Song Game: Traveling

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, May 8, 2014.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    A new game idea! Let's see how many songs we can come up with that mention modes of transportation in the title or in the song.

    Like Planes, Trains, etc. Even songs that mention walking, roads, highways, trails, paths, etc. (Shoes, boots, feet)
    Have fun! :)

    "The Long and Winding Road" The Beatles

    "These Boots Were Made for Walking" Nancy Sinatra

    "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
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  2. I'm leaving on a jet plane.........
  3. Down the river, oh down the river, oh down the river I goooooo.......
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Old Man River (from Showboat).
    The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe (from The Harvey Girls with Judy Garland and
    Angela Lansbury.)

    A Slow Boat to China.

    The Erie Canal.
    "I've got a mule, and her name is Sal,
    Fif-teen miles on the Er-ie canal,
    She's a good ol' worker and a good ol' pal,
    Fifteen miles on the Er-ie can-al,

    And Padlin' Madelin' Home which was mentioned in an earlier post. Cliff Edwards
    is shown at the beginning of the video. He was a popular singer and has probably
    been heard by everydobby here as he was the voice of Jiminy Cricket in "Pinocchio".
    He (Cliff) was also known as Ukelele Ike. He said the reason he played the ukelele was
    because when he went to the music shop, it was the cheapest instrument they had.

  5. My Mom has the original sheet music of The Atchison, Topeka & The Santa Fe that she got as a teenager when The Harvey Girls Came Out :)
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  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    LauraElizabeth and Rock. All very good ones!

    How about: "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" Wizard of Oz

    "Ease on Down the Road" The Wiz

    "There's a Long, Long Trail A-Winding" WW2 Song

    "Happy Trails to You" Gene Autry

    "Country Road Take Me Home" John Denver

    We'll have "Fun, Fun, Fun" till her daddy takes the
    T-Bird away. Beach Boys

    "Yellow Submarie" The Beatles
  7. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Michael row your boat ashore...

    On the wings of a nightinggale I fly....

    Rock the boat... rock the boat... rock the boaaaaat.

    And I can think of many dutch songs but those most probably won't ring a bell to you all :p
  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Soul, I'd like to see the Dutch songs if you want to post them. I love all songs! GB
  9. Darrae

    Darrae Member

    Row, Row, Row your boat.......

    I'm going to Memphis......

    The Rock Island Line is a mighty fine line,

    Me and Bobby McGee.....Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained

  10. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Ok Gb, at your request, here are some dutch songs:

    I'll take you with me travelling

    Carrier (the back rack on a bicycle: He is inviting a girl to jump on and go somewhere)

    By rail:

    Oh my all of a sudden a childhood dream shattered, a nursery rhime that I always thought was about a bear is about a boy... I never realised that untill now :p It's about a boy that goes out sailing but disappears and sails all the way to America :D Berend is a boys name but I always sang Beren (Bears).
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  11. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    And the dutch version of wheels on the bus:
    De Wielen Van De Bus
    En de wielen van de bus, die draaien rond. Rond en rond, rond en rond
    En de wielen van de bus, die draaien rond. Als de bus gaat rijden
    En het kindje in de bus zegt: "Ik wil een ijsje, ik wil een ijsje, ik wil een ijsje" (child says I want icecream)
    En het kindje in de bus zegt: "Ik wil een ijsje". Als de bus gaat rijden
    En de papa in de bus zegt: "Niet zo zeuren, niet zo zeuren, niet zo zeuren" (dad says stop whining :p)
    En de papa in de bus zegt: "Niet zo zeuren". Als de bus gaat rijden
    En het hondje in de bus zegt: "Waf waf waf, waf waf waf, waf waf waf" (dog says arf)
    En het hondje in de bus zegt: "Waf waf waf". Als de bus gaat rijden
    En de wielen van de bus, die draaien rond. Rond en rond, rond en rond
    En de wielen van de bus, die draaien rond. Als de bus gaat rijden
    En de wielen van de bus, die draaien rond

    Flight kl204 about two lovers who seperate and one is flying of to a far destination while the other is missing her already before she takes of

    If I where God
    And that silver bird flew past
    I would pick it from the air and bring you back to me

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  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody!

    This might not be totally "on point" -- but I cannot get this song out of my head, since I read the thread title! LOL

    Travelin' Man, Ricky Nelson 1961


  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Soul

    Thanks for the interesting videos. The first one, BTW, won't play. Says not available in
    this country or some such. I loved the one about Berend Botje. What would be the
    English equivalent of Botje? Bertie?

    With regard to our current topic, I saw a video on Youtube of Fred Astaire a couple weeks
    ago. He was singing some song while shining his shoes. Now I can't find it.. Jerome
    Kern, who wrote "Showboat" and other musicals wrote a sad little song called "Lonely
    Feet". Kitty Carlisle Hart recorded it.

    Irving Berlin's musical "Miss Liberty" included a charming tune called "Let's Take
    an Old Fashioned Walk". The director of the show was Moss Hart, Kitty Carlisle's husband.

    In "Easters Parade" Fred and Judy sang, "On the Avenue, 5th avenue". And another
    40s film contain the song, "On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City".

    One of MGM's greatest musicals was "Meet Me in St Louis" which contained "The Trolly
    Song" as well as "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". Both songs written by Hugh
    Martin and Ralph Blane.

    One of my bridge partners was a fellow who had been a dancer in several Broadway
    Shows. He went to a party in New York. Somebody said something about a song
    that was being played on the piano. The piano player said, "I dunno. We'll have to
    ask Ralph Blane." My friend, who was rather young and naive at the time asked,
    "Who is Ralph Blane.?" The host said, "You're sitting right next to him."

    Lottsa great songs that you posted, Kids. Dar, I loved "Me and Bobby McGee from
    the first time I heard it. Same with "Country Roads", GB.

    Laura, do you play the piano? We used to have a piano bench full of sheet music
    when I was a kid. It didn't help my ability to play much though. I am better at
    listening than at playing. Pretty much like most of the population.

  14. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I thought of a few more----

    BORN TO BE WILD, Steppenwolf 1969

    Get your motor runnin'
    Head out on the highway
    Lookin' for adventure
    And whatever comes our way

    BORN TO RUN, Bruce Springsteen 1975

    The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
    Everybody's out on the run tonight

    DRIVING MY LIFE AWAY, Eddie Rabbitt, 1980

    Ooh I'm driving my life away, looking for a better way, for me
    ooh I'm driving my life away, looking for a sunny day

    And a great "travelin" song:

    I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE, Johnny Cash 1966

    I was totin' my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road,
    When along came a semi with a high an' canvas-covered load.
    "If you're goin' to Winnemucca, Mack, with me you can ride."
    And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside.
    He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand.
    And I said, "Listen, I've traveled every road in this here land!"

    Diane :cool:
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  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I wanted to put the lyrics/video to "Convoy" on here but couldn't get it to work. It's an interesting song by C. W. McCall from the 70's. Ten-four good buddies.
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  16. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Rock I think it refers to the boat 'botter' but botje in Dutch also means small bone... Then again bootje with double o means small boat :p So it could come from many different words... I tried to look up the historic meaning but it's to confusing to even begin to explain :p

    To bad you can't see the first video, it's the most adorable animation of a conehead boy and girl growing up untill old age using all kinds of transportation.

    Here is the same one on vimeo that may work for you:
  17. GB, Here are the lyrics for Covoy. My husband has this song and listens occasionally.

    Convoy Lyrics[​IMG][​IMG]
    [On the CB]
    Ah, breaker one-nine, this here's the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen, c'mon? Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen, fer shure, fer shure. By golly, it's clean clear to Flag Town, c'mon. Yeah, that's a big 10-4 there, Pig Pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy

    Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June
    In a Kenworth pullin' logs
    Cab-over Pete with a reefer on
    And a Jimmy haulin' hogs
    We is headin' for bear on I-one-oh
    'Bout a mile outta Shaky Town
    I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck.
    "And I'm about to put the hammer down."

    Cause we got a little convoy
    Rockin' through the night.
    Yeah, we got a little convoy,
    Ain't she a beautiful sight?
    Come on and join our convoy
    Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way.
    We gonna roll this truckin' convoy
    'Cross the U-S-A.

    [On the CB]
    Ah, breaker, Pig Pen, this here's the Duck. And, you wanna back off them hogs? Yeah, 10-4, 'bout five mile or so. Ten, roger. Them hogs is gettin' in-tense up here.

    By the time we got into Tulsa Town,
    We had eighty-five trucks in all.
    But they's a roadblock up on the cloverleaf,
    And them bears was wall-to-wall.
    Yeah, them smokies is thick as bugs on a bumper;
    They even had a bear in the air!
    I says, "Callin' all trucks, this here's the Duck.
    "We about to go a-huntin' bear."


    [On the CB]
    Ah, you wanna give me a 10-9 on that, Pig Pen? Negatory, Pig Pen; you're still too close. Yeah, them hogs is startin' to close up my sinuses. Mercy sakes, you better back off another ten.

    Well, we rolled up Interstate 44
    Like a rocket sled on rails.
    We tore up all of our swindle sheets,
    And left 'em settin' on the scales.
    By the time we hit that Chi-town,
    Them bears was a-gettin' smart:
    They'd brought up some reinforcements
    From the Illinois National Guard.
    There's armored cars, and tanks, and jeeps,
    And rigs of ev'ry size.
    Yeah, them chicken coops was full'a bears
    And choppers filled the skies.
    Well, we shot the line and we went for broke
    With a thousand screamin' trucks
    An' eleven long-haired Friends a' Jesus
    In a chartreuse micra-bus.

    [On the CB]
    Ah, Rubber Duck to Sodbuster, come over. Yeah, 10-4, Sodbuster? Lissen, you wanna put that micra-bus in behind that suicide jockey? Yeah, he's haulin' dynamite, and he needs all the help he can get.

    Well, we laid a strip for the Jersey shore
    And prepared to cross the line
    I could see the bridge was lined with bears
    But I didn't have a dog-goned dime.
    I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck.
    "We just ain't a-gonna pay no toll."
    So we crashed the gate doing ninety-eight
    I says "Let them truckers roll, 10-4."


    Convoy! Ah, 10-4, Pig Pen, what's your twenty?
    Convoy! OMAHA? Well, they oughta know what to do with them hogs out there fer shure. Well, mercy
    Convoy! sakes, good buddy, we gonna back on outta here, so keep the bugs off your glass and the bears off your
    Convoy! Tail. We'll catch you on the flip-flop. This here's the Rubber Duck on the side.
    Convoy! We gone. 'Bye,'bye.
  18. This one from 1953 is about a place we could travel to, does that count?

  19. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Laura, I remember my kids loved the Convoy song. They were pre-teens at the time. It was fun to listen to and imitate. Thanks for posting it.

    The Istanbul song is a good one too. Any traveling songs. Do you have any suggetsions for a game? Running low on ideas! :)
  20. Apparently I was 12 when Convoy came out but I don't really remember it from back then.

    I really do not have much experience with games but I have enjoyed the ones here.

    Would some kind of adaptation from an old road trip game work? An alphabet game perhaps? Maybe instead of spying things along the way we could spy things in our homes? A different letter each day? For exampme if today was R I would try to think of things in my house that begin with R.

    Rocking chair, Radishes, Rolling pin.
    Someone else might have: Razorback, Ruffles, Roses.

    Many of us would have duplicates but it might be fun to see what unusual items we each have.
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