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K

KEEP IT GAY

Keep it gay, keep it light
Keep it fresh, keep it fair
Let it bloom ev'ry night
Give it room, give it air
Keep your love a lovely dream and never wake it
Make it happy and be happy as you make it
Let it sing like a nightingale in May
Keep it gay, keep it free
Or you'll frighten it away
Take it easy and enjoy it while you take it
Keep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay.


KING OF THE ROAD - Roger Miller

Trailer for sale or rent, rooms to let fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets, I ain't got no cigarettes
Ah but two hours of pushin' broom buys an eight by twelve four-bed room
I'm a man of means by no means, king of the road

Third boxcar midnight train, destination Bangor, Maine
Old worn out suit and shoes, I don't pay no union dues
I smoke old stogies I have found, short but not too big around
I'm a man of means by no means, king of the road

I know every engineer on every train
All the children and all of their names
And every handout in every town
And every lock that ain't locked when no-one's around

Trailer for sale or rent, rooms to let fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets, I ain't got no cigarettes
Ah but two hours of pushin' broom buys an eight by twelve four-bed room
I'm a man of means by no means, king of the road

Trailer for sale or rent, rooms to let fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets, I ain't got no cigarettes
Ah but two hours of pushin' broom buys an eight by twelve four-bed room
I'm a man of means by no means, king of the road.


KUNG FU FIGHTING - Carl Douglas

Everybody was kung fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
But they fought with expert timing

They were funky China men from funky Chinatown
They were chopping them up and they were chopping them down
It's an ancient Chinese art and everybody knew their part
From a feint into a slip, and kicking from the hip

Everybody was kung fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
But they fought with expert timing

There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung
He said here comes the big boss, let's get it on
We took a bow and made a stand, started swinging with the hand
The sudden motion made me skip now we're into a brand new trip

Everybody was kung fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
But they did it with expert timing

Everybody was kung fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
Make sure you have expert timing
Kung fu fighting, had to be fast as lightning.


L

LADY MARMALADE - Kenny Nolan & Bob Crewe

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
Hey sister, go sister, soul sister, go sister
Hey sister, go sister, soul sister, go sister

He met Marmalade down in old New Orleans
Struttin' her stuff on the street
She said
Hey Joe, you wanna give it a go?

'Uh uh kitchi kitchi ya ya da da
Kitchi kitchi ya ya, here
Mocha chocolata ya ya
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

Sat in her boudoir while she freshened up
That boy drank her magnolia wine
Upon her black satin sheets
I swear he started to freak

Kitchi kitchi ya ya da da
Kitchi kitchi ya ya, here
Mocha chocalata ya ya
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

Touching her skin feeling silky smooth
The colour of caf au lait
Made the savage beast inside
Roar till it cried more, more, more
Now he's at home doing 9 to 5
Living his brave life of lies
But when he turns off to sleep
He gets them dreams coming back for more, more, more

Kitchi kitchi ya ya da da da
Kitchi kitchi ya ya here
Mocha chocolata ya ya
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
Voulez-vous couchez avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?


LAND DOWN UNDER - Men At Work

Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said

"Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said

"I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."

Lying in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, "Are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?"
And he said

"Oh! Do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."


LAST DANCE - Paul Jabara

Last dance
Last chance for love
Yes, it's my last chance
For romance tonight

I need you by me
Beside me, to guide me
To hold me, to scold me
'Cause when I'm bad
I'm so, so bad

So let's dance the last dance
Let's dance the last dance
Let's dance this last dance tonight

Last dance
Last chance for love
Yes, it's my last chance
For romance tonight

I need you by me
Beside me, to guide me
To hold me, to scold me
'Cause when I'm bad
I'm so, so bad

So let's dance the last dance
Let's dance the last dance
Let's dance this last dance tonight

I need you by me
Beside me, to guide me
To hold me, to scold me
'Cause when I'm bad
I'm so, so bad

So let's dance the last dance
Let's dance the last dance
Let's dance this last dance tonight.


LE FREAK - Nile Rodgers/Bernard Edwards

Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!

Have you heard about the new dance craze?
Listen to us, I'm sure you'll be amazed
Big fun to be had by everyone
It's up to you, it surely can be done
Young and old are doing it, I'm told
Just one try, and you too will be sold
It's called Le Freak! They're doing it night and day
Allow us, we'll show you the way

Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!

All that pressure got you down
Has your head spinning all around
Feel the rhythm, check the ride
Come on along and have a real good time
Like the days of stopping at the Savoy
Now we freak, oh what a joy
Just come on down, to 54
Find a spot out on the floor

Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!

Now Freak!
I said Freak!
Now Freak!

All that pressure got you down
Has your head spinning all around
Feel the rhythm, check the ride
Come on along and have a real good time
Like the days of stopping at the Savoy
Now we freak, oh what a joy
Just come on down, to 54
Find a spot out on the floor

Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!


LET YOUR LOVE FLOW - Larry Williams

There's a reason
For the sunshine day
There's a reason
Why I'm feelin' so high
Must be the season
When that love light shines all around us

So let that feeling
Grab you deep inside
And send you reeling
Where your love can't hide
And then go stealing
Through the summer nights with your lover

Just let your love flow
Like a mountain stream
And let your love grow
With the smallest of dreams
And let your love show
And you'll know what I mean
It's the season

Let your love fly
Like a bird on the wing
And let your love bind you
To all living things
And let your love shine
And you'll know what I mean
That's the reason

There's a reason
For the warm sweet nights
There's a reason
For the candle lights.
Must be the season
When those love rites shine all around us

So let the wonder
Take you into space
And lay you under
Its loving embrace
Feel the thunder
As it warms your face
You can't hold back

Just let your love flow
Like a mountain stream
And let your love grow
With the smallest of dreams
And let your love show
And you'll know what I mean
It's the season

Let your love fly
Like a bird on the wing
And let your love bind you
To all living things
And let your love shine
And you'll know what I mean
That's the reason.


LITTLE EGYPT - Leiber & Stoller

I went and bought myself a ticket and I sat down in the very first row
They pulled the curtain but then when they turned the spotlight way down low
Little Egypt came out a-struttin' wearin' nothin' but a button and a bow
Singing, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying

She had a ruby on her tummy and a diamond big as Texas on her toe
She let her hair down and she did the hoochie-coochie real slow
When she did her special number on the zebra skin I thought she'd stop the show
Singing, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying

She did her triple somersault and when she hit the ground
She winked at the audience and then she turned around
She had a picture of a cowboy tatooed on her spine
Said, Phoenix, Arizona 1949

Yeh, let me tell you people Little Egypt doesn't dance there anymore
She's too busy mopping and a-takin' care of shopping at the store
'Cos we've got seven kids and all day long they crawl around the floor
Singing ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying.


LONELY AT THE TOP - Randy Newman

I've been around the world
Had my pick of any girl
You'd think I'd be happy
But I'm not
Ev'rybody knows my name
But it's just a crazy game
Oh, it's lonely at the top

Listen to the band, they're playing just for me
Listen to the people paying just for me
All the applause-all the parades
And all the money I have made
Oh, it's lonely at the top

Listen all you fools out there
Go on and love me-I don't care
Oh, it's lonely at the top
Oh, it's lonely at the top.


LOVE GROWS (WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES) - Tony Macaulay & Barry Mason

She ain't got no money
Her clothes are kinda funny
Her hair is kinda wild and free
Oh but love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me

She acts a little lazy
And people say she's crazy
And her life's a mystery
Oh but love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me

There's something about her hand holdin' mine
It's a feeling that's fine
And I just gotta say
She's really got a magical spell
And it's workin' so well
That I can't get away

I'm a lucky fella and I just gotta tell her
That I love her endlessly
Because love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me

There's something about her hand holdin' mine
It's a feeling that's fine
And I just gotta say
She's really got a magical spell
And it's workin' so well
That I can't get away

I'm a lucky fella and I just gotta tell her
That I love her endlessly
Because love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me.


LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD - Mike Chapman/Holly Knight

We are young, heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands, love is a battlefield

We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong
Searchin' our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

You're beggin' me to go, then makin' me stay
Why do you hurt me so bad?
It would help me to know, do I stand in your way
Or am I the best thing you've had?
Believe me, believe me, I can't tell you why
But I'm trapped by your love and I'm chained to your side

We are young, heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands, love is a battlefield
We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong
Searchin' our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

We're losing control, will you turn me away or touch me deep inside?
And when all this gets old, will it still feel the same?
There's no way this will die
But if we get much closer I could lose control
And if your heart surrenders, you'll need me to hold

We are young, heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands, love is a battlefield
We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong
Searchin' our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield.


LOVE IS IN THE AIR - George Young/Harry Vanda

Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound

And I don't know if I'm being foolish
Don't know if I'm being wise
But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when I look in your eyes

Love is in the air
In the whisper of the trees
Love is in the air
In the thunder of the sea

And I don't know if I'm just dreaming
Don't know if I feel sane
But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when you call out my name

Love is in the air, Love is in the air, oh, oh, oh...

Love is in the air
In the rising of the sun
Love is in the air
When the day is nearly done

And I don't know if you're an illusion
Don't know if I see it true
But you're something that I must believe in
And you're there when I reach out for you

Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound
And I don't know if I'm being foolish
Don't know if I'm being wise

But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when I look in your eyes

Love is in the air, Love is in the air, oh, oh, oh...


LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU - Ben Findon/Les Charles

You run around town like a fool and you think that it's groovy
You're givin' it to some other guy who gives you the eye
You don't give nothin' to me
You painted a smile and you dress all the while to excite me
But don't you know you're turning me on
I know that it's wrong, but I can't stop this pain inside me

Baby, love really hurts without you
Love really hurts without you
And it's breaking my heart
But what can I do, baby
Love really hurts without you
Love really hurts through and through
And it's breaking my heart
But what can I do without you?

You walk like a dream and you make like you're Queen of the action
You're using ev'ry trick in the book the way that you look
You're really something to see
You cheat and you lie to impress any guy that you fancy
But don't you know I'm out of my mind
So give me a sign and help to ease the pain inside me

Baby, love really hurts without you
Love really hurts without you
And it's breaking my heart
But what can I do, baby
Love really hurts without you
Love really hurts through and through
And it's breaking my heart
But what can I do without you?


LUCKY STARS


M

MACK THE KNIFE - Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill

Oh, the shark has pearly teeth dear
And he shows 'em, pearly white
Just a jack knife has MacHeath dear
And he keeps it way out of sight

When that shark bites with his teeth, dear
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves though wears MacHeath dear
So there's never, never a trace of red

On the sidewalk, Sunday morning
Lies a body, oozin' life
And someone's sneaking 'round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife

There's tugboat, by the river
With a cement bag drooping on down
You know that cement is just, it's there for the weight dear
Five'll get ya ten old Macky's back in town

Now d'ya hear about Louie Miller? he disappeared, babe
After drawin' out all his hard-earned cash
And now MacHeath spends like a sailor
Could it be our boy's done somethin' rash?

Now Jenny Diver, Yeah, Sukey Tawdry
Look out for Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Yes, the line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky is back in town

I said Jenny Diver, whoa, Sukey Tawdry
Look out for Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Yes, that line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky's back in town
Look out, old Macky's back!!


MAD ABOUT THE BOY - Noel Coward

Mad about the boy
I know its stupid to be mad about the boy
Im so ashamed of it, but must admit
The sleepless nights Ive had about the boy
On the silver screen
He melts my foolish heart in evry single scene
Although Im quite aware that here and there
Are traces of a cad about the boy
Lord knows Im not a fool girl
I really shouldnt care
Lord knows Im not a schoolgirl
In the flurry of her first affair
Will it ever cloy?
This odd diversity of misery and joy
Im feeling quite insane and young again
And all because Im mad about the boy.


MAS QUE NADA - Jorge Ben

Mas que nada But no way

Oari rai Oari rai
Ob Ob Ob Ob Ob Ob

Mas que nada But no way
Sai da minha frente Get out of my way
Eu quero passar I want to pass
Pois o samba est animado 'Cos the samba's hot
O que eu quero sambar What I want is to samba

Este samba This samba
Que misto de maracatu That's mixed with maracatu
samba de preto velho Is old black mens' samba
Samba de preto tu Black man's samba you

Mas que nada But no way
Um samba como esse to legal A samba as great as this
Voc no vai querer You're not gonna want
Que eu chegue no final. Me to get to the end.


MICKEY - Nicky Chinn/Mike Chapman

(Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey, hey Mickey)
(Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey, hey Mickey)
(Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey)
Hey Mickey! You've been around all night and that's a little long

You think you've got the right but I think you've got it wrong
Why can't you say goodnight so you can take me home, Mickey
'Cause when you say you will, it always means you won't
You're givin' me the chills, baby, please baby don't
Every night you still leave me all alone, Mickey

Oh Mickey, what a pity you don't understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand
It's guys like you Mickey
Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don't break my heart, Mickey

Hey Mickey! Now when you take me by the ? ? ? gonna know
Everytime you move ? ? ? gonna show
There's somethin' we can use, so don't say no, Mickey

So come on and give it to me any way you can
Any way you wanna do it, I'll treat you like a man
Oh please, baby, please, don't leave me in a jam, Mickey

Oh Mickey, what a pity you don't understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand It's guys like you Mickey
Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don't break my heart, Mickey

Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey, hey Mickey)
(Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey, hey Mickey)
(Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey)
Oh Mickey, what a pity you don't understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand

Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand
It's guys like you Mickey
Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don't break my heart, Mickey
Oh Mickey, what a pity you don't understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand

Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand
It's guys like you Mickey
Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don't break my heart, Mickey Oh Mickey, what a pity you don't understand

You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand
It's guys like you Mickey
Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don't break my heart, Mickey

Oh Mickey, what a pity you don't understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand
It's guys like you Mickey
Oh, what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don't break my heart, Mickey.


MOCKINGBIRD - Johnny O'Keefe

Moc - (yeah-eah) - king - (yeah-eah) - bird - (yeah-eah) - yeah - (yeah-eah)

Mocking bir-ird

Everybody have you heard (have you heard)
He's gonna buy me a mockingbird (Daddy's gonna buy her a mocking bird)
Woh-oh, if that mockingbird don't sing (And if that mocking bird don't sing)
He's gonna buy me diamond ri-ing (Daddy gonna buy her a diamond ring)
And if that diamond ring won't shine (And if that diamond ring don't shine now)
He's gonna surely break this heart of mine (Surely she will break this heart of mi-i-ine)
That's why (Yes indeed), I kept tellin' you sadly (Oh, yes indeed)
Yeah-eah, eah-eah, woh-woh-woh, I know-ow

I-I-I, I lo-ove him (Everybody have you heard)
But I can't, let him kn-ow (Daddy's gonna buy her a mocking bird)
And I-I-I, I lo-ove him (And if that mockingbird don't sing)
And he says, he's gotta know-ow (Daddy's gonna buy her a diamond ring)
'Cause I-I don't know if I (And if that diamond ring won't shine now)
Make a mistake in love (Surely she will break this heart of mi-i-ine)
And that's why (Yes indeed) I kept tellin' you sadly (Oh, yes indeed)
Yeah-eah, eah-eah, woh-woh-woh, I know-ow

Everybody (Everybody) have you heard (have you heard)
He's gonna buy me a mockingbird (Daddy's gonna buy her a mocking bird)
Woh-oh, if that mockingbird don't sing (And if that mockingbird don't sing)
He's gonna buy me diamond ri-ing (Daddy gonna buy her a diamond ring)
And if that diamond ring don't shine (And if that diamond ring don't shine)
He's gonna surely break this heart of mine (Surely she will break this heart of mine)
And that's why (Yes indeed), I kept tellin' you sadly (Oh, yes indeed)
Yeah-eah, eah-eah, woh-woh-woh, I know-o.


MULTIPLICATION - Bobby Darin

When you see a gentleman bee
Round a lady bee buzzin'
Just count to ten, then count again
There's sure to be an even dozen

Multiplication ... that's the name of the game
And each generation ... they play the same

Now, there was two butterflies castin' their eyes
Both in the same direction
You'd never guess that one little yes
Could start a butterfly collection

Multiplication ... that's the name of the game
And each generation ... they play the same

Let me tell ya now ...

I say one and one is five
You can call me a silly goat
But, ya take two minks add two winks
Ah, ... ya got one mink coat

When a girl gets coy in front of a boy
After three or four dances
Ah, ... you can just bet she'll play hard to get
To multiple her chances.

Multiplication ... that's the name of the game
And each generation ... you know they play the same

Hear me talkin' to ya ...

Mother Nature's a clever girl
She relies on habit
Ya take two hares with no cares
Pretty soon you got a room full of rabbits

Parakeets in-between tweets
Sometimes get too quiet
Uh-oh, ... but, have no fear 'cause soon you'll hear
A parakeet's riot ... just try it

Multiplication ... that's the name of the game
And every generation ... you know they play the same

Yes, ... it's multiplication ... that's the name of the game
And each generation ... they play the same.


MUSIC - John Miles

Music was my first love
And it will be my last
Music of the future
And music of the past
To live without my music
Would be impossible to do
In this world of troubles
My music pulls me through.


MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS BY - Sid Ramin & Tony Velona

The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by
Eye to eye, they solemnly convene to make the scene
Which is the name of the game, watch a guy watch a dame on any street in town
Up and down and over and across, romance is boss

Guys talk 'girl talk', it happens everywhere
Eyes watch girls walk with tender lovin' care

It's keepin' track of the pack watching them watching back
That makes the world go 'round
"What's that sound?" each time you hear a loud collective sigh
They're making music to watch girls by

Guys talk 'girl talk', it happens everywhere
Eyes watch girls walk with tender lovin' care

It's keepin' track of the pack watching them watching back
That makes the world go 'round
"What's that sound?" each time you hear a loud collective sigh
They're making music to watch girls by

The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by
Eye to eye, they solemnly convene to make the scene

La, la, la ,la.


MY HEART WILL GO ON - Celine Dion

Every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you,
That is how I know you go on

Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we're one

Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we'll always go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

There is some love that will not go away

You're here, there's nothing I fear,
And I know that my heart will go on
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on.


N

NOT A DAY GOES BY - Stephen Sondheim

Not a day goes by
Not a single day
But you're somewhere a part of my life
And it looks like you'll stay
As the days go by
I keep thinking when does it end
Where's the day I'll have started forgetting
But I just go on thinking and sweating

And cursing and crying
And turning and reaching
And waking and dying
And no, not a day goes by
Not a blessed day
But you're still somehow part of my life
And you won't go away
So there's hell to pay
And until I die
I'll die day after day after day
After day
After day after day after day
Til the days go by
Til the days go by
Til the days go by.


O

ODE TO BILLY JOE - Bobbie Gentry

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay
And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat
And Mama hollered out the back door "y'all remember to wipe your feet"
And then she said "I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge"
"Today Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge"

And Papa said to Mama as he passed around the black eyed peas
"Well, Billy Joe never had a lick of sense, pass the biscuits, please"
"There's five more acres in the lower forty I've got to plow"
And Mama said it was shame about Billy Joe, anyhow
Seems like nothin' ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge
And now Billy Joe McAllister's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

And Brother said he recollected when he and Tom and Billy Joe
Put a frog down my back at the Carroll County picture show
And wasn't I talkin' to him after church last Sunday night?
"I'll have another piece of apple pie, you know it don't seem right"
"I saw him at the sawmill yesterday on Choctaw Ridge"
"And now you tell me Billy Joe's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge"

And Mama said to me "Child, what's happened to your appetite?"
"I've been cookin' all morning and you haven't touched a single bite"
"That nice young preacher, Brother Taylor, dropped by today"
"Said he'd be pleased to have dinner on Sunday, oh, by the way"
"He said he saw a girl that looked a lot like you up on Choctaw Ridge"
"And she and Billy Joe was throwing somethin' off the Tallahatchie Bridge"

A year has come 'n' gone since we heard the news 'bout Billy Joe
And Brother married Becky Thompson, they bought a store in Tupelo
There was a virus going 'round, Papa caught it and he died last Spring
And now Mama doesn't seem to wanna do much of anything
And me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge

And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge.


ON A WONDERFUL DAY LIKE TODAY - Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse

The second I saw it, I knew
I said to myself: "Aha!"
I could tell at a glance
That it wasn't by chance
That we happened to be where we are

From the moment I woke with the lark
We were both of us singing away
And the sky was so blue
I instinctively knew
We were in for a wonderful day

As I told you before
When I saw what I saw
I was terribly tempted to say:

On a wonderful day like today
I defy any cloud to appear in the sky
Dare any raindrop to fall in my eye
On a wonderful day like today

On a wonderful morning like this
When the sun is as big as a yellow balloon
Even the sparrows are signing in tune
On a wonderful morning like this

On a morning like this I could kiss ev'rybody
I'm so full of love and good will
Let me say furthermore, I'd adore ev'rybody
To come and dine, the pleasure's mine
And I will play the bill!

May I take this occasion to say
That the whole human race
Should go down on its knees
Show that we're grateful
For mornings like these
For the world's in a wonderful way
On a wonderful day like today

On a wonderful day like today
When the sky is as grey as an elephant's nose
Half of me's freezing, the other half's froze!
On a wonderful day like today, I'm only joking!

May I take this occasion to pray
For a little less cold and a little more heat
Even the sparrows are stamping their feet
If they spoke I know just what they'd say!
On a wonderful day like today

On a wonderful day ...
Yes, Sir, what did you say?
A fantabulous day!
Don't get carried away
On a wonderful day like today!


ON THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND THE SANTA FE - Johnny Mercer & Harry Warren

Do you hear that whistle down the line
I figure that it's engine number forty-nine
She's the only one that'll sound that way
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

See the old smoke risin' 'round the bend
I reckon that she knows she's gonna meet a friend
Folks around these parts get the time of day
From the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

Here she comes, woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-woo
Hey Jim, you better get out the rig, woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-woo
She's got a list of passengers that's pretty big

And they'll all want lifts to Brown's Hotel
'Cause lots of them been travellin' for quite a spell
All the way from Philadelphia
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

Do you hear that whistle down the line
I figure that it's engine number forty-nine
She's the only one that'll sound that way
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

See the old smoke risin' 'round the bend
I reckon that she knows she's gonna meet a friend
Folks around these parts get the time of day
From the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

Here she comes, woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-woo
Hey Jim, you better get out the rig, woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-woo
She's got a list of passengers that's pretty big
And they'll all want lifts to Brown's Hotel
'Cause lots of them been travellin' for quite a spell
All the way from Philadelphia
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Doo-doo-da, The good old A.T. and the Santa Fe.


ONE NOTE SAMBA - Antonio Carlos Jobim & Newton Mendoca

This is just a little samba
Built upon a single note
Other notes are bound to follow
But the root is still this note

Now this new note is the consequence
Of the one we've just been through
And I'm bound to be the unavoidable
Consequence of you

There's so many people who can talk and talk and talk
And just say nothing, or nearly nothing
I have used up all the scale I know
And at the end I've come to nothing, or nearly nothing

So I come back to my first note
As I must come back to you
I will pour into this one note
All the love I have for you
There are those who want the whole show
Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-te-do
He will find himself with no show
Better play the note you know.