Song Lyric Sunday 14th November

Jim Adams is our host for Song Lyric Sunday. This week the theme is songs that feature the lyrics of either Birth, Death, or Life.
Nip over to his blog and check out some of the great tracks readers have contributed. Some are new, some are old, but they are always an excellent mix.
I’ve gone with Sammy Davis Jnr and Rhythm of Life from Sweet Charity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKSA049xkiU

The Rhythm of Life” is a song from the musical Sweet Charity (1966). In 1969, the Supremes and the Temptations covered the song for their G.I.T. on Broadway television special and album. Their version was released as a single in Australia and New Zealand, where it was a top 5 and top 20 hit, respectively.

Lyrics from allmusicals.com

Writer(s):Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields

Daddy started out in San Francisco,
Tootin’ on his trumpet loud and mean,
Suddenly a voice said, “Go forth Daddy,
Spread the picture on a wider screen.”
And the voice said, “Brother, there’s a million pigeons
Ready to be hooked on new religions.
Hit the road, Daddy, leave your common-law wife.
Spread the religion of The Rhythm Of Life.”
And The Rhythm Of Life is a powerful beat,
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your bedroom,
Rhythm in the street,
Yes, The Rhythm Of Life is a powerful beat,
To feel The Rhythm Of Life,
To feel the powerful beat,
To feel the tingle in your fingers,
To feel the tingle in your feet,
Daddy, spread the gospel in Milwaukee,
Took his walkie talkie to Rocky Ridge,
Blew his way to Canton, then to Scranton,
Till he landed under the Manhattan Bridge.
Daddy was the new sensation, got himself a congregation,
Built up quite an operation down below.
With the pie-eyed piper blowing, while the muscatel was flowing,
All the cats were go, go, go-ing down below.
Daddy was the new sensation, got himself a congregation,
Built up quite an operation down below.
With the pie-eyed piper blowing, while the muscatel was flowing,
All the cats were go, go, go-ing down below.
Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Fly, fly, fly to Daddy,
Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Swim, swim, swim to Daddy
Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Crawl, crawl, crawl to Daddy,
And The Rhythm Of Life is a powerful beat,
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your bedroom,
Rhythm in the street,
Yes, The Rhythm Of Life is a powerful beat,
To feel The Rhythm Of Life,
To feel the powerful beat,
To feel the tingle in your fingers,
To feel the tingle in your feet,
To feel The Rhythm Of Life,
To feel the powerful beat,
To feel the tingle in your fingers,
To feel the tingle in your feet,
Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Daddy we got The Rhythm Of Life,
Of life, of life, of life.
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Man!

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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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18 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday 14th November

  1. A great song, my feet tingle just thinking about it!

  2. A very different Sammy song and this is my first time hearing it. This reminds me of the beatnik scene, but the singing is very nice.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    I remember my sister’s going off to see this show, they bought the ablum and this song was my first and lasting favourite πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  4. John Holton says:

    We both went with Sammy today! What an entertainer he was…

  5. Jen Goldie says:

    Wonderful choice Di!
    I love Shirley MacLean and the movie/musical of course!

  6. ghostmmnc says:

    I’d never heard of the movie or play or the song, but this video was fun to watch. πŸ™‚

  7. Never seen this musical but will look out for it now! Thanks Di!

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