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Crooners

Some of popular music's classic crooners, featuring Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Bryan Ferry, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Echo and the Bunnymen and Lana Del Rey.


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CHEERING

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# I've wined and dined on mulligan stew

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# Ain't never wished for turkey

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# And I've hitched and I've hiked and I've drifted too

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# From Maine to Albuquerque

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# And when I go out swingin'

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# I try to play it cool

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# I'm sorry to say I've never met

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# Mr Peter O'Toole

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# Cos social circles, they spin too fast for me

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# My...

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# ..Hobohemia is the place I want to be

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# She gets too hungry about dinner at eight

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# She adores the theatre but won't arrive late

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# She'll never argue with a cad she hates

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# That's why the lady is a tramp

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# Won't go to Coney

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# Any beach is divine

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# She adores the ball games

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# And the bleachers are fine

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# She refuses to believe

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# Lionel Blair is a friend of mine

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# That's why the lady is a tramp

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# Oh!

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# She likes that green grass under her shoes

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# What can she lose?

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# She's a swinger, a humdinger

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# She's all alone

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# When she lowers her lamp

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# That's why the lady is a tramp

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# She likes that free, fresh wind in her hair

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# Life without care

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# She is broke but it's O...

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# Hates California

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# It's cold and it's so damp

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# That's why my lady is a tramp

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# Why the lady That kooky, kooky lady

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# Why the lady is a tramp. #

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APPLAUSE

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Right now I'd like to sing to you a very wonderful oldie entitled...

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# Unforgettable

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APPLAUSE

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# That's what you are

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# Unforgettable

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# Though near or far

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# Like a song of love that clings to me

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# How the thought of you does things to me

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# Never before

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# Has someone been more

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# Unforgettable

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# In every way

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# And forever more

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# That's how you'll stay

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# That's why, darling, it's incredible

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# That someone so unforgettable

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# Thinks that I am

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# Unforgettable too. #

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APPLAUSE

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# Today is just another day

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# Tomorrow is a guess

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# But yesterday

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# Oh, what I'd give for yesterday

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# To relive one yesterday

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# And its happiness

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# When Joanna loved me

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# Every town was Paris

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# Every day was Sunday

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# Every month was May

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# When Joanna loved me

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# Every sound was music

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# Music made of laughter

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# Laughter that was bright and gay

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# And then Joanna left me

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# And May became December

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# Even in December

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# I remember

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# Her touch, her smile

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# And for a little while

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# She loves me

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# And once again it's Paris

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# Paris on a Sunday

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# And the month is May. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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# I see trees of green... #

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APPLAUSE

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# Red roses too

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# I see them bloom for me and you

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# And I think to myself

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# What a wonderful world

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# I see skies of blue

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# And clouds of white

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# The bright blessed days, the dark sacred nights

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# And I think to myself

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# What a wonderful world

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# The colours of the rainbow

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# So pretty in the skies

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# Also on the faces of people going by

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# I see friends shaking hands saying, "How do you do?"

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# They're really saying, "I love you"

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# I hear babies crying

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# I watch them grow

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# They'll learn much more than I'll ever know

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# And I think to myself

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# What a wonderful world

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# Yes, I think to myself

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# What a wonderful world. #

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# Oh, yeah. #

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APPLAUSE

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# It's quarter to three... #

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APPLAUSE

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# There's no-one in the place except you and me

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# Set 'em up, Joe

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# I got a little story I think you ought to know

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# We're drinkin', my friend

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# To the end of a brief episode

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# Make it one for my baby

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# And one more for the road

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# I know the routine

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# Put another nickel in the machine

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# I feel kinda bad

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# Can't you make the music

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# Easy and sad?

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# I could tell you a lot

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# But it's not in a gentleman's code

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# One for my baby

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# And one more for the road

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# You'd never know it

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# But, buster, I'm a kind of poet

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# And I got a lot of things I'd like to say

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# If I'm gloomy, please listen to me

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# Till it's talked away

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# Well, that's how it goes

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# And, Joe, I know you're gettin' anxious to close

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# Thanks for the beer

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# I hope you didn't mind my bendin' your ear

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# But this torch that I found

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# It's gotta be drowned

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# Or it's gonna explode

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# So make it one for my baby

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# And one more for the road

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# The long

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# The long

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# God, it's long. #

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APPLAUSE

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# She may be the face I can't forget

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# A trace of pleasure or regret

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# May be my treasure or the price I have to pay

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# She may be the song that summer sings

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# May be the chill that autumn brings

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# May be a hundred different things

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# Within the measure of a day

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# She may be the beauty or the beast

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# May be the famine or the feast

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# May turn each day into a heaven or a hell

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# She may be the mirror of my dream

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# A smile reflected in a stream

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# She may not be what she may seem

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# Inside her shell

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# She who always seems so happy in a crowd

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# Whose eyes can be so private and so proud

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# No-one's allowed to see them when they cry

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# She may be the love that cannot hope to last

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# May come to me from shadows of the past

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# That I remember till the day I die

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# She may be the reason I survive

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# The why and wherefore I'm alive

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# The one I'll care for through the rough and rainy years

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# Me, I'll take her laughter and her tears

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# And make them all my souvenirs

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# For where she goes I've got to be

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# The meaning of my life is she

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# She

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# The meaning of my life

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# Is she. #

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APPLAUSE

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# They asked me how I knew

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# My true love was true

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# I

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# I, of course, replied

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# Something here inside

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# Cannot be denied

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# Oh

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# They said some day you'll find

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# All who love are blind

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# Ooh

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# When you heart's on fire

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# You must realise

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# Smoke gets in your eyes

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# So I chaffed them

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# And I gaily laughed

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# To think they could doubt my love

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# And yet today

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# My love has flown away

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# I am without my love

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# Now laughing friends deride

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# Tears I cannot hide

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# Ooh

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# So I smile and say

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# When a lovely flame dies

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# Smoke gets in your eyes. #

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APPLAUSE

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# My life is like an open book

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# And as I glance back through its pages

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# Sometimes I take a second look

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# I'm shocked to see that I took wages

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# But life's never easy all the time

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# The hills you climb often lead nowhere

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# Of ups and downs I've had my share

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# But that's what life is all about... #

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HE WHISTLES

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# I've known success

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# Some mild acclaim

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# And I must say it gave me pleasure

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# I've had some stress

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# The scars remain

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# When Lady Luck gave me short measure

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# When things went wrong I'd fake a smile

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# Cos that's my style

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# Cos I've been around

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# And having been being around I've found

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# That's what life is all about

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# It's been a joy

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# I can't deny

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# Though some may think I took things lightly

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# But man and boy, I looked on high

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# And never failed to thank him nightly

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# When I look back, I can't forget

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# Those friends I've known

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# And the things they've done

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# I thank 'em all

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# It's been great fun

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# As for me, I have no doubt

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# That's what life is all about

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# That's what life is all about. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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-# Only the lonely

-Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah

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-# Know the way I feel tonight

-Ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah

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-# Only the lonely

-Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah

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-# Know this feeling ain't right

-Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah

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-# There goes my baby

-Bup-bup-bup-bup

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-# There goes my heart

-Bup-bup-bup-bup

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-# They're gone forever

-Bup-bup-bup-bup

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-# So far apart

-Bup-bup-bup-bup

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# But only the lonely

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# Know why I I cry

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-# Only the lonely

-Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah

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# Ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah

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# Oh-oh-oh-oh-wah

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# Only the lonely

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# Only the lonely

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-# Only the lonely

-Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah

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# Know the heartaches I've been through

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# Ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah

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-# Only the lonely

-Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah

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-# Know I cry and cry for you

-Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah

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-# Maybe tomorrow

-Bup-bup-bup-bup

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-# A new romance

-Bup-bup-bup-bup

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-# No more sorrow

-Bup-bup-bup-bup

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-# But that's the chance

-Bup-bup-bup-bup

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# You gotta take

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# If your lonely heart breaks

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-# Only the lonely

-Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah. #

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CHEERING

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-# What kind of fool am I?

-APPLAUSE

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# Who never fell in love

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# It seems that I'm the only one

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# That I have been thinking of

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# What kind of man is this?

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# An empty shell

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# A lonely cell in which

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# An empty heart must dwell

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# What kind of lips are these?

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# That lied with every kiss

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# That whispered empty words of love

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# That left me alone like this

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# Why can't I fall in love

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# Like any other man?

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# And maybe

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# Then I'll know

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# What kind of fool I am

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# What kind of clown am I?

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# What do I know of life?

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# Why can't I cast away This mask of play

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# And live my life?

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# Why can't I fall in love

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# Till I don't give a damn?

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# And maybe then I'll know

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# What kind of fool

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# I am. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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# I

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# I wish you could swim

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# Like dolphins

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# Like dolphins can swim

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# Though nothing will keep us together

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# We can beat them

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# Forever and ever

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# We can be heroes

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# Just for one day

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# I

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# I will be king

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# And you

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# Will be queen

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# Though nothing will keep us together

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# We can be us

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# Forever and ever

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# Oh, we can be heroes

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# Just for one day

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# I

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-# I can remember

-I remember

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# Standing

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-# By the wall

-By the wall

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# And the guns

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-# Shot above our heads

-Over our heads

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# And we kissed

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-# As though nothing could fall

-Nothing could fall

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# And the shame

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# Was on the other side

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# Oh, we can beat them

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# Forever and ever

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# And we can be heroes

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# Just for one day

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# What you say

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# We can be heroes

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# Mm

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# We can be heroes. #

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APPLAUSE

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# Maybe I didn't love you

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# Quite as often as I could have

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# And maybe I didn't treat you

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# Quite as good as I should have

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# If I made you feel second best

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# Girl, I'm sorry I was blind

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# But you were always on my mind

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# You were always on my mind

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# Maybe I didn't hold you

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# All those lonely, lonely times

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# I guess I never told you

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# That I'm so happy that you're mine

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# Little things I should have said and done

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# I just never took the time

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# But you were always on my mind

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# You were always on my mind

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# Tell me

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# Tell me that your sweet love hasn't died

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# And give me

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# Give me one more chance to keep you satisfied

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# I'll keep you satisfied

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# And maybe I didn't love you

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# Quite as often as I could have

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# And maybe I didn't treat you

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# Quite as good as I should have

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# Little things I should have said and done

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# I just never took the time

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# But you were always on my mind

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# You were always on my mind

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# You were always on my mind

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# You were always on my mind. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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# Under a blue moon I saw you

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# So soon you'll take me

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# Up in your arms Too late to beg you or cancel it

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# Though I know it must be

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# The killing time

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# Unwillingly mine

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# Fate Up against your will

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# Through the thick and thin

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# He will wait until

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# You give yourself to him

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# In starlit nights I saw you

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# So cruelly you kissed me

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# Your lips a magic world

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# Your sky all hung with jewels

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# The killing moon

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# Will come too soon

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# Fate Up against your will

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# Through the thick and thin

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# He will wait until

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# You give yourself to him

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# Under a blue moon I saw you

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# So soon you'll take me

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# Up in your arms Too late to beg you or cancel it

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# Though I know it must be the killing time

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# Unwillingly mine

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# Fate Up against your will

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# Through the thick and thin

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# He will wait until

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# You give yourself to him

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# Fate Up against your will

0:37:160:37:22

# Through the thick and thin

0:37:220:37:25

# He will wait until

0:37:260:37:30

# You give yourself to him. #

0:37:300:37:33

# Tell your heart that I'm the one

0:37:400:37:46

# Tell your heart it's me

0:37:510:37:56

# I want you

0:38:000:38:02

# Rockin' back inside my heart

0:38:020:38:05

# I want you

0:38:050:38:08

# Rockin' back inside my heart

0:38:080:38:12

# Rockin' back inside my heart

0:38:140:38:18

# Shadow in my house

0:38:220:38:27

# The man, he has brown eyes

0:38:280:38:34

# She'll never go to Hollywood

0:38:340:38:40

# Love moves me

0:38:420:38:47

# I want you Rockin' back inside my heart

0:38:480:38:54

# I want you Rockin' back inside my heart

0:38:540:39:00

# Rockin' back inside my heart

0:39:030:39:07

# Tell your heart, don't make me cry

0:39:280:39:34

Tell your heart, don't let me die

0:39:390:39:46

# I want you Rockin' back inside my heart

0:39:480:39:54

# I want you Rockin' back inside my heart

0:39:540:40:00

# Rockin' back inside my heart

0:40:020:40:07

# Shadow in my house

0:40:110:40:17

# The man, he has brown eyes

0:40:170:40:21

# She'll never go to Hollywood

0:40:220:40:29

# Love moves me

0:40:310:40:35

# I want you Rockin' back inside my heart

0:40:370:40:43

# I want you Rockin' back inside my heart

0:40:430:40:49

# Rockin' back inside my heart

0:40:510:40:55

# She'll never go to Hollywood

0:41:220:41:29

# Do you remember our picnic lunch?

0:41:420:41:48

# We both went up to the lake

0:41:480:41:54

# And then we walked among the pines

0:41:540:41:59

# The birds sang out a song for us

0:41:590:42:05

# We had a fire when we came back

0:42:050:42:11

# And your smile was beautiful

0:42:110:42:16

# You touched my cheek and you kissed me

0:42:160:42:22

# At night we went for a stroll

0:42:220:42:28

# The wind blew our hair

0:42:280:42:32

# The fire made us warm

0:42:340:42:38

# The wind blew the waves

0:42:390:42:44

# Out on the lake

0:42:450:42:50

# We heard the owl in a nearby tree

0:42:510:42:57

# I thought our love would last

0:42:570:43:01

# Forever. #

0:43:020:43:10

CHEERING

0:43:170:43:20

# The world was on fire and no-one could save me but you

0:43:280:43:34

# It's strange what desire will make foolish people do

0:43:370:43:42

# I'd never dreamed that I'd meet somebody like you

0:43:450:43:51

# And I'd never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

0:43:540:44:00

# No, I don't want to fall in love

0:44:020:44:07

# This girl is only gonna break your heart

0:44:070:44:11

# No, I don't want to fall in love

0:44:110:44:16

# This girl is only gonna break your heart

0:44:160:44:19

# With you

0:44:190:44:21

# This girl is only gonna break your heart

0:44:240:44:28

# What a wicked game you played to make me feel this way

0:44:300:44:36

# What a wicked thing to do to let me dream of you

0:44:380:44:45

# What a wicked thing to say you never felt this way

0:44:460:44:54

# What a wicked thing to do to make me dream of you

0:44:550:45:02

# And I don't want to fall in love

0:45:020:45:07

# This girl is only gonna break your heart

0:45:070:45:10

# No, I don't want to fall in love

0:45:100:45:16

# This girl is only gonna break your heart

0:45:160:45:19

# With you

0:45:190:45:21

# The world was on fire and no-one could save me but you

0:45:370:45:42

# It's strange what desire will make foolish people do

0:45:450:45:50

# I'd never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you

0:45:540:45:59

# And I'd never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

0:46:030:46:08

# No, I don't want to fall in love

0:46:100:46:15

# This girl is only gonna break your heart

0:46:150:46:19

# No, I don't want to fall in love

0:46:190:46:24

# This girl is only gonna break your heart

0:46:240:46:27

# With you. #

0:46:270:46:30

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:46:300:46:33

# I've been searching all the corners of my room

0:46:420:46:49

# Sweeping dust and memories beneath the carpet

0:46:520:46:57

# That we purchased Somewhere on some cool retreat

0:46:570:47:02

# Somewhere in Africa somewhere

0:47:020:47:07

# I keep trying to catch my breath

0:47:080:47:12

# From the illusion that I lost it

0:47:120:47:16

# When you left me

0:47:170:47:21

# I've been checking for the weather and the time

0:47:260:47:30

# I'm like a bag or box that's drifting in the wind that blows

0:47:330:47:38

# From hurricanes

0:47:380:47:39

# That come just after grey clouds fill my eyes

0:47:390:47:44

# I keep trying to find my footing

0:47:460:47:50

# On the slopes of the illusion

0:47:500:47:54

# That I lost it When you left me

0:47:550:48:00

# Like bare feet on hot concrete

0:48:040:48:09

# We have come to some division

0:48:090:48:12

# Based on pain from bad decisions

0:48:120:48:15

# Just like clothes pins snapped by wild winds

0:48:150:48:23

# Sometimes you can't hold on to love that never dies

0:48:230:48:31

# I've been planting all the flowers that you like

0:48:350:48:41

# With the hope that we'll take root and smell the blossoms

0:48:430:48:48

# When the wind blows as we sit

0:48:480:48:52

# Deep in the garden, sip on tea

0:48:520:48:57

# I look at you

0:48:570:49:01

# You look at me

0:49:010:49:05

# I've been trying to find reality

0:49:090:49:15

# A grip on the illusion

0:49:160:49:21

# That I lost you

0:49:210:49:24

# When you left me. #

0:49:250:49:31

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:49:380:49:40

# Swinging in the backyard Pull up in your fast car

0:49:570:50:02

# Whistling my name

0:50:020:50:04

# You open up a beer Say, "Get over here"

0:50:060:50:09

# And play a video game

0:50:090:50:13

# I'm in your favourite sun dress Watching me get undressed

0:50:140:50:18

# Take your body downtown, honey

0:50:180:50:23

# Well, I say you the bestest

0:50:230:50:25

# Lean in for a big kiss Put your favourite perfume on

0:50:250:50:31

# Go play your video game

0:50:310:50:34

# It's you, it's you It's all for you

0:50:350:50:40

# Everything I do I tell you all the time

0:50:400:50:45

# Heaven is a place on earth with you

0:50:450:50:49

# Tell me all them things you want to do

0:50:490:50:53

# I heard that you like the bad girls, honey, is that true?

0:50:530:51:00

# It's better than I ever even knew

0:51:010:51:05

# They say that the world was built for two

0:51:050:51:10

# Only worth living if somebody is loving you

0:51:100:51:18

# And, baby, now you do

0:51:200:51:22

# Singing in the old bars Swinging with the old stars

0:51:290:51:34

# Living for the fame

0:51:340:51:36

# Kissing in the blue dark

0:51:380:51:40

# Playing pool and wild darts

0:51:400:51:42

# And video games

0:51:420:51:45

# He holds me in his big arms I am seeing stars

0:51:460:51:51

# This is all I think of

0:51:510:51:53

# We're watching all our friends fall in and out of Old Paul's

0:51:550:51:59

# This is my idea of fun

0:51:590:52:03

# Playing your video games

0:52:030:52:06

# It's you, it's you It's all for you

0:52:070:52:12

# Every little thing that I do I tell you all the time

0:52:120:52:17

# Heaven is a place on earth with you

0:52:170:52:21

# So tell me all them things that you wanted to do

0:52:210:52:25

# I heard that you like the bad girls, honey

0:52:250:52:31

# Is that true?

0:52:310:52:33

# It's better than I ever even knew

0:52:340:52:38

# They say that the world, it was built up for two

0:52:380:52:42

# Only worth living if somebody is loving you

0:52:420:52:52

# And, baby, now you do

0:52:520:52:55

# It's you, it's you It's all for you

0:53:100:53:15

# Everything I do

0:53:150:53:18

# I tell you all the time

0:53:180:53:20

# Heaven is a place on earth with you

0:53:200:53:24

# So tell me all the things you want to do

0:53:240:53:28

# I heard that you like the bad girls, honey, is that true?

0:53:280:53:37

# It's better than I ever even knew

0:53:370:53:41

# They say that the world, it was built up for two

0:53:410:53:45

# Only worth living if somebody is loving you

0:53:450:53:54

# And, baby, now you do

0:53:550:53:58

# Yeah, you do, ah

0:54:000:54:02

# Ah. #

0:54:020:54:04

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:54:150:54:17

# I miss you now What's come over me?

0:54:200:54:24

# We're hostages of geography

0:54:250:54:30

# The wait is long, and heavy too

0:54:300:54:35

# Despite what you're accustomed to

0:54:350:54:40

# I know that life moves on, that's what scares me so

0:54:400:54:45

# I've no intentions of letting go

0:54:460:54:51

# Only us

0:54:510:54:54

# No-one in the world

0:54:560:54:59

# Only us

0:55:010:55:04

# No-one in the world

0:55:060:55:12

# Yeah

0:55:160:55:19

# Mm, mm

0:55:200:55:24

# Mm

0:55:240:55:27

# I'd better do something

0:55:290:55:33

# Move earth and sky

0:55:330:55:38

# And patiently, sweetly

0:55:380:55:42

# With all of my mind

0:55:420:55:47

# I sing only for you

0:55:470:55:50

# To the beat of my footsteps in the night

0:55:520:55:55

# Close your eyes and dream me home

0:55:570:56:05

# Forever mine

0:56:050:56:09

# I'll be forever yours

0:56:100:56:14

# Always, evermore, and on and on

0:56:150:56:19

# Always, evermore, and on and on

0:56:190:56:24

# Always, evermore, and on and on

0:56:240:56:28

# Always, evermore

0:56:280:56:34

# Yeah

0:56:340:56:37

# Mm

0:56:390:56:43

# To the beat of my footsteps in the night, yeah

0:56:430:56:49

# There's no magic bullet No cure for pain

0:57:070:57:12

# What's done is done till you do it again

0:57:120:57:17

# Life in pursuit of a nameless prey

0:57:170:57:21

# I've been so close I'm so far away

0:57:210:57:25

# It's so hard to explain, so easy to feel

0:57:250:57:31

# I need you now, nothing is real

0:57:310:57:35

# Save me from the villains of circumstance

0:57:350:57:40

# Before I lose my place

0:57:400:57:43

# Close your eyes

0:57:450:57:49

# And dream me home

0:57:490:57:53

# Forever mine

0:57:540:57:58

# I'll be forever yours

0:57:580:58:03

# I'll be forever yours

0:58:030:58:07

# I'll be forever yours

0:58:070:58:11

# Always, evermore, and on and on

0:58:130:58:17

# Always, evermore, and on and on

0:58:170:58:21

# Always, evermore, and on and on

0:58:210:58:25

# Always, evermore

0:58:250:58:31

# Oh

0:58:330:58:36

# Oh

0:58:370:58:41

# Ah

0:58:410:58:45

# Ah

0:58:450:58:49

# Ah, ooh

0:58:500:58:55

# Bring me home. #

0:58:570:59:01

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:59:030:59:05

This compilation is a companion piece to the Crooners episode of Gregory Porter's Popular Voices, revelling in the enigmatic tones of some of popular music's most classic crooners.

From the BBC archives, we bring you the wit and charm of Sammy Davis Jr, the honeyed voice of Nat King Cole, the swagger of Sinatra, the swank of Bryan Ferry and the brooding of Willie Nelson. We also revisit some of the modernisers of crooning, from the theatrics of David Bowie to post-punk Echo and the Bunnymen, right up to the sensual murmurings of Lana Del Rey.

Featuring clips from Twiggs, The Vera Lynn Show, The Late Show, Top of the Pops and Whistle Test, it's time to slide into your favourite lounge suit and dim the lights!