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​Illusions in G Major

This song is by Electric Light Orchestra and appears on the album Eldorado (1974) and on the box set Flashback (2000).

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On the seven seas, there was a phantom ship a-comin'
Shinin' in the dead of night
I heard the crew a-hummin'
Tunes that sounded like the Rolling Stones and Leonard Cohen
But they didn't know the words
So I assumed that they was foreign

But I heard them just the same
Oh, doctor, let me teach 'em
I just wanna please 'em now
I said, "Doctor, let me teach 'em
I just wanna please 'em now"

I looked up in the sky: there was a phantom plane a-comin'
Shinin' in the dead of night
I heard the pilot saying
Poems that were written by John Keats and Robert Browning
But he didn't know the words
So I suppose that it was nothing

But I heard them just the same
Oh, doctor, let me teach 'em
I just wanna please 'em now
I said, "Doctor, let me teach 'em
I just wanna please 'em now"

Oh, doctor, please believe me
I know you won't deceive me
But do these things I'm seein'
Have any hidden meaning
It's all good entertainment
And it doesn't cost a penny
So please, doc, let me teach 'em
If I could only reach 'em

But I heard them just the same
Oh, doctor, let me teach 'em
I just wanna please 'em now
Oh, doctor, let me teach 'em
I just wanna please 'em now

Written by:

Jeff Lynne