Sing Lyric Sunday 7th June

Today’s theme  is Big/Large/Little/Small/Tall/Tiny
Thanks Jim.
https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/

First, I’m going with a golden oldie from 1967: The Boat That I Row by Lulu, which peaked at Number 6 in the UK charts.
1967 was the same year she sang the title song for the Sidney Poitier film To Sir with Love.

I was 11, and Lulu, born in 1948 was 19.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANmdSvxn10c

Written by Neil Diamond
Lyrics courtesy genius.com

I don’t have a lot, but with me that’s fine
Whatever I got, well, I know it’s mine
I don’t go around with the local crowd
I don’t dig what’s in so I guess I’m out
I’m saying these things
So you know me, baby
So, you understand what I’m all about

The boat that I row won’t cross no ocean
The boat that I row won’t get me there soon
But I got the love and if you got the notion
The boat that I row’s big enough for two
Just me and you

There ain’t a man alive
Can tell me what to say
I choose my own side and I like it that way
I don’t worry about all the things that I’m not
There’s only one thing that I want I ain’t got
You know that I’m talkin’ about you, baby
But you better know before you come along

The boat that I row won’t cross no ocean
The boat that I row won’t get me there soon
But I got the love and if you got the notion
The boat that I row’s big enough for two
Just me and you
(instrumental)
I’m saying these things
So you know me, baby
Do you understand what I’m all about
The boat that I row won’t cross no ocean
The boat that I row won’t get me there soon
But I got the love and if you got the notion
The boat that I row’s big enough for two
Just me and you

The boat that I row won’t cross no ocean
The boat that I row won’t get me there soon
But I got the love and if you got the notion
The boat that I row’s big enough for two

Second is this. Details from WIKI
 “Big Big World” is a song by Swedish singer Emilia. It was released in September 1998 as the lead single from the album of the same name and was written by Emilia and Lasse Anderson. The song was a hit in Europe, where it reached number-one in eight countries and peaked within the Top 5 in several others, but it fared less well in the United States, where it remained at the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100, though it did reach the top 40 on two other Billboard charts. The song was given a Grammis award for “Song of the Year” in 1998 and also won a Rockbjörnen award as “Swedish Song of the Year” in 1998. The song is about love, with references to the autumn season. The melody opening is based on the Swedish springtime song “Nu grönskar det”, which in turn is based on the Peasant Cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach.

A simple song, but quite lovely. Lyrics are in the video

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Sing Lyric Sunday 7th June

  1. I didn’t know Neil Diamond had wrote that.

  2. The Lulu song was new to me, but I really like it. Emilia Rydberg was discovered in 1996 by Lars Anderson, son of ABBA’s manager, Stig Anderson.

  3. John Holton says:

    She never quite made it big here, apart from “To Sir With Love.” Too bad… good pick!

  4. ghostmmnc says:

    Both of these were new to me. I like them both very much, though. I do remember To Sir With Love and Lulu – an old favorite. 🙂

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