Song Lyric Sunday (11/11/18) – Soul

Helen’s prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is the word soul. There were really a few ways I could have gone with this one. I decided to settle on another song that I hope no one might expect from this prog-rockin’ middle-aged musicphile.

The line in the chorus became famous in the day, and the song itself is set in my home town. I don’t believe this week’s selection will need much explaining. Please enjoy…and daaaaaaance!!!!

Here is Lady Marmalade by Patti Labelle.

Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister, Go Sister
Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister, Go Sister

He met Marmalade down in old New Orleans
Struttin’ her stuff on the street
She said ‘Hello,
Hey Joe, you wanna give it a go? Mmm, mmm

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da
Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya here
Mocha-choca-lata Ya Ya
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

He sat in her boudoir while she freshened up
The boy drank all her magnolia-wine
On the black satin sheets where oh I swear he started to freak

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da
Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya here
Mocha-choca-lata Ya Ya
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

Hey, hey, hey
Touching her skin feelin’ silky smooth
The colour of cafe au lait
Made the savage beast inside
Roar until it cried, more, more, more

Now he’s back home doing 9 to 5
Living his grey flannel life
But when he turns off to sleep
Old memories creep, more, more, more

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da
Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya here
Mocha-choca-lata Ya Ya
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
Voulez-vous couchez avec moi ce soir?
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da
Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya here
Mocha-choca-lata Ya Ya
Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya here

Writer(s): BOB CREWE, KENNY NOLAN

60 comments

  1. Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da….lol. I never quite understood this line.
    I adore this song. When my girl friends and I started learning French, that’s all we used to repeat – Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
    I’m soooo glad you stepped out of rock, your comfort zone. Now this is what I call progressive thinking.
    I’ll dance tomorrow. Promise. Off to bed now.

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