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Lyr Req: Cheesecake Song (Ben Sands)

christycant 10 Jul 08 - 05:39 PM
Melissa 10 Jul 08 - 10:13 PM
Ernest 11 Jul 08 - 02:08 AM
Jim Dixon 14 Jul 08 - 10:59 PM
alison 15 Jul 08 - 11:45 AM
GUEST,sheila 04 Jul 09 - 08:56 AM
Charley Noble 04 Jul 09 - 10:21 AM
Ernest 04 Jul 09 - 10:26 AM
GUEST,Bob 04 Jul 09 - 02:53 PM
Jim Dixon 29 Nov 11 - 11:22 AM
Ross Campbell 29 Nov 11 - 09:08 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Cheesecake Song by Ben Sands
From: christycant
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 05:39 PM

Heard an amazing song on BBC Northern Ireland today, The Cheesecake Song by Ben Sands of The Sands Family. Alas I didn't pick up the name of the album or where it can be found.

Help please!

Christy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cheesecake Song by Ben Sands
From: Melissa
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 10:13 PM

did it have a "cheesecake gobble-gobble" part in it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cheesecake Song by Ben Sands
From: Ernest
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 02:08 AM

As far as I know it is not on his solo albums - so the best advice I can give you is contact Ben himself at his website

Best wishes
Ernest


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cheesecake Song by Ben Sands
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 10:59 PM

Transcribed from the sound sample at Ben Sands' web site:

THE CHEESECAKE SONG (excerpt)
Ben Sands

In the corner of the café with a coffee, killin' time,
And a second-hand newspaper someone had left behind,
Perusin' some old story that had bored me twice before,
And I saw you through the headlines as you walked into the door.

Well, my heart began a-beating like a hundred conga drums,
And the muffin I was eating scattered in the spray of crumbs;
But you walked up to my table and you said is this place free?
I mumbled yes and spilled my cup of coffee round my knee.

Come here to I tell ya (?), there's something about ya
You make me feel like no one's ever made me feel before.
I can't even think of out (?) livin' without ya
And I knew it from the minute that you walked into the door.

Well, I ordered two more coffees. You sat down with a sigh.
Oh, you looked so sad and lonely and then began to cry;
And I became all flustered and tried to dry your tears
With a hanky from my pocket that had been there several years.

Well, you told me your sad story. You described your life to me
As you ate the piece of cheesecake I'd been saving for my tea....

[From "Keep On Singing" by The Sands Family, Spring Records, 2008.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cheesecake Song by Ben Sands
From: alison
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 11:45 AM

I'm glad you started this thread - I heard it on Radio Ulster last week too and thought - must go on mudcat and see if anyone knows it........

hope someone knows the rest

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cheesecake Song (Ben Sands)
From: GUEST,sheila
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 08:56 AM

i hear it to - it was great - hoping to track down where to buy it

(I found you lot throught googling Ben and cheese cake)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cheesecake Song (Ben Sands)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 10:21 AM

Well, I could use another serving, please!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cheesecake Song (Ben Sands)
From: Ernest
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 10:26 AM

Ben is playing at the Skagen festival in Denmark today and tomorrow - so place your orders with Bente...

Good luck
Ernest


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHEESECAKE TRUCK (King Missile)
From: GUEST,Bob
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 02:53 PM

This is Ween's Cheesecake Song:

So I then got this idea about driving a cheescake truck
Cause I figured at the end of the day I could take the leftover cheesecakes home
And I love cheesecake
So I went to the cheesecake company
And they asked me if I could drive a truck
And I said yes
And they said you're hired
So the next day I got in the truck with all the cheesecakes
And i drove about a block and I just had to have a cheesecake
So I pulled over and opened the truck and got a cheesecake
And I also took one for later
And i took one for my friend farm boy
And I took one to bring home
And by that time I had eaten one of the cheesecakes
So I took another one
So then I figured I might as well stop by my house to drop off all the cheesecakes
So I take five cakes to eat on the way
and I drive another block and a half to my house
Now its lunch time so I eat ten cheesecakes
And a cheesecake for dessert
I should point out by the way that all of these cheesecakes were very delicious
Anyway, I decided the only thing to do would be to eat all
the rest of the cheesecakes and hide the truck somewhere and leave town
And I miss everybody alot
But Im not very sorry
Because they were very delicious cheesecakes


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CHEESECAKE SONG (Ben Sands)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Nov 11 - 11:22 AM

I was finally able to hear the whole song on Spotify. I also made a few small corrections in the lyrics I posted earlier, so here's the whole song:

This is a delightful song, though a bit sad.


THE CHEESECAKE SONG
Ben Sands

1. In the corner of a café with a coffee, killin' time,
And a second-hand newspaper someone had left behind,
Perusin' some old story that had bored me twice before,
And I saw you through the headlines as you walked in through the door.
Well, my heart began a-beating like a hundred conga drums,
And the muffin I was eating scattered in a spray of crumbs.
When you walked up to my table and you said, "Is this place free?"
I mumbled "Yes" and spilled my cup o' coffee round my knee.

CHORUS: Come here to I tell ya (?), there's somethin' about ya.
You make me feel like no one's ever made me feel before.
I can't even think a—bout livin' without ya,
An' I knew it from the minute that you walked in through the door.

2. Well, I ordered two more coffees. You sat down with a sigh.
Oh, you looked so sad and lonely and then began to cry;
And I became all flustered and tried to dry your tears
With a hanky from my pocket that had been there sev'ral years.
Well, you told me your sad story. You described your life to me
As you ate the piece o' cheesecake I'd been savin' for me tea.
By the time that it was finished, sure you had me in your spell,
And cheesecake notwithstanding, I'd have followed you to hell. CHORUS

3. Well, we chatted on together for an hour or two that day,
Then as quickly as you came to me, you quietly slipped away.
You said you might be back again next Tuesday afternoon,
But seven Tuesdays later I stir mem'ries with a spoon.
Oh, you meet so many people and remember very few,
Just the ones who touched your heart and remind yourself of you;
So I sit here in the café—and behold the trouser stain—
With a cheesecake in my pocket just in case you come again. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cheesecake Song (Ben Sands)
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 29 Nov 11 - 09:08 PM

"Come here 'til I tell you...." is how people introduce a story in Northern Ireland - also how the chorus starts. Otherwise Jim's transcription accords with the lyrics on Ben Sands' Reverbnation site here (click) . There's also a video of him singin Coffee and Cheesecake (original title) but the recording is very poor and his soft delivery make it very difficult to make out some of the words.


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