I Know a Place

Album: I Know a Place (1965)
Charted: 17 3
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  • Every day, when the work is behind you
    And the shop and the store put the lock on the door
    Just get away where your worries won't find you
    If you like, well, I'll tell you more

    Don't let the day get the better of you
    When the evening comes, there's so much to do
    You better put on your best and wear a smile
    Just come along with me a while, 'cause I tell you

    I know a place
    Where the music is fine and the lights are always low
    I know a place where we can go

    At the door, there's a man who will greet you
    Then you go downstairs to some tables and chairs
    Soon, I'm sure, you'll be tappin' your feet
    Because the beat is the greatest there

    All around, there are girls and boys
    It's a swingin' place, a cellar full of noise
    It's got an atmosphere of its own somehow
    You gotta come along right now 'cause I tell you

    I know a place
    Where the music is fine and the lights are always low
    I know a place where we can go

    Well, all around, there are girls and boys
    It's a swingin' place, a cellar full of noise
    It's got an atmosphere of its own somehow
    You gotta come along right now 'cause I tell you

    I know a place
    Where the music is fine and the lights are always low
    I know a place where we can go

    I know a place where we can go
    I know a place where the lights are low
    You gotta love this place I know
    I know a place where we can go Writer/s: Tony Hatch
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 1, 1966, Petula Clark performed "I Know A Place" and "Round Every Corner" on the Dick Clark produced ABC-TV network weekday-afternoon program 'Where The Action Is'...
    Interestingly, she didn't perform "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love", and at the time it was at #16 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, two weeks later it would peak at #9 (for 2 weeks}...
    Both "I Know A Place" and "Round Every Corner" had charted on the Top 100 a year earlier in 1965.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 16th 1965, Petula Clark performed "I Know A Place" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    Two months earlier on March 14th, 1965 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #94; and on March 25th it peaked at #3 (for 1 week) and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 6 of those 12 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    And on April 12th, 1965 it reached #1 (for 1 week) on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart...
    The week it was at #3 on the Top 100, the #1 record was "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" by Herman’s Hermits and #2 was "Game of Love" by Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders...
    Ms. Clark will celebrate her 82nd birthday this coming November 15th, 2014.
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnI have been a fan of Petula Clark ever since I have been in contact with a radio in the mid 60s and this is one of my favorite songs from one of the most talented female British singers of all-time. The place she describes as "fine and the lights are always low" remains a mystery.
  • Sante from Windsor, OnI heard the same thing about the Cavern. Song was written in 1965 so it makes sense.
  • Mark from Worcester, United KingdomThe Song Could Also Be About The 100 Club,London
  • Steve from Salt Lake City, UtIt may be that "Downtown" as good as it is was over exposed,so if stuck on a desert island to choose that song or "I Know A Place" I would choose the latter!
  • Mike from New Point, VaThis song may be about the Cavern Club in Liverpool, with it's references of going downstairs from street level and a "cellar full of noise" which is the title of the biography of the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein.
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