Orville’s Song (I Wish I Could Fly), the lyrics

Staggering to think this actually got to Number 4 in the UK charts, in those heady days when singles counted. Still, the lyrics seem to be beyond even the reach of Google, so for the sake of posterity (!) and for Simon, who really wanted them (!!) here they are:

    Orville’s Song

Orville: I wish I could fly way up to the sky but I can’t,
Keith: You can,
Orville: I can’t!
Orville: I wish I could see what folks see in me but I can’t,
Keith: You can,
Orville: I can’t!
Keith: Look, Orville,
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Nothing that you can say
Will change how I feel today:
I know that we’ll never part;
Now hear what I’m saying, Orville?
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Who is your very best friend?
Orville: You are.
Keith: I’m gonna help you mend your broken heart.
Orville: Thank you.

Orville: I wish that I had a mummy and dad but I don’t,
Keith: You don’t?
Orville: I don’t!
Orville: I often pretend my sadness will end but it won’t,
Keith: It will,
Orville: I won’t!
Keith: Look, Orville,
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Now that I’m here with you,
There’s nothing that you can’t do,
So why don’t you make a start
And hear what I’m saying, Orville?
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Who is your very best friend?
Orville: You are.
Keith: I’m gonna help you mend your broken heart.
Orville: Ahhh…

Orville: So does this mean although I’m green
And not exactly bright,
You want to care and will be there
To tuck me in at night?
Keith: Well, I’ll always be there, Orville!

Orville: The other birds laugh and say that I’m daft and I am,
Keith: You’re not!
Orville: I am!
Orville: They tease me a lot and call me a clot and I am,
Keith: You’re not!
Orville: I am!
Keith: Look, Orville?
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Nothing that you can say
Will change how I feel today:
I know that we’ll never part;
Now hear what I’m saying, Orville?
Orville: Yes?
Keith: Who is your very best friend?
Orville: You are.
Keith: I’m gonna help you mend your broken heart.

[Spoken]
Orville: Thank you. ‘Cos I’ve got a broken heart, haven’t I?
Keith: Yes, I know, but I’m going to help you mend it.
Orville: You, you will do it, won’t you. You’ll help me?
Keith: Of course.
Orville: ‘Cos you love me, don’t you?
Keith: We all love you, Orville.
Orville: How, how, how much do you love me?
Keith: Ooh… this much!
Orville: As much as that?
Keith: Yeah.
Orville: Ahhh… my broken heart.

2 Responses to “Orville’s Song (I Wish I Could Fly), the lyrics”

  1. simon says:

    Actually Keith Harris claims – in his live show – which I’ve seen – that it got to Number 1.

  2. bogl says:

    Weeell, perhaps, in a very real sense, he was Number One…for himself.

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