Duets # 27

Today the duet Dame Shirley did with actor Al Corley which was released on a single. B-side the english version of  Thought I’d Ring You

Remember
Music composed by Gianni Ferrio and Giancarlo Del Re
Original Lyrics By Leo Chiosso, English Lyrics by Charles McLoughlin
Shirley Bassey performed this song as a duet with Al Corley. It is an English version of the Italian song “Paroles, Paroles”, originally sung by Mina, but which was also performed by Dalida in a duet with Alain Delon.

The song was released on a single in 1984, B-side: Thought I’d Ring You, (another duet with Al Corley) and is also available on the CD collection Solitaire.

Al Corley Short Biography

Al Corley has had a long acting career. He was the original actor to play Steven Carrington on the American night-time soap-opera Dynasty. He also returned to Dynasty in the 1991 movie “Dynasty: The Reunion”. He has starred in many movies, and has also worked as a director.

He had a European hit with the single “Square Rooms” which achieved chart success in many countries including Germany and Switzerland. He also recorded the duet Thought I’d Ring You with Shirley Bassey.

Lyrics
With Al Corley

AC: (laughs) You know sitting here next to you now
it’s as if I was meeting you for the very first time

This time it’s through
Between us two
I’m through with you

AC: Oh come on you don’t mean that
I really do

AC: But baby you got to believe me
Believe in you
Oh if I could
I really would

AC: give it a try

But it’s no good

AC: Hey I promise you things will be different now
You promised me
Promised forever
and all I’ve got are souvenirs
to remember

AC: ah but baby you are the beginning of my day the wind that blows my cares away
I know, you’ve got a way with words
AC: well if you say so
Yes you have and just as soon as my back is turned
You’ll be off without a care in the world
Why should I care even when you’re not here?
I feel so good, I’ve got my souvenirs

Remember, Remember, Remember
AC: oh I’m here
Remember I’ll always remember
AC: Just you
Those moments so tender so tender
September, October, November, December
Remember the days that we had
The way that we were

AC: The way you looked that night how could you blame me for giving you the eye
I caught your glance
I took a chance
A real romance
AC: Romancing and dancing, that’s me
I took the chance

AC: Do you remember what I said to you?

A whispered word
something I heard
but so absurd
AC: where have you been all my life?
You and your words
AC: but let’s now forget the good times
The times we had were so exciting
And the way you spoke to me was so inviting 

AC: oh honey you are like a flower that’ll never wilt, a painting that’ll never fade
I know, you’ve got a way with words
AC: and if you didn’t exist I would invent you
sure you would
but just as soon as my back is turned
you’ll be off without a care in the world
why should I care even when you’re not here?
I feel so good, I’ve got my souvenirs

Remember, Remember, Remember
AC: You and me
Remember I’ll always remember
AC: Just the two of us
Those moments so tender so tender
September, October, November, December
Remember the days that we had
The way that we were

Remember, Remember, Remember
AC: I am never going to forget
Remember I’ll always remember
AC: Oh baby
Those moments so tender so tender
September, October, November, December
Remember the days that we had
The way that we were