Mike Batt Lyrics
A - I // J - R // S - Z
The Hunting of the Snark (English) // Die Jagd nach dem Snark (German) // Zero Zero
Womble Lyrics
Mike Batt influenced  A-M ... here you are // Mike Batt influenced N-Z
Steeleye Span 'All around my hat' & 'Rocket Cottage'

Mike Batt Biographie (German) - Mike Batt biography (English) - Mike Batt discography (English)
fehlende Texte, Informationen, und so weiter ... / missing lyrics, informations and so on
zurück zur Startseite - back to the start

black & underlined ... instrumental
blue & underlined ... with lyrics
blue & underlined
... with lyrics (partly uncorrect or unknown)
red & underlined ... lyrics unknown
albums with a ° before are sampler (Best of, ...)
# means track no. / #1.01 means CD1 track no.1, and so on

19th nervous breakdown (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) The Rolling Stones, 1966
        - Katie Melua / "Piece by piece" Tour 2006

A girl to remember (Mike Batt / Anthony)
        - Bullfrog / 1970
A horse with no name (Dewey Bunnell) - America, 1971
        - David Essex / Cover shot #7-1993
A whiter shade of pale (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - Procol Harum, May 1967
        - Justin Hayward / Classic Blue #7-1989 & Philharmania Vol. 1 / John Farnham #2-1998
A vuchella (music by Sir Francesco Paolo Tosti, lyrics by Gabriele d'Annunzio, 1907)
       
Sir Francesco Paolo Tosti * 9 4.1846 Abruzzo (Italy) - † 2.12.1916 Rome (Italy) / Gabriele d'Annunzio *12.3.1863, Pescara (Italy) - † 1.3.1938, Lago di Garda (Italy)
       
- Robert Meadmore / After a dream #7-2005
Abbacadabra / I am the seeker (Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Don Black / Mike Batt)
       
written 1981 by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson but never completed by ABBA
        (Göran Bror) Benny Andersson, * 16.12.1946, Stockholm / Björn (Kristian) Ulvaeus, * 25.4.1945, Göteborg
        - Abbacadabra 1983, voc. B.A. Robertson
Abbacadabra /
Like an image passing by  (Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Stig Anderson)
       
previously recorded by ABBA as "My love, my life" (by Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus), released on the LP "Arrival", 1976
        - Abbacadabra 1983, voc. Elaine Paige
Abbacadabra / Time (Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Don Black / Mike Batt)
        previously recorded by ABBA as Arrival (by Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus), released on the LP "Arrival", 1976
        - Abbacadabra 1983, voc. Frida & B.A. Robertson
Abbacadabra /
When dreamers close their eyes (Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Don Black / Mike Batt)
       
previously recorded by ABBA as "Like an angel passing through my room"(by Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus), released on the LP "The visitors", 1981
        - Abbacadabra 1983, voc. Finola Hughes
All over the world (Francoise Hardy) - Katie Melua / Secret Symphony #6-2012
All the way down (
K. Kaye)
        - All the way down #A-1971
Also sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss, 1896, Op. 30) - Richard Strauss, * 11.6.1864, München -  † 8.9.1949, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
        - The Planets / Dec 2002
Anniversary song (Steven M. Digman) - Eva Cassidy (* 2.2.1963 - 2.11.1996) recorded 1988/89, released on: Time after time #10/2000
       
- Katie Melua / "Call off the search" - Tour 2004 &
Call off the search (Special Bonus Edition) DVD-2004 & Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005 &
       
Piece by piece "Special edition album"DVD - 2006
Après un rêve (After a dream) (by Gabriel Fauré, 1875, op. 7 Nr. 1) Gabriel Fauré,
* 12.5.1845, Pamiers (Ariège) - † 4.11.1924, Paris
        - Robert Meadmore / After a dream #1-2005
Augenstern
(M: Mike Batt (Bright eyes) / German lyrics: Ulla Meinecke)
        - Mo Casal / Happy end - 2004
Ave Maria (
Charles Gounod, 1859 & Lionel Mundy; adaption of the 1st prelude from Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Well-tempered Clavier, 1722; arr. Mike Batt)
        Johann Sebastian Bach, * 21.3.1685, Eisenach - † 28.7.1750, Leipzig
        Charles Gounod, * 17.6.1818, Paris - † 18.10.1893, Saint-Cloud (Paris)
        - voc. Elaine Page / Christmas - 1986 & Save the Children #2.8-1988 & Elaine Page / The Collection - 1990 &
Ave Maria (Franz Schubert, 1825, arr. Aubrey Winter)
        Franz Schubert, * 31.1.1797, Wien - † 19.11.1828, Wien
        - Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #4-1993

Bailero (by Joseph Canteloube, from "Chants d'Auvergne", 1923-30)
       
Marie-Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, * 21.10.1879, Annonay (France) - † 4.11.1957, Gridny (France)
        - Robert Meadmore / After a dream #10-2005
Be still, my soul (Finlandia) (music by Jean Sibelius, 1899 / orig. lyrics by Katharina von Schlegel, 'Stille, mein Wille!', 1752 / translated by Jane L. Borthwick, 1855)
        Katharina von Schlegel, * 22.10.1697 - † circa 1768, Köthen; melody from 'O selig Haus', Lyon, 1547
        Jane L. Borthwick, * 1813 - † 1896; melody from 'Finlandia' by
Jean Sibelius, 1899
        Jean Sibelius, * 8.12.1865, Hämeenlinna (Finland) - † 20.9.1957, Järvenpää (Finland)
       
- Finbar Wright / Whatever you believe #8-1992 & Finbar Wright / The Collection -1994
Beau soir (Claude Debussy, 1891 / Paul Bourget)
        (Achille-) Claude Debussy,
* 22.8.1862, St. Germain en Laye - † 25.3.1918, Paris
       
Paul-Charles-Joseph Bourget, * 2.9.1852, Amiens, France - † 25.12.1935, Paris
        -
Robert Meadmore / After a dream #2-2005
Because the night (Bruce Springsteen, 1976)
        Bruce Springsteen, * 23.9.1949, Freehold (New Jersey)
       
- Philharmania Vol. 1 / Kim Wilde #12-1998
Behind the glass curtain (Peter Weekers)
        -
Peter Weekers / Rhapsodies #9-1991
Belfast (Penguins and cats) (Katie Melua)
        Katie Melua, * 16.9.1984, Kutaissi (Georgien)
        - Katie Melua / Call off the search #7-2003 & Call off the search (Special Bonus Edition) DVD-2004 & Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005
Believe me if all those endearing young charms (Trad. / Thomas Moore, arr: Mike Batt)
        -
Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #6-1993
Blackbird (John Lennon & Paul McCartney, 1968)
        John Lennon, * 9.10.1940, Liverpool - † 8.12.1980, New York / Paul McCartney, * 18.6.1942, Liverpool
       
- Justin Hayward / Classic Blue #3-1989
Blowing in the wind (Bob Dylan, 1963)
        Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman), * 24.5.1941, Duluth (Minnesota, USA)
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Portrait of Mike Batt #10-1974
Blowing in the wind (Bob Dylan, 1963)
        - Katie Melua in the French show "Taratata, No. 179", December 12, 2005
Blues in the night (Herold Arlen / Johnny Mercer (from the Warner Brothers' frilm 'Blues in the night', 1941)
        Herold Arlen, *1905 - † 1986 / Johnny Mercer, * 18.11.1909, Savannah (Georgia) - † 25.6.1976, Bel-Air (California)
        - Katie Melua / Piece by piece - 2005 & Piece by piece "Special edition album" CD&DVD - 2006
Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddie Mercury, 1975)
        Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara), * 5.9.1946, Sansibar - † 24.11.1991, London
        - Peter Weekers / Rhapsodies #1-1991
Bolero Fantasy (Maurice Ravel, 1928 / Mike Batt)
        Maurice Ravel, * 7.3.1875, Ciboure (Département Pyrénées-Atlantique) - † 28.12.1937, Paris
        - The Planets / Classical Graffiti #12&16-2002
Border song (Elton John & Bernie Taupin, 1970)
        Elton John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight), * 25.3.1947, Pinner (Middlesex) / Bernie Taupin, * 22.5.1950, Anwick (Lincolnshire, England)
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Portrait of Mike Batt #2-1974
Born to run (Bruce Springsteen, 1975)

       
- Philharmania Vol. 1 / Joey Tempest #1-1998
(From) Both sides now (aka 'Clouds') (Joni Mitchell, 1968)
        Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson), * 7.11.1943, Fort MacLeod (Canada)
        - Judy Collins, 1968 - MikeBattOrchestra / Batt Tracks #6-1970
Bourrèe (Johann Sebastian Bach, Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067, 1723-1750=Leipzig periode)
        - Schizophonia #7-1977
Brandenburg Variation (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1718-21, adapted by Mike Batt)
        - The Planets / Classical Graffiti #6&15-2002
Bridge over troubled water (Paul Simon, January 1970)
        Paul Simon, * 13.10.1941, Newark (New Jersey)
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Batt Tracks #5-1970
Brown eyed girl (Van Morrison, 1967)
        George Ivan "Van" Morrison, * 31.8.1945, Belfast, Northern Ireland
        - Katie Melua & Brian Kennedy, Live at 'The Beautiful Night concert' in Belfast, May 1, 2004
Burn down the mission (Elton John - Bernie Taupin, 1970)
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Portrait of Mike Batt #5-1974

Cailín Deas Crúite na mBó (The pretty girl milking her cow) (Trad., arr: Mike Batt)
        -
Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #11-1993
Can't help falling in love (with you) (
George Weiss - Hugo Peretti - Luigi Creatore)
        Hugo Peretti, * 6.12.1916, New York City (New York) - † 1.5.1986, Englewood (New Jersey) / Luigi Creatore, *21.12.1920, Manhattan (New York) - † 1986
       
- Finbar Wright / Whatever you believe #9-1992 & Finbar Wright / The Collection -1994
Camelot / How to handle a woman (Frederic Loewe - Alan Jay Lerner, December 1960)
        Frederick Loewe (Fritz Löwe), * 10.6.1904, Wien - † 14.2.1988, Palm Springs (California) / Alan Jay Lerner, * 31.8.1918, New York City - † 14.6.1986, New York City (USA)
       
- Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #13-1989
Camelot / If ever I would leave you (Frederic Loewe - Alan Jay Lerner, December 1960)
        - Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #14-1989
Care selve (music by Georg Friedrich Händel, from "Atlanta", 1736)
        Georg Friedrich Händel, * 23. 2. 1685 Halle (Germany) -  † 14. 4. 1759, London
        - Robert Meadmore / After a dream #9-2005

Carmen Caprice (Georges Bizet, 1875) - The Planets / Classical Graffiti #2&14-2002
        Georges Bizet (Alexandre-César-Léopold), * 25.10.1838, Paris - † 3.6.1875, Bougival (near Paris)
Carmen Jones / Beat out dat rhythm on a drum (Georges Bizet, 1875 - Oscar Hammerstein II, 1943 )
        Oscar Hammerstein II, 12.7.1985 New York City - † 23.8.1960 Doylestown (Pennsylvania)
       
- Gary Wilmot / The album #14-1995
Carmen Jones / Stan' up an' fight (Georges Bizet, 1875 - Oscar Hammerstein II,  1943)
        - Gary Wilmot / The album #13-1995
Catari, catari (Core 'ngrato) (Salvatore Cardillo /
Riccardo Cordiferro, written in 1911 for Enrico Caruso)
        Salvatore Cardillo, * 1874, Napoli - † 1947, Napoli
        Riccardo Cordiferro (Alessandro Sisca), * 27.10.1875, San Pietro in Guarano (Provincia di Cosenza, Regione Calabria) - † 24.8.1940, New York
       
- Finbar Wright / Whatever you believe #1-1992 & Finbar Wright / The Collection -1994
Chase me (Katie Melua / Toby Jepson)
        - Katie Melua / Ketevan #9-2013
Che faro senza Euridice (music by Christoph Willibald Gluck, lyrics by Raniero de Calzabigi, from "Orfeo ed Euridice", 1762)
        Christoph Willibald Gluck, *4.7.1714, Erasbach (Weidenwang, Oberpfalz, Germany) - † 18.11.1787, Vienna, Austria
        Raniero (Ranieri Simone Francesco Maria) de Calzabigi (Calsabigi), * 23.12.1714 Livorno, Toscana (Tuscany), Italy - † 12./13.7.1795 Neapel (Naples), Italy
       
- Robert Meadmore / After a dream #5-2005
Che Gelida Manina (Giacomo Puccini / Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica (La Bohème), arr: Puccini, 1896)
        Giacomo Puccini (Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini), * 22.12.1858, Lucca - † 29.11.1924, Brüssel
        Giuseppe Giacosa, * 21.10.1847 - † 1.9.1906 / Luigi Illica, * 1857, Castell'Arquato - † 1919, Colombarone
        - Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #8-1993
Chemo Tsitsi Natela (Georgian trad.)
        - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005 - Katie Melua / "Piece by piece" Tour 2006
Chess / Anthem (Benny Andersson - Björn Ulvaeus - Tim Rice, 1986)
        Tim Rice, * 10.11.1944, Amersham (Buckinghamshire, England)
        - Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #4-1989
Chess / Pity the child (Benny Andersson - Björn Ulvaeus - Tim Rice, 1986)
        - Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #3-1989
Clair de Lune (Claude Debussy, from 'Suite bergamasque' 1890, adapted by Mike Batt)
        (Achille-) Claude Debussy, * 22.8.1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye - † 26.3.1918, Paris
        - The Planets / Classical Graffiti #8-2002
Classical gas (Mason Williams, 1968)
        Mason Williams, *24.8.1938, Abilene (Texas, USA)
        - Vanessa Mae / The violin player #3-1995
Come and get it (Paul McCartney, 1969)
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Batt tracks #1-1970
Come home (music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; from the musical "Allegro", 1947)
        Richard (Charles) Rodgers, *28.6.1902 New York City - † 30.12.1979 New York City / Oscar Hammerstein II, *12.7.1985 New York City - † 23.8.1960 Doylestown, Pennsylvania
       
- Robert Meadmore / After a dream #3-2005
Crawling up a hill
(John Mayall) - John Mayall, 1964; John Mayall, * 29.11.1933, Macclesfield (Cheshire, England)
        - Katie Melua / Call off the search #2-2003 - Katie Melua / Crawling up a hill (mCD) #1&2/2004 -
        - Call off the search (Special Bonus Edition) DVD-2004 - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005 & Piece by piece "Special edition album" DVD - 2006
Cry baby cry (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - The Beatles, 22. Nov. 1968, 'The White album'
        John Lennon, * 9.10.1940, Liverpool - † 8.12.1980, New York / Paul McCartney, * 18.6.1942, Liverpool
        - Katie Melua / Spider's web (mCD) #3/2006
Danny boy (
based on "Londonderry Air" - lyrics by Frederic Weatherly, 1912)
        Frederic Edward Weatherly, * 1848 - † 1929
       
- Finbar Wright / Whatever you believe #13-1992 & Finbar Wright / The Collection -1994
Das erste Mal im Leben (M: Mike Batt (I feel like Buddy Holly) /
German lyrics: Michael Kunze)
        - Andreas Martin / Das erste Mal im Leben #A-1984 & Die großen Erfolge #1985 & Premium Gold Collection #1996 & C'est la vie #2001 & Das Beste #2002 -
        - Dennis Henning / Das erste Mal im Leben #A-2009

Dear Anyone / Sleeping like a baby now (Don Black / Geoff Stephens, from the musical 'Dear anyone', November 1983)
        Don Black, * 21.6.1938 / Geoff Stephens, * 1.10.1934, London / Jack Morris Rosenthal, * 8.9.1931, Manchester - † 29.5.2004
       
- Linda Lewis / Hazienda view #10-1979
Deep purple (music (piano composition) by Peter de Rose, 1934 / lyrics by Mitchell Parish, 1939)
        Peter de Rose, * 10.3.1900, New York City - † 23.4.1953 in New York City / Mitchell Parish, * 10.7.1900, Shreveport (Louisiana) - † 31.3.1993, New York City
       
- Katie Melua / Call off the search (mCD Version 1) #3/2004
Dirty dice (Katie Melua &
Andrea McEwan)
        - Katie Melua / Pictures #11/2007

Don't let me be misunderstood (
Bennie Benjamin - Sol Marcus - Gloria Caldwell) - The Animals, 1964
        Bennie Benjamin, 4.11.1907, Christiansted, St. Croix (Virgin Islands) - † 2.5.1989, New York City
       
- Schizophonia #10-1977 & °The very best of Mike Batt #6-1991 & Best-The ride to Agadir #14-1999
Down at the club (Gerry Goffin / Carole King) - The Drifters (1965)
        Gerry Goffin, * 11.2.1939, Queens; marriage 1959 with Carole King (Carole Klein), * 9.2.1942, Brooklyn
        - Nick Berry / Nick Berry #8-1986
Downstairs to the sun (Katie Melua)
        - Katie Melua / The closest thing to crazy #2-2003 - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005
Do you hear what I hear (Trad.)
        - Katie Melua at "The Gospel According To Christmas", 25.12.2004

Eve of destruction (Phil F. Sloan - Steve Barri) -
Barry McGuire, 1965
        Phil F. Sloan (Philip Schlein), * 1944, New York City / Steve Barri (Steven Barry Lipkin), * 1942, Brooklyn (New York)
        - Philharmania Vol. 1 / Lemmy #8-1998
Everlasting love (Mac Gayden - Buzz Cason) - Robert Knight, 1967

        Mac (Mack) Gayden, * Nashville (Tennessee) / Buzz Cason (James E. Cason), * 27.11.1939, Nashville (Tennessee)
       
- David Essex / Cover shot #2-1993
Evita / High flying, adored (Andrew Lloyd Webber - Tim Rice, 1976)
        Andrew Lloyd Webber (since 1997 Baron Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton), * 22.3.1948, London
       
- David Essex / Oh what a circus #B-1978
Evita / I'd be surprisingly good for you (Andrew Lloyd Webber - Tim Rice, 1976)
        - Linda Lewis / Hazienda view #7-1979
Evita / Oh what a circus (Andrew Lloyd Webber - Tim Rice, 1976)
        - David Essex / Oh what a circus #A-1978 & David Essex / His Greatest Hits (1973-91) - 1991 & David Essex / The best of Tim Rice #2-1994 &
        David Essex / Greatest Hits - 2006

Fancy (Bobbie Gentry) Bobbie Gentry, 1970
        - Katie Melua / "Piece by piece" Tour 2006 & Piece by piece "Special edition album"DVD - 2006
Fairytale of New York (an Irish folk style ballad by Jem Finer & Shane MacGowan) The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl / If I should fall from grace with God - 1987
        - The Pogues feat. Katie Melua - 2005
Faraway voice (dedicated to Eva Cassidy) (Katie Melua)
        - Katie Melua / Call off the search #11-2003 - Call off the search (Special Bonus Edition) DVD-2004 - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005
        Spain: Otra Vez Tú (Faraway voice) - 2007 Katie Melua / Piece by piece
Fastback (James / Mike Batt)
        - Essjay / Twins of evil (single)-1971
The war of the worlds / Forever autumn (Jeff Wayne - Paul Vigrass - Gary Osborne) - Jeff Wayne, June 1978
        A musical based on H.G. Wells book 'The War of the Worlds', 1898 / Herbert George Wells, * 21.9.1866, Bromley, Kent - † 13.8.1946, London
        Jeff Wayne, *1. Juli 1943 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City
        - Justin Hayward / Classic Blue #11-1989
Forgetting all my troubles (Katie Melua) - Katie Melua / Secret Symphony #5-2012

Ghost riders in the sky (Stan Jones - Mike Batt, from the movie 'Riders in the sky', Nov. 1949)
        Stanley Davis Jones, * 1.1.1915, Douglas (Arizona) - † 13.12.1963, Los Angeles (California)
        - The Planets / [2001 on the 1st tracklist of 'Classical Graffiti']
Gigi / Gigi (Frederic Loewe - Alan Jay Lerner, 1958)
        - Gary Wilmot / The album #9-1995
Gigi / The night they invented champagne (Frederic Loewe - Alan Jay Lerner, 1958)
        - Gary Wilmot / The album #8-1995
God only knows (Brian Wilson - Tony Asher)
        Brian Wilson, * 20.6.1942, Hawthorne (California)
God on the drums and the Devil on the bass (Katie Melua & Mike Batt) - Katie Melua / The house #10-2010
        - Justin Hayward / Classic Blue #5-1989
God rest you merry gentleman (trad. carol)
Gold in them hills (Ron Sexmith) - Katie Melua / Secret Symphony #1-2012
        - Save the Children #2.05-1988
Guys & Dolls / I've never been in love before (Frank Loesser, 1950)
        Frank Loesser, *29.6.1910, New York City - † 26.7.1969, New York City
        - Gary Wilmot & Barbara Dickson / The album #2-1995
Guys & Dolls / Luck, be a lady (Frank Loesser, 1950)
        - Gary Wilmot / The album #1-1995

Hang on Sloopy (Bert Russell - Wes Farrell, 1964) Wikipedia
        Bert Russell Berns (aka Bert Berns, Bert Russell or Russell Byrd), * 8.11.1929, Bronx - † 30.12.1967
        Wes Farrell, * 21.12.1939, New York - † 29.2.1996, Fisher Island (Florida)
        - Mike Batt & The Mad Hatters / The house of the clown #B-1975 & The Orinoco Kid ("Mike Batt Archive Series") #4-2009
Hark! the herald angels sing
(music by Felix Mendelssohn, 1840 - lyrics by Charles Wesley, 1739)
        Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, * 3.2.1809, Hamburg - † 4.11.1847, Leipzig / Charles Wesley, * 1707 - † 1788, London
        - Save the Children #1.16-1988
Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Hugh Martin - Ralph Blane) from the musical 'Meet me in St. Louis', 1944, first sung by Judy Garland
        Hugh Martin, * 11.8.1914, Birmingham (Alabama) / Ralph Blane (Ralph Uriah Hunsecker), * 26.7.1914, Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) - † 13.11.1995, Broken Arrow (Oklahoma)
        - Save the Children #1.07-1988 & Katie Melua at ITV1's TV-Show "Christmas Mania", December 11, 2004 & Katie Melua at "The Gospel According To Christmas", 25.12.2004 &
        Katie Melua / Tesco and The British Red Cross Christmas Single of 2007 #2-2007
Heartstrings (Katie Melua & Mike Batt) - Katie Melua / Secret Symphony #9-2012
He moved through the fair (Traditional)
        - The Planets / Classical Graffiti #9-2002 (voc. Beverley Jones)
Here comes the night (Bert Berns) -
Them, 1965
        - David Essex / Cover shot #11-1993
Here comes the sun (George Harrison) - The Beatles, Abbey Road, 1969
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Portrait of Mike Batt #8-1974
(It ain't nothing but a) House party (Del Sharah / Joseph Thomas Jr.) - The Show Stoppers / Beg, Scream & Shout: Shout II, 1968
        - New Edition / Sunshine saturday- 1976
Hungarian Rhapsody (Franz Liszt, 1847-1851)
        Franz (Ferenc) Liszt, * 22.10.1811, Doborján/Raiding (1811 Hungaria/today Austria, Burgenland) - † 31.7.1886, Bayreuth (Germany)
        - Peter Weekers / Rhapsodies #6-1991

I can't let Maggie go (Pete Dello) - Honeybus, April 1968

        Pete Dello (Peter Blumsom)
        - David Essex / Cover shot #10-1993
I couldn't believe (Mike Batt / Anthony)
        - Bullfrog / 1970
I cried for you (Katie Melua)
        - Katie Melua / Piece by piece - 2005 & Katie Melua - I cried for you (mCD)-2005 & Piece by piece "Special edition album" CD&DVD - 2006
I do believe in love (Katie Melua)
        - Katie Melua / Piece by piece - 2005 & Piece by piece "Special edition album" CD - 2006
I feel free (Jack Bruce / Pete Brown [Cream] - Mike Batt) The Cream, Fresh Cream, 1966
        Jack Bruce, * 14.5.1943, Bishopsbriggs (Scotland) / Pete Brown, * 25.12.1940, Ashstead (Surrey)
        - The Planets / [2001 on the 1st tracklist of 'Classical Graffiti']
I feel you near me (Joseph McCarthy / James F. Hanley, from the film "Song o' my heart", 1930, sung by John McCormack) (??? / 1993)
        Joseph McCarthy (aka Joe McCarthy), * 27. 9. 1885, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA -
18. 12. 1943, New York, New York, USA.
        James F. Hanley (aka James Hanley), * 17. 2. 1892, Rensselaer, Indiana, USA -
8. 2. 1942, Douglaston, New York, USA. (heart attack)
I hear you calling me (Charles Marshall / Harold Harford, arr: Mike Batt)
        Harold Lake (writing as "Harold Harford / Charles Marshall")
        - Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #2-1993
I never fall (Katie Melua / Luke Batt)
        - Katie Melua / Ketevan #10-2013
I put a spell on you (
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Herbert Slotkin) - Screamin' Jay Hawkins, 1958

        Jalacy Hawkins, * 18.7.1929, Cleveland (Ohio) - † 12.2.2000, Neuilly-sur-Seine (France)
       
- Philharmania Vol. 1 / Bonnie Tyler #4-1998 - Bonnie Tyler / All in one voice #10-1999
I put a spell on you (Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Herbert Slotkin) - Screamin' Jay Hawkins, 1958
        - Katie Melua / "Call off the search" - Tour 2004 - Call off the search (Special Bonus Edition) DVD-2004 - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005
I think it's going to rain today (Randy Newman)
from the album 'Randy Newman' a.k.a. 'Randy Newman (creates something new under the sun)', 1968
        Randy Newman, * 28.11.1943, Los Angeles (California)
        - Katie Melua / Call off the search #8-2003 - Call off the search (Special Bonus Edition) DVD-2004 - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005
If you're right (Andy Hill / Pete Sinfield)
        -
Nick Berry / Nick Berry #5-1986
I’ll walk beside you (Alan Murray / Edward Lockton, arr: Mike Batt)
        - Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #9-1993
*     
In dulci jubilo (trad. carol)
       
- Save the Children #2.07-1988
In haven (Capri) (Music by  Edward Elgar; Lyrics by Alice Elgar; Allegretto from "Sea pictures" op. 37, 1899)
       
Sir Edward (William) Elgar, * 2. 6. 1857, Broadheath (Worcester) - † 23. 2. 1934, Worcester; (Caroline) Alice Elgar (Roberts), * 1848, marriage 8.5.1889, † 7.4.1920
        - Robert Meadmore / After a dream #4-2005
In my secret life (Leonard Cohen & Sharon Robinson) from "Ten new songs" by Leonard Cohen, 2001
        - Katie Melua / Pictures #12/2007

Joan of Ark & Jack The Lad (Katie Melua)
        - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005
Just like heaven (Simon Gallup / Robert Smith (The Cure, 1997))
        Simon Gallup, * 1.6.1960, Surrey (England) / Robert Smith, * 8.8.1944
        - Katie Melua / Piece by piece - 2005 & Katie Melua - I cried for you (mCD)-2005 & Piece by piece "Special edition album" CD&DVD - 2006
Just one smile (Randy Newman)
        - Paul Shuttleworth (Kursaal Flyers) // Mixed Up Shook Up Girl: the Solo Sessions 1977-1980 - #3/2006

Kozmic Blues (Gabriel Mekler and Janis Joplin) - Janis Joplin / I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! - 1969 & Katie Melua / The Katie Melua Collection (DVD) #1/20-2008


Lady d'Arbanville (Cat Stevens) - Cat Stevens, 'Mona bone jakon', 1970
        Cat Stevens (born as Stephen Demetre Georgiou), since 1978 Yusuf Islam, * 21.7.1948, London
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Portrait of Mike Batt #9-1974
Lady Samantha (Elton John - Bernie Taupin) - Elton John, UK single, January 1969
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Portrait of Mike Batt #11-1974
Learnin' the Blues (
Dolores Vicki Silvers, 1955, first perfomed by Frank Sinatra)
        - Katie Melua / Call off the search #5-2003 - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005
Leaving on a jet plane (John Denver, 1967) - Peter, Paul & Mary, "Album 1700", 1969
        John Denver (Henry John Deutschendorf), *31.12.1943, Roswell, New Mexico – † 12.140.1997, Monterey Bay, California
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Batt tracks #2-1970
Les Miserables / Bring him home (Alain Boublil - Claude-Michel Schönberg - Herbert Kretzmer) - London, 1985
        Alain Boublil, * 5.3.1941, Tunis / Claude-Michel Schönberg, * 6.7.1944, Vannes / Herbert Kretzmer, * 5.10.1925, South-Africa
        - Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #9-1989
Les Miserables / Empty chairs at empty tables (Alain Boublil - Claude-Michel Schönberg - Herbert Kretzmer)
        - Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #10-1989
Let it be (John Lennon - Paul McCartney) - recorded early 1969, released on 'Let it be', 8.5.1970
        John Lennon, * 9.10.1940, Liverpool - † 8.12.1980, New York / Paul McCartney, * 18.6.1942, Liverpool
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Batt tracks #9-1970
Let's pretend (Alain Boublil - Claude-Michel Schönberg - Richard Maltby Jnr.)
        Richard Maltby Jnr., * 6.10.1937, USA
        - Save the Children #2.01-1988
Let's work together (Wilbert Harrison)  - Wilbert Harrison, 1969
        Wilbert Harrison, * 5.1.1929, Charlotte, North Carolina - † 26.10.1994, Spencer, North Carolina
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Batt tracks #7-1970
Liberate a Lolly (lyrics by Mike Isaacson / music by Mike Batt)
        - Midland Counties Ice Cream, Mike Batt 1966
Lilac wine (from the Broadway-Musical 'Dance me a song' by James Alan Shelton, 1950)
        - Elkie Brooks 1978 - Katie Melua / Call off the search #12-2003 - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005
Looking for clues (Robert Palmer) from "Clues" by Robert Palmer, 1980
        - Nancy Drew (OST), vocalist Katie Melua #5/2007
Lovecats => look at => The lovecats
Love is a silent thief (Katie Melua / Toby Jepson)
        - Katie Melua / Ketevan #3-2013
Lucy in the sky with diamonds (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) The Beatles, 1974
        - Katie Melua / "Piece by piece" Tour 2006 - Katie Melua / It's only pain - (mCD) #2/2006 & Piece by piece "Special edition album" CD&DVD - 2006

MacArthur Park (Jim Webb) - Richard Harris, 1968
        - Justin Hayward / Classic Blue #2-1989
Man of La Mancha / Man of La Mancha (Mitch Leigh - Joe Darion) Anta Washington Square Theatre, 22.11.1965
        Mitch Leigh, * 30.1.1928, Brooklyn, New York / Joe Darion, * 30.1.1911, New York - † 16.6.2001, Lebanon
        - Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #1-1989
Man of La Mancha / The impossible dream (Mitch Leigh - Joe Darion)
        - Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #2-1989
Man of the world (Peter Green) - Fleetwood Mac, 'Man of the world', 1978
        Peter Green (Peter Allen Greenbaum), * 29.10.1946, East End, London
        - Justin Hayward / Classic Blue #10-1989
Matthew & Son (Cat Stevens) - Cat Stevens, 'Matthew & Son', 1966 -
        MikeBattOrchestra / Portrait of Mike Batt #6-1974
Memphis, Tennessee (Memphis) (Chuck Berry) - Chuck Berry, 1959
        - Mike Batt / A Songwriter's Tale - de Luxe #17-2008 & The Orinoco Kid ("Mike Batt Archive Series") #5-2009
Mixed-up shook-up girl (Willie de Ville)
        - Paul Shuttleworth (Kursaal Flyers) // Mixed Up Shook Up Girl: the Solo Sessions 1977-1980 - #1/2006
Mockingbird song (Trad./arr. Mike Batt)
        - Katie Melua / Call off the search #9-2003 - Call off the search (Special Bonus Edition) DVD-2004 -
        Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005 & Piece by piece "Special edition album" DVD - 2006
Moon river (from the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" 1961, M: Henry Mancini / W: Johnny Mercer)
        Henry Mancini, born as Enrico Nicola Mancini, * April 16, 1924 Cleveland, Ohio; † 14. June 14, 1994 in Beverly Hills, California
        Johnny Mercer, born as John Herndon Mercer, * November 18, 1909, Savannah, Georgia; † June 25, 1976, Bel-Air, California
        - Katie Melua in "Movie Music Mania 2005", accompanied by Michael Kruk, November 26, 2005
Moonshine (Fran Healy) - Katie Melua / Secret Symphony #4-2012
Mother Machree (Ernest R. Ball / Chauncey Olcott / Rida Johnson Young, 1910 - arr: Mike Batt)
        Ernest R. Ball, * 21.7.1878 Cleveland, OH - † 3.5.1927, Santa Ana, CA / Chauncey Olcott, 21.7.1860, Buffalo, New York, USA - † 18.3.1932, Monte Carlo
        Rida Johnson Young, * 28.2.1869, Baltimore, Maryland - † 8.5.1926, Stamford, Connecticut
       
- Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #10-1993
Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan) - Bob Dylan, 'Bringing it all back home', 1965
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Portrait of Mike Batt #4-1974
Mrs. Robinson (Paul Simon) - Simon & Garfunkel, 'Bookends', 1968
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Portrait of Mike Batt #12-1974
Mutiny on the Bounty / Tahiti (Richard Crane - David Essex, 1983)
        David Essex (David Albert Cook), *23.7.1947 London, U.K.
        - David Essex / Tahiti #A-1983 & David Essex / His Greatest Hits (1973-91) - 1991 & David Essex / Greatest Hits - 2006

 

- 1 2 3 -  
19th nervous breakdown
(Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)

You're the kind of person
You meet at certain dismal dull affairs.
Center of a crowd, talking much too loud
Running up and down the stairs.
Well, it seems to me that you have seen too much in too few years.
And though you've tried you just can't hide
Your eyes are edged with tears.

You better stop
Look around
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown.

When you were a child
You were treated kind
But you were never brought up right.
You were always spoiled with a thousand toys
But still you cried all night.
Your mother who neglected you
Owes a million dollars tax.
And your father's still perfecting ways of making sealing wax.

You better stop, look around
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
Here comes your nilne-teenth nervous breakdown.

Oh, who's to blame, that girl's just insane.
Well nothing I do don't seem to work,
It only seems to make matters worse. Oh please.

You were still in school
When you had that fool
Who really messed your mind.
And after that you turned your back
On treating people kind.
On our first trip
I tried so hard to rearrange your mind.
But after while I realized you were disarranging mine.

You better stop, look around
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown.
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown
 
 
- A -
A girl to remember
(Mike Batt / Anthony)
???

A horse with no name
(Dewey Bunnell)

On the first part of the journey I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rings
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
And the sky with no clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

After two days in the desert sun my skin began to turn red
After three days in the desert fun I was looking at a river bed
And the story it told of a river that flowed
Made me sad to think it was dead

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

After nine days I let the horse run free 'cause the desert had turned to sea
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rings
The ocean is a desert with it's life underground
And a perfect disguise above
Under the cities lies a heart made of ground
But the humans will give no love

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

[repeat fade]

A whiter shade of pale
(Gary Brooker - Keith Reid)

We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor
I was feeling kind of seasick
(But) the crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away
And as we called out for another drink
The waiter brought a tray.


Refrain:
And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face, at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale.


She said „There is no reason“
And the truth is plain to see
That I wandered through my playing cards
(And I) would not not let her be
One of sixteen westal virgins
(That) were leaving for the coast
And although my eyes were open
They might just as well have been closed.

[Refrain]

Abbacadabra / Time
(Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvæus, Don Black, Mike Batt)

Time, time
The peaceful waters shine underneath the winter's moon
Time, time
Village bells will always chime as the piper plays the tune
Wheels are turning seasons come and go
Like the morning light
Fires are burning soon our world will know
All the love we feel tonight

Time, time
Finally we find as the evening sun descends
Time, time
The future's yours and mine nothing ever really ends
All the love songs since the world for man
Time will never take away
Though it's so long since the world began
We grow strong from day to day

Refrain:
Let the world change
Let it change in time
As the years go on
But the mountains
That we choose to climb
Will be standing when we're gone

[instrumental break]

[Repeat verse 1]

[Refrain]

Time, time
The future's yours and mine
Nothing ever really ends

Abbacadabra / When dreamers close their eyes
(Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Don Black / Mike Batt)

Magic carpets in the sky
Pirate ships go sailing by
Distant world where stallions ride on clouds
Drifting though a land of dreams
Oh how warm and safe it seems
Flying dragons from the sea
Not too close to you or me
In this place that's full of magic things
No one cries
It all comes true when dreamers close their eyes

Waterfalls and circus clowns
Kings and Queens and golden crowns
Mountains made of cream and chocolate cake
Handsome heroes bold and brave
Search for princesses to save
Clouded hearts and summer skies
Hum with birds and and butterflies
In this place that's full of magic things
No one cries
It all comes true when dreamers close their eyes

No one cries
It all comes true when dreamers close their eyes

All over the world
(Francoise Hardy)

All over the world, people must meet and part.
There’s someone like me feeling the pain in their heart.

Some may meet again, under that same white star.
If maybe some night you come back from a – far.
Who cares if to-night I don’t know where you are?

Are you thinking of me now? Miss having me around?
If you have forgotten me, my world will come tumbling down.
All over the world, others are sad tonight.
There’s some - one like me watching the sun’s fading light.

All over the sky there is the same warm glow.
Here under that star, I’m wanting you to know,

Wherever you are, that I still love you so.
Wherever you are, that I still love you so.

Augenstern
(M: Mike Batt (Bright eyes) / German lyrics: Ulla Meinecke*)
* pers.note: A perfect and very successful translation!


Ist das ein Traum den du siehst,
Der mit der Ebbe zieht,
Der mit dem Tode flussaufwärts fließt,
Ist das ein Traum?

Am Horizont da ist ein Nebel,
Ein fremder Schimmer am Himmel
Und keiner weiß wohin du reist
Und was das heißt,
Ist das ein Traum?

Refrain:
Augenstern, branntest hell wie Feuer,
Augenstern, wie kannst du verlöschen und fall'n.
Wie kann ein Licht das so wundervoll brannte
Weggehn von ein'm - Augenstern.

Sind das nicht seltsame Schatten,
Halten dich fest an der Nacht.
Ungesehn gehn sie durch den Raum,
Oder ist das ein Traum?

Da ist wilder Wind in den Bäumen
Und kalter Klang in der Dämmerung.
Du machst dich auf und niemand weiß,
Wann du reist in die Dunkelheit.

[2x Refrain]

Ave Maria
(Charles Gounod & Lionel Mundy, arr. Mike Batt)

Ave Maria gratia plena
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus,
Fructus ventris tui, Jesus
Sancta Maria, Sancta Maria, Maria
Ora pro nobis, nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora, in hora mortis nostre

Sancta Maria, Sancta Maria, Maria
Ora pro nobis, nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora, in hora mortis nostre

Amen Amen
 
A vuchella
(Francesco Paolo Tosti / Gabriele d'Annunzio)

Si, comma nu sciorillo tu tiene na vuchella
Nu poco pocorillo appassuliatella Meh, dammillo, dammillo, e comma na rusella
dammillo nu vasillo, dammillo, cannetella!
Dammilloe pigliatile, Nu vaso piccerillo, nu vaso piccerillo,
Comma chesta vucchella, che pare na rusella nu poco pocorillo appassuliatella
Si, tu tiene na vucchela nu poco pocorillo appassuliatella

A Vuchella

Yes, just like a little flower is your sweet mouth
Just the faintest bit past its first bloom.
No, give them to me your rose bud lips,
Give me a little kiss, Candida!
Give and take a little kiss from these little rose bud lips
Just the faintest bit past their first bloom,
Yes, your sweet mouth is just the faintest but past its first bl
oom.

Abbacadabra / I Am The Seeker
(Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Don Black / Mike Batt)

If I had to make a list
of all the pretty girls I've kissed
That list wouldn't have one name.
My face is not the kind of face
anyone would like to face
If I were them I'd feel the same

It is no secret information, I'm no work of art
I'll never be a Fairbanks or Roget too.
I shy away from conversation but I have a heart.
I'd give it to you, if only you knew
Til then I'll search in the dark

Refrain:
I am the seeker, the dreamer, the believer, I know I'll find you one day
I'm walking through a forest and it seems without an end
As though I'm losing my way.
I am the seeker, the dreamer, the believer, there's only one thing I know
I've come too far to give up now to go back to the start
For you must be out their waiting I can feel it in my heart
I am the dreamer, the believer, but where are you

If only I could change my looks
Like the beast in story books
Somebody might come my way.
I wish I had a wishing well
To wish someone would cast a spell
Maybe they will one day.

And then my flashing eyes would twinkle and my smile would shine
In a while I'd have style and charisma
I wouldn't have a single wrinkle I'd be so divine
My search would be through, I know I'd find you
In just a matter of time.

[Refrain]

Abbacadabra / Like an image passing by
(Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Stig Anderson)

I know it is too late,
Ffrom this moment time and tide will not wait.
Yet I was master of my fate,
Being the ruling queen,
I never wanted a change of scene.

Refrain:
Like an image passing by, I see my life,
In the twinkling of an eye, my lonely life,
And at this, my darkest hour, fading like a flower,
Beauty is bound to die.
From the present to the past, I see my life,
Catching up with me at last, my empty life.
Now the hourglass is turning,
And in my eyes are burning,
Tears I should have cried long ago,
Now I'll cry forever

Now, it's my turn to sleep,
Oh, how true that beauty's only skin deep.
I was wrong, thinking I could keep,
Everything in my hand,
Knowing my castle was built on sand.

[Refrain]

Now I'll cry forever


Anniversary song
(Steven M. Digman)

Today has been a special day
An anniversary, a request
That you play your piano
As the evening sun slowly sets

Chorus:
I never knew I'd get this old dear
Never had a reason to live so long
And the Lord's been like my shadow
Ever since I was wrong
No I never knew it would turn out this way

A birthday with apologies
For all the tears and the rest
And I've always saved your poetry
For those years when you forget

Chorus

So sing to me softly
As the day turns to night
And as I wander in paradise with you
I love you and good night


Après un rêve
(Gabriel Fauré, Après un rêve op. 7 Nr. 1, 1875)

Dans un sommeil que charmait ton image
Je rêvais le bonheur, ardent message;
Tes yeux étaient plus doux, ta voix pure et sonore
Tu rayonnais comme un ciel éclairé par l’aurore;

Tu m’appelais, et je quittais la terre
Pour m’enfuir avec toi vers la lumière;
Les cieux pour nous entr’ouvraient leurs nues;
Splendeurs inconnues, lueurs divines entrevues…

Hélas, hélas, triste réveil des songes !
Je t’apelle, ô nuit, rends-moi tes mensonges;
Reviens, reviens radieuse
Reviens, ô nuit mystérieuse

Translation: After a dream
As I slept under the spell of your likeness,
I dreamed of that ardent mirage, happiness.
Your eyes were more gentle, your voice pure and full.

You had the radiance of the sky lit up by the dawn.
You called me and I left the world
To fly with you towards the light
For us the heavens parted the clouds

Unknown splendors, glimpses of divine radiance.
Alas!Alas! Sad awakening from dreams.
I call you, night, give me back your falsehood.
Come back, radiant,
Come back, O mysterious night!

After a dream
As I slept under the spell of your likeness,
I dreamed of that ardent mirage, happiness.
Your eyes were more gentle, your voice pure and full.
You had the radiance of the sky lit up by the dawn.

You called me and I left the world
To fly with you towards the light
For us the heavens parted the clouds
Unknown splendors, glimpses of divine radiance.

Alas! Alas! Sad awakening from dreams.
I call you, night, give me back your falsehood.
Come back, radiant,
Come back, O mysterious night!

All the way down
Refrain:
Next time I get that feeling.
Next time I get that feeling.
Next time I get that feeling.
I'm gonna bring it back to you.

All the way down, all the way down, I'm falling.
All the way down, all the way round, I fall
In my mind, in my blood and in my soul.

[2 x Refrain]

Here it comes again, here it comes again, so slow.
All the way down, all the way down, I fall.
Every time, every place, I know.

[4 x Refrain]


Ave Maria
(Franz Schubert, arr: Aubrey Winter)

Ave Maria gratia plena
Maria gratia plena
Maria gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus,
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tui, Jesus
Ave Maria

Ave Maria mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Ora, ora pro nobis,
Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis,
In hora mortis nostre
In hora mortis, mortis nostre
In hora mortis nostre
Ave Maria
 
- B -
Bailero
(Joseph Canteloube, from "Chants d'Auvergne", 1923-30)

Pastrè dè délaï l'aïo,
As gaïré dè buon tèms?
Dio lou baïlèro lèrô,
Lèrô lèrô lèrô lèrô baïlèro lô.

Pastré lou prat faï flour,
Li cal gorda toun troupel.
Dio lou baïlèro lèrô,
Lèrô lèrô lèrô lèrô baïlèro lô.

Pastré couci foraï,
En obal io lou bel riou!
Dio lou baïlèro lèrô,
Lèrô lèrô lèrô lèrô baïlèro lô.

Translation: Bailero
Shepherd, there by the water,
You’re not having much of a good time,
Sing bailero lero lero lero lero lero bailero lo!

(answer) Not much, and you?
Sing bailero lero lero lero lero lero, bailero lo!

Shepherd, the pasture is in flower,
Come here to watch your flock,
Sing bailero lero lero lero lero lero bailero lo!

(answer) My pasture is best, come here,
Sing bailero lero lero lero lero lero beilero lo!

Shepherd, the water separates us,
And I can’t cross it,
Sing bailero lero lero lero lero lero, bailero lo!

(answer) I’ll come down to find you,
Sing bailero lero lero lero lero lero bailero lo!

Be still, my soul (Finlandia)
(Jean Sibelius / Katharina von Schlegel)

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to joyful end.

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as he has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.

Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed, we shall meet at last.


Belfast   (Penguins and cats)
(Katie Melua)

I’ve got a ticket,
To the fast city,
Where the bells don’t really ring,
Getting off the plane the cold air,
Rushes like bullets through my brain,

And I’m divided between penguins and cats,
But it’s not about what animal you’ve got,
It’s about being able to fly,
It’s about dying nine times,

[2x] Aah

Walked on Broadway,
Going up to falls,
With the old man I used to know,
The paintings on the walls of release,
Are colourful but they are no Matisse,

And I’m divided between penguins and cats,
But it’s not about what animal you’ve got,
It’s about being able to fly,
It’s about dying nine times,

[2x] Aah

It’s about being able to fly,
It’s about dying nine times,

[2x] Aah

Believe me if all those endearing young charms
(Trad. / Thomas Moore, arr: Mike Batt)

Believe me if all those endearing young charms which gaze on so fondly today
Were to change by tomorrow and fleet in my arms like fairy gifts fading away
Thou would still be adored as this moment thou art
Let thy loveliness fade as it will
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart would entwine itself verdantly still

It is not while beauty and youth are thine own or thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear
That the fervour and faith of a soul can be known to which time will but make thee more dear
No the heart that has truly loved never forgets
But as truly loves on to the close
As the sunsunflower turns on her god when he sets the same look which she turned when he rose

Repeat last verse

Blackbird
(John Lennon - Paul McCartney)

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life,
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free
Blackbird fly...
Blackbird fly...
Into the light of the dark black night

Blackbird fly...
Blackbird fly...
Into the light of the dark black night


[repeat verse 1]
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Brown eyed girl
(Van Morrison)

Hey where did we go,
Days when the rains came
Down in the hollow,
Playin' a new game,
Laughing and a running hey, hey
Skipping and a jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our hearts a thumpin' and you
My brown eyed girl,
You my brown eyed girl.

Whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow
Going down the old mine
With a transistor radio
Standing in the sunlight laughing,
Hiding behind a rainbow's wall,
Slipping and sliding
All along the water fall, with you
My brown eyed girl,
You my brown eyed girl.

[Refrain]
Do you remember when we used to sing,
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
La te da

So hard to find my way,
Now that I'm all on my own.
I saw you just the other day,
My how you have grown,
Cast my memory back there, Lord
Sometime I'm overcome thinking 'bout
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium with you
My brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl
 
Beau soir
(Claude Debussy, 1891 / Paul Bourget)

Lorsque au soleil couchant les rivières sont roses,
Et qu’un tiède frisson court sur les champs de blé,
Un conseil d’être heureux semble sortir des choses
Et monter vers le coeur troublé.
Un conseil de goûter le charme d’être au monde
Cependant qu’on est jeune et que le soir est beau
Car nous nous en allons,
Comme s’en va cette onde:
Elle à la mer,
Nous au tombeau

Translation: Beau soir
When the rivers turn pink in the setting sun,
And a balmy shiver skims the wheat fields,
It seems that nature conceals the contentment,
A troubled heart seems counseled to take
Pleasure in Life’s delights while we are young,
And the evening is fine,
For we’re passing by, As this water passes by;
It to the sea,
We to the grave

Because the night
(Bruce Springsteen)

Take me now baby here as I am
Pull me close try and understand
Desire and hunger is the fire I breathe
Love is a banquet on which we feed
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I’m in your hands
Take my hand go undercover
They can’t hurt you now, ...

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Have I doubt when I'm alone
Love is the ring, the telephone
Love is an angel disguised as lust
Here in my bed till the morning comes
Come on now try to understand
The way I feel under your command
Take my hand as the sun descends
Can't touch you know ...

Because the night belongs to lovers ...

With love we sleep
With doubt the vicious circle
Turns and turn
Without you I cannot live
Forgive the yearning, burning
I believe in time
Too real to feel
So touch me now ...

Because the night belongs to lovers ...


Blowin' in the wind
(Bob Dylan)

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Blues in the night
(Herold Arlen / Johnny Mercer)

My mamma done told me,
when I was in pigtails,
My mamma done told me, "Hon,
A man is a two-face
he'll give you the big eye,
And when the sweet talking's done.
A man is a two-face,
A worrisome thing who'll leave you to sing,
The blues in the night."

Now the rains a-fallin'
hear the trains a-callin', "whooee!"
Hear the lonesome whistle
blowin' across the trestle, "whooee!"
a-whooee-ah-whooee, clickety-clack,
Comes echoing back,
The blues in the night.

From Natchez to Mobile,
from Memphis to St. Joe,
Wherever the four winds blow.
I've been in some big towns
and heard me some big talk,
But there is one thing I know.
A man is a two-face, a worrisome thing who'll leave you to sing,
The blues in the night

My mamma done told me,
when I was in pig tails,
My mamma done told me, "Hon,
a man is a two-face,
he'll give you the big eye
And when the sweet talking's done.
A man is a two-face,
a worrisome thing
who'll leave you to sing,
The blues in the night.

My mamma done told me

Born to run

(Bruce Springsteen)

In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin’ out over the line
Baby this town rips the bones from your back
It’s a death trap, it’s a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we’re young
`Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs round these velvet rims
And strap your hands across my engines
Together we could break this trap
We’ll run till we drop, baby we’ll never go back
Will you walk with me out on the wire
`Cause baby I’m just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta know how it feels
I want to know if love is wild,
Girl I want to know if love is real

Beyond the Palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard
The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors
And the boys try to look so hard
The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist
I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight
In an everlasting kiss

The highway’s jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybody’s out on the run tonight but there’s no place left to hide
Together Wendy we’ll live with the sadness
I’ll love you with all the madness in my soul
Someday girl I don’t know when we’re gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go and we’ll walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us baby we were born to run
- C -
Cailín Deas Crúite na mBó (The pretty girl milking her cow)
(Trad., arr: Mike Batt)

It was on a fine summer’s morning
The bird sweetly tuned on each bough
And as I walked out for my pleasure
I saw a maid milking her cow
Her voice so enchanting melodious
Left me quite unable to go
My heart it was loaded with sorrow
For caílin deas crúite na mBó

Then to her I made my advances
Good morrow most beautiful maid
Your beauty my heart so entrances
Ah sir, do not banter she said
I’m not such a rare precious jewel
That I should enamour you so
I am but a poor little milk girl
Sais caílin deas crúite na mBó

The Indies afford no such jewel
So bright and transparently clear
Ah do not add flame to my fuel
Consent but to love me my dear
Ah had I the lamp of Aladdin
Or the wealth of the African shore
I would rather be poor in a cottage
With caílin deas crúite na mBó


Can't help falling in love
(with you)
(George Weiss - Hugo Peretti - Luigi Creatore)

Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you

Shall I stay, would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be

Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you


Camelot / How to handle a woman
(Frederic Loewe - Alan Jay Lerner)

How to handle a woman?
There's a way, said the wise old man
A way known by every woman
Since the whole rigamarole began

"Do I flatter her?", I begged him answer
"Do I threaten or cajole or plead?"
"Do I brood or play the gay romancer?"
Said he, smiling, "No indeed"

"How to handle a woman?
Mark me well, I will tell you, sir
The way to handle a woman
Is to love her
Simply love her
Merely love her, love her, love her"

"Do I flatter her?", I begged him answer
"Do I threaten or cajole or plead?"
"Do I brood or play the gay romancer?"
Said he, smiling, "No indeed"

How to handle a woman?
Mark me well, I will tell you, sir
The way to handle a woman
Is to love her
Simply love her
Merely love her, love her, love her

Camelot / If ever I would leave you
(Frederic Loewe - Alan Jay Lerner) 

If ever I would leave you
It wouldn't be in summer
Seeing you in summer I never would go

Your hair streaked with sunlight
Your lips red as flame
Your face with a luster that puts gold to shame

But if I'd ever leave you
It couldn't be in autumn
How I'd leave in autumn I never will know

I've seen how you sparkle
When fall nips the air
I know you in autumn and I must be there

And could I leave you
Running merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire's glow

If ever I would leave you
How could it be in springtime
Knowing how in spring I'm bewitched by you so
Oh, no, not in springtime, summer, winter, or fall
No, never could I leave you at all

And could I leave you
Running merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire's glow

If ever I would leave you
How could it be in springtime
Knowing how in spring I'm bewitched by you so
Oh, no, not in springtime, summer, winter, or fall
No, never could I leave you at all

Carmen Jones / Beat out dat rhythm on a drum (Gypsy Song)
(Georges Bizet - Oscar Hammerstein II => O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)

I'll tell you why I wanna dance.
It ain' de sweetness in de music
I like de sweetness in de music,
But dat ain' why I wanna dance.
It's sumpin' thumpin' in de bass,
A bumpin' underneath de music.
Dat bum-bum-bumpin' under music
Is all I need to start me off.
I don't need nuthin' else to start me off.

Beat out dat rhythm on a drum,
Beat out dat rhythm on a drum,
Beat out dat rhythm on a drum,
An' I don' need no tune at all!
Beat me dat rhythm on a drum,
Beat me dat rhythm on a drum,
Beat me dat rhythm on a drum,
An' I don' need no tune at all!

I feel it beatin' in my bones,
It feel like twen'y millyun tomtoms.
I know dere's twen'y millyun tomtoms
Beatin' way down deep inside my bones.

I feel it beatin' in my heart,
An' den I get a kin' o' dream
An' in that dream it kin' o' seem
Dere's jus' one heart
In all de worl'
Dere ain't but one big heart for all de worl'.

Beat out dat rhythm on a drum,
Beat out dat rhythm on a drum,
Beat out dat rhythm on a drum,
Dere's one big heart for all de wor'!
Beat out dat rhythm on a drum,
Beat out dat rhythm on a drum,
Beat out dat rhythm on a drum,
Dere's one big heart for all de worl'!

An' now dat heart is beatin' fast,
An' dat's a rhythm I kin dance to,
I'm mighty glad I got a chance to,
Wid dat one big heart dat's beatin' fast.
Tomorrow mornin' let it rain,
Tomorrow mornin' let it pour,
Tonight we're in de groove together
Ain' gonna worry 'bout stormy weather
Gonna kick ol' trouble out de door!

Beat out ol' trouble on a drum,
Beat out ol' trouble on a drum,
Beat out ol' trouble on a drum,
An' kick his carcass through de door!
Beat out dat rhythm on a drum,
Beat out dat rhythm on a drum,
Beat out dat rhythm on a drum,
An' kick ol' trouble out de door!


Come home
(Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II; from the musical „Allegro“, 1947)

We are the friends that you left behind,
You need us Joe, and we need you!
We can bring happiness and peace to you mind,
We want you Joe, we want you to come, come home.

Come home, come home where the birds fly through a pale blue sky,
To a tall green tree there is no finer sight for a man to see.
Come home Joe, come home
Come home and lie by a laughing spring,
Where the breezes sing, and caress your ear.
There is no sweeter sound for a man to hear.
Come home Joe, come home

You will find a world of honest friends who miss you,
You will shake the hands of men whose hands are strong.
And when all their wives and kids run up and kiss you,
You will know that you are back where you belong.

You’ll know you’re back where there’s work to do,
Where there’s love for you for the love you give.
There’s no better life for a man to live,
Come home Joe come home,

Come home Joe, come home

Crawling up a hill
(John Mayall)

Every morning (a)bout half past eight,
My Mummer wakes me says,
“Don’t be late“,
Get to the office, tryin’ to concentrate,
My life is just a slow train crawling up a hill.

So I stop one day to figure it out,
I’ll quit my job without a shadow of a doubt,
To sing the blues that I know about,
My life is just a slow train crawling up a hill.

Minute after minute,
Second after second,
Hour after hour goes by,
Working for a rich girl,
Staying just a poor girl,
Never stop to wonder why.

So here I am in London town,
A better scene I’m gonna be around,
The kind of music that won’t bring me down,
My life is just a slow train crawling up a hill.

Every morning (a)bout half past eight,
My Mummer wakes me says,
“Don’t be late“,
Get to the office, tryin’ to concentrate,
My life is just a slow train crawling up a hill.

So I stop one day to figure it out,
I’ll quit my job without a shadow of a doubt,
To sing the blues that I know about,
My life is just a slow train crawling up a hill.

Minute after minute,
Second after second,
Hour after hour goes by,
Working for a rich girl,
Staying just a poor girl,
Never stop to wonder why.

So here I am in London town,
A better scene I’m gonna be around,
The kind of music that won’t bring me down,
Life is just a slow train.

So here I am in London town,
A better scene I¹m gonna be around,
The kind of music that won’t bring me down,
My life is just a slow train crawling up a hill.

Cry baby cry
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better.

The king of Marigold was in the kitchen
Cooking breakfast for the queen
The queen was in the parlour
Playing piano for the children of the king.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

The king was in the garden
Picking flowers for a friend who came to play
The queen was in the playroom
Painting pictures for the childrens holiday.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

The duchess of Kircaldy always smiling
And arriving late for tea
The duke was having problems
With a message at the local bird and bee.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

At twelve o'clock a meeting round the table
For a seance in the dark
With voices out of nowhere
Put on specially by the children for a lark.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry cry cry cry baby
Make your mother sigh.

She's old enough to know better
Cry baby cry
cry cry cry
Make your mother sigh
She's old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.
 

Care selve
(Georg Friedrich Händel, from "Atlanta", 1736)

Care selve, care, care selve, ombre beate, vengo in traccia, vengo in traccia del mio cor,
Vengo in traccia del mio cor, de! Mio cor!
Care, Care selve, ombre beate, vengo in traccia del mio cor.
Vengo in traccia del mio cor
Del mio cor, vengo in traccia del mio cor

Translation: Care Selve
Beloved woods,
Blessed shadows,
I come in search of my love

Catari, catari  (Core 'ngrato)
(Salvatore Cardillo /
Riccardo Cordiferro)

Catarì, Catarì, pecchè me dici sti parole amare

Pecchè me parle e 'o core me turmiente, Catarì?
Nun te scurdà ca t'aggio date 'o core,
Catarì, nun te scurdà!
Catarì, Catarì, che vene a dicere stu parlà
ca me dà spaseme?
Tu nun'nce pienze a stu dulore mio,
tu nun'nce pienze, tu nun te ne cure.

Core, core 'ngrato,
t'aie pigliato 'a vita mia,
tutt'è passato e
nun'nce pienze cchiù!

Chase me
(Katie Melua / Toby Jepson)

If you chase me
I’ll be a firefly
In the midnight sky
I’ll intoxicate you

Chase me
I’ll be yours forever for a day
Chase me or I’ll fly away

If I’m hiding out of sight
Try harder and get me alone tonight
‘Cause I’d rather be tangled up with you

The hunter always lose a few
More hungry for it than a kill
So thrill me darling with those baby blues

If you chase me
I never stopped reaching out
Just seek me out beyond the moonbeams

Chase me
I’ll be yours forever for a day
Chase me or I’ll slip away

The best of things would disappear
Though the feeling lost as souvenirs
But a scent of memory treats you like a fool

Heaven’s waiting on your lips
I’ll dissolve beneath your fingertips
And you’ll believe I’m too good to be true

Chase me
I’ll be your everything
A ride of strew
A shine like teardrops

Chase me
I’ll be yours forever for a day
Chase me or I’ll fly away


Che faro senza Euridice
(Christoph Willibald Gluck, from “Orfeo ed Euridice“, 1762)

Che Faro senza Euridice?
Dove Andro senza il mio ben?
Che faro? Dove Andro?
Che faro senza il mio ben?
Dove Andro senza il mio ben?
Euridice! Euridice!

Oh Dio! Rispondi…
Rispondi…Io son pure il tuo fedele, io son pure il tuo fedel il tuo fedele!
Che faro senza Euridice?
Dove Andro senza il mio ben?
Che faro? Dove Andro?
Che faro senza il mio ben?
Dove Andro senza il mio ben?
Euridice! Euridice!

Ah non m’avanza piu soccorso,
piu speranza ne dal mondo ne dal ciel!
Che faro senza Euridice?
Dove Andro senza il mio ben?
Che faro? Dove Andro?
Che faro senza il mio ben?
Dove Andro? Che faro?
Dove Andro senza il mio ben,
Senza il mio ben,
Senza il mio ben?

Translation: Live without my dear Euridice

Live without my dear Euridice?
Can I live without my love?
In my woe, where can I go?
Wither wonder with no love?
Wither wonder with no love?
Euridice!Euridice!

O heaven now tell me,
Oh tell me, I am forever thy true lover,
I am forever thy true lover, true lover!
Live without my dear Euridice!
Could I live without my love?
In my woe, where can I go?
Wither wander with no love,
Wither wander with no love
Euridice, Euridice!

Through darkness groping, no help given,
Nothing hoping from earth or heaven, from earth or heaven!
Live without my dear Euridice?
Wither wander with no love?
In my woe where can I go?
Wither wander with no love?
Where can I go in my woe?
Wither wander with no love,
without my love, without my love

Che Gelida Manina
(
Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème), arr: Giacomo Puccini)

Che Gelida Manina
Se la lasci riscaldar
Cercar che giova?
Al buio no si trova

Ma per fortuna
E una notte di luna
E qui la luna
L’abbiamo cicina

Aspetti, signorina
Le dirò con due parole
Chi son
Chi son
E che faccio
Come vivo

Vuole?
Chi son?
Chi son?
Sono un poeta
Che cosa faccio?
Scrivo
E come vivo?
Vivo

In povertà mia lieta
Scialo da gran signore
Rime ed inni d’amore
Per sogni e per chimere
E per castelli in aria
L’anima ho millionaria

Talor dal mio forziere
Ruban tutti i gioielli
Due ladri: gli occhi belli

V’entrar con voi pur ora
Ed i miei sogni usati
E i bei sogni miei
Tosto si dileguar

Ma il furto non m’accora
Poi-chè, poi-chè v’ha preso stanza
La dolce speranza
Or che mi conoscete
Parlate voi
Deh! parlate! chi siete!
Vi piaccia dir!

Chemo Tsitsi Natela
(Georgian trad.)

Chemo tsitsi natela,
Davrinav nela-nela,
Shenma shoris natebam,
Damtsva da damanela.
Shenma shoris natebam,
Damtsva da damanela.

Anateb da kargi khar,
Magram me rad margikhar,
Chemi iko is minda,
Shen ki skhvisken garbikhar.
Chemi iko is minda,
Shen ki skhvisken garbikhar.

repeat 1st verse

Translation to English:
My glow-worm

My glow-worm
You're flying slow
Your wide light
Has burned and makes me tired.

You are shining and you are so good
But I can't need you
I hope you would belong to me
But you're always running away.

Translation to German:
Mein Leuchtkäfer

Mein Leuchtkäfer
fliegst langsam
Dein weites Licht
verbrennt und ermüdet mich.

Du leuchtest und bist gut
aber ich kann dich nicht gebrauchen
Ich wünschte du würdest mir gehören
du läufst aber immer weg.

Chess / Anthem
(Benny Andersson - Björn Ulvaeus - Tim Rice)

No man, no madness
Though their sad power may prevail
Can possess, conquer, my country's heart
They rise to fail
She is eternal
Long before nations' lines were drawn
When no flags flew, when no armies stood
My land was born

And you ask me why I love her
Through wars, death and despair
She is the constant, we who don't care
And you wonder will I leave her-but how?
I cross over borders but I'm still there now

How can I leave her?
Where would I start?
Let man's petty nations tear themselves apart
My land's only borders lie around my heart


Chess / Pity the child
(Benny Andersson - Björn Ulvaeus - Tim Rice)


When I was nine I learned survival
Taught myself not to care
I was my single good companion
Taking my comfort there
Up in my room I planned my conquests
On my own, never asked for a helping hand
No one would understand
I never asked the pair who fought below
Just in case they said no

Pity the child who has ambition
Knows what he wants to do
Knows that he'll never fit the system
Others expect him to
Pity the child who knew his parents
Saw their faults, saw their love die before his eyes
Pity the child that wise
He never asked, did I cause your distress?
Just in case they said yes

When I was twelve my father moved out
Left with a whimper not with a shout
I didn't miss him, he made it perfectly clear
I was a fool, and probably queer
Fool that I was, I thought this would bring
Those he had left closer together
She made her move the moment he crawled away
I was the last the woman told
She never let her bed get cold
Someone moved in, I shut my door
Someone to treat her just the same way as before

I took the road of least resistance
I had my game to play
I had the skill, and more - the hunger
Easy to get away
Pity the child with no such weapons
Do defence, no escape from the ties that bind
Always a step behind
I never called to tell her all I'd done
I was only her son

Pity the child but not forever
Not if he stays that way
He can get all he ever wanted
If he's prepared to pay
Pity instead the careless mother
What she missed, what she lost when she let me go
And I wonder, does she know
I wouldn't call, a crazy thing to do
Just in case she said, who?

Carmen Jones / Stan' up an' fight (Toreador Song)
(Georges Bizet - Oscar Hammerstein II => O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)

Thanks a lot! I'm sure glad to be,
To be where I c'n see
So many friends o' mine.
How've I been doin'? How've I been doin'?
If you really wanta know de truth,
I'm doin' fine!
Seventeen decisions in a row,
An' only five on points; de res' was all K.O.
Jackson an' Johnson, Murphy an' Bronson,
One by one dey come,
An' one by one to dreamland dey go.
How's it done? You ask me, how's it done?
I got a trainer man who taught me all I know.
Sure feels good to have him in my corner,
Hear his voice a-whisp'rin' low:
"Big boy, remember, you mus' remember...

Stan' up an' fight until you hear de bell,
Stan' toe to toe, trade blow fer blow,
Keep punchin' till you make yer punches tell,
Show dat crowd watcher know!
Until you hear dat bell, dat final bell,
Stan' up an' fight like hell!"

When you fight out in de open air,
In a patch o' light de ring looks small an' white.
Out in de blackness, out in de blackness,
You c'n feel a hun'erd thousan' eyes
Fillin' de night.
Cigarettes are blinkin' in de dark,
An' makin' polka dots aroun' de baseball park,
People are quiet den dere's a riot!
Someone t'rows a punch
An' plants it right smack on de mark...
Someone’s hurt, you kinda think it's you.
You hang across de ropes
Da's all you want to do.
Den you look aroun' an' see your trainer's eyes,
Beggin' you to see it through,
Dey say, "Remember, big Boy, remember

Stan' up an' fight until you hear de bell,
Stan' toe to toe, trade blow fer blow,
Keep punchin' till you make yer punches tell,
Show dat crowd watcher know!
Until you hear dat bell, dat final bell,
Stan, up an' fight like hell!"

- D -
Danny boy
(
based on "Londonderry Air" - Frederic Edward Weatherly)

O Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side.
The summer's gone and all the roses dying;
It's you, it's you must go and I must hide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow,
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
It’s I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow;
Oh Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so!

And when you come, and all the flow'rs are dying
And I am dead, as dead I will may be.
Ye'll come and find the place where I am lying.
And kneel and say an Ave there for me.

And I shall hear, though soft you thread above me;
And all my grave shall warmer, sweeter be.
For you will bend and tell me that you love:
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!

Down at the club
(
Gerry Goffin / Carole King)

Well, Friday night has finally come around
And me and my baby gonna head for a spot we found
We're gonna forget our cares and dance on into the night

Down at the club (down at the club), whoa, everything is out of sight
(Down at the club) down at the club, we're gonna say that it's all right

For two bits and a dollar they've got a swinging show or you
Whoa, yes, they do and the band won't quit til everybody tell them to
And when they place that slow dance you can hold your baby tight

Down at the club (down at the club), whoa, everything is out of sight
(Down at the club) down at the club, we're gonna say that it's all right

Hey, they've got lots of pretty dancing girls for the fellows
But, oh, you better watch out in case your baby get jealous
Now some people might like to sit and watch a picture show
But if that's what your plans are don't ask me to go
Cause I'll be where the good times last til the early morning light

Down at the club (down at the club), whoa, everything is out of sight
(Down at the club) down at the club they're gonna say that it's all right

Down at the club (down at the club), whoa, everything is out of sight
(Down at the club) down at the club, they're gonna say that it's all right

It's all right (it's
all right), it's all right (it's all right)
It's all right (it's all right), let me tell you, it's all right....


Said the night wind to the little lamb,
"Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite,
With a tail as big as a kite."

Do you hear what I hear
(Trad.)

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
"Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song high above the trees
With a voice as big as the the sea,
With a voice as big as the the sea."

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
"Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, mighty king,
Do you know what I know?
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold--
Let us bring him silver and gold,
Let us bring him silver and gold."

Said the king to the people everywhere,
"Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people, everywhere,
Listen to what I say!
The Child, the Child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light,
He will bring us goodness and light."

 
Das erste Mal im Leben
(M: Mike Batt (I feel like Buddy Holly) /
German lyrics: Michael Kunze)

Ich war kaum 16 Jahr und zum ersten mal verliebt,
jeden Nachmittag holte ich sie ab von der Schule.
Eines Tages sagte sie zu mir, meine Eltern, gehen heut aus,
ich möchte gern allein mit dir zusammen sein,
komm mit zu mir nach Haus.

Es war das erste mal im Leben, das aller erste mal.
Wir wussten beide nicht genau, was mit uns geschah,
wir warn noch viel zu unerfahren um die Liebe zu verstehen
und doch war das erste mal schön.

Ich vergrub den Kopf in ihrem Haar das mir auf die Schultern fiel
und mein Herz schlug laut als ich ihre Haut berührte.
Und ich spürte ihre Wärme und verlor fast den Verstand,
mit trockner Kehle, siedender Seele suchte ich ihre Hand.

Es war das erste mal im Leben, das aller erste mal.
Wir wussten beide nicht genau, was mit uns geschah,
wir warn noch viel zu unerfahren um die Liebe zu verstehen
und doch war das erste mal schön.

Es war das erste mal im Leben, das aller erste mal.
Wir wussten beide nicht genau, was mit uns geschah,
wir warn noch viel zu unerfahren um die Liebe zu verstehen
und doch war das erste mal schön.

Dear Anyone / Sleeping like a baby now
(Don Black / Geoff Stephens)
????


Deep purple
(Mitchell Parish / Peter de Rose)

When the deep purple falls,
Over sleepy garden walls,
And the stars begin to flicker in the sky,
Through the mist of a memory,
You wander back to me,
Breathing my name with a sigh.
In the still of the night,
Once again I hold you tight,
Though you're gone, your love lives on
When moonlight beams.
And as long as my heart will beat,
Lover, we'll always meet,
Here in my deep purple dreams.

Dirty dice
(Katie Melua &
Andrea McEwan)

Got an angel, on one shoulder and a devil on the other,
And his good advice that I take.
I live with a sprinkle of a little sin,
When the world is asleep I’m awake.

With the roll of my dirty dice,
I’m only following the devil’s advice.
I’ll take your love and leave my kind regards,
But I never cheat at cards.

So you really think you’re leading,
When we tango across the floor.
It’s only cause my feet are out of sight.
Mine is the hand that spins you round,
Then it pushes you out into the night.

With the roll of my dirty dice,
I’m only following the devil’s advice.
I’ll take your love and leave my kind regards,
But I never cheat at cards.

With the roll of my dirty dice,
I’m only following the devil’s advice.
I’ll take your love and leave my kind regards,
But I never cheat at cards.

Don’t let me be misunderstood
(Benjamin - Marcus - Caldwell)

Baby, do you understand me now,
Sometimes I feel a little mad.
But, don’t you know that no one alive can always be an angel.
When things go wrong I seem to be bad.

Refrain:

But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good,
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.

Baby, sometimes I’m so carefree,
With a joy that is hard to hide.
And sometimes it seems like, all I got to do is worry
And then you’re bound to see my other side.

[Refrain]

Baby, do you understand me now,
Sometimes I feel a little mad.
But, don’t you know that no one alive can always be an angel.
When things go wrong I seem to be bad.

[2 x Refrain]

Downstairs to the sun
(Katie Melua)

Can't say what came over me
I wasn't what I used to be
Hadn't seen how I lost control
And I always thought that I was strong

But one night, one situation,
One sign, one devastation

Refrain:
I could have said: no to the walk
Listened instead of just talked
And I dreamed that I had screamed
I could have run, down the stairs to the sun

It's not what you did to me,
It's the fact that I didn't fight you back
And it seems I had lost my voice
The one that always made the right choice

'cause two nights, two situations,
Two signs, two devastations

[Refrain]

But now the cup is no longer cold
As the rain trickles down I feel a bold
And time is calling me to set myself free
Concession is the key and knowing what you don't see

[Refrain]
 
- E -
Eve of destruction
(Phil F. Sloan - Steve Barri)

The eastern world, it is explodin'
Violence flarin' and bullets loadin'
You're old enough to kill, but not for votin'
You don't believe in war
But what's that gun you're totin'
And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin'

Refrain:
And you tell me over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say?
Can't you feel the fears that I'm feelin' today?
If the button is pushed there's no running away
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave
Take a look around you boy
It's bound to scare you boy

[Refrain]

Think of all the hate there is in red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama!
You may leave here for four days in space
But when you return, it's the same old place
The pounding of the drums
The pride and disgrace
You can borry your head
But don't leave a trace
Hate your next door neighbour
But don't forget to say grace

[Refrain]

No, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Evita / I'd be surprisingly good for you
 (Andrew Lloyd Webber - Tim Rice)
????


Everlasting love
(Mac Gayden - Buzz Cason)

Hearts gone astray
Keeping up when they go
I went away
Just when you needed me so

You won't regret
I'll come back begging you
Won't you forget
Welcome love we once knew

Refrain:
Open up your eyes
Then you'll realize
Here I said was my
Everlasting love

Need you by my side
Come and be my pride
You'll never be denied
Everlasting love

From the very start
Open up your heart
Feel the love you've got
Everlasting love

This love will last forever
This love will last forever

You won't regret
I'll come back begging you
Won't you forget
Welcome love we once knew

When life really flows
No one really knows
The sun will have to show
The way to lasting love

Like the sun it shines
Endlessly it shines
You always will be mine
With Eternal love

Whatever love went wrong
Ours would still be strong
We'd have our very own
Everlasting love

This love will last forever
This love will last forever

Hearts gone astray
Keeping up when they go
I went away
Just when you needed me so

[Refrain]
Evita / High flying, adored
(Tim Rice - Andrew Lloyd Webber)

(Che:)
High flying, adored
So young, the instant queen
A rich beautiful thing, of all the talents
A cross between a fantasy of the bedroom and a saint
You were just a backstreet girl
Hustling and fighting, scratching and biting

High flying, adored
Did you believe in your wildest moments
All this would be yours
That you’d become the lady of them all?

Were there stars in your eyes
When you crawled in at night
From the bars, from the sidewalks
From the gutter theatrical
Don’t look down, it’s a long, long way to fall

High flying, adored
What happens now, where do you go from here?
For someone on top of the world
The view is not exactly clear
A shame you did it all at twenty-six
There are no mysteries now
Nothing can thrill you, noone fulfill you

High flying, adored
I hope you come to terms with boredom
So famous so easily, so soon
It’s not the wisest thing to be

You won’t care if they love you
It’s been done before
You’ll despair if they hate you
You’ll be drained of all energy
All the young who’ve made it would agree

(Eva:)
High flying, adored
That’s good to hear but unimportant
My story’s quite usual
Local girl makes good, weds famous man
I was stuck in the right place at the perfect time
Filled a gap, I was lucky
But one thing I’ll say for me
No one else can fill it like I can.

Evita / Oh what a circus
(Tim Rice - Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Refrain:
Salve regina mater misericordiae,
Vita dulcedo et spes nostra,
Salve, salve regina.
Ad te clamamus, exules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes
O clemens O pia.

Oh what a circus! Oh what a show
Argentina has gone to town
Over the death of an actress called Eva Peron.
We’ve all gone crazy,
Mourning all day and mourning all night
Falling over ourselves to get all of the misery right.

Oh what an exit! That’s how to go
When they’re ringing your curtain down
Demand to be buried like Eva Peron.
It’s quite a sunset,
And good for the country in a roundabout way
We’ve made the front pages of all the world’s papers today.

But who is this Santa Evita?
Why all this howling hysterical sorrow?
What kind of goddess
Has lived among us?
How will we ever
Get by without her?


[
Refrain]

She had her moments - she had some style
The best show in town was the crowd
Outside the Cosa Rosada crying “Eva Peron“.
But that’s all gone now,
As soon as the smoke from the funeral clears
We’re all going to see - and how! - she did nothing for years!

You let down your people Evita,
You were supposed to have been immortal.
That’s all they wanted
Not much to ask for
But in the end you
Could not deliver.

[
2 x Refrain]
- F -
Fancy
(Bobbie Gentry)

"Well, I remember it all very well lookin' back it was the summer that I turned eighteen.
We lived in a one-room, run down shack on the outskirts of New Orleans.

We didn't have money for food or rent to say the least we was hard-pressed
When Momma spent every last penny we had to buy me a dancin' dress.

Well, Momma washed and combed and curled my hair, then she painted my eyes and lips.
Then I stepped into the satin dancin' dress. It had a split in the side clean up to my hips.

It was red, velvet-trimmed, and it fit me good and standin' back from the lookin' glass
Was a woman where a half grown kid had stood.

She said, "Here's your last chance, Fancy, don't let me down!
Here's your last chance, Fancy, don't let me down.
God forgive me for what I do, but if you want out girl it's up to you.
Now get on out, you better start sleepin' uptown."

Momma dabbed a little bit of perfume on my neck and she kissed my cheek
Then I saw the tears welling up in her troubled eyes as she started to speak

She looked at our pitiful shack and then she looked at me and took a ragged breath
She said, Your Pa's runned off, and I'm real sick and the baby's gonna starve to death.

She handed me a heart-shaped locket that said "To thine own self be true"
and I shivered as I watched a roach crawl across the toe of my high-healed shoe

It sounded like somebody else was talkin' askin', "Momma what do I do?"
She said, "Just be nice to the gentlemen, Fancy. They'll be nice to you."

She said, "Here's your last chance, Fancy, don't let me down!
Here's your last chance, Fancy, don't let me down.
God forgive me for what I do,
But if you want out girl it's up to you
Now don't let me down, now get on out, you better start sleepin' uptown."

That was the last time I saw my momma when I left that rickety shack
The welfare people came and took the baby. Momma died and I ain't been back.

But the wheels of fate had started to turn and for me there was no other way out.
It wasn't very long after that I knew exactly what my momma was talkin' 'bout.

I knew what I had to do. Then I made myself this solemn vow:
I's gonna to be a lady someday though I didn't know when or how.

But I couldn't see spendin' the rest of my life with my head hung down in shame.
You know I mighta been born just plain white trash. but Fancy was my name.

She said, "Here's your last chance, Fancy, don't let me down!
Here's your last chance, Fancy, don't let me down.
God forgive me for what I do, but if you want out girl it's up to you.
Now get on out, you better start sleepin' uptown."

Wasn't long after that a benevolent man took me in off the streets
One week later I was pourin' his tea in a five roomed penthouse suite.

Since then I've charmed a king, a congressman and an occasional aristocrat
And I got me an elegant Georgia mansion and a New York townhouse flat.

Now I ain't done bad

Now in this world there's a lot of self-righteous hypocrites who call me bad.
They criticize Momma for turning me out. No matter how little we had.

But I haven't had to worry 'bout nothin' now for nigh on fifteen years
But I can still hear the desperation in my poor mommas voice ringin' in my ears.

"Here's your last chance, Fancy, don't let me down!
Oh, here's your last chance, Fancy, don't let me down.
God forgive me for what I do, but if you want out girl it's up to you.
Now get on out, you better start sleepin' uptown."

Otra Vez Tú (Faraway voice)
(Katie Melua)

Whoo

Otra vez tú
Desde siempre tú
Con tu voz de cristal
Que se fue más allá

Trás un sueño te vas
Con el dolor del cielo y el mar
Necesito más que nunca
Escuchar tu voz

[2x] Whoo

Otra vez tú
Con esa voz que se perdió
En algun lugar
Que nadie sabe ya

Contigo marcharé bajo el mismo sol
Contigo charlaré con tu misma voz
Sin dudar, sin temor, tras un sueño
Te vas, con el color del cielo y del mar
Necesito más que nunca
[3x] Escuchar tu voz

[2x] Whoo

Forever autumn
(Jeff Wayne - Paul Vigrass - Gary Osborne)

The summer sun is fading as the year grows old,
And darker days are drawing near
The winter winds will be much colder
Now you’re not here

I watch the birds fly south across the autumn sky,
And one by one they disappear
I wish that I was flying with them
Now you’re not here

Refrain:
Like the sun through the trees you came to love me
Like a leaf on a breeze you blew away...

Through autumn’s golden gown we used to kick our way
You always loved this time of year
Those fallen leaves lie undisturbed now...
Cause you’re not here
Cause you’re not here
Cause you’re not here


[Refrain]

A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes,
As if to hide a lonely tear
My life will be forever autumn...
Cause you’re not here
Cause you’re not here
Cause you’re not here
Cause you’re not here
Cause you’re not here
 
Fairytale of New York
(Jem Finer & Shane MacGowan)

It was Christmas Eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won't see another one
And then he sang a song
The Rare Old Mountain Dew
I turned my face away
And dreamed about you

Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
I've got a feeling
This year's for me and you
So happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

They've got cars big as bars
They've got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
It's no place for the old
When you first took my hand
On a cold Christmas Eve
You promised me
Broadway was waiting for me

You were handsome
You were pretty
Queen of New York City
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging,
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night

The boys of the NYPD choir were singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas day

You're a bum, you're a punk
You're an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it's our last

I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you
I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can't make it all alone
I've built my dreams around you

Faraway voice   (dedicated to Eva Cassidy)
(Katie Melua)

Whoo

Faraway voice,
We can hear you whoo voice,
What’s it like to be heard,
But from you not a word,

Are you over those hills,
Do you still hum the old melodies,
Do you wish people listened,
Over here with me,

[2x] Whoo

Faraway voice,
What I would give to hear that voice,
What’s it like to breath,
My ears deceive me voice,

And I will walk with you on a summers,
And I will talk to you,
Though you’re faraway,
And we’ll sing through the years,

Are you over those hills,
Do you still hum the old melodies,
Do you wish people listened,
[3x] Over here with me

[2x] Whoo


Forgetting all my troubles
(Katie Melua)

There's a secret the golden flower knows,
When you’re falling in love.
There's a silence the ending darkness feels,
When you're singing with Love.

Remembering Life, a good blessed life
I’m forgetting all my troubles.
I’m forgetting all my troubles.

There's a summer the frozen heart recalls,
When you're breathing with Love.
There's a pathway the silver candle shines,
When you're seeing with love.


Remembering Life, a good blessed life
I’m forgetting all my troubles.
I’m forgetting all my troubles.

There's a quievering the waking forest gives,
When you're dancing with love.
There's a humming the diamond raindrops hum,
When you're crazy with Love.

Remembering Life, a good blessed life
I’m forgetting all my troubles.
I’m forgetting all my troubles.
 
- G -
Gigi / Gigi
(Frederic Loewe - Alan Jay Lerner)

Gigi, am I a fool without a mind?
Or have I nearly been too blind to realize
Oh Gigi, while you've been growing up before my eyes

Gigi, you're not at all that funny awkward little girl I knew
No, overnight there's been a breathless change in you
Gigi, while you were trembling on a brink
Was I out yonder somewhere blinking at a star?

Oh Gigi, have I been standing up too close or back too far?
When did your sparkle turn to fire?
And your warmth become desire
Oh what miracle has made you the way you are?

[Repeat verse 1]

Gigi, you're not at all that funny awkward little girl I knew
Oh no! I was mad not to have seen the change in you
Gigi, while you were trembling on a brink
Was I out yonder somewhere blinking at a star?

Oh Gigi, have I been standing up too close or back too far?
When did your sparkle turn to fire?
And your warmth become desire
Oh what miracle has made you the way you are?
What miracle has made you the way you are?


Gigi / The night they invented champagne
(Frederic Loewe - Alan Jay Lerner)


The night they invented Champagne,
It's plain as it can be,
They thought of you and me.
The night they invented Champagne,
They absolutely knew,
That all we'd want to do
Is fly to the sky on Champagne,
And shout to everyone in sight:
That since the world began,
No woman or a man
Has ever been as happy as we are tonight!

We’ll fly to the sky on Champagne,
And shout to everyone in sight:
That since the world began,
No woman or a man
Has ever been as happy as we are tonight!


God only knows
(Brian Wilson - Tony Asher)

I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I’ll make you so sure about it
God only knows what I’d be without you

If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows what I’d be without you

So what good would living do me
God only knows what I’d be without you

God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows what I’d be without you

Gold in them hills
(Ron Sexmith)

I know it doesn’t seem that way
But maybe it’s the perfect day
Even though the bills are piling
And maybe Lady Luck ain’t smiling.

But if we’d only open our eyes
We’d see the blessings in disguise
That all the rain clouds are fountains
Though our troubles seem like mountains.

There’s gold in them hills
There’s gold in them hills
So don’t lose heart
Give the day a chance to start

Every now and then life says
Where do you think you’re going so fast
We’re apt to think it cruel but sometimes
It’s a case of cruel to be kind.

And if we’d get up off our knees
Why then we’d see the forest for the trees
And we’d see the new sun rising
Over the hills on the horizon.

There’s gold in them hills
There’s gold in them hills
So don’t lose faith
Give the world a chance to say...

A word or two, my friend,
There’s no telling how the day might end
And we’ll never know until we see
That there’s gold in them hills
There’s gold in them hills
So don’t lose heart
Give the day a chance to start.

There’s gold in them hills...

Guys & Dolls / I've never been in love before
(Frank Loesser)
Gary Wilmot & Barbara Dickson

Sky (Colm):
I've never been in love before
Now all at once it’s you
It’s you forever more
I've never been in love before
I thought my heart was safe
I thought I knew the score
But this is wine
That's all too strange and strong
I’m full of foolish song
And out my song must pour
So please forgive this helpless haze I'm in
I’ve really never been in love before...
Sarah (Barbara):
I've never been in love before
Now all at once it’s you
It’s you forever more
I've never been in love before
I thought my heart was safe
I thought I knew the score
But this is wine
That's all too strange and strong
I’m full of foolish song
And out my song must pour

Sky / Sarah:
So please forgive this helpless haze I'm in
I've really never been in love before
God on the drums and the Devil on the bass
(Katie Melua & Mike Batt)

Got God on the drums and the Devil on the bass
If you wanna dance you better find a space
Between the horns and the angel face
Is this the night you're gonna fall from grace
With God on the drums and the Devil on the bass
With God on the drums and the Devil on the bass

No one cares in this raging town,
They can build you up or drag you down
Nothing's wrong or right, black or white
They're all trying to start a fight between

God on the drums and the Devil on the bass
If you wanna dance you better find a space
Between the horns and the angel face
Is this the night you're gonna fall from grace
With God on the drums and the Devil on the bass
With God on the drums and the Devil on the bass

This constant beat that you cannot hear
‘cause it hasn't changed for a thousand years
And you can hear this song my friend
But it never began and it will never end,

With God on the drums and the Devil on the bass
If you wanna dance you better find a space
Between the horns and the angel face
Is this the night you're gonna fall from grace
With God on the drums and the Devil on the bass

Some people lie for a living
Some people stoop so low
Some make a thing of forgiving
Well they don't care ‘cause they don't know that

God’s on the drums and the Devil’s on the bass
If you wanna dance you better find a space
Between the horns and the angel face
Is this the night you're gonna fall from grace
With God on the drums and the Devil on the bass
With God on the drums and the Devil on the bass
And the Devil on the bass and the Devil on the bass

God rest you merry gentleman
(trad. carol)

God rest you merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay,
Our Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas day,
To save us all from Satan's pow'r
When we were gone astray;
Chorus:
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

From God our heavenly Father

A blessed angel came.
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same,
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name:
Repeat Chorus.

The shepherds at those tidings

Rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding,
In tempest, storm, and wind,
And went to Bethlehem straightway
This blessed babe to find:
Repeat Chorus.

But when to Bethlehem they came,

Whereat this infant lay
They found him in a manger,
Where oxen feed on hay;
His mother Mary kneeling,
Unto the Lord did pray:
Repeat Chorus.

Now to the Lord sing praises,

All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
All others doth deface:
Repeat Chorus.

Guys & Dolls / Luck, be a lady
(Frank Loesser)


Luck be a lady tonight
Luck be a lady tonight
Luck if you've ever been a lady to begin with
Luck be a lady tonight

Luck let a gentleman see
How nice a dame you can be
I know the way you've treated other guys you've been with
Luck be a lady with me

A lady doesn’t leave her escort
It isn't fair, it isn't nice
A lady doesn't wander all over the room
And blow on some other guys dice

So lets keep this party polite
Never get out of my sight
Stick with me baby, I'm the fellow that you came in with
Luck be a lady
Luck be a lady
Luck be a lady tonight

Luck let a gentleman see
How nice a dame you can be
I know the way you've treated other guys you've been with
Luck be a lady with me

A lady
wouldn't flirt with strangers
She'd have a heart, she'd have a soul
A lady wouldn't make little snake eyes at me
When I bet my life on this roll.

So lets keep this party polite
Never get out of my sight
Stick with me baby, I'm the fellow that you came in with
Luck be a lady
Luck be a lady
Luck be a lady tonight
- H -
Hang on Sloopy
(Bert Russell - Wes Farrell)

Hang on Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on,
Hang on Sloopy,
Sloopy, hang on.

Sloopy lives in a very bad part of town
And everybody here tries to put my Sloopy down.
Sloopy, I don't care what your daddy do
'Cause you know Sloopy-girl, I'm in love with you

And so I sing on:
Hang on, Sloopy,
Sloopy, hang on
Hang on, Sloopy,
Sloopy, hang on
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

Sloopy let your hair down, girl,
Let it hang down on me.
Sloopy let you hair down, girl,
Let it hang down on me.

Come on Sloopy, (come on, come on)
Come on Sloopy, (come on, come on)
Come on Sloopy, (come on, come on)
Come on Sloopy, (come on, come on)
Well it feels so good, (come on, come on)
You know it feels so good (come on, come on)
Well shake it, shake it, shake it, Sloopy,
(Come on, come on)
Well shake it, shake it, shake it, yeah,
(Come on, come on)

Hang on Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on,
Hang on Sloopy,
Sloopy, hang on.
Hang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on ...

Heartstrings
(Katie Melua & Mike Batt)

Is it a game, or is it a sham?
We don’t really care we don’t really give a damn
You’re like an angel playing with my heartstrings

For life or a day
For real or pretend
If I had my way, this feeling would never end
You’re like an angel playing with my heartstrings

You’re asking me not to leave you
And baby that makes me smile,
Let’s get a house with a sea view,
Forever, or just for a little while

We’ll drink some champagne
Or look at the stars
And do it again, ‘cos baby the world is ours
You’re like an angel playing with my heartstrings

Sometimes I think we’re only
On a daytrip to Disneyland
But remember that night you got lonely,
And asked my Daddy for my hand?

Having a bite, having a ball
Talking all night and dancing until we fall
You’re like an angel playing with my heartstrings.

You don’t call me for days,
Heaven forbid! The next thing you say
You want me to have your kids!
You’re like an angel playing with my heartstrings.
You’re like an angel playing with my heartstrings.

Here comes the night
(Bert Berns)

Refrain:
Woh, here it comes
Here comes the night, here comes the night

I could see right out my window, walkin' down the street, my girl with another guy
His arm around her like it used to be with me, oh it makes me want to die
Yeah, yeah, yeah

CHORUS:  Well, here it comes
Here comes the night, here comes the night, woh yeah

There they go, it's funny how they look so good together, wonder what is wrong with me
Why can't I accept the fact she's chosen him and simply let them be
Woh, woh, woh

[Refrain]

She's with him, he's turning down the lights and he's holding her the way I used to do
I can see her closing her eyes and telling him lies, exactly like she told me, too
Yeah yeah yeah

[Refrain]

.
Hark! The herald angels sing
(Mendelssohn - Charles Wesley)

Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King,
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconcile.
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With the angelic host proclaim,
'Christ is born in Bethlehem'
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.

   ( Christ, by highest heaven adored,
  
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
   Late in time behold him come,
   Offspring of a virgin's womb.
   Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
   Hail, the incarnate deity,
   Pleased as Man with to dwell,
   Jesus, our Emmanuel!
   Hark! the herald angels sing,
   Glory to the newborn King. )

Hail, the heaven-born Prince of peace!
Hail the Sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the suns of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.


Have yourself a merry little Christmas
(Hugh Martin - Ralph Blaine)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light,
From now on our troubles will be out of sight.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yuletide gay,
From now on your troubles will be miles away.

Here we are, as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us,
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years we all will be together,
If the fates allow.
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

(It ain't nothing but a) House party
(Del Sharah / Joseph Thomas Jr.)

They're dancin' on the ceilin'
They're dancing' on the floor
People everywhere dancin' through the door
They know there's a party goin' on
Do the dancin' romance all night long

Refrain:
I know it's cold outside
C'mon baby, I'll keep you satisfied
All you gotta do is move
Every time you feel that groove
It ain't nothing' but a party, ...
It ain't nothing' but a houseparty

C'mon baby, dig that crazy soul
I know you're gonna lose control
You can do the boogaloo
Anything that you want to

[2 x Refrain]

He moved through the fair
(Trad., arr: Mike Batt)

My young love said to me
your
mother won’t mind
And your father won’t light me for my lack of kind
And he stepped away from me and this he did say
It will not be long love ‘til our wedding day

He stepped away from me and he moved thro’ the fair
And fondly I watched him go here and go there
Then he went his way homeward with one star awake
As the swan in the evening moves over the lake

I dreamt it last night that my young love came in
So softly he entered his feet made no din
He came close beside me and this he did say
It will not be long love ‘til our wedding day

It will not be long love ‘til our wedding day

 
- I -
I can't let Maggie go
(Pete Dello)

She makes me laugh she makes me cry
With a twinkle  of her eye

Refrain:
She flies like a bird in the sky
She flies like a bird and I wish that she was mine
She flies like a bird, oh me, oh my, I see, I sigh
Now I know, I can't let Maggie go

We walk here and we walk there
People stop and people stare

Cause... [Refrain]

Cause ... [Refrain]

She makes me laugh she makes me cry
With a twinkle  of her eye

[Refrain]

I do believe in love
(Katie Melua)


They say we never landed on the moon
There's no wind there, they assume
I guess conspiracies are nothing new,
But I'm sure I've been there with you.

And I don't believe that in space
The only life is here on earth
How could we be the only race
That loves and hates 'til death from birth?

But I do believe in love,
Though I should never rely on love
Nothing else excites me,
But loving you.

Is it true a politician's heart
Can rust away and fall apart?
I guess it must be hard,
It must be hard,
To know what's good
and to know what's easy

You might think it's strange,
For all my wild ideas,
But I do not believe that change,
Can ever happen without tears.

But I do believe in love,
Though I should never rely on love
Nothing else excites me,
But loving you.

If you're right
(Andy Hill / Pete Sinfield)

Can't seem to feel your love
The way I think I felt your love before, oh no
You say it's me that's changed
You say I don't respect you anymore

And if you're right
It doesn't rain in England
If you're right
They don't drink wine in France
If you're right
Picasso played piano and Fred Astaire
Could never really dance

My eyes are close to tears
I can't believe I hear the words you say, oh no
You tell me there's no point
To make it work when we've lost yesterday, oh no

And if you're right,
Then love's a game for children
Just a game of seaside touch and run
And if you're right
Then Shakespeare wrote a long lost play
Called 'Romeo and something or someone'

Don't waste what's left of love
Or look for ways to close and bar the door,
There's no need
One time for memories
Just feel it like you know it felt before
And you'll see...

That if I'm right
It'll pour with rain in England
If I'm right they'll raise a glass in France
And if I'm right, you're wrong
And that's just fine by me,
'Cos that means that our love's
Still got a chance

I never fall
(Katie Melua / Luke Batt)

When you fall in love too careless and too fast
It may never last, it’s a freighting view
You’ll fall down with a bump

(Chorus)
I never fall
I always jump

There’s a certain risk
What can your heart stand?
Some things can be planned
But if you get to fly
Landing’s worth a thought

(Chorus)

One step at a time
The edge is getting nearer
Now that we’ve met
The world seems clearer

Before we know it’s now or never
So let’s jump together

If he takes your heart
Takes you out to hide
And you don’t question that

But if he lies to you
You’ll crush down with a thump

(Chorus)
(Chorus)
(Chorus)


In dulci jubilo
(trad. carol)

In dulci jubilo / Let us our homage shew; ... (?)
Our heart's joy recli- / neth in praesepio ... (?)
And like a bright star shineth, / Matris in gremio. ... (?)
Alpha es et O, / Alpha es et O.

O Jesu parvule! / I yearn for thee alway! [My heart is sore for thee] ... (?)
Hear me, I beseech / thee, O puer optime! ... (?)
My prayer let it reach thee, / O Princeps gloriae! ... (?)
Trahe me post te! / Trahe me post te!

O Patris caritas, / O Nati lenitas!
Deeply were we stained / Per nostra crimina;
But thou hast for us gained / Coelorum gaudia.
O that we were there! / O that we were there!

Ubi sunt gaudia, / If that they be not there?
There are angels singing / - Nova cantica,
There the bells are ringing / In Regis curia:
O that we were there, / O that we were there.


I’ll walk beside you
(
Alan Murray / Edward Lockton, arr: Mike Batt)

I’ll walk beside you through the world today
While dreams and songs and flowers bless your way
I’ll look into your eyes and hold your hand
I’ll walk beside you through the golden land

I’ll walk beside you through the world tonight
Beneath the starry skies ablaze with light
And in your heart loves tender words I’ll hide
I’ll walk beside you through the eventide

I’ll walk beside you through the passing years
Through days of cloud and sunshine joy and tears
And when the great call comes, the sunset gleams
I’ll walk beside you through the land of dreams

And when the great call comes, the sunset gleams
I’ll walk beside you through the land of dreams



I put a spell on you (2)
(Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Herbert Slotkin)

I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
You better stop the things you do
I ain't lyin'
No I ain't lyin'

You know I can't stand it
You're fooling around
I can't stand it
You are breaking me down
I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
You're mine

You know I can't standing it
You're fooling around
I can't standing it
You are breaking me down (down down)
I put a spell on you
Because you're mine

You hear me
I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
you better stop the things you do
I am not lying... No, I am not lying


I think it's going to rain today
(Randy Newman)

Broken windows and empty hallways
A pale dead moon in a sky streaked with grey
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today

Scarecrows dressed in the latest styles
With frozen smiles to chase love away
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today

Lonely, lonely
Tin can at my feet
Think I'll kick it down the street
That's the way to treat a friend

Bright before me the signs implore me
Help the needy and show them the way
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today


 
I couldn't believe
(Mike Batt / Anthony)
???

I cried for you
(Katie Melua)

You're beautiful so silently
It lies beneath a shade of blue
It struck me so violently
When I looked at you

But others pass, the never pause,
To feel that magic in your hand
To me you're like a wild rose
They never understand why

I cried for you
When the sky cried for you
And when you went
I became a hopeless drifter
But this life was not for you
Though I learned from you,
That beauty need only be a whisper

I'll cross the sea for a different world,
With your treasure, a secret for me to hold

In many years they may forget
This love of ours or that we met,
They may not know
how much you meant to me.

I cried for you
And the sky cried for you,
And when you went
I became a hopeless drifter.
But this life was not for you,
Though I learned from you,
That beauty need only be a whisper

Without you now I see,
How fragile the world can be
And I know you've gone away
But in my heart you'll always stay.

I cried for you
And the sky cried for you,
And when you went
I became a hopeless drifter.
But this life was not for you,
Though I learned from you,
That beauty need only be a whisper
That beauty need only be a whisper


I feel free
(Jack Bruce / Pete Brown [Cream] - Mike Batt)

I feel free, ...

Dear when I dance with you
We move like the sea
You, you're all I want to know
I feel free, I feel free, I feel free

I can walk down the street there's no one there 
Though the pavement is one huge crowd
I can drive down the road my eyes don't see 
Though my mind wants to cry out loud

Dance floor is like the sea
The ceiling is the sky
You're the sun, and as you shine on me
I feel free, I feel free, I feel free

I can walk down the street there's no one there
Though the pavement is one huge crowd
I can drive down the road my eyes can't see
Though my mind wants to cry out loud
Yes my mind wants to cry out loud

Dance floor is like the sea
The ceiling is the sky
You're the sun, and as you shine on me
I feel free, I feel free, I feel free

I feel free, ...


I hear you calling me

(
Charles Marshall / Harold Harford, arr: Mike Batt)

I hear you calling me
You called me when the moon had veiled her light
Before I went from you into the night
I came do you remember back to you
For one last kiss beneath the kind star’s light

I hear you calling me
And oh the ringing gladness of your voice
The words that made my longing heart rejoice
You spoke, do you remember and my heart
Still hears the distant music of your voice

I hear you calling me
Though years have stretched their weary length between
And on your grave the mossy grass is green
I stand do you behold me listening here
Hearing your voice through all the years between

I hear you calling me

In my secret life
(Leonard Cohen & Sharon Robinson)

I saw you this morning,
You were moving so fast.
Can’t seem to loosen my grip,
On the past.
And I miss you so much,
There’s no one in sight.
And we’re still making love,
In my secret life.

I smile when I’m angry.
I cheat and I lie.
I do what I have to do,
To get by.
But I know what is wrong,
And I know what is right.
And I’d die for the truth,
In my secret life.

Hold on, hold on, my brother,
My sister, hold on tight.
I finally got my orders,
I’ll be marching through the morning,
Marching through the night,
Moving 'cross the borders,
Of my secret life.

Looked through the paper,
Makes you want to cry.
Nobody cares if the people,
Live or die.
And the dealer wants you thinking,
That it’s either black or white.
Thank God it’s not that simple,
In my secret life.

I bite my lip.
I buy what I’m told.
From the latest hit,
To the wisdom of old.
But I’m always alone,
And my heart is like ice.
And it’s crowded and cold,
In my secret life.

In my secret life.
In my secret life.
In my secret life.

In haven
(Edward Elgar / Alice Elgar, In haven (Capri); Allegretto, from “Sea pictures“ op. 37, 1899)

Closely let me hold thy hand,
Storms are sweeping sea and love; alone will stand
Love alone will stand.

Closely cling, for waves beat fast,
Foam-flakes cloud the hurrying blast; Love alone will last.

Kiss my lips and softly say;
“Joy, sea-swept, may fade today; Love alone will stay“

I put a spell on you (1)
(
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Herbert Slotkin)

I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
You've got to stop the things that you do
I ain't lying, I ain't lying
I just can't stand it babe
The way you're always running round
I just can't stand it
The way you always put me down
I put a spell on you
Because you're mine

[Repeat verse 1]

I just can't stand it
The way you're always running round
I just can't stand it babe
The way you always try put me down
I put a spell on you
Because you're mine

I put a spell on you
Because you're mine

I put a spell on you
Because you're mine

 
- J -
Joan of Ark & Jack The Lad
(
Katie Melua)

We tried to change the world quite rightly
Maybe we changed it ever so slightly
I don’t know
Baby did we

Now I’ve forgotten how to kiss you
But I know that in the night I still miss you
And all the love we had

When I was Joan of Arc
And you were Jack the Lad

Though we put on airs and graces
We were kids with dirty faces on the road
Hidden somewhere

Being poor but feeling richer
And the earth stood still as I took a picture
Of all the love we had

When I was Joan of Arc
And you were Jack the Lad

And like all the things we knew it wouldn’t last
By my mind is holding memories
cause we spend the time too fast
Then the feeling kind of shifty
And in time we both just drifting different ways, different stories

Different roads we both had wandered
But I know I’ll never say
That we spand it
All the love we had

When I was Joan of Arc
And you were Jack the Lad

When I was Joan of Arc
And you were Jack the Lad
Just like heaven
(Simon Gallup / Robert Smith

Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream he said
The one that makes me laugh he said
And threw his arms around my neck
Show me how you do it
And I promise you I promise that
I’ll run away with you
I’ll run away with you
Spinning on that dizzy edge
I kissed his face and kissed his head
And dreamed of all the different ways I had
To make him glow
Why are you so far away? he said
Why won’t you ever know that I’m in love with you
That I’m in love with you

You, soft and only
You,lost and lonely
You, strange as angels
Dancing in the deepest oceans
Twisting in the water
You’re just like a dream
You're just like a dream

Daylight licked me into shape
I must have been asleep for days
And moving lips to breathe his name
I opened up my eyes
And found myself alone alone
Alone above a raging sea
That stole the only boy I loved
And drowned him deep inside of me

You, soft and only
You, lost and lonely
You, just like heaven

You, soft and only
You, lost and lonely
You, just like heaven

Just one smile
(Randy Newman)

Can I cry a little bit
there's nobody to notice it
Can I cry if I want to
No one cares

Why can't I pretend
that you love me again?
All I had has been taken from me
now I'm cryin'
and tears don't become me

Chorus: Just one smile,
Pain's forgiven
Just one kiss, girl
Now the hurt's all gone
Just one smile to make my,
make my little life worth living
a little dream to build my world upon

How I wish
I could say
All the things that I've got to say
How I wish you
Could see what's here
In My heart
I don't ask for much
A look, a smile, a touch
Try to forget
Well, the Lord knows I'm tryin'
But it's so hard to forget girl,
when your whole world is dyin'

Chorus:
Yeah. Just one smile,
Pain's forgiven
Just one kiss, girl
Now the hurt's all gone
Just one smile to make my,
make my little life worth livin'
a little dream to build my world upon
(Solos)

Try to forget
Well, the Lord knows I'm tryin'
But it's so hard to forget girl,
when your whole world is dyin'

[Chorus]
 
- K -
Kozmic Blues
(Gabriel Mekler and Janis Joplin)

Time keeps movin' on,
Friends they turn away, no no no
But I keep on movin' on
But I never found out why
I keep pushing so hard the dream,
I keep tryin' to make it right
Through another lonely day.

Dawn has come at last,
Twenty-five years, honey just in one night, oh yeah.
Well, I'm twenty-five years older now
And I know it can't be right
So you'd better take it,
No, oh, no... I guess no
Ohhhh... just a girl.

Don't make no difference, baby,
And I know I could always try.
There's a fire inside of everyone of us,
I better hold it now,
I better need it, yeah,
I'm gonna use it till the day that I die.

Don't expect any answers, dear,
For I know that they don't come with age, no, no, no.
Well, I ain't never gonna love you any better, baby.
And I'm never never gonna love you right,
So you'd better take it right now, take it right now.

Oh! Don't make no difference, baby,
And I know you could always try.
There's a fire inside of everyone of us,
I better hold it now,
I better need it, yeah,
I'm gonna use it till the day that I die.

Don't make no difference, baby,
And it never ever ever will, will,
I'm gonna need a little bit of loving, baby,
I better hold it now,
I better need it, yeah,
I'm gonna use it till the day that I die.

Whoooo Whooo...

Don't make no difference, baby,
And it never ever ever will, will,
I'm gonna need a little bit of loving, baby,
I better hold it now,
I better need it, yeah,
I better use it till the day that I die.
 
- L -
Learnin' the Blues
(Dolores Vicki Silvers)

The tables are empty,
The dance floor deserted,
You play the same love song,
It¹s the tenth time you¹ve heard it.

That’s the beginning,
Just one of the clues,
You’ve had your first lesson,
In learnin’ the blues.

The cigarettes you light,
One after the other,
Won’t help you forget him,
When your losing your lover.

You’re only burning,
A torch you can’t lose,
But you’re on the right track,
For learnin’ the blues.

When you’re out in a crowd,
The blues will taunt you constantly,
When you’re out in a crowd,
The blues will haunt your memory.

The nights when you don’t sleep,
The whole night you’re cryin’,
But you can not forget him,
Soon you even stop tryin’,

You’ll walk the floor,
And wear out your shoes,
When you feel your heart break,
Your learnin’ the blues.

Les Miserables / Bring him home
(Alain Boublil - Claude-Michel Schönberg - Herbert Kretzmer)

God on high
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always been there

He is young
He's afraid
Let him rest
Heaven blessed.
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

He's like the son I might have known
If God had granted me a son.
The summers die
One by one
How soon they fly
On and on
And I am old
And will be gone.

Bring him peace
Bring him joy
He is young
He is only a boy.

You can take
You can give
Let him be
Let him live.
If I die, let me die
Let him live, bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home

Looking for clues
(Robert Palmer)

Its crazy but Im frightened by the sound of the telephone, oh yeah
Im worried that the caller might have awful news, oh my
Who knows these days where on earth the money goes, oh yeah
No doubt we could put it to a better use, oh my

You keep insisting that nobody showed you how to keep relationships, oh yeah
Your daddy made a real good try, oh my
You said you knew all along
We could work it out, oh yeah
Do you have to make a fuss everytime we fly
Oh Im looking for clues

I have to make an effort now I just to be serious, oh yeah
Nobodys gonna give you the benefit of the doubt, oh my
Everytime I pick a paper up its harder to believe the news, oh yeah
Im gonna have to shake it up and twist and shout, oh my

You cant do nothing that you dont put your mind to, oh yeah
I suspected all along you were a dream come true, oh my
Im never in the dark cause my heart keeps me well informed, oh yeah
Im convinced that theres a way of getting through to you
Ooh Im looking for clues

Its crazy but Im frightened by the sound of relationships, oh yeah
I swear we could put it to a better use, oh my
Do hurry baby youve forgotten how to catch a night groove, oh yeah
You told all the callers you were not amused oh Im looking for clues

You keep insisting that nobody showed you how to use a telephone, oh yeah
Nobodys gonna give you a second chance, oh my
I dont have to make an effort now to find out where the money goes, oh yeah
Do you have to make a fuss everytime we dance
Ooh Im looking for clues

Do ya do ya do ya do ya
Ooh Im looking for clues
Ooh Im looking for clues
Ooh Im looking for clues

Repeat

Love is a silent thief
(Katie Melua / Toby Jepson)

Love is a deep wound,
Love is a sharp knife
Love is a stranger
And love is a black light

Love makes you weary
Lovely to last right
Love should be locked up
Love is a parasite

I don’t wanna try and work it out
‘Cause it causes too much grief
It’s gonna tear you up and spit you out
Love is a silent thief

Love is a banquet
Of which we all feared
Hungry for me
There’s never enough to eat

Love causes blindness
Gives you a cold sweat
Love is a language
Without an alphabet

All I know is we can’t live without it
Falling over our feet
Slipping through our fingers as we try to catch
Love is a silent thief

Love is a dry mouth
Begging for water
But there’s only oil
It’s getting harder and harder

Love is a stopwatch
Broken and twisted
When it takes hold
It’s like you never existed

Here I go again for it, for it
That is my belief
My heart is open and I can’t defend it
Love is a silent thief
 
Les Miserables / Empty chairs at empty tables
(Alain Boublil - Claude-Michel Schönberg - Herbert Kretzmer)


MARIUS:
There's a grief that can't be spoken
There's a pain goes on and on
Empty chairs at empty tables
Now my friends are dead and gone.
Here they talked of revolution
Here it was they lit the flame
Here they sang about 'tomorrow'
And tomorrow never came.
From the table in the corner
They could see a world reborn
And they rose with voices ringing
I can hear them now
The very words that they had sung
Became their last communion
On the lonely barricade at dawn.
Oh, my friends, my friends, forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken
There's a pain goes on and on.
Phantom faces at the window
Phantom shadows on the floor
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.
Oh, my friends, my friends, don't ask me
What your sacrifice was for.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will sing no more.

Let's pretend
(Alain Boublil - Claude-Michel Schönberg - Richard Maltby Jnr.)

?

Liberate a Lolly
(lyrics by Mike Isaacson / music by Mike Batt)


This morning when you're out shopping
Pass the Midland Counties cooler without stopping,
And you’ll hear this muffled appeal:
Liberate a lolly from the Counties cooler today,
Free a frantic ice cream from a Counties cooler today.

Reprieve young Raspberry Ripple,
Aid Big Cake to make his break,
Restore Pop Sticks to the people,
Smooth Young Strawberry Jack’s escape.

Liberate a lolly from the Counties cooler today.

Get a choc ice out of chokie,
Claim Old Cornish from the clink,
Freeze while Frostie does a pokey
And canary does a slink,

Liberate a lolly from the Counties cooler today.

Elope with Little Valentine,
Release Rocket from the pen,
Spare this Dairy Bar from doing time,
Spring Toffee Nose and then….

Free a frantic ice cream from a Counties cooler today.

Help a Neopolitan see Naples smog before he dies,
And heed Jacool’s Girls’ crazy prison cries,
Save two mousses from the treadmill,
Give an orange bar the gate,
And bring Double Chocolate Whistle a pardon on a plate,

Tell a Cavalier it’s all over,
And claim Goldie’s back in clover,
Liberate a lolly,
Free a frantic ice cream from the Counties cooler today,
Yeah, The Midland Counties cooler today


Lilac wine
(
from the Broadway-Musical "Dance me a song" (1950) by James Alan Shelton)

I lost myself on a cool damp night
Gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree

I made wine from the lilac tree
I lost my heart in its recipe
It made me see what I want to see
And be what I want to be

When I think more than I ought to think
Do things I never should do
I drink much more that I ought to drink
Because it brings me back you...

Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love
Lilac wine,
- I feel unsteady, like my love
Listen to me ...
I cannot see clearly
Isn't that he
Coming to me nearly here?

Lilac wine is sweet and heady where's my love?
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, where's my love?
Listen to m
e...
Why is everything so hazy?
Isn't that he,
Or am I going crazy?
Lilac wine, I feel
I'm ready for my love...
Feel
I'm ready for my love

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

Picture yourself on a boat in a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she's gone

Lucy in the sky, Lucy in the sky,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers
That grow so incredibly high

Newspaper taxis appear on the shore
Waiting to take you away
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she's gone

Lucy in the sky, Lucy in the sky,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds

Picture yourself on a train by a station
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstile
The girl with kaleidoscope eyes

 
- M -
MacArthur Park
(
Jim Webb)

Spring was never waiting for us girl
It ran one step ahead
As we followed in the dance

Between the parted pages and the prest
In loves soft fevered ire
Like a striped pair of paints

MacArthur Park is melting through the dark
All sweet green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don’t think that I can take it
Cause it took so long to bake it
And I’ll never have that recipe again
Oh no...

I recall the yellow cotton dress
Foaming like a wave on the ground around your knees
The birds like tender babies in your hands
And the old men playing checkers by the trees

MacArthur Park is melting through the dark
All sweet green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don’t think that I can take it
Cause it took so long to bake it
And I’ll never have that recipe again
Oh no...

There will be another song for me
For I will sing it
There will be another dream for me
Someone will bring it

I will drink the wine while it is warm
And never let you catch me looking at the sun
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life...
You’ll still be the one

I will take my life into my hands
And I will use it
I will win the worship in their eyes
And I will loose it

I will have the things that I desire
And my passion flow like rivers to the sky,
And after all the loves of my life
Oh after all the loves of my life
I’ll be thinking of you
And wondering why...

MacArthur Park is melting through the dark
All sweet green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don’t think that I can take it
Cause it took so long to bake it
And I’ll never have that recipe again
Oh no... Oh no...

Mixed-up shook-up girl
(Willie de Ville)


Refrain:
She's a mixed up,shook up girl,
Got me so strung out.
I don't know what to do.
She's a mixed up, mixed up, shook up girl.

Candle lit, and my eyes are slits
Jumpin' now, paper clip.
Make a move,sail a ship,
Tap it in, tap it in, ruby lips.

[Refrain]

Take a breath, in the night.
Hurry over, she said,
But there was no one in sight.
Now break away, is in her eyes.
You know that little girl, she cut me deep,
Inside out.

[Refrain]

Hey, you, I remember
All the empty streets.
Fill me now.
And though you're gone away,
I know not forever.
Why don't you just come over here and tell me, baby
Is it over now?

[3x Refrain]

Mutiny on the Bounty / Tahiti
(Richard Crane - David Essex)
?


Moonshine
(Fran Healy)

Well my eyes are closed
But my heart's on fire
Because the clock is approaching
The midnight hour
I leave my window open
All the lights are out
And from the darkest night
Comes the lightest shout.

Moonshine,
Moonshine moon
The cow jumped over the moonshine moon
Moonshine,
Moonshine moon
I’ll love you tonight under the moonshine moon

Well as we walk through the streets
There’s no-one nowhere
And our nightgown’s trailing
And our feet are bare
I don’t know where we’re going
And I don’t care
Just as long as you’re here
And the moon’s up there.

Moonshine,
Moonshine moon
The cow jumped over the Moonshine moon
Moonshine,
Moonshine moon
I’ll love you tonight under the Moonshine moon

Now all the little boys and girls around the town
Dreaming through the darkness till the moon goes down
But me and my baby gonna be up all night
Dancing under the moonlight.

Moonshine,
Moonshine moon
I’ll love you tonight under the Moonshine moon
Moonshine,
Moonshine moon
The cow jumped over the Moonshine moon.

Moonshine,
Moonshine,
Moonshine,
Moon – moonshine moon.

 
Man of La Mancha / Man of La Mancha
(Mitch Leigh - Joe Darion)
?

Man of La Mancha / The impossible dream
(Mitch Leigh - Joe Darion)
?

Man of the world
(Peter Green)

Shall I tell you about my life?
They say I’m a man of the world
I’ve flown across every tide
And I’ve seen lots pretty girls

I’ve got everything I need
I wouldn’t ask for more
There’s no one I’d rather be
I sometimes wish that I’d never been born

I’m gonna need a perfect woman,
To make me feel like a good man should
I don’t say I’m a good man,
Oh, but I would be if I could

I could tell you about my life,
And keep you amused, I’m sure
About all the times I’ve cried,
And how I don’t want to be sad anymore
And how I wish I was a man of...

Memphis, Tennessee (Memphis)
(Chuck Berry)

Long Distance Information,
Give me Memphis, Tennessee.
Help me find the party,
Tryin' to get in touch with me.
She could not leave her number,
But I know who placed the call.
'Cause my uncle took the message,
And he wrote it on the wall.

Help me, Information,
Get in touch with my Marie.
She's the only one who'd phone me here,
From Memphis, Tennessee.
Her home is on the south side,
High up on a ridge.
Just a half a mile from,
The Mississippi Bridge.

[instrumental break]

Help me, Information,
More than that I cannot add,
Only that I miss her,
And all the fun we had.
But we were pulled apart,
Because her mom did not agree,
And tore apart our happy home,
In Memphis, Tennessee.

Last time I saw Marie,
She's wavin' me goodbye.
With hurry home drops on her cheek,
That trickled from her eye.
Marie is only six years old,
Information please,
Try to put me through to her,
In Memphis, Tennessee.


Mockingbird song
(Trad./arr. Mike Batt)

Hush now, Honey, here’s the word
My Baby’s gonna buy me a mockingbird
If that mockingbird don't sing
Baby’s gonna buy me a diamond ring
If that diamond ring don't shine
We’ll still have a real good time,
So I’m making it clear
Woah, woah.

To this man that I have found
I’m gonna sing the sweetest sound
And if that sweetest sound don’t rock
I’m gonna buy him a music box
And if that music box don’t play
I’m gonna stay with him anyway
So I’m making it clear
Woah, woah

When that man and I are wed
I’m gonna keep him warm in bed
And when my man’s no longer hot
I’m gonna bring him a vodka shot
And when that spirit’s made him strong
I’m gonna stay with him all night long
I’ll be holding on tightly
Woah, woah


Mother Machree
(
Ernest R. Ball /
Chauncey Olcott / Rida Johnson Young, arr: Mike Batt)

There’s a spot in my heart which no colleen may own
There’s a depth in my soul never sounded or known
There’s a place in my memory my life that you fill
No other can take it no one ever will

Refrain:
Sure I love the dear silver that shines in your hair
And the brow that’s all furrowed and wrinkled with care
I kiss the dear fingers so toil worn for me
Oh god bless you and keep you Mother Machree

Every sorrow or care in the dear days gone by
Was made bright by the light of the smile in your eye
Like a candle that’s set in a window at night
Your fond love has cheered me and guided me right

[Refrain]

Moon River
(M: Henry Mancini; W: Johnny Mercer)

Moon River, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you're going I'm going your way.
Two drifters off to see the world.
There's such a lot of world to see.
We're after the same rainbow's end--
waiting 'round the bend,
my huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me.

© Dieter Friedl, September 26, 2013 / Impressum