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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RIP Greg Trooper – No Higher Ground

Age 61 of pancreatic cancer. The losses keep coming

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Down from the sky
Up from the raging sea
In the blink of an eye
Water’s all you can see

All you could hear was the wind and rain
Nobody told us ’bout a hurricane
And if they had
Could we escape such a terrible sound
In Galveston
There ain’t no higher ground

We had nothin’ but of hope
When this brand new century began
Now there’s six thousand gone
Some say it might have been ten
We’re the finest country
And the smartest too
We certainly know more
Than the Cubans do
So why do we bury our dead
In the water where they all drown
In Galveston
There ain’t no higher ground
Whoah in Galveston
There ain’t no higher ground

The rain gave up
And the sea she laid back down
There’s no tellin’ how long
‘Til all the bodies are found
Does Washington care
Does Houston know
We’re an island in the gulf of Mexico
Guess they’ll be lending a hand
Just as soon as the word gets ’round
They say in Galveston
There ain’t no higher ground
Whoah in Galveston
There ain’t no higher ground

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Lucinda Lyrics for the Day – I Lost It

And passionate kisses…

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I think I lost it
Let me know if you come across it
Let me know if I let it fall along a back road somewhere
Money can’t replace it
No memory can erase it
And I know I’m never gonna find another one to compare
 
Gimme some love to fill me up
Gimme some time
Gimme some stuff
Gimme a sign
Gimme some kind of reason
Are you heavy enough to make me stay
I feel like I might blow away
I thought I was in Heaven
But I was only dreaming
 
I think I lost it
Let me know if you come across it
Let me know if I let it fall along a back road somewhere
Money can’t replace it
No memory can erase it
And I know I’m never gonna find another one to compare
 
I just wanna live the life I please
I don’t want no enemies
I don’t want nothin if i have to fake it
Never take nothin don’t belong to me
Everything’s paid for
Nothin’s free
If I give my heart will you promise not to break it?
 
I think I lost it
Let me know if you come across it
Let me know if I let it fall along a back road somewhere
Money can’t replace it
No memory can erase it
And I know I’m never gonna find another one to compare
 
Money can’t replace it
No memory can erase it
And I know I’m never gonna find another one to compare
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Lyrics for the Month – If We Make It Through December

Another loss in 2016

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If we make it through December
Everything’s gonna be all right I know
It’s the coldest time of winter
And I shiver when I see the falling snow
 
If we make it through December
Got plans to be in a warmer town come summer time
Maybe even California
If we make it through December we’ll be fine
 
Got laid off down at the factory
And there time is not the greatest in the world
Heaven knows I been workin’ hard
I wanted Christmas to be right for daddy’s girl
 
I don’t mean to hate December
It’s meant to be the happy time of year
And my little girl don’t understand
Why daddy can’t afford no Christmas gift
 
If we make it through December
Everything’s gonna be all right I know
It’s the coldest time of winter
And I shiver when I see the falling snow
 
If we make it through December
Got plans to be in a warmer town come summer time
Maybe even California
If we make it through December we’ll be fine
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Playlist for the Dog – Happy JACK

An old fave:

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Do It Again – Steely Dan

Jumpin’ Jack – Uptown Swingers

You Know You Wrong – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Jack You Dead – Joe Jackson

Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles

The House That Jack Built – Aretha Franklin

Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones

Happy Jack – The Who

Hey Jack Kerouac – 10,000 Maniacs

Master Jack – Four Jacks And A Jill

Smackwater Jack – Carole King

Jackie Blue – Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Jack And Diane – John Mellencamp

Jack Daniels if You Please – David Allen Coe

My Friend Jack – The Smoke

Uncle Jack – Spirit

Jack Of Diamonds – Buckskin Stallion

Jack Tarr The Sailor – The Byrds

Black Jack Davy – Steeleye Span

Blackjack David – Dave Alvin

Captain Jack – Billy Joel

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