Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Como se puede bailar? Es un escandolo



You know you're getting old when...

...you find out that not only was Gwen Stefani 50 years old last week, but today Sigourney Weaver blows out 70 candles on her cake, and sharing the party with her is the 80-year old "Crocodile Dundee" Paul Hogan...

... and this Thursday would have been the 60th birthday of the sadly-missed Miss Kirsty MacColl!

Any excuse, really, to play this classic:


I once met a man with a sense of adventure
He was dressed to thrill wherever he went
He said “Let’s make love on a mountain top
Under the stars on a big hard rock”

I said “In these shoes?
I don’t think so”
I said “Honey, let’s do it here.

“So I’m sitting at a bar in Guadalajara
In walks a guy with a faraway look in his eyes
He said “I’ve got as powerful horse outside
Climb on the back, I’ll take you for a ride
I know a little place, we can get there for the break of day.”

I said “In these shoes?
No way, Jose”
I said “Honey, let’s stay right here.”

No le gusta caminar. No puede montar a caballo
(She doesn’t like to walk, she can’t ride a horse)
Como se puede bailar? Es un escandolo
(But the way she dances, it’s a scandal)

Then I met an Englishman
“Oh” he said
“Won’t you walk up and down my spine,
It makes me feel strangely alive.”

I said “In these shoes?
I doubt you’d survive.”
I said “Honey, let’s do it.
Let’s stay right here.”

12 comments:

  1. Honey. The first time I heard this was in the film Kinky Boots, and it was great, but this original is so much better.

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    1. It's a work of genius, my dear [as were others she wrote such as They Don't Know (which was a hit for Tracey Ullman) and Don't Come the Cowboy with Me Sonny Jim]. Had she lived, we can only imagine what other shards of brilliance Miss MacColl would have come up with. Jx

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  2. ....and she worked with French and Saunders.
    I waited up for a tv programme last night, and then promptly fell asleep when it was on - like my mum and dad used to when I was young. Yep, getting old alright.
    Sx

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    1. Have you not got iPlayer, Miss Scarlet? Jx

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    2. Yes....but I wanted to see it soon as! I will catch up today.
      Sx

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    3. Just don't fall asleep this time... Jx

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  3. Oh this is so god. Never heard the original! Thanks.

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    1. Amazing to think it's almost two decades since she was killed... Jx

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    2. And we are still waiting for justice !

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    3. The rich boat-owner paid-off a scapegoat who did go to prison, but the person who was more likely to have been responsible escaped any culpability charge... Jx

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