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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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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM the PAST

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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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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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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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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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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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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 5/21/17

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This is the first time I’ve done this challenge, but I love all kinds of music and challenges, so am happy to participate. To join in, just click the above link to find the details, and see other entries. 🙂

The theme for this time is to find a song that has the name of a person in the title or lyrics.

Thanks, Helen, for hosting this fun challenge!

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“Amie”, by Pure Prairie League, was released as a single from their album, “Bustin’ Out”, in 1973. It is on the RCA label, and was written by Craig Lee Fuller.

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I can see why you think you belong to me
I never tried to make you think, or let you see one thing for yourself
But now your off with someone else and I’m alone
You see I thought that I might keep you for my own

Amie what you want to do?
I think I could stay with you
For a while, maybe longer if I do

Don’t you think the time is right for us to find
All the things we thought weren’t proper could be right in time
And can you see
Which way we should turn together or alone
I can never see what’s right or what is wrong
(will it take to long to see)

Amie what you want to do?
I think I could stay with you
For a while, maybe longer if I do

Well now
Amie what you want to do?
I think I could stay with you
For a while, maybe longer if I do

Now it’s come to what you want you’ve had your way
And all the things you thought before just faded into gray
And can you see
That I don’t know if it’s you or if it’s me
If it’s one of us I’m sure we’ll both will see
Won’t you look at me and tell me

Amie what you want to do?
I think I could stay with you
For a while, maybe longer
Longer if I do

Yeah now
Amie what you want to do?
I think I could stay with you
For a while, maybe longer if I do

Fallin’ in and out of love with you
Fallin’ in and out of love with you
Don’t know what I’m gonna do, I’d keep
Fallin’ in and out of love
With you

Songwriters
FULLER, CRAIG LEE

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics found at Metro Lyrics = http://www.metrolyrics.com/amie-lyrics-pure-prairie-league.html

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

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51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 20: Cliff Richard & The Shadows – Summer Holiday

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Thanks, Hugh, for hosting this fun challenge.

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Here’s a couple of songs from the 90s. I don’t have any special memories about them, I just like them. I’ve only recently heard this first one, and the second one I heard when it first came out. They both have a Cajun flavor to the words and music, which really makes me want to dance…and I don’t dance! 🙂 Enjoy!

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“Adalida”, by George Strait, was from his album, “Lead On”, and released in 1994. It was written by Mike Geiger, Mike Huffman, and Woody Mullis.

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“Down at the Twist and Shout”, by Mary Chapin Carpenter, was released in 1991, from the album, “Shooting Straight in the Dark”. It was on the Columbia label, and was written by Mary Chapin Carpenter.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2017 – REFLECTION

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2017 – REFLECTION

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The Mystery Box Chickens and I would like to take a moment to reflect on the A to Z Blog Challenge 2017.

This year in April was the 4th time I’ve joined in on the challenge. ( 2nd time for the Chickens)

Instead of random A/Z posts about whatever, I did have a theme. It was to feature music videos with the titles being for the letter of the day.

I enjoyed finding the music, and keeping any commentary short and simple. I hope you enjoyed listening.

Thank you all so much for stopping by this month. I appreciated all your visits, likes, and comments! You are all champions to me! 🙂

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“We Are The Champions”, by Queen, was released in 1977. This single from the album, “News of the World”, is on the labels, EMI (UK) & Electra (US). It was written by Freddie Mercury.

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