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From: Scott Telford <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1991 10:58:03 -0800
Subject: "Do Bears Sha-La-La" lyrics
Organization: Dept of Computer Science, University of Edinburgh, UK.
To change the subject.... I bought the "Comic Relief Utterly Utterly Rude Video Live" video a couple of weeks ago. This (for those who don't know) is a video of the Comic Relief charity show KaTe appeared in 1986. It includes KaTe performing "Breathing" on an electric piano and also a comedy duet with Rowan Atkinson (of Blackadder etc.) called "Do Bears Sha-la-la". Since I don't think anybody's done it, I decided to have a go at transcribing the lyrics. If somebody has, then at least it improved my touch-typing... The melody is a typical "boring-70s-love-song-ballad" sort of tune, and both KaTe and Rowan sing in an American crooning sort of voice, which sounds quite unlike KaTe's usual voice(s). The Curtis in Curtis/Atkinson is (I think) Richard Curtis, the co-writer of the Blackadder comedies, which explains a lot... Do Bears Sha-La-La ------------------ Written by Curtis/Atkinson Performed by Rowan Atkinson and Kate Bush at the Comic Relief charity shows 4-6 April 1986. (Rowan) For years I thought I'd have to live alone I never got a letter - had to disconnect the phone The only girls I ever saw were on TV But now I've got a Venus who's sitting next to me (both) Do I love you? Do I want you? Would I give my life to you? - if I could Do birds fly? Do fish swim? And do bears sha-la-la-la in the woods? (Rowan) I met her in the first-class lounge of a jumbo jet It was love at first sight - Romeo and Juliet (Kate) He looked pretty rich and I was down on luck So I charged him a fortune for a flying fu... (Rowan) ...for crying out loud! (both) Do I love you? Do I want you? Would I sacrifice my life to you? - if I could Is the Pope Catholic? Is Luxembourg small? And do those hairy bears sshhh... in the woods? (Rowan) I introduced her round my friends - she was ace I was no longer on earth, but in a better place (Kate) He's a utter creep and he drives me round the bend To allieviate the boredom, I sleep with his friends (Rowan) Ho-ha-ho! (both) Do I love you? Do I want you? (Kate) Would I tear out both my eyes and fry them? - if I could (both) Is the Bible fiction? Is true love a contradiction? And do bears sha-la-la-la in the woods? Do I desire you? Do I adore you? (Rowan) Would I cut off all my toenails and put them into an envelope - with my feet? (both) Is ... godhead? [?] Is chairman Mao dead? And do those bears sha-la-la-la (sha-la-la-la-la)... Do those bears sha-la-la-la (sha-la-la-la-la)... Do those bears sha-la-la-la... On Main Street... -- Scott Telford, Dept of Computer Science, / "I think she's one of the University of Edinburgh, Mayfield Rd, / greatest composers of the Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ, UK. / century, in my opinion." electric mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / - Nigel Kennedy, on Kate Bush.