Something Old Something New.... A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    We may have played this one before but I couldn't find it in the list. Songs that have 'old' or 'new', 'borrowed' or 'blue' in the title or lyrics. There should be a few that have these words. (Sounds like a bride's list) :)
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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Down By the Old Mill Stream"

    "New York, New York"

    "Tonight We Love" ... this wasn't meant to Borrow but tomorrow....

    "Blue Danube Waltz"
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OH, good! A new game. If I got married now, I could be the "something old".

    Here's a song that has both new and old. In Old New York from an operetta
    by Victor Herbert.
    And from a Sigmund Romberg-Oscar Hammerstein operetta, Lover Come
    Back to Me. The lyrics include, "The sky was blue and high above, the moon
    was new and so was love, etc."

    Auld Lang Syne. The Old Gray Bonnet. The Old Oaken Bucket.

    Blue Skies. Blue, Blue, My world is blue. Song Sung Blue.

    Gordon Jenkins' Seven Dreams includes a scene about a wedding on a houseboat.
    There's a line that goes something like this. "The lightness of her step was
    borrowed from every bride throughout the ages."

  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I know about feeling old. My older Greatgranddaughter just got her driver's license!!!! What's next for me, great great grandchildren! :)

    I hope she doesn't get married for many years. I don't think she has a boyfriend yet. Everyone needs to go to college these days. Get married at 30. :) GB
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  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    "Blue Suede Shoes"

    "My Blue Heaven"

    "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues"

    "When the Blue of the Night"

    "Old Man River"

    "My Old Flame"

    "Only a Shanty in Old Shanty Town"

    "I've Got a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates" or ("Brand New Key")

    "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, Nice list. I had those "Blue" songs on my list too.

    Just listened to a song called My Old Man. It was written by Steve Goodman
    who wrote The City of New Orleans. My Old Man isn't much of a song.
    Goodman just talks while strumming his guitar. But City of New Orleans
    is at the other end of the continuum. A great piece of Americana. Goodman
    died at age 36 from leukemia. He had a wonderful sense of humor. Sometimes
    referred to himself as Cool Hand Leuk. "You Never Even Call Me By
    My Name" is his spoofing tribute to country music.

    There's another song called My Old Man that does have a melody. You
    can hear John McDermott sing it on Youtube.

    Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine is by Tom T. Hall.

    Oops! Gotta go. Keys sticking.

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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, let's see if this thing is working. Seems to be OK.

    Here are some more Blues songs.

    Birth of the Blues. Basin Street Blues.
    Blue Christmas. Blues In The Night.


    !@#$% Computer died. Turned it off for a while. We'll see what happens
    now. Maybe I should just buy a new one. I think this one is about 6
    years old. As billions have philosophers have remarked over the years,
    "It's always something!"

    Kitty Kallen had a hit with My Coloring book.
    "This is the heart that thought he would always be true
    Color it blue

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  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Just dropping in. I thought of a real oldie, "The Old Lamplighter of Long, Long Ago." My Mom used to sing that one to me.

    Then, there "Singin' The Blues."

    How about, "Old King Cole Was A Merry Old Soul."

    I think there was a song called, "The Blue Bird of Happiness." Seems my music box played it when I was a kid.

    That's all my poor pea brain can come up with now. Great game!!!

    Love, Mikie
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Well, the computer (or something electronic) malfunctioned on my two
    previous posts. Right now it's working OK on other sites. Will see what
    happens here.

    Mikie, I remember the Old Lamplighter. Was popular when I was
    in grade school.

    Yes, The Bluebird of Happiness was the biggest hit for opera tenor
    Jan Peerce. He used the title for his autobiography. He was
    Toscanini's favorite tenor. Sang at the Met for over a quarter of
    a century. I ushered for one of his concerts during the 60's. Had
    a brief chat with him afterwards. You can hear him on Youtube,
    of course. Have lots of his recordings.

    Chrystal Chandeliers. "When the new wears off of your Chrystal
    Chandeliers." When the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day.
    Bing Crosby's theme song.

    The Desert Song from the Sigmund Romberg operetta of the same
    name. "Blue heaven and you and I, and sand kissing a moonlit sky."

    You can hear Judith Raskin and Mario Lanza sing it on
    You Tube. (I had a nice chat with Judith following a Met
    performance in St. Paul, MN. Never got to the Met in New York,
    but for some decades the Met toured the country every
    Spring. Gave that up when TV started to broadcast operas.)

    Well, the computer seems to be working OK so far.


  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Something Old, Something New"

    There is more than one song with this title. The one I was trying to find is: something old, something new, something borrowed and blue. I seem to recall a country singer's voice singing this but cannot track it down. Anyone know who it might be?

    "I Get the Blues When it Rains" by Jim Reeves

    "Blue Monday" by Fats Domino

    "Rhapsody in Blue" by G. Gershwin

    "This Old House" sung by Rosemary Clooney/Loretta Lynn

    "When I Grown Too Old To Dream" sung by Nat King Cole/Doris Day

    "Down by the Old Mill Stream" (my grandmother sang this to me).

    "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton

    "Alice Blue Gown" sung by Frank Sinatra/Jo Stafford

    "New World Symphony" by Dvorak

    "Old Time Religion" Gospel/Spiritual from the 1800's
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  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey GB, nice list. I had Alice Blue Gown on mine too.

    Here's what I found on Youtube.
    Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed,
    Something Blue is a disco song ca. 1971 by the Fantastics.

    Something Old, Something new is a Karen song.
    Something Old, Something new is also a song from a movie called

    Something Old, Something New is also a reality show where brides to
    be grapple with the existential question: should I wear mom's wedding
    gown or buy a new one?

    The Old Gray Mare (She ain't what she used to be. And who of us is?)

    Beautiful, Beautiful Brown Eyes, (I'll never love blue eyes again.)
    Lots of folks recorded that one. When I was a kid we used to sing
    it on the bus.

    Green, Green Grass of Home (The old home town looks the same, as I
    step down from the train.)

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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I think I found the Something Old version. It is by Eddy Arnold!
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  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, sure enough, Buckaroo. Used to have some Eddy Arnold records.
    Here's a pic of one.
    His signature tune was Cattle Call. Youtube also has him singing
    Old Faithful (about his horse) and a song called Chip off the Old Block.

    I hope Diane is OK. Come back when you can, Kiddo.


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  14. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Rock and gb,

    You guys are amazing. It's all I can do to squeeze out a couple from memory.

    When I was a young girl, I had a crust on Eddie Arnold. I can't figure that one out.

    Love, Mikie
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  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I really don't understand how I can remember so much from the distant past but can't remember why I looked in the fridge! GB
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  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I can't 'member nothing either, GB. At least nothing from the present. I make
    countless extra trips up and down the stairs 'cause of things I've forgotten.

    I do remember the first riddle I ever learned. What's black and white and
    read all over? A: a newspaper. Clearly the riddle must be presented orally
    because of the red/read pun. Took me a long time to figure it out the joke.

    I also remember: What did the rabbit say when the lady asked him why he
    was in her refrigerator? A: "I'm westin'. This is a Westinghouse, isn't it?"


    Wrote the above hours ago. The computer froze up so I turned it off and took
    a nap.

    Old Rockin' Chair's Got Me. A song associated with Mildred Bailey, a popular
    jazz and blues singer in the 1930s. She came from a musical family and
    recorded with some of the most famous Big Bands. One of my college
    roommates had some of her records.

    This Old Man aka Knick Knack Paddy Whack. British folk song.

    In addition to This Old House (Rosemary Clooney) which you already
    posted, there is also a song called The Old House. Used to have a recording
    of it by John McCormack.

    Blue Bayou, recorded by Roy Orbison and et. al.


  17. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member


    Just checkin' in with y'all..............

    My contributions to this thread:



    BORROWED, LeAnn Rimes


    Do I get a "prize" for guessing in "order": Old, New, Borrowed, Blue.


    I'm tired now. I'm OK, just been taking a break from the 'puter and the board.

    Luv ya, DIANE
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  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good ones Diane! Yes, you get the 'correct order prize'. A lifetime membership on the Homebound Board!! :) Get lots of rest and see you later. Hugs, GB
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  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Good ta see ya, Diane. Enjoy your lifetime membership. Now that I think
    on it, we all get a lifetime membership on this Earth. 'Course the length
    of same tends to vary.

    In addition to the song Borrowed, Youtube also has a song called Borrowed
    Angels sung by Kristen Chenoweth. Just saw her in a TV production of
    The Music Man. The other star was Matthew Broderick. Just looked at
    a DVD of same. Didn't care for it. Matthew was too young for the part. And
    shooting the "You Got Trouble" scene at night was ridiculous.

    When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.
    Steeling the Blues. That last one looks like it has a typo in it, but I think
    the "steeling" refers to the steel guitar in the ensemble. Some steel guitars
    are really made of steel. Some are just regular guitars made of wood.

    Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue? Blue Hawaii. Did we already post
    that? We have so many it's hard to keep track.

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