Saturday, March 26, 2011

Natalie Cole/Nat Cole: "Unforgettable"

Unfortunately, the Natalie/Nat Cole version of this song has been removed by Youtube. Here is the original version sung by Nat King Cole.



Unforgettable, that's what you are
Unforgettable, though near or far
Like a song of love that clings to me
How the thought of you does things to me
Never before has someone been more
Unforgettable, in every way
And forevermore, (and forevermore)
That's how you'll stay, (that's how you'll stay)
That's why darling it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too

(musical interlude)

No, never before has someone been more
Ooh unforgettable, (unforgettable)
In every way, (in every way)
And forevermore, (and forevermore)
That's how you'll stay, (that's how you'll stay)
That's why darling it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too!

Click on this link for a biography of Nat King Cole.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Oh Danny Boy" in honor of Saint Paddy's Day, 2011




Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin




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 misleading
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 stand looking
and it makes me wonder
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 forest will echo with laughter.

GUITAR SOLO

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean from 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
Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, Ooh, 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't you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

GUITAR SOLO

And as we 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 is one and one is all, yeah
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying the stairway to heaven.

You can learn more about the history and
meaning of "Stairway to Heaven" by clicking on
Song Facts

Friday, March 4, 2011

"Good Times, Bad Times" by Led Zeppelin





Cloze exercise. Listen to the song, then fill the blanks.

In the days of my youth, I was what it means to be a ,
Now I've reached that age, I've tried to do all those things I can.
No matter how I , I find my way into the same old jam.

*Good Times, Bad , you know I've had my share;
When my woman left home for a brown eyed man,
Well, I still don't seem to .

Sixteen, I fell in love with a as sweet as could be,
Only took a couple of 'til she was rid of me.
She that she would be all mine and love me 'till the end,
But when I in her ear, I lost another friend, oooh.

*Good Times, Bad , you know I've had my share;
When my woman left home for a brown eyed man,
Well, I still don't seem to .

*Good Times, Bad , you know I've had my share;
When my woman left home for a brown eyed man,
Well, I still don't seem to .

I know what it to be alone, I sure do wish I was at home.
I don't care what the say, I'm love you each and every day.
You can feel the beat within my heart.
Realize, sweet babe, we ain't ever .

This cloze exercise was written by Ed Murray. Ed is an ESL instructor at City College, Mission Campus.

Led Zeppelin was one of the greatest rock music groups. Read about them in Wikipedia

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" Bing Crosby




They used to tell me I was building a dream
And so I followed the mob
When there was earth to plow or guns to bear
I was always there right on the job

They used to tell me I was building a dream
With peace and glory ahead
Why should I be standing in line
Just waiting for bread?

Once I built a railroad, I made it run
Made it race against time
Once I built a railroad, now it's done
Brother, can you spare a dime?

Once I built a tower up to the sun
Brick and rivet and lime
Once I built a tower, now it's done
Brother, can you spare a dime?

Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell
Full of that Yankee-Doodly-dum
Half a million boots went sloggin' through Hell
And I was the kid with the drum

Say, don't you remember, they called me "Al"
It was "Al" all the time
Why don't you remember, I'm your pal
Say buddy, can you spare a dime?

Once in khaki suits, ah gee we looked swell
Full of that Yankee-Doodly-dum
Half a million boots went sloggin' through Hell
And I was the kid with the drum

Oh, say, don't you remember, they called me "Al"
It was "Al" all the time
Say, don't you remember, I'm your pal
Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Workers built the railroads, skyscrapers, and
fought hard for their country during World War One.
Farmers worked their fields to feed the nation.
Now, they are poor, waiting in a bread line.
Naturally, they feel betrayed by the country
they had tried so hard to serve.