What On Earth! Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    How about songs that have something that's a part of our planet in the title. For instance, mountains, hills, valleys, caverns, canyons, grass, trees, flowers, rocks, bodies of water. Anything that's a part of Earth (except animals, cause we've already done those) :)

    "Rose of Tralee", The pale moon was rising above the green mountain, the sun was declining beneath the blue sea, when I strayed with my love to the pure crystal fountain, that stands in the beautiful vale of Tralee. (An Irish ballad.)

    "Climb Every Mountain", from the 1959 musical 'Sound of Music' by Rogers and Hammerstein.

    "Somewhere Beyond the Sea", recorded by Bobby Darrin/Frank Sinatra and others.
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey! A new game! Hot Dog!

    OK, the most common element on Earth is oxygen. Is there a song that mentions
    oxygen? Yes, there is. Glad you asked:

    Love is like oxygen
    You get too much you get too high
    Not enough and you're gonna die
    Love gets you high
    Love is like oxygen

    Remember the Lucy episode where the gang dressed up in old fashioned bathing
    suits? I think they sang, "By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea."

    And from the TV series East of Eden we have the Lee Holdridge song recorded by
    Placido Domingo:

    "An American Anthem"
    The gentle winds, the rains that fall
    The tallest trees, and I'm part of it all

    I've seen the silver mountain tops
    And golden prairies on my way
    Now everywhere I go across the land
    I stand so proudly in the sun and say
    I am home.

    The Christy Minstrels recorded "Deep Blue Sea". The group came to my small college.
    The only professional entertainers to perform during the entire time I was there.

    Cornell's school song "Far Above Cayuga's Waters". For some reason the song and
    the Cuyahoga River do not agree on spelling.

    Red River Valley
    Old Man River
    Tumbling Tumbleweed and Cool Water; both by the Sons of the Pioneers.

    Adios, Pards
  3. Darrae

    Darrae Member

    Cool! New Game!

    Marvin Gaye....Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    Listen, baby, ain't no mountain high
    Ain't no valley low, ain't no river wide enough, baby
    If you need me, call me, no matter where you are
    No matter how far, don't worry, baby
    Just call my name, I'll be there in a hurry
    You don't have to worry

    There Will Be Peace In The Valley.....Elvis did a version of this

    Oh well, I'm tired and so weary
    But I must go alone
    Till the lord comes and calls, calls me away, oh yes
    Well the morning's so bright
    And the lamp is alight
    And the night, night is as black as the sea, oh yes

    There will be peace in the valley for me, some day
    There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray
    There'll be no sadness, no sorrow
    No trouble, trouble I see
    There will be peace in the valley for me, for me

    Venus..........Frankie Avalon

    Hey, Venus
    Oh, Venus

    Venus, if you will
    Please send a little girl for me to thrill
    A girl who wants my kisses and my arms
    A girl with all the charms of you

    Venus, make her fair
    A lovely girl with sunlight in her hair
    And take the brightest stars up in the skies
    And place them in her eyes for me

    Venus, goddess of love that you are
    Surely the things I ask
    Can't be too great a task

    Harper Valley P.T.A............Jeannie C. Riley

    I wanna tell you all the story bout the Harper Valley widow wife
    Who had a teenage daughter who attended Harper Valley Junior High
    Well her daughter came home one afternoon and didn't even stop to play
    And she said mom I got a note here from the Harper Valley PTA
    Well the note said Mrs Johnson you're wearin' your dresses way too high
    It's reported you've been drinkin' and a runnin' round with men and goin' wild
    And we don't believe you oughta be a bringin' up your little girl this way
    And it was signed by the secretary Harper Valley PTA
    Well it happened that the PTA was gonna meet that very afternoon
    And they were sure surprised when Mrs Johnson wore her miniskirt into the room
    And as she walked up to the blackboard I can still recall the words she had to say
    She said I'd like to address this meeting of the Harper Valley PTA
    Well there's Bobby Taylor sittin' there and seven times he asked me for a date
    And Mrs Taylor sure seems to use a lotta ice whenever he's away
    And Mr Baker can you tell us why your secretary had to leave this town
    And shouldn't widow Jones be told to keep
    Her window shades all pulled completely down
    Well Mr Harper couldn't be here cause he stayed too long at Kelly's Bar again
    And if you smell Shirley Thompson's breath you'll find she's had a little nip of gin
    And THEN you have the nerve to tell me you think that as a mother I'm not fit
    Well this is just a little Peyton Place and you're all Harper Valley hypocrites
    No I wouldn't put you on because it really did it happened just this way
    The day my mama socket it to the Harper Valley PTA
    The day my mama socket it to the Harper Valley PTA

    Always got a kick out of that one! :D Have it on an old 45. Have fun Y'all!

  4. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody!

    I thought of a couple to add to this thread --

    River Deep, Mountain High; Tina Turner, 1966
    ".... And do I love you my oh my
    Yeh, river deep mountain high
    If I lost you would I cry
    Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby..."

    Rocky Mountain High, John Denver, 1972
    "... It's a Colorado Rocky Mountain High,
    I've seen it raining fire in the sky
    The shadows from the starlight are softer than a lullabye.
    Rocky Mountain High, ...in Colorado....
    Rocky Mountain High...."

    Lovin' this thread too, GB!


  5. Darrae

    Darrae Member


    One Tin Soldier........Theme from the Movie Billy Jack written by Dennis Lambert/Brian Potter

    Listen, children, to a story
    That was written long ago
    About a Kingdom on a mountain
    And a valley folk down below

    On the mountain was a treasure
    Buried deep beneath a stone
    And the valley people swore
    They'd have it for their very own

    Go ahead and hate your neighbor
    Go ahead and cheat a friend
    Do it in the name of heaven
    You can justify it in the end

    But there won't be any trumpets blowing
    Come the judgment day
    On the bloody morning after
    One tin soldier rides away

    (I used to sing that one all the time after I saw the movie when it was "new")

    Lily Of The Valley.........George Jones

    I have found a friend in Jesus, He's everything to me,
    He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
    The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see,
    All my needs to cleanse and make me fully whole.

    In sorrow He's my comfort, in trouble He's my stay,
    He tells me every care on Him to roll;
    He's the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
    He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.
  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, The song "Far Above Cayuga's Waters" was also the melody that my high school and college used for their school songs. I'll bet a lot of schools use it.

    Dar, I love "Peace in the Valley" and " Lily of the Valley". Beautiful hymns/gospel songs.

    Diane, I remember "Rocky Mountain High" and "River Deep, Mountain High" very well. I really like the songs of the '70s.

    Even though I was a teenager in the '50's, and loved the music, I still think the '70"s had the best all around selection of music of any generation! GB
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Dar, I remember Lily of the Valley. Used to play it when I was a church organist. I
    traveled with a circuit preacher. Did anywhere from 2 -4 services a Sunday. Got
    enough religion to last a lifetime.

    GB, yes the Cornell school song has been used by countless schools, camps, fraternities,
    clubs, sororities, and church groups for more than century. To me, it's like "Ashoken
    Farewell". Instant nostalgia.

    Here's a big hit from the 60s. Ode to Billie Joe. Refers to the bridge over the
    Tallahatchie River in Mississippi. The title is all wrong, however. An ode is a
    poem of praise. The lyrics of the song actually speak disparagingly of Billie
    Joe. He never had a lick of sense.

    Diane, love the giant M & M with the cowboy hat. Dar, don't remember the
    tin soldier song, but I remember when Billy Jack was a hit movie. Had
    pretty much forgotten about it.

    Easy to forget even stuff we once liked a lot. I was reminded of Stranger
    on the Shore by Acker Bilk today. Hadn't heard it for decades. Went to
    Youtube and enjoyed it all over again.

  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    More "earthy" songs:

    "The Waters of the Minnetonka", sung by Desi Arnaz on an episode of I Love Lucy

    "My Darlin Clementine" (an American Western folk ballad.)

    In a cavern, in a canyon, excavating for a mine, dwelt a miner, 49er and his daughter Clementine.......

    "The Sound of Music" The hills are alive, with the sound of music... from Sound of Music.

    "April Showers" Though April showers may come your way, they bring the flowers that bloom in May...

    "America The Beautiful" Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plane.. America, America God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.
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  9. Darrae

    Darrae Member

    Hi all,

    Rock, I used to listen to Ode To Billy Joe over and over. Got that one on an old 45 as well! Forgot all about it.

    GB, I sing Clementine with my residents and April showers all the time. Can't believe I didn't think of those! LOL

    Before I forget....This was one of my father's all time favorite songs.........

    Blueberry Hill...........Fats Domino

    I found my thrill
    On Blueberry Hill
    On Blueberry Hill
    When I found you

    The moon stood still
    On Blueberry Hill
    And lingered until
    My dream came true

    Here's an oldie but a goodie. I've danced with residents to this one and, when I could still dance like I used to, used to do a mean triple step to this one with my old dance partner "George" at the Sweetwater.

    Rocky Top.............Boudleaux Bryant - Felice Bryant
    Wish that I was on old Rocky Top
    Down in the Tennessee hills
    Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top
    Ain't no telephone bills.

    Once I had a girl on Rocky Top
    Half bear the other half cat
    Wild as a mink but sweet as soda pop
    I still dream about that.

    I don't know why I've always liked this song. It'd have to be the beautiful melody,'cause the lyrics are morbid!

    Tom Dooley....................The Kingston Trio

    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Hang down your head and cry
    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Poor boy, you're bound to die
    I met her on the mountain
    There I took her life
    Met her on the mountain
    Stabbed her with my knife

    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Hang down your head and cry
    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Poor boy, you're bound to die

  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Green Green Grass of Home; Tom Jones, 1966
    "The old home town looks the same as I step down from the train,
    and there to meet me is my Mama and Papa.
    Down the road I look and there runs Mary hair of gold and lips like cherries.
    It's good to touch the green, green grass of home..."

    Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree; Andrews Sisters, 1939(?)
    "... Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me

    Anyone else but me, anyone but me,no,no,no

    Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me

    'Til I come marchin' home..."

    Evergreen; Barbra Streisand, 1977
    Like a rose under the April snow
    I was always certain love would grow
    Love ageless and evergreen
    seldom seen by two

    Diane :)


    PS: Rosie Kitty is sitting here, listening to my music, and purring. Hence, the emoticon! LOL

  11. Darrae

    Darrae Member

    Hi all!

    GB, Blueberry Hill will always be a classic. I still can't help trying to sing it when I hear it being played. I've been in the Smokey Mountains. Beautiful place. Been through Tennessee. Planning to go in September again if all goes well.

    Diane, Really like your choices. Green Green Grass of Home was so beautiful. So was Tom Jones in his younger days. (Ring-a-ding-ding!) Evergreen is just lovely. Cute Rosie!

    Up To The Mountain........by Patty Griffin

    I went up to the mountain
    Because you asked me to
    Up over the clouds
    To where the sky was blue
    I could see all around me
    I could see all around me

    Sometimes I feel like
    I've never been nothing but tired
    And I'll be walking
    Till the day I expire
    Sometimes I lay down
    No more can I do
    But then I go on again
    Because you ask me to

    Mountains O'Mourne..........Don McClean (Old Irish Tune remake. I love this tune). Check it out on You Tube where you can hear it sung. It's so beautiful.

    Oh, Mary, this London's a wonderful sight
    With people here working by day and by night
    They don't sow potatoes nor barley nor wheat
    But there's gangs of them diggin' for gold in the street
    At least when I asked them, that's what I was told
    So I just took a hand at this diggin' for gold
    But for all that I've found there, I might as well be
    In the place where the dark Mourne sweeps down to the sea

    I believe that when writin' a wish you expressed
    As to how the fine ladies of London were dressed
    But if you'll believe me, when asked to a ball
    They don't wear no tops to their dresses at all
    Oh, I've seen them myself and you could not in truth
    Tell if they were bound for a ball or a bath

    There's beautiful girls here, oh, never you mind
    Beautiful shapes Nature never designed
    Lovely complexions of roses and cream
    But let me remark with regard to the same
    That if at those roses you venture to sip
    The colors might all come away on your lip
    So I'll wait for the wild rose that's waitin' for me
    In the place where the dark Mourne sweeps down to the sea

    You remember young Diddy McClaren, of course
    But he's over here with the rest of the force
    I saw him one day as he stood on the strand
    Stopped all the traffic with a wave of his hand
    As we were talking of days that are gone
    The whole town of London stood there to look on
    But for all his great powers, he's wishful like me
    To be back where the dark Mourne sweeps down to the sea
    Don't be startin' them fashions now, Mary McRee,
    In the place where the dark Mourne sweeps down to the sea

    Hauntingly beautiful melody. The lyrics were written by Percy French.

    Makes me feel so relaxed when listening to it. :) Question.....How are you able to post those you tube spots? I've never quite figured that one out.
  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Dar, and all!

    Let's see if I can "explain" about posting a youtube video! Bear with me, please. :)

    OK, here's what I do ...

    I'm logged in to ProHealth, and I've started typing a reply.

    I open another window (or tab), and open YOUTUBE.

    In the YouTube window, I search for my song.

    I get it started playing, making sure that the audio is acceptable (and not turned off), or that other lyrics are substituted, or whatever glitch might occur.

    So, I'm satisfied with my YouTube selection.

    And while the YouTube song is playing -- I go to the YouTube URL bar, select and copy the entire YouTube URL.

    DONE, with that part.

    Now go back to ProHealth, and the reply you are typing.

    The formatting options (for bold, italic, etc.) at the top of the reply screen.....

    Look to the right. Sixth from the right. Put your mouse pointer over that icon. It will say MEDIA.

    So, CLICK ON MEDIA. PASTE (the YouTube URL) into the BOX that says ENTER MEDIA URL.

    Then click on EMBED.

    VOILA. There's your youtube vid, here on PH.

    It might take a few tries. Just remember, it's the YouTube URL that you want to copy and paste into the ProHealth MEDIA URL box.

    I just experimented with your Don McLean song. Beautiful tune and words.

    Good luck Dar. I'm cheering for you, you can do it! :) Fingers crossed!



  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted" from Handel's Messiah. Here's a musical kawinkydink
    fur ya. Handel and Bach were born in the same year: 1685. Bach's death in 1750
    marked the end of the Baroque era.

    The only other such musical pairing I know of occurred in 1813. Verdi and Wagner
    both born. Verdi died in 1901, the same year as Queen Victoria. One of my
    coworkers knew this bit of trivia because it was in John Wayne's last movie.

    Here are a couple mountain songs. Life is Like a Mountain Railroad. (Keep
    your hand upon the throttle and your eye upon the rail.)

    Gonna Build a Mountain from "Stop the World! I Wanna Get Off."
    And Dar, I was gonna post instructions for you on copying a video, but
    Diane already did. She and Soul previously explained it to me. It is my
    most advanced computer trick! I was so happy to learn how!

    BTW, when you type up your post, only the URL for video will show up in the
    message box. The video will appear after you hit "Post Reply".

    Hugs Everydobby
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  14. Darrae

    Darrae Member

    Hi Song buffs!

    One of my favorite residents, now deceased always requested this song every time we had a country western or bluegrass group at the facility. It always will remind me of him. The original was by Jimmy Rogers. I like Merle Haggard's version better though.

    My dear departed best friend "Julie" and I used to dance the 22 step to this one at the Sweetwater. How I miss this song. By Alabama

  15. Darrae

    Darrae Member


    Old Negro Spiritual written by James Baldwin, a classic.

    Found one of my very favorites! Soooooo beautiful. I've heard many renditions of this song, but this original done in the movie has always given me goose bumps.

  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    I made a list of songs to add to the above. On Checking I see that five of
    them are already posted here. OK, I have expunged them. Uff-da!

    The Everlasting Hills of Oklahoma. Written by Tim Spencer and recorded by
    the group he founded: The Sons of the Pioneers. The most famous member
    of the group was Leonard Sly from Ohio aka Roy Rogers. The singing group
    appeared in several of Roy's movies.

    Bendemeer's Stream. Used to have a recording of this old song by Burl Ives.
    The lyrics were by the Irish poet Thomas Moore.

    Yodel in the Canyon.

    The Rose by Amanda McBroom. A beautiful tune and great lyrics:
    "Just remember in the winter,
    Far beneath the bitter snows.
    Lies the seed that with the sun's love,
    In the spring becomes the rose.

    Here's an old sea shanty called Rolling Home.
    "Rolling Home across the sea. Rolling home to dear old England.
    Rolling home, Dear Land, to thee.

    American sailors used the same song. Just changed the lyric to
    "dear new England".

    And a country classic: The Wabash Cannonball.
    From the great Atlantic ocean to the wide Pacific shore.
    She climbs the flowery mountains, o'er hills and by the shore.
    She's mighty tall and handsome; she's known quite well by all.
    No changes can be taken on the Wabash Cannonball.
    Oh, the Eastern states are dandy, so the Western people say.
    Chicago, and Rock Island; St. Louis by the way.
    To the lakes of Minnesota where the rippling waters fall.
    No changes to be taken on the Wabash Cannonball.
    Adios, Pards
  17. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Gaia from Valensia. Gaia means Earth. Loved singing this one.

    Last edited: Apr 13, 2015
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  18. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Remember the old song Trees? I thought somebody posted it here; musta been on
    a different thread. Anyhoo the poem was written by Joyce Kilmer. Got to wondering
    about the composer. Looked it up. He was Oscar Rasbach; composer, arranger,
    pianist, etc. He lived during our lifetimes. Died in San Marino in 1975. (San Marino
    is a small and expensive city near Pasadena.)

    The Black Hills of Dakota. Sung by Doris Day on Youtube.
    The Green Hills of Tyrol. AKA A Scottish Soldier.
    The Hills of Home recorded by American mezzo Claramae Turner.

    Forty Shades of Green written by Johnny Cash during his visit to Ireland in
    1959. The lyrics refer to the sea, the River Shannon, the woodlands, the
    moorlands, the surf, the bogs, etc.

    Roll On, Columbia, Roll On, written by Woody Guthrie back in the 30s.
    References to the land, the Pacific Northwest, the canyons and mountains,
    other rivers, etc.

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