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Lyr Add: Happy Thoughts (Vyvienne Long)

Thompson 17 Apr 09 - 07:04 PM
Jack Campin 17 Apr 09 - 08:23 PM
Thompson 18 Apr 09 - 07:46 AM
Joe Offer 18 Apr 09 - 03:46 PM
GUEST,Ifor 19 Apr 09 - 11:53 AM
Emma B 19 Apr 09 - 11:59 AM
Thompson 19 Apr 09 - 12:15 PM
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Subject: Happy Thoughts
From: Thompson
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 07:04 PM

Thoughts for the recession


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Subject: RE: Happy Thoughts
From: Jack Campin
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 08:23 PM

I can't make out a word.

I presume the words matter.

How about putting them in the More Info?


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Subject: Lyr Add: HAPPY THOUGHTS (Vyvienne Long)
From: Thompson
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 07:46 AM

HAPPY THOUGHTS
As recorded by Vyvienne Long on "Caterpillar Sarabande" (2010)

Why do cats smile
When dragons breathe fire?
Why do frogs sigh
When camels wish to retire?
Why do the antelope
Go swinging off the anchor-rope?
Why do bears bore?
Oh why? Whatever for?
No one will ever know
And neither will I,
So think happy thoughts
Till bad ones go by.

Why do birds sing
When worms can't hear a thing?
Why do snakes dance
When snails get fried in France?
Why do the red fox
Go pulling off the badger's socks?
Why do sheep dive
Straight into the beehive?
No one will ever know,
The blackbird in the pie,
So think happy thoughts
Till bad ones go by
So think happy thoughts
Till bad ones go by

[Meanwhile backup singers are singing faintly:] Happy thoughts will save me


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Subject: RE: Song for the recession: Happy Thoughts
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 03:46 PM

We have a bit of a campaign for clarity in thread titles. Hope you don't mind that I changed it to Song for the recession: Happy Thoughts. Happy Thoughts made it sound like another one of those "Good Thoughts Needed" threads in the BS section.
Hmmmm. What can I say about the song? Well...it's delightfully strange. Don't think I'll add it to my repertoire.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Song for the recession: Happy Thoughts
From: GUEST,Ifor
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 11:53 AM

Wall St Blues by Huw Pudner and Bob Thomas.

chorus
"Why did you cry
Why did you curse
Oh Masters of The Universe?
It's on TV
All over town
This sucker is going down".

ifor


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE ARE BAD TIMES JUST AROUND THE CORNE
From: Emma B
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 11:59 AM

I think I prefer

THERE ARE BAD TIMES JUST AROUND THE CORNER
written by: Noel Coward - who else? :)

They're out of sorts in Sunderland
And terribly cross in Kent,
They're dull in Hull
And the Isle of Mull
Is seething with discontent,
They're nervous in Northumberland
And Devon is down the drain,
They're filled with wrath
On the firth of Forth
And sullen on Salisbury Plain,
In Dublin they're depressed, lads,
Maybe because they're Celts
For Drake is going West, lads,
And so is everyone else.
Hurray-hurray-hurray!
Misery's here to stay.

Refrain 1

There are bad times just around the corner,
There are dark clouds hurtling through the sky
And it's no good whining
About a silver lining
For we know from experience that they won't roll by,
With a scowl and a frown
We'll keep our peckers down
And prepare for depression and doom and dread,
We're going to unpack our troubles from our old kit bag
And wait until we drop down dead.

Verse 2

From Portland Bill to Scarborough
They're querulous and subdued
And Shropshire lads
Have behaved like cads
From Berwick-on-Tweed to Bude,
They're mad at Market Harborough
And livid at Leigh-on-Sea,
In Tunbridge Wells
You can hear the yells
Of woe-begone bourgeoisie.
We all get bitched about, lads,
Whoever our vote elects,
We know we're up the spout, lads.
And that's what England expects.
Hurray-hurray-hurray!
Trouble is on the way.

Refrain 2

There are bad times just around the corner,
The horizon's gloomy as can be,
There are black birds over
The grayish cliffs of Dover
And the rats are preparing to leave the B.B.C.
We're an unhappy breed
And very bored indeed
When reminded of something that Nelson said.
While the press and the politicians nag nag nag
We'll wait until we drop down dead.

Verse 3

From Colwyn Bay to Kettering
They're sobbing themselves to sleep,
The shrieks and wails
In the Yorkshire dales
Have even depressed the sheep.
In rather vulgar lettering
A very disgruntled group
Have posted bills
On the Cotswold Hills
To prove that we're in the soup.
While begging Kipling's pardon
There's one thing we know for sure
If England is a garden
We ought to have more manure.
Hurray-hurray-hurray!
Suffering and dismay.

Refrain 3

There are bad times just around the corner
And the outlook's absolutely vile,
There are Home Fires smoking
From Windermere to Woking
And we're not going to tighten our belts and smile, smile, smile,
At the sound of a shot
We'd just as soon as not
Take a hot water bottle and go to bed,
We're going to untense our muscles till they sag sag sag
And wait until we drop down dead.


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Subject: RE: Song for the recession: Happy Thoughts
From: Thompson
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 12:15 PM

Feel free - clarity is always welcome.

I love this slightly strange song, which is getting lots of airplay in Ireland, even before it was actually on CD.


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