Coverafbeelding Alexander Curly and His Flying Circus - Samuel's Advise

Alexander Curly and His Flying Circus

Samuel's Advise

  • Statistieken
  •   4 wkn Tipparade
  •   1973

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   14-08-1946
Land   Nederland

Alexander Curly (echte naam: Harm Douwe Breemer) wordt in 1946 geboren in Haarlem. Hij werkt eerst als steward bij de KLM en speelt in de jaren 60 in de band De Maestro's.

In 1972 gaat hij solo en wordt hij opgepikt door Chiel Montagne. Hij scoort prompt een nummer 1-hit met I'll Never Drink Again, dat het twee weken bovenaan volhoudt. In 1973 volgen drie Tipparade-noteringen en in 1975 is het weer raak: het Nederlandstalige Guus (over koeien die op springen staan) eindigt eveneens op 1 (drie weken).

In 1976 wordt Curly onderscheiden met de Zilveren Harp.

Halverwege de jaren 80, met vijf hits en evenveel Tipparadenoteringen op zak, keert Curly de muziekwereld de rug toe. In 2012 wordt bekend dat hij op 4 juni is overleden aan prostaatkanker.

Songtekst

{transcribed by Lidwien Engel-Ligtvoet, 04-08-2013}

Have you ever been to 42nd Street
without noticing the mess is complete
it's like Sodom is newborn
on sex and on popcorn
where I was no one
and no one was someone

Well I made my appointment with Samuel's
advising store on the 30th floor
where his rabbit toothed secretary
asked if she could help me
I said may'be, probably

[chorus]:
Somebody's sometimes somewhere, Curly
Samuel said so, sure thing Curly, yeah
Somebody's sometimes somewhere, Curly
Samuel said so, sure thing Curly, yeah

There's blood on the road
and blood on my car
The dust is cold and it creeps as far
till my eyes can't see, yes I agree anyway,
since I heard Samuel say
Sam said, live your 30 years then starve
forget about the rest
well that's the best

[chorus]

He gave me this book to read
The whole world is 42nd Street
where the mess is complete
and there's no need to be hopeful
well thank you Samuel
guess I'll be doing quite well
thank you
thank you
thank you
thank you Samuel

Somebody's sometimes somewhere, Curly
Samuel said so, sure thing Curly, sure thing
Somebody's sometimes somewhere, Curly
Samuel said so, sure thing Curly, sure thing
Somebody's sometimes somewhere, Curly
Samuel said so, sure thing Curly, sure thing

Somebody's sometimes somewhere someone someway something, no one
Somebody's sometimes somewhere someone someway something, no one
Somebody's sometimes somewhere someone someway something, no one, yeah
Somebody's sometimes somewhere someone someway something, no one
Somebody's sometimes somewhere someone someway something, no one

Songinformatie

ArtiestAlexander Curly
 A-kant
Titel Samuel's Advice
Componist(en) A. Curly
Producer(s) A Beaver Production
Engineer(s) Henri Bentzon
 B-kant
Titel Suzy
Componist(en) A. Curly
Producer(s) A Beaver Production
Engineer(s) Henri Bentzon
 
Platenlabel Negram
Catalogusnr NG 317
Album For What It's Worth


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