Donny & Marie Osmond - Featuring Songs From Their T.V. Show - 1976

Donny & Marie Osmond - Featuring songs from their television show (1976) (Polydor 2391 220) (LP)

Side One:

1 C’Mon Marianne
2 Butterfly
3 A liitle bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll
4 dandelion
5 deep purple * *

Side two:

1 “a” my name is alice
2 sunshine lady
3 take me back again *
4 weeping willow
5 it takes two *
6 may tomorrow be a perfect day
(theme from donny & marie television show)

Produced: Mike Curb
Executive producers: The Osmond
Recorded at Kolob Recording Studios, Provo, Utah
Photography: George Hurrell, Ralph Nelson
Cover design & prepared: Virl Osmond & AGI/Hollywood

“Warning: Unauthorized reproduction of this recording is prohibited by Federal law
and subject to criminal prosecution.”

© 1976 Polydor Incorporated
(p) 1976 Polydor Incorporated except
* (p) 1974 MGM Records, Inc, except
* * (p) 1975 MGM Records, Inc.

Distributed in Australia by PhonoGram Pty, Limited

Polydor logo, Kolob Records logo

Side One

1. C'mon Marianne

Oh, here I am on my knees again
I’ll do anything just to make it right
Say you understand
oh I know you can
C’mon Marianne (mmh mmh)

Don’t matter what people say
It didn’t happen that way
She was a passing fling
 Not a permanent thing
Say you understand
oh I know you can

C’mon Marianne (Marianne)
C’mon Marianne (Marianne)
C’mon Marianne (Marianne)
Say you can understand my Marianne

Well your big brown eyes
are all full of tears
From the bitterness
of those lonely years
So I hang my head
wish that I were dead

C’mon Marianne (Marianne)
C’mon Marianne (Marianne)
C’mon Marianne (Marianne)
Say you can understand my Marianne

C’mon Marianne, C’mon Marianne
Oh Marianne, Marianne, Marianne
Oh Marianne

2. Butterfly

Butterfly, my Butterfly
Though I know you must be free
Butterfly don’t flutter by
Stay a little while with me

You’re as light as a night full of moon
Butterfly you have left your cocoon
You have found you have wings
And now you wish to fly
Please don’t go
please don’t say goodbye

Butterfly, my Butterfly
Though I know you must be free
Butterfly don’t flutter by
Stay a little while with me

In your mind there
is someone far away
And you’ll miss all
the fun if you stay
You believe that love
is elsewhere to be found
But your wrong,
it’s here just look around

Butterfly, my Butterfly
Though I know you must be free
Butterfly don’t flutter by
Stay a little while with me

Look around, look
around and you’ll see
Better love than my need won’t be
And if you fly away
you’ll break my heart in two
Please don’t go
I’m so in love with you

Butterfly, my Butterfly
Though I know you must be free
Butterfly don’t flutter by
Stay a little while with me

Butterfly, my Butterfly
Though I know you must be free
Butterfly don’t flutter by

3. A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock 'N Roll

I’m a little bit country
And I’m a little bit rock n roll
I’m a little bit of Memphis
and Nashville
With a little bit of Motown in my soul
I don’t know if it’s good or bad
But I know I love it so
I’m a little bit country
And I’m a little bit rock n roll

He’s a little bit gentle
He’s a little bit runnin’ wild
She’s a little bit of full grown woman
She’s a little bit of child
I don’t know if I’m happy or sad
But my music makes me whole
I’m a little bit country
And I’m a little bit rock n roll

I like that peaceful easy feeling
of a laid back country song
And when I sing my rock n roll
I can sing it all night long
I love my country
with all my heart and soul
I go out on Saturday night
for a little bit a rock n roll
I now I’m gonna feel alright
No matter where I go
With a little bit a country
And a little bit a rock n roll

I like that peaceful easy feeling
of a laid back country song
And when I sing my rock n roll
I like to sing it all night long
I love my country with
all my heart and soul
I go out on Saturday night
for a little bit a rock n roll
I know I’m gonna feel alright
No matter where I go
With a little bit a country
And a little bit a rock n roll

We’re a little bit country
We’re a little bit rock n roll

Day after day I try to please you
Day after day I have to bend
Day after day I feel
the softness slip away
And it’s leaving me frightened again

I’m a dandelion, dandelion
Frail and frightened
of the love that we’re in
I’m a dandelion, dandelion
Take me gentle or
I’ll break in the wind

Time after time
I’ve tried to tell you
Time after time
I meant to share
Maybe this time I’ll put
my feelings all in mine
‘Cause the carelessness
 is more than I can bare

I’m a dandelion, dandelion
Frail and frightened
of the love that we’re in
I’m a dandelion, dandelion
Take me gentle or
I’ll break in the wind

I’m a dandelion, dandelion
Frail and frightened of
the love that we’re in
I’m a dandelion, dandelion
Take me gentle or
I’ll break in the wind.

4. Dandelion

Day after day I try to please you
Day after day I have to bend
Day after day I feel
the softness slip away
And it’s leaving me frightened again

I’m a dandelion, dandelion
Frail and frightened
of the love that we’re in
I’m a dandelion, dandelion
Take me gentle or
I’ll break in the wind

Time after time
I’ve tried to tell you
Time after time
I meant to share
Maybe this time I’ll put
my feelings all in mine
‘Cause the carelessness
 is more than I can bare

I’m a dandelion, dandelion
Frail and frightened
of the love that we’re in
I’m a dandelion, dandelion
Take me gentle or
I’ll break in the wind

I’m a dandelion, dandelion
Frail and frightened of
the love that we’re in
I’m a dandelion, dandelion
Take me gentle or
I’ll break in the wind.

5. Deep Purple

When the deep purple falls
over sleepy garden walls,
and the stars begin
to twinkle in the sky,
in the mist of a memory,
you wander on back to me,
breathing my name with a sigh.

In the still of the night,
once again I hold you tight.
Though you're gone,
your love lives on
when moonlight beams.
And as long as my heart will beat,
sweet lovers, we'll always be
here in my deep purple dreams.

When the deep purple falls
over sleepy garden walls,
and the stars begin to
twinkle in the sky,
in the mist of a memory,
you wander on back to me,
breathing my name with a sigh.

In the still of the night,
once again I hold you tight.
Though you're gone,
your love lives on
when moonlight beams.
And as long as my heart will beat,
sweet lovers we'll always be,
here in my deep purple dreams.

And as long as my heart will beat
Sweet lover we’ll always be
Here in my deep purple dreams

Here in my deep purple dreams
Here in my deep purple dreams

Side Two

1. "A" My Name Is Alice

"A" my name is Alice
and my boyfriend's name is Andy
We come from Alabama
and we like apples
A my name is Alice and
I want to play the game of love

When you were only nine
I used to watch you playing
You used to bounce
your rubber ball
And I looked at you
while I was saying

"A" my name is Alice
and my boyfriend's name is Andy
We come from Alabama
and we like apples
A my name is Alice and
I want to play the game of love

When you were seventeen
you used to bring me flowers
I couldn't help remembering
the way I spent my hours saying

"A" my name is Alice and
my boyfriend's name is Andy
We come from Alabama
and we like apples
A my name is Alice and
I want to play the game of love

We just can't wait to be together
I want to be your bride
Then we'll hear our little girl singing
every time we look outside

"A" my name is Alice and
my boyfriend's name is Andy
We come from Alabama
and we like apples
“A” my name is Alice and
I want to play the game of love

2. Sunshine Lady

She keeps me warm
and brightens my day
like the sunshine in July
And cools me off
like a gentle rain
every time I see her cry
Like the wind
she’s all around me
yet free to blow
And I don’t think I could stop her
if she really wants to go
Really wants to go

She’s my sunshine,
she’s the lady of my dreams
She’s my morning
she’s in the middle
of everything that I do
I do it all for you,
sunshine lady, you’re my
sunshine lady, sunshine

She’s a part of what
I call my life and
a part I’ll always keep
and though the love
inside of me may
sometimes fall asleep
Just like the way
I fall for her every time we meet
She’s what I call a lady
from her head down to her feet
Oh oh oh oh

She’s my sunshine,
she’s the lady of my dreams
She’s my morning
she’s in the middle
of everything that I do
I do it all for you,
sunshine lady, you’re my
sunshine lady, sunshine

She’s my sunshine,
she’s the lady of my dreams
She’s my morning
she’s in the middle
of everything that I do
I do it all for you,
sunshine lady, you’re my
sunshine lady, sunshine

Oh she’s my sunshine,
 she’s the lady of my dreams

3. Take Me Back Again

Oh won’t you play for me
My favourite melody
Oh let me hear again
Those wonderful songs
Thinking of way back then
Oh how I can remember when
We had a lot of friends
Take me back again

Take me back again
to my hometown
I want to hear again
that sweet old sound
The only happiness I ever found
Is back in my hometown

Turn back the hands of time
The memories of yours and mine
Just let me walk around
Through the streets of the town
‘Cause when I feel alone
I think about the folks back home
All those forgotten friends
Take me back again

Take me back again
to my hometown
I want to hear again
that sweet old sound
The only happiness I ever found
Is back in my hometown

4. Weeping Willow

Weeping willow, weeping willow
Weeping freely for the
wide world to see
Weeping willow, weeping willow
How I wish you’d do
my weeping for me

Please tell me willow tree
How open must I be
I fear to share my precious
tears with him
Weeping willow hand some courage down to me

Weeping willow, weeping willow
Weeping freely for the
wide world to see
Weeping willow, weeping willow
How I wish you’d do my
weeping for me

Each time I look at you
I know what I must do
But I hide the hurt
behind my pride again
Never crying, never trying to be true

Weeping willow, weeping willow
Weeping freely for the
wide world to see
Weeping willow, weeping willow
How I wish you’d do
my weeping for me

Weeping willow, weeping willow
Weeping freely for the
wide world to see
Weeping willow, weeping willow
How I wish you’d do
my weeping for me

5. It Takes Two

One can have a dream baby
And two can make
that dream so real
One can talk about being in love
Two can say how it really feels
One could wish upon a star
And two can make
that wish come true
One can stand alone in the dark
Two can make that light shine through

It takes two baby,
it take two baby
It takes two,
it just takes two

One can have a broken heart
Livin’ in misery
Two can really ease the pain
Like a perfect remedy
Oh one can really be alone in a crowd
Like an island he’s all alone
Two can make it just any place
Just like being home

It takes two baby,
it take two baby
It takes two,
it just takes two

Oh one can go out to a movie
Looking for a special treat
Two can make that single movie
Something kinda, kinda sweet, yeah
One can take a walk in the moonlight
Thinking that it’s really nice
Oh but two walking hand in hand
Like adding just a pinch of spice

It takes two baby,
it take two baby
It takes two,
it just takes two

6. May Tomorrow Be A Perfect Day

May tomorrow be a perfect day
May you find love and
laughter along the way
May God keep you in his tender care
‘Til he brings us together again

May the sunshine
deep within your heart
When sorrows bring
sadness and tears would start
May the memory of the love we share
Reassure you that someday somewhere

We’ll walk hand in hand
The time is very near
The moments we long for
are almost here
I’ll be with you,
you’ll be with me
Together we’ll love once again

Goodbye everybody