"Let's Get Away From It All" A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    A new song game about Vacations, Trips, was suggested a while back by Diane. (I can't find the thread but I think this is correct.) Any song that mentions a vacation or trip in the title or lyrics. Also may add songs that are about vacation related activities, such as swimming, boating, etc.

    We could also add songs about places we'd like to go on a vacation. Paris anyone?
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    To start:

    "I Love Paris" Sung by Nat King Cole and others.

    "I Love to Go Swimmin' with Women'" Gene Kelly and his brother Fred sang this (and danced) in the movie "Deep in My Heart".

    "By The Sea" From the musical "For Me and My Gal".
  3. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, I was just thinking about that song! Did I get this category right? I can't find the thread you posted about new song games to come. GB
  5. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Hi GB. This is Patti aka Hangininthere.

    You got me mixed up with Diane.

    I posted 'Sea Cruise'. It's the only song that came to my mind.

  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Sorry Patti! :) Foggy brain tonight. I like Sea Cruise. How are you doing? GB
  7. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    I'm hangin' in there as usual. (I deleted my long post.)

    Glad to see you back, GB.

  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, there's the song Lucy and Ricky and Ethel and Fred sang at the end of
    one episode. California, Here I Come.

    And an old tune I used to plunk on the piano. Come away with me, Lucille,
    In My Merry Oldsmobile.

    Another oldie. My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon. And I'm going to visit
    him soon.

    And from one of Judy's films: On the Atchison, Topeka and the Sante Fe.
    Atchison, BTW, is only about 50 miles from Topeka. Not much of a
    trip. Nevertheless, the song won an Academy Award.

    "Houston; Song." I looked this up on Youtube. I think it was recorded by
    several singers including Dean Martin. All my search got me was a page
    full of Whitney Houston. Uff-da!

    Start spreading the news. I'm leaving today. From: New York, New York.

    I have a vague recollection of song that starts with "Let's take a trip
    to ...... I found a couple songs that begin with those words, but none of
    them are the song I remember.

  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good ones Rock. How about "The Road to Moracco" We're off on the road to Moracco. Bing Crosby and Bob Hope movie.

    "Bali Hai" Bali Hai may call you, any night any day, in your heart you'll here it call you, come away, come away. From the musical, South Pacific.

    "Let's Get Away From It All" Let's take a boat to Bermuda, let's take a plane to St. Paul, let's take a kayak to
    Quincy or Nyack. Let's get away from it all. By Frank Sinatra in his album 'Come Fly With Me'.

    "Sailing" By Christopher Cross.

    "Climb Every Mountain" From 'The Sound of Music', Julie Andrews.

    "Take Me Home Country Road" By John Denver.

    "I'm Alabamy Bound" Written in 1924.

    "Oh Susanna" I'm going to Louisiana.....

    "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" From the film musical '42nd Street'. Recored by The Andrew's Sisters and others.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015
  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, and all! I bumped my earlier thread closer to the top of the board. :)

    Yep, you got it correct -- VACATION!

    I'll be back later to post more -------

    I can only think of 3 songs right now:

    VACATION, The Go-Go's, 1982

    All I ever wanted
    Had to get away
    Meant to be spent alone"

    KING OF THE ROAD, Roger Miller, 1965

    "Trailer for sale or rent, rooms to let, fifty cents.
    No phone, no pool, no pets, I ain't got no cigarettes
    Ah, but, two hours of pushin' broom
    Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
    I'm a man of means by no means, king of the road."

    I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE, Johnny Cash, 1962

    "I've been everywhere, man
    I've been everywhere, man
    I've crossed the deserts bare, man
    I've breathed the mountain air, man
    Of travel I've had my share, man
    I've been everywhere"

    Later, 'gators......

    gb66 likes this.
  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, Good songs! :) GB
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    GB That's it! "Let's Get Away From It All"! That's the song I was trying to
    think of. Like Brian Williams, I disremembered the title. Just watched
    a video of Jack Smith and Ginny Simms sing it on Youtube.

    Jack and Ginny were both successful singers. In the movies; on radio
    and TV. Like a lot of entertainers they were popular; just not
    super stars.

    I used to have a recording of Kate Smith singing Far Away Places.

    "Goin' to China, or maybe Siam
    I wanna see for myself
    Those far away places
    I've been reading about
    In a book that I took from a shelf."

    And another popular tune from my yute. Cruisin' Down the River.

    Galway Bay. Yet another song associated with Bing Crosby.

    "If you ever go across the sea to Ireland
    Then maybe at the closing of your day
    You will sit and watch the moon rise over Claddagh
    And see the sun go down on Galway Bay."

    And a song we used to sing at Bible Camp. Marching to Pretoria.
    Years later I read that Pretoria was the capital of South Africa.

    gb66 likes this.
  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    :) Good ones Rock. Now, I've never heard of Jack Smith or Ginny Simms. I do think Ginny Simms sounds familiar though. I'll look them up.

    I do like Far Away Places, it makes you want to go to them. And Galway Bay is so Irish, yep, I like Irish. GB
    rockgor likes this.
  14. Willow77

    Willow77 Active Member

    I remember this one from the 80's by the Beach Boy's.

  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Slow Boat to China"

    "Flying Down to Rio"

    "Come Fly With Me"

    "Fly Me To The Moon"

    "I Left My Heart in San Franciso"

    "Chattanooga Choo Choo"

    "Arrivederci Roma"

    "Three Coins in the Fountain"

    "Midnight Train to Georgia"

    "Dream Along With Me" I'm on my way to a star....
  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Glad to see you are up to posting. One of the great musicals from the 40s was
    called "Mother Wore Tights". You can see the song "Kokomo, Indiana" sung
    and danced on Youtube. The title of the song isn't in the index, but just search
    for "Dan Dailey and Betty Grable". Posted by simac 1953.

    I love those old musicals. The reason usually given for their demise is that
    they cost much more than a non musical to make. To bad life isn't a

    Some other songs: South of the Boarder, Down Mexico Way.
    Flying Down to Rio was both a song and a movie. The first film with Fred
    and Ginger. Also featuring the shy and demure Dolores Del Rio.

    During WW II Noel Coward wrote a song called London Pride. And
    during the first World War Ivor Novello wrote Keep the Home Fires
    Burning. I guess folks take trips to visit their old home now and then.

    Beautiful Isle of Somewhere. Probably a lot of islands that fit that

    I think both Bing Crosby and Ricky Ricardo sang I'll See You in C U B A.

    Oh, Oh. Now I'm having posting problems. Uff-da!
  17. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock, I posted the songs (or tried to post them) night before last but for some reason I lost them! Had to do it over yesterday. I remember that one, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere. It is a pretty song.

    After leaving our home town we took many vacations to visit the folks back home. Didn't really feel like much of a vacation though.

    I'm trying to think of another game. I finished one of my doctor appointments but have four more to go before the summer is over. I can't think of anything that is more stressful than medical stuff. I'm tired! GB
    Last edited: May 1, 2015
  18. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Gary, Indiana. Sung by Ronny Howard in the movie Music Man. Wonder
    whatever became of little Ronny. The lyrics mention some other spots:
    Louisiana; Paris, France; New York and Rome. But Gary is the best.

    I had a boss from Gary. He went back to his childhood home after some
    decades. Said the city had become like Detroit. Urban decay; slums;
    lost over half its population. One of the top 20 regarding crime.
    Houses for sale at $1. Tragic.

    The eyes of Texas are upon you. All the live long day.

    Scotland, The Brave. Ireland, Mother Ireland. The Green Hills of Tyrol.

    The Town I Loved So Well. A sad song about the changes in the city
    of Derry, Ireland.

    Beautiful Ohio. The official state song of Ohio since 1969. Twenty years
    later, however, the lyrics were rewritten. Maybe in another few years
    they'll change the tune.

    Yup, this being sick gets mighty teejus after a couple decades. I think it's
    been about 30 years for each of us. Uff-da!

  19. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    TRAVELIN' MAN, Ricky Nelson, 1961

    "I'm a travelin' man who made a lot of stops
    All over the world
    And in every port I owned a heart
    Of at least one lovely girl"


    Trying to think of more topics too...........

  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Hey folks! I found a website that has a list of categories of songs. We could read through the list and see if there's anything we think might be good for us to play a game with on our board.

    The address is www.songfacts.com/category. GB

[ advertisement ]