Breaking News

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    The breaking news is that our new game is about splitting. Splitting?
    Yup. You may ask, "Splitting what? Infinitives? Wood? Hairs?
    Nails? Atoms? Popsicles?

    No, splitting as in breaking. Up. Or maybe splitting as in leaving.
    A place. Or maybe just the past in general.

    Perhaps the ultimate breaking up song is D-I-V-O-R-C-E which was
    a number one hit for Tammy Wynette in the 60s. Tammy was one
    of a couple gals sometimes called the first lady of country music.
    She was so famous she was publicly insulted by real first lady
    Hilliary Clinton.

    Heartaches By the Number. A hit in my teen years. Sung
    by lottsa folks including Guy Mitchell.
    "Now I've got heartaches by the numbers, troubles by the score.
    Every day you love me less, each day I love you more."

    Softly, As I Leave You. An Italian song that was translated into
    English. Elvis made a talking recording of it, i.e. he didn't sing.
    The song was a hit for the English crooner with the beautiful voice
    Matt Monro. If you've seen the movie Born Free, you've heard
    Matt sing. The song won an Academy Award.

    I'll Be Seeing You, a song from the 30s. Beautiful melody and
    lyrics.I'll be seeing you,
    In all the old, familiar places,
    That this heart of mine embraces,
    All day through.

    Here's a song from the 50s. The 1850s. Another gem from
    Stephen Foster. " We will sing one song For My Old Kentucky Home
    far away." Kentucky's state song.

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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    This is an interesting subject! I hope I don't get a 'splitting' headache trying to come up with songs! :)

    "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" Paul Simon , 1975

    "Leaving on a Jet Plane", John Denver

    "The Girl I Left Behind" a folk tune

    "All I Left Behind" EmmyLou Harris

    "Let Me Go Lover" Patti Page

    "Please Release Me Let Me Go", Engelbert Humperdinck

    "Goodbye To Love", The Carpenters

    "Honey", Bobby Goldsboro

    "For All We Know", Nat King Cole

    "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", Tony Bennett

    "Arrivederci Roma", Dean Martin

    "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", Elton John
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  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Neil Sedaka, 1962

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  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Ha Ha!

    Certainly don't want you to get a splitting headache, GB. I wonder if
    Old Abe got one after a day of splitting rails.

    Hi Diane, good to see ya. Dave Barry wrote that he wondered if Neil
    Sedaka and Paul Anka were actually the same person. Exactly what
    I thought. Dave and I agree on most of the important issues of our
    times. Like, for example, why does the Cast of Star Trek wear pajamas?

  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member


    Rock, you have the most interesting observations ........ but ones that make a person *think about it*.


    Hugs, Diane
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    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member



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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Oh, thanks for the compliment, Diane. Which would you rather have?
    A compliment or a complimentary mint on your pillow?

    Yes, the world is full of lottsa things to think about. Like, for example,
    what would Paul Sedeka and Neil Anka look like in their pajamas?


  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    More Songs:

    "Now and Then (There's a Fool Such As I)" Elvis Presley

    "All By Myself" Eric Carmen

    "Don't Walk Away" from Xanadu

    "My Heart Cries For You" Guy Mitchell

    "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey" Louis Armstrong
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Auld Lang Syne, the traditional song that bids farewell to the old year.

    Goodbye, My Lady Love. Written by the composer of Hello, Ma Baby.

    It's a Long Way to Tipperary. A WW I song that includes the lyrics:
    Goodbye, Piccadilly,
    Farewell, Leicester Square!
    It's a long long way to Tipperary,
    But my heart's right there.
    Spanish is the Loving Tongue by Boy Dylan.
    "Broke her heart, lost my own, Adios, mi corazón."

    I'll See You Again, whenever Spring breaks through again.
    By Noel Coward.

    Moody River, a number one hit for Pat Boone in the 60s.
    A tragic song about a girl who says goodbye with a suicide note.

    Farewell to Nova Scotia, a folk song that has been recorded by
    lottsa folks including Ian and Sylvia and the Irish Rovers.

    The Streets of Laredo, based on an old English or Irish folk song.

  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good ones, Rock.


    "So Long Oo-Long" a 1920's song

    "Sunrise, Sunset" From Fiddler on the Roof

    "Autumn Leaves" Nat King Cole

    "Madam Jeanette" a French song

    "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" Burt Bacharach

    (Has anyone ever heard a song that has lyrics like this: 'They're sailing out to sea (don't go) tonight at 12:03 (don't go). It's from the 40's or 50's but that's all I can remember about it. Can't find it on line.) It has a haunting melody.
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  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, don't recognize the lyrics you posted. Sounds as though they might
    belong to a song about a sailor leaving during WWII. Reminds me of the
    contemporary Irish song The Fields of Athenry. It's a beautiful,
    melancholy song about a young man being sent away, possibly to
    Australia. There are many version on Youtube. Not posting one here
    though. They are all 4-5 minutes long. Don't want to use up too
    much space. Athenry, BTW is a town not far from Galway.

    Shutters and Boards.
    Born to Lose.
    My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You.
    (3 country western songs.)

    If Ever I Would Leave You and
    I Loved You Once in Silence, both from Camelot.

    Among My Souvenirs.

    Four Strong Winds
    Four strong winds that blow lonely, seven seas that run high,
    All these things that won't change, come what may.
    But our good times are all gone, and I'm bound for moving on.
    I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way. by Ian Tyson.


  12. Santhosh

    Santhosh Member

    Softly, As I Leave You. An Italian song that was translated into
    English. Elvis made a talking recording of it, i.e. he didn't sing.
    The song was a hit for the English crooner with the beautiful voice
  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, now we have so many songs, it's hard to keep track of what's
    already posted.

    Toot, Toot Tootsie, Goodbye. A 20s song Al Jolson used to sing.
    Good Night, My Someone, good night my love. From The Music Man.

    Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears. A song about Ellis Island and the immigrants
    saying hello to their new country and goodbye to their old home. You
    can hear the three Irish Tenors sing it at Ellis Island on Youtube.

    The Leaving of Liverpool, a folk song. Some sites indicate Bob
    Dylan wrote it, but it was around for decades before Bob was born.

    So Long, Farewell from The Sound of Music.
    "So long, farewell
    Auf Wiedersehen, goodnight."

    Now is the hour
    When we must say goodbye.
    Soon you'll be sailing far across the sea.
    A song that's been around for a century. It's origins are somewhat murky.

    Gonna Take A Sentimental Journey.
    A number one hit for Doris Day and the Les Brown band.
    Les was one of the composers.