The Price To Play

Discussion in 'Alan Price songs - lyrics' started by hollyh, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Barefootin'/Let's Go Baby/Land of 1000 Dances

    By Parker/Parker/Kenner

    Everybody get on your feet
    It makes you nervous when you're in your seat
    Take off your shoes and tap your feet
    We're doing the dance that can't be beat
    Barefootin', barefootin', barefootin', barefootin',

    Went to a party the other night
    Long tall Sally she was out of sight
    Threw away her wig and her high sneakers too
    She was doing the dance without any shoes
    Barefootin', barefootin', barefootin', barefootin',

    Hey little girl with your red dress on
    I bet you could dance it all night long
    Take off your shoes and throw 'em away
    Come back and get them another day
    Barefootin', barefootin', barefootin', barefootin',

    Everybody go barefoot...take off your shoes...everybody go backwards...
    Barefootin', barefootin', barefootin', barefootin',

    Little John Henry, he said to Sue
    About barefootin', "Would you barefoot too?"
    Sue said, "Johnny you know I do ---
    I been barefootin' ever since I was two."
    Barefootin', barefootin', barefootin', barefootin',

    Baby na-na-na-na nah nah nah

    Let's go baby, where the action is
    Let's go baby, where the action is
    Put on your wig and your high sneakers too
    And your new red dress
    I want you to look the best
    Let's go baby, where the action is
    Let's go baby, where the action is
    Where the action is

    Like Bony Maroni
    Do you know how to jerk
    Well, I want to see you jerk
    La la-la-la-la la-la-la la-la-la la-la-la-la
    Eveyrbody's doin' it, everybody's doin' it now...

    Little John Henry, he said to Sue
    About barefootin', "Would you barefoot too?"
    Sue said, "Johnny you know I do ---
    I been barefootin' ever since I was two."
    Barefootin', barefootin', barefootin', barefootin'...


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  2. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Just Once In My Life

    By Gerry Goffin & Carole King

    There's a lot of things I want
    A lot of things that I'd like to be
    But girl I don't foresee
    A rags to riches story for me
    I've given up on schemes
    'Cos all of them fell through
    I've given up so many dreams
    Don't ask me to give on you
    And baby, baby

    Once in my life let me get what I want, girl,
    Don't let me down
    Just once in my life let me hold on to one good thing I've found
    Don't let me down
    Baby say that you'll be staying

    I couldn't face the day
    If you weren't here by my side
    If you ran away
    I'd be left without any pride
    I've given up on schemes
    'Cos all of them fell through
    I've given up so many dreams
    Don't ask me to give up on you
    And baby, baby

    Once in my life let me get what I want, girl,
    Don't let me down
    Just once in my life let me hold on to one good thing I've found
    Don't let me down
    Baby say that you'll be staying

    That gold pot, girl
    Ain't so easy to find
    But if you stand by me
    I'll give you peace of mind
    I'll work hard every day
    If you'll just do this one thing for me

    Just once in my life let me get what I want, girl,
    Don't let me down
    Just once in my life let me hold on to one good thing I've found
    Don't let me down
    Baby say that you'll be staying

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  3. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Goin' Down Slow

    By Oden

    Well, I've had my fun
    If I don't get well no more
    Well, I've had my fun
    If I don't get well no more
    You see, my health is failing me
    Lord, and I'm going down to sleep

    I said Mother, please don't send me no doctor
    You know the doctor can't do me no good
    Mother, please don't send me no doctor
    I tell you, the doctor can't do me no good
    I know it was all my fault
    'Cos I didn't do the things that I should

    On the next train south
    You can look for my clothes home
    On the next train south
    I can tell ya, you can look for my clothes home
    Just my clothes are comin' home
    If you don't see my body
    All you can do, all you can do, all you gotta do is moan

    Well, I've had my fun
    If I don't get well no more
    Mother, please don't worry
    I'm telling you this is all in my prayer
    You don't see me any more
    You know I'll just be gone out of this world somewhere
    Out of this world somewhere...

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  4. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Getting Mighty Crowded

    By Van McCoy

    I'm packing up my memories
    I'm gonna move on out of your life
    Stop wasting my time
    I'm gonna move on out of your life

    'Cos there ain't room enough for two
    In dreams that were made for me and you
    What can I do?
    It's too crowded for me

    I'm in this shape of mind
    I'm gonna move on out of your life
    Stop wasting my time
    I'm gonna move on out of your life

    'Cos there ain't room enough for three
    In dreams that were made for you and me
    And so you see
    It's too crowded for me

    I'm saving you the trouble of putting me down
    Stop on the double, yeah
    I'm gonna shop around

    I'll find myself a heart I don't have to share
    With nobody else
    Find myself a heart I don't have to share
    With nobody else

    You didn't treat me like you should
    Sticking around this neighborhood is just no good
    It's too crowded for me

    I'm trying to tell you there's too many people
    Too many people by my side
    You know I'm never gonna keep you satisfied
    Baby don't you know that no no no no no
    I said a-hey hey hey...


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  5. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Move On Drifter

    By Washington

    Somebody somewhere
    Please lend me, lend me an ear
    But all I hear is

    "You are one, you will always be
    Move on, drifter, don't you bother me
    You are one, you will always be
    Move on, drifter, don't you bother me"

    I know that someone's
    Got a little time to spare
    To listen to the troubles
    I kept in from year to year
    And I promise
    It won't take too much of your time
    I've got to talk to someone
    Before I lose my mind
    But all I hear is

    "You are one, you will always be
    Move on, drifter, don't you bother me
    You are one, you will always be
    Move on, drifter, don't you bother me"

    Oh, a drifter I am
    But do you know why?
    But like the rest, you're much too busy
    So turn your head to the side
    There are many like me
    Just needing a little of someone's time
    To tell all the things
    That's been troubling their mind
    But all they hear is

    "You are one, you will always be
    Move on, drifter, don't you bother me
    You are one, you will always be
    Move on, drifter, don't you bother me"

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  6. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Mercy, Mercy

    By Covay/Miller

    Have mercy
    Have mercy, baby
    Have mercy
    Have mercy on me

    Well I went to see the gypsy
    And had my fortune read
    She said my prize, my baby's gonna leave me
    I said Oh no in fact she's one of the best

    Have mercy
    Have mercy, baby
    Have mercy
    Have mercy on me

    I said now if you leave me baby,
    I said now girl, if you put me down
    I'm gonna go to the nearest bridge
    And jump overboard and drown

    Have mercy
    Have mercy, baby
    Have mercy
    Have mercy on me

    I said now hey hey hey
    Hey hey child
    Tell me what you're tryin' to do
    I said now hey hey hey
    Hey hey child
    Please don't say we're through

    Have mercy
    Have mercy, baby
    Have mercy
    Have mercy on me

    I said now if you stay, believe me
    I tell you, tell you what I'm gonna do
    I'm gonna get myself a job seven days a week
    And bring the money back to you

    Have mercy
    Have mercy, baby
    Have mercy
    Have mercy on me
    Have mercy on me...

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  7. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

    By Wonder/Hunter

    I remember just before we met
    That every night and day
    I had to live the life of a lonely one
    I remember meeting you
    Discovering love could be so true
    And share my view
    Not the only one

    If you say you love me
    And we could not be parted
    Then I'll build my world around you
    So thankful that I've found you

    Loving you has made my life sweeter than ever
    And I never felt like this before
    Loving you has made my life sweeter than ever
    Yes it has

    Each night I pray we never part
    All the love within my heart
    Grows stronger from day to day
    As best I can, how I try
    To reassure and satisfy
    'Cos I'd be lost if you went away

    'Cos I really need you
    And I need for you to need me too
    I'll build my world around you
    So thankful that I've found you

    'Cos loving you has made my life sweeter than ever
    And I never felt like this before
    Loving you has made my life sweeter than ever
    Yes it has

    'Cos I really love you
    I'm so thankful that you love me too
    And I'll build my world around
    And I'm truly glad I've found you

    Loving you has made my life sweeter than ever
    And I never felt like this before
    Loving you has made my life sweeter than ever
    Yes, it has

    Loving you has made my life sweeter than ever
    And I never felt like this before
    Loving you has made my life sweeter than ever

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  8. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Ain't That Peculiar

    By Robinson/Moore/Tarplin/Rogers

    You do me wrong but still I'm crazy about you
    Stay away too long but still I'm crazy about you
    Every chance you get you seem to hurt me more and more
    But each hurt makes my love a little stronger than before
    I know that flowers soak up the rain
    But how can love grow through pain

    Ain't that peculiar
    A peculiar-ality
    Ain't that peculiar baby
    Peculiar as can be

    You tell me lies that should be obvious to me
    But I'm so much in love with you, if it's a lie I don't wanna see
    The things you do and say are designed to make me blue
    It's a doggone shame my love for you makes all your lies seem true
    But if the truth makes love last longer
    Why do lies make my love stronger

    Ain't that peculiar
    A peculiar-ality
    Ain't that peculiar baby
    Peculiar as can be

    Ain't that peculiar
    A peculiar-ality
    Ain't that peculiar baby
    Peculiar as can be

    I cried so much just like a child that's lost its toy
    Maybe baby you know these tears I cry are tears of joy
    A child can cry so much until you do everything they say
    But unlike a child my tears don't help me to get my way
    I know that love can last through years
    But how can my love last through tears

    Ain't that peculiar
    Peculiar as can be
    Ain't that peculiar baby
    Peculiar as can be

    I said I just can't stand it now
    I said I just can't stand it now
    I can stand up for myself
    When I've got good and mad
    I can stand up for myself
    When I think I've had enough...


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  9. hollyh

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    I Can't Turn You Loose

    By Otis Redding

    I can't turn you loose
    If I do I'm gonna lose my mind
    I can't never turn you loose
    If I do I'm gonna lose my pride

    I can't turn you loose for nobody
    I love you baby, yes I do
    Hip-shakin' mama I want you
    I'm in love with only you
    Do it baby, why don't you
    I'm gonna give you everything that you want
    I got to have it
    I got to have it baby
    I never can turn you loose
    Oh, everybody knows

    I can't turn you loose
    I'm in love and it's a cryin' shame
    I can't never turn you loose
    If I do then I'm the one to blame

    I can't turn you loose for nobody
    I said I love you baby, yes I do
    Hip-shakin' mama I want you
    I'm in love with only you
    Do it baby, why don't you
    I'm gonna give you everything that you want
    I've got to have it baby
    I've got to have you baby
    I can't turn you loose
    Oh, no no no no

    I've got have you baby now by my side
    I've got to have you making love and keep me satisfied
    I've got to have you baby, don't you ever go away
    I've got to have you baby, now please don't stray...

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  10. hollyh

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    Hi- Lili, Hi-Lo

    By Kaper/Deutsch

    On every tree there sits a bird
    Singing a song of love...

    A song of love is a sad song
    Hi-Lili, hi-lili, hi-lo
    A song of love is a song of woe
    Don't ask me how I know
    A song of love is such a sad song
    For I have loved and it's so
    I sit at my window and I watch the rain
    Hi-Lili, hi-lili, hi-lo
    And tomorrow I'll probably love again
    Hi-Lili, hi-lili, hi-lo
    Now hit me, hit me, hit me now...

    Let me tell you now a song of love is such a sad song
    I have loved and it's so
    You know I sit at my window and I watch the rain
    Hi-Lili, hi-lili, hi-lo
    And don't you know that tomorrow I'll probably love once more
    Hi-Lili, hi-lili, hi-lo
    Don't you know, la-la-la la-la-la la-la-la la-la-la-lah-la la-la-la...


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