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A Fool Such as I  

Pardon me, if I'm sentimental
When we say goodbye
Don't be angry with me
Should I cry

When you're gone
Yet I'll dream a little dream as years go by
Now and then
There's a fool such as I

Now and then
There's a fool
Such as I am over you
You taught me how
To love and now
You say that we are through

I'm a fool
But I'll love you dear until the day I die
Now and then
There's a fool such as I

Now and then
There's a fool
Such as I am over you
You taught me how
To love and now
You say that we are through

I'm a fool
But I'll love you darling 'til the day I die
Now and then
There's a fool such as I

Now and then
There's a fool such as I

Baby Count Ten (Strother/Saar)  

One, baby count one
While youíre having fun with someone else
Donít come around

Two, baby count two
But when youíre all through with your romance
Leave me alone

Three and four, four and five, six
And tricks that you try
To catch my eye never work out
Iím on to your game
Seven, eight, nine, youíll find out
Youíll never be mine
Because I am a real gal, tried true and blue gal

Ten
Baby, count ten
But when youíve the yen to count me in
Count me out

One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, shut the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, a big fat hen (Hen? No! No? No! Aaaah!)

Barnyard Christmas  

Weíre gonna have a Barnyard Christmas
Barnyard Christmas, Barnyard Christmas
Weíre gonna have a Barnyard Christmas
On the farm this year

The sawís gonna cut the Christmas tree
The stoveís gonna bake plum puddiní for me
The broomís gonna sweep the house so clean
The cowís gonna give us rich ice cream

Rich ice cream, house so clean
Puddiní for me, Christmas tree

Weíre gonna have a Barnyard Christmas
Barnyard Christmas, Barnyard Christmas
Weíre gonna have a Barnyard Christmas
On the farm this year

The pigís gonna give us juicy ham
Weíll have the bestest duck what am
The horseíll pull us through the snow
Weíll kiss beneath the mistletoe

Mistletoe, through the snow
Duck what am, juicy ham
Rich ice cream, house so clean
Puddiní for me, Christmas tree

Weíre gonna have a Barnyard Christmas
Barnyard Christmas, Barnyard Christmas
Weíre gonna have a Barnyard Christmas
On the farm this year

Now all you children gather Ďround
ĎCause Santa Clause is cominí to town
Heíll get a surprise thatís really grand
With a serenade from our animal band

[SFX: Barnyard animals "sing" Jingle Bells]

Weíre gonna have a Barnyard Christmas
On the farm this year

The hammer will hang our stocking up
We hope to get a brand new pup
And when the sleigh bells ring out clear
Weíll know that jolly Santaís near

Santaís near, ring out clear
Brand new pup, stocking up
Mistletoe, through the snow
Duck what am, juicy ham
Rich ice cream, house so clean
Puddiní for me, Christmas tree

Weíre gonna have a Barnyard Christmas
Barnyard Christmas, Barnyard Christmas
We want to wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

Bermuda (Strother)  

Down in Bermuda
Paradise for two
I lost my lover
There on the blue

We went sailing
On a coral sea
Starlit waters
My darling and me

Time was endless
Love sang its song
We dreamed of tomorrow
Now he is gone

I see his lips
In the coral
I see his eyes
In the water blue
I see his hair
In the glowing sunlight
A vision clear
Calling me near

In Bermudan waters
Oh, so clear and cold
I wait my loved one
As I grow old

I wait my loved one
As I grow old

The Big Goodbye (Strother)  

Guess Iíve had the big goodbye
Guess Iíve had the big goodbye

I call you up and you are not there
I knock on your door and I get the stare
From your neighbor

Guess Iíve had the big goodbye
Guess Iíve had the big goodbye

I should have known it was too good to last
I should have guessed we were moving too fast
And I lost you

Guess Iíve had the big goodbye

If it were I who were leaving
Iíd have left you some word
There was no reason for deceiving
Iíll love again, but not the one I preferred

Iíll hang around dear and time I will stall
Wait Ďtil the day that you happen to fall
In my arms, dear

Then Iíll give the big goodbye
Then Iíll give the big goodbye

Boo-Hoo  

Boo-hoo
Youíve got me crying for you
And as I sit here and sigh
Say I, I canít believe itís true

Boo-hoo
Iíll tell my momma on you
The little game that you play
Has made her baby oh so blue

You left me in the lurch
You left me waiting there at the church

Boo-hoo
Thatís why Iím crying for you
Some day youíll feel like I do
And youíll be boo-hoo-hoo-ing too.

Boom Boom, My Honey  

Boom Boom, My Honey
Boom Boom, My Honey
Boom Boom, Boom, Boom
[repeat]

I got along without you
Before I met you
Gonna get along with you now
[repeat]

Boom Boom, My Honey
Boom Boom, My Honey
Boom Boom, Boom, Boom
[repeat]

You ran around
With every other girl in town
Never knew how it got me down
[repeat]

Boom Boom, My Honey
Boom Boom, My Honey
Boom Boom, Boom Boom
[repeat]

Not gonna cry about you
Nor sigh about you
Cause I didnít love you anyhow
[repeat]

Boom Boom, My Honey
Boom Boom, My Honey
Boom Boom, Boom, Boom

Do do, do, do, do do
[repeat to fade]

By His Only (Strother)  

Girls, Iíve got a story to tell
About men and rings and wedding bells
And about the things
We hope our men will never learn

Lock the door, throw away the key
When you want a man
The trick is never let him be
By his only, without you

Try a little glamour, low necklines and perfume
Would you rather be a bridesmaid
Or have him be your groom?
By his only, all for you

What girls wonít do to catch a man
What we wonít do for that wedding band
Men say weíre silly, we do our best
Itís just too bad that they wonít do the rest

Moonlight boat ride, he agrees to come
You hope for kisses, at least one
He helps you in, then lets you know
While he plays the banjo, you get to row (lucky you)

What girls wonít do to catch a man
What we wonít do for that wedding band
Men say weíre silly, we do our best
Itís just too bad that they wonít do the rest (and they never do)

The moral to this little song
Is to try your best to get along
Your chance will come when you will find
A man you can love
Whom you can call all mine

Even if itís only ... Santa Claus.

Diamonds, Orchids and Blues (Strother)  

For a boy and a girl
There are two sets of rules
And my poor heart keeps crying
That Iíve been a fool

For true love has passed me by Left me diamonds and orchids and blues

Villas and mink
And gowns of French lace
Donít mean any old thing
When you wonít show your face

And you canít hold your head up high
With his diamonds, his orchids and blues

Wish I may, wish I might
Wish I could turn back the clock
Just for tonight

Diamonds and orchids
Iíd give all I own
For a walk in the moonlight
With just you alone

But Iíve traded my happiness
For his diamonds and orchids and blues

Do It Again  

Do it again, do it again
Do, do, do, do

Do, do, do, do, do, do, do it again
Donít, donít, donít, donít, donít, donít, donít let it end
Kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss me and then
Darling
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do it again

Do, do, do, do, do, do, do it some more
More, more, more, more, more, more, do it some more
Why, why, why, why, why, why, why let it end
Darling
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do it again

You make each kiss a work of art
So once we start, youíll hear
My poor heart beating, and repeating

Do, do, do, do, do, do, do it again
Donít, donít, donít, donít, donít, donít, donít let it end
Kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss me and then
Darling
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do it again

Do, do do, do, do it some more
Yes, yes yes, yes, do it some more
Why, why why, why, why let it end
Darling
Do, do, do, do
Do, do it again

You make each kiss a work of art
So once we start, youíll hear
My poor heart beating, and repeating

Do, do, do, do, do, do, do it again
Donít, donít, donít, donít, donít, donít, donít let it end
Kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss me and then
Darling
Do it again! Do it again!
Do, do, do, do, do
Do it again!

Father Dear Father (Film Version)  

Father, Dear Father
Come home with me now
The clock in the steeple strikes one

You said you were coming
Right home from the shop
As soon as your dayís work was done

Hear the sweet voice of the child
Which the night winds repeat as they roll
Oh, who could resist this most plaintive of prayers?
So Father, Dear Father, go home

Go home, go home, go home
Oh Father, Dear Father, go home

He is more to be pity than censored
He is more to be helped than despised
He is only a poor man who ventured
On lifeís stormy path ill-advised

Do not scorn him with words fierce and bitter
Do not laugh at his shame and downfall
For a moment, just stop and consider
That drink was the cause of it,

Drink was the cause of it -
Drink was the cause -
Drink was the cause -
Of it all

(Father go home, go home, go home)

Hambone  

Hambone! Hambone!

Hambone, hambone
Where you been?
Round the world and Iím goiní again
What you gonna do when you come back?
Take a little walk by the railroad track
Hambone

Hambone, hambone
Have you heard?
Papaís gonna buy me a mocking bird
And if that mocking bird donít sing
Papaís gonna buy me a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring donít shine
Papaís gonna take it to the five and dime
Hambone

Hambone, hambone

Where you been?
Round the world and Iím goiní again
I just skinned an alley cat
To make my wife a Sunday hat
Took the hide right off a goat
To make my wife a Sunday coat

Hambone, hambone
Whereís your wife
Out to the kitchen, cookiní beans and rice
Hambone

Hambone [repeat]

Hambone, hambone
Trying to eat
Ketchup on his elbow, pickle on his feet
Bread in the basket
Chicken in the stew
Supper on the fire for me and you

Look at him holler, look at him moan
That hambone just canít hambone
Hambone

Hambone [repeat]

Hang Out the Stars  

Hang out the stars
Light up the moon
Warm up the breeze
Strike up the tune

Wake up the birds
A lark and a dove
The scene must be right
For tonight, yes tonightís
The night for love

Hear the soft duet
See the silhouette
Of the dancers
And romancers
On the distant shore
Thereís a troubadour
And his melody
Is meant for you and me

At first, our fingertips meet
And then, at last, our lips meet
And when, at last, our lips meet
The kiss is so sweet
Two hearts skip a beat

Hang out the stars
Light up the moon
Sent down the mists
On the lagoon

Wake up the dream
Weíre dreaming of
The scene must be right
For tonight, yes tonightís
The night for love

Hang out the stars
Moon high above
My love, hold me tight
Hold me tonight
For tonightís the night for love

Heartless  

Heartless, heartless, heartless
Heartless is my name
Heartless, heartless, heartless
Iíll never be the same

Look into my eyes, dear
See the love so true
Iím heartless, heartless, heartless
I gave my heart to you

Kiss-less, kiss-less, kiss-less
Kiss-less when youíre away
Kiss-less, kiss-less, kiss-less
Thatís how Iím going to stay

Iíll wait for you forever
Until the end of time
Iím kiss-less, kiss-less, kiss-less
Until your lips touch mine

Endless, endless, endless
Endless are your charms
Endless, endless, endless
Yearning for your arms

Someday you say weíll marry
Until the day we do
Itís endless, endless longing
To belong to you

Iím breathless, Iím restless
Iím hopelessly helpless
Weíre helplessly in love

Hi-Diddle-Diddle  

Hi-diddle-diddle
And the cat and the fiddle
And the cow jumped over the moon
[Repeat]

Now how in the devil
Can a cat and a fiddle
And a cow jump over the moon?

But just like the kids
I start to croon
Mother Gooseís favorite tune

The cow and the fiddle
With the cat in the middle
Has his hi-diddle-diddliní too

Now thereís two little kids
Blonde-headed kids
Sing this sweet refrain

Morning, night and noon
This lovely little tune
Runs right through my brain

Oooh, gee, but itís the cutest thing
When the Bell Sisters sing

Hi-diddle-diddle
And the cat and the fiddle
And the cow start singing a song

And how in the devil
Can a cat and a fiddle
And a cow keep singing all wrong?

Then those little sisters shout with glee
Canít you hear their harmony?

The cow plays the fiddle
And the cat tells the riddle
While they hi-diddle-diddle for me

Hi-diddle-diddle
And the cat in the middle
And the cow jumped over the moon

Hi-diddle-diddle
Hi-diddle-diddle

The cat and the fiddle
The cat and the fiddle

The cow jumped over
The cow jumped over the moon

[Repeat]

When your clouds are grey
And the sun donít shine
Just start to sing this little rhyme

Hi-diddle-diddle
And the cat and the fiddle
And the cow jumped over the moon

Honey Baby  

I want you
Honey Baby, I want you
Oh my baby, I want you
And I want you right now

I need you
Honey Baby, I need you
Lovely baby, I need you
[Unintelligible]

Your kisses are sweeter than sugar cane
You make the sun shine when itís rain
Say you love me, say you do
Oh Honey Baby, Iím in love with you

I love you,
Honey baby, I love you
Oh my baby, I love you
And I know you love me too

[Repeat]

Hope I - Hope I  

Darling, never be untrue
With the love Iíve given you
If you cross my heart, I hope to die

Surely hope I, hope I, hope I die

Darling, never be unkind
ĎCause you know Iíd lose my mind
If you cross my heart, I hope to die

Surely hope I, hope I, hope I die

Every night I say a prayer
For a love we two could share
And I kiss my pillow twice
Dreaming of that wedding rice

Darling, never say goodbye
ĎCause you know how much Iíd cry
If you cross my heart, I hope to die

Surely hope I, hope I, hope I die

[Repeat]

Hope I, hope I, hope I die

If'n  

Ifín you were a bird
Sitting up in a tree
And ifín I was to come along
Would you sing a song for me?

Ifín you were a broom
Cleaning up, nice and neat
And ifín I was to come along
Would you sweep me off of my feet?

Say yes, say yes
Say it over and over
Say yes, confess
And Iíll be up to my knees in the four-leaf clover

And ifín you were a dream
Wondering what to do
And ifín you found me fast asleep
Would you be so dreamy, would you come and see me,
And prove to me that dreams come true?

Ifín you were a clock (a clock?)
Say about half past three (oh, tea and crumpet time)
And ifín I was to come along
Would you spend some time with me?

Say yes, say yes
Ainít no use being spiteful
Say yes, confess
And admit you think love is quite delightful

And ifín you were a kiss (a kiss?)
Sweet as a kiss could be (could be)
And ifín you knew I loved romance
Would you hold me gently, sweet and sentimentally,
And give your little kiss to me?

I'm Not Gonna Fall in Love Again (Strother)  

Iím not gonna fall in love again
Iím not gonna fall in love again
Iím gonna tease all I can
And break hearts that wonít mend
But Iím not gonna fall in love again

To love someone forever
To give them all you have
I loved someone too clever
So he laughed and he fled like the cad
That he was

Iím not gonna fall in love again
Iím not gonna fall in love again
Iím gonna kiss all I can
And break hearts that wonít bend
But Iím not gonna fall in love again

We planned a life together
A home and children too
My dreams, they turned to troubles
The night that he said we were through
And we were!

Iím not gonna fall in love again
Iím not gonna fall in love again
Iím gonna hug all I can
And break hearts that wonít mend
But Iím not gonna fall in love again

Youíre telling me you love me
So, here I go again
Iíll play it smart, not trust my heart
This way Iíll know where Iíve been (did I say that?)

Iím not gonna fall in love again
No, Iím not gonna fall in love again
Iím gonna live all I can
And break hearts that wonít mend

But Iím not gonna fall in love
Iím not gonna fall in love
No, Iíll never, never fall in love again

I'm Teaching My Dolly to Pray  

Iím teaching my dolly to pray
Cause I heard my mommy once say ...

The world could be happy
If we had more prayers
I think it would help if
Little dolls could say theirs

My dolly says "mama" so sweetly
Some day she may help me pray
Bring my daddy home safely
From over the sea

To my mommy, my dolly and me

June Night  

Just give me a June night
The moonlight and you

In my arms, with all your charms
ĎNeath stars above, and weíll make love
Iíll hold you, enfold you
Then dreams will come true

So give me a June night
The moonlight and you

[Repeat]

Las Vegas Blues (Strother)  

Got those Las Vegas blues
Las Vegas!
Got those Las Vegas blues

Mama say, Stay away from Las Vegas
Mama say, Run from Reno too
They call it fun in the sun
But Iím telling you hon
The snake eyes are bound to get you

Mama say, Them sevens look easy
Mama say, Them Ďlevens do too
Though you come as you are
And you play with the stars
Still the boxcars are bound to get you

So out of my nest, I headed west
Man, a pigeonís just got to fly!
Gave the wheel spin, doubled my win
Ooops, a sad one was I

Mama say, Come Ďway from Las Vegas
Mama mine, I hear you talkiní
But how can I smile at these hot desert miles
When, man, I ainít a ridiní
Iím a walkiní (Iím walkiní)

Just a happy lad, I was never bad
Though itís sad to relate
Wine, women and song - Iíd never go wrong
My weakness is hard-way eight

Mama say, Come Ďway from Las Vegas
Mama mine, I hear you talkin'
And how could I smile at these hot desert miles
When, man, I ainít ridiní
Iím walkiní

Got those Vegas blues

Latin Louie (Strother)  

A skinny pretty seŮorita in Spain
Who puts all her other lovers to shame
And she whispered Latin Louie's his name
That she should know

They all say he's dark and handsome, but small
But one kiss and he looks eleven feet tall
Latin Louie is the king of them all
They love him so

He's dashing and he's bold
Adored by young and old
His heart is so tune
When he makes love, he needs no moon

Latin Louie always give you a thrill
When you meet him on the street in Seville
With a smile he makes you tremble until
You see him go

And then you'll know
You love him so

Little Boy Bullfighter (El NiŮo Toreador) (Strother)  

Weíll sing you a ditty of Mexico City
Where toro and toreador reign
Of a boy not so old, who was feeling quite bold
With the fire of bullfighting in his veins

Heís just a muchacho who came there to watch, oh
The thrill of the crowd in his heart
The colors are flashing, the matadorís dashing
Of this life, he wishes he could be a part

He goes to his mama, Iíll begin maŮana,
A toreador - olť, I must be
My cape will be brighter - ay mamacita, Iíll be zee best fighter
From here, toro, TORO, he does not look so big to me!

When out storms the bull, heís a torrent of fur
His bravery shows by the dust that he stirs
Around the arena he snorts his protest
ĎTil niŮoís heartís thumping within his small chest

And, so this muchacho whoís just there to watch, oh
Thinks that heíd better go home to play
For now he feels small; this bull, he look so tall
He would rather come back and fight some other day

Olť!

More Than Once (Strother)  

More than once
I have cried through the night
Knowing your eyes were bright
With a new love affair

More than once
I have swallowed my pride
Just to be near your side
While you loved someone else

We loved, and in loving you gave
Everything but your heart
And thatís only a part
Even so, let it be
For thereís no arms
That can offer your charms
I can love more than once

We loved, and in loving you gave
Everything but your heart
And thatís tore me apart
Even so, let it be
For thereís no arms
That can offer your charms
I can love more than once

More than once

No, No, Only Always (Strother)  

The love that we knew
Disappeared after all
It left like the leaves
Leave the trees in the fall
And I ask myself
Does it matter at all?

No, no, no - only always

The way it began
Life was fun, I was free
Then you came along
Made a slave out of me
And I asked myself
Must these tears ever be?

No, no, no - only always

To me love was real
It was worth sacrifice
I found myself willing
To pay any price
To you itís just a game
to enchant and entice

A toss of the heart, a roll of the dice

Recall how I cried
When you found someone new
You just left a note
Saying, "Darling, weíre through"
And I ask myself
Do I still worship you?

No, no, no - only always.

Only a Lonely Heart (Strother)  

(Oh)

Only a lonely heart
Can know how I feel
Now that we are so apart
I was so wrong
Now you're gone
Oh, to live it again

Only a lonely heart
Could have seen what I saw
As our love strayed apart
What's there to do
Without you?
Oh, to live it again

(Oh)

Only a very, very, very lonely heart
Can know why I feel
Like a leftover part
Of a broken romance
Just give me a chance
To live it, again

(Oh)

Piece A-Puddin'  

Piece a-puddin'
Piece a-puddin'
Piece a-puddin' - hot

Piece a-puddin' hot
Piece a-puddin' cold
Piece a-puddin' in the pot
Just nine days old

Oh, the patty cake, the patty cake
The baker's man
Put it in the oven
Just as fast as you can

Some like it hot
And some like it cold
Oh, I like it in the pot
Nine days old

[Chorus]

Didn't care much about going to school
It was all work and no play
But when I came home about half past three
I loved to hear my mama say ...

[Chorus]

I'd rather have a steak
All juicy and brown
I looked on my plate
And here's all I found

[Chorus]

I don't want ham
I don't want greens
There's only one dish
That pops my seams

[Chorus]

Mama said, Son
Here's fifteen cents
Go watch that elephant
Jump the fence

He jumped so high
He started to fly
We didn't get back
'Til the Fourth of July

[Chorus]

Hot, hot puddin'
Cold, cold puddin'
Hot, hot puddin'
Nine days old

[Repeat]

Piece a-puddin'

Poor Whip-Poor-Will  

Under the moonlight
Out on the hill
I hear the call
Of a lone whip-poor-will

He's got no love bird
To sit on his knee
And I got no darlin'
So lonesome are we

Poor Whip-Poor-Will
We're both up a tree
Move over! Move over!
And make room for me

Poor Whip-Poor-Will
How blue can we be?
Move over! Move over!
And make room for me

I had a sweetheart
Sweet as could be
Last night he said
He'd go walkin' with me

True, he went walkin'
But with someone new
And that's why I'm lonesome
And feelin' like you

Rutza, Rutza (Hurry, Hurry)  

Rutza, rutza, rutza, rutza
Rutza, rutza

Mama!

Rutza, rutza, rutza, rutza
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Rutza, rutza, rutza, rutza
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Oh!

Mama!

Mama, mama, mama
There's dancing in the street
Elana and Deborah
Have wings upon their feet
The town is filled with laughter
And all the people shout
Oh, ma, ma, ma, ma, mama
We must hurry out

Oh where, oh where's a ribbon
To tie around my hair?

Mama!

They gather in the marketplace
From every distant land
Each dancer of the Hora knows
That love the common band
And there is one among them
So winsome and so fair
Oh ma, ma, ma, ma, mama
We must hurry there

I fear a pretty maiden
Will steal his heart away

Mama!

Rutza, rutza, rutza, rutza
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Rutza, rutza, rutza, rutza
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Oh!

Mama!

There's danger in his flashing eyes
His laugh is wild and free (hey!)
He's stronger than a dozen men
He's taller than a tree (hey!)
And when I look into his eyes
I know he'll understand
Oh ma, ma, ma, ma, mama
May I hold his hand?

And if he wants to marry me
And if you should agree
How happy I would be!

Oh rutza, mama, rutza, mama
Hurry, hurry out!

Hey!

School is Over (Strother)  

School is over
Time to build a summer dream
Do be do be do be do be
Do be do be do

Zoom do be do be do be
Zoom do be do be
Zoom do be do be do be
Zoom do be do be
Zoom do be do be do be
Zoom do be do be
Zoom zoom
Do be do be do

I feel so happy in the summer time
We'll be together and you'll be mine
Nights will be warmer, so here's my scheme
School is over - time to build a summer dream

Do be do be do be do be
Do be do be do

[Zoom Chorus]

We walk together in the summer time
Sweethearts together in the summer time
This is the life, man, it's really keen
That's why we call it our summer dream

Do be do be do be do be
Do be do be do

If you've got a girl or you've got a fellow
You feel so good and you feel so mellow
Tell him you love him and watch him beam
Then you can call him your summer dream

Do be do be do be do be
Do be do be do

[Zoom Chorus]

School is over
School is over!

[Repeat first verse]

Sin in Satin  

From the oriental region
To the streets of Manhattan
Thereís a virtue in rags
And sin in satin

From the soil of the savage
To the land of the Latin
Thereís a marching parade
Of sin in satin

Wild, wicked, wise
Evil in disguise
Rising like a vapor from the den
Sinners of desire
Dancing in the fire
Wrapped in the serpentine embrace of sin

On and on, the world is spinning
While the hands of time are tapping
Inequity in lace
And sin in satin

Sin in satin

Oh, thereís no way in creation
For the mortal hand to flatten
The needles and the pins
Of sin in satin

(Company) Thereís sin in lace and satin

So Late, So Early (Strother)  

Darling, it seems Iíve just said hello
Goodness, the time has flown
I realize that soon I must go
Itís always so late, so early

When you are near, the time slips away
Where has the evening gone?
Though I must go, your eyes whisper stay
Itís always so late, so early

Wishing and wanting, Iíve waited for this
Just to be close to your charms
All that I want for the rest of my days
Is to hold you in my arms

Wish as I may, thereís no time for more
Darling, Iíll miss you so
Please let me kiss the lips I adore
Itís always so late, so early

Itís always so late, so late, so late
Itís always so late, so early

Socko the Smallest Snowball  

You've all heard of Alice
In Wonderland
Well, we have a little story
We hope you'll understand

It's about a little snowball
We met the other day
(He actually spoke to us!)
And this is what he had to say

I'm Socko the smallest snowball
But I never get a chance to play
What fun for the other snowballs
To be thrown back and forth all day

The kids all built a great big fort
With snowballs big and round
But when the battle finished
I was still there on the ground

Oh, if they would only try me
I'm small but I'm so fully packed
I'm sure if I hit a window
That window would be all cracked

The sun will soon be here they say
And then I guess I'll melt away
So please somebody come and play
With Socko the smallest snowball

Oh, how I wish that I could be
On top of some big hill
Then I would roll right off and start
To roll and roll until
I'd get so big that all the kids
Would point at me and stare
And say I was the biggest, biggest
Snowball anywhere

But, I'm, Socko the smallest snowball
And it seems I never have much fun
I'll bet if somebody would throw me
I could make all the other kids run

One day a man chased all the kids
He was so big and fat
Oh how the children laughed
When I knocked off his big silk hat

Oh, why must I be so little?
I wish I was real big instead
Then if they built a snowman
I might even be the head

With two big eyes
A great big smile
I'd make the kiddies
Laugh all the while

Please somebody, give a trial
To Socko the smallest snowball

Somebody's Gotta (Strother)  

Somebodyís gotta love you
Somebodyís gotta squeeze you
Somebodyís got to hold you tight

Somebodyís gotta know you
Somebodyís gotta show you
Somebodyís got to treat you right

So spread the news in your hometown
Letís pass this loving cup around
Baby, why not you and I?
Letís live a little, baby, donít be shy
Baby, itís so easy if you try
Baby, why not you and I?

Somebodyís gotta want you
Somebodyís gotta haunt you
Somebodyís got to make you glow

Somebodyís gotta cheer you
Somebodyís gotta hug you
And cheer you when youíre feeliní low

Something Japanese (Strother)  

In Japan, when there be moonlight
And two strangers who be lonely
If by chance, they be meeting
One may find his one and only

There be something in the word "love"
There be something in the word "kiss"
There be meaning in the words "you and me"
This be feeling I not want to miss

There be hoping in the word "soon"
There be coolness in the word "wait"
Thereís great promise when he say "he return"
These English words I learn to hate

If there be something in the word "love"
There be sadness in the word "cry"
There be madness in the word "unwed"
There be nothing in the word "goodbye"

Talk, Talk, Talk  

Talk, talk,
talk, talk, talk
All he do is talk, talk, talk
Talk of everything
Everything but marriage ring

Talk, talk, talk
He talk a lot
But he never talk of tying knot

He has big vocabulary
He is smart as he can be
Knows each word in dictionary
All the words but "marry me"

Talk, talk,
Talk, talk, talk
All the time he talk, talk, talk
I keep listening
But he don't say anything

He can talk on any subject
Longer than six people can
So I'm hoping, sooner, later
He will mention preacher man

Talk, talk,
Talk, talk, talk
When we go on moonlight walk
I want matrimony
All I get is talk, talk, talk

Yuk, yuk, yuk
He yuk a lot
But he never talk of tying knot

Talk of bringing rug from Persia
And perfume from Mandalay
All I get is silk komona
From Pomona, U.S.A.

Talk, talk,
Talk, talk, talk
If we marry, will he squawk -
When he want romancing
All he get is talk, talk, talk?

But all he ever do is talk, talk, talk ...

Take Back Your Gold (Record Version)  

Take it back, Take it back
Please take back your gold

Take back your gold
For gold can never buy me
Take back your bribe
And promise youíll be true

Give me the love
The love that you deny me
Make me your wife
Thatís all I ask of you

I saw youth and maiden
On a lonely city street
And thought them lovers
At their meeting place

Until, as I drew near
I heard the girlís sad voice entreat
The one who heeded
Not her tear-stained fate (and we quote)

Take it back, take it back, Jack
For gold can never buy me
Take it back, take it back, take it back
Promise youíll be true

Give me the love that you deny me
Donít falter, gonna lead you to the altar
So take it back, take it back, take it back, Jack
Take back your gold

Take back your gold

There's a Ship Coming In  

Beyond the blue horizon
There's a ship comin' in
I can see the sails in the sky

Beyond the blue horizon
I see fortune for me
Or is it just a cinder in my eye?

It's a happy, happy dream
I've been keepin' on the shelf
It's a silly little scheme
Just for foolin' myself

Cross the green waters
There's a ship under way
On a voyage that's lasted for years

Across the blue horizon
It is sailing my way
Bringing pearls and diamonds for my tears

it's a glitter, glitter day
That I dreamed about so long
And my gay and gladdy heart
Wants to burst into song

In the red sunset
There's a ship comin' in
As I knew it would from the start

Against the blue horizon
I see sails full of wind
It's the answer to the dream in my heart

Time and Time Again (Strother)  

Time and time again
I've wanted someone to care for
Still there's been no one
To ever care for me

Is it it any wonder
That I'm always so lonely, alone?

I have never, ever
Had a walk in the moonlight
I have never strolled
With someone down Lover's Lane

How I envy others
When I see happy lovers pass by

And I'm all alone!

All my dreams have been deceiving
Why am I always make believing?

Time and time again
I've seen Prince Charming ride by me
How my heart does cry
Or wished it knew what to say

Oh, for just the smile
To know that he won't pass by me again

But he always will

The Waiting Song (My Johnny) (Strother)  

Goodbye my Johnny, my darling
You went up the ramp with a sigh
As he waved from aboard ship, I whispered
"See you again, by and by"

My Johnnyís gone away to war
When will I see him? is the question
When will he come back? is the question
Will he ever return?

My Johnnyís gone away to war again
We thought this was over, here we are again
From here to there seems so far again
But I know heís fighting for me

My Jack, my darling
My George, my dearest
Dick and Harry, Tom and Terry
Will you return?
Weíre always true, dear
Waiting for you, dear
Wish there were something we could do

My Johnnyís gone away to war
If he returns, I will cry then
If he canít come back, I will die then
But I know heís fighting for me

Motherís hoping, fatherís hoping
And Iím praying for you

What Did Go Wrong? Strother  

My love was true, darling
What did go wrong?
I trusted you, darling
You strung me along

You gave me hopes and a dream, dear
That seemed far too good to last
Maybe I put too much trust in you
And in the lovely things which came so fast

I know ours was the real thing, dear
What did go wrong?

Repeat twice

Wheel of Fortune  

The wheel of fortune
Goes spinning around
Will the arrow point my way?
Will this be the day?

The wheel of fortune
Please don't pass me by
Let me know the magic of
A kiss and a sigh

While the wheel is spinning, spinning, spinning
I'll not dream of winning
Fortune or fame
While the wheel is turning, turning, turning
I'll be ever yearning
For love's precious flame

The wheel of fortune
I'm hoping somehow
If you'll ever smile on me
Please let me now

The wheel of fortune
Spinning, spinning, spinning
Around

Who's to Blame? (Strother)  

Hey lover boy
You took my heart and roughed it
You lit the flame
Then turned around and snuffed it
You had your chance
But boy you really muffed it

Well, who's to blame?
Well, who's to blame?
Well, who's to blame?

Hey lover boy
You always had me guessin'
I was a fool
For all your sweet caressin'
It's over now
I hope you've learned your lesson

Well, who's to blame?
Well, who's to blame?
Well, who's to blame?

A gal can fall for a handsome guy
And like as not she usually will
But she'll cool off when she finds out
He's as phony as a three dollar bill

Hey lover boy
You surely had me hopin'
Then I awoke
And found that you'd been soapin'
So long my friend
You'll find the door is open

Well, who's to blame?
Well, who's to blame?
Well, who's to blame?

[Repeat]

Well, who's to blame?
Well, who's to blame?
Baby not me!

Wise Little Echo  

Oh, the moon was bright
And the night was still
As I walked alone
Up to echo hill

I was oh, so lonesome
And so much in love
I had a talk
With the hills above

Wise little echo
Please answer me
Should I go to his side
Or forget him? (Get him! Get him!)

Wise little echo
Please answer me
What should I do
If I love him? (Love him! Love him!)

Oh, how I've cried
To be by his side
This time I'll leave him
Never

Wise little echo
You've answered me
This time I'll love him
Forever (Ever! Ever!)

[To Be Continued]