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Roy Orbison — Shahdaroba
Album: The Big O
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Released: 1960
Length: 2:39
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Where the Nile flows
And the moon glows
On the silent sand
Of an ancient land

When a dream dies
And a heart cries
Shahdaroba
Is the word they whisper alone

Shahdaroba, Shahdaroba
Means the future is much better than the past
Shahdaroba, Shahdaroba
In the future you will find a love that lasts

So when tears flow
And you don't know
What on earth to do
And your world is blue

When your dream dies
And your heart cries
Shahdaroba
Fate knows what's best for you

Shahdaroba, Shahdaroba
Face the future and forget about the past
Shahdaroba, Shahdaroba
In the future you will find a love that lasts

Shahdaroba
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Shove her over
I'm not rating this, and I don't want to say anything negative. Nice clarinet tho. And timeless talent.
 NWNative wrote:
I swear he was singing, "Shot a robot." Sort of like a Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues song, without the prison because...well...I don't think they'll send you to prison for shooting a robot. They probably give you a medal...and a statue. Yeah, let's all go shoot a robot!!
 

I swear he was singing, "Shot a robot." Sort of like a Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues song, without the prison because...well...I don't think they'll send you to prison for shooting a robot. They probably give you a medal...and a statue. Yeah, let's all go shoot a robot!!
 Old_Pat wrote:
I really like Roy, but some of his stuff was just way over produced. This, unfortunately, is one of them. The voice is sublime but the orchestration is dreadful.
 
I've heard worse, I must say.

This should be played with that Peggy Lee song-"Bali Ha'"

NO! just BSing!

 miahfost wrote:
I think he is saying "John the robot".
 
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John, a robot means the future is much better than the past.

Cuz who doesn't appreciate a robot?
Amazing, how much he and Elvis defined the role of Singer, and the voice as an instrument. Truly great stuff; I discovered it in the 80s.
WTF?!
 Old_Pat wrote:
I really like Roy, but some of his stuff was just way over produced. This, unfortunately, is one of them. The voice is sublime but the orchestration is dreadful.
 
Spot on. I believe that was the Sprach Zarathustra Philarmonic in accompaniment.
Does anyone remember the "Annoying Music Show"? It used to come out of the Chicago Public Radio station. This would fit.
I think he is saying "John the robot".
No, I had never heard this one before, but, Roy's voice sure is lovely.
I really like Roy, but some of his stuff was just way over produced. This, unfortunately, is one of them. The voice is sublime but the orchestration is dreadful.
What a hoot. Nicely produced camp.