Retro Music 5

Before the evolution into The Faces, the band fronted by Rod Stewart, we had The Small Faces, with the lead singer Steve Marriott. In the pop music scene of 1968, it was refreshing to hear a song sung in a completely English accent, and a London accent into the bargain. This was a song I could identify with at the age of 16, as I knew exactly what a lazy Sunday was like.

A wouldn’t it be nice
To get on with me neighbors
But they make it very clear
They’ve got no room for ravers
They stop me from groovin’
They bang on me wall
They doing me crust in
It’s no good at all, ah
Lazy Sunday afternoon
I’ve got no mind to worry
I close my eyes and drift away-a
Here we all are sittin’ in a rainbow
Go blimey hello, Mrs. Jones
How’s old Bert’s lumbago?
(He mustn’t grumble)
Tweedle dee bite
I’ll sing you a song with no words and no tune
Tweedle dee bite
To sing in the khazi while you suss out the moon, oh yeah
Lazy Sunday afternoon-a
I’ve got no mind to worry-a
Close my eyes and drift away-a
Root-de-doo-de-doo, a-root-de-doot-de doy di
A-root-de doot de dum, a-ree-de-dee-de-doo dee
Doo, doo, doo
There’s no one to hear me
There’s nothing to say
And no one can stop me
From feeling this way, yeah
Lazy Sunday afternoon
I’ve got no mind to worry
Close my eyes and drift away
Lazy Sunday afternoon
I’ve got no mind to worry
Close my eyes and drift a
Close my mind and drift away
Close my eyes and drift away
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Steve Marriott / Ronnie Lane

38 thoughts on “Retro Music 5

  1. There are various accounts, even from Beck, about the whole musical explosion around his 1969 car wreck. My favorite of his he came out of a coma to read that Rod had joined Faces (Often referred to as Feces for reasons I can’t divulge) and that resulted in his saying “Screw singers, I’m going to learn to play guitar without them.” Which is only true if you discount BB&A and a few other exploits. There’s a great article on mayonoise about the “impact’ of Beck’s wreck.

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  2. What a fun video! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I agree with you about singers’ retaining their native accents. It’s disconcerting to hear English singers affect an American Southern accent; I don’t get why they do that.

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  3. I thought the Small Faces were different from the Faces. I really like early Rod Stewart when he was ‘just one of the lads’ before he became a supposed sex symbol. Every Picture Tells a Story is still one of my favourite albums and Mandolin Wind is my favourite track on it

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