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Hey Hey La La

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I was asked (told?) to upload something happy. Hmmm, I thought. This will end well…

So, a few days later, I was rehearsing a pleasant little thing I wrote several years ago that has a working title of “She Was Dead When I Put Her In The Ground”.

But I’m afraid that I shall have to get back to that one later, because…

… just as I was getting ready to record it:


… I wrote a happy song


And here it is.

(The Broom Cupboard is strewn with exhausted choristers - I believe some of the younger ones may have been at my bourbon, the gits)

Hey Hey La La - A A J Russe

Hey Hey La La
What can I do
This is the happy song
I wrote for you
I have some books that tell me
How to do it well
Fill it up with angel dust
Promises and pretty shells

To paint a picture
That leaves you longing…

Hey Hey La La
This is your happy song
So sing along
Hey Hey La La
Drop what you’re doing now
And sing along

I’ve tried to do it right
I’d hate to get this wrong
I’ve come to need to know
What you’d expect from such a song

But still I love the comfort
I find in misery…

Hey Hey La La
Is this the happy song
You had in mind
Hey Hey La La
I wish you suitably
Wined and dined

Cos here it comes…

Are you sitting comfortably
Then I’ll begin

Spiders on your pillow
Dead puppy in the street
Four and twenty kittens
Baked up for a treat
And someone’s spilt the 3-In-One
In your knicker drawer

Now here’s your Uncle Angus
He’s sneaking out the door…

Hey Hey La La
This is your happy song
So sing along
Hey Hey La La
Drop what you’re doing now
And sing along

Hey Hey La La
Altogether now
This is your happy song
Hey Hey La La
Drop your doings now
And sing along

Copyright (C) 2020 A A J Russe. All Rights Reserved.

Guest said

Just had my daily listen to this song everything about it 😎

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Gary Fox said

This is great, simply great. I love how you are able to sing this so well, even with your tongue firmly planted in your cheek.

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James Michael Taylor said

I as a stage hand for 25 years and this song is like something from a traveling broadway musical. I worked Fantom, Beaty and The Beast, Jeckle and Hyde, Spam-a-Lot. Many many. This song is perfect as the whole cast comes back on stage to form a choir as they exit fading.

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Andrew Russe said

@Jane So dead puppies and 3-In-One in the knicker drawer is ok then? LOL

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Just Jane said

You can't do that to kittens! :o Other than that - magnificence :)

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jimgoodinmusic said

lovely jeckle and hyde going on here :)

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witzelsucht said

I'm going to play this a lot along with She was dead ... fantastic.

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James Michael Taylor said

Andrew, Connie's Song is a song I do not remember writing and I have no idea what it's about. I must have been very sleepy. I have never sung in that voice before. Thank you for commenting.

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Wrinkled Shirt said

You always have the crispiest sounding rock pieces. Very nice!

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oldfolks2 said

Sounds to me like a song ' The Child Catcher ' should sing, Ha Ha, creepy but happy all at the same time, love it.

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Sister Savage said

Ha! Whoever gave you such a command is a fricking genius... And boom! You've created a new genre: s-c-a-r-y happy. Arrangement is fabulous - backing vocals, guitar...brilliant! *hides*

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slkrell said

Crazy good moves slide into a Beatles style chorus how did this work ? I don’t know but it did . Most respected

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Colleen Dillon said

Going to have this one locked in my head for a very long time...... thanks! (I think!!)

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Greg Connor said

Great message and wonderful music. Your guitar parts are fantastic.

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KCsGroove said

I think we both needed a break from the dark covid songs :-) very well written song! enjoyed! KC

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thetworegs said

Loving it 😁