World's Fair

by Ken Sharp

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I've been fascinated by the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair since I was a little kid. Sadly, I was too young to attend. "World's Fair" is my wish fulfillment song; in it i'm closing my eyes and imagining I've gone back in time to experience the magic and majesty of the World's Fair.

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“World’s Fair”

verse 1: close my eyes and i’m here
cross the thoroughfare and passing by the unisphere
buy a world’s fair souvenir
it was a good year, mrs. kennedy would find a smile
and everyone would cheer, everyone would cheer

chorus: come on down, we’re gonna have a real good time
sideline that frown, the fair is open late ‘til nine
we’re gonna stay ‘til closing time, can’t wait ‘til next year
the world’s fair is here…

verse 2: pass the turnstile, climbing up the hill
feelin’ like a little child, flyin’ over idlewild
into the sunshine, i hear a thousand children laughing
not a worry on my mind, not a worry on my mind

outro:

vox 1 the world’s fair is here, world’s fair is here

vox 2: the kids come along, mom & dad are welcome
the kids come along, mom & dad are welcome
the kids come along, mom & dad are welcome, the kids come along

vox 3: 1964 world’s fair, 1965 world’s fair

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released April 20, 2019
“World’s Fair”
(Sharp)

Produced by Fernando Perdomo and Ken Sharp

Recorded at Reseda Ranch Studios, Reseda/Winnetka, CA

Ken Sharp: lead and background vocals, tack piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, acoustic guitar, Nashville guitar, 12-string electric guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, guitar solo, horns, Coral sitar, bell tree, maracas

Fernando Perdomo: drums, bass, organ, theremin, tambourine, maracas

Design by John Sellards/www.johnsellardsdesign.com/

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