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Lyr Req: Manana / Mañana (P Lee, D Barbour)

GUEST,take 30 Aug 01 - 10:20 PM
Sorcha 30 Aug 01 - 10:49 PM
Bill D 31 Aug 01 - 06:45 PM
Bill D 31 Aug 01 - 06:48 PM
Sorcha 31 Aug 01 - 09:56 PM
GUEST,take 02 Sep 01 - 09:24 PM
GUEST,genie 03 Sep 01 - 06:44 AM
GUEST,AltaRigo 03 Sep 01 - 07:00 AM
Genie 08 Sep 09 - 02:26 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 08 Sep 09 - 08:29 PM
Leadfingers 08 Sep 09 - 08:37 PM
Genie 08 Sep 09 - 11:19 PM
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Subject: 'window she is open, air is blowin' in'
From: GUEST,take
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 10:20 PM

help me guess the title of this old song(maybe latin flavour): "window she is open, the air is blowing in, m--- is good enough for me..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'window she is open, air is blowin'
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 10:49 PM

No luck with search at all........anybody else?

"La Ventana es abierto" in Spanish, which didn't help at all.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MAÑANA
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 06:45 PM

Mañana...Dean Martin lyrics..(also done by Patti Page, I think)

The faucet it is dripping and the fence is falling down
My pocket needs some money so I can't go in to town
My brother he ain't working and my sister doesn't care
The car it needs a motor so I can't go anywhere

Mañana
Mañana is soon enough for me

Once I had some money but I gave it to a friend
He said he'd pay me double he was only for a lend
But he said a little later that the horse it was so slow
Why he gave the horse my money is something I don't know

Mañana
Mañana is good enough for me

My brother took his suitcase and he went away to school
My father said he only learned to be a silly fool
My father said that I should learn to make a chili pot
But then I burned the house down the chili was too hot

Mañana
Mañana is soon enough for me

The window it is busted and the rain is coming in
If someone doesn't fix it I'll be soaking to my skin
But if we wait a day or two the rain may go away
And we don't need a window on such a lovely day
Mañana mañana is soon enough for me
Mañana mañana is soon enough for me



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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: window she is open, air is blowin'
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 06:48 PM

sorry...Peggy Lee did it in 1948...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: window she is open, air is blowin'
From: Sorcha
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 09:56 PM

ahh, no wonder I didn't find it. Thanks, BillD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: window she is open, air is blowin'
From: GUEST,take
Date: 02 Sep 01 - 09:24 PM

thanks sorcha and bill! that's what i look for! -take


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: window she is open, air is blowin'
From: GUEST,genie
Date: 03 Sep 01 - 06:44 AM

I believe Peggy Lee may have been co-writer of the song.

You also left out the second verse:

My mother, she is working, she is working very hard,

But every time she looks for me, I'm sleeping in the yard.

My mother says I'm lazy, and maybe she is right.

I'll go to work mañana, but I gotta sleep tonight.

Mañana, mañana, mañana is soon enough for me.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MAÑANA
From: GUEST,AltaRigo
Date: 03 Sep 01 - 07:00 AM

MAÑANA recorded by Peggy Lee, 1948

The faucet she is dripping & the fence is falling down,
My pocket needs some money, so I can't go into town;
My brother isn't working and my sister doesn't care;
My car, it needs a motor, so I can't go anywhere.

Mañana, mañana, mañana is soon enough for me. (Repeat.)

My mother, she is working, she is working very hard,
But every time she looks for me, I'm sleeping in the yard;
My mother says I'm lazy, and maybe she is right;
I'll go to work mañana, but I gotta sleep tonight.

Mañana, mañana, mañana is soon enough for me. (Repeat.)

Once I had some money, but I gave it to my friend.
He said he'd bring it back to me, that it was just a lend.
Next day he came & told me that the horse, it was too slow.
Why he gave that horse my money is something I don't know.

Mañana, mañana, mañana is soon enough for me. (Repeat.)

My brother took my suitcase and he went away to school;
My father said he only learned to be a silly fool.
My father said that I should learn to make a chili pot
But then I burned the house down the chili was too hot!

Mañana, mañana, mañana is soon enough for me.

The window, she is broken & the rain is pouring in.
If someone doesn't fix it, I'll be soaking to my skin.
But if we wait a day or two, the rain may go away,
And we don't need a window on such a sunny day!

Mañana, mañana, mañana is soon enough for me. (Repeat.)

HTML line breaks added --JoeClone, 2-Dec-01.


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Subject: Manana / Mañana (Dave Barbour / Peggy Lee)
From: Genie
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 02:26 PM

Peggy Lee and her then husband, Dave Barbour wrote "Mañana" in 1947. I don't know who contributed what to the music v. lyrics, but Barbour was a jazz banjoist and guitarist and had worked as a studio musician and ensemble player (e.g, with Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, etc.) during the 1930s, so I suspect if there was music/lyrics division of labor Barbour probably contributed more to the former.   Johnny Mercer put them to work as a songwriting team in the early 1940s soon after they married, and they wrote several hit songs recorded by Peggy and others.

I use this song (usually without the "hot chili" verse and without trying to imitate a Mexican accent) as a tribute to "mother" (who is working harder than anyone else) and to procrastinators everywhere. (The last verse conjures up my own experiences with a leaky roof a few years back.)

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manana / Mañana
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 08:29 PM

ASCAP lists as Barbour, David M., and Lee, Peggy; Title Code 430021282.
Performers listed are Barbour, Brazilians, Jackie Davis, Peggy Lee and Peggy Lee, David Barbour and the Brazilians.

Title variations: Manana is good enough for me, Manana is soon enough for me, and Manana sera otro dia.

Theere are a number of unrelated songs with the same title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manana / Mañana
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 08:37 PM

When I was in South Arabia I learned the Arabic word 'Bahden' (Dont ask about spelling) which is a LOT Like the Spanish Manana , but without the same sense of urgency .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manana / Mañana
From: Genie
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 11:19 PM

LOL, LF!


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Q, then, of course, there's the (trad?) Mexican song "Las Mañanitas" -- but that's a whole nother cancion.


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