Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"Bad Moon Rising" Creedence Clearwater



Lyrics:

I see the bad moon rising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin'.
I see bad times today.

CHORUS:

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

I hear hurricanes ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

CHORUS

All right!

Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables

This song is from the musical, "Les Miserables" which has been recently made into a movie directed by Tom Hopper and starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Russel Crowe. This is the song "I Dreamed a Dream" sung by Fantine, the character Anne Hathaway plays. Her life has touched bottom, and in this song she brilliantly and movingly sings of better times. This is the video with the lyrics. But you should definitely see the film and her amazing performance.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

"All I Want for Christmas is My 2 Front Teeth!"





All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth!

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas."
It seems so long since I could say,
"Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!"
Gosh oh gee, how happy I'd be,
if I could only whistle (thhhh, thhhh)

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth.

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas!"

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas."
It seems so long since I could say,
"Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!"
Gosh oh gee, how happy I'd be,
if I could only whistle (thhhh, thhhh)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"So Long, It's Been Good to Know You" Woody Gutherie



So long, it's been good to know yeh;
So long, it's been good to know yeh;
So long, it's been good to know you.
This dusty old dust is ablowin' me home,
I've got to be rollin' along.

I'll sing this song, but I'll sing it again,
Of the place that I lived on the west Texas plains,
In the city of Pampa, the county of Gray,
here's what all the people there say:

Well, it's so long, it's been good to know yeh;
So long, it's been good to know yeh;
So long, it's been good to know you.
This dusty old dust is blowin' me home,
I've got to be driftin' along.

Anyway, like I told yeh, the old
dust storm hit there, and these people all congregated
in their little houses, and in the room in the house that I was in there was 12 or 15 people and while we
was there, tellin' each other so long, it's been good to
know you, the dusty old dust is ablowin' me home, and
I ain't got long to stay, I gotta be driftin' along

Well, here's what happened:

The telephone rang, an' it jumped off the wall,
That was the preacher, payin' his call.
He said, "Look at the shape that the world is in,
I've got a cut price on salvation and sin!"

So long, it's been good to know yeh;
So long, it's been good to know yeh;
So long, it's been good to know you.
This dusty old dust is adrivin' me home,
And I've gotta be driftin' along.

The church houses were jammed and packed,
People were settin' from front to the back,
It was so dusty the preacher couldn't read his text,
So he folded his specs, an' he took up collection,

Said...
So long, it's been good to know yeh;
So long, it's been good to know yeh;
So long, it's been good to know you.
This dusty old dust is a rollin' me home,
Gotta to be driftin' along.




Sunday, May 20, 2012

"Shake, Rattle, and Roll" - Big Joe Turner




Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Well, you get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots 'n pans

Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
I can't believe my eyes, all that mess belongs to you

I believe to the soul you're the devil and now I know
I believe to the soul you're the devil and now I know
Well, the more I work, the faster my money goes

I said shake, rattle and roll, Shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, Shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do right to save your doggone soul

Yeah, blow Joe!
(Saxophone break)

I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store
I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store
Well I can look at you till you ain't no child no more

Ah, shake, rattle and roll, Shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, Shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do right to save your doggone soul

I get over the hill and way down underneath
I get over the hill and way down underneath
You make me roll my eyes, even make me grit my teeth

I said shake, rattle and roll, Shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, Shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do nothin' to save your doggone soul

Shake, rattle and roll!

Big Joe Turner, born in 1911, was the inventor of the style of music popular in the 1950s called "Rock and Roll". Here's more about this great musician from Wikipedia. Wikipedia articles can be translated into any language. Look for your language on the left side of the page.