Instant Party! Album

Artist(s): The Everly Brothers

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Tracklist

Jezebel

length: 2:22
lyricist: Wayne Shanklin
composer: Wayne Shanklin

Jezebel, Jezebel

If ever the devil was born without a pair of horns
It was you, Jezebel, it was you
If ever an angel fell, Jezebel, it was you
Jezebel, it was you

If ever a pair of eyes promised paradise
Deceiving me, grieving me, leaving me blue
Jezebel, it was you

If ever the devil's plan was made to torment man
It was you, Jezebel, it was you

Could be better that I never know a lover such as you
Forsaking dreams and all for the siren call of your arms

Like a demon, love possessed me, you obsessed me constantly
What evil star is mine, that my fate's design should be Jezebel?

If ever a pair of eyes promised paradise
Deceiving me, grieving me, leaving me blue
Jezebel, it was you

If ever the devil's plan was made to torment man
It was you, Jezebel, it was you, night and day, every way
Jezebel, Jezebel, Jezebel!

Oh! My Papa (O Mein Papa)

length: 2:09
Oh, my pa-pa, to me he was so wonderful
Oh, my pa-pa, to me he was so good
No one could be, so gentle and so lovable
Oh, my pa-pa, he always understood.

Gone are the days when he could take me on his knee
And with a smile he'd change my tears to laughter

Oh, my pa-pa, so funny, so adorable
Always the clown so funny in his way
Oh, my pa-pa, to me he was so wonderful
Deep in my heart I miss him so today.

Step It Up and Go

Nickel is a nickel, dime is dime
Get you a girl, you can have a good time

You gotta step it up and go
You gotta step it up and go
Well you can't stand back
You gotta step it up and go

Two old maids, sittin' in the sand
Each one wishin' that the other was a man

You gotta step it up and go
You gotta step it up and go
Well you can't stand back
You gotta step it up and go

Shootin' dice got your money on the floor
Up comes a law and knocks on the door

You gotta step it up and go
You gotta step it up and go
Well you can't stand back
You gotta step it up and go

She may be old an' ninety years
But she ain't too old for to shift her gears

You gotta step it up and go
You gotta step it up and go
Well you can't stand back
You gotta step it up and go

Jumped in the river, started to drown
Thought about my woman and I turned around

You gotta step it up and go
You gotta step it up and go
Well you can't stand back
You gotta step it up and go

I knocked on the door about half past ten
She said listen here baby, you can't come in

You gotta step it up and go
You gotta step it up and go
Well you can't stand back
You gotta step it up and go
Woh-oo-oh, Woh-oo-oh,
Woh-oo-oh, Woh-oo-oh,
Woh-oo-oh, Woh-oo-oh,
Woh-oo-oh, Woh-oo-oh

True Love

length: 2:06
I give to you and you give to me
True love, true love
So on and on it will always be
True love, true love

(For you and I have a guardian angel)
(On high, with nothing to do)
But to give to you and to give to me
Love forever true

True love, true love
True love, true love

(For you and I have a guardian angel)
(On high, with nothing to do)
But to give to you and to give to me
Love forever true
Love forever true

Bye Bye Blackbird

length: 3:19
No one here can love or understand me
Oh, what hard luck stories they all hand me
Pack up all my cares and woe, here I go, winging low
Bye, bye, blackbird

Where somebody waits for me
Sugar's sweet, so is she
Bye, bye, blackbird

No one here can love or understand me
Oh, what hard luck stories they all hand me
Make my bed and light the light, I'll arrive late tonight
Blackbird, bye, bye

Bye, bye, blackbird
Where somebody waits for me
Sugar's sweet, so is she
Bye, bye, blackbird

No one here can love or understand me
Oh what hard luck stories they all hand me
Make my bed and light the light, I'll arrive late tonight
Blackbird, bye, bye

Trouble in Mind

length: 2:34
Trouble in mind I'm blue
But I won't be blue always
Cause the sun's gonna shine
In my backdoor someday

I'm gonna lay my head
On a lonesome railroad line
And let that two-nineteen
Pacify my mind

I'm all alone at midnight
And my lamp is burning low
Never had so much trouble
In my life before

Trouble in mind I'm blue
But I won't be blue always
Cause the sun's gonna shine
In my backdoor someday

Love Makes the World Go ’Round

length: 2:52
writer: Bob Merrill
Love makes the world go round,
Love makes the world go round
Somebody soon will love you
If no one loves you now
High in some silent sky
Love sings a silver song
Making the Earth whirl softly
Love makes the world go round

High in some silent sky
Love sings a silver song
Making the Earth whirl softly
Love makes the world go round

Making the Earth whirl softly
Love makes the world go round.

Long Lost John

length: 1:51
The funniest sight I ever did see
Was a-long lost John from Bowlin' Green
He had no shoes for to cover his feet
Beggin’ the women for his bread and meat

One woman said "Get away from here John
For to take my broom and hurry you on"
He's a long gone
Where did he go?
Boogied his a-way to Mexico

One woman said, "John what'd please you?"
John said, "Why dear I thought you knew,
In the morning I want a leg of lamb
Forty-nine kisses and a hock of ham;
Tomorrow evening when the sun goes down
Don't fix a thing ‘cause I won’t be 'round"
He long gone
Where did he go?
He boogied his a-way to Mexico

Autumn Leaves

length: 2:58
translator: Johnny Mercer
lyricist: Jacques Prévert
composer: Joseph Kosma
The falling leaves
Drift by my window
The autumn leaves
Of red and gold

I see your lips
The summer kisses
The sunburned hands
I used to hold

Since you went away
The days grow long
And soon I'll hear
Old winter songs

But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

Since you went away
The days grow long
And soon I'll hear
Old winter songs

But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall
When autumn leaves start to fall

The Party’s Over

length: 2:17
Turn out the lights
The party's over
They say that
All good things must end
Call it tonight
The party's over
And tomorrow starts
The same old thing again

But the crazy crazy party
Never seen so many people
Laughing dancing
Look at you you're having fun
But look at me
I'm almost cryin'
That don't keep her love from dyin'
Misery cause for me the party's over
Turn out the lights...

Once I had a love undyin'
I didn't keep it but I tried
Life for me was just one party
And then another
I broke her heart so many times
I had to have my parting wife
I had to have my party
Why broke her heart so many times
But one day she said
Sweetheart the party's over
Turn out the lights...

Ground Hawg

length: 2:05
Whet up your knife and whistle up the dog
Whet up your knife and whistle up the dog
We're going to the hollow for to catch a ground hawg
Ground hawg

Too many rocks and too many logs
Too many rocks and too many logs
To many rocks for to catch a ground hawg
Ground hawg

Up come Barry with a ten-foot pole
Up come Barry with a ten-foot pole
Pushed it down that ground hawg hole
Ground hawg

Took him home and tanned his hide
Took him home and tanned his hide
Made the best shoe strings you’ve ever tied
Ground hawg

Old lame Sal came skipping to the hall
Old lame Sal came skipping to the hall
Got enough whistle they could feed ‘em all
Ground hawg

Meat in the cupboard and hide on the churn
Meat in the cupboard and hide on the churn
That ain't ground hawg I'll be durned
Ground hawg

When It’s Night Time in Italy It’s Wednesday Over Here

length: 2:04
A Rah-Rah-Rah-Rah college boy threw all his books away.
He said, "I've lost my appetite, my hair is turning grey.
I know my Greek and History, and Latin is a "pie",
But if East is East and West is West, then won't you tell me why

When it's night time in Italy it's Wednesday over here.
When it's fish day in Germany,
You can't get shaved in Massachusetts.
How high is up? I'd like to know.
How low is down? And when will we have snow?
If you bump into Gallager you'll find that Shean is near
When it's night-time in Italy it's Wednesday over here."

When it's night time in Italy it's Wednesday over here.
When it's Christmas in Albany,
They're catching fish in Scandanavia.
That's right, you're wrong.
No, no; you're wrong; that's right.
Although the days are long
It's always cool at night.
If you can't play the piccolo
The holidays are near
When it's night time in Italy and Wednesday over here.

This Rah-Rah-Rah-Rah college boy stood up in class and said,
"I looked up my Geography, and found out Ceasar's dead!
The reason I speak Portuguese is I'm some clever guy.
But if "parley vous" means "how are you"
then won't you tell me why

When it's night-time in Italy it's Wednesday over here.
All the onions in Sicily make people cry in California.
You drive a horse. I drive a Ford.
That doesn't prove a sailor is a board.
If you talk to an Eskimo his breath will freeze your ear.
When it's night-time in Italy it's Wednesday over here.

When it's night-time in Italy it's Wednesday over here.
When it's wash day in Piccardy
They're eating ice cream cones in Georgia
Sixteen and four makes thirty one.
Take eight from five and your day's work is done.
There are people who hesitate, but corned-beef makes them cheer
When it's night-time in Italy and Wednesday over here.

When it's night time in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.
When the wind blows in Louisville,
I always dream of Julius Caesar.
Young folks are young, of course
And old folks are old, why not.
Fire is very hot, but ice is sometimes cold.
Try and fondle a porcupine, what makes ice cream so dear?
When it's night time in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.

I saw a Chinaman
Fight a Scandanavian.
Up steped an Englishman, and said, "I'd like to speak.
Why kick this man around?
Why strike him when he's down?
Just hit him with a hammer and then bite him on his cheek!"

Up stepped an Irish cop
Who said, "This fight will have to stop.
I'd like to know what the scrap is all about".
They said, "When we tell you,
It will drive you nutty too."
And so they held the traffic up while they tried to figure out.

When it's night-time in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.
When the snow falls in Araby
They're squeezing grapes in California.
Look at you here. Grass on the dew.
Leather shoes are black, but other shoes are new.
If there's sunshine in Washington, what makes the moonshine dear?
When it's night time in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.

If you lay on a mattress, you'll find that spring is near.
If you haven't an appetite, just think of Paul Revere.
By the time that they pass a bill to bring back wine and beer,
It'll be night-time in Italy and Wednesday over here.