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My Blue Heaven

Day is ending, songbirds are wending
Back to the shelter of each little nest they love

Nightshades falling, lovebirds are calling
What makes this world go ‘round?
Nothing but love

When whippoorwills cry and evening is nigh
I hurry to my blue heaven

I turn to the right a little white light
That leads me to my blue heaven

You’ll see a smiling face a fireplace, a cozy room
A little love nest nestled where the roses bloom

Just Molly and me and baby makes three
We’re happy in my blue heaven

You’ll see a smiling face a fireplace, a cozy room
Just a little love nest nestled where the roses bloom

Just Molly and me and baby makes three
We’re happy in my blue heaven

My blue heaven

Moon River

Moon River, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style some day
You dream maker, you heart breaker
wherever you’re going I’m going your way

Two drifters off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end
waiting ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend
Moon River and me

Two drifters off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end
It’s waiting ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend
Moon River and me

Teach Me Tonight

Did you say I’ve got a lot to learn?

Well don’t think I’m trying not to learn
Since this is the perfect spot to learn
Teach me tonight

Starting with the a-b-c of it
Right down to the x-y-z of it
Help me solve the mystery of it
Teach me tonight

The sky’s a blackboard high above you
If a shooting star goes by
I’ll use that star to write I love you
A thousand times across the sky

One thing isn’t very clear my love
Should the teacher stand so near, my love
Graduation’s almost here my love
Teach me tonight

The sky’s a blackboard high above you
If a shooting star goes by
I’ll use that star to write I love you
A thousand times across the sky

One thing isn’t very clear my love
Should the teacher stand so near, my love
Graduation’s almost here my love
Teach me tonight

As Easy As Rolling Off A Log

As easy as rolling off a log
I found it easy, baby
To fall in love with you
It was as easy as rolling cigarettes
If that ain’t easy
Maybe there’s simpler things to do

For instance, let’s cuddle
I love to cuddle
Get in a huddle
It’s easy with you

As easy as rolling off a log
I really tumbled, baby
But what else could I do?
It’s so easy to fall in love with you

I know that it’s as easy as rolling off a log
It must be easy baby
to say the sweet things you do
As easy as rolling off a log
I must be crazy baby
But you make me think it’s true

Cause if I do say
I’ve heard a few say
The things that you say
So help me it’s true

This love stuff has got me in a fog
They guys all say they love you
No wonder that they do
It’s so easy to fall in love with you

Almost Like Being In Love

What a day this has been
What a rare mood I’m in
Why it’s almost like being in love
And there’s a smile on my face
for the whole human race
Well it’s almost like being in love

All the music of life seems to be
like a bell that is ringing for me

And from the way that I feel
when that bell starts to peal
I could swear I was falling
It feels like I’m falling
It’s almost like being in love

When we walked out that day
Not a word did we say
It was almost like being in love
But your hand there in mine
made this world kind o’ fine
I could swear I was falling in love

All the music of life seems to be
like a bell that is ringing just for me

And from the way that I feel
when that bell starts to peal
I could swear I was falling
It feels just like falling
It’s almost like being in love

Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat

I dreamed last night I got on the boat to heaven
And by some chance I had brought my dice along
And there I stood, and I hollered “Somebody fade me”
But the passengers all knew right from wrong

For the people all said sit down,
Sit down, you’re rockin’ the boat
The people all said sit down,
Sit down you’re rockin’ the boat

And the devil will drag you under
By the sharp lapel of your checkered coat,
Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down,
Sit down you’re rockin’ the boat

I sailed away on that little boat to heaven
And by some chance found a bottle in my fist
And there I stood, nicely passin’ out the whisky
But the passengers were bound to resist

For the people all said beware,
You’re on a heavenly trip
The people all said beware
Beware, you’ll scuttle the ship

And the devil will drag you under
By the fancy tie ’round your wicked throat
Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down
Sit down, you’re rockin’ the boat

And as I laughed at those passengers to heaven
A great big wave came and knocked me over board!
And as I sank, and I hollered “Someone save me!”
That’s the moment I woke up
Thank the Lord

And I said to myself, sit down,
Sit down, you’re rockin’ the boat
I said to myself sit down,
Sit down, sit down you’re rockin’ this boat

And the devil will drag you under
With a soul so heavy you’d never float,
Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down
Sit down, stop rockin’ the boat

The Nearness Of You

It’s not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me, oh no
It’s just the nearness of you

It isn’t your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation, oh no
It’s just the nearness of you

When you’re in my arms
and I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams come true

I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you’ll only grant me the right
To hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night the nearness of you

When you’re in my arms
and I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams, I see them all come true

I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you would only grant me the right
To hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night the nearness of you

You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught

You’ve got to be taught
To hate and fear
You’ve got to be taught
From year to year
It’s got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made
And people whose skin is a different shade
You’ve got to be carefully taught

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late
Before you are six or seven or eight
To hate all the people your relatives hate
You’ve got to be carefully taught
You’ve got to be carefully taught

God Bless The Child

Them that’s got shall get
Them that’s not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, Papa may have
God bless the child that’s got his own

So the strong get more
While the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don’t seem to make the grade
Mama may have, Papa may have
God bless the child that’s got his own
That’s got his own

You’ve got money, you’ve got lots of friends
Hangin’ all around your door
When it’s all gone and the spending ends
No they don’t come around no more

Rich relations bring
Crusts of bread and such
You can help yourself
Just don’t take too much

Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own
That’s got his own

Rich relations bring
Crusts of bread and such
You can help yourself
Just don’t take too much

Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child

that can stand up and say
I’ve got my own

Pennies From Heaven

A long time ago, a million years BC
All the best things in this life were absolutely free
But no one appreciated a sky that was always blue
And nobody celebrated a moon that was always new
So it was planned that they would vanish now and then
And we must pay before we get them back again
That’s what storms were made for
You shouldn’t be afraid for

Every time it rains it rains pennies from heaven
Don’t you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven
You’ll find your fortune falling all over town
Just see that your umbrella is upside down

Trade it for a package of sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love you must have showers
So when you hear it thunder don’t run under a tree
There’ll be pennies from heaven for you and for me

You’ll find your fortune falling all over town
Be sure that your umbrella is upside down
Trade it for a package of sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love you must have showers
So when you hear it thunder don’t run under a tree
There’ll be pennies from heaven for you and for me

My Heart Stood Still

I laughed at sweethearts I met at schools
All indiscreet hearts they seemed romantic fools
A house in Iceland it was my heart’s domain
I see your eyes now castles rise in Spain!

I took one look at you that’s all I meant to do
And then my heart stood still

My feet could step and walk my lips could move and talk
And yet my heart stood still

Though not a single word was spoken I could tell you knew
That secret touch of hands told me so well you knew

I never lived at all until the thrill of that moment
When my heart stood still

Though not a single word was spoken I could tell you knew
That secret touch of hands told me so well you knew

I never lived at all until the thrill of that moment
When my heart stood still
Oh that moment when my heart stood still

Ol’ Man River

There’s an old man called the Mississippi
That’s the old man that I’d like to be
What does he care if the world’s got troubles?
What does he care if the land’s not free?

Ol’ man river
That ol’ man river
He must know somethin’
But he don’t say nothin’
He keeps on rollin’
He just keeps rollin’ along

Don’t plant taters
And he don’t plant cotton
Yes and them that plants ’em is soon forgotten
He keeps on rollin’
He just keeps rollin’ along

You and me we’re just the same
Bodies all achin’ and wracked with pain
Tote that barge, lift that bale
You get a little drunk and you land in jail

I get weary
And sick of tryin’
Till I’m tired of livin’
And I’m scared of dyin’

But ol’ man river he keeps rollin’
Ol’ man river he just keeps on rollin’
Ol’ man river
He keeps on rollin’ along
Ol’ Man River

It’s Only A Paper Moon

It’s only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn’t be make-believe
If you believed in me

It’s only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree
But it wouldn’t be make-believe
If you believed in me

Without your love
It’s a honky-tonk parade
Without your love
It’s a melody played in a penny arcade

It’s a Barnum and Bailey world
Just as phony as it can be
But it wouldn’t be make-believe
If you believed in me

Without your love
It’s a honky-tonk parade
Without your love
It’s a melody played in a penny arcade

It’s a Barnum and Bailey world
Just as phony as it can be
But it wouldn’t be make-believe
If you believed in me

The Surrey With The Fringe On Top

When I take you out tonight with me
Honey, here’s the way it’s gonna be
You will sit behind a team of snow white horses
In the slickest gig you’ll ever see

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry
When I take you out in the surrey
When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top
Watch that fringe and see how it flutters
When I drive them high steppin’ strutters
Nosy folks they’ll peek through the shutters

and their eyes will pop!

The wheels are yellow, the upholstery’s brown
The dashboard’s genuine leather
With Isinglass curtains you can roll right down
In case there’s a change in the weather

Two bright side lights winkin’ and blinkin’
Ain’t no finer rig I’m a thinkin’
You can keep your rig if you’re thinkin’

that I’d keer to swap
For that shiny little surrey with the fringe on the top

Now would you say the fringe was made of silk?
I wouldn’t have no other kind but silk
Has it really got a team of snow white horses?
One’s like snow, the other’s more like milk

I can see the stars gettin’ blurry
When we ride back home in the surrey
Ridin’ slowly home in the surrey
With the fringe on top

I can feel the day gettin’ older
Feel a sleepy head near my shoulder
Noddin’, droopin’, close to my shoulder
Till it falls kerplop

The sun is swimming on the rim of a hill
The moon is taking a header
And just when I’m thinking all the earth is still
A lark wakes up in the meader

Hush, you bird my baby’s a sleepin’
Maybe got a dream worth a keepin’

Whoa, you team just keep on a creepin’
at a slow clip clop

Don’t you hurry little surrey with the fringe on the top

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