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After You've Gone

Creamer, dayton

After you've gone and left me crying,
After you've gone there's no denying,
You'll feel blue, you'll feel sad,
You'll miss the dearest pal you ever had.
There'll come a time, do ...

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Ain't No Use

Rudy stevenson

Ain't no use baby
I'm leaving the scene
Ain't no use baby
You're too doggone mean

Yes I'm tired of paying dues
Having the blues
Hitting bad news
Ain't no use baby

Ain't n ...

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Ain_t Got No_i Got Life

(1968) gerome ragni, james rado, gal mcdermot

Ain't got no home, ain't got no shoes
Ain't got no money, ain't got no class
Ain't got no friends, ain't got no schoolin'
Ain't got no wear, ain't g ...

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Alone Again

Nina simone, gilbert o'sullivan

I remember this afternoon
When my sister came into the room
She refused to say how my father was
But I knew he'd be dying soon.

And I was oh so glad, and it wa ...

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Angel of The Morning

Chip taylor

There'll be no strings to bind your hands
Not if my love can't bind your heart
And there's no need to take a stand
For it was I who chose to start

There is no need to take me home ...

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Another Spring

Angelo badalamenti, john clifford

Old people talk to themselves
When they sit all 'round all day
This old woman I knew
I used to go over there and sit with her
And she'd be sitting around
In a ...

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Assignment Sequence


The assignment the assignment okay
Not too loud now not too loud
The song is called the assignment
Talks about the lover's gap
Tha gap between lovers
Especially in marriage and other fo ...

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Backlash Blues

Langston hughes, nina simone

Mr. backlash, mr. backlash
Just who do think I am
You raise my taxes, freeze my wages
And send my son to vietnam

You give me second class houses
And second class ...

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Ballad of Hollis Brown

(1963) bob dylan

Hollis brown
He lived on the outside of town
Hollis brown
He lived on the outside of town
With his wife and five children
And his cabin fallin' down

You looked for work and ...

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Balm in Gilead


There is a balm in gilead
To make the wounded whole
There is a balm in gilead
To heal the sin-sick soul

Repeat previous

If you can pray like peter
If you can preach like paul

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Randy newman

Beat-up little seagull
On a marble stair
Tryin' to find the ocean
Lookin' everywhere

Hard times in the city
In a hard town by the sea
Ain't nowhere to run to
There ain't nothi ...

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Baubles, Bangles & Beads

Wright, forrest

Baubles bangles hear how they ring ching-a-lingle
Baubles bangles bright shiny heads sparkles spangles
My heart will sing sing-a-linge
Wearing baubles bangles and beads

I glit ...

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Be My Husband

Andy stroud

Be my husband man I be your wife
Be my husband man I be your wife
Be my husband man I be your wife
Loving all of you the rest of your life yeah

If you promise me you'll be my man

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Beautiful Land

Anthony newley, leslie bricusse

Red is the color of a lot of lollipops,
Orange is any orange on a tree.
Yellow's the color of a bag of lemon drops,
Green is a piece of seaweed in the sea.

Blu ...

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Black is The Color of My True Love's Hair


Black is the color of my true love's hair
His face so soft and wondrous fair
The purest eyes
And the strongest hands
I love the ground on where he stands
I love the ground on where ...

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Black Swan

(1947) gian carlo menotti

The sun is falling and it lies in blood
The moon is weaving bandages of gold
Old black swan where oh where is my lover now
Where oh where is my lover now

Torn and ta ...

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Herbert sacker, nina simone

Why you wanna fly blackbird you ain't ever gonna fly
No place bif enough for holding all the tears you're gonna cry
Cos your mama's name was lonely and your daddy's na ...

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Blue Prelude

Gordon jenkins, joe bishop

Let me sigh, let me cry when I'm blue,
Let me go away from this lonely town,
Won't be long till my sun will be blue,
Cos I know I'm on my last go round.
All the love ...

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Blue Skies

Irving berlin

Blue skies smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies do I see

Bluebirds singing the song
Nothing but bluebirds all day long

I never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things ...

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Blues for Mama

Abbey lincoln, nina simone

Hey lordy mama
I heard you wasn't feeling' good
They're spreadin' dirty rumors
All around the neighborhood
They say you're mean and evil
And don't know what to do
T ...

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Brown Baby

Oscar brown jr

Brown baby brown baby
As you grow up I want you to drink from the plenty cup
I want you to stand up tall and proud
And I want you to speak up clear and loud
Brown baby brown baby ...

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Andy stroud

You're a whole lot a man
Just take a look
At your great big hands
You know you can crush
Poor me in two
But gentle, oh so gentle
Are the things you do

I say I never have ...

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Bye Bye Blackbird

Fletcher henderson, dixon

Pack up all my cares and woe, here I go, singing low,
Bye-bye blackbird.
Where somebody waits for me, sugar's sweet, so is she,
Bye-bye blackbird.
No one here can love ...

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Can't Get Out of This Mood

Jimmy machugh, loesser

All day long before my eyes come little visions of you,
They shouldn't, they mustn't, but they do.
Can't get out of this mood,
Can't get over this feeling,
Can't get out ...

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Children Go Where I Send You


Children go where I send you,
How shall I send you?
I'm gonna send you one by one,
One for the little biddy baby, was born, born, born in bethlehem.

Children go where I send you, ...

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Chilly Winds Don't Blow

H. krasnow, b. lovelock

Going where the willows weep no more, darlin' baby,
Going where the willows weep no more,
Chilly winds don't blow along my shore, oh baby,
Where the chilly winds, the chi ...

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Com' by H'yere


Come by here good lord
Come by here
Come by here good lord come by here
Come by here good lord come by here
Oh lord please come by here
I'm on trial good lord come by here
I'm on ...

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Come Ye

Nina simone

Come ye ye who would have peace
Hear me what I say now
I say come ye ye who would have peace
It's time to learn how to pray

I say come ye ye who have no fear
What tomorrow brings ...

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Paul lawrence dunbar, nina simone

Because I have loved so deeply
Because I haved loved so long
God in his great compassion
Gave me the gift old song

Because I have loved so vainly
Sung with ...

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(1967) nina simone

And now we are one
Let my soul rest in peace
At last it is done
My soul has been released
For thousands of years
My soul has roamed the earth
In search for you
So that som ...

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Cotton Eyed Joe


If it hadn't been for cotton-eye joe
I'd been married long time ago
Where did you come from. where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye joe?


He came to tow ...

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Tony mckay

Oh dambala come dambala
Oh dambala come dambala
Think of the wings of a three toed frog
Eat weeds from the deepest part of sea
Oh dambala come dambala
Oh dambala come dambala

On ...

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Day & Night

Rudy stevenson

When you like a fellow
Try to treat him right
Give him your attention
Day and night

When he starts to smilin'
And he's got you uptight
Shower him with kisses
Day and night

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Desperate Ones

Jacques brel, jouannest, eric blau, mort shuman

They hold each others hands
They walk without a sound
Down forgotten streets
Their shadows kiss the ground
Their footsteps
Sing a song
Tat's en ...

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Do I Move You

Nina simone

Do I move you, are you willin'
Do I groove you, is it thrillin'
Do I soothe you, tell the truth now
Do I move you, are you loose now
The answer better be (yes, yes)
That pleases me ...

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Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me

(1943) duke ellington, bob russell

Do nothin' till you hear from me
Pay no attention to what's said
Why people tear the seam of anyone's dream is over my head

Do nothin' till you hear from me

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Do What You Gotta Do

Jimmy webb

Do what you gotta do
Come on back see me when you can
Man I can understand how it might be
Kinda hard to love a girl like me
I don't blame you much for wanting to be free
I just wan ...

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Don't Explain

Arthur herzog jr, billie holiday

Hush now, don't explain
Just say you'll remain
Unless you're mad, don't explain

My love, don't explain
What is there to gain
Skip that lipstick
Don't explai ...

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Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

(1964) gloria caldwell, sol marcus, bennie benjamin

Baby you understand me now
If sometimes you see I'm mad
Doncha know that no one alive can always be an angel?
When everything goes wrong you ...

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Don't Smoke in Bed

Willard robison

I left a note on his dresser
And my old wedding ring
With these few goodbye words
How can I sing
Goodbye old sleepy head
I'm packing you in like I said

Take care of everythi ...

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Erets Zavat Chalav

Lyrics in hebrew:

ארץ זבת חלב
חלב ודבש

ארץ זבת הח ...

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Exactly Like You

Dorothy fields, jimmy machugh

I know why I waited
Know why I've been blue
I've been waiting each day
For someone exactly like you

Why should I spend some money
On a show or two
When nobody ...

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Falling in Love Again

Sammy lerner, frederick hollander

Falling in love again I never wanted to
What am I to do I can't help it
Love has always been my game play it how I may
I was made that way I can't help it

Me ...

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Feeling Good

Anthony newley, leslie bricusse

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Reeds driftin' on by you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
I ...

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Fine & Mellow

Billie holiday

My man he don't love me he treats me oh so mean
My man he don't love me he treats me oh so mean
He's the meanest man that I've ever see

My baby wears high peg pants stripes are ...

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For All We Know

Coots, lewis

For all we know
We may never meet again
Before we go
Make this moment live again
We won't say goodbye
Until the last minute
I'll hold out my hand
And my heart will be in it

F ...

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Forbidden Fruit

Oscar brown jr

Eve and adam had a garden everything was great
Till one day a boy says pardon miss my name is snake
See that apple over yonder if you'll take a bite
You and adam both are bound to ...

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Four Women

Nina simone

My skin is black
My arms are long
My hair is wooly
My back is strong
Strong enough to take the pain
It's been inflicted again and again
What do they call me
My name is aunt sarah ...

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Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter

Aillene bullock

You're nothing but a dirty, dirty old man
You do your thinking with a one track mind
Keep talkin' about heaven glory but
On your face is a different story
Clean up your rap your ...

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Gal from Joe's

(1939) irving mills, duke ellington

Way down at mister joe's cafe
They're takin' someone far away
And if you hear a song today
It's a sad tune that you'll be playin':
She's leavin' and folks ar ...

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Gimme a Pigfoot

(1933) wesley sox wilson

Up in harlem on a saturday night
Were the highbrows get together, it's just to tight
We all gather at the harlem strut
And what we do is tut tut tut

Ol' hannah brown, ...

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Gin House Blues

Fletcher henderson, henry troy

Stay away from me cos I'm in my sin
Stay away from me everybody cos I'm in my sin
If this joint is raided somebody give my gin
Don't try me nobody cos you will nev ...

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Go Limp

Alex comfort, nina simone

Oh daughter, dear daughter,
Take warning from me
And don't you go marching
With the n-a-a-c-p.
For they'll rock you and roll you
And shove you into bed.
And if they ...

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He Needs Me

Arthur hamilton

He needs me
He doesn't know it, but he needs me
And so no matter where he goes
Though he doesn't care
He knows that I'm here

He needs me
I ought to leave him, but he needs m ...

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He Was Too Good to Me

Lorenz hart, richard rodgers

He was too good to me how can I get along now
So close he stood to me
Everything is all messed up and wrong now
My baby would have brought me the sun
Cos making me ...

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He's Got The Whole World in His Hand


He's got the whole world in his hands
He's got the whole world in his hands
He's got the whole world in his hands
He's got the whole world in his hands

He's got the fish of the se ...

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Here Comes The Sun

George harrison

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, and I say it's all right

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter little darling, it feels like years since it's been here here ...

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Hey, Buddy Bolden

(1956) billy strayhorn, duke ellington

Buddy bolden tune up
Blowing horn was his game
Born with a silver trumpet in his mouth
He played the horn before he talked
Born on the after beat
He patt ...

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House of The Rising Sun


There is a house in new orleans
Call it the rising sun
And it's been the ruin
Of many a poor girl
And me, oh lord, I'm one

If I'd listened what my mama said
Be at home today
Be ...

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Human Touch

C. reuben

No one seems to care as much
No time to smile, laugh or cry as much
Have we lost the touch that means so much
Have we lost the human touch

No one wants to be alone
To walk or talk ...

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I Am Blessed

Bennie benjamin, sol marcus

I who never had much I now have a treasure
A love too great to measure
I am blessed with happiness
And I'm done with loneliness

I who walked all alone not really k ...

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I Can't See Nobody

(1967) robin gibb, barry gibb

I walk the lonely streets; I watch the people passing by.
I used to smile and say hello. guess I was just a happy guy.
Then you happened,girl, this feeling that pose ...

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I Get Along Without You Wery Well

(1952) hoagy carmichael

I get along without you very well
Of course, I do
Except when soft rains fall
And drip from leaves then I recall
The thrill of being sheltered
In your arms
Of course, ...

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I Got It Bad

(1941) paul francis webster, duke ellington

My baby ever treats me sweet and gentle the way he should;
I got it bad and that ain't good!

My poor heart is sentimental not made of wood
I got it ...

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I Hold No Grudge

Angelo badalamenti, john clifford

I hold no grudge
There's no resentment und'neath
I'll extend the laurel wreath and we'll be friends
But right there is where it ends

I hold no grudge
And I' ...

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I Like The Sunrise

(1947) duke ellington

I like the sunrise cos it brings a new day
I like the new day it brings new hope they say
I like the sunrise blazing in the new sky
Nighttime's so weary and oh so am i

E ...

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I Love to Love

Baker, hayton

I love to love
Wnat plenty of love each night
Say I love to love it's so good it can't be right

I don't want a man with harvard of yale degrees
Because I don't intend to play in ...

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I Loves You Porgy

(1935) ira gershwin, dubose heyward, george gershwin

I loves you, porgy,
Don't let him take me
Don't let him handle me
And drive me mad
If you can keep me
I wanna stay here with you forever
A ...

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I Put a Spell on You

(1949) screamin' jay hawkins, slotkin

I put a spell on you
'cause you're mine

You better stop the things you do
I ain't lyin'
No I ain't lyin'

You know I can't stand it
You're runnin' aro ...

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I Shall Be Released

Bob dylan

They say everything can be replaced
Yet every distance is not near
So I remember every face
Of every man who put me here

I see the light come shining
From the west unto the east
A ...

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I Think It's Going to Rain Today

(1968) randy newman

Broken windows and empty hallways
A pale dead moon in the sky streaked with gray
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today

Scarecrows dressed in t ...

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I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl

Nina simone

I want a little sugar
In my bowl
I want a little sweetness
Down in my soul
I could stand some lovin'
Oh so bad
Feel so lonely and I feel so sad

I want a little steam
On my clo ...

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I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free

Richard lamb, william taylor

And I wish I knew how
It would feel to be free
I wish that I could break
All the chains holding me
I wish I could say
All the things that I'd like to say
Say 'em ...

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I'll Look Around

Cross, cory

I'll look around
And when I've found me somebody who laughs like you
I know somewhere spring must fill the air with sweetness
Just as rare as a flower that you gave me to wear

So ...

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I'm Going Back Home

Rudy stevenson

I'm going back home where I was born
First I planned to stay but I can't live this way
I'm going back home where I was born

Try to understand I think this city's grand
But with ...

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I'm Gonna Leave You

Rudy stevenson

I'm gonna leave you yes I'm gonna
I'm gonna leave you cos I wanna
And I'll go where people love me
And I'll stay there cos they love me

No more headaches no more heartbreaks
I ...

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If He Changed My Name


I told jesus it would be alright if he changed my name
I told jesus it would be alright if he changed my name
I told jesus it would be alright if he changed my name
And he told me that ...

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If I Should Lose You

Leo robin, ralph rainger

If I should lose you
The stars would fall from the skies
If I should lose you
The leaves would wither and die

The birds in maytime
Would sing a lonely refrain
And I ...

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If You Knew

Nina simone

If you knew how I missed you
You would not stay away today
Don't you know I need you
Stay here my dear with me

I need you here my darling
Together for a day a day
Together never ...

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Il N'y a Pas D'amour Hereaux

George brassens, luis aragon

Rien n'est jamais acquis � l'homme. ni sa force
Ni sa faiblesse ni son coeur. et quand il croit
Ouvrir ses bras son ombre est celle d'une croix
Et quand il cr ...

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(1964) nina simone, waring cuney

She does not know
Her beauty,
She thinks her brown body
Has no glory.
If she could dance
Under palm trees
And see her image in the river
She would kn ...

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In The Dark

Lil green

In the dark
It's just you and i
Not a sound
Ther's not one sigh
Just the beet of my poor heart
In the dark

Now, in the dark, in the dark
I get such a thrill
When he presses his ...

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In The Evening by The Moonlight


In the evening by the moonlight
When my mother had finished working
We used to sit around the fire place
Till the cornbread it was done
And then we all would eat our supper
After t ...

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In The Morning

(1966) barry gibb

In the morning when the moon is at it's rest,
You will see me at the time I love the best
Watching rainbows play on sunlight;
Pools of water iced from cold night,in the morning ...

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It Don't Mean a Thing

Irving mills, duke ellington

What good is melody, what good is music
If it ain't possessin' something sweet
It ain't the melody, it ain't the music
There's something else that makes the tune com ...

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It Might as Well Be Spring

(1945) richard rodgers, oscar hammerstein ii

The things I used to like, I don't like any more,
I want a lot of other things I've never had before,
It's just like my mamma says, I sit around and m ...

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Just in Time

(1960) jule styne, adolph green, betty comden

Let's go

Just in time you've found me just in time
Before you came my time was running low
I was lost the losing dice were tossed
My bridges all ...

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Just Like a Woman

Bob dylan

I take
Just like a woman
Yes I do
And I make love
Just like a woman
And I ache
Just like a woman
But I break
Like a little girl

Nobody here feels any pain
Tonight as I stand i ...

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Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

Bob dylan

When you're lost in the rain in juarez
And it's easter time too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on rue morgue aven ...

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Just Say I Love Him

(1930) val, dale, kalmanoff, ward, enzo fusco, rodolfo falvo

Just say that I need him as roses need the rain
And tell him that without him my dreams are all in vain
Just say I love him loved him ...

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Keeper of The Flame

I'm the keeper of the flame
My torch of love lights his name
Ask no pity, beg my shame(? )
I'm the keeper of the flame

Played with fire and I was burn
Gave a heart but I was spurn
All these ti ...

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Lass of The Low Country


Oh she was a lass from the low country
And he was a lord of high degree
But she loved him oh so tenderly
Oh sorrow sing sorrow
Now she sleeps in the valley where the wild flowers no ...

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Last Rose of Summer

Thomas moore, nina simone

'tis the last rose of summer, left blooming all alone
All her lovely companions are faded and gone.
No flower of her kindred, no rose bud is nigh
To reflect back her bl ...

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Laziest Gal in Town

It's not 'cause I wouldn't,
It's not 'cause I shouldn't,
And, you know though well, it's not 'cause I couldn't,
It's simply because I'm the laziest gal in town.

My poor heart is achin'
To bring ...

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Let It Be Me

Gilbert becaud, m. curtis, pierre delanoe

I bless the day I found you,
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you, let it be me.

Don't take this heaven from one,
If you must cling to someone

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Lilac Wine

James shelton

I lost myself on a cool damp night
Gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree
I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in it's rec ...

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Little Girl Blue

Richard rodgers, lorenz hart

Sit there and count your fingers
What can you do
Old girl you're through
Sit there, count your little fingers
Unhappy little girl blue.

Sit there and count the r ...

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Little Liza Jean


Where is my tambourine wait a minute I'll get your tambourine
Got my tambourine get your thing baby
What's wrong with you what is it you want
Can't forget my tambourine boy want a mi ...

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Love Me or Leave Me

(1928) walter donaldson, gus kahn

Love me or leave me and let me be lonely
You won't believe me but I love you only
I'd rather be lonley than happy with somebody else

You might find the night ...

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Love O'love

Love o'love o'love o'love
Say love o'love o'love o'love
I had a love so pure so strong
I keep wondering just where my love went wrong
My love went wrong

I say why oh why won't love free me
Why ...

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Man With a Horn

Eddie delange, jenney, lake

You'll always find me near the man with the horn
Find me there from dark until dawn
Cos that's a place where music is born
So fine so sweetly he plays and says it so ...

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Marriage is for Old Folks

Mort shuman, leon carr

I love dancing
Crazy romancing
Fellas advancing constantly

Marriage is for old folks
Old folks, not for me!
One husband
One wife
Whaddya got?
Two people sentenced ...

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Marry Me


Marry me marry me
Come and share my destiny
Pair with me
Dare with me
Stand up and declare with me
For we are now
Man and wife
Solemn vow
Made for life
I want you right there with me
M ...

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Memphis in June

(1945) paul francis webster, hoagy carmichael

Memphis in june
A shade veranda under sunday blue sky
Memphis in june
And my cousin miranda she's making a blueberry pie

I can see the clock outs ...

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Merry Mending

Duke ellington

Merry mending to you
Merry mending merry mending
May your convalescence be fun as you chat about prevention

Merry mending merry mending
Think you're lucky you are the one
To g ...

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Mississippi Goddam

(1963) nina simone

The name of this tune is mississippi goddam
And I mean every word of it

Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about mississippi go ...

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Mood Indigo

(1930) barney bigard, duke ellington, irving mills

You ain't never been blue, no, no, no
You ain't never been blue
Till you've had that mood indigo
That feeling goes stealing down to my shoes
W ...

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Moon Over Alabama

Kurt weill, bertolt brecht

Show us the way to the next whiskey bar
Don't ask why
For we must find the next whiskey bar
Or if we don't find the next whiskey bar
I tell you we must die
I tell yo ...

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More I See You

(1945) mack gordon, harry warren

The more I see you,
The more I want you.
Somehow this feeling
Just grows and grows.
With every sigh I become more mad about you,
More lost without you,
And so ...

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My Baby Just Cares for Me

(1928) gus kahn, walter donaldson

My baby don't care for shows
My baby don't care for clothes
My baby just cares for me
My baby don't care for cars and races
My baby don't care for high-tone pl ...

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My Father

Judy collins

Original lyrics by judy collins

My father always promised me
That we would live in france
We'd go boating on the seine
And I would learn to dance

We lived in ohio then
He wor ...

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My Man's Gone Now

George gershwin, dubose heyward

My man's gone now
Ain't no use a listenin'
For his tired footsteps
Climbin' up the stairs

Old man sorrow's
Come to keep me company
Whisperin' beside me
When ...

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My Way

(1968) jacques revaux, claude françois, gilles thibault, paul anka

And now, the end is near and so I got to face
The final curtain, girl
Friends I say clear and state her case of which I'm u ...

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Ne Me Quitte Pas

Ne me quitte pas
Il faut oublier
Tout peut s'oublier
Qui s'enfuit d�j�
Oublier le temps
Des malentendus
Et le temps perdu
A savoir comment
Oublier ces heures
Qui tuaient parfois ...

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No Good Man

Dan fisher, irene higginbotham, sammy gallop

No good man
Loving on a no good plan never treats me as he should
And that ain't good he's always bringing me down
He's no saint heaven knows taht's ...

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Alex rogers, bert williams

When life seems full of clouds and rain
I am filled with --- pain
Who soothes my achin'
---- brain?

When winder comes with snow and sleet
I'm so tired
Wi ...

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Nobody Knows You when You're Down & Out

Once I lived the life of a millionaire
Spending my money, I didn't care
Takin' my friends out for a mighty good time
Drinkin' high priced liquor, champagne and wine
Then I began to fall so low
Co ...

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Nobody's Fault but Mine

Nina simone

Ah, nobody's fault but mine
Nobody's fault but mine
Tryin' to raise my soul to light

Ah, have a Bible in my home
Have a Bible in my home
Tryin' to raise my soul to light

.. ta ...

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O-o-h Child

(1970) stan vincent

O-o-h child things are gonna get easier
O-o-h child things 'll get brighter
O-o-h child things are gonna get easier
O-o-h child things 'll get brighter

Someday we'll get i ...

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Obeah Woman

Tony mckay

Exuma ... you hear
We gotta take our time
Gettin' this one started
Hey mamma soul mamma soul papa
Hey soul body soul body soul body
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey yah gonna take ...

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Old Jim Crow

Ron vander groef, jackie alper, nina simone

Old jim crow
Where you been baby
Down mississippi and back again
Old jim crow don't you know
It's all over now

Old jim crow
What's wrong with you ...

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Other Woman

Jesse mae robinson

The other woman finds time to manicure her nails
The other woman is perfect where her rival fails
And she's never seen with pin curls in her hair

The other woman enchantes h ...

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Our Love

Sol marcus, bennie benjamin

Anytime things go wrong
Baby we'll still get along
Cos we have each other
And our love will se us through

If some tears come our way
The sun skips a day
We still ...

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Pirate Jenny

(1928) bertolt brecht, kurt weill

You people can watch while I'm scrubbing these floors
And I'm scrubbin' the floors while you're gawking
Maybe once ya tip me and it makes ya feel swell
In this ...

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Plain Gold Ring

Earl s. burroughs

Plain gold ring on his finger he wore
It was where everyone could see
He belonged to someone, but not me
On his hand was a plain gold band

Plain gold ring has a story to tel ...

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Please Read Me

(1967) robin gibb, barry gibb

Many years ago I was a simple man
A simple man, no worries me;
I never lied
Please read me.

Not much conversation ever came from me,
I never saw reality;
I nev ...

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A child ran through the meadow on a sun drenched summer day
And then he stopped his play
And kneeled in a field of poppies.

A man walked through my ghetto on a humid summer day
And then he stopp ...

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Dorothy fields, jimmy machugh

This song talk about the same porgy
That we've talked about for two years now
His name is porgy only this one was written by eh
Dorothy fields and jimmy mchugh

I ...

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(1970) hoyt axton

You know I smoked a lot of grass,oh lord
And I popped a lot of pills
But I never did touch nothing
That my spirit couldn't kill
You know I see a lot of people walkin' round
H ...

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Rags & Old Iron

Norman curtis, oscar brown jr

Rags old iron rags old iron
All he was buying was just rags and old iron
I heard that old rag man now making his rounds
He came right to my alley lord with sorrowfu ...

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Real Real

Nina simone

I say real real
Our love is real to me
It thrills me
With perfect liberty
When you tell me you love me
And you hold me and kiss me
Then I know it's real real
It's so real to me

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Satin Doll

(1953) billy strayhorn, johnny mercer, duke ellington

Cigarette holder which wigs me
Over her shoulder, she digs me.
Out cattin' that satin doll.

Baby, shall we go out skippin ?
Careful, ami ...

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See-line Woman

George bass

Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Alright ye

See-line woman
She drink coffee
She drink tea
And then go home
See-line woman

See-line woman
Dressed in green
Wears silk stockings
Wit ...

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Silver City Bound

Lomax, ledbetter

This is a song... was sung by leadbelly and it was written for...his friend...
He had a friend named blind lemon...
And they used to ride back and forth on a train from ...

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Since I Fell for You

Buddy johnson

You made me leave my happy home
You took my love and now you're gone
Since I fell for you

Love brings such misery and pain
I guess I'll never be the same
Since I fell for you

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Since My Love Has Gone

(1853) wasserman, aaron neville

Oh I'm lonely and left with tears and sorrow
I can't face tomorrow since my love has gone
He's left me left me for another and my heart went with him
How can I go ...

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Thomas crown affair version:

Sinnerman where you gunna run to
Sinnerman where you gunna run to
Where you gunna run to
All on that day

Well I run to the rock
Please hide me I run to the rock

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Carl nutter, renee borek, king guion

Since you've gone I spend each lonely night,
Dealing out the cards from left to right,
And the king of hearts is there to remind me
That I'm all alone playin ...

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(1934) eddie delange, irving mills, duke ellington

In my solitude you haunt me
With reveries of days gone by
In my solitude you taunt me
With memories that never die

I sit in my chair
Filled ...

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Something to Live For

(1939) duke ellington, billy strayhorn

I want something to live for
Someone to make my life an adventurous dream
Oh, what wouldn't I give for
Someone who'd take my life and make it seem
Gay as ...

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Spring is Here

Richard rodgers, lorenz hart

Sprinh is here
Why doesn't my heart go dancing
Spring is here
Why isn't the waltz entrancing
No desire no ambition leads me
Maybe it's becaus nobody needs me

Sp ...

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Stompin' at The Savoy

(1934) benny goodman, chick webb, edgar sampson, andy razaf

Savoy, the home of sweet romance,
Savoy, it wins you with a glance,
Savoy, gives happy feet a chance to dance.

Your old form just li ...

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Strange Fruit

Lewis allen, sonny white

Seven trees
Bearin' strange fruit
Blood on the leaves
And blood at the roots
Black bodies
Swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin'
From the poplar trees ...

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(1935) dubose heyward, george gershwin

Summertime and the livin's easy,
Fish are jumpin', and the cotton is high.
Oh yo' daddy's rich and yo' ma is good lookin',
So hush, little baby, don' yo' c ...

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Leonard cohen

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be ...

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Take Care of Business

(1965) andy stroud

Don't talk just hold me closer
Let me sit on top of your knee
Go ahead and take care of business
For me for me for me

Oh lord, don't keep me waiting
Be as firm as can be

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Take My Hand Precious Lord

Precious lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I'm tired, I'm weak, I'm lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious lord, lead me home

When my ...

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Tell Me More & More & then Some More

Billie holiday

Tell me more and then some
Daddy you know what I wanna hear
I want some more and then some of that
I love you only dear

I want some more and then some
Oh how you feel
And the ...

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That's All

Alan brandt, bob haymes

I can only give you country walks in spring time
The hand to hold when leaves begin to fall
And the lover's burning lights were born on the winter nights
That's all that' ...

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That's All I Ask

Horace ott

Don't try to blow out the sun for me baby
I'm not asking for what I know can't be
All that I ask is a kiss a day
And I'll give you love that'll never go away
Yes I will yes I will
I ...

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That's All I Want from You

(1955) m. rotha (pseud. of fritz rotter)

Our little love slowly grows and grows
Not one that comes and goes
That's all I want from you
A sunny day with hopes up to the sky
Another day that come ...

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That's Him Over There

Marilyn bergman, lew spence

I see your face in this room full of faces,
I'm trying hard not to stare,
Strange to see you again, here of all places,
That's him over there.

My baby looks the sa ...

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This Year's Kisses

This year's kisses

This year's crop of kisses
Don't seem as sweet to me
This year's crop just misses
What kisses used to be
This year's new romance
Doesn't seem to have a chance
Even helped b ...

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Thulasizwe_i Shall Be Released


Thulasizwe ungabokhala
U jehova wakho uzokunqobela

Inkululeko, inkululeko
U jehova wakho uzokunqobela

They say everything can be replaced
Yet every distance is not near
So I r ...

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Times They Are a Changing

(1963) bob dylan

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is wo ...

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To Be Young, Gifted & Black

(1969) nina simone, weldon irvine jr

To be young, gifted and black,
Oh what a lovely precious dream
To be young, gifted and black,
Open your heart to what I mean

In the whole world you know

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To Love Somebody

(1967) robin gibb, barry gibb

There' a light
A certain kind of light
I want my whole life to be
To live it with you
Live it with you

There's a way
Everybody says
Do each and every little t ...

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Gale, silverman

Oh she was a the fairest in trinidad
And he was a wandering sailor lad,
But she stole his heart as no other had

Tomorrow, tomorrow we will meet once more
In the old village sq ...

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Trouble in The Mind

(1927) richard jones

Trouble in mind, I'm blue
But I won't be blue always,
'cause the sun's gonna shine
In my backdoor some day.

I'm all alone at midnight
And my lamp is burnin' low
Ain't n ...

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Turn Me On

Like a flower waiting to bloom
Like a light bulb in a dark room
I am siting here waiting for you to come home and turn me on
Like the desert waiting for rain
Like a school kid waiting for spring

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Turn! Turn! Turn!

Pete seeger

To everything, turn, turn, turn
There is a season, turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A t ...

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Turning Point

Martha holmes

See the little brown girl
She's as old as me
She looks just like chocolate
Oh mummy can't you see

We are both in first grade
She sits next to me
I took care of her mum
When s ...

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Twelfth of Never

(1957) paul francis webster, jerry livingston

You ask me how much I need you
Must I explain
I need you oh my darling
Like roses need rain
You ask how long I'll love you
I'll tell you true
Unt ...

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When I Was a Young Girl

Sebastian mure

When I was a young girl I used to see pleasure
When I was a young girl I used to drink ale
Right out of the ale house and into the jail house
Right out of the bar room and down to ...

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Where Can I Go Without You

(1953) peggy lee, victor young

I went to london town to clear up my mind
Then on to paris for the fun I could find
I found I couldn't leave my memories behind
Where can I go without you

Tried ...

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Who Am I?

(1950) leonard bernstein

Who am i
Who am i
Was it all planned in advance
Or was I just born by chance in july
Who on earth am i
My friends only think of fun
They're such a curious a lot
Must ...

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Who Knows Where The Time Goes

(1966) sandy denny

Across the evening sky, all the birds are leaving
But how can they know it's time for them to go?
Before the winter fire, I will still be dreaming
I have no thought of time

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Wild is The Wind

(1957) dimitri tiomkin, ned washington

Love me love me love me
Say you do
Let me fly away
With you
For my love is like
The wind
And wild is the wind

Give me more
Than one caress
Satisfy ...

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Willow Weep for Me

(1932) ann ronell

Willow weep for me, willow weep for me,
Bend your branches green along the stream that runs to sea,
Listen to my plea, listen willow weep for me,
Gone my lover's dream, lovely ...

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Work Song

Oscar brown jr, nat adderley

Breaking rocks out here on the chain gang
Breaking rocks and serving my time
Breaking rocks out here on the chain gang
Because they done convicted me of crime
Hold ...

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You Better Know It

(1956) duke ellington, straylor

I belong to you and I know I show it
You belong to me baby you'd better know it
Give me all your love sugar spice and sweet honey
Don't you ever quit

Not for l ...

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You Can Have Him

(1951) irving berlin

I don't want him you can have him
He's not worth fighting for
Besides there's plenty more where he came from
I don't want him you can have him
I'm giving him the sack
And ...

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You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

Cole porter

You'd be so nice to come home to
You'd be so nice by the fire

While that breeze on night sings a lullaby
You'd be all my heart could desire
Under stars chilled by the winter
Unde ...

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You'll Never Walk Alone

(1945) richard rodgers, oscar hammerstein ii

Original lyrics (nina has only an instrumental version)

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At th ...

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You've Been Gone Too Long


You've been gone too long,
You've been gone much too long,
Baby I'm telling you, you've been gone too long,
Now I've got a guy loves to stay home at night,
He really knows how to treat ...

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You've Got to Learn

Charles aznavour, m. stellman

Original french lyric

Il faut savoir encore sourire
Quand le meilleur s'est retir�
Et qu'il ne rest que le pire
Dans une vie bþte a pleurer
Il faut ...

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