Musical Memories - Lyrics

This page presents lyrics to songs performed by members of the cast of Designing Women over the course of the series. Writer/credit information is listed where available.


Georgia On My Mind

(Written by Stuart Gorrell and composed by Hoagy Carmichael)

Georgia......Georgia..........the whole day through
Just an old sweet song.....keeps Georgia on my mind

I said now, Georgia.....Georgia......a song of you
Comes as sweet and clear.....as moonlight through the pines

Other arms reach out to me.......other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see.......the road leads back to you

I said, Georgia........ Georgia......... no peace I find
Just an old sweet song........keeps Georgia on my mind

instrumental break

Other arms reach out to me........other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see......the road leads back to you

Now ya know it's, Georgia....Georgia...no peace, no peace I find
Just this old, sweet song......keeps Georgia on my mind

Just this old sweet song.......keeps Georgia on my mind




Boogie Down

Chorus:
I can be what I want to
and all I need is to get my boogie down

You can be what I want to
You know all I need is to get my boogie down

You can be what I want to
and all I need is to get my boogie down

I got my certain and my sure 'nough on
and I'm puttin' on my really for real
You face that curtain with your best stuff on
You are the winner and
you're gonna feel

You can be what you want to
and all you need is to get your boogie down

Chorus

I got my certain and my sure 'nough on
and I'm putting' on my really for real
You face that curtain with your best stuff on
You are the winner and
you're gonna feel!

You can be what you want to
and all you need is to get your boogie down

You can be all you want to
and all you need is to get you boogie down

Now you go one and two and three
Here's a little step for you and me
Come and strut your stuff but leave enough
for the nearest boogie
and truest boogie woogie

Chorus




How Long Has This Been Going On?

(Ira Gershwin / George Gershwin)

I could cry salty tears
Where have I been all these years
A little while, tell me now
How long has this been going on?

There were chills, up and down my spine
Yes, there're thrills I can't define
Listen sweet, while I repeat
How long has this been going on?

Oh I could feel that I could melt
Into heaven I'm hurled
Oh I know how Leif Erickson felt
Finding another world

Kiss me once, and then once more
Oh what a dunce I was before
What a break, for heaven's sake
How long has this been going on?

Repeat last verse




I'll Be Seeing You

(Irving Kahal / Sammy Fain)

I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces all day through
In that small café, the park across the way
The children's carousel, the chestnut trees, the wishing well

I'll be seeing you in every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way
I'll find you in the mornin' sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

instrumental break

I'll find you in the mornin' sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you




Danny Boy

(Frederic Edward Weatherly)

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.
And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.




On A Slow Boat to China

(Frank Loesser)

I’d love to get you
On a slow boat to China,
All to my self alone.

Get you to keep you in my arms evermore,
Leave all your lovers (lovelies)
Weeping on the faraway shore.
Out on the briny
With the moon big and shinny,
Melting your heart of stone.

I’d love to get you
On a slow boat to China,
All to my self alone.




Make the World Go Away

Make the world go away
And get it off my shoulders
Say the things you used to say
Please, make the world go away

Do you remember when you loved me
Before the world took me astray
If you do, then forgive me
And make the world go away

Make the world go away
And get it off my shoulders
Say the things you used to say
Please, make the world go away

I'm sorry if I hurt you
I'll make it up day by day
Just say you love me like you used to
And make the world go away

Make the world go away
Get it off my shoulders
Say the things you used to say
And make the world go away




May You Always

(Words and music by Larry Markes and Dick Charles, 1958)

May you always walk in sunshine
Slumber warm when night winds blow
May you always live with laughter
For a smile becomes you so

May good fortune find your doorway
May the bluebird sing your song
May no trouble travel your way
May no worry stay too long

May all your heartaches be forgotten
May no tear be spilled
May old acquaintance be remembered
And your cup of kindness filled

May you always be a dreamer
May your wildest dream come true
May you find someone to love you
As much as I love you




When I Dream

(Carol Kidd)

I could have a mansion that is higher than the trees
I could have all the gifts I want and never ask please
I could fly to Paris, oh, it's at my beck and call
Why do I go through life with nothing at all

Chorus:
But when I dream, I dream of you
Maybe someday you will come true

I can be the singer or the clown in every room
I can even call someone to take me to the moon
I can put my makeup on and drive the men insane
I can go to bed alone and never know his name

Chorus 2x




White Cliffs of Dover

(Words by Nat Burton and Music by Walter Kent)

There'll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow, just you wait and see
There'll be love and laughter and peace ever after
Tomorrow when the world is free

(The shepherd will tend his sheep)
(The valley will bloom again)
And Jimmy will go to sleep
In his own little room again

There'll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow, just you wait and see

instrumental interlude

There'll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow, just you wait…and see




You'll Never Walk Alone

(Gerry & The Peacemakers)

When you walk through a storm,
hold your head up high,
and don't be afraid of the dark.

At the end of a storm,
there's a golden sky,
and the sweet silver song of a lark.

walk on through the wind,
walk on through the rain,
though your dreams be tossed and blown..

walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart,
and you'll never walk alone...

walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart,
and you'll never walk alone...

You'll never walk alone.




Sweet Georgia Brown

(Words by A. Ken Casey, Music by Maceo Pinkard)

She just got here yesterday, Things are hot here now they say,
There's a new gal in town.
Gals are jealous, there's no doubt. All the guys just rave about
Sweet, Sweet Georgia Brown.
And ever since she came, the common folks all claim, say;

No gal made has got a shade on Sweet Georgia Brown.
Two left feet, but oh, so neat has Sweet Georgia Brown.
They all sigh and wanna die for Sweet Georgia Brown,
I'll tell you just why, you know I don't lie (not much!).
It's been said she knocks 'em dead when she lands in town.
Since she came why it's a shame how she's cooled 'em down.
Fellas that she can't get Must be fellas that she ain't met.
Georgia claimed her, Georgia named her, Sweet Georgia Brown.

All you gals will get the blues, all you pals will surely lose.
And, there's but one excuse.
Now I've told you who she was, and I've told you what she does,
Still, give this gal her dues.
This pretty maiden's prayer is answered anywhere No gal made has got a shade on Sweet Georgia Brown.
Two left feet, but oh, so neat has Sweet Georgia Brown.
They all sigh and wanna die for Sweet Georgia Brown, All those tips the porter slips to Sweet Georgia Brown
They buy clothes at fashion shows for one dollar down.
Fellas, won'tcha tip your hats. Oh boy, ain't she the cats?
Who's that mister, tain't her sister, It's Sweet Georgia Brown.




Endless Love

(Written By Lionel Richie)

My love, there's you only life
The only thing that's right
My first love, your every breath that I take
Your every step I make

And I
I want to share all my love with you
No one else will do
And your eyes
They tell me how much I care
Oh yes, you will always be my endless love

Two hearts, two hearts that beat as one
Our lives have just begun
Forever
I'll hold you close in my arms
I can't resist your charms

And love
I'll be a fool for you
I'm sure
'Cause baby you, you mean the world to me
Oh I know I found you in my endless love

Oh and love, I'll be that fool for you
I'm sure
That you know I don't mind
And yes, you'll be the only one
'Cause no one can deny
This love I had inside
And I'll give it all to you
My love, my endless love




If You Were the Only Girl

(Music by Nat D. Ayer with lyrics by Clifford Grey 1916, 1946)

If you were the only girl in the world
and I were the only boy!

Nothing else would matter in the world today
we could go on loving in the same old way!
A garden of Eden just made for two
with nothing to mar our joy

I would say such wonderful things to you
there would be such wonderful things to do
if you were the only girl in the world
and I were the only boy!

instrumental break

A garden of Eden just made for two
with nothing to mar our joy

I would say such wonderful things to you
there would be such wonderful things to do
if you were the only girl in the world
and I were the only boy!




Somewhere Out There

(written by James Horner, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)

Somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight
Someone's thinking of me and loving me tonight

Somewhere out there someone's saying a prayer
That we'll find one another in that big somewhere out there

And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star
And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky

Somewhere out there if love can see us through
Then we'll be together somewhere out there
Out where dreams come true

And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star
And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky

Somewhere out there if love can see us through
Then we'll be together somewhere out there
Out where dreams come true




My Buddy

(Words by Gus Kahn, Music by Walter Donaldson)

Nights are long since you went away
I think about you all thru the day
My Buddy, My Buddy, Nobody quite so true

Miss your voice, the touch of your hand
Just long to know that you understand
My Buddy, My Buddy,
Your Buddy misses you.

Lyrics used on Designing Women:

Our days will be long when you go away
I think about you all through the day
My Buddy, My Buddy, Your buddy misses you

Charlene, My Pal, My Buddy, My Friend
Just need to know our friendship won't end
My Buddy, My Buddy...
My Buddy, My Buddy...
Nobody quite like you.




I Hope You Dance

(Written by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers)

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along,
Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone.)

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

Dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance..
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along
Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone)



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