Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 19/05/2019 –Dawn/ Noon/ Dusk/ Midnight/ Nocturnal/ Diurnal

img_1345-3Thank you to Jim Adams, who tirelessly hosts Song Lyric Sunday and gives us the chance to share lots of favourite, and some not so familiar, songs.

The theme for this week is all tending towards time of day and I’m offering suitable songs for your delectation and delight.

If you fancy sharing one of your favourite songs you can find out how to participate, and also listen to all the great entries, here.

My main offering today is A Day In The Life with orchestra – The Beatles (arr. Sam Haug). I think this is a masterpiece and I hope you enjoy it.

A Day in the Life
I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn’t notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They’d seen his face before
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords
I saw a film today, oh boy
The English Army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book
I’d love to turn you on
(“Five, six, seven, eight, nine
Ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen
Fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen


Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream

I read the news today, oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
I’d love to turn you on.

Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney

A Day in the Life lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


As a bonus I am offering a lovely jolly song which is awesome. Probably a much overused word but, in this case, I think it is applied just perfectly.

Awesomer  All summer long

Happy Song Lyric Sunday everybody!




12 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 19/05/2019 –Dawn/ Noon/ Dusk/ Midnight/ Nocturnal/ Diurnal

  1. What a smashing version! I do like the addition of the choir. As I was growing up, this track always intrigued me, both lyrically & musically, there’s so many elements to it! I always knew I liked it, that’s for sure! The other track is very sweet & cheery too.


  2. This collection of young people are talented and have a positive connection with their conductor. I LOVE THIS. Flawless performance of one of the great Beatles tunes. This is the kind of music that can hold the interest of the young people in orchestra and choir.


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