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Old 12-15-2022, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Always found it crazy how the English "upper class" referred to themselves as "one". One is pleased to meet you; one would serve if one were called upon; where are one's spectacles? etc. So I thought it would be fun to rewrite some classic pop songs as they might be sung in some country manor or mansion by the so-called upper class.

In other words, yes, I escaped again! Just try and stop me! Mwahahahahahaaa!

"My Way" (Frank Sinatra)

And now, the end is near, and so one faces the final curtain.
One's friends, one will say it clear, one will state one's case, of which one is certain.
One has lived a life that's full, one has travelled each and every highway
And more, much more than this, one did it one's way.

Regrets, one has had a few, but then again, too few to mention.
One did what one had to do, one saw it through without exception.
One planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this, one did it one's way.

Yes there were times, one is sure you knew
When one bit off more, more than one could chew
But through it all when there was doubt
One ate it up and spat it out.
One did it all, and one stood tall and did it one's way.

One has lived, one has laughed and cried
One has had one's fill, one's share of losing
And now, as tears subside, one finds it all so amusing
To think one did all that, and may one say not in a shy way?
Oh no, oh no not one, one did it one's way.

For what is a man, what has he got, if not himself, then he has not
To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows, one took the blows and did it one's way!

"I Just Called to Say I Love You" (Stevie Wonder)

No New Year's Day to celebrate
No chocolate-covered candy hearts to give away.
No first of spring, no songs to sing
In fact it's just another ordinary day.
No April rain, no flowers bloom
No wedding Saturday within the month of June
But what it is is something true
Made up of these three words that one must say to you.

One just called to say one loves you
One just called to say how much one cares
One just called to say one loves you
And one means it from the bottom of one's heart.

"Hello" (Lionel Ritchie)

One has been alone with you inside one's mind
And in one's dreams one's kissed your lips a thousand times
One sometimes see you pass outside one's door.
Hello, is it one you're looking for?
One can see it in your eyes, one can see it in your smile
You're all one's every wanted, and one's eyes are open wide
Cause you know just what to say and you know just what to do
And one wants to tell you so much, one loves you.

One longs to see the sunlight in your hair
And tell you time and time again how much one cares.
Sometimes one thinks one's heart will overflow.
Hello, one just got to let you know.
For one wonders where you are and one wonders what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely or is someone loving you?
Tell one how to win your heart, for one hasn't got a clue.
But let one start by saying, one loves you.
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I'm about as far from bored as you can be. I have tons to do. Back working on my History of Ireland and History of England journals at the moment, as well as writing Christmas stories. But occasionally my brain springs a leak and this stuff all spills out, and you guys just got caught in the backwash. I actually sung that "My Way" (or, if you prefer "One's Way") for Karen using her ever-so-English Teddy Bear Barney. She loved it. Well, she had no choice really; she's stuck there isn't she? What's she going to do, run away?
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