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The Phantom Dancer

by Greg Poppleton

LYRICS Say, it's only a paper moon, Sailing over a cardboard sea, But it wouldn't be make believe if you believed in me. Yes, it's only a canvas sky, Hanging over a muslin tree, But it wouldn't be make-believe if you believed in me. Without your love it's a honky tonk parade. Without your love it's a melody played in a penny arcade. It's a Barnum and Bailey world, Just as phoney as it can be, But it wouldn't be make-believe if you believed in me.
LYRICS Verse Of all the girls I've known and I've known some Until I first met you I was lonesome And when you came in sight, dear, my heart grew light And this old world seemed new to me You're really swell, I have to admit you Deserve expressions that really fit you And so I've racked my brain hoping to explain All the things that you do to me Chorus Bei mir bist du schön, please let me explain 'Bei mir bist du schön' means you're grand Bei mir bist du schön, again I'll explain It means you're the fairest in the land I could say 'bella, bella' even say 'wunderbar' Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are I've tried to explain, 'bei mir bist du schön' So kiss me and say you understand
LYRICS Grab your coat and get your hat Leave your worries on the doorstep, Life can be so sweet On the sunny side of the street. Can you hear that pitter-pat? Oh, that happy tune is your step. Life can be so sweet On the sunny side of the street. I used to walk in the shade with my blues on parade. But now I'm not afraid. This rover's crossed over. If I ever had a cent I'd be rich as Rockefeller. With gold dust 'round my feet On the sunny side of the street.
Love me or leave me and let me be lonely, You won't believe me but I love you only, I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else. You might find the night time the right time for kissing, But night time is my time for just reminiscing, Regretting instead of forgetting with somebody else. There'll be no one unless that someone is you. I intend to be independently blue. I want your love, I don't want to borrow. To have it today and give back tomorrow. For my love is your love, There's no love for somebody else.
LYRICS When Whippoorwills call, and the evening is nigh I hurry to my blue heaven A turn to the right, a little white light Will lead you to my blue heaven You'll see a smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room A little nest that nestles where the roses bloom Jst Molly and me, and baby makes three We're happy in my blue heaven
LYRICS If I could be with you, I'd love you strong. If I could be with you, I'd love you long. I want you to know that I wouldn't go Until I told you honey why I love you so. If I could be with you, one hour tonight. If I was free to do the things I might. I'm telling you true, I'd be anything but blue. If I could be with you, oh, sugar! If I could be with you.
LYRICS South of the border, down Mexico way. That's where I fell in love when stars above come out to play. And now as I wander, my thoughts ever stray. South of the border, down Mexico way. She was a picture, in old Spanish lace. Just for a tender while I kissed the smile upon her face. For it was fiesta and we were so gay. South of the border, down Mexico way. And she sighed as she whispered manana, never dreaming that we were parting. And I lied as I whispered manana, for our tomorrow never came. South of the border, I rode back one day. There in a veil of white by candlelight she kneelt to pray. The mission bells told me that I musn't stay. South of the border, down Mexico way. Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay (Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay) Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay (Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay) Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay (Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay)
Do, Do, Do 03:08
LYRICS Verse I remember the bliss Of that wonderful kiss. I knew that a boy Could never have more joy From any little miss. I remember it quite; 'Twas a wonderful night. Oh, how I'd adore it If you would encore it. 0h - Chorus Do, do, do What you've done, done, done Before, Baby. Do, do, do What I do, do, do Adore, Baby. Let's try again, Sigh again, Fly again to heaven. Baby, see It's A B C - I love you and you love me. I know, know, know What a beau, beau, beau Should do, Baby; So don't, don't, don't Say it won't, won't, won't Gome true, Baby. My heart begins to hum - Dum de dum de dum-dum-dum, So do, do, do What you've done, done, done before.
LYRICS Verse My little heart is full of palpitation What I need is consolation I'd like to stage a little celebration In the moonlight, right away I'll feel all pep't if you'll accept My friendly invitation Chorus 1 Mmm, would you like to take walk? Mmm, do you think it's gonna rain? Mmm, how about a sasparilla? Gee, the moon is yeller Sump'n good'll come from that Mmm, have you heard the latest song? Mmm, it's a very pretty strain Mmm, don't you feel a little thrilly? Gee, it's getting chilly Sump'n good'll come from that When you're strolling though the wherezis You need a whozis to lean upon But when you have no whozis To hug and whatzis, gosh, darn Mmm, would you like to take walk? Mmm, do you think it's gonna rain? Mmm, ain't you tired of the talkies? I prefer the walkies Sump'n good'll come from that
LYRICS Night and day, you are the one Only you beneath the moon or under the sun Whether near to me or far It's no matter, darling, where you are I think of you night and day Night and day, why is it so That this longing for you follows wherever I go? In the roaring traffic's boom In the silence of my lonely room I think of you night and day Night and day, under the hide of me There's an oh, such a hungry yearning burning inside of me And my torment won't be through Till you let me spend my life making love to you Day and night, night and day
LYRICS In olden days a glimpse of stocking Was looked on as something shocking, But now, God knows, Anything Goes. Good authors too who once knew better words, Now only use four letter words Writing prose, Anything Goes. The world has gone mad today And good's bad today, And black's white today, And day's night today, When most guys today That women prize today Are just silly gigolos And though I'm not a great romancer I know that I'm bound to answer When you propose, Anything goes
LYRICS East of the sun and west of the moon, We'll build a dream house of love, dear. Near to the sun in the day, Near to the moon at night, We'll live in a lovely way, dear, Living on love and pale moonlight. Just you and I, Forever and a day; Love will not die, We'll keep it that way, Up among the stars we'll find A harmony of life to a lovely tune, East of the sun and west of the moon, dear, East of the sun and west of the moon.
Star Dust 06:01
And now the purple dusk of twilight time Steals across the meadows of my heart High up in the sky the little stars climb Always reminding me that we're apart You wander down the lane and far away Leaving me a song that will not die Love is now the stardust of yesterday The music of the years gone by Sometimes I wonder why I spend The lonely night dreaming of a song The melody haunts my reverie And I am once again with you When our love was new And each kiss an inspiration But that was long ago Now my consolation Is in the stardust of a song Beside a garden wall When stars are bright You are in my arms The nightingale tells his fairy tale A paradise where roses bloom Though I dream in vain In my heart it will remain My stardust melody The memory of love's refrain
LYRICS Here we are out of cigarettes Holding hands and yawning Look how late it gets Two sleepy people by dawn's early light And too much in love to say goodnight Here we are in the cozy chair Guess we out to leave it but we're staying ther Two sleepy people with nothing to say And too much in love to break away Do you remember the nights we used to linger in the hall? Father did not like you at all Do you remember the reason why we married in the fall? To rent this little nest and get a bit of rest Well, here we are just were we began Drowsy little lady, dosey mister man Two sleepy people by dawn's early light And too much in love to say goodnight


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"Don’t you just appreciate pleasant surprises? Especially musical ones! There’s nothing like stumbling across an artist who is fresh, original, filled with musical integrity, and especially one that has a unique perspective on the familiar. Australian Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Greg Poppleton is such an artist; one whom this reviewer can’t say enough great things about.

And boy do these guys swing! I thoroughly enjoy this CD. It’s fresh and open. The music literally pulls you into yesteryear and reminds you of the infinite palettes jazz offers and a peak into where it was in the late 20s. The musicians are incredible and their presentation is flawless.

Greg Poppleton has captured the essence of the jazz singers of that era and is able to exhibit an originality that make his offering a new standard for tomorrow’s generation. You will be listening to this disc for years to come!"
— Gerard H Beulah Jr, JazzReview.com (U.S)

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released May 30, 2006

Greg Poppleton - Authentic 1920s - 30s singe
Paul Furniss - Alto and Tenor Saxes and Clarinet
Bob Henderson - Trumpet
Matt Baker - Piano (tracks 2, 5, 7)
Peter Locke - Piano
Dieter Vogt - Double Bass
Joel Davis - Drums

Recording Engineer:
Phil Punch - Electric Avenue

Rick O'Neil - Turtlerock

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Greg Poppleton Sydney, Australia

I saw Louis Armstrong on TV when I was 3 and have been hooked on 1920s-1930s jazz and swing ever since. I sing songs with some musician characters

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