Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Some names we were working on: Sue and Mame.

    "Every star above, knows the one I love.
    Sweet Sue; just you."

    "Auntie Mame" was a novel in the 50s. It became a play and a movie starring Rosalind
    Russell. And later it was adapted into a musical starring Angela Lansbury. I saw the
    musical in 1968 in Las Vegas. The star this time was Celeste Holm. One of the songs
    is titled "Mame".

    It's similar to the song "Hello, Dolly" which is a tribute to the main character. Music for
    both shows by the same composer.

    With regard to the name Rosie, I previously posted a video of someone singing, "Rosie,
    You are my Posie." Maybe I posted it on the porch.

    Must be 10-20 years since I've seen a musical on stage. OK, just remembered. It was
    The Unsinkable Molly Brown starring Debbie Reynolds and Harve Presnell. The program had a photo of the cast during rehearsal. They were celebrating Debbie's 56 birthday. So that means it was 1988; 26 years ago.

    Nowadays I couldn't sit through a musical. Two reasons; my bad back and the bad
    songs. Ha Ha!

  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I remember that song "Rosie, you are my posie" . The last time I heard it was on a tv show called "Mad About You". They had Mel Brooks on and he sang it. He also sang "Everybodys Doing It", a song my grandmother sang to me. It is about the Turkey Trot, a dance of the 1920's.

    I love those old songs. You are so fortunate to have seen all those great stage productions. I can only imagine.
  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Moved over from #10. Dolores, Maybelline, Delilah.
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    You're right! I was lucky to see so many great musicals, dramas, comedies, concerts,
    recitals, operas, etc. Know what? I'd love to go back and see 'em all again.

    Now, as for the names we have left, I heard a gypsy song once. I believe
    the opening lines were:

    Dolores. You've got to stop seeing Boris.
    I don't want you to rush. Ah, but
    I've got such a crush on you.

    And then there's that old favorite.
    Oh, Maybelline, I want to make up with you.

    As for Delilah, there is a French opera named "Samson and Delilah".
    I'm sure there's an aria where Samson sings, Delilah, I adore you.
    (Delilah, Je vous adore.)

    How about Sandy, Katy, and Jane?

  5. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    John Travolta? Grease?

    Sahandy can't you see that I'm love with you.... uhoh humhum lalalala laaa
    why hy hy hy oh... can't you see oh Sandy,

    Oh Sandy baby.... nananaaaah when highschool had begun.... lalala etc
    I'm not sure what I sung
    probably not right, but whoooo cares I'm hahahaving fun

    Oh can't you see oh Sandy

    Kate bush

    It's me it's me, I'm Kathy I'm coming home now, ohohoho hoho nananananaaaah
    Out on the whining windy morning .... lalalaaa lala lalaaaa
  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Sandy, Katy and Jane, Oh My!

    Soul, That's the one I was thinking of, I saw a rerun of the movie Grease recently. I like that movie. The '50s and all.

    Katy, I thought of "Ka, Ka, Ka, Katy beautiful Katy, you're the only ga, ga, ga, girl that I adore."

    "Delilah", I remember a Tom Jones song about Delilah.

    "Maybelline" was another Little Richard song in the '50's. "Maybelline, why can't you be true."

    I don't know any songs about Jane. (I've heard of plain Jane and Jane Doe though.)
  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Soul, I love your singing, you sing right on key. Hi to Freida! Rock, Yes Boris is definitely the gypsy song I had in mind. :)
  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Here's a good one: Madeleine (Bet Rock will get this one).

    Did we get Daisy? I know a song called "Bicycle built for two" that's 'Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do, I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage, but you'll look sweet upon the seat, of a bicycle built for two.'

    For Sue/Suzie there is "Wake up little Suzie", "A boy named Sue". Who sang these ??
  9. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Sorry Leah but I'm singing right on key according to gb and she has an absolute hearing :p So the neighbours will only come running to hear who is singing so beautifully and why you aren't sharing that with them, uhuhhhh... O:) (edit: OOOPS my halo dropped, how did that happen??? :p )

    Haha Suzie reminded me of a song that doesn't even have Suzie in it so here's another name:

    Peggy Sue
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
  10. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    " Wake up , little Suzy, wake up
    Oh, what are you going to tell your Mama?
    What are you going to tell your Pop?
    What are you going to tell your friends when they say, Ooh, La, La?

    Sung by the Everly Brothers

    Added to GB's finding this song. It's a fun, lovely one.
  11. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    'A Boy Named Sue' was Johnny Cash.
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Soul, you're write with Eversharp! The song "Sandy" is from "Grease". I should know. That
    movie and "Star Wars" came out about the same time. My son was 8 and he loved both
    pictures. We went to see one or the other for a year.

    "Peggy Sue" was a big hit for the Everly Brothers back in the 50s.

    GB, There is a song titled "Jane, Jane, Jane". You can hear the Kingston Trio sing it on
    Youtube. It's like a short story by O. Henry. Has a surprise ending. "Paddling Madelin
    Home" is a fun tune. I used to have a recording of it by Tennessee Ernie Ford. His
    real name, BTW, was slightly different. He changed it. He was originally Kentucky
    Ernie Ford.

    Windblade, you're right on with "Wake Up, Little Susie" and "A Boy Named Sue". I loved
    Johnny Cash, but never liked that particular song. Johnny didn't write it.

    Here are some lyrics from an old song.

    The days grow short when you reach September.
    And the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame,
    And I haven't got time for the waiting game.

    How come they don't write no good songs no more?! Consarn it all anyhoo!

    Soul* likes this.
  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I was going to put September Song on here the other day but it's so sad. The lyrics make me cry. "The days grow short", and all that. Days dwindle down to a precious few, September, November. sniff, sniff.

    I've never heard that one about Jane. I'll look for it.

    Paddling Madeleine is right, not sure how it's spelled. He's talking about paddling in a row boat, right?
    Which one of O'Henry's stories is that? About Jane. I'd love to see that video of Rosie if you know how I can find it. Also, The other day I saw a video you'd posted of the song "Beautiful Dreamer". I listened to it and it was beautiful. I can't find it now.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2014
  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Windblade, You got both the Sue songs. I liked the Everly Brothers' sound. It was so mellow. Another name I had in mind is Amy. Anyone know that song? I just remembered that the Everly Brothers did another girls title song, "Cathy's Clown".

    Also, anyone remember Gigi and Mimi, (Ooh La La).
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Yup, GB, I remember Gigi and Mimi. Gigi was the name of a song in the movie musical
    "Gigi". A great cast. including Maurice Chevalier. The film won more than a handful of Oscars.

    And, kawinkadynkaly, the song Mimi was associated with Chevalier. Remember the Lucy
    episode when Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred all imitated Chevalier singing Mimi?

    You can find several Rosie videos on Youtube. Various version of the title are used including:
    Rosie, My Blushing Rosie and Rosie, You Are My Posie.

    Here are some names from old songs; some from the 19th century.

    Josephine, Lorena, Sally, Juanita.

  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I saw the episode of Lucy several times. It's cute. I do remember Gigi. I like that movie. Wasn't there another with Maurice C. that had a song about Fifi?

    As for Josephine, "Come Josephine in my flying machine....." Yes, another of mama's songs.

    Don't remember Sally except for "Long Tall Sally" of the '50's.

    Lorena doesn't ring a bell, but do remember a Corine, Corina.

    And one of the Andy Griffiin shows had Barney singing "Nita, Juanita". He had a girlfriend that he talked to on the phone but we never saw her, did we? Yep, I watched a lot of tv.
  17. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Ohhhh, the 'September Song'. Me too, GB. That song would leave me in floods of tears. My husband used to sing it.

    I can't listen to it anymore either. It is so powerfully beautiful, but heartbreaking.
  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Windblade, Another one that does that to me is "Sunrise, Sunset".

    "Is this the little girl I carried, is the the little boy at play. I don't remember growing older, when did they."

    Do you know the next line?
  19. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    GB - is that from Fiddler on The Roof? I loved that movie greatly. It was superb!

    I just remember some lines when Tevye is singing to his wife, asking " Do you love me?"

    And Annatevka, Annatevka"

    It's such a good feeling when songs and movies that were forgotten come back.

    I remember the girls dancing across the field. Was that in "Sunrise, Sunset"?
  20. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Although also a heartbreaking movie. You just love the family and community so much.