Song game 1, 2, 3 --VOL 1

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone,

    Let's keep the games going!!!! :)

    I don't think we've played this one before (I could be incorrect though).


    Then FINISH THE LINE. And you can name the song, name the singer, share some trivia, etc., etc., etc.

    I'll start with these, for y'all to ponder:

    1) Don't be cruel ....

    2) Pardon me boy...

    3) Wise men say...

    4) Don't sit under...

    5) Gonna take a...

    I think y'all got the idea. Good luck guessing. And post more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs, Diane
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2016
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good one Diane! You and Rock have come up with some really good games. I love to play these. GB
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, Diane, I know all of those. (I think.) But I'll wait a while. Maybe
    someone else will want to take a whack at it. Or maybe GB will post
    from a gas station on her way to Florida.

    I like songs from the 3 categories you mentioned in the nostalgia
    thread: movies, musicals, and love songs. I used to have thousands
    of records with many kinds of music: pop including songs from the
    past going back to Stephen Foster and earlier. And hymns, folk, choral,
    patriotic, opera, movie soundtracks, ragtime, early rock and roll, and
    novelty tunes.

    I did not have any jazz, doo wop, or rhythm and blues. But Gordon
    has those.

    We had one area of agreement. We both loved country.

    Speaking of the nostalgia thread, GB just posted on it. Didn't say
    from where she was posting.

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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    1) Don't Be Cruel to a heart that's true, Elvis Presly

    2) Pardon Me Boy is this the Chattanooga Choo Choo, by Glen Miller

    3) Wise Men Say only fools rush in, "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" Elvis Presly and others
  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Let's add more.............

    6) Running Bear loved....

    7) When the moon...

    8) Love is a......

    9) You load sixteen....

    10) I'm the happiest...


    Hugs, Diane
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  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Very good, GB.

    4 The apple tree with anyone else but me.

    5 A sentimental journey.

    Both from the 40s, I think. The Andrews Sisters recorded the
    first one. Sentimental Journey might have been Jo Stafford.
    My uncle loved her sultry voice. I met her and her conductor
    husband Paul Weston about 40 years ago.

    Paul was born in a city founded by my ancestors in the 17th
    century. The same year Harvard was founded. Paul was also
    an arranger and conductor. His song Shrimp Boats was popular
    in the 50s.

    7 Comes over the Mountain. Theme song of Kate Smith. A
    great singer who was phenomenally popular despite being
    as big as a mountain. Various show biz books indicate she
    like to throw her weight around too. Introduced Irving
    Berlin's anthem God Bless America in a radio broadcast
    on Armistice Day 1938.

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  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    #7 When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie "That's Amore", by Dean Martin.

    #9 You Load "Sixteen Tons" and what do you get, another day older and deeper in debt by Ernie Ford.

    #10 I'm the "Happiest Girl in the Whole USA" by Donna Fargo.
  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    11) I've often walked.....

    12) Take my hand.....

    13) There's no business.....

    14) We've only just.....

    15) Just Molly and.....
  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, here ya go. Say the secret word and win a hundred dollars.

    1 Down by the
    2 There's a story

    3 'Mid pleasures and
    4 All my bags

    5 We were sailing
    6 Hello, Darkness, my

    7 Sometimes it's hard
    8 The sun is

    Some are old songs. Some really old. None new. And the last one is tricky.

  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, Good Nighshirt! I wrote the above post hours ago. Apparently
    I didn't click on "Post Reply". Hard to tell if it's the computers or I
    who is botching things up. I strongly suspect it's I.

    11 I have often walked down this street before. On the Street Where
    You Live from My Fair Lady.

    12 Take my hand, I'm a stranger in Paradise from Kismet.

    13 There's No Business Like Show Business by Irving Berlin.
    From his musical Annie Get Your Gun. Was also the title
    of a 50s film musical with a great cast. Marilyn Monroe
    was in it. For some reason nobody cared that she couldn't
    sing or dance.

    Rock (Who also can't sing or dance. Nobody cares about that either.)
  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all!!!

    Glad to see this thread going strong! :)

    From my post 1-5 -- ALL CORRECT!

    From my post 6-10 --
    6) RUNNING BEAR LOVED Little White Dove, Johnny Preston, 1959

    7) When the moon ...

    Rock, I never heard of your guess. I need to google. GB, "THAT'S AMORE" is what I was thinking of. I guess there are more than one answer to 1, 2, 3. !! :)

    HERE'S KATE SMITH, When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain, 1931

    I'll add one more WORD to my 8):

    Love is a many .....

    That should make it easier! :)

    Great posts, y'all!

    Now I'm off to try to figure out some of your lyrics.................

    Hugs, Diane :p
  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Some more of my guesses:

    GB 14)
    We've only just ... begun to live
    White lace and promises
    A kiss for luck and we're on our way
    (We've only begun)


    ROCK 4)
    All my bags .... are packed
    I'm ready to go
    I'm standin' here outside your door
    I hate to wake you up to say goodbye




    ROCK 6)
    Hello, Darkness, my .... old friend
    I've come to talk with you again
    Because a vision softly creeping
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping
    And the vision that was planted in my brain
    Still remains within the sound of silence

    SIMON & GARFUNKLE, THE SOUND OF SILENCE (another of my fave songs)


    That's all for now, my friends. I'll be back reading, later.

    Hugs, Diane

    PS: ROCK --- is your song 8) a Beatles tune? "The sun is ...." Just curious....

    PPS: Has anyone said the secret word yet???? I want to win a prize on a "game show!" :p:p
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  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock's last post:

    1."Down By The Old Mill Stream...

    2. "Golden Earrings" There's a story the gypsies know is true....

    3. "There's No Place Like Home" 'Mid pleasures and.....

    5. "Moonlight Bay" We were sailing along on.....

    6. "The Sound of Silence" Hello darkness my old friend......
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Good work, Diane. As for the secret word, it's so secret even I don't know.
    You have to ask the show's producer. Very likely Merv Griffin or
    Aaron Spelling.

    Yup, your answers to 4 and 6 were correctomundo. Number 8
    is not a Beatles tune. It's one of the most popular Christmas songs and
    the best selling single record ever according to the Guinness Book.

    The reason it's tricky is because singers usually ignore the verse
    and just sing the chorus.

    Here is the verse:
    The sun is shining, the grass is green,
    The orange and palm trees sway.
    There's never been such a day
    in Beverly Hills, L.A.
    But it's December the twenty-fourth,
    And I am longing to be up North.

    If you want to hear it sung listen to Karen Carpenter on
    Youtube. You want the video posted by Robert Silvestri
    because she also sings a version without the verse. Uff-da!

    BTW, there's an even older song that starts out: The sun is
    a-shinning to welcome the day. Heigh Ho, "Come to the Fair".
    Written by the same lady what wrote Bless This House.

  15. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Yes, Rock! I've heard that version. I may even have it on a Carpenters CD. Brought back memories.

    Great choice for the game.

    I thought you were the producer/director, Rock. I really really really want to know about the secret word. LOL

    Hugs, Diane
  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    HaHa! Just noticed I never posted the actual name of the song
    I was posting about. What can one do when the mind is slowly
    morphing into some sort of runny cheese. Yes, you found it.

    Now, in view of your heartfelt plea, I have conferred with the
    producers and other important men who perform mysterious
    actions for the network, and have received limited permission
    to advise you of the secret word.

    Unlike Groucho's show, it is not a common word or something you'll
    find around the house. In order to maintain secrecy, I am instructed
    to provide it to you in anagram form: gamine.

    And here's a bit of humor from the net regarding secrets. Guy
    is at an expensive restaurant. Runs into an old High School
    classmate. During their chat he says, "Well, I guess we
    must both be doing all right if we can afford this place."

    His friend says, "Yes, I'm an attorney with Blah, Blah and Blah.
    But please don't tell mother. She somehow got the idea when
    I was in High School that I was a drug dealer. I don't want to
    disappoint her."

  17. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Were my answers correct on #1, 2, 3, 5, 6? GB
  18. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Sorry. I didn't respond to your post because I didn't see it. We were posting
    at the same time. Yes, your answers were correct except for number
    2 which was a hit for Johnny Cash in the 50s.

    I remember dancing to it at sock hops and skating to it as well.
    I wasn't particularly good at either dancing or skating, but
    had fun anyhoo.

    Guess the last time I skated was in the 80s when I took my son.
    Used to dance more recently though. At Sons of Norway
    events we would usually have folk dancing. Some folks came
    in traditional garb. Funny. The stuff peasants used to wear
    now costs a fortune. Why? Because of all that hand embroidery.

    I just wore ordinary clothes. What you might call so so.


  19. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I think there must be more than one #2. It was the one with Golden Earrings that was #2 on the last group you posted, I think. :) I'm getting confused with all these numbers. Should we start a new thread to continue this one? GB
  20. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Yes, GB. Golden Earrings is both a song and a movie. The film starred
    Marlene Dietrich back in the 1940s. The song Golden Earrings is
    in the movie.

    And the song Golden Earrings and the Johnny Cash song Ballad of
    a Teen Age Queen both start with "There's A Story". So you're right
    as usual!

    I guess we could us a continuous numbering system. That is, don't
    start with one if there is a post ahead of us. Just continue the numbers.
    Doesn't matter to me. I am perpetually confused nowadays. It would
    be nice if either my body or my brain worked, but alas. Not much
    of anything works anymore. Uff-da!

    As the barbershop quartet sang in The Music Man, Goodnight Ladies,
    It's time to leave you now.