Date: 2 Apr 2010 00:30:36 -0000
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From: Howard Teitelbaum <>
Subject: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 279 (GOLQ279)


Welcome to the April edition of the quiz, as the Yankees begin pursuit
of their 28th championship.  (OK, I just alienated about half of the
audience ...)

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                       Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #279
               Recordings #01-25 were from 1955 through 1969
             Due 5:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4), Friday, April 30, 2010

Pardon my holdin' you terribly tight
After I've dreamed of you night after night
I can't let go
But I suddenly know that I've found my ideal

When you were just a child you built a wall
In your sheltered world, like an antique doll
You always took and never learned to give
Don't you know that ain't no way to live?

Love you every day, girl
Always on my mind
One thing I can say, girl
Love you all the time

I wanna talk awhile, so gather 'round
I went to pick up my girl, this is what I found
She wasn't there, and everyone said
She's gone with someone else instead

We're out here on the floor, y'all (yeah, man)
Ah, goin' to a go-go (yeah, man)
Dancin' with the music (yeah, man)
Oh yeah, oh yeah (yeah, man)

Black-roof country, no gold pavements, tired starlings
Silver horses run down moonbeams in your dark eyes

I was once so quiet
And then one magic night
I learned to do the cha-cha (cha, cha, cha-cha)
And now I'll never be the same
For I have turned into a dancing cucaracha (cha, cha, cha-cha)
And my muchacha is to blame

It happened the other night
We argued but we didn't fight
He grabbed his hat and slammed the door
And he hasn't been back no more

So the story goes
You forgot I exist
My broken heart knows

Hear that whistle, it's ten o'clock
Come on baby, it's time to rock
I'm so happy I got you here
Keeps me grinnin' from ear to ear

Let me down the easy way
Make me feel that you still love me
If it's just, if it's just for one more day

(Walk out) Girl, don't you walk out
We've got things to say
(Talk out) Let's have it talked out
And things will be OK

Ask your Mom and your Daddy
Can you go out tonight
Where the stars are bright

She cried a single tear
A teardrop that was sweet and warm
Our hearts told us we were right
And on that sweet and velvet night

Don't be nice to me
Just because I'm your used-to-be
Forget me

And do I need you every minute of the day?
And would I die if you should ever go away?
And does it mean so much to feel your tender touch?

Matty told Hattie
About a thing she saw

Last night I knew we were through
It hurt, 'cause I still loved you
Went home and couldn't fall asleep
'Cause sleep just won't come into eyes that weep

I loved you all the summer through
I thought I'd found my dream in you
For me, you were the one

You played hooky from school and you can't go out to play, yeah
Mama said for the rest of the week in your room you gotta stay, yeah
Now you feel like the whole world's pickin' on you
But deep down inside, you know it's you

Like to tell you 'bout my baby
You know, she comes around
She's about five feet four
From her head to the ground

Kiss me, baby, don't make me wait
Hug me, honey, don't hesitate
Take my heart and don't give it back
(Cha cha-cha-cha cha-cha-cha-cha-cha)
I like it like that

I don't care what your Daddy do
Don't you know, little girl, I'm (whoo!) in love with you

Hey, we know that the old folks ain't too old
For gettin' out there doin' the rock-and-roll
They're just a little stubborn in their ways
But they're gonna dig this beat some day

Ah, you know you, you go out nights
To have yourself a ball
And sometimes, you don't, you don't make it home at all
I don't mind you havin' yourself a real good time
But, now what you tryin' to do, tryin' to make me lose my mind


She's the queen of cool
And she's the lady who waits
Since her mind left school
It never hesitates
She won't waste time on elementary talk

How far, how far from the past?
I need your love
I need your heart


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