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I've always had a problem with "dance and romance", probably the most used rhyme on some of the greatest tunes IMO? My partner has a big issue with Billy Stuart's phenomenal tune 'Sitting in the Park' because he's " sitting on the bench with his back against the fence". However I'll buy any tune that'll "make my liver quiver" Apologies if this has used on a forum elsewhere but any others worse or better? No disrespect intended, Nick. 

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7 minutes ago, concrete said:

"they call her princess prrrrriiiiinnnncess ANNE"         Flashlight Pulling My Strings

yukkk!

Sometimes it can be just one line that puts you off. Make you right :ohmy:

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What about in Percy Sledges "Baby Help Me" about half way through the record Percy comes out with the line " you think you've got me dangling on a string, balls to everything.Well at least it sounds like that to me. Apologies in advance if i've got it wrong Lol.

Another record By The crow :- Your autumn of tomorrow the lyrics are, the length of your hair is the stick of your love.The grass on your fire is the expression of your desire.                      Finally Darrell Bank's class b side our love is in the pocket. He sings our love is in the pocket right there, there in the socket  Regards Fred

 

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There is absolutely no contest whatsoever for the worst rhyme in soul music - not northern soul, but the worst ever rhyme in soul music beyond any doubt.

Marvin Gaye:  

Baby, I'm hot just like an oven - I need some loving

It's always made me laugh :lol:

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OK so, so far it’s all been about bad lyrics /rhyming but here’s one of my favourites from Charles Spurling...

“Look at fat Eddie, he’s three hundred pounds...give him some moves, he’s gonna get it down”

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When it comes to great rhymes then you'll be hard pushed to find a finer lyricist than Mr Curtis Mayfield. One of my favourite lines is from the Gene Chandler tune on Constellation What Now,. 

"I've cried so long I can't take it to much longer and with every piece of dirt and bit of hurt makes you stronger..... 

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11 minutes ago, Spain pete said:

Some great lyrics from don covay on his superdude album , none better than , l was checking out  , she was checking in  , at the no tell hotel.   What a great line makes me wince every time .

Bend that lyric till it a out to snap n pull it back. Not sure if it's great or terrible. Good choice sir! 

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22 hours ago, Mr Fred said:

He sings our love is in the pocket but there's a tear in the socket. Regards Fred

Isn't it 'Our love is in the pocket, right there, there in the socket' (ie it's locked in place) - I believe it's why Soussan wrote 'In the Socket' for Shallamar.

Dx

 

 

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On 2 December 2017 at 20:34, DaveNPete said:

 

Absolutely spot on, and all those years I got it wrong, I  put my hearing aids in and listened to it Wow. A big thanks for enlightening me.Regards Fred.

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Chapter 5 - You Can't Mean It .................................... "look before you leap and count your blessings, instead of sheep" .................... REALLY !!!!!!!

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Ill hope i have always misheard this one

The Caressors - I cant stay away

First time they sing I cant stay away 

it then sounds like its followed with 

I cant fookin stay away (listen at 0:36) 

Please tell me Im wrong 

 

 

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On 02/12/2017 at 16:05, Spain pete said:

Some great lyrics from don covay on his superdude album , none better than , l was checking out  , she was checking in  , at the no tell hotel.   What a great line makes me wince every time .

This is very true. I've always loved this from Bad Mouthing:

"You think you can get any man you want just because you look good

But it ain't how good the car looks baby it's what's up under the hood"

 

And how about this from Swamp Dogg's brilliant "Dr. M.L.G." off the Have You Heard This Story? album:

"I was suffering from anxiety which gives symptoms of a heart attack

Physically I was sound as a yen and could've done the work of ten lumberjacks"

 

I don't think 'lumberjacks' has been used in many soul records....

 

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49 minutes ago, Missing Link said:

"I stand accused and I'm guilty

Baby I always will be"

Tony Colton - I Stand Accused

I'll tell the world that I was guilty and I wouldn't stand a chance...

Ill tell the world that I was a victim,a victim of circumstance...

brilliant...good call...:thumbsup:....

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A couple for me

THE BEST 4 Tops Shake me wake me.

"And as the tears streamed down my face" Just pure raw soul ( sorry no rhyme)

The most bizarre Morris Chestnut Too darn soulful.

Did you put the S in Sweet

Did you put the M in meat ?? OR N in neat?

Did you put the C in Charm

Really hard to tell. Clearly N in neat makes sense. But Alan Pollard had a theory that he was spelling out his initials as in Sweet Morris Chestnut. Sounds very much like M not N.  

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"Smokey the bear would pull out all his hair if he could see this heart of mine"

For me about the best written set of lyrics is Joanna Garrett's 'Whole New Plan' - if you listen there's no repetition and it all rhymes beautifully with no filling.

Dx

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Now tell me she don't sing, "Touch of penis" 

Yes I know everyone makes a joke about this tune but could it be a 'slack' tune. Popular throughout black music history a thinly veild explicit tune about sex? Yeh I know it's all about sex but is this a slack track Jack? 

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While I'm banging on, my dirty mind has ruined quite a few songs for me. For example - I Get My Kecks off on the Floor and Wind in my Bowels. Just can't stop singing it when I hear them. :)

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5 hours ago, themroc said:

Now tell me she don't sing, "Touch of penis" 

Yes I know everyone makes a joke about this tune but could it be a 'slack' tune. Popular throughout black music history a thinly veild explicit tune about sex? Yeh I know it's all about sex but is this a slack track Jack? 

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26 minutes ago, Gilly said:

"got to get up at 8 in the morning, ive got to go and get my early warning

  got to be at work just at 9, before I loose my job and all my time"

Ay up Gilly

I’ve always liked the lyrics to Gil Blanding.

Pete

:hatsoff2:

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