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"Every song I have translated is well translated, the one who works on the very difficult songs with me is Dee Shipman. I know her telephone number by heart, and her fax. It goes back and forth - 'No! I don't like this word!' And she comes back and says 'Because you don't understand English!' So I have to convince her and she has to convince me, and the rapport is fantastic." 

- Charles Aznavour

On With The Show
(Dee Shipman / Petula Clark)

When I think about all I've done
And how little I had
When I first started out to make good
And the times were so bad

All I owned 
I could hold
In one battered old second hand case
As I travel each mile
A professional smile on my face
Going tired and wet
To yet one more forgettable place

On with the show
On with the show
I don't know why
But it's so
And on with the show
On and on and on
With the show

I was never a child
Because when you're poor
You've got to work like a man
For to eat
You must earn
The rest you learn when you can

Every day
Every night
Is a fight
When you're hungry and broke

On the road
Play a part
Sing a song
Tap a dance
Tell a joke
Break your heart for a crust
For a drink
An occasional smoke

On with the show
On with the show
I don't know why
But it's so
And on with the show
On and on and on
With the show

And then one day
There you are
Your name's up there
You're a star
Last week the audience ignored you
Now they adore you
They're waiting for you

On and on and on
On with the show
On with the show
I don't know why
But it's so
And on with the show
On and on and on

And on with the show
On and on and on
With the show.....

 










MULTIMEDIA

 
ABOVE: Petula performs 'On With The Show' in concert (1978)


RECORDINGS

Petula Clark - An Hour In Concert (MFP 1983) PETULA CLARK - IN HER OWN WRITE (2007 - SEPIA)

 

 


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