At the Drop of a Hat
At the Drop of Another Hat
Tried by the Centre Court
And Then We Wrote...
Songs For Our Time
Of course Gérard de Nerval never really got into the top ten . . . either . . . and that's strange, because I don't know if any of you spotted this, but every single phrase of that song was in a foreign language. Well, we've noticed that songs built around foreign phrases, particularly if they're rather lush waltzes, are almost invariably hits. Well, you think - "Auf Wiedersehen, my dear" , "Arrivederci darling" , "It's my advice to you" - remember that one? And more recently, of course, "Que sera sera" , that charming spot on the Costa Brava. Now we liked the idea of writing a song like this, well, for one thing we feel that it could do nothing but good for the nations of the world to have a greater understanding of each other's languages; then er . . . you had a point somewhere, didn't you?
Oh, it's hard to say:
I don't think so, really. It's probably safer to stick to the old moon and June formula. We have our own variation on that highly unoriginal theme. We've tried to bring it up to date a bit.
It's a satellite moon
We felt that really, on the whole, in this time of crisis and political conflict, what the world needed most was another simple happy chorus song, something which expressed the feelings of all the ordinary people all over the world, and in which everyone could join. We've written one, and it's called "Queee Pop Oh!". It was originally called "Queee Pop Brrrrr". We thought this sounded rather stupid. Do please join in if you wish. A song, we feel, very much for our time.
A Happy Song
When you're feeling kind of blue