I Haven't a Thing to Wear! Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Time for a new game? How about songs with articles of clothing in the title or lyrics. Also jewelry, bows, anything you can wear. Have fun but don't let it "Wear" you out! :)
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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Here goes:

    "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" by Brian Hyland.

    "Blue Velvet" sung by Bobby Vinton, and others.

    "These Boots Were Made for Walking," sung by Nancy Sinatra

    "Mexican Hat Dance", a folk dance of Mexico.

    "Anyplace I Hang My Hat is Home", song in a 1946 Broadway musical St. Louie Woman by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen.
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Put on your old grey bonnet, with the blue ribbon on it, and we'll hitch old Dobbin to
    the shay. Through the fields of clover we'll ride up to Dover on our golden wedding day.

    In my sweet little Alice Blue Gown. ("Alice Blue" is a shade of blue. Don't know how
    it got that name.)

    I got spurs that jingle, jangle, jingle.

    I'm puttin' on my top hat,
    Tyin' up my white tie,
    Brushin' off my tails.
    I'm dudin' up my shirt front,
    Puttin' in the shirt studs,
    Polishin' my nails. Sung by Fred Astair in the Irving Berlin movie "Top Hat".

    In your Ester bonnet.

    Mexican hat dance.

    The Bird on Nellie's Hat.

    With his bell bottom trousers, coat of navy blue
    She loves her sailor and he loves her too. My folks had that one on a 78 rpm.

    Happy listening

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  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Another good idea for a game. I see I swiped your sombrero. Well, not playin' with
    a full deck here. I tried to paste and copy a sample of Alice blue, but the computer
    wouldn't cooperate.

    I also see that the board's computer eliminated the spaces I had between the lyrics and
    my comments. I don't know much about computers, but I would think it costs
    a lot to have years of messages stored here. I wonder if it would save money if we
    deleted the pics and videos we sometimes post. Maybe after they'd been on the board
    a month or so. I'd ask in the technical support dept., but I've never really gotten much
    response there. Well, I was asked to be a moderator some years back. I certainly wouldn't
    know the answers to any technical questions.

    Hope you're havin' a good day.

  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    We can't forget blue suede shoes or a white sports coat and a red carnation. How about Dolly Parton's coat of many colors which her mama made for her.

    Love, Mikie
  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Mikie, Wasn't that a pink carnation? :) (I'm gonna look it up.) I was resting in bed a while ago and I thought of that one too.
    Rock, I'm having a pretty good day so far. How about you? I'm going to rest again soon. I do a lot of that. I hope everyone enjoys the new game. Yes, we both like those Mexican hats!

    "Button Up Your Overcoat", published in 1928.

    "Down by the Old Mill Stream"....... with your eyes so blue, dressed in gingham too.....

    "Scarlet Ribbons", scarlet ribbons for her hair.....

    "Golden Earrings", There's a story the gypsies know is true, that when you love wears golden earrings, she belongs to you.....
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  7. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    How appropriate :D Things to wear:
    I bet you think this song is about you don't you. :p

    I just saw this one on the hydrangea and wanted to take it's pic but got distracted by a pigeon and gone it was... at least I thought so untill the sound and feel of flapping wings right next to my ear startled me. :eek:

    It kept coming back even though I was very ready for a shower ;)

    Now to be on topic a things to wear song: Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me smile, sunshine almost always looks so lovely.... and I don't really know the lyrics but I try :p

    Oh and the thriftshoppe song...

    I'm gonna pop some cash got twenty dollars in my pocket.... nanananananaaaa .... thriftshoppe
    I wear my grandpa's coat.... look pretty awesome.... something something...

    Love the coat of many colors song Mikie!
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  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Soul, I love that picture! So cute. The thrift shop song reminds me of another one. "Second-Hand Rose", Barbra S. recorded it. I also remember Carol Burnett singing it on her show. She was dressed in rags. GB
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  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "String of Pearls", by The Glenn Miller Band.

    "Buttons and Bows", song from the movie "The Paleface" with Bob Hope and Jane Russell. 1947.

    "Oh, My Darling Clementine".... light she was and like a fairy and her shoes were number 9, herring boxes without topses, sandals were for Clementine.

    "Be Bop A Lula"..... she's my baby, be bop a lula, I don't mean maybe..... shes' the girl in the red blue jeans, she's the queen of all the teens, she's the one that I know, she's the one that loves me so. recorded by Gene Vincent/Elvis Presley. 1950's.

    "Rings on Her Fingers and Bells on Her Toes", and she shall have music where ever she goes.
  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all,

    I haven't a thing to wear either! LOL

    So, to start to build my wardrobe -- I need some BLUE JEANS ...

    Neil Diamond, Forever in Blue Jeans, 1979

    And more jeans --

    David Dundas, Jeans On, 1976

    And I suppose for dressing up -- a Black Dress!

    The Hollies, Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress, 1972

    And for dancing- boogie shoes!

    KC & The Sunshine Band, Boogie Shoes, 1978

    And, check out the fashions in this video! Wild!

    Florence + The Machine, Dog Days Are Over, 2008 (a favorite video of mine!)

    Another great game GB!

    BTW, Soul -- Great PIC!!!!!! Beautiful.

    Later, gators...........

    Diane :cool:
  11. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Lol Diane, don't ask me why but somehow your post reminded me of a Bowie song with the lyrics "Thank you for washing my underwear" again don't ask me why I haven't got a clue. I'll look it up to see if I can find it. Oh the joys of clean underwear :D
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  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I thought of some more songs! LOL

    Band of Gold, Freda Payne, 1970

    Gold, Spandau Ballet, 1983

    This Diamond Ring, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, 1965

    Soul, you got me laughing so hard, I have tears in my eyes!! I hope you find those lyrics!!!!!!


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  13. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    I'll do my best but so far no succes :p And I'm absolutely postive there is one :D

    Am finding others though:

    Oh you pretty things: Wake up you sleepy head
    Put on some clothes, shake up your bed

    Bewlay brothers:
    And so the story goes they wore the clothes
    They said the things to make it seem improbable

    Now the dress is hung, the ticket pawned
    The Factor Max that proved the fact
    Is melted down

    Leave my shoes, and door unlocked
    I might just slip away

    Just for the Day, Hey!

    Queen Bitch:
    She's so swishy in her satin and tat
    In her frock coat and bipperty-bopperty hat
    Oh God, I could do better than that

    Sell me a coat:
    A winter's day, a bitter snowflake on my face
    My summer girl takes little backward steps away
    Jack Frost took her hand and left me, Jack Frost ain't so cool

    Sell me a coat with buttons of silver
    Sell me a coat that's red or gold
    Sell me a coat with little patch pockets
    Sell me a coat 'cause I feel cold

    She's got medals:
    She wore a trenchcoat khaki
    Her hobnail boots were full of holes
    She's got medals

    And many many many more, but no underwear yet :p
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  14. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Well, Soul --

    try listening to these Bowie songs:

    ** Blue Jean

    ** Jean Genie

    I'm not familiar with a lot of David Bowie songs.

    Diane :p
  15. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Diane there are hundreds and I listened to them all, I was a big fan buying everything with my clothesmoney as a teen :p I think it was in one of the very early albums or maybe even on a boot leg so i'm going through those lyrics.

    Give up, I can't find it and there are just to many.
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  16. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Good luck, Soul!

    Do you ever mis-remember song lyrics?? I do it all the time, and it drives me crazy. When I mix up two songs, or two artists. LOL

    Now you got me listening to Bowie. Right now I'm playing and playing and playing: Queen & David Bowie, Under Pressure. Another of my all-time favorites.

    Later, gator........

    Diane :D
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  17. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I remembered one more:

    Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Marilyn Monroe, 1953
    from the film "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"

    Time to help hubby put away the groceries. Talk to y'all later..............

    Diane :)
  18. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    I asked about the line on DB's Facebook page, if I ever get a reply I'll let you know :p
  19. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Great songs Soul and Diane! Love all the videos. Diane, the song about the lady in the black dress reminded me of "The Lady in Red".

    There must be two songs with this title, I just looked at the lyrics and it they were different from the one I had in mind. GB
  20. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    GB, I hadn't thought of jewelry. Well, there's the song from the 50s musical Kismet:
    Baubles, Bangles and Beads. I saw the show in St. Paul during the 60s. the two stars
    were Alfred Drake and Kathryn Grayson. Twenty years later I had moved to Los Angeles
    and used to play bridge with the fellow who had played the role of the Grand Wazir.

    And there's the song about the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Andrew Lloyd
    Webber. You can hear Donny Osmond and others performing same on you know
    where tube.

    I don't know most of the recent songs posted except for the old favorite Marilyn
    sings from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes". Marilyn isn't so much a singer as a
    breather, but everyone agreed she had a nice pair of lungs.