Songs that ask a Question

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    The title of the thread says it all.

    Where Is Love? From Oliver.
    Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey?

    Are You Sincere? A hit for Andy Williams; later for Elvis.
    What Kind of Fool am I? From Stop the World-I Want to Get Off.

    Unchained Melody. "Are you still mine?"
    P.S. I Love You. "Was it dusty on the train?"

    How Much Is That Doggie In the Window? A big
    hit for Patti Page when I was in the 8th grade.

  2. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Great thread, Rock!



    WHEN WILL I BE LOVED? Linda Ronstadt

    That's it for now, folks. Be back later...................

    Diane :)
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  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good thread idea Rock!

    "What's the Use of Wonderin" from Carousel

    "Why Am I the One"

    "The Candyman" Who can take a sunrise.......

    "Who's Your Little Whosit"

    "Why Can't You Behave"

    "All Of Me" why not take all of me.....

    "What Is This Thing Called Love"

    "Who Put The Bop in the Bop Shoo Bop"

    "Who's That Knocking"

    "What'll I Do"

    "Has Anybody Seen My Gal"
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  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    BG, I was trying to think of that song. But all I could remember was
    "Who put the something in the something."? Who's your
    little Whosit was in some movie. Was gonna look it up. OK,
    all I can find is a recording by Dean Martin. I though it was from
    a movie. Maybe I'm thinking of Snookey Ookums, an Irving
    Berlin tune from Easter Parade. Judy and Fred sang it.

    Diane, never heard Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?. Nice
    song. I read it was a number one hit back in my college days.

    OK, here are a few more:

    Why Do I Love You? From Showboat.
    Who Can I Turn To? From the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint,
    the Smell of the Crowd; by Anthony Newely.

    Are You Lonesome Tonight?
    Delta Dawn, What's that flower you have on?

    And two from Gordon:
    Do You Know the Way to San Jose? Burt Bacharach (music)
    and Hal David (lyrics)
    What's New, Pussycat? Same writers. From the movie of
    the same name.

  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I couldn't remember that song either so I googled the word "bop' and there it was! I was surprised. Isn't this what they used to call doo wop?

    More songs:

    Why do I say "Don't Walk Away" ... from Xanadu.

    "When I'm 64" will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm 64.....

    "Do You Hear What I Hear" a Christmas song.

    "What Do You Get When You Fall in Love"

    "Shall We Dance" from The King and I

    "Does The Spearmint Lose It's Flavor" on the bedpost overnight...

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  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Dunno about doo wop, GB. Gordon does though. Has some Doo
    Woppee CDs.

    How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm, After They've
    Seen Paree? A song from WWI.

    Harrigan. A song by George M. Cohan contains several questions.
    One of them is "Who is your friend when you find that you need a friend?"

    How Long Has This Been Going On? Sung by Audrey Hepburn in
    Funny Face. This was a 50s movie with tunes from the 20s by
    the Gershwin Brothers. Audrey, as always, was delightful, but
    her singing sounded better when done by Marnie Nixon. You
    can see it on Youtube.

    Dearie, a 1950 hit sung by Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae. Asks
    the question Do You Remember? Also on Youtube. Two of the
    comments by viewers are addressed to me. But my comment was
    erased. You tube was apparently running out of space. Erased I
    don't know how many thousands of comments. Also lots of
    videos including some of my favorites. Ratbane!

    Teen Angel Are you somewhere up above and am I still your own true love?

    Put Your Sweet Lips a little closer to the phone.
    Whisper to me, tell me do you love me true?
    A number 1 hit for Jim Reeves.

  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I saw 15-20 minutes of Funny Face a couple decades ago. Just could
    not get into it. Strange; it had great stars. Wikipedia said Fred had
    played his role on Broadway in the original musical 3 decades earlier.

    The producer and director made some of MGM's greatest musicals.
    I think the problem must have been the script. As numerous
    show biz people have pointed out over the decades, if you haven't got
    a good script, you are in big trouble.

  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    This morning Gordon greeted me with, "Where Have All the Flowers
    Gone." I said, "Huh?"
    He said, "It's a song."
    I said, "I know."
    He said, "It's one for you to post. It asks a question."
    I said, "Oh. OK. Thanks."

    That's the kind of sparkling conversations we have around this
    place all the time.

    From "The Old House", a melancholy song recorded by both
    John McCormack and John McDermott.

    "Here's where the children played games on the heather.
    Here's where they sailed their wee boats on the burn.
    Where are they now? Some are dead, some have wandered.
    No more to their home will the children return"

    Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

    And here's a song that asks many questions.
    Blowin' in the Wind. Bob Dylan.

    Oh, Oh, gotta go.
  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I always wondered what that song was about, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone"?

    Maybe the answers to our questions about CFS are "Blowin' in the Wind" too.


    "Why Was I Born", Ella Fitzgerald

    "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf", Children's song

    "Who Cares", George Gershwin

    "What's It All About Alfie", Dionne Warwick

    "Do You Wanna Dance", The Ramones/The Beach Boys

    "If" a picture paints a thousand words, then why can't I paint you... David Gates/Bread
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  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    I had to truncate my previous post on accounta the machine went into
    some kind of time warp. Took a second or two after each key stroke for
    the letter to appear. So it would have taken roughly 50 seconds to type
    "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious". (Plus the time to look it up.)

    Ya know, I had heard the song Where Have All the Flowers Gone for years.
    Never gave it much thought till somebody told me it was an anti war
    song. As for CFS, which is the bigger question? What are the dynamics
    of the disease or why the heck did I have to get it?

    What's It All About, Alfie is another song Gordon thought of. I
    wouldn't have thought of it. Didn't care much for the song or
    the movie. Michael Caine had star appeal, however. Millicent Martin,
    who had an affair with Alfie, I saw on stage in Hollywood a few
    years later. She was one of 4-5 people who sang songs by Stephen
    Sondheim. Sondheim wrote the lyrics for West Side Story, but
    Leonard Bernstein wrote the music. Sondheim's music doesn't
    really appeal to me. For the rousing final number he selected
    a song with music by Bernstein.

    I was on Youtube earlier listening to the Statler Brothers and other
    high class musicians when I thought of Jerome Kern. Found a
    charming song by him called "How'd You Like to Spoon With Me?"
    sung and danced by Angela Lansbury.

    Another Jerome Kern piece: Who Stole My Heart Away?

    Who Will Buy? From Oliver.
    Who's Sorry Now?
    Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott? Written and recorded
    by the Statler Brothers.

    Hi to Diane, Willow, et. al.
  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Julie

    Never heard of that song. Went to Youtube and searched for Do Ya Love Me.
    The first page had 14 videos of Bobby Sherman singing the song. The one
    I watched had a cat in it. (Just read your post re: Gpa's cat 0n The Porch thread.)

    Anyhoo I looked up Bobby Sherman. He had an amazing career as
    a singer. Multiple hits and gold records.

    I see there are other Julie songs too: Julie, Hey Julie, Julie Through
    the Glass, etc.

    Drop by when ya can.
  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    More songs:

    "If" I ruled the earth, what would life be worth....... by Dean Martin

    "Who Do You Love" Bo Diddley

    "Tell Me Why" by The Four Aces, 1951

    "Thinking of You" Why, why do I spend the day, wake up and end the day thinking of you...... 1927 song from musical 'The Five O'Clock Girl'

    "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" written in 1909

    I Can Dream Can't I" The Andrews Sisters

    "How Deep is the Ocean" by Frank Sinatra

    "Do You Ever Think of Me" (can't find the version I'm looking for, from the 30's or 40's).

    "Won't You Be My Neighbor" Mister Rogers
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  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kiddo

    We used to sing a song titled Tell Me Why in Bible Camp. There
    seem to be several songs by that name.

    Who Stole My Heart Away by Jerome Kern, one of our greatest
    songwriters along with Irving Berlin and Richard Rodgers.

    The Simple Joys of Maidenhood from Camelot. Another song sung
    by Julie Andrews. The lyrics contain several questions. BTW
    a member of our bridge club played King Pellinore after the
    original actor moved on. My friend said both Julie and Richard
    Burton were very helpful when he was learning the part.

    Another song from Camelot was What Do the Simple Folk Do?

    Shall We Gather At the River? A hymn written by a Baptist
    Minister during the Civil War. Wikipedia says it has been used
    in a lot of movies.

    May I Have This Dance from The Temptations first album. (Courtesy


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