What's On the Menu, Kids?

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Can't remember if we've had food as a song topic or not. Couldn't
    find a previous post regarding same.

    The Turkey Trot, a rag time tune. Also a dance.
    Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree. WWII hit for the Andrews Sisters
    and Glen Miller.

    Lollipop, recorded by the Chordettes in the 50s. Also appears
    in the 1980s film Stand By Me.
    Cockles and Mussels. The lyrics also mention fish.

    The Christmas Song, sometimes known as Chestnuts Roasting On an
    Open Fire.
    Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Buy Me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

    Bon Appetit
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  2. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Good topic Rock! (I don't know whether we had food as a topic in our song games.)

    Anyways, here are my contributions:



    That's it for now. I'm having computer/internet problems. Don't know if it's on my end, or if PH is having probs.

    Be back later.........................

    Hugs, Diane
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  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Testing, testing ............

    Let's see if I can do one more reply, before my computer acts up again! LOL

    If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd Have Baked a Cake; Eileen Barton


    I think my 'puter is working again! :p

    BTW, Honey and Lollipops are "food groups", CORRECT????? LOL

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  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Yes, lollipops are a food group. You need at least two items to make a group
    according to the International Bureau of Standards and Measurements.
    So honey is not a group, but if you had ABBA's song Honey, Honey and
    the Bobby Goldsboro song Honey, you would have an official
    group. Also a very sweet one.

    I spent the year 1968 living in Las Vegas. Did a lot of driving around
    calling on people. I think I heard Bobby Goldsboro sing Honey about
    a hundred times. It was also a peak time for Glen Campbell who had
    a hit on the air about every five minutes. Waylon Jennings was
    playing at the Golden Nugget casino. The local station played
    a lot of his stuff too.

    Haven't heard If I Knew You Were Coming for ages. The guy what
    wrote it wrote other novelty tunes (How Much is that Doggy in the
    Window) and Broadway shows. His show Carnival contains the
    wistful tune Love Makes the World Go 'Round.

    More songs for this group:
    Shortnin' Bread
    99 Bottles of Beer
    Beer Barrel Polka
    This is the Land of Milk and Honey
    Days of Wine and Roses from the movie of the same name. H. Mancini
    and J. Mercer.

  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, We had this a long, long, time ago! :) I found it in the April 2014 posts and it was started by none other than Rock, the food man!

    Our first songs were the Banana Boat Song and Shoo Fly Pie. Dessert anyone?

    Actually, that was in vol. 2. I looked again and vol. 1 was posted by Judy (Windblade). We had lots of nifty songs. I wonder if we can come up with that many this time. I think my brain is half dead since I posted those. I wonder what has happed to Judy? It's been a long time since she posted here. I hope she's okay.

    Thanks for starting this one up. GB
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  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Banana Boat Song" Harry Belafonte *

    "Shoo Fly Pie" Dinah Shore *

    "The Good Ship Lollipop" Shirley Temple

    "Come On-a My House" Rosemary Clooney (mentions apples, plums and apricots)

    "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" Jimmie Rodgers

    "Candy Kisses" George Morgan

    "MacArthur Park" Richard Harris (someone left the cake out in the rain)

    "That's How Much I Love You" Patsy Cline (if I had a nickle, I know what I would do, I'd spend it all for candy....)

    Scarborough Fair" Simon and Garfunkel (parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme)

    "Found a Peanut" Children's song
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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, How long did that detective work take you? Takes a lotta
    effort to page backwards here.

    Yes, as Dorothy said in Oz, "People come and go so quickly here!" We
    have some posters who post once, and then are tacet. I remember
    in High School Band we played a march called American Patrol. The
    flutes had 32 measures of tacet (silence) that had to be counted till
    we came in for the rousing finale.

    I kinda thought we might have done this topic before, but all my
    memories are pretty vague nowadays. I'm surprised I remembered
    the name of the march.

    I remember MacArthur Park too. I used to drive by it every day on my
    way to work or the downtown library. Always thought the lyrics
    for that song had been written by somebody high on something or

    MacArthur Park was in a nice neighborhood with lots of once
    elegant apartment houses around it. Four or 5 bookstores
    across the street and a popular deli. Last time Gordon and I
    drove by the neighborhood had gotten pretty shabby. Lots
    of street people, trash, shopping carts, run down buildings.
    A dangerous area.

    Just looked on line. The deli is still there. I'm surprised. Last
    time we were there the prices were ridiculously high. Well, now
    they are even more ridiculous. Fifteen to 17 bucks for a
    sandwich. True, it's a big sandwich, but even so...

    Not sure, but I think the sandwich comes with coleslaw or
    potato salad. Oh yeah, if you want your sandwich on a roll
    it's buck extra. Oh Vey!

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  8. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Drie indiaantjes schieten met banaantjes (Three indian's shooting with banana's)
    Red red wine
    Chips en Cola
    Worstjes op mijn borstjes
    Hele grote bloemkolen
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Soul

    How are things at your huis?

    Are those songs really Sausages and Large Cauliflowers?
    Would I be correct in guessing that Indians shooting bananas
    would be a novelty tune?
    Still working on artistic projects?

  10. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Not to rosy at the moment Rock but lots of new interesting developments. Looking into pacing with heart rate monitor and that seems to have options to get into a more stable route on the long run with much lesser relapses. Quite confronting though, the alarm beeps more often then I would like to. But that means room for improvement. Right now in relapse from having to go for pasport and hit by migraine so top of the UGHs...

    The indian song is a childrenssong
    The large cauliflowers and Sausages on breast are Carnaval songs. When people dress up once a year and go crazy for a few days in february usually. You should be able to find them on youtube I think... They are '70s songs I think...
    Have been making some wool birds and walnut miniatures last. And little fox was torn apart by a sweet little dog so that came back for repair. And finished the elephant. Every now and then I pick up a little something. You can watch them all on facebook.com/SoulTreasures
  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, It took about 10 minutes to go back on the old posts. It's not too hard to find them. There are a lot of topics we could re- post. I think we've about run out of new ideas for songs. I'm amazed at how many topics we did in the past.

    One that I liked best was Celestial Songs. I may do that one over again if we want to. Traveling Songs was a good one too. GB
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    I have been frequently amazed at all the songs people find to post. I don't
    remember celestial songs. But when I lived in Las Vegas I saw the
    musical Mame. Celeste Holm starred in the first national tour. The
    show played at one of the casinos. I guess her numbers were Celeste-ial

    Soul, I've tried to get on a few places like Facebook and Pineterest, but
    they always want a password or login or register or something. Now
    I just ignore them.

    I did look on Youtube for the Dutch songs. I got videos on: Woody
    Chicken in Dutch Oven and Chicken Marsala in Dutch Oven. We
    had a Dutch oven at home when I was a kid. I found it somewhat
    confusing since it was nothing like the oven in the stove. It
    was a black cast iron cooking pot. Modernly Gordon has one like
  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I think the Celestial Songs were about anything in the heavens. Clouds, Sun, Moon, Stars, Planets, Sky, we may have included weather songs. Rain, sleet, snow, wind. GB
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Oh, yeah. Songs like Somewhere over the Rainbow. Moon Over Miami.
    I Only have Eyes for you. And Deep in the Heart of Texas.

    Well, Celeste Holm was in the original Oklahoma! on Broadway, and
    that includes the song of the same name that includes these lyrics:
    My honey lamb and I
    Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
    Makin' lazy circles in the sky.

    Rock [​IMG]
  15. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Haha, I only found out what a Dutch oven was after hearing about it here I think. Then found out it has a double meaning too. Farting in bed under the covers is also called a Dutch oven it seems..

    That facebook page you do not have to sign up for by the way, it's open to view for people without facebook too. Can't make it any easier for you sorry...
    Very big cauliflowers:

    The sausage song:

    All indians... it changed a bit from when I was little it seems, they turned some words around
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