Mike Batt Lyrics
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The Hunting of the Snark (English) // Die Jagd nach dem Snark (German) // Zero Zero
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Steeleye Span 'All around my hat' & 'Rocket Cottage'

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Na na hey hey kiss him goodbye (Gary DeCarlo(=Garrett Scott) - Dale Frasheur - Paul Leka) composed in 1961 as 'Kiss him goodbye', Steam, 1969
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Batt tracks #10-1970
New York Mining Desaster 1941 (Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?) (Barry & Robin Gibb) Bee Gees 'First', July 1967
        Barry Gibb (Barry Alan Crompton Gibb), * 1.9.1946, Douglas (Isle of Man) / Robin Gibb (Robin Hugh Gibb), * 22.12.1949, Douglas (Isle of Man)
        Maurice Gibb (Maurice Ernest Gibb), * 22.12.1949, Douglas (Isle of Man) - † 12.1.2003, Miami (Florida)
        - David Essex / Cover shot #12-1993
Nights in white satin (Justin Hayward) The Moody Blues 'Days of future passed', 1967
        Justin Hayward, * 14.10.1946, Swindon (England)
        - Philharmania Vol. 1 / Justin Hayward #9-1998
Nobody knows You when You're down and out (Jimmy Cox) - Katie Melua / Secret Symphony #7-2012
No face, no name, no number (Steve Winwood - Jim Capaldi) Traffic, 1968
        Steve Winwood, * May 12, 1948 in Great Barr (Birmingham, England) / Jim Capaldi (Nicola James Capaldi), * 2.8.1944, Evesham (Worcestershire) - † 28.1.2005, London
        - Philharmania Vol. 1 / Paul Carrack #3-1998
Not fade away (Charles Hardin & Norman Petty) Buddy Holly with The Crickets, May 1957, The Rolling Stones, 1964
        Charles Hardin (Charles Hardin Holley a.k.a. Buddy Holly), * 7.9.1936, Lubbock (TX) - † 3.2.1959, Mason City, Iowa
        Norman Petty, * 25.5.1927, Clovis (NM) - † 15.8.1984, Lubbock (TX)
        - Philharmania Vol. 1 / Status Quo #13-1998
Nuclear reaction (Bill Wyman)
        Bill Wyman, * 24.10.1936, London
        - The Chagall suite #8-1990

O del mio dolce ardor (music by Christoph Willibald Gluck, lyrics by Raniero de Calzabigi, from the opera "Paride ed Elena", 1770)
        Christoph Willibald Gluck, *4. 7. 1714, Erasbach (Weidenwang, Oberpfalz, Germany) - † 18. 11. 1787, Vienna
        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 #11-2005
Oliver! / Consider yourself (Lionel Bart) premiere at the New Theatre, June 30 1960
        Lionel Bart (Lionel Begleiter), * 1.8.1930, London - † 3.4.1999, London
        - Gary Wilmot / The album #11-1995
Oliver! / Where is love? (Lionel Bart)
          - Gary Wilmot / The album #10-1995
Oliver! / Who will buy? (Lionel Bart)
          - Gary Wilmot & Barbara Dickson / The album #12-1995
On the road again (Floyd Jones/Alan Wilson) - Canned Heat, Boogie with Canned Heat #3-1968
          Floyd Jones, * 21.7.1917, Marianna (Arkansas) - † 19.12.1989, Chicago / Alan Wilson (Al "Blind Owl" Wilson), * 7.4.1943, Boston - † 3.9.1970, Topanga Canyon (CA)
          - Katie Melua / "Call off the search" - Tour 2004 - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005 & Katie Melua / Piece by piece - 2005 &
          Piece by piece "Special edition album" CD&DVD - 2006
Out of time (
Mick Jagger - Keith Richards) The Rolling Stones, 'Aftermath', April 1966
          Mick Jagger (Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger), * 26.7.1943, Dartford (Kent, England) / Keith Richards, * 18.12.1943, Dartford (Kent, England)
          - David Essex / Cover shot #6-1993
Owner of a lonely heart (
Trevor Charles Rabin - Jon Anderson - Chris Squire - Trevor Charles Horn) Yes '90125', 1983
          Trevor Rabin (Trevor Charles Rabin), * 13.1.1954, Johannesburg (South Africa) / Jon Anderson (John Roy Anderson), * 25.10.1944, Lancashire (England)
          Chris Squire (Christopher Russell Edward Squire), * 4.3.1948, Wembley (London, England) / Trevor Charles Horn, * 15.07.1949, Newcastle/Pelton Co. (Durham, England)
          - Philharmania Vol. 1 / Colin Blunstone #11-1998
Paint it black (Mick Jagger - Keith Richards) The Rolling Stones, 'Aftermath', April 1966
          - David Essex / Cover shot #5-1993 & Philharmania Vol. 1 / Marc Almond #5-1998
Panis Angelicus (César Franck, 1872 - arr: Mike Batt)
        
 César Franck, * 10.12.1822, Liège - † 8.11.1890, Paris
          
- Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #13-1993
Perfect circle (Katie Melua & Molly McQueen)
          - Katie Melua / Pictures #8/2007
Piece by piece (Katie Melua)
          - Katie Melua / Piece by piece - 2005 & Piece by piece "Special edition album" CD&DVD - 2006
Pomp and circumstance march No1 (Edward Elgar, 1901)
          Sir Edward (William) Elgar, * 2. 6. 1857, Broadheath (Worcester) - † 23. 2. 1934, Worcester
          - Mike Batt with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / The planets #1-2000
Porgy & Bess / It ain't necesserarily so (George & Ira Gershwin, 1934)
          George Gershwin (Jacob Gershowitz), * 26.9.1898, Brooklyn (New York City) - † 11.7.1937 /
          Ira Gershwin (Israel Gershowitz), * 6.12.1896, New York City - † 17.8.1983, Beverly Hills
          - Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #16-1989
Porgy & Bess / Summertime (George Gershwin - DuBose Heyward, 1934)
          (Edwin) DuBose Heyward, * 31.8.1885, Charleston, SC - † 16.6.1940, Tryon, NC
          - Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #15-1989
Por que brillan tus ojos (M: Mike Batt (Bright eyes) / T: Javier Garay)

Rhapsody in Blue (George Gershwin, Aeolian Hall, New York, 12.2.1924)
          - Peter Weekers / Rhapsodies #2-1991
Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini (Niccolò Paganini)
          Niccolò Paganini, * 27.10.1782, Genua - † 27.5.1840, Nizza
          - Peter Weekers / Rhapsodies #3-1991
Rhapsody on a theme from Chess (Benny Andersson - Björn Ulvaeus - Don Black, 1984)
          (Göran Bror) Benny Andersson, * 16.12.1946, Stockholm / Björn (Kristian) Ulvaeus, * 25.4.1945, Göteborg / Don Black, * 21.6.1938
          - Peter Weekers / Rhapsodies #4-1991
Rodrigo (adapted from 'En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor', part 2 - "Adagio", Concierto de Aranjuez, 1940, by Joaquín Rodrigo)
          Joaquín Rodrigo, * 22. 11. 1901 (St Cecilia's Day), Sagunto (province of Valencia on the Mediterranean coast of Spain) -
6. 7. 1999, Madrid
          - The Planets / Classical Graffiti #1-2002

Romeo and Juliet /
A time for us (Love theme from Romeo and Juliet, by Nino Rota / Eddie Snyder & Larry Kusik, 1968)

        Nino Rota, * 3.12.1911, Milan (Italy) – † 10.4.1979, Rome (Italy)
          - Finbar Wright / Whatever you believe #10-1992 & Finbar Wright / The Collection -1994


*      Santa Lucia (Trad.)
        - Finbar Wright / Whatever you believe #5-1992 & Finbar Wright / The Collection -1994
Say hello (to your pretty friend) (Paul Shuttleworth)
        - Paul Shuttleworth (Kursaal Flyers) // Mixed Up Shook Up Girl: the Solo Sessions 1977-1980 - #4/2006
Scarborough fair (Trad. / arr. Art Garfunkel - Paul Simon) Simon & Garfunkel 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme', Oct.1966
        Art Garfunkel (Arthur Ira Garfunkel), * 5.11.1941, Forest Hills (New York, USA)
        Paul Simon, * 13.10.1941, Newark, New Jersey
        - Justin Hayward / Classic Blue #8-1989
September song (Music by Kurt Weill, Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, from the musical "Knickerbocker holiday", 1938)
        - Robert Meadmore / After a dream #6-2005
        Kurt Weill *2. 3. 1900 Dessau (Germany) - † 3. 4. 1950 New York / Maxwell Anderson *15. 12. 1888 Atlantic, Pennsylvania - † 28. 2. 1959 Stamford, Connecticut)
        a musical play in two acts, suggested by "Father Knickerbocker's History" by Washington Irving, premiere: Ethyl Barrymore Theatre, New York, 19 October 1938

She moved thro’ the fair (Trad., arr: Mike Batt)
        - Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #12-1993
Shirt of a ghost (Katie Melua)
        - Katie Melua / Call off the search (mCD Version 1) #2/2004 - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005
Shiver and shake (Katie Melua / Luke Batt)
        Katie Melua / Ketevan #4-2013
Silent night (Josef Mohr - Franz Gruber) 1816/24.12.1818
        Joseph Franz Mohr, * 11.12.1792, Salzburg - † 4.12.1848, Wagrain
        Franz Xaver Gruber, * 25.11.1787, Unterweizbach (Gemeinde Hochburg-Ach, Oberösterreich) - † 7.6.1863, Hallein
        - Save the Children #1.17-1988

Simple song (Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, from the Musical "Mass", 1971)
        Leonard Bernstein, * 25. 8. 1918, Lawrence/Mass. - † 14. 10. 1990, New York /
Stephen Schwartz, * 6.3.1948 New York City
        - Robert Meadmore / After a dream #12-2005
Softly as I leave you (Antonio de Vita / Giorgio Calabrese, 1960 / Hal Shaper, 1962) in Italy released as 'Piano',
        performed by Mina (Anna Mina Mazzini, *1931) on her 1st EP "Tintarella La Luna", 1960
        English words  (Nov.1961) by Hal Shaper, * 10.7.1931 - † 8.1.2004, in England released as 'Softly as I leave you', performed by Matt Monro, 1962
        Matt Monro (born as Terry Parsons), * 1.12.1930, London (England) - † 7.2.1985, Ealing, London (England)
        - Finbar Wright / Whatever you believe #4-1992 & Finbar Wright / The Collection -1994
Something (George Harrison) The Beatles 'Abbey Road', 1969
        George Harrison, * 25.2.1943, Liverpool - † 29.11.2001, Los Angeles (cancer)
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Batt Tracks #3-1970 & MikeBattOrchestra / Portrait of Mike Batt #1-1974
Soldier, Soldier / Cry me a river (Arthur Hamilton, from the movie 'The girl can't help it') Julie London, 1955
        - Denise Welch / You don't have to say you love me #2-1995
Soldier, Soldier / The king's own (Theme from 'Soldier, Soldier' by Jim Parker, 1991)
        Jim Parker, * 1934, Hartlepool, England, UK
        - Denise Welch / You don't have to say you love me #3-1995
Soldier, Soldier / You don't have to say you love me (*Pino Donaggio / *Vito Pallavionini / Simon Napier-Bell** / Vicki Wickham**)
        *    in Italy released as 'Io che non vivre' (Pino Donaggio / Vito Pallavionini) / Pino Donaggio, * 24.11.1941, Burano (Veneto, Italy)
        ** 1966 in the UK released as 'You don't have to say you love me' perf. by Dusty Springfield
        ** English words by Simon Napier-Bell, * 22.4.1939, Ealing Common, London / and by Vicki Wickham, * 1942, England
        - Denise Welch / You don't have to say you love me #1+4-1995
South of the border (Jimmy Kennedy / Michael Carr) from the movie 'South of the border' (aka 'South of Texas'), 1939 - Frank Sinatra, 1953
        Jimmy Kennedy (James B. Kennedy), * 1902, Omagh, County Tyrone - † 1984, Northern Ireland / Michael Carr (Michael Cohen), * 1904 - † 15.9.1968
        - Finbar Wright / Whatever you believe #2-1992 & Finbar Wright / The Collection -1994
South Pacific / Bali h'ai (Richard Rodgers - Oscar Hammerstein II)
        musical play in 2 acts by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan adapted from 'Tales of the South Pacific' by James Michener. Majestic Theatre, New York, 7.4.1949
        Richard Rodgers, * 28.6.1902, Long Island, New York † 30.12.1979, New York / Oscar Hammerstein II, 12.7.1985 New York City - † 23.8.1960 Doylestown (Pennsylvania)

        - Gary Wilmot / The album #7-1995
South Pacific / Some enchanted evening (Richard Rodgers - Oscar Hammerstein II)
        - Gary Wilmot / The album #11-1995
South Pacific / This nearly was mine (Richard Rodgers - Oscar Hammerstein II)
        - Gary Wilmot / The album #12-1995
South Pacific / Younger than springtime (Richard Rodgers - Oscar Hammerstein II)
        - Gary Wilmot / The album #6-1995
Spaceman (Jas Mann) Babylon Zoo, 1996 -
        Katie Melua / "Piece by piece" Tour 2006 & Piece by piece "Special edition album" DVD - 2006

Speak softly love (Love them from 'The Godfather' (aka 'Mario Puzo's The Godfather') by Nino Rota / Larry Kusik, 1972)
        - Finbar Wright / Whatever you believe #12-1992 & Finbar Wright / The Collection -1994
Spellbound (Katie Melua) - Katie Melua / Pictures #5/2007
Spider's web (Katie Melua)
- Katie Melua / "Call off the search" - Tour 2004 - On the road again DVD-2005 - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005 &
       
Katie Melua / Piece by piece - 2005 & Katie Melua / Spider's web (mCD) #1&2&4/2006 & Piece by piece "Special edition album" CD&DVD - 2006
Stairway to heaven (Jim Page - Robert Plant) Led Zeppelin, first played live at Belfast's Ulster Hall, 5.3.1971
        James Patrick Page OBE (Jimmy Page), * 9.1.1944, Heston, Middlesex, England / Robert Anthony Plant, * 20.8.1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
        - Justin Hayward / Classic Blue #13-1989
Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael & Mitchell Parish, 1927)
        Hoagland Howard Carmichael, * 22.11.1899, Bloomington (Indiana) - † 27.12.1981, Rancho Mirage (California)
        Mitchell Parish, * 10.7.1900, Shreveport (Louisiana) - † 31.3.1993, New York City
        - Katie Melua / Nine million bycicles (mCD) #3/2005
Stranger in paradise (Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin (Polovtsian Dances from the opera 'Prince Igor', 1888) / Richard Wright / George Forrest, from the musical "Kismet", 1953)
        Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin (Polovstsian Dances), *12. 11. 1833, St. Petersburg (Russia) - † 27. 2. 1887, St. Petersburg (Russia)
        Richard Wright *4. 9. 1908 Mississippi - † 28. 11. 1961, Paris /
George "Chet" Forrest *31. 7. 1915 Brooklyn/New York - † 10. 10. 1999 Miami
        - Robert Meadmore / After a dream #8-2005
Suddenly (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) Bee Gees 'Odessa', 1968
        - Your mother should know #B-1969
Summer in the city (
John Sebastian - Mark Sebastian - Steve Boone) Lovin' Spoonful 'Daydream', May 1966
        John Sebastian, * 17.3.1944 / Mark Sebastian (brother of John Sebastian) / Steve Boone, * 23.9.1943, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, U.S.
        - David Essex / Cover shot #1-1993
Sunset Boulevard / Sunset Boulevard (Andrew Lloyd Webber - Don Black - Christopher Hampton) London, 1993
        Andrew Lloyd Webber (since 1997 Baron Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton), * 22.3.1948, London / Don Black, * 21.6.1938 / Christopher Hampton, * 26.1.1946, Azores
        - Gary Wilmot / The album #16-1995
Sunset Boulevard / The perfect year (Andrew Lloyd Webber - Don Black - Christopher Hampton)
        - Gary Wilmot / The album #15-1995

Take-away love (Paul Shuttleworth)
        - Paul Shuttleworth (Kursaal Flyers) // Mixed Up Shook Up Girl: the Solo Sessions 1977-1980 - #2/2006

That same old feeling (T. Macauley - J. Macleod) Pickettywitch, Feb. 1970
        -
MikeBattOrchestra / Batt Tracks #8-1970
The Alamo / The green leaves of summer (Dimitri Tiomkin / Paul Francis Webster) Brothers Four, 1960
        Dimitri Zinovich Tiomkin, * 10.5.1894, Kremenchuk, Ukraine - † 11.11.1979, London, England
        Paul Francis Webster, * 20.12.1907, New York City - † 18.3.1984, Beverly Hills, California
        - Finbar Wright / Whatever you believe #6-1992 & Finbar Wright / The Collection -1994
The boys of summer (
Don Henley - Mike Campbell) Don Henley, 1985
        Don Henley, *22.7.1947, Gilmer, TX / Michael (Mike Campbell), *1.2.1950, Panama City, Florida
        - Philharmania Vol. 1 / Roger Daltrey #7-1998
The cool jerk (
Donald Storball) - The Capitols, 1966
        - Nick Berry / Nick Berry #10-1986
The cry of the lone wolf (Katie Melua & Mike Batt) - Katie Melua / Secret Symphony #8-2012
The first cut is the deepest (Cat Stevens) Cat Stevens, May 1967
        -
David Essex / Cover shot #8-1993
The first nowell / Hark! the herald angels sing (trad. carol) /
(Felix Mendelssohn - Charles Wesley) first presented Christmas Day, 1855
        lyrics (Hark how all the welkin rings) by Charles Wesley, 1739; music by Felix Mendelssohn ("Gott ist Licht" / "God is Light"), 1840
        Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, * 3.2.1809, Hamburg - † 4.11.1847, Leipzig / Charles Wesley, * 1707 - † 1788, London
        - Save the Children #1.16-1988
The Kerry dances (Miss Margaret Casson / James Lynam Molloy, arr: Mike Batt) 1790/1879
        "The Kerry dance" was composed as a song, published in 1879 and usually attributed to James L. Molloy
        The opening eight bars are virtually identical to "The Cuckoo," written and composed by Miss Margaret Casson, published in London about 1790;
        Molloy added the music of the middle part and new words; James Lynam Molloy, * 1837, Tullamore - † 4.2.1909
        - Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #14-1993
The letter (Wayne Carson Thompson) The Box Tops, 1967
        Wayne Carson Thompson (a.k.a. Wayne Carson or Wayne Thompson), *Denver, CO
        - David Essex / Cover shot #9-1993
The l
ovecats
(Robert James Smith) - The Cure, 1983
        Robert James Smith, * 21.4.1959, Blackpool (Lancashire, England)
        - Katie Melua / "Call off the search" - Tour 2004 - Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005
The love I'm frightened of (Luke Batt)
        Katie Melua / Ketevan #5-2013

The minstrel boy (Ancient Irish Air 'The Moreen' / Thomas Moore, 1813, arr: Mike Batt)
        Thomas Moore, * 28.5.1779, Dublin - † 25.2.1852
        - Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #7-1993
The old turf fire (Trad., arr: Mike Batt)
        - Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #3-1993
The phantom of the opera / Music of the night (Andrew Lloyd Webber - Charles Hart - Richard Stilgoe) premiere at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, 1984
        Andrew Lloyd Webber (since 1997 Baron Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton), * 22.3.1948, London
        Charles Hart, * 3.6.1961, London / Richard Stilgoe, * 28.3.1943, Surrey

        - Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #8-1989
The phantom of the opera / Overture (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
        - The Phantom Of The Opera #B-1986
The phantom of the opera / The phantom of the opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber - Charles Hart - Richard Stilgoe - Mike Batt)
        - Roger Williams / The phantom of the opera - 1980 & Sarah Brightman & Steve Harley / The Phantom Of The Opera #A-1986 & David Essex / Showstoppers - 1995
The phantom of the opera / The phantom of the opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber - Charles Hart - Richard Stilgoe - Mike Batt)
        - Colm Wilkinson (& Claire Moore) / Stage heroes #7-1989
The planets /  (Gustav Holst, suite for large orchestra, Op. 32, 1914-16)
        Gustav Holst, *Gustavus Theodore von Holst, * 21.9.1874, Cheltenham – † 25.5.1934, London
        Mars - Venus - Mercury - Jupiter
        - The Magical Music Box / Journey to the stars #3-6 -1994
        Mars - Venus - Mercury - Jupiter - Saturn - Uranus - Neptune
        - Mike Batt with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / The planets #2-8 -2000
The power of love (
Huey Lewis - Christopher John Hayes - John Victor Colla) Huey Lewis & The News, 1985
        Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III), * 5.7.1950, New York City / Christopher John Hayes, * 24.11.1957, Sacramento, California
        John Victor Colla, * 2.7.1952, Sacramento, California
        - Philharmania Vol. 1 / Huey Lewis #10-1998
The singer not the song (Mick Jagger / Keith Richards) recorded 6.&7.9.1965, released as B side single Oct '65
        - Pan's People - You can really rock and roll me #B-1974
The sound of silence (Paul Simon) released on 'Sounds of silence', January 17, 1966 -
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Portrait of Mike Batt #3-1974
The star of the County Down (Trad., arr: Mike Batt)
        - Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #5-1993
*      The Student Prince / Serenade (Sigmund Romberg ('Alt Heidelberg') - Dorothy Donnelly) premiere at Jolson's 59th Street Theatre on Broadway, 2.12.1924
        Sigmund Romberg, * 29.7.1887, Nagykanizsa (Hungary) – † 9.11.1951, Hartsdale, New York / Dorothy Donnelly, * 28.1.1880, New York, NY, USA - † 3.1.1928, New York, NY, USA
        - Finbar Wright / Whatever you believe #11-1992 & Finbar Wright / The Collection -1994
The tracks of my tears (William «Smokey» Robinson - Marv Tarplin - Pete Moore) The Miracles, 1965
        William «Smokey» Robinson, * 19.2.1940, Detroit, Michigan / Marv Tarplin, * 31.6.1941, Atlanta / Warren "Pete" Moore, * 19.11.1935, Detroit, Michigan
        - Justin Hayward / Classic Blue #1-1989
The wizard of Oz / If I only had a brain (Harold Arlen - Edgar "Yip" Harburg) from the soundtrack of the 1939 movie
        Edgar "Yip" Harburg (born as Isidore Hochberg), * 8.4.1896, Lower East Side, New York - † 5.3.1981, Los Angeles / 'Yip' comes from 'Yipsel' and means squirrel in Yiddish
        Harold Arlen (born as Hyman Arluck), * 15.2.1905, Buffalo, New York - † 23.4.1986, New York City
        - Gary Wilmot / The album #5-1995

The wizard of Oz / Introduction/segue - Over the rainbow (Harold Arlen - Edgar "Yip" Harburg)
        -
Gary Wilmot / The album #4-1995
The wizard of Oz / We're off to see the wizard (Harold Arlen - Edgar "Yip" Harburg)
        - Gary Wilmot / The album #3-1995

Theme
from "The Magnificent Seven"* (Elmer Bernstein, 1960)
* German: "Die glorreichen Sieben"
        Elmer Bernstein, * 4.4.1922, New York City - † 18.8.2004, Ojai, California
       
- The Planets / Dec 2002
This year's love (David Gray) - from "White ladder" by David Gray, 1999
        - Katie Melua / If You Were A Sailboat #4-2007
Time after time
(Cindy Lauper – R. Hyman) Cyndi Lauper, 'She's so unusual', 1983
        Cyndi Lauper, * 22.6.1953, New York City
        - David Essex / Cover shot #3-1993
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1703-1707) BWV 538 & BWV 565
        Johann Sebastian Bach, * 21.3.1685, Eisenach - † 28.7.1750, Leipzig
        - Vanessa Mae / The violin player #1-1995 & Vanessa Mae / Red hot (single edit) #3-1995
Too many people (Paul McCartney) - Paul McCartney - Ram #1-1971
        - Farnborough Firework Factory - Sg #A-1972
Too much love will kill you (Brian May / Frank Musker / Elizabeth Lamers)
        Brian (Hartold) May, * 19. Juli 1947 in Hampton, Middlesex, Great Britain
        - Katie Melua  & "Queen" at the concert for Nelson Mandela's 46664 Charity
Toy collection (Katie Melua; from the film 'Faintheart')
        - Katie Melua / The Katie Melua Collection (CD) #16-2008
Träume sterben nie (M: Mike Batt (Lady of the dawn) / German lyrics: Michael Kunze)
        - Bernd Thomas / Träume sterben nie #A-1979
Trick of the night (Peter Weekers / Mike Batt / Andy Hill)
        - Flairck / Sleight of hand #4-1986 (voc. Maggie Reilly)
Trottin’ to the fair (Trad. / Alfred Perceval Graves, arr: Mike Batt)
        Alfred Perceval Graves, * 22.7.1846, Dublin - † 27.12.1931
       
- Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #1-1993
Turn to tell (Justin Sandercoe, Nov. 2002) -
        - Katie Melua / Call off the search (mCD Version 2) #2/2004

Under the cherry moon (Prince Rogers Nelson aka Prince & John L. Nelson) - Prince 'Parade', March 31 1986
       
- Katie Melua / Pictures (iTunes Bonus Track) #13/2007

Valencia (music by Jose Padilla, lyrics by Lucien Boyer, 1925 / Emillienne Boyer / Jacques Charles / Dick Charles)
        Jose Padilla * 28.5.1889, Almeria, Spain - † 25.10.1960, Madrid / Lucien Boyer, * 1876, France Gironde, Leognan - † 1942, Paris
        - Finbar Wright / Whatever you believe #3-1992 & Finbar Wright / The Collection -1994
Venus (Robbie van Leeuwen) Shocking Blue, 1969
        Robbie van Leeuwen, * 29.10.1944
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Batt Tracks #4-1970
Vienna (
Midge Ure / Billy Currie / Christopher Allen / Warren Cann) Ultravox, 1981
        Midge Ure (born James Ure), 10.10.1953, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland / Billy Currie (born William Lee Curry), * 1.4.1950, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
        Chris Cross, (born Christopher Allen), * 14.7.1952, London, England / Warren Cann, * 20.5.1952, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
        -
Philharmania Vol. 1 / Midge Ure #14-1998
Vincent (Don McLean) Don McLean 'American pie', 1971
        Don McLean, * 2.10.1945, New Rochelle, NY
        - Justin Hayward / Classic Blue #4-1989
Walk Lightly On This World (Katie Melua) from OST Jane's Journey (2010)
Wand'rin' star (Frederick Loewe - Alan Jay Lerner) from the Broadway musical 'Paint your wagon', 1951
        Frederick Loewe, * 10.6.1901, Berlin - † 14.2.1988, Palm Springs, California / Alan Jay Lerner, * 31.8.1918, New York City - † 14.6.1986, New York City (USA)
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Batt Tracks #11-1970
Waterloo sunset (
Raymond Douglas Davies) The Kinks 'Something else', 1967
        Ray Davies (born Raymond Douglas Davies), * 21.6.1944, Muswell Hill, London
       
- David Essex / Cover shot #4-1993
West side story / Maria (Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim) New York/Winter Garden Theatre, 26.9.1957
        Leonard Bernstein, * 25.8.1918, Lawrence, Massachusetts - † 14.10.1990, New York City / Stephen Sondheim, * 22.3.1930, New York City
        - Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #5-1989
West side story / Somewhere (Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim)
        - Colm Wilkinson / Stage heroes #6-1989
What a wonderful world (Bob Thiele & George David Weiss, fall 1967), first sung by Louis Armstrong, 1967
        - Eva Cassidy / Live at Blues Alley - 1997 & Eva Cassidy & Katie Melua / Tesco and The British Red Cross Christmas Single of 2007 #1-2007
What I miss about you (Katie Melua & Andrea McEwan) -
        Katie Melua / Pictures #4/2007
When Irish eyes are smiling (from the musical 'The isle o'dreams' by Ernest R. Ball / Chauncey Olcott / George Graff Jr., 1912 - arr. Mike Batt)
        George Graff Jr., * 5.8.1886, New York (New York, USA)
        - Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #15-1993
While shepherds watch (words by Nahum Tate, 1700 / music 'Christmas' by George Frideric Handel, 1728)
        George Frideric Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel), * 23.2.1685, Halle (Saxony) – † 14.4.1759, London / Nahum Tate, * 1652 -† 1715
        - Save the Children #1.12-1988
White cliffs of dover (M: Walter Kent / W: Nat Burton, 1941)
        Walter Kent, * August 1911, Manhattan - † March 2, 1994 Woodland Hills, California, USA
       
- Katie Melua sings "White cliffs of dover" on the 60th anniversary VE-day concert at Trafalgar Square, London, May 8, 2005
Wie Du (M: Mike Batt (Bright eyes) /
German lyrics: Wolfgang Mürmann)
        - Paola / Wie Du #A-1979 & Lieder die ich liebe - 1980 & Ihre größten Erfolge - 1981 & Meine Lieder - 1989 & Ihre großen Erfolge - 1990 &
        - Blue Bayoo - 1993 & Paola am Blue Bayoo - 2000

Winter wonderland (Felix Bernard - Richard B. Smith, 1934)
        Felix Bernard (pianist), * 1897, Brooklyn, New York - † 1944, Glendale, Los Angeles, Glendale / Richard B. (Dick) Smith, * 1901 - † 1935
        - Save the Children #2.11-1988 - Finbar Wright / A tribute to John McCormack #15-1993

Yoga for health (Hitterman, arr. Mike Batt)
       
- Yoga for health #1-1973
You're in my heart (David Essex)
       
David Essex (David Albert Cook), *23.7.1947 London, U.K.
        - David Essex / The Whisper #?-1983 & David Essex / His Greatest Hits (1973-91) - 1991 & David Essex / Greatest Hits - 2006

Your mother should know (John Lennon - Paul McCartney) The Beatles on EP 'Magical Mystery Tour', 8.12.1967
        John Lennon, * 9.10.1940, Liverpool - † 8.12.1980, New York / Paul McCartney, * 18.6.1942, Liverpool
        - Your mother should know #A-1969 & The Orinoco Kid ("Mike Batt Archive Series") #6-2009
Your song (Elton John / Bernie Taupin, 1967) Elton John, released on 'Elton John', 1970
        Elton John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight), * 25.3.1947, Pinner (Middlesex) / Bernie Taupin, * 22.5.1950, Anwick (Lincolnshire, England)
        - MikeBattOrchestra / Portrait of Mike Batt #7-1974

 

- N -
New York mining desaster 1941  (Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?)
(Barry & Robin Gibb)

In the event of something happening to me,
There is something I would like you all to see.
It's just a photograph of someone that I knew.

Refrain:
Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.

I keep straining my ears to hear a sound.
Maybe someone is digging underground,
Or have they given up and all gone home to bed,
Thinking those who once existed must be dead.

[Refrain]

I keep straining my ears to hear a sound.
Maybe someone is digging underground,
Or have they given up and all gone home to bed,
Thinking those who once existed must be dead.

[Refrain]

Nobody knows You when You're down and out
(Jimmy Cox)

Once I led the life of a millionaire
Spendin’ all my money I didn’t care
Takin’ my friends out for a mighty good time,
Bootleg, whiskey, champagne and wine.

Then I began to fall so low
Lost all my good friends and nowhere to go
If I ever get my hand on a dollar again
Gonna hang on to it ‘till the eagle grins.

Cos nobody knows you, when you’re down and out
In my pocket not one penny
And my friends I haven’t any
But If I ever get myself back on my feet again
Everybody wants to be my long lost friend
It’s mighty strange, without a doubt
Nobody knows you when you down and out
I mean when you down and out
Cos nobody knows you, when you’re down and out
In my pocket not one penny
And my friends I haven’t any
But If I ever get myself back on my feet again
Everybody wants to be my long lost friend
It’s mighty strange, without a doubt
Nobody knows you when you down and out
I mean when you down and out
When you’re down and out

Ooh when you’re down and, when you’re down and out.

No face, no name, no number
(Steve Winwood - Jim Capaldi)

I'm looking for a girl who has no face
She has no name or number
And so I search within this lonely place
Knowing that I won't find her
But I can't stop this feeling deep inside of me
Ruling my mind
I feel no sound
Don't know where I'm bound

The scenery is all the same to me
Nothing has changed or faded
I'm a part of it
(It's) a part of me
Painted cool green and shaded
So trying to find myself must be the only way
To feel free
I feel no sound
Don't know where I'm bound

I'm looking for a girl who has no face
She has no name or number
 
Nights in white satin
(Justin Hayward)

Nights in white satin
Never reaching the end
Letters I've written
Never meaning to send
Beauty I'd always missed
With these eyes before
Just what the truth is
I can't say anymore
Cause I love you
Yes I love you
Oh how I love you

Gazing at people
Some hand in hand
Just what I'm going thru
They can't understand

Some try to tell me
Thoughts they cannot defend
Just what you want to be
You'll be in the end
And I love you
Yes I love you
Oh how I love you

Gazing at people ...

Not fade away
(
Ch. Hardin & N. Petty)

I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
You're gonna give your love to me
I wanna love you night and day
You know my love not fade away
Well you know my love not fade away

My love is bigger than a Cadillac
I try to show down it and you drive me back
Your love for me has got to be real
For you to know just how I feel
A love for real not fade away

I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
You're gonna give your love to me
Love to last more than one day
A love that's love not fade away ...
- O -
O del mio dolce ardor
 (Christoph Willibald Gluck / Raniero de Calzabigi, from the opera "Paride ed Elena", 1770)


O del mio dolce ardor bramto oggetto!
L’aure che tu respiri alfin respiro.
Ovunque il guardo io giro
Le tue vaghe sembianze
Amore in me dipinge,
Il mio pensier si finge
Le piu liete speranze,
E nel desio che cosi empie il mio pette,
Certo te, chiamo te, spero e sospiro

Translation: O del mio dolce ardor
Oh Desired Object of my sweet passion!
At last I breath the air you respire.
Where ever I turn my gaze love paints my mind
A picture of your charming features;
My thought gives way to the most delightful hopes,
And in the desire which thus fills my breast,
I seek you out, I call you, I hope and sigh!

Oliver! / Consider yourself

(Lionel Bart)

Consider yourself at home
Consider yourself one of the family
I’ve taken to you so strong
It’s clear we’re going to get along

Consider yourself well in
Consider yourself part of the furniture
There isn’t a lot to spare, who cares?
What ever we’ve got we share

If it should chance to be we should see some harder days
Empty larder days, why grouse?
Always a chance we’ll meet somebody to foot the bill
Then the drinks are on the house

Consider yourself our mate
We don’t want to have no fuss
For after some consideration we can state
Consider yourself one of us

Consider yourself at home
Consider yourself one of the family
I’ve taken to you so strong
It’s clear we’re going to get along

Consider yourself well in
Consider yourself part of the furniture
There isn’t a lot to spare, who cares?
What ever we’ve got we share

Nobody tries to be lah-di-dah and up-ety
There’s a cup o’ tea for all
Only it’s wise to be handy with a rollong pin
When the landlord comes to call

Consider yourself our mate
We don’t want to have no fuss
For after some consideration we can state
Consider yourself one of us


Oliver! / Where is love?
(Lionel Bart)

Where is love?
Does it fall from the skies above?
Is it underneath the willow tree
That I’ve been dreaming of?

Where is she
Who I close my eyes to see?
Will I ever know
The sweet “Hello“
That’s meant for only me?

Who can say where she may hide?
Must I travel far and wide
‘till I am beside the someone who
I can mean something to?
Where, where is love?

Is it underneath the willow tree
That I’ve been dreaming of?

Where is she
Who I close my eyes to see?
Will I ever know
The sweet “Hello“
That’s meant for only me?

Every night I kneel and pray,
Let tomorrow be the day
When I see the face of someone who
I can mean something to?
Where, where is love?


Oliver! / Who will buy?
(Lionel Bart) 

Gary Wilmot:
Who will buy this wonderful morning?
Such a sky you never did see
Who will tie it up with a ribbon
And put it in a box for me?

Barbara Dickson:
Who will buy this feeling for me?
I’m so high, I swear I could fly
Who will buy it
And put it in a box for me?

Gary Wilmot:
So I can see it at my leisure
When ever things go wrong
And I would keep it as a treasure
To last my whole life long

Who will buy this wonderful feeling?
I’m so high, I swear I could fly
Me Oh My, I don’t want to lose it
There must be someone who will buy

Duet:
GW: Who will buy this wonderful feeling?
BD: Who will buy this feeling for me?
GW: I’m so high, I swear I could fly
BD: I’m so high, I swear I could fly
GW: Me Oh My, I don’t want to lose it
BD: Who will buy it
GW: So what am I to do, to keep the sky so blue?
BD: And put it in a box for me?
GW: There must be someone who will, will buy
BD: There must be someone who will put it in a box for me

( There’ll never a day so sunny
It could not happen twice
Where is the man with all the money?
It’s cheap at half the price! )

On the road again
(Floyd Jones/Alan Wilson)

Well I'm so tired of cryin' but I'm out on the road again
I'm on the road again.
Well I'm so tired of cryin' but I'm out on the road again
I'm on the road again.
I ain't got no woman just to call my special friend.

And I'm going to leave the city, got to go away.
I'm going to leave the city, got to go away.
All this fussing and fighting, man I sure can't stay.

You know the first time I travelled out in the rain and snow, in the rain and snow.
You know the first time I travelled out in the rain and snow, in the rain and snow.
I didn't have no fellow, not even no place to go.

And my dear mother left me when I was quite young, when I was quite young.
And my dear mother left me when I was quite young, when I was quite young.
She said "Lord have mercy on my wicked son."

--- Break ---

Take a hint from me mama please don't you cry no more, don't you cry no more.
Take a hint from me mama please don't you cry no more, don't you cry no more.
Cause it's soon one morning down the road I'm gone.

But I ain't going down that long and lonesome road all by myself.
But I ain't going down that long and lonesome road all by myself.
I can't carry you baby, gonna carry somebody else.

Owner of a lonely heart
(
Trevor Charles Rabin - Jon Anderson - Chris Squire - Trevor Charles Horn)

Move yourself
You always live your life
Never thinking of the future
Prove yourself
You are the move you make
Take your chances win or loser
See yourself
You are the steps you take
You and you, and that's the only way
Shake shake yourself
You're every move you make
So the story goes

Refrain:
Owner of a lonely heart
Owner of a lonely heart
(Much better than a)
Owner of a broken heart
Owner of a lonely heart

Say you don't want to chance it
You've been hurt so before
Watch it now the eagle in the sky
How he dancin' one and only
You lose yourself
No, not for pity's sake
There's no real reason to be lonely
Be yourself
Give your free will a chance
You've got to want to succeed

[Refrain]

After my own indecision they confused me so
Owner of a lonely heart
My love said never question your will at all
In the end you've got to go
Look before you leap and don't hesitate at all no no

[Refrain]

Owner of a lonely heart
Sooner or later each conclusion will decide the lonely heart
Owner of a lonely heart
I will excite it will delight, it will give a better start
Owner of a lonely heart
Don't deceive your free will at all
Don't deceive your free will at all
Don't deceive your free will at all
Just deceive it ...

Out of time
(
Mick Jagger - Keith Richards)

You don't know what's going on
You've been away for far too long
You can't come back and think you are still mine
You're out of touch, my baby
My poor unfaithful baby
I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

Refrain:
Well, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
Yes, you are left out
Out of there without a doubt
'cause, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

You thought you were a clever girl
Giving up your social whirl
But you can't come back
and be the first in line
You're obsolete my baby
My poor old-fashioned baby
I said baby, baby, baby
you're out of time

[Refrain]
- P -
Paint it black
(
Mick Jagger - Keith Richards)

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colours anymore, I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
With flowers and my love both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a new born baby it just happens every day

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and I want it painted black
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not forsee this thing happening to you
If I look hard enough into the setting sun
My love will laugh with me before the morning comes

[Repeat Verse 1]

Porgy & Bess / It ain't necesserarily so
(George & Ira Gershwin)

It ain't necessarily so, it ain't necessarily so,
De t'ings dat yo' li'ble to read in de Bible,
It ain't necessarily so.

David was small, but oh my! Li'l David was small but oh my!
He fought big Goliath who lay down an' dieth,
Li'l David was small, but oh my!

It ain't necessarily so, it ain't necessarily so
De t'ings dat yo' li'ble to read in de Bible,
It ain't necessarily so.

Jonah, he lived in a whale, Jonah, he lived in a whale,
He made his home in dat fish's abdomen.
Jonah, he lived in a whale.

It ain't necessarily
De t'ings dat yo' li'ble to read in de Bible,
It ain't necessarily so.

To get into Hebben, don' snap for a sebben!
Live clean, don' have no fault.
Oh, I takes dat gospel, whenever it's pos'ble.
But wid a grain o' salt.

Methuselah lived nine hundred years, Methuselah lived nine hundred years,
But who calls dat livin' when no gal'll will give in,
To no man who’s nine hundred years?

I'm preachin' this sermon to show
It ain't nessa, ain't nessa,
Ain't nessa, ain't nessa,
Ain't necessarily so.

( Li'l Moses was found in a stream,
He floated on water till ol' Pharaoh's daughter
Fished him, she said from dat stream.

Wa-doo - Zim bam boodle-oo, hoodle ah da wa sa - Scatty wah. Yeah!

It ain't necessarily so, it ain't necessarily so,
Dey tell all you chillun de debble's a villun
But ain't necessarily so. )

Panis Angelicus
(César Franck, arr: Mike Batt)

Panis angelicus fit panis hominum
Dat panis coelicus figuris terminum
O res mirabilis! manducat dominum
Pauper, Pauper, servus et humilis
Pauper, Pauper, servus et humilis

Panis angelicus fit panis hominum
Dat panis coelicus figuris terminum
O res mirabilis! manducat dominum
Pauper, Pauper, servus et humilis

O res mirabilis! manducat dominum
Pauper, Pauper, servus et humilis
Pauper, Pauper, servus, servus et humilis


Perfect circle
(Katie Melua & Molly McQueen)
A mask is easily placed,
On a betrayed and broken face.
A disguise to hide the past,
When you mapped out my skin and made the memories last.
Some things are never erased,
And I have run when I’ve been chased,
By recollections of you and me falling off our homemade castle.

And even when I’m walking straight I always end up in a perfect circle.
Oh I try but I just can’t wait,
To break out of this perfect circle.
‘Cos giving into old temptation,
Is like that common twitch.
Oh the silly stupid realisation,
The more you scratch the more you itch.

Why am I fighting, what’s it for,
Must let my mask drop to the floor.
My scars I shouldn’t hide from the people who are on my side,
Rolling up my sleeves to fight against,
All the things I locked up and all the things I fenced.
But it’s time to let it out so we can build a brand new castle.

And even when I’m walking straight I always end up in a perfect circle.
Oh I try but I just can’t wait,
To break out of this perfect circle.
‘Cos giving into old temptation,
Is like that common twitch.
Oh the silly stupid realisation,
The more you scratch the more you itch.

And even when I’m walking straight I always end up in a perfect circle.
Oh I try but I just can’t wait,
To break out of this perfect circle.
‘Cos giving into old temptation,
Is like that common twitch.
Oh the silly stupid realisation,
The more you scratch the more you itch.

The more you scratch the more you itch.

Piece by piece
(Katie Melua)


First of all must go
Your scent upon my pillow
And then I'll say goodbye
To your whispers in my dreams.

And then our lips will part
In my mind and in my heart,
Cos your kiss
Went deeper than my skin.

Piece by piece
Is how I'll let go of you
Kiss by kiss
Will leave my mind one at a time
One at a time

First of all must fly,
My dreams of you and I,
There's no point of holding on to those

And then our ties will break,
For your and my own sake,
Just remember,
This is what you chose

Piece by piece
Is how I'll let go of you
Kiss by kiss,
Will leave my mind one at a time
One at a time

I'll shed like skin,
Our memories of lazy days,
And fade away the shadow of your face

Piece by piece
Is how I'll let go of you
Kiss by kiss,
Will leave my mind one at a time
One at a time
One at a time
One at a time

Porgy & Bess / Summertime

(George Gershwin - DuBose Heyward)

Summertime and de livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and de cotton is high
Yo' daddy's rich and yo' mama is good lookin
So hush little baby don' yo' cry

One of dese mornin's you're goin' to rise up singin'
Den you'll spread yo' wings an' you'll take to the sky
But till that mornin' der ain't nothin' can harm you
With daddy an mommy standin' by
- Qu -
 
- R -
Romeo and Juliet / A time for us
(Rota / Snyder / Kusik)

A time for us, some day there'll be
When chains are torn by courage born of a love that's free
A time when dreams so long denied can flourish
As we unveil the love we now must hide

Refrain:
A time for us, at last to see
A life worthwhile for you and me

And with our love, through tears and thorns
We will endure as we pass surely through every storm
A time for us, some day there'll be a new world
A world of shining hope for you and me

[Refrain]

[repeat verse 1]
.
- S -
Santa Lucia
(Trad.)

Sul mare luccica l'astro d'argento
placida é l'onda
prospero il vento
Sul mare luccica l'astro d'argento
placida é l'onda
prospero il vento
Venite all'argine
barchette mie
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia
Venite all'argine
barchette mie
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia

September song
 (Kurt Weill / Maxwell Anderson, from the musical "Knickerbocker holiday", 1938)

When I was a young man courting the girls
I played me a waiting game;
If a maid refused me with tossing curls
I’d let the old earth take a couple of twirls
While I replied with tears instead of pearls,
And as time came around she came my way.
As time came around she came.

But it’s a long, long while from May to December
And the days grow short when you reach September
And the Autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
And I haven't got time for the waiting game

And the days dwindle down to a precious few
September, November,
And these few precious days I'll spend with you
These golden days I'll spend with you

When you meet with the young man early in Spring
They court you in song and rhyme
They woo you with words and a clover ring
But if you examine the goods they bring
They have little to offer but the songs they sing

And a plentiful waste of time of day
A plentiful waste of time

But it’s a long, long while from May to December
And the days grow short when you reach September
And the Autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
And I haven't got time for the waiting game

And the days dwindle down to a precious few
September, November,
And these few precious days I'd spend with you
These golden days I'd spend with you

She moved thro’ the fair
(Trad., arr: Mike Batt)

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

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

The people were saying no two were ere wed
But one has a sorrow that never was said
And I smiled as she passed with her goods and gear
And that was the last that I saw of my dear

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


Shirt of a ghost
(Katie Melua)

Mary at home, as always, was ironing a pale shirt of a ghost
Trying to straighten out every crease of his being and the emptiness where she was lost.

Ten minutes before she had her man drying in the summer's breeze.
Their love had been helped by a little red peg but it was just a moment seized.

'Cos he flew away, on a memory where most people fade away,
But now she's left with the shirt of a ghost.
Yeah, she's left with the shirt of a ghost.

Ten minutes before he ran away to a stranger's hands and feet
And as it turned she saw them play among the soap, water and heat.

'Cos he flew away on a memory where most lovers just fade away,
And she's left with the shirt of a ghost.
Yeah, she's left with the shirt of a ghost.

Ten minutes before the shirt was stained in anger and greed
And it smelled of revenge from a broken heart and the shirt his body no longer did need

'Cos he flew away on a memory where most bodies just fade away,
But she's left with the shirt of a ghost.
Yeah, she's left with the shirt of a ghost.

'Cos he flew away on a memory where most lovers just fade away,
But she's left with the shirt of a ghost.
Yeah, she's left with the shirt of a ghost.

She's left with the shirt of a ghost.


Softly as I leave you
(Antonio de Vita /
Giorgio Calabrese / Hal Shaper)

Softly, I will leave you softly
For my heart would break if you should wake and see me go
So I leave you softly, long before you miss me
Long before your arms can beg me stay
For one more hour or one more day
After all the years, I can't bear the tears to fall
So, softly as I leave you there

So I leave you softly, long before you miss me
Long before your arms can beg me stay
For one more hour or one more day
After all the years, I can't bear the tears to fall
So, softly as I leave you there
As I leave I you there
As I leave I you there

Soldier, Soldier / Cry me a river
(Arthur Hamilton)

Now you say you're lonely
, you cried the hole night through
Well, you can cry me a river, cry me a river, I cried a river over you

Now you say you're sorry for being so untrue
Well, you can cry me a river, cry me a river, I cried a river over you

You drove me, nearly drove me out of my head
While you never shed a tear, remember? I remember all that you said
Told me love was too plebeian, told me you were through with me

Now you say you love me
, well, just to prove you do
Cry me a river
, cry me a river, I cried a river over you

You drove me
, nearly drove me out of my head
While you never shed a tear
, remember? I remember all that you said
Told me love was too plebeian
, told me you were through with me...

And now you say you love me
, well, just to prove you do...
Come on and cry me a river...
, I cried a river over you...

[Repeat verse 1 & 2]


South Pacific / Bali h'ai
(Richard Rodgers - Oscar Hammerstein II
=> O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)

Bali Ha'i may call you, any night, any day.
In your heart you'll hear it call you: "Come away, Come away."

Bali Ha'i will whisper on the wind of the sea:
"Here am I, your special island! Come to me, come to me."

Your own special hopes, your own special dreams,
Bloom on the hillside and shine in the streams.

If you try, you'll find me where the sky meets the sea;
"Here am I, your special island! Come to me, come to me!"

Your own special hopes, your own special dreams,
Bloom on the hillside and shine in the streams.

If you try, you'll find me where the sky meets the sea;
"Here am I, your special island! Come to me, come to me!"

Bali Ha'i, Bali Ha'i, Bali Ha'i.

Stranger in paradise
(Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin (Polovstsian Dances) / Richard Wright / George Forrest,
from the musical "Kismet", 1953)

Oh why do the leaves of the mulberry tree whisper differently now?
And why is the nightingale singing at noon on the mulberry bough?
For some most mysterious reason this isn’t garden I know…
No, it’s paradise now that was only a garden a moment a go!

Take my hand I'm a stranger in paradise
All lost in a wonderland a stranger in paradise
If I stand starry-eyed that's the danger in paradise
For mortals who stand beside an angel like you
I saw your face and I ascended
Out of the commonplace into the rare
Somewhere in space I hang suspended
Until I know there's a chance that you care
Won't you answer this fervent prayer
Of a stranger in paradise

Don't send me in dark despair from all that I hunger for
But open your angel's arms to this stranger in paradise


South Pacific / Some enchanted evening
(Richard Rodgers - Oscar Hammerstein II
=> O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)

Some enchanted evening you may see a stranger,
You may see a stranger across a crowded room.
And somehow you know, you know even then,
That somewhere you'll see her again and again.

Some enchanted evening someone may be laughing,
You may hear her laughing across a crowded room
And night after night, as strange as it seems,
The sound of her laughter will sing in your dreams.

Who can explain it? Who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons, wise men never try.

Some enchanted evening, when you find your true love,
When you feel her call you across a crowded room
Then fly to her side and make her your own,
Or all through your life you may dream all alone.

Once you have found her, never let her go.
Once you have found her, never let her go!


South Pacific / This nearly was mine
(Richard Rodgers - Oscar Hammerstein II
=> O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)

One dream in my heart, one love to be living for,
One love to be living for, this nearly was mine.

One girl for my dream, one partner in paradise,
This promise of paradise, this nearly was mine.

Close to my heart she came only to fly away,
Only to fly as day flies from moonlight.
Now, now I'm alone, still dreaming of paradise,
Still saying that paradise once nearly was mine.

So clear and deep are my fancies
Of things I wish were true.
I'll keep remembering evenings
I wish I'd spent with you.

I'll keep remembering kisses from lips I'll never own,
And all the lovely adventures that we have never known.

Now, now I'm alone, still dreaming of paradise,
Still saying that paradise once nearly was mine.
Once nearly was mine.


South Pacific / Younger than springtime
(Richard Rodgers - Oscar Hammerstein II
=> O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)

I touch your hand, and my arms grow strong,
Like a pair of birds that burst with song.
My eyes look down at your lovely face,
And I hold the world in my embrace.

Younger than springtime are you,
Softer than starlight are you;
Warmer than winds of June are the gentle lips you gave me.
Gayer than laughter are you,
Sweeter than music are you;
Angel and lover, heaven and earth, aAre you to me.

[2 x]
And when your youth and joy invade my arms
And fill my heart, as now they do,
Then younger than springtime am I,
Gayer than laughter am I,
Angel and lover, heaven and earth,
Am I with you.


Stardust
(Hoagy Carmichael & Mitchell Parish, 1927)

And now the purple dust of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
Now the little stars, the little stars pine
Always reminding me that we're apart
You wander down the lane and far away
Leaving me a love that cannot die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday
The music of the years gone by.

Sometimes I wonder why I spend
The lonely nights
Dreaming of a song
That melody haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you
When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration
Ah, but that was long ago
Now my consolation
Is in the stardust of a song

Beside a garden wall
Where stars are bright
You are in my arms
That nightingale tells its fairy tale
of paradise where roses grew
Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain
my stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain.

Ah, but that was long ago
Now my consolation
Is in the stardust of a song

Beside a garden wall
Where stars are bright
You are in my arms
That nightingale tells its fairy tale
Of paradise where roses grew
Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain.


Sunset Boulevard / Sunset Boulevard

(Andrew Lloyd Webber - Black - Hampton)

Sure, I came out here to make my name
Wanted my pool, my dose of fame
Wanted my parking space at Warners'
But after a year, a one-room hell
A murphy bed, a rancid smell
Wallpaper peeling at the corners

Sunset Boulevard, twisting Boulevard
Secretive and rich, a little scary
Sunset Boulevard, tempting Boulevard
Waiting there to swallow the unwary

Dreams are not enough to win a war
Out here they're always keeping score
Beneath the tan, the battle rages
Smile a rented smile, fill someone's glass
Kiss someone's wife, kiss someone's ass
We do whatever pays the wages

Sunset Boulevard, headline Boulevard
Getting here is only the beginning
Sunset Boulevard, Jackpot Boulevard
Once you've won you have to go on winning

You think I've sold out? Dead right I've sold out
I've just been waiting for the right offer:
Comfortable quarters, regular rations
24-hour five-star room service

And if I'm honest I like the lady
I can't help being touched by her folly
I'm treading water, taking the money
Watching her sunset... well, I'm a writer

L.A.'s changed a lot over the years
Since those brave gold rush pioneers
Came in their creaky covered wagons
Far as they could go, end of the line
Their dreams were yours, their dreams were mine
But in those dreams were hidden dragons

Sunset Boulevard, frenzied Boulevard
Swamped with every kind of false emotion
Sunset Boulevard, brutal Boulevard
Just like you we'll wind up in the ocean

She was sinking fast, I threw a rope
Now I have suits, and she has hope
It seemed an elegant solution
One day this must end, it isn't real
Still I'll enjoy a hearty meal
Before tomorrow's execution

Sunset Boulevard, ruthless Boulevard
Destination for the stony-hearted
Sunset Boulevard, lethal Boulevard
Everyone's forgotten how they started
Here on Sunset Boulevard


Sunset Boulevard / The perfect year
(Andrew Lloyd Webber - Black - Hampton)


Ring out the old, ring in the new,
A midnight wish to share with you.
Your lips are warm, my head is light,
Were we alive before to night?
I don't need a crowded ballroom,
Everything I want is here, if you're with me,
Next year will be the perfect year.

Before we play some dangerous game,
Before we fan some harmless flame,
We have to ask, if this is wise,
And if the game is worth the prize.
With this wine, and with this music,
How can anything be clear?
Let's wait and see, it may just be the perfect year.

We don't need a crowded ballroom,
Everything we want is here,
And face to face we will embrace the perfect year.

It's New Year's Eve, and hopes are high,
Dance one year in, kiss one good-bye,
Another chance, another start, so many dreams to tease the heart.

[2 x]
We don't need a crowded ballroom,
Everything we want is here,
And face to face we will embrace the perfect year.
 

Say hello (to your pretty friend)
(Paul Shuttleworth)

?

Scarborough fair
(Trad. / arr. Art Garfunkel - Paul Simon)

Are you goin’ to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Without no seams nor needlework
Then she’ll be a true love of mine

Tell her to find me an acre of land
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Between the salt water and the sea strand
Then she’ll be a true love of mine

Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
And gather it all in a bunch of heather
Then she’ll be a true love of mine

[Repeat Verse 1]

Shiver and shake
(Katie Melua / Luke Batt)

This party’s done, everybody’s going home
Just you and I standing here all alone
The city is tired but we’re awake
Now I wanna make you shiver and shake

Moving’s easy so pick a song
Just make sure that record’s long
Hey now baby, I’m a rattle snake
Watch me do the shiver and shake

Swing that head round and around
Throw your worries to the ground
Now there’s no way he could make a mistake
When we’re up all night and we shiver and shake

On the roofs of abandoned cause
Whips and Cola and old cigars
Those Bollywood songs
Yea yea, not so good songs

The bands were French, American
They showed us how to treat a girl
We kissed until our lips were numb

This party’s done, everybody’s going home
Just you and I standing here all alone
The city is tired but we’re awake
Now I wanna make you shiver and shake

Simple song

(Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Schwartz, from the Musical "Mass", 1971)

Sing God a simple song; Lauda Laude….
Make it up as you go along; Lauda, Laude…
Sing like you like to sing.
God loves all simple things,
For God is the simplest of all.
For God it the simplest of all.

I will sing the lord a new song,
To praise him, to bless him, to bless the Lord
I will sing his praises while I live all my days,

Blessed is the man who loves the lord.
Blessed is the man who praises him
Lauda, lauda, laude
And walks in his ways

I will lift up my eyes
To the hills from whence comes my help
I will lift up my voice of the Lord
Singing lauda laude

The Lord is my shade
Is the shade up on my right hand
And the sun shall not smite me by day nor the moon by night
Blessed is the man who loves the lord

Lauda lauda laude
And walks in his ways
Lauda lauda laude
Lauda lauda di da di day all of my days

Silent night Holy night

(Josef Mohr - Franz Gruber)

Silent night Holy night
All is calm all is bright
'Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds first saw the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heav'nly hosts sing Alleluia;
Christ the Savior is born;
Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth;
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

Soldier, Soldier / You don't have to say you love me
(Pino Donaggio / Vito Pallavionini / Simon Napier-Bell / Vicki Wickham)

When I said I needed you
You said you would always stay
It wasn't me who changed but you and now you've gone away

Don't you see that now you've gone
And I'm left here on my own
That I have to follow you and beg you to come home

Refrain:
You don't have to say you love me just be close at hand
You don't have to stay forever
I will understand
Believe me ,believe me
I can't help but love you
But believe me I'll never tie you down

Left alone with just a memory
Life seems dead and so unreal
All what's left is loneliness there's nothing left to feel.

[Refrain]

South of the border
(Jimmy Kennedy / Michael Carr)


South of the border - down Mexico way
That's where I fell in love, where the stars above - came out to play
And now as I wander - my thoughts ever stray
South of the border - down Mexico way

She was a picture - in old Spanish lace
Just for a tender while, I kissed a smile - upon her face
'For it was fiesta - I wanted to stay
South of the border – down Mexico way

Then she smiled as she whispered "manjanna"
Never dreaming that we were parting
Then I lied as a whispered "manjanna"
'Cause our tomorrow never came

South of the border - I jumped back one day
There in a veil of white, by candle light - she knelt to pray
The mission bells told me - that I shouldn’t stay
South of the border – down Mexico way

Spaceman
(Jas Mann)

Spaceman I always wanted you to go
Into space man (intergalactic Crime)
Spaceman I always wanted you to go
Into space man (intergalactic Crime)

Pungent smells they consummate my home
Beyond the black horizon
Trying to take control
See my girl she shivers in her bones
The sun and zenith rising
Trying to take us all

There's a fire between us
So where is your God
There's a fire between us
I can't get off the carousel
I can't get off the carousel
I can't get off the carousel
I can't get off this world

The sickening taste
Homophobic jokes
Images of fascist folks
Beam me up 'cause I can't breathe

Spaceman I always wanted you to go
Into space man

It's time to terminate the great white world
Morbid fascinations television takes control
Decimation diffrent races fall
Electronic information tampers with your soul

There's a fire between us
So where is your God
There's a fire between us
I can't get off the carousel
I can't fall off this world

The sickening taste
Homophobic jokes
Images of fascist folks
Beam me up 'cause I can't breathe

Spaceman I always wanted you to go
Into space man

Spaceman I always wanted you to go
Into space man (intergalactic crime)
Spaceman I always wanted you to go
Into space man (intergalactic crime)

Spaceman, Spaceman, Spaceman, Spaceman
Spaceman, Spaceman, Spaceman, Spaceman
Space...man Spaceman *repeat to fade*


Speak softly love
(Rota / Kusik)

Speak softly love, and hold me warm against your heart,
I feel your words, the tender trembling moments start,
We're in a world, our very own,
Sharing a love that only few have ever known.

Wine-colored days warmed by the sun,
Deep velvet nights when we are one,
Speak softly love, so no one hears us but the sky,
The vows of love, we make will live until we die,
My life is yours and all because,
You came into my world with love,
So softly love


Spellbound
(Katie Melua)

I heard that lately,
You’ve gone through a mysterious change.
People say you’re secretive,
And you’ve been acting strange.
They say there’s magic afoot stay away they all warn,
But to me you were magical from the day that you were born.

I have become spellbound,
Spellbound.
You lifted me up high,
Now I don’t know how to get down.
I don’t know how to get down.

You’re very different,
You are so rare.
Some kind of witchcraft,
Is flying through the air.
I’ll admit I can’t explain why I feel how I do,
So you must have cast a spell,
That’s why my life feels new.

I have become spellbound,
Spellbound.
You lifted me up high,
Now I don’t know how to get down.
I don’t know how to get down.

I have become spellbound,
Spellbound.
You lifted me up high,
Now I don’t know how to get down.
I don’t know how to get down.

I don’t know how to get down.
I don’t know how to get down.

I don’t know how to get down.


Spider's web
(Katie Melua)

If a black man is racist, is it okay?
When it’s the white man’s racism that made him that way,
Because the bully’s the victim they say,
By some sense they’re all the same.

Refrain:
Because the line between wrong and right,
Is the width of a thread from a spider’s web.
The piano keys are black and white,
But they sound like a million colours in your mind.

I could tell you to go to war,
Or I could march for peace and fighting no more,
How do I know which is right,
And I hope he does when he sends you to fight.

[Refrain]

Should we act on a blame?
Or should we chase the moments away?
Should we live? Should we give?
Remember forever the guns and the feathers in time.

[Refrain]

The piano keys are black and white,
But they sound like a million colours in your mind,
But they sound like a million colours in your mind.


Stairway to heaven
(Jim Page - Robert Plant)

There’s a lady who’s sure
All that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for
Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven

There’s a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook
There’s a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven
Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, it makes me wonder

There’s a feeling I get
When I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving
In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who standing looking
Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, it really makes me wonder

And it’s whispered that soon
If we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason
And a new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter

If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow
Don’t be alarmed now,
It’s just a spring clean for the May queen
Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on
And it makes me wonder

Your head is humming and it won’t go
In case you don’t know,
The piper’s calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow,
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind

And as the wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll

And she’s buying a stairway to heaven

Suddenly
(Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb)

How can you tell by looking at me?
How can you tell you like what you see?
Suddenly there's a boy in the ring alone,
Suddenly there's a girl in the ring alone.

How can you tell,
the humans are real?
How can you tell, you like what you feel?
Suddenly there's a girl in your heart, oh boy.
Suddenly there's a boy in your heart, oh boy.

How can you tell
, the humans are real?
How can you tell
, you like what you feel?
Suddenly there's a girl in your heart, oh boy.
Suddenly there's a boy in your heart, oh boy.


Summer in the City
(John Sebastian - Mark Sebastian - Steve Boone)

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come on come on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright

And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

Cool town, evening in the city
Dressing so fine and looking so pretty
Cool cat, looking for a kitty
Gonna look in every corner of the city
Till I'm wheezing like a bus stop
Running up the stairs, gonna meet you on the rooftop

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come on come on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright
And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

[
Repeat verse 1]

- T -

Take-away love
(Paul Shuttleworth)

?

The Alamo / The green leaves of summer  

(Dimitri Tiomkin / Paul Francis Webster)

A ti
me to be reapin', a time to be sowin'.
The green leaves of S
ummer are callin' me home.
'Twas so good to be young then, in a season of plenty,
When the catfish were jumpin' as high as the sky.

A time just for plantin', a time just for ploughin'.
A time to be courtin' a girl of your own.
'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
And to stand by your wife at the moment of birth.

A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin'.
The green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.
'Twas so good to be young then, with the sweet smell of apples,
And the owl in the pine tree a -winkin' his eye.

A time just for plantin', a time just for ploughin'.
A time just for livin', a place for to die.
'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.

'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.

The cool jerk
(
Donald Storball)

Cool jerk, cool jerk, cool jerk, cool jerk

We know a cat who can really do the cool jerk
We know a cat who can really do the cool jerk

Well, this cat they're talking about I wonder who could it be
'Cause I know I'm the heaviest cat the heaviest cat you ever did see

When they see me walking down the street, hey, hey, hey
When the fellas want to speak, hey, hey, hey
On their faces they wear a silly smirk
'Cause they know I'm the king of a cool jerk, whoooo

Cool jerk, cool jerk, cool jerk, ah-ha, ha-haaa

Look at them guys looking at me like I'm a fool
But deep down inside they know I'm cool
I said now, I said now the moment of truth has finally come
When I have to show you some, some of that cool jerk

Now, give me a little drums by himself there
Now give me a little bit Of bass with those 88's

Aww, you're cooking, baby, Mmm, you're smoking
Mmm, mm, mm now everybody, I wanna hear you all

Aww, can you do it, can you do it, can you do it
Can you do it, can you do it, can you do it, can you do it, can you do it

Cool jerk, come on, people, cool jerk, hey, hey

When they see me walking down the street, hey, hey, hey
They think twice and then they speak, hey, hey, hey
On their faces they don't wear a smirk
'Cause they know I'm the king of a cool jerk, whoooo

Cool jerk, cool jerk, come on, people
Cool jerk, can you do it, now
Cool jerk, come on, people

Can you do it, can you do it
Can you do it, can you do it
Can you do it, can you do it
Can you do it, can you do it

Come on, people, cool jerk, can you do it now
Cool jerk, come on, people.....


The first cut is the deepest
(Cat Stevens)

I would have given you all of my heart
But there's someone who's torn it apart
And she's taking everything that I had
But if you want, I'll try to love again
Baby I'll try to love again but  I know

Refrain:
The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest
When it comes to being lucky she's cursed
When it comes to lovin' me she's worst
When it comes to being loved, she's first
That's how I know
The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest

I still want you by my side
Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
And I'm sure gonna give you a try
And if you want, I'll, I'll try to love again
Baby, I'll try to love again, but I know

[Refrain]

The letter

(
Wayne Carson Thompson)

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane,
Ain't got time to take a fast train.
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home,
'Cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter.

I don't care how much money I gotta spend,
Got to get back to my baby again
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home,
'Cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter.

Refrain:
Well, she wrote me a letter
Said she couldn't live without me no mo'.
Listen mister can't you see I got to get back
To my baby once a-mo'--anyway...

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane,
Ain't got time to take a fast train.
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home,
'Cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter.

[Refrain]

[Repeat verse 1]

The minstrel boy
(Trad. / Moore, arr: Mike Batt)

The minstrel boy to the war is gone, in the ranks of death you’ll find him
His father’s sword he has girded on and his wild harp slung behind him
“Land of Song“ said the warrior bard, “Tho’ all the world betray thee
One sword at least thy right shall guard, one faithful harp shall praise thee“

The minstrel fell but the foe-man’s chain could not bring his proud soul under
The harp he loved ne’er spoke again for he tore it’s chords asunder
And said “No chains shall sully thee, thou soul of love and bravery
Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery“

Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery
Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery

The phantom of the opera / Music of the night
(Andrew Lloyd Webber - Charles Hart - Richard Stilgoe)
Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux

Night time sharpens heightens each sensation
Darkness stirs and wakes imagination
Silently the senses abandon their defenses
Helpless to resist the notes I write
For I compose the music of the night

Slowly, gently, night unfurls its splendour
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night

Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams
Let your thoughts of the life you knew before
Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar
And you'll live as you've never lived before

Softly, deftly, music shall caress you
Hear it, feel it, secretly possess you
Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind
In this darkness which you know you cannot fight
The darkness of the music of the night

Let your mind start a journey through a strange, new world
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before
Let your soul take you where you long to be
Only then can you belong to me

Floating, falling, sweet intoxication
Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation
Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in
To the power of the music that I write
The power of the music of the night

You alone can make my song take flight
Help me make the music of the night


The phantom of the opera / The phantom of the opera
(Andrew Lloyd Webber - Charles Hart - Richard Stilgoe - Mike Batt)
Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux
Sarah Brightman & Steve Harley

Christine (Sarah)
Beneath the opera house I know he's there.
He's with me on the stage, he's everywhere.
And when my song begins, I always find
The phantom of the opera is there inside my mind.

The phantom (Steve)
Sing once again with me our strange duet.
My power over you grows stronger yet.
You'll give your love to me for love is blind.
The phantom of the opera is now your mastermind.

Christine
Those who have seen your face draw back in fear;
I am the mask you wear,
The phantom
It's me they hear.
Christine / Phantom
Your/My spirit and my/your voice in one combined
The phantom of the opera is there inside my/your mind

Choir (very, very soft)
The phantom of the opera is there
The phantom of the opera

The phantom
Sing once again with me our strange duet.
My power over you grows stronger yet.
Christine / Phantom
I'll/You'll give my/your love to you for love is blind.
The phantom of the opera is now my/your mastermind.

The phantom (spoken)
Sing, my angel of music ...
Christine
He's there, the phantom of the opera.

Christine starts wailing

The phantom (spoken)
Sing ... once again with me, our strange duet.
My power over you grows stronger and stronger.
Sing ... my angel of music ... Sing!
Sing our strange duet ... Sing!

Christine continues wailing, and keeps on wailing
after every sentence the Phantom sings


The phantom (spoken)
The phantom of the opera is now your mastermind;
I am here, inside your mind!
I am everywhere!
You're in my power ... Sing!
Sing, my angel of music! ... Sing! Sing!


The power of love
(
Huey Lewis - Christopher John Hayes - John Victor Colla)

The power of love is a curious thing
Make a one man weep, make another man sing
Change a hawk to little white dove
More than a feeling that's the power of love

Tougher than diamonds rich like cream
Stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream
Make a bad one good
Mmm, make a wrong one right
Power of love that keep you home at night
You don't need money don't take fame
Don't need no credit card to ride this train
It's strong and it's sudden and it's cruel sometimes
But it might just save your life
That's the power of love ...

First time you feel it, it might make you sad
Next time you feel it, it might make you mad
But you'll be glad, baby when you've found
That's the power makes the world go 'round
You don't need money don't take fame ...

They say that all in love is fair
Yeah, but you don't care
But you'll know what to do
When it gets hold of you
And with a little help from above
You feel the power of love
You feel the power of love
Can you feel it, hmm
I don't take money and I don't take fame
Don't need no credit card to ride this train
Tougher than diamonds and stronger than steel
But you won't feel nothing till you feel

You feel the power
Just the power of love
That's the power
That's the power of love
You feel the power of love ...

The Student Prince / Serenade
(Sigmund Romberg - Dorothy Donnelly)

Over-head the moon is beaming
White as blossoms on the bough
Nothing is heard but the song of a bird
Filling all the air with dreaming!
???


The tracks of my tears
(William «Smokey» Robinson - Marv Tarplin - Pete Moore)

People say I’m the life of the party
Cause I tell a joke or two
Although I might be laughing loud and hardy
Deep inside I’m blue


Refrain:
So take a good look at my face
You’ll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer it’s easy to trace the tracks of my tears

Since you left me, if you see me with another girl,
Seeming like I’m having fun
Although she may be cute, she’s just a substitute
You’re the permanent one.


[Refrain]

(outside) I’m masquerading
(inside) My hope is fading
(just a clown) Since you put me down
My smile is my makeup
My way since my break up with you

[Refrain]

So take a good look at my face
You’ll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer it’s easy to trace the tracks of my tears


The wizard of Oz / If I only had a brain
(Harold Arlen - Edgar "Yip" Harburg)

I could while away the hours, conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain.
And my head I'd be scratchin' while
my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain.

I'd unravel every riddle for any individ'le,
In trouble or in pain.
With the thoughts I'll be thinkin'
I could be another Lincoln
If I only had a brain.

Oh, I could tell you why The ocean's near the shore.
I could think of things I never thunk before.
And then I'd sit, and think some more.
I would not be just a nothin' my head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain.
I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry,
If I only had a brain.

[instrumental section]

Oh, I could tell you why The ocean's near the shore.
I could think of things I never thunk before.
And then I'd sit, and think some more.
I would not be just a nothin' my head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain.
I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry,
If I only had a brain.

And my head I'd be scratchin' while
my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain.


The wizard of Oz / We're off to see the wizard
(Follow the Yellow Brick Road )

(Harold Arlen - Edgar "Yip" Harburg)

We're off to see the Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
You'll find he is a whiz of a Wiz! If ever a Wiz! there was.
If ever oh ever a Wiz! there was The Wizard of Oz is one because,
Because, because, because, because, because.
Because of the wonderful things he does.
We're off to see the Wizard. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
Follow, follow, follow, follow,
Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
Follow the Yellow Brick, Follow the Yellow Brick,
Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

Too much love will kill you
(Brian May / Frank Musker / Elizabeth Lamers)

I'm just the pieces of the girl I used to be
Too many bitter tears are raining down on me
I'm far away from home
And I've been facing this alone
For much too long
I feel like no-one ever told the truth to me
About growing up and what a struggle it would be
In my tangled state of mind
I've been looking back to find
Where I went wrong

Too much love will kill you
If you can't make up your mind
Torn between the lover
And the love you leave behind
You're headed for disaster
'cos you never read the signs
Too much love will kill you
Every time

I'm just the shadow of the man I used to be
And it seems like there's no way out of this for me
I used to bring you sunshine
Now all I ever do is bring you down
How would it be if you were standing in my shoes
Can't you see that it's impossible to choose
No there's no making sense of it
Every way I go I'm bound to lose

Too much love will kill you
Just as sure as none at all
It'll drain the power that's in you
Make you plead and scream and crawl
And the pain will make you crazy
You're the victim of your crime
Too much love will kill you
Every time

Too much love will kill you
It'll make your life a lie
Yes, too much love will kill you
And you won't understand why
You'd give your life, you'd sell your soul
But here it comes again
Too much love will kill you
In the end...
In the end.


Träume sterben nie
(M: Mike Batt (Lady of the dawn) / German lyrics: Michael Kunze)

Refrain:
Träume sterben nie,
Darum bleibt etwas von Dir da,
Auch wenn Du jetzt die Türe schließt.
Du wirst andre Wege geh'n,
Doch ich bin Dir immer nah,
Denn meine Träume, meine Träume sterben nie.

Lass ihn nicht warten,
Wenn Du geh'n willst, wird es Zeit.
Sag nicht mehr, es tut Dir leid,
Du hast mir so viel gegeben.

Später,
Wenn Du längst schon bei ihm bist,
Red' ich mir ein, dass ich vergessen kann
Und glaub' doch nicht daran.

[Refrain]

Ich wollte immer
Deine Hoffnungen versteh'n,
Bei Dir sein, wenn sie vergeh'n,
Und mit Dir 'mal älter werden.

Später,
Wenn ich auf mein Leben seh',
Weiß ich es war in vielem ganz verkehrt,
Doch gabst ihm den Wert.

[Refrain]


Trick of the night
(Peter Weekers / Mike Batt / Andy Hill)
This heart confesses confusion
This heart, in cold light of day
One part suspects an illusion
One part is losing its way

Was it only a trick of the night?
A love made of wishes and flickering light?
Was it only a dance in the dark?
Was it real, or a feeling that fooled my heart?

Moonlight is stranger than fiction
Daylight is clearer than dreams
Last night we made no prediction
But I'd like to know what it means

Was it only a trick of the night?
A love made of wishes and flickering light?
Was it only a dance in the dark?

Night runs away with your feelings
Working is magic
But when it plays with your feelings
Seems that the daylight fades them away

Was it only a trick of the night?
A love made of wishes and flickering light?
Was it only a dance in the dark?
Was it real, or a feeling that fooled my heart?



 

The boys of summer
(
Don Henley - Mike Campbell)

Nobody on the road
Nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air
The summer's out of reach
Empty lake, empty streets
The sun goes down alone
I'm drivin' by your house
Though I know you're not at home

But I can see you-

Refrain:
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
Remember how you made me crazy?
Remember how I made you scream
Now I don't understand what happened to our love
But babe, I'm gonna get you back
I'm gonna show you what I'm made of

I can see you-

[Refrain]

Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac
A little voice Inside my head said, "Don't look back. You can never look back."
I thought I knew what love was
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but-

I can see you-

[Refrain]

I can see you-
[Refrain]

The cry of the lone wolf
(Katie Melua & Mike Batt)

Everybody told me to walk away
Though you made me feel good
I was just a fool, didn’t hear them say
Love is like a wild wood.

Something in the way I was lost and found
Something made it feel right
Spirited away by a haunting sound
Calling in the deep night.

They told me not to listen to the cry of the lone wolf.
Next time I won’t listen to the cry of the lone wolf.

Following the smoke of your glowing fire
Shining through (in) the twilight
Then you slipped away as the flames grew higher
Back Into the deep night.

They told me not to listen to the cry of the lone wolf.
Next time I won’t listen to the cry of the lone wolf.

The first nowell
(trad. carol)

The first nowell the angel did say,
Was to certain poor shepherds; in fields as they lay,
In fields they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
Born is the King of Israel!

   ( They looked up and saw a star
   Shining in the east beyond them far,
   And to the earth it gave a great light,
   And so it continued both day and night.
   Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
   Born is the King of Israel!

   And by the light of that same star,
   Three wise men came from country far
   To seek for the king was their intent
   And to follow the star wherever it went.
   Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
   Born is the King of Israel!

   This star drew nigh to the northwest,
   Over Bethlehem it took its rest,
   And there it did both stop up and stay,
   Right over the place where Jesus lay.
   Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
   Born is the King of Israel!

The love I'm frightened of
(Luke Batt)

If I wait
Don’t move a muscle
Maybe somehow a spark will strike
It’s been a long night

So sincere
But the message is still a struggle
Knives with which we juggle
While we jump through fire

So maybe I’ll move on and make a mistake
And see if my earth-quakes

(Chorus)
This is the love I’m frightened of
Doesn’t come with a leaflet that says how to keep it
This is the love that can’t be seen
No detailed instructions or Japanese symbols like you find on a washing machine

Slow me down
Apply some gentile pressure
And maybe somehow a spark will strike
I hope it might

One is best
But lacking in conversation
Safe but no relation
To the warmth you give

So maybe I move on and make a mistake
And see if my earth-quakes

(Chorus)

This is the love I’m frightened of
Doesn’t come with a leaflet that says how to keep it
This is the love that can’t be seen
No detailed instructions…

This is the love I’m frightened of
This is the love I’m frightened of


The lovecats
(Robert James Smith)

Let's go and throw
All the Songs we know

Into the sea
You and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring
It's a treacherous thing
We missed you hissed the lovecats
We missed you hissed the lovecats

We move like cagey tigers
Oh - We couldn't get closer than this
The way we walk
The way we talk
The way we stalk
The way we kiss
We slip through the streets
While everyone sleeps
Getting bigger wider and brighter
Let's go and throw
All the songs we know...

Into the sea
You and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring
It's a treacherous thing
We missed you hissed the lovecats
We missed you hissed the lovecats

We're so wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully
Wonderfully pretty!
you know that I'd do anything for you...
We should have each other to dinner huh?
We should have each other with cream
Then curl up by the fire
And sleep for a while
It's the grooviest thing
It's the perfect dream

Into the sea
You and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring
It's a treacherous thing
We missed you hissed the lovecats (lovecats)

INTERLUDE

Into the sea
You and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring
It's a treacherous thing
We missed you hissed the lovecats
We missed you hissed the lovecats

We move like cagey tigers
Oh - We couldn't get closer than this
The way we walk
The way we talk
The way we stalk
And the way we kiss

INTERLUDE

We slip through the streets
While everyone sleeps
Getting bigger wider and brighter
Let's go and throw
All the songs we know...

Into the sea
You and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring
It's a treacherous thing
We missed you hissed the lovecats
We missed you hissed the lovecats
Babababa.....


The old turf fire
(Trad., arr: Mike Batt)

Oh the old turf fire and the hearth swept clean
There is no one half so happy as myself and Molly Keane
With the baby in the cradle you could hear her mammy say
Wouldn’t you go to sleep Alanna ‘til I wet your daddy’s tay.

Oh the man that I work for is a richer man than me
But faith in this wide world we never can agree
He has big towering mansions and castles over all
But sure I wouldn’t exchange with him my little marble hall.

I have got a little house and a tidy bit of land
You would never see a better on the side of Knocknacran
I’ve no piano in the corner and no pictures on the wall
But I’m somehow quite contented in my little marble hall.

Oh the old turf fire and the hearth swept clean
There is no one half so happy as myself and Molly Keane
With the baby in the cradle you could hear her mammy say
Wouldn’t you go to sleep Alanna ‘til I wet your daddy’s tay.

Repeat last verse

The Kerry dances
(Molloy, arr: Mike Batt)

Refrain:
Oh the days of the Kerry dancing
Oh the ring of the piper’s tune
Oh for on
e of those hours of gladness
Gone alas like our youth too soon

When the boys began to gather in the glen of a summer night
And the Kerry piper’s tuning made us long with wild delight
Oh to think of it, oh to dream of it fills my heart with tears

[Refrain]

Was there ever a sweeter colleen in the dance than Eily More
Or a prouder lad than Thady as he boldly took the floor
Lads and lassies to your places up the middle and down again
And the merry hearted laughter ringing through the happy glen
Oh to think of it, oh to dream of it fills my heart with tears

[Refrain]

Time goes on and the happy years are dead
And one by one the merry hearts are fled
Silent now is the wild and lonely glen
Where the bright glad laugh will echo ne’er again

Only dreaming of days gone by...in my heart I hear
Loving voices of old companions stealing out of the past once more
And the sound of the dear old music soft and sweet as in days of yore
When the boys began to gather in the glen of a summer night
And the Kerry piper’s tuning made us long with wild delight
Oh to think of it, oh to dream of it fills my heart with tears

[Refrain]

The phantom of the opera / The phantom of the opera
(Andrew Lloyd Webber - Charles Hart - Richard Stilgoe - Mike Batt)
Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux
sung by Colm Wilkinson & Claire Moore


The phantom (Colm)
Sing once again with me our strange duet...
My power over you grows stronger yet...
And though you turn from me, to glance behind,
The Phantom of the Opera is there - inside your mind...

Christine (Claire)
Those who have seen your face draw back in fear...
I am the mask you wear...
The phantom
It's me they hear...

Christine / Phantom
You're/my spirit and you're/my voice, in one combined:
The Phantom of the Opera is there - inside your/my mind...

The phantom
In all your fantasies, you always knew
Christine
That man and mystery...
were both in you...

Christine / Phantom
And in this labyrinth, where night is blind,
The Phantom of the Opera is there/here - inside your/my mind...

Christine
He's here, the Phantom of the Opera...
The phantom
I’m here, the Phantom of the Opera...


The singer not the song
(Mick Jagger / Keith Richards)

Everywhere you want I always go
I always give in because, baby, you know
You just say so 'cause you give me that feeling inside
That I know I must be right

It's the singer not the song

It's not the way you give in willingly
Others do it without thrilling me
Giving me that same old feeling inside
That I know I must be right

The same old places and the same old songs
We've been going there for much too long
There's something wrong and it gives me that feeling inside
That I know I must be right

The star of the County Down
(Trad., arr: Mike Batt)

Near to Banbridge town in the County Down one morning last July
Down a Boreen green came a sweet colleen and she smiled as she passed me by
She looked so neat from her two white feet to the sheen of her nut brown hair
Such a coaxin’ elf I’d to shake myself to make sure I was really there

Refrain:
From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay and from Galway to Dublin town
No maid I’ve seen like the sweet colleen that I met in the County Down

As I onward sped I shook my head and I gazed with a feeling quare
‘Til I said says I to a passer by who’s the maid with the nut brown hair
He smiled at me and with pride says he that’s the gem of Erin’s crown
Young Rosie Mc Cann from the banks of the Bann she’s the star of the County Down

[Refrain]

At the harvest fair she’ll be surely there so I’ll dress in my sunday clothes
With my shoes shone bright and my hat cocked right for a smile from the nut brown rose
No pipe I’ll smoke no horse I’ll yoke ‘til my plough’s a rust coloured brown
‘Til a smiling bride by my own fireside is the star of the County Down


[2 x Refrain]

The wizard of Oz / Over the rainbow
(Harold Arlen - Edgar "Yip" Harburg)

Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high.
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue.
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops, away above the chimney tops.
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow, why then - oh, why can't I?

[instrumetal section]

Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops, away above the chimney tops.
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high.
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow, why then - oh, why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why - oh, why can't I?

This year's love
(David Gray)

This years love had better last
Heaven knows it's high time
I've been waiting on my own too long
But when you hold me like you do
It feels so right
I start to forget
How my heart gets torn
When that hurt gets thrown
Feeling like you can't go on

Turning circles and time again
It cut like a knife oh yeah
If you love me got to know for sure
'Cause it takes something more this time
Than sweet sweet lies
Before I open up my arms and fall
Losing all control
Every dream inside my soul
And when you kiss me
On that midnight street
Sweep me off my feet
Singing ain't this life so sweet

This years love had better last
This years love had better last

So whose to worry
If our hearts get torn
When that hurt gets thrown
Don't you know this life goes on
And won't you kiss me
On that midnight street
Sweep me off my feet
Singing ain't this life so sweet

This years love had better last
This years love had better last
This years love had better last
This years love had better last


Time after time
(Cindy Lauper – R. Hyman)

Lying in my bed, I hear the clock tick, and think of you.
Caught up in circles, confusion is nothing new.
Flash back, warm night, almost left behind.
Suitcase of memories.....
Time after --

Sometimes you picture me, I'm walking too far ahead.
You're callin' to me, I can't hear what you've said.
And you said, "Go slow, I fall behind "
The second hand unwinds.....

Refrain:
If you're lost, you can look and you will find me,
Time after time.
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting,
Time after time.

After, my picture fades, and darkness has turned to grey.
Watching through windows, you're wondering if I'm okay.
Secrets, stolen, from deep inside,
The drum beats out of time.....

[Refrain]

Secrets, stolen, from deep inside,
The drum beats out of time.....

[Refrain]

Too many people
(Paul McCartney)

Too many people going underground,
Too many reaching for a piece of cake,
Too many people pulled and pushed around,
Too many waiting for that lucky break.
That was your first mistake,
You took your lucky break and broke it in two.
Now what can be done for you,
You broke it in two.

Too many people sharing party lines,
Too many people never sleeping late,
Too many people paying parking fines,
Too many hungry people losing weight.

That was your first mistake,
You took your lucky break and broke it in two.
Now what can be done for you,
You broke it in two


Too many people preaching practices,
Don't let them tell you what you wanna be.
Too many people holding back, this is
Crazy and maybe it's not like me

That was your last mistake,
I find my love awake and waiting to be.
Now what can be done for you,
She's waiting for me.

Toy collection
(Katie Melua)

I will not sell my toy collection
If I did I would weep
Who’s to say what you need and what you don’t
On a desert island they’re the things I’ll keep

Some children had their parents read them stories
Well I heard mine directly from the source
Captain Kirk shared his tales and glories
While fighting a deadly force

Who’s to say when you get older
You don’t need a toy collection?
Who’s to say when you get older
That you have to follow convention?

Black beard told me of his troubled mother
And with his songs he’d sing me off to sleep
He said Superman was my real father
And they gave me dreams that I still keep

Who’s to say when you get older
You don’t need a toy collection?
Who’s to say when you get older
That you have to follow convention?

instrumental

Who’s to say when you get older
You don’t need a toy collection?
Who’s to say when you get older
That you have to follow convention?
That you have to follow convention?

Trottin’ to the fair
(Trad. / Graves, arr: Mike Batt)

Trottin’ to the fair me and Moll Moloney
Seated I declare on a single pony
How am I to know that Molly’s safe behind
With her head in oh that awkward, awkward way inclined
By her gentle breathing whispered past my ear
And her white arms writhin’ soft around me here

Thus on Dobbins back I discoursed the darling
‘Til upon our track leapt a mongrel snarling
Ah says Moll I’m frightened, frightened that the poney’ll start
And her pretty hands she tightened round my happy heart
‘Til I axed her may I steal a kiss or so
And my Molly’s grey eyes didn’t answer no

Repeat second verse

Turn to tell
(
Justin Sandercoe, Nov. 2002)

I turn to tell him things
I still make tea for two
I keep the kitchen clean
The way he’d want me to
Start again, but I’m not ready to move on
‘Cos I still turn to tell him, I love him
But he's gone

I miss the mess he made
Of my head when we fought
Over such silly things
I wish we could have talked
A little more, spoke instead of screamed
‘Cos when I turn to tell him, I love him
He’s just a dream

I lost the second chance
When fate led time away
I keep his picture close
So his memory won’t fade
Alive in me, forever with my soul
So when I turn to tell him, I love him
I think he knows.
- U -
Under the cherry moon
(Prince Rogers Nelson aka Prince & John L. Nelson)

please go to Katie Melua's lyrics-site
 
- V -
Valencia
(Padilla / Boyer / Charles / Grey)
?

Vienna
(
Midge Ure / Billy Currie / Christopher Allen / Warren Cann)

We walked in the cold air
Freezing breath on the window pane
Lying and waiting
A man in the dark
In the picture frame
So mystic and soulful
A voice reaching out
And a piercing cry
It stays with you until
The feeling is gone
Only you and I
This means nothing to me

This means nothing to me - Oh Vienna

The music is weaving
Haunting notes pizzicato strings
The rhythm is calling
Alone in the night
As the daylight brings
A cold empty silence
The warmth of your hand
And a cold grey sky
It fades to the distance
The image is gone
Only you and I
This means nothing to me

This means nothing to me - Oh Vienna
Vincent
(
Don McLean)

Starry, starry night...
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul...
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

And now I understand...
What you tried to say, to me
How you suffered for your sanity...
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen; they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now

Starry, starry night...
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent’s eyes of china blue...
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand

And now I understand...
What you tried to say, to me
How you suffered for your sanity...
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen; they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now

For they could not love you...
But still, your love was true
And when no hope was left inside...
On that starry, starry night...
You took your life as lovers often do
But I could’ve told you  Vincent...
This world was never meant
For one as beautiful as you

Starry, starry night...
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can’t forget
Like the strangers that you’ve met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
The silver thorn, a bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know...
What you tried to say, to me
How you suffered for your sanity...
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen; they’re not listening still
Perhaps they never will
- W -
Walk Lightly On This World
(
Katie Melua)

There are Spiders making silky castles
There are Bears with Kingdom in their eyes
They say we'll find our treasure
On the day we realise
how to walk lightly on the world
and take each step like the first
to walk lightly on the world
On the world
On the world

The Earth can turn a thousand miles an hour
And we fly with it every day
And if we saw how far we were getting
We'd know in every way
How to walk lightly on the world
And take each step like the first
To walk lightly on the world
On the world
On the world
On the world

What I miss about you
(Katie Melua & Molly McEwan)

Sipping coffee from the same cup as you.
The sharing of secrets we thought no one else knew,
That’s what I miss about you.

The new way that love had made me see,
Your bashful grin when you asked if I would like your key.
The knowing way you used to caress me,
That’s what I miss about you.

You stole in with your starry smile exciting me,
Driving with you in your new car, feeling free.
If it's true that love is blind, then I was blind willingly,
You made me feel we had a future, that could be and would be.

The way you said I’d be no one on my own,
Your habit of soaking yourself in over-priced cologne.
The way you turned the light out when I knew you were home,
That’s what I don’t miss about you.

I bet you’re using your weary magic like it’s new,
Driving so fast with a new fool beside you.
Presumably believing she’s the last of the lucky few,
I wonder if she knows she’s being lied to like I do.

The way I only doubted myself when I was with you,
Like I was a fool for expecting something from life too.
Your skill of putting me down in-front of everyone we knew,
That’s what I don’t miss about you.

When Irish eyes are smiling
(
Ernest R. Ball / Chauncey Olcott / George Graff Jr.)

There’s a tear in your eye and I’m wondering why
For it never should be there at all
With the power of your smile sure a stone you’d beguile
So there’s never a tear drop should fall
When your sweet lilting laughter’s like some fairy song
And your eyes twinkle bright as can be
You should laugh all the while and all other time smile
So now smile a smile for me

Refrain:
When Irish eyes are smiling sure ‘tis like a morn in spring
In the lit of Irish laughter you can hear the angels
sing
When Irish hearts are happy all the world seems bright and gay
And when Irish eyes are smiling sure they steal your heart away

For your smile is a part of the joy in your heart
And it makes even sunshine seem bright
Like the linnets sweet song crooning all the day long
Comes your laughter so tender and light
For the springtime of life is the sweetest of all
There is ne’er a real care or regret
So while springtime is ours throughout all of youth’s hours
Let us smile each chance we get

[2 x Refrain]

Wie Du
(M: Mike Batt (Bright eyes) /
German lyrics: Wolfgang Mürmann)

Ich hatte mein Zuhaus, war zufrieden mit mir
Da kamst Du und hast mir von dir erzählt
Und von Deiner Welt.
Von der Reise zum Regenbogen,
Vom Bett unter den Sternen,
Vom Wind der für Dich in den Bäumen singt.
Es klang wunderschön
Und ich - konnt' Dich verstehn.

Wie Du - wollte ich leben
Wie Du - frei, doch mit einem Ziel.
Ich kam nicht los von alten Gefühlen
Heut hab' ich es erreicht - wie Du.

Du gingst allein früh am Morgen und der Alltag zog ein.
Dass mich nur noch die Gewohnheit hielt
Hab ich bald gefühlt.
Und nun folgte ich Deiner Spur.
Der Wind zeigt mir den Weg
und dort, wo die Wolken das Land berühren,
wo Nebel sich drehn, da werd' ich dich sehn.

Wie Du - wollte ich leben
Wie Du - frei, doch mit einem Ziel.
Ich kam nicht los von alten Gefühlen
Heut hab' ich es erreicht - wie Du.

While shepherds watch
(Nahum Tate)

While Shepherds watch their flocks by night
All seated on the ground
The angel of the Lord came down
And glory shone around
"Fear not," said he for mighty dread
had seized their troubled mind
"Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all man-kind"

"To you in David's town this day
Is born of David's line
The Savior who is Christ the Lord
And this shall me the sign
The heav'n'ly babe you there shall find
To human view displayed
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands
And in a manger laid"

Those spoke the seraph and forth-with
Appeared a shining throng
Of angels praising God who thus
Addressed their joyful song
"All glory be to God on high
And to the earth be peace
Goodwill hence-forth from heav'n to men
Begin and never cease"
 
Waterloo sunset
(Raymond Douglas Davies)

Dirty old river, must you keep rolling,
Flowing into the night.
People so busy, make me feel dizzy,
Taxi lights shine so bright.
But i don't need no friends,
As long as i gaze on Waterloo sunset,
I am in paradise.

Refrain
:
Every day i look at the world from my window,
The chilly-chilliest evening time,
Waterloo sunset's fine.

Terry meets Julie, Waterloo station, every friday night,
But i am so lazy, don't want to wander, i stay at home at night.
But i don't feel afraid,
As long as i gaze on Waterloo sunset,
I am in paradise.

[Refrain]

Millions of people swarming like flies 'round
Waterloo underground.
Terry and Julie cross over the river
Where they feel safe and sound.
And they don't need no friends
As long as they gaze on Waterloo sunset,
They are in paradise.

[Refrain]

West side story / Maria  
(Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim)

The most beautiful sound I ever heard,
Maria...

All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word
Maria...

I just met a girl named Maria,
And suddenly that name,
Will never be the same,
To me...

Maria,
I just kissed a girl named Maria,
And suddenly I found,
How wonderful a sound,
Can be...

Maria,
Say it loud and there's music playing,
Say it soft and it's almost like praying,
Maria,
I'll never stop saying,
Maria...

West side story / Somewhere  
(Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim)

There's a place for us,
Somewhere a place for us.
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us
Somewhere.

There's a time for us,
Some day a time for us.
Time together with time to spare,
Time to look, time to care
Some day!
Somewhere
We'll find a new way of living,
Will find a way of forgiving
Somewhere

There's a place for us,
A time and place for us.
Hold my hand and we're halfway there
Hold my hand and I'll take you there
Somehow
Some day
Somewhere

Somewhere

What a wonderful world
(Bob Thiele & George David Weiss)

I see trees that are green red roses too
I watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue clouds of white
Bright blessed days dark sacred nights
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of the people passing by
I see friends shaking hands sayin' how do you do
But they're really sayin' I love you.

I see trees that are green red roses too
I watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
I think to myself, ooh, what a wonderful world.

White cliffs of Dover
(M: Walter Kent; W: Nat Burton)

I'll never forget the people I met,
braving those angry skies.
I remember the wall as the shadows fall,
the light of hope in their eyes,
but though i'm far away,
I still can hear them say.
We love for when the dawn comes up:

There'll be bluebirds over,
The white cliffs of Dover,
Tomorrow, just you wait and see.
There'll be love and laughter,
And peace ever after,
Tomorrow when the world is free.

The shepherd will tend his sheep,
The valley will bloom again.
And Jimmy will go to sleep,
In his own little room again.

There'll be bluebirds over,
The white cliffs of Dover,
Tomorrow, just you wait and see.

Winter wonderland 
(Felix Bernhard - Dick Smith)

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?
In the lane snow is glistening.
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the blue bird,
Here to stay is a new bird,
He sings a love song
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he is Parson Brown.
He'll say are you married,
We'll say no man,
But you can do the job while you're in town.

Later on we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire,
To face unafraid
The plans that we made
Walking in a winter wonderland.

- Y -
You're in my heart
(David Essex)
?
Your mother should know
(John Lennon - Paul McCartney)

Lift up your hearts and sing me a song
That was a hit before your mother was born.
Though she was born a long, long time ago
Your mother should know (Your mother should...)
Your mother should know (...know.)
Sing it again.
Let's all get up and dance to a song
That was a hit before your mother was born.
Though she was born a long, long time ago
Your mother should know (Your mother should...)
Your mother should know (...know.)
Sing it again.

Let's all get up and dance to a song
That was a hit before your mother was born.
Though she was born a long, long time ago
Your mother should know (Your mother should...)
Your mother should know (...know.)
Sing it again.
Lift up your hearts and sing me a song
That was a hit before your mother was born.
Though she was born a long, long time ago
Your mother should know (Your mother should...)
Your mother should know (Yeah.)
Your mother should know (Your mother should...)
Your mother should know (Yeah.)
Your mother should know (Your mother should...)
Your mother should know

© Dieter Friedl, September 26, 2013 / Impressum