WITH A SMILE

Story Behind The Song

One of 10 original numbers I wrote for a new version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND the musical. This show was performed at 'The Rowntree Theatre, York, England, last week in in June 2013 by'www.wearetheatre.co.uk. It was very well received and has now been booked into 'The Spa Theatre, Bridlington, England for March 2014. This song is for a character called 'The Book-keeper'

Song Description

WITH A SMILE was composed for one of the main characters in the story of 'Alice in Wonderland. This is the song I wrote for the smiling cat to sing to Alice, who is seeking directions and feeling a little lost and lonely in this crazy world of Wonderland.

Song Length 3:22 Genre Unique - Comedy, Pop - Dreampop
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Affable, Serene Subject Femininity, Laugh, Smile
Similar Artists Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

WITH A SMILE

Why waste all your time in conversation
Telling someone that you really care
Poets use their poetry, some resort to sorcery
But all I do, is answer
With a................. purrrr!

Why spend days in making idle chatter
Make some time to stop or pause awhile
If they were to ask of me, my personal philosophy
Well all I do, is answer
With a................. smile!

For everybody needs a friendly feline
Cheshire, Persian, Manx or Siamese
So if you ever get that lonesome feeling
Remember we are always here to please

Now I've no time to answer silly questions
On the who's, or why's, or where's, or how
So if you're seeking clarity, you must learn to think like me
And only deign to answer
With.................. meowwww!

I've never been a one for theorising
As whether claws should be always out or in
It doesn't take a lot to see, they're very good for climbing trees
That's why I always answer
With a.............. grin!

Yes everybody needs a friendly feline
Bombay, Tortoiseshell or Russian Blue
So if you ever get that lonesome feeling
Remember we are always here for you

That's why I have no time for idle conversation
Propriety has never been my style
I much prefer they look on me, with some perplex....icity
That's why I always answer
With a ........... smile

Lyrics Dennis Westgate Music Dennis Westgate
Producer Dennis Westgate & Tony Davis (Cluny Studios) Publisher Tyne Music
Performance Andrea Label Tyne Music

Other Songs By Dennis Westgate

Song
Actions
WHEN YOU HAVE A DREAM
Pop - Dreampop
Plays: 21
MAN OF MY DREAMS
New Age - Meditative
Plays: 360
PILLS & POTIONS
Spoken Word - Humor
Plays: 282
A WINTER'S MORNING
Pop - Religious
Plays: 78
LIVE A LITTLE
Country - Traditional
Plays: 59
LAZY OLD ME
Country - General
Plays: 54
GRAINS OF SAND
Pop - Classic
Plays: 51
SAD REFLECTIONS
Pop - Standards
Plays: 48
EARLY MORNING BLUES
Blues - Traditional
Plays: 36
IN YOUR SHADOW
New Age - Contemporary
Plays: 37
View All Songs
Clean Clean

Clean Clean

Artist Name
00:00 / 00:00