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Another alphabetic quiz

IanC 28 May 02 - 06:16 AM
DMcG 28 May 02 - 06:33 AM
DMcG 28 May 02 - 06:34 AM
DMcG 28 May 02 - 06:37 AM
Wolfgang 28 May 02 - 06:39 AM
DMcG 28 May 02 - 06:40 AM
greg stephens 28 May 02 - 07:09 AM
Pete Jennings 28 May 02 - 07:11 AM
Wolfgang 28 May 02 - 07:13 AM
greg stephens 28 May 02 - 07:13 AM
greg stephens 28 May 02 - 07:14 AM
greg stephens 28 May 02 - 07:16 AM
greg stephens 28 May 02 - 07:18 AM
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GUEST,greg stephens 28 May 02 - 07:26 AM
Wolfgang 28 May 02 - 07:37 AM
GUEST,greg stephens 28 May 02 - 07:38 AM
GUEST,greg stephens 28 May 02 - 07:40 AM
GUEST,greg stephens 28 May 02 - 07:52 AM
Wolfgang 28 May 02 - 08:31 AM
greg stephens 28 May 02 - 08:33 AM
Wolfgang 28 May 02 - 08:41 AM
IanC 28 May 02 - 08:46 AM
Snuffy 28 May 02 - 08:46 AM
greg stephens 28 May 02 - 08:52 AM
IanC 28 May 02 - 09:04 AM
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GUEST,Bullfrog Jones (on the road) 28 May 02 - 11:56 AM
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IanC 28 May 02 - 12:29 PM
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Subject: Another alphabetic quiz
From: IanC
Date: 28 May 02 - 06:16 AM

Here's another whole alphabet of (mainly traditional) songs and tunes (once more, I had to cheat a bit on X and Z's getting a bit thin ... any suggestions - PM me).

A - Getting legless in the West Indies; draw near and hear.
B - Following a row, she fears he is some lord.
C - Small avian requiring massive armaments.
D - Him and her, but he won't do a deal so she dies.
E - Sadly murdered, along with Lady Mondegreen.
F - Tim's obituary was premature.
G - Where one loses, another wins; but she was never so poor as to marry for clothes.
H - Mr Garrick thinks both ships and sailors are made of the same material.
I - Married man's lamentation.
J - Liverpool sailor is disappointed; should have married first.
K - Lonely job for a man, no wonder his children are all half-mermaid.
L - Her painful memory may prove rewarding to someone, but he's buried in the ice.
M - Former British prime minister in the forest; what would you do?
N - Keeping these on in bed cannot be said to be entirely polite.
O - Norfolk polka in which the vessel is overturned.
P - Being well past your prime, you must die.
Q - Young men are plenty but, for her, life is more of a card game.
R - Henry Clay's instructions to the guard are often parodied nautically.
S - More than a handful of aristocrats involved in a seaside incident.
T - They shine to her like diamonds bright, but coal would be nearer the mark.
U - Ghost story must be English, it starts with a weather forecast.
V - Romeo and his Juliet as Dickens might have written it, perhaps.
W - This tune sounds like a sylvan orgy.
X - That's all that drink and the devil have allowed to remain.
Y - He came courting the farmer's grey mare, or so the daughter says.
Z - Nonsense words, but the day's just fine.

Answers, as usual, on the forum. The last one took you about 2½ hours and I suspect this may take about the same time. Collaboration strongly encouraged and comments about songs, tunes, performers (or anything else) welcomed.

Good luck. Ian


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: DMcG
Date: 28 May 02 - 06:33 AM

Have to go out, so I won't be doing many. Here's my first stab

B - Bold Fisherman
H - Hearts of Oak
I - I wish I was single again
Q - Queen of Hearts

Well below the half that opened the batting last time :-(


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: DMcG
Date: 28 May 02 - 06:34 AM

V is of course, Villikins and his Dinah


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: DMcG
Date: 28 May 02 - 06:37 AM

U, the unquiet grave. Where's greg when you need him?


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: Wolfgang
Date: 28 May 02 - 06:39 AM

for E: (Bonnie) Earl of Murray

for F: (Tim) FINNEGAN'S WAKE

Lady Franklin's lament

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: DMcG
Date: 28 May 02 - 06:40 AM

E=Earl of Moray. (Knew it from the first, but couldn't remember which Earl)


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:09 AM

Cutty Wren. Dooley(??).Johnny Todd. Keeper of EddystoneLight. Navvy oots.Poor Old Hose. Queen of Hearts. Woodland Revels. XV. Zippedee Doodah.


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:11 AM

Death and The Lady, Six Dukes Went A'Fishing


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: Wolfgang
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:13 AM

Y: The Grey Mare (also known by the first words: Young Roger the miller)

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:13 AM

Seven Dukes


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:14 AM

OK Six Dukes


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:16 AM

Poor Old Hose was a traditional fireman's song, loosely based on Poor Old Horse


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:18 AM

Admiral Benbow


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From:
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:24 AM

Ring the Bell, Watchman


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: GUEST,greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:26 AM

My cookies crumbled. Ring the Bell Watchman was me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: Wolfgang
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:37 AM

Tarry trousers

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: GUEST,greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:38 AM

Tarry Trousers.Am I the only person doing this quiz? Help!


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: GUEST,greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:40 AM

obviously not! Well done Wolfgang, beat me by a whisker there!


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: GUEST,greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:52 AM

O Joe the boat is going over. Nice clue! There Iwas trying to think of Norfolk placenames with Cup or Bucket or Pan in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: Wolfgang
Date: 28 May 02 - 08:31 AM

X: (The) X-ciseman in a coal pit?

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 08:33 AM

Well we seem to be ground to a halt. What about this prime minister in the forest. Any Lord Home's in trad songs? I'm flummoxed. Maggie appears in the odd song, but it doesnt seem to lead anywhere. And McMillan begins with an M butdoesnt suggest anything to me. Totally stuck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: Wolfgang
Date: 28 May 02 - 08:41 AM

With the 'exciseman' I was already in the cheat mode. I didn't know the song but had the 'X-ciseman' idea and searched the DT for songs starting this way.

Still in the cheat mode (doing the search for words without any clue about the song):

G : click (other may want to have fun without cheating)

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: IanC
Date: 28 May 02 - 08:46 AM

Summary so far.

A - Admiral Benbow
B - Bold Fisherman
C - Cutty Wren
D - Death And The Lady
E - Earl Of Murray
F - Finnegan's Wake
G - ??
H - Hearts Of Oak
I - I Wish I were Single Again
J - Johnny Todd
K - Keeper Of The Eddystone Light
L - Lady Franklin's Lament (Lord Franklin)
M - ??
N - Navvy Boots
O - Oh Joe, The Boat's Going Over
P - Poor Old Horse
Q - Queen of Hearts
R - Ring The Bell, Watchman
S - Six Dukes Went A-Fishing
T - Tarry Trousers
U - Unquiet Grave
V - Villikins And His Dinah
W - Woodland Revels
X - ??
Y - (usually called) Young Roger Esquire
Z - Zip A Dee Doo Dah

Just G, M and X left. Doing well ... anyone got any ideas for these three?

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: Snuffy
Date: 28 May 02 - 08:46 AM

XV men on a dead man's chest, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 08:52 AM

hey I answered XV hours ago...isnt that right IanC ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: IanC
Date: 28 May 02 - 09:04 AM

Greg

Hm ... you didn't say XV what, though, did you!

;-)
Ian


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: IanC
Date: 28 May 02 - 09:31 AM

Just M left, really. Doesn't have to be a song ... think of a tune (though it does have words).

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: GUEST,Bullfrog Jones (on the road)
Date: 28 May 02 - 11:56 AM

The Prime Minister could be Ramsey MacDonald....

BJ


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 12:10 PM

Theres a McDonalds Reel but I couldnt make senseof that with the whole clue, or any Maggie tunes that spring to mind. And I dont know any Macmillan tunes. But reading the clue carefully,the Prime Minister doesnt necessarily start with an M, or the tune for that matter. Itcould be just a word in the tune title. The XVmen were just a reference in the song. Side question for quizzers: what connects clues A and X in this quiz. This is one for you, IanC, but Iexpect you thought of it already while setting the quiz.


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: IanC
Date: 28 May 02 - 12:29 PM

The tune starts with the Prime Minister's first name (at least that's what I know it as).

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: IanC
Date: 28 May 02 - 12:39 PM

Greg

Sorry, didn't notice your question first time ... RLS's pub was, of course, called "The Admiral Benbow".

BTW, I don't know any other name for the song but "15 Men on a Dead Man's Chest" does it have another?

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: Noreen
Date: 28 May 02 - 03:54 PM

Maggie in the Wood!


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: Noreen
Date: 28 May 02 - 03:57 PM

If I had Maggie in the wood, I'd do her all the good I could
If I had Maggie in the wood, I'd keep her safe 'til morning...

Good quiz, Ian!


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 May 02 - 06:10 PM

thanks a lot, Ian, as always. Maggie defeated me...never heard of the tune.I'll look out for it. Keep'em coming!


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: Noreen
Date: 28 May 02 - 06:42 PM

Maggie In The Wood.midi from JC's tunefinder.


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: Snuffy
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:19 PM

15 men on a deadman's chest is a fragment that RLS made up for the story?


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Subject: RE: BS: Another alphabetic quiz
From: IanC
Date: 29 May 02 - 07:38 AM

Thanks all, that's the lot ...

A - Admiral Benbow
B - Bold Fisherman
C - Cutty Wren
D - Death And The Lady
E - Earl Of Murray
F - Finnegan's Wake
G - Green Bushes
H - Hearts Of Oak
I - I Wish I were Single Again
J - Johnny Todd
K - Keeper Of The Eddystone Light
L - Lady Franklin's Lament (Lord Franklin)
M - Maggie In The Wood
N - Navvy Boots
O - Oh Joe, The Boat's Going Over
P - Poor Old Horse
Q - Queen of Hearts
R - Ring The Bell, Watchman
S - Six Dukes Went A-Fishing
T - Tarry Trousers
U - Unquiet Grave
V - Villikins And His Dinah
W - Woodland Revels
X - XV Men on a Dead Man's Chest
Y - Young Roger Esquire
Z - Zip A Dee Doo Dah

For Snuffy ... I don't know of anywhere else it occurs.

Cheers!
Ian

PS any Xs or Zs ... please PM me (things are getting desprit).


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