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
Twenty”)

 

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

https://youtu.be/bTfPid2gMq4

Happy Song Lyric Sunday everybody!

 

 

 

Account overdrawn

If only I could see an end,
and know what time there is to spend,
I may, perhaps, withdraw some days
with no more thought of he who pays.
 
And then when I had no days left,
with those remaining so bereft,
some weeping, sad, and quite forlorn,
I’d tarry there where I was born.
 
I’d hold your hand, and you would seek
the source of breath upon your cheek,
and then I’d whisper in your ear.
You’d know my presence, feel me near.
 
But, sadly, my account was bare.
There were no extra days to share!
And no withdrawal ever made.
The bank was empty, so I paid!

For Sale – Time Machine (A funny thing happened on the way to the 21st Century)

I have an admission to make. I subscribed to Readers’ Digest for over 30 years!

I know, sad isn’t it, but somebody had to do it.

Actually, it served me very well as a young man travelling the world. It kept me up to date with world news, views, and opinions, and I always read them front to back.

The funny thing is, on my dressing table, there is an old copy that has served as a night stand for keys and odds and ends. I left it there with a view to re reading an interesting article. For the life of me I cannot now determine which article it was!  A couple of weeks ago, I decided it was about time to get rid of it.

The astute amongst you will have noticed that the December 2009 edition featured Doctor Who. (OK, you don’t have to be astute to notice that!). You may also notice there are 3 sets of keys, 2 random stones, and a brass model of a WW2 airplane resting there. I promise you I did not pose the shot, that was how it is!

One of the things I enjoy, on this blog, is entering the weekly limerick competition run by Rashmi 0f Mind and Life Matters. If you’ve never visited, it is well worth a look. This week the prompt is “Time Travel”and entries can be viewed here.

How strange is that? Life is full of coincidences. Or is it really coincidence? It may be pre ordained.

Anyway, talking of coincidences, I happen to have an absolute bargain for sale. Details below.

For Sale

Time Machine

1616  – 2,160 Groats

Contact William Shakespeare At the sign of the Cockerel

Must be before May 2nd

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2016 – 82 billion Pounds sterling

http://www.thereandback.travel.wehope.co.zz

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2416 – 2 million Parsec Credits

Personal communicator code ###2379%%

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Hurry, it’s sure to go quickly!