Showtime -Bassey’s Time-

Stops the shows

In a cabaret setting, guest performers from Britain and the Continent join guest hosts in London on a series of international playbills.  Shelley Berman introduces England’s Matt Monro and Wales’s Shirley Bassey. Shirley Bassey performs  two songs.  The show was recorded in Great Britain and broadcast on June 11th. 1968. With special thanks to Neil for this extraordinary video. Shirley Bassey sings two songs from the album Broadway Bassey’s Way: Come Back To Me & If Ever I Would Leave You.

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Lyrics Come Back To Me:

Hear my voice where you are
Take a train, steal a car
Hop a freight, grab a star, come back to me
Catch a plane, catch a breeze
On your hands, on your knees
Swim or fly, only please, come back to me
On a mule, in a jet
With your hair in a net
In a towel wringing wet
I don’t care, this is where you should be
From the hills, from the shore
Ride the wind to my door
Turn the highway to dust
Break the law if you must
Move the world, only just come back to me

Blast you hide, hear me call
Must I fight City Hall?
Here and now, damn it all, come back to me
What on earth must I do
Scream and yell till I’m blue
Curse your soul, when will you come back to me?
Have you gone to the moon or the corner saloon?
And to wreck and to ruin
I don’t care this is where you should be

In a crate or a trunk
On a horse or a drunk
In a Rolls or a van
Wrap yourself in saran
Anyway that you can
Come back to me
Come Back to me
Come Back to me

Lyrics If Ever I Would Leave You:

If ever I would leave you, it wouldn’t be in summer
How I’d leave in summer, I never will know
Your hair streaked with sunlight, your lips red as flame
Your face with a luster that puts gold to shame

But if I’d ever leave you, it wouldn’t be in autumn
How I’d leave in autumn, I never will know
I’ve seen how you sparkle when fall nips the air
I’ll know you in autumn and I must be there

And could I leave you running merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire’s glow

If ever I would leave you, it wouldn’t be in springtime
Knowing how in spring I’m bewitched by you so
Oh, no, not in springtime, summer, winter, or fall
No never could I leave you at all

4 thoughts on “Showtime -Bassey’s Time-”

  1. It is great to see Shirley in some of these rarer early videos from the sixties. We are lucky that we have so much of her to view thanks to you Pieter – Terry.

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  2. I agree with Terry!
    We are privileged that there is such a great Bassey blog with Pieter at the helm! Thanks you for giving us so much “BASSEY” Pieter! fantastic! 👍🏽

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  3. Thank you very much Pieter. I have to agree with the two prior Terry and Sunlover. I love the way DSB sings these two lovely songs which happen to be favorites of mine. DSB also looks beautiful as usual. What would we do without you Pieter, and all those who collaborate along side you to present to us everything Bassey.

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