Sunday, February 18, 2007

A Song for Sunday

This week's song is a trip down memory lane for me.

Paper Lace were a Nottingham based band who enjoyed three weeks at #1 in 1974 with this song. Definitely a crowd pleaser, there wasn't a single teenage girl in the UK who didn't know all the lyrics to this song. Although it was released in the US, it only reached #96 so this might be new to my American Blogbuddies, even though it's 30 odd years old.

In my previous post I mentioned my favourite thing as a child was Church Camp. Well, our Church Camp had a talent night on the last night, an opportunity for young singers, comedians, monologuers and various odd talents to parade their abilities in front of their peers. Some were stunning, some were wonderful, some were downright cringeworthy.

When I was 11 I got up in front of all the guys at Camp and sang this song. Apart from school musicals, this was the first time I had ever sung in public. No music, no support, just me standing there alone on the makeshift stage in the marquee singing my favourite song.

I have always adored this song. I've always known the words and can still sing along to it 32 years later.




Jean-Luc Picard said...

I know it well, CQ, and also know a lot of the words.

Michele sent me here.

Oracle said...

Hey CQ thanks for the comments I ended up queue jumping at Michele's last weekend ;( oops

Hope your havin a good un ;)

Pearl said...

Playng the video on Safari made the page forward to Minerva's blog. You're missing a bit of your html somewhere.

David said...

not from michele
but I hope it counts anyway

Dave said...

What a decade the 70's were!
Here from Michele's this time.

Janejill said...

I loved hearing the song again - didnt recognise the video?! they've come a long way indeed...songs and perfumes always take me exactly back

Bob-kat said...

What a blast from the past!

It obviously has vivid memories for you Hon!

Michele sent me to see you this time!

panthergirl said...

Of course we know it, CQ!!! Great trip down memory lane, indeed!

I saw you were skipped a lot at Michele's today so I thought I'd drop back by... ;)

LadyBugCrossing said...

Hi CQ!
I've been remiss about getting over to see you. Please forgive me - I've been swamped, snowed, iced, and slumberpartied...

Your memories of singing at church camp are so sweet. You were brave. I watched, but never participated... until Band Camp... THAT was hysterical!!


I might not know the song, but it was a beautiful one.
Just dropping by to say hello after a long time.

Carmi said...

Thank you for introducing me not only to this song, but to an important slice of your history.

I'm inspired to go through my own childhood experiences and share musical memories of my own. Thanks for pointing the way.

mar said...

I had my share last evening with Fleetwood Mac and Police... :)

mar said...

Oh, and Paper Lace made it down to Chile, I remember this song!!!

Fizzy said...

A real blast from the past

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh I Love this song, CQ! And I can just imagine you getting up there and singing yoyr little eleven year old heart out!!
What happened to this group? Did they go on and have a nice career? Or was this pretty much it?