Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Our new topic is songs with lyrics or title about things you find in a home such
    as furniture.

    Old Rockin' Chair by Hoagy Carmichael. Associated with singer Mildred Bailey.

    Me and My Shadow,
    And when it's twelve o'clock, We climb the stair.
    We never knock, For nobody's there . . .

    Splish, Splash, I Was Takin' A Bath; Bobby Darin
    Walking the Floor Over You by Ernest Tubb

    Four Walls, A big hit for Jim Reeves
    "And so while I'm walking the floor
    I listen for steps in the hallway
    And wait for your knock on my door."

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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    "I've got tears in my ears from lyin' on my bed on my back while I cry over you." I don't know whether this is a real song or just something kids used to sing. It's the only thing this tired old pea brain can come up with.

    Love, Mikie
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Mikie

    "Tears In My Ears" is a real song. I've heard it a couple times. Here's the most popular
    version on Youtube. I think my uncle had it on a 78 record. Written by Harold Barlow
    back when I was in grade school.

    BTW I read that the guppy and the rattlesnake have pea sized brains. I know you're
    smarter than they. But I can certainly believe you are tired. Being illish wears
    us out and saps the bloom of our yute.

    Some more furniture and et. al songs.

    Bed of Roses. Written by Harold Reid. A hit for the Statler Brothers. Not all the
    brothers were related, by Harold and Don Reid were.

    Grandfather's Clock written by Henry Clay Work who also wrote the Civil War
    song Marching Through Georgia. The song also mentions the floor, door, and shelf.

    I Am, I said. "No one heard at all. Not even the chair." Dave Barry poked fun
    at this lyric and received the biggest response of his career when outraged
    Neil Diamond fans responded.

    Shutters and Boards. Another country hit.

    The Cradle Song by Johannes Brahms. AKA Brahms Lullaby.

    I think it's time to get up from my chair and go lie down in my bed.

    Auf Wiedersehen
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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    "You Light Up My Life "... so many nights, I sit by my 'Window'..

    "Ain't Misbehaving" ... but I'm happy on the 'Shelf' ...

    "Me and My 'Radio' "

    "Turn The Radio On'/Turn On The Radio"

    "Old Rocking Chairs Got Me"

    "Shortning Bread" ... put on the 'Skillet', put on the lid ...

    "Who's That Knocking At My Door"

    "Knock Three Times" .. . on the 'Ceiling' if you want me ...

    "Walking The Floor Over You"
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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Nice list. I especially like Ragmop. It contains two things most folks have around
    the house. Rags and mops. Do you remember the song? I don't. It was popular
    about the time we were in 5th grade. But I remember Mockingbird Hill which was
    popular about the same time. Used to play it (badly) on the piano.

    Welcome Home. A beautiful song from the Broadway musical Fanny which starred
    Florence Henderson. The bass who sang it was Ezio Pinza who sang at the Met and
    later starred in South Pacific with Mary Martin.

    Anyhoo in the song numerous items around the home are mentioned: the floor, the
    lamp, the bed. There might be more, but now I can't find my notes. Can't even find
    the lyrics on the net. AACCKK! as Mikie says.

    Sitting On The Front Porch Swing.

    There's a Small Hotel by Rodgers and Hart. After Lorenz Hart died the team
    became Rodgers and Hammerstein. At any rate there is reference to "Looking
    out the window".

    Deck the halls with boughs of Holly.

    The title of the above Christmas song is incorporated in Brenda Lee's big
    hit "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree".

    Candle in the Wind. Kinda funny title. Candles generally don't do well
    in a wind. They either go out or tip over and start a fire.

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  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Candle in the Wind was written by Elton John as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe, and later to Princess Diana. I think it refers to their lives being cut short because they left us at such a young age.
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I think you're right, GB. Here are a couple more songs that refer to candles.

    Candle on the Water from the Disney movie Pete's Dragon. Helen Reddy sang it in
    a lighthouse. Took my 6 year old son to see it.

    Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer. Reference to blue and silver table candles.

    The Family Bible. Willie Nelson hymn recorded by Pat Boone. "There's a family
    Bible on the table."

    Satin Sheets...
    To lie on; satin pillows to cry on. Recorded by Jeanne Pruett, Tammy Wynett
    and Dolly Parton. (Separetely.)

    Finally a song that mentions LA's greatest contribution to the world (the
    movies), Some landmarks: The Old Union Station is mentioned. Still there.
    Drove by it last week. It was built during the Depression, and has been used in
    dozens, maybe hundreds, of movies and TV shows. The video below was
    made at the John Anson Ford Outdoor Theater across the freeway from the
    Hollywood Bowl.

    There is also a reference to the movie They Died With Their Boots On. The story
    of Custer's Last Stand. Errol Flynn was Custer. Olivia de Haviland, Hattie
    McDaniel and Charlie Grapewin were also in the cast. The last named was Uncle
    Henry in the W of Oz. David Bruce, Amanda's father in not listed in the credits for
    the Custer movie on IMDB, but there is a Wikipedia article about him.

    Amanda McBroom also wrote the more famous song "The Rose".


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