who you're out to make a sign to
I got a gal that I love so
Glow little glow-worm, glow
Glow little glow-worm, glow
Glow little glow-worm, glow
Glow little glow-worm, glow

Anonymous
April Showers
7 years ago

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 April Showers has become another of classic songs. Jolson sang it of course in both biographical movies and re-recorded it in 1946 and sold over a million copies. The song was also used as the title song in the 1948 movie April Showers starring Ann Sothern and Jack Carson. Jolson continued to enjoy a hit song writing relationship with B.G. DeSylva throughout his career. For this work, De Sylva was teamed with a lesser known but no less talented composer.

 April Showers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRLnDctcryU

Life is not a highway strewn with flowers,
Still it holds a goodly share of bliss,
When the sun gives way to April showers,
Here is the point you should never miss.

Though April showers may come your way,
They bring the flowers that bloom in May.
So if it's raining, have no regrets,
Because it isn't raining rain, you know, (It's raining violets,)
And where you see clouds upon the hills,
You soon will see crowds of daffodils,
So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list'ning for his song,
Whenever April showers come along.

And where you see clouds upon the hills,
You soon will see crowds of daffodils,
So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list'ning for his song,
Whenever April showers come along.

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Al Jolson (1886–1950)

7 years ago

You're nobody til somebody loves you

Dean Martin from his show...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmPivYlJCug

You're nobody til somebody loves you
You're nobody til somebody cares
You may be king, you may possess the world and it's gold
But gold won't bring you happiness when you're growing old
The world still is the same, you never change it
As sure as the stars shine above
You're nobody til somebody loves you
So find yourself somebody to love


The world still is the same, you never change it
As sure as the stars shine above
Well, you're nobody til somebody loves you
So find yourself somebody to love


7 years ago

OOOPS, MY bad sorry

7 years ago

I know this doesn't fit w/all the rest of the thread but thought I'd share one of my fav's

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Anonymous
Swinging On A Star
7 years ago

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SWINGING ON A STAR
(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)

The songwriters were told to write a song for Bing's forthcoming movie, Going My Way, that amounted to the Ten Commandments with a rhythm section. Jimmy Van Heusen was stumped until he visited Bing's home and heard Bing ask one of his unruly kids, "Do you want to grow up to be a mule?".

Bing recorded the result Feb. 7, 1944, with the Williams Brothers, among whom was 13-year-old Andy Williams, substituting for the Crosby sons. The brothers were paid $100 for their contribution to the recording that sold more than a million copies, and remained in the pop charts for 28 weeks, including 9 weeks atop the charts.

The song won the Academy Award and in 2002 Bing's recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXMQ0XEIG0Y

Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a mule?

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
Kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
He's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Or would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a pig?

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He has no manners when he eats his food
He's fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you don't care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pig

Or would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a fish?

A fish won't do anything, but swim in a brook
He can't write his name or read a book
To fool the people is his only thought
And though he's slippery, he still gets caught
But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fish
A new kind of jumped-up slippery fish

And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo
Every day you meet quite a few
So you see it's all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swingin' on a star

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 Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (1904 - 1977)

Anonymous
Never Smile At A Crocodile
7 years ago

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http://www.poohbear.com/midi/crocodil.mid

Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin.

Never smile at a crocodile
Never tip your hat and stop to talk a while
Never run, walk away
Say "Good night" not "Good day"
Clear the aisle and never smile at Mister Crocodile.

You may very well be well-bred
Lots of etiquette in your head
But there's always some special case
Time or place to forget etiquette.

Don't be rude, never mock
Throw a kiss, not a rock
Clear the aisle and never smile at Mister Crocodile.

Never Smile at A Crocodile~Words and music by Frank Churchill and Jack Lawrence, ~1951, Peter Pan

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Frank Churchill (1901 - 1942 )

Inducted 2001

The Disney Legends award has three distinct elements that characterize the contributions made by each talented recipient.


The Spiral ... stands for imagination, the power of an idea.

The Hand ... holds the gifts of skill, discipline and craftsmanship.

The Wand and the Star ... represent magic: the spark that is ignited when imagination and skill combine to create a new dream.


Frank Churchill, Music (awarded posthumously) 2001

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Jack Lawrence (born Jacob Schwartz, 1912) is an American Academy Award-winning songwriter who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

This is a song from Walt Disney's cartoon version of Peter Pan, which was released in 1953. The lyrics are by J. Lawrence, the music by Frank Churchill.

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Anonymous
Breakaway
7 years ago

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Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop singer from Texas. Clarkson made her debut under RCA Records after she won the highly publicized first season of the television series American Idol in 2002.
Breakaway:
 
Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I'd just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be
And if I'd end up happy
I would pray (I would pray)

Trying hard to reach out
But when I tried to speak out
Felt like no one could hear me
Wanted to belong here
But something felt so wrong here
So I prayed I could break away

[Chorus:]
I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly
I'll do what it takes til' I touch the sky
And I'll make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won't forget all the ones that I love
I'll take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway

Wanna feel the warm breeze
Sleep under a palm tree
Feel the rush of the ocean
Get onboard a fast train
Travel on a jet plane, far away (I will)
And breakaway

[Chorus]

Buildings with a hundred floors
Swinging around revolving doors
Maybe I don't know where they'll take me but
Gotta keep moving on, moving on
Fly away, breakaway

I'll spread my wings
And I'll learn how to fly
Though it's not easy to tell you goodbye
I gotta take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won't forget the place I come from
I gotta take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway, breakaway, breakaway

 
Breakaway" is a 2004 song co-written by Avril Lavigne, Bridget Benenate and Matthew Gerrard, produced by John Shanks and recorded by pop rock singer Kelly Clarkson. It was the first single in North America, Latin America and Australia, and the fifth single in Europe and Indonesia, from Clarkson's second album, Breakaway.
 
The situation changed in August 2004, when "Breakaway" entered the Billboard Hot 100 and slowly began to climb it.
 
It gradually became one of the biggest hits of late 2004, peaking at number six on the Hot 100 in November, becoming Clarkson's first top ten single since "Miss Independent" in 2003.
 
 Because of the slow-burning success of "Breakaway", RCA Records pushed back the release of Clarkson's next single, moved the release of the album to November and titled it Breakaway to attract fans of the song.
 
"Breakaway" is one of the songs with the most longevity on the Hot 100, not leaving until July 2005; this can be partly attributed to its steady digital download sales, which have gained the single an RIAA gold certification.
 
"Breakaway" spent a record twenty consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The song also shares the record for the longest run at number one for a female artist — twenty-one weeks —  "Breakaway" is the longest running number-one on the chart from a film soundtrack.
 
The single releases from Breakaway proved very successful, and allowed it to become only the fourth album in history to stay in the Billboard 200 Top 20 for a consecutive year, as well as, being certified five-times platinum in the U.S. on January 18, 2006.
 
In Australia "Breakaway" debuted and peaked at number ten. The song was extremely popular in Canada and reached number three. It was the fifth single from the album in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, with a UK release date of June 26, 2006.
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Anonymous
7 years ago

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~Don't Worry, Be Happy~

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Robert "Bobby" McFerrin Jr.

born New York City, March 11, 1950

He is the son of well-known operatic baritone Robert McFerrin. His song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" (featured in the 1988 movie Cocktail starring Tom Cruise) was a #1 U.S. pop hit in 1988 and won the Grammy for Best Song of the Year.

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Don't Worry, Be Happy
From the Movie "Cocktail"
Performed by Bobby McFerrin

~Click Play all~

http://upchucky.com/flash-be-happy.html


Here is a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don't worry, be happy......

Ain't got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don't worry, be happy
The land lord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don't worry, be happy
Lood at me I am happy
Don't worry, be happy
Here I give you my phone number
When you worry call me
I make you happy
Don't worry, be happy
Ain't got no cash, ain't got no style
Ain't got not girl to make you smile
But don't worry be happy
Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don't worry, be happy (now).....

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There is this little song I wrote
I hope you learn it note for note
Like good little children
Don't worry, be happy
Listen to what I say
In your life expect some trouble
But when you worry
You make it double
Don't worry, be happy......
Don't worry don't do it, be happy
Put a smile on your face
Don't bring everybody down like this
Don't worry, it will soon past
Whatever it is
Don't worry, be happy

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Anonymous
7 years ago

Bobby Day - Rockin' Robin

Bobby Day   (#2)
1958

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 (July 1, 1928-July 27, 1990)

Born Robert James Byrd Snr, (making him, ironically because of his biggest hit, Bobby Byrd - not to be confused with the funk musician of the same name.

Sometimes referred to as a one-hit wonder.

"Rockin' Robin", a song covered by Michael Jackson in 1972.

Rockin Robin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_8MW7k0688

He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin' and a-boppin' and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

Rockin' robin, tweet tweet tweet
Rockin' robin' tweet tweetly-tweet
Blow rockin' robin
'Cause we're really gonna rock tonight

Every little swallow, every chick-a-dee
Every little bird in the tall oak tree
The wise old owl, the big black crow
Flappin' their wings singing go bird go

Rockin' robin, tweet tweet tweet
Rockin' robin' tweet tweetly-tweet
Blow rockin' robin
'Cause we're really gonna rock tonight
Yeah yeah

Pretty little raven at the bird-band stand
Told them how to do the bob and it was grand
They started going steady and bless my soul
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriol

He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin' and a-boppin' and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

Rockin' robin, tweet tweet tweet
Rockin' robin' tweet tweetly-tweet
Blow rockin' robin
'Cause we're really gonna rock tonight

Pretty little raven at the bird-band stand
Told them how to do the bop and it was grand
They started going steady and bless my soul
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriol

He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin' and a-boppin' and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

Rockin' robin, tweet tweet tweet
Rockin' robin' tweet tweetly-tweet
Blow rockin' robin
'Cause we're really gonna rock tonight

Anonymous
7 years ago

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Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. He teamed up with Howard Greenfield to write many major hit songs for himself and others. Sedaka's voice is in the tenor and alto ranges.

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Calendar Girl~Calendar Girl"

(#4, 1960)

http://www.jacquedee63.com/calendargirl.html

1960
CALENDER GIRL

Neil Sedaka
(N.Sedaka/H.Greenfield)

I love, I love, I love my calender girl
Yeah, sweet calender girl
I love, I love, I love my calender girl
Each and every day of the year

(January) You start the year off fine
(February) You're my little valentine
(March) I'm gonna march you down the aisle
(April) You're the Easter Bunny when you smile
Yeah, yeah, my heart's in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calender girl
Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year
(Every day of the year)

(May) Maybe if I ask your dad and mom
(June) They'll let me take you to the Junior Prom
(July) Like a firecracker all aglow
(August) When you're on the beach you steal the show

Yeah, yeah, my heart's in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calendar girl
Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year
(Every day of the year)

(September) Light the candles at your Sweet Sixteen
(October) Romeo and Juliet on Halloween
(November) I'll give thanks that you belong to me
(December) You're the present 'neath my Christmas tree

Yeah, yeah, my heart's in a whirl
I love, I love, I love my little calender girl
Every day (every day), every day (every day) of the year

Anonymous
7 years ago

Have You Never Been Mellow" is a popular song written by John Farrar and recorded by Olivia Newton-John as the title track for her album of the same name.

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Olivia Newton John (born 1948)

In March 1975 the single became Newton-John's second consecutive number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, although it stayed in the top chart position for just one week. The record also received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

The song is being performed as part of the 2007 Broadway musical Xanadu.

Have You Never Been Mellow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afpryDbAHYI&mode=related&search=

(Farrar)

There was a time when I was in a hurry as you are
I was like you
There was a day when I just had to tell my point of view
I was like you
Now I don't mean to make you frown
No, I just want you to slow down

Have you never been mellow?
Have you never tried to find a comfort from inside you?
Have you never been happy just to hear your song?
Have you never let someone else be strong?

Running around as you do with your head up in the clouds
I was like you
Never had time to lay back, kick your shoes off, close your eyes
I was like you
Now you're not hard to understand
You need someone to take your hand

Have you never been mellow?
Have you never tried to find a comfort from inside you?
Have you never been happy just to hear your song?
Have you never let someone else be strong?

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Anonymous
7 years ago

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Cat's in the Cradle," is a folk rock song by American singer/songwriter Harry Chapin. It appeared on Chapin's 1974 album Verities & Balderdash.

It was written by Harry's wife Sandy, a poet and writer, long before the birth of their son Joshua. When Sandy showed it to Harry, he had only casual interest. After Joshua's birth, Harry realized just how much the song meant to him and, after reworking the song, eventually recorded it. The song became the best known of Harry's work and a staple for folk rock music.

Harry Forster Chapin ( 1942– 1981)

http://users.cis.net/sammy/cradle.htm

Anonymous
7 years ago

The Ames Brothers were a singing quartet from Malden, Massachusetts, who were particularly famous in the 1950's for their traditional pop music hits.

The Ames Brothers got their beginning in Malden, where all four were born. The act consisted of Joe ( 1921), Gene (1923), Vic ( 1925 - died 23 January 1978) and Ed( 1927).

Born into a non-professional but musical family, the boys were brought up on classical and operatic music. Their parents, David and Sarah Urick, were Russian Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine who read Shakespeare and semi-classics to their nine children from the time they were old enough to listen.

THE MAN WITH THE BANJO
(Robert Mellin / Fritz Shulz Reichel)
The Ames Brothers

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Top  Hit of 1954
The Man with the Banjo - The Ames Brothers   (#6)

http://pcdon.com/-AmesBrothers-TheManWithTheBanjo.wav


Who's that comin', who's that strummin' ?
That's the man with the banjo
For a penny, he'll play any song
That's happy and gay

Folks all smile and stop awhile
Because the man with the banjo
Makes their troubles burst like bubbles
Chasing worries away

See the children running after
While he plays his merry song
All their hearts are filled with laughter
As they tag along

Shadows fallin', sandman's callin'
here goes the man with the banjo
Gaily hummin', softly strummin'
On his merry old way

Anonymous
7 years ago

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Leigh Adrian Harline ( 19071969) was an award-winning film composer. 

 Won an Academy Award for the song "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Disney's Pinocchio (1940) which would later become Disney's signature theme for his TV series.

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Give A Little Whistle:

From: Pinocchio
Music: Leigh Harline
Lyrics: Ned Washington

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/givewhistle.htm

When you get in trouble and you don't know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle!
When you meet temptation and the urge is very strong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle!

Not just a little squeak, pucker up and blow
And if your whistle's weak, yell, "Jiminy Cricket!"
Right!

Take the straight and narrow path
And if you start to slide
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle!

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Ned Washington (1901 –1976 )

Anonymous
7 years ago

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"The Yellow Rose of Texas" is a traditional folk song of the Southern United States, which became popular in 1955 in a recording by Mitch Miller. The author is unknown; the publisher (Phillips) only gives the author's initials as "J. K."

Legend:

http://garywolff.com/yellowrose/

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Mitchell William Miller  ~ July 4, 1911

Yellow Rose of Texas

http://www.contemplator.com/america/yelrose.html

There's a yellow rose of Texas
That I am going to see,
No other fellow knows her,
No other, only me.
She cried so when I left her,
It like to break my heart,
And if I ever find her
We never more will part.

She's the sweetest rose of color
A fellow ever knew,
Her eyes are bright as di'monds,
They sparkle like the dew.
You may talk about your dearest May
and sing of Rosa Lee,
But the Yellow Rose of Texas
Beats the belles of Tennessee.

Oh, now I'm going to find her,
For my heart is full of woe,
And we'll sing the song together,
That we sung long ago;
We'll play the banjo gaily,
and we'll sing the songs of yore,
And the Yellow Rose of Texas
Shall be mine forevermore.

Anonymous
Happy Days Are Here Again
7 years ago

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"Happy Days Are Here Again"is a song copyrighted in 1929 by Milton Ager (music) and Jack Yellen (lyrics).

In 1929, as part of their score for an early "talkie" called Chasing Rainbows, Jack Yellen and Milton Ager wrote "Happy Days Are Here Again" to be sung by a group of American doughboys upon receiving news of the armistice.

The song was quickly picked up as a genuine rallying cry of the Depression years and, in 1932, became the official theme of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's victorious campaign for the Presidency.

Happy Days Are Here Again

http://www.smickandsmodoo.com/lyrics/happyday.htm

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again
Altogether shout it now
There's no one
Who can doubt it now
So let's tell the world about it now
Happy days are here again

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again
Altogether shout it now
There's no one
Who can doubt it now
So let's tell the world about it now
Happy days are here again

Your cares and troubles are gone
There'll be no more from now on

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again
Altogether shout it now
There's no one
Who can doubt it now
So let's tell the world about it now
Happy days are here again

So long sad times
Pull along bad times
We are rid of you at last
Howdy gay times
Cloudy gray times
You are now a thing of the past

Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again
Altogether shout it now
There's no one
Who can doubt it now
So let's tell the world about it now
Happy days are here again

Your cares and troubles are gone
There'll be no more from now on

Happy days are here again
The skies above are here again
So, Let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy times
Happy nights
Happy days
Are here again!

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Jack Yellen

1892-1991

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Milton Ager

1893 - 1979

Anonymous
Alley Oop
7 years ago

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The Hollywood Argyles were a quickie act thrown together by producers Kim Fowley and Gary Paxton, featuring Sandy Nelson. Fowley made his first recordings with drummer Sandy Nelson during the late '50s and had already produced a number of short-lived groups -- including the Paradons and the Innocents --- and found his first taste of success by producing a handful of successful efforts by Arizona schoolmates Gary (“Flip") Paxton and Clyde (“Skip") Battin, who performed under the name Skip and Flip, who scored two Top Twenty hits in 1959, “Cherry Pie," (number 11 Pop) and “It Was I" (number 11 Pop). Immediately after dissolving Skip & Flip, Paxton and Fowley created a novelty doo wop-inspired group -- a one-off collection of local musicians and vocalists -- and called them the Hollywood Argyles.

In 1960, this “group" actually topped the charts with the number one smash hit “Alley Oop," a flagrant Coasters ripoff that had been written and performed by future country artist Dallas Frazier a few years earlier in 1957. It was based on a popular newspaper comic strip character at the time. Fowley and drummer Sandy Nelson, drunk as skunks, bashed empty bottles and wastepaper baskets. As the group weren't merely anything more than a collection of Fowley's music-making associates, they didn't have a follow-up, and Fowley and Paxton moved on.

In October of that same year, Fowley and Paxton signed a production deal with Bob Keene's Del-Fi Records, recording a follow-up called “Alley Oop Cha Cha Cha," while Paxton drawled out the very same lyrics to the “Alley Oop" hit. It was credited to the Prehistorics. ~ Bryan Thomas, All Music Guide

Major Members: Gary S. "Flip" Paxton, Kim Fowley, Sandy Nelson

Alley-Oop

http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi/alleyoop.mid


(Oop-oop, oop, oop-oop)
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)

There's a man in the funny papers we all know
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
He lives 'way back a long time ago
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
He don't eat nothin' but a bear cat stew
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
Well, this cat's name is-a Alley-Oop
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)

He got a chauffeur that's a genuwine dinosawruh
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
And he can knuckle your head before you count to fawruh
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)

He got a big ugly club and a head fulla hairuh
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
Like great big lions and grizzly bearuhs
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
(Alley-Oop) He's the toughest man there is alive
(Alley-Oop) Wearin' clothes from a wildcat's hide
(Alley-Oop) He's the king of the jungle jive
(Look at that cave man go!!) (SCREAM)

He rides thru the jungle tearin' limbs offa trees
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
Knockin' great big monstahs dead on their knees
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
The cats don't bug him cuz they know bettah
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
Cuz he's a mean motah scootah and a bad go-gettah
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
(Alley-Oop) He's the toughest man there is alive
(Alley-Oop) Wears clothes from a wildcat's hide
(Alley-Oop) He's the king of the jungle jive
(Look at that cave man go!!) (SCREAM)

Thair he goes,
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
Look at that cave man go
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
He sure is hip ain't he
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
Like what's happening
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
He's too much
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
Ride, Daddy, ride
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
Hi-yo dinosawruh
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
Ride, Daddy, ride
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
Get 'em, man
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
Like--hipsville
(Alley-Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)

~Dallas Frazier

Anonymous
7 years ago

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Jimmy Buffet (1946)

A performer, songwriter and author who has made Key West his home for almost 30 years, Jimmy Buffett has released 31 records and sold over 20,000,000. His songs, largely autobiographical, reflect his Key West way of life and combine Caribbean rhythms with country rock music in his own unique style.

 His U.S. Top Ten hits include Margaritaville, Cheeseburger In Paradise and Livingston Saturday Night. He also reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list with A Pirate Looks at 50 (Fawcett Books 1999) and collaborated with Herman Wouk on the musical Carnival at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami.

Cheeseburger In Paradise:

http://www.findmidis.com/listen.go/2293/Cheeseburger_In_Paradise-by-Jimmy_Buffet

Tried to amend my carnivorous habits.
Made it nearly seventy days,
Losin' weight without speed, eatin' sunflower seeds,
Drinkin' lots of carrot juice and soakin' up rays.

But at night I'd have these wonderful dreams
Some kind of sensuous treat.
Not zucchini, fettuccini, or bulgur wheat,
But a big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat.

Cheeseburger is paradise.
Heaven on earth with an onion slice.
Not too particular, not too precise.
I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise.

I like mine with lettuce and tomato,
Heinz Fifty-seven and French fried potatoes.
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer.
Well, good God Almighty, which way do I steer
For my cheeseburger in paradise.

Heard about the old time sailor men,
They eat the same thing again and again;
Warm beer and bread they say could raise the dead.
Well, it reminds me of the menu at a Holiday Inn.

But times have changed for sailors these days.
When I'm in port I get what I need;
Not just Havanas or banana or daiquiris,
But that American creation on which I feed!

Cheeseburger is paradise medium rare with mustard'd be nice
Not too particular, not too precise
I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise.

I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draught beer
Well, good god Almighty which way do I steer

For a cheeseburger in paradise
Makin' the best of every virtue and vice.
Worth every damn bit of sacrifice
To get a cheeseburger in paradise;
To be a cheeseburger in paradise.
I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise.

Anonymous
Share The Land
7 years ago

The Guess Who:

The Guess Who, the band that became Canada's first international rock music superstars, began in 1962 in Winnipeg as Chad Allen & the Reflections. Including members Randy Bachman (guitar), Jim Kale (bass) and Garry Peterson (drums), Chad Allen and the Reflections had become Chad Allen and the Expressions by the time they recorded a cover of "Shakin' All Over" released by Quality Records in 1965. Burton Cummings joined the group that same year, replacing the keyboard player and sharing lead vocals.

The Guess Who is a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that was one of the first to establish a major successful following in their own country while still residing there.

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The Guess Who.
(From left)
Garry Peterson
BurtonCummings
Domenic Troiano,
 Bill Wallace.

Share The Land:

http://bennieshepherd.com/joannsmidi/ShareTheLand-GuessWho.mid

The Guess Who

Have you been around
Have you done your share of coming down
On different things that people do
Have you been aware
You got brothers and sisters who care
About what's gonna happen to you
In a year from now...

Maybe I'll be there to shake your hand
Maybe I'll be there to share the land
That they'll be giving away
When we all live together.

Did you pay your dues
Did you read the news
This morning when the paper landed in your yard
Do you know their names
Can you play their games
And coming down a bit too hard...

Shake your hand, share the land
Shake your hand, share the land
You know I'll be standing by
To help you if you worry....
[trailing off]
No more sadness, no more sorrow, no more bad times
every day coming sunshine, everyday everybody laughing
walking together by the river, walking together and
laughing, everybody singing together, everybody singing and
laughing, good times good times, everybody walking by the
river now, walking singing talking smiling laughing loving
each other.

More To View:

http://vikrecordings.com/guesswho/bio.html

Anonymous
High Hopes
7 years ago

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born April 3, 1924

Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff

High Hopes

http://pcdon.com/-DorisDay-HighHopes.wav

(Next time you're found with your chin on the ground)
(There's a lot to be learned so look around)

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Just what makes that little ole ant
Think he'll move that rubber tree plant?
Anyone knows an ant can't
Move a rubber tree plant


{But he's got hi-i-igh hopes, he's got hi-i-igh hopes}
{He's got high apple pi-i-ie-in-the-sk-y-y hopes}


So, any time you're gettin' low, 'stead of lettin' go, just remember that ant
Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant
(Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant)
{Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant}
(When troubles call and your back's to the wall)
(There a lot to be learned that wall could fall)

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Once there was a silly old ram
Thought he'd punch a hole in a dam
No one could make that ram scram
He kept buttin' that dam


{'cause he had hi-i-igh hopes, he had hi-i-igh hopes}
{He had high apple pi-i-ie-in-the-sk-y-y hopes}
So, any time your feelin' bad, 'stead of feelin' sad, just remember that ram
Oops, there goes a billion-kilowatt dam
(Oops, there goes a billion-kilowatt dam)
{Oops, there goes a billion-kilowatt dam }

(A problem's just a toy balloon, they'll be bursted soon)
(They're just bound to go pop)

Oops, there goes another problem ker-plop
(Oops, there goes another problem ker-plop)
{Oops, there goes another problem ker-plop}
(Ker-plop!)

        

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More of Doris Day:

http://www.rhs51.com/dorisday.htm

Anonymous
Catcha Wave
7 years ago

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Formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961, the group included brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. Mike sang most of the leads while Brian led on some of the vocals.

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Brian Wilson (b. June 20, 1942 Inglewood, CA): Vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar

Mike Love (b. March 15, 1941 Baldwin Hills, CA): Lead vocal


Carl Wilson (b. December 21, 1946 Hawthorne, CA; d. February 2, 1998 Los Angeles, CA): Vocals, lead guitar, keyboards


Al Jardine (b. September 3, 1942 Lima, OH): Vocals, bass guitar


Dennis Wilson (b. December 4, 1944 Inglewood, CA; d. December 28, 1983 Marina Del Rey, CA): Drums, percussion, keyboards, guitar

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Catcha Wave:

http://www.sunncity.com/music/bb/catchawave.mid

Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world

Don't be afraid to try the greatest sport around (catch a wave, catch a wave)
Everybody tries it once
Those who don't just have to put it down
You paddle out turn around and raise
And baby that's all there is to the coastline craze
You gotta catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world

Not just a fad cause it's been going on so long (catch a wave, catch a wave)
All the surfers going strong
They said it wouldn't last too long
They'll eat their words with a fork and spoon
And watch 'em they'll hit the road and all be surfin' soon
And when they catch a wave they'll be sittin' on top of the world

Catch a wave and your sittin' on top of the world

So take a lesson from a top-notch surfer boy (catch a wave, catch a wave)
Every Saturday boy
But don't treat it like a toy
Just get away from the shady turf
And baby go catch some rays on the sunny surf
And when you catch a wave you'll be sittin on top of the world

Catch a wave and you'll be sittin' on top of the world
Catch a wave and you'll be sittin' on top of the world

Anonymous
Puttin' On The Ritz
7 years ago


Irving Berlin

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1888 – 1989

 

Puttin' On The Ritz

http://wilstar.com/midi/ritz.htm

Have you seen the well-to-do up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare with their noses in the air
High hats and Arrow collars, white spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime for a wonderful time

If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
Why don't you go where fashion sits
Puttin' on the Ritz

Diff'rent types who wear a day coat, pants with stripes
And cutaway coat, perfect fits
Puttin' on the Ritz

   Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
   Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper
   Super duper

Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks
Or "um-ber-ellas" in their mitts
Puttin' on the Ritz

   Strolling down the avenue so happy
   All dressed up just like an English chappie
   Very snappy

You'll declare it's simply "top-thing" to be there
And hear them swapping smart tidbits
Puttin' on the Ritz

~~~~~~

"Puttin' on the Ritz" is a popular song written and published in 1929 by Irving Berlin and introduced by Harry Richman in the musical film Puttin' on the Ritz (1930). The title derives from the slang expression "putting on the Ritz", meaning to dress very fashionably. The expression was inspired by the swanky Ritz Hotel. The song gives Gary Coopr as an example of someone who puts on the Ritz.

The original version of Berlin's song included references to the then-popular fad of well-dressed but poor black Harlemites parading up and down Lenox Avenue. Berlin later revised the lyrics to apply to affluent people (of any color) strutting "up and down Park Avenue".

Anonymous
To Dream The Impossible Dream
7 years ago

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Man of La Mancha is a 1965 Broadway musical in one act which tells the story of the "mad" knight Don Quixote as a play within a play, performed by Miguel de Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. It is performed on a single set, arranged to suggest, vaguely, a dungeon. All changes in location are suggested by alterations in the lighting and by the creative use of props supposedly lying around the floor of the dungeon; there are no detailed stage sets. This was done to encourage the participation of the audience's imagination in the enjoyment of the show.

"The Impossible Dream"from MAN OF LA MANCHA (1972)

To Dream The Impossible Dream:

http://www.varian.net/dreamweavn/neverending/impossible.html

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go.

To right the unrightable wrong
To be better far than you are
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest, to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To be willing to give when there’s no more to give
To be willing to die so that honor and justice may live

And I know if I’ll only be true to this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I’m laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star.

Mitch Leigh 1928

Joe Darion (1917 -2001)

Anonymous
7 years ago

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Clarence Eugene  Snow

(1914 –  1999) 

(Hank Snow)

Snow was born in Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada. When he was 14, he ordered his first guitar from Eaton's catalogue for $5.95, and played his first show in a church basement in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia at the age of 16.

Canada's greatest contribution to country music, Hank Snow was famous for his "traveling" songs. It's no wonder. At age 12 he ran away from his Nova Scotia home and joined the Merchant working as a cabin boy and laborer for four years.

Along with this hit, his other 'signature song' was "I've Been Everywhere," in which he portrayed himself as a hitchhiker bragging about all the towns he'd been through. This song was originally written and performed in Australia, and its re-write incorporating North American place names was brilliantly accomplished. Rattling off a well-rhymed series of city names at an auctioneer's pace has long made the song a challenge for any country-music singer to attempt.

The victim of an abusive childhood, he set up the Hank Snow International Foundation For Prevention Of Child Abuse.

Because he never forgot his troubled childhood he established the Hank Snow Foundation for abused children. He supported many foster children from around the world. He also dedicated a wonderful children's playground on the site of his parent's former home in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia in which Bowater Mersey Paper Company constructed.

Despite his lack of schooling, Snow was a gifted songwriter and in 1978 was elected to Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fam. In Canada, he was ten times voted that country's top country music performer. In 1979, Hank Snow was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985.

My Nova Scotia Home:

There's a place I'll always cherish, 'neath the blue Atlantic sky
Where the shores down in Cape Breton bid the golden sun to rise
And the fragrance of the apple blossoms sprays the dew-kissed lawns
Back in dear old Nova Scotia, a place where I was born

The Scotian and the Ocean Limited, and the Maritime Express
Their mighty engines throbbing, make their way towards the west
And the sturdy fishin' schooners, sways so laz'ly to and fro'
Nova Scotia is my sanctuary, and I love her so

For across the great Dominion, I have traveled far and wide
Where the shores out in Vancouver, kiss the blue Pacific tide
I have crossed the snow-capped Rockies, saw the wheat fields' golden blaze
Headed back to Nova Scotia, where contented cattle graze

Where the pretty robin red breast, seeks its' loved ones in the trees
And the French di'lect in old Quebec, keeps callin' out to me
It seems to say, be on your way, there's a welcome at the door
Where the kinfolks are a-waiting on that gay Atlantic shore

Down through beautiful New Brunswick and across the P.E.I.
To the rock-bound coasts of Newfoundland, I'll love them till I die
But if God came here on Earth with us and asked if he could rest
I'd take him to my Nova Scotia home, the place that I love best

I'm Moving On: Hank Snow

http://www.homestead.com/deegold/movinon.html

More to view:

http://elvispelvis.com/hanksnow.htm

Anonymous
Let's Twist Again
7 years ago

A Dance~

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The Twist was a rock and roll dance popular in the early 1960s named after the song that originated it, The Twist. It was the first major international rock and roll dance style in which the couples did not have to touch each other while dancing.

It was arguably the product of a logical progression of popular hip-swiveling activities, from swing dances such as the Lindy, to the famous pelvic moves of Elvis Presley and other 1950s rock-and-roll stars, and even the late-1950s toy fad, the Hula Hoop.

The dance was first popularized by Chubby Checker in 1960 with a hit cover of the 1959 B-side and minor hit "The Twist" written by Hank Ballard. Checker's single became a smash hit, reaching #1 on the US charts. The song set a record, being the only single to reach #1 in two different chart runs (as it reached #1 in 1960, and then resurfaced, reaching #1 again in 1962).

Faced with explaining to the youthful audience how to do the dance, a member of Checker's entourage came up with the following description:

"It's like putting out a cigarette with both feet, and wiping your bottom with a towel, to the beat of the music."

Lets Twist Again:

http://www.geocities.com/llettyy2/LETS-TWIST-AGAIN.MID

Come on everybody clap your hands
Now you're looking good
I'm gonna sing my song and you won't take long
We gotta do the twist and it goes like this

Come on let's twist again like we did last summer
Yea, let's twist again like we did last year
Do you remember when things were really hummin'
Yea, let's twist again, twistin' time is here

Yeah round 'n around 'n up 'n down we go again
Oh baby make me know you love me so then
Come on let's twist again like we did last summer
Yea, let's twist again, twistin' time is here

Come on let's twist again like we did last summer
Yea, let's twist again like we did last year
Do you remember when things were really hummin'
Yea, let's twist again, twistin' time is here

Yeah round 'n around 'n up 'n down we go again
Oh baby make me know you love me so then
Come on let's twist again like we did last summer
Yea, let's twist again, twistin' time is here

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Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry

1926

Anonymous
Little Willy
7 years ago

Sweet (referred to as The Sweet on albums before 1974 and singles before 1975) were a popular 1970s British band.

Although Sweet were largely known for their glam rock image, and several hit singles - many of them being so-called teenage anthems - they also released several albums throughout a ten year career.

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Little Willy:

http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi/littlewilly.mid

North side , east side
Little Willy, Willy wears the crown, he's the king around town
Dancing, glancing
Willy drives them silly with his star shoe shimmy shuffle down
Way past one, and feeling allright
'Cos with little Willy round they can last all night
Hey down, stay down, stay down down

'Cos little Willy, Willy won't go home
But you can't push Willy round
Willy won't go, try tellin' everybody but, oh no
Little Willy, Willy won't go home

Up town, down town
Little Willy, Willy drives them wild with his run-around style
Inside, outside
Willy sends them silly with his star-shine shimmy shuffle smile
Mama done chase Willy down through the hall
But laugh, Willy laugh, he don't care at all
Hey down, stay down, stay down, down

'Cos little Willy, Willy won't go home
But you can't push Willy round
Willy won't go, try tellin' everybody but, oh no
Little Willy, Willy won't go home

Little Willy, Willy won't
Willy won't, Willy won't
Little Willy, Willy won't
Willy won't, Willy won't
Little Willy, Willy won't
Willy won't, Willy won't
Little Willy, Willy won't
Willy won't, Willy won't

Little Willy, Willy won't go home
But you can't push Willy round
Willy won't go, try tellin' everybody but, oh no
Little Willy, Willy won't go home

Little Willy, Willy won't go home
But you can't push Willy round
Willy won't go, try tellin' everybody but, oh no
Little Willy, Willy won't go home

~Nicky Chinn - Mike Chapman


Nicky Chin ( 1945)

Mike Chapman (1947)

Anonymous
7 years ago

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Listening to Otis Redding sing “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” can’t help but leave you with a sense of what might have been. 

 In early 1968, Redding's recording of "(Sittin' On ) The Dock of the Bay," co-written with Steve Cropper, became a top pop and R&B hit.

Sitting By The Dock Of The Bay:

http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/1686/Sitting.mid

Sittin' in the morning sun
I'll be sittin' when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooh, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time

I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the Frisco bay
'Cos I've had nothing to live for
And look like nothing's gonna come my way
So I'm just gonna sit on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooh, I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time

Look like nothing's gonna change
Everything still remains the same
I can't do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I'll remain the same, listen

Sittin' here resting my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone, listen
2000 miles I've roamed
Just to make this dock my home
Now I'm just gonna sit at the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooh wee, I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time

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Otis Redding

1941 - 1967

Anonymous
Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
7 years ago
1cinderella2.jpgEveryone orders Cinderella around: her cruel stepmother, her awful stepsisters -- even the big clock in the church tower tells her when to start another day of drudgery. But no matter how her family abuses and humiliates her, they can't stop her from dreaming. For dreams are the wishes of Cinderella's heart, and, despite her sadness and hardships, she has faith that someday her wishes of happiness will come true. When the invitation to the royal ball arrives, Cinderella is sure her time has come -- until the evil sisters, with the sly encouragement of Lady Tremaine, tear not only her gown to shreds, but her hopes and dreams as well. "There's nothing left to believe in," she cries, heartbroken and alone. However, though her own words are forgotten for the moment, they still hold the magic that will fulfill her hopes. "No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true ..."

Cinderella is by no means a weak-willed character content to let events flow around her. On the contrary, when the invitation to the royal ball arrives, she uses everything short of physical force to persuade her stepmother that she has every right to attend. This makes her one of the more memorable Disney heroines.

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Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo:

http://members.tripod.com/~rosemck1/bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.mid

Music: Mack David and Al Hoffman
Lyrics: Jerry Livingston

Salagadoola mechicka boola
bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
Put 'em together and what have you got
bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

Salagadoola mechicka boola
bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
It'll do magic believe it or not
bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

Salagadoola means mechicka booleroo
But the thingmabob
that does the job
is bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

Salagadoola menchicka boola
bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
Put 'em together and what have you got
bibbidi-bobbidi
bibbidi-bobbidi
bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!

Mack David

1912 - 1993

Al Hoffman

 1902–1960

Anonymous
Sing
7 years ago

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Sing:

http://209.197.89.57/19580222/pop/carpenters/Sing.mid

Sing, sing a song
Sing out loud
Sing out strong
Sing of good things not bad
Sing of happy not sad.

Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song.

Sing, sing a song
Let the world sing along
Sing of love there could be
Sing for you and for me.

Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not

Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song.

Joseph Raposo Jr. (1937 – 1989)

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Richard Carpenter (1946)

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Karen Carpenter (1950 –1983)

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The Singles 1969-1973

Throughout the fall of 1972 and into 1973, the Carpenters were busy meeting concert demands around the world, and Richard had not found time to get back to the solitary work of songwriting. In January, when they came to the NBC studios to tape a Robert Young Special they were asked to perform a tune from Sesame Street with Arte Johnson, Sandy Duncan, Robert Young, and a children's group. On the set, everyone from the cameramen to the producer was swept up in the sing-along quality of Sing. After several days of rehearsal, Karen and Richard felt the song was strong enough to be released as a single. The Carpenters' version, which Richard was arranging right at the TV studio, features The Jimmy Joyce Children's Choir. Richard and Karen have also had fun preforming this song in concerts throughout the country with children's choirs recruited from each city they visit. Short of that mythical talking dog, nothing was guaranteed to be more of a million-seller than Sing, which became their seventh gold single.

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Richard and Karen

More to view:

http://www.richardandkarencarpenter.com/Album_PianistArrangerComposerConductor.htm

Anonymous
Put A Little Love In Your Heart
7 years ago
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Jackie DeShannon, real name Sharon Lee Myers, (born August 21, 1944) is an American singer/songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards. She was one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock 'n' roll period.
 
Sharon Myers adopted the name Jackie DeShannon, believed to be an Irish ancestor.

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http://www.zianet.com/jw_laurie/Sounds/PutALittleLoveInYourHeart.mid 

Think of your fellow man
Lend him a helping hand
Put a little love in your heart
You see it's getting late
Oh please don't hesitate
Put a little love in your heart
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see
Another day goes by
And still the children cry
Put a little love in you heart
If you want the world to know
We won't let hatred grow
Put a little love in your heart
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see
Wait and see
Take a good look around
And if you're lookin' down
Put a little love in your heart
I hope when you decide
Kindness will be your guide
Put a little love in your heart
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see
Put a little love in your heart
Put a little love in your heart
Put a little love in your heart
Put a little love in your heart
Put a little love in -
Put a little love in your heart...
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Music and words-Jimmy Holiday, Randy Meyers and Jackie DeShannon, 1969.
Anonymous
Sound Of Music
7 years ago

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For The Beauty of The Earth~let us rejoice in the bounty she holds~

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Sound of Music

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/soundof.htm

My Day in the hills has come to an end
I know
A Star has come out, to tell me it's time
to go
But deep in the dark green shadows
Are voices that urge me to stay
So I stop and I wait and I listen
For one more sound, for one more lovely thing
that the hills might say

The hills are alive with the sound of music
The songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music

My heart wants to sing every song it hears
My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds
That rise from the lake to the trees
My heart wants to sigh like the chimes
That flies from a church on a breeze
To laugh like a brook when it trips
And falls over stone on its way
To sing through the night
Like a lark who is learning to pray
I'll go to the hills when my heart is lonely
I know I will hear what I've heard before
My heart will be blessed with the sound of music
And I'll sing once more

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Oscar Hammerstein II

1895 - 1960

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Richard Rodgers

1902 - 1979

Anonymous
Fais dodo, Colas mon p’tit frère
7 years ago

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This is the song my baby sister  Joyce sang~
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Fais dodo, Colas mon p’tit frère
Berceuse

Fais dodo, Colas mon p’tit frère
Fais dodo, t’auras du lolo
Maman est en haut
Qui fait des gâteaux
Papa est en bas
Qui fait du chocolat
Fait dodo Colas mon p’tit frère
Fait dodo, t’auras du lolo.
 
Go to Sleep, Colas My Little Brother
 
Go to sleep, Colas* my little brother
Go to sleep, you will have your milk
Mummy is upstairs
Making cakes
Daddy is downstairs
Making chocolate
Go to sleep, Colas my little brother
Go to sleep, you will have your milk.
 
Colas is short for Nicolas in French.
Anonymous
How Much Is That Doggie In The Window
7 years ago

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My friend~L'il Dave~ he loves to sing on the school bus~we sing this song every day...he never tires of it...

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Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler, November 8, 1927) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. She is unusual in that she came to traditional pop from country music, and some of her recordings are somewhat country flavored. She is sometimes considered the first major crossover artist to popularize country music to the general public. Her records span the era from 1949 to 1981.
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How Much Is That Doggie In The Window:
 
How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)
The one with the waggley tail
How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)
I do hope that doggie's for sale

I must take a trip to California
And leave my poor sweetheart alone
If he has a dog, he won't be lonesome
And the doggie will have a good home

How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)
The one with the waggley tail
How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)
I do hope that doggie's for sale

I read in the paper there are robbers (roof! roof!)
With flashlights that shine in the dark
My love needs a doggie to protect him
And scare them away with one bark

I don't want a bunny or a kitty
I don't want a parrot that talks
I don't want a bowl of little fishies     

He can't take a goldfish for a walk

How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)
The one with the waggley tail
How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)
I do hope that doggie's for sale
I do hope that doggie's for sale

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Little Dave and Mr. Shoulder Strap~

Anonymous
Put On A Happy Face
7 years ago

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http://www.saturn-soft.net/Music/Music1/MIDI/Children/putona.mid

Gray skies are gonna clear up,
Put on a happy face;
Brush off the clouds and cheer up,
Put on a happy face.
Take off the gloomy mask of tragedy,
It's not your style;
You'll look so good that you'll be glad
Ya' decide to smile!
Pick out a pleasant outlook,
Stick out that noble chin;
Wipe off that "full of doubt" look,
Slap on a happy grin!
And spread sunshine all over the place,
Just put on a happy face!
Put on a happy face
Put on a happy face
And if you're feeling cross and bitterish
Don't sit and whine
Think of banana split and licorice
And you'll feel fine
I knew a girl so glooming
She'd never laugh or sing
She wouldn't listen to me
Now she's a mean old thing
So spread sunshine all over the place
Just put on a happy face
So, put on a happy face

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Charlie Strouse (1928)

 The Musical (Bye Bye Birdie)

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/b/byebyebirdiethemusical.shtml

Anonymous
Mocking Bird Hill
7 years ago

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 George Vaughn Horton

1911-1988

It was written by Vaughn Horton. The song was published in 1951. The song was popularized by Patti Page and by Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1951.

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Mocking Bird Hill

http://www.btinternet.com/~edward.caution/mockingbirdhill.htm

Tra-la-la, twiddly-dee-dee
It gives me a thrill
To wake up in the morning to the mockingbird's trill
Tra-la-la, twiddly-dee-dee
There's peace and goodwill
You're welcome as the flowers on Mockin' Bird Hill

When the sun in the morning
Peeps over the hill,
And kisses the roses 'round my windowsill
Then my heart fills with gladness
When I hear the trill
Of the birds in the treetops on Mockin' Bird Hill

Tra-la-la, twiddly-dee-dee
It gives me a thrill
To wake up in the morning to the mockingbird's trill
Tra-la-la, twiddly-dee-dee
There's peace and goodwill
You're welcome as the flowers on Mockin' Bird Hill

When it's late in the evening,
I climb up the hill
And survey all my kingdom while everything's still
Only me and the sky -- and an old whippoorwill
Singin' songs in the twilight on Mockin' Bird Hill

Tra-la-la, twiddly-dee-dee
It gives me a thrill
To wake up in the morning to the mockingbird's trill
Tra-la-la, twiddly-dee-dee
There's peace and goodwill
You're welcome as the flowers on Mockin' Bird Hill

Tra-la-la, twiddly-dee-dee
There's peace and goodwill
You're welcome as the flowers on Mockin' Bird Hill

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Anonymous
B-I-N-G-0
7 years ago

What other song is there being a round like for travelling~thus the Charter Bus sing-a-long was...to Montreal...

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B-I-N-G-0

http://www.saturn-soft.net/Music/Music1/MIDI/Children/bingo.mid

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
And Bingo was his name-o.

Anonymous
Bring Back My Bonnie To Me
7 years ago

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Charles Edward Stuart

1720 - 1788

My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean is a traditional Scottish folk song. It may have its origin in the history of Charles Edward Stuart, commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, the grandson of the deposed Stuart monarch James II. Many Highland Scots supported Bonnie Prince Charlie's attempt to restore the Stuarts to the English throne in 1745-46 by invading Scotland and England.

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean:

http://www.divtune.com/s/mybonnie_.mid

My Bonnie lies over the ocean, my Bonnie lies over the sea,
My Bonnie lies over the ocean, O bring back my Bonnie to me.

Chorus:


Bring back, bring back, O bring back my Bonnie to me, to me:
Bring back, bring back, O bring back my Bonnie to me.

O blow ye winds over the ocean,
O blow ye winds over the sea.
O blow ye winds over the ocean,
And bring back my Bonnie to me.

 Chorus

Anonymous
Enjoy Yourself(It's Later than You Think)
7 years ago

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Enjoy Yourself" is a popular song published in 1948, with music written by Carl Sigman and lyrics by Herb Magidson.

The most popular version of the song, recorded by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, was made on November 27, 1949. The recording was released by Decca Records The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on January 13, 1950 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10.

Another recording, by Doris Day, was made on January 13, 1950 and released by Columbia Records.

Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra made a recording on February 2, 1949 which was released by RCA Victor Records

Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)

http://www.rvproperty.com/enjoyyourself_theme.htm

You work and work for years and years, you're always on the go
You never take a minute off, too busy makin' dough
Someday, you say, 
have your fun when you're a millionaire
Imagine all the fun you'll have in your old rockin' chair

Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think!
Enjoy yourself. While you're still in the pink!
The years go by, As quickly as a wink.
Enjoy yourself. Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think. 

You're gonna take that  ocean trip, no matter, come what may
You've got your reservations made, but you just can't get away
Next year, for sure, you'll go 
see the world, you'll really get around
But how far can you travel when you're six-feet under ground?

Your heart of hearts, your dream of dreams, your ravishing brunet
She's left you and she's now become somebody else's pet.
Lay down that gun don't try my friend to reach the great beyond
You'll have more fun by 
reaching for a redhead or a blond.

Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think!
Enjoy yourself. While you're still in the pink!
The years go by, As quickly as a wink.
Enjoy yourself. Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think. 

You never go to nightclubs and you just don't care to dance.
You don't have time for silly things like
moonlight and romance.
You only think of dollar bills tied neatly in a stack
But when you kiss a dollar bill it doesn't kiss you back.

Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think!
Enjoy yourself. While you're still in the pink!
The years go by, As quickly as a wink.
Enjoy yourself. Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think. 

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Anonymous
Billy Boy
7 years ago

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http://www.contemplator.com/america/billyboy.html

Oh, where have you been,
Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Oh, where have you been,
Charming Billy?
I have been to seek a wife,
She's the joy of my life,
She's a young thing
And cannot leave her mother.

Did she ask you to come in,
Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Did she ask you to come in,
Charming Billy?
Yes, she asked me to come in,
There's a dimple in her chin.
She's a young thing
And cannot leave her mother.

Can she make a cherry pie,
Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Can she make a cherry pie,
Charming Billy?
She can make a cherry pie,
Quick as a cat can wink an eye,
She's a young thing
And cannot leave her mother.



How old is she,
Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
How old is she,
Charming Billy?
Three times six and four times seven,
Twenty-eight and eleven,
She's a young thing
And cannot leave her mother.

Anonymous
I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
7 years ago

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I'VE GOT A LOVELY BUNCH OF COCONUTS
(Fred Heatherton)

http://www.homestead.com/deenotes/coconuts.html


Down at the county fair
One evening I was there
I heard a barker shouting
Underneath the flair...

"Oh, I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts.
There they are all standing in a row.
Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head.
Give 'em a twist, a flick of the wrist."
That's what the showman said.

Oi! I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts.
Every ball you throw will make me rich.
There stands me wife,
The idol of me life,
Singing roll a bowl, a ball, a penny a pitch.

Singing, roll a bowl a ball a penny a pitch.
Roll a bowl a ball a penny a pitch.
Roll a bowl a ball.
Roll a bowl a ball.
Singing, roll a bowl a ball a penny a pitch.

Fred Heatherton English Songwriter~

wrote "I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts"~ 1944 ~and celebrates the traditional coconut shy  of funfairs.

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A coconut shy (or coconut shie) is a traditional game frequently found as a sidestall at funfairs and fêtes. The game consists of throwing wooden balls at a row of coconuts balanced on posts. Typically a player buys three balls and wins each coconut successfully dislodged. In some cases other prizes may be won instead of the coconuts.

The origins of the game are unclear, although the term is first listed in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1903. It probably derives from the game of Aunt Sally, with coconuts being seen as an exotic prize in the early 20th century.

The word 'shy' in this context is a coloquial  English term, meaning 'to throw' or toss.

The Song was performed by Danny Kay.

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Anonymous
The Candy Man
7 years ago

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http://www.fromtheheartpostcards.com/midis/candyman.mid

Who can take a sunrise,
Sprinkle it with dew?
Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two…
The candyman, the candyman can,
The candyman can 'cause he mixes it with love
and makes the world taste good…

Who can take a rainbow,
Wrap it in a sigh?
Soak it in the sun and make the stra'bry lemon pie
The candyman? The candyman can…
The candyman can 'cause he mixes it with love
and makes the world taste good…

The Candyman makes
everything he bakes
Satisfying and delicious.
Talk about your childhood wishes.
You can even eat the dishes!

Who can take tomorrow,
Dip it in a dream?
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream,
The candyman? The Candyman can, the candyman can…
The candyman can 'cause he mixes it with love
and makes the world taste good…
And the world tastes good
'cause the candyman thinks it should…

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Samuel George Davis, Jr. , better known as Sammy Davis, Jr.

( 1925 –1990)

"The Candy Man" was Sammy Davis, Jr.'s eighth and final foray into the American Top 40, topping the hit parade for three weeks and remaining on the charts for 16 weeks.

he Candy Man" was the first song heard in the children's musical Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a 1971 motion picture directed by Mel Stuart from a script by Roald Dahl, based on his novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Gene Wilder starred as the eccentric owner of a candy factory who devises a scheme to find an honest, loving child to take over his work.

Anonymous
Yellow Bird
8 years ago

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Oswald Durand (1840 -1906)
was a Haitian poet and politician.

Among his most famous works are Choucoune, a lyrical poem praising the beauty of a Haitian woman, and Chant National, a lyrical historic poem which became as popular as the national anthem.

Written by Oswald Durand in 1883 whereas it was purging a sorrow of imprisonment in a prison of the Cape, Choucoune tells the history of a young man originating in Haiti which meets by chance beautiful young woman, a marabout equipped, with all the attributes of the ideal woman.

Choucoune

http://www.geocities.com/ernsly/choucoune.mid

 Choucoune forms part of the Haitian cultural inheritance forever. The text was put in music by several famous musicians. It was sung by a considerable number Haitian and foreign artists. Whole generations fredonné the text for one yes or one not.

Yellow Bird:

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http://www.homestead.com/deenotes/yellowbird.html

Yellow bird, up high in banana tree.
Yellow bird, you sit all alone like me.

Did you lady friend leave the nest again?
That is very sad, makes me feel so bad.
You can fly away, in the sky away.
Your more lucky than me.

I also had a pretty girl, she's not with me today.
They're all the same those pretty girls.
Take tenderness, then they fly away.
Yellow Bird, yellow bird.

Did you lady friend leave the nest again?
That is very sad, makes me feel so bad.
You can fly away, in the sky away.
Your more lucky than me.

Wish that I were a yellow bird, I'd fly away with you.
But I am not a yellow bird, So here I sit.
Nothing I can do.
Yellow bird, yellow bird.

Anonymous
On Top Of Spaghetti...
8 years ago

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Spaghetti...I love I ,love it I do...

~Did alot of singing with kids ~

Loads of Fun

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On Top of Spaghetti

 

On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball,
When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table,
And on to the floor,
And then my poor meatball,
Rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden,
And under a bush,
And then my poor meatball,
Was nothing but mush.

The mush was as tasty
As tasty could be,
And then the next summer,
It grew into a tree.

The tree was all covered,
All covered with moss,
And on it grew meatballs,
And tomato sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball,
Whenever you sneeze.

On Top of Spaghetti is a well-known folk song and children's song written and originally performed by folk singer Tom Glazer in 1963. The song is sung to the tune of On Top Of Old Smoky. The song is essentially the tale of a meatball that was lost when "somebody sneezed". The song discusses what happens to the meatball after it was lost. A group of children sing the chorus in the original recording.

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Thomas Zachariah Glazer

 (1914 -  2003)

His greatest commercial success came with the original (and still definitive) recording of the song parody On Top of Spaghetti. Glazer also wrote and sang the eco-conscious title song in the 1966 movie "Namu the Killer Whale" starring Robert Lansing and Lee Meriweather.

Anonymous
Edelweiss
8 years ago

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Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum), one of the best-known European mountain flowers, belongs to the sunflower family (Asteraceae). The name comes from German edel (meaning noble) and weiß (meaning white). The scientific name, Leontopodium means "lion's paw", being derived from Greek words leon (lion) and podion (diminutive of pous, foot).

Flowering stalks of edelweiss can grow to a size of 3-20 cm (in cultivation, up to 40 cm). The leaves appear woolly because of the covering of white hairs. The flowers are felted and woolly with white hairs, with characteristic bloom consisting of five to six small yellow flower heads (5 mm) surrounded by leaflets in star form. The flowers are in bloom between July and September.

It is unequally distributed and prefers rocky limestone places at 2000-2900 m altitude. It is not toxic.

Edelweiss is a protected plant in many countries, including Bulgaria, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Slovakia (Tatra National Park), Slovenia (since 1898), Austria (since 1886) and Romania (since 1933).

It usually grows in inaccessible places, which is why it is associated in Slovenia with mountaineering. Its white colour is considered in Switzerland a symbol of purity and due to its beauty, it obtained its Romanian name, floarea reginei (Queen's flower).

Edelweiss:

http://www.saturn-soft.net/Music/Music1/MIDI/Carousal/TyrolerEdelweiss

Edelweiss, Edelweiss,
Every morning you greet me,
Small and white,
Clean and bright,
You look happy to meet me.
Blossom of snow,
May you bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever.
Edelweiss, Edelweiss,
Bless my homeland forever.

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Protected in the wild.

At the International Conference of Alpine Clubs in Obwalden, Switzerland (1878) in conjunction with the governments of Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Italy, the Edelweiss was protected in a large part of the European Alps.


By that time it had already disappeared along the more popular hiking and climbing routes.


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Edelweiss in full bloom in the middle of July.

Anonymous
Me And My Teddy Bear
8 years ago

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This is an oldie...my mom had a 78 record when younger...she sang it for us...when we were kids

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Me And My Teddy Bear:

http://www.newbonbon.com/midi-go-round/meandmyteddybr.mid

               Me and My Teddy Bear:

In the house next door right next to mine
a little boy lives there
at Christmmas time dear Santa Claus
brought him a teddy bear.

He loves his little teddy bear
he's with it all day long
and the sweetest thing I've ever heard
is to hear him sing this song.

Me and my teddy bear
have no worries, have no cares
me and my teddy bear
just play and play all day.

I love my teddy bear
he has one eye and has no hair
but I love my teddy bear
we play and play all day.

Every night he's with me
when I climb up the stairs
and by my bed he listens
until I say my prayers.

Oh, me and my teddy bear
have no worries, have no cares
me and my teddy bear
just play and play all day.

Every night he's with me
when I climb up the stairs
and by my bed he listens
until I say my prayers.

Oh, me and my teddy bear
have no worries, have no cares
me and my teddy bear
just play and play all day
just play and play all day.

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Anonymous
Kookaburra
8 years ago

My children came home with loads of songs from school~this is one that they taught me....loads of fun...

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http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/kookaburra.htm

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Gay your life must be

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gum drops he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
Leave some there for me!

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
That's not a monkey that's me

Kookaburra sits on a rusty nail
Gets a boo-boo in his tail
Cry, Kookaburra! Cry, kookaburra!
Oh how life can be!

The "gum drops" that the kookaburra eats in the song are beads
of sap that form on the gum tree (also called a Eucalyptus tree).

It is found throughout eastern Australia, and has been introduced into the south-west corner of Western Australia, Tasmania, Flinders Island, Kangaroo Island.

Click here to hear the sound of the kookaburra.

When a Kookaburra laughs it starts in a ''Kook-kook-kook,'' then their end in a ''ha-ha-ha''. A family group will laugh together throwing back their heads and flicking their tails up and down. When white man first came to Australia, they thought that somebody was laughing at them, until they found out about the kookaburra. They love sitting on power lines or tree branches. The beak of the kookaburra, is black on top and underneath is whitish brown at the end.

Anonymous
It's A Small World After All
8 years ago

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 Small boats glide along the international waters and you are very quickly surrounded by dancing dolls, animals and flowers, singing that now almost infamous song, "it's a small world."

Walt Disney originally designed the attraction for the Pepsi-Cola Company to benefit UNICEF at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. When the Fair closed, the attraction was moved to Disneyland where it opened in July 1966.

"it's a small world" is considered a Fantasyland attraction, yet it occupies its own separate building outside of the main Fantasyland area. The building is practically an attraction in and of itself - the facade is a crazy quilt of different shapes and patterns, and incorporates architectural features from a variety of countries such as pagodas and minarets. In the center of the facade is a huge clock, with a smiling face that continuously rocks back and forth. Every 15 minutes the doors below the clock face open and there's a musical "children's march of nations". This is followed by the opening of another pair of doors to reveal a set of blocks that give the current time -- hour and minute.

Back in 1975 a group of us in a School Choir from Canada went to Disneyland, California.  We went to many a great tours and this was one of the songs I do remember....

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It's A Small World After All:

http://www.geocities.com/aubtig15/MIDI/small.mid

It's a world of laughter,
A world of tears.
It's a world of hopes,
And a world of fears.
There's so much that we share,
That it's time we're aware,
It's a small world after all.

Chorus:
It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all.
It's a small, small world.

There is just one moon,
And one golden sun.
And a smile means,
Friendship to every one.
Though the mountains divide,
And the oceans are wide,
It's a small world after all.

Chorus:
It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all.
It's a small, small world.

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Robert Sherman 1925

 Richard Sherman 1928

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Robert Sherman,  Richard Sherman, and Walt Disney

1964

Anonymous
Beatles....
8 years ago

The Beatles first single was the Lennon and McCartney penned 'Love Me Do' which reached a lowly #17 in the UK chart.

I do remember their hits in grade 1~

How I remember age 6~their music still playing today~ 'She Loves You'~ 'I wanna Hold Your Hand'...many others

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 John Lennon

 1940 -  1980

Birth Place: Liverpool

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Paul McCartney

 June  18, 1942

Liverpool 

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George Harrison

February  1943 - 2001

Liverpool

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Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr)

 July 7, 1940

Dingle, Liverpool 

I Want To Hold Your Hand

http://www.danapannell.com/beatles/iwantto.htm


(John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
Lead Vocal: John Lennon


Oh yeh, I'll tell you something
I think you'll understand
When I'll say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

Oh please, say to me
You'll let me be your man
And please, say to me
You'll let me hold your hand
You'll let me hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

And when I touch you I feel happy inside
It's such a feeling that my love
I can't hide, I can't hide, I can't hide

Yeh, you've got that something
I think you'll understand
When I'll say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

And when I touch you I feel happy inside
It's such a feeling that my love
I can't hide, I can't hide, I can't hide

Yeh, you've got that something
I think you'll understand
When I'll feel that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

Anonymous
New World In The Morning~Roger Whittaker
8 years ago

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http://www.stinalisa.com/NewWorld.html

Everybody talks about a new world in the morning. A new world in the morning so they say.
I, myself don't talk about a new world in the morning. A new world in the morning, that's today.

And I can feel a new tomorrow comin' on.
And I don't know why I have to make a song. Everybody talks a bout a new world in the morning. New world in the morning takes so long.

I met a man who had a dream he had since he was twenty. I met that man when he was eighty-one. He said too many people just stand and wait up til the mornin', Don't they know tomorrow never comes.

And he would feel a new tomorrow coming on. And when he'd smile his eyes would twinkle up in thought. Everybody talks about a new world in the morning. New world in the morning never comes.
And I can feel a new tomorrow coming on.
And I don't know why I have to make a song. Everybody talks about a new world in the morning. New world in the morning takes so long

~Roger Wittaker

Roger Whittaker

(born March 22, 1936 in Nairobi, Kenya) is a British singer/songwriter and musician with worldwide record sales of more than 55 million. His music is of the folk/easy listening genre. In his early career, his trademark was his fantastic whistling ability.

Whittaker's parents, Edward and Viola, were originally from Staffordshire, England, where they owned and operated a grocery shop. His father was involved in a motorcycle accident, and the family moved to a farm in Kenya because of the better climate. That Whittaker would eventually become a musician was no surprise, since his grandfather sang in various clubs, and his father played the violin. Roger learned to play the guitar.

Whittaker was drafted into national service, and he spent two years in uniform in the Kenya Regiment. In 1956, he was demobilized and decided that it was time to concentrate on a career in medicine. He enrolled at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

He left the university after 18 months and joined the civil service education department to try teaching.

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More of Roger:

http://www.rogerwhittaker.com/bio.htm

Anonymous
Music~Music~Music~
8 years ago
| Hot!

Java Jive(1940)

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http://home.houston.rr.com/oehl/mid/JavaJive.mid

I love coffee, I love tea.
I love the Java Jive and it loves me.
Coffee and tea and the Java and me,
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!

I love Java, sweet and hot.
Whoops! Mr. Moto, I'm a coffee pot.
Shoot me the pot and I'll pour me a shot,
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!

Oh slip me a slug from that wonderful mug,
and I'll cut a rug till I'm snug in a jug.
A slice of onion and a raw one.
Draw one!

Waiter waiter percolator!

I love coffee, I love tea.
I love the Java Jive and it loves me.
Coffee and tea and the Java and me,
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!

Boston beans.
(Soy Beans)
I said those little itty bitty green beans!
(Cabbage n’ Greens)
You know that I'm not keen about a bean,
unless it is a chili chili bean.
(Talk it boy)

I love Java, sweet and hot.
Whoops! Mr. Moto, I'm a coffee pot.
You shoot me the pot, and I'll pour me a shot,
A cup a... cup a... cup a.....

Oh Slip me a slug from that wonderful mug
And I’ll cut a rug that's snug in a jug
Drop your nickel in my pot, Joe.
Takin’ it slow,

Waaiteer waaiteer percolator.

I love coffee, I love tea,
I love the Java Jive and it loves me
(Ba Boom Ba Boom Ba bee)
Coffee and tea and the Java and me, (Yeah)
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup - More!

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