What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Well, what I'm doing is typing this song game post! :)

    How about finding songs that have New or Old in the title or lyrics. We could also include anything about Aging, Birth,
    Dying, Beginning/Starting, Ending/Finishing, First or Last, in the songs. Or anything else that's related to the subject!
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2014
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Songs with old/new, etc.:

    "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" Recorded by many different artists including Barbra Streisand.

    "This Old House" Sung by Loretta Lynn and others.

    "Begin the Beguine" by Artie Shaw.

    "Till the End of Time" by Perry Como
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Never heard of the song "What Are You Doing etc." Twenty years ago,
    Gordon and I used to play card with friends every year. Now we don't
    do much of anything. Pretty much what we do with all holidays.

    The Old House. I think I just posted that on another thread. You can hear
    John McCormack sing it on Youtube. The lyrics also say, "The children
    are scattered. The old folk are gone."

    Doesn't Anybody Know My Name by Rod McKuen also refers to "The
    old house." Also just posted this song the other day. I think some songs have
    fit into at least 3 categories. This song also refers to "time".

    Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet.

    Thelma and her Girls tap danced to "Everything Old is New Again" on
    Mama's Family.

    The old Irish song "Mother Machree" talks about aging.
    "Sure I love the dear silver that shines in your hair
    And the brow that's all furrowed and wrinkled with care
    I kiss the dear fingers so toil-worn for me
    Oh, God bless you and keep you, Mother Machree."

    "My mother once told me that when I was born,"
    from Come Home Paddy Reilly.

    "And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
    And I am dead, as dead I well may be."
    From Danny Boy

    There's a graveyard in Tirconnell,
    Where the blossoms sadly wave.
    With her brokenhearted mother
    Kneeling oer a lonely grave.

    From Noreen Bawn. Another Irish song; has
    tragic lyrics and a beautiful melody.

    My Way.
    "And now, the end is near;
    And so I face the final curtain."

    I think I posted all but one or two of those songs before. I
    don't know why the font changed. Maybe we need a new

    A very apt topic, GB. I'm going to start a new game too. I
    thought of it the other day. Forgot what it is now. Typical.

    Oh, just realized. The most apt song of all for the occasion.
    Auld Lang Syne. "Auld" means old.

    "The title of the Scottish tune translates to 'times gone by'
    and is about remembering friends from the past and not
    letting them be forgotten."

  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good ones Rock. Lots of sad Irish tunes. Must be a melancholy bunch.

    I would make some New Year's resolutions but I know I won't even remember them by next week, let alone keep them. :)

    I think of new games sometimes when I'm going to sleep and by the time I wake up can't remember any of them. Need to keep a tablet handy to write them down. GB
  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "I Did it My Way" By Frank Sinatra. And now the end is near, and so I face the final curtain....

    "When Will I See You Again" Is this the beginning or is it the end When will I see you again.. by Johnny Mathis

    "Sunrise, Sunset" Swiftly go the days......

    "Silver Threads Among the Gold" Darling I am growing old, silver threads among the gold..... Recorded by Slim Whitman and others.
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    "For the great Gaels of Ireland
    Are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry,
    And all their songs are sad."
    - G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse

    Well, the Irish have lots of jaunty tunes, but they also had plenty of reasons for the sad
    ones: the potato famine, the oppression by the English and the Church, the poverty and
    the practice of drowning their sorrows in whiskey. One of my coworkers who was
    from Ireland told me that.

    But Maeve Binchy says in her books that Ireland has changed greatly in recent
    decades. The Church has lost a good deal of its influence regarding secular
    affairs; divorce is now possible; the economy is much better; people are exposed
    to the modern world through TV and other electronic devices. They are
    generally less isolated and more open to new ideas.

    Here's a great country song on the topic of death. When the Grass Grows Over
    Me. The incomparable Tammy Wynette sings it on Youtube.

    "Yes I'll be over you when you're standing over me
    And as you look down at the cold cold ground I'm sleeping in
    Don't expect to hear me say that I still love you then
    'Cause I'll be over you when the grass grows over me."

    And Signund Romberg wrote When I Grow Too Old To Dream.
    I used to play that one on the piano. It was easy to play. Had to be.
    I couldn't play anything that was difficult.

    And here's a song from the 60s. Big hit for Tom Jones.

    "Yes, they'll all come to see me
    In the shade of that old oak tree
    As they lay me neath The Green, Green Grass of Home."

  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I think I need to find more upbeat songs now. Most of the ones I posted are about the end. There must be some about beginnings, happy times. You'd think! :) I guess most folks wrote sad songs years ago. GB
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