A Little Bit Of Soap

Russell, 1983 (mono), 1992 re-edit (stereo).  Recorded: 06-04-64

Johnny Kidd (voc) - Mick Green (lead) - Johnny Spence (bass) - Frank Farley (drums) - Vic Cooper (keyboards)

 Originally released on Rarities" in its virginal state.  The ending finishes abruptly as if everyone had forgotten the plan, and Kidd saying something like "Didn't time the ending!"  The original paperwork contains written notes as to how the song should be edited for final mastering, but this wasn't carried out at the time when the projected LP was cancelled.  It was carried out however for inclusion on the "Complete" CD, enabling listeners to evaluate how the completed master would have originally sounded.

 
Ahh-ahah-ahaaah
A little bit of soap will wash away
Your lipstick from my face
A little bit of soap will never
Never never never erase
The pain in my heart and my eyes
As I go through the lonely years
A little bit of soap will never wash away my tears

A little bit of soap will wash away
Y
our powder from my chin
A little bit of soap will never
Never never never begin
To take away the hurt that I feel
As I go through the lonely years
A little bit of soap will never wash away my tears


     Oh have you heard how love begins to die
     Reasons wonder why that they
     Like a bird you look to rob the nest
     Just like all the rest you fly away

Oh a little bit of soap will wash away
Your perfume reminding you to me
A little bit of soap will never
Wash away the memory
Of your name in the night
That I call through these lonely years
A little bit of soap will never wash away my tears

Oh let me tell you baby, tell you of the night
As I call through the lonely years
A little bit of soap will never wash away my tears

Oh let me tell you baby, that your name
I call through the lonely years
A little bit of soap will never wash away my tears
 
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