Song Lyrics

Sing along with the CD... click on a song title:

Playgirl
Sweet Baby
Rockabilly Boy
I've Been Kissed Before
You Can't Lose When You Choose Booze
Casino Queen
Billy Billy
Love Letter
La Première Fois
Sweet Thang
Afternoon Fun
Chéri
Hog-Tied Over You
Here Today and Gone Tomorrow
Wasted
Unlovable
I'm Getting Better


Playgirl
(SOPHIA WOLFF)

CHORUS:
They call me the playgirl 'cause I like to play
If you want to know me, you'll have to play it my way
Never think of tomorrow, just havin' fun today
They call me the playgirl 'cause I like to play

Can't keep my attention on just one thing
Buy me gin-tonic and whiskey, but never a ring
Take me out for some dancin', hey boy I'll go 'till dawn
But as soon as the sun comes up, baby I'll be gone

Let's take a drive in the country, I like the wind in my hair
Put the pedal to the metal boy, full speed ahead, let 'er rare
I'll smile if you pull a fast one, run out of gas or a flat
Sweetheart put the top down, we'll play tit for tat

repeat chorus

Now that I'm driving your hot rod, my advice you should heed
Who's takin' who for a ride now, I like it at full speed
I'll smile if you pull a fast one, run out of gas or a flat
Sweetheart put the top down, we'll play tit for tat

repeat chorus
They call me the playgirl 'cause I like to play

About the song
Sophia says: "Playgirl is a tongue-in-cheek fictional account of a movie star archetype. A good time, havin' fun, too scared to think about tomorrow kind of girl."


Sweet Baby
(SOPHIA WOLFF)

CHORUS:
Hey sweet baby I think you're fine
Come over here baby, give me a sign
I been lookin' at you since you came in
I sure hope that ain't a wedding ring
Hey sweet baby I think you're fine

Hey sweet baby I like your style
Do you like kissin', it's been a while
I sure like the way you move around
A-boppin' on the floor to the rockin' sounds
Hey sweet baby I like your style

Hey sweet baby I like your style
Do you like kissin'?... it's been a while
I sure like the way you move around
A-boppin' on the floor to the rockin' sounds
Hey sweet baby I like your style

Hey sweet baby is that a line?
I'm hooked-and-sinkered if you are genuine
If your huggin' is anything to go by
My heart's ready to fly fly fly
Hey sweet baby is that a line?

Hey sweet baby and now you're mine


Rockabilly Boy
(SOPHIA WOLFF - NOEL THIBAULT)

CHORUS:
All I want is a rockabilly boy with greased back hair like Elvis
Tall and handsome with big blue eyes, and lips as hot as hell is
Gene Vincent's voice wouldn't go amiss, when he's croonin' at my balcony
I know I'll just melt when he gives me a kiss, our lips'll be in harmony

He makes me swoon when he looks my way, and he's sharp-dressed, ready to play
That devilish smile, and his mean hairstyle, give me goosebumps I dare say
He picks me up, right at my door, and he kisses me on the cheek
From his record collection to his motorcycle boots, I think my knees are weak

If I gave him all my lovin', would he be mine too?
If I gave him all my huggin', would he always be true?

repeat chorus

If I gave him all my lovin', would he be mine too?
If I gave him all my huggin', would he always be true?

repeat chorus

Yes I know I'll just melt when he gives me a kiss, our lips'll be in harmony

About the song
Sophia says: "Rockabilly Boy was the first song I wrote that I brought over to my guitarist Noël's house. We sat on his balcony as I sang what I'd written. Thankfully, Noël picked it up on the guitar, and even sang a guitar solo at the same time... if you leave the album playing after the last song, you can hear us on the balcony that night!"


I've Been Kissed Before
(LEE - RUSSELL)

I've been kissed before
Arms have held me fast
You can tell by my kiss
You weren't the first
And you won't be the last

With heart and soul I kiss them
And file the memory under M
Tomorrow if I miss them
That may be the only time
I think about them

I've been kissed before
Only fools tell when
I was born to be kissed
To kiss and be kissed
And I'll be kissed again

How hard is broken nightly
A smile that they misunderstood
Unless you treat it lightly
You'd better be going while the going is good

Many loves have I
You were just one more
But someday I'll be kissed
And maybe I'll doubt
That I've been kissed before
That I've been loved before
On that day that I'm kissed....
I'll even deny...
that I've been kissed before

(repeat)

Many loves have I
You were just one more
But someday I'll be kissed
And maybe I'll doubt
That I've been kissed before
That I've been loved before
On that day that I'm kissed....
I'll even deny...
that I've been kissed before

About the song
Sophia says: "My favorite Hollywood movie star actress is Rita Hayworth. This is a song her character sang in the movie "Affair In Trinidad" - a well-acted, tear-jerking drunken denial of a scene. It's a beautiful song that every heart can feel for, and this is my tribute to Rita's acting, beauty and triumph over real life challenges. Craig Morrison plays lead guitar and bass."


You Can't Lose When You Choose Booze
(SOPHIA WOLFF)

Gettin' ready to go out and have some fun
I know I don't want to spend the night alone
I pour myself a drink or two - I know Jack Daniels will help me through
And I'm out the door feelin' like a little demon

Yeah, I'm on my way to the watering hole downtown
And a couple of beers just takes away my frown
Walk in the bar - all my friends are there
Well there's no reason for the gin to go spare
I'm on top of the world, no one can bring me down

CHORUS:
You can't lose when you choose booze
Whiskey and wine take away the blues
Tipsy, happy or lollapaloozed
You can't lose when you choose booze

Well one beer, two beer, three beer, four
Gettin' acquainted with the bathroom floor
Maybe this wasn't such a foolproof plan
But if the room wasn't spinnin' - I know I could stand

Well the whiskey, the beer and the gin in my head
Started to go to town and paint it red
Chose a dance partner with sex appeal
I might as well have used a banana peel
I'm so well-oiled my brake light's flashin' red

repeat chorus

Well one beer, two beer, three beer, four
Gettin' acquainted with the bathroom floor
Maybe this wasn't such a foolproof plan
But if the room wasn't spinnin' - I know I could stand

Well a good many mugs were stained with my lipstick
I was loaded for bear and needed a sidekick
I flirted with twins, it was wild
Turns out he was an only child
Watch out honey, I think I'm gonna be sick

repeat chorus

About the song
Sophia says: "I've never had so much fun writing a song. A parody in the style of a comedy skit, my co-conspirator in all things fun, Martin of Montreal, came up with the title one morning over breakfast in a Montreal café."


Casino Queen
(SOPHIA WOLFF)

I'm a high-rollin' mama, I'll roll 'em just for you
Yeah I'm a high-rollin mama, I'll roll 'em just for you
I'm gonna throw the dice baby, place all my bets on you

I want a big number honey, how 'bout 22
I want a big number honey, how 'bout 22
When the wheel starts a-rollin', hope my luck pulls through

CHORUS:
I'm the casino queen, I'm rockin around the scene
I'm the casino... I'm the casino queen
I ride the highs and the lows
But I'm always in the game
I got preamble to my gamble
Casino queen is my name

Magic fingers, lucky kisses, I know I can't lose
Magic fingers, lucky kisses, I know I can't lose
And if I stay in the game, they say I get free booze

repeat chorus

Come be my blackjack baby, I'll be your queen of hearts
Come be my blackjack baby, I'll be your queen of hearts
I'll end your bad luck blues, before it even starts

I aim for the gold, never settle for bronze
Yeah I'm game for the gold, never settle for bronze
The aces are wild, but they're not the only ones

repeat chorus


Billy Billy
(B. COMSTOCK)

Listen to me Billy
Whatever is the matter with you?
You never walk me home from school
Like the other boys do

I dream about you Billy
I dream about you every night
I wanna take you home with me
I'm gonna treat you right

I used to make paper dollies
And every night stay at home
A change is comin' to the picture Billy
I'll leave those paper dollies alone

I saved up all my nickels
If you're wondering about my being good
I'll give you all of those nickels Billy
But you gotta treat me like you should

I dream about you Billy
I dream about you every night
I wanna take you home with me
I'm gonna treat you right

I saved up all my nickels
If you're wondering about my being good
I'll give you all of those nickels Billy
But you gotta treat me like you should

About the song
Sophia says: "Are these lyrics right? Who knows? Guitar Cub Noël played this cool 45 to me over the phone, on a fuzzy answering machine message, and we recorded it the next day. Great guitar on this."


Love Letter
(SOPHIA WOLFF)

CHORUS:
Love letter - I'm writing to you
Love letter - alone in my room
Love letter - I feel like such a fool
Love letter - write me, real soon

Sometimes what you write
In the middle of the night
Doesn't seem quite right
In the cold light of day

Even though you mean it
You sorta wanna keep it
Under wraps, a secret
For just another day

repeat chorus

It's only now I start
To open up my heart
Since we've been apart
I've got so much to say

If I look you in the eye
I know I'll surely die
Or even worse I'll cry
If you didn't feel the same

repeat chorus
Love letter - write me, real soon

About the song
Sophia says: "Angela lends her sweet harmonies to us here."


La Première Fois - in French
(duet with Angela Desveaux)
(SOPHIA WOLFF)

On s'est revu un soir en pleine campagne dans les bois
C'était la première fois
La lune était si claire, et j'étais si timide
Et tu m'as pris dans tes bras

CHORUS:
Un coeur si solide, le plus joli des sourires
Des yeux si doux, que j'admire
A la belle étoile, on a ri, on a dansé
Le soleil embrasse mes joues, et toi aussi

La lune si blanche et claire, on voyait, couchés dans l'herbe
Et puis tu m'as pris par la main
On a parlé toute la nuit, on a rêvé de notre vie
D'une infinité de lendemains

repeat chorus

repeat chorus

About the song
Sophia says: "I wrote my first French song, inspired by a trip to the Laurentian mountains in Quebec. Beautiful bluegrass banjo music from the deep south - of Canada. I play rhythm guitar on this track."


Sweet Thang (duet with Li'l Andy)
(NAT STUCKEY)

Andy:
I slipped out of the house about sundown
While mama was a-washin' her hair
And you can bet your bottom dollar
She'll come lookin' for me
When she finds out that I'm not there

Sophia:
And if I catch my sweet thang runnin' around
He knows there'll be the devil to pay

Andy:
She'll come a-blowin' like a cyclone right through that door
And I can hear exactly what she'll say

CHORUS - Sophia:
Well, has anybody here seen Sweet Thang?
I got a notion he'll be headed this a-way
'Cause when my sweet thang is out tomcattin' around
He finds a sandbox like this to play
I wanna tell all you barroom roses
If my sweet thang does happen by
You better take my advice
And if you blink more than twice
You better have something in your eyes

Andy:
I give my baby all my money on payday
'Cept a little she don't know that I got
'Cause there's a cute little waitress at the corner café
And she seem to like me quite a lot

Sophia:
Well they were sitting in this back booth havin' a talk
And she's believin' every word that he says

Andy:
When the door blew open, Sophia walked in
Yelling loud enough to wake the dead

repeat chorus

Andy:
Aw - she ain't foolin'

Sophia:
You better take my advice
And if you blink more than twice
You better have something in your eyes

About the song
Sophia says: "Originally by Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn, I love this duet. Li'l Andy's voice is deep and smooth and we had a lot of fun laughing it up between takes!"


Afternoon Fun
(SOPHIA WOLFF)

Down by the lock, under the bridge
Afternoon bliss, crowded market
Feelin' kinda tipsy, happy too
Drove the Chevy into town, but I can't park it

Dark rockin' club, cats a-pourin' out
Dark shades screenin' out the light
Knockin' 'em back and boppin' around
Five o'clock comes around too bright

CHORUS:
Afternoon fun - whiskey 'n' jiving
Starts in darkness - ends in sun
Afternoon fun - I feel so alive and
Gonna pick you up for some afternoon fun
Gonna pick you up for some afternoon fun

repeat chorus

Wander down by the river,
Over to the park and by the zoo
Your lips, your kisses, make me shiver
Layin' in the grass, what can we do

Lyin' here with you, still feel the music
Pumpin' through my veins, I feel so young
Soon we'll get ready for tonight's big party
Another Saturday of afternoon fun

repeat chorus

Gonna pick you up for some afternoon fun

About the song
Sophia says: "Afternoon Fun was written about Dingwall's, a rockabilly club in London, England, and Saturday afternoons there in general. It's about the rockin' clubs and folk, the lock, the zoo, the market, and walking down to the Elephant's Head to find out what's going on later that night."


Chéri - in French
(SOPHIA WOLFF - NOEL THIBAULT)

CHORUS:
Chéri - où es-tu ce soir?
Chéri - quand viens-tu me voir?
Chéri - oh embrasses-moi

Je suis seule à l'abri de la nuit
Un verre pour adoucir mon ennui
La nuit dernière, tu es parti
Me laissant seule à mes envies

repeat chorus

repeat chorus

Reviens - je suis là, les bras ouverts
Tu es le seul homme sur terre
Tes baisers, je dois enfin ravoir
Reviens et fais-moi l'amour ce soir

repeat chorus

About the song
Sophia says: "The heart-felt howl at the end is Drum Cub Peter Sandmark!"


Hog-tied Over You (duet with Li'l Andy)
(TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD)

CHORUS - Andy and Sophia:
I'm hog-tied over you
I'm hog-tied over you
You're my baby and I don't mean maybe
I'm hog-tied over you

Andy:
Do you remember darling when we was on the farm
I'd chase you 'round the hogpen, and run you in the barn

Sophia:
And then I'd grab a plowpoint, and crack you on the head
And then we'd both fall down and laugh 'till we was almost dead

repeat chorus

Sophia:
And how I do remember hunting duck eggs in the branch
And you would grab and kiss me, every time you had the chance

Andy:
And then you'd hold me under, until my face was blue
But I'd come up a-chokin', sayin' "darlin' I love you"

repeat chorus

Andy:
And as the years went by dear, I learned to love you so
Until you dropped the anvil right on my little toe

Sophia:
And how you came to my house, and watched me feed the hog
And sit around with googoo eyes, and pet your possum dog

repeat chorus

Sophia:
And when we'd make molasses, I'd always find you there
You'd get some on a cane stalk, and stick it in my hair

Andy:
And then you'd grab a shotgun, and just before you'd shoot
Your Maw would grin and say, "them young 'uns, mercy ain't they cute!"

repeat chorus

Andy:
Oh I'll remember all those days, as long as I shall live
And all the things you did to me, I surely will forgive

Sophia:
I remember in the haystack, when you kissed me it was fun
If only when you'd kissed me, you hadn't jumped up and run

repeat chorus twice

About the song
Sophia says: "Recorded in one live take. I love this Ella Mae Morse / Ernie Ford barnyard bop, and hope you will too!"


Here Today And Gone Tomorrow
(CARR - DUBEY)

I don't want a here today and gone tomorrow love
Baby that is not the kind of love I'm thinking of
I don't want a hot and cold, and on and off, and up and down
And here today and gone tomorrow love

Baby I'm the kind of girl that looks before she leaps
Baby if I'm gonna play, I'm gonna play for keeps
I don't want a hot and cold, and on and off, and up and down
And here today and gone tomorrow love

Make up your mind
Stop sitting on the fence
Make up your mind
STOP - or commence

Got a fountain pen that has a lifetime guarantee
Baby that's the way it's gotta be with you and me
I don't want a hot and cold, and on and off, and up and down
And here today and gone tomorrow love

Make up your mind
Stop sitting on the fence
Make up your mind
STOP - or commence

Got a fountain pen that has a lifetime guarantee
Baby that's the way it's gotta be with you and me
I don't want a hot and cold, and on and off, and up and down
And here today and gone tomorrow love

I don't want a hot and cold, and on and off, and up and down
And here today and gone tomorrow love

About the song
Sophia says: "This song, and Wasted, are the first songs I learned to sing when starting out with the Cubs. It's dedicated to my hillbilly family at the Wheel Bar - I miss y'all so much! love 'Daisy Mae' x"


Wasted
(WANDA & TOM JACKSON)

Wasted lonely nights
Wasted times I've cried
Wasted a love so true
I've wasted all the love I had for you

Wasted a loving heart
My hands were tied right from the start
Your carefree heart will never see
Just what this wasted love has done to me

BRIDGE:
It's made me cry
It's made me lonely
It makes me sad
While others are gay

Wasted years and years
Wasted tears and tears
Wasted love that was to be
Now all I have is wasted memories

repeat bridge and last verse

About the song
Sophia says: "I did my own harmonies for this song because I could hear them in my head but no one could sing them. Luckily, those are the only voices I have heard in my head so far. After recording it, I got a letter from my inspiration Wanda Jackson saying she "never realized how pretty the song was until she heard it like that." Needless to say, I was thrilled. She also said this song was very special to her because she wrote it with her Daddy. Wanda - this one's for you both!"


Unlovable
(SOPHIA WOLFF - CRAIG MORRISON)

CHORUS:
Unlovable - is that what I am
Just not lovable - by anyone, by any man
Is it solvable, whatever I'm doing wrong
Or is there no hope for me
Unlovable - is it a curse, or a passing spree

Somewhere, driving through life, I made a wrong turn
I must have, because I got badly burned
The scars are still showin', and my heart keeps knowin'
The meaning of a lesson learned
Lucky to feel alive, but I guess happiness comes hard-earned

It's not like I haven't had chances
I've turned my fair share of romances
But that sparkle in their eye
That makes you feel you could fly
Faded - after a few dances

repeat chorus

Is it what I say, or maybe how I act
Is my hair not right, am I lacking in tact
Am I funny-lookin', or no good at cookin'
Does my conversation lack flare
Am I just not enough to inspire a love affair

repeat bridge

repeat chorus

Unlovable - is it a curse, will I ever be free?

About the song
Sophia says: "Thanks to the great Craig Morrison, my guitar teacher, and Piano Cub, who made the tune in my head come to life."


I'm Getting Better
(STAN KESLER)

I'm not the greatest lover in the world
And maybe you're allergic to my lines
No, I'm not the best you see
In a little while I'll be
I'm getting better all the time
I know I lack the touch that makes you glow
Your lips don't tingle when they're touching mine
No, I may not move you now
But wait till I learn how
I'm getting better all the time

CHORUS:
I'm not an expert of this game of love, I know it's true
But just a little time and I'll be just as good as you
Well, practice will make perfect, so they say
A few more days and I'll be doing fine
I know I'm just an amateur, but it won't be long for sure
I'm getting better all the time

repeat chorus

I'm getting better all the time
I'm getting better all the time

 
   
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