THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG
Sreve Allen 1956
as rec by Jack Jones
also rec by-
Les Brown & his Band Of Renown '56
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme '56
Ella Fitzgerald '61
Sacha Distel w Ray Ellis & his Orch '62
Peggy Led w Orch cond by Billy May '63
You're walkin' along the street, or you're at a party,
Or else you're alone and then you suddenly dig;
You're lookin' in someone's eyes,
You suddenly realise
That this could be the start of something big!
You're lunchin' at twenty one and watching you diet,
Declining a charlotte russe, accepting a fig,
When out of a clear blue sky
It's suddenly gal and guy,
And this could be the start of something big!
There's no controlling
Of your fate, my friend,
Who knows what's written in the magic book?
But when a lover
At the gate, my friend,
Invite her in without a second look!
You're up in an aeroplane or dining at Sardi's,
Or lying at Malibu, alone in the sand;
You suddenly hear a bell,
And right away you can tell
That this could be the start of something grand!
You're doin' your income tax or buyin' a toothbrush,
Or hurryin' home because the hour is late,
Then suddenly there you go;
The very next thing you know
Is this could be the start of something great!
You're havin' a snowball fight or pickin' up daisies,
You're singin' a happy tune or knockin' on wood,
When all of a sudden you
Look up and there's someone new;
Oh, this could be the start of something good!
Your destined lover
In a frightening flash,
So keep your heart awake, both night and day!
Because the meeting
May be fleeting
As a lightning flash,
And you don't wanna let it slip away!
You're watchin' the sun come up or countin' your money,
Or else in a dim cafe you're ordering wine,
Then suddenly there she is,
You wanna be where she is,
And this must be the start of somethin',
This could be the heart of somethin',
Tthis could be the start of somethin' grand!
(Contributed by Peter Akers - December 2010)