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lyrics...A through D.

A            B            C            D

AIN'T IT NICE
(J. Smith)

Mama goose, she walks real proud
Ask her just once and she'll tell you out loud about
Papa goose while she struts on the ground
Waitin' for the afternoon sun to go down
Ain't it nice, ain't it nice
Ain't it nice what love can do

Now me, I love most ev'rything
I've lived with the sorrow that love brings
Spend most of my nights alone
"Cause I can't be happy with just one home
Ain't it nice, ain't it nice
Ain't it nice what love can do

Poor man might not know how to sing
He spend his time learnin' better things
He lives for today and forgets the rest
At the happiness game the poor man's best
Ain't it nice, ain't it nice
Ain't it nice what love can do


AIN'T THAT JUST LIKE ME
(traditional)

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a big fall
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put him back again

Ain't that just like me, you know
Crackin up over you
You know that I love you, love you
Won't you come and love me too?

Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon...


ALL THE HARVESTS
(Chad Stuart - based on a poem by Peter Howard)

Scarred and twisted by the years
I am an old root, you are the branches
Eager to test your strength against the sky
Reach for the stars and take your chances

All the harvests yet unborn
Every passing year will bring
All the seasons of your life
Are governed by the strength within

You will feel the stinging hail of winter
You will know the passion of the spring
You will swelter in the endless summer heat
With the autumn winds you will sadly sing

All the harvests yet unborn
Every passing year will bring
All the seasons of your life
Are governed by the strength within

Do not be daunted by the blows
That in good time, life will surely deal you
Watch out for the demon pride
If you let him, he will surely bring you down

All the harvests yet unborn
Every passing year will bring
All the seasons of your life
Are governed by the strength within


ANYTIME
(Jeremy Clyde)

Lovers may come, lovers may go anytime
Lovers may come, lovers may go anytime
Though they may go I just have to know you'll not leave me
So tell me you'll stay and not run away anytime

I've seen it before, seen it this way many times
I've seen it before, seen it this way many times
I know that you're what I've waited for and I love you, yes I do
So tell me you'll stay and not run away anytime

Tell me you're mine that you love me until the end of time
Give me one chance don't you leave me anytime

I've got to know so give me the word anytime
I've got to know so give me the word anytime
You know that I'll stay as long as you say that you'll love me, please do
And tell me you'll stay and not run away anytime

For lovers may come, lovers may go anytime


THE ARK
(Jeremy Clyde)

Look, the ark, it is bearing down
And you are staring down
The wind and the sea
And hoping perhaps
With the waters going back
That a new day will have dawned

But see, the ark, it is resting now
High on Mount Ararat
Starting again
And the cargo that it brought
Is leaping from the hold
Looking for the chaos that it sought

The ark, the ark, it is giving forth
You might say it is giving birth
To the children of man

But who is this?
Staring at the sunshine?
Drying socks, laughing, shoving, crying?
Not you, not me my friend
Are not these the men of the iron mountain?
Were not these the leaders of the fighting?
Ah now, you see my friend . . . . .

Polish up your helmets, lads, we're going on parade
We praise our God for sparing us to fight another day
We'll sing his song in unison, we'll sing in harmony
We'll stamp out insurrection, wherever it may be

So bring on the rain
And the lightning from the sky
And let us hope again
Oh look,  the ark, it drifting now


B MOVIE

(Jeremy Clyde/David Pierce/Rick Jones)

I want to be
In a B Movie
Where everything is black and white
Where every dorrman knows my name
And every cabby knows my game
White tuxedo and a gold lucky charm
B Movie heroine hanging on my arm
I wanna be - oh let me be

I want to be
In a B Movie
Cause it's nice and safe in there.
Where wisecracks come out right on cue
Where guys get killed but never you
One look tells you the hero from the heel
And it all comes out OK in the very last reel
I want to be - oh let me be

I want the boys to play "September Song"
Cause she and me are into heaving romancing
I want the boys to play it all night long
Till she and me are the only ones still dancing, dancing, dancing

I want to be
In a B Movie
Gonna try some dreams for a change
Tug the brim of my fedora down
Take a little stroll on the ritzy side of town
The wise money says I'd be safer laying low
I say, what the hell, who's running this show
I want to be - oh let me be

I want the boys to play "September Song"
Cause she and me are into heaving romancing
I want the boys to play it all night long
Till she and me are the only ones still dancing, dancing, dancing

I want to be
In a B Movie
Where everything is black and white
Where every dorrman knows my name
And every cabby knows my game
White tuxedo and a gold lucky charm
B Movie heroine hanging on my arm
I wanna be - oh let me be

BABY DON'T GO
(Sonny Bono)

Baby don't go, pretty baby please don't go

I never knew my mother
I hardly knew my dad
I've been in town for eighteen years
And you're the only girl I've had
I can't stay
Maybe I'll be back some day
Baby don't go, pretty baby please don't go
I love you so, pretty baby please don't go

I never had no money
I bought at the second hand store
The way this whole town laughs at me
I just can't take it no more
I'm going away
Maybe I'll be back some day
Baby don't go, pretty baby please don't go
I love you so, pretty baby please don't go

When I get to the city
My tears will all be dried
The girls are gonna look so pretty
And I'll forget you by and by
I'm going away
Maybe I'll be back some day
Baby don't go, pretty baby please don't go
I love you so, pretty baby please don't go


BEFORE AND AFTER

(Van McCoy)

He wears a smile, I wear a frown
And I can tell whenever he's around
And all the eyes of everyone are staring
And I know that they're comparing the two
Whispering and a'saying when they do
See the difference between the old and new
Before and after
Losing you, losing you

His future's bright, my future's dim
And all the dreams we shared, you share with him
And all the eyes of everyone are staring
And I know that they're comparing the two
Whispering and a'saying when they do
See the difference between the old and new
Before and after
Losing you, losing you

I used to be happy as he, till I lost you some how
Though I don't show it, you wouldn't know it
To look at me now

He wears a smile, I wear a frown
He makes you happy when he's around
He wears a smile, I wear a frown
He makes you happy when he's around


BITE THE BULLET
(Chad Stuart)

Revving your engines
Spinning your wheels
All of a sudden
You know how it feels
To love her
When she don't love you back
You want to reach her
But you don't seem to have the knack

She says it's over
That you were unkind
Don't be downhearted
"Cause she could change her mind
Tomorrow
Is another day
So don't you give up now
Love will find a way

You've got to bite the bullet
And take it like a man
You can't hold back the tears sometimes
But you can do it, you can do it
Yes I know you can

Write her a letter
Don't let it get you down
Send her some flowers
And if she don't come around
Tomorrow
Is another day
So don't you give up now
Love will find a way


BLACK POWDER
(Chad Stuart)

Two thousand feet down, in the heart of the earth
Driving the steel for all that you're worth
Eight hours in a dungeon down on your knees
Taking out gold for the lords and ladies

Two thousand feet down, three dollars a day
That's what you're worth boy, and that's what they pay
You can fill up your pockets, high-grade you some ore
But up in the change house they'll catch you for sure

If a fire don't get started, if a tunnel don't fill
If the whiskey don't kill you, the black powder will
So swing your hammer as the candlelight shines
You'll never get out of the Cripple Creek mines

Two thousand feet down, and still going deeper
You'll never stop until you meet your maker
So pray God to spare you for some time to come
To put bread on the table for your little ones


BUSMAN'S HOLIDAY (on the road again)
(Jeremy Clyde)

Endless rows of coke machines
Nothing here but empty dreams
Hey miss, the same again
No time to write to you
Hey miss, will you make that two?
This place don't have a name
Hey, hey babe, I'm on the road again

No time 'cept in my head
And I just thought that you were dead
Bad dreams coming back again
Hey man, when do we leave town?
Have I got time to get two more down?
This place don't have a name
Hey, hey babe, I'm on the road again

Ice melted in my drink
Juke box broke down I think
Bus leaves at three a.m.
Hurry with the check or I'll be late
Gotta move to another state
This place don't have a name
Hey, hey babe, I'm on the road again
Hey, hey babe, on the road again
Hey, hey babe, on the road again


CAN I SEE YOU?
(Jeremy Clyde)

Can I see you?
It's been so long, I hope and pray
The hurt has gone from inside me
Can I see you?
I promise I won't make a scene
You can't know 'til you've tried me
Just slip away
Won't take a minute from your busy day
Can I see you?

Can I see you?
They tell me you've another man
They tell me that you love him
Can I see you?
I met him once some years ago
And you are far above him
I won't stay
Just want to pass the time of day
Can I see you?

Where shall we meet?
How 'bout the corner of your street?
And what about the time?
I think a quarter to eight would be fine
Would be fine

And I see you
You look a little older now, perhaps
Or maybe I am younger
And I touch you
I take your hand as a stranger now
And want to hold it longer
But you must go
You'll never guess I still love you so
But I saw you
I saw you

CAN'T GET USED TO LOSING YOU
(Pomus/Shuman)

Guess there's no use in hanging round
Think I'll get dressed and do the town
I'll find some crowded avenue
Though it will be empty without you

Can't get used to losing you
No matter what I try to do
Gonna live my whole life through
Loving you

Called up some girl I used to know
After I heard her say hello
Couldn't think of anything to say
Since you're gone it happens ev'ry day

Can't get used to losing you
No matter what I try to do
Gonna live my whole life through
Loving you

I'll find somebody, wait and see
Who am I kidding? Only me
'Cause no-one else can take your place
Guess that I am just a hopeless case

Can't get used to losing you
No matter what I try to do
Gonna live my whole life through
Loving you


CAUTIONARY TALE
(Jeremy Clyde)

I lay in bed the other night
I dreamed I saw wild geese in flight
Flapped my arms with all my might
But somehow could not follow

The geese they were so snowy white
And speckled red in the morning light
If I practice all the night
Then I shall fly tomorrow

Tomorrow when I fly away
Far above the clouds I'll play
But I'll be back at break of day
My head upon my pillow

When I awoke, my arms were sore
I saw my mother at the door
When I looked, my face turned red
For there were feathers in my bed


THE CRUEL WAR
(Yarrow/Stookey)

The cruel war is raging
Johnny has to fight
I want to be with him from morning till night

I want to be with him, it grieves my heart so
Won't you let me go with you?
No, my love, no

I'll tie back my hair, men's clothing I'll put on
I'll pass as your comrade as we march along
I'll pass as your comrade, no-one will ever know
Won't you let me go with you?
No, my love, no

Tomorrow is Sunday, Monday is the day
That your captain will call you and you must obey
You captain will call you, it grieves my heart so
Won't you let me go with you?
No, my love, no

Won't you let me go with you?
No, my love, no
No, my love, no
No, my love, no

DIRTY OLD TOWN
(McColl)

I found my love in the gas light glow
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
Kissed my girl by the factory wall
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

Clouds are drifting across the moon
Cats are prowling along their beat
Spring's a girl in the street at night
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

I heard a siren from the docks
Saw a train set the night on fire
Smelled the Spring on the smokey wind
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

I'm gonna take me a good sharp axe
Shining steel tempered in the fire
We'll chop you down like an old dead tree
Dirty old town
Dirty old town

DISTANT SHORES
(James William Guercio)

Sweet soft summer nights
Dancing shadows in the distant lights
You came for me to follow
And we kissed on distant shores

Long quiet hours of play
Sounds of tomorrow from yesterday
Love came for me to follow
And we kissed on distant shores

The careful glance of children playing
Raindrops fall as if they're saying
Quiet thoughts of you caressed by time

The breeze of summer's gone
Whispered memories as nights grow long
You came for me to follow
And we kissed on distant shores

DONNA, DONNA
(Secunda/Zeitlein/Secunda)

On a wagon bound for market
There's a calf with a mournful eye
High above him there's a swallow
Winging swiftly through the sky
How the winds are laughing
They laugh with all their might
Laugh and laugh the whole day through
And half the summer's night

Donna, donna, donna, donna
Donna, donna, donna, don
Donna, donna, donna, donna
Donna, donna, donna, don

Stop complaining, said the farmer
Who told you a calf to be?
Why don't you have wings to fly with
Like the swallow so proud and free?
How the winds are laughing
They laugh with all their might
Laugh and laugh the whole day through
And half the summer's night

Donna, donna, donna, donna etc.

Calves are easily bound and slaughtered
Never knowing the reason why
But whoever treasures freedom
Like the swallow has learned to fly
How the winds are laughing
They laugh with all their might
Laugh and laugh the whole day through
And half the summer's night

Donna, donna, donna, donna etc.

DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
(Ellington/Russell)

Missed the Saturday dance
Heard they cried at the floor
Couldn't bear it without you
Don't get around much anymore

Thought I'd visit the club
Got as far as the door
Thought they'd ask me about you
Don't get around much anymore

Been invited on dates
Could have gone but what for
Awfully different without you
Don't get around much anymore

DON'T LOOK BACK
(Jeremy Clyde/Dave Pierce)

Don't look back over your shoulder
Down the dusty trail
It's only yesterday's mail
Don't look back when the track is firm
And the going fast
There's nothing back there but the past

Don't look back unless you want a load of bad news
Nothing back there but the blues
You can't put back the clock, or stop a waterfall
Someone stacked the deck; no-one wins them all
You can't put back the clock, or stop a speeding train
She won't come back to you; you can't go home again
Don't look back
Don't look back
Don't look back

You'll never know
Who's waiting up at the pass
Keep your foot on the gas
Don't look back - you never know
It's bad for the nerves
Watch yourself on the curves

Don't look back unless you want a load of bad news
Nothing back there but the blues
You can't put back the clock, or stop a waterfall
Someone stacked the deck; no-one wins them all
You can't put back the clock, or stop a speeding train
She won't come back to you; you can't go home again
Don't look back
Don't look back
Don't look back

DON'T MAKE ME DO IT
(Stuart/Clyde)

Where are you baby?
Tell me where you're calling from
I know that you're not alone
All I gotta do is call your home
To find you're lyin'
Don't make me do it baby
Don't make me do it child

Who's with you baby?
Tell me, is it anyone I know?
It's no use trying to pretend
You know I'll find out, find out in the end
If you're lyin'
Don't make me do it baby
Don't make me do it child

You only do it 'cause you know I'll forgive you
Only do it 'cause you know I'll stay with you
But baby, I wouldn't mind if you tell me
Tell me where you're going 'stead of
Telling me lies
One day you're gonna get a big surprise when I say
Bye bye baby
Had about all that I can stand
Now I'm gonna hang up the phone
From here on in child, you're on your own
Because it's over
You made me do it baby
You made me do it child
(Oh, oh, look what you've done)
You made me do it baby, yes you did
You made me do it child

DON'T THINK TWICE (IT'S ALL RIGHT)
(Bob Dylan)

Ain't no use to sit and wonder why babe
If you don't know by now
Ain't no use to sit and wonder why babe
It'll never do somehow
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window and I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm travellin' on
Don't think twice - it's all right

Ain't no use in turnin' on your light babe
That light I never knowed
Ain't no use in turnin' on your light babe
I'm on the dark side of the road
Still I wish there was something you could do or say
To try to make me change my mind and stay
We never did too much talking anyway
Don't think twice - it's all right

It ain't no use in calling out my name girl
Like you never did before
It ain't no use in calling out my name girl
I can't hear you any more
I'm thinkin' and a'wonderin', walkin' down the road
I once loved a woman, a child I am told
I gave her my heart, but she wanted my soul
Don't think twice - it's all right

So long, honey baby
Where I'm bound I can't tell
Goodbye is too good a word babe
So I'll just say fare thee well
Now I ain't saying you treated me unkind
You could've done better, but I don't mind
All you did was waste my precious time
Don't think twice - it's all right

DREAMS
(Chad Stuart)

Where do dreams go
When they're dreamed up and gone?
When it's over
Are you still holding on?
You picture yourself in another time
Like a fool, you left it all behind
You held it in your hand
Like a little bird
But love has flown away

When you see her
You never let on
You're a joker
And she plays along
You picture yourself on another day
Like a fool, you let it slip away
You held it in your hand
Like a little bird
But love has flown away

Look into my eyes and see
Do you recognize the one who loves you?
Stay a while and talk to me
Pity the fool who's always thinking of you
But no matter what you say
Her eyes are far away
Can't you see it's too late
Too late

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