Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    I was thinking about a new game. Maybe animals in the title. Like Tiger Rag,
    or Teddy Bear's Picnic. Then I looked at our list of song games and saw we
    had already done two volumes of animal songs. I have absolutely no recollection
    of same.

    Anyhoo, how about songs with directions like the compass points; or up and
    down; or left and right. (I Left My Heart in San Francisco is not eligible. LOL)

    For example:
    Buttons and Bows. East is east and west is west, etc.
    South of the Border, down Mexico Way. (Two directions in that one.)
    North to Alaska. A number one hit for Johnny Horton in 1960. (I was
    busy hitting the books back then in college, but I could still read and listen
    to the radio with one ear.)

    Up, Up and Away in my beautiful balloon.

    You turn to the right
    You find a little bright light
    That leads you to My Blue Heaven.

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  2. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Good topic, Rock!

    How about: asking for directions??????

    DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE, Dionne Warwick, 1968

    Do you know the way to San Jose?
    I've been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my way
    Do you know the way to San Jose?
    I'm going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose

    Diane :p
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Yup. Not only do I know the way, I've been there. You know why Moses
    wandered in the desert for 40 years? 'Cause he wouldn't stop and ask for

    It took NASA 25 years before they admitted a female astronaut to the
    space program. What changed their mind? Someone pointed out a
    female would be willing to stop and ask for directions.

    I guess men don't consider using a GPS to be asking for directions.

  4. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    "Stuck In The Middle With You' by Stealers Wheel

    "Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,
    Here I am, stuck in the middle with you..."
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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Patti

    I guess we are pretty much always in the middle of our life. Or should it
    be the 'muddle' of our life? Here are a couple more songs.

    Dixie. "Away down South in Dixie." Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett who
    was born in Ohio. He toured with his minstrel show. Lived to be almost 100
    and died early in the 20th century.

    That's What I Like About the South. This was the signature tune for
    Phil Harris. He used to sing it on Jack Benny show frequently. Had one
    of those gravelly voices like Louis Armstrong.

    The Wabash Cannonball contains a reference to "the Eastern States".

    Hail! South Dakota is the official state song of you know where. The
    lyrics also refer to "The builders of the West".

    Minnesota, the North Star State, has a song that refers to same. It was
    written when I was in grade school. The only time I ever heard was
    when I was a Senior in High School. The state was celebrating its

  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all,

    I found a couple more ----

    UP WHERE WE BELONG, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, 1983

    "Love lift us up where we belong
    Where the eagles cry
    On a mountain high
    Love lift us up where we belong
    Far from the world below
    Up where the clear winds blow"

    I may be disqualified for this selection --ROCK, Is "SOMEWHERE" a direction??? :)

    SOMEWHERE OUT THERE, James Ingram & Linda Ronstadt, 1986

    Somewhere out there
    Beneath the pale moonlight
    Someone's thinking of me
    And loving me tonight


    Hugs, Diane :D
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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    That's a new song to me. Very nice. I see one of the creators is James Horner,
    the same guy what wrote the score for Titanic, Field of Dreams, Braveheart, and
    lots of other films. Won two Oscars. Died in a plane crash just 2 months ago.

    Your question regarding the classification of "somewhere" as a direction was
    submitted to our panel of judges and found to be a valid submission. Here's
    a song that Iris Dement recorded. It's an old gospel hymn called Higher Ground.

    Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
    By faith, on Heaven’s tableland,
    A higher plane than I have found;
    Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

    And here's an old song recorded by lots of people.

    Grab your coat and grab your hat
    Leave your worries on the doorstep
    Just direct your feet
    To the sunny side of the street.

    We know there's a direction involved because the word "direct" is
    right in the lyrics.

  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody, I had some posted in the thread at the top, in the sticky post called "Up Down and All Around" from earlier. I wanted to move them over here but wasn't sure how to do it. Some of those are direction songs. GB
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  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    GB, I looked at the thread you mentioned, and found these songs. The list might not be complete, but I think I copied *most* of the songs to this thread. Let me know if I need to edit this post (adding or deleting), please. I'd be happy to do so!



    **"South of the Border", ... down Mexico way, that's where I fell in love when stars above came out to play...
    recorded by Marty Robbins, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Gene Autry and others.

    **"In The Valley (He Restoreth My Soul)" by Connie Smith

    **"Over There" a war song written in 1917, popular during both world wars.

    **"Out of the Blue" by The Band

    **"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by The Charlie Daniel's Band

    **"Down in the Valley" a folk song, recorded by Otis Redding /Burl Ives and others.

    **"On Top of Old Smokey" recorded by The Weavers and others

    **"Top of the World" by The Carpenters

    **"I'm Sitting on Top of the World" recorded by Dean Martin/Amanda Marshall/Bobby Darin

    "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" ... you've got me in between, the devil and the deep blue sea ...


    Diane :)
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  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Diane! Again, you've helped me. Hugs to all, GB
  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I'm Looking Over a 4-Leaf Clover.
    Friendship by Cole Porter. If you ever down a well, ring my bell. If
    you're ever up a tree, call for me.

    They Call the Wind Maria. Away out West they've got a name, etc.
    Little Grey Home in the West. This one's about a century old.

    Real Slow Drag from Scott Joplin's opera "Treemonisha". Look to
    your right and do the drag-To your left, etc."

    Come Josephine in my flying machine,
    Going up she goes! Up she goes!

    How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down On the Farm,
    after they've seen Paree?

    Gotta quit, Folks. Got sticking keys.