Easy Viewing

Have you ever taken to the sky in a hot-air balloon? Tell us about in the comments.

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Balloon Fiesta 2016: This is Easy Viewing

 

SONG LYRICS: Up-Up And Away

“Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?
Would you like to glide in my beautiful balloon?
We could float among the stars together, you and I

For we can fly, we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon

The world’s a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky

For we can fly, we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon

Suspended under a twilight canopy
We’ll search the clouds for a star to guide us
If by some chance you find yourself loving me
We’ll find a cloud to hid us, keep the moon beside us

Love is waiting there in my beautiful balloon
Way up in the air in my beautiful balloon
If you’ll hold my hand we’ll chase your dream across the sky
For we can fly, we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon”

Written by Jimmy Webb, recorded by The Fifth Dimension in 1967
In 1968, this sunshine pop song about hot-air ballooning swept the Grammy awards.
I remember cruising around a roller rink to this in 1980.
It’s nearing the end of 2016, and the easy listening tune still digs a good ear worm.

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