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FPSHOT
Jan 07, 2003, 05:40 AM
Like at Crackerbox Palace, let's advise eachother regarding songs-of-the-day from Ringo's discography.

I start with

Photograph

which is a Starkey-Harrison production which still is strong and when I hear it anywhere brings back memories from the RINGO - album period.

George and Ringo wrote it, you hear the acoustic guitars from that period, the horns and the George O'Hara Smith Singers doing thousands of vocals.

A wonderful song.

Join in.

Everytime I see your face
It reminds me of the places
We used to go

[ Jul 27, 2003, 01:47 PM: Message Edited By: Legs ]

Siobhan
Jan 07, 2003, 05:46 AM
I love that song! graemlins/yeah.gif *Definitely my favourite Ringo song, from a great album too! Great choice! graemlins/thumbsup2.gif

Rellevart
Jan 07, 2003, 06:27 AM
One of several songs I love that are about photographs. The first time I saw Ringo sing this song in concert, it was one of those "I can die happy now" moments. images/icons/smile.gif

Danoota64
Jan 07, 2003, 07:08 AM
But all i've got is a photograph and i
realize you're not coming back
anymore

a beautiful, emotional song from 1973.

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FPSHOT
Jan 07, 2003, 09:08 AM
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Magill
Jan 07, 2003, 09:13 AM
This is also my favorite Ringo song. It's very well done. And it you listen close enough, you can hear George's harmony. Lovely.. images/icons/smile.gif

"I thought I'd make it, the day you went away..
but I can't make it 'til you come home again to stay.."

taxgirl
Jan 07, 2003, 12:19 PM
Seeing Ringo sing this song while he is standing under an enormous photograph of George makes you even more graemlins/cry5.gif * graemlins/cry5.gif * graemlins/cry5.gif * graemlins/cry5.gif

All I've got is a photograph and I
realize you're not coming back anymore....

bobdude
Jan 07, 2003, 12:25 PM
Great choice probably one of Ringo's top 5 songs. The song has even deeper meaning now. What a wonderful Beatles time period 1973 was.

Siobhan
Jan 07, 2003, 12:26 PM
Originally Posted By taxgirl:
Seeing Ringo sing this song while he is standing under an enormous photograph of George makes you even more graemlins/cry5.gif * graemlins/cry5.gif * graemlins/cry5.gif * graemlins/cry5.gif

All I've got is a photograph and I
realize you're not coming back anymore....<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Yep, that was very emotional.

RubberSoul
Jan 07, 2003, 04:54 PM
I love that song! I always cry when I listen to it, and sometimes I listen so much I flood my room. It's so sad! graemlins/cry4.gif graemlins/cry5.gif

FPSHOT
Jan 07, 2003, 09:15 PM
Today's song is a B side

Down and Out

Ringo-written on piano, played by Gary Wright, a strong up-tempo song, produced by George who adds guitar and slide solo, as producer added a nice horn section.

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[ Jan 07, 2003, 10:16 PM: Message Edited By: FPSHOT ]

ABCKO
Jan 07, 2003, 10:32 PM
LOOKED AT THE SKY, WHAT DID I SEE?
I SAW SOMEONE LOOKING AT ME.
AND I'M DOWN AND OUT, DOWN AND OUT,
WELL, I'M DOWN, SO DOWN, DOWN AND OUT.

LOOKED IN THE FIRE, WHAT DID I SEE?
I SAW SOMEONE LOOKING AT ME.
AND I'M DOWN AND OUT, DOWN AND OUT,
WELL, I'M DOWN, SO DOWN, DOWN AND OUT.

ALRIGHT, GARY!

LOOKED IN THE FRIDGE, WHAT DID I SEE?
I SAW SOMEONE LOOKING AT ME.
AND I'M DOWN AND OUT, DOWN AND OUT,
WELL, I'M DOWN, SO DOWN, YEAH, DOWN AND OUT.

LOOKED AT THE SKY, WHAT DID I SEE?
I SAW SOMEONE LOOKING AT ME.
AND I'M DOWN AND OUT, DOWN AND OUT,
WELL, I'M DOWN, SO DOWN, DOWN AND OUT.

LOOKED IN THE FIRE, WHAT DID I SEE?
I SAW SOMEONE LOOKING AT ME.
AND I'M DOWN AND OUT, DOWN AND OUT,
WELL, I'M DOWN, SO DOWN, DOWN AND OUT,
WELL, I'M DOWN, SO DOWN, DOWN AND OUT.

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Always loved that one...

Ringo at his catchy best...

Not the most clever of songs but it will put a...
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...on your face !

I especially like the solo on the lower keys of the piano and when Ringo shifts the beat to double-time towards the end.
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[ Jan 07, 2003, 11:35 PM: Message Edited By: ABCKO ]

FPSHOT
Jan 07, 2003, 11:52 PM
Originally Posted By FPSHOT:
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FPSHOT
Jan 09, 2003, 03:00 PM
Today I go for

I'm The Greatest

Described at the time of the albums release as the new setting of the Beatles, with Klaus on bass, this song is a sort of new With A Little Help... for Ringo.

There are various demo versions of this one available, some of them only with John on piano but others with George and the whole band.

ABCKO
Jan 09, 2003, 10:54 PM
I've even read that, at the time, John joked to people that all four Beatles had played on the track...
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[ Jan 09, 2003, 11:54 PM: Message Edited By: ABCKO ]

Hari's Chick
Jan 10, 2003, 04:43 PM
Originally Posted By Magill:
This is also my favorite Ringo song. It's very well done. And if you listen close enough, you can hear George's harmony. Lovely.. images/icons/smile.gif

<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Absolutely! That's right where my attention goes! images/icons/smile.gif

FPSHOT
Jan 10, 2003, 11:47 PM
John, George, Klaus and Ringo

ABCKO
Jan 11, 2003, 12:09 AM
Originally Posted By FPSHOT:
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John specified, jokingly, that Paul had also played on it...

kozmo61
Jan 26, 2003, 04:50 PM
what in the...world is my song of the day, everyday...as well as others...

ABCKO
Jan 26, 2003, 07:46 PM
Love that one, great bass and drums on that one !

ABCKO
Jan 28, 2003, 11:18 PM
And the song for today is...

"Everyone wins"

Released as a B side of "Don't go where the road don't go", only in Germany (!), and mis-labeled "Everybody wins".

Very good lyrics, a happy Ringo song on which he is his usual fantastic self on drums (and pretty good vocal as well !). Nothing flashy... just a nice drum line throughout, with very nice fills especially when he gets back into the fast bits.

Pity it's not commercially available... as are "Don't be cruel" (another B side from "Time takes time" and the four non-album tracks from "Vertical man")

Everybody Wins
By Richard Starkey and Johnny Warman


WILL WE EVER LEARN WHAT MAKES THIS WORLD GO ROUND?
NOW IT'S OUR CONCERN, WE STILL RETURN.
TO THE SAME OLD GROUND.
NOTHING IS NEW UNDER THE SUN,
BUT THINGS WILL GET BETTER WHEN WE ALL ARE ONE,
WE'LL PLAY A DIFF'RENT GAME.

HARMONY IS FINE BUT AFTER A TIME,
WELL, THE KEY MUST CHANGE.
OPEN YOUR EYES, DON'T LOSE YOUR WAY,
REMEMBER TODAY.

AH, EV'RYONE WINS,
THE LIGHT THAT'S SHINING OUT FROM YOU
WILL TOUCH EV'RYTHING THAT YOU SEE.
AH, EV'RYONE WINS,
YOU REACH INTO THE SILENCE YOU WILL FIND
IT'S THE TIME TO BELIEVE.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, THERE'S NO MYSTERY.
TRY TO UNDERSTAND EV'RYTHING'S PLANNED,
IT'S MORE THAN ALL YOU NEED.
MAGIC MAY COME, MAGIC MAY GO,
IT'S NOT THE END OF THE SHOW.

AH, EV'RYONE WINS,
THE LIGHT THAT'S SHINING OUT FROM YOU
WILL TOUCH EV'RYTHING THAT YOU SEE.
AH, EV'RYONE WINS,
YOU REACH INTO THE SILENCE YOU WILL FIND
IT'S THE TIME TO BELIEVE.

ONE DAY YOU WILL FIND,
THE DOUBTS YOU'VE HAD ARE TAKEN FROM YOUR MIND, (taken from your mind)
TAKEN FROM YOUR MIND.

AH, EV'RYONE WINS,
THE LIGHT THAT'S SHINING OUT FROM YOU
WILL TOUCH EV'RYTHING THAT YOU SEE.
AH, EV'RYONE WINS,
YOU REACH INTO THE SILENCE YOU WILL FIND
IT'S THE TIME TO BELIEVE.

EV'RYONE WINS,
EV'RYONE WINS,
EV'RYONE WINS IN THE END.

Hari's Chick
Feb 01, 2003, 07:00 AM
How about "Goodnight Vienna" for today? Written by John, who also lends help with "piano and inspiration". images/icons/smile.gif This is a funny song!

Legs
Feb 01, 2003, 12:22 PM
Oh yes like the song, very upbeat. Gets you rolling along.

ABCKO
Feb 01, 2003, 10:02 PM
John and Ringo, rockin' together... hard to beat that combination. No small wonder that they have two versions of it on the abum !

Typically Lennon-ish lyrics, great-heavy piano and drums. It's one of those "you can see them smilling when you listen to it" kind of songs.

I especially like the "Give it up" bits and when John joins in on the last verse.

FPSHOT
Feb 02, 2003, 06:29 AM
Today my suggestion is

You're Sixteen

Which made it to #1 in 1974 in various charts.

A 1930's piano controls the song, but is is a cheerful Ringo singing exactly a sort of vocal line he is good at.

I played Kazoo in that period so also that attracts me like no other kazoo song.

You're 16
So Beautiful
And your miiiine

Wonderful, go Ringo go.

Savoy Truffle
Feb 02, 2003, 10:49 AM
This is one of my favourite Ringo songs. I remember when it came out. It's a very fun version and I also love the kazoo on it.

And like George, Ringo always gave his own special touch to a cover song.

bearkat77
Feb 02, 2003, 10:42 PM
A really good song from one of Ringo's best albums. BTW, the kazoo player in this song is none other than Paul McCartney.

You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine)

Richard and Robert Sherman

You come on like a dream,
Peaches and cream,
Lips like strawberry wine.
You're sixteen,
You're beautiful
And you're mine.

You're all ribbons and curls,
Ooh, what a girl,
Eyes that sparkle and shine,
You're sixteen,
You're beautiful
And you're mine. (mine, all mine, mine, mine)

You're my baby,
You're my pet,
We fell in love on the night we met.
You touched my hand,
My heart went pop,
Ooh, when we kissed, I could not stop.

You walked out of my dreams,
Into my arms,
Now you're my angel divine.
You're sixteen,
You're beautiful
And you're mine.

You're my baby,
You're my pet,
We fell in love on the night we met.
You touched my hand,
My heart went pop,
Ooh, when we kissed, I could not stop.

You walked out of my dreams,
Into my car,
Now you're my angel divine.
You're sixteen,
You're beautiful
And you're mine.

You're sixteen,
You're beautiful
And you're mine.

You're sixteen,
You're beautiful
And you're mine.

All mine, all mine, all mine.
All mine, all mine, all mine.
All mine, all mine, all mine,
All mine, and I do.

[ Feb 02, 2003, 11:43 PM: Message Edited By: bearkat77 ]

taxgirl
Feb 02, 2003, 11:56 PM
I rembember being 16 in 1974 when this song came out.
For that it has always been one of my favourite Ringo songs images/icons/smile.gif

kozmo61
Feb 03, 2003, 07:46 AM
got a friend soon to be 16,gonna have to get with friends an sing it to her...she is a dam good artist...*grin*

FPSHOT
Feb 03, 2003, 01:31 PM
Hope you don't mind I stick to the same album for

Step Lightly

Amazing how Ringo got such a group of songs and musicians together on this album.

Specially at the beginning of this song I could see some Frank Sinatra doing this one, dressed in black & white, on stage.

OK Kat, you probably will add the lyrics.

bearkat77
Feb 03, 2003, 11:40 PM
Originally Posted By FPSHOT:
OK Kat, you probably will add the lyrics.<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">How did you guess? images/icons/wink.gif

Step Lightly

Richard Starkey

Step lightly,
You're movin' too fast.
Take your time, boy,
Soon the pain will pass.
In the meantime,
You gotta find yourself a love
That's gonna last.

Step lightly,
Things will work our fine.
Nice and easy,
All it takes is time.
Please, believe me,
I wish this song was yours instead of mine.

Now don't be angry at what I'm telling you,
I'd be happy if you would see it too.
But in the meantime,
Find yourself a love that's true to you.

(Ah...)
(Sha la la...)

But in the meantime (meantime),
Find your self a love that's gonna last.

Now I told you,
Things don't work out fast,
Gotta go now,
Let's forget the past.
But in the meantime (in the meantime)
You gotta find your self a love that's gonna last.
You gotta find your self a love that's gonna last.
You gotta find your self a love that's gonna last.

(In the meantime)
You gotta find a love that lasts.
(In the meantime)
You gotta find a love that lasts.

Siobhan
Feb 04, 2003, 05:15 AM
I great song by Ringo, from a terrific album!

Siobhan
Feb 06, 2003, 06:47 AM
Ringo hasn't had a song for a couple of days now, so how about Back Off Boogaloo for today? This is a good fun song and very catchy.

bearkat77
Feb 07, 2003, 12:31 AM
One of Ringo's early hits as a solo artist. Some say it was a jab at Macca. Boogaloo was one of Paul's nicknames.

Back Off Boogaloo

Richard Starkey

Go!

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Back off Boogaloo,
What d'yer think I'm gonna do?
I got a flash right from the start.

Wake up, meat head,
Don't pretend that you are dead,
Get yourself up off the cart.

Get yourself together now
And give me something tasty.
Ev'rything you try to do,
You know it sure sounds wasted.

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo.

You think you're the groove,
Standing there in your wallpaper shoes
And the socks that match your eyes.

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Get yourself together now
And give me something tasty.
Ev'rything you try to do,
You know it sure sounds wasted.

Back off Boogaloo,
What d'yer think I'm gonna do?
I got a flash right from the start.

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Back, ba-ba-ba-back!

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Back, back, ba-ba-back, come on!

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

FPSHOT
Feb 07, 2003, 07:16 AM
Others may say it is a simple song, but I love it. So much Ringo, so much 70's.

Magill
Feb 07, 2003, 01:38 PM
Sounds like a TGIF to me! graemlins/rocknroll2.gif

Drumhead15
Feb 08, 2003, 04:18 AM
Back off Boogaloo is an excellent song! How about today we go with the song "Lipstick Traces(on a Cigarette)"? Sorry, I don't have the info on it...

[ Feb 08, 2003, 05:19 AM: Message Edited By: Drumhead15 ]

bearkat77
Feb 08, 2003, 04:29 PM
"Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)" was the second single released from Ringo's Bad Boy album. It didn't fair too well on the charts though.

Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)
Noomi Neville
© Unart Music Corp.

Your pretty brown eyes, your wavy hair,
I won't go home no more, 'cause you're not there.
I'm telling you now like I told you before,
I'm so in love with you,
Don't leave me no more.

Lipstick traces on a cigarette,
Every memory lingers with me yet.
I got it bad like I told you before,
I'm so in love with you,
Don't leave me no more.

(Won't you come on home?)
Won't you come on home?
(Won't you come back home)
Won't you come back home?
I'm crazy 'bout you, can't live without you,
Won't you come back home?

I'm telling you now like I told you before,
I'm so in love with you,
Don't leave me no more.

(Won't you come on home?)
Won't you come on home?
(Won't you come back home)
Won't you come back home?
I'm crazy 'bout you, can't live without you,
Won't you come back home?

Lipstick traces on a cigarette,
Every memory lingers with me yet.
I'm telling you now like I told you before,
I'm so in love with you,
So don't leave me no more.

Don't leave me no more, (leave me no more)
Don't leave me no more, (leave me no more)
Don't leave me no more, (leave me no more)
Don't leave me no more, (leave me no more)
Don't leave me no more. (leave me no more)
(leave me no more)

[ Mar 03, 2003, 01:10 AM: Message Edited By: bearkat77 ]

bearkat77
Feb 09, 2003, 09:49 PM
I don't see any reason why we can't do this one. Ringo didn't get much attention when it came to writing songs for the Beatles. "Octopus's Garden" kinda reminds me of "Yellow Submarine", a feel-good song that is fun to listen to.

Octopus's Garden

I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade.
He'd let us in, knows where we've been,
In his octopus' garden in the shade.

I'd ask my friends to come and see
An octopus' garden with me.
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade.

We would be warm below the storm,
In our little hideaway beneath the waves.
Resting our head on the sea bed
In an octopus' garden near a cave.

We would sing and dance around,
Because we know we can't be found.
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade.

We would shout and swim about
The coral that lies beneath the waves.
(Lies beneath the ocean waves)
Oh what joy for every girl and boy,
Knowing they're happy and they're safe.
(Happy and they're safe)

We would be so happy you and me,
No one there to tell us what to do.
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden with you.

ABCKO
Feb 09, 2003, 11:08 PM
Ringo and George have never been better together !

Though "King of broken hearts" comes pretty close...

Boogaloo Sixty-Four
Feb 09, 2003, 11:44 PM
Can we make Octopus' Garden today's song; or do only solo songs count?

Savoy Truffle
Feb 10, 2003, 06:51 PM
Octopus's Garden is definitely a favourite in my house and has been for quite some time! images/icons/smile.gif *

I particularly like George's guitar work in this one!

bearkat77
Feb 11, 2003, 09:29 PM
Today's song is one of my favorites. Written by Paul and Linda, Ringo does an excellent job with it. The first time I heard this song, I envisioned a man trying to do his best to tell his beloved how he really feels.

Six O'Clock

Paul and Linda McCartney

Six o'clock in the morning,
You've just gone to sleep,
I wipe a tear from my eye.
It can't be the kind of company I keep,
That keeps me askin', you keep me askin',
You keep me wonderin' why.
I don't treat you like I'd like to treat you,
Every planet in the sky is in your eyes,
But I don't treat you like I,
No, I don't treat you like I,
No, I don't treat you like I should.

It could be the comfort going to my head,
That makes me wanna dream of you.
But while you're sleeping softly in your bed,
I wanna tell you, I'd like to tell you,
I'd love to tell you, too.

I (I) don't (don't) treat (treat) you (you)
Like I'd like to treat you,
Every diamond in the sky is in your eyes.
But I don't treat you like I,
No, I don't treat you like I,
No, I don't treat you like I should.

I know you would say, you love my way,
It's good enough for you.
But I know for sure, I could do more (more), more (more)

I want to tell you, I'd like to tell you,
I'd love to tell you, too.

I (I) don't (don't) treat (treat) you (you)
Like I'd like to treat you,
Every diamond in the sky is in your eyes.
But I don't treat you like I,
No, I don't treat you like I,
No, I don't treat you like I should.

But I don't treat you like I,
No, I don't treat you like I,
No, I don't treat you like I should.

(Uhh...)

But I don't treat you like I,
No, I don't treat you like I,
No, I don't treat you like I should.

(Uh-huh...)

But I don't treat you like I,
No, I don't treat you like I,
No, I don't treat you like I could.

Siobhan
Feb 12, 2003, 01:35 AM
Great choice! I love this song. A great performance from Ringo, and some superb lyrics from Paul.

ABCKO
Feb 12, 2003, 09:46 PM
I like that jam bit at the end of the version that is in "Goodnight Vienna" (bonus track).

bearkat77
Feb 12, 2003, 10:44 PM
One of the better songs from that album. I think I'll get it out to play again. images/icons/smile.gif

(It's All Da-da-down To) Goodnight Vienna

© Lenono Music/ATV Music Ltd.

I took my baby to a party last night, ah-hah-hah,
She was so beautiful, she made me uptight, ah-hah-hah,
Up come a butcher with her ju jus alight, ah-hah-hah,
It's all da-da-da-down to goodnight Vienna.
Felt like a bohunk but I kept up my cool, ah-hah-hah,
Green as a frog, man, I was back into school, ah-hah-hah,
Zipped up my mouth 'cause I was starting to drool, ah-hah-hah,
It's all da-da-da-down to goodnight Vienna.

Git it up!
Git it up!
Git it up!
Git it up!

It's all da-da-da-down to goodnight Vienna.

She said she loved me but I knew she was lying, ah-hah-hah,
Felt like an Arab who was dancing through Zion, ah-hah-hah,
Don't call no doctor when you just feel like crying, ah-hah-hah,
It's all da-da-da-down to goodnight Vienna.

Uhuh-

Git it up!
Git it up!
Git it up!
Git it up!

I took my baby to a party last night, ah-hah-hah,
She was so beautiful, she made me uptight, ah-hah-hah,
Up came a doc... with his needles in sight, ah-hah-hah,
It's all da-da-da-down to goodnight Vienna.

"OK... With gusto, boys, with gusto!"

I took my baby to a party last night, ah-hah-hah,
She was so beautiful, she made me uptight, ah-hah-hah,
Up came a butcher with her ju jus alright, ah-hah-hah,
It's all down to goodnight Vienna.

Goodnight Vienna, hey, hey, hey.

"Come on, boys, sing it to me!"
(Goodnight Vienna) Hey, hey, hey.

"Oh, you're so beautiful,(goodnight Vienna)
"You know that I love you, don't you, boys?"
(Goodnight Vienna)

"And don't forget, folks,
The band will be back in fifteen minutes.
Just a short break and they'll be back on stage
Ready to do it to you one more time!
That's it!"

(Goodnight Vienna, hey, hey, hey)
(Goodnight Vienna)

bearkat77
Feb 14, 2003, 12:32 AM
Since today is Valentine's Day, I thought it would be appropriate to feature this song today. Ringo does a fine job with it and George lends his hand, as well.

I'll Still Love You

© Ganga Publishing BV

When every song is sung,
When every bell's been rung,
When every picture's hung,
I'll still love you.

When every wind has blown,
When every seed is sown,
When everything is known,
Then I'll still love you.

You know that I'll love you,
Yes, I will.
You know I'll love you, love you, love you,
Always will, until...

When every soul is free,
When every eye can see,
When people all agree,
Then I'll still love you.

You know I'll love you,
Yes, I do.
When times gets so hard, you know,
I'll be there loving you.

You know I'll love you,
Yes, I will.
Yes, I'm gonna hold you, need you, love you,
Always will, love you still.

When every note's been sung,
When every bell's been rung,
When every picture's hung,
I'll still love you.

I really love you.

bearkat77
Feb 15, 2003, 09:16 PM
The next song of the day is "I'm The Greatest". Written by John, he gave it to Ringo to add on the LP Ringo.

I'm The Greatest

© Lenono Music Ltd.

When I was a little boy,
Way back home in Liverpool,
My Mama told me I was great.
Then when I was a teenager,
I knew that I had got something going,
All my friends told me I was great.

And now I'm a man,
A woman took me by the hand,
And you know what she told me... I was great.

I was in the greatest show on earth,
For what it was worth,
Now I'm only thirty-two;
And all I wanna do is boogaloo!

Hey!

I looked in the mirror,
I saw my wife and kids,
And you know what they told me... I was great.

Yes, my name is Billy Shears,
You know it has been for so many years.
Now I'm only thirty-two;
And all I wanna do is boogaloo!

Hey, hey, hey (hey, hey, hey) Yeah!

(Hey, hey, hey)

I'm the greatest and you'd better believe it, baby!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

I'm gonna be the greatest in this world, (ho!)
In the next world, and in any world! (hey!)

Allright, allright, allright, allright, allright, allright
Allright, allright, allright, allright, allright, allright.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, allright!

ABCKO
Feb 18, 2003, 10:25 PM
I've never understood why he doesn't close his concerts with that one...
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bobdude
Feb 18, 2003, 11:02 PM
I'd like to suggest You and Me Babe as todays song of the day. Great way to end the Ringo LP. Especially the credits at the end where he mentions his Fab friends. Not to overlook the great guitar work in the song too.

Now I want to tell you the pleasure really was mine.................

[ Feb 18, 2003, 12:04 PM: Message Edited By: bobdude ]

bearkat77
Feb 19, 2003, 12:12 AM
I've always liked the way Ringo closed this song. images/icons/grin.gif

You And Me (Babe)

George Harrison and Mal Evans

For you and me, babe, it's time that we part,
And between you, babe, I gave you my heart,
For these few moments,
I wish we could start at the top again.

For me and you, babe, it's the end of our date,
Me and the band, babe, all thought it was great,
To entertain you,
But it's getting late and it's time to leave.

Now I wanna tell you the pleasure really was mine.
Yes, I had a good time, singing and drinking some wine.
And when the sun sets in the sky
And you close your weary eyes,
I'll be in some night-club, getting high, that's no lie.

Now you and me, babe, we may meet again,
And in the meanwhile, stay out of the rain.
But keep your nose dry
And give us a smile if you liked the show.

Now I wanna tell you the pleasure really was mine.
Yes, I had a good time, singing and drinking some wine.
Though I may not be in your town,
You know that I can still be found
Right here on this record, spinnin' 'round, with the sounds.

For you and me, babe, they turned out the lights,
The violins stayed to wish you good night.
Me and the band-aid are reaching the end,
So it's off we go.

Goodbye, everybody!
Come on, lads, play it for me, boys, there we are.

"Well, it's the end of the night and I'd just like to say thank you to everyone involved in this piece of plastic we're making. Good ol' Jim Keltner, Klaus Voorman, Nicky Hopkins, George Harrison and John Lennon, Paul McCartney; Richard Perry, who's producing this masterpiece, Bill Schnee, ever-smiling, ever-loving, Vini Poncini and all his other friends and everybody else who joined in and helped us on this wonderful record. So it's a big good night from your friends and mine...

Ringo Starr.

FPSHOT
Feb 19, 2003, 03:39 AM
A great song, with one of the best Harrison guitar solos from that period.

Vertical Mom
Feb 20, 2003, 04:55 PM
What a great topic this is...Had such a nice time just reading the lyrics and enjoying!

bobdude
Feb 20, 2003, 10:44 PM
For the next Ringo song of the day how about What In The .....World from Vertical Man. To me it sounds like the most Beatley song on the album. Of course having Sir Paul providing background vocals might have something to do with that.

bearkat77
Feb 20, 2003, 10:52 PM
Today's song comes from Ringo's album Stop And Smell The Roses. The first single from this album was really good, compared to the last few singles. George wrote this song and gave it to Ringo to record.

Wrack My Brain

George Harrison
Ganga Publishing B.V.

Wrack my brain, wrack my brain,
Till my head's filled with pain,
Wrack my brain.
All dried up, I'm all dried up,
All I have's this empty cup,
All dried up.

What I have, you don't want,
What you want, I can't give.
I got out of touch with you and yours,
The way that you live.

I try to do my best for you,
While the sky pours down the rain,
Wrack my brain.

All the same, I play the game,
Up and down old memory lane,
Wrack my brain, (wrack my brain)
Till my head is filled with pain,
Wrack my brain, (wrack my brain)
While I slowly go insane,
Wrack my brain. (wrack my brain)

With a will there's a way,
But there's no way I can see,
Coming up with something you'd enjoy
As much as TV.

All the same, I play the game,
Up and down old memory lane,
Wrack my brain, (wrack my brain)
Till my head is filled with pain,
Wrack my brain, (wrack my brain)
While I slowly go insane,
Wrack my brain. (wrack my brain)

FPSHOT
Feb 21, 2003, 03:23 AM
Great one, George has written this specially for Ringo. Can't imagine George doing it himself.

Siobhan
Feb 21, 2003, 07:41 AM
I read George was inspired to write the lyrics after his record company made him replace four perfectly good songs on his Somewhere In England album because they were not commercial enough. But as FPSHOT says, it is hard to imagine anyone other than Ringo singing this song. It suits his style perfectly!

kc
Feb 23, 2003, 05:46 PM
Oh, wow, that brings back memories. From '81 or so, I think? Great song. I remember seeing a video for it when it was a current single. Just a wee lass then, I was... graemlins/smile2.gif

ABCKO
Feb 23, 2003, 09:19 PM
Originally Posted By FPSHOT:
Great one, George has written this specially for Ringo. Can't imagine George doing it himself.<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">I can...

The lyrics are so... "George" !

bearkat77
Feb 23, 2003, 10:58 PM
Let's see what you all think about Ringo's first solo hit. George had done a demo of it and Ringo did an excellent job, IMHO.

It Don't Come Easy

It don't come easy,
You know it don't come easy.
It don't come easy,
You know it don't come easy.

Got to pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues,
And you know it don't come easy.
You don't have to shout or leap about,
You can even play them easy.

Forget about the past and all your sorrows,
The future won't last,
It will soon be over tomorrow.

I don't ask for much, I only want your trust,
And you know it don't come easy.
Love of mine keeps growing all the time,
And you know it don't come easy.

Open up your heart, let's come together,
Here within your love
And you know that it will work out.

Got to pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues,
And you know it don't come easy.
You don't have to shout or leap about,
You can even play them easy.

Peace, remember peace is how we make it,
Here within your reach
If you're big enough to take it.

I don't ask for much, I only want your trust,
And you know it don't come easy.
.... Keeps growing all the time,
And you know it don't come easy.

Lynner
Feb 24, 2003, 06:55 AM
This is one of my favorite Ringo songs. Love his voice on this!

RubberSoul
Feb 24, 2003, 12:58 PM
Am I allowed to nominate a song?

Siobhan
Feb 24, 2003, 01:17 PM
Originally Posted By RubberSoul:
Am I allowed to nominate a song?<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">You are, but it is one song per day, and as Kat nominated a song today you can't nominate another one 'til tomorrow. But anyone can nominate a song. graemlins/smile1.gif

RubberSoul
Feb 24, 2003, 01:57 PM
Ok. I suppose it will be somewhat appropriate tomorrow too. Don't forget about me guys! images/icons/wink.gif

Today's song, though, is one of my favourites. He sounds really nice singing it, and it's an all around good song.

FPSHOT
Feb 25, 2003, 02:43 AM
For today, I think a choice between

Photograph
and
Never Without You

is appropriate.

Everyone has choise

lennonluvr9
Feb 25, 2003, 03:55 AM
I like Photograph, i think it's a beautiful song! images/icons/smile.gif

RubberSoul
Feb 25, 2003, 01:31 PM
Never Without You. A lovely song (and I was going to pick that if you guys waited for me! I'm kidding. I love you all! And probably one of the best things Ringo has written.

bearkat77
Feb 28, 2003, 12:05 AM
"Photograph" is one of my favorites.

Photograph

Richard Starkey and George Harrison

Every time I see your face,
It reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all I got is a photograph
And I realise you're not coming back anymore.
I thought I'd make it the day you went away,
But I can't make it
Till you come home again to stay-yi-yay-yi-yay.

I can't get used to living here,
While my heart is broke, my tears I cried for you.
I want you hear to have and hold,
As the years go by and we grow old and grey.

Now you're expecting me to live without you,
But that's not something that I'm looking forward to.

I can't get used to living here,
While my heart is broke, my tears I cried for you.
I want you hear to have and hold,
As the years go by and we grow old and grey.

Every time I see your face,
It reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all I got is a photograph
And I realise you're not coming back anymore.

Every time I see your face,
It reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all I got is a photograph
And I realise you're not coming back anymore.

Every time I see your face,
It reminds me of the places we used to go.
But all I got is a photograph
And I realise you're not.

FPSHOT
Feb 28, 2003, 03:24 AM
"Till you come home again to stay-yi-yay-yi-yay"

I believe there is one yi-yay missing graemlins/wink1.gif

Savoy Truffle
Feb 28, 2003, 07:59 AM
Do I have to choose? graemlins/wink3.gif

Never Without you is such a beautiful tribute song.

But Photograph is a great song. And Ringo and George wrote it together! Awww... But when you read the lyrics and think of George they are rather heartwrenching graemlins/cry2.gif

Magill
Feb 28, 2003, 08:16 AM
I agree, Savoy. Both songs demonstrate the love and respect they had for each other. Photograph is, indeed, my favorite! Listen closely and you can hear George's harmony. graemlins/thumbsup1.gif

ABCKO
Mar 02, 2003, 10:55 PM
Originally Posted By FPSHOT:
"Till you come home again to stay-yi-yay-yi-yay"

I believe there is one yi-yay missing graemlins/wink1.gif <font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">My favorite bit is...

"Now you're expecting me to live without you..."

Especially the vocal emphasis on live

Nice descending chords as well (just before the last line of each verse).

As much as I love what Ringo did with this one, I still wish we had a Harri version (even if only a demo).

[ Mar 02, 2003, 11:56 PM: Message Edited By: ABCKO ]

bearkat77
Mar 03, 2003, 12:21 AM
Today's song is a cover that Ringo did back in 1974. John arranged this 1955 Platters song and Ringo did a superb job on the vocals. In fact, I like his verion better than the original.

Only You (And You Alone)

Buck Ram and Ande Rand
© Sherwin Music Ltd

(Oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo)
Only you can make this world seem right,
Only you can make the darkness bright.
Only you and you alone
Can thrill me like you do,
And fill my heart with love for only you.

Only you can make this change in me,
For it's true, you are my destiny.
When you hold my hand I understand
The magic that you do.
You're my dream come true,
My one and only you.

Only you can make this world seem right,
Only you can make the darkness bright.

Only you and you alone
Can thrill me like you do,
And fill my heart with love for only you.

Only you can make this change in me,
For it's true, you are my destiny.
When you hold my hand I understand
The magic that you do.
You're my dream come true,
My one, my one and only you.

Only you,
Only you,
Only you,
Only you,
Only you,(only you)
Only you,(only you)
Mm-mm-m-mm,
Mm-mm-mm-mm,(only you)
Mm-mm-mm-mm.

Lynner
Mar 03, 2003, 06:52 AM
Excellent choice! A very good cover! I agree with you, bearkat. This is much nicer than the original. I think it fits his vocal style quite well. images/icons/smile.gif

bearkat77
Mar 04, 2003, 12:09 AM
Today's Ringo song is one of those novelty-type numbers. Ringo sings able the vices in his life and how he doesn't want to partake in them any more.

No No Song

Hoyt Axton
© Rondor Music (Ldn) Ltd.

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, haha!
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! Olé!)
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, yeah!

ABCKO
Mar 05, 2003, 01:34 AM
Th footage of Ringo doing this one at "The Smothers Brothers" show is hilarious...
graemlins/laugh5.gif

[ Mar 05, 2003, 09:40 PM: Message Edited By: ABCKO ]

Lynner
Mar 05, 2003, 05:42 AM
Forgot all about that clip, ABCKO! I have it on tape somewhere...what a riot!

ABCKO
Mar 06, 2003, 11:54 PM
Originally Posted By Lynner:
Forgot all about that clip, ABCKO! I have it on tape somewhere...what a riot!<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Funny and political !

The policeman is played by Bob Einstein... who is better known as "Super Dave Osborne" !

[ Mar 07, 2003, 12:54 AM: Message Edited By: ABCKO ]

bearkat77
Mar 08, 2003, 11:52 PM
Today's Ringo song was the B-side to his first solo single. Written as a sort of a plea to his former mates, Ringo is saying that he would like to have some harmony with his former band members.

Early 1970

Lives on a farm, got plenty of charm, beep, beep.
He's got no cows but he's sure got a whole lot of sheep.
And grand new wife and a family,
And when he comes to town,
I wonder if he'll play with me.

Laying in bed, watching TV, Cookie!
With his mama by his side, she's Japanese.
They scream and they cried, now they're free,
And when he comes to town,
I know he's gonna play with me.

He's a long-haired, cross-legged guitar picker, um-um.
With his long-legged lady in the garden picking daisies for his soup.
A forty acre house he doesn't see,
'Cause he's always in town
Playing for you with me.

I play guitar, A-D-E.
I don't play bass 'cause that's too hard for me.
I play the piano if it's in C.
And when I go to town I wanna see all three,
And when I go to town I wanna see all three,
And when I go to town I wanna see all three.

Lynner
Mar 09, 2003, 10:38 AM
Nice song. I think it shows that Ringo really did (and still does) love his mates!

Siobhan
Mar 12, 2003, 01:10 AM
How about Sunshine LIfe For Me (Sail Away Raymond) for today's song? Written for Ringo by George, it's a nice cheery, country inspired number, which siuted Ringo perfectly.

Lynner
Mar 12, 2003, 08:53 AM
Ooh! Very nice choice, indeed. Haven't heard this album in quite some time. Maybe I should play it today!

bearkat77
Mar 13, 2003, 12:32 AM
Originally Posted By Siobhan:
How about Sunshine LIfe For Me (Sail Away Raymond) for today's song? Written for Ringo by George, it's a nice cheery, country inspired number, which siuted Ringo perfectly.<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">A very good choice, Siobhan. This song was every bit as country as anything Ringo had record on his earlier LP, Beaucoups Of Blues.

bearkat77
Mar 13, 2003, 12:35 AM
Sunshine Life For Me (Sail Away Raymond)

© George Harrison

Uh-hoo!
It's a sunshine life for me,
If I could get away from this cloud over me,
Seems to just follow me around.

It's a sunshine life for me,
If I could get away from this cloud over me,
Seems to just follow me around.

There's a good life had for free,
When you're out in the country.
That's what I could use,
If I could get a way there soon.

It's a sunshine life for me,
If I could get away from this cloud over me,
Seems to just follow me around.

There's a good life had at sea,
If you're not in the navy.
That's the life for you,
Sail away, Raymond, sail away.

Ho!

Ah!

Now most folks just bore me,
Always imposing
And I'd rather meet a tree
Somewhere out in the cornfield.

And it's a sunshine...

It's a sunshine life for me,
If I could get away from this cloud over me,
Seems to just follow me around.

It's a sunshine life for me,
If I could get away from this cloud over me,
Seems to just follow me around.

It's a sunshine life for me,
If I could get away from this cloud over me,
Seems to just follow me around.

And it's a sunshine,
I said, sunshine,
It's a sunshine.

Ha! Ha! Ha! Hoo!

bearkat77
Mar 16, 2003, 09:45 PM
Bringing this topic back to life. Today's song was the first single from Ringo's LP Time Takes Time. It has that Byrds-like sound to it. A very good song for a great album.

Weight Of The World

Brian O'Doherty and Fred Velez
© Nocturnal Eclipse Music/Dyad Music Ltd/Susan Street Music

Maybe your daddy never held you like he should,
Maybe your mama just held on the best she could.
Ev'ry soul has a secret,
Give it away or keep it,
But yesterday's gone so tell me why.

You carry the weight, the weight of the world,
It's breakin' you down on your back like a boulder.
Before it's too late, get rid of it, girl,
Get it off of your shoulder.
I know you've been used,
But you gotta lose the weight of the world.

Maybe I haven't always been there just for you,
Maybe I try but then I got my own life too.
Ev'ry heart has a hunger,
I'm not getting any younger,
I got all the crosses I can bear.

Don't gimme the weight, the weight of the world,
It's breakin' me down on my back like a boulder.
Before it's too late, get rid of it, girl,
Get it off of my shoulder.
You know I've been used,
And I gotta lose the weight of the world.

It all comes down to who you crucify.
You either kiss the future or the past goodbye,
We could fly so high.

But we carry the weight, the weight of the world,
It's breakin' us down on our backs like a boulder.
Before it's too late, get rid of it, girl,
Get it off of our shoulders.
Ww've all been used,
And we gotta lose the weight of the world.

It's takin' us down and the night's growin' colder,
Just blame it on fate, that was yesterday, girl.
And we're just growin' older.
We've all been used,
Now it's time to lose the weight of the world,
The weight of the world,
The weight of the world.

bearkat77
Mar 17, 2003, 11:36 PM
Today's song have that philosophical outlook on life. This song was used over the closing credits of the movie "Curly Sue".

You Never Know

John Bettis and Steve Dorff
© Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp/Nocturnal Eclipse Music

Life goes on and no one gets rehearsal,
Life goes on through ev'ry day reversal.
With ev'ry dawn, ev'ry day is full of chances
To find some good before it's gone.

You never know which way a day is gonna take you,
There's always some surprise that comes along to shake you.
A simple rule of thumb that's often been neglected
Is take life as it comes, expect the unexpected.

You never see exactly where the road will lead you
And when it comes to love, you gamble when you need to.
You'll maybe break your heart on one lucky throw,
But then again, you never know.

Who knows why anything can happen?
A cloudy sky can suddenly break open before your eyes.
There's a smiling face of summer chasing all the rain away.

You never know which way a day is gonna take you,
There's always some surprise that comes along to shake you.
A simple rule of thumb that's often been neglected
Is take life as it comes, expect the unexpected.

You never see exactly where the road will lead you
And when it comes to love, you gamble when you need to.
You'll maybe break your heart on one lucky throw,
But then again, you never know.

A simple rule of thumb that's often been neglected
Is take life as it comes, expect the unexpected.

I never saw exactly where the road would lead me,
One day I woke to find somebody needs me.
I thought as far as it would go.
But then again, you never know.

bearkat77
Mar 22, 2003, 12:52 AM
Today's song comes from Ringo's album Bad Boy. It was released as a single in the UK, but not in the US.

Ringo dreams about someone being with him and hoping that when he awakens, she'll still be there.

Tonight

Ian McLagan and John Pidgeon
© Warner Bros. Music & Ackee Music Inc./Island Music Ltd.

I can feel your breath on my face,
But I still wanna turn on the light.
Is it really you here with me tonight?
Is it really you here with me tonight?
I can't believe it,
It feels so right.
I keep on pinching myself
But I keep on holding you tight.
Is it really you here with me tonight?

When I wake up in the morning,
It sure gonna seem like a dream.
There's only one chance
I know this is going on,
That's when I can see you lying next to me.

Is it really you here with me tonight?

I can't believe it,
It feels so right.
I can feel your breath on my face,
But I still want to turn on the light.
Is it really you here,
Is it really you here,
Is it really you here with me tonight?
Is it really you here with me tonight?

Now, listen, sugar.

Is it really you here with me tonight?
Is it really you here with me tonight?
Is it really you here with me tonight?
(Is it really you here with me tonight?)

bearkat77
Mar 23, 2003, 11:56 PM
Today's song is Ringo's cover of a Platters 1955 hit. I like this version better than the original. It was also an excellent choice as the first single from his Goodnight Vienna LP.

Only You (And You Alone)
Buck Ram and Ande Rand
© Sherwin Music Ltd

(Oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo)
Only you can make this world seem right,
Only you can make the darkness bright.
Only you and you alone
Can thrill me like you do,
And fill my heart with love for only you.

Only You can make this change in me,
For it's true, you are my destiny.
When you hold my hand I understand
The magic that you do.
You're my dream come true,
My one and only you.

Only you can make this world seem right,
Only you can make the darkness bright.

Only you and you alone
Can thrill me like you do,
And fill my heart with love for only you.

Only you can make this change in me,
For it's true, you are my destiny.
When you hold my hand I understand
The magic that you do.
You're my dream come true,
My one, my one and only you.

Only you,
Only you,
Only you,
Only you,
Only you, (only you)
Only you, (only you)
Mm-mm-m-mm,
Mm-mm-mm-mm, (only you)
Mm-mm-mm-mm.

lennonluvr9
Mar 26, 2003, 03:47 AM
I like the way Ringo sings this song. It's so neat. I like it way better than the original. images/icons/grin.gif

bearkat77
Mar 29, 2003, 01:12 PM
Today's song is another cover that Ringo did. It was a favorite of the Beatles back when they were performing at the Cavern. Wish Ringo's version had done better on the charts.

Hey Baby

Margaret Cobb and Bruce Channel
© UNART Music Corp. & LeBelle Music Inc.

Hey, hey, baby, I wanna know
If you'll be my girl;
Hey, hey, baby, I wanna know
If you'll be my girl.

When I saw you walking down the street,
I said, "That's the kind of girl I just like to meet."
She's so pretty, Lord, she's so fine,
I'm gonna make her mine, mine.

I said, "Hey, hey, baby, I wanna know
If you'll be my girl."

When you turned and walked away,
That's when I wanna say,
"Come on, baby, give me a whirl,
I wanna know if you'll be my girl."

I said, "Hey, hey, baby, I wanna know
If you'll be my girl."

When you turned and walked away,
That's when I wanna say,
"Come on, baby, give me a whirl,
I wanna know if you'll be my girl."

I said, "Hey, hey, baby - hey, baby!
I wanna know if you'll be my girl."
All right, be my girl.

Hey, (hey, hey) hey baby, I wanna know
If you'll be my girl.

Hey, (hey, hey) hey baby, I wanna know
If you'll be my girl.

Hey, (hey) all right, oh!

Beatle_soul
Mar 30, 2003, 07:03 PM
WHOO HOO RINGO I LOVE U but im only your beginer fan..........

bearkat77
Apr 01, 2003, 12:04 AM
Today we focus on Ringo's first hit single. A great song to help start off his solo career, with a little help from George.

It Don't Come Easy

Starkey/Harrison

It don't come easy,
You know it don't come easy.
It don't come easy,
You know it don't come easy.

Got to pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues,
And you know it don't come easy.
You don't have to shout or leap about,
You can even play them easy.

Forget about the past and all your sorrows,
The future won't last,
It will soon be over tomorrow.

I don't ask for much, I only want your trust,
And you know it don't come easy.
Love of mine keeps growing all the time,
And you know it don't come easy.

Open up your heart, let's come together,
Here within your love
And you know it will work out better.

Got to pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues,
And you know it don't come easy.
You don't have to shout or leap about,
You can even play them easy.

Peace, remember peace is how we make it,
Here within your reach
If you're big enough to take it.

I don't ask for much, I only want your trust,
And you know it don't come easy.
And this love of mine keeps growing all the time,
And you know it don't come easy.

lennonluvr9
Apr 01, 2003, 04:05 AM
I love this song! It's one of my favorite Ringo songs! It's great graemlins/thumbsup1.gif

Lynner
Apr 01, 2003, 07:33 AM
Very good choice - probably my very favorite Ringo song ever!

Rellevart
Apr 02, 2003, 12:28 PM
The first time I saw Ringo sing this song in person, it was one of those "Ok, NOW I can die happy" moments. images/icons/smile.gif

FPSHOT
Apr 02, 2003, 02:00 PM
Originally Posted By bearkat77:
with a little help from George.
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Fantastic choice.

Very close to 30 years after release, still gets to me everytime I hear it.

Magill
Apr 02, 2003, 02:03 PM
It's a great song! graemlins/thumbsup1.gif
Nice choice, Kat.

bearkat77
Apr 03, 2003, 11:29 PM
Today's song is another one that George gave Ringo. A great song that took six years before it was officially released.

I'll Still Love You

By George Harrison
© Ganga Publishing BV

When every song is sung,
When every bell's been rung,
When every picture's hung,
I'll still love you.

When every wind has blown,
When every seed is sown,
When everything is known,
Then I'll still love you.

You know that I'll love you,
Yes, I will.
You know I'll love you, love you, love you,
Always will, until...

When every soul is free,
When every eye can see,
When people all agree,
Then I'll still love you.

You know I'll love you,
Yes, I do.
When times gets so hard, you know,
I'll be there loving you.

You know I'll love you,
Yes, I will.
Yes, I'm gonna hold you, need you, love you,
Always will, love you still.

When every note's been sung,
When every bell's been rung,
When every picture's hung,
I'll still love you.

I really love you.

Rellevart
Apr 04, 2003, 03:57 AM
This is a cool song, but it's just not real "Ringo-y" to me - too minor key, too sad sounding. But I still like it.

bearkat77
Apr 06, 2003, 12:05 AM
Today's Ringo song comes from the album Time Takes Time. Recorded in June 1991, several artists helped out with this track. Not sure if you can call this a "love song" or a "break-up song". Guess it's just how you interrupt it.

All In The Name Of Love

Lynn Williams
© Hamstein Music Company, Urge Music Inc.

Well, the things you say
And the things you do,
Baby, someday will come back on you.
It's time to reach and turn another page.
You can slip and fall
All along the way,
Not much thought about it that I can say.
Ev'rybody knows it's all in the name of love.

Well, you play the game
But you just can't win,
They put you at the back and start all over again.

You place your bets,
You say it fits you like a glove.
Then you dream away,
Dream again,
Until your dream comes true now, my friend,
'Cause ev'rybody knows it's all in the name of love.

Said, it's all in the name, all in the name,
No matter how you try, it's never, ever the same.
It's all in the name, all in the name of love.

Some say the man is crazy,
Others gentle as a dove.
But it's all in the name,
(all in the name, all in the name, all in the name)
All in the name of love.

It's all in the name, all in the name,
No matter how you try, it's never, ever the same.
It's all in the game, all in the name of love.

Some say the man is crazy,
Others gentle as a dove.
Ev'rybody knows it's all in the name of love.

Yes, it's all in the name, all in the name,
No matter how you try, it's never, ever the same.
It's all in the game, all in the name of love.

Yes, it's all in the name, all in the name,
They put you in the back and start all over again.
It's all in the game, all in the name of love.

Yes, it's all in the name, (all in the name)
All in the name of love.

bearkat77
Apr 14, 2003, 04:50 PM
Trying to revive this topic. This song was recorded during the Time Takes Time sessions. There's a touch of Beatle-ish flair to it. Let's have some imput on this song.

Golden Blunders

Jonathan Auer and Kenneth Stringfellow
© Number 23 Music/Twenty Three Songs Music

Golden blunders come in pairs,
They're very unaware
What they know is what they've seen.
Education wasn't fun,
But now that school is done,
Higher learning's just begun, hey, hey, hey.

You're gonna watch what you say for a long time,
You're gonna suffer the guilt forever.
You're gonna get in the way at the wrong time,
You're gonna mess up things you thought you would never.

Disappointment breeds comtempt,
It makes you feel inept,
Never thought you'd feel alone at home.
His and hers forever more,
Throw your freedom out the door
Before you find out what it's for, hey, hey, hey.

You're gonna watch what you say for a long time,
You're gonna suffer the guilt forever.
You're gonna get in the way at the wrong time,
You're gonna mess up things you thought you would never.

Four weeks seemed like a long time then,
But nine months is longer now.
And even if you never speak again,
You've already nade the wedding vow.

You're gonna watch what you say for a long time, (boy)
You're gonna suffer the guilt forever.
You're gonna get in the way at the wrong time, (girl)
You're gonna mess up things you thought you would never.

Honetmoons will never start,
Bonds will blow apart
Just as fast as they were made.
Men and women, please, beware,
Don't pretend you care.
Nothing lasts when nothing's there, ah-hah-hah.

You're gonna watch what you say for a long time, (boy)
You're gonna suffer the guilt forever.
You're gonna get in the way at the wrong time, (girl)
You're gonna mess up things you thought you would never.

You're gonna watch what you say for a long time, (boy)
You're gonna suffer the guilt forever.
You're gonna get in the way at the wrong time, (girl)
You're gonna mess up things you thought you would never.

You're gonna watch what you say for a long time, (boy)
You're gonna suffer the guilt forever.
You're gonna get in the way at the wrong time, (girl)
You're gonna mess up things you thought you would never.

You're gonna watch what you say for a long time, (boy)
You're gonna suffer the guilt forever.

bearkat77
Apr 20, 2003, 12:35 AM
Time to dig back into the past. This was the first song Ringo wrote that appeared on a Beatles album. He also played a mean piano for this song.

Don't Pass Me By

© Startling Music Ltd.

I listen for your footsteps coming up the drive,
Listen for your footsteps, but they don't arrive.
Waiting for your knock, dear, on my old front door;
I don't hear it.
Does it mean you don't love me anymore?

I hear the clock a-ticking on the mantle shelf,
See the hands a-moving, but I'm by myself.
I wonder where you are tonight and why I'm by myself;
I don't see you.
Does it mean you don't love me anymore?

Don't pass me by,
Don't make me cry,
Don't make me blue,
'Cause you know, darling, I love only you.
You'll never know it hurt me so,
How I hate to see you go;
Don't pass me by,
Don't make me cry.

I'm sorry that I doubted you, I was so unfair.
You were in a car crash and you lost your hair.
You said that you would be late, about an hour or two,
I said, that's alright, I'm waiting here,
Just waiting to hear from you.

Don't pass me by,
Don't make me cry,
Don't make me blue,
'Cause you know, darling, I love only you.
You'll never know it hurt me so,
How I hate to see you go;
Don't pass me by,
Don't make me cry.

(One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight...mm)

Don't pass me by,
Don't make me cry,
Don't make me blue,
'Cause you know, darling, I love only you.
You'll never know it hurt me so,
How I hate to see you go;
Don't pass me by,
Don't make me cry.

Legs
Apr 20, 2003, 12:37 AM
Now I feel bad for not giving Ringo attention. To be honest this song and Golden Slumbers don't do much for me, they are both nice, but I never had something like, oh now I really want to listen to them, Not much I can say, I post some of my sugestions on another day.

Legs
Apr 20, 2003, 12:40 AM
Well one thing about "Don't Pass Me By". Ringo had the title in mind for a long time, even in the early days he said, "Well I have this song called "Don't Pass Me By" but it's not finished yet.
Also Ringo used to come with songs that already had been done, he just changed some lyrics, little things, and the others would just say, "Oh he'd written another one!" Think that story is in the Anthology books, not sure where I got it from.

Legs
Apr 20, 2003, 11:35 PM
How about one of his early solo career. From Beacoups Of Blues. 15 dollar draw.
The music is great,nice country feel, not to much nice guitar picking,pedal steel maybe, again a song that gets you rolling along. Ringo sings a nice story about strugeling throug life, trying to make it.
The end has that typical Ringo humor.
Ringo shouting I got the dog and he's real mean.

[ Apr 21, 2003, 12:39 AM: Message Edited By: Legs ]

bearkat77
Apr 20, 2003, 11:44 PM
The Ringo song for today is lifted from his super album Ringo. A new little rocking number that did fairly well on the charts. The lyrics are good but the music is what really pushed it along. The horns added a very nice touch to it.

Oh My My

Richard Starkey and Vini Poncia
© Braintree Music

One, two, three, four!
I phoned up my doctor to see what's the matter,
He said, "Come on over."
I said, "Do I have to?"
My knees started shakin', my wrist started achin'
When my doctor said to me:

"Oh my my, oh my my, can you boogie, can you slide?
Oh my my, oh my my, you can boogie if you try.
Oh my my, oh my my, it's guaranteed to keep you alive."

The head nurse, she blew in just like a tornado,
When they started dancin', I jumped off the table.
I felt myself healin' and as I was leavin',
This is what they said to me:

"Oh my my, oh my my, can you boogie, can you slide?
Oh my my, oh my my, you can boogie if you try.
Oh my my, oh my my, it's guaranteed to keep you alive."

(Oh - yeah hey!
All right!
Oh!
Yeah! Yeah!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
All right now!
Ooh!)

Now if you should slow down and you're feelin' kinda lowdown,
Don't call up your doctor, just grab you a partner.
It's what you've been missin', I've got your prescription,
That boogie woogie remedy.

"Oh my my, oh my my, can you boogie, can you slide?
Oh my my, oh my my, we can boogie 'til we die.
Oh my my, oh my my, it's guaranted to keep you alive, all right."

"Oh my my, oh my my, watch me boogie, watch me slide,
Oh my my, (ow!) oh my my, born to boogie, born to slide. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, oo-wee, boogie, oo-wee, aye.(can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, play that boogie, play that slide. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, love that boogie, love that slide. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, oh my boogie, oh my slide. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, come on baby, come on now. (can you boogie)
Oh my my, oh my my, come on baby, I'm willin' to die. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, come on baby, come on try. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my."

[ Apr 27, 2003, 02:28 AM: Message Edited By: bearkat77 ]

Legs
Apr 20, 2003, 11:47 PM
Originally Posted By Legs:
How about one of his early solo career. From Beacoups Of Blues. 15 dollar draw.
The music is great,nice country feel, not to much nice guitar picking,pedal steel maybe, again a song that gets you rolling along. Ringo sings a nice story about strugeling throug life, trying to make it.
The end has that typical Ringo humor.
Ringo shouting I got the dog and he's real mean.<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Guess Bearkat is on automatic pilot.Well normally no-one would be in his way. images/icons/wink.gif

[ Apr 21, 2003, 01:01 AM: Message Edited By: Legs ]

kozmo61
Apr 21, 2003, 09:21 AM
I love the song Imagine me there!!!beautiful,,,makes one think of that special someone!...(thinks of the lady)...

bearkat77
Apr 21, 2003, 10:46 PM
Originally Posted By Legs:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Originally Posted By Legs:
How about one of his early solo career. From Beacoups Of Blues. 15 dollar draw.
The music is great,nice country feel, not to much nice guitar picking,pedal steel maybe, again a song that gets you rolling along. Ringo sings a nice story about strugeling throug life, trying to make it.
The end has that typical Ringo humor.
Ringo shouting I got the dog and he's real mean.<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Guess Bearkat is on automatic pilot.Well normally no-one would be in his way. images/icons/wink.gif </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Sorry about that, Legs. I'll be sure to check closer next time. images/icons/smile.gif

bearkat77
Apr 21, 2003, 10:54 PM
Ringo did a good job with his entire album Beaucoups Of Blues. I'm not really a country fan but this is a very good album.

$15 Draw

© Sorrells Pickard

Oooh... one, two...
Mama, I guess you have stood and cursed
The day I found that old guitar.
When Uncle Harry died,
The one we found in the boot of his old car.
I remember how my little fingers blistered
When I tried to learn to play,
I bet you never dreamed that old guitar
Would put me where I am today.

Yes, it's been a lot of years,
I guess it's been an interesting life.
No, ma'am, I never found another woman
That I wanted for a wife.
I guess the first time showed us
That I wasn't the domesticated kind,
But I don't blame her for getting tired
Of living from a suitcase all the time.

Yes, I know sometimes it looks
Like I've just simply thrown my life away.
I just always figured that if I hung on,
I'd make it big some day.
I guess it takes a special breed
To live this life and think the way I do,
But you'll be glad to hear that any more
I ain't near as bad to drink.

How is Tommy doing with the business
Now that Daddy's passed away?
I'm sure Daddy always knew that Tom
Would be the one to take his place.
And when he tried to lecture me,
I'd sit and pick and sing and let him nag,
But way down deep inside I think
He always knew that hardware ain't my bag.

We open Monday night in Bolton City
For another two week stand,
I wish there was some way that you and Tom
Could come and hear my band.
Wish I had the time to tell you 'bout the
Place that I've been, the things I saw.
And I'll get the fifteen dollars soon
As I get to the club and make a draw.

When you're hot, you're hot there...
Ah, I mean, ah, when... what is...
When you're hot, you're hot, yeah, okay...
Mm-mm
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba!
All right!
Hoo!

I've got my dog and he's real mean!

Legs
Apr 22, 2003, 07:37 AM
Are you sure it's Hardware and not Harvest, an universety that would make more sence.Besides I don't think they had Hardware and software these days. images/icons/wink.gif

[ Apr 22, 2003, 08:38 AM: Message Edited By: Legs ]

bearkat77
Apr 27, 2003, 01:42 AM
I think we've focused on this song before, but it does deserve a second look. Recorded on his Ringo's Rotogravure album and written by George Harrison, this song was first entitled "Whenever" while George was working on his All Things Must Pass album. After six years and several attempts, Ringo seemed the obvious choice to record it. His vocals stress the importance of the song and George's guitar work is always great.

I'll Still Love You

© Ganga Publishing BV

When every song is sung,
When every bell's been rung,
When every picture's hung,
I'll still love you.

When every wind has blown,
When every seed is sown,
When everything is known,
Then I'll still love you.

You know that I'll love you,
Yes, I will.
You know I'll love you, love you, love you,
Always will, until...

When every soul is free,
When every eye can see,
When people all agree,
Then I'll still love you.

You know I'll love you,
Yes, I do.
When times gets so hard, you know,
I'll be there loving you.

You know I'll love you,
Yes, I will.
Yes, I'm gonna hold you, need you, love you,
Always will, love you still.

When every note's been sung,
When every bell's been rung,
When every picture's hung,
I'll still love you.

I really love you.

Legs
Apr 28, 2003, 12:06 PM
Whenever is still an early demo, and has not got the same feeling as the beautiful finished version that ended up on Ringo's album.A real George gem, that doesn't get that much attention as "Photograph" and "It don't come easy".
Wish I had the cd, my LP of Rotogravure doesn't sound that good anymore, so I don't take it out and listen to the song that much.

Trekzilla3k
Apr 30, 2003, 08:46 PM
Yeah my LP copy of Rotograuve is getting hard to listen to....

bearkat77
Apr 30, 2003, 11:02 PM
Today's song is definitely the best track from his Stop And Smell The Roses LP. George's grumpy but humorously upbeat song was the perfect lead-off single.

Wrack My Brain

© Ganga Publishing B.V.

Wrack my brain, wrack my brain,
Till my head's filled with pain,
Wrack my brain.
All dried up, I'm all dried up,
All I have's this empty cup,
All dried up.

What I have, you don't want,
What you want, I can't give.
I got out of touch with you andD yours,
The way that you live.

I try to do my best for you,
While the sky pours down the rain,
Wrack my brain.

With a will, there's a way,
But there's no way I can see,
Coming up with something you'd enjoy
As much as TV.

All the same, I play the game,
Up and down old memory lane,
Wrack my brain, (wrack my brain)
Till my head is filled with pain,
Wrack my brain, (wrack my brain)
While I slowly go insane,
Wrack my brain. (wrack my brain)

Legs
May 03, 2003, 10:59 PM
Surprised there wasn't any input from George fans so far, but I do believe we discused this songs awhile back.
The lyrics being a short of a shot back at the record industries, who turned down George's "Somewhere In Enland". The lines, "What I have you don't want, what you want I can't give," Meaning.
The kind of music I make and like you don't want to release, but I can't produce on demand and what is populair now.
One of the better songs on "Stop and smell the roses".

darkhorse
May 04, 2003, 06:44 PM
It is the best song on Stop And Smell The Roses... It has a great 80's sound to it (I know that's kind of an oxymoron or something... but that's the way I see it): the synths work fine along with the guitars, and George feels so present, singing the background vocals and playing all around with a track that feels like a Ringo tune nonetheless.

I'm surprised that George didn't decide to record this himself. It would have been a terrific track in an otherwise bland album like Somewhere In England, I don't know, following the same path that "Blood From A Clone" had established in that album.

FPSHOT
May 05, 2003, 12:15 PM
The song indeed is the 80's George. He was somewhat negative in some lyrics, probably because he did not feel 'at home' coming into the 80's and all the things going on with the record company and Somewhere In England.

The tempo of the guitar riff can remind you a little of Coming Up.

A 2.20 minute song, which took quite some takes before all were satisfied.

Ringo joins in the vocals whereas George, as usual, spent much time on the multi tracked backing vocals in which even Ray Cooper joins

A good hit record for Ringo, like most of the Harrisongs he recorded.

bearkat77
May 05, 2003, 11:40 PM
Today's song comes from Ringo's Vertical Man album. The opening track is a strong song and a bit Beatle-inspired. If this song had been released as a single, it would definitely had been a Top Ten hit.

ONE

By Richard Starkey, Mark Hudson, Dean Grakal and Steve Dudas
© Startling Music Ltd/MCA Music/Beef Puppet Music/Irving Music (Birdie of My Life Music)/Do Dis Music

Light is fading, darkness coming soon,
Feeling lonely in this empty room.
Something's been going wrong, I'm barely holding on.
And it's true, all it takes is

One girl for just one minute,
One world but you're not in it,
One girl, all it takes is one.

Lately I find I'm feeling insecure,
Is it just me I'm not really sure.
Something's been going on, I know it won't be long.
And it's true, all it takes is

One girl for just one minute,
One world but you're not in it,
One girl, all it takes is one.

It's getting very late,
Why did she go away?
I needed her to stay,
Look at the state I'm in.

Something's been going on,
How could I have been so wrong?
And it's true, all it takes is

You girl for just one minute,
My world but you're not in it.
One girl, all it takes is
One girl for just one minute,
One world but you're not in it,
One girl, all it takes is one, (you)
One, (you)
One.

lennonluvr9
May 08, 2003, 04:14 AM
I like this one, but I like Vertical Man in general. images/icons/smile.gif It's kinda cool.

bearkat77
May 11, 2003, 01:42 AM
Going another route with this topic, let's go with the first song next suggested as the "Song Of The Day". Any offers?

lennonluvr9
May 11, 2003, 03:52 PM
You mean give song suggestions? Has Back Off Boogaloo been done recently? I just love that one!

bearkat77
May 11, 2003, 10:54 PM
One of Ringo's early hits as a solo artist. Some say it was a jab at Macca. Boogaloo was one of Paul's nicknames. Whether this is true or not, it's still a very good rocker.

Back Off Boogaloo

Richard Starkey

Go!

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Back off Boogaloo,
What d'yer think I'm gonna do?
I got a flash right from the start.

Wake up, meat head,
Don't pretend that you are dead,
Get yourself up off the cart.

Get yourself together now
And give me something tasty.
Ev'rything you try to do,
You know it sure sounds wasted.

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo.

You think you're the groove,
Standing there in your wallpaper shoes
And the socks that match your eyes.

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Get yourself together now
And give me something tasty.
Ev'rything you try to do,
You know it sure sounds wasted.

Back off Boogaloo,
What d'yer think I'm gonna do?
I got a flash right from the start.

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Back, ba-ba-ba-back!

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Back, back, ba-ba-back, come on!

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Back off Boogaloo,
I said, back off Boogaloo,
Come on, back off Boogaloo, boo.

Legs
May 13, 2003, 12:59 PM
I don't think it's a jab at Macca. If you have Ringo's Storytellers cd, you can hear Ringo tell that the inspiration came from a visit by Marc Bolan from T.Rex.

Anyway it's a cool song.Ringo made a second version later on for "Stop and smell the roses" Tho I haven't heard them in awhile, I prefer the original one. Believe the second one has lots of references to older Ringo songs, something he still does just listen to RingoRama.

lennonluvr9
May 13, 2003, 05:43 PM
I love this song! It's got such a good beat to it! I never really made a connection that it might have something to do with Paul. I have the Storytellers cd too and he doesn't mention that he was angry at anyone when he thought of it...

Lynner
May 13, 2003, 08:06 PM
Good song! I love the way Ringo sounds on it and love the drums - awesome! images/icons/smile.gif

bearkat77
May 19, 2003, 11:28 PM
This song would have been a good single. A bit Beatle-inspired but not too much.

One

Richard Starkey, Mark Hudson, Dean Grakal and Steve Dudas

© Startling Music Ltd/MCA Music/Beef Puppet Music/Irving Music (Birdie of My Life Music)/Do Dis Music

Light is fading, darkness coming soon,
Feeling lonely in this empty room.
Something's been going wrong, I'm barely holding on.
And it's true, all it takes is
One girl for just one minute,
One world but you're not in it,
One girl, all it takes is one.

Lately I find I'm feeling insecure,
Is it just me I'm not really sure.
Something's been going on, I know it won't be long.
And it's true, all it takes is

One girl for just one minute,
One world but you're not in it,
One girl, all it takes is one.

It's getting very late,
Why did she go away?
I needed her to stay,
Look at the state I'm in.

Something's been going on,
How could I have been so wrong?
And it's true, all it takes is

You girl for just one minute,
My world but you're not in it.
Oon girl, all it takes is
One girl for just one minute,
One world but you're not in it,
One girl, all it takes is one, (you)
One, (you)
One.

lennonluvr9
May 21, 2003, 06:33 PM
I kinda like this one, But I like Vertical Man as a whole anyway images/icons/smile.gif

darkhorse
May 21, 2003, 06:46 PM
One of my faves from Vertical Man, which has indeed a lot of good songs. Plus there's the "smart" fact that the first song on the album is called "One". Good one, Ringo. images/icons/grin.gif

bearkat77
May 21, 2003, 11:43 PM
Today's Ringo song is the opening track from his album Ringo. Written by John, it was a really good song. Ringo's vocals and George's guitar work was brilliantly arranged.

I'm The Greatest

© Lenono Music Ltd.

When I was a little boy,
Way back home in Liverpool,
My Mama told me I was great.
Then when I was a teenager,
I knew that I had got something going,
All my friends told me I was great.

And now I'm a man,
A woman took me by the hand,
And you know what she told me... I was great.

I was in the greatest show on earth,
For what it was worth,
Now I'm only thirty-two;
And all I wanna do is boogaloo!

Hey!

I looked in the mirror,
I saw my wife and kids,
And you know what they told me... I was great.

Yes, my name is Billy Shears,
You know it has been for so many years.
Now I'm only thirty-two;
And all I wanna do is boogaloo!

Hey, hey, hey (hey, hey, hey) Yeah!

(Hey, hey, hey)

I'm the greatest and you'd better believe it, baby!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

I'm gonna be the greatest in this world, (ho!)
In the next world, and in any world! (hey!)

Allright, allright, allright, allright, allright, allright,
Allright, allright, allright, allright, allright, allright.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, allright!

Lynner
May 22, 2003, 10:52 AM
Great choice! I've always loved the line, "and all I want to do...is boogaloo."

darkhorse
May 22, 2003, 06:59 PM
Kind of interesting... especially the John quote about this one. Saying something in terms of he really did think he was the greatest, but didn't want to say it... images/icons/wink.gif Having Ringo saying it made the statement, instead of sort of a self-indulgent sentence, a funny laugh-at-yourself tune, which is quite enjoyable.

Rellevart
May 22, 2003, 11:04 PM
Thought that it was funny that when I saw him play in 1992 that he sang "Now I'm only 52..." during one verse and "Now I'm waymorethan32..." in another! Ha! images/icons/smile.gif It has interesting instrumentation and it's great fun to sing (and clap) alone with. images/icons/smile.gif

lennonluvr9
May 23, 2003, 04:18 AM
I love this one! It's really cool! John wrote a great song for Ringo images/icons/smile.gif

Legs
May 27, 2003, 01:23 PM
I'm The Greatest, great song. John said that he thought that when he would have recorded it, that people would have taken it so seriously, like who the *^* does he think he is, but with Ringo it becomes not so serious. (What Darkhorse already said, editing my post here images/icons/wink.gif )

May I sugest another song. While I am not so fond of the "Ringo the 4th" album, the song "Drowning In The Sea Of Love" is one of my favourite Ringo songs, I just have to take "Ringo the 4th" out from time to time just to listen to that song. It's at least more special then the other songs on the album but more then that. Love the music/melody.

[ May 27, 2003, 02:24 PM: Message Edited By: Legs ]

bearkat77
May 28, 2003, 12:19 AM
The first and probably the best track of Ringo the 4th, this song was arranged splendidly and Ringo does a superb job with the vocals.

Drowning In The Sea Of Love

Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
© Assorted Music

I've been down one time,
And I've been down two times,
But now I'm drowning, drowning in the sea of love.
I've been here so very long,
I've lost all my directions.
But, baby, when you came my way,
I thought I had found perfection.
But a strong wind came into my life,
It surely took me by surprise,
I can't seem to control these tears flowing from my eyes.

I've been down (one time) one time,
I've been down (two times) two times,
But I'm drowning, drowning in the sea of love.

You know that I depend on you,
For our love's an obligation.
But now that you deserted me,
I'm in desperation.
But I'm in the middle of a bad love storm,
It really took me by surprise.
I look around and all I see is water coming over me.

I've been down (one time) one time,
I've been down (two times) two times,
But I'm drowning, hear me, drowning in the sea of love.

I've been down one time,
And I've been down (two times) two times,
But now I'm drowning, drowning in the sea of love.

Drowning, you know I'm drowning.
(Watch your love, watch your love, yeah-hey)
(Watch your love, watch your love)
I'm going down for the last time!

Drowning in the sea of love - drowning,
Drowning in the sea of love - drowning,
Drowning in the sea of love - falling,
Drowning in the sea of love - falling,
Drowning in the sea of love,
Drowning in the sea of love,
Drowning in the sea of love,
Drowning in the sea of love.

Watch your love, watch your love,
Watch your love, watch your love,
Watch your love, watch your love.

Drowning in the sea of love - drowning,
Drowning in the sea of love - drowning,
Drowning in the sea of love - falling,
Drowning in the sea of love - falling.

One time.
Two times.
Drowning, drowning in the sea of love.
One time.
Two times.
I'm going down two times.
(Drowning) Drowning, drowning in the sea of love.
I've been down (one time) one time,
I've been down (two times) two times,
But I'm drowning, drowning in the sea of love.

Whoa!

Drowning in the sea of love, I'm drowning!
Drowning in the sea of love, I'm falling!
Drowning in the sea of love, yeah!
Drowning in the sea of love,
Drowning in the sea of love,
Drowning in the sea of love.

Legs
May 28, 2003, 03:00 AM
Originally Posted By bearkat77:
this song was arranged splendidly and Ringo does a superb job with the vocals.

<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Yes, these were the words I was looking for!

bearkat77
Jun 01, 2003, 10:56 PM
This next song was penned by Paul for the album Ringo's Rotogravure. A nice little ditty. What does everyone else think?

Pure Gold

© MPL Communications Ltd.

Tell me, is she everything I see
Or is she really not the one for me?
We know, and though some day may disagree,
But do they know the way we want to be?
And do I still believe in stories I've been told?
Are all the things she brings me worth their weight in gold?
Oh yeah (oh yeah) pure gold,
Oh yeah (oh yeah) pure gold.

Building something, one thing made to last,
And holding something special from the past.

And do I still believe in stories I've been told?
Are all the things she brings me worth their weight in gold?
Oh yeah (oh yeah) pure gold,
Oh yeah (oh yeah) pure gold.

And do I still believe in stories I've been told?
Are all the things she brings me worth their weight in gold?
Oh yeah (oh yeah) pure gold,
Oh yeah (oh yeah) pure gold,
(come on over here, babe)
Oh yeah, pure gold,
Pure gold, (pure gold) pure gold,
Everything she brings me is
(Everything she brings me is) pure gold,
(Everything she brings me is pure gold)
Pure gold, I said, pure gold.

Legs
Jun 05, 2003, 12:22 PM
The extended version on "Goodnight Viena" is wonderful to hear, You can hear Paul's voice more clearly and them freaking out on piano and drums.The end of "Beautiful Night", does remind me of that.

Legs
Jun 05, 2003, 11:34 PM
I just think it's a nice little dity, that's all.

On "Ringo", Paul has given the beautiful "Six O' Clock", by the time it got to "Rotogravure" Paul didn't take to much time to work on a song for Paul and did this throwaway song, still nice.

Legs
Jun 05, 2003, 11:37 PM
I wanted to sugest "Six O'Clock" as today song and hope more people jump in. I have a feeling tho that only the more well known songs, the singles and such get responses, so c'mon get out these Ringo albums and listen to the more obscure tracks!

Siobhan
Jun 05, 2003, 11:51 PM
I love this song. I would say this is definitely in my top 10 favourite Ringo songs. It is a lovely song from Paul, and Ringo puts in a great performance.

Most of my Ringo albums are on vinyl, apart from the more recent ones, so I don't listen to them too much (I'm quite lazy with vinyl!). But I bought 'Ringo' on CD last year because I missed listening too it so much. It really is a great album, and this is one of the standout songs for me.

Boogaloo Sixty-Four
Jun 07, 2003, 12:16 PM
Hey; it's been a couple days...can we do "Missouri Loves Company"? I finally own Ringo Rama now, so I'll write out the lyrics if you want...

Legs
Jun 07, 2003, 12:31 PM
I like this song. A floating melody that has a nice feeling to it.The bridge reminds me a bit of The Beach Boys, is Brian Wilson in the mix somewhere?
If you can post the lyrics that would be nice. Otherwise I have to put the DvD in the player everytime.

Greetings!

[ Jun 07, 2003, 01:32 PM: Message Edited By: Legs ]

darkhorse
Jun 07, 2003, 07:21 PM
It's definitely one of my favorites from the Ringo Rama album. I'd have to type the lyrics because they don't appear to be available anywhere in the Internet (nor in the CD booklet either, for that matter!), but I like the whole beat of the song. And pay attention to the little "we miss you Harry" bit at the end of the track. One of the best songs on the album. images/icons/smile.gif

Boogaloo Sixty-Four
Jun 08, 2003, 10:48 AM
Okay! Here goes:

Missouri Loves Company
Written by: Richard Starkey, Mark Hudson, Steve Dudas and Dean Grakal.

Is it a sin
To live without
To look within?
I didn't know
Which way to turn
He had to go
And so I've learned

And now forever and a day
I will wait
In that Show-Me-State

Yes, Virginia
there's a world to see
But without you
where can it be?
I'm goin' to Kansas City
But that's just me
On a Greyhound bus
from Tennessee
No need to worry
I ain't in no hurry
Missouri loves company

Down a country lane
I leave behind
A little pain
And as I cross
The county line
And every state
In my mind

I've got nothin' to lose
Like St. Louis
I've got the blues

Yes, Virginia
there's a world to see
But without you
where can it be?
I'm goin' to Kansas City
But that's just me
On a Greyhound bus
from Tennessee
No need to worry
I ain't in no hurry
Missouri loves company

Minneapolis through Saint Paul
The pain's the same and that ain't all
I'm headin' north where my lover calls
I'm not goin' down like Niagara Falls

I've got to do
What's best for me
That's finding you
I'll travel on
Near or far
'Til I find
The place you are

Yes, Virginia there's a world to see
But without you where can it be?
I'm goin' to Kansas City
But that's just me
All the way from Graceland Tennessee
There's no need to worry
I ain't in no hurry
Missouri loves company

(When he sings the "Graceland" line, he throws in "Thank you very much!" like Elvis used to say. images/icons/grin.gif )

Enjoy!

lennonluvr9
Jun 09, 2003, 06:30 AM
I kinda like this one. It's pretty good images/icons/smile.gif

mccartneymaniac
Jun 09, 2003, 08:04 PM
just heard it yesterday on my tape in the car, it is one of my fave songs by him.like it reminds of classics iv and traces.

Legs
Jun 12, 2003, 01:14 PM
Well it's been awhile so feel free to sugest another song, anyone.

darkhorse
Jun 12, 2003, 06:58 PM
May I suggest another one? I'd like to hear everyone's opinions about "$15 Draw". I think it's one of the most valuable songs in that little ditty that Beacoups Of Blues is. A country song, with a very funny lyric, and, to me, the best song on the album. Ringo develops a fantastic lead vocal in his best country style, and the theme of the song is just fantastic, too.

Legs
Jun 12, 2003, 08:57 PM
Sure great song, not only one of my favourites from "BOB" but one of my favourites by Ringo.

Originally Posted By Legs:
How about one of his early solo career. From Beacoups Of Blues. 15 dollar draw.
The music is great,nice country feel, not to much nice guitar picking,pedal steel maybe, again a song that gets you rolling along. Ringo sings a nice story about strugeling throug life, trying to make it.
The end has that typical Ringo humor.
Ringo shouting I got the dog and he's real mean.<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">

bearkat77
Jun 15, 2003, 02:24 AM
A nice little number by Ringo. Maybe his "mom and Tom" finally got a chance to see him play.

$15 Draw

© Sorrells Pickard

Oooh... one, two...
Mama, I guess you have stood and cursed
The day I found that old guitar.
When Uncle Harry died,
The one we found in the boot of his old car.
I remember how my little fingers blistered
When I tried to learn to play,
I bet you never dreamed that old guitar
Would put me where I am today.

Yes, it's been a lot of years,
I guess it's been an interesting life.
No, ma'am, I never found another woman
That I wanted for a wife.
I guess the first time showed us
That I wasn't the domesticated kind,
But I don't blame her for getting tired
Of living from a suitcase all the time.

Yes, I know sometimes it looks
Like I've just simply thrown my life away.
I just always figured that if I hung on,
I'd make it big some day.
I guess it takes a special breed
To live this life and think the way I do,
But you'll be glad to hear that any more
I ain't near as bad to drink.

How is Tommy doing with the business
Now that Daddy's passed away?
I'm sure Daddy always knew that Tom
Would be the one to take his place.
And when he tried to lecture me,
I'd sit and pick and sing and let him nag,
But way down deep inside I think
He always knew that hardware ain't my bag.

We open Monday night in Bolton City
For another two week stand,
I wish there was some way that you and Tom
Could come and hear my band.
Wish I had the time to tell you 'bout the
Place that I've been, the things I saw.
And I'll get the fifteen dollars soon
As I get to the club and make a draw.

When you're hot, you're hot there...
Ah, I mean, ah, when... what is...
When you're hot, you're hot, yeah, okay...
Mm-mm
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba!
All right!
Hoo!

I've got my dog and he's real mean!

Boogaloo Sixty-Four
Jun 19, 2003, 06:33 PM
Time for a new one! Any takers?

lennonluvr9
Jun 23, 2003, 06:33 AM
How bout the No No Song? I first heard it at beatlefest and I kinda like it images/icons/smile.gif

Boogaloo Sixty-Four
Jun 23, 2003, 03:26 PM
Originally Posted By lennonluvr9:
How bout the No No Song? I first heard it at beatlefest and I kinda like it images/icons/smile.gif <font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Yeah! That one's great. images/icons/grin.gif Anybody have the lyrics? (I don't have 'em.)

Legs
Jun 24, 2003, 01:19 PM
I wonder how much of the lyrics were true back then images/icons/wink.gif Good song tho.

The No No Song

A lady that I know just came from Columbia
She smiled because I did not understand
Then she held out some marijuani 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

A woman that I know just came from Majorca Spain
She smiled because I did not understand
Then she held out a 10 pound bag of Cocaine
She said it was the best in all 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

A man I know just came from Nashville Tennessee oh
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 I said:

No no no no, I don't drink it no more
I'm tired of wakin' up on the floor
No, thank you, please,
It only makes me sneeze
And then it makes it hard to find the door

[ Jun 24, 2003, 02:20 PM: Message Edited By: Legs ]

lennonluvr9
Jun 27, 2003, 06:03 AM
Well obviously i like it since I picked it! images/icons/smile.gif It's interesting....

lennonluvr9
Jul 05, 2003, 07:26 AM
Is it okay if I pick another song? Has I'm The Greatest been picked recently?

FPSHOT
Jul 05, 2003, 08:20 AM
I go along with I'm The Greatest, a fantastic song from thé album, maybe within the top 3 of best ever solo albums.

As for the story of the record, I've told it so many times now, I just put it on today and anjoy this song which is called a Lennon composition but specially on the music score where the original demos of John had a lot of influence once Mr. Harrison stepped in to the recordings. The badge, the I Dig Love middle parts...

bearkat77
Jul 05, 2003, 11:46 PM
IMHO, the best opening track on the best solo ablum by Ringo. He performs this song superbly and Billy Preston's organ work fits in perfectly. John wrote a great song and a great drummer did it justice.

I'm The Greatest

© Lenono Music Ltd.

When I was a little boy,
Way back home in Liverpool,
My Mama told me I was great.
Then when I was a teenager,
I knew that I had got something going,
All my friends told me I was great.

And now I'm a man,
A woman took me by the hand,
And you know what she told me... I was great.

I was in the greatest show on earth,
For what it was worth,
Now I'm only thirty-two;
And all I wanna do is boogaloo!

Hey!

I looked in the mirror,
I saw my wife and kids,
And you know what they told me... I was great.

Yes, my name is Billy Shears,
You know it has been for so many years.
Now I'm only thirty-two;
And all I wanna do is boogaloo!

Hey, hey, hey (hey, hey, hey) Yeah!

(Hey, hey, hey)

I'm the greatest and you'd better believe it, baby!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

I'm gonna be the greatest in this world, (ho!)
In the next world, and in any world! (hey!)

Allright, allright, allright, allright, allright, allright
Allright, allright, allright, allright, allright, allright.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, allright!

Legs
Jul 07, 2003, 01:27 PM
No question that "I am the greatest" is a great song, and I also noticed the simularity with George's "I Dig Love". But Ratman's topic about favourite Ringo songs made me think of other songs and one day has passed already so my sugestion will be. . .
After All These Years. Great little rocking song with a nice steady beat to get you moving along.I just played it again, and it is on repeat now.Must turn the volume down now, getting late here.

Where every boy and girl is rocking all over the world.

FPSHOT
Jul 07, 2003, 01:35 PM
Great one,

I just put it on

Is that a drum machine on a Ringo song?

Jeff Lynne's work that's for sure, but he did not put too much of his regular things in.

Rather average song, right?

Legs
Jul 07, 2003, 01:38 PM
Well it might be not to special but still a good rocking upbeat song.

Ratman
Jul 07, 2003, 01:40 PM
I have had a Homemade fave Ringo tape playing all day in honour of his Burpday. Though I play the tape daily anyway. I was impressed when 'After all these Years' came out and that Ringo and Jeff Lynne played all the instruments. Now Ringo has topped that with 'I Really Love Her'. Hope he does more of this. Hoping as well that he does another Christmas cd soon. If johnny Mathis, Bing Crosby and all those guys can do 5 or 6 Christmas records then why not Ringo?

NaomiMcCartney
Jul 07, 2003, 01:40 PM
graemlins/rainbow3.gif *I always liked the song It Don't easy and the song, Photagraph! Those to me are my all time favorite Ringo Starr Songs! graemlins/rocknroll1.gif * graemlins/rolling3.gif

FPSHOT
Jul 07, 2003, 01:43 PM
Originally Posted By Legs:
Well it might be not to special but still a good rocking upbeat song.<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Oh yes, that's true, sometimes they are hard to find ....

darkhorse
Jul 07, 2003, 06:57 PM
I don't think it's your "average rocker" at all! I like the lyrics. It's like Ringo is waving goodbye to the audience: "we had a lot of fun, we had some tears...", as in, you know, enjoying the whole story, coming full circle all over again, coming to what you really are, realizing that now you are the average person again, you're back home after "travelling the world in a rock and roll band". And what's left? In Chile we say something like "nobody can take away from me the food and the dances". Perhaps you'll forget the strain of it all, and remember the chill and the joy. I still think that Ringo remembers the good part of being in a huge rock and roll band, and this song talks about it.

I really like it, it's one of my favorites of his! images/icons/smile.gif

Pearl
Jul 08, 2003, 04:55 AM
Yes..I have a few of Ratmann's tapes..and he puts together a wonderful collection of Ringo songs!!
And Yes..Ratman there is a Santa Claus!!

Ratman
Jul 08, 2003, 02:26 PM
I have always felt that Pearline was a Lady with Class!!!

bearkat77
Jul 09, 2003, 12:31 AM
"After All These Years" is a good rockin' song. As darkhorse described, it like coming full circle with his life on the road and welcoming the chance to get home again.

After All These Years

Richard Starkey and Johnny Warman
© Time Takes Time Music/Warman Music

We didn't have the time to think things over,
We had a lot of fun, we had some tears.
Stepping out of loneliness,
Now the road don't seem so long,
After all these years.

Rock and roll has got a reputation,
Bad boys cause a lot of fear.
But I never meant to really hurt you, oh no, no,
After all these years.

Travelling the world in a rock and roll band,
It's in my blood, it's in my blood.
Ooh, but you know, it's good to be back home.
Dancing with your sister on a Saturday night,
It's understood, it's understood.
When ev'ry boy and girl,
Ooh, was rocking all over the world.

After all these years.

Travelling the world in a rock and roll band,
It's in my blood, it's in my blood.
Ooh, but you know, it's good to be back home.
Dancing with your sister on a Saturday night,
It's understood, it's understood.
When ev'ry boy and girl,
Ooh, was rocking all over the world.

We didn't have the time to think things over,
We had a lot of fun, we had some tears.
Stepping out of loneliness,
Now the road don't seem so long, long, long, long, long,
After all these years,
After all these years,
After all these years,
After all these years.

Legs
Jul 13, 2003, 11:42 PM
Time for another one boys and girls, how about Everyone Wins, some releases has it misspelled as Everybody Wins, a bootleg I have just gave it the title Everybody! . I know it's a risk I take to choose an obscure song like this, it was included as extra track on the "Time Takes Time" cd single, usualy only the well known songs get some response but this song deserves the attention.

A powerfull song, this is not a typical so-so rock song. One of the strongest song ever by Ringo and imo it would outshine most of the songs on "Time Takes Time". Strong melody, great music with outstanding guitar playin throughout, Ringo in fine voice with a set of lyrics that could be written by George!

Legs
Jul 13, 2003, 11:48 PM
Everyone Wins
Everybody Wins
By Richard Starkey and Johnny Warman


WILL WE EVER LEARN WHAT MAKES THIS WORLD GO ROUND?
NOW IT'S OUR CONCERN, WE STILL RETURN.
TO THE SAME OLD GROUND.
NOTHING IS NEW UNDER THE SUN,
BUT THINGS WILL GET BETTER WHEN WE ALL ARE ONE,
WE'LL PLAY A DIFFERENT GAME.

HARMONY IS FINE BUT AFTER A TIME,
WELL, THE KEY MUST CHANGE.
OPEN YOUR EYES, DON'T LOSE YOUR WAY,
REMEMBER TODAY.

AH, EVERYONE WINS,
THE LIGHT THAT'S SHINING OUT FROM YOU
WILL TOUCH EVERYTHING THAT YOU SEE.
AH, EVERYONE WINS,
YOU REACH INTO THE SILENCE YOU WILL FIND
IT'S THE TIME TO BELIEVE.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, THERE'S NO MYSTERY.
TRY TO UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING'S PLANNED,
IT'S MORE THAN YOU ALL NEED.
MAGIC MAY COME, MAGIC MAY GO,
IT'S NOT THE END OF THE SHOW.

AH, EVERYONE WINS,
THE LIGHT THAT'S SHINING OUT FROM YOU
WILL TOUCH EVYRYTHING THAT YOU SEE.
AH, EVERYONE WINS,
YOU REACH INTO THE SILENCE YOU WILL FIND
IT'S THE TIME TO BELIEVE.

ONE DAY YOU WILL FIND,
THE DOUBTS YOU'VE HAD ARE TAKEN FROM YOUR MIND, (taken from your mind)
TAKEN FROM YOUR MIND.

AH, EVERYONE WINS,
THE LIGHT THAT'S SHINING OUT FROM YOU
WILL TOUCH EVERYTHING THAT YOU SEE.
AH, EVERYONE WINS,
YOU REACH INTO THE SILENCE YOU WILL FIND
IT'S THE TIME TO BELIEVE.

EVERYONE WINS,
EVERYONE WINS,
EVERYONE WINS IN THE END.

[ Jul 15, 2003, 01:38 PM: Message Edited By: Legs ]

DorothyFromOz
Jul 15, 2003, 04:15 AM
graemlins/xmastree.gif * cool ratman.. i always like presents

Legs
Jul 15, 2003, 06:34 AM
What about the song?

darkhorse
Jul 15, 2003, 12:31 PM
I was going to post before... I'm afraid I don't know the song, nor can I get a hold of the MP3 anywhere, seems it's apparently so rare. images/icons/frown.gif I've been lucky enough to find some songs from the Time Takes Time album in the P2P sites but this one just beats me. If anyone has the MP3, please let me know a way of listening to it. (Dear Legs... images/icons/grin.gif ) images/icons/wink.gif

Legs
Jul 15, 2003, 12:40 PM
Do you have a fast internet conection then I could e.mail it to you, unfortunately the song is over 4 minutes long so I can't upload it to my site, otherwise I would have. Maybe time for me to re-install WinMX.

taxgirl
Jul 15, 2003, 12:46 PM
Originally Posted By darkhorse:
I'm afraid I don't know the song<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Me neither images/icons/frown.gif

Legs
Jul 15, 2003, 12:58 PM
It can't be that obscure, we're on a Ringo forum for Pete's or whatever's sake, surely there must be some Ringo fans in here who have the song. Right next time it is back to discusing "I am the greatest" or "Photograph" for the can't remember how manied (is that a word? ) time.

ringo_rama
Jul 15, 2003, 01:08 PM
...I don't know it either. images/icons/frown.gif

I do have the 'rare' "Don't Be Cruel" thing, is that on any P2P sites? It's not that long, I'll try to see if I can get it somewhere.

Beatle Neil
Jul 15, 2003, 07:49 PM
graemlins/devious.gif *The one Ringo song I'm quite fanatical about at the moment for some reason or other is 'You've got a nice way' from 'Stop & smell the roses'. I'd like to nominate that one.
A Stephen Stills song, the same S.Stills who played piano on 'It don't come easy'.....so that makes it just alright with me. graemlins/electric2.gif

Legs
Jul 16, 2003, 12:22 PM
Next time... and then I don't know what to say.I only have "Everyone (everybody) wins" on bootleg, don't have the official single either. Cristian can you pm me with what Ringo songs you want and I can burn them on cd for you. The only albums I can't get here in The Netherlands are "Old Wave" and "Stop and smell the roses", on which "Nice way" is on, but I have downloaded the "Can't Fight Lighting" bootleg so I have the song.

It has a nice way, nice song that's all I can say about the song.

darkhorse
Jul 16, 2003, 11:56 PM
Originally Posted By Legs:
Right next time it is back to discusing "I am the greatest" or "Photograph" for the can't remember how manied (is that a word? ) time.<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Next time blame it on the record distributors! Think that about 95% of the Ringo material I have is downloaded, because almost none of his albums is actually available to buy. Ringo, Sentimental Journey, Beacoups Of Blues and stop counting. Vertical Man, you say? Didn't make it here. Ringo Rama? Nahhh... not released in the UK, then it doesn't come here either. I've heard both, but embarassingly, only on MP3. How on Earth will we manage to get a track that's not available on P2P either??? images/icons/wink.gif

"You've Got A Nice Way", I haven't heard either, but I will do a search. Let's hope it does appear. images/icons/smile.gif

bearkat77
Jul 19, 2003, 11:32 PM
Our next suggested song is "You've Got A Nice Way". The lyrics are good but I'll have to pull out the CD to hear it again. It's been a while since I've heard this one.

You've Got A Nice Way

Stephen Stills and Michael Stergis
© Gold Hill Music Inc.

Wasn't too long ago I was dying of an empty heart,
When you get lonely, gets so easy to fall apart.
Staying up all night,
Looking for trouble soon as it would start,
Then there was you there, lovin' me,
Waitin' for me to get smart.

You got a nice way of believin' in me,
You got a nice way of tellin' me so, so I know.
You got a nice way of believin' in me,
You got a nice way, let me know, so I know.

Being' in love with you
Is like growing up into a child,
All you gotta do is look at me,
Nothin' I can do but smile.
Back a few years ago I was blind,
Now I can see for miles,
Baby, you saved me, lovin' me,
Will you stay for a while?

You got a nice way of believin' in me,
You got a nice way of tellin' me so, so I know.
You got a nice way of believin' in me,
You got a niceway, tell me so, so I know.

Tell me you love me, baby, tell me once again.
Baby, it's good this lovin' you,
Knowin' that you're my friend.

You got a nice way of believin' in me,
You got a nice way of tellin' me so, so I know.
You got a nice way of believin' in me,
You got a nice way of tellin' me so, so I know.

(You got a nice way)
(You got a nice way of tellin' me so, so I know)
(You got a nice way)
(You got a nice way)
(You got a nice way)

Beatle Neil
Jul 22, 2003, 09:01 AM
YAY! IS RIGHT! graemlins/wave1.gif
Hope you all liked 'You've got a nice way' for those who hadn't heard it or didn't recall the song....What did ya's think? If it wasn't that song then it would have been 'After all these years' I'd have nominated....Ringo's dead scouse pronounciation of '....never really meant to HEEEEERT you' in that one always raises a smile for me.....Good lad!! graemlins/teleport.gif

FPSHOT
Jul 26, 2003, 07:27 AM
May I take today's song and lead you to

"Imagine me there"

from the new album.

Main reason is my (sorry folks) technical side again and whilst listening to the album today because ABCKO insisted (thanks mate) I heard this one and I recognized a few things.

References:

the acoustic guitar at the start line could have been from the White Album (Julia maybe?)

the keyboard sounds like the harpsichord played on the White Album , but it could also be like Dhani on the Wurlitzer from Brainwashed

hey graemlins/clap1.gif Jeff Lynne chello's and violins

George's guitar structure used on many things is very much there and there is a part of Dear Prudence in it and even his Octopus' Garden guitar sound is included at the end.

Harmony vocals could have been Paul's.

Sorry if I'm too technical.

Very nice song.

bearkat77
Jul 27, 2003, 01:31 AM
I still haven't had a chance to get the new album, but just reading the lyrics tells me this could be the next single.

Imagine Me There

(Richard Starkey, Mark Hudson, Gary Burr)

When the curtains move in breezes unexpected,
Doin't you worry, You will always be protected.
Imagine me there.

When you see the dancing shadows in the moonlight,
You will always have my love to make it right.
Imagine me there.

Let the dawn break without heartache
All our lives imagine never lonely,
Dream and I'll be by your side.
Imagine, trust in love and love is everywhere.
Imagine me there.

When the next room feels as far away as China,
You can always know, for sure
My love will find you.
Imagine me there.

Let the dawn break without heartache
All our lives imagine never lonely,
Dream and I'll be by your side.
Imagine, trust in love and love is everywhere.
Imagine me there.

Sometimes life can be a fragile occupation.
When I think myself in frantic situations,
I imagine you there.
So imagine me there,
Imagine me there.

laura
Jul 27, 2003, 09:34 AM
I love this song, it's so beautiful.

Question, though - was this the song that they described on the DVD as being the most "Beatle-ish?" Oh, and I hadn't noticed most of those similarities, FPSHOT, thanks for posting them! Nexxt time I listen to it, i'll be looking for them.

FPSHOT
Jul 27, 2003, 09:51 AM
Good one Bearkat, this is one of my favorites of the album.

Okay here am I again, can't help it, gotta do an analysis;

The opening of "Imagine Me There" is beautiful, cool to hear the combination of 'Imagine' in the tittle and the very clear acoustic guitar resemblance to 'Dear Prudence' and 'Julia'.

Jeff Lynne type of chello's.

The well known middle part chords George used a lot like on I'm The Greatest, Badge, there is some
Dear Prudence in it, so we have John (Imagine) George (the guitar structure) Jeff ( strings and chello) and maybe there is some Paul kinda harmonies.

Perfect guitar solo by Eric Clapton.

Clear vocals by Ringo.

I love it.

Legs
Jul 27, 2003, 12:43 PM
Yeah the song is good looking. Trying to speak not to technical so everyone can understand.

Well I can't not be to technical about it anyway,I agree with FPSHOT, just to add there is some Paul like bass. It's a beautiful song with the strings chello's, nice acoustic guitars. Simply one of my favourites from Ringo Rama.

[ Jul 27, 2003, 01:46 PM: Message Edited By: Legs ]

darkhorse
Jul 28, 2003, 12:05 PM
Originally Posted By Legs:
I know it's a risk I take to choose an obscure song like this, it was included as extra track on the "Time Takes Time" cd single, usualy only the well known songs get some response but this song deserves the attention. <font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Andrea managed to download the song from some site and so we're listening to it now, and very surprised, too. A very powerful rocker, indeed, much better than some of the tracks in Time Takes Time, and it could easily be used as a bonus track, as it's an excellent song... great use of the piano, the synthesisers and Ringo develops a great vocal. Interesting lyrics, too. I believe this came out with the "Weight Of The World" Cd-single. This song is just as good. images/icons/smile.gif

About "Imagine Me There" it's also one of my favorites from Ringo Rama. It transfers inner peace and a feeling of serenity that's not present in all the album. One of the softest songs in it, and the arrangement is very well done. Reminds one of a soft Cloud Nine-ish track, so I can see why the George fans like it. Good choices, both. images/icons/smile.gif

lennonluvr9
Jul 29, 2003, 05:40 AM
I like Imagine Me There. I think it's very nice images/icons/smile.gif

old_moon_shining
Jul 29, 2003, 11:01 PM
Some really beautiful guitar (credits say Eric Clapton - that could have something to do with it), and that always gets me in. Lyrics are very nicely done. Vocals have great feeling and sung quite well. All round strong track.

bearkat77
Jul 31, 2003, 10:10 PM
Would anyone care to suggest the next Ringo song to focus on?

darkhorse
Aug 03, 2003, 03:15 PM
Yes!

But before I do that, and since I don't want to necessarily open another topic on this, I want to clarify a thing that I discovered yesterday (use the http://www.jpgr.co.uk site to confirm my thoughts): "Everyone Wins" is a bootleg.

Yes, in all its versions: it was never released in any official CD single or anything. In some bootleg sites like Bootlegzone, they announce it as "the B side to Time Takes Time". What is Time Takes Time? It's not the name of the song, but the name of an album! Therefore no CD single existed for that one... The only one was "Weight Of The World", which had (in the CD version) "After All These Years" and "Don't Be Cruel" as B sides. In the site I gave you the link for, "Everyone Wins", along with others, are listed to be unused songs from the sessions. And to think this is better than half of the TTT album!!! images/icons/smile.gif

Oh yes... next Ringo song... what about one of those early tunes that no one pays attention to... "This Be Called A Song", maybe. Eric Clapton wrote it and it has a sweet flavour from the tropics or something like that. It's a favorite from the Rotogravure album, although I'm not sure if the lyrics are that great.

old_moon_shining
Aug 03, 2003, 06:24 PM
This Be Called a Song - Eric wrote it - seems strange work for Eric. Does he play guitar? I have no credit sheet for my album. What do the credits say please? When Ringo starts singing, it reminds me of Octopus's Garden.

bearkat77
Aug 04, 2003, 10:02 PM
Written by Eric for the album he was working on at the time, he "dusted" it off and gave it to Ringo. The credits for the song are as follows:
Guitars - Eric Clapton and Lon Van Eaton
Bass - Klaus Voorman
Drums - Ringo Starr and Jim Keltner
Piano - Jane Getz
Backing Vocals - Melissa Manchester, Vini Poncia and Joe Bean
Steel Drums - Robert Greenidge

The lyrics are not exactly the best in the world.

This Be Called A Song

© Throat Music, Ltd.

Stand over me, look out for me,
Help me write this song for you.
If you split me, don't you take too long
Just get thee gone.

This be called a song,
This be called a song,
This be called a song.

Let your umbrella be your friend,
Pitch a tent in your mind for me.
It's all for you, it's just the road that I need
Behind it's just a sign.

This be called a song,
This be called a song,
This be called a song.

Na na na, na na na,...... (ad lib)

It's getting closer everyday,
And we've got to see it through,
This time is the time to find out if it's true,
What I've said to you.

This be called a song,
This be called a song,
This be called a song,
This be called a song,
This be called a song,
This be called a song.

old_moon_shining
Aug 05, 2003, 02:28 AM
Thanks kat. Eric and Lon van Eaton. We were discussing them the other day at Crackerbox Palace on When Every Song is Sung. The words do lack a little flair but all in all I've heard worse songs.

darkhorse
Aug 05, 2003, 08:23 AM
Oh my my, oh my my, can you boogie, can you slide?

bearkat77
Aug 05, 2003, 10:34 PM
Is that your request for the next song, darkhorse? images/icons/wink.gif

darkhorse
Aug 06, 2003, 06:58 PM
Well the fact that *I* don't like it doesn't mean that it's a bad song at all... So go on, discuss it if you want... images/icons/wink.gif

It's the song that I like the least on the Ringo album, however, and I don't understand why it was a single in the first place. It does have a nice beat here and there, though... graemlins/images/icons/rolleyes.gif

old_moon_shining
Aug 06, 2003, 11:36 PM
Originally Posted By darkhorse:
the fact that *I* don't like it doesn't mean that it's a bad song...discuss it if you want... images/icons/wink.gif

<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Nah...you've put us all off it now darkhorse. images/icons/wink.gif

Actually I don't think it's too bad at all. Nice guitar, even if it's not George, and as you say nice beat.

darkhorse
Aug 07, 2003, 08:34 AM
Originally Posted By old_moon_shining:
Nah...you've put us all off it now darkhorse. images/icons/wink.gif <font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Teheee... Am I that powerful? images/icons/wink.gif

BTW, any more opinions about "Oh My My", the song that we're discussing now? images/icons/grin.gif

lennonluvr9
Aug 07, 2003, 02:10 PM
Yeah it is kinda catchy when I think about it.

old_moon_shining
Aug 07, 2003, 10:25 PM
Originally Posted By darkhorse:
"Oh My My", the song that we're discussing now<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">That was a pretty subtle song change. graemlins/images/icons/rolleyes.gif

'Oh My My' that's OK too. Will have to think a moment about why I like it.

bearkat77
Aug 07, 2003, 11:14 PM
Definitely one of the more lively tracks for that album. Also a pretty good dance tune. graemlins/dance.gif One of my favorites from Ringo.

Oh My My

Richard Starkey and Vini Poncia
© Braintree Music

One, two, three, four!
I phoned up my doctor to see what's the matter,
He said, "Come on over."
I said, "Do I have to?"
My knees started shakin', my wrist started achin'
When my doctor said to me:

"Oh my my, oh my my, can you boogie, can you slide?
Oh my my, oh my my, you can boogie if you try.
Oh my my, oh my my, it's guaranteed to keep you alive."

The head nurse, she blew in just like a tornado,
When they started dancin', I jumped off the table.
I felt myself healin' and as I was leavin',
This is what they said to me:

"Oh my my, oh my my, can you boogie, can you slide?
Oh my my, oh my my, you can boogie if you try.
Oh my my, oh my my, it's guaranteed to keep you alive."

(Oh - yeah hey!
All right!
Oh!
Yeah! Yeah!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
All right now!
Ooh!)

Now if you should slow down and you're feelin' lowdown,
Don't call up your doctor, just grab you a partner.
It's what you've been missin', I've got your prescription,
That boogie woogie remedy.

"Oh my my, oh my my, can you boogie, can you slide?
Oh my my, oh my my, we can boogie 'til we die.
Oh my my, oh my my, it's guaranted to keep you alive, all right."

"Oh my my, oh my my, watch me boogie, watch me slide,
Oh my my, (ow!) oh my my, born to boogie, born to slide. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, oo-wee, boogie, oo-wee, aye. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, play that boogie, play that slide. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, love that boogie, love that slide. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, oh my boogie, oh my slide. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, come on baby, come on now. (can you boogie)
Oh my my, oh my my, come on baby, I'm willin' to die. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my, come on baby, come on try. (can you boogie?)
Oh my my, oh my my."

Siobhan
Aug 07, 2003, 11:51 PM
I quite like it. It's a bit silly, but catchy.

old_moon_shining
Aug 10, 2003, 03:22 AM
I've only ever had Ringo on tape and I seem to have lost it. Still got the case but the tape is gone. Have been meaning to replace it with a CD, just haven't got around to it. I wasted so much money on tapes.

So I will have to work with my memory here. As you say kat, lively up-beat track. Lots of lyrics, must be a long song. images/icons/wink.gif *
Darkhorse said somewhere that Ringo's albums are like a celebration. I've been thinking about this comment and he's got a point. This track has that feel to me. I can't remember the music too well. Any nice guitar?

bearkat77
Aug 12, 2003, 10:23 PM
Anyone care to suggest/request the next song?

Lynner
Aug 14, 2003, 02:31 AM
Have we done "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll" yet? I think it's one of the better songs from Rotogravure.

bearkat77
Aug 14, 2003, 11:48 PM
Somewhat of a sequel to "Oh My My", this song was the first single from Ringo's Rotogravure album. An upbeat kinda a song with a catchy melody.

A Dose Of Rock'n'Roll

Carl Grossman
© Millmerran/Bloomsbury Music Publishing Co Ltd

All right!
You're feelin' down,
You're feelin' blue.
You do know that you care,
But you don't know what to do.

If your mama don't feel good,
Or your daddy don't feel good,
Take a dose of rock'n'roll
And wash it down with cool, clear soul, aha.

(Shoo bop, shoo wow wow)

You better get your ripple soles out, (Shoo bop, shoo wow wow)
Ease out all your mean controls. (Shoo bop, shoo wow wow)
Take a dose of rock'n'roll
And wash it down with cool, clear soul, aha.

Turn on your radio,
Start dancin' to the moon.
That old heart radio,
It's gonna get you, (get you)
Get you, (get you) get you in the mood.

You better get your ripple soles out, (Shoo bop, shoo wow wow)
Ease out all your mean controls. (Shoo bop, shoo wow wow)
Take a dose of rock'n'roll
And wash it down with cool, clear soul, aha.

(Shoo bop, shoo wow wow)

Turn on your radio,
Start dancin' to the moon.
That old heart radio,
It's gonna get you, (get you)
Get you, (get you) get you in the mood.

If your mama don't feel good, (shoo bop, shoo wow wow)
Or your daddy don't feel good, (shoo bop, shoo wow wow)
Take a dose of rock'n'roll
And wash it down with cool, clear soul, aha.

Take a dose of rock'n'roll,
Take a dose of rock'n'roll,
Take a dose of rock'n'roll,
Wash it down with cool, clear soul, aha.

Hey, hey, baby (dose of rock'n'roll)
Why don't you take some rock'n'roll? (take some rock'n'roll)
Just take some rock'n'roll (take some rock'n'roll)
Oh, oh take some! (take some rock'n'roll)
Oh, I'm gonna take it! (take some rock'n'roll)
Take some rock'n'roll! (take some rock'n'roll)

Legs
Aug 17, 2003, 12:05 AM
Nice little feel good song.

darkhorse
Aug 17, 2003, 11:10 PM
I guess I just don't like brasses in songs like this one. Dislike it as much as "Oh My My" and it's on my list of "no-no"'s of Ringo. I find that most of the Rotogravure album is better than this song. Still it was sort of a hit, so if a "Best Of" Ringo compilation is remade, this should appear... Against my will, that is. images/icons/wink.gif

bearkat77
Aug 19, 2003, 10:12 PM
What should be the next Ringo song to focus on here?

Siobhan
Aug 20, 2003, 04:31 AM
How about Blindman, the B-side to Back off Boogaloo? This is one of my favourite Ringo songs, and isn't often mentioned.

ringo_rama
Aug 20, 2003, 09:05 AM
It's kinda strange, but it's ok.

bearkat77
Aug 21, 2003, 12:11 AM
Not one of Ringo's more popular songs, "Blindman" was also the title of his latest film at the time. Both film and song didn't fair well with critics.

Blindman

Richard Starkey

Blindman, with your piece of paper, what you gonna do?
Blindman, with your paper, can you see it through?
Your name on that paper means so much to you,
You made a promise, you would get them through.
The girls to the miners, you would fix them too.

They've been taken,
You've lost them all and the money too.
They've been taken,
You've lost them all and the money too.
Come on, blue, what you gonna do now?
Come on, blue, what you gonna do now?

Mexico, you've got to go, you know it just ain't fair-
To get your women back, now hurry because they're all there.
You're all alone but you'll make it alright,
You'll find your women there
But to get them, you'll have to fight.

Come on, blue, what you gonna do now?
Come on, blue, what you gonna do now?

Come on, blue, what you gonna do now?
Come on, blue, what you gonna do now?

Come on, blue, what you gonna do now?

darkhorse
Aug 21, 2003, 01:56 PM
That very same reason is why I'm growing to love "Blindman", too. I find it a very strange song, but as sort of a 'going away from the dancing tunes' tune, I think it's just great. It also backed "Back Off Boogaloo" as a single, and that one was not your usual Ringo song either... I think that single (both sides) was awesome, surprising and great. images/icons/smile.gif

Siobhan
Aug 21, 2003, 11:18 PM
Maybe it's just my taste, but I really like it. It is a bit darker than a lot of Ringo's songs, which I think is why it appeals to me. I like it when people do things a bit differently from time to time, rather than sticking to a formula.

Legs
Aug 23, 2003, 02:02 PM
I like the song. Kinds of fit the Country and Western mood. Good song by our Ringo, included as bonus song on "Goodnight Vienna".

Time for a new sugestion now perhaps?

Legs
Aug 23, 2003, 02:03 PM
What about Lay Down Your Arms, together with Stevie Nicks especially for Darkhorse.

darkhorse
Aug 23, 2003, 07:05 PM
Thank you! images/icons/grin.gif

I think Stevie does a good job joining Ringo on the second verse of this tribute to Harry Nilsson which appears on the For The Love Of Harry - Everybody Sings Nilsson tribute album. The song is nothing notable by itself, but it does feature the only duet between Stevie Nicks and a Beatle. The harmonies sound quite well, and the reggae bit to the song makes it one of my favorites of his just to... have fun and relax. Some things are not that complicated... images/icons/smile.gif

bearkat77
Aug 23, 2003, 10:58 PM
Not a wide-spread hit but Ringo and Stevie did a good job on this song. Recorded in one day and mixed the next morning.

Lay Down Your Arms

Harry Nilsson

Now see what you get
When you shoot so low,
Once you see it's bad
You must say "No, no".

When you cannot sleep,
You must ask yourself what for.
See what it is,
You can ask no more.

Lay down your arms,
Lay down your arms,
And I will open wide.

Lay down your arms,
Lay down your arms,
And I will open wide.

Love is not a sin,
Give in, give in.
Love is not a sin,
Give in, give in.
Love is not a sin,
Give in, give in.
Give in to love.

Lay down your arms,
Lay down your arms,
And I will open wide.

Don't close your eyes,
Don't close your eyes,
And I can open wide.

Lay down your arms,
Lay down your arms,
And I will open wide.

Lay down your arms,
Lay down your arms,
And I will open wide.

bearkat77
Aug 27, 2003, 11:05 PM
Time for another song from Ringo. Who wants to make the suggestion?

Legs
Aug 28, 2003, 02:34 AM
Originally Posted By bearkat77:
Time for another song from Ringo. Who wants to make the suggestion?<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Not me, I am afraid I choose only obscure songs almost nobody knows.

darkhorse
Aug 28, 2003, 06:49 PM
Stay away from "It Don't Come Easy" and "Photograph" and you'll probably get no responses... images/icons/wink.gif

We should discuss songs that are important to us... good if the others know them, but if they don't it's their loss. I'd like to talk about one of my favorite songs on Vertical Man, the closer "I'm Yours". I don't know but I think it's the first straightforward love song that Ringo has ever written, and it's so simple and beautiful. Sounds like everyone of us could have written it... only that we didn't. images/icons/wink.gif He did, and put it in his album, even mentioning the name of the loved one. How beautiful is that. Precious George Martin arrangement, and Ringo recovering his Sentimental Journey-like vocal. Good for a change in a pretty much poppy record. images/icons/smile.gif

old_moon_shining
Aug 28, 2003, 08:31 PM
Phew darkhorse - are we all adults here? - what a song!
If a man sang......Barbara is a lucky girl.

[ Aug 28, 2003, 10:02 PM: Message Edited By: old_moon_shining ]

darkhorse
Aug 29, 2003, 04:13 PM
Wha??? I think I got the meaning of the phrase, but that edit left me breathless... images/icons/wink.gif

ringo_rama
Aug 29, 2003, 04:26 PM
"I'm Yours" is a great song, a great way to close Vertical Man.

Thanks to a good friend, I now have "Lay Down Your Arms" and have to say that Ringo doesn't do a great job. The song as a whole is alright.

bearkat77
Aug 31, 2003, 12:05 AM
"I'm Yours" is a great song. It shows true devotion and commitment. An excellent closing track.

I'm Yours

Richard Starkey, Mark Hudson and Mark Nevin
© Startling Music Ltd/MCA Music/Beef Puppet Music/Rondor Music (London) Ltd

Daylight is falling,
Nightime is calling,
All the lights of London town slowly disappear.
So lay your lovely head on down
And know that I am here.

I'm yours,
I'm yours.

Moonbeams shine on,
Starlight lights on,
All the dreams of ev'ryone will meet up in the sky.

So sleep and dream
Of shooting stars
And take one for a ride.

I'm yours,
I'm yours.

Barbara, I love you,
I want you, I need you.
Your heart's so big,
Your soul's so deep,
Your forgiving love's so strong.

So let me say in my own way
You're ev'rything I am.

I am yours,
I'm yours.

lennonluvr9
Aug 31, 2003, 03:35 PM
Oh I like this one! It's so romantic! *sigh*

bearkat77
Aug 31, 2003, 10:48 PM
I do think it is time to choose another song. Are there any suggestions?

Rellevart
Aug 31, 2003, 11:10 PM
Originally Posted By darkhorse:
Teheee... Am I that powerful? <font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Apparently. images/icons/wink.gif

bearkat77
Sep 03, 2003, 11:39 PM
How about another song now? What should we focus on next?

Lynner
Sep 07, 2003, 08:17 PM
Have we done "Devil Woman" from the album Ringo, yet? I've always liked the line, "you're eyes are green and your legs are long..." Okay, so that might have something to do with that fact that I'm 5'9" and have green eyes... images/icons/wink.gif
I do think it's a good song, tho' and really enjoy Ringo's voice on this one.

bearkat77
Sep 07, 2003, 09:04 PM
An auspicious track that could have been another single from his album Ringo. Yes, it was the B-side of "You're Sixteen" but it could have done well on its own. The horns added some quality to it, but it was Ringo's vocals that really made this song sound so good.

Devil Woman

Richard Starkey and Vini Poncia

Everytime I see you walkin' down the street,
I say, you're the kind of woman I just gotta meet.
You look so good and you look so fine
And one of these days I'm gonna make you mine.

Your eyes are green and your legs are long,
And if I'm gonna get you, well, I gotta be strong.
But you're like the devil with horns in your head,
The only way I'll get you is to get you in bed.

Devil woman, you're like a stranger to me.
Devil woman, this ain't the way it should be.

Everytime I see you in the neighbourhood,
I say, you're the kind of woman that makes me feel good.
I wanna beat you up then I wanna be kind,
And one of these days I'm gonna make you mine.

Sexy Sadie, you look like the devil to me.
Devil woman, that's not the way it should be.

Yeah!

Devil woman, you're like a stranger to me.
Devil woman, this ain't the way it should be.

Early in the mornin' when the sun is hot,
All I do is think about the things you got.
But you're like the devil with horns in your head,
The only way I'll get you is to get you in bed.

Devil woman, you're like an angel to me.
Devil woman, this ain't the way it should be.

Yeah!

Everytime I see you walkin' down the street,
I say, you're the kind of woman I just gotta meet.
But you're like the devil with horns in your head,
The only way I'll get you is to get you in bed.

But you're like the devil with horns in your head,
The only way I'll get you is to get you in bed.

You look like the devil with horns in your head,
The only way I'll get you is to get you in bed.

I said, you look like the devil.

FPSHOT
Sep 07, 2003, 09:30 PM
Oh I love this song, I think the lyrics are the reason for the B-side. It would not have made it to BBC.

Great arrangement on this song and I very much dig the part where the music sorta stops and then goes on again via the drums.

bearkat77
Sep 09, 2003, 10:59 PM
Would someone be so kind to suggest the next Ringo song we will focus on.

FPSHOT
Sep 10, 2003, 12:05 AM
Okay I will do a suggestion

Mindfield

A very powerful song, starting with some sixties guitar sound, but in the end reaching a very hard rock sound.

In between there is a great Starrsong about living in a mindfield.

Good sound, very good Ringo vocals, good guitars, a very short Harrison reference just two seconds, via a fake sitar and tabla touch.

Lyrics are very very wise

(Starkey/Hudson/Grakal/Dudas)
What's right, who's wrong, everybody take sides
My God, your God, God it's such a fine line
E-mail, jump bail, man becomes a female
War vet dragnet take another percocet
Somewhere in between
There's a world you've never seen
Perhaps it's just a dream
But it's so real to me

Livin' in a mindfield, We're walking on thin ice
Livin' in a mindfield, There's no time to think twice

Only we can make it better
Let's all get well together
Rock stars, pop stars lifing in an ant farm
Smooth talkin', cool walkin', drownin' in your own charm

Mystic medicine, Maharishi let us in
Way out, weigh in, where the hell have you been
Somewhere in my dream
There's a twilight in between
A place I've been but never seen
And it's so real to me

Everything you do or say
Comes with a price that you must pay
I didn't know that yesterday
Good junk, bad funk, I can see through you
Peace, love, everyone be your own Guru

Mindfield, We're walking on thin ice
Livin' in a mindfield, There's no time to think twice
Livin' in a mindfield

ABCKO
Sep 10, 2003, 12:17 AM
Didn't know about the Paul-Boogaloo thing... It gives the song a whole new "dimension", whether Ringo meant it that way, or not... *

* He keeps telling the story about having the guy from "T-Rex" for diner at his house & mentionning BOOGALOO at every second phrase...

Anyhow, having seen Ringo do this one live last month, and two years ago, I would say that this song "works" even better when done live !

And, I have also changed my mind... I think that I now prefer the 1981 version (despite Harri not beeing on it!), because of Harry Nilsson singing bits from Beatle songs on the b/vocals...

Especially the "Good day sunshine", "Baby you're a rich man" bits !

- Pat

lennonluvr9
Sep 10, 2003, 04:00 AM
I love Minefield! It's one of my favs off Vertical Man! It's fun to sing along to as well images/icons/smile.gif

Legs
Sep 10, 2003, 07:51 AM
Originally Posted By ABCKO:
Didn't know about the Paul-Boogaloo thing... It gives the song a whole new "dimension", whether Ringo meant it that way, or not... *

* He keeps telling the story about having the guy from "T-Rex" for diner at his house & mentionning BOOGALOO at every second phrase...

Anyhow, having seen Ringo do this one live last month, and two years ago, I would say that this song "works" even better when done live !

And, I have also changed my mind... I think that I now prefer the 1981 version (despite Harri not beeing on it!), because of Harry Nilsson singing bits from Beatle songs on the b/vocals...

Especially the "Good day sunshine", "Baby you're a rich man" bits !

- Pat<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Pat your post confusses me (this is the second post of the day that confuses me) I think you meant to post this on the -Back Off Boogaloo- topic. I just leave it here for fun.

old_moon_shining
Sep 10, 2003, 03:35 PM
Very upbeat enjoyable song. Good lyrics. Seems to have a Billy Joel flavour to me.

Thanks Legs for the Boogaloo thing. I thought I was out of my depth trying to comment here. images/icons/wink.gif

ABCKO
Sep 10, 2003, 10:25 PM
Sorry, hadn't seen the "Mindfield"
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Yes, love that one as well... just one thing though: ( really wish they would had used less fake-sounding explosion noise at the end...
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FPSHOT
Sep 11, 2003, 02:34 PM
Originally Posted By ABCKO:
Yes, love that one as well... just one thing though: ( really wish they would had used less fake-sounding explosion noise at the end...
graemlins/nono.gif <font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">I agree, I was rather surpised when I heard that. Why do that?

ringo_rama
Sep 11, 2003, 02:49 PM
Love "Mindfield." Great hook.

darkhorse
Sep 11, 2003, 08:13 PM
I like "Mindfield" quite a bit ("quite a bit, you gotta love it man, get off the line! images/icons/wink.gif ). It's got a tremendous backbeat, and a catchy chorus. There is a Yoko lyric cameo here even... could any of you imagine that a thing like that would ever happen? images/icons/grin.gif

Nice song from one of the best Ringo LPs ever. images/icons/smile.gif

FPSHOT
Sep 11, 2003, 09:28 PM
"Walking on thin ice", yeah I see that now, not the worst of songs to pick a line from is it?

Not to get too much off topic, but in general Yoko is so under-appreciated for the records she made. I agree with George, all the yelling on stage in her first years ("Whyyyy" etc.) was terrible, but she came from being an artist in a very different field than writing music and probably because she was with John, made records and for one "Listen the snow is falling" is in my top 5 of Xmas songs.

Mindfields, yeah really good !!

old_moon_shining
Sep 11, 2003, 09:57 PM
About Yoko I don't know, not being as 'highbrow' as you guys. About Billy Joel, I do know. 'We Didn't Start the Fire' from 'The Bridge' album 1986. graemlins/music1.gif

Oops graemlins/images/icons/blush.gif *right song, wrong album - 'Storm Front'. Maybe I don't know as much about him as I thought. images/icons/wink.gif

[ Sep 11, 2003, 11:11 PM: Message Edited By: old_moon_shining ]

Legs
Sep 12, 2003, 09:54 AM
Mindfield is a great song.

Devil Woman, also a good one from the album hardly anyone knows, Ringo.

Next song and I try again, cause it is great.

Snookeroo. Together with "Goodnight Vienna" one of the better songs from the album. Whatever ones feeling towards mr. Elton John are, this is a great song.

[ Sep 12, 2003, 10:55 AM: Message Edited By: Legs ]

darkhorse
Sep 12, 2003, 06:40 PM
I loooooove "Snookeroo". It's a song made for Ringo the way John could have made one, an autobiographic one but written by another person. Perhaps Elton's version of "I'm The Greatest", with a lot of witty, sarcasm, innocence and humour. I love it. It's 10,000 times better than "Oh My My" and it got less airplay. Don't understand the buying public, come on, if "You're Sixteen" was a #1 hit, you'd think that "Snookeroo" could have at least made it to the Top 10...

It's one of my favorite songs from Goodnight Vienna. images/icons/smile.gif