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Who Put the Bomp – Song Lyric Sunday – Question Songs?

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Who Put the Bomp -Song Lyric Sunday – Question Songs?

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For today’s SLS, Jim, of A Unique Title For Me, has asked the questions: what, where, when, who, why, and how. We’re supposed to find a song to go along with this prompt. Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly music challenge, just click the above link. There you will find the details, and also get to listen to a lot of other songs that were chosen by others. 🙂

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Now, that’s a lot of question words. There are a lot of songs with one or two of them in the titles or lyrics, so what’s hard about it? Well, there are just so many, it’s not easy to choose one.

So … I kept hearing the two songs I chose, in my head, and figured if I put them both on here I could finally stop the earworms! haha – I don’t think it worked, though. 🙂

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I did find this cute little song that has all the words in there. It’s done for the Electric Company TV show for kids, and is by Good Charlotte. I couldn’t find much else about it.

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This song is one that is featured in the 1998 movie, “A Night at the Roxbury”. It was a kind of spin-off of the Saturday Night Live sketch that was so funny, about two goofy guys trying to be cool at a dance club.

This video by the artist, though, is quite a bit different than the funny sketch!

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“What is Love”, by Haddaway, appears on his album, “The Album”, and was released in 1993. It was written by Dee Dee Halligan and Junior Torello, and is on the Coconut label.

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This song is just fun, and uses a lot of nonsense words to explain how his girl fell in love with him.

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“Who Put the Bomp”, by Barry Mann, is a single that was released in 1961, It was written by Barry Mann and Gerry Goffin, and is on the ABC-Paramount label.

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I’d like to thank the guy
Who wrote the song
That made my baby
Fall in love with me

Who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong?
Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip?
Who was that man?
I’d like to shake his hand
He made my baby
Fall in love with me (yeah!!)

When my baby heard
“Bomp bah bah bomp ”
“Bah bomp bah bomp bah bomp bomp”
Every word went right into her heart
And when she heard them singin’
“Rama lama lama lama”
“Rama ding dong”
She said we’d never have to part
So

In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong?
Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip?
Who was that man?
I’d like to shake his hand
He made my baby
Fall in love with me (yeah!!)

Each time that we’re alone
Boogity boogity boogity
Boogity boogity boogity shoo
Sets my baby’s heart all aglow
And everytime we dance to
Dip da dip da dip
Dip da dip da dip
She always says she loves me so
So

Who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong?
Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip?
Who was that man?
I’d like to shake his hand
He made my baby
Fall in love with me (yeah!!)

And my honey, rama lama ding dong forever
And when I say, dip da dip da dip da dip
You know I mean it from the bottom of my boogity boogity boogity shoop
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Listen – Song Lyric Sunday – Soul

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 11/11/18

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For today’s SLS, Helen has given us the prompt word, ‘soul’. Thanks, Helen!

If you like music, then by all means, join in this weekly challenge. We get to hear all kinds of great music, old & new, and discuss our thoughts. Click the above link to get started.

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There’s several ways to go with this one, I think. You can have ‘soul’ in the title of a song, ‘soul’ in the lyrics of the song, or the song can be classified as ‘soul’ music. There were a lot of good songs to choose from. The one I chose has ‘soul’ in the lyrics, and the band’s name.

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A little bit of a funny story about not this album, but another one of theirs, “Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid”. Wiki

I heard their song, “Shine” on the radio, and I didn’t know who sang it, so I called the station to ask. They were very helpful, telling me that it was Collective Soul, and I could have a copy of the cassette tape, if I wanted to come get it. Well, wow! I said sure, and off I went.

Now, we lived in a little town 30 miles from where the radio station was located, but why not take a little trip, to collect my free, Collective Soul tape. So, I did. I still have it, too. There’s some really good songs on there.

I read later, that this was their debut album, and it was released as it was, as a demo record.

Later on, I did get the album that my featured song is from today. I still like all their music.

I couldn’t really find much about why they wrote this song, or it’s meaning. Some commenters were saying it’s about love lost, or misunderstandings, and things like that, which it could be.

However, my take on it is a reflection of how the world is today, even though the song was written in 1996. Has anything changed much over the years. Not much. People everywhere have been having conflict and misunderstandings for eons, yet still profess they want to live in a peaceful world. (except maybe some war mongers who relish and covet power over others).

We should stop and actually listen…open your mind to other possibilities, and solutions, and opinions. It may not change your own perspectives, but it could open up conversations and resolutions, perhaps?

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“Listen”, by Collective Soul, was released as a single from their album, “Disciplined Breakdown”, in 1996. It was written by Ed Roland, and is on the Atlantic label.

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Maggie May – Song Lyric Sunday – Think

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 7/8/18

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It’s Song Lyric Sunday, and Helen has challenged us with the prompt word ”think’. Thanks so much, Helen, for providing a place for us to showcase some songs we like, whether old ones or new ones.

If you, too, would like to join in this weekly challenge, just click the above link for details. Listen to other entries, also. It’s fun! 🙂

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This song is one I’ve liked ever since it came out. It reminds me of road trips, because we always heard it when we were traveling down a highway.

It may be a stretch for the ‘think’ prompt, but it does have the word in the lyrics. I read that it was inspired by a similar experience that Rod Stewart had in his past.

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“Maggie May”, by Rod Stewart, was released in 1971, from his album, “Every Picture Tells a Story”. It was written by Rod Stewart, and Martin Quittenton, and is on the Mercury label.

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Lyrics are on the video.

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/25/17

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Today the prompt for Song Lyric Sunday is to find songs with ‘sounds’ in the title or lyrics. To join in the challenge, just click the above link. You can also see other entries.

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I’ve chosen two songs to feature today, because why not? They are two completely different themes, yet both have sounds in their titles.

This first one is  sung by Haley Mills. You probably remember her from her roles in movies and television. I’ve always enjoyed them.

“Ching Ching and a Ding Ding Ding”, by Haley Mills, was released in 1962. It was written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, and is on the Buena Vista label.

The song seems to be about about a girl having a crush on a guy, while in high school. Sounds all innocent and sweet, if a little cheesy. I like the song, though, and even have the actual 45 record!

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Ding Ding Ding

Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding

I know a fellow just as cute as can be
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
I really think that he’s the boy for me
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
He takes me to dances and he sure knows how
He’s a real humdinger and a triple wow
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding

We go together but when we are alone
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
We’re always talking on the telephone
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
We went to the cinema and as I planned
The plot got exciting and he held my hand
Ching ching

Oo-oo-oo, when we twist yeah yeah
(yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah)
Oo-oo-oo, it’s just the swingingest
(yeah yeah)
You’re my style, crocodile

If I had the pick of all the boys in town
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
I’d pick him up and put the others down
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
On a string I wear his high school ring
I’m his queen and he’s my everything
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
Ching ching

INTERLUDE

You’re my style, crocodile
If I had the pick of all the boys in town
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
I’d pick him up and put the others down
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding
On a string I wear his high-school ring
I’m his queen and he’s my everything
Ching ching, and a ding ding ding

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This next song is, shall we say, a bit more mature in it’s theme suggestions. I like it, too.

“(Get It On) Bang a Gong”, by T-rex, was released as a single from the album, “Electric Warrior”, in 1971. It was written by Marc Bolen, and is on the Fly (UK) and Reprise (U.S.) labels.

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Well you’re dirty and sweet, clad in black
Don’t look back and I love you
You’re dirty and sweet, oh yeah
Well you’re slim and you’re weak
You’ve got the teeth of a hydra upon you
You’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on, bang the gong, get it on

You’re built like a car,
You’ve got a hub cap diamond star halo
You’re built like a car, oh yeah
You’re an untamed youth that’s the truth
With your cloak full of eagles
You’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on, bang the gong, get it on

You’re windy and wild,
You’ve got the blues in your shoes and your stockings
You’re windy and wild, oh yeah
You’re built like a car,
You’ve got a hub cap diamond star halo
You’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on, bang the gong, get it on

You’re dirty and sweet,
Clad in black, don’t look back and I love you
You’re dirty and sweet, oh yeah
You dance when you walk so let’s dance,
Take a chance, understand me
You’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on, bang the gong, get it on

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on, bang the gong, get it on

Get it on, bang the gong, get it on
Get it on, bang the gong, get it on

Take me
For a meanwhile I’m still thinking

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© 2017 BS

51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM the PAST

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51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 25: Elbow – One Day Like This

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Thanks, Hugh, for another great prompt for this challenge!

Time for another look back at a song from the past. We were asked what song would we like as a wake up tune in the mornings.

One song I love to hear any time, morning, evening, day, or night, is this one you can see in the video below. It is a fun song, and easy to sing along to. I have to sing it, out loud, any time or place I hear it. This song always puts me in a good mood. It helps that I know all the words without looking. Not saying I can carry a tune at all, but I’ve sang it at home, in grocery stores, and restaurants…wherever I hear it playing.

You remember the song from last week, “The Way”, by Fastball? I heard it on the speakers at the grocery store just yesterday. Yes, I sang that one out loud, too. 🙂

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“Take It Easy”, by the Eagles, was released as a single, from the album, “Eagles”, in 1972. It is on the Asylum label, and was written by Jackson Browne, and Glenn Frey.

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY – DANCE – 6/18/17

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY – DANCE – 6/18/17

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 6/18/17

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Today’s theme is dance/dancing. Join in this weekly fun challenge, and see other entries, by clicking the above link.

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I have always liked this song. It sounds smooth and dreamy, and it’s easy to sing along to. I want to go dancing under the moonlight, don’t you? 🙂

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“Dancing in the Moonlight”, by King Harvest, was released in 1972 on the Perception label. It was written by Sherman Kelly, and appeared on the album by the same name, “Dancing in the Moonlight”

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We get it almost every night
When that moon is big and bright
It’s a supernatural delight
Everybody’s dancin’ in the moonlight

Everybody here is out of sight
They don’t bark, and they don’t bite
They keep things loose, they keep ’em tight
Everybody was dancin’ in the moonlight

Dancin’ in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin’ warm and bright
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody’s dancin’ in the moonlight

We like our fun and we never fight
You can’t dance and stay uptight
It’s a supernatural delight
Everybody was dancin’ in the moonlight

Dancin’ in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin’ warm and bright
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody’s dancin’ in the moonlight

We get it almost every night
When that moon is big and bright
It’s a supernatural delight
Everybody’s dancin’ in the moonlight

Dancin’ in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin’ warm and bright
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody’s dancin’ in the moonlight

Dancin’ in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin’ warm and bright
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody’s dancin’ in the moonlight

Dancin’ in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin’ warm and bright
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody’s dancin’ in the moonlight

Dancin’ in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin’ warm and bright
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody’s dancin’ in the moonlight

Dancin’ in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin’ warm and bright
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody’s dancin’ in the moonlight

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Lyrics found on Metro Lyrics
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© 2017 BS

SIGN – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – 6/17/17

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SIGN – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – 6/17/17 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 17/17

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For today’s SOCS we have the prompt word, ‘sign’, to use any way we want to. Join in the fun of SOCS, and see other entries by clicking the above link.

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We see signs everywhere. It seems I take a lot of photos of all kinds of signs, and I especially like them when they are a bit funny. Some signs tell us which way to go, some tell us what not to do, and some just make no sense what so ever. Some signs have words misspelled, or letters left out. Some signs give a warning. I’ve made my own signs, too. Some I’ve made are for yard sales at my house, advertising that I will do ironing, put on bulletin boards here and there, and a lost dog notice we put on a bulletin board. These are just a very few of the many photos I have of signs.

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Here’s a song that has the word sign in the title. It’s a good song. 🙂

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“Gimme Little Sign”, by Brenton Wood, was released in 1967, from the album, “Oogum Boogum”. It is on the Double Shot label, and was written by Alfred Smith, Joe Hooven, and Jerry Winn.

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

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Today, for Song Lyric Sunday, we are asked to find a song with alcohol in the title. There are so many of these, it’s hard to pick one, but I’ve always liked this one because it has a smooth sound, and is a bit melancholy.

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“Brandy”, by Looking Glass, was released as a single from the album, “Looking Glass”, in 1972. It is on the Epic label, and was written by Elliot Lurie.

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There’s a port on a western bay
And it serves a hundred ships a day
Lonely sailors pass the time a way
And talk about their homes

And there’s a girl in this harbor town
And she works laying whiskey down
They say Brandy, fetch another round
She serves them whisky and wine
The sailors say…

Chorus:
Brandy, you’re a fine girl

What a good wife you would be
Yeah your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea

Brandy wears a braided chain
Made of finest silver from the north of Spain
A locket that bears the name of a man that Brandy loved
He came on a summer’s day – bearing gifts – from far away
But he made it clear he couldn’t stay
No harbor was his home
The sailor said Brandy…

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Brandy, you’re a fine girl

What a good wife you would be

But my life my love and my lady is the sea.

Yeah Brandy used to watch his eyes
When he told this sailor’s story
She could feel the ocean fall and rise
She saw its raging glory
But he had always told the truth
Lord he was an honest man
And Brandy does her best to understand

At night when the bars close down
Brandy walks through a silent town
And loves a man who’s not around
She still can hear him say
She hears him say…

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Brandy, you’re a fine girl

What a good wife you would be

But my life my love and my lady is the sea.

Brandy, you’re a fine girl

What a good wife you would be

But my life my love and my lady is the sea….

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Lyrics found on Metro Lyrics

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

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Today we are asked to post about a song that brings back a happy memory.

This song is a bluesy, and somewhat sad song, but I have a good memory of it.

I love all Elton John’s songs, so have good memories of most of them, as well as most other songs. I’ve posted so many on here, so it was a bit hard to find one I hadn’t talked about.

You know when you’re at the grocery store, and you hear the store’s speakers playing songs? I admit, I sing along to them as I’m going up and down the aisles. I even see the store’s workers singing along to songs,too. This being one of my favorite songs that my daughter and I like to hear, we were going along singing this song, really loud, and sort of dancing around. It was fun. 🙂

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“I Guess Why They Call It the Blues”, by Elton John, was released as a single from the album, “Too Low for Zero”, in 1983. It was written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin, andDavey Johnstone, and is on the label Rocket and Geffen (US).

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Don’t wish it away
Don’t look at it like it’s forever
Between you and me I could honestly say
That things can only get better

And while I’m away
Dust out the demons inside
And it won’t be long before you and me run
To the place in our hearts where we hide

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues
Time on my hands could be time spent with you
Laughing like children, living like lovers
Rolling like thunder under the covers
And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

Just stare into space
Picture my face in your hands
Live for each second without hesitation
And never forget I’m your man

Wait on me girl
Cry in the night if it helps
But more than ever I simply love you
More than I love life itself

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues
Time on my hands could be time spent with you
Laughing like children, living like lovers
Rolling like thunder under the covers
And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

Wait on me girl
Cry in the night if it helps
But more than ever I simply love you
More than I love life itself

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues
Time on my hands could be time spent with you
Laughing like children, living like lovers
Rolling like thunder under the covers
And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues
And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

Songwriters
BERNIE TAUPIN, DAVEY JOHNSTONE, ELTON JOHN

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Lyrics found on Metro Lyrics

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY – YELLOW RIVER

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Today, for Song Lyric Sunday, we are asked to post a song about the military, for Memorial Day.

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This song, “Yellow River” is one of my favorites. I still have the 45 record of it (see photo).

It is said that the song was inspired by the thought of a soldier coming home after fighting in the Civil War. As it was released during the era of the Viet Nam war, some thought it was about a place there.

I think it is a good song, a happy song, that conveys the relief of a soldier coming home to his family and friends after a long time away, fighting for his country.

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As an Army wife for over 21 years, we are now retired. I have been, and later our children have been on the home front side, giving support for our soldier, husband, and father.I honor all those who serve in the military, whatever branch they choose. It is not easy. We knew the relief of our loved one coming home after war, when so many of our friends and families did not.

I do not like war. I am for Peace…worldwide.

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“Yellow River”, by Christie, was released as a single from the album, “Christie”, in 1970, on the labels CBS (UK) and Epic (US). It was written by Jeff Christie.

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YELLOW RIVER

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So long boy you can take my place got my papers I’ve got my pay
So pack my bags and I’ll be on my way to yellow river

Put my guns down the war is won
Fill my glass high the time has come
I’m going back to the place that I love yellow river

Yellow river yellow river is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow river yellow river is in my blood it’s the place I love
Got no time for explanation got no time to lose
Tomorrow night you’ll find me
Sleeping underneath the moon at yellow river

Cannon fire lingers in my mind I’m so glad that I’m still alive
And I’ve been gone for such a long time from yellow river

I remember the nights were cool I can still see the water pool
And I remember the girl that I knew from yellow river

Yellow river yellow river is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow river yellow river is in my blood it’s the place I love

Songwriters
JEFF CHRISTIE

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Lyrics found on MetroLyrics – http://www.metrolyrics.com/yellow-river-lyrics-tony-christie.html

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