Song Lyrics Sunday: General Length or Size of Things

Check it out here: https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/02/20/general-length-or-size-of-things/

I love music and I know the words to songs that would probably surprise most people who know me but I don’t know singers’ names or groups…well not a lot of them. So I wanted to participate this week and googled words to find a song. This is what I found……

https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/15712045

They say there's a troopship just leaving bombay, bound for old blighty shore
Heavily laden with time expired men, bound for the land they adore.
There's many an airman just finishing his time, there's many a twerp signing on.
You'll get no promotion this side of the ocean, so cheer up my lads, bless 'em all.

Bless em all, bless em all, the long and the short and the tall
Bless all the sergeants and w. o. ones,
Bless all the corp'rals and their blinkin sons,
'Cause we're saying goodbye to them all, as back to their billets they crawl
You'll get no promotion this side of the ocean, so cheer up my lads, bless 'em all

They say if you work hard you'll get better pay
We've heard all that before
Clean up your buttons and polish your boots
Scrub out the barrack room floor
There's many a rookie has taken it in, hook line and sinker an 'all
You'll get no promotion this side of the ocean
So cheer up my lads bless 'em all. 

Bless 'em all, bless 'em all, the long and the short and the tall,
Bless all the sergeants and w. o. ones,
Bless all the corp'rals and their blinkin sons,
'cos we're saying goodbye to them all, as back to their billets they crawl
You'll get no promotion this side of the ocean, so cheer up my lads, bless'em all

Now they say that the sergeant's a very nice chap, oh what a tale to tell.
Ask him for leave on a Saturday night and he'll pay your fare home as well.
There's many an airman has blighted his life through writing rude words on the wall
You'll get no promotion this side of the ocean
So cheer up my lads bless 'em all 

Bless 'em all, bless 'em all, the long and the short and the tall,
Bless all the sergeants and w. o. ones,
Bless all the corp'rals and their blinkin sons,
'Cause we're saying goodbye to them all, as back to their billets they crawl
You'll get no promotion this side of the ocean, so cheer up my lads, bless'em all

Nobody knows what a twerp you have been, so cheer up my lads bless 'em all

Three Line Tales

three line tales 234: a man playing the fiddle on a boat
photo by Calum MacAuley

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page 

Written for Sonya at Only 100 Words: https://only100words.xyz/2020/07/23/three-line-tales-234/

Silent Sounds

He listened intently as the bow ran across the strings of the antique violin, purchased from a yard sale while stopping at a port.
He couldn’t hear a sound from the bow, but in his head he could hear the music clearly, note for note, without a single screech from the instrument.
Perhaps it was all in his head, maybe it was stuck in the violin, but he didn’t care because he heard the music loud and clear.

©2020  CBialczak Fiction

Mixitup and Playme Now!

Series 1 – Game 1 – 24th March 2020

Theme this week is Crazy Times

https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2020/03/24/mixitup-and-playme-now/

Here is my list:

  1. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne  
  1. Crazy – K-Ci & JoJo 
  1. Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band 
  1. People Are Crazy – Billy Currington 
  1. Crazy – Aerosmith 
  1. Crazy In Love – Beyonce featuring Jay-Z 
  1. Crazy B***h – Buckcherry 
  1. Crazy For You – Adele 
  1. Crazy Rap – Afroman 
  1. Mama He’s Crazy – The Judds 
  1. I’ve Always Been Crazy – Waylon Jennings 
  1. Crazy Love – Poco 
  1. Crazy – Willie Nelson 
  1. I Want Crazy – Hunter Hayes 
  1. Crazy Love – Michael Buble