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Moon River, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style some day
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas, to you.

ledge, Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha, nice one. i think we've had a thread on this before but i love this kind of thing. there's a song i get stuck in my head sometimes that i realise is actually a huge conflation of about three or four songs we were once made to sing in a school play. If I can remember it I'll try and post some semblance of the lyrics.

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Thursday, 18 October 2012 10:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god, I do this all the time, but nothing is coming to mind

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Thursday, 18 October 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can wait!

ledge, Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whoops. Let me try that again

MarkoP, Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

should known there are no new ilx threads under the sun (although technically segue != mashup)

ledge, Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

And everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed...

sorcery is in the gutter (how's life), Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm like a bird
For dancing
Romancing

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Friday, 19 October 2012 01:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's that mashup of songs we had to sing in a school play when I was, what? 8 or something. Seems to be a mix of Old Iron, Lily of Laguna and Two Little Boys

Any old iron, any old iron
Any any any old iron
You look sweet
How about your feet?
She's the only queen Laguna knows
I know she likes me, I know she likes me, I know she likes me
She is the Lily of Laguna
And then there were two little boys

Think the theme for the play must have been music hall or something

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Monday, 22 October 2012 08:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like the nolan furtado one. never heard of lily of laguna. um... hope you never sang the first couple of lines: http://ingeb.org/songs/shesmyla.html

ledge, Monday, 22 October 2012 08:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmmm... not the version i remember although the chorus is the same...

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Monday, 22 October 2012 09:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_of_Laguna

In the 1960s the song was performed by a British blackface group on The Black and White Minstrel Show.[6] Afterwards, political correctness made this genre and the lyrics of the song unacceptable for public broadcasting.[7] The song was transformed in a number of ways: the racial imagery was replaced with lines referencing sailor hats, docks, and lollipops

ledge, Monday, 22 October 2012 09:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

incredible we'd have sung that song (albeit drastically edited) in the mid 80s.

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Monday, 22 October 2012 09:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

For a while I was convinced that that "What a life" finished up with the fade out to "Save a prayer for the morning after"

It doesn't.

WOuld have been more interesting if it had though.

Mark G, Monday, 22 October 2012 11:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

The way that you hold me
Whenever you hold me
There's some kind of magic inside you
I took the good times, I'll take the bad times
I'll take you just the way you are

ledge, Monday, 22 October 2012 12:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a wonderful night for a moondance
with the stars up above in your eyes
a fantabulous night to make romance
'neath the splendour of october skies

and all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
and all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush

spiderman, spiderman, friendly neighbourhood spiderman......

m0stlyClean, Monday, 22 October 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man, I hear it!

how's life, Monday, 22 October 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

And I'm floating in the most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
Blackbird fly
Blackbird fly
Into the light of a dark black night

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Tuesday, 23 October 2012 23:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

...it segues back too:

in the heat of the night at the scene of the crime
like a streak of light, he arrives . . .
just in time . . .

can i just have one more moondance with you, my love

m0stlyClean, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

R Kelly vs Rancid

Bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce
The voice of time bomb

besides Sunny Real Estate (dog latin), Monday, 17 December 2012 10:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
Everytime we say goodbye, I wonder why a little

ledge, Monday, 17 December 2012 10:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stuck in my head in '78:

My love is strong enough
To last when things are rough
It's magic
You say that I waste my time
But I can't get you off my mind
You should be dancing, yeah
Dancing, yeah

Faster than food (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 17 December 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

ledge's seamless seque is true to the subtle melancholy aspects, which originally were upfront, via lyrics: in Meet Me In St. Louis, Judy Garland is singing it to her little sister, after their father tells them he's moving the whole family to New York. This will be their last Christmas with their friends here. But the studio decreed the lyrics too Debbie Downer for Christmas, and/or too damn obvious. We do get "next year troubles will be far awaaay"--maybe we'll have put all this behind us, but a distance is involved, however it goes. The composer talks about it in Fresh Air's archive.

dow, Monday, 17 December 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

seamless *segue*, sorree

dow, Monday, 17 December 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, nice!

ledge, Monday, 17 December 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Of freedom and of pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world

D-d-d-danger, watch behind you
There's a stranger out to find you now
When they do I'll be right behind you

So glad we've almost made it
So sad they had to fade it
Everybody wants to rule the world

MarkoP, Monday, 17 December 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is not the first time you've tried to get away
this is not a party where people know your name
this ain't no mudd club or c.b.g.b.
i ain't got time for that now

slugbuggy, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 21:14 (1 year ago) Permalink


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