Krisanthi Pappas

 
 

My Back Yard CD

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song arrangement by Krisanthi Pappas

Music and Lyrics by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse

from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

 

 

 

 

Lyrics

song arrangement by Krisanthi Pappas

Music and Lyrics by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse

from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

Lyrics

song arrangement by Krisanthi Pappas

Music and Lyrics by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse

from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

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Music and Lyrics by Dave Drager, Al Jolson, Billy Rose

 

 

 

 

 

Music & Lyrics by Krisanthi Pappas

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One slow dance a day, I love when we take time to play.

One slow dance, makes our romance stay.

 

Lunch at a cafe, come get me and take me away.

Let’s talk about things that we don't always say.

 

We rush in the door, and fly across the floor, just to grab the ringing phone.

Our backyard needs mowing, and while the list keeps growing, we still need time alone.

 

One love song to play, there’s always too much to do anyway,

One slow dance is the best part of the day.

 

(last time)  at the end of the day, at the end of our day.

 

© Krisanthi-To-Mum Music Publishing/ASCAP

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Music and Lyrics by Ella Fitzgerald and Van Alexander

 

 

 

 

 

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Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

from "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"

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Music by Stephen Lawrence, Lyrics by Shelley Miller

from "Free To Be, You and Me"

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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

from "Pippin"

Music & Lyrics by Krisanthi Pappas

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Wayne, do you realize how long it has been, wondered if I’d ever see you again,

Now it’s blowing my mind, never thought I would find you again,  I remember

Wayne, was a boy that I met in third grade, when I think of the jokes that we played,               

We were trouble together, and buddies forever, oh Wayne,

 

So many years have gone by, are you the same tender guy

I once knew, my old friend.

 

Do you remember way back when, nobody knew how to pretend,                             

that they were any better, playing in our school shoes, getting by together then.   

Do you remember way back when, our biggest thrill was turning ten,                                     

and passing notes across the room just to tell me I would always be your friend.

                                       

 Wayne, well one day I drove by your old place, and I wished I could smile at your face, 

and run back to the playground to swing in my memory’s embrace, of my old friend

Wayne, do you realize how long it has been, wondered if I’d ever see you again,               

Now it’s blowin’ my mind, never thought I would find you again.

 

So many years have gone by, are you the same tender guy

I once knew, my old friend.

        

Do you remember way back when, nobody knew how to pretend,                              

that they were any better, playing in our school shoes, getting by together then.    

Do you remember way back when, our biggest thrill was turning ten,                                       

and passing notes across the room just to tell me I would always be your friend.

 

 

© Krisanthi-To-Mum Music Publishing/ASCAP

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Music by Josef Myrow, Lyrics by Mack Gordon

 

 

 

 

 

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Music and Lyrics by Sammy Cahn and Gene DePaul

 

 

 

 

 

Music & Lyrics by Krisanthi Pappas

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We give you, our congratulations!   We give you, a standing ovation,

We give you, a big celebration,   We give you, our congratulations!

Oo la la, then the bambino, i-yi-yi-yi!  Oo la la, then the bambino, i-yi-yi-yi!

 

You popped the question, then said “I do”,  made the vow to always be true,

So tie the knot, walk down the aisle, take the plunge and make sure to smile!

Kiss the bride, have your dance,  make a toast to life long romance,

Cut the cake, toss the bouquet,  now’s the honeymoon get away!

 

We give you, our congratulations!   We give you, a standing ovation,

We give you, a big celebration,   We give you, our congratulations!

Oo la la, then the bambino, i-yi-yi-yi!  Oo la la, then the bambino, i-yi-yi-yi!

 

Do you take this one to be, yours for all eternity?

Yes I do, yes I do, I love you, I love you, 

with all my heart, with all my heart, oo la la, i-yi-yi-yi!

 

We give you, our congratulations!   We give you, a standing ovation,

We give you, a big celebration,   We give you, our congratulations!

Oo la la, then the bambino, i-yi-yi-yi!  Oo la la, then the bambino, i-yi-yi-yi!

 

You popped the question, then said “I do”,  made the vow to always be true,

So tie the knot, walk down the aisle, take the plunge and make sure to smile!

Kiss the bride, have your dance,  make a toast to life long romance,

Cut the cake, toss the bouquet,  now’s the honeymoon get away!

 

We give you, our congratulations!   We give you, a standing ovation,

We give you, a big celebration,   We give you, our congratulations!

 

 

© Krisanthi-To-Mum Music Publishing/ASCAP

Music & Lyrics by Krisanthi Pappas

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Here’s to Toughy McGee and the Oak Street Schoo-oo-ool, We were so coo-oo-ool.

Here’s to Toughy McGee and the Oak Street Schoo-oo-ool, We were so coo-oo-ool.

 

Be a good boy Junior, your mother has things to do,     

Your favorite Auntie K. will come and stay with you, 

Hide behind the window making giggling tones,

Load the rubber bullet, here comes Spikey Jones.

 

Banging on the trash cans at the crack of dawn,         

When she wakes up and looks out then we’ll be gone,   

Daddy needs new tires, what a special treat,      

At the place that shows cartoons and has free snacks to eat.

 

Here’s to Toughy McGee and the Oak Street Schoo-oo-ool, We were so coo-oo-ool.

Here’s to Toughy McGee and the Oak Street Schoo-oo-ool, We were so coo-oo-ool.

 

You’re a bicycle hero and you pop the wheel high,

I’ll stand at the toll booth while you whiz right by,       

Can I be in the club I’m just as good as you,      

I’ll help you build the go-cart and the tree fort too.

   

Whispering in the tape recorder about each other,    

Talkin’ tut ya think yer rut, my big brother,   

I’ll leave a note for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve,   

Put my stocking where I’ll be tonight asleep with Speve.

 

Here’s to Toughy McGee and the Oak Street Schoo-oo-ool, We were so coo-oo-ool.

Here’s to Toughy McGee and the Oak Street Schoo-oo-ool, We were so coo-oo-ool.

 

 

© Krisanthi-To-Mum Music Publishing/ASCAP

 

Music & Lyrics by Krisanthi Pappas

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Maybe I should just think it out, close my eyes, press rewind,      

figure out all these scenes in my mind,     

It began years ago, all I wanted was you,           

and I tried to be all that you wanted me to.

 

Now you only ever ask me about,        

the part of my life you have planned out.

 

 Am I who you want me to be,       

or am I just a grown-up girl you never really knew,        

oh I’ve tried all my life to be free                  

hoping that you would love me just for who I really want to be.

 

You and I were always so close, so I thought,              

just as long as I hid all the things that I’m not.       

Then I realized the way that I am with a friend          

I could never show you in the time that we spend.

 

And so I get angry and tough  

I never feel quite good enough.

 

Am I who you want me to be,

or am I just a grown-up girl you never really knew,       

oh I’ve tried all my life to be free                      

hoping that you would love me just for who I really want to be.

 

(piano...) or am I just a grown-up girl you never really knew,

 oh I’ve tried all my life to be free                    

hoping that you would love me just for who I really want to be.

 

 

 © Krisanthi-To-Mum Music Publishing/ASCAP

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song arrangement by Krisanthi Pappas

Music by Harold Arlen, Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg

from "The Wizard of Oz"

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song arrangement by Krisanthi Pappas

Music by Harold Arlen, Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg

from "The Wizard of Oz"

Lyrics

song arrangement by Krisanthi Pappas

Music by Harold Arlen, Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg

from "The Wizard of Oz"

Music by Krisanthi Pappas

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piano instrumental

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music & Lyrics by Krisanthi Pappas

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Back when I, was a little girl,

 My back yard was the whole wide world,

And I would dream, of spotlights in the clouds,

Friendly trees, became applauding crowds.

And the creaking of the swing set always seemed to chant my name,     

So I would stand upon a rock to face my fenced in fame, and 

  

I used to sing in my back yard, before my heart was scarred,                

And only the birds were there to please.                 

I think I’ll sing in my back yard, and if my life gets hard,       

I’ll just keep singing to the rhythm of the breeze.

 

As time went on, singing songs became my trade.                          

The nights were long, but the bills were always paid.         

To reach the top,  deep down I knew I could, 

I met Mr. Slick, and  Mr. Hollywood.          

They said “Now pack your songs up, move your dreams right into town”,

Their promises to bring me up, would only bring me down, but

 

I used to sing in my back yard, before my heart was scarred,                

And only the birds were there to please.                

I think I’ll sing in my back yard, and if my life gets hard,           

I’ll just keep singing to the rhythm of the breeze.

 

When did all the leaves begin to fall in my back yard,

How could such a joy become such hell,

Someday when I’m riding high and people want to know,

Why it’s in my blood then I will tell, that

 

I used to sing in my back yard, before my heart was scarred,             

And only the birds were there to please.                  

I think I’ll sing in my back yard, and if my life gets hard,               

I’ll just keep singing to the rhythm of the breeze.

I’ll just keep singing to the rhythm of the breeze.

 

 

© Krisanthi-To-Mum Music Publishing/ASCAP