What A Line! A Song Game #2

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock suggested starting another thread for more song lyrics so here we go!
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    1) "Why sure I'm a billiard player, certainly mighty proud I say...."

    2) "East is east and west is west and the wrong one I have chose...."

    3) "An airline ticket to romantic places..."

    4) "Just gave the meanest ticket man on earth, all I'm worth to put my tootsies in an upper berth..."
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Number one is from Professor Harold Hill's number Trouble at the start of The
    Music Man. I saw two great productions; one in St. Paul (With Bert Parks who
    played the role on Broadway and also toured the country); and one in LA with
    Dick Van Dyke who was wonderful but a little hoarse. Understandable since
    most shows play 8 times a week.

    Number two is Buttons and Bows from The Paleface. The stars were Bob Hope
    and Jane Russell. The song won an Oscar for Livington and Evans. (They won
    3 or 4.) What a kawinkydink. I saw Bob on I Love Lucy only this morning.

    Number three is from These Foolish Things. Used to have a nice
    recording of that oldie by Kate Smith. Or am I thinking of Far Away
    Places? Well, they're pretty similar.

    Dunno number 4.

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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Yep, You got 3 out of 4 right. The third one is These Foolish Things. Would the clue 'Alabamy' help on the last one?

    I just saw some of Music Man on TCM the other day so I had that first song on my mind. Robert Preston was the lead in it. I really like him. He has a nice smile, seems like a friendly person. Did you ever meet him? GB
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, Nope never met Robert Preston. I did, however, visit Mason City, Iowa.
    The city is situated on the banks of the Winnebago River, and its nickname is
    River City. And we all recall from the song "Trouble", 'You got trouble. Right
    here in River City'.

    The man who wrote that song and, in fact, The Music Man musical, was Meredith
    Wilson. Wilson was born in Mason City early in the last century. The city has
    a foot bridge named after him. And I have walked over that bridge!

    Meredith and I had a lot in common. We both played the flute and piccolo. I
    played very badly in the H. S. band. Meredith played in the band of John
    Philip Sousa.

    1) Here's a line from another Mid West composer:
    Then you better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone.

    2) And here's an old song I was listening to just last night.
    And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo
    Every day you meet quite a few
    So you see it's all up to you
    You can be better than you are.

    3) Why can't I forget you
    Start loving someone new?

  6. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    1) Then you better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone.

    2) And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo
    Every day you meet quite a few
    So you see it's all up to you
    You can be better than you are.

  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Very good, Patti. I never met Robert Preston, but I did meet Robert Zimmerman.
    It was before he was famous. Well, we are both from Minnesota. Anyhoo I felt
    kinda sorry for him. I knew he'd never get anywhere in show biz with that
    terrible voice of his. LOL

    Oh, yeah. Almost forgot. Some decades later I did drive by his house
    in Malibu. Couldn't see much of anything though. A tall wooden
    fence around the place. If you go to the URL below, you can see a
    slide show. One room looks like a recording studio


    How are things at your casa?

  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    The only one I knew was Swinging on a Star, but Patti beat me to it!

    1) "Lonely rivers flow to the sea, to the sea, to the open arms of the sea......"

    2) "Don't like them ornery neighbors down by the creek, we'll be plumb out of neighbors next week......"

    3) "She wears long tresses and nice tight dresses, oh, oh, what a future she possesses....."

    4) "If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds and that old north wind should begin to blow......"

  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Number one is our old friend Unchained Melody. A couple days ago I
    watched the clip from the movie where baritone Todd Duncan sings
    the song. Duncan was an opera and concert singer. He was George
    Gershwin's first Porgy in Porgy and Bess.

    He doesn't sound like a professional singer in the clip on Youtube
    though. Maybe the director wanted a "convict" sound. I used to have a
    record of Duncan singing arias from Aida, etc.

    Number two is from Feuding and Fussing and A-fighting. My mother
    had several 78 rpm records of Dorothy Shay singing hillbilly numbers.
    She and my uncle used to play those old records from the 40s and
    laff their heads off. (Dorothy's on Youtube too.)

    Don't know about the other two. I'm pretty sure Cindy Brady wouldn't
    want to sing number three.

  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Here's a song that was popular in the days of my yute. I remember hearing
    it on Your Hit Parade. Come to think of it, all of these are from about the
    same period.

    Yesterday we had some rain,
    but all in all I can't complain.
    Was it dusty on the train?
    Last Saturday evening I came to the old oak tree
    It stands beside the river where you were to meet me
    On the ground your glove I found With a note addressed to me.
    There will be another song for me
    For I will sing it
    There will be another dream for me
    Someone will bring it

    The above song is an exception. It was popular in the 60s and 70s.
    I added it at the request of Gordon.
    Down by the river that flows by the coal yards stand wooden
    houses with shutters torn down. There lives a girl everybody calls
    We looked across the meadowland And seemed to sense a kind of a miracle
    Much too deep to understand And there we were, so much in love
    There's nothing left for me
    Of days that used to be.
    They're just a memory

    Two comments on nostalgia:

    People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren't so crazy about the
    first time around. ~Author Unknown

    Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!
    ~Owens Lee Pomeroy

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  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Posted and it disappeared. Oh, well.
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, if that isn't enough to make your throw your shoes over the Peoples'
    Bank Building. (Slang from an old radio program ca. 1940.)

    I used to do the first half of cut and paste when I finished a post so it would
    be protected if case it vanished when I clicked on "Post Reply". The
    last 3 times I did that, the post vanished. So now I just click Post Reply
    and hold my breath.

    I 'spect you know all these songs since you were young the same time I
    was. Now we're old the same time. Funny how that worked out, huh?

    Anyhoo, here are a couple bits of humor I found on the net. Maybe they
    will restore you to your usual cheerful self.

    A damaged building on the ranch proved to be unstable.
    A good fruit pie of often made with aplomb.

  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I didn't know any of the last songs. One of them sounded a little familiar but can't think what it might be. I haven't been cheerful lately at all. It reminds me of that very old aspirin commercial, I think it was bayer, that said "it's hard to be happy when you hurt". Boy is it ever.

    Since I've started staying awake more in the daytime and sleeping more at night my pain level has increased a lot.

    I have no idea why this is happening but I really need to stay up some during the day, for dr. appointments and such.

    I feel like I'm in a daze a lot though. I guess I'm not getting enough quality sleep. Also, it's a lot more stressful to be a 'day person'. It's so quiet at night. I enjoyed being able to read when it's quiet outside, no traffic noise or phone calls. Helps the nervous system to stay calm and that helps the pain to stay at a minimum. GB
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Sorry to hear you're having such a tough time of it. I hope you are some better
    soon. All of the above songs were popular. I bet if you were feeling better you'd
    recall most of them right away. If Diane of Patti doesn't identify them, I'll
    post the answers tomorrow.

    This being sick all the time year after year gets to be a drag after a few decades,
    doesn't it? All these illnesses have pretty much ruined the present and taken
    away our future. My latest problem is a chronic cough that's been hanging on
    for a month or so. Talked to the doc yesterday. He told me to have the
    pharmacist call him tomorrow. Hard to have any hope that things will get
    better. Not much choice except to struggle on.

    Gentle Hugs
  15. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    OMG, Rock, I read The Porch and it's the Lisinopril high blood pressure medicine causing your cough. Yes, change the type of bp med you're on, pronto.

    Don't suddenly stop your lisinopril though, til doctor changes it to something else - as your blood pressure would shoot too high as a rebound effect of stopping suddenly.

    I'm on lisinopril myself for 5 months so far, with no trouble yet. The cough can even show up a year later though, so I'm on the lookout for it.

    Google 'lisinopril cough' and you'll see hundreds of people who can't take it because of the cough side-effect.

    P.S. I don't recognize any of the lyrics you posted.

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  16. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,

    Just had to chime in here ----

    I've been on lisinopril for a couple years now. My doc told me that I may have a bit of a "dry" cough, kind of like "he-he-he", but only occasionally.

    I've had a cough ever since starting the drug, but it's more of an OMG, I'm coughing so hard that I feel sick. I thought that must be from allergies/mucus. Wondering if it's from the med!

    Patti, did your research distinguish between different types of coughs? Just wondering!

    Take care all. Rock, I hope that cough goes away.

    I'll have to remember to research this, later.

    Take care all,
    Love, Diane
  17. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Diane, it could be the lisinopril causing your cough all this time. I'm not sure I'm remembering right, but I think from what I read it's a horrible dry hacking cough - like you're coughing your lungs out. Google and see.

    I've had the little "he he he' cough for just one second, about three times since taking it. I'm hoping it never gets worse than that, because the lisinopril agrees with me so well in every other way. I'm so drug-sensitive (and supplement-sensitive too) and was so afraid to try it and so happy it agrees with me and works well.

    I read your post on The Porch just now. Anti-depressants depressed me worse too, along with other intolerable side-effects. I tried them for 8 years to no avail, and they are what made me bedridden - gave me severe orthostatic intolerance. And diabetes. Rats.

    Praying for little Faithy.

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  18. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Thank you Patti! I will research the "cough." (And I doubt that I will take the Zoloft.)

    I have an appt at Walgreen's with a Nurse Practitioner on Saturday. Maybe she'll know.

    I'm planning to change docs. My current one (who was fresh out of medical school/internship/etc.) is no longer the understanding, compassionate guy I first saw. I'm hoping Walgreen's may be able to give me a referral (according to their 800 support number, they may be able to help me with that).

    I hate to start over with a new doc, but........ ya gotta do what ya gotta do. :)

    Rock, GB, sorry for hijacking this thread!!!!!!!! I think of both of you often.

    Thanks for the prayers for Faithy. That sentence just made tears come to my eyes.

    You guys are all great.
    Luv ya, Diane
  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Well, Gordon is stopping by the pharmacy this morning to talk to the pharmacist. They
    knew each other when they were kids. We'll see what new med (or a different med; may
    not be new on the market.) is Rxed. Before I retired I used to keep a Physician's Desk
    Reference on my desk. Didn't really matter what drug I looked up. In almost all cases
    the possible side effects took up a full page. Usually these side effects started with
    rash and ended with death.

    Diane, you didn't hijack the tread. You are participating in the discussion. ;) I
    hope Faithy makes a speedy recovery.

    Patty, funny you should say "PS" in your post. The first song I posted
    above is "PS, I Love you." Thanks for your thoughtful suggestions.

    Here are the rest of the song titles.
    Moody River. MacArthur Park. Patches. The Day The Rains Came Down.
    Among My Souvenirs.

    Hope GB feels a bit better today.
  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Hi to Patti, Rock, and Diane. Thanks for the well wishes Rock, I do feel a bit better. I was wondering too if you were on Lisinopril when you mentioned the cough. It does that to a lot of folks.

    Never feel like you're hijacking a thread, Diane, or anyone else. All input is welcome here on any thread. We gotta look out for each other!

    I'm going to eat dinner now but will be back to talk more, later. It's so good to see you all on here today. I'm working on coming up with a new game. Wish me luck! :) GB
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