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The depanneur sign was all very clear Sorry we're closed, it's for the new year Come join us, we're going to see the new band "Dancing With Cleo", best in the land I shuffled my feet along through the snow Heard of their music and knew where to go Twas just down the street, easy to see Dancing with Cleo, on the marquee Chorus: Come and dance till midnight and dance till dawn Dance on the rooftop and dance on the lawn Dance and sweep the old year out the door And start all over again You can dance to Venus and dance to Mars Circle the Sun and reach out to the stars Drink from the Dipper and lasso El Toro And roll a leg over the Moon The band started playing music sublime Enter Cleopatra in cotton so fine She moved like the trees that bend in the breeze Moved like the waves rolling in from the seas Everyone of us in that fine clientelle Followed her footsteps fell under her spell Our feet started moving and we couldn't tell A wave of her hand and we're off in the air Chorus: Come and dance till midnight and dance till dawn Dance on the rooftop and dance on the lawn Dance and sweep the old year out the door And start all over again You can dance to Venus and dance to Mars Circle the Sun and reach out to the stars Drink from the Dipper and lasso El Toro And roll a leg over the Moon The Rockies below us at dawn of the day The Eifel Tower and Champs Elysee The Great Wall of China, the Pyramids too Passed in a moment as onward we flew We must have been gone a couple of days Off in the distance Earth in a haze If you think this song is doggarole jive Try dancing with Cleo, come alive as you Chorus: Come and dance till midnight and dance till dawn Dance on the rooftop and dance on the lawn Dance and sweep the old year out the door And start all over again You can dance to Venus and dance to Mars Circle the Sun and reach out to the stars Drink from the Dipper and lasso El Toro And roll a leg over the Moon
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Chorus Oh Cherie, come a little closer in the moonlight Don't you love apple blossom time Oh Cherie, come a little closer will you kiss me One more time, tell me that you're mine Out on the tractor in the afternoon Juicing apples by the light of the moon Play a little guitar drink a little wine' Got to tell you 'bout a plan of mine Chorus Oh Cherie, come a little closer in the moonlight Don't you love apple blossom time Oh Cherie, come a little closer will you kiss me One more time, tell me that you're mine Can't count on the sun, can't count on the rain Never know when pain is gain How 'm I gonna prove my love is true When I'm stuck here in the kitchen with the apple jack blues Chorus Oh Cherie, come a little closer in the moonlight Don't you love apple blossom time Oh Cherie, come a little closer will you kiss me One more time, tell me that you're mine
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If I were summoned to tea with her majesty What would I give her, gift her or sing her A sword in the stone, the complete game of thrones She's already got them in her home I'm from the colonies, not good with homilies Etiquette's not really my thing But Mom loved her royalty and hoypolality So she told me what I must bring Crumpets and Jam, jam, jam Crumpets and Jam, jam, jam Tea with crumpets and jam Crumpets and Blackberry Jam Wild, Blackberry, blackberry jam Tea with crumpets and blackberry jam Tea with Regina is finer with crumpets and blackberry jam If I were sommoned to tea with his holiness What would I give him, gift him or sing him Something I grew, something I drew Nothing is permanent what shall I do Born in the boondocks, sandals and socks Etiquette's not really my thing But Mom was a spiritualist, meditated this Then she told me what I must bring Crumpets and Jam, jam, jam Crumpets and Jam, jam, jam Tea with crumpets and jam Crumpets and Blackberry Jam Wild, Blackberry, blackberry jam Tea with crumpets and blackberry jam Tea, with Dalai Lama is grander with crumpets and blackberry jam.
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I WANT TO HEAR YOU SING Chorus: I want to hear you sing with the wolf on a moonlight shore When your heart cries out I want to hear you sing When your spirit laughs with the joy of a mountain spring Raise your voice, I want to hear you sing Verse 1. Bent by the rains that never were so strong Blinded by the sun you’ve loved so long Robbed by the wind that swept away your song Still you say, still you say, I heard you say you will find your way 2. Truth, love and beauty share sorrow’s den The gifts of living surrender when Fear and hatred gain control And take their toll, they take their toll, and leave your heart shipwrecked on that shoal Chorus: I want to hear you sing with the wolf on a moonlight shore When your heart cries out I want to hear you sing When your spirit laughs with the joy of a mountain spring Raise your voice, I want to hear you sing 3. The primal roar of the ocean deep The yielding Earth that never sleeps A secret song that the forest keeps When will we hear, when will we hear, when will we hear her song so clear Chorus: I want to hear you sing with the wolf on a moonlight shore When your heart cries out I want to hear you sing When your spirit laughs with the joy of a mountain spring Raise your voice, I want to hear you sing
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There was once a girl in Montreal who wished to know the answer How to win the love of the one she held so dear She was on the bus to school, looking at her transfer Mr. Almajujlauseoc suddenly appeared Mr. Almajujlauseoc the genie of the transfer Was giving her the answer to help with her affair He explained the magic formula, she wrote it in her notebook He was gone before she thanked him, but his song was in the air Chorus: You can twist your apple stems and count your crows And pluck your daisy petals till they tell you what you want to hear Mr. Almajujlauseoc never will deceive you His formula is fool proof and the answer's always clear Take the numbers on the transfer, add all six together The answer will be anything from 1 to 54 Now A is 2, B is 3, Z is 27 Start again at 28, go through the alphabet once more Once you have all the transfers that can spell the name Of the one you love, then you know it won't take long So, just for fun she tried it, soon they were together Mr. Al's magic formula is written in this song Chorus: You can twist your apple stems and count your crows And pluck your daisy petals till they tell you what you want to hear Mr. Almajujlauseoc never will deceive you His formula is fool proof and the answer's always clear Chorus melody: If you're wondering 'bout numbers 1 and 54 They're used for any letters that you need to win the game Mr. Almajujlauseoc never will deceive you His formula will work as long as you can spell the name
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Oh I live in a tree house won't you come see me Saturday afternoon, we could dance, play the spoons Till all you of scratchins of the heart Tied up in a ticklish grin Cindy, Cindy, don't you ever let that river run dry Now the rush and the rail and waitin for the mail At the edge of time, lookin in, start to love start to sing Off in the morning on a new trail, Dancing on a slippery pin Cindy, Cindy, don't you ever let that river run dry And the marble head keg tops laugh with the rap of the knuckles on a countertop, lemonaid for the cop Movie on the outside, dancing in the mirror To the two step, Bourbon Street Blues All the juice heads , mouth harps, where y'at, soda narks Up and down, down and out, for your thoughts a penny down Quarter in the lousiana pinball gumbo game I still got the Bourbon Stree Blues Cindy, Cindy, don't you ever let that river run dry Oh I know that you lie, know that you cry Little do little are, searchin for a lucky star Tossin out your raincoat in a thunderstorm When the rain makes you catch fear Cindy, Cindy, don't you ever let that river run dry And waitin for an old friend, do you understand You are never more, never less, what you are you should guess Standin by the river at the edge of the levy In the evening with your heart at rest
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Chorus An Apple a Day, An Apple a Day keeps the doctor away 2x Summer Red, Paula Red, Ida Red, Astrichan Red Prince, Spies, Transparent, Lady Maiden's Blush, Duchess of Oldenberg Jazz, Pizzazz, La Belle de Boscop Wealthy, St. Laurent, La Fameuse Wellington Beverly Hills, Dolgos, Cameo MacIntosh, Empire, Ben Davis, Liberty Westfield Seek No Further, Sunrise An Apple a Day, An Apple a Day keeps the doctor away 2x Une Pomme par jour Éloigne le médecin 2x Jona Gold, Jona Mac, Jonathon, Jersey Mac Golden Russett, Cortland, Honey Gold Lobo, Lawfam, Harralson, Honey Crisp Baldwin, Bancoft, Arkansas Black Peach, Melba, Pearmain, Strawberry Quinte, Vista Bella, Rome Beauty, Spartan Grannies, Wild, Sweet Tango Joyce, Wolf River, Yarlington Mills Une Pomme par jour Éloigne le médecin 2x An Apple a Day, An Apple a Day keeps the doctor away 2x
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Recording and sharing this album is a great source of happiness. Over many years I composed instrumentals for guitar and recorder. Then I got to play them with close friends and wonderfully talented musicians. From there Anne Lederman rendered them suitable for fiddle. The arrangements and lyrics evolved from there to give an original sound and style. Share in this joyful process. Au plaisir.


L'enregistrement et le partage de cet album est une grande source de bonheur. Pendant de nombreuses années j'ai composé des instrumentaux pour guitare et flûte à bec. Ensuite, j'ai pu les jouer avec des amis proches et des musiciens merveilleusement talentueux. De là, Anne Lederman les a rendus aptes au violon. Les arrangements et les paroles ont évolué à partir de là pour donner un son et un style originaux. Partagez ce joyeux processus. Au plaisir.

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Chris Rawlings Toronto, Ontario

Chris Rawlings is a honey-baritone singer, nimble-fingered guitar picker and gifted song-writer noted for his originality.

Rawlings embraces quick and complex chords and intricate harmonic and rhythmic structures. He adds authenticity to Celtic jigs and reels with a masterful touch on the recorder.
He charms with an easy voice that goes right to the heart.
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