The Sounds Of The Sixties

Number 1 Lyrics

The lyrics from all the number 1’s


Marmalade - Obla Di Obla Da


Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Life goes on, whoa

La, la how their life goes on


Desmond has a barrow in the marketplace

Molly is the singer in a band

Desmond says to Molly girl I like your face

And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand


Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Life goes on, whoa

La, la how their life goes on

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Life goes on, whoa

La, la how their life goes on


Desmond takes the trolley to the jewellers store

Buys a twenty carat golden ring

Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door

And as she gives it to him she begins to sing


Ob-La-Di,Ob-La-Da

Life goes on, whoa

La, la how their life goes on

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Life goes on, whoa

La, la how their life goes on


In a couple of years

They have built a home sweet home

With a couple of kids running in the yard

Of Desmond and Molly Jones


Happy ever after in the marketplace

Molly lets the children lend a hand

Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face

And in the evening he still sings it with the band


Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Life goes on, whoa

La, la how their life goes on

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Life goes on, whoa

La, la how their life goes on


In a couple of years

They have built a home sweet home

With a couple of kids running in the yard

Of Desmond and Molly Jones (Desmond and Molly)


Happy ever after in the marketplace

Molly lets the children lend a hand

Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face

And in the evening he's the singer with the band


Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Life goes on, whoa

La, la how their life goes on

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Life goes on, whoa

La, la how their life goes on


And if you want some jam

Sing Ob-La-Di, Bla-da

Scaffold - Lily The Pink


We'll drink a drink a drink to

Lily the pink a pink a pink

The saviour of the human race

For she invented medicinal compound

Most efficacious in every case


Mr Frears had sticky out ears

And it made him awful shy

And so they give him medicinal compound

And now he's learning how to fly


Brother Tony was notably bony

He would never eat his meals

And so they give him medicinal compound

Now they move him round on wheels


We'll drink a drink a drink to

Lily the pink a pink a pink

The saviour of the human race

For she invented medicinal compound

Most efficacious in every case


Well Ebeneezer thought he was Juilius Ceasar

And so they put him in a home

Where they give him medicinal compound

And now his emperor of Rome


Johnny hammer had a terrible stammer

He could hardly say a word

And so they give him medicinal compound

And now his seen and never heard


We'll drink a drink a drink to

Lily the pink a pink a pink

The saviour of the human race

For she invented medicinal compound

Most efficacious in every case


Auntie Milly ran willy-nilly

When her legs they did recede

And so they hooked on medicinal compound

Now they call her Millipede


Jenifer Eccles had terrible freckles

And the boys all call her names

But she changed with medinical compound

And now he joins in all their games


We'll drink a drink a drink to

Lily the pink a pink a pink

The saviour of the human race

For she invented medicinal compound

Most efficacious in every case


Lily the pink she turned to drink she

Filled up with parafin inside

And dispite her medicinal compound

Sadly pickalily died


Up to heaven her soul ascended

For the church bells they did ring

She took with her medicinal compound

Hark the herald angels sing

The Move - Blackberry Way


Blackberry way

Absolutely pouring down with rain

It's a terrible day

Up with the lark

Silly girl I don't know what to say

She was running away

So now I'm standing on the corner

Lost in the things that I said

What am I supposed to do now


Goodbye blackberry way

I can't see you, I don't need you

Goodbye blackberry way

Sure to want me back another day


Down to the park

Overgrowing but the trees are bare

There's a memory there

Boats on the lake

Unattended now for love to drown

I'm incredibly down

Just like myself they are neglected

Turn with my eyes to the wall

What an I supposed to do now


Goodbye Blackberry Way

I can't see you, I dont need you

Goodbye Blackberry Way

Sure to want me back another day


Run for the train

Look behind you for she may be there

Said a thing in the air

Blackberry Way

See the battlefields of careless sins

Cast to the wind

So full of emptiness without her

Lost in the words that I said

What am I supposed to do now


Goodbye Blackberry Way

I can't see you, I dont need you

Goodbye Blackberry Way

Sure to want me back another day


Goodbye Blackberry Way

I can't see you, I dont need you

Goodbye Blackberry Way

Sure to want me back another day


Goodbye Blackberry Way

I can't see you, I dont need you

Goodbye Blackberry Way

Sure to want me back another day

Amen Corner - If Paradise Is Half As Nice


If paradise is half as nice as heaven that you take me to

Who needs paradise, I'd rather have you


They say paradise is up in the stars

But I needn't sigh because it's so far

Coz I know it's where a heaven on earth

Will be where you are


A look from your eyes, touch from your hand

And I seem to fly to some other land

When you are around my heart always pounds

Just like a brass band


If paradise is half as nice as heaven that you take me to

Who needs paradise I'd rather have you

Oh yes I'd rather have you


La la la la

La la la la

La la la la

La la la

La la la la la

La la la la la


If paradise is half as nice as heaven that you take me to

Who needs paradise I'd rather have you

Oh yes I'd rather have you


La la la la

La la la la

La la la la

La la la

La la la la la

La la la la la


They say paradise is up in the stars

But I needn't sigh because it's so far

Coz I know it's where a heaven on earth

Will be where you are


A look from your eyes a touch from your hand

And I seem to fly to some other land

When you are around...



Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely


You talk like Marlene Dietrich

And you dance like Zizi Jeanmaire

Your clothes are all made by Balmain

And there's diamonds and pearls in your hair, yes there are


You live in a fancy apartment

Off the Boulevard Saint-Michel

Where you keep your Rolling Stones records

And a friend of Sacha Distel, yes you do


But where do you go to my lovely

When you're alone in your bed

Tell me the thoughts that surround you

I want to look inside your head, yes I do


I've seen all your qualifications

You got from the Sorbonne

And the painting you stole from Picasso

Your loveliness goes on and on, yes it does


When you go on your summer vacation

You go to Juan-les-Pins

With your carefully designed topless swimsuit

You get an even suntan on your back and on your legs


And when the snow falls you're found in Saint Moritz

With the others of the jet-set

And you sip your Napoleon brandy

But you never get your lips wet, no you don't


But where do you go to my lovely

When you're alone in your bed

Won't you tell me the thoughts that surround you

I want to look inside your head, yes I do


Your name, it is heard in high places

You know the Aga Khan

He sent you a racehorse for Christmas

And you keep it just for fun, for a laugh, a-ha-ha-ha


They say that when you get married

It'll be to a millionaire

But they don't realize where you came from

And I wonder if they really care, or give a damn


Where do you go to my lovely

When you're alone in your bed

Tell me the thoughts that surround you

I want to look inside your head, yes I do


I remember the back streets of Naples

Two children begging in rags

Both touched with a burning ambition

To shake off their lowly-born tags, so they try


So look into my face Marie-Claire

And remember just who you are

Then go and forget me forever

But I know you still bear the scar, deep inside, yes you do


I know where you go to my lovely

When you're alone in your bed

I know the thoughts that surround you

'Cause I can look inside your head


(na na-na-na na na-na-na na-na na na na na)

(na na-na-na na na-na-na na-na na na na na)

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine


Ooh, I bet you're wond'rin' how I knew

'bout your plans to make me blue

With some other guy you knew before

Between the two of us guys you know I loved you more

It took me by surprise I must say

When I found out yesterday

Don'tcha know that I

Heard it through the grapevine

Not much longer would you be mine

Oh I heard it through the grapevine

Oh I'm just about to lose my mind

Honey, honey yeah

(Heard it through the grapevine)

(Not much longer would you be my baby, ooh, ooh, ooh)


I know a man ain't supposed to cry

But these tears I can't hold inside

Losin' you would end my life you see

'cause you mean that much to me

You could have told me yourself

That you loved someone else

Instead I heard it through the grapevine

Not much longer would you be mine

Oh I heard it through the grapevine

And I'm just about to lose my mind

Honey, honey yeah

(Heard it through the grapevine)

(Not much longer would you be my baby, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)


People say believe half of what you see

Son, and none of what you hear

But I can't help bein' confused

If it's true please tell me dear

Do you plan to let me go

For the other guy you loved before

Don'tcha know I heard it through the grapevine

Not much longer would you be mine

Baby I heard it through the grapevine

Ooh I'm just about to lose my mind

Honey, honey yeah

(Heard it through the grapevine)

(Not much longer would you be my baby, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)


Honey, honey, I know

That you're lettin' me go

Said I heard it through the grapevine


Heard it through the grapevine

Desmond Dekker & The Aces - The Israelites


Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir

So that every mouth can be fed

Poor me Israelites Aah


Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir

So that every mouth can be fed

Poor me Israelite


My wife and my kids, they packed up and leave me

Darling, she said, I was yours to be seen

Poor me Israelite


Shirt them a-tear up, trousers is gone

I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde

Poor me Israelite


After a storm there must be a calm

They catch me in the farm

You sound your alarm

Poor a-poor a-poor me Israelite


I said I get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir

So that every mouth can be fed

Poor me Israelite Aah


I said my wife and my kids, they are packed up and leave me

Darling, she said, I was yours to be seen

Poor me Israelites Aah


Look Me shirts them a-tear up, trousers are gone

I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde

A-poor a-poor me Israelites Aah


After a storm there must be a calm

They catch me in the farm

You sound your alarm

Poor me Israelite

A-poor a-poor a-poor me Israelites Aah

The Beatles - Get Back


Jo Jo was a man

Who thought he was a loner

But he knew it couldn't last

Jo Jo left his home in Tuscon, Arizona

For some California grass


Get back, get back

Get back to where you once belonged

Get back, get back

Get back to where you once belonged

Get back Jo Jo


Go home


Get back, get back

Back to where you once belonged

Get back, get back

Back to where you once belonged

Ooh, get back Jo


Sweet Loretta Modern thought she was a woman

But she was another man

All the girls around her said she's got it comin'

But she gets it while she can


Get back, get back

Get back to where you once belonged

Get back, get back

Get back to where you once belonged

Get back Loretta


Go home


Get back, get back

Get back to where you once belonged

Yeah get back, get back

Get back to where you once belonged


whoooo


Get back Loretta

Your mummy's waiting for you

Wearing her high heel shoes

and her low neck sweater

Get back home Loretta


Get back, get back

Get back to where you once belonged

Yeah get back, get back

Tommy Roe - Dizzy


Dizzy

I'm so dizzy, my head is spinnin'

Like a whirlpool, it never ends

And it's you, girl, makin' it spin

You're makin' me dizzy


First time that I saw you, girl

I knew that I just had to make you mine

But it's so hard to talk to you

With fellas hangin' round you all the time

I want you for my sweet pet

But you keep playin' hard to get

I'm goin' around in circles all the time


Dizzy

I'm so dizzy, my head is spinnin'

Like a whirlpool, it never ends

And it's you, girl, makin' it spin

You're makin' me dizzy


I finally got to talk to you

And I told you just exactly how I felt

Then I held you close to me

And kissed you and my heart began to melt

Girl, you've got control of me

'Cause I'm so dizzy I can't see

I need to call a doctor for some help


Dizzy

I'm so dizzy, my head is spinnin'

Like a whirlpool, it never ends

And it's you, girl, makin' it spin

You're makin' me dizzy

My head is spinnin'

Like a whirlpool, it never ends

And it's you, girl, makin' it spin

You're makin' me dizzy

You're makin' me dizzy

You make me so dizzy

Yeah, I'm so dizzy



The Archies - Sugar Sugar


Sugar, ah honey honey

You are my candy girl

And you've got me wanting you

Honey, ah sugar sugar

You are my candy girl

And you've got me wanting you


I just can't believe the loveliness of loving you

(I just can't believe it's true)

I just can't believe the wonder of this feeling too

(I just can't believe it's true)


Ah sugar, ah honey honey

You are my candy girl

And you've got me wanting you

Oh honey, ah sugar sugar

You are my candy girl

And you've got me wanting you


When I kissed you, girl

I knew how sweet a kiss could be

(I know how sweet a kiss can be)

Like the summer sunshine

Pour your sweetness over me

(Pour your sweetness over me)


Sugar, pour a little sugar on it honey

Pour a little sugar on it baby

I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah

Pour a little sugar on it oh yeah

Pour a little sugar on it honey

Pour a little sugar on it baby

I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah

Pour a little sugar on it honey


Ah sugar, ah honey honey

You are my candy girl

And you've got me wanting you.

Oh honey, honey, sugar sugar ..........

You are my candy girl ........



The Beatles - The Ballad Of John And Yoko


Standin' in the dock at Southampton

Tryin' to get to Holland or France

The man in the mac

Said you've gotta go back

You know he didn't even give us a chance


Christ, you know it ain't easy

You know how hard it can be

The way things are going

They're gonna crucify me


Finally made a plane into Paris

Honeymoonin' down by the Seine

Peter Brown called to say

You can make it okay

You can get married in Gibraltar near Spain


Christ, you know it ain't easy

You know how hard it can be

The way things are going

They're gonna crucIfy me


Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton

Talkin' in our beds for a week

The newspeople said

Say what you doin' in bed?

I said we're only trying

To get us some peace


Christ you know it ain't easy

You know how hard it can be

The way things are going

They're gonna crucify me


Savin' up your money for a rainy day

Givin' all your clothes to charity

Last night the wife said

Oh, boy when you're dead

You don't take nothin' with you

But your soul...THINK


Made a lightnin' trip to Vienna

Eating chocolate cake in a bag

Newspaper said she's gone to his head

They look just like two gurus in drag


Christ, you know it ain't easy

You know how hard it can be

The way things are going

They're gonna crucify me


Caught the early plane back to London

Fifty acorns tied in a sack

The men from the press said

We wish you success

It's good to have the both of you back


Christ, you know it ain't easy

You know how hard it can be

The way things are going

They're gonna crucify me

The way things are going

They're gonna crucify me

Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air


Call out the instigator

Because there's something in the air

We've got to get together sooner or later

Because the revolutions here

And you know it's right

And you know that it's right

We have got to get it together

We have got to get it together now


Lock up the streets and houses

Because there's something in the air

We've got to get together sooner or later

Because the revolutions here

And you know it's right

And you know that it's right

We have got to get it together

We have got to get it together now


Hand out the arms and ammo

We're gonna blast our way through here

We've got to get together sooner or later

Because the revolutions here

And you know it's right

And you know that it's right

We have got to get it together

We have got to get it together now

The Rolling Stones - Honly Tonk Woman


I met a gin-soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis

She tried to take me upstairs for a ride

She had to heave me right across her shoulder

'Cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind


It's the Honky Tonk Women

Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues


I laid a divorcée in New York City

I had to put up some kind of a fight

The lady then she covered me with roses

She blew my nose and then she blew my mind


It's the Honky Tonk Women

Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues


It's the Honky Tonk Women

Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues

Yeah, it's the Honky Tonk Women

Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues

Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525


In the year 2525

If man is still alive

If woman can survive

They may find


In the year 3535

Ain't gonna need to tell the truth

Tell no lies

Everything you think, do and say

Is in the pill you took today


In the year 4545

Ain't gonna need your teeth

Won't need your eyes

You won't find a thing to chew

Nobody's gonna look at you


In the year 5555

Your arms are hanging limp at your side

You legs got nothing to do

Some machine's doing that for you


In the year 6565

Ain't gonna need no husband

Won't need no wife

You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too

From the bottom of a long glass tube

Whoa-oh-oh


In the year 7510

If God's a-coming

He ought to make it by then

Maybe he'll look around himself and say

Guess it's time for the Judgement Day


In the year 8510

God is gonna shake his mighty head

He'll either say, I'm pleased where man has been

Or tear it down and start again

Whoa-oh-oh


In the year 9595

I'm kinda wondering

If man is gonna be alive

He's taken everything this old Earth can give

And he ain't put back nothing

Whoa-oh-oh


Now it's been ten thousand years

Man has cried a billion tears

For what he never knew

Now man's reign is through

But through eternal night

The twinkling of starlight

So very far away

Maybe it's only yesterday


In the year 2525,

If man is still alive

If woman can survive

They may find


In the year 3535

Ain't gonna need to tell the truth

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising


I see the bad moon arising

I see trouble on the way

I see earthquakes and lightnin'

I see bad times today


Don't go around tonight

Well, it's bound to take your life

There's a bad moon on the rise


I hear hurricanes ablowing

I know the end is coming soon

I fear rivers overflowing

I hear the voice of rage and ruin


Don't go around tonight

Well, it's bound to take your life

There's a bad moon on the rise

All right


Hope you got your things together

Hope you are quite prepared to die

Looks like we're in for nasty weather

One eye is taken for an eye


Well don't go around tonight

Well, it's bound to take your life

There's a bad moon on the rise


Don't go around tonight

Well, it's bound to take your life

There's a bad moon on the rise



Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys


Two little boys had two little toys

Each had a wooden horse

Gaily they played each summers day

Warriors both of course

One little chap then had a mishap

Broke off his horses head

Wept for his toy, then cried with joy

As his young playmate said


Did you think I would leave you crying

When there's room on my horse for two

Climb up here, Jack and don't be crying

I can go just as fast with two

When we grow up we'll both be soldiers

And our horses will not be toys

And I wonder if we'll remember when we were

Two little boys


Long years past, war came so fast

Bravely they marched away

Cannon roared loud and in the mad crowd

Wounded and dying lay, up goes a shout

A horse dashes out, out from the ranks so blue

Gallops away to where Joe lay, then came a voice he knew


Did you think I would leave you dying

When there's room on my horse for two

Climb up here, Joe we'll soon be flying

I can go just as fast with two

Did you say Joe I'm all a tremble, perhaps it's the battles noise

But I think its that I remember when we were two little boys


Do you think I would leave you dying

There's room on my horse for two

Climb up here, Joe we'll soon be flying

Back to the ranks so blue

Can you feel Joe I'm all a tremble, perhaps it's the battles noise

But I think its that I remember when we were two little boys



Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'aime


Je t'aime, Je t'aime

Oui je t'aime

Moi non plus

Oh mon amour

Comme la vague irrésolue

Je vais, je vais et je viens

Entre tes reins

Je vais, et je viens

Entre tes reins

Et je Me retiens


Je t'aime, je t'aime

Oh oui je t'aime!

Moi non plus.

Oh mon amour

Tu es la vague, moi l'île nue

Tu vas, tu vas et tu viens

Entre mes reins

Tu vas et tu viens

Entre mes reins

Et je Te rejoins


Je t'aime je t'aime

Oh oui je t'aime

- Moi non plus

Oh mon amour

Comme la vague irrésolue

Je vais, je vais et je viens

Entre tes reins

Je vais et je viens

Entre tes reins

Et je me retiens


Tu vas, tu vas et tu viens

Entre mes reins

Tu vas et tu viens

Entre mes reins

Et je Te rejoins


Je t'aime je t'aime

Oh oui je t'aime

Moi non plus

Oh mon amour

L'amour physique est sans issue


Je vais je vais et je viens

Entre tes reins

Je vais et je viens

Je me retiens

Non! maintenant

Viens

Bobbie Gentry - I'll Never Fall In Love Again


What do you get when you fall in love

A guy with a pin to burst your bubble

That's what you get for all your trouble

I'll never fall in love again

I'll never fall in love again


What do you get when you kiss a guy

You get enough germs to catch pneumonia

After you do, he'll never phone ya

I'll never fall in love again

I'll never fall in love again


Don't tell me what it's all about

'cause I've been there and I'm glad I'm out

Out of the chains, the chains that bind you

That is why I'm here to remind you


What do you get when you fall in love

You only get lies and pain and sorrow

So for at least until tomorrow

I'll never fall in love again

I'll never fall in love again


Don't tell me what it's all about

'cause I've been there and I'm glad I'm out

Out of the chains, the chains that bind you

That is why I'm here to remind you


What do you get when you give your heart

You get it all broken up and battered

That's what you get, a heart that's shattered

I'll never fall in love again

I'll never fall in love again

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