Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think

Formed in Coventry, England in 1977 and known for their ‘60s era “rude boy” look replete with mohair suits, loafers and pork pie hats, The Specials were commonly referred to as a “2 Tone Ska Revival Band” that combined “danceable ska beat with punk’s energy and attitude” and there is something rather compelling about the version of this song found on their 1980 album, “More Specials”.

While Doris Day, Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby and (later) Prince Buster also had hits with it, perhaps the most popular recording remains the one put forth by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians in 1949, the same year it was written by Carl Sigman and Herb Magidson.  No matter which version you prefer, the advice remains stellar as the sun begins to set on yet another year.

LISTEN TO TODAY’S SELECTION – Saturday 29 December 

Enjoy Yourself

 Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think

Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink

The years go by, as quickly as you wink

Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself

It’s later than you think

 Hello, I’m Terry

And I’m going to enjoy myself first

It’s good to be wise when you’re young

‘Cause you can only be young but the once

Enjoy yourself and have lots of fun

So glad I live life longer than you’ve ever done

 Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think

Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink

The years go by, as quickly as you wink

Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself,

It’s later than you think

 Never right, yes I know

Get wisdom, get knowledge and understanding

These three, were given free by the maker

Go to school, learn the rules, don’t be no faker

It’s not wise for you to be a footstool

 Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think

Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink

The years go by, as quickly as you wink

Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself,

It’s later than you think

Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think

Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink

The years go by, as quickly as you wink

Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself,

It’s later than you think

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