Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Songs that sing to your heart.

GUEST,999 12 Mar 13 - 09:26 PM
Elmore 12 Mar 13 - 09:41 PM
Bobert 12 Mar 13 - 09:49 PM
GUEST,999 12 Mar 13 - 09:54 PM
GUEST,999 12 Mar 13 - 10:27 PM
Jeri 12 Mar 13 - 10:36 PM
gnu 12 Mar 13 - 10:45 PM
Elmore 12 Mar 13 - 10:48 PM
gnu 12 Mar 13 - 10:50 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 13 Mar 13 - 01:04 AM
David C. Carter 13 Mar 13 - 04:16 AM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 13 Mar 13 - 04:24 AM
Doug Chadwick 13 Mar 13 - 04:59 AM
Little Hawk 13 Mar 13 - 05:59 AM
GUEST,kendall 13 Mar 13 - 08:23 AM
GUEST,kendall 13 Mar 13 - 08:29 AM
Bobert 13 Mar 13 - 09:11 AM
GUEST,HiLo 13 Mar 13 - 09:56 AM
Dave Hanson 13 Mar 13 - 10:06 AM
Elmore 13 Mar 13 - 09:19 PM
frogprince 13 Mar 13 - 09:48 PM
Janie 13 Mar 13 - 09:58 PM
kendall 14 Mar 13 - 12:37 PM
Mrrzy 14 Mar 13 - 01:46 PM
GUEST,mg 14 Mar 13 - 03:51 PM
kendall 14 Mar 13 - 08:04 PM
GUEST,jeff 15 Mar 13 - 12:38 AM
Ron Davies 15 Mar 13 - 12:53 AM
kendall 15 Mar 13 - 05:08 AM
Donuel 15 Mar 13 - 11:11 AM
Fossil 16 Mar 13 - 05:04 AM
cptsnapper 16 Mar 13 - 05:35 AM
gnu 16 Mar 13 - 06:33 AM
fat B****rd 16 Mar 13 - 06:44 AM
kendall 16 Mar 13 - 08:01 AM
Elmore 16 Mar 13 - 11:08 AM
gnu 16 Mar 13 - 09:16 PM
Elmore 17 Mar 13 - 09:15 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 17 Mar 13 - 11:20 AM
gnu 17 Mar 13 - 04:51 PM
Jim Dixon 18 Aug 13 - 02:48 PM
Ebbie 18 Aug 13 - 03:43 PM
Elmore 18 Aug 13 - 04:00 PM
GUEST,eldergirl 18 Aug 13 - 06:35 PM
Chris_S 18 Aug 13 - 07:37 PM
Jim Dixon 18 Aug 13 - 11:05 PM
GUEST,Grishka 19 Aug 13 - 05:45 AM
Nick 19 Aug 13 - 06:02 AM
GUEST,kendall 19 Aug 13 - 07:09 AM
Eldergirl 19 Aug 13 - 11:28 AM
Elmore 19 Aug 13 - 11:36 AM
Sandy Mc Lean 19 Aug 13 - 07:28 PM
GUEST 20 Aug 13 - 02:09 AM
Jim Dixon 20 Aug 13 - 11:38 AM
kendall 20 Aug 13 - 01:19 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:









Subject: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 09:26 PM

Freddie Fender [singing "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights"]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUVgkXVDkBA


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Elmore
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 09:41 PM

Why is this in the b.s, section?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 09:49 PM

Why is this in BS???

Hmmmmm???

Maybe 'cause all the Freddie Fender fans spend more time in the out-house than the penthouse???

I always loved that song...

Think I mighta played it in the 70s??? Maybe not??? But, ahhhhh, yeah, I think I did...

I loved Freddie Fender... He was the shits!!!

B~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 09:54 PM

[John Parr singing RESTLESS HEART] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbNdodo59tQ

Well, so far I have two of the people I love most saying something. That's a start.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 10:27 PM

The mix sucks, the mastering is dismal, but the gal can sing.

[Carlene Carter singing THE SWEETEST THING] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUoBHoU6idE


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 10:36 PM

I always liked this: [Kenny Loggins singing WELCOME TO HEARTLIGHT] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1B-HgcwGdc
And loved this: [Brook Benton singing "Rainy Night in Georgia"] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRKqfrct070


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: gnu
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 10:45 PM

Elmore... if you don't understand it... just go with the flow. You'll get it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Elmore
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 10:48 PM

Too many to list.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: gnu
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 10:50 PM

JERI! Now... THAT was cool! I am still grooving.

Thanks.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 01:04 AM

......Used to play it years ago...... [John Prine singing HELLO IN THERE]

GfS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: David C. Carter
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 04:16 AM

This thread is a little gold mine.

I too used to play"Hello in There",and some Freddy Fender.

I woudn't attempt Rainy Night In Georgia though.

Probably cause a Tsunami!


David


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 04:24 AM

Got more!....(?)

GfS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 04:59 AM

... if you don't understand it... just go with the flow. You'll get it.

Well, I don't understand it. I never did "get" why the thread on Musical Snobbery was BS but, despite make comments to this effect in the thread, it remained firmly below the line. Call me simplistic but, as I understand it, if it's music related then it should be up top. This thread couldn't be more music related.

DC


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 05:59 AM

I don't care what side of the line this thread is on.

That said, I would have to start by mentioning at least half the songs ever written by Mary Chapin Carpenter, and that is a very long list of songs.

Then there's another long list of songs written by Lynn Miles, who I think is Canada's finest songwriter.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 08:23 AM

Dark Eyed Molly
Lorena
Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 08:29 AM

Since country music went uptown I just can't connect with it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Bobert
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 09:11 AM

Yo, Brucie...

The Carlene Carter song is very nice, however, it is note for note the same song musically speaking as Don Williams "I'll Be Loving You" from the 70s... I know because I used to do the Don Williams song back then...

As for songs that speak to my heart there is a spooky one that I still do from time to time by Blind Lemon Jefferson who was found frozen to death on the streets of Chicago at a young age of about 32... It's entitled "One Kind Favor" where Blind Lemon all but writes the final chapter of his life... Some folks may know this song as "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"...

B~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 09:56 AM

Too many to mention, but I will name a few..

Under The Ivy by Kate Bush,

A Case of You by Joni Mitchell,

Talk To Me of Mendocino by Kate and Anna McGarrigle,

Caledonia by Norma Waterson

...oh soooo many. Great thread..thanks. oh,

Raglan Road by Doris Osborne and The Chieftans.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 10:06 AM

Hurt sung by Johnny Cash.

Dave H


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Elmore
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 09:19 PM

Do You Think That I Do Not Know? sung by Priscilla Herdman.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: frogprince
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 09:48 PM

Home to Me, Tom Paxton - [lyrics]

(Ours is a) Simple Faith, by David Tamalevich [lyrics]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Janie
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 09:58 PM

Here is one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ-GM8Q7q60 [Joni Mitchell singing WOMAN OF HEART AND MIND]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: kendall
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 12:37 PM

I Remember Loving You...Utah Phillips.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Mrrzy
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 01:46 PM

OOh, songs I can't sing all the way through because my emotions take away my voice are numerous!

And this is definitely NOT BS.

Well, it may be BS, but it IS a music thread.

So lessee, I'll start with No Man's Land/The Green Fields of France/Willie McBride;

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda;

Joan Baez' train wreck song I forget the name of ("Along came the FFB, the swiftest on the line"), for now. [The Wreck on the C&O]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 03:51 PM

Boys of the Old Brigade;

Ich Hatt' Einen Kameraden;

All Through the Night/Ar Hyd Y Nos,

Star of the Sea;

Tell Old Bill,

Green Shores of Fogo


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: kendall
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 08:04 PM

Definitely:

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda,

No Man's Land/The Green Fields of France/Willie McBride,

The Jeannie C,

The Banging of the Wheelhouse Door.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,jeff
Date: 15 Mar 13 - 12:38 AM

Andy M. Stewart's 'Donegal Rain'
Eva Cassidy's 'Fields of Gold'
Mary Black's 'No Frontiers'
Chris Woods' 'One In A Million'
Maura O'Connell's 'Feet of a Dancer'
Jimmie Rodgers' 'Honeycomb'
Doc Watson's 'Alberta'
Sheryl Crow's 'Strong Enough'
Paul Brady's 'Arthur McBride'
Jim Croce's 'Operator'


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Ron Davies
Date: 15 Mar 13 - 12:53 AM

Yeah, wow, this thread is great.

I remember Rainy Night in Georgia at the time the song was out. Perfect.

And my pick for Freddy Fender is "Before the Next Teardrop Falls". I love to sing it too--especially the Spanish verse.

But Freddy is just wonderful no matter what he sings--and "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" is right up there. i also really like his "After the Fire Is Gone"--again with his Spanish verse.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: kendall
Date: 15 Mar 13 - 05:08 AM

Robbie O'Connell's "Road to Dunmore"

Rose of Allendale sung by Mary Black


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Donuel
Date: 15 Mar 13 - 11:11 AM

strummin my heart with his fingers...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Fossil
Date: 16 Mar 13 - 05:04 AM

Someone has already mentioned Mary Chapin Carpenter; "Jubilee" always reduces me to a puddle. Something about the words and the tune and the sentiment and the references and the musicians - especially that, the way most of the song is very laid-back, just guitar and drums and then all of a sudden there's pipes and bass and violin and everything else making a contribution, then we're back to just voice and guitar again. Wonderful.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: cptsnapper
Date: 16 Mar 13 - 05:35 AM

Lullaby by Dan Seals & Emmylou Harris.

There's a Light by Beth Neilsen Chapman

Wild Geese by Magna Carta


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: gnu
Date: 16 Mar 13 - 06:33 AM

I wondered about "Before the Next Teardrop Falls". He won Grammy for best country song for that one. I was pullin fer John Denver's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" but "Best in Breed" depends on the definition of the breed. Well, it used to, right, Kendall?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: fat B****rd
Date: 16 Mar 13 - 06:44 AM

The Drifters "I can't go on without you" and,for no reason I can think of, "The canoe song" by Paul Robeson. For purely sentimental family reasons "The Dream of Olwen" by the Luton Girls Choir.
If I wasn't so tough these three would reduce me to a sobbing wimp.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: kendall
Date: 16 Mar 13 - 08:01 AM

Old Gilbert by Slim Dusty


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Elmore
Date: 16 Mar 13 - 11:08 AM

Joy of Living by Ewan MacColl,

Leaving Nancy, by Eric Bogle,

The Rare Ould Times as sung by Luke Kelly or Ronnie Drew.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: gnu
Date: 16 Mar 13 - 09:16 PM

Thread drift... upon losing the love of my life in a Romeo & Juliet situation at the tender age of 25, I found this helped me cry myself to sleep. Heart on a sleeve. [Dire Straits singing Romeo and Juliet]

Oh... I'll fight any man that makes fun of that. Or pity him... I am a tad older these days.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Elmore
Date: 17 Mar 13 - 09:15 AM

All Used Up by Utah Phillips.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 17 Mar 13 - 11:20 AM

This thread is lovely. I can't list all mine- way too many- but for this moment, the three that come to mind:

Rolling Home to Old New England

Bob Franke's "The Great Storm Is Over"

Cris Williams' "Song of the Soul"

Interesting that they're all great chorus songs!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: gnu
Date: 17 Mar 13 - 04:51 PM

Cover of a tune by Yes. [The Cleverlys singing OWNER OF A LONELY HEART]

I add this only because I am such a fan of these guys.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: DONEGAL RAIN (Andy M. Stewart)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 02:48 PM

Mentioned by GUEST,jeff on 15-Mar-2013, these lyrics have apparently not been posted at Mudcat before:


DONEGAL RAIN
As sung by Andy M. Stewart on "Donegal Rain" (1997)

My darling, do not break your heart,
Though I leave this Irish shore.
Though their cruel laws may force us to part,
Fate may join we two once more.
Take this farewell kiss as a token
Of my love while far I stray,
For true love will never be broken.
Let me kiss your tears away.

Like the rain, like the rain,
When he turned his back to Donegal,
Her tears fell like the rain.

Don't let your eyes fill with sorrow, love
Don't wet your pretty cheeks with tears.
There will come a bright new tomorrow, love.
There will come an end to fears.
Dark may seem our lives' December.
Time will bring to us the May.
Love will guide me back, remember.
Let me kiss your tears away.

Like the rain, like the rain,
When he turned his back to Donegal,
Her tears fell like the rain.

Take this jewelled ring to wear, my love,
While I am o'er the wave.
Next my heart you know I will wear, my love,
This lock of hair you gave.
Kiss me once before we sever.
For my safety, say you'll pray.
You will be my dearest, forever, love.
Let me kiss your tears away.

Like the rain, just falling like the rain,
When he turned his back to Donegal,
Her tears fell like the rain.

Like the rain, like the rain,
When he turned his back to Donegal,
His tears fell like the rain.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: THAT'S WHAT MAKES YOU STRONG (Winchester)
From: Ebbie
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 03:43 PM

It would be nice if I always remembered the message; nonetheless I am always given a lift by Jesse Winchester's


THAT'S WHAT MAKES YOU STRONG

If you love somebody
Then that means you need somebody
And if you need somebody
That's what make you weak
If you know you're weak
Then you know you need someone
Oh, it's a funny thing but
That's what make you strong

That's what make you strong
That's what gives you power
That's what lets the meek come sit beside the king
That's what lets us smile in our final hour
That's what moves our souls and
That's what makes us sing

And to trust somebody
Is to be disappointed
It's never what you wanted
And it happens every time
But if you're the trusting kind
This don't even cross your mind
And Oh it's a funny thing but
That's what make you strong

That's what make you strong
That's what gives you power
That's what lets the meek come sit beside the king
That's what let's us smile in our final hour
That's what moves our souls and
That's what makes us sing


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Elmore
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 04:00 PM

No Telling by Linda Thompson.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,eldergirl
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 06:35 PM

ah, with you on that one, elmore! How about:
Lady of the North by Gene Clark.
The Climber by Neil Finn.
Follow Me Home by Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer.
Celebrate the miracle of life by George Papavgeris.
You're the Voice by John Farnham.
All for different reasons.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Chris_S
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 07:37 PM

So many to choose from but I remember being reduced to tears by Chris Wood singing 'One In A Million' at Sidmouth and feeling quite self conscious. Then I looked around and saw most of the audience was in the same state. An amazing song and a wonderful experience live.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: HURT (Trent Reznor)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 11:05 PM

This was mentioned by Dave Hanson on 13-Mar:

HURT
Written by Trent Reznor
Originally recorded by Nine Inch Nails on "The Downward Spiral" (1994)
As sung by Johnny Cash on "American IV: The Man Comes Around" (2002)

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain,
The only thing that's real.
The needle tears a hole,
The old familiar sting.
Try to kill it all away,
But I remember everything.

What have I become,
My sweetest friend?
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end.
And you could have it all,
My empire of dirt.
I will let you down.
I will make you hurt.

I wear this crown of thorns*
Upon my liar's chair,
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair.
Beneath the stains of time,
The feelings disappear.
You are someone else.
I am still right here.

What have I become,
My sweetest friend?
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end.
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down.
I will make you hurt.

If I could start again
A million miles away,
I would keep myself.
I would find a way.

[* In the original song sung by Nine Inch Nails, the phrase was "crown of shit."]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 05:45 AM

Some of the above - but I won't say which - suggest to me the thread title
Songs that sing to your heart, bypassing your brain which would strongly disapprove of them.
Popular music often shamelessly searches for this effect, sometimes successfully even with hard-boiled intellectuals.

Speaking to the heart is a property common to most music, including all good music - even Baroque or electronic etc. The list would be too long for a thread.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Nick
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 06:02 AM

Bonnie Raitt - Not What I Wanted to
Bonnie Raitt - I can't make you love me
Vin Garbutt - Troubles of Erin


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 07:09 AM

Morning Has Broken


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Eldergirl
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 11:28 AM

Hey up, just found another one.
Reservation Road by Bill Miller.it's on YouTube somewhere..


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Elmore
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 11:36 AM

Famous Blue Raincoat, Take This Waltz, Night Comes On, by Leonard Cohen.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 19 Aug 13 - 07:28 PM

Leon Payne
I Love You Because

[lyrics]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 13 - 02:09 AM

If only I had my own heart in keeping,
If only I had my own heart back again,
So deep in my my bosom I'd lock it up forever
So it might never stray far from me again.

(April Morning)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: ONE IN A MILLION (Chris Wood)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Aug 13 - 11:38 AM

This song was mentioned by GUEST,jeff and again by Chris_S above.

Spotify doesn't have Chris Wood's recording, but YouTube has several videos of live performances by Chris Wood at various folk festivals. This transcription is a composite; I had to listen to 2 of them because the first broke off before the end! I noticed that a few words varied from one performance to the next.


ONE IN A MILLION
Chris Wood

Old Bateman kept a chip shop and his daughter Peggy Sue
She cleaned the fish and took the orders; she chopped the tatties too.
And the frier there was Billy Smith; he sweated and he sang
As the orders sizzled in the oil and bubbled in the pan.

Bateman took the money and his daughter Peggy Sue
She'd look up from her labours and she'd smile along the queue.
Was it Bateman's prices or was it Billy's song
Or was it Peggy's smile that kept the queue so long?

It was one in a million; it was one in a million.
That chippy was one in a million.

Well, it wasn't Bateman's prices nor it wasn't Billy's song
But it was Peggy Bateman that kept the queue so long.
She was shapely as a mermaid and her lips were red and wet
And her eyes as bright as herrings flashing in the net.

And to carry home a portion and unwrap its fishy charms
Was to dream of nights of passion in lovely Peggy's arms.
And Billy'd sing "Delilah"; he'd sing "Oh, What a Night",
And every song that Billy sang had Peggy in its sights.

She was one in a million; she was one in a million.
That girl was one in a million.

Now Billy he's loved Peggy with a love both shy and cruel(?)
Since first old Bateman took him on, on the day that he left school
And he tells her how he loves her in every song he sings,
But as the batter bubbles, he never says a thing.

But every week a fiver into a drawer he drops
Every week for eight long years now, then it's off to the jeweller's shop.
"Give me that ring there in the window, on the purple velvet stand,
The one with diamonds and with sapphires, the one that costs two grand."

It was one in a million; it was one in a million.
That ring was one in a million.

After closing time that evening, he walks her down beside the quay,
Oh, and as the sun was sinking, says, "Peggy, marry me."
And he pulls it from his pocket; he says, "I bought this ring for you."
She said, "Billy, this is sudden; I never had a clue."

She said, "Billy, I hardly know you, so stop before you start.
Never fool around with plastic in matters of the heart.
You tried to win me with this thing here you prob'ly won in some arcade."
She tore it from his fingers and she flung it in the waves.

But it was one in a million; it was one in a million.
His love for her was one in a million.

Billy turned away then; she took him by the arm.
She said, "Billy, love, I'm sorry; I never meant no harm.
Oh, you're kindly and you're comforting and I love it when you sing,
But in all the years I've known you, oh, you never said a thing.

"But I've got a dream; it's a dream that's solid gold, none of your gilded tin.
Five pounds a week on the lottery; one day soon I'll win.
Oh, and I'll be shot of this old town and greasy fish and chips."
She kissed him once and walked away; his tears were on her lips.

Dream on, dream on, Peggy Bateman; dream on, Peggy Sue,
Of sunsets and of sports cars as you smile along the queue.
Dream days to months and months to years in reveries of luck,
But never for her dreaming did her numbers once come up.

So as she was cleaning fish one day with a slit from tail to jaw,
Something slithered through her fingers and fell onto the floor.
She took it over to the sink then and she washed the shining thing:
Bright diamonds and bright sapphires set in a golden ring.

It was one in a million; it was one in a million.
The chances were one in a million.

"Billy, love, your ring's come back, and underneath this light
I can see its made of solid gold and the stones are shining bright."
And Billy stood beside her with a smile like the sun.
He put it on her finger; he said, "Peggy Sue, you've won.

"Sell the ring and taste the freedom you dreamt of all these years."
He kissed her then and as they kissed they could taste each other's tears.
"Billy, go back to your frying and sing me 'Love Is Blue'.
You're kindly and you're comforting, and I'd rather stay with you."

It was one in a million, one in a million.
When the chips were down, it was one in a million.


[I don't know whether anyone else has recorded this song, but there are several other songs with the same title.]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Songs that sing to your heart.
From: kendall
Date: 20 Aug 13 - 01:19 PM

Finlandia.

Song for Ireland


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 19 June 2:52 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.