My Accordion: “Squeeze Box” “Gloria”

Hello! One of my costumed karaoke props is a “Squeeze Box” or a Polish accordion. I used it for my tributes to Poland and the Polka King of the World, Lil’ Wally Jagellio.

I first sang “Squeeze Box” in Las Vegas by the “Who” but I’m a gentile lady. Like a miracle I just found this song today by Laurie Branigan.

Me at “Imperial Palace” Vegas Strip.

Look up YouTube: “Laura Branigan – Squeeze Box”

She also sang the song “Gloria” one of my favorites to sing and dance too. In addition, she added at the end “Squeeze Box.” Lyrics below: Lyrics below:

From azlyrics.com

Laura Branigan Lyrics

“Squeeze Box”

Mama’s got a squeeze box
She wears on her chest
When daddy comes home
He never gets no rest
‘cos she’s playin’ all night
And the music’s alright

Mama’s got a squeeze box
And daddy never sleeps at night

Well, the kids don’t eat
And the dog can’t sleep
There’s no escape from the music
In the whole damn street
‘cos she’s playin’ all night
And the music’s alright

Mama’s got a squeeze box
And daddy never sleeps at night
She goes in and out and in and out
And in and out and in and out
She’s playin’ all night
And the music’s alright

Mama’s got a squeeze box
And daddy never sleeps at night
She goes “Squeeze me
Come on and squeeze me
Come on and tease me like you do
I’m so in love with you”

Laura Branigan Lyrics

“Gloria”
(originally by Umberto Tozzi)

Gloria, you’re always on the run now
Running after somebody, you gotta get him somehow
I think you’ve got to slow down before you start to blow it
I think you’re headed for a breakdown. So, be careful not to show it

You really don’t remember, was it something that he said?
Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?

Gloria, don’t you think you’re falling?
If everybody wants you, why isn’t anybody calling?
You don’t have to answer
Leave them hangin’ on the line
Oh-oh-oh, calling Gloria

Gloria (Gloria), I think they got your number (Gloria)
I think they got the alias (Gloria) that you’ve been living under (Gloria)
But you really don’t remember, was it something that they said?
Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?

A-ha-ha, a-ha-ha, Gloria, how’s it gonna go down?
Will you meet him on the main line, or will you catch him on the rebound?
Will you marry for the money, take a lover in the afternoon?
Feel your innocence slipping away, don’t believe it’s comin’ back soon

And you really don’t remember, was it something that he said?
Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?

Gloria, don’t you think you’re falling?
If everybody wants you, why isn’t anybody calling?
You don’t have to answer
Leave them hangin’ on the line
Oh-oh-oh, calling Gloria

Gloria (Gloria), I think they got your number (Gloria)
I think they got the alias (Gloria) that you’ve been living under (Gloria)
But you really don’t remember, was it something that they said?
Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?

(Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, Gloria)
(Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, Gloria)