Saturday, 23 March 2013

Something completely different

My neice is currently in New York and somehow inspired me to come up with these fun versions of 2 famous New York songs, changing them to be relevant to the New Forest.  I enjoyed myself and just wanted to share them:


New York New York by Frank Sinatra


Start booking a room 
I'm on my way 
I'm going to stay 
New Forest, New Forest

These walking shoes
Are leading the way 
Right through the heart of the 
New Forest, New Forest

I woke up in the country
Had an amazing sleep
Now I've climbed that hill 
To the top of the ridge 


My stressfull town blues 
Have been blown away 
I'm loving the R&R you get
In the New Forest 


Now I found my way here 
I needn't go anywhere else
Can't wait to be back 
New Forest, New Forest 
New Forest, New Forest 


I woke up in the country
I had an amazing sleep
And I've climbed that hill 
To the top of the ridge 
Looking down at the view
Oh what a sight!


My stressfull town blues 
Definitely blown away 
The R&R is really great 
Right here In the New Forest And don't forget
Now I found my way here 

There's nowhere better than here
Why don't you come along 
New Forest, New Forest



Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys 


As this one is possibly a little harder to remember the real lyrics I have left Alicia's in black & my version is in blue. 

Grew up in a town that is famous as the place of movie scenes 
Visiting a town that is famous as a tourist scene
Noise was always loud, there are sirens all around and the streets are mean 

There is no noise and the streets are kept really clean
If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that's what they say 

I have found my way here, I needn't go anywhere else that's what I say 
Seeing my face in lights or my name on marquees found down on Broadway 
People are so nice, they will help you and even go out of their way 
Even if it ain’t all it seems, I got a pocketful of dreams 

Even if it rains, I've got my waterproof's 
Baby, I'm from New York 
Baby I'm in the New Forest
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of 

Woodland jungle where adventures are made of 
There's nothing you can't do 

There's lots here you can do
Now you're in New York 

Now you're in the New Forest!
These streets will make you feel brand new 

These open spaces will make you feel recharged 
Big lights will inspire you 

Great sights will impress you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York! 

Let's hear it for New Forest, New Forest, New Forest!

On the avenue, there ain't never a curfew, ladies work so hard 

On the cycle trail, you can walk aswell and it's not that hard
Such a melting pot, on the corner selling rock, preachers pray to God 

Such diversity, plants & animals for all to see 
Hail a gypsy-cab, takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge 

Hail a Twizzy car, takes you on an eco trip from Brockenhurst all around the Park
Some will sleep tonight with a hunger far more than an empty fridge 

You can stay the night then have a breakfast that's got the NF markI'm gonna make it by any means, I got a pocketful of dreams 
You will have a great time, maybe pack your waterproof's
Baby, I'm from New York 

Baby I'm in the New Forest
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of 

Woodland jungle where adventures are made of 
There's nothing you can't do 

There's lots here You can do
Now you're in New York 

Now you're in the New Forest!
These street will make you feel brand new 

These open spaces will make you feel recharged 
Big lights will inspire you 

Great sights will impress you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York! 

Let's hear it for New Forest, New Forest, New Forest!

One hand in the air for the big city, 

A review on TripAdvisor for all to see
Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty 

Pretty sights, coastal, heath & lots of trees
No place in the world that can compare 

Creating memories for you to share 
Put your lighters in the air, everybody say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah 

A place of outstanding beauty - yeah yeah, oh yeah yeah
In New York 

In the New Forest
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of 

Woodland jungle where adventures are made of
There's nothing you can't do 

There's lots here you can do
Now you're in New York 
 

Now you're in the New Forest!
These street will make you feel brand new 

These open spaces will make you feel recharged 
Big lights will inspire you 

Big sights will impress you
Hear it for New York! 

Let's hear it for New Forest

I have tried singing them much to Fred's annoyance, and I think they do work.
Mel  :)