#SLS 7/19/20 – Sunshine cake, sugar pie on a picnic

Today Jim has given us the prompts of Baking/Bread/Cake/Pie/Picnic for #SLS. I kid you not, I have over 3,000 songs in my Apple Music library and I could not find any songs that met the criteria. So I did what all writers do when they are looking for their topic – I did some research and I found three oldies but goodies. So yes, you are getting a three-fer!!

That’s what’s in My Rattled Cage, thanks for stopping by!!

The first is from Bing Crosby called Sunshine Cake which he sung in the movie Riding High in 1950.

Lyrics

We ought to bake a sunshine cake
It does more good than a big thick steak

Start with a tablespoon of trouble
Then add a smile and let it bubble up
We ought to bake a sunshine cake
It isn’t really so hard to make
Fresh tears, a pound or two of pleasure
Kind words you needn’t use a measure cup

It’s not from a recipe book
You don’t have to be a good cook
Or run to the oven and look

With such a simple dish, all you do is wish
So why not bake a sunshine cake
Of course it may keep your dreams awake

Friends say there’s nothing like the flavor
Don’t wait to do your friends a favor
And for goodness sake, let’s bake a sunshine cake

It’s got vitamins A, vitamins B
Vitamins L-O-V-E
If you’re fat, it’s for that
If you’re thin, stuff it in

What’s wrong if you get a double grin
We ought to bake a sunshine cake

It’s not from a recipe book
You don’t have to be a good cook

Or run to the oven and look
With such a simple dish, all you do is wish
So why not bake a sunshine cake
Of course it may keep your dreams awake
Friends say there ain’t nothing like the flavor
Don’t wait to do your friends a favor
And for goodness sake, let’s bake a sunshine cake

Source:Ā LyricFind

Songwriters: Johnny Burke / James Van Heusen

Sunshine Cake lyrics Ā© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

The second one is from 1955 and the Mc Guire Sisters called “Theme from Picnic” is a popular song, originated in the 1955 movie Picnic, starring Kim Novak and William Holden, which was based on the play of the same name. The song is often referred to simply as “Picnic.” The music was written by George Duning

Lyrics

On a picnic morning without a warning
I looked at you and somehow I knew

On a day for singing
My heart went winging
A picnic grove was our rendezvous

You and I in the sunshine
We strolled the fields and farms
At the last light of evening
I held you in my arms

Now when days grow stormy
And lonely for me
I just recall picnic time and you

Now when days grow stormy
And lonely for me
I just recall picnic time and you

Songwriters: George W Duning

The third song is from The Four Tops, I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch from .

Can’t Help My Self

Ooh
Sugar pie, honey bunch
You know that I love you
I can’t help myself
I love you and nobody else
In and out my life (in and out my life)
You come and you go (you come and you go)
Leaving just your picture behind
And I kissed it a thousand times

When you snap your finger or wink your eye
I come a-running to you
I’m tied to your apron strings
And there’s nothing that I can do (ooh)

Can’t help myself (no)
No, I can’t help myself (ooh)

‘Cause sugar pie, honey bunch (sugar pie, honey bunch)
I’m weaker than a man should be
I can’t help myself
I’m a fool in love, you see

Wanna tell you I don’t love you
Tell you that we’re through and I try
But every time I see your face (can’t help myself)
I get all choked up inside

When I call your name
Girl, it starts to flame (burning in my heart, tearing it all apart)
No matter how I try
My love I cannot hide

‘Cause sugar pie, honey bunch (sugar pie, honey bunch)
You know that I’m waiting for you (waiting for you)
I can’t help myself
I love you and nobody else, ooh

Sugar pie, honey bunch (sugar pie, honey bunch)
I’d do anything you ask me to (ask me to)
I can’t help myself
I want you and nobody else, ooh

Sugar pie, honey bunch (sugar pie, honey bunch)
You know that I love you (love you)
I can’t help myself
No, I can’t help myself, ooh

Sugar pie, honey bunch (sugar pie, honey bunch)
You know that I love you

Songwriters: Edward Jr. Holland / Lamont Dozier / Brian Holland

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