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Long Black Veil – Song Lyric Sunday – Long/Tall/Short/Small

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Long Black Veil – Song Lyric Sunday – Long/Tall/Short/Small

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For SLS today we have songs that feature a song that has long/tall/short/small in the title or lyrics.  Thanks, Jim!

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/02/20/general-length-or-size-of-things/

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From a Wiki article:

Long Black Veil” is a 1959 country ballad, written by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin and originally recorded by Lefty Frizzell.

It is told from the point of view of a man falsely accused of murder and executed. He refuses to provide an alibi, since on the night of the murder he was having an extramarital affair with his best friend’s wife, and would rather die and take their secret to his grave than admit the truth. The chorus describes the woman’s mourning visits to his gravesite, wearing a long black veil and enduring a wailing wind.

In 2019, Frizzell’s version of “Long Black Veil” was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.[1]

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Lyrics
Ten years ago, on a cold dark night
Someone was killed, ‘neath the town hall light
There were few at the scene, but they all agreed
That the slayer who ran, looked a lot like me
The judge said son, what is your alibi
If you were somewhere else, then you won’t have to die
I spoke not a word, thou it meant my life
For I’d been in the arms of my best friend’s wife
She walks these hills in a long black veil
She visits my grave when the night winds wail
Nobody knows, nobody sees
Nobody knows but me
Oh, the scaffold is high and eternity’s near
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear
But late at night, when the north wind blows
In a long black veil, she cries ov’re my bones
She walks these hills in a long black veil
She visits my grave when the night winds wail
Nobody knows, nobody sees
Nobody knows but me
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Danny Dill / Marijohn Wilkin

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Yellow River – Song Lyric Sunday – Colors

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Yellow River – Song Lyric Sunday – Colors

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For SLS today we have songs that feature a song that has a color in the title or lyrics.  Thanks, Jim!

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/02/06/more-colors/

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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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Odds and Ends – Song Lyric Sunday – Odd/Even

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Odds and Ends – Song Lyric Sunday – Odd/Even

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For SLS today we have songs that feature a song that has either the word ‘odd’ or ‘even’.  Thanks, Jim!

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/01/30/divided-exactly-by-2/

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For SLS we have a prompt of odd/even to be in the title or lyrics. Thanks, Jim!

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This is just a song I happened to find this morning. I’d never heard it before, but it’s really pretty good. Sounds like one of those old-timey kind of country songs.

I did see that several other artists have recorded this song, but still couldn’t find out much about any facts.

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“Odds and Ends (Bits and Pieces)” , by Warren Smith was recorded in 1961. It was written by Harlan Howard, and is on the Liberty Records label.

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A photograph that’s signed With Love
Your lipstick and a tiny glove
Why did you leave so many things
To tear at my heart strings
Odds and ends, bits and pieces
Of an old love affair
Old love letters and some flowers
That you wore in your hair
Odds and ends, bits and pieces
Of those happy by gone years
Odds and ends that keep tugging
At my tears
A book you read, a good luck charm
I gave to keep you from all harm
The tear stained note you left behind
But all the tears were mine
Odds and ends, bits and pieces
Of an old love affair
Old love letters and some flowers
That you wore in your hair
Odds and ends, bits and pieces
Of those happy by gone years
Odds and ends that keep tugging
At my tears…
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My Generation – Song Lyric Sunday – Talk

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My Generation – Song Lyric Sunday – Talk

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For SLS today we have songs that feature a song that has the topic of talk/chat/scream/rant/laugh.  Thanks, Jim!

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/just-another-day/

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From a Wiki article”

My Generation” is a song by the English rock band the Who, which became a hit and one of their most recognizable songs. The song was named the 11th greatest song by Rolling Stone on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It became part of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and is inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “historical, artistic and significant” value.

“My Generation”, by The Who, can be found on their album of the same name. It was written by Pete Townshend in 1965, and is on the Brunswick (UK) and Decca (US) labels.

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People try to put us d-down (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Just because we get around (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
I hope I die before I get old (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
This is my generation
This is my generation, baby
Why don’t you all f-fade away (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Don’t try to dig what we all s-s-s-say (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
I’m not trying to ’cause a big s-s-sensation (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
I’m just talkin’ ’bout my g-g-g-generation (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
My generation
This is my generation, baby
Why don’t you all f-fade away (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
And don’t try to d-dig what we all s-s-say (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
I’m not trying to ’cause a b-big s-s-sensation (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
I’m just talkin’ ’bout my g-g-generation (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
This is my generation
This is my generation, baby
My my my generation
People try to put us d-down (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Just because we g-g-get around (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
Yeah, I hope I die before I get old (talkin’ ’bout my generation)
This is my generation
This is my generation, baby
My my my generation
this is my generation
(Talkin’ ’bout my generation) this is my generation
(Talkin’ ’bout my generation) this is my generation
(Talkin’ ’bout my generation) this is my generation
(Talkin’ ’bout my generation) this is my generation
(Talkin’ ’bout my generation) this is my generation
(Talkin’ ’bout my generation) this is my generation
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Peter Townshend
My Generation lyrics © T.R.O. Inc.
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Down In the Boondocks – Song Lyric Sunday – D/J

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Down In the Boondocks – Song Lyric Sunday – D/J

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For SLS today we have songs that feature a song that the title starts with letter D or J   Thanks, Jim!

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/01/16/disk-jockey/

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From a Wiki article:

The song is sung from the perspective of a self-proclaimed “boy from down in the boondocks.” He sings of a girl who lives nearby, for whom he feels love and steals away with occasionally. The people who live or are born in the boondocks are suggested to be a lower class than those in the city. The girl’s father is the singer’s boss, which, along with the social division, prevents him from proclaiming his love and connecting with her, despite their shared feelings (which is the basis for the line “but I don’t dare knock on her door/for her daddy is my boss man”). The singer proclaims that “one fine day, I’ll find a way, to move from this old shack”, presumably to be able to join the higher class members of society and finally be able to date the girl openly. Essentially the same theme appeared some twenty months earlier in the lyrics of Joey Powers‘ “Midnight Mary”.[7]

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“Down In the Boondocks”, by Billy Joe Royal, was released from his album of the same name in 1965. It was written by Joe South, and is on the Columbia label.

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Down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks
People put me down
‘Cause that’s the side of town
I was born in
I love her, she loves me
But I don’t fit in her society
Lord have mercy on the boy
From down in the boondocks
Every night I watch the lights
From the house up on the hill
I love a little girl that lives up there
And I guess I always will
But I don’t dare knock on her door
‘Cause her daddy is my boss man
So I’ll just have to be content
To see her whenever I can
Down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks
People put me down
‘Cause that’s the side of town
I was born in
I love her, she loves me
But I don’t fit in her society
Lord have mercy on the boy
From down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks
One fine day I’ll find the way
To move from this old shack
I’ll hold my head up like a king
And I never, never will look back
Until that morning I’ll work and slave
And I’ll save every dime
But tonight she’ll have to steal away
To see me one more time
Down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks
People put me down
‘Cause that’s the side of town
I was born in
I love her, she loves me
But I don’t fit in her society
Lord have mercy on the boy
From down in the boondocks
Lord have mercy on the boy
From down in the boondocks
Lord have mercy on the boy
From down in the boondocks
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Joe South
Down In The Boondocks lyrics © Sony/atv Songs Llc, Bike Music
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Ma Belle Amie – Song Lyric Sunday – M or A

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Ma Belle Amie – Song Lyric Sunday – M or A

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For SLS today we have songs that feature a song that the title starts with letter P or G.   Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the link below.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/01/09/mature-audience/

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From a Wiki article:

The song reached #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #3 in Australia and Canada in 1970.[1] In South Africa, it was a #1 hit.[2] The song also reached the Top 10 across central Europe.

“Ma Belle Ami”, by The Tee Set, was released in 1969, on the album, “Ma Belle Ami”. It was written by Peter Tetteroo and Hans Van Eijck, and is on the Colossus label.

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Ma belle amie
You were a child of the sun
And the sky and the deep blue sea
Ma belle amie
Après tous les beaux jours
Je te dis merci merci
You were the answer of all my questions
Before were through
I want to tell you that I adore you
And always do
That you amaze me by leaving me now
And start a-new
Ma belle amie I’m in love with you
Let the bells ring
Let the birds sing
Lets all give my substitute a big cheer
Let the bells ring
Let the birds sing
For the man after him waits here
For the man after him waits here
Ma belle amie
You were a child of the sun
And the sky and the deep blue sea
Ma belle amie
There was a time that you thought
That your only friend was me
You were the answer of all my questions
Before were through
I want to tell you that I adore you
And always do
That you amaze me by leaving me now
And start a-new
Ma belle amie I’m in love with you
Let the bells ring
Let the birds sing
Lets all give my substitute a big cheer
Let the bells ring
Let the birds sing
For the man after him waits here
For the man after him waits here
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: H. Van Eyck / P. Tetteroo
Ma Bell Ami lyrics © Austintatious Tunes
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Plush – Song Lyric Sunday – Smell

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Plush – Song Lyric Sunday – Smell

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For SLS today we have songs that feature something about the sense of smell. This week we have Odor/Scent/Smell/Taste prompts  Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the link below.

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/12/26/aroma-flavor/

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I know I’ve posted this one before for SLS, but it’s been a few years ago.

I like this song. In reading about it, it seems it is loosely based on a true story of trying to find a missing or kidnapped person who was later found deceased. So sad.

Here’s an interesting fact to me…my daughter had a pet rabbit a long time ago, and she named it Weiland, after the singer in this band.

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This video is an acoustic version, performed on Headbangers Ball (MTV), which I like a lot. The official video is good, but I was detracted from the lyrics and the meanings of the song by the craziness of that video.

“Plush”, by Stone Temple Pilots, was released as a single from their album, “Core”, in 1993. It was written by Scott Weiland and Eric Kratz, and is on the Atlantic label.

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[Verse 1]
And I feel that time’s a wasted go
So where ya goin’ ’til tomorrow?
And I see that these are lies to come
So would you even care?[Pre-Chorus]
And I feel it
And I feel it[Chorus]
Where ya goin’ for tomorrow?
Where ya goin’ with the mask I found?
And I feel, and I feel when the dogs begin to smell her
Will she smell alone?
[Verse 2]
And I feel, so much depends on the weather
So is it rainin’ in your bedroom?
And I see, that these are the eyes of disarray
So would you even care?[Pre-Chorus]
And I feel it
And she feels it

Where ya goin’ for to tomorrow?
Where ya goin’ with the mask I found?
And I feel, and I feel when the dogs begin to smell her
Will she smell alone?

[Bridge]
When the dogs do find her
Got time, time, to wait for tomorrow
To find it, to find it, to find it
When the dogs do find her
Got time, time, to wait for tomorrow
To find it, to find it, to find it

[Chorus]
Where ya goin’ for tomorrow?
Where ya goin’ with the mask I found?
And I feel, and I feel when the dogs begin to smell her
Will she smell alone?

[Outro]
When the dogs do find her
Got time, time, to wait for tomorrow
To find it, to find it, to find it
When the dogs do find her
Got time, time, to wait for tomorrow
To find it, to find it, to find it
To find it
To find it
To find it

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Cherry Hill Park – Song Lyric Sunday – Fruit

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Cherry Hill Park – Song Lyric Sunday – Fruit

 

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For SLS today we have songs that feature something about fruit, ‘cherry/banana/strawberry/olive’.  Thanks, Jim!

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/12/12/grapes-of-wrath/

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From the Wiki article:

The subject of the song is one Mary Hill, a girl who frequents the titular Cherry Hill Park. During the day she acts as a tease to the boys in the park but at night when they return to the park she “pleases” them, as noted in the barely disguised suggestive lyrics. However, she “married away” to a “man with money”. As a result, she stopped coming to Cherry Hill Park.

Royal came up with the song’s title after a friend described seeing Cherry Hill, New Jersey on a visit to nearby Pennsylvania.[5]

“Cherry Hill Park”, by Billy Joe Royal, was released from his album of the same name in 1969 on the Columbia label. It was written by Robert Nix and Billy Gilmore.

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Mary Hill used to hang out in Cherry Hill Park
The game she played lasted all day to way after dark
Now all the girls they criticized her
But all the guys just idolized her
’cause Mary Hill was such a thrill after dark
In Cherry Hill Park

Mary Hill loved to ride on the merry-go-round
All the guys got eager eyes watchin’ Mary go ’round
Now in the daytime Mary Hill was a teaser
Come the night she was such a pleaser
Mary Hill was such a thrill after dark
In Cherry Hill Park

Oh, Mary Hill sure was fun down at Cherry Hill Park
Playin’ games with everyone ’till way after dark
In Cherry Hill Park, in Cherry Hill Park

And then one day, Mary Hill, she married away
A man with money said “Come on honey” and she said “Ok”
She went away to play a one man game
And since that day it ain’t been the same
’cause Mary Hill was such a thrill after dark
In Cherry Hill Park

Oh, Mary Hill sure was fun down at Cherry Hill Park
Playin’ games with everyone ’till way after dark
In Cherry Hill Park, in Cherry Hill Park
In Cherry Hill Park, in Cherry Hill Park
In Cherry Hill Park, in Cherry Hill Park

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Bird Dog – Song Lyric Sunday – Pets

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Bird Dog – Song Lyric Sunday – Pets

 

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For SLS today we have songs that feature something about ‘bird/cat/dog/fish/pets’.  Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the link below.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/11/28/domesticated-animals/

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This is a fun prompt! I like pets and animals of all kinds. Problem is, there are so many great songs to choose from. I went with this one because I just happened to remember it, and I hadn’t heard it in a long time. I’ve liked a lot of the Everly Brothers songs over the years. This video is an updated one from I believe it said 1983, at a live performance of theirs. There was an old black & white one from way back when, but it was a little blurry. There are lots of kinds of birds mentioned, too.

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From the Wiki article:

Bird Dog” is a song written by Boudleaux Bryant and recorded by the Everly Brothers.[1] It was released in 1958 and was a #1 hit on the Billboard Country Chart.[2] The song also hit number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 as well as peaking at number two for three weeks on the R&B charts.[3]

The song deals with the singer’s dismay that a boy by the name of Johnny is trying to take his girlfriend away. The singer calls him a bird dog as a result of his behavior.

The musical structure is relatively unusual in that it has a 12 bar blues stanza and an 8 bar blues chorus.

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More interesting facts can be found at Songfacts: https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-everly-brothers/bird-dog

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“Bird Dog”, by the Everly Brothers was released from their album, “The Best of the Everly Brothers”, in 1958. It was written by Boudleaux Bryant, and is on the Cadence label.

 

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Johnny is the joker (he’s a bird)
A very funny joker (he’s a bird)
But when he jokes my honey (he’s a dog)
His jokin’ ain’t so funny (what a dog)
Johnny is the joker that’s been tryin’ to steal my baby (he’s a bird dog)

Johnny sings a love song (like a bird)
He sings the sweetest love song (you ever heard)
But when he sings to my gal (what a howl)
To me it’s just a wolf dog (on the prowl)
Johnny wants to fly away and puppy love my baby (he’s a bird dog)

[Chorus]
Hey bird dog, get away from my quail
Hey bird dog, you’re on the wrong trail
Bird dog you better leave my lovey dove alone
Hey bird dog, get away from my chick
Hey bird dog, you better get away quick
Bird dog you better find a chicken little of your own

Johnny kissed the teacher (he’s a bird)
He tip-toed up to reach her (he’s a bird)
Well, he’s the teachers pet now (he’s a dog)
What he wants he can get now (what a dog)
He even made the teacher let him sit next to my baby (he’s a bird dog)

Honeycomb – Song Lyric Sunday – Wife

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Honeycomb – Song Lyric Sunday – Wife

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For SLS today we have songs that feature either husband/wife/lover/fiancee  Thanks, Jim!

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/11/21/spouse-in-the-house/

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Honeycomb” is a popular song written by Bob Merrill in 1954. The best-selling version was recorded by Jimmie Rodgers and charted at number one on the Billboard Top 100 in 1957.[1]

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Well it’s a darn good life
And it’s kinda funny
How the Lord made the bee
And the bee made the honey
And the honeybee lookin’ for a home
And they called it honeycomb
And they roamed the world
And they gathered all
Of the honeycomb into one sweet ball
And the honeycomb from a million trips
Made my baby’s lips
Oh, Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
Got a hank o’ hair and a piece o’ bone
And made a walkin’ talkin’ Honeycomb
Well, Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
What a darn good life
When you got a wife like Honeycomb
And the Lord said now that I made a bee
I’m gonna look all around for a green, green tree
And He made a little tree and I guess you heard
Oh, then well he made a little bird
And they waited all around until the end of Spring
Gettin’ every note that the birdies sing
And they put ’em all into one sweet tome
For my Honeycomb
Oh, Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
Got a hank o’ hair and a piece o’ bone
And made a walkin’ talkin’ Honeycomb
Well, Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
What a darn good life
When you got a wife like Honeycomb
And the Lord said now that I made a bird
I’m gonna look all round for a little ol’ word
That sounds about sweet like “turtledove”
And I guess I’m gonna call it “love”
And He roamed the world lookin’ everywhere
Gettin’ love from here, love from there
And He put it all in a little ol’ part
Of my baby’s heart
Oh, Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
Got a hank o’ hair and a piece o’ bone
And made a walkin’ talkin’ Honeycomb
Well, Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
Well, Honeycomb, be my own
What a darn good life
When you got a wife like Honeycomb
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Merrill Bob
Honeycomb lyrics © Chappell & Co. Inc., Chappell & Co., Inc.
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