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Holly Cole — Little Boy Blue
Album: Temptation
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Total ratings: 638









Released: 1995
Length: 2:56
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Little Boy Blue come blow your horn
The dish ran away with the spoon
Home again home again Saturday morn
And never gets up before noon

She used to render you legal and tender
When you used to send her your promises boy
A dillor a dollar unbutton your collar
Come out and holler out all of your noise

Little boy blue come blow your top
Cut it right down to the quick
Don't sit home and cry on the fourth of July
Around now you're hitting bricks

So abracadabra now she disappeared
Everything's Canada dry
So watch your behavior and rattle your cage
With a bottle of bourbon Good-bye

Little boy blow lost little Bo Peep
She fell through a hole in the nest
Now ain't it peculiar that she's finally cooled your
Big wheels just like all of the rest

Whenever it rains the umbrellas complain
They're always get played for a chump
So mark and strike it, she's history now
And you're hanging out at the pump

Little Boy Blue come blow your horn
The dish ran away with the spoon
Home again, home again Saturday morn
And never gets up before noon

Well she used to render you legal and tender
When you used to send her your promises boy
A dillor a dollar unbutton your collar
Come out and holler out all of your noise
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More HCT please!
Everything's Canada Dry {#Stupid}
Yes I too, love Holly Cole,  especially in the fish net stocking days, the whole package for me. That's pronounced packarge, BTW.
Love Holly Cole. 
A TW cover by someone with a great voice, unlike TW's versions.
Roger that. An impressive set of interpretations. My Tom Waits collection wouldn't be complete without Holly Cole's Temptation.

 
aspicer wrote:
Amazing album overall!

 

Kinda thought it was Mrs. Elvis Costello for a minute there.
 terrapin52 wrote:
Not very tasteful or original, making a whore's song out of nursery rhymes. :P

 

huh? where did you wake up?
Nice.
Amazing album overall!
 terrapin52 wrote:
Not very tasteful or original, making a whore's song out of nursery rhymes. :P
 
I think you can blame Tom for that...

Not very tasteful or original, making a whore's song out of nursery rhymes. :P
And the Anti-Whalin' Jennys

Proclivities wrote:

You forgot Anne Murray.  {#Whisper}

 

 NewFee wrote:
Holly Cole is fabulous. Great bass on her albums as well - and they are all beautifully produced.
 
Yeah, my woofer is absolutely digging that base line.

 macadavy wrote:
Mmmm - just something about them canajun wimmen (Joni Mitchell, K D Lang, Sarah McLachlan (need I go on?))
If you like this try the rest of the Holly Cole Trio's 'Temptation' -
an album entirely dedicated to the songs of Tom Waits - smokin'!  {#Cool}

 
You forgot Anne Murray.  {#Whisper}

 macadavy wrote:
Mmmm - just something about them canajun wimmen (Joni Mitchell, K D Lang, Sarah McLachlan (need I go on?))
If you like this try the rest of the Holly Cole Trio's 'Temptation' -
an album entirely dedicated to the songs of Tom Waits - smokin'!  {#Cool}

 
Ooo - good catch, macadavy!  I especially love "Jersey Girl" - SO sultry.  (And it was used in an episode of "La Femme Nikita" with Peta Wilson's character of Nikita and the late Simon McCorkindale's character slow-dancing on his yacht. Mmmm.)

Oh my...
Yes!

Mmmm - just something about them canajun wimmen (Joni Mitchell, K D Lang, Sarah McLachlan (need I go on?))
If you like this try the rest of the Holly Cole Trio's 'Temptation' -
an album entirely dedicated to the songs of Tom Waits - smokin'!  {#Cool}

Slinky.  I like slinky.
 Carl wrote:
Nice. She'd pair well with Harry Connick, Jr.
  I'm hoping I'd pair well with her ...
Wow! I feel like making a martini, putting on my velvet smoking jacket  and lighting up a stogie right now. Cool stuff.Cheers baby.

 NewFee wrote:
Holly Cole is fabulous. Great bass on her albums as well - and they are all beautifully produced.
 
Loves me an upright bass.

Loves me an upright female vocal, too.

(The vocal, that is... The females themselves, I prefer in other positions. ;-)


Sexy voice!
 NewFee wrote:
Holly Cole is fabulous. Great bass on her albums as well - and they are all beautifully produced.
 
Yes, I learned about Holly Cole in a self-described audio emporium...one of their "demonstration discs."  (Don't Smoke in Bed)

She may be an acquired taste, but then, isn't that true of many things?

 Baby_M wrote:
12:29 pm - Kirsty MacColl - In These Shoes?
12:33 pm - Louis Prima - Jump, Jive, An' Wail
12:36 pm - Holly Cole - Little Boy Blue

Is it cocktail hour already?
 

It's gotta be noon somewhere
 AliGator wrote:


It's cocktail hour again.
 
It's always cocktail hour here!!!

Great song and a great voice.  A winner!
 redeyespy wrote:
"....he needed the money!"
 
Sadly, I remembered that one too.

eastcoast wrote:
probably one of my favorite Tom Waits covers I have ever heard...awesome
I agree totally...
probably one of my favorite Tom Waits covers I have ever heard...awesome
Woof! 8!
Melting... melting... I got really hot when she sang "unbutton your collar."
sukilau wrote:
It's cocktail hour...still!!
It's cocktail hour...always!!!! :drunk:
Nice. She'd pair well with Harry Connick, Jr.
AliGator wrote:
It's cocktail hour again. :lol:
It's cocktail hour...still!!
Another fun tune! Time to rock in my chair and confuse the rest of my team.
huebdoo wrote:
Holy Cole has been in Canada for sometime Let us pray to our gods that she remains there.
Wow, I just saw the original (I'm presuming) version of this in One From The Heart. That version was... a lot weirder. And in the commentary, Francis Ford Coppola self-congratulates himself for inveting the music video, or something.
Wow! I have this! I'll have to dig it up.
Holly Cole is fabulous. Great bass on her albums as well - and they are all beautifully produced.
Baby_M wrote:
12:29 pm - Kirsty MacColl - In These Shoes? 12:33 pm - Louis Prima - Jump, Jive, An' Wail 12:36 pm - Holly Cole - Little Boy Blue Is it cocktail hour already?
It's cocktail hour again. :lol:
Holy Cole has been in Canada for sometime - I would strongly suggest her Johny Nash cover of "I can see clearly Now" She has a great trio that used to go coast to coast about twice a year it seemed. Beautiful and talented and very very slick Just as Dianna is I have no idea why she didnt catch on like Dianna did (maybe because Dianna got huge fans like Clint Eastwood right out of the gate)
MRCoffee wrote:
I could listen to Holly Cole sing the phone book and not get tired of it...
Oh Yeah. And turn your knees to jello doing it.
I could listen to Holly Cole sing the phone book and not get tired of it...
Kagin wrote:
Look out, Diana Krall!
I second that! Definitely has the chops and the cool repertoire.
Great record by Holly - all TW covers. The Briar & The Rose is my personal fave off it.
"....he needed the money!"
Talk about Sexy! Oooooh yeah.
yum, luscious! :tongue:
12:29 pm - Kirsty MacColl - In These Shoes? 12:33 pm - Louis Prima - Jump, Jive, An' Wail 12:36 pm - Holly Cole - Little Boy Blue Is it cocktail hour already?
:hearteyes: :tongue:
Wow!
Yahoo! The Bill man is on a roll. Cool track
Look out, Diana Krall!
Tasty!
Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
Suddenly I want to have sex.
Suddenly I don't.
Suddenly I want to have sex.
shell wrote:
I think it's the arrangement - particularly the double bass - that makes it really smooth/sexy
I think it's the voice :mrgreen:
I think it's the arrangement - particularly the double bass - that makes it really smooth/sexy
What a great set! It's got my weekend started right!
Wow, I love that. Once again I turned on Radio Paradaise to a really wonderful song I'd never heard before. Very cool stuff.
Sweet, really, really Sweet. :clap:
wow. smooth and a little rough at the same time. and covering waits is ambitious as her amg entry states. very nice. wonder if she tours and what are the chances of her hitting yoshi's in oakland. i'd love to hear her live.
Wow! A Tom Waits cover I like. Very nice. (Also makes me want to watch One From the Heart again.)
Holly Cole has an amazing gift of turning songs into moments of time that drift around you - and you can feel them as much as you hear them.
Heard of her, haven't heard her until now. Pretty classy stuff.