What's In a Name! Song Game

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

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I know we did a song game earlier with 'girls' names in the title but I can't find it. Anyway, how about one with 'girls' or 'boys' names, either in the title or in the song?

    Also, we could add songs with mother, father, (or any abbreviations of them), sister, brother, or any relative! Why not, it's our game! :)


    "For it was Mary", Mary, plain as any name can be. But with propriety, society, will say Marie.

    "Jean", Jean, roses are red, all the leaves have gone green.... From the musical The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    "Just My Bill" A song from the musical, Showboat.

    "Johnny Angel", Lyrics by Shelly Fabres, Recorded by The Carpenters.
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  2. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Maria, I just met a girl named maria.... (west side story... )

    Ja dat is Peter,

    Annabel, ik kan niet zonder jou Annabel

    Dominique nique nique (Soeur Sourir the singing nun)

    Letter to Hermione, David Bowie

    I remember posting this Hermione song to the other thread too so did a search on it and found it. It's the one titled New Song Lyrics #10 that has the ladies names titles. So I'll try to think of more boys names instead... hmmmmm

    The only songs that pop up to me are those I metioned before in other threads.... hmmmm

    Bonnie and Clyde, dadadadada dadaaaa

    A horse is a horse ofcourse ofcourse, and noone can talk to a horse ofcourse, that is ofcourse unless the horse is the famous MR. ED

    Ziggy played guitar.... don't remember the lyrics just the tune... David Bowie Ziggy Stardust...

    I knew this one had a name in it but didn't really know the lyrics and found to my surprise a girls name I didn't even know was in there too :p
    Goodbye Joe me gotta go me oh my oh
    Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou
    My Yvonne the sweetest one me oh my oh

    Thought of another one:
    Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone
    Judy left the same time
    Why was he holding her hand
    When he's supposed to be mine?

    It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
    Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
    You would cry too if it happened to you

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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Old bit of Americana you can hear on Youtube. "I Was Seeing Nellie Home."
    "Frankie and Johnny." Also on Youtube. Do you know which one was the
    shooter? Was it he or she?

    "Tom, Dick or Harry", from "Kiss Me Kate" by Cole Porter.
    "Leave It To Jane" from the Jerome Kern musical of the same name.

    "Alice Blue Gown", also from a Broadway musical.
    "Sweet Adeline", an old favorite that was sung in a 1950s sit com.
    Can't remember the name of the show, but the star was sitting in
    a barber chair and got a mouthful of lather.

    "Tell Old Bill". Folk song recorded by both the Kingston Trio and the
    Chad Mitchell Trio.
    "Bess, You is my Woman Now." By the Gershwin brothers.

    Never heard of "Hermione", Soul. Well, I never heard David Bowie sing
    anything. I'm too old.

    GB, Used to have the soundtrack recording for "The Prime of etc." Rod
    McKuen wrote some good poetry and music. Too bad he had one of the
    worst singing voices ever recorded. Bad as Irving Berlin whose voice was
    as bad as his songs were good.

    Rock
  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Soul, Thanks for finding that other thread. I just couldn't locate it.
    Maybe we're posting different name songs on this one. They don't look too familar.

    I am so forgetful, I really felt like I was reading that thread for the first time anyway! :)

    There are lots of songs with names to choose from too.

    Rock, I remember hearing "Seeing Nellie Home" on an episode of The Waltons. They were singing about a quilting party.

    The episode of the barber scene was on "I Love Lucy". She was in the chair and they would put the brush with the shaving lather in her mouth to keep her from singing. They didn't like her voice!

    Ricky was singing barbershop with an Irish/Cuban accent. Funny stuff. :)


    P.S. I added something else to this thread. Look at the first post. GB
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  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Johnny Rebel" A Confederate Anthem.

    "Big Bad John" A country song performed by Jimmy Dean.

    "Oh My Papa" Sung by Eddie Fisher.

    "Sister Golden Hair" Sung by 'America', 1975.

    "Mammy", Sung by Al Jolson.

    "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel" Way up in the middle of the air. Gospel song, sung by Woody guthrie.

    "Get Together" Come on people now, smile on your Brother, everybody get together try to love one another right now. By The Youngbloods.

    "Madam Jeanette" A beautiful, haunting melody.
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  6. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Ahhh Good addition to the game Gb!

    Mother how/where are you today... lalalalala la la laaaa
    ... is that the gibson brothers.... not sure.... Ooooh SOOOO WRONG on this one, by Maywood... did find one by Robin Gibb further below.


    Mama, just killed a man... Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

    Mother of love by Robin Gibb


    We are family.... I've got all my sisters with me

    Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - One World Family

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  7. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    'Don't Mess With Bill' by the Marvelettes.

  8. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Kayleigh, is it to late to say I'm sorry.
  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Haven't posted for a while 'cause I don't gots no energy. A chronic problem for most
    of us, I'm afraid. Anyhoo, here are some song titles with names. All the songs
    are Irish; more or less.

    The best known of which is Danny Boy.
    Come Home, Paddy Reilly
    Kathleen Mavoureen
    Noreen Bawn

    I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen. Used to have a hundred records of
    songs from Ireland, and this one was often included. But it's not really Irish. It
    was written by a German immigrant named Tom Westendorf about the time
    of Custer's Last Stand. Some sites said he was a teacher in Indiana. Other
    sites said, well, not really.

    Mursheen Durkin. In addition to the title (which I just found out is a name) there
    are other names included in the lyrics: Seamus and Barney.

    All of these songs have lovely, old-fashioned melodies, and can be found on Youtube.

    GB, yes, the "Seeing Nellie Home" lyrics indicate "it was from Aunt Dinah's
    quilting party, I was seeing Nellie home".

    Rock
  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good songs everybody. Good to see you back Rock. I hope your energy level increases. I know the feeling! GB
  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    I thought of a new game yesterday. Names! Made a list. And then I thought
    some of these songs sound familiar. I think I posted them before. And it
    turns out, I and others did. Uff-da. Well, I'll see if there are any new ones
    on my list.

    Jenny Kissed Me. Nice version on Youtube by Guy Mitchell.
    Sam, You Made the Pants too long. A novelty song from the 1930s.

    Casey Would Waltz with a Strawberry Blonde, and the band played on.
    Another oldie. We had it on a 78 record when I was a kid.

    The Glendy Burke by Stephen Foster. Another cheerful Foster tune. The
    Glendy Burke was a steamboat named after a Mayor of New Orleans.

    Gentle Annie. Another Foster tune. But this one is melancholy.
    Of course John Denver wrote Annie's Song. And the Irish singer
    Tommy Makem wrote a love song also titled Gentle Annie.

    The Sinking of the Reuben James. The Reuben James was the first
    United States ship sunk during WW II. The ship was named after
    a sailor. Several versions on Youtube. All of these songs are on UTube.

    GB, never heard of Madam Jeanette before. You're right. It is a
    beautiful tune. A wonderful performance of it on Youtube by a
    High School Choir, Calhoun High School.

    Happy listening, Kids
    Rock
  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Good songs! You found some that I've never heard of again. I'll see if I can think of some that were not on the other list. I have another game in mind to post but I'm not sure if we've done it before. I'm going to check it out.

    The Madam Jeanette song is really beautiful and sad. I don't remember when I first heard it but it was a very long time ago. I think someone on FB mentioned the version on YouTube with the choir recently. Was it acapella? GB
  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, good to see you again.

    Yes, the Madame Jeanette song is lovely. Thanks for introducing me to it. In the
    Youtube video the group is singing in Newport Beach, at the Pelican Hill Resort
    bandstand. Two birds made an unexpected appearance. An auk and a pelican.

    Rock
  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, You're welcome! That line sounds like the start of a joke, "An auk and a pelican walked into a bar......." :) Need to think up a punch line now! GB
  15. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    'Jimmy Had a Nickel' with the Darling Sisters on 'Little Rascals' show.

  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    My mind was extra blurry last night. I think maybe I lost a post. I did find one
    I had typed but didn't click on "Post Reply" so it was just sitting there.

    And last night I thought "an auk and a pelican" was a pun for acapella. In the daylight
    it doesn't look too bright.

    Here's a "walks into a bar" joke I read recently. A dyslexic guy walks into a bra.

    Rock
  17. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Badda Bing!

    Oh, now I get it, 'auk a pelican!' Sometimes I'm slow.
  18. Willow77

    Willow77 Active Member

    The only ones I remember right off the bat are:

    Hey Jude-The Beatles
    Big Bad John-
    Big Bad Leroy Brown-Jim Croce
    Ka-Ka- Ka Katie-

    I can't stay and think up more, have to get hubby's lunch and coffee ready for work.
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  19. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Hi Willow, Good to see you again! Those are good songs. I'm going to try to think of some more. GB
  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Straining my brain to see if there are any name songs left in there from the past. The spelling may not be right though. :)

    Every Little Breeze Seems to Whisper Louise
    I Love Louisa
    Lindy Lou
    Linda (When I go to sleep, I never count sheep, I count all the charms about Linda)
    Laura (Written in 1945, sung by Julie London)
    Sweet Caroline
    Can't You Hear Me Calling Caroline?
    Donna
    Delilah
    Maybelline
    Long Tall Sally
    Lucille
    Jenny, Jenny, Jenny
    Mary Lou
    Wake Up Little Suzie
    Sweet Sue
    A Boy Named Sue
    Norman
    Frankie and Johnnie
    Maria (I just met a girl named Maria)
    Marie
    Oh Rose Marie I Love You
    How Do You Solve a Problem LIke Maria (from Sound of Music)
    Ole Dan Tucker (Folk song, I remember Andy and Opie sung this one time)
    John Brown's Body
    Oh Genevieve (Old folk song)
    Molly Malone
    Sweet Rosie O'Grady
    Rosie, You Are My Posie (Sung on an episode of Mad About You by Mel Brooks)

    Some of these have probably been posted before. Sorry! :) GB
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