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QUIZ: friends in high places

greg stephens 15 Sep 02 - 02:19 PM
khandu 15 Sep 02 - 06:27 PM
greg stephens 15 Sep 02 - 06:55 PM
Mary in Kentucky 15 Sep 02 - 07:00 PM
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Subject: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 02:19 PM

Answers to this thread, as you get them. Person who posts the most correct answers gets the Lavish Prize. Not all the questions are musical, but the majority are.Two of the questions have the same answer (just to confuse you). And as we are dealng with folk-songs, please don't be annoyed if my versions are different from yours.

!) Look out for daredevils.
2) She came from there with her diminutive brother Isaac.
3) Highest in the land? You can say that again!
4)Noted Clare concertina player.
5) Good viewpoint for two Clare resorts.
6) Aaron's sweet (afraid my spelling's none too good).
7)Cheering the king? For shame! Back to your maritime clean-up.
8) Historically inaccurate poet's Pacific look-out.
9) Home sweet home in Tennessee
10)Funny (???) American, in Washington DC, originally Scottish borders.
11) Round the camp-fire, snow-covered.
12) Where Piers dreamed.
13) Eminent from Buffalo to Washington
14) Southern, hot and smoky, or Cockney summoning Swann and Flander's transport of delight?
15)On an upward outing, someone forgot the boiled eggs, ham sandwiches and flasks of tea.
16) Doubly steep, by a doubly-levelled road.
17) Unloved medic.
18) Gay 1728 hit, from Greenland's coast to where?
19) It was there, so George went there and stayed.
20) 24 km from Middlesborough(spelling?), and really the opposite of the rest of the quiz.


ON YOUR MARKS!
GET SET!
GO!!


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: khandu
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 06:27 PM

I didn't get the first damned one of these, but I am the first to respond, so don't I get some kind of prize? Time's "Man of the Year", maybe?

khandu


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 06:55 PM

Well, come on khandu, this is a hardish quiz butI think you ought to be able to manage one ofthe easier ones. There is a theme, but of course you need one or two done before you spot the theme. Tell you what, you send a lot of great messages to mudcat, I'll include you on theprize list if you get one right. How's that?


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 07:00 PM

9. Rocky Top

YUK! (Go Big Blue!


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 07:00 PM

Well, come on khandu, this is a hardish quiz butI think you ought to be able to manage one ofthe easier ones. There is a theme, but of course you need one or two done before you spot the theme. Tell you what, you send a lot of great messages to mudcat, I'll include you on theprize list if you get one right. How's that?


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 07:02 PM

9. Rocky Top

YUK! (Go Big Blue!


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 07:10 PM

14. On Top of Old Smoky ?????


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 07:14 PM

2 points to Mary from Kentucky, zero the rest, so far. keep 'em coming.


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: khandu
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 08:44 PM

#11 also "On top of old Smokey"?

khandu


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 08:51 PM

Nope, sorry pardner.


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 08:54 PM

Well I'm feeling so sorry for you, nokhandu, I'll give you a hint. That clue youre working on, the old forum search facility using key phrases often works a treat.


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: khandu
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 09:05 PM

Well, whaddaya expect! The sun is in my eyes, my lucky wife has a headache, and my hemmorhoids are aflame. And now I am referred to as "nokhandu". This has not been a great day!! :-P

khandu


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: khandu
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 10:10 PM

Okay, got it... Looking out for daredevils. That must be, "She'll be comin' round the mountain". Why? I'll tell ya why. Somebody driving six white horses while coming round the mountain has got to be a daredevil and you better watch out for her! There, by God!

And...#20 must be "Down in the Valley", not that I know anything about Middlesborough but if it is the opposite of the rest of the quiz and the rest of the quiz is about mountains then the opposite must be about valleys.

Now, I submit to you, Mr. greg, I may not be literally correct in my responses but I am logically correct!!!!

Take that!!!

khandu


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 10:22 PM

Well khandu youre trying hard, but you aint there yet. Now I bet youve got one of these newfangled computer things. If youre thinking about "mountain" and "daredevils" and your feeble brain is not up to making the connection,let a computer search do it for you.And as regards "Down in the valley": you're on the right track about the answer being something more along the lines of a valley rather than a mountain. Just translate the distance in the clue into American usage, and maybe change the town spelling from English to American.


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: khandu
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 10:38 PM

Okay, just a guess without looking up or translating anything...Red River Valley.

khandu


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 10:43 PM

no.try harder.


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: GUEST,Bman
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 11:36 PM

Well, #2 is Sweet Betsy from Pike, I think. Maybe.


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 04:46 AM

I'll do a recap here, as things got a little clouded with conversations with Khandu.
Questions answered correctly so far:
2) (Sweet Betsy from) Pike 9) Rocky Top 11) (On top of) Old Smoky
So get your boots and ropes on and lets have the rest.


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 05:21 AM

12. In the Hall of the Mountain King ?????


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 08:42 AM

Not the hall of the mountain king. That was PeerGynt, this is Piers: medieval England is where we might be looking. And not Edward II's little pal Piers Gaveston, another famous Piers,even though he was only an agricultural worker.


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: The Walrus at work
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 08:48 AM

Greg,

That sounds like "Piers Ploughmam".

Walrus


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: The Walrus at work
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 08:55 AM

18 Looks as if it should be either ;
A)"Indian soil"

"Were I laid on Greenlan's coast..."
&
"Were I sold on Indian soil..."

or

B)"Egypt's burning strand..."
("where Afric's flowing fountains are often blocked with sand")

Waltrus


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 09:04 AM

Walrus, you are in the right area on both, but you have to pick an answer that fits the overall theme. Suggest you think where Piers was dreaming for (12), and look a little nearer the end of the Gay song for(18).


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 09:09 AM

11. Road to the Isles American version ???????


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: The Walrus at work
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 09:15 AM

Greg,
I'll have to search for the Piers Ploughman reference, but from your note, 18) must then be "Over the Hills and Far away"

Walrus


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 09:40 AM

"Over the hills and far away" indeed it is. "Road to the Isles" is wrong, I'm afraid,Mary inKentucky. This quiz definitely isnt about isles.


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: Amos
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 10:06 AM

#1 is the Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, I expect.

A


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: Noreen
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 11:21 AM

4) is Noel Hill :0)

Haven't looked at the rest yet but I think I've got the theme...


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 12:00 PM

Amos:no. Noreen:yes


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: BanjoRay
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 12:07 PM

19 is Everest where George Mallory is now frozen.

Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: Amos
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 12:09 PM

Or musically, "Climb the Highest Mountain"?

A


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: BanjoRay
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 12:11 PM

8 is on a Peak in Darien

Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: BanjoRay
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 12:30 PM

20 is Cumberland Gap as sung by Lonnie Donegan - I think I'm getting the hang of this!

Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: BanjoRay
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 12:38 PM

5 is The Cliffs Of Dooneen (sp?)

Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 12:50 PM

A brilliant run of 4 correct puts BanjoRay well into the lead, but with 11 still to be answered the prize is still wide open.
Recap: 2)(Sweet Betsy from) Pike
4) Noel Hill
5) Cliffs of Duneen
8) A peak in Darien
9) Rocky Top
11) (On top of) Old Smoky
18) Over the Hills and far away
19) Mt Everest (because it was there)
20) Cumberland Gap


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: Noreen
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 01:04 PM

5) Cliffs of Dooneen


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 01:08 PM

Sorry, Noreen, BanjoRay put that up half an hour ago.


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: The Walrus at work
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 01:42 PM

Greg,

12) Malverne hilles (alright The Malvern Hills) ?

Walrus


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 02:03 PM

Correct, Walrus at Work.
As I cant read long threads, I am going to start a PART II now, and hope someone with a computer will stick the two together with a pair of clickies. PLEASE POST TO PART II NOW. THANK YOU


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Subject: RE: QUIZ: friends in high places
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 02:12 PM

Part TWO is here.


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