Coverafbeelding Peter Straker - Ragtime Piano Joe
  • Statistieken
  •   7 weken
  •   11 piekpositie
  •   137 punten
  •   1978

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   07-11-1943
Land   Jamaica



Songtekst

The man who made his name in the moving picture show
Was the man whose face we saw but whose voice we didn't know
The only things we heard him say were on cards we read too slow
The man who made them speak was Ragtime Piano Joe

It was the only life that he knew
Ragtime Piano Joe
It was the only thing he could do
Ragtime Piano Joe

And when the hero walked in the door
Or Charlie Chaplin fell through the floor
Who was it made the show?
Ragtime Piano Joe

Al Jolson mooned and crooned when talking pictures came to town
Hoagy Carmichael played a tune, it really brought Joe down
Then Busby Berkley clinched the deal and all the flicks had sound
Joe took his life one night, they say that he was drowned

It was the only life that he knew
Ragtime Piano Joe
It was the only thing he could do
Ragtime Piano Joe

And when the hero walked in the door
Or Charlie Chaplin fell through the floor
Who was it made the show?
Ragtime Piano Joe

Lalala...

And when the hero walked in the door
Or Charlie Chaplin fell through the floor
Who was it, who was it?
Ragtime Piano Joe

If late at night into the movie house you go
Sit at the back, stay out of sight, you can still hear Ragtime Joe
When the crowds have gone the old time songs, the ones we used to know
Can still be heard but very faint, it's the ghost of poor old Joe

It was the only life that he knew
Ragtime Piano Joe
It was the only thing he could do
Ragtime Piano Joe

And when the hero walked in the door
Or Charlie Chaplin fell through the floor
Who was it made the show?
Ragtime Piano Joe

It was the only life that he knew
Ragtime Piano Joe
It was the only thing he could do
Ragtime Piano Joe

And when the hero walked in the door
Or Charlie Chaplin fell through the floor
Who was it, who was it?
Ragtime Piano Joe

Songinformatie

Freddie was mede producer van deze single en de "touch" van Freddie is duidelijk in het nummer terug te horen.
ArtiestPeter Straker
 A-kant
Titel Ragtime Piano Joe
Lengte 03'43
Componist(en) Donald Fraser
Producer(s) Freddie Mercury & Roy Thomas Baker
 B-kant
Titel The Saddest Clown
Lengte 04'20
Componist(en) Allison & Sills
Producer(s) Freddie Mercury & Roy Thomas Baker
Platenlabel EMI
Catalogusnr 5C 006-60358
Album This One's On Me


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