"Don't run off in the pouring rain,
Don't call me as they call your plane,
Take the hurt out of all the pain.
Take me to a park that's covered with trees,
Tell me on a Sunday please."
Lloyd Webber loved writing songs for female voices, and wanted to write a one-woman show. He had come up with a couple of tunes, and was eager to play them to Don. So Don invited him back to his Knightbridge flat. Webber sat at Don’s piano and played two tunes. ‘OK, let me think and see what it could be,’ responded Black. He duly delivered lyrics for both melodies. One was called ‘Come Back With the Same Look in Your Eyes’ and the other was ‘Tell Me On A Sunday’.
Take That Look Off Your Face
Written for the song cycle show Tell Me on a Sunday in 1978. It was sung and released by Marti Webb in 1980, and became a No.3 hit in the UK charts. Despite having been written during the creative process for Tell Me on a Sunday, the song wasn’t recorded during the album’s principal sessions. Black reminded Lloyd Webber that they had missed a track, then entitled “You Must Be Mistaken”. Later, Tell Me on a Sunday was combined with another Lloyd Webber work, Variations, to form an entire new show, Song and Dance.