For 3/17/19 ~ ‚ÄúBook of Love‚ÄĚ

#SLS is kicking off this wonderful St. Patrick’s Day week. Jim continues being our host with the most. Nice post for us to ping back to this week. Loved the “roll call”.

At the risk of duplicates or triplicates, I went with the first song that came to mind. “Book of Love” written by three members of the Monotones: Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick.

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For 3/10/19 ~ ‚ÄúWild Horses‚ÄĚ

This daylights savings time is for the birds.¬† But the animal¬†I picked for today is a horse. The Sundays cover of “Wild Horses” to be exact.

Lyrics within.

The Rolling Stones Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger sang it first but the above version is just a skoosh better IMO.  See the following with lyrics within and let me know what you think:

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For 3/3/19 ~ ‚ÄúTakin Care of Business‚ÄĚ

Sorry to hear Helen won’t be returning. I wish her well and hope she finds answers. Special thanks to Jim for continuing as host. Today’s prompt is occupation.

Instead of picking a single career, I chose work themed in general. I had lots of options. “9 to 5” or “Working for the Weekend” to name just two.

Ultimately I settled on Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Takin Care of Business”. Writer(s): Randy Bachman. I remember when I first heard this song. A friend of my brother’s was playing it on a harmonica. Swoon. Without further ado, here you go. Lyrics within …

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For 2/24/19 ~ ‚ÄúWill It Go Round In Circles‚ÄĚ

Time once again for #SLS. The prompt is harmony/melody/music. At first I was going to find a song with vocal harmonies. But then I really couldn’t decide. I ended up with “Will It Go Round In Circles” written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher.

I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends
I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friendsWill it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?I’ve got a story, ain’t got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a while
I’ve got a story, ain’t got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a whileWill it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?I’ve got a dance, I ain’t got no steps, no
I’m gonna let the music move me around
I’ve got a dance, I ain’t got no steps
I’m gonna let the music move me aroundWill it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?Well
Well
Well
WellWill it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends
I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friendsWill it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?Go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky? Woo…

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For 2/17/19 ~ “Misty Mountain Hop”

Today is a Led Zeppelin kinda day.¬† “Kashmir” is my favorite but ain’t no mountains or hills in there.¬† Moving on we have “Misty Mountain”Hop or “Over the Hills and Far Away”.¬† I flipped a coin and Misty it is – lucky since mountain and hills are in the lyrics.¬† Enjoy.

Writer(s): PAGE JAMES PATRICK, PLANT R A, BALDWIN JOHN
Walkin’ in the park just the other day, Baby,
What do you, what do you think I saw?
Crowds of people sittin’ on the grass with flowers in their hair said,
“Hey, Boy, do you wanna score?”
And you know how it is;
I really don’t know what time it was, woh, oh,
So I asked them if I could stay awhile.
I didn’t notice but it had got very dark and I was really,
Really out of my mind.
Just then a policeman stepped up to me and asked us said,
“Please, hey, would we care to all get in line,
Get in line.”
Well you know, They asked us to stay for tea and have some fun,
Oh, oh, he said that his friends would all drop by, ooh.
Why don’t you take a good look at yourself and describe what you see,
And Baby, Baby, Baby, do you like it?
There you sit, sitting spare like a book on a shelf rustin’
Ah, not trying to fight it.
You really don’t care if they’re coming, oh, oh,
I know that it’s all a state of mind, ooh.
If you go down in the streets today, Baby, you better,
You better open your eyes.
Folk down there really don’t care, really don’t care, don’t care, really don’t
Which, which way the pressure lies,
So I’ve decided what I’m gonna do now.
So I’m packing my bags for the Misty Mountains
Where the spirits go now,
Over the hills where the spirits fly, ooh.
I really don’t know.
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For 2/10/19 ~ “Take Me To The River”

You’ve heard of who wore it best?¬† Now it’s time for who sang it best?¬† ¬†I think we have a four way tie :).

I also enjoy the Talking Heads cover.  Homage to Mr. Green and Mr. Hodges!! Added at the very end.  Hope you enjoy both versions !!!

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“Take Me To The River”
(feat. BB King, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow)
Writer(s): AL GREEN, MABON HODGES

[Al Green:]
I don’t know why I love you like I do
After all these changes you put me through
You stole my money and my cigarettes
And I haven’t seen hide nor hair of you yet

I wanna know
Won’t you tell me
Am I in love to stay?
Hey hey

[Al Green, BB King:]
Take me to the river
And wash me down
Won’t you cleanse my soul
Put my feet on the ground

[Lenny Kravitz:]
I don’t know why she treated me so bad
Look at all those things that we could have had
Love is a notion that I can’t forget
My sweet sixteen I will never regret

I wanna know
Won’t you tell me
Am I in love to stay?
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

[Al Green, BB King:]
Take me to the river
And wash me down
Won’t you cleanse my soul
Put my feet on the ground

[Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Al Green, BB King:]
Hold me, love me, please me, tease me
Till I can’t, till I can’t take no more
Take me to the river

[BB King, Lenny Kravitz:]
I don’t know why I love you like I do
After all these changes you put me through
The sixteen candles burning on my wall
Turning me into the biggest fool of them all

I wanna know
Oh won’t you tell me
Am I in love to stay?

[Al Green, BB King:]
Take me to the river
And wash me down
Won’t you cleanse my soul
Put my feet on the ground

One more time!

[Al Green, BB King:]
Take me to the river
And wash me down
Won’t you cleanse my soul
Put my feet on the ground
Take me to the river

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For 2/3/19 Part II ~ “Point of No Return”

I’m baaaack!¬† No rules against a two-fer on #SLS.¬† I should have done an all in one post but this song escaped my recollection until I listened to all the great songs put up today.

This one reminds me of my brother Jimbo Pete.¬† God rest his soul.¬† As an 8th grade graduation gift, he gave me the album “Point of No Return”¬† which contains the song of the same name.¬† ¬†Yes we had 8th grade graduations from my parish school.¬† Off to high school and a world of possibilities.

I cannot listen to this song without bawling like a baby.¬† This song and Carry On My Wayward Son do a number on me … because my brother was wayward but he had a heart of gold.¬† Don’t worry, my tears are of the happy variety.¬† To me, sounds a little like ELP or Yes.¬† I hope you enjoy!

Writer(s): S. WALSH, P. EHART, R. STEINHARDT

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I heard the men saying something
The captains tell they pay you well
And they say they need sailing men to
Show the way, and leave today
Was it you that said, “How long, how long?”

They say the sea turns so dark that
You know it’s time, you see the sign
They say the point demons guard is
An ocean grave, for all the brave,
Was it you that said, “How long, how long,
How long to the point of know return?”

Your father, he said he needs you
Your mother, she says she loves you
Your brothers, they echo your words:
“How far to the point of know return?”
“Well, how long?”

Today I found a message floating
In the sea from you to me
It said that when you could see it
You cried with fear, the Point was near
Was it you that said, “How long, how long
To the Point of Know Return?”

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For 2/3/19 ~ “Rock the Boat”

Hello everybody!¬† Time once again for #SLS.¬† Our prompt for 2/3/19 is ‚ÄúOcean/Sea/Lake/Bay‚ÄĚ.¬† ¬†Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh MY!¬† How can I pick just one?

My first thought was Iron Maiden’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”¬† off their Powerslave album but alas at over 13 minutes, not really a good choice for this venue.

Instead I went with “Rock the Boat” originally sung by the Hues Corporation. Writer(s): HOLMES WALLY, HOLMES WALDO T.¬† ¬†A sing along 70s vibe.¬† I hope you enjoy!

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So I’d like to know where you got the notion?
So I’d like to know where you got the notion?
Rock the boat, rock the boat
Rock the boat, rock the boat

Ever since our voyage of love began
Your touch has thrilled me like the rush of the wind
And your arms have get me safe from the rolling sea
There’s always been a quiet place to harbor you and me

Your love is like a ship on the ocean
We’ve been sailing with a cargo filled with love and devotion

So I’d like to know where you got the notion?
So I’d like to know where you got the notion?
Rock the boat, rock the boat
Rock the boat, rock the boat

Up till now we sailed through every storm
And I’ve always had your tender lips to keep me warm
Don’t let this trip you have flow away from me
Don’t let me drift away, my dear, when love can set me free

Your love is like a ship on the ocean
We’ve been sailing with a cargo filled with love and devotion

So I’d like to know where you got the notion?
So I’d like to know where you got the notion?
Rock the boat, rock the boat
Rock the boat, rock the boat

Rock the boat, rock the boat
Rock the boat, rock the boat
Rock the boat, rock the boat Rock the boat

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For 1/27/19 ~ “No”

Thanks Jim for hosting and keeping the tunes going!¬† Today’s prompt is no.¬† Thanks Di!

My musical tastes run the gamut.¬† A departure from my metal tastes.¬† I went with “No” Writer(s): Meghan Trainor

The main idea of “N√ė” was explained by Meghan Trainor,¬†“It’s a big anthem for ladies about telling a dude, ‘Nah, I’m good – I’m out here on my own, and I’m good with it.”

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For 1/20/19 ~ “Sad Songs (Say So Much)”

Jim is hosting this fantastic #SLS challenge, keeping the beat alive.¬† Today I picked an Elton John classic even though I thought others might do the same.¬† I’ll check after this and see if Elton is climbing up for #SLS charts now same as he topped the charts in his heyday.¬† I missed his farewell tour when it came through the Alamo City.¬† I could just kick myself.¬† Anywho, without further ado, here is Sad Songs (Say So Much). Writer(s): ELTON JOHN, BERNIE TAUPIN.

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Guess there are times when we all need to share a little pain
And ironing out the rough spots
Is the hardest part when memories remain
And it’s times like these when we all need to hear the radio
`Cause from the lips of some old singer
We can share the troubles we already know

Turn them on, turn them on
Turn on those sad songs
When all hope is gone
Why don’t you tune in and turn them on

They reach into your room
Just feel their gentle touch
When all hope is gone
Sad songs say so much

If someone else is suffering enough to write it down
When every single word makes sense
Then it’s easier to have those songs around
The kick inside is in the line that finally gets to you
and it feels so good to hurt so bad
And suffer just enough to sing the blues

Sad songs, they say
Sad songs, they say
Sad songs, they say
Sad songs, they say so much

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3rds a charm … maybe

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