Family and Friends: A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    This is a game for songs that have family members; mom, dad, aunt, uncle, cousins, son, daughter, babies, or the words friend/ friendship/pal/buddy, neighbor, in the title or lyrics. Enjoy!
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "My Buddy" sung by Doris Day and others

    "Mother Machree" sung by Michael O'Dwyer

    "Baby, It's Cold Outside" recorded by Dean Martin in 1954

    "I Want a Girl" just like the girl that married dear old Dad..... a song from 1911.
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Oh, good idea, GB.

    Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here. From the WW I era. With a melody
    by Sullivan of Gilbert and Sullivan.

    M is for the million things she gave me.
    O means only that she's growing old. Etc.
    Our class sang this in grade school for an afternoon party
    with Moms in attendance. The performance got lots
    of applause.

    The Hat My Dear Old Father Wore
    See Gene Kelly dance to same on Youtube.

    A novelty tune titled Maggie, Dear.
    She brings her father, her mother,
    Her sister and her brother,
    Oh I never see Maggie alone.
    She brings her uncles and cousins,
    She's got 'em by the dozens,
    I never see Maggie alone.

    The Ring Your Mother Wore. Sounds like an Irish song.
    A Mother's Love is a Blessing. Definitely an Irish song.


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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I'd forgotten all about that song "I Never See Maggie Alone"! I always thought it was so cute. These 'mom' songs would be good for a mother's day thread too. GB
  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    "Friendship" from the musical, 'Anything Goes'

    "You've Got a Friend" James Taylor

    "Oh My Papa" by Eddie Fisher

    "That Silverhaired Daddy of Mine" by Gene Autry

    "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" Bing Crosby

    "That Old Gang of Mine" Mitch Miller
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    The song The Boys is from Roger Miller's Tony Award musical, Big
    River. The story is based on Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn.
    The song is sung by Huck, Tom Sawyer and their friends.

    Over the River and Through the Woods. A 19th century
    poem and a tune by an unknown composer. The song
    mentions Grandmother, Grandfather, the children, etc.

    Heart Of My Heart is a 1930s song that was a hit twice in the 50s.
    One of the versions was recorded by the Four Aces.
    "When we were kids on the corner of the street,
    We were rough 'n ready guys,
    But oh, how we could harmonize."

    The Boys Won't Leave the Girls Alone.
    Another Irish song.

    Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra
    Over in Killarney, Many years ago,
    Me mother sang a song to me
    In tones so sweet and low.
    A song associated with Bing Crosby who sang it in the
    movie Going My Way.

    Songs My Mother Taught Me
    The most famous song of Antonin Dvorak who also wrote the
    New World Symphony. In the 1890s Dvorak spent 3 years
    in the United States in a village in northern Iowa only a few
    miles from the village in Minnesota where I grew up.

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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    You've got 4 posts from yesterday. Are you sure one's missing? Hope not.

    I was just listening to old favorites by the Statler Brothers. They have a song
    titled Grandma. It also mentions granddad. They do lots of nostalgia songs,
    many of which were written by some of their members. They had
    good voices. Something current singers and audiences seem to be totally
    oblivious about.

    My Alz seems to be progressing. My addled brain substitutes words.
    I used the word "many" in the paragraph above. But my mind
    substituted the word "mention".

    Gordon says quit fussing about a few typos. But a typo usually doesn't
    change a word thus altering the sentence so the reader may not be
    able to tell what's going on. It's all too much as an estimated 42 million
    people say each and every day.

    I mean, Goodbye
  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    "Baby It's Cold Outside" written in 1944

    "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" Maurice Chevalier

    "Sunrise, Sunset" ... Is this the little girl I carried, is this the little boy at play... from Fiddler on the Roof.

    "Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine)" The Four Aces

    "My Mammy" sung by Al Jolson

    "Waiting For the Robert E. Lee" ... there's daddy and mammy, there's Efran and Sammy ... by Dean Martin.

    "Ya'll Come" ... when you live in the country everybody is your neighbor ... by Dolly Parton

    "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" ... won't you be my neighbor ...

    "Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here" first published in 1917
  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, Yes, your post that says, "These 'mom' songs would be good for
    a mother's day thread too." is here. It's number 6.

    I started a mom songs thread over a year ago BTW. It's on page ten. There
    was only one response. It was from you.

    Maybe it all has something to do with entropy or thermodynamics.
    Everything is running downhill and out of steam. Anyhoo our
    number of posters seems to be dwindling.

    On the other hand, there is a sort of equilibrium process to balance
    things out. As I have less and less energy I have more and more
    confusiation. You too, huh?

  10. phyoo

    phyoo Member

    See You Again,good music for listening,the lyrics attracted me at the first.
  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the board Phyoo! Nice to meet you. I hope you'll stay and play more song games with us. I've not heard of "See You Again" so I looked they lyrics up. It is a nice song. GB
  12. phyoo

    phyoo Member

    Thanks for the welcome,gb66.I was listening to this song and reading this thread,so...wrote it here,it's not a game,but a nice song for relaxing.Hope you don't mind.
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  13. Santhosh

    Santhosh Member

    This is a game for songs that have family members; mom, dad, aunt, uncle, cousins, son, daughter, babies, or the words friend/ friendship/pal/buddy, neighbor, in the title or lyrics. Enjoy!
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hello Phyoo and Santhosh, Welcome to the Board.

    "This Old House"
    This old house once knew my children
    This old house once knew my wife.

    A hit for Rosemary Clooney when I was a teen.

    Heigh Ho, Come to the Fair
    The Folks are all singing...So come then, maidens and men...

    Way Back Home, a wonderful bit of nostalgia that you can hear on
    Youtube sung by Bob Crosby, Bing's brother and bandleader. The
    lyrics mention the kids, folks, boys and girls. Bob was part of the
    Jack Benny show for some years before it moved from radio to TV.

    The Family Bible, written by Willie Nelson. The lyrics refer to
    the family, Dad and Mother. Several versions on Youtube
    including one by the mellow-voiced Pat Boone.

    Bridge Over Troubled Water
    Oh, if you need a friend
    I'm sailing right behind
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind.

    Moon River
    My Huckleberry Friend, Moon River, and me.
    Written by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini.


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