"Once Upon a Time (Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise cover)" as written by and Robert Bradley....
Once upon a time, when I was in high school
I was in love with you, lady and you treated me so cool.
I was drivin' a Chevy '72 had 4 on the floor, girl,
One hundred 20 it would do

I remember Marvin Gaye, singin',
What's goin' on

There was a war, baby, somewhere across the sea
I didn't wanna go and fight, girl, but you were really lovin' me.
I remember Martin Luther King,
Lord he was the man, baby, that gave us all a dream.

I remember Marvin Gaye, singin',
What's goin' on
Don't play with my love no,
I remember Marvin Gaye, singin', What's goin' on

We used to have sweet music in the park
Lord up at Monterey a they sang throughout the dark
You used to wear girl, those hot pants
When you strolled down the hall,
All the boys wanted a chance...

I remember Marvin Gaye, singin',
What's goin' on
Don't play with my love, no
I remember Otis Redding, Sittin' at the Dock of the Bay
Ahh, he went away..
I remember Sam Cooke ya'll, Bring It On Home To Me,
From your love I can't be free
I remember Elvis Presley, and the Blue Suede Shoes
Ahh it gave me the blues.
I remember Marvin Gaye, singin' Let's get it on


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"Once Upon a Time" as written by Robert Bradley

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    General CommentFantastic cover song.
    Wobbieon October 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOnce upon a time, when I was in high school
    I was in love with you, lady and you treated me so cool.
    I was drivin' a Chevy '72, it had 4 on the floor, girl,
    A hundred 20, it would do.

    And I remember Marvin Gaye, singin',
    What's goin’ on.

    And there was a war, baby, somewhere across the sea
    I don’t wanna go and fight, girl,
    ‘Cause you were really in love with me.
    I remember Martin Luther King,
    Lord he was the man, babe, that gave us all a dream.

    And I remember Marvin Gaye, singin',
    What's goin’ on.
    I don't play with my love, oh.
    And I remember Marvin Gaye, singin',
    What's goin’ on.

    They used to have sweet music in the park.
    Lord, up at Monterey straight down to the ?.
    You used to wear girl, them hot pants
    And When you strolled down the hall,
    All the boys wanted a chance.

    And I remember Marvin Gaye, singin',
    What's goin’ on.
    I don't play with my love, oh.
    I remember Otis Redding,
    Sittin' at the Dock of the Bay -
    But then he went away.
    And I remember Sam Cooke ya'll,
    Just Bring It On Home To Me,
    From your love I can't be free.
    I remember Elvis Presley, and them Blue Suede Shoes
    Lord, they gave me the blues.
    I remember Marvin Gaye, singin’, yeah...
    Let's get it on.

    that's as close as i could get.
    readingkerouacon October 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan someone tell me who sang this originally?
    SamuelHWon April 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnd I remember Marvin Gaye, singin',
    What's goin� on.

    is actually

    And I remember Marvin Gaye, singin',
    Lets get it on.
    warfrog23on August 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEric Burdon Sings it. I Like both versions about the same
    vkolmakovon November 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe version I know is by Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise. Great song. Great cover.
    jharden138on September 05, 2010   Link

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