Monday, 9 May 2011

MY HIT LIST FAMILY BURLESQUE


Burlesque
A 1972 hit from Family; a band that were described as Prog, Jazz, folk, Psychadelic and Rock. Family had a rotating line up that featured, among others Roger Chapman, Tony Ashton, Rob Townsend and John Wetton. This is probably their most popular song and is a piece of music of it's time that having been dusted down sounds very good to my 2011 ears.

Rolling and tumbling ain't done me no harm
Gonna boogie my night all away
Rita and Greta been twisting my arm into
Heading out west
Down to the Burlesque
Saving my ace through to you

Well, drinking and sinking, I'm feeling alright
Right down to my snakey spat shoes
Just about shutdown and three in the night
Because I'm heading out west
Down to the Burlesque
Show 'em a moon at the door

We got to show the Burlesque

Been kinda sneaky to get you alone
Oh but you in that dress
Destination Burlesque
I got all my cards in one shoe

Rolling, tumbling
Sure ain't done me no harm
Drinking, sinking
Just been too bad on my arm

Well I finally lost Rita and Greta went home
I guess that leaves just me and you
I got all my cards in one

Rolling, tumbling
Sure ain't done me no harm
Drinking, sinking
Just been too bad on my arm

Well I finally lost Rita and Greta went home
I guess that leaves just me and you
Been kinda sneaky to get you alone
Oh but you in that dress
Destination Burlesque
I got all my cards in one shoe
-Whitney/Chapman


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having said that;

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