A GIFT OF HARMONY
Lyrics
1.Big Band Medley
Little Brown Jug
segue
Dont Sit Under the Apple Tree
       Written by L. Brown/C. Tobia/ S. Stept
Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me
Anyone else but me, anyone else but me, no, no, no
Don't sit under the Apple Tree with anyone else but me
'Til I come marching home.
I just got word from a guy who heard from the guy
next door to me --
A girl he met just loves to pet, and it fits you to a tee
Chatenooga Choo Choo
       Written by Mac Gordon/Harry Warren
Pardon me boy, is that the Chatenooga Choo choo?
Track 29?  Boy you can give me a shine
Can you afford to board the Chatenooga Choo Choo?
I've got my fare, and just a trifle to spare.
When you hear the whistle blowing 8 to the bar
Then you know that Tennessee is not very far
Shovel all the coal in -- got to keep it rollin'
Woo woo Chatenooga there you are!
She's gonna cry, until I tell her that I'll never roam.
Oh Chatenooga Choo Choo, won't ya choo choo me home?
Stompin' at the Savoy
     Written by:E. Sampson/C.Webb/A. Razaf/ Benny Goodman
Savoy, the home of sweet romance.
Savoy, it wins you at a glance
Savoy, gives happy feet a chance to dance!
How my heart is singing while the band is swinging.
Never tired of rompin' and stompin' with you
At the Savoy.
It Don't Mean a Thing
       Written by Duke Ellington/Irving Mills
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!
Doo wup doo wup doo wup doo wup doo wup doo wup]
doo ba doo wup. BAH!
Don't mean a thing, All you've got to do is sing.
Doo wup doo wup doo wup doo wup doo wup doo wup]
doo ba doo wah!
Makes no difference if it's cold or hot!
Just give that rhythm everything you've got!
Opus One
       Written by S. Oliver/Count Basie/Sid Garris
If Mister Les Brown Can make it renowned,
And Ray Anthony can rock it for me
There's never a doubt, you'll knock yourself out
Whenever you can hear Opus One

2.  Qué Pasa
          Written by Debbie Fleming
You say you want me to stay, and then you tell me to go away,
These little games that you play rather ruin my day!
You're only thinking of you- you want your cake and to eat it too!
You really don't have a clue what to do with a heart that's true.
Stay....go away......stay.....go away....
These games, I won't play!
Hey hey hey!  What's the matter? Que Pasa?
I'm gonna say my goodbyes, and close my eyes to the tears you cry
And leave you wondering why you're a lonely guy.
            ©2002 Fleming Songs Publishing

3.  Crazy in Love
            written by Debbie Fleming
Maybe it's a phase!  My mind's in such a daze -
That I can't tell my elbows from my knees
I believe I'm just crazy. Any fool would agree with me!
I'm in a fairy tale -- on sunbeams I can sail -
And up and down a moonbeam I can slide
Oh my but I'm crazy!  Fit to be certified!
Am I hallucinating?  Or am I flying over the moon --
With the big round world in the palm of my hand --
My beautiful blue balloon?
Well rainbows light the night, and stars dance with delight
As the sun rolls down to play from up above!
I'm in love and I'm crazy -- so crazy in love!
I'm undeniably crazy -- justifyably crazy --
I'm certifiably crazy -- I'm crazy in love!
Yes I'm crazy, cuz I'm in love.
        ©1998 Fleming Songs Publishing (SOCAN)

4.  Bing Bang
        Written by Debbie Fleming
I know a little secret.
It's so difficult to keep it --
It's my special recipe for ecstacy!
It excites me, ignites me and sets me free!
It's so intoxicating!
It's so wild and stimulating!
It sets me all aglow every part of me.
It's delicious, nutritious - and totally fat free!
(rrrat ta dat, bing da bing!)
I'm talkin' 'bout Salsa
A little bit of salsa!
Take my advice, it's very nice
It's gonna spice your life up.
Just a little bit of Salsa
Makes you holler "Ay carumba!!"
A little zing, a little zang, a lot of tang and
BING BANG, BING BANG
There's no doubt about it --
I know I just can't live without it.
It makes me want to dance across the floor.
It's a craving, I'm raving for more more more!
                Chorus
Onions and tomatos, jalapeño peppers make it.
Corriander, extra spice and garlic elevate it.
Move your body as you make it, let the heat awake it.
Swing and sway below your waistline
Tastes divine, it's sublime, feelin' fine,
Feel the heat, seize the beat and
BING BANG, BING BANG!
 
                Chorus
                ©2002 Fleming Songs Publishing (SOCAN)
5. Harmony
        Written by Debbie Fleming
Harmony, that's what we're searchin' for.
Harmony, when it's there, you've gotta have more
Harmony, that's what we're searchin' for.
Harmony, when it's there, you've gotta have more.
It's so hard to find in a world full of discord
So many wars and so much greed
So many starving -- Lord Lord Lord
When there's love, unselfish love
Pure caring love, everbearing love, love.
You get Harmony -- that's what we're searchin' for
Harmony, when it's there, you've gotta have more
Harmony, that's what we're searchin' for.
Harmony, when it's there, you've gotta have more.
It ain't too common in a world that's full of hate!
Violence, amorality and Godlessness
But wait, wait wait --
When there's love, unselfish love
Pure caring love, everbearing love, love.
You get harmony when you sing together,
Harmony -- everything gets better.
Harmony - when you participate.
Harmony - when you give more than you take.
Harmony - when you join that choir.
Harmony - takes you higher and higher
Higher!  Higher!
Harmony, that's what we're searchin' for.
Harmony, when it's there, you've gotta have more
Harmony, that's what we're searchin' for.
Harmony, when it's there, you've gotta have more.
        ©1973 Fleming Songs Publishing (SOCAN)

6.  Cuban Night
Dark eyes and a gentle hand
Strum my heartstrings, like guitar strings in a Cuban band.
Fire of desire smoulders patiently,
Waiting for the moment when two lonesome hearts are feeling free.
Dark eyes filled with kindness,
And a silent plea to leave what's past behind us.
On this Cuban night, the moon is bright and whispers tenderly --
"Tonite's the night for love!  Let it be"
Shine those dark eyes on me,
Search my heart and find the key and Qué Sera -- What will be.
Shine those dark eyes on me,
Let their lovelight set me free on this hot Cuban night
Qué sera sera -- What will be.
In the here and now, who thinks about forever?
When the music's playing, everything feels new.
On this Cuban night of love while we are dancing here together,
Time stands still.  There's only me and you.
Shine those dark eyes on me,
Search my heart and find the key and Qué Sera -- What will be.
Shine those dark eyes on me,
Let their lovelight set me free on this hot Cuban night
Qué sera sera -- What will be,
What will be,  Oh - Qué Sera!
        ©1992 Fleming Songs Publishing (SOCAN)

7.  Great Love Story
(Written by Debbie Fleming, in honour of the Marriage of Suba and Dylan, April 2001)
Once upon a time there lived a little girl
Whose smile could light up the sky.
She grew into a beautiful princess --
Highly favoured with gifts from on high.
On the wings of love, she embarked on her mission
To follow her dreams and see 'em through to fruition.
Its the great love story!
And it starts with a heart that's bound for glory.
Such a great love story!
Like the first light of dawn, the story has only begun.
Once upon a time, there was born a prince of a boy
With blessings and riches untold.
As a man he searched the land for someone special
Who would sanctify the music in his soul.
When the moon and the stars brought them together,
They knew in their hearts they'd never part!
Together forever.
It's the great love story!
Two hearts melt into one in a blaze of glory.
Such a great love story!
No room for doubt -- this is what love's all about.
When the stardust sparked - nothing could tear them apart.
And the white-hot heat ignited a passion so deep.
As they now embark on a journey of 2 precious hearts
Through sorrow and joy, through tears and through laughter
This girl and this boy will live happily everafter.
It's the great love story!
Two hearts melt into one in a blaze of glory.
Such a great love story!
In joy or in sorrow, together through all their tomorrows --
A great love story,
Two hearts melt into one in a blaze of glory.
Such a great love story!
Like forever in heaven -- the story is never-ending.
        ©2000 Fleming Songs Publishing (SOCAN)

8.  I'll Never Smile Again
Written by Ruth Lowe
I'll never smile again until I smile at you
I'll never laugh again, what good would it do?
For tears would fill my eyes,
My heart would realize
That our romance is through.
I'll never love again -- I'm so in love with you
I'll never thrill again to somebody new.
Within my heart I know I will never start to smile again
Until I smile at you.

9. No More Bebop
Music written by Debbie Fleming, Lyrics by Lynne Deragon
People who scat at the drop of a hat make me crazy!
All that high energy really makes me feel guilty and lazy.
You could say it's a fact that I like to lay back, 'way back.
Hey Jack I want...say Mac....I want
It's a fact I want...to be exact I want ---
No more Bebop!  No more Bebop!
N-O-M-O-R-E  Be -- Bop
No siree bop!
No more Bebop!  No more Bebop!
N-O-M-O-R-E  Be -- Bop
Say what?
I'm not very hip to that old flatted fifth I'll admit it.
I would sing you a "shoo bop dee"  riff, but I'm trying to quit it.
When the changes are fast, I just run out of gas and alas, I pass!
It's much too fast, I want....
To take a pass, I want...
At last I want....
Oh yas....I want
No more Bebop!  No more Bebop!
N-O-M-O-R-E  Be -- Bop
No siree bop!
No more Bebop!  No more Bebop!
N-O-M-O-R-E  Be -- Bop
Say what?
©1981 Fleming Songs Publishing and Charlie Horse Music.

10.  More in Love
Written by Debbie Fleming
Every time we meet, I fall just a little bit more in love.
When we're walking down the street, I fall just a little bit more in love.
When you reach out for my hand, I fall just a little bit more in love,
And it's not hard to understand why I fall just a little bit more in love.
More in love.  More in love.  More in love --
Just a little bit more in love.
Every time I see your face, I fall just a little bit more in love.
When you're warm in my embrace, I fall just a little bit more in love.
When I look into your eyes, I fall just a little bit more in love,
And it comes as no surprise that I fall just a little bit more in love.
More in love.  More in love.  More in love --
Just a little bit more in love.
Nothing could prepare me for the change you'd bring
When you flew into my life on gentle angel wings.
You grabbed me by the heart of me,
And led me to a part of me I'd never known before.
You opened up that door.
When I hold you in my arms, I fall just a little bit more in love.
I'm captivated by your charms, and I fall just a little bit more in love.
When I kiss your velvet cheek, I fall just a little bit more in love.
You have made my life complete, and I've fallen just a little bit more in love.
More in love.  More in love.  More in love --
Just a little bit more in love.
I wanna rock you in my arms
I'm captivated by your charms
Go to sleep my little baby
I wanna rock you in  my arms because I've fallen
Just a little bit more in love.
©2002 Fleming Songs Publishing

11.  Mantra
Written by Debbie Fleming
This song was written as an affirmation to bring peaceful focus to the mind and body.  The tempo (60 bpm) is the same as a relaxed heartbeat, and each  bar is repeated on either one inhale, or one exhale.  It can be sung aloud, or in the mind.  It can be performed by a solo, or by a choir singing in rounds.  Hampton Avenue's version has a South Indian flavour to it -- using Tambura, tabla, udu drums, and theblissful alapana singing of  Suba Sankaran.
I am breath,
I am life,
I am power
I am might,
I am love
I am light
I ammm.
I am, I am, I am, I am --
I'm one with the earth
I'm one with the heavens
I am breath
I am life
I am power
I am might
I am love
I am light
I ammm.
I am,  I am, I am, I am,  I am.
©2000 Fleming Songs Publishing (SOCAN)

12.  CANADIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM
Music written by Calixa Lavalée
French lyrics by Adolphe-Bazile Routhier
English lyrics by Stanley Weir
O Canada, Terre de nos aieux
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux.
Car ton bras sait porter l'epée
Il sait porter la croix.
Ton histoire est une epopée des plus brilliants exploits.
Et ta valeur de foi trempée
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.
O Canada, our home and native land,
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The true north strong and free.
From far and wide, oh Canada
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free,
O Canada we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada we stand on guard for thee.
Arrangement ©1996 Fleming Songs Publishing (SOCAN)

13.  U.S. National Anthem
O say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave --
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?
Arrangement ©1996 Fleming Songs Publishing (SOCAN)