"The Days of Our Lives" : A Song Game

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

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Here's another song game! Any song with a 'Day of the week' or 'Month of the year' or 'Seasons" in the title or lyrics. We could also add songs that mention 'Time', such as "As Time Goes By". Also Weeks, Minutes, Hours, Seconds :)
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Timely Songs:

    "As Time Goes By"

    "Blue Monday"

    "September Song"

    "Spring is Here"
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Lots of songs for this category.

    Rainy Days and Mondays. The Carpenters.

    When it's Summertime in Heidelberg from "The Student Prince".

    June is bustin' Out All Over from "Carousel". The lyrics also mention March,
    April, May and January. I saw a production of the musical at a dinner theater
    in Minnesota in the 70s. The singer forgot the lyrics. Well, that's part of
    the charm of live theater. I once saw a production of "Carmen" by the New\
    York City Opera. Carmen was dancing on a table and her panties fell off.
    A chorus member picked them and hid them behind her back. (Her back,
    not Carmen's.)


    Years later I saw another production of "Carmen" in Los Angeles.
    The baritone got a cut on his hand during the duel with the tenor. From
    my seat in the audience I noticed nothing. But watching the video taken
    from the balcony later, I saw a chorus member (who was also a nurse)
    walk offstage. She returned and bandaged the wound while the baritone
    kept singing.

    Summertime Love; Sung by Tony Perkins in the Frank Loesser musical
    "Greenwillow". Tony didn't have much of a voice, but he was a good singer
    anyway. The show was not a hit, but Frank had other hits like "Guys and
    Dolls" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying".

    I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy. George M. Cohan always claimed he was born
    on the 4th of July. I've read a couple times that he was born in Providence, Rhode
    Island on July 3, 1878. Died during WW II at the age of 64.

    The Sigmund Romberg musical "Maytime" includes the song Will You Remember.
    The lyrics mention both May and springtime. One of the Jeanette MacDonald and
    Nelson Eddy musicals of the 30s.

    Keep singing, whistling, humming, listening, whatever
    Rock
  4. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Ahhhh -- Great thread!


    This song is sad; it was a huge hit for Terry Jacks:

    Seasons In The Sun, Terry Jacks, 1973




    In The Summertime, Mungo Jerry, 1970




    A Summer Song, Chad and Jeremy, 1964




    Well, friends, summer/autumn is leaving us here in the Northeast US. We have snow in the forecast for this weekend -- Lake Effect (Great Lakes) snow, but still snow!

    I may have to post more summer songs later today. :)

    Diane, who doesn't want to see snow yet!


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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Diane, don't know 2 of the songs you posted. Do know "Seasons in the Sun"
    which contains the line, Goodbye, my friend, it's hard to die". There's an old
    show biz story attributed to numerous great funny men.

    So and So (Bert Lahr or Jackie Gleason or W.C.Fields) is on his deathbed. A
    friend says, "I'll miss you. It's hard to die." The comic says, "Nah, dying is
    easy. Doing comedy is hard."

    Anyhoo, I remember when "The Fantasticks was new. Now it's over half a
    century old. It's best song was Try to Remember.

    Try to remember the kind of September
    When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
    Try to remember the kind of September
    When grass was green and grain was yellow.

    Breakfast in Bed on Sunday Morning was a popular song sung (and sorta
    talked) by the Scott Harry Lauder. Harry was extremely popular, was
    knighted and made lots of money. He died an old man in 1950. Although
    retired, he entertained the troops during WWII. He was from Edinburgh.
    (We used to have a poster from Edinburgh for several years.) Anyhoo
    the significance of sleeping late on Sunday morning is that people generally
    worked 6 days before unions fought for a five day work week, living wage,
    fringe benefits, etc. Sleeping late in bed was a luxury.

    Of course you can hear Harry on Youtube. "A Wee Deoch An' Doris" is a
    cheerful drinking song.

    "I'll see you again whenever spring breaks through again." From
    Noel Coward's operetta Bittersweet. MGM filmed it the year I was
    born with Jeanette and Nelson. (Noel hated the movie. Thought
    the British version was far superior.

    Cruising Down the River on a Sunday Afternoon. A hit when
    I was a kid.

    Another pop tune from when I was young. This one originated in France.
    The Autumn Leaves. Many recordings including Sinatra and Nat King Cole;
    Liberace; Jo Stafford and Edit Piaf.

    GB, I never saw a live performance of Don Giovanni. I read several years ago
    that during a rehearsal the director told the title character he wanted him to
    get outta bed and walk across the stage nude. The singer just ignored him.
    The title role is unusual. It had a very short range. From the C below middle C
    to the E just above middle C. This means any tenor, baritone or bass could sing
    it. But it's usually sung by one of the lower voices.


    Rock

  6. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Bit by a bit, little by a little.
  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Soul, bit by bit, little by little. Is that a song lyric? I don't know that one. GB
  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, More good videos. I remember that one, "Seasons in the Sun", it has a pretty melody. It was popular in the '70's. A lot of really beautiful music from that era. Most of my favorite songs were written then even though my teen years were in the '50's.

    Another great song era was the '40's. Lots of romantic songs written for films and Broadway back then. (I'd like to see a little of that snow this year!) We don't get much anymore. GB
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  9. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Yeah it's a song GB but not a famous one :D

    Love your little rainbow on the other game thread Rock.

    All's hunky dory here. Am in a few FB groups now too, and running one for homebound photography, so lots going on. Also working on some needlefelting projects and turning the paper mache deer into Rudolph for the holiday season. So lots going on. Finally back from the august outings so trying to not get into trouble again ;)
  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Soul, It sounds like you're having a good time! :) I like FB. I spend a bit of time on there but mostly looking at family stuff. Hope you will post a pic of Rudolph when he's finished. I love those paper mache creations. I remember doing paper mache in school art class when I was a kid. It was fun! I tried it at home and made a big mess too. Still fun! GB
  11. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    There ya go GB :D

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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Wow Soul, That's absolutely amazing! He's beautiful. You are so talented. It must be so satisfying to create these animals. They are so lifelike. Go Rudolph. He will definitely be able to guide that sleigh. :) GB
  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, it took two tries, but I finally got logged in. Some days the electronic
    gremlins won't let me do it at all.

    Soul, That's a great Rudolph. If I made something out of paper mache, it would
    look like a blob of paper mache. Are you familiar with out country western movie
    star and singer Gene Autry? His recording of Rudolph, the R N R was a number
    one hit Christmas of 1949.

    I was in second grade at the time. As part of the Christmas program Richard
    Peterson and I wore a reindeer costume and tap danced while the school chorus
    sang the song. It was the highlight of my show biz career.

    If you want to add graphics to your post, just search for emoticons; then
    cut and paste. Who told me that? GB maybe. Can't remember nothin'
    no more. [​IMG]

    GB, you might have seen Don Giovanni with a horse in it. Animals are optional
    in many operas such as La Boheme, Carmen and Martha. I've read of lavish
    productions of Aida in Italy that included horses, camels and even elephants.
    It all depends on how much money is available for the production. It also
    determines how big the chorus and the orchestra are; how the set is
    constructed, and who is singing the leading roles.

    Addio
    Rock
  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, It probably wasn't me that told you about cutting and pasting the emoticons. I'm not that tech savvy!
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  15. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Rock the great thing of blobs of paper mache that you can seen anything and everything in it which is quite a lot harder to do in a RRNRD :p I do know the song, I've been humming and singing it most of the time while working on it untill the mental jukebox changed itself to 'it's beginning to look a lot like christmas' :D

    It actually is a she that modelled for the deer but even papermache animals can be anything they want these days :)
  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Do only the he's have antlers? (Deer) Thanks for posting Rudolph. :)
  17. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure GB, the mom I took as an inspiration for making this deer didn't have antlers....
  18. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, here's the story on deer and antlers. As is so often the case in the complex
    and fascinating world in which we live, the answer seems to be: it depends.
    Sometimes they do and sometimes they doesn't.

    That is, some species of deer have antlers with both male and female, e.g.
    reindeer and caribou. But most don't. Antlers, BTW, grow and are shed each
    year. Horns, such as found on cows and buffalo, are permanent.

    Note: I consider myself an expert on this topic because when I was a kid we
    had a pair of deer antlers in the house. Wonder what happened to them. And
    what became of my red fox skin, ostrich egg, fossils, and the pink chunk
    of rock from the petrified forest? All gone along with my comic books,
    I guess. They were worth about a million bucks at today's market.

    Used to have a boss. Despite being a middle aged and successful attorney
    with his own law firm, he was still lamenting the baseball cards his mother
    threw away.

    Dave Barry said this was a common complaint. But it's not that "Mom just didn't
    know." She actually threw them away to get even. (Dave must be right. After all,
    he won a pullet surprise.)

    Rock [​IMG]
  19. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    I wonder what that makes me Rock :p We still have deer antlers in the house... in my mom's that is :D Have almost always been there in my memory, I know they came from my grandfather, they are mounted on a piece of wood together with his gun, I don't think he ever shot one though... I hope not... it was only the antlers, no skull. Though we did use to have a pachidermy goathead under our stairs with a cowbell around it's neck. When we heared the goats bell we knew it was time for dinner. The goat head didn't come from my grandfathers. My dad picked it up somewhere.
  20. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    "That Lucky Old Sun" has nothing to do, but roll around Heaven all day." Big hit for
    Frankie Laine when I was in grade school. Recorded by Sinatra, Ray Charles, etc.

    And from "Annie, Get Your Gun" by Irving Berlin:
    "Got no diamond, got no pearl,
    Still I think I'm a lucky girl.
    I've got the sun in the morning
    And the moon at night."

    Irving Berlin wrote more hits than any other composer. Also wrote his
    own lyrics. The Broadway show is from the same period as "Lucky Old Sun".

    I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain
    Fightin' and trouble are my middle name
    You load sixteen tons, what do you get
    Another day older and deeper in debt

    "16 Tons" was a big hit for Tennessee Ernie Ford. I used to live in a house he
    owned. BTW, Tennessee Ernie Ford wasn't his real name. He changed it from
    Kentucky Ernie Ford.

    Soul, Mikie posted on the porch that using the emoticons from the net comes
    with a risk. They can carry a virus. That's the same reason I stopped sending
    those free E-cards. Shoot! I thought the added a little zip to an e mail or
    a post.

    Rock