August 24th – Style Council – “Long hot summer”

I hope this is what you are enjoying! #singing;#feelgood

24-8 Dog hot summer

Long Hot Summer

I play out my role
Why I’ve even been out walking
They tell me that it helps
But I know when I’m beaten

All those lonely films
And all those lonely parties
But now the feeling is off-screen
An’ the tears for real not acted, anymore

I’m all mixed up inside
I want to run but I can’t hide
And however much we try
We can’t escape the truth and the fact is

Don’t matter what I do
It don’t matter what I do
Don’t matter what I do
Don’t matter what I do
Don’t matter what I do
‘Cause I end up hurting you

One more covered sigh
And one more glance you know means goodbye
Can’t you see that’s why
We’re dashing ourselves against the rocks of a lifetime

(In my mind different voices call)
What once was pleasure now’s pain for us all
(In my heart only shadows fall)
I once stood proud now I feel so small
(I don’t know whether to laugh or cry)
The long hot summer just passed me by

24-8 Long Hot Summer Style Council

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August 23rd – The Floral Dance

Time for another “novelty” summer song.  This time Terry Wogan in his heyday” #singing;#feelgood

The Floral Dance

I thought I could hear the curious tone
Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone
Fiddle, ‘cello, big bass drum
Bassoon, flute and euphonium
Far away, as in a trance
I heard the sound of the Floral Dance

As I walked home on a Summer night
When stars in Heav’n were shining bright
Far away from the footlight’s glare
Into the sweet and scented air
Of a quaint old Cornish town

Borne from afar on the gentle breeze
Joining the murmur of the summer seas
Distant tones of an old world dance
Played by the village band perchance
On the calm air came floating down

I thought I could hear the curious tone
Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone
Fiddle, ‘cello, big bass drum
Bassoon, flute and euphonium
Far away, as in a trance
I heard the sound of the Floral Dance
I heard the sound of the Floral Dance

And soon I heard such a bustling and prancing
And then I saw the whole village was dancing
In and out of the houses they came
Old folk, young folk, all the same
In that quaint old Cornish town

Every boy took a girl ’round the waist
And hurried her off in tremendous haste
Whether they knew one another I care not
Whether they cared at all, I know not
But they kissed as they danced along

And there was the band with that curious tone
Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone
Fiddle, ‘cello, big bass drum
Bassoon, flute and euphonium
Each one making the most of his chance
All together in the Floral Dance
All together in the Floral Dance

Dancing here, prancing there
Jigging, jogging ev’rywhere
Up and down, and round the town
Hurrah! For the Cornish Floral Dance

23-8 Brighouse band Floral Dance

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August 22nd – Dire Straits – “Twistin’ by the pool”

Get your cozzies on and bookie the day away with Dire Straits #singing;#feelgood

Twistin’ by the Pool

We’re going on a holiday now
Gonna take a villa, a small chalet
Costa del Magnifico
Yo, cost of living is so lowYeah, gonna be so neat
Dance to the Euro beat
Yeah, gonna be so cool
Twisting by the, twisting by the
By the pool

We’re twisting by the pool
We’re twisting by the pool
Twisting, twisting by the pool

Sitting in a small cafe now
Swing, swing, swingin’ to the cabaret
You wanna see a movie, take in a show now
Meet new people at the disco

Yeah, gonna be so neat
Dance to the Euro beat
Yeah, gonna be so cool
Twisting by the, we’re twisting by the
By the pool

Twisting by the pool
Twisting by the pool
Yeah, twisting, twisting by the pool

And we can still get information
Reading all about inflation
And you’re never gonna be out of reach
There’s a call-box on the beach

So one, a two
A one, a two, a three
Alright

We’re just twisting by the pool
And we’re twisting by the pool
You got me twisting by the pool
Yeah, twisting, twisting by the pool

You’re gonna look so cute
Sunglasses and bathing suites
Be the baby of my dreams
Like the ladies in the magazine

Yeah, gonna be so neat
Dance to the Euro beat
Oh yeah, gonna be so cool
Twisting by the, we’re just twisting by the
Oh, by the pool, twisting by the pool

I’m a twisting fool
Just twisting, yeah twisting
Twisting by the pool

Everybody got to do the twisting by the pool
And we’re twisting by the pool
You got me twisting by the pool
Oh, twisting, twisting by the pool

And we’re twisting by the pool
You got me twisting by the pool
Oh, twisting, twisting by the pool

Everybody got to do the twisting by the pool
And we’re twisting by the pool
You got me twisting by the pool
Oh, twisting, twisting by the pool

Look here

Come on and twisting by the pool
I’m twisting fool
Come and do the twisting by the pool
Twisting, twisting by the pool

22-8 Dire Straits Twisting by the pool

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August 21st – Beach Boys – “Wouldn’t it be nice”

Hope you are still enjoying all the fun and energy of the #BeachBoys – Wouldn’t it be nice #singing;#feelgood

Wouldn’t it be nice

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older
Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long
And wouldn’t it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belongYou know its gonna make it that much better
When we can say goodnight and stay together

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through

Happy times together we’ve been spending
I wish that every kiss was neverending
Wouldn’t it be nice

Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true
Baby then there wouldn’t be a single thing we couldn’t do
We could be married
And then we’d be happy

Wouldn’t it be nice

You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes it worse to live without it
But lets talk about it
Wouldn’t it be nice

Good night my baby
Sleep tight my baby

21-8 Beach Boys Wouldnt it be nice

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August 20th – Stacy Lattisaw – “Jump to the beat”

Brilliant. lively, summery song for you today – Jump to the beat #singing;#feelgood

Jump to the beat

Chorus:
Come on and jump to the beat
Come on and dance with me (won’t you dance with me)
Come on and jump to the beat
Come on and dance with me (won’t you dance with me)You’re unsurpassed in style
The price you paid was dear
You make the moves come alive
Yet movements dance with fear
Your specialties lonely nights
As you and pride compete
Neglect the pain you hide
Come on and dance with me

Repeat Chorus twice

You’d rather dance alone
When love steps too near
Communicate with me
Your doubts will disappear
If it’s love you’re searching for
There’s plenty love in me
Embrace the good things in life
Come on and dance with me

Chorus

20-8 Stacy Lattisaw Jump to the beat

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August 19th – Barry Manilow – “Copacabana”

Get down on the beach again.  Off to the Copacabana with Barry Manilow #singing;#feelgood

Copacabana

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha
And while she tried to be a star
Tony always tended bar
Across the crowded floor, they worked from 8 til 4
They were young and they had each other
Who could ask for more?

[Chorus:]
At the copa (CO!) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (CO!) Copacabana
Music and passion were always in fashion
At the copa…. they fell in love

His name was Rico
He wore a diamond
He was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancing there
And when she finished,he called her over
But Rico went a bit to far
Tony sailed across the bar
And then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two
There was blood and a single gun shot
But just who shot who?

[Chorus]

At the copa… she lost her love

Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl,
But that was 30 years ago, when they used to have a show
Now it’s a disco, but not for Lola,
Still in dress she used to wear,
Faded feathers in her hair
She sits there so refined,and drinks herself half-blind
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
Now she’s lost her mind

[Chorus]

At the copa… don’t fall in love
Don’t fall in love

19-8 Barry Manilow Copacbana

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August 18th – Frank Sinatra – “Girl from Ipanema”

Today we have another serving of ‘ol blue eyes.  Sway gently to the tune! #singing;#feelgood

Girl from Ipanema

Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes, each one she passes goes – ah
When she walks, she’s like a samba that swings so cool and sways so gentle
That when she passes, each one she passes goes – ooh
(Ooh) But I watch her so sadly, how can I tell her I love her
Yes I would give my heart gladly,
But each day, when she walks to the sea
She looks straight ahead, not at me
Tall, (and) tan, (and) young, (and) lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes, I smile – but she doesn’t see (doesn’t see)
(She just doesn’t see, she never sees me,…)

18-8 Frank Sinatra Girl from Ipanema

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