Alan Price Set singles and EPS

Discussion in 'Alan Price songs - lyrics' started by hollyh, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Any Day Now (My Wild, Beautiful Bird)

    By Bacharach/Hilliard

    Any day now
    I will hear you say
    Goodnight my love
    And you'll be on your way
    Then my wild, beautiful bird
    You will have flown
    Any day now
    I'll be all alone
    Oh-wo-wo- ho

    Any day now
    When your restless eyes
    Meet someone new
    Oh to my sad surprise
    Then my wild beautiful bird
    You will have flown
    Any day now
    I'll be all alone
    Oh-wo-ho

    I know I shouldn't want to keep you
    If you don't want to stay
    Until you've gone forever
    I'll be holding on for dear light
    Holding you this way
    And begging you to stay

    Any day now
    When the clock strikes forth
    We call it off
    And then my tears will flow
    Then my wild beautiful bird
    You will have flown
    Any day now
    I'll be all alone
    Wo-woh-woh-ho-ho-ho
    Fly away, my beautiful bird

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  2. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    I Put a Spell On You

    by Screamin' Jay Hawkins

    I put a spell on you
    Because you're mine
    You better stop the things that you do
    I ain't lyin'
    No, I ain't lyin'
    I just can't stand it babe
    The way you're always running round
    I just can't stand it
    The way you always put me down
    I put a spell on you
    Because you're mine

    I put a spell on you
    Because you're mine
    You'd better stop the things that you do
    No, no I ain't lying
    I said I ain't lying
    I just can't stand it babe
    The way you're always tryin' to put me down
    I just can't stand it
    The way you're always running 'round
    I put a spell on you
    Because you're mine
    Because you're mine

    I said I love you, I love you, I love you
    Oh baby how
    And I don't care if you don't want me
    I said I'm yours, I'm yours right now
    I put a spell on you
    Because you're mine
    I put a spell on you
    I just can't stand it, the way you're always tryin' to put me down
    I put a spell on you
    I put a spell, I put a spell on you...


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  3. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    The Trimdon Grange Explosion

    By Armstrong, arr. Price

    Oh, let's not think of tomorrow
    Lest we disapointed be
    Our joys may turn to sorrow
    As we all may daily see
    Today we may be strong and healthy
    But soon there comes a change
    As we may see from the explosion
    That has been at Trimdon Grange

    Men and boys left home that morning
    For to earn their daily bread
    Not long before the evening
    They 've been numbered with the dead
    Let's think of Mrs Burnett
    Once had sons but now has none
    By the Trimdon Grange explosion
    Joseph, George, and James are gone

    February has left behind it
    What will never be forgot
    Weeping widows, helpless children
    May be found in many a cot
    They ask if father's left them
    And the mother hangs her head
    With the weeping widow's feelings
    Tells the child its father's dead

    God protect the lonely widow
    And raise each drooping head
    Be a father to the orphans
    Never let them cry for bread
    Death will pay us all a visit
    They have only gone before
    And we'll meet the Trimdon victims
    Where explosions are no more.

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  4. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Take Me Home

    I came down to London town
    With a hayseed in my hair
    To seek my fame and fortune
    And become a millionaire
    I got caught in the status web
    With scheming and intrigue
    Come on get me, ma,
    And take me out of the major league

    Oh, take me home
    Well, take me home
    Oh, take me home
    Because my mind is weak and my soul is numb

    I met up with a little girl
    She said, "Let's play hide and seek"
    I'm still looking for her
    With a liquidated boutique
    I'm walking 'round this dirty town
    With debts around my neck
    Does anybody here need shares in a second-hand discotheque?

    Oh, take me home
    Well, take me home
    Oh, take me home
    Because my mind is weak and my soul is numb

    [instrumental interlude]

    Oh, take me home
    Well, take me home
    Oh, take me home
    Because my soul is weak and my mind is numb

    I went back for the funeral
    Of the best of all my friends
    When I heard the news I cried so much
    It would never end
    I felt so sad and I felt so bad
    Being left there in the lurch
    I even felt worse when they made me sign
    Autographs outside the church

    Oh, take me home
    Well, take me home
    Oh, take me home
    Because my mind is weak and my soul is numb

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  5. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Willow Weep For Me

    By Ronell

    Willow weep for me
    Willow weep for me
    Bend your branches down
    Along the ground and cover me
    When the shadows fall
    Bend over, Lord, and weep for me

    Gone, my lover's dream
    Lovely summer's dream
    Gone and left me here
    To weep my tears into the stream
    Sad as I can be
    Bend over, Lord, and weep for me

    Whisper to the wind
    And say that love's a sin
    To leave my heart a-breaking
    And aching for more
    Murmur to the night
    To hide the starry light
    So none will find me cryin'
    And sighin' all alone

    I said, willow weep for me
    Willow weep for me
    Won't you bend your branches down
    Along the ground and cover me
    When the shadows fall
    Bend over, Lord, and weep for me
    I said, won't you weep for me...

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  6. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Yours Until Tomorrow

    by Gerry Goffin & Carole King

    Tonight I hold to nothing
    But the feelings in my soul
    My heart overflows with
    Emotions I just can't control
    There's someone you are bound to
    But tonight I just can't tell right from wrong
    Let me be yours until tomorrow
    Let me be yours until tomorrow
    Give me one night of your life
    So I can hold on

    Tomorrow the real world
    Will come crashing down on me
    I know I must lose you
    That's the way it has to be
    But tonight I see no boundaries
    So I'm begging before my chance is gone
    Let me be yours until tomorrow
    Let me be yours until tomorrow
    Give me one night of your life
    So I can hold on

    Till the dawn's intrusion
    Ends this sweet illusion
    Make believe you're my love
    This is not goodbye, love
    All I ask is one night
    Till the morning sunlight
    Won't you stay here in my arms?
    And baby
    Let me be yours until tomorrow
    Let me be yours until tomorrow
    Until tomorrow...

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  7. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Simon Smith & His Amazing Dancing Bear

    By Randy Newman

    I may go out tomorrow if I can borrow a coat to wear
    Oh I'd step out in style with my sincere smile and my dancing bear
    Outrageous alarming
    Courageous charming
    Oh who would think a boy and bear
    Could be well accepted everywhere
    It's just amazing how fair people can be

    Seen at the nicest places where well-fed faces all stop to stare
    Making the grandest entrance is Simon Smith and his dancing bear
    They'll love us, won't they?
    They feed us, don't they?
    Oh, who would think a boy and bear
    Could be well accepted everywhere
    It's just amazing how fair people can be

    Who needs money when you're funny?
    The big attraction everywhere
    Will be Simon Smith and his dancing bear
    It's Simon Smith and the amazing dancing bear

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  8. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Shame

    Johnny walks down the main street
    With a briefcase in his hand
    Been working all day in a white-collar job
    Which he was told was the promised land
    He kisses Mrs. Normal on the cheek
    And pats his little son's head
    But meanwhile in the back of his mind
    Johnny would rather be dead

    But it doesn't bother anybody no more
    Well, I've just closed the door
    Shame, shame, shame, shame, shame...

    Jenny's on the switchboard, holding the line
    For a gentleman in Bombay
    She doesn't ever bother listening in
    'Cos she doesn't care what he says
    She cleans her nails with a paper clip
    And watches the clouds roll by
    But nobody seems to understand
    Why there's a tear in Jenny's eye

    But it doesn't bother anybody no more
    Well, I've just closed the door
    Shame, shame, shame, shame, shame...

    But it doesn't bother anybody no more
    Well, I've just closed the door
    Shame, shame, shame, shame, shame...

    Jenny's on the switchboard, holding the line
    For a gentleman in Bombay
    She doesn't ever bother listening in
    'Cos she doesn't care what he says
    She cleans her nails with a paper clip
    And watches the clouds roll by
    But nobody seems to understand
    Why there's a tear in Jenny's eye

    Jenny's on the switchboard, holding the line
    For a gentleman in Bombay
    She doesn't ever bother listening in
    'Cos she doesn't care what he says
    Johnny walks down the main street
    With a briefcase in his hand
    Been working all day in a white-collar job
    Which he was told was the promised land...

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  9. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Who Cares

    By Waterman

    Well, I saw my dog
    And I gave him a bone
    That's the only reason he was glad that I came home
    Who cares?
    Well I went back home to see the people
    They don't answer the bell in the steeple
    Who cares?

    But I care about me
    Tell me, why shouldn't I?
    I care about me
    I don't want the world to pass me by.

    Old men say that you'll change your ways
    But old men never listen to what you've got to say
    Who cares?
    I've seen cars that go a hundred miles an hour
    But an early grave turns the speed very sour
    Who cares?

    But I care about me
    Tell me, why shouldn't I?
    I care about me
    I don't want the world to pass me by.

    Well, I saw my dog
    And I gave him a bone
    That's the only reason he was glad that I came home
    Who cares?
    Well I went back home to see the people
    They don't answer the bell in the steeple
    Who cares?

    But I care about you
    Tell me, why shouldn't I?
    I care about you
    I know that the world has passed you by.

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  10. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    My Old Kentucky Home

    By Randy Newman

    Turpentine and dandelion wine
    I've turned the corner and I'm feelin' fine
    Shootin' at the birds on the telephone line
    Pickin' em off with this gun of mine
    I got a fire in my belly
    Got a fire in my head
    Goin' higher and higher
    Until I'm dead

    Brother Gene, he's big and mean
    And he don't have much to say
    He had a little woman who he whupped each day
    But now she's gone away
    I got drunk last night
    Kicked mama down the stairs
    But I'm all right so I don't care

    Let the sun shine bright on
    My Old Kentucky Home
    And the young folks roll on the floor
    Oh, let the sun shines bright on
    My Old Kentucky Home
    Keep those hard times away from my door

    Sister Sue, she's short and stout
    She didn't grow up - she grew out
    Mama says she's plain but she's just bein' kind
    Papa thinks she's pretty but he's almost blind
    Don't let her out much 'cept at night
    But I don't care 'cause I'm all right

    Let the sun shine bright on
    My Old Kentucky Home
    And the young folks roll on the floor
    Oh, let the sun shine bright on
    My Old Kentucky Home
    Keep those hard times away from my door

    Turpentine and dandelion wine
    I've turned the corner and I'm feelin' fine
    Shootin' at the birds on the telephone line
    Pickin' em off with this gun of mine
    I got a fire in my belly
    Got a fire in my head
    Goin' higher and higher
    Until I'm dead

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  11. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Don't Stop the Carnival

    By Rollins; arr. Price

    No don't stop the carnival
    You'll never find a better way
    No don't stop the carnival
    To sing the night and day away
    No don't stop the carnival

    Sunshine I'm only dreamin'
    Sunshine I'm only dreamin'

    You'll never find a better way
    No don't stop the carnival
    You'll have to sing the night and day away
    No don't stop the carnival

    Sunshine I'm only dreamin'
    Sunshine I'm only dreamin'

    But this is England on a winter's afternoon
    There is no sun, there's just the pale and tired moon
    Shivering sparrows on the smoky chimney tops
    And all the children suffer from cold, and flu, and raindrops

    No don't stop the carnival
    No don't stop the carnival
    You'll never find a better way
    No don't stop the carnival
    To sing the night and day away
    No don't stop the carnival

    Sunshine I'm only dreamin'
    Sunshine I'm only dreamin'
    D-d-d-d- I'm only dreamin'
    D-d-d-d- I'm only dreamin'...


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  12. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Love Story

    by Randy Newman

    I like your mother
    And I like your brother
    And I like you
    And you like me too
    You get a preacher
    And I'll get a ring
    We'll hire a band
    With an accordion
    A violin
    And a tenor who can sing

    You and me you and me, babe
    You and me you and me you and me, babe
    You and me you and me you and me, babe
    You and me you and me you and me, babe

    We'll have a kid
    Or maybe we'll rent one
    He's got to be straight
    We don't want a bent one
    He'll drink his baby brew
    From a big brass cup
    Someday he might be prime minister
    If things loosen up

    You and me you and me, babe
    You and me you and me you and me, babe
    You and me you and me you and me, babe
    You and me you and me you and me, babe

    I'll take the train into the city
    Ev'ry mornin'
    You may be plain but I think you're pretty
    In the mornin'
    Some nights we'll go out dancin'
    If I am not too tired
    Some nights we'll spend romancin'
    Watching the Late Show by the fire

    When our kids are grown
    With kids of their own
    They'll send us away
    To a little home in Harrowgate
    We'll play patience all day
    Until we pass away

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  13. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    The Time Has Come

    By Briggs

    Oh my baby, don't you know
    The time has come for me to go

    Tomorrow comes like yesterday
    The autumn fades our love away

    Don't you think of me no more
    I'm going to some foreign shore

    And when I'm there, making out fine
    Some other young girl creeps into my mind

    Oh my baby don't you know
    The time has come for me to go

    Tomorrow comes like yesterday
    The autumn fades our love away

    Oh my baby don't you know
    The time has come for me to go

    Tomorrow comes like yesterday
    The autumn fades our love away....

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  14. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    When I Was a Cowboy

    By Ledbetter; arr. Price

    When I was a cowboy out on the western plain
    Yes, when I was a cowboy out on the western plain
    You know me and my bunch of cowboys run into Jesse James
    'Cos I'm a ki-ki, ki-ki, yippee-ay, oh yeah

    You know me and my bunch of cowboys run into Jesse James
    You know me and my bunch of cowboys run into Jesse James
    You know the bullets was a-flying just like shots of rain
    'Cos I'm a ki-ki, ki-ki, yippee-ay, oh yeah

    I went up to my girl's house
    She was a-rocking in her rocking chair
    I went up to my girl's house
    She was rocking in her rocking chair
    She said, Oh sweet cowboy, please don't leave me here
    'Cos I'm a ki-ki, ki-ki, yippee-ay, oh yeah

    Well, oh my hardest battle was up on Bunkers Hill
    I said, yes, my hardest battle was up on Bunkers Hill
    You know me and my bunch of cowboys run into Buffalo Bill
    'Cos I'm a ki-ki, ki-ki, yippee-ay, oh yeah

    Now, if your house catches fire and there ain't no water around
    Yes, if your house catches fire and there ain't no water around
    Just throw your telly out the window, let that shack burn down
    'Cos I'm a ki-ki, ki-ki, yippee-ay, oh yeah

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  15. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Falling In Love Again

    By Hollander/Lerner

    Falling in love again
    I never wanted to
    What am I to do
    I can't help it

    Love's always been my game
    Play it how I may
    I was made that way
    I can't help it

    Girls cluster to me like moths around the flame
    And if their wings burn, I know I'm not to blame

    I'm just falling in love again
    Never wanted to
    Girl, what am I to do
    I can't help it

    Girls cluster to me like moths around the flame
    And if their wings burn, I know I'm not to blame

    I'm just falling in love again
    I never wanted to
    What am I to do
    I can't help it

    Love's always been my game
    I play it how I may
    Girl, I was made that way
    I can't help it

    Falling in love, in love again
    Falling in love, in love again
    Falling in love, in love again....

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  16. julia

    julia New Member

    Fifty Pence
    (Jordan)

    I took my girl to the restaurant
    the finest on the street
    She said she wasn't hungry
    but this is what she had to eat

    A dozen snails, two prawn cocktails, a chicken and a roll
    A stake of chips with asparagus tips, five poached eggs on toast
    A vindaloo with fried rice too
    her appetite was immense
    But when she called for pie, I thought I'd die
    'cos I only had fifty pence

    All I had was fifty pence, fifty pence, fifty pence
    All I had was fifty pence
    so you know how bad I feel

    It went down so easy
    she had an awful tank
    She said she wasn't thirsty
    but this is what she had to drink

    A Whisky Mac, a Roman Black, it made me shake with fear
    A gin and tea, a Pink Lady, a great big glass of beer
    With Pink Champagne, she was out of her brain
    she should have had more sense
    But when she called for more, I hit the floor
    'cos I only had fifty pence

    All I had was fifty pence, fifty pence, fifty pence
    All I had was fifty pence
    so you know how bad I feel ( x 2 )

    I wasn't very hungry, I didn't have much to eat
    I was expecting every moment to be flung out in the street
    She said she'd bring her family 'round
    and we'd have lots of fun
    I gave the waiter the fifty pence
    and this is what he done

    He tore my clothes, he broke my nose, he hit me in the jaw
    He gave me a prize of two black eyes, with me he swept the floor
    He grabbed me where my pants hung loose, and threw me over the fence
    Take my advice and never try it twice
    if you only got fifty pence

    All I had was fifty pence, fifty pence, fifty pence
    All I had was fifty pence
    so you know how bad I feel ( x 3 )

    I wasn't very hungry, I didn't have much to eat
    I was expecting every moment to be flung out in the street
    She said she'd bring her family 'round
    and we'd have lots of fun
    I gave the waiter the fifty pence
    and this is what he done

    He tore my clothes, he broke my nose, he hit me in the jaw
    He gave me a prize of two black eyes, with me he swept the floor
    He grabbed me where my pants hung loose, and threw me over the fence
    Take my advice and never try it twice
    if you only got fifty pence

    All I had was fifty pence, fifty pence, fifty pence
    All I had was fifty pence
    so you know how bad I feel ( x 2 )

    (This is to me a very "Non-Pricey-like song". - I could have expected if Lonnie Donegan - or perhaps even Tommy Steele - had recorded it, but it sounds to me as if he had fun doing it,- otherwise I don't believe that he would have repeated the last verse?? :lol: - Anyway,- if the lyrics are wrong, please correct them? - I'm only trying. That's all I can do.... :lol: :lol: )
     
  17. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    I think the spelling of that one dish is "vindaloo" -- and "immense" is the spelling for the line after that -- but otherwise, this looks good to me. Thanks!
     
  18. julia

    julia New Member

    Thanks Holly, it's been corrected! :)
     
  19. julia

    julia New Member

    If I could
    (Eaglin/Bartholomew/Perkins)

    If I could just get you to love me, I surely would
    If I could just get you to love me, I surely would
    If I could just hold your hand
    I wanna be you lover man
    If I could just get you to love me, I surely would

    If I could just get you to kiss me, I surely would
    If I could just get you to kiss me, I surely would
    If I could just hold your hand
    I wanna be you lover man
    If I could just get you to love me, I surely would

    I tried to hard to reach the stars above
    Everything I do
    You know it reminds me of you

    If I could just get you to love me, I surely would
    If I could just get you to love me, I surely would
    If I could just hold your hand
    I wanna be you lover man
    If I could just get you to love me, I surely would

    I tried to hard to reach the stars above
    Everything I do
    You know it reminds me of you

    If I could just get you to love me, I surely would
    If I could just get you to love me, I surely would
    If I could just hold your hand
    I wanna be you lover man
    If I could just get you to love me, I surely would
    If I could just get you to love me, I surely would
    If I could just get you to love me, I surely would

    (Heart to heart, soul to soul
    you’re love’s gonna make me whole
    face to face, kiss to kiss
    if I could love you just like this) etc.etc.etc.
     
  20. julia

    julia New Member

    Please
    (Bartholomew)

    Oh, baby won’t you please - please
    please don’t bark
    I can’t take it no more
    I can’t take it no more
    Oh, it hurts me to see you go

    Won’t you please - please
    please be kind
    I can’t take it no more
    I can’t take it no more
    I’m confessing that I love you so

    Oh, baby won’t you please - please
    please don’t bark
    I can’t take it no more
    I can’t take it no more
    Here I’m begging, please don’t go

    Oh, baby won’t you please - please
    please don’t bark
    I can’t take it no more
    I can’t take it no more
    ‘cos it hurts me to see you go

    Won’t you please - please
    please be kind
    I can’t take it no more
    I can’t take it no more
    I’m confessing that I love you so

    Please - please
    please come back
    I can’t take it no more
    I can’t take it no more
    Oh, it hurts me yo see you go

    Please - please etc.etc.etc.
     

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