Coverafbeelding Motions - Wonderful Impressions/ Nellie The Horse

Motions

Wonderful Impressions/ Nellie The Horse

  • Statistieken
  •   6 weken
  •   15 piekpositie
  •   108 punten
  •   1967

Artiestinformatie

Land   Nederland

The Motions was een Haagse Nederbietband, in 1964 opgericht door Henk Smitskamp (basgitaar), Robbie van Leeuwen (gitaar), Rudy Bennett (zang) en Sieb Warner (drums). De band werd in 1970 opgeheven.

De eerste single van The Motions was in december 1964 It's gone (geschreven door Robbie van Leeuwen). De single werd zonder dat de verkoopcijfers daar aanleiding toe gaven, door Joost den Draaijer begin 1965 één week in de Veronica Top 40 op nummer 39 geplaatst. Daarmee waren The Motions de eerste Nederlandse beatgroep die in de hitparade belandde. Joost den Draaijer (Willem van Kooten) deed dat wel vaker, bij wijze van proefballon.

De eerste lp, Introduction to The Motions, wordt tot op de dag van vandaag beschouwd als een klassieker in de Nederbiet. Met het nummer Wasted words had de band in 1965 de eerste grote hit met een 3e plaats als hoogste notering.
Daarna volgden de hits elkaar in 1966 in hoog tempo op: Why don't you take it, Every step I take en It's the same old song.

Robbie van Leeuwen verliet de band in 1967 om een eigen band op te richten: Shocking Blue. Zijn plaats werd ingenomen door Gerard Romeijn, afkomstig van Tee Set. Het leek of met het vertrek van Robbie van Leeuwen de band de belangrijkste componist en vormgever kwijt was, maar Sieb Warner en nieuwkomer Romeijn schreven en componeerden ook ijzersterk repertoire. Er volgden nog wel enkele bescheiden hits.


Songtekst

MOTIONS - WONDERFUL IMPRESSIONS

See the child smile at the hedgehopper
Who is resting on the singing grass
As it runs to him, it falls as it tumbles
And we've got summer wind

He is drifting into somehow
Where is no noise that will be heard
And the child's mind too has moved on further
To some wonderful place

Wonderful impressions, how good it is to feel
Wonderful impressions
Feeling rich, further than the man
Even deeper than the inside of the brain
A glimpse of heaven

Wonderful impressions, how good it is to feel
Wonderful impressions
Feel the world to the bottom of your soul
Let them warm you when you're old and cold

The hairy brown dog of Mrs Freezer
Is too fat to walk around her house
Where the garden is filled with colours
Of flowers so sweet

Where the violet shade of the dewdrops
On the window frame is still the same
And the green leaves of the old oak tree
Dance to the wind

Wonderful impressions, how good it is to feel
Wonderful impressions
Feeling rich, further than the man
Even deeper than the inside of the brain
A glimpse of heaven

Wonderful impressions, how good it is to feel
Wonderful impressions
Feel the world to the bottom of your soul
Let them warm you when you're old and cold

Wonderful impressions, how good it is to feel
Wonderful impressions
Feeling rich, further than the man
Even deeper than the inside of the brain
A glimpse of heaven

Wonderful impressions, how good it is to feel
Wonderful impressions
Feeling rich, further than the man
Even deeper than the inside of the brain
A glimpse of heaven

MOTIONS - NELLIE THE HORSE

Here she comes, her head is hanging
She still wears her hat
Though it seems as if she smiles
Her eyes are soaking wet
Nellie the horse is sad

She gets up at three o’clock
Always works till late
There’s no time for recreation
Grazing in the shade
Nellie the horse is sad

She is dreaming of green pastures
Endless fields and warmer nights
The friends she used to play with
Beneath a golden sun

Here she comes, her head is hanging
She still wears her hat
Though it seems as if she smiles
Her eyes are soaking wet
Nellie the horse is sad

She is dreaming of green pastures
Endless fields and warmer nights
The friends she used to play with
Beneath a golden sun

Then one day she had a fever
And was feeling bad
She walked into noisy traffic
It’s so very sad
Nellie the horse is dead

Songinformatie

ArtiestMotions
 A-kant
Titel Wonderful Impressions
Componist(en) S. Warner - G. Romeyn Jr.
 B-kant
Titel Nellie The Horse
Componist(en) S. Warner - G. Romeyn Jr.
 
Platenlabel Havoc
Catalogusnr SH 137

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