Lyrics — All-time Greats

Heard in the streets in London in the summer of ’67, seen close up in college, and used the lyrics for college graduation yearbook statement.

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We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
The crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
The waiter brought a tray
 
And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale
 
She said there is no reason
And the truth is plain to see
But I wandered through my playing cards
And would not let her be
One of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast
And although my eyes were open
They might have just as well been closed
 
And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale
 
She said I’m home on shore leave
Though in truth we were at sea
So I took her by the looking glass
And forced her to agree
Saying you must be the mermaid
Who took Neptune for a ride
But she smiled at me so sadly
That my anger straightway died
 
And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale
 
If music be the food of love
Then laughter is its queen
And likewise if behind is in front
Then dirt in truth is clean
My mouth by then like cardboard
Seemed to slip straight through my head
So we crash-dived straightway quickly
And attacked the ocean bed
 
And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale
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Classic Lyrics for the Day – Hey, Good Lookin’

Reading the new bio of Hank…

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Say hey, good lookin’
Whatcha got cookin’?
How’s about cookin’ something up with me?
Hey, sweet baby
Don’t you think maybe
We can find us a brand new recipe?

I got a hot-rod ford and a two dollar bill
And I know a spot right over the hill
There’s soda pop and the dancing’s free
So if you want to have fun come along with me

Said hey, good lookin’
Whatcha got cookin’?
How’s about cookin’ something up with me?

I’m free and ready
So we can go steady
How’s about saving all your time for me?
No more lookin’
I know I been cookin’
How’s about keepin’ steady company?

I’m gonna throw my date book over the fence
And buy me one for five or ten cents
I’ll keep it ’till it’s covered with age
‘Cause I’m writin’ your name down on every page

Say hey, good lookin’
Whatcha got cookin’?
How’s about cookin’ something up with me?

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Playlist for the Day

C’MON!

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C’mon – Poco

Come On, Let’s Go – Los Lobos

Come On Back To Bowling Green – Pat Haney

People C’mon – Delta Spirit

C’mon If You’re Comin’ – NRBQ

Come On – The Rolling Stones

C’mon Everybody – Eddie Cochran

Come On Let’s Go – Chuck Dallis

Come On, Let’s Go – Ritchie Valens

C’mon And Swim – Bobby Freeman

Come On Down To My Boat – Every Mother’s Son

Come On – Tommy Roe

Come On Now – The Kinks

C’Mon – Guster

C’mon, C’mon, C’mon – Paul Westerberg

Come On And Say It – The Grass Roots

Come On In – Sam & Dave

Come On Down – Dingoes

Come On Down – Jenny Scheinman

Come On, Get In – KT Tunstall

Come On-A My House – Rosemary Clooney

C’mon Marianne – Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons

Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners

Come On Get Higher – Matt Nathanson

C’mon C’mon – Sheryl Crow

Come On, Sheila – Zachary Richard

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