Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi, y'all .........

    (BY THE WAY, I keep updating the post that's pinned AT THE TOP of this Homebound Board ---- about song games that we've played and/or are playing. Browse through that post, look at the thread titles, at your leisure, to see what we've already played. Re-playing is not a bad idea either! :) Gives us more songs to think of!)


    I'm sitting here at home, typing on my 'puter, with about 3-4 inches of snow outside! The temperature is 10 degrees F, the high will be 17 degrees F. Anyone want to join me in saying BRRRRRRRR!!!! It's cold outside.

    So my mind goes to spring, and FLOWERS. :) Makes me feel like warmer weather is just around the corner. LOL



    BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP, The Foundations

    IT'S TULIP TIME IN HOLLAND, composer Richard A. Whiting

    OK, who's next ...... to post a song............... :)

    Enjoy and hugs,

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  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Just came from Trader Joe's. Going to their store is like taking in a
    flower show. And no admission charge. They had lots of tulips in
    a rainbow of colors and many orchids plus unusual things like
    pineapple plants and stuff I didn't recognize.

    I am willing to bet as much as fifty cents that the most songified flower
    is the rose. And, in fact, that is the name of Amanda McBroom's beautiful
    song "The Rose".

    Roses Are Red, My Love, a number one hit for Bobby Vinton.
    Rambling Rose
    Moonlight and Roses
    The Rose of Allendale, an old English song
    I'm Sending You a Big Bouquet of Roses, hit for Eddy Arnold.

    Sweet Violets
    Lily of the Valley, Gospel Hymn
    Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms. From a poem
    by the Irish poet Thomas Moore. Contains a reference to the sunflower.
    Tiptoe Through the Tulips

    You Don't Send Me Flowers Anymore by Neil Diamond.

  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "The Yellow Rose of Texas"

    "When You Wore a Tulip"

    "Bicycle Built for Two" (Daisy, Daisy give me you answer do...)


    "The Heather on the Hill"

    "The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring"

    "My Wild Irish Rose"

    "Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion Patch"

    "Rose of Tralee"

    "April Showers" (and when you see clouds upon the hills, you soon will see crowds of daffodils...)

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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Honeysuckle Rose, song from the 1920s.
    Rose aka That's OK, Rose would say. Recorded by Glenn Yarbrough.

    The Bluebells of Scotland
    Wild Mountain Thyme, a song from our Hippie days. Recorded by Joan
    Baez and Bob Dylan and lots of other folks. The flowers of thyme, I
    read, are white, pink or purple.

    Roses of Picardy, a song from WWI. The fellow who wrote the lyrics
    also did the same for Danny Boy.
    Flowers on the Wall. The Statler Brothers used to sing this one.

    Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, another Hippie, anti-war song.
    Don't Step on Mother's Roses. A mournful song from Johnny Cash.

    The Yellow Rose of Texas
    Cracklin' Rosie

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  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    An interesting assortment of songs! :)
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, remember what people sometimes said if you answered your phone
    really fast? "You must have been sitting on your phone." I guess you
    were sitting on your computer. Ha Ha.

    Your post reminded me of a girl in our village who used to do a really
    good imitation of Al Jolson singing April Showers. For some
    reason our neighbors disliked her, but that's the way life is. Anyway
    she eventually marketed some beach bags she made at the cave where
    I was a guide. Later still my mother worked part time at the
    restaurant that her folks owned. All which goes to show that I have
    a really strong connection to Al Jolson.

    Oops! Just noticed I duplicated one of the songs you posted. Hard not to.
    Especially when we get past the first page.

    Cheers as Barry might say
  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Sweet Rosie O'Grady"

    "Rosie You are My Posie"

    "Delta Dawn" (what's that flower you have on, could it be a faded rose from days gone by...)

    "Apple Blossom Time"

    "Orange Blossom Special" a Blue Grass tune.

    "Flower Drum Song"

    "I'm Called Little Butter Cup"

    "April Showers" ..they bring the flowers that bloom in May...
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB Sorry to hear the new recliner no workee. We used to have
    a recliner at our house. My mother gave it to us. We moved after
    15 years. I have no idea what happened to that recliner.

    Anyhoo I hope you can get another recliner without a lotta trouble
    and expense. And, of course, comfort is the main consideration. You
    don't wanna end up like these guys.


  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear the good news, GB. Store managers who make their customers
    happy are smart. Not only are the customers likely to return, but they
    will also speak well of the store to their friends.

    Here are some more flowery songs.
    The Gladiolus Rag, Chrysanthemum, and Morning Glories; all by Scott Joplin.
    I Never Promised You a Rose Garden; Lynn Anderson.

    La Vie En Rose, Edith Piaf
    Artificial Flowers, from the musical Tenderloin. Written by the same
    guys what wrote Fiddler on the Roof.

    Green Grow the Lilacs, a hit for Tex Ritter.
    Rose of Cimarron, Emmylou Harris.


    Oops! Posted a song that Diane did earlier. Ok. Here's one to replace it.
    Wildwood Flowers sung by Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and
    Linda Ronstadt. This is now my latest favorite song. Of course you
    can hear it on you know where.
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  11. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Wasn't Abie's Irish Rose a song?

    I always thought the other song was a fish song...You Don't Bring Me Flounders Anymore. On a scale of one to ten, it was a hit! Or, is my head swimming?

    Love, Mikie
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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Holy Mackerel Mikie, wasn't Barbara S. the crabby lady who was complaining about those flounders, er, flowers?
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  13. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Ha ha! Good one, gb. Yes, Barb is the old crab who was complaining but she isn't Barbara S. A Rose by any other name. Ooh, ooh, another fish song--That's A Morey.

    Love, Mikie
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  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Nice going, Mikie and GB. A pun in every sentence. Abie's Irish Rose was a
    big hit in the New York Yiddish Theater a century or so ago. It was made
    into a movie a couple times. Also seems to be a song on Youtube although
    I have not listened to it.

    Here's a song written and recorded by some Irish folks. Great melody.
    (The lyrics make no sense; don't even fit the melody line. Uff-da!)
    Bright Blue Rose; recorded by Tommy Fleming.

    Scottish songs: The Rose and the Thistle. Oh, Flower of Scotland.
    Down in the Valley: Roses love sunshine; violets love dew.

    When You Go To San Francisco, Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
    Red Roses For A Blue Lady.
    A favorite Fanny Brice song: Second Hand Rose.

  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Mikie, I think I know "That's A Morey". I have a f EEL ing I've heard that TUNA fore.

    Do you remember this one? "If You Knew Sushi like I know Sushi, oh oh what a gill. :)

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  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Actually I think it was Jacques Cousteau talking. Asked about an eel,
    he said, "That's a morray."

    You guys are too funny. But don't wear yourselves out. You can scale
    back a little. You don't want people to laugh at your funny lines till they
    reel and maybe hurt themselves. Could fall off a pier. Or maybe a pieress.
    I ever tell you one of my distant British relatives met a member of
    the nobility at his son's school? She was about 12, I think. He reported
    she was very shy. Or maybe he said she was koi.

    BTW, do you know where the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean meet?
    At Cape Horn, South America. They don't say anything to each other.
    Just wave.


    Oh yeah, reminds me of a crossword clue I saw years ago. Reverse tide.


    Didja get the crossword answer? It's "edit".
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