Tag Archives: street

I Have Often Walked Down This Street Before

Thames, London, River, Uk, CityI have lived in my little nest for over three years. It still doesn’t feel like home though. I miss my former home. My heart is up in Hampstead/Highgate/Muswell Hill (home for five years). But…I will have to wait and see what happens with Jack before I quit my current little abode.

Fandango, the creator of This, That, and The Other, has asked us to share some pics of the street where we live (as most of us are confined to barracks at the moment). I thought this was a great idea. You can see other bloggers who are taking part in Fandango’s post below:

https://fivedotoh.com/2020/04/04/on-the-street-where-you-live/

I have to admit, I am so security conscious, I don’t feel I can. I live in a very iconic part of London, an area that tourists flock to. I am super-scared of strangers instantly recognising that they have walked down my street before. But I wanted to offer something of the paths I often walk.

So instead, I am going to post some photos I took during one of my walks. When I have an afternoon free, I often walk along the Thames and then, after crossing the river, I head up to my favourite spot in London (Queen Mary’s Garden). So this little montage has photos taken from the South Bank of the river and a couple from the beautiful park that I am missing very much. I hope to be able to visit before summer is over to see the roses there.

I Have Often Walked Down This Street Before

nkc.jpgI think most of us have at one time found our insides melting whilst listening to the mellow and melodic tones of gorgeous voice belonging to the exceptional Nat King Cole.

I only remember “discovering” him for myself when I was a teenager. My Dad had lots of compilation albums and one one of them was a song I did not recognize sung by a man’s voice. I was instantly smitten. Shortly after I watched the phenomenal classic film version of “My Fair Lady” and searched out  scores of other tracks recorded by wonderful Nat King Cole.

romantic street.jpgThis was the song I fell in love with…both the song and the voice singing it. One of my friends dislikes it because she says it makes her think of a stalker (she had a scary stalker), but for me it is all about being head over heels with someone and feeling excited by every thing that reminds you of them. I am sure I have felt this way when I was nearing the home of a young man I had a crush on.

I have already published a song for SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY, but as this fit’s today’s theme of AVENUE/BOULEVARD/DRIVE/PLACE/ROAD/STREET so well, I think if nobody else has featured it, I might tag it to the line-up at the end of today.

I have often walked down this street before;
But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before.
All at once am I
Several stories high,
Knowing I’m on the street where you live.

Are there lilac trees in the heart of town?
Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?
Does enchantment pour
Out of every door?
No, it’s just on the street where you live!

And oh! The towering feeling
Just to know somehow you are near!
The overpowering feeling
That any second you may suddenly appear!

People stop and stare. They don’t bother me.
For there’s nowhere else on earth that I would rather be.
Let the time go by,
I won’t care if I
Can be here on the street where you live.

Writers: Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner

Just Walkin’ Down The Street

road.jpgJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY. For this delightful Sunday, Jim has chosen the theme AVENUE/BOULEVARD/DRIVE/PLACE/ROAD/STREET.

Lots of songs came to mind. But at the end of the day, I chose the one I like listening to the most. I often sing it to myself, in the shower, walking home from work, when I am hiking. It is has a very catchy tune and lyrics everyone knows.

Today I am officially starting my packing for my trip to Adelaide, Australia! I wanted to start weeks ago, but held back. Now it is June…there is nothing to stop me. Oh I am counting the days now until I see Goldfinch…walkin’ down the street…singin’ “doo wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do”. Well…I don’t think those would be his exact words when he sees me…but something lovable 🙂

There she was just walkin’ down the street
Singin’, “Do wah diddy, diddy, dum diddy do”
Snappin’ her fingers and shufflin’ her feet
Singin’, “Do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do”

She looked good, she looked fine
(Looked good, looked fine)
She looked good, she looked fine
And I nearly lost my mind

Before I knew it she was walkin’ next to me
Singin’, “Do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do”
Holdin’ my hand just as natural as can be
Singin’, “Do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do”

We walked on to my door
(Walked on, my door)
We walked on to my door
Then we kissed a little more

Whoa, oh
I knew we was falling in love
Yes, I did and so I told her
All the things, I’d been dreamin’ of

Now we’re together nearly every single day
Singin’, “Do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do”
We’re so happy and that’s how we’re gonna stay
Singin’, “Do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do”

Well, I’m hers, she’s mine
(I’m hers, she’s mine)
I’m hers, she’s mine
Wedding bells are gonna chime

Whoa, oh
I knew we was falling in love
Yes, I did and so I told her
All the things, I’d been dreamin’ of

Now we’re together nearly every single day
Singin’, “Do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do”
We’re so happy and that’s how we’re gonna stay,
Singin’, “Do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do”

Well, I’m hers, she’s mine
(I’m hers, she’s mine)
I’m hers, she’s mine
Wedding bells are gonna chime

Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh yeah
Do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do, we’ll sing it
Do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do
Do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do.

Writers: Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich