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Lyr Req: Tossin' and Turnin' / Tossing and Turning

GUEST,jane@mylinuxisp.com 02 Mar 01 - 03:55 AM
SeanM 02 Mar 01 - 04:12 AM
Quincy 02 Mar 01 - 05:51 AM
Bluesman and kde 02 Mar 01 - 08:18 AM
Gary T 02 Mar 01 - 08:56 AM
Joe Offer 02 Mar 01 - 07:37 PM
GUEST,Gene 02 Mar 01 - 07:52 PM
Jim Dixon 10 Sep 05 - 07:10 AM
GUEST,Jackie McElroy 26 Oct 06 - 02:12 AM
Barry Finn 26 Oct 06 - 02:51 AM
Scrump 26 Oct 06 - 05:12 AM
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Subject: lyrics request
From: GUEST,jane@mylinuxisp.com
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 03:55 AM

The very first line of this song is: "I COULD NOT SLEEP AT ALL LAST NIGHT!" But I don't believe that this line is the song title because I have been searching under all these words combinations, with no success.

I believe the song is between 10 to 20 years old.

Hope you can help. Many thanks.


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Subject: RE: lyrics request
From: SeanM
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 04:12 AM

Ummm... "Tossing and Turning"? I don't remember who by, but it's on the Animal House soundtrack.

I'm probably wrong, since the song I'm thinking of is early rock, and you're asking on a folk forum, but it's all I can think of.

M


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Subject: RE: lyrics request
From: Quincy
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 05:51 AM

Hi Jane.....maybe it's this one?

Click here

best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: lyrics request
From: Bluesman and kde
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 08:18 AM

I played this song many times with R&B bands in the mid-to-late '60's but for the life of me I can't think of the artist. I was thinking Bobby Bland, but I don't think it was him.......Jim


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Subject: RE: lyrics request
From: Gary T
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 08:56 AM

"Tossin' and Turnin'" starts out with "I couldn't sleep at all last night." The chart hit by Bobby Lewis was about 40 years ago. I don't know if search engines are fluent enough in English to automatically substitute "couldn't" for "could not."

Here are the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: lyrics request
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 07:37 PM

Hmmm. I was sure this one was "(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All" that was written in 1972 by Tony Macauley and popularized by the Fifth Dimension. Made me wonder if I should track down my old girlfriend and ask for my 5th Dim CD back....

But now that I think of it, "Tossin & Turnin'" sounds like a good possibility. I e-mailed both songs to the requestor.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: TOSSIN' AND TURNIN' (Adams, Rene)
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 07:52 PM

Found this at LYRICS WORLD

Tossin' and Turnin'
Artist: Bobby Lewis
Words and Music by Ritchie Adams and Malou Rene

1.
I couldn't sleep at all last night
Got to thinkin' of you
Baby things weren't right
Well I was tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
a-tossin' and turnin' all night

2.
I kicked the blankets on the floor
Turned my pillow upside down
I never never did before
'cause I was tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
a-tossin' and turnin' all night

CHORUS

3.
Jumped out of bed
Turned on the light
I pulled down the shade
Went to the kitchen for a bite
Turned off the light
I jumped back into bed
It was the middle of the night

4.
The clock downstairs was strikin' four
Couldn't get you off my mind
I heard the milkman at the door
'cause I was tossin' and turnin'
Turnin' and tossin'
a-tossin' and turnin' all night

Repeat verses 3 and 4

FADE
Turnin' and tossin'


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Subject: Lyr Add: I COULDN'T SLEEP A WINK LAST NIGHT
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 07:10 AM

(Note the above messages are out of order and the original requester was GUEST,jane@mylinuxisp.com)

Lyrics and chords copied from http://www.theguitarguy.com/sleepawi.htm

I COULDN'T SLEEP A WINK LAST NIGHT
Words & Music by Harold Adamson & Jimmy McHugh
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1942
Introduced by Frank Sinatra in the film "Higher and Higher"
Academy Award Nominee
 G7   C9      C      Am        Bm7-5   E7
I couldn't sleep a wink last night

E7-5 A                G/B   A7   Am7   D7
Be - cause we had that sil - ly fight.

D7-5 G7sus4                Em
I    thought my heart would break,

Fdim Em7       Am7
The whole night through,

D7sus4               D7
I knew that you'd be sorry,

    G7
And I'm sorry too.

G7-5 C9    C       Am      Bm7-5   E7
I didn't have my fav'rite dream,

E7-5 A             G/B   A7 Am7 D7
The one in which I hold you tight,

D7-5 G7sus4            Em Fdim Em7    Am7
I    had to call you up this morning,

          Cdim            F       E7+5    E7
To see if ev'rything was still all right.

A7-9   Dm7             Em Fdim Em7    Am7
Yes, I had to call you up this morning,

Gdim    D7               FM7 G6-9 C6/9
'Cause I couldn't sleep a wink last night.
[Also recorded by Count Basie and His Orchestra, Bing Crosby, Helen Forrest, Roy Hamilton, Harry James, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Vera Lynn, Oscar Peterson, and a few others.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'I could not sleep at all last night...'
From: GUEST,Jackie McElroy
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 02:12 AM

The name of the song is Tossin and Turnin and was sung by Bobby Lewis in 1961. It was one of my favorites.

Bobby Lewis is one of those talented performers whose recognition is confined to a single monster hit, "Tossin' and Turnin'." Released in early 1961, the single rode the charts to 23 weeks, eventually hitting the number one spot on both the pop and R&B charts. Lewis had other hits, including a Top Ten follow-up with "One Track Mind," and had been working for years before that, yet the one song came to be his signature.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'I could not sleep at all last night...'
From: Barry Finn
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 02:51 AM

This one would do well at the Getaway

Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'I could not sleep at all last night...'
From: Scrump
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 05:12 AM

I thought it was Bobby Lewis's 1960s US hit Tossin' and Turnin' too, as soon as I saw the thread title. OP - is it?

(Don't confuse it with Tossing and Turning by the UK band The Ivy League - different song.)


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