Oldies/Holly Go Softly Lyrics
Raseo wrote at 2008-09-14 05:55:53
Haven't heard this song in almost 40 years, but here's my best shot...
First of the month, when my rent is due
Mrs. Kingsley hurries down from 5th Avenue
With a check in her hand...
And a kiss on her lips.
She's a patron of the arts,
and she digs my style.
Says I'm gonna make it big,
If I stay with her a while.
And then, I love her - though
I really don't love her.
Oh, Holly go softly from my bedside
My Holly, go softly from me
I belong to the lady who keeps
me from hunger... get the picture?
I'm not free.
The doorman rang up
to say she's here
Let's kiss a magic kiss
and make you disappear
Though I love you so... I just
can't let you stay.
I've got to pay my dues
in a world so cruel
Where love is a luxury
for a sentimental fool
Come on, hurry girl
I don't want a scene, now...
Chorus (twice, or maybe 3 times)
It was pretty big in Denver in '69 or '70, but I don't think it hit very many places. My sister & I listened to it on KIMN AM down in the basement over & over again. Happy memories!
vl.pas wrote at 2009-03-14 04:50:19
This song brings back memories! I believe the reason it was so popular in Denver, is because the group that sang it, Cornerstone were from Denver.
Rhonda James wrote at 2011-05-10 16:43:36
I remember that song! I was in 9th grade in 1970 when it came out and brings back a lot of memories.
kc wrote at 2011-07-09 23:23:15
the song was sung by Steph Hudson and the Hudson Bay Company in Denver niteclubs in the 70's.
Jaynelle wrote at 2012-06-16 04:34:37
I know most of the words to the WORST 45 ever recorded:
"On the first of the month when my rent is due,
Mrs Kingsley hurries down from Fifth Avenue
with a check in her hand and a kiss on her lips.
She's a patron of the arts and she likes me style
says I'm gonna make it big if I stay with her awhile
And then I love her,though I really don't love her . . .
Holly go softly from my bedside
my Holly go softly from me
I belong to the lady who keeps me from hunger,
Get the picture, I'm not free"
can't recall the rest, as I haven't listened to this since late 1960s - was friendly with Wayne Bennett, one of the (now daed) founders of Cream Records. Hope this helped . . .
izzybee wrote at 2012-08-06 01:49:25
I moved to Phoenix az in July 1969, just before my 13th birthday. This song was a hit on the radio at the time, and the amazing thing is that a beautiful young woman lived with her little girl in the same apt. complex (wish I could remember her name) and she introduced me to her boyfriend, the cutest guy I had ever seen- his name was Steph Hudson. She told me he sang with a band called Cornerstone.
Ken E. Safken wrote at 2013-03-11 22:55:30
Steph Hudson came to Denver after Cornerstone-Steph & the Hudson Bay did live KHOW shows;DJ's Hot Dog Hal & Charlie Martin,his family lived at Th Briarwood North Apts, Westminster just below my apt,we talked he said his band was breaking up and needed bass and guitar I flew to Grand Junction and came back with Danny Cass and studio guitarist Frank Montoya-We learned the show in a week,Steph used a echoplex on stage it placed to his left.Oh that little girl was a Boy.I was his drummer and sang thirds about his 3 octave vocal range. Steph had a wax of david gates song It don't Matter to me.Cary Steinberg and Max Albers replaced the other band members.Steph where are you? Carol was her name and she had a son with steph
bob wrote at 2013-07-15 16:16:26
We used to follow Steph and The Hudson Bay Company all around Denver. Seems like he frequently played at a Holiday Inn out on I25 a nd Arapahoe Rd. He was very, very talented. He would never sing The Cornerstone song.
Wish I knew what happened to him.
Bob Hurley5 wrote at 2014-08-01 19:19:32
We followed Steph Hudson as well. He did play at The Holiday Inn frequently. It was called Circle in the Square. He was really talented. Occasioally he would do a routine as if he was an old time travelling preacher. It was very, very good. I have searhed for information frequently. Never have found anything.