Six O'Clock Rock

Excerpt from the ABC television music series

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Title: Six O'Clock Rock
Subtitle: Excerpt from the ABC television music series
Date: 1960
Content creator: Australian Broadcasting Commission
Keywords: rock music, music, television programs, audiences, audience participation, families, 1960s, popular culture
Record creator: National Archives of Australia, Sydney Office
Reference: C475, 1418556
Copyright notice: Reproduced with the permission of the Australian Broadcasting Commission and the estate of the late Johnny O'Keefe.

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Johnny O’Keefe (sings):

Yeah, I’d walk across the burnin’ sands
Just to prove that I’m your lovin’ man
Swing a hammer poundin’ steel on steel
Just to show my love for you is real.

Well don’t you know (yeah, yeah), that my love is real
Well don’t you know (yeah, yeah), my love is strong as steel
Well don’t you know (yeah, yeah), well don’t you know (yeah, yeah)
Well don’t you know (yeah, yeah), well don’t you know (yeah, yeah)
Well don’t you know pretty baby, all my loving belongs-a to you.

I hang around you mornin’, noon and night
To make-a sure that everything’s all right
And when the lonely evenin’ shadows fall
I’ll be around just to hear you call.

Well don’t you know (yeah, yeah), my love is real
Well don’t you know (yeah, yeah), my love is strong as steel
Well don’t you know (yeah, yeah), well don’t you know (yeah, yeah)
Well don’t you know (yeah, yeah) well don’t you know
Don’t you know pretty baby, all my loving belongs-a to you.

Whoa, yeah, yeah, yeah (yeah, yeah, yeah .... )

[INSTRUMENTAL]

Yeah-eah-eah-eah-eah-eah-e-e-es
I’d walk across the burning sands
Just to prove that I’m your lovin’ man
Swing a hammer poundin’ steel on steel
Just to show my love for you is real.

Well don’t you know (yeah, yeah), that my love is real
Well don’t you know (yeah, yeah), my love is strong as steel
Well don’t you know (yeah, yeah), oh don’t you know (yeah, yeah)
Oh don’t you know (yeah, yeah), oh don’t you know (yeah, yeah)
Oh don’t you know pretty baby, all my loving belongs-a to you, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Don’t you know pretty baby, all my loving belongs-a to you. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

[APPLAUSE]

Johnny O’Keefe: Thanks very much, the Geoff Clarke Trio, Plus One. Sometime ago we had a first appearance guy on the program by the name of Kevin Todd. We had so many letters that we wanted to have him back again for you. Here he is this time with Andy Rose’s big song hit, The Story of the Rose and the Thorn. Kevin Todd.

Kevin Todd (sings):

Well, a long time ago a little girl loved a boy
And he filled her heart with so much joy
Then one day he left her, didn’t tell her goodbye
Broke the little girl’s heart, made the poor little girl cry
And the rose was born from her tears that fell
All heaven cried with her that’s the story they tell
When you see a rainbow after the storm
You know a love has died, a little girl’s cried and a rose was born.

Well the time moves along, the little boy met a girl
She captured his heart and set him in a whirl
Then one day she left him, didn’t tell him goodbye
Broke the little boy’s heart and made the poor little boy cry
But a thorn was born from the tears that he shed
And down through the ages to the roses beware
It’s just a reminder, a sign meant to warn
A little boy lied, a little boy cried and a thorn was born
That’s the story of a rose and the thorn
That’s the story of the rose and the thorn
That’s the story of the rose and the thorn
That’s the story of the rose and the thorn.

[APPLAUSE]

[END]