Tuesday, May 3, 2016

ATF: Wildcat Pride

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Ticket to Ride
The Beatles
I think I'm gonna be sad
I think it's today
Yeah
The girl that’s driving me mad
Is going away

She's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride
But she don't care

She said that living with me
Was bringing her down
Yeah
She would never be free
When I was around

She's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride
But she don't care

I don't know why she's riding so high
She oughta think twice
She oughta do right
By me
Before she gets to saying goodbye
She oughta think twice
She oughta do right

I think I'm gonna be sad
I think it's today
Yeah
The girl that’s driving me mad
Is going away

She's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride
But she don't care

I don't know why she's riding so high
She oughta think twice
She oughta do right
By me
Before she gets to saying goodbye
She oughta think twice
She oughta do right
By me

She said that living with me
Was bringing her down
Yeah
She would never be free
When I was around

She's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride
But she don't care

My baby don't care
My baby don't care
My baby don't care
My baby don't care
My baby don't care



Theme from Shaft
Isaac Hayes
Who's the black private dick
That's a sex machine to all the chicks
Shaft
You damn right

Who is the man that would risk his neck
For his brother man
Shaft
Can you dig it

Who's the cat that won't cop out
When there's danger all about
Shaft
Right on

They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother
Shut your mouth
But I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft
Then we can dig it

He's a complicated man
But no one understands him
But his woman
John Shaft

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

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12 comments:

  1. One of my bands used to do a Beatles medley, and Ticket to Ride was one of the songs included therein. It was lots of fun, for the band and the audience.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Silver Fox!!! These were two of the songs we played in competition and concerts while I played valve-trombone in the Cassville High School (Wildcats) stage band from 1973-76. That punctuating, very deep bass note in the shaft theme was mine to hit, and there was one time during one of our competitions when it came out sounding more like a splat than a true tone. I can still see the look our band director gave me at the time. Thankfully, my screw-up was overshadowed by the incredible excellence to the rest of the performance, and we won first-place going away again. I think it was five straight years when neither our concert or stage band failed to win over-all first=place in every district and state (Missouri) competition. John Knight was our director at the time, and when he left for a music conservatory in Ohio a couple of years after I graduated in '76, it was the end of the dominance of the music program.

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  2. How wonderful to hear proper music on this blog for a change.
    Shame the Shaft rubbish was linked with it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! Alas, no one understands him but his woman.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Mike!!! I am really glad you enjoyed this.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Martin!!! Like I just told Silver Fox, there was at least one time when I sure missed that note. Sigh.

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  5. I recall the name Shaft but don't think I ever watched it

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! I watched the movie years ago, but I don't remember much of the particulars.

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  6. "Ticket To Ride" is a classic, and I love the Beatles. Thank you for taking me down memory lane. I enjoyed the music. :)

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Sheri!!! You are most welcome.

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