Today part 1 of the 1968 USA Shirley Bassey Show. We already showed three songs from that show because there were 3 duets in the show: two with Noel Harrison and the one with Jimmy Durante. There are not many newspaper articles from that year. It was also the year Shirley and Sergio got married. At the bottom of the page a selection of photos from over the years sent to us by Jill from Canada.
I’m gonna live and live NOW! Get what I want, I know how! All that the law will allow, One roll for the whole shebang! One throw that bell will go clang, Though I’m alone, I’m a gang, Eye on the target and wham, One shot, one gun shot and bang! Hey, world here I am …
Don’t tell me not to fly, I’ve simply got to, If someone takes a spill it’s me and not you, Don’t bring around a cloud to rain on my parade, Don’t tell me not to live, just sit and putter, Life’s candy and the sun’s a ball of butter, Who told you you’re allowed to rain on my parade.
I’ll march my band out, I’ll beat my drum And if I’m fanned out, your turn at bat, sir At least I didn’t fake it, hat, sir I guess I didn’t make it.
But whether I’m the rose of sheer perfection A freckle on the nose of life’s complexion A Cinderella or the shine apple of its eye I gotta fly once, I gotta try once, Only can die once, right, sir? Ooh, life is juicy, juicy and you see, I gotta have my bite, sir. Get ready for me love, ’cause I’m a “comer” I simply gotta march, my heart’s a drummer Nobody, no nobody, Is gonna rain on my parade.