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Rock And Roll Heaven

The Righteous Brothers

Chorus:

If you believe in forever,

Then life is just a one-night stand.

If there's a rock and roll heaven,

Well you know they've got a hell of a band, band, band.

Jimmy gave us rainbows,

And Janis took a piece of our hearts,

And Otis brought us all to the dock of a bay.

Sing a song to light my fire,

Remember Jim that way,

They've all found another place, another place to play.

Chorus

Remember bad bad Leroy Brown,

Hey Jimmy touched us with that song.

Time won't change a friend we came to know.

And Bobby gave us Mack the Knife,

Well look out, he's back in town.

They'll all be there together

When they meet in one big show.

Chorus

There's a spotlight waiting

No matter who you are

Cuz everybody's got a song to sing,

Everyone's a star

(Everybody's got to be a star).

Chorus, repeat and fade out

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"Bio" by Chuck Berry

Yeah! I was living in St. Louis

In the year of nineteen fifty five

Mama didnt have no great mansion,

Just a little old country dive.

Papa worked all week long,

Tryn?to keep us six kids alive.

So I hitch hiked to Chicago

Just to hear Muddy Waters play

I sat and listened to him sing

Until the early hours of day

I asked him what I could do to make it

And it was he who showed me the way

I went back home and wrote a song

And made a record I could claim

The little tune jumped on the charts

And rode me right on up to fame

It netted over ten thousand dollars

And added glory to my name

I was standing at the airport

With my guitar in my hand

And a first class ticket

Destination movie land

I will be in Hollywood, Mama

Before the roosters crow again

When I first started playing music

Over sixteen years ago

Every big town in the country

From St. Francisco to Baltimore

Trying to bring some happy hours

Doing the only thing I know

Cant help it, but I love it

Stand here, sing to you

Brings back so many memories

Many things we used to do

Till I see you here again

Take care, good luck to you

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Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley

Do you like good music

That sweet soul music

Just as long as it's swingin'

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Out here on the floor now

We're going to a go go

Ah dancin to the music

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Spotlight on Lou Rawls y'all

Ah don't he look tall y'all

Singin' loves a hurtin' thing now

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Spotlight on Sam and Dave now

Ah don't they look boss y'all

Singin' hold on I'm comin'

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Spotlight on Wilson Pickett

That wicked picket Pickett

Singin Mustang Sally

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Spotlight on Otis Redding now

Singing fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa

Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Spotlight on James Brown now

He's the king of them all, yeah

He's the king of them all, yeah

Oh yeah, oh yeah

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The Ballad of John and Yoko-Beatles

Standing in the dock at Southampton,

Trying to get to Holland or France.

The man in the mac said, "You've got to go back".

You know they didn't even give us a chance.

Christ you know it ain't easy,

You know how hard it can be.

The way things are going

They're gonna crucify me.

Finally made the plane into Paris,

Honey mooning down by the Seine.

Peter Brown called to say,

"You can make it O.K.,

You can get married in Gibraltar, near Spain".

Christ you know it ain't easy,

You know how hard it can be.

The way things are going

They're gonna crucify me.

Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton,

Talking in our beds for a week.

The newspaper said, "Say what you doing in bed?"

I said, "We're only trying to get us some peace".

Christ you know it ain't easy,

You know how hard it can be.

The way things are going

They're gonna crucify me.

Saving up your money for a rainy day,

Giving all your clothes to charity.

Last night the wife said,

"Oh boy, when you're dead

You don't take nothing with you

But your soul - think!"

Made a lightning trip to Vienna,

eating chocolate cake in a bag.

The newspaper said, "She's gone to his head,

They look just like two gurus in drag".

Christ you know it ain't easy,

You know how hard it can be.

The way things are going

They're gonna crucify me.

Caught the early plane back to London.

Fifty acorns tied in a sack.

The men from the press said, "We wish you success,

It's good to have the both of you back".

Christ you know it ain't easy,

You know how hard it can be.

The way things are going

They're gonna crucify me.

The way things are going

They're gonna crucify me.

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