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Temma Harbour

Postby Titaniumman » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:03 pm

Happy Saint Paddy's Day, lads and lassies.

Me, I've got not one drop of Irish blood, but I did wear a green shirt today, and I've got corned beef, red potatoes, carrots, and cabbage to cook tonight and Killian's Red in the fridge. I'm just glad St. Paddy's didn't fall on a Friday. Afterall, March 17th is in the middle of Lent.

To me, the value of March 17th is that we're only three days from Spring, and what a long, cold wait it has been. The river's still up, but I'm hoping that it's at a good level this year for ya'll to fish, and for me to swim, sit out with tropical drinks, and play my tropical music.

Ya'll remember my tropical music collection, don't you? Songs about rum, pretty girls dancing on beaches, mangos, coconuts, etc. Reggae, Calypso, anything with a Latin beat, Jimmy Buffet, Harry Belafonte, steel drum instrumental versions of pop songs. I've even got Barry Manilow - "At the Copa Cabana". The play list continues to evolve and expand. It now has over 70 songs and barely fits on four 80 minute CDs. I have taken a few songs off that I have felt weren't up to the quality of the collection.

A few weeks ago, I heard "It's Summer" by War on the radio. I found an excellent MP3 version of it and added it. Nice to have a song that mentions 8-tracks and CB radios.

Speaking of 8-tracks, there's a song that I had on one of my tapes that I used to play in my '56 Chevy in high school. The song is "Temma Harbour" by Mary Hopkin. I have wanted to have this song in the tropical collection since I started it, but I couldn't find a full version of it. I found that it's now on Amazon for 99 cents, so I downloaded it. Mary Hopkin is best known for her biggest hit, "Those Were the Days My Friend".

To further validate Hopkin's reputation, here's a picture of her hanging out with four chaps from Liverpool you might recognize:
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Sir Paul there, had just signed her on as the first artist outside their group onto their new recording company, Apple Records.

While I was at it on Amazon, I found a good version of The Kink's "Apeman", so I'm putting that into the collection as well. I believe that it's the only live concert version of a song in the collection, but the applause is only at the beginning and end, and it sounds real good.

I'm embarrassed to say that while I was working on all this, that I realized that I have had Talking Heads' "Nothing But Flowers" on their "Naked" album all this time, but didn't think to put it in the collection. I'm looking for just the right place to install it now. Guess I better start re-dividing this thing for five discs.

Mary Hopkin's "Temma Harbour"
In a giant lemon tree, alone my baby and me
We both climb down and cross the sand until we reach the sea
And the waves come higher, higher as we sway and dance
And the way I feel makes me want to take a chance

Sing a song of Temma Harbour, climb a coconut tree
Catch a fish and light a fire, drink some wine with me
And if you say you like me and I like you,
We can go a little deeper in the long bamboo

Sunshine, sunshine,
Sun, sun, sun, sunshine.

In the treehouse here we lay above the blue sea spray
The tide rolls in and on the wind guitars begin to play
And the waves come higher, higher as we sway and dance
And the way I feel makes me want to take a chance

Sing a song of Temma Harbour, climb a coconut tree
Catch a fish and light a fire, drink some wine with me
And if you say you like me and I like you,
We can go a little deeper in th elong bamboo

Sunshine, sunshine,
Sun, sun, sun, sunshine.

Sunshine, sunshine,
Sun, sun, sun, sunshine.


War's "It's Summer"
Riding round town with all the windows down
Eight track playing all your favorite sounds
The rhythm of the bongos fill the park
The street musicians trying to get a start

'Cause it's summer, summer time is here
Yes, it's summer, my time of year
Yes, it's summer, my time of year

Stretched out on a blanket in the sand
Kids of all ages digging Disneyland
Rapping on the C B radio in your van
We'll give a big ten four to the truckin' man

'Cause it's summer, summer time is here
Yes, it's summer, my time of year
Yes, it's summer, my time of year

Young boys playin' stick ball in the street
Fire hydrants help to beat the heat
Old man feeding pigeons in the square
Nighttime finds young lovers walkin' there, oh yeah

'Cause it's summer, summer time is here
Yes, it's summer, my time of year

In Atlantic City or out in Malibu
Or anywhere between, I am telling you
When you feel those balmy breezes on your face
Summer time is the best time any place, oh yeah

'Cause it's summer, summer time is here
Yes, it's summer, my time of year

'Cause it's summer, oh yeah, summer time is here, yes it is
Yes, it's summer, my time of year

'Cause it's summer, summer time is here
Yes, it's summer, yes it is, my time of year

Oh, 'cause it's summer, summer time is here
Yes, it's summer


The Kinks' "Apeman"
I think I'm sophisticated
'Cos I'm living my life like a good homosapien
But all around me everybody's multiplying
Till they're walking round like flies man
So I'm no better than the animals sitting in their cages
in the zoo man
'Cos compared to the flowers and the birds and the trees
I am an ape man
I think I'm so educated and I'm so civilized
'Cos I'm a strict vegetarian
But with the over-population and inflation and starvation
And the crazy politicians
I don't feel safe in this world no more
I don't want to die in a nuclear war
I want to sail away to a distant shore and make like an ape man
I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man
I'm an ape man I'm a King Kong man I'm a voo doo man
I'm an ape man
'Cos compared to the sun that sits in the sky
compared to the clouds as they roll by
Compared to the bugs and the spiders and flies
I am an ape man
In man's evolution he has created the cities and
the motor traffic rumble, but give me half a chance
and I'd be taking off my clothes and living in the jungle
'Cos the only time that I feel at ease
Is swinging up and down in a coconut tree
Oh what a life of luxury to be like an ape man
I'm an ape, I'm an ape ape man, I'm an ape man
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voo-doo man
I'm an ape man
I look out my window, but I can't see the sky
'Cos the air pollution is fogging up my eyes
I want to get out of this city alive
And make like an ape man
Come and love me, be my ape man girl
And we will be so happy in my ape man world
I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man, I'm an ape man
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voo-doo man
I'm an ape man
I'll be your Tarzan, you'll be my Jane
I'll keep you warm and you'll keep me sane
and we'll sit in the trees and eat bananas all day
Just like an ape man
I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man, I'm an ape man
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voo-doo man
I'm an ape man.
I don't feel safe in this world no more
I don't want to die in a nuclear war
I want to sail away to a distant shore
And make like an ape man.


Talking Heads' "Nothing But Flowers"
Here we stand
Like an Adam and an Eve
Waterfalls
The Garden of Eden
Two fools in love
So beautiful and strong
The birds in the trees
Are smiling upon them
From the age of the dinosaurs
Cars have run on gasoline
Where, where have they gone?
Now, it's nothing but flowers

There was a factory
Now there are mountains and rivers
you got it, you got it

We caught a rattlesnake
Now we got something for dinner
we got it, we got it

There was a shopping mall
Now it's all covered with flowers
you've got it, you've got it

If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmower
you've got it, you've got it

Years ago
I was an angry young man
I'd pretend
That I was a billboard
Standing tall
By the side of the road
I fell in love
With a beautiful highway
This used to be real estate
Now it's only fields and trees
Where, where is the town
Now, it's nothing but flowers
The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong

Once there were parking lots
Now it's a peaceful oasis
you got it, you got it

This was a Pizza Hut
Now it's all covered with daisies
you got it, you got it

I miss the honky tonks,
Dairy Queens, and 7-Elevens
you got it, you got it

And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
you got it, you got it

I dream of cherry pies,
Candy bars, and chocolate chip cookies
you got it, you got it

We used to microwave
Now we just eat nuts and berries
you got it, you got it

This was a discount store,
Now it's turned into a cornfield
you got it, you got it

Don't leave me stranded here
I can't get used to this lifestyle
I dream of a better tomorrow in which chickens may cross roads with no fear their motive is in question.
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