French Open 2011: 'Red, Red Clay' by Francesca Schiavone and Li Na

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French Open 2011: 'Red, Red Clay' by Francesca Schiavone and Li Na
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Li Na finally won her first major at the ripe, old age of 29.

Francesca Schiavone’s hopes of defending her 2010 title were dashed by the daughter of a former badminton player. Li Na was told to switchover to tennis at eight by her coach. 

If there is a theme song for  the two unlikely protagonists in yet another fairy-tale ending at Roland Garros, it can only be ‘Red Red Clay’, a modified version of UB40’s ‘Red Red Wine’.

For your swinging and listening pleasure:

(Chorus sung by Francesca Schiavone)

Red , red clay 

Goes to my head 
Makes me forget that I 
Still need it so 
Red, red clay 
It`s up to you 
All I can do I`ve done 
memories won`t go 
memories won`t go 
I just thought that with time 
Thoughts of you would leave my head 
I was wrong, now I find 
Just one thing makes me forget 
Red, red clay 
Stay close to me 
Don`t let me leave 
It`s tearin` apart 
My blue, blue heart 
I just thought that with time 
Thoughts of you would leave my head 
I was wrong now I find 
Just one thing makes me forget 
Red, red clay 
Stay close to me 
Don’t let me leave 
It’s tearin’ apart 
My blue, blue heart

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Li Na

–Red Red Clay Reggae Section—

 

(Sung by Li Na) 
Red red clay you make me feel so fine 
You keep me rocking all of the time 
Red red clay you make me feel so grand 
I feel a million dollars when your just in my hand 
Red red clay you make me feel so good now 
Any time I see you go it makes me feel good 
Red red clay you make me feel so fine 
Money pack him rizla pon the sweet dep line 
Red red clay you give me whole heap of zing 
Whole heap of zing mek me do me own thing 
Red red clay you know of love 
Your kind of loving like a blessing from above 
Red red clay I love you right from the start 
Right from the start with all of my heart 
Red red clay in a 2010`s style 
Red red clay in a modern beat style, yeah

(Chorus)

(Sung by Francesca Schiavone) 

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Francesca Schiavone

Give me little time, help me clear up me mind 
Give me little time, help me clear up me mind 
Give me Red clay because it make me feel fine 
Make me feel fine all of the time 
Red red clay you make me feel so fine 
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Red red clay I`m gonna hold to you 
Hold on to you cause I know your love true 
Red red clay I`m gonna love you till I die 
Love you till I die and that`s no lie 
Red red clay can`t get you out of mind 
Where ever you maybe I`ll surely find 
I`ll surely find make no fuss jus` stick with us.

(Chorus)

(Sung by Francesca Schiavone and Li Na together) 
Give me little time, help me clear up me mind 
Give me little time, help me clear up me mind 
Give me Red clay because it make me feel fine 
Make me feel fine all of the time 
Red red clay you make me feel so fine 
___________________________

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Red red clay you really know of love 
Your kind of loving like a blessing from above 
Red red clay I love you right from the start 
Right from the start with all of my heart 
Red red clay you give me whole heap of zing 
Whole heap of zing mek me do me own thing 
Red red clay in a 2010`s style 
Red red clay in a modern beat style, yeah. 

 


Quote of the day: 
Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. – Benjamin Franklin

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