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Moondog – Do your thing

In Bird's Lament, Lyrics on February 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm
et puisque nous reprenons Bird’s lament, en faisant de nouvelles recherches, je suis tombé sur les paroles de: Do your thing :
 
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Do your thing!
Be fancy-free to call the tune you sing.
Don’t give up!
That’s not the way to win a loving cup.
Do your best,
and opportunity will do the rest.
Don’t give in!
Capitulation is the greatest sin.
Do what’s right,
what’s right for you, to do with all your might.
Don’t regret!
What might have been, you might as well forget.
Stand your ground,
and while you’re standing there, be duty-bound.
Learn to wait,
and while you’re waiting, learn to concentrate.
Make amends!
All enemies I call potential friends,
Calm your fears,
and hope to cope at least a hundred years.
Make your mark!
If need be, even make it in the dark.
Mum’s the word!
My sage advice, pretend you haven’t heard.
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Stolen moments lyrics

In Lyrics, Stolen Moments on December 27, 2013 at 9:48 am

Stolen Moments (Oliver Nelson)

(Text: Edward Fisher)

If I told you I love you pretty baby
Would it make up for what they say?
If I hold you and squeeze you darlin’
Would you linger a while today?
If I hold you and hug you my dear so don’t argue
Then gossip won’t hurt you I’ll never desert you
And someday we’ll find us where people won’t bind us
To the hands of time

I can use more than moments with you baby
And I know where you steal them from
There are so many things I’ll teach you
But they call me a useless bum
They just chatter and patter and nitter and natter
They take it and twist it, until it gets bitter
But we’re here, I steered here it’s weird here those beards dear
Watch the pantomime

 Andy White, April 2008

Summer Samba (lyrics)

In Lyrics, Summer Samba on December 24, 2013 at 8:31 am

Summer Samba (So nice)

Words & music by Norman Gimbel, Marco Valle, Paulo Sergio Valle

Recorded by Astrud Gilberto, 1965samba guitar

 

Someone to hold me tight, that would be very nice

Someone to love me right, that would be very nice

Someone to understand each little dream in me

Someone to take my hand and be a team with me

So nice, life would be so nice

If one day I’d find

Someone who would take my hand and samba through life with me

Someone to cling to me, stay with me, right or wrong

Someone to sing to me little samba song

Someone to take my heart and give his heart to me

Someone who’s ready to give love a start with me

Oh yeah, that would be so nice

Should it be you and me, I can see that would be nice

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pdf here: summer samba

Dat Dere lyrics

In Dat Dere, Lyrics on December 20, 2013 at 10:22 am

This re-creation of the wonder of a child (“Dat Dere” = “That There” – you can change all the “th”s to “d”s if you want. You can also change the genders to fit, too.) has been famously covered by Oscar Brown, Jr., Nat “Cannonball” Adderley, May Lou Williams & Rickie Lee Jones. Thanks to correspondent Mark S. for the chords. also, added easier guitar chords. Download pdf for the chords, at bottom page.

Intro vamp

Hey, mama, what’s that there? And what’s that under there?15-elephant
Hey, mama, up here! Mama – hey! – look at that over there!
And what’s that doing there? And where’re they going there?
And, mummy, can I have that big elephant over there?
Who’s that in my chair? And what’s he doing there?
And, mommy, oh, hey, mommy, can I go over there?
Hey mummy, what’s a square? And where do we get air?
And mummy can I have that big elephant over there?

Bridge1

My quizzical kid! She doesn’t want anything here.
Just forever demanding to know who, what, why or where!
Inquisitive child! Sometimes the questions get wild!
Like, mommy, can I have that big elephant over there?
Don’t wanna comb my hair and where’s my teddy bear?Cowboy_Boots
And, mama, hey! Look at the cowboy coming there!
And can I have a pair of boots like that to wear?
And mummy can I have that big elephant over there?

Intro vamp here

Time will march, days will go and little baby’s going to grow.
I gotta tell her what she needs to know.
I’ll help her along, so she’ll know right from wrong & she’ll be strong.
As life’s parade goes marching by, she’s gonna need to know some reasons why.
I don’t have all the answers, but I’ll try the best as I can.
We’ll make a plan. [alt.: I’ll make him a man.]  That’s right!

[back to verse chords]

‘Cause you give the kid your best and hope she passes the test
And finally send her out into the world somewhere.
And though she’s grown up, I bet I never will forget.
Mummy, can I have that big elephant over there?
Hey, why they do that there? And how you put that there?

Hey, mummy, up here! Hey, mummy, what that say up there?
Hey, mummy, what is fair? How come I have to share?
And, mummy can I have that big elephant over there? [last line 3x]

Outro repeat intro vamp & out

lyrics and chords here: DatDere lyrics

Caravan lyrics

In Caravan, Lyrics on November 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Caravan
Duke Ellington, Wes Montgomery

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Night and stars above that shine so bright
The myst’ry of their fading light
That shines upon our caravan
Sleep upon my shoulder as we creep
Across the sand so I may keep
The mem’ry of our caravan
This is so exciting You are so inviting Resting in my arms
As I thrill to the magic charms
Of you beside me here beneath the blue
My dream of love is coming true
Within our desert caravan!

(x 2)

—–

by Juan Tizol & Irving Mills

Cold Duck Time (lyrics)

In Cold Duck Time, Lyrics on November 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm
Cold Duck Time lyrics (by Al Jarreau)
Album: Accentuate The Positive (Year: 2004)
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Eddie Load up
Eddie low down
Beautiful funk
from a hole in a hornBurnin’ it up
Burnin’ it down
Burnin’ so hot melt
the snow on the ground

Better pass the cold duck round.
Eddie got the cold duck down.

Eddie Load up
Eddie low down
Beautiful funk from a hole in a horn

Burnin’ it up
Burnin’ it down
Burnin’ so hot melt
the snow on the ground
Eddie got the cold duck down. Eddie got the cold duck down.

Eddie load up
Eddie low down
Beautiful funk
From a hole in a horn

Burnin’ it up
Burnin’ it down
Burnin’ so hot melt the snow on the ground

Better pass the cold duck around.
Eddie got the cold duck down.
Eddie pass the cold duck ’round.

A Night in Tunisia (lyrics)

In A Night In Tunisia, Lyrics on November 27, 2013 at 10:10 pm
A Night in Tunisia (Ella Fitzgerald)
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The moon is the same moon above you
Aglow with its cool evening light
But shining at night, in tunisia
Never does it shine so bright

The stars are aglow in the heavens
But only the wise understand
That shining at night in tunisia
They guide you through the desert sand

Words fail, to tell a tale
Too exotic to be told
Each nights a deeper night
In a world, ages old

The cares of the day seem to vanish
The ending of day brings release
Each wonderful night in tunisia
Where the nights are filled with peace

(bridge)

(scat)

{repeat all twice}

(scat)

Well you Needn’t (lyrics)

In Lyrics, Well You Needn't on November 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm
Well you Needn’t – Cannonball Adderley (lyrics: Mike Ferro)

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You’re talkin’ so sweet well you needn’t
You say you won’t cheat well you needn’t
You’re tappin’ your feet well you needn’t
It’s over now, it’s over now
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You’re dressin’ with class well you needn’t
You’re holdin’ your sass well you needn’t
You think you’re a gas well you needn’t
It’s over now, it’s over now
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It’s over now, it’s over now
You’ve had your fun, so take a bow
You oughta know, you lost the glow, the beat is slow, the shadows grow,
the lights are low, it’s time to go, let’s close the show down
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(Oh) You’re taking off weight well you needn’t
You’re looking just great well you needn’t
You’re settin’ the bait well you needn’t
It’s over now, it’s over now
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Scat…
You play enough game, well you needn’t
It’s more of the same, well you needn’t
You’re coming off lame, ell you needn’t
It’s over now, it’s over now
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You’re bending my ear Well you needn’t
You’re calling me dear Well you needn’t
You’re acting sincere Well you needn’t
It’s over now, it’s over now
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It’s over now, it’s over now
Don’t wanna see Don’t need a row
You had you’re day Your matinee
You had to stray You know they say
You gonna play You gotta face
So find a way out
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You say that you try Well you needn’t
You say you won’t lie Well you needn’t
You’re starting to cry Well you needn’t
It’s over now It’s over now
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(repeat all then…)
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It’s over now,
it’s over now
It’s over now,
it’s over now
It’s over now, it’s over!

The Jody Grind (lyrics)

In Lyrics, The Jody Grind on November 27, 2013 at 9:49 pm

The Jody Grind
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Album: Love And Peace:
A Tribute To Horace Silver (1995)

1st verse

If you are a sailor,
A soldier, or marine,
Well Jody’s got your woman
When you’re not on the scene.

No need to worry
And to get all uptight.
Jody’s treatin’ her good tonight.

2nd verse

All you other fellas
Just treat your woman right.
‘Cause Jody’s steady hittin’
When you’re out of sight.

No need to worry
And to get all uptight.
Jody’s treatin’ her good tonight.

jodygrind

Good Bye Pork Pie Hat – lyrics

In Good Bye Pork Pie Hat, Lyrics on November 27, 2013 at 10:26 am

Good Bye Pork Pie Hat
(music by Charlie Minugs, words by Joni Mitchell)

When Charlie speaks of Lester
You know someone great has gone
The sweetest swinging music man
Had a Porkie Pig hat on
A bright star
In a dark age
When the bandstands had a thousand ways
Of refusing a black man admission
Black musician
In those days they put him in an
Underdog position
Cellars and chittlins’

When Lester took him a wife
Arm and arm went black and white
And some saw red
And drove them from their hotel bed
Love is never easy
It’s short of the hope we have for happiness
Bright and sweet
Love is never easy street!
Now we are black and white
Embracing out in the lunatic New York night
It’s very unlikely we’ll be driven out of town
Or be hung in a tree
That’s unlikely!

Tonight these crowds
Are happy and loud
Children are up dancing in the streets
In the sticky middle of the night
Summer serenade
Of taxi horns and fun arcades
Where right or wrong
Under neon
Every feeling goes on!
For you and me
The sidewalk is a history book
And a circus
Dangerous clowns
Balancing dreadful and wonderful perceptions
They have been handed
Day by day
Generations on down

We came up from the subway
On the music midnight makes
To Charlie’s bass and Lester’s saxophone
In taxi horns and brakes
Now Charlie’s down in Mexico
With the healers
So the sidewalk leads us with music
To two little dancers
Dancing outside a black bar
There’s a sign up on the awning
It says “Pork Pie Hat Bar”
And there’s black babies dancing…
Tonight!

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