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gb66

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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.
 

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
Rock
 

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!

Dar
 

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!

Diane



 

Darrae

Member
Hi!

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.
 

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
 

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.

Rock
 

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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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

Dar
 

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

 

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
Everywhere
I could see all around me
Everywhere

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.
 

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!

Diane





 

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
Rock
 

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


Dar
 

Darrae

Member
Hi!

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.

 

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
Rock
 

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.

Rock
 
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