"Anything Grows" A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    How about songs with trees, plants, or flowers in the title or lyrics. May be a repeat, I'm not sure, but if we did this one it was a long time ago. :)
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Under the Bamboo Tree" sung by Judy Garland

    "Roses are Red" by Bobby Vinton

    "Honeysuckle Rose" Louis Armstrong and others

    "Deck the Hall" with boughs of holly.... A Christmas carol
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    We had flowers earlier this month. Not that I remembered precisely. I
    just noticed it now. After 20 years of brain fog I upgraded to Alzheimer's.
    Anyhow, there are songs with various flora such as

    Trees
    I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.

    A Tree in the Meadow
    A pop tune from the 40s. You can hear lots of people sing it on Youtube.


    Oh, What a Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma!
    The corn is as high as an elephant's eye.

    America, The Beautiful
    O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain!

    Written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1893 after her visit to Pikes Peak.
    Bates was an English Professor. This is her house in Falmouth, MA

    [​IMG]

    Rock

  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    You are correct, sir! As Ed McMahon says to Johnny Carson. I forgot all about that flower thread recently. My short term memory is the pits.

    I've been watching Johnny C. reruns lately on tv. They started this month.
    Some of them are funny, but the monlogues are so dated, of course. The '80' and '90's, one from the seventies! The political stuff is funny. The first show had Christopher Reeve and then later, Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters. Made me sad to see them again. GB
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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, Jack Paar hosted the Tonight Show when I was a teen. I thought
    he and Johnny Carson and Dick Cavett were the best talk show hosts. The
    modern ones don't strike me as funny at all. And their guests seem to be
    there just to peddle their latest movie. Ho Hum.

    BTW, did you know Robin Williams and Christopher were friends? They
    were at Julliard together. Some sources say they were roommates. See
    the Wikipedia bio of Reeve for a crazy story about Robin visiting his friend
    in his hospital.

    I read Christopher Reeves' bio Still Me when it came out. (The title
    is a pun.) At the time of the accident Will Reeves was 3 years old. His
    mother was explaining that Daddy couldn't move anymore. Will
    reportedly said, "But he can still smile."

    Here are some more plant songs.

    On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away:
    Round my Indiana homestead wave the cornfields,
    In the distance loom the woodlands clear and cool.

    Through the sycamores the candle lights are gleaming,
    On the banks of the Wabash, far away.
    Whispering Pines, recorded by Johnny Horton.

    The Ash Grove, an old song from Wales.

    Wake Nicodemus, a song from the 19th century written by
    Henry Clay Work who wrote My Grandfather's Clock and
    Marching Through Georgia. The Nicodemus song mentions
    a gum tree.

    Lemon Tree, a sweet song recorded by P, P and Mary in the days
    of out yute.

    Happy Listening
    Rock
  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I think Johnny Carson was the best Tonight Show host of all. I always looked forward to seeing him. Especially liked the monologue segment.

    Chris Reeve was one of my favorite actors, not so much for his talent as for his personality and he was cute as a bug. I thought he was a perfect 'Superman', better than any of the others because he was the best Clark Kent!

    Oddly enough, when he was on Johnny Carson, he talked about an accident he had while riding a horse. Ironic. GB
  7. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Here's one with the word "grow" in it.

    'Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)' by Edison Lighthouse



    Lyrics
    She ain't got no money
    Her clothes are kinda funny
    Her hair is kinda wild and free
    Oh, but Love grows where my Rosemary goes
    And nobody knows like me

    She talks kinda lazy
    And people say she she's crazy
    And her life's a mystery
    Oh, but Love grows where my Rosemary goes
    And nobody knows like me

    There's something about her hand holding mine
    It's a feeling that's fine
    And I just gotta say
    She's really got a magical spell
    And it's working so well
    That I can't get away

    I'm a lucky fella
    And I've just got to tell her
    That I love her endlessly
    Because Love grows where my Rosemary goes
    And nobody knows like me

    There's something about her hand holding mine
    It's a feeling that's fine
    And I just gotta say
    She's really got a magical spell
    And it's working so well
    That I can't get away

    I'm a lucky fella
    And I've just got to tell her
    That I love her endlessly
    Because Love grows where my Rosemary goes
    And nobody knows like me

    Fadeout:
    It keeps growing every place she's been
    And nobody knows like me

    If you've met her, you'll never forget her
    And nobody knows like me

    La la la- believe it when you've seen it
    Nobody knows like me
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  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Patti

    "Oh, but Love grows where my Rosemary goes
    And nobody knows like me."
    Reminds me of a Pooh poem: The more it snows, the more it goes
    on snowing, and nobody knows how cold my toes are growing."

    Did you guys know that rosemary and tomatoes are soulmates?
    I read that in some a book by some funny writer; Erma Bombeck
    or Peg Bracken probably.

    GB, wasn't it you who posted about your Tudor ancestor? I was looking
    at The Daedalus catalog and found a book that came out 4 years ago
    about Lady Jane Grey, a Tudor Lady, briefly Queen of England. The
    author is Sue Reid. The publisher is scholastic. The LA library doesn't
    have a copy. Well, shucks! Maybe you've read it?

    We went to Trader Joe's the other day. It's like going to a flower show.
    They had heather for sale in pots. As in the song from Brigadoon "The
    Heather on the Hill".

    And then there's that old favorite from the days when I was a kid,
    "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover".

    And there's the hobo's anthem The Big Rock Candy Mountain where
    there are lemonade springs and the bluebird sings and the farmers'
    trees are full of fruit and the barns are full of hay.

    Rock
  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all!

    Yep, we recently did "flowers" .... now onto other things that "grow"! :) :) :)

    KT Tunstall, BLACK HORSE AND THE CHERRY TREE



    Andrews Sisters, DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE



    Tony Orlando and Dawn, TIE A YELLOW RIBBON 'ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE



    Hugs, Diane



    PS: I enjoyed all the songs posted here. Patti: I had the 45rpm of Edison Lighthouse. I played it and played it and played it, etc. :)
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  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    More tree and plant songs:

    "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" sung by Louis Armstrong, The Ink Spots and others.

    "Autumn Leaves" Sung by Nat King Cole, Piano version, by Roger Williams.

    "Down Among the Sheltering Palms" a 1953 musical/song.

    "By The Old Oak Tree" a 1930's song.

    "Scarborough Fair" ...Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme... Song by Simon and Garfunkel.

    "Poison Ivy" by The Coasters.
  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member



    The clip is from a 1959 movie. The scenery is from Washington state near
    Rattlesnake Creek. The song was nominated for an Oscar.

    The Halls of Ivy, a radio theme song. Used to be popular at graduations.
    Maybe still is. The Class of '57 used it at our High School.

    Cottonwood Tree, another song sung by Marty Robbins.
    Almost Home, another song that refers to the cotton wood trees. I
    was in Sacramento one year when the cottonwoods were in bloom.
    Not a good place to be if you have any respiratory-allergy issues.

    The Green, Green Grass of Home. A top ten hit in several countries
    during the 60s. Recorded by lottsa singers.

    Rock
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