Category: 1970s


Bravely bold Sir Robin
Rode forth from Camelot.
He was not afraid to die,
Oh brave Sir Robin!
He was not at all afraid
To be killed in nasty ways.
Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin!

He was not in the least bit scared
To be mashed into a pulp.
Or to have his eyes gouged out,
And his elbows broken.
To have his kneecaps split
And his body burned away,
And his limbs all hacked and mangled
Brave Sir Robin!

His head smashed in
And his heart cut out
And his liver removed
And his bowls unplugged
And his nostrils raped
And his bottom burnt off
And his penis split and his…

"That’s… that’s enough music for now lads…" 

Brave Sir Robin ran away.
("No!")
Bravely ran away away.
("I didn’t!")
When danger reared it’s ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
("No!")
Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
("I didn’t!")
And gallantly he chickened out.

Bravely taking ("I never did!") to his feet,
He beat a very brave retreat.
("All lies!")
Bravest of the braaaave, Sir Robin!
("I never!")

Artist: Monty Python
Album: Monty Python And The Holy Grail OST
Release Date: 1975

One evening as the sun went down and the jungle fire was burning
Down the track came a hobo hiking and he said boys I’m not turning
I’m headin’ for a land that’s far away beside the crystal fountains
So come with me we’ll go and see the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains there’s a land that’s fair and bright
Where the handouts grow on bushes and you sleep out every night
Where the boxcars are all empty and the sun shines every day
On the birds and the bees and the cigarette trees
Where the lemonade springs where the bluebird sings
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains all the cops have wooden legs
And the bulldogs all have rubber teeth and the hens lay soft boiled eggs
The farmer’s trees are full of fruit and the barns are full of hay
Oh, I’m bound to go where there ain’t no snow
Where the rain don’t fall and the wind don’t blow
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains you never change your socks
And the little streams of alcohol come a-trickling down the rocks
The brakemen have to tip their hats and the railroad bulls are blind
There’s a lake of stew and of whiskey too
You can paddle all around ’em in a big canoe
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains the jails are made of tin
And you can walk right out again as soon as you are in
There ain’t no short handled shovels, no axes saws or picks
I’m a goin’ to stay where you sleep all day
Where they hung the jerk that invented work
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

I’ll see you all this coming Fall in the Big Rock Candy Mountains

Artist: Tex Ritter
Album: An American Legend
Release Date: 1973

Huh-huh! Huh-huh
(Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah)
(Aye-aye-aye-aye)

A lady that I know just came from Columbia,
She smiled because I did not understand.
Then she held out some Marijuana, ha ha!
She said it was the best in all the land.

And I said,
"No, no, no, no, I don’t smoke it no more,
I’m tired of waking up on the floor.
No, thank you, please, it only makes me sneeze,
And then it makes it hard to find the door."

(Ah-ah-aye-aye)

A woman that I know just came from Majorca, Spain,
She smiled because I did not understand. (Parazzi! Parazzi!) (Ole!)
Then she held out a ten pound bag of cocaine,
She said it was the finest in the land.

And I said,
"No, no, no, no, I don’t sniff it no more,
I’m tired of waking up on the floor.
No, thank you, please, it only makes me sneeze,
And then it makes it hard to find the door."

(Aye-aye-aye-aye)
(Aye-aye-aye-aye)
(Aye-aye-aye-aye)
(Aye-aye-aye)

A man that I know just came from Nashville, Tennessee, oo, (Oh no!)
He smiled because I did not understand.
Then he held out some moonshine whiskey, oh ho,
He said it was the best in all the land. (And he wasn’t joking!!!)

And I said,
"No, no, no, no, I don’t drink it no more,
I’m tired of waking up on the floor.
No, thank you, please, it only makes me sneeze,
And then it makes it hard to find the door."

Well, I said,
"No, no, no, no, I can’t take it no more,
I’m tired of waking up on the floor.
No, thank you, please, it only makes me sneeze,
And then it makes it hard to find the door."

Hey yeh!

"I’ll just have another drink, barman, have you got a large brandy?"

Artist: Ringo Starr
Album: Goodnight Vienna
Release Date: 1974

Shakey threw a party
that lasted all night
Everybody drank a lot of something nice
There was an old fashioned band
of married men
Looking up to me
for encouragement
– it was so-so

The ladies looked bad
but the music was sad
No one took their eyes off Lorraine
She shimmered and she strolled like a Chicago moll
Her feathers looked better and better
– it was so-so

Yea! it was time to unfreeze
When the Reverend Alabaster danced on his knees
Slam! so it wasn’t a game
Cracking all the mirrors in shame

Watch that man!
Oh honey, watch that man
He talks like a jerk
but he could eat you with a fork and spoon
Watch that man! Oh honey, watch that man
He walks like a jerk
But he’s only taking care of the room
Must be in tune

A Benny Goodman 1fan painted holes in his hands
So Shakey hung him up to dry
The pundits3were joking
the manholes were smoking
And every bottle battled
with the reason why

The girl on the phone wouldn’t leave me alone
A throw back from someone’s LP
A lemon in a bag played
the Tiger Rag3
And the bodies on the screen stopped bleeding

Yeah! I was shaking like a leaf
For I couldn’t understand the conversation
Yeah! I ran to the street, looking for information

Watch that man!
Oh honey, watch that man
He talks like a jerk
but he could eat you with a fork and spoon
Watch that man! Oh honey, watch that man
He walks like a jerk
But he’s only taking care of the room
Must be in tune

Watch that man…

Artist David Bowie
Album: Aladdin Sane
Release Date: 1973

All of her days have gone soft and cloudy
All of her dreams have gone dry
All of her nights have gone sad and shady
She’s getting ready to fly

Fly away, fly away, fly away

Life in the city can make you crazy
For sounds of the sand and the sea
Life in a high-rise can make you hungry
For things that you can’t even see

Fly away, fly away, fly away

In this whole world there’s nobody as lonely as she
There’s nowhere to go and there’s nowhere that she’d rather be

She’s looking for lovers and children playing
She’s looking for signs of the spring
She listens for laughter and sounds of dancing
She listens for any old thing

Fly away, fly away, fly away

Artist: John Denver
Album:  Windsong
Release Date: 1975

[EMCEE]
Meine Damen und Herren. Mesdames et Messieurs,
Ladies and Gentlemen; it is almost midnight!
Husbands – you have only ten seconds in which to
lose your wives! Five- four- three- two- one!
Happy New Year!

[SALLY]
You have to understand the way I am,
Mein Herr.
A tiger is a tiger, not a lamb.
Mein Herr.
You’ll never turn the vinegar to jam,
Mein Herr.
So I do…
What I do…
When I’m through…
Then I’m through…
And I’m through…
Toodle-oo!
Bye-Bye, Mein Lieber Herr.
Farewell, mein Lieber Herr.
It was a fine affair,
But now it’s over.
And though I used to care,
I need the open air.
You’re better off without me,
Mein Herr.

Don’t dab your eye, mein Herr,
Or wonder why, Mein Herr.
I’ve always told you I was a rover.
You mustn’t knit your brow,
You should have known by now
You’d every cause to doubt me,
Mein, Herr.

The continent of Europe is so wide,
Mein Herr.
Not only up and down, but side to side,
Mein Herr.
I couldn’t ever cross it if I tried,
Mein Herr.
So I do..
What I can…
Inch by inch…
Step by step…
Mile by mile…
Man by man.

Bye-Bye, Mein Lieber Herr.
Farewell, mein Lieber Herr.
It was a fine affair,
But now it’s over.
And though I used to care,
I need the open air.
You’re better off without me,
Mein Herr.

[SALLY AND GIRLS]
Don’t dab your eye, mein Herr,
Or wonder why, Mein Herr.
I’ve always told you I was a rover.
You mustn’t knit your brow,
You should have known by now
You’d every cause to doubt me,
Mein, Herr.

Bye-bye, mein Lieber Herr,
Auf wiedersehen, mein Herr.
Es war sehr gut, mein Herr
Und vorbei.
Du kennst mich wohl, mein Herr,
Ach, lebe wohl, mein Herr.
Du sollst mich nicht mehr sehen,
Mein Herr.

[SALLY]
Bye-bye, mein Lieber
[GIRLS]
Bye-bye, mein
Lieber Herr
[SALLY]
Herr…
[GIRLS]
Auf weidersehen,
Mein Herr.
Es war sehr gut,
[SALLY]
Und Vorbei.
[GIRLS]
Mein Herr
Und vorbei.

[SALLY]
Du kennst
Mich wohl,
[GIRLS]
Du kennst mich,
Wohl, mein
Herr,

[SALLY]
Mein Herr…
[GIRLS]
Ach, lebe
Wohl, mein
Herr.
Du sollst mich
Nicht mehr
Sehen,
[SALLY]
And bye-bye

[SALLY AND GIRLS]
Bye-Bye, Mein Lieber Herr;
Farewell, mein Lieber Herr.
It was a fine affair,
But now it’s over.
And though I-
Used to care,
I need the-
Open air.

[SALLY]
You’re better off
Without me,
[GIRLS]
Auf wiedersehen…
[SALLY]
You’ll get on
Without me
[GIRLS]
Es war sehr gut…
[SALLY]
Mein
[GIRLS]
Du kennst nicht
[SALLY]
Herr…
[GIRLS]
Wohl…
Ach, lebe wohl!

Bye bye, mein
[SALLY]
Herr,…
[GIRLS]
Auf wiedersehen,…
Bye bye mein Herr!

[EMCEE]
The final performance of Sally Bowles! Thank you,
Sally. Bye-bye!

Movie: Cabaret
Release Date: 1973

Someone found a letter you wrote me on the radio
And they told the world just how you felt
It must have fallen out of a hole in your old brown overcoat
They never said your name
But I knew just who they meant

Ohohoh, I was so surprised and shocked, and I wondered too
If by change you heard it for yourself
I never told a soul just how I’ve been feeling about you
But they said it really loud
They said it on the air
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh now, now

Don’t it kinda strike you sad when you hear our song
Things are not the same since we broke up last June
The only thing that I wanna hear is that you love me still
And that you think you’ll be comin’ home real soon
Whoa oh yeah yeah

And it made me feel proud when I heard you say
You couldn’t find the words to say it yourself
And now in my heart I know I can say what I really feel
’cause they said it really loud
They said it on the air

On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio, whoa
On the radio

If you think that love isn’t found on the radio
Well tune right in you made find the love you lost
’cause now I’m sitting here with the man I sent away long ago
It sounded really loud they said it really loud

On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio, radio, radio

Artist: Donna Summer
Album: Bad Girls
Release Date: 1979

You told the man in the Broadway Hotel
Nothing was stranger than being yourself
And he replied, with a tear in his eye
Love was a rollaway
Just a cajole away
Mist on a summer’s day
Nothing was clear

Love was a smile away
Just a defile away
I sought it every way
No-one came near.

You asked the man for a room with a view
Nothing was said as he stared at his shoe
Then he replied as he gave you the key
Love was a rollaway
Just an unfold away
That’s all there is to say
No-one came near.

Alone in your room you hide
as the night rolls by
In the street outside
And you feel over the words he said
Till they turn to rain all around your head.

You’re seeking a hideaway
Where the light of day
Doesn’t touch your face
And a door-sign keeps the world away
Behind the shades
Of your silent day.

You made your home in the Broadway Hotel
Room service came at the push of a bell
And the man said as he put down the tray
Love was a steal away
Just a reveal away
I tried to find a way
Nothing was clear

Then as he turned away
You asked the man to stay
He was there all the day
No-one came near.

Artist: Al Stewart
Album: Year Of The Cat
Release Date: 1976

We’re only making plans for Nigel
We only want what’s best for him
We’re only making plans for Nigel
Nigel just needs a helping hand

And if young Nigel says he’s happy
He must be happy, he must be happy,
he must be happy in his world

We’re only making plans for Nigel
He has his future in a fist of steel
We’re only making plans for Nigel
Nigel’s whole future is as good as sealed

And if young Nigel says he’s happy
He must be happy, he must be happy,
He must be happy in his world

Nigel is nice spoken and he loves to speak
And he likes to be spoken to
Nigel is happy in his world
Nigel is happy in his world

We’re only making plans for Nigel
We only want what’s best for him
We’re only making plans for Nigel
Nigel just needs a helping hand

And if young Nigel says he’s happy
He must be happy, he must be happy,
he must be happy in his world

We’re only making plans for Nigel
We only want what’s best for him
We’re only making plans for Nigel
We only want what’s best for him

Artist: XTC
Album: Drums And Wires
Release Date: 1979

Hello, my love
I heard a kiss from you
Red magic satin playing near, too

All through the morning rain
I gaze – the sun doesn’t shine –
Rainbows and waterfalls run through my mind

In the garden – I see west
Purple shower, bells and tea
Orange birds and river cousins dressed in green

Pretty music I hear – so happy
And loud – blue flower echo
From a cherry cloud

Feel sunshine sparkle pink and blue
Playgrounds will laugh
if you try to ask
Is it cool?, is it cool?

If you arrive and don’t see me
I’m going to be with my baby
I am free – flying in her arms, over the sea

Stained window, yellow candy screen
See speakers of kite – with velvet roses diggin’ freedom flight

A present from you – Strawberry letter 22
The music plays, I sit in for a few

Ooh…ooh…ooh…ooh…ooh…

A present from you – Strawberry letter 22
The music plays, I sit in for a few

Ooh…ooh…ooh…ooh…ooh…

Artist: The Brothers Johnson
Album: Right On Time
Release Date: 1977