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Today Monday June 17

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Tenement Jazz Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:30pm (doors). Free (donations).

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

A Lyric from Gordon Phillips

Gordon Phillips, who recently shared the stage with Gabrielle mit drie in a jazz/poetry lunchtime session at the Central Library, Newcastle, has kindly sent me this lyric. Gordon has also written the music which, he tells me, has been arranged in 12/8 time by pianist Paul Buck. Well we haven't got the music but the words read well - Lance.

LONDON TOWN, LONDON DREAMS
If you can be someone a way of being someone,
Well, there’s nowhere better than London town;
For this is where the chance is and you’ll get the glances
As you go out on the town.
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We all love to be at where we can be seen at,
And there’s nowhere better than London town;
For this is where the heart is, they roll out the red carpet,
Here’s the big shot he’s in town.
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Whenever she dreams
She’s a part of you;
Whatever she schemes
She’s a part of you;
Whatever she schemes
She’s a part of your dreams,
London town, London town, 
London dreams.
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And at night it’s show-time it’s making for a good time,
And there’s nowhere better than London town.
You see it in the bright lights there’s so many bright lights
For this is the heart of town.
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If you can be someone a way of being someone,
Well, there’s nowhere better than London town;
For this is where the chance is and you’ll get the glances
As you go out on the town.
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Whenever she dreams
She’s a part of you;
Whatever she schemes
She’s a part of you;
Whatever she schemes
She’s a part of your dreams,
London town, London town, 
London dreams.

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