Don't Know What I'm Do(ing) - A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    How about songs that have 'ing' in the title? There may be a few of those to keep us busy for awhile!

    I'm going to start 'thinking' about it right now. :)
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "ING" Songs:

    "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket", Irving Berlin, 1936, "Follow That Fleet"

    "Crying in the Chapel" sung by Elvis.

    "Making Believe" A country song. Sung by Emmylou Harris, Kitty Wells, and Conway Twitty.
  3. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    'What You're Doing' by the Beatles

    'You're Going To Lose That Girl' by the Beatles

    'All My Loving' by the Beatles

    'I Saw Her Standing There' by the Beatles

    Last edited: Jul 16, 2015
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Well shoot! I have a new keyboard what is not working so well. Ratbane!

    This category reminds me of 9th grade English when we learned all
    about gerunds. Verbs that end in "ing". How about a song we posted
    previously in several categories:

    Singing in the Rain.
    And there's the old country favorite Walking the floor Over You written by
    Ernest Tubb.
    Dancing in the Dark written by Schwartz and Dietz.

    Snow White sang I'm Wishing.
    And another song we've posted before: Getting to Know You by
    Rodgers and Hammerstein.
    The Andrews Sisters' hit Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree contains
    the line: Don't go walking down lovers' lane with anyone else but me.

    And an old song we used to sing in camp: We are Marching to Pretoria.
    A popular song in my yute was I'm Looking Over a 4 Leaf Clover.
    And the Irving Berlin classic I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas.

    Another good category. I'm applauding you.


  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the applause, Rock! I'm enjoy(ing) this category.
    All great songs from Rock and Patti. Patti, I think you love those Beatles. They did have a way with songs. GB
  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    GB, you keep coming up with these amazing topics! :D

    Let me add to this already impressive list, with:

    CRYING, Roy Orbison, 1961

    I was all right for awhile
    I could smile for awhile
    But I saw you last night
    You held my hand so tight
    As you stopped to say, "Hello"


    **I'm Back!! I thought of a couple more -----

    WALKING IN THE RAIN, The Ronettes, 1964

    Like walking in the rain
    And wishing on the stars up above
    And being so in love

    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN, Kris Kristofferson (writer), 1969

    LOVING HER WAS EASIER, Kris Kristofferson, 1971

    Teachin' me that yesterday was somethin' that I'd never thought of trying'
    Talkin' of tomorrow and the money love and time we had to spend
    Lovin' her was easier than anything I'll ever do again

    ENJOY! :)

    Last edited: Jul 16, 2015
  7. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Well-Known Member

    Great song all of you !!!! I love listening to all of them, the older the better :)!! Rock knows what I mean . Glad that I came and checked up on these songs. Thanks, gb, Diane, Rock and anyone else that contributed. Wish I knew how to post these songs.

    KEEP IT UP !!!

    Love you all,
    Granni :)
    gb66 likes this.
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, lottsa old favorites and a few I didn't know.

    Here's Patsy Cline's first hit. Walking After Midnight.

    The song Hello Dolly has several:
    You're looking swell, Dolly,
    We can tell, Dolly,
    You're still glowin', you're still crowin',
    You're still goin' strong.
    We feel the room swayin'.

    Waiting At The Church is an old British Music Hall song. (Our equivalent of
    vaudeville.) Julie Andrews sang it. You can hear her on Youtube.

    Rolling Home, a sea shanty. Several versions on Youtube.

    Wayfaring Stranger is an American folk-gospel tune. Been recorded by
    singers such as Burl Ives, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris.
    I've heard the song all my life. Finally looked up "wayfaring". It means
    a traveler; usually on foot. The song is about our journey through life until
    we reach the end and enter Jordan.

  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Walking in the Rain" by The Ronettes and others.

    "You're Driving Me Crazy" by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and others.

    "Flying Down to Rio" sung by Fred Astaire.

    "Sitting on Top of the World" by Brenda Lee.

    "Having a Heat Wave" by Ella Fitzgerald.
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Good ones, GB

    Flying Down to Rio was both a movie and a song. It was Fred's first movie.
    I read the film made half a million dollars for RKO. Not bad for a picture
    made at the "height of the Great Depression". Ya think that's an oxymoron?

    Tom Springfield's song A World of Our Own for the Seekers includes the
    line "We're staying home tonight".

    A song from the 1880s that was still popular when I was a kid, While
    Strolling Through the Park One Day.

    The City of New Orleans contains several gerunds including rockin',
    dealin' and keepin' score.

    And there are a lot of them in The 12 Days of Christmas: Drummers
    drumming, pipers piping, Lords a leaping, Ladies dancing, maids a
    milking, swans a swimming, geese a laying and calling birds.

  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi guys!

    This thread is becoming addicting to me! LOL

    Here's a couple more:

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, from the 1969 film "The Happy Ending," sung by Michael Dees

    What are you doing the rest of your life
    North and South and
    East and West of your life
    I have only one request of your life
    That you spend it all with me

    I prefer the Barbra Streisand version:

    WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, 1966

    Working my way back to you, babe
    With a burnin' love inside
    Yeah, I'm workin' my way back to you, babe
    And the happiness that died
    I let it get away
    Been payin' every day

    I'LL BE SEEING YOU, from the Broadway Musical "Right This Way" (1938), this version sung by Billie Holiday

    I'll be seeing you
    In all the old familiar places
    That this heart of mine embraces

    I'll be back! Enjoy. :)

  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Here's a couple "newer" songs that you might not be familiar with:

    WALKING ON SUNSHINE, Katrina & The Waves, 1985

    I used to think maybe you loved me, now baby I'm sure
    And I just can't wait till the day when you knock on my door

    TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP, Crystal Gayle, 1978

    You've been talkin' in your sleep
    Sleepin' in your dreams
    With some sweet lover
    Holdin' on so tight

  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I was going to put the part of speech when I first posted this thread but there were so many confus'ing' twists and turns to the gerunds, etc. I wonder, are all the words gerunds that end in 'ing', even when used as an adjective? I'm ponder'ing' this but not want'ing' to look it up! :)

    Diane, Of the newer ones, I don't recall 'Walking on Sunshine' but do remember 'Talking in Your Sleep'.

    My computer is acting ugly right now but I'll be back to post more after hubby fixes it. GB
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Saw Angela Lansbury on TV last night. She is now 89; appearing in a filmed
    stage presentation of Driving Miss Daisey. Made me think of a movie she
    was in back in 1946; The Harvey Girls. The big song (Oscar winner) from that
    film was On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe. The lyrics
    indicate the passengers have been travellin' for quite a spell.

    Iris Dement recorded an old gospel hymn with her mother. The lyrics
    I’m pressing on the upward way,
    New heights I’m gaining every day;
    Still praying as I’m onward bound,
    Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

    And Iris wrote a song called Infamous Angel which contains several "ing"
    words like rejoicing, waiting, proclaiming.

    Not sure if they are all gerunds or not. My capacity for abstract thought has
    pretty much gone south. I seem to remember that a gerund was a noun
    that became a verb when one added "ing". But as you say, there are twists
    and turns. I do remember in High School the English book always had 3
    subjects in one chapter: gerunds, infinitives and I can't remember the third.

    An infinitive is "to" plus a verb, e.g., to fish, to read, to shoot. The old
    rule was you should not split them i.e., put a word between the to
    and the verb. But modernly people pay no attention to that rule
    Look at "To boldly go where no man has gone before".

    My own standard is to go with the flow. The flow of sound. Whatever
    sounds appropriate is the way to go these days.

    Anyhoo, you don't need to be an engineer to drive a car, and you
    don't need to comprehend grammar to speak well. We have been
    immersed in English all our lives. We know what we're doing.

    "Ain't that right, Ma?"


    OK, I looked some more. The third category is participles which come in
    two forms. "They look like verbs but don't function as such." Don't
    think I'll read anymore about that today. :cool:
  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Thanks for the refresher course! Seriously, I had forgotton about infinitives, gerunds, and participles (oh my). I used to love studying grammar but that was a long, long time ago.

    I found a 'test' online a few years back that gave multiple choice questions on all the parts of speech, I did okay until it got into these complicated areas.

    Another thing I've noticed that a lot of people are doing these days is to leave off the word 'much' when saying something like 'so much fun', for example, now they just say so fun. Doesn't sound right to me though.

    Was Angela Lansbury the lady on 'Murder She Wrote'? When we visited my father in FL back in 1989, one year before he died, he would not miss an episode of those re-runs. He also liked Matlock and Rin Tin Tin re-runs.

    He was 77 years old at the time and I thought he was SO OLD. Now, I'm almost 75! :) I guess it's all relative. GB
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2015
  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Yup, GB. Angela Lansbury was the Murder She Wrote gal. It's also a series of
    books with Angela's picture on the cover. Gordon is reading them. Of course the
    author is somebody else. I remember her in an old movie from the 60s, The
    Manchurian Candidate. It was a cold war thriller and had an impressive cast with
    the beautiful Janet Leigh and Laurence Harvey. Angela was the evil, scheming,
    villainous communist.

    As for aging, I am now 75. Don't really feel any older than a did a couple weeks
    ago when I was 74. But I've lived 15 years longer than the life expectancy charts
    from when we were born. As the Germans say, genug ist genug.

    Here are some more songs.

    Going My Way. A very popular movie during WWII with Bing Crosby, etc. The
    film won several Oscars including one for best song: Swinging on a Star. Going
    My Way was also a song from the film, but not a memorable one.

    Drifting Along with the Tumbling Tumbleweed. Written by Bob Nolan,
    the founder of the quartet the Sons of the Pioneers whose members included
    Leonard Sly from Ohio who later morphed into Roy Rogers.

    Going Home from Dvorak's New World Symphony; sung by Lassie's mother in
    the movie The Snake Pit. Antonin Dvorak, BTW, spent some years in Spillville,
    Iowa in the 1890s. This little Bohemian village is not far from where I grew up.
    Been there several times. We used to have a regular poster who had written
    a college paper about Dvorak and had played the same church organ that
    Dvorak used.

  17. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi guys!

    LEAVING ON A JET PLANE, written by John Denver, 1966, this version by Peter, Paul & Mary 1969

    So kiss me and smile for me
    Tell me that you'll wait for me
    Hold me like you'll never let me go
    'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
    Don't know when I'll be back again
    Oh babe, I hate to go

    I CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU, Elvis Presley, 1961

    Wise men say only fools rush in
    but I can't help falling in love with you
    Shall I stay
    would it be a sin
    If I can't help falling in love with you


    That's it for now. I enjoyed reading all your posts!

    Hugs, Diane
  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock, I didn't see that movie Manchurian Candidate. It's hard to picture Angela Lansbury as evil and scheming. She's looks so sweet and grandmotherly! :)

    My hubby just turned 75 last week also. I think your birthdays are close. I have a little time left to tell him he's older than I am.

    A quarter of a century, who would have believed it. I read lots of articles about CFS taking years off of our lives. Apparently not!!! That's very good news for the younger sufferers too.

    Hi Diane, I thought of those songs one day, then couldn't remember them when I came here. I live in a fog. So, I started writing them down as I think of them. More than one way to skin a cat. Sorry to all the felines. I do love cats! :) GB
  19. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" By Neil Sedaka

    "Sailing" By Christopher Cross

    "Running Wild" By Jules Larson and others

    "Whispering Hope" A song of comfort aand hope by Anne Murray, Jim Reeves and others.

    "Getting to Know You" from The King and I, musical. GB
  20. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    I used to have a record of Gordon MacRae and Jo Stafford singing old songs
    like Whispering Hope. It was written by a fellow with an old fashioned name:
    Septimus Winner. He was a musician, teacher, etc. Used several pseudonyms
    including Alice Hawthorne. His songs include Listen to the Mockingbird and
    Ten Little Indians. Septimus died at the age of 77 in 1902.