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Billy
by Prefab Sprout

Where d'ya find that trumpet Billy, I said
Where d'ya find that trumpet Bill, he said
"I found it on some wasteland buried in the snow."
How d'ya learn to play it William, I said
How d'ya learn to play it Bill, he said
"Sat down on a doorstep - I practiced long and slow"

I let my feelings show,
I let my feelings show
Trumpets come,
Trumpets go
It's amazing what gets
Left out in the snow

I let my feelings show,
I let my feelings show
Trumpets come,
Trumpets go
It's amazing what gets
Left out in the snow

I'm in love with Susan, Billy, I said
I'm in love with Susan, Bill
- Her smile is like a fairground,
I'm basking in the glow
I've got no gift for music William
Got no gift for music Bill, he said:
"Sing a song of sixpence … Steady as you go"

Let your feelings show,
Let your feelings show
Trumpets come,
Trumpets go
It's amazing what gets
Left out in the snow

Let your feelings show,
Let your feelings show
Trumpets come,
Trumpets go
It's amazing what gets
Left out in the snow

(Instrumental Break)

Tell me all your secrets, Billy, I said
Tell me all your secrets Bill
Lead me to your doorstep –
There's so much I don't know
I'm in love with Susan, Billy I said
I'm in love with Susan, Bill
Her smile is like a fairground,
I'm basking in the glow.

(Let your feelings show, let your feelings show)

(Instrumental Break)

Let your feelings show,
Let your feelings show
Trumpets come,
Trumpets go
It's amazing what gets
Left out in the snow

Let your feelings show,
Let your feelings show
Trumpets come,
Trumpets go
It's amazing what gets
Left out in the snow

Tell me all your secrets, Billy, I said
Tell me all your secrets Bill
Lead me to your doorstep –
There's so much I don't know
I'm in love with Susan, Billy I said
I'm in love with Susan, Bill
Her smile is like a fairground,
I'm basking In the glow.

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George Ross

Absolutely brilliant, the mans a genius

gerard hall

crimson red is a masterpiece ,pm is a genius

Peter Cotter

paddy mcaloon  a truly gifted wordsmith ,with melodies that touch your soul ,i am in total awe 

Pete Aves

Legend. Brings beauty to the world in increasingly ugly times.

pchazzb

I let my feelings show everytime I listen to this song. Maravilloso Paddy McAloon.

Pablo H

Been a fan of PFS since earliest days.  Paddy's music rises above everything else on the airwaves; its just so pure; it always has a way of touching you much deeper than anything else.....this latest work is so unexpected, and so special.  I can't stop listening to it...the same experience I have had with every other PFS release. Wish they came more often. Its nourishment for my soul!  Billy is my fav track!  I grabbed my tenor and sop sax's  the first time I heard it and was playing along like I have had the melody programmed in my brain my entire life and it took Paddy to help release it....hard to explain...its that way with everything he does.  Wish all music could have that effect, but since it doesn't, I will just have to continue to listen to Paddy.....hope he realizes how much us die hards really connect with and love this stuff....

OPS 2

My twin brother was called Bill. He died 3 years ago. He was an amazing bass playing. This song reminds me of him very much. I love it. Great band.

Fred Fat

im basking in the glow - what a line

Tom So

Its like an continuation from " When love breaks Down " Excellent :)

Senta Music

Thanks for uploading this masterpiece from a genious...still composing...thank God!
Go Paddy!!

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