Day 356 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Song Lyric Sunday – There is always something to be grateful for.

Song Lyric Sunday – Chattanooga Choo Choo

 The prompt this week is trains.

You say trains and my brain goes immediately to the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

From Songfacts website : “This song was written for Sun Valley Serenade, a 1941 movie starring Sonja Henie, Milton Burle, and Joan Davis. It became the #1 song across the US in December of that year, and remained there for nine weeks, due in large part to the performance in the movie. The 78 rpm recording sold 1.2 million copies.”

It was written by Mack Gordon and composed by Harry Warren. It was performed by Glenn Miller and his orchestra.

My mom was 11 when this song came out. She loved it and somehow purchased the 78. She kept that record for a very long time. I remember listening to the 78 on our gigantic  console stereo. I am grateful for some fun memories of enjoying records with my mom. As soon as I had my own tastes of the Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, and the Beach boys she would laugh and say that wasn’t real music. When I hear what my kids and now grand-kids listen too, I often think it is not real music. I am grateful that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

(Hey there Tex, what you say?)

Step aside partner, it’s my day
Bend an ear and listen to my version
(Of a really solid Tennisee excursion)

Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo?
(Yes yes, track 29)
Boy, you can give me a shine
(Can you afford to board Chattanooga Choo Choo?)

I’ve got my fare
(And just a trifle to spare)

You leave the Pennsylvania station ’bout a quarter to four
Read a magazine and then you’re in Baltimore
Dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer
(Then to have your ham and eggs in Carolina)

When you hear the whistle blowin’ eight to the bar
Then you know that Tennisee is not very far
Shuffle all the coal in, gotta keep it rollin’
(Whoo whoo, Chattanooga, there you are)

There’s gonna be a certain party at the station
Satin and Lace, I used to call funny face
She’s gonna cry until I tell her that I’ll never roam
(So Chattanooga Choo Choo)

Won’t you choo choo me home

(Chattanooga, Chattanooga)
Get aboard
(Chattanooga, Chattanooga)
All aboard
(Chattanooga, Chattanooga)

Chattanooga Choo Choo
Won’t you choo choo me home
Chattanooga Choo Choo

 

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Day 349 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Song Lyric Sunday – There is always something to be grateful for.

 

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The prompt today is for a song around the prompt clothing.

My first thought was “These boots are made for walking,” by Nancy Sinatra.    I found the lyrics at:

https://genius.com/Nancy-sinatra-these-boots-are-made-for-walkin-lyrics

[Verse 1]
You keep saying you got something for me
Something you call love, but confess
You’ve been messing where you shouldn’t have been messing
And now someone else is getting all your best

[Hook]
These boots are made for walking
And that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots
Are gonna walk all over you
Yeah

[Verse 2]
You keep lying when you ought to be truthing
You keep losing when you ought to not bet
You keep saming when you ought to be changing
What’s right is right, but you ain’t been right yet

[Hook]
These boots are made for walking
And that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots
Are gonna walk all over you

[Verse 3]
You keep playing where you shouldn’t be playing
And you keep thinking that you’ll never get burnt, hah
Well, I’ve just found me a brand new box of matches, yeah
And what he knows you ain’t had time to learn

[Hook]
These boots are made for walking
And that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots
Are gonna walk all over you

[Outro]
Are you ready, boots?
Start walking

I so enjoyed reading the facts presented about this song. I was unaware of the background of the song. If you’d like to read more go here.  I had my own gogo boots in the 70’s. I also had the hot pants to go with them. I am grateful for the freedom of the 70’s. I am grateful for my memories. I am grateful for the happy times I had back then.

 

Day 341 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Song Lyric Sunday – There is Always Something to be Grateful For.

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The prompt today is for a song around the prompt Floor/ House/ Roof/ Walls.

 

“Knock Three Times”  lyics from Amazon Music

Hey girl, whatcha doing down there
Dancing alone every night while I live right above you
I can hear your music playing
I can feel your body swaying
One floor below me, you don’t even know me
I love youOh, my darling
Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
Mm, twice on the pipe if the answer is no
Oh, my sweetness
Means you’ll meet me in the hallway
Whoa, twice on the pipe means you ain’t gonna showIf you look out your window tonight
Pull in the string with the note that’s attached to my heart
Read how many times I saw you
How in my silence I adored you
And only in my dreams did that wall between us come apart

Oh, my darling
Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
Mm, twice on the pipe if the answer is no
Oh, my sweetness
Means you’ll meet me in the hallway
Whoa, twice on the pipe means you ain’t gonna show

Whoa, I can hear your music playing
I can feel your body swaying
One floor below me, you don’t even know me
I love you

Oh, my darling
Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
Mm, twice on the pipe if the answer is no (I love you, I love you)
Oh, my sweetness
Means you’ll meet me in the hallway
Mm, twice on the pipe means you ain’t gonna show

Oh, my darling
Knock three times

Writer/s: LARRY BROWN, LARRY RUSSELL BROWN, IRWIN LEVINE
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, BMG Rights Management
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

 

This song fits the criteria for me and it takes me to a happy place. The 70’s are still my go to for music. I am grateful for all the music I enjoy. I am grateful for my music collection. I am grateful for my old school iPod that enables me to listen to things that bring me joy. At some point I will actually seek out today’s music to see if there is anything I might like. 

I found some interesting facts about the song but was unable to validate it. Below is an article I found online about the actual writer of the song.

Philippa from Newcastle Under Lyme, United Kingdom: This song was not actually written by or for Dawn it was written by a British man, who was dating the woman in the apartment below he wrote it in the 1940’s the only reason i know this is he is my mum’s god parent, he gave it to the record label for £25 as thought it was worthless, he did not want any fame from the song when it became a big hit so he is not mentioned ever however he was a talented man who deserves to be accredited for this amazing song

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Day 335 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Song Lyric Sunday – There is always something to be grateful for.

The prompt today is for a song around the prompt Bird / Fly / Sky / Wing.

 

 

 

The first song to pop into my head was Lucy in the Sky with diamonds.

 

Lyrics from:  metrolyrics.com

Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she’s gone

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ahh

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers
That grow so incredibly high

Newspaper taxis appear on the shore
Waiting to take you away
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds
And you’re gone

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ahh

Picture yourself on a train in a station
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstile
The girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ahh

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ahh

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamond.s
Lucy in the sky with diamonds.

I know I am gladly showing my age when I laugh at the Wikipedia explanation of the wonderful song.

According to them:

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was written primarily by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership.[2] Lennon’s son Julian allegedly inspired the song with a nursery school drawing that he called “Lucy – in the sky with diamonds”. Shortly before the album’s release, speculation arose that the first letter of each of the title nouns intentionally spelled “LSD”, the acronym commonly used for the hallucinogenic drug Lysergic acid diethylamide.[3] As a result, the song was the subject of a BBC radio ban. Lennon repeatedly denied that he had intended it as a drug song, although he got the inspiration from an LSD trip.[3][4] He attributed the song’s fantastical imagery to his reading of Lewis Carroll‘s Alice in Wonderland books.[3]

I say I am showing my age because I know no one in my age group that would ever refer to these musical geniuses as merely “an English rock band.”  In my opinion they are the reason for so many sociological changes in my lifetime.   

The clearest memory I have relating to the Beatles was when bio-dad made a rare appearance and offered to get me birthday gift. As this had happened only one time prior that I could remember, I said yes. I was thirteen and asked for a portable record player. He agreed and offered to let me buy three albums. I was overjoyed at the gift that would allow me to listen to music in my room without being tormented by my older brother. We picked out a record player and I wanted three Beatles albums. Bio-dad refused to let me buy three Beatles albums because according to him, they were a flash in the pan and would never be much of anything in the music business. I shut up and picked out two other albums to add to my first collection. I am grateful for the gift even if it came from him. I am grateful for my knowing more about the world than he did. I am grateful for the opportunity to turn in soda bottles to save enough money to buy myself 45’s. I am grateful for the way music makes me feel. 

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