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Lyr Req: The Tourist's Complaint (Leon Rosselson)

22 Jun 01 - 04:43 AM (#489541)
Subject: Coca-Cola song
From: GUEST,Andy Howes

I'm looking for the lyrics of a song which is either called 'The Coca-Cola Song', or 'The Coca-Cola Always Tastes the Same'.

The chorus goes :-
Oh I have seen the Mona Lisa,
The Leaning tower of Pisa,
Been to Rome and back again;
But the only thing I know
is that everywhere I go,
The Coca-cola always tastes the same.

It used to be sung a lot in the 60's but I haven't hrard it since; I'd very much like to sing it again.


22 Jun 01 - 05:19 AM (#489549)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: IanC

Tried before on this thread, but never got nowhere. Hope we get it this time.

Cheers!
Ian


22 Jun 01 - 06:41 AM (#489581)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca

Don't remember seeing that one. The Coca-Cola one I remember, partially, is I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing. Are those words part of it that I don't remember?


22 Jun 01 - 08:05 AM (#489616)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: bill\sables

This is one time mudcat has not come up with the lyrics of a song. I asked for the words over two years ago, it usually takes about two minutes. This time we might be lucky Andy, The Leasiders from Liverpool usede to sing it but I lost touch with Bob Buckle so couldn't ask him.
Bill


23 Jun 01 - 02:49 AM (#490220)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: GUEST,Les Jones, once of Ellesmere Port now of Man

The song is by Leon Rosselson. I can't remember which record but words, music and chords are in 'Look Here' Songs by Leon Rosselson, Harmony Music 1968, my copy cost ten shillings and sixpence, every song a gem. First saw him at the Leesiders club in Birkenhead, brilliant!


23 Jun 01 - 08:36 AM (#490277)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: bill\sables

Thanks for the info Les, Would there be any chance of you posting the words on this thread please, I have been trying to get it for years.
Cheers Bill


23 Jun 01 - 12:29 PM (#490374)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE TOURIST'S COMPLAINT (Leon Rosselson)
From: GUEST,Les Jones, once of Ellesmere Port now of Man

THE TOURIST'S COMPLAINT

Well, I've done my tourist duty up and down the Eiffel Tower
And I've watched flamenco dancing in Seville.
I've sampled Spanish sherry and been down with dysentery,
Cos it's not a holiday unless you're ill.
I've seen the Cote d'Azur where the air is clean and pure
And the Coca-Cola adverts grow on trees.
The waiters are offensive and the scenery's expensive
And they charge you ten percent just to breathe.

Cos I've seen the Mona Lisa and the leaning Tower of Pisa.
I've been to Timbuktu and back again;
But the only thing I know is that everywhere I go,
The Coca-Cola always tastes the same.

I've got stacks of souvenirs I've collected over years,
Like gondolas that play Santa Lucia.
I've got ash trays, bags and boxes and a little wooden whatsit,
But what's it for I've not the least idea.
It was from an Arab peasant in the middle of the desert
That I bought a native pot made of clay,
But when I turned it over, it was only to discover,
It was manufactured in the USA.

Once I found a quiet village in the heart of Sicily.
No cars or noisy tourists did I meet;
And the view was picturesque as the sun set in the west
And the natives urinated in the street.
Well, their folk customs were charming. I remember well one morning
When the Mayor and 13 others all got shot,
And I thought that things were swinging
When the church bells started ringing.
Then they rang for 30 days without a stop.

Now I've had my photo taken in a market in Tangier,
And last year went to see the sites of Greece,
But the only thing I saw were a million other tourists
And I'd seen them all the year before in Nice.
So next year I'll stay at home. No longer will I roam.
I don't care what the blooming(?) neighbours say.
I'll buy a sun-ray lamp and a set of foreign stamps
And I'll send myself a postcard every day.

Have fun

Les Jones

Line Breaks <br> added.
-Joe Offer-


23 Jun 01 - 11:33 PM (#490679)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: GUEST,Marymac90

Leon Rossellson is just the BEST!!! I sure hope he makes the hop over to this side of the puddle for ANOTHER "Final Tour"!

Marymac


23 Jun 01 - 11:37 PM (#490683)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: Sorcha

Why is MaryMac a guest??? Just a dumb question....


24 Jun 01 - 10:22 AM (#490792)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: bill\sables

Thanks Les
Bill


25 Jun 01 - 08:46 PM (#491828)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: Burke

Was this jingle used on the left side of the Atlantic or just in the UK? I don't remember ever hearing it.


25 Jun 01 - 09:04 PM (#491836)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: bill\sables

This was not an advertising jingle, it was a song written by Leon Rossellson in the sixties and sung around the folk clubs in the UK


17 Oct 01 - 08:11 AM (#574089)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: masato sakurai

There're three Coca-Cola songs in Peter & Craig Norback, Great Songs of Madison Avenue (Quadrangle, 1976), with lyrics, chords and piano arrangements: "Fifty Million Times a Day" (by Ben Ludlow), "It's the Real Thing. Coke" (by Bill Backer), and "Things Go Better With Coke" (by Bill Backer).
~Masato


24 Jan 02 - 12:40 PM (#634699)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: GUEST,Les/Manchester

I thought I replied to this - and got a thanks. The song is 'The Tourists Complaint' by Leon.

I've seen the Mona Lisa and the Leaning Tower of Pisa

I've been to Timbuktoo and back again

But the only thing I know is, that every where I go

The Coca Cola always tastes the same


24 Jan 02 - 02:35 PM (#634792)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coca-Cola song
From: breezy

is that "jones" of" Buckle / Jones" who used to play newquay?
Up-date on boB please


26 Oct 08 - 02:33 PM (#2476615)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Tourist's Complaint (Leon Rosselson)
From: AndyH

Many Thanks Les, I've been looking for this one on and off for years. Andy.


27 Oct 08 - 09:01 PM (#2477709)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Tourist's Complaint (Leon Rosselson)
From: Jim Dixon

Apparently Coca-Cola does NOT always taste the same.

Coca-Cola made in the US is sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, but the Coca-Cola made in Mexico is sweetened with cane sugar.

I doubt that I could tell the difference, but enough people think they can to create a market for imported Coke.

See this article in the San Diego Union-Tribune: Is Mexican Coke the real thing?


11 Mar 20 - 12:53 PM (#4039040)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Tourist's Complaint (Leon Rosselson)
From: FreddyHeadey

Could someone do a YouTube posting of 'The Tourist's Complaint'?? It would make a good Cv19 song to share at the moment.


11 Mar 20 - 01:34 PM (#4039052)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Tourist's Complaint (Leon Rosselson)
From: Jack Campin

It seems to be on Spotify (which I can't access).


11 Mar 20 - 02:33 PM (#4039065)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Tourist's Complaint (Leon Rosselson)
From: GUEST,LynnH

At last! I've been trying to find the words for ages. Not even Leon's website mentions it. I can remember half of the tune - now all I have to do is remember the rest!
Veterans of the Derby folk-scene - Peasmouldia etc - will remember Gib singing this.


13 Mar 20 - 09:06 AM (#4039313)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Tourist's Complaint (Leon Rosselson)
From: Mrrzy

Great song for today, about staying home instead of traveling, eh?


16 Mar 20 - 08:43 AM (#4039878)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Tourist's Complaint (Leon Rosselson)
From: Tattie Bogle

Aye, no holidays booked this year!

There are some pretty funny tourist complaints to be found on Trip Advisor too: like the one that was cross because there was no cafe on top of Ben Nevis!