"Colorful Songs" Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, May 3, 2014.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Are we ready for a new song game? I'm getting my head out of the 'clouds' (celestial songs) and moving on. :)

    Let's see how many songs we can come up with that have colors in them.

    Here's a few: "Blue Moon" you saw me standing alone, without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own.....

    "Red River Valley" , just remember the Red River Valley, and the cowboy who loved you so true.
    by Marty Robbins.

    "There'll Be Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover" - popular during WW11.
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  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    I see you' re at it again. You should win a gold medal. Must be some songs with gold in

    OK, San Francisco, Open your golden gate.
    When the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day; Bing Crosby's theme song
    on his radio show.

    "Put on your old grey bonnet
    With the blue ribbon on it
    While I hitch old Dobbin to the shay;
    Through the fields of clover
    We'll drive up to Dover
    On our Golden Wedding Day."

    And down the lane I'll walk with my sweet Mary,
    Hair of gold and lips like cherry.
    It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.

    That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine. Sung by Gene Autry.

    When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobin' Along.

    Beyond the Blue Horizon lies a rising sun. Sung by Jeanette MacDonald in one
    of her films.

    It isn't easy being Green. Kermit.
    The Old Gray Mare.
    It's cherry pink and apple blossom white.

    Sweet violets, sweeter than all the roses,
    Black is the color of my true love's hair.

    Scarlet Ribbons.

    And finally, "The Bluebird of Happiness". Written for American tenor Jan Peerce who
    recorded it and used the same title for his biography.

  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Well, well, Rock, those are all great songs! :)

    I'm GREEN with envy! Now I'll have to strain my brain till I'm RED in the face and think of some more.

    "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton

    "That Old Black Magic" Frank Sinatra

    "Deep Purple"

    "Alice Blue Gown"

    "The Geen Green Grass of Home" Tom Jones

    P.S. How do you put the color into your words?
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  4. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    How about ....

    NAVY BLUE, by Diane Renay, 1964

    Blue, navy blue, I'm as blue as I can be
    'Cause my steady boy said "Ship ahoy"
    And joined the Navy....

  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Some of these songs fit into more than one category. Like Deep Purple, America, Blue
    Horizon, and Green, Green Grass of Home.

    To add color, look at the tool bar at the top of the box where we post. They are two capital "A's". The first one adds color and the second changes the font.

    First, highlight what you want to change. The same first step you use to cut and paste.
    Then click on the color you want. Then put the cursor back in the message box and
    click again. Easier to demonstrate than explain as is generally the case. Sometimes I
    click on the capital "B" which makes the type bold or capital I which adds italics. But
    sometimes I can't get rid of what I just added. (As happened with "color you want" above.)

    Doesn't matter too much now that I'm less of a perfectionist as I was in days of yore.

    OK, some color songs. "My Coloring Book" (blue, gray and green) by Kander and Ebb,
    the guys what wrote "Cabaret". And a similar song is "Love is Blue" which mentions
    gray, red, green and black.

    El Paso: Blacker than night were they eyes of Falina. "The Big Battle" by Johnny Cash
    which refers to the blue and gray uniforms. As do several songs from the Civil War such a
    "A Faded Coat of Blue", "The Bonny Blue Flag".

    Red Sails in the Sunset. Don't it make my brown eyes blue. Greenback dollar.
    Haven't heard Bobby Vinton for decades. Was there also a Bobby Vinson or are they
    the same guy. Well, one of them sang "It Keeps Right On A-hurting".

    Ha ha. Just checked. It was Johnny Tillitson. Oh well, close enough. Unusual
    arrangement with those organ chords pounding.

    Here at the ranch it's laundry day. Hope things are bestest as possible at your casa.


  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Fun game!!

    Here's two more:

    Pink Shoelaces, Dodie Stevens, 1959

    He wears tan shoes with pink shoelaces
    A polka dot vest and man oh man ........


    Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Brian Hyland, 1960

    She was afraid to come out of the locker
    she was as nervous as she could be
    she was afraid to come out of the locker
    she was afraid that somebody would see

    Two three four
    tell the people what she wore........

    (Not quite yellow! LOL Yellow text didn't do well here. LOL)

  7. Lavender Blue (Burl Ives)

    Lavender blue, dilly, dilly
    Lavender green
    If I were king, dilly, dilly
    I'd need a queen

    Who told you so? Dilly, dilly
    Who told you so?
    I told myself, dilly, dilly
    I told me so

    If your dilly, dilly heart
    Feels a dilly, dilly way
    And if you'll answer, "Yes"
    In a pretty little church
    On a dilly, dilly day
    You'll be wed in a dilly, dilly dress of

    Lavender blue, dilly, dilly
    Lavender green
    If you were king, dilly, dilly
    You'd need a queen

    Who told you so? Dilly, dilly
    Who told you so?
    You told yourself, dilly, dilly
    you told you so

    If your dilly, dilly heart
    Feels a dilly, dilly way
    And if you'll answer, "Yes"
    In a pretty little church
    On a dilly, dilly day
    I'll be wed in a dilly, dilly dress of

    Lavender blue, dilly, dilly
    Lavender green
    Then you'll be king, dilly, dilly
    And I'll be your queen
  8. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Blue suede shoes by Elvis


    Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree
    after three long years if you still love me
    If I don't see that ribbon round the old oak tree
    I'll get on the bus, forget about us
    and put the blame on meeeeeee
    If don't see that yellow ribbon, round the old oak tree


    Roses are red my love
    violets are blueueueeee
    sugar is sweet my love but not as sweet as you


    I see trees of green
    red roses too
    I see them bloom
    for me and you
    and I think to myself
    what a wonderful world
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  9. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    We All Live in a Yellow Submarine
    A Yellow Submarine, A yellow Submarine

    -Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
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  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Wow! I'm blown away by all these new songs. You guys are great. I love the videos too.

    Rock, Thank you for the instructions on color. I'll try to do it later. Good songs too. Hope you had fun with your laundry day. Or was it a wash?

    ConfusedinPa, I've never heard of Navy Blue or Pink Shoelaces. Very good songs. How did you find those videos? I do remember the Yellow Bikini song though. Very popular.

    LauraElizabeth, Lavendar Blue is a beautiful song.

    Soul, The last one you posted (What a wonderful world) is one I've tried to think of before. Who sang it? I love that melody.

    Windblade, I never could figure out why anyone would live in a Yellow Submarine when I first heard that song. Wasn't it from a movie they made. Good choice.
  11. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Gb Louis Armstrong was the first to sing it.

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  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody!

    Purple People Eater, Sheb Wooley, 1958

    Well I saw the thing comin' out of the sky
    It had the one long horn, one big eye
    I commenced to shakin' and I said "ooh-eee"
    It looks like a purple people eater to me

    I'm enjoying all these songs. I really enjoy It's a Wonderful World, one of my all-time favorites. And I've googled and played some of the songs mentioned here. Hi to LauraElizabeth, welcome to the PH Boards.

    GB, I'm not sure how I find the songs I post. Yesterday morning I was sitting on the couch. And I started humming "Blue, Navy Blue...". Then I thought of another color and "Pink Shoelaces" popped into my head. Today I must be in a "purple" mood! LOL

    Great to read all the posts!

    Diane :)
  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    More songs today: "Yellow Bird"

    "Sister Golden Hair"

    "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"

    "Beautiful Beautiful Brown Eyes"

    "Silver Threads Among the Gold"

    "When Sunny Gets Blue"

    "Golden Earrings"

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  14. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Good songs, GB!

    RED ROSES FOR A BLUE LADY, Vaughn Monroe 1948

    I want some red roses for a blue lady
    Mister florist take my order please
    We had a silly quarrel the other day
    I hope these pretty flowers chase her blues away......

    **Do I get double credit for using two colors?? LOL LOL

    Diane :cool:
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Yes, Diane, you get double credit. Your prize is a double delight rose (which is red and white).
    Itsy Bitsy Teeny etc. and Purple People Eater were hits during my teen years. Never heard of
    Dodie Stevens or the Pink Shoe Laces song before. Looked her up. Apparently she spent most of her career as a back up singer for folks like Frankie Avalon, Mac Davis and Loretta Lynn. She was only 13 when she made her most famous recording.

    I can't remember which songs have been posted. May have posted some of these myself.

    Beautiful, beautiful brown eyes; I'll never love blue eyes again.
    Forty Shades of Green (An Irish song written by Johnny Cash).
    Black as a Dungeon way Down in the Mine (recorded by Burl Ives.

    Green Grow the Lilacs (recorded by Tex Ritter; John's father.)
    Green, Green, It's green they say, on the far side of the Hill. ( recorded by the Christy Minstrels.)

    Soul, I loved Bobby Vinton's recording of "Roses Are Red, My Love". It was a
    bit, (OK, a lot) on the schmaltzy side, but I didn't care. Loved it anyway.

    Laura, No TV when I was a kid. I can remember listening to a radio quiz show. I
    think it was called "Name that Tune". Anyhoo I was so excited one night because I
    knew the answer. It was "Lavender Blue".

  16. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Is pale considered a color?

    Bright eyes
    Burning like fire
    Bright eyes
    ...how can you ....
    How can the eyes that burned so brightly
    suddenly look so pale
    bright eyes
  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Soul

    Yes, pale is a color. How do I know? I took a poll of all of our posters who were here, and
    the vote was unanimous. And how many of our posters were present. Just one; I.

    OK, here's an analogy. Pale is to color as a sprig of parsley is to fine dining. You will
    recall that there are several songs that mention parsley. There's Scarbough Fair, and
    there's "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" and then there's that song by the
    delicatessen boys Simon and Garfunkel. And I also found:

    "Mondays gone and Tuesdays so sad
    When Wednesday comes ambrosia parsley
    long girl make her gonna shake up."

    And I found another site I didn't bother to look at. Parsley seems to be somebody's
    name. John Parsley Rutabaga or something like that.

    What was your question again?

  18. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    I don't remember :p
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  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Ha Ha! Your response provoked laughter, Soul.

    I wonder if listening to memory songs would help my failing memory. "I Remember
    You"., for example. Has a bit of color in it too.

    "I remember, too, A distant bell,
    And stars that fell like rain Out of the blue."

    It was one of Slim Whitman's biggest hits.

    John Gary recorded a song called "Red Rosy Bush". And several people
    recorded "The Green Hills of Erin". I think I have Frank Patterson's

  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I remember "I Remember You" There was an episode of the tv show 'The Nanny' where Lainie Kazan sang that at a wedding reception. It was so pretty, but a little sad too.

    They really don't write beautiful haunting melodies like that so much anymore. GB