Keep It Movin' A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Here's an idea suggested by Rock. Songs that involve Motion, Movement, or Travel. (I'll try to move some of his songs over to theis thread if I can remember how to do it!) So, that's any songs that have these topics in the title or lyrics.

    Get Going folks!
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


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    Songs that mention travel or movement?

    On this post we have House of the Rising Sun; When Johnny Comes Marching Home;
    No Place Like Home for the Holidays; Don't Sit under the Apple Tree; Give Me Your
    Tired, Your Poor; Walking My Baby Back Home; You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to;
    Over the River and etc; Open the Door, Richard. Seeing Nellie Home, Take Me
    Home, Country Roads, etc.

    And others such as Don't Fence Me In. "Give me land, lots of land.
    The Bus Stop song: I'll give to you a paper of pins.
    C'mon A My House.
    Love Me or Leave Me.
    California, Here I Come.
    Pistol Packin' Mama; lay that pistol down.
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  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Here is a video posted by Willow 77:

    I have one that I listened to a lot in my teen years. It was an oldie back then in the early 70's . It is Speedball by Ray Stevens. It is a song on motion like Rock mentioned in another post. I can't think of any about home.
  4. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Speedball, Ray Stevens, 1963


    Here he comes - There he go
    Well Speed Ball, the wild motorcyclist,
    Rode his motorcycle very fast
    With a twist of the wrist he'd give it the gas
    There wasn't nothin' on the road he couldn't pass

  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    The Loco-Motion, Little Eva, 1962

    Everybody's doing a brand-new dance, now
    (Come on baby, do the Loco-motion)
    I know you'll get to like it if you give it a chance now
    (Come on baby, do the Loco-motion)

    Poetry In Motion, Johnny Tillotson, 1960

    When I see my baby
    What do I see?
    Poetry in motion

    Diane ................. :D:D:D
  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, Poetry in Motion and The Locomotion bring back some good memories of school days and beyond. So cool! GB
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    The Hokey Pokey song.
    Put Your Arms around me, Honey, hold me tight.

    Balling the Jack.
    First you put your two knees close up tight,
    Then you sway 'em to the left, then you sway 'em to the right,
    Step around the floor kind of nice and light,
    You can see Judy and Gene perform same on Youtube. I wonder who
    designed Judy's costume. Looks like something from an early Sci-Fi film.

    Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't Fence Me in.
    Another Cole Porter number.

    And a song from WW II. Wish Me Luck as you Wave Me Goodbye.

    From the musical movie Roberta, I Won't Dance. Despite the title, Fred
    Astaire does dance.


  8. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all,


    Walkin' After Midnight, Patsy Cline, 1957

    I go out walkin' after midnight
    Out in the moonlight, just like we used to do
    I'm always walkin' after midnight
    Searchin' for you

    I love Patsy Cline's voice. :)


    PS--- Another video!

    Walk Right Back, The Everly Brothers, 1961

    I want you to tell me why you walked out on me
    I'm so lonesome everyday
    I want you to know that since you walked out on me
    Nothin' seems to be the same old way

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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Nice list, GB. Here are some walking songs, Diane.

    Walking My Baby Back Home. You'll Never Walk Alone.
    I Walk the Line. (J. Cash.) Your shoes, My shoes by Tom Paxton..

    Walk a Mile in My Shoes. Elvis sings this on Youtube. Looks like
    he's in Las Vegas. Even Elvis can't do much with this song.

    Let's Take an Old Fashioned Walk. From an Irving Berlin musical.
    Sung by Eddie Albert.

    I'll Walk With God. Sung by Mario Lanza in the movie The Student
    Prince. (Not in the Broadway show.)

  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Rock, you mentioned one of my FAVORITE songs:

    You'll Never Walk Alone, Gerry & The Pacemakers, 1963

    Walk on, walk on
    With hope in your heart
    And you'll never walk alone
    You'll never walk alone.

    Great memory for me! :)


    These Boots Are Made for Walkin', Nancy Sinatra, 1966

    These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do,
    one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

    I'm having fun with this thread! :D

  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    can't think of any about home.

    More Movement Songs:

    "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia"

    "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

    "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet"

    "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen"

    "Take the Night Train to Georgia"

    "Give Me Something to Remember You By"

    "Shake Shake Shake Your Booty"

    "Ease on Down the Road"

    "Stranger in Paradise" Take my hand, I'm a stranger in Paradise...

    "Fly Me To the Moon

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  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Put another nickel in; In the nickelodeon.
    All I want is having you; And music, music, music.

    A big hit for Teresa Brewer when I was in grade school.

    I found another walk song. I thought of it yesterday, but couldn't remember the
    precise title. Finally I remembered it was sung by Webster Booth, a very popular
    tenor in England. I looked him up on Youtube and sure enough; he was singing
    it. The title is, "I'll Walk Beside You". Apparently written about the time I was
    born, it sounds much older to me.

    Come away with me, Lucille,
    "In my merry Oldsmobile."
    Down the road of life we'll fly,
    Automo-bubbling, you and I.

    "Give Me a Little Kiss,"
    Woncha, huh?
    And I'll give it right back to you.

    Tell Me That You Love Me.

    Both Sides Now

    But now they only block the sun
    They rain and snow on everyone
    So many things I would have done
    But clouds got in my way

    Saw in the news yesterday that Joni is in the hospital. I always
    loved this song. I thought the best version was by Judy Collins.

  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I remeber a tv show that Teresa Brewer was on. I think it was Mitch Miller, the one with the "bouncing ball" that you could sing along with. She had a very unique voice. GB
  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, We sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" at my Junior High graduation ceremony. Made us all cry. :( GB
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    GB, I remember the bouncing ball sing-a-long at the movies. Great fun. That
    was back in the days when one could see a double feature, a cartoon, and a
    comedy (like the 3 Stooges) or a travelogue. All for 12 cents when I was a teen.

    BTW, the theater in our village was built the year I was born. A couple years
    ago I found it on the net. It was the only theater still open in the whole county.
    And they were still using the same heavy duty popcorn popper. In those days
    a bag of popcorn cost a nickle. A dime if you wanted butter.

    OK, here are some motion songs:

    Take the A Train
    I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady.)
    Sing Me Back Home, A sad song written by Merle Haggard.

    The Thing. A novelty tune from when we were about ten. It was a hit
    for Phil Harris who didn't have much of a voice. His wife did though.
    She was the lovely Alice Faye who sang in dozens of movies. Here are
    some of the lyrics from "The Thing". Oh, get outta here with that boom,
    boom, boom*, and don't come back no more. (* The "booms" were
    supplied by a bass drum.)

    Come Back, Paddy Reilly, old Irish song.
    Dream Along With Me. I'm on my way to a star. Perry Como's theme song.
    Marching Through Georgia, a song from the Civil War.

  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    GB, what happened to your post? It was here last night. Did
    it evaporate?

  17. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Yes. I think I'll evaporate along with it! I'm not feeling too great right now. GB
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  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    To Everybody, I'm going to take a break from the board for awhile. I'm not feeling up to par lately and need to rest. Sometimes even posting is hard. I'll be back soon. Take care, GB
  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, Kiddo,

    Hope you feel better soon. As Carson J. Robison put it, "Life Get Tee-jus, don't it".
    Robison was a country-western pioneer. The "Tee-jus" song back in the 40s
    was his biggest hit.


  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Yes, it does get tedious. I've got so many doctor/dental appointments that I'm juggling around, trying to get done and now we have this retaining wall that has to be replaced. I'm already stressing about the mess and the noise. I'm just going to rest my mind until I get all of this done. (Not to mention all the pain and sleep problems.) Later, GB