Don't 'Toy' With Me! A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, May 5, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    So how about songs that mention toys or anything that might be fun and games, a pastime, or playful in the title or lyrics. Use your imagination!
    Last edited: May 6, 2015
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "I Want to Play House With You ," Eddy Arnold

    "Let's Play House", Elvis Presley

    "Party Doll", Buddy Knox

    "Toyland", Doris Day

    "Oh, You Beautiful Doll", A ragtime love song from 1911.
  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    HI Y'ALL --

    I'm trying to move Rock's post to this thread, including the video posted. Don't know if it will work, but here goes!


    POSTED BY ROCKGOR, 5/5/2015, 7:10 PM

    Hi GB, Well, here's a category I'm sure we haven't had before. Good idea.
    The Skaters' Waltz. If you're on roller skates, you can rock and roll. If on
    ice skates, you can cut a gay figure.

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Remember way back when? Baseball
    was America's pastime. Hasn't been our most popular sport for decades.
    Two Little Boys. "Two little boys had two little toys. Each had a wooden horse."
    A song written about the same time as Take Me Out to the etc. Became a
    hit in the United Kingdom 60 some years later.

    Carousel in the Park from the Sigmund Romberg musical Up in Central Park.
    Here's is Jeanette MacDonald singing same. Note the face carved on the
    carousel. Reminds me of Jeff Conway, Kenickie in Grease.



    It seems like 2 threads were opened, with the theme of "TOYS." I'm trying to merge it into one thread. :)

    Fingers crossed!

    Diane :)
  4. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    TEDDY BEAR, Elvis, 1957

    RAG DOLL, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, 1964

    Enjoy! Diane :D
  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Just thought of another ---

    good memory from my childhood :)


    :p Diane
  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Diane! I don't know who our Homebound Board moderator is. They are only able to delete threads. I wish we could delete our own when we make a mistake 'cause I make a lot of them! :) GB P.S. Great videos!
  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    You're welcome GB! I know what you mean about making mistakes! I do the same. Sometimes I also post two threads at once. Then I click on REPORT (on one of the threads), ask for it to be deleted 'cause of duplication. Then I wait for the mod(s) to get to it.

    I don't think we have one mod for each board. And I don't think we have a lot of moderators either. The only ones I can think of are Mikie and Nanie, and Holly-ADMIN. I'm sure your duplicate post will be deleted, soon. I just wanted to make sure that Rock's reply wasn't deleted as well.


    Glad I could help a bit! Diane :D
  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    More Songs:

    "Carouse Waltz" From, well, 'Carousel' the musical.

    "March of the Toy Soldiers" From 'The Nutcracker' by Tchaisovsky.

    "Paper Doll", by The Mills Brothers.

    "House of Cards" by Madina Lake.

    "Rubber Ducky" From Sesame Street.

    "Let's Go to the Circus" Disney Song.

    "Sittin' in the Balcony" by Eddie Cochran.

    "Dance With the Dolly" (With the Hole in Her Stocking) by The Andrews Sisters.

    "Ring Around the Rosie" Nursery Rhyme.

    "Little Drummer Boy" A Christmas Song.

    ""Bicycle Built For Two" or "Daisy Bell" Written in 1892.

    "Sleigh Ride" A Christmas Song.

    "Teddy Bears Picnic" Children's Song.

    "I've Got a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates" Sung by Melanie Safka.
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Thanks for moving my post. Gosh, I haven't heard Teddy Bear for decades.
    Very popular when I was a Junior in High School. Back then Elvis and I
    were young. The song was new.

    However, Wikipedia says the song has its melodic roots in an old blues
    song called Boll Weevil. There was another song we used to dance to back
    then called The Teddy Bears' Picnic. You can hear Anne Murray sing
    it on Youtube.

    And then there's The Marvelous Toy written by singer-writer Tom
    Paxton. Great recording of it by the Chad Mitchell Trio.

    I don't remember Rag Doll at all. I guess by that time I was outta
    school, working for a living, and no longer going to sock hops.
    One of the things I learned in those years was: working for a
    living is easier than going to school. School is always new stuff
    to learn. Work, after a while, is doing what you are already good at.

    Hugs, Kids
  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I couldn't resist ----------


    NOW, that tune is stuck in my head! Oh why oh why did I have to play it!!!??? LOL

  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane and Rock, We used to have a slinky too! Loved to watch it go down the stairs. Remember the Hula Hoop, Water Wiggle, Slip 'N Slide? My kids had all of these. Also Robbie the Robot, Suzy Smart, Etch a Sketch and Easy Bake Oven. The Etch a Sketch and Easy Bake Oven are still being made! GB
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  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND, Clint Holmes, 1972

    A game I used to play as a child ---- 1-2-3-Red Light/Green Light brought to mind this song:

    1-2-3 RED LIGHT, 1910 Fruitgum Company, 1968

    LET'S GO FLY A KITE, from Mary Poppins


    I'm enjoying this thread! I've been listening to songs y'all have posted, and searching for songs for me to post! :) Great idea, GB!!!!

    Diane :)
  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, I'm glad you're enjoying it! A fun game. :)

    If you like any of the songs I posted and want to post a video, that would be great. I don't know how to do videos. GB
  14. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Here's some of GB's songs, in NO PARTICULAR ORDER, in video!!!!

    PAPER DOLL, The Mills Brothers, 1962

    PARTY DOLL, Buddy Knox, 1957

    HOUSE OF CARDS, Madina Lake, 2007

    (GB, is this the correct song? Just wondering........)

    I WANNA PLAY HOUSE WITH YOU, Eddy Arnold, 1951

    RUBBER DUCKY, from Sesame Street

    I can't post any more than FIVE videos in one post. :)

    Enjoy! Diane
  15. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    What else I wanted to say was -------------

    OK, since we've had RUBBER DUCKY,

    we must also have DISCO DUCK!!

    DISCO DUCK, Rick Dees, 1976


    Diane ;)
  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    That was fun! Brought back some memories. I'm surprised there are so many for this category. I thought it would be like, ho hum! :) GB
  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    GB, I'm surprised too at the number of songs we've posted in this category.
    Oops! I posted T. B. Picnic which you had already posted.

    Up, Up and Away AKA In my Beautiful Balloon.
    Paper Doll. I'm gonna buy a paper doll that I can call my own. Recorded
    by the Mills Brothers.
    The Yo Yo song sung by the Osmonds.

    Hoops. If you are not familiar with the toy, look up hoop rolling on Wikipedia.
    There is a pic from the 1920s.

    Hoops was a song Fred Astaire and Adele (his older sister) sang in a Broadway
    show. About the time Fred moved to Hollywood, Adele married an English Lord,
    and gave up her career.

    Bicycle Built For Two.

    Diane, I remember Rubber Ducky. It was on the first Sesame Street record
    which my son and I listened to. He appeared about the same time the show did.

  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Good ones. I remember the beautiful baloon song. I don't think I've ever heard of Hoops or the Yoyo song though. I would say they're before my time, but it seems nothing was before my time! :) GB
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  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Oops! GB. I posted another song you had already posted. Daisey Bell aka Bicycle
    Built For Two. What what can I do? My pool table no longer has 6 pockets.
    The wheel is turning, but the hamster left town. My six shooter only holds
    one bullet, etc. The fork is missing some tines. My octave only gots 6 notes.

    (Illustrating the above, on proofreading I discovered I typed the title of
    the song as "Bicycle Built For You." I feel like my mind is sabotaging me.
    It frequently substitutes words. Yesterday when I wanted to post on the
    porch that "We went to Sunset Nursery", I typed, "We went to Sunset
    Boulevard".) Land O Goshen!

    Anyhoo, I hope these aren't duplicates. Jolly Old St. Nicholas contains the
    lines :
    "Johnny wants a pair of skates
    Suzie wants a dolly
    Nellie wants a story book
    She thinks dolls are folly."

    The Simpsons had a softball song in one episode.

    There's the Notre Dame fight song. Doesn't mention a specific
    sport; used at all games. "Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame. Wake
    up the echoes cheering her name." Written by two brothers who were
    students at the school back in the gay 90s. One of them became
    a priest. Wikipedia says the correct name is "Victory March".

    It was one of my dad's favorite songs. The other was Let Me Call
    You Sweetheart.

    The rock band U2 has a song titled Kite. I listened to a few measures.
    Couldn't understand the lyrics as the singer just mumbles. The melody
    is not memorable. Clearly not intended for those of us who were
    around when rock and roll was new and exciting.

    Half a century ago the Beach Boys had a hit with Surfin'. My son used to
    be a California blonde surfer boy. I used to be a blonde myself, but never
    got on a surf board. Well, Minnesota was a little far from an ocean.

    Hugs to you and Diane
  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I forgot about all the surfing songs!

    There was a song called 'Summertime' from the musical Porgy and Bess and also one about 'Summertime' by The Jamies in 1958.

    There's "Picnic" from the film Picnic, sung by the Mcguire Sisters.

    I've never heard of 'Kite" however.

    A children's song, "How Do You Like to Go Up in a Swing?" Up in the air so blue. Used to sing this in elementary school.

    Still thinking. GB