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(Quiz) What song is this line from ?

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Subject: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 07:38 PM

In this quiz you get a line from a well known song, you can give a clue if you wish. Don't make them too difficult.
Here are a few for starters.

1. Our leaders are the finest men and we elect them again and again.

2. Now I don't mind, I'm chopping wood and I don't care if the money's no good.

3.And though your jewel-encrusted blade has not been plundered still
the sea has washed across your face and taken of its fill.

4.If I could make days last forever If words could make wishes come true

5. This is my country and I sprang from her and I’m learning how to count upon her.

6.And at the age of thirteen I thought I was carrying the weight of the whole world on my shoulders.

Hope you like it, just something to get the brain thinking.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 07:42 PM

2. The Night they drove old Dixie down?:-) (Are these Cross-the-pond-centric or any ol' place?)


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 07:46 PM

1. What Did You Learn in School Today?               Tom Paxton


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bobad
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 07:48 PM

3. Conquistador


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: CallyH
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 07:50 PM

4. Time in a Bottle    Jim Croce


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 07:54 PM

Will done all of you, bobad, you got the hard one, old favourite of mine. Only 5 & 6 to go. One a hit for a female American artist the other a male American artist. Now get thinking up a few more.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bobad
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 07:58 PM

I remembered the song but don't know who did it.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 08:03 PM

Here are some more:




7. How the world fell on his shoulders down in Boulder I don't know.


8. Youll remember youre the one
That called on them to call on him
To get your favors done.

9. He was wined and speeched and honored, everybody shook his hand.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Gurney
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 08:05 PM

THEM chopping wood?


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 08:07 PM

A few more before I go to bed.
1.We'll go walking out while others shout of war's disaster. (UK)

2.And you know that peace can only be won when we've blown 'em all to kingdom come. (US)

3.`I will fix your rat if you'll take Jack my dog'' (US)

4.Look at him working, daring his socks in the night when there's nobody there. (UK)

5.Neither one will give in So we gaze at our eight by ten (US)


6.And I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus Rollin' down highway 41.(US)

All songs my favourites. Well night folks from Ireland and thanks.
DS


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 08:10 PM

Procol Harum, bobad, Sorry you are right Gurney, it was them.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 08:11 PM

Number 5 in the first post: Buffy's "Soldier Blue".


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: John O'L
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 08:21 PM

pdq -

7 - Gorfon Lightfoot's Ten Degrees & Getting Colder

8 - Dylan's Wheels On Fire

9 - (I'm guessing) Paul Simon's Richard Cory?


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 08:25 PM

They were easy, medium, harder. Hint: #9 is written by a man who took his own life.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: John O'L
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 08:31 PM

Divis Sweeney's 2nd no. 4 is of course Eleanor Rigby and his 2nd no. 6 is driving me nuts - I know it's The Allman Bros., but I can't for the life of me think of the song


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 08:32 PM

"3.`I will fix your rat if you'll take Jack my dog'' (US)"

From "The Weight" by The Band.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 08:34 PM

Er, could you folks possibly mean 'fix your rack"?


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: John O'L
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 08:35 PM

Ramblin' Man.


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From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 08:57 PM

2. I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag, by Country Joe McDonald


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 10:56 PM

Second # 6:

"Ramblin' Man" by the Allman Brothers.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 06 - 11:32 PM

5.Neither one will give in So we gaze at our eight by ten (US)

"The Games People Play". Joe South (?)


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Old Guy
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 12:19 AM

3.`I will fix your rat if you'll take Jack my dog'' (US)

It's rack not rat. Don't know the meaning.


a. I'm a union man now all the way.

b. O then, tell me Sean O'Farrell,tell me why you hurry so?


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: John O'L
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 01:44 AM

Opinion on the internet seems to be divided among 'rat', 'rack' and even 'rags'. It may or may not be interesting to note that there is a dog called a Rat Terrier, and another dog called a Jack Russell...


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 03:34 AM

Answers to two above
6.And at the age of thirteen I thought I was carrying the weight of the whole world on my shoulders. Was clarence Carter, Patches.

1.We'll go walking out while others shout of war's disaster. (UK)
Was Jethro Tull, Living in the past.

Old Guy,
a. I'm a union man now all the way.   Answer King Harvest.
b. O then, tell me Sean O'Farrell,tell me why you hurry so?
Answer, The rising of the moon.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 03:55 AM

5 was Buffy St Maries Soldier Blue.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 03:58 AM

And great song it was eric.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 04:51 AM

1
FAREWELL LOVE ME CANNY LASS
2 the liy of the valley the primrose of the dell.
3 the dolphin with a smile played a tiune upon his viol .
4 while beating off magellan straits.
heres two contemporary two traditional, all english.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 05:00 AM

Can only get one so far,
1. Whitby Whaler ?


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 05:16 AM

Yep, Whitby Whaler, Divis (IS that the EXACT title, Cap'n?)

2nd is Bogey's Bonny Belle.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 06:22 AM

Is 4. Magellan Storms And Mutiny ?


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 06:23 AM

third is the Sailors dream, fourth is the Gallant frigate Amphitrite.HERES SOME MORE .
The sun went down and the moon advanced.
Its first they eat the white puddings then they eat the black.
I dealther the ace but myself the poor Jack.
think ill wait till sunset.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 06:27 AM

3rd is 'The Game of All Fours'


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 06:28 AM

yes The Whitby Whaler by Richard Grainger. Sailors Dream by CAPTAIN B


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 07:35 AM

1.Your candle is burning the wheels are turning what you gonna do? (uk)

2.I remember holding you while you sleep, every day I feel the tears that you weep.

3.I like beer, and I like cheese I like the smell of a westerly breeze (UK)

4.The other night he brought me a fine diamond ring But he thought to have deprived me of a far better thing. (UK)

5. write braille get jailed, jump bail, join the army, if you fail. (UK)

6.Then I thought of Oxnard, just north of LA where I picked strawberries for many a day. (US)


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 07:43 AM

Sorry 5. should be (US).
2. Is (UK)


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: alanabit
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 09:12 AM

1. "My Brother Jake" by Free.
2. "Day After Day" by Badfinger.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 09:26 AM

Ah a man who knows his music. Well done alanabit.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 09:35 AM

New #5 is "Subterranean Homesick Blues" (Bob Dylan).


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 09:36 AM

Why isn't this in Music up top? It's BS but it's musical BS.

Agreed, Mr. Beans. I have changed it...... Mudelf


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 09:40 AM

(I like beer, and I like cheese I like the smell of a westerly breeze ) A fine British guitarist, famed for a horror film score.

(The other night he brought me a fine diamond ring But he thought to have deprived me of a far better thing.) English folk group who enjoyed chart success mid 1970's. Female lead singer.

(write braille get jailed, jump bail, join the army, if you fail)
At Live Aid in 1985, he said don't forget the farmers at home.

(Then I thought of Oxnard, just north of LA where I picked strawberries for many a day)
He wrote this with his wife June in a hotel room after seeing a tramp at the doors of the hotel looking in at the dessert table.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 09:50 AM

Was thinking about including the song 98.6 by keith. Then again maybe not !
Good afrernoon Keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 09:51 AM

NO1 OF MY QUIZ WAS Isle of france
3 JohnBlunt 4 Sally free and easy. by cyril Tawney.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 09:56 AM

Should of got Isle of France, well done Captain.

Please note that I have changed this to a music thread, and modified the name. Fun thread. .... Mudelf


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 10:18 AM

The term 'rack' means 'bed' or 'a place to sleep'. Similar slang includes 'sack' as ' hop in the sack' and 'crib', as in 'I got me a nice li'l crib downtown'.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: jaze
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 10:33 AM

6.-Patches-??


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: jaze
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 10:36 AM

Sorry, just realized you already answered it-but I was right!


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Midchuck
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 10:38 AM

pdq's #9 is Ira Hayes by Peter LaFarge, I believe. (No, Johnny Cash didn't write it.)

Peter.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Flash Company
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 11:16 AM

Midchuck, You just beat me to 'Ira Hayes', And I believe that Pete LaFarge was stuck for ages on that line. It was actually provided by Cisco Houston!

Try These:-

And he's mounted on his berry brown steed

What fond delight will steal upon me...

I can see the share-crop farmer as he wipes his sweaty brow

FC


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 11:48 AM

1'                "There's bugs in my bed
                   My Pants so old they shine"

2'                "Cause I'm a picker, I'm a grinner
                   I'm a lover and I'm a sinner"

3'                "And why should I
                   Call your name
                   When you're to blame
                   For making me Blue"

4'                "The same rowdy crowd that was here last night
                   Is back again"

5.                "If the button is pushed, there's no runnin' away,
                   There'll be no one to save, with the world in a grave."

6'                "Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills,
                   One man gathers what another man spills."


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 12:13 PM

Well I was happy enough with it in the other section, but you know best. I don't visit this section.


Here are the other answers.

3.I like beer, and I like cheese I like the smell of a westerly breeze (UK) On horeseback, Mike Oldfield.

4.The other night he brought me a fine diamond ring But he thought to have deprived me of a far better thing. (UK) All around my hat.

6.Then I thought of Oxnard, just north of LA where I picked strawberries for many a day. (US) Strawberry Cake, J. Cash.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 12:20 PM

2 Steve Miller "The Joker"

4 That David Bromberg song about the girl in the sideshow rent ...


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 12:21 PM

...sideshow tent...


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 01:01 PM

Buggerit, I'd GOT 'All Around My Hat' too, even before the hint.....& am real surprised no-one else did.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 01:04 PM

" Sharon" . That was the David Bromberg song ...


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 04:01 PM

1. Bottle Of Wine - Tom Paxton
2. The Joker - Steve Miller
5. Eve Of Destruction - written by PF Sloane - Sung by BArry McGuire


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Bassic
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 04:13 PM

write braille get jailed, jump bail, join the army, if you fail, Subteranean Homesick Blues, Dylan


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 06:16 PM

The dog shat in the tucker box ten miles from;;;;;;
The bigwigs are all up a tree.
In euclid and grammar they taught me to write.
but flies upon the union jack I never saw before.
THE answer toFlash companyS BERRY BROWN STEED is Thomas or wWilly of the winesbury


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 06:49 PM

It would be somewhat simpler if new lines added were to begin with new numbers so as to differentiate the first line enumerated #2 from the second and thrid, etc.

Back to your regularly scheduled program.

Great thread, Divis.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 07:04 PM

...not trying to hijack Sweeney's thread, just augment it...

HINTS:   3' is more R'n'R than folk, 6' likely known mostly by their faithful fans.

The line quoted from "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" is important to that song. It makes "who's to blame" a little less clear and makes the song more thought-provoking.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 07:23 PM

Pat Sky's rendition of that song is GREAT.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bobad
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 07:27 PM

I agree, it is my favorite.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST,Rowan
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 03:55 AM

The dog shat in the tucker box ten miles from;;;;;;
Actually, five miles from Gundagai

The bigwigs are all up a tree.
When the bigwigs are brought, to the bankruptcy court
what hope for a squatter like me?


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 06:47 AM

Go on then; see if you can work out where these lines are from (the first one is country; the others are folk):

1. Somebody spread the rumour that you had lost your life, least that's the way I heard it and what I told my wife

2. Her eyes are like the setting sun, her teeth as white as pearl

3. Water drinkers are dull arses

4. (For) I'll crow like a cock and I'll carol like a lark

5. ....to buy a hunk of bacon and a lump of mouldy cheese


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 08:57 AM

never mind the dog shitting in the tucker box must be bad whether your 5 miles or 10 from gundegai..
   my 3 was the limerick rake .
    4 was seven drunken nights.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 10:36 AM

What fond delight will steal upon me...
    Dumbarton's Drums
I can see the share-crop farmer as he wipes his sweaty brow
    The Banks Are Made of Marble.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 11:08 AM

1 - they called us generals nasty names (England)

2 - you took your sacrifice to the gods of war (Scotland)

3 - two days past eighteen (USA)

All the best

Oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Rumncoke
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 12:10 PM

Melodeonboys 3 - the rest of the line is 'in the light that is coming in the morning' I'm not sure of the offical title

4 is Hopping down in Kent.

Captain Birdseye's black and white pudding line is from the song I know as 'For the closing of the Door' - the first line is It fell about the Martinmas time.

Most of the lines though, I do not know. I seem to be becoming an anachronism, with people asking me which cd does that song come from, and I directing them to search words on paper in Cecil Sharpe House.

Anne


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 12:44 PM

Oggie, your 1st is from 'The Battle of Sowerby Bridge'.

No idea about your other 2!


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Old Guy
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 01:48 PM

Divis: You got 'em both now try this one:

[Warning may have adult content]

So I whipped off her bloomers and stiffed my thumb. And applied rotation on her sugar plumb


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: BB
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 02:59 PM

3. Water drinkers are dull arses - Come Me Lads
4. (For) I'll crow like a cock and I'll carol like a lark - Sydney Carter's John Ball

2 - you took your sacrifice to the gods of war (Scotland) - sounds like one of Dick Gaughan's, but I can't remember the title.

A fun thread, but can I make a request that the person who sets the questions gives us all at least 24 hours before posting the answers? I only saw this thread for the first time tonight, having been away for a couple of days - and I only look at Mudcat once a day anyway!

Barbara


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 11 Sep 06 - 04:13 PM

Paul

Right about the first one - I'm currently having a de-clutter and transfering my vinyl to CD and came across the Swan Arcade LP in the further reccesses of my collection - then realised I'd not played it in too many years!

All the best

Oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 12:29 AM

Hi

Sacrifice etc is not Gaughan - think groups, 1980's

All the best

oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 02:01 AM

"You took your sacrifice to the gods of war"
- Runrig (C. & R. MacDonald), Protect and Survive

"You took your sacrifice to the gods of war
Traded your children's lives for a mess of gold
And you beat your ploughshares into swords
Breathing free

Once in a lifetime.."


Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 02:38 AM

Some of these are pretty obvious, some fairly obscure.

1. I saw your other man today, wearin' my brand new shoes.

2. She told me not to play around but I done let that deal go down.

3. I know for certain that you have a right to be free.

4. Yer tellin me that I'm not moral enough to go out and shoot women and children...

5. I ain't no fool, I'm goin' to school...

6. These love affairs is hard to bear...

7. Now the big three have departed but not so the cult they started...

8. Little children wept and cried as the waves swept o'er the side.

9. Ain't i always nice to your kid sister?

10. This wimmen's liberation is a-goin' to yer head.


Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 02:43 AM

5. I ain't no fool, I'm goin' to school...
Draft Dodger Rag (Phil Ochs)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 03:20 AM

no8 THE TITANIC, TO rum n coke re black puddings , Iknow a different version called JohnBlunt.herEs one.
three little children lying in their beds[american]


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 03:30 AM

Captain Birdseye: That's "Shortnin' Bread"--"two is sick and the other half dead"

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST,chazkratz
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 03:33 AM

Cap'n, I should have added that both you and bdfk are right.

Charles (and I'll be damned if I know what happened to my cookie--I had it earlier today)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 03:59 AM

4. Yer tellin me that I'm not moral enough to go out and shoot women and children... after littering?
Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant Anti Massacree


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST,chazkratz
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 04:24 AM

Rightcha are, Li'l Rob'n, although the title of the song is simply "Alice's Restaurant"--the movement he suggests it might start is the "Alice's Restaurant Anti-massacree Movement." There's one more pretty obvious one...

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 04:37 AM

Okay, here's a few from my list of favourites ;-)

bf1. There's a journey that we've never made
Never taken, always been afraid
(UK)

bf2. If you want to have a safe life then don't take risks
But you'll regret it in the future by realizing what you've missed
(AUS)

bf3. Don't talk to me about life's seasons
Don't ask me for answers, don't ask me for reasons
(AUS)

bf4. So they gave the corpse a sup, just to shut him up
And laid him on the bed without a prayer
(UK)

bf5. From Scotland's grey shores to the cold coast of Greenland
White Seas and Faroes they're making their way
(UK)

bf6. We've still got the tunes, fiddle strings and spoons
And if you've got the time, we've still got the rhymes
(US)

bf7. They share hearth and heather
They join the dance together
They shed their tears and joy
Then they're gone again forever
(US)

bf8. You're sweeter, stronger, decenter, you're spunkier than tae
(US)

bf9. I will travel lonely for this journey's only
Without thought of you
(UK)

bf10. And all ah did was ask her had her faither stayed at hame
The next ah ken was ah was in the midden
(UK)

bf11. For hundreds of years when the pipes gave the call
The Sinclairs have answered to fight or to fall
(UK)

bf12. Now he's forty going on eighty, with his eyes of hope bereft
And he told me this for certain, there's not many of us left
(UK)

bf13. My kitchen is filled with the smell of the sea
And the leaping green fishes my love brings to me
(AUS)

bf14. To throw a farmer's family out, that's the worst of any crimes
It was called the Great Depression, but I called it more hard times
(US)

bf15. But the year doesn't matter, there's always the drum
The guns and the government call men to come
(AUS)


NB: US (USA + Canada), UK (United Kingdom + Ireland)

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 04:53 AM

1. I saw your other man today, wearin' my brand new shoes
Down to Seeds And Stems Again - Commander Cody

6. These love affairs is hard to bear (shouldn't that be "are"?)
You're gonna miss me - Mike Seeger/Tom Paley/John Cohen/Dave Guard


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 07:26 AM

bf15. But the year doesn't matter, there's always the drum
The guns and the government call men to come
(AUS)
The year of the drum by Wendy Joseph.
We have the Wongawilli CD.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 07:46 AM

How do you go on New Zealand songs?
1.My love's hair was golden, like snowgrass in summer.
2.They were panning good dirt on the winding Shotover
3.But I'll sing out as I go by your window, just to show you you're the one.
4.Spend it in the winter or die of the cold.
5.Brackish water, putrid seal, we did all of us fall ill.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 08:08 AM

Little Robyn - NOT too hot on NZ , but do recognise Paul Metsers' Farewell to the Gold (No 2) and No5 is Davey Laughston (sp)- The Sealing Song

And bfdk - The only one there I know , I have by The Clancy's - Whiskey You're the Devil ! ( No8) and I cant remember the name of the song for No13 , but i know a number of folk who sing it !


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 08:15 AM

my one was supposed to be single girl BY SAM MCGHEE, NOT SHORTNIN BREAD.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 08:15 AM

bf15. Year of the Drum is correct - lovely song ;-)

I saw Wongawilli at the Skagen Festival (Denmark) in early July this year, they were a great hit with the crowds. I wish I'd been able to get one or two of their CDs, but they'd sold out..

Robins NZ songs:
2. They were panning good dirt on the winding Shotover
Farewell to the Gold - Paul Metsers

4. Spend it in the winter or die of the cold.
Bright Fine Gold - Trad.?

5. Brackish water, putrid seal, we did all of us fall ill.
Davy Lawston - Trad.

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 08:18 AM

bf8 Whiskey you're the Devil, correct, Terry ;-)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST,chazkratz
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 09:12 AM

bfdk, right on "Seeds and Stems," close on the other: New Lost City Ramblers (no Dave Guard), title "Leavin' Home," original from Gid Tanner(?),

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 10:11 AM

bfdk - obviously right on Runrig.

One of mine left - ' Two days past eighteen' - Clue 'Return to the scene of the crime'

OK it's a bit cryptic but twas a good concert if not exactly folk. or bluegrass. (That's anothe clue)

oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Flash Company
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 10:29 AM

It's hard keeping track of this thread!
Somebody back there got 'Dumbarton's Drums', but the Berry brown steed was 'Clerk Colvin', and the share-crop farmer line was from Tom Paxton, 'There's a rumbling in this land'.

FC


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 10:49 AM

You are living in the free world. In the free world you must stay. (US)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 01:01 PM

Oggie! It's the first line from 'Travelling Soldier' By The Dixie Chicks - Unless aah'm mistaken


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 01:09 PM

Geordie's Selection!!

1. We flew past Armstrong's Factory and up to the "Robin Adair" (UK)

2. Me, with my tired eyes and you full of life (UK)

3. The Night-nurse is gone and the sexy one's here. She tells us such beautiful lies (US)

4. Even the President of the United States sometimes has to stand naked (US)

5. ...And her cousin's a muck-man and they call him Tom Grey (UK)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 01:21 PM

"4. Even the President of the United States sometimes has to stand naked."

El Dylan in "It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding"


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 02:07 PM

Geordie-Porgie - yup! I always did have eclectic tastes!

All the best

Oggie

PS your number 3 is 'Jimmy Newman' - are we all showing our age here? Is number 5 'Cushy Butterfield'?


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 02:45 PM

Not only is the thread getting hard to follow, the questions are getting a bloody sight 'arder.....for me anyway!

All I've got out of the last batch are 'Farewell To The Gold' & the one Oggy called 'Cushy Butterfield'...which isnt the right title, but I cant remember the right one! I know where you are coming from with calling it that though Oggy, they are both Geordie songs, 'from' Stu Luckley.

btw, Little Robyn, 'Farewell to the Gold' is very well known in UK because of Nic Jones' superb album 'Penguin Eggs' which of course takes its title from the line in 'Little Pot Stove', also on the album.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 02:49 PM

Paul it has always been known as "Cushie Butterfield" to my knowledge, and is sometimes called the "Broken Hearted Keelman"
Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Snuffy
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 02:55 PM

and when we got to the railway bridge the bus wheel flew off there


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 03:32 PM

Ooops....its ME that got muddled then! I;ll have to try & find the song I was thinking of.

Apologies, particularly to Oggie!

Oh well, at least I get the 100th post...


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 03:38 PM

Yep...I was thinking that the line was from 'Bonny Gateshead Lass', I reckon...


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Old Guy
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 05:20 PM

He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed.

When he told a joke you would chortle for days.

All day long I'd biddy-biddy-bum If I were a wealthy man.

Ive got fire water right on my breath
And the doctor warned me I might catch a death.

Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime.

But the education of no man or boy is complete
Until he has witnessed this shocking spectacle.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 05:43 PM

1.black as a bootprint in a shining hallway.
2.Ill purchase a cow that will never run dry.
3. she stood there shivering and shaking, half frozen to death with the cold.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Snuffy
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 05:47 PM

3. The Devonshire Farmer's Daughter or many other Highwayman Outwitted songs


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 05:57 PM

well done snuffy, the other two are irish.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 06:16 PM

The first one is the song that made me a Beatles fan: "A Day in the Life"; the second, "If I Were a Rich Man" from Fiddler on the Roof, I think.

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 06:24 PM

My list from last night, half correctly identified, half not, as identified by asterisks before the number:

1. I saw your other man today, wearin' my brand new shoes. (correctly identified by bfdk as Commander Cody's "Down to Seeds and Stems"

*2. She told me not to play around but I done let that deal go down. (I can't believe no one got this one")

*3. I know for certain that you have a right to be free.

4. Yer tellin me that I'm not moral enough to go out and shoot women and children...
(correctly identified by Little Robyn: Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant")

5. I ain't no fool, I'm goin' to school... (another bfdk ID: "Draft Dodger's Rag," Phil Ochs)

6. These love affairs is hard to bear... (still another bfdk identification although we differed in details "Leavin' Home" as recorded by The New Lost City Ramblers)

*7. Now the big three have departed but not so the cult they started...

8. Little children wept and cried as the waves swept o'er the side. (correctly identified by Captain Birdseye as "The Titanic")

*9. Ain't i always nice to your kid sister?

*10. This wimmen's liberation is a-goin' to yer head.


Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 06:37 PM

Geordie's Answers!

1. The Blaydon Races by Geordie Ridley
2. We Stayed Awake by Huw Williams
3. Jimmy Newman by Tom Paxton
4. It's Alright Ma - Bobby the Zim (Canny answer and spot on PDQ)
5. Cushie Butterfield - Trad (Tyneside)

try these

a. There's nothin' so lonesome, morbid or drear (Oz)
b. But there's one thing which makes Spring complete for me, And makes every Sunday a treat for me (US)
c. Their drifting tunes seemed to fill the air (US)
d. Young Vandy in his pain put a bullet through his brain (US)
e. The caste in her eye makes her look shy and I wish we never had parted (UK)

Good Luck


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 06:47 PM

Geordie's:

a. There's nothin' so lonesome, morbid or drear (Oz)
A Pub With No Beer by (Dropkick Murphys)

c. Their drifting tunes seemed to fill the air (US)
The Roseville Fair (Bill Staines)

d. Young Vandy in his pain put a bullet through his brain (US)
Darcy Farrow (John Denver)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 06:53 PM

Captain Birdseye's:

2. I'll purchase a cow that will never run dry
Limerick Rake (Trad.)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 06:56 PM

Geordie - a is Pub With No Beer

          b is Poisoning pigeons in the Park

          c is Roseville fair

          d is Darcey farrow

          e has me beat !!


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Snuffy
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 07:15 PM

e Sally Gee


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 07:16 PM

OK - Try these !!

LF 1 When the call comes again , they will not answer - (AUS)

LF2   Young people reaching for power and gold have no respect for anything old - USA)

LF3   She was shining out like a light in the night - (UK)

LF4   A rumble of rock and the walls close round   - (UK)

LF4   It's hard to explain why I'm leaving once again   - (USA)

LF5   For me to have you now would be the sweetest thing   -(UK)

LF6   Then never despise the soldier lad thouh his staion be
          but low -   (UK)

LF7   Words like when you're older must appease him   - (USA)

LF8   There's someone in a pretty dress , she's all grown up like
          you - (USA)

LF9    Rock-a-bye baby the dark and the light    - (UK)

LF10   If when the moon's a toothy smile you meet a whirling
            wind   -   (UK)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 07:35 PM

Terry's:

LF 1 When the call comes again, they will not answer - (AUS)
All The Fine Young Men (Eric Bogle & John Munro)

LF4 A rumble of rock and the walls close round - (UK)
Springhill Mine Disaster (Peggy Seeger & Ewan MacColl)


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From: Cool Beans
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 07:35 PM

LF5   For me to have you now would be the sweetest thing   -(UK)
             Catch the Wind (Donovan)
LF7   Words like when you're older must appease him   - (USA)
             The Circle Game (Joni Mitchell)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Snuffy
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 07:36 PM

LF5 Catch the Wind (Donovan)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 08:15 PM

*3. I know for certain that you have a right to be free.

   ...from a variant of Cocaine/Coacine Blues/ Take A Whiff On Me...?


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 08:25 PM

I don't think so, PDQ. Think country. Think stunning woman with gray hair, primarily known for her backup singing.

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 08:40 PM

...I have two still un-answered:

3'                "And why should I
                   Call your name
                   When you're to blame
                   For making me Blue"

hint 1:   is more R'n'R than folk    hint 2: by only 'ethnic' singer named in this quiz

6'                "Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills,
                   One man gathers what another man spills."

hint 1: likely known mostly by their faithful fans    hint 2: group played 3500+ live concerts

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
...some new ones:

7'   "Knowin' that you lied
       Straight-faced while I cried"

8'   "It's what you look like
       and not what you are"

9'    "These are just some sorry kids
       ... they ain't the ones"

10'   "You would stand to gain and I to lose"

11'   "She's a gal with a portable past"

12'   "I think we'd be better off
         ta just run her off this place"


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: frogprince
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 09:12 PM

John Denver didn't write Darcy Farrow; Steve Gillette wrote it after his sister Darcy was kicked in the head (not fatally) by a horse.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bobad
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 09:13 PM

"A handful of gimme and a mouthful of much obliged."


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST,oldhippie
Date: 12 Sep 06 - 10:28 PM

LF8 - Come Away Melinda ?


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 12:22 AM

"Why should I call your name when you're..."--Wasted Days and Wasted Nights--Freddy Fender.

And earlier--can't remember whose-- "Ain't I always nice to your kid sister?"--Put Another Log on the Fire--Tompall Glaser, I believe.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 12:25 AM

pdq --7-- "Reason to Believe"?


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Old Guy
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 12:26 AM

Chazkratz got Fiddler on the roof and A day in the Life.

That's T and it rhymes with P and it stands for Pool.

Cain't no-a high-toned woman make me walk the line.

She tore it up and threw it in my face just for a laugh.

I got a brand new house on the roadside, Made out of rattlesnake hide.

All the way home I held a grudge. (or held her fudge)

A cat's meow and a cow's moo, I can recite 'em all,


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 12:31 AM

LF 2 - Si Kahn 'All used up'

All the best

Oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 01:12 AM

That's T and it rhymes---Trouble--Music Man

Can't no high-toned---16 Tons

Brand new house--Who Do You Love? (I think)

All the way home---No Particular Place to Go


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 01:57 AM

2,4 and 5 were easy. For the others, they're both by Peter Cape:
1.My love's hair was golden, like snowgrass in summer.

3.But I'll sing out as I go by your window, just to show you you're the one
Robyn


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 03:03 AM

Here are the ones from my last night's list which no one identified:

2. She told me not to play around but I done let that deal go down. (I can't believe no one got this one: Hank Williams, "Move It on Over.")

3. I know for certain that you have a right to be free. ("I'm Too Far Gone," the version I heard was by Emmylou Harris--but it was probably a cover.)

7. Now the big three have departed but not so the cult they started... ("Oh,Doctor Freud"--I don't know the writer or who might have recorded it)

9. Ain't i always nice to your kid sister? (Tompall Glaser, "Put Another Log on the Fire")

10. This wimmen's liberation is a-goin' to yer head. (Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman and his Texas Jew-Boys,) "Put Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns into Bed")


And here are a few more

1. Nobody could ignore that little girl next door, she sure looked sweet in her first evening gown.

2. When you were a boy did the Cheyenne and Sioux refuse to play nicely with you?

3. Got a lot of ice and snow here half as cold as all the people I've found.

4. Your woman says "Hey, Pedro, you're actin' crazy like a clown."

5. I was tokin' on a number, listenin' to the radio.

6. The evil gin does would be hard to assess.

7. We're playin' cards, writin' home, and havin' lots of fun...

8. Aunt Natasha drives the tractor, Grandma runs the cream extractor.

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 03:11 AM

my number one was Donal og.
someoneback there had, dont let the deal go down.
1. A BILLYGOAT PISSING IN AN OLD TIN CAN


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 04:22 AM

Frogprince, I don't know who wrote Darcy Farrow, but John Denver's credited with it here and here.

Hint for my as yet unsolved riddles: 3 of those songs were actually penned by Catters!!

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 05:06 AM

Oggie - Si Kahn is a cracking writer , but All Used Up was written by Utah Phillips !!


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 05:49 AM

Chazratz - Your latest - number 1 is Tom Lehrer -My Home Town , and number 6 is Flanders and Swann -Have Some Madeira M'Dear

And despite what any web site says , Steve Gillette DID write Darcy Farrow - He and Cindy are doing a UK tour at the moment !

Old Guy - All the way home I held a grudge - Chuck Berry - No particular place to go


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 08:48 AM

8. Aunt Natasha drives the tractor, Grandma runs the cream extractor.
   Wow! Is that obscure. I can't spell it, but it's from the Russian song "Hey, Jonkoya"

And I'm still waiting for an answer to my earlier post:
"You are living in the free world. In the free world you must stay."


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 08:54 AM

She tore it up and threw it in my face just for a laugh.
Up on Cripple Creek (The Band)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Snuffy
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 09:37 AM

5. I was tokin' on a number, listenin' to the radio.

is it My Guru Says No?


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 09:58 AM

Sorry, Snuffy. Think longhaired country, flat tire.

Cool Beans--Right: Jankoya, but it's Yiddish, and not that obscure: English words by Pete Seeger, recorded by Limeliters--although I don't think they used that verse. I learned it first from their recording, then found Pete's version in Sing Out.

And Leadfingers, right on both counts. Song also recorded by Limeliters.

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 10:00 AM

Yup - My brain's getting addled with all these lyrics! Utah Phillips it was.

Oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Flash Company
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 10:02 AM

Thought of this while I was getting breakfast ready this morning, Haven't heard the song in donkeys years:-

'Come away, Boys, and fly with me'

FC


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Midchuck
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 10:36 AM

Chazkratz got Fiddler on the roof and A day in the Life.

That's T and it rhymes with P and it stands for Pool.

"Trouble" from "The Music Man" by Meredith Wilson


I got a brand new house on the roadside, Made out of rattlesnake hide.

"Who Do You Love" - Bo Diddley, but I heard it from Tom Rush.

A cat's meow and a cow's moo, I can recite 'em all,

Dylan, but I can't remember the title


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 11:11 AM

2. When you were a boy did the Cheyenne and Sioux refuse to play nicely with you?

                  "Gunslinger"   Limelighters


4. Your woman says "Hey, Pedro, you're actin' crazy like a clown."

                  "Panama Red"    Peter Rowan/NRPS


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 12:06 PM

My LF3 is Contemporary - One of the better writers from the North East

My LF4b (Ooops) is one of the Longets still going American writers

My LF6 is a Traditional Chorus song

MyLF9 is a Serious Protest from a now dead writer of Hymns and comedy songs , as well as some serious comments !

My LF10 is from the first album of a group that have just got
         together AGAIN

Now I must find a few more ! this is FUN !!


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 02:39 PM

pdq got two from my last night's list, "Panama Red" and "Gunslinger" (I had forgotten that Gottlieb and company had recorded "Gunslinger"--I heard it first on an album of satirical songs about psychology called "Songs of Couch and Consultation." Other songs on the LP included "Stay as Sick as You Are" and "I Can't Get Adjusted to the You Who Got Adjusted to Me."

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 03:29 PM

1. A BILLYGOAT PISSING IN AN OLD TIN CAN
I thought of Ryebuck Shearer but that's
A voice like a billygoat shitting in a can.
Must be a different one???
Robyn


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: frogprince
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 04:10 PM

7. We're playin' cards, writin' home, and havin' lots of fun.
   Good Christian Soldier, by Bobby Bare and Billy Joe Shaver
   (I thought it was by Saint Kris, until I looked it up on the
   big black CD to get the proper title.)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 04:32 PM

1) did you ever see Dallas.....

2)Met her in old Mexico, she was laughing, sad and young

3)....left her mama crying with her head in her hands
such a sad case, so broken hearted

4) M is for the

5) we were outlaws but free men....


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 04:36 PM

3 - Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Day Light - Emmylou Harris I believe, earlyish possibly recorded on Luxury Liner,

5 - Waiting for Bonaparte - Men they couln't Hang?

All the best

Oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 04:44 PM

Correction on the above-

5 is an Irish Rebel song - Galtee Mountain Boy

Oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 04:46 PM

Frogprince--right you are. And Kristofferson recorded it, as did Joah Baez.

Charles

Oh, and the correct spelling of the title of the song (and the actual railroad depot) mentioned above: Zhankoye ("Aunt Natasha drives the tractor...")


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 04:51 PM

Here are the answers to my questions from a couple of days ago:

1. Somebody spread the rumour that you had lost your life etc. (My Wife Thinks You're Dead - Junior Brown)

2. Her eyes are like the setting sun, her teeth as white as pearl (Spotted Dick)

3. Water drinkers are dulll arses (I know it as Union Song; or maybe, as BB said, it's called "Come Me Lads")

4. I'll crow like a cock and carol like a lark (Jon Ball)

5. ....to buy a hunk of bacon and a lump of mouldy cheese (Hoppin' Down in Kent)

Well done, Rumncoke and BB, who got questions 3, 4 and 5 between them. Nobody got the first two.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Midchuck
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 07:02 PM

1) did you ever see Dallas...from a DC-9 at night...

Don't know the title or author, but the Flatlanders did it. Probably one of them wrote it.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 07:49 PM

1) did you ever see Dallas.....Butch Hancock well done Midchuck!

2)Met her in old Mexico, she was laughing, sad and young - Joe Ely - She never spoke spanish to me

3)....left her mama crying with her head in her hands
such a sad case, so broken hearted
leaving Louisiana in the broad daylight - Rodney Crowell well done oggie

4) M is for the
Up against the wall redneck mother - Ray Willie Hubbard?

5) we were outlaws but free men.... The Galtee Mountain Boy - recorded by Paddy Reilly/Christy Moore well done Oggie!


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 07:51 PM

As they say en Cockfosteurs et La Rue de Ballspond....


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 08:27 PM

"Leavin' Louisiana" is by Rodney Crowell, also recorded by others, e.g., Emmylou.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 08:45 PM

Everyone seems to have beaten me to the ones I knew, so I'll give you some more to play with:

G-1 "See the geese in chevron flight flappin' hard and racin' on before the snow"

G-2 "'Tis dust to dust beneath the sod, but there, up there 'tis heart to heart."

G-3 "... where the humu humu nuku nuku a pu'a'a goes swimming by"

G-4 "Then up spake the babe on his nanny's knee,
"It's afore I'm a man avenged I'll be.""

G-5 "I been in some big towns and heard me some big talk,
But there is one thing I know:"

G-6 "We'll have to walk down where the fields are overgrown.
Consumption's claimed his life and we dare not miss the sight ... "

G-7 "This bonnie lassie, she did blush, and oh, but she felt shame.
'Tis, "Since ye've ta'en the wills o' me, come tell ta me your name."

G-7 " ...and I'll cut a rug till I'm snug in the jug."

G-8 "Oh, it's fine to pass away, but when people start to pay,
That's no time for a businessman to die!"

G-9 "In anger unkind words are said that make the teardrops start."

G-10 "It was clear as mud but it cover the ground"

G-11 "By 'n' by hard times comes a-knockin' at my door"

G-12 "When purple-colored curtains mark the end of day"

G-13 "And all the money they did waste, I wish it could be sav-ed."

G-14 "pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans"

G-15 "My old man will be sleepin' an' he won't even know I'm gone."

Genie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 08:51 PM

"pumped a lot of pain { 'tane ? } down in New Orleans"

      "Proud Mary" of course...by Creekwater (my sargeant called 'em that).


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bobad
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 08:53 PM

"You are living in the free world. In the free world you must stay."

"The Ballad Of William Worthy" Phil Ochs


"A handful of gimme and a mouthful of much obliged." Anyone?


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 11:04 PM

G 1--Urge for Going
G 2--Lorena
G 9--Cold Cold Heart
G 11-Old Kentucky Home


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 11:05 PM

G-7 Java Jive (I think)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 11:09 PM

g11, HARD TIMES come again no more


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 13 Sep 06 - 11:22 PM

Ron Davies is right about G-11 (My Old Kentucky Home - S. Foster)

And all the other answers, so far, re my posted lines are right.

Good job.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 12:23 AM

G-4 Baron o'Brackley

oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 12:32 AM

Right, Oggie. Actually, I took the line from "Inverey," recorded by Robin Hall & Jimmie MacGregor, but it's basically the same song.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Old Guy
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 01:12 AM

Dnag. Somebody got all of mine except for Zappa.

and

If he cracked a joke Then you chortled for days

Ive got fire water right on my breath
And the doctor warned me I might catch a death.

Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime.

But the education of no man or boy is complete
Until he has witnessed this shocking spectacle.

And somebody always beats me to the ones I know.

Let me think up some tough ones.

We never make a fuss. We got the goods on us.

Charcoal burnin everywhere.

Man I can smell your feet a mile away.

It was late last night the other day
I thought I'd go up and see Ray


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 01:30 AM

G-5 is "Blues in the Night"

G-9, of course, is Hank's "Cold, Cold Heart" (I didn't see that someone else got there first)

G-10 is "Man Piaba"--Belafonte recorded it

G-11 is Stephen Foster's "Old Kentucky Home"

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 02:25 AM

G13 - is it The parting Glass


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 06:57 AM

Sort of sounds like it, Drummer, but no, not "The Parting Glass."
Hint: G-13 -- "And all the money they did waste, I wish it could be sav-ed."
-- is from a song that has a bit stronger significance in this side of the pond. (US)

You folks have correctly guessed all mine except these:

G-3 "... where the humu humu nuku nuku a pu'a'a goes swimming by"

G-6 "We'll have to walk down where the fields are overgrown.
Consumption's claimed his life and we dare not miss the sight ... "

G-7 "This bonnie lassie, she did blush, and oh, but she felt shame.
'Tis, "Since ye've ta'en the wills o' me, come tell ta me your name."

G-8 "Oh, it's fine to pass away, but when people start to pay,
That's no time for a businessman to die!" (Hint: lesser-known song from a very well-known US songwriter)

G-12 "When purple-colored curtains mark the end of day"

G-15 "My old man will be sleepin' an' he won't even know I'm gone."
(Hint: The song is well-known, but the best-selling recording of the song did not include this verse.)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 06:57 AM

Chazkratz--

I got Cold Cold Heart first--but probably first only because of time zone differences--I assume you're UK or Irish.

I also got Put Another Log On the Fire earlier.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 06:59 AM

G-12   Twilight Time


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 07:09 AM

G-13 " Yankee Doodle" (I believe)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST,JR
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 07:14 AM

1.My love's hair was golden, like snowgrass in summer.
-Black Matai; Peter Cape

LF3   She was shining out like a light in the night - (UK)
-Another Man's Wife; Jez Lowe

LF9    Rock-a-bye baby the dark and the light    - (UK)
Crow on the Cradle; Sidney Carter


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 08:03 AM

Guest JR you're right. Do you know the other one?

G-3 "... where the humu humu nuku nuku a pu'a'a goes swimming by"

The first line (I think) goes
I wanna go back to my little grass shack in ...??.. Hawaii
Robyn


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 09:22 AM

"... where the humu humu nuku nuku a pu'a'a goes swimming by"
I Wanna Go Back to My little Grass shack in Kealakahua, Hawaii.


G-12 "When purple-colored curtains mark the end of day"
   Twilight Time

G-15 "My old man will be sleepin' an' he won't even know I'm gone."
    Kansas City. Although the genders are reversible. "My old lady will be sleeping... "

AND good goin', Bobad, for identifying "The Ballad of William Worthy" as the source of "You are living in the free world. In the free world you must stay."


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 09:35 AM

LF6   Then never despise the soldier lad thouh his staion be
          but low -   (UK)

The fox jumps over the parson's gate, and the hounds all after him go,etc etc etc


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 09:54 AM

G-7 possibly 'Johnny Faa' or some such spelling - it was on Jean Redpath's Song of the Seals I think but ny copy went AWOL when my car got nicked (got the car back but not the tapes)

Oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 10:10 AM

OK, oggie, I'll give you that one.
It's from "Davey Faa" (as sung by Hall & MacGregor - [sp?]), but Jean may sing it as "Johnny Faa."

And my other ones have been identified correctly.   The only ones not guessed yet are:

G-6 "We'll have to walk down where the fields are overgrown.
Consumption's claimed his life and we dare not miss the sight ... "
(Hint: The next line contains the song title.)

G-8 "Oh, it's fine to pass away, but when people start to pay,
That's no time for a businessman to die!"
(Hint: lesser-known song from a very well-known US songwriter)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 11:14 AM

Got another couple for you:

G-16 "This earth is just rehearsal for when I'm heaven bound."

G-17 " Well I never will believe what another woman says, let her be white, yeller, dark or brown,
Unless she is on some high gallows tree and a-sayin that she wants to come down. "

G-18 "When we sing, a spark within us wakes & is fanned into a flame.
To those who hear our spirit's voice, it calls in them the same"

G-19 ""I've begged the Lord over & over again   to send you home safely to me.
When so many have fallen, so many good men, to hold you again is a blessing, indeed. "

G-20 "I got three hot kitties begging, pretty pretty,
Just to go out on the town at night.
...
Sometimes I turn-a my back & they slip through a crack,
And those down town pussies get more than I do!"

Hint: The writers of these songs have something in common (besides just being folkies and songwriters).   ;)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 11:52 AM

Once more unto the quiz!

OG1 - when a man gets married his race is run

OG2 - red is the colour of the new republic

OG3 - one son drives a long limousine

OG4 - when darkness at night draws her mantle

OG5 - but I met her in a pub down by the far side of the square

A reasonably eclectic mix

oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST,JR
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 12:14 PM

OG4 - when darkness at night draws her mantle

The Horn of the Hunter's Now Silent (the alternative John Peel song)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 03:33 PM

G-19 ""I've begged the Lord over & over again   to send you home safely to me.
When so many have fallen, so many good men, to hold you again is a blessing, indeed. "

Jed Marum's "Letter from Lilac Acres"


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 04:48 PM

Guest JR - yes 'Horn of the Hunter'. It was the first folksong I sang in public - 1972 at a village hall north of Lincoln - musical break in an evening of Folk Dancing by Lincoln Folk Dance Club and Lincoln Morris Men - seems a long time ago. An ad hoc group of me, Kevin Ford, John Barter (sometime squire of Grimsby Morris) and a lass whose name I forget.

Oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 05:44 PM

G-17 sounds like "Saint James Hospital," as sung by Doc Watson...although I think he sings it "...though her skin be dark or fair..."

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 14 Sep 06 - 06:19 PM

bfdk, you got Jed's song right off the bat!   (It's on the Mudcat CD Sampler: Orchid.)

Chazkratz, I'm not familiar with that Doc Watson song, but the lines I posted (G-17) were recorded by one of our own Mudcatters, of the female persuasion.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 04:33 AM

Okay, it seems most of mine were a little too hard, so here are the answers:

bf1. There's a journey that we've never made
Never taken, always been afraid
(Harvey Andrews - Long Long Time - UK)

bf2. If you want to have a safe life then don't take risks
But you'll regret it in the future by realizing what you've missed
(Jim Paterson (The Borderers) - Jump right in - AUS)

bf3. Don't talk to me about life's seasons
Don't ask me for answers, don't ask me for reasons
(Eric Bogle - A Reason for it All - AUS)

bf4. So they gave the corpse a sup, just to shut him up
And laid him on the bed without a prayer
(Trad. Irish - When Pat Malone forgot that he was dead - UK)

bf5. From Scotland's grey shores to the cold coast of Greenland
White Seas and Faroes they're making their way
(John Conolly - Grimsby Lads - UK)

bf6. We've still got the tunes, fiddle strings and spoons
And if you've got the time, we've still got the rhymes
(Richard Popovic (Shilelagh Law) - Songs to sing - US)

bf7. They share hearth and heather
They join the dance together
They shed their tears and joy
Then they're gone again forever
(Jed Marum - After the Dance - US)

bf8. You're sweeter, stronger, decenter, you're spunkier than tae
(Trad - Whisky you're the Devil - US)
Guessed by Terry (Leadfingers)

bf9. I will travel lonely for this journey's only
Without thought of you
(Ian McCalman - Seagull Cry - UK)

bf10. And all ah did was ask her had her faither stayed at hame
The next ah ken was ah was in the midden
(Nancy Nicolson - They sent a Woman - UK)

bf11. For hundreds of years when the pipes gave the call
The Sinclairs have answered to fight or to fall
(Matt Armour - Hills of Caithness - UK)

bf12. Now he's forty going on eighty, with his eyes of hope bereft
And he told me this for certain, there's not many of us left
(Pete St. John - Danny Farrell - UK)

bf13. My kitchen is filled with the smell of the sea
And the leaping green fishes my love brings to me
(Dorothy Hewitt - Cock of the North - AUS)

bf14. To throw a farmer's family out, that's the worst of any crimes
It was called the Great Depression, but I called it more hard times
(Rick Fielding - Angus Fraser - US)

bf15. But the year doesn't matter, there's always the drum
The guns and the government call men to come
(Wendy Joseph - Year of the Drum - AUS)
Guessed by Little Robyn

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 04:39 AM

Let's see if these are easier:

bf16. Risking black-lung and cave-ins, and flying red-hot splinters
And bleeding ruptured eardrums after "Fire in the hole!"
(US)

bf17. I have moved and kept on moving
Proved the points I've needed proving
(UK)

bf18. They came from Fort William wi' murder in mind
The Campbell had orders King William had signed
(UK)

bf19. And in the months that followed our love and friendship grew
Warmed by the summer sun and a love that was so new
(UK)

bf20. I've seen the red sun rising over Fuji's silver crown
And seen the same sun dipping down over smoky New York Town
(UK)

bf21. From the darkness of that prison came the sound of his brothers singing
Courage, their voices told him, you do not walk alone
(AUS)

bf22. And peace came to Arlingham many long years ago
Time passing by healed the scars on the land
(UK)

bf23. While I was on that journey, I met her in a copse
She had a handsome thick red coat, straight away my heart was lost
(UK)

bf24. For your waters rode easy, serene and so gentle
While the battle and bloodshed around you did roll
(US)

bf25. We gave them our four pounds and twenty
One last look at that green rocky shore
(UK/US?)

bf26. Stole your land, stole your lives
Poisoned your families.. raped your wives
(AUS)

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 04:54 AM

Oggies:

Ah, an old favourite of mine; The Men They Couldn't Hang:
OG2 - red is the colour of the new republic
(P. Simmonds - The Colours)

OG5 - but I met her in a pub down by the far side of the square
(Bob Pegg - The Gypsy)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 08:57 AM

bf17. I have moved and kept on moving
Proved the points I've needed proving
(UK)
Let me tell you that I love you,
That I think about you all the time
Caledonia, you're calling me
And I'm going home.

bf18. They came from Fort William wi' murder in mind
The Campbell had orders King William had signed
(UK)
Cruel is the snow that sweeps Glencoe
And covers the grave of Donald,
And cruel is the foe that raped Glencoe
And murdered the house of MacDonald.

Robyn


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 09:09 AM

Spot on, Robyn, on both bf17 and bf18 ;-)

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 09:29 AM

bf21 Singing the Spirit Home - Eric Bogle


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST,JR
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 10:01 AM

bf22. And peace came to Arlingham many long years ago
Time passing by healed the scars on the land
(UK)
Normandy Orchards-Kieth Marsden (or Norman D. Orchards, who ever he may be!)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 10:09 AM

Giok's correct on bf21, Guest,JR on bf22.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 10:21 AM

1.Some like women big and fat, some like women thin .
2.Youll be eating egg pie all the rest of your life.
3.im a navvy working on the line chopping up woms turning one to nine.
4.teacher used to very often holler books at me, and all the boys behind me used to holler merrily .


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 10:22 AM

NO 3 .should read worms.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 10:53 AM

bfdk - spot on of course

Leaves OG 1 and OG 3 to get,

OG1 is traditional learnt 25 plus years ago from a north eastern singer (UK) who also recorded it

OG3 is an American singer songwriter who sort of straddles folk & country

Oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 11:01 AM

Oggie - Your OG1 - battle of Sowerby Bridge !!


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 11:51 AM

Hi, 'Sowerby Bridge' was from an earlier post and you're right. OG1 is from post of 14th Sept and is different (but from the same era)

All the best

oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 12:32 PM

Getting Date fade Oggie !

Surprised no one got my LF4- Bound for the Mountains and the Sea - Tom Paxton

My LF10 was slightly more obscure - Dandelion Blues - Incredible String band -First Album !!

Here are a few more !

LF11 You've got fifty seven ways of being mean to me , fifty seven
         varieties like Heinz (UK)

LF12 He will rob you of your flower , then he'll send me to the
          gallows   (UK - Ish)

LF13 And they knew as they went they were hot on the scent by
            the scent of Corrall number five   (UK)

LF14 If I could beg , steal , or borrow , a ticket on some ship
            or plane (US)

LF15 I'd have to wash and comb my hair - and thats just wasted
            effort   (US)

LF16   Got killed by a blow , lay slain by a cane   (US)

LF17    Another night and its going to be a long one ,she draws the
          shade and hangs her head to cry (US)

LF18   For she's worth a quarter million afloat and at the dock (CAN)

LF19    But we had so much fun , we were glad that we came   (US)

LF20   And word and tint I did not stint , I gave her poems to
             say   (UK)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: webfolk
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 12:41 PM

LF14 Leaving London - Tom Paxton
LF17 Lyin' Eyes - Eagles

Geoff


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 12:42 PM

LF 14 Outward Bound Tom Paxton

LF 16 Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll Bob Dylan

LF 18 Mary Ellen Carter Stan Rogers


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 12:42 PM

200


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Old Guy
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 12:43 PM

Ain't no use a-talkin', we're gonna make a change,
There's always a liniment for every mangy.
The liniment for hard times is castin' my vote
And gettin' rid of them who rocks the boat.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 12:43 PM

Oops I meant Leaving London too late as usual alas and alack a day.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 12:46 PM

LF 11 Last Train and Ride Ralph McTell


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Snuffy
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 12:53 PM

LF20 should say Ireland, not UK - Raglan Road


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 12:53 PM

LF14 "If I could beg , steal , or borrow , a ticket on some ship
            or plane" (US)

             Alamo Mission    Peter Rowan               (maybe just close?)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 12:55 PM

LF 12 - Lazlo Faher as recorded by Tony Capstick I think

oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Snuffy
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 12:55 PM

For she's worth a quarter million afloat and at the dock

Never seen it written down before. I've always heard it as

For she's worth a quarter million a-floatin' at the dock

But I don't suppose it makes much difference anyway


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 01:48 PM

LF12 He will rob you of your flower , then he'll send me to the
          gallows   (UK - Ish) -- Anathea (recorded by Judy Collins)

LF17    Another night and its going to be a long one ,she draws the
          shade and hangs her head to cry (US) - Lying Eyes (Eagles) -- too easy


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Old Guy
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 02:16 PM

I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical
From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
I’m very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 03:46 PM

Sounds like Gilbert & Sullivan.

Is that from "I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General?"


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 05:18 PM

LF 19 But we had so much fun, we were glad that we came.
We fed all the animals and gave each a name,

Me and the elephant by Benny Whitehead


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 05:22 PM

Nobody recognises this?
3.But I'll sing out as I go by your window, just to show you you're the one
OK, time's up!
Peter Cape's Rainbird in the ti-tree.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 06:12 PM

LF15 is from "Life Gits Teejus, Don't It"--I don't know who first recorded it.

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 06:38 PM

'Life Gits Teejus..." was written by Carson Robison who may have recorded it first.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 06:40 PM

Avec mon parapluie en mon bras
Toutes les femmes disait


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 06:47 PM

Last two of Terry's latest bunch:

LF13 And they knew as they went they were hot on the scent by
the scent of Corrall number five (UK)
Lavender Cowboy - Harold Hersey

LF15 I'd have to wash and comb my hair - and thats just wasted
effort (US)
Robinson Carson - Life Gets Teejus' Don't It


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 06:49 PM

Sorry, just realized that 15 had been guessed..


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 07:33 PM

So which is it, Carson Robison or Robinson Carson?

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 07:44 PM

...the former...trust me on this one...


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 08:59 PM

"Lazlo Faher" and "Anathea" are variants of the same song.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 09:12 PM

Laszlo Feher - I have as translated from Hungarian by Bert Lloyd !
and Anathea IS the same song !

Me and the Elephant - written by Gene Cotton - Or at least that was the name on the single I bought in 1974 !

And Lavender Cowboy was written by Paddy Roberts !

That cleared ALL of mine !! I am being TOO easy ! must get some Obscure stuff for you !!


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 09:25 PM

I still have some open:

6'    "Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills,
       One man gathers what another man spills."

               hint 1: likely known mostly by their faithful fans    hint 2: group played 3500+ live concerts

8'   "It's what you look like
       and not what you are"

9'    "These are just some sorry kids
       ... they ain't the ones"

10'   "You would stand to gain and I to lose"

11'   "She's a gal with a portable past"

12'   "I think we'd be better off
         ta just run her off this place"

These can't really be that hard. Some of the artists are Jackson Browne, Robert Earl Keen, Jethro Tull and The Grateful Dead!


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 10:26 PM

Jumping back in again--some of these should be easy, others not so--but isn't that the way the game works?

CK 1--They chipped the ice right off the corpse and sloshed it in their beer.

CK 2--She is only a young girl who ventured down life's stormy path ill-advised.

CK 3--You can tell a man who boozes by the company he chooses.

CK 4--It missed, and falling on the bed, the liquor scattered over Tim.

CK 5--They've beautiful shapes nature never designed.

CK 6--From under her velvet gown she drew a gun and shot him down.

CK 7--...I was looking from bottle to bottle for something unfoolish to say...

CK 8--Jack Johnson wanted to get on board, but the captain said "I don't carry no coal."

CK 9--I was blinded by the glare of your headlights...

CK 10--Give me your love, the love that you denied me.


Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 10:32 PM

CK 8 is one of many songs about The Titanic. Lead Belly's, I think.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 10:48 PM

Pretty damned quick of you, pdq. You're right: Fare Thee, Titanic, Fare Thee Well.

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 12:05 AM

CK 3--You can tell a man who boozes by the company he chooses.

... And the pig got up and quickly walked away.

(Can't recall the title, but it's about the drunk and the pig in the gutter.)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 12:08 AM

CK 4--It missed, and falling on the bed, the liquor scattered over Tim.
Finnegan's Wake

CK 5--They've beautiful shapes nature never designed.
The Mountains O' Mourne (Percy French)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 01:18 AM

CK 2--She's More To Be Pitied


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 01:32 AM

CK-10 Take Back Your Gold

By Monroe Rosenfeld, who's been described as a melodic kleptomaniac--sure enough, this song seems to be at least partly lifted from a hymn called "I Would Be True"

He also has another claim to fame--"generally credited with having invented the term "Tin Pan Alley"--per Fireside Book of Favorite American Songs.

The phrase in the book is "The love that you'd deny me"--but I imagine it's the one.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Old Guy
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 01:47 AM

Right Genie. From the Pirates of penzance

I'm a demolition derby a hefty hunk of steamin' junk.

You must have been Mr. Olympian
With all that amplitude
How come you always load your Pentax when I am in the nude


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 02:56 AM

CK 2 is indeed from "She Is More to Be Pitied than Censured," like CK 10, "Tale Back Your Gold," an 1890's or so tear jerker. CK 3's title is "The Inebriate and the Pig," but the pig was more polite: He got up and _slowly_ walked away.

CK 4 is indeed from "Finnegan's Wake" and CK 5 from "The Mountains of Mourne."

CK 8, as I said above is from "Fare Thee, Titanic," and is indeed by Lead Belly, composed after John Lomax told him about Jack Johnson's rejection as a passenger on the ill fated liner, as I recall the story. It might have been Pete Seeger, though, who told him.

That leaves CK 6 (I thought this would go quickly--it's by a very famous pop composer); CK 7 likewise. I figured someone might remember CK 1, but was pretty sure that CK 9 would go unidentified for a while...although I posted the lyrics to the 'cat a few years ago.

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 04:20 AM

Sorry, it seems I got the first and last names for LF15 mixed up.. Didn't realize the homepage where I found it listed last name before first..

For LF13 Lavender Cowboy I found this info: "LAVENDER COWBOY (Harold Hersey / Arr. Paddy Roberts) Paddy Roberts - 1959". Now, being in doubt as to who of these persons was actually the author, I checked more homepages and found this in the digitrad, so I assumed I had the right name. Sorry again.

My humblest apologies.

Bente


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 04:48 AM

CK 6--From under her velvet gown she drew a gun and shot him down.
Miss Otis Regrets has the line "And from under her velvet gown she drew a gun and shot her lover down". Is that the song you're thinking of?

Given the hint, CK 9--I was blinded by the glare of your headlights.. must then be YOU'RE A DETOUR ON THE HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN.

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 07:57 AM

Last call for these two

OG 1 when a man gets married his race is run (Trad, learnt from a 'mad' Ranter)

OG 3 'one son drives a long limousine' (Texan singer songwriter)

All the best

oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 08:21 AM

Here we go again ! Possibly a bit more obscure !

LF21 But some old bloke soon spotted Pa and after him they ran   (UK)

LF22 Old loves lose young feelings but new ones they gain    (UK)

LF23 Like a bolt from the blue came a Hullaballo    (UK)

LF24 Tell it to tomorrow today will take its time    (UK)

LF25 Remember the war against Franco thats where each of us
             belongs    (US)

LF27 They have a heavenly choir and a military band there )US)

LF28 But I wish you'd change you mind if I asked you one more
               time    (CAN)

LF29   I'll kiss yours if you kiss mine   (US)

LF30    You can make bread and I can make wine , we can ask our
               friends to stay    (UK)


There you go !


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 08:30 AM

Yup, bdfk, "seed" being me in an earlier incarnation. The wonders of the forum search engine, huh?

Charles (I accidentally posted this to the thread where I originally posted the song, so it has been gratuitously revived)

I noticed in that thread something I've noticed in some other revived threads--sometimes things come out backwards--the posting times indicate that the order of messages is a bit confused. I didn't notice until now that the late great Rick Fielding asked me a question I never answered, about the Born Once Gospel Singers (few of whom are religious, but we all love gospel music--and I'm the only member who calls us that).


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 08:36 AM

LF 23--5 Foot Flirt--Cyril Tawney

LF 25--Folk Song Army--Tom Lehrer

LF 28--4 Strong Winds--Ian Tyson

LF 29--Marching To Pretoria--(just a guess, could easily be wrong)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 08:46 AM

3 out 0f 4 Ron - LF29 is the error !! Try again !!


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 09:00 AM

LF 27 Forest Lawns - Tom Paxton

Oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 09:21 AM

LF22 Old loves lose young feelings but new ones they gain (UK)
Ralph McTell - First Song

LF24 Tell it to tomorrow today will take its time (UK)
Fog on the Tyne (Lindisfarne, but whether they also wrote it, I don't know)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 03:03 PM

OK, I've been stumped for the first time on a song I actually know!   I should've gotten the "Miss Otis Regrets" line.   It rang a bell but I just couldn't put my finger on it.


Here are a couple more for you guys to ponder:

G-25 "He tucked his nightie 'round his knees and he drifted down to Hell."

G-26 "'This relationship is answering a basic need, and I'd like to have it legally guaranteed."

G-27 "You come home straight and you come home curly."

G-28 "She picked him up all in her arms and carried him to the town
And sent for a physician, who quickly healed his wounds."

G-29 "The fairest lass of Saginaw let tears of anguish flow,
But her moans and cries could not awake her true love ____"

G-30 "Sweet guinea pigs do it -- Buy a couple and wait!"


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 05:50 PM

G-27 'Speed of the sound of loneliness' or something similar - think I've heard as a duet John Prine & Nanci Griffiths.

All the best

Oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 07:25 PM

G-30 sounds like "Let's Fall in Love."


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: frogprince
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 08:56 PM

CK 7--...I was looking from bottle to bottle for something I'm foolish to say...
    Kris Kristofferson, "The Silver Tongued Devil and I"

"You come home straight and you come home curly", sometimes you don't come home at all..
    Yes, John Prine wrote "The Speed of the Sound of Loneliness"


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 08:57 PM

Close, but not quite, chaskratz.

And, yes, Oggie, the "straight/curly" line is from John Prine's "Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness," which Nanci Griffith has recorded both with and without him.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 10:34 PM

No, Frogprince, "unfoolish" is correct. "I'm foolish" makes no sense there. Think about it: He wants to meet the girl in the bar, is trying to figure out how to approach her, what he can say, and doesn't want to say something foolish--it's a great image, as one knows who has spent his time in bars looking from bottle to bottle and who never had a "line." Besides, I used to have the song book which accompanied the album, which I still have.

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 01:15 AM

Frogprince and Chaskratz, I have a hunch you guys are thinking of the right song for the "guinea pigs" line, but you have the title wrong.

Genie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: chazkratz
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 09:13 AM

Genie, I was thinking of the song which begins "The birds do it, the bees do it, even educated fleas do it, let's do it, let's fall in love." Is not the title of that song "Let's Fall in Love"?

And that's not the song Frogprince and I were quibbling about--that was CK 7 from my last list.

Charles


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 10:49 AM

G-26 I've heard--pretty sure Carly does it--I've heard her do it--but I sure can't remember what it's called. A feminist song--romantic tale-- but really updated.

Ends "And they tended to be happy--more often than not"--but I still can't remember what it's called.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 12:19 PM

Is G25 Harry Pollit ?
G


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 02:48 PM

G-26 is from a song written by a man (who passed away earlier this year or thereabouts). The song is in the DT, I believe. (Ha! That should narrow it down, eh?)
Ron, you've got the right song in mind.   
Here's another line from the same song:

"I love you, but your needs are a very different issue." And he cried, and _____ handed him a tissue."


G-25 is, indeed "Harry Pollitt" (as sung by The Limeliters)

ChazKratz, yes, the guinea pig line is from the song that starts ""Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it, let's do it, let's fall in love." But the title is "Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)" /Cole Porter - not to be confused with
"Let's Fall In Love" , a different hit song by Cole Porter, that starts, "Let's Fall In Love, Why shouldn't we fall in love?"


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 06:14 PM

Finally--couldn't remember the woman's name--but I knew it was the title.

Finally I remembered: "Erica".

G 26--Ballad of Erica Levine

Written by a guy?--never would have guessed. I have to say I don't know anything about Bob Blue. What else has he done?


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 09:46 PM

Some other stuff he's done. He has a website, BTW.

The Ballad of Erica Levine
Courage
Their Way
I'm Not Scared Dear
Mr. President
Chromosomophobia
You Take Me Far Away   
Hollywood Romance


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 10:07 PM

"Their Way"--the academic nightmare song? " I did it their way"? That one? Definitely a classic. Somehow I thought Michael Cooney had written it.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: frogprince
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 01:16 PM

Chazkratz, I hate ta admit it, but I believe you're right; I misheard it, and I guess my paraphrase would have been, "I was, foolishly, looking in bottles for something worthwhile"; but "something unfoolish to say" does have that Kristofferson kink in it.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 18 Sep 06 - 01:45 PM

Bob Blue died just a few months ago. Among his other accomplishments he had a series of house concerts at his home in Amherst, Mass.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 08:16 AM

Here's 10 of my favourites

Rw1        try goin' doon the broo wi yer claymore in yer hand                Sc        
Rw2        I had to have this talk with you, my happiness depends on you        US
Rw3        they were spicket and spacket        Sc
Rw4        jesus said, I believe it's true        US
Rw5        he looked kind of quiet but my oh my        US        
Rw6        it's four in the morning you gave me no warning        US
       I had to be on my way.
Rw7        All you need is a couple of drinks, that's what the lady said        Eng
Rw8        Your eyes look from a different face,
       they've seen that much that soon        Eng
Rw9        Ah, but I'm sick now, my days are numbered        Ir
Rw10        before I see her in another man's hands


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Midchuck
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 08:28 AM

RW4: Geronimo's Cadillac - Michael Martin Murphy

Peter


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 08:52 AM

peole keep asking me who wrote that and I keep forgetting. Great song


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Snuffy
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 09:34 AM

RW5 Da Doo Ron Ron
RW9 Carrickfergus


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 01:00 PM

RW2 Lucille


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: bfdk
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 07:03 PM

Rw2 I had to have this talk with you, my happiness depends on you       US

Sounds to me like Dolly Parton's Jolene.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 01:59 AM

It is from Dolly's "Jolene." You beat me to the punch.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: alison
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 02:49 AM

If he cracked a joke Then you chortled for days

A pharoah story - Joseph & the amazing technicolour dreamcoat

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 08:23 AM

RW 1 - No saints and precious few heroes - Brian MacNeil

All the best

Oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: oggie
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 08:25 PM

For completeness and to round it up so to speak, the two missing answers to mine were -

OG 1 - when a man gets married his race is run - Free and Easy (Trad) learnt many years ago off Tom Gilfellon's first LP

OG 3 one son drives a long limousine - Butch Hancock's Own and Own which is my favourite use/play on words song

All the best

oggie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 05:55 PM

I'll expand the ones which have not yet been identified:

Rw1        try goin' doon the broo wi yer claymore in yer hand                Sc
        (no saints and precious few heroes, B McNeil)
        
Rw2        I had to have this talk with you, my happiness depends on you        US
        (Dolly's Jolene)

Rw3        they were spicket and spacket
Make my bed soon                Sc

Rw4        jesus said, I believe it's true        US
(Geronimo's Cadilac)

Rw5        he looked kind of quiet but my oh my        US
        (da doo ron ron ron)
        
Rw6        it's four in the morning you gave me no warning        US
I had to be on my way.
There's trucks all passing , lights all flashing I'm going home from your place

Rw7        All you need is a couple of drinks, that's what the lady said        Eng
        All you've gotta have is a verre or two of wine
        And you're much more fun in bed

Rw8        Your eyes look from a different face, they've seen that much that soon        Eng/sc
        Your cheek to old, to pale to shine like an old and waning moon

Rw9        Ah, but I'm sick now, my days are numbered        Ir
(Carrickfergus)

Rw10        before I see her in another man's hands Sc
        I'll brak her through the middle

And here's another favourite:

        You curl around me like a fern in the spring   Sc/Eng
Love
Robbie


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: frogprince
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 07:18 PM

Rw10       before I see her in another man's hands Sc
       I'll brak her through the middle
    Gallows Tree, or Beneath the Gallows Tree.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Snuffy
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 08:05 PM

RW10 McPherson's Lament


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Old Guy
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 08:24 PM

And the cheeks of her arse went Chuff Chuff Chuff.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: eddie1
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 08:47 PM

Old Guy – "Chicken on a Raft" (Cyril Tawney)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: PSzymeczek
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 10:21 PM

11'   "She's a gal with a portable past"

Robert Earl Keen - "The Road Goes On Forever"


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 11:10 PM

Close, but that line is from a song on an album by a Mudcat favorite, his only record to win a Grammy, it was issued after his death and was motly material he did not want released.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

One more try?

6'    "Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills,
       One man gathers what another man spills."

               hint 1: likely known mostly by their faithful fans    hint 2: group played 3500+ live concerts

8'   "It's what you look like
       and not what you are"

9'    "These are just some sorry kids
       ... they ain't the ones"

10'   "You would stand to gain and I to lose"

11'   "She's a gal with a portable past"

12'   "I think we'd be better off
         ta just run her off this place"

These can't really be that hard. Some of the artists are Jackson Browne, Robert Earl Keen, Jethro Tull and The Grateful Dead!


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Old Guy
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 12:19 AM

It's an old sea shanty

I made a misteak it was goin' chuff chuff not went chuff chuff chuff.

The line has probably made it's way inot a lot of tunes.

Hogeye Man--
"Sally's in the garden, shellin' peas;
Her long golden hair hangin' down to her knees.

(With a hogeye;
Railroad navvy with a hogeye.
Row ashore with a hogeye, oh,
She wants a hogeye man.)

"Sally's in the kitchen, makin' duff;
The cheeks of her arse goin' chuff, chuff, chuff."

Alison is right:

If he cracked a joke Then you chortled for days

A pharoah story - Joseph & the amazing technicolour dreamcoat written in 1968 by Webber and Rice at St Paul's Junior School


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: mandotim
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 04:09 AM

Ok, try this one;
'Play the concertina, be a temptress...'
Tim


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 03:14 PM

"6'    'Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills,
       One man gathers what another man spills.'

               hint 1: likely known mostly by their faithful fans    hint 2: group played 3500+ live concerts "

Um, does their now-departed lead guitarist have a flavor of B&J ice cream named after him?


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 03:18 PM

Nobody's guessed these two yet, so I'll ad a bit more by way of hints.

G-28 "She picked him up all in her arms and carried him to the town
And sent for a physician, who quickly healed his wounds."

(From one of the earlier albums -- 1960s or early '70s -- by a well-known folk 'diva'.)

G-29 "The fairest lass of Saginaw let tears of anguish flow,
But her moans and cries could not awake her true love, young ______."

(This song is cited in the "Songs About Rivers" thread.)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 03:28 PM

"She picked him up all in her arms and carried him to the town
And sent for a physician, who quickly healed his wounds."
             ~ Jack-a-Roe (or alternate spelling)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: pdq
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 03:34 PM

And yes, we will accept "the ice cream known as 'Cherry Garcia'" as the answer to the question, knowing you implied "St. Stephen" by the Greatful Dead. Good work.


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 03:35 PM

And these also remain unguessed so far:

G-16 "This earth is just rehearsal for when I'm heaven bound."
(Written and recorded by one of our own most beloved Mudcatters - and a song with poignant personal significance.)

G-17 " Well I never will believe what another woman says, let her be white, yeller, dark or brown,
Unless she is on some high gallows tree and a-sayin that she wants to come down. "
(Trad, I believe, and recorded by one of our most famous Mudcatters.)

G-18 "When we sing, a spark within us wakes & is fanned into a flame.
To those who hear our spirit's voice, it calls in them the same"
(Written and recorded by one of our prolific Mudcatter songwriters.)

G-20 "I got three hot kitties begging, pretty pretty,
Just to go out on the town at night.
...
Sometimes I turn-a my back & they slip through a crack,
And those down town pussies get more than I do!"
(Written and recorded by one of our other prolific Mudcatter (male) songwriters, FOR another (female) Mudcatter -- as part of an auction, I think.)

Hint: These particular Mudcatter-spawned songs all have something additional in common.   The prize money doubles for whoever can figure out what that common bond is. §;-D


====================================================
Non-Mudcatter songs:

G-6 "We'll have to walk down where the fields are overgrown.
Consumption's claimed his life and we dare not miss the sight ... "
(Hint: The singer I learned it from is now married to the songwriter.)


G-8 "Oh, it's fine to pass away, but when people start to pay,
That's no time for a businessman to die!" (Hint: lesser-known song from a very well-known US songwriter. One of his earlier compositions after immigrating to the US and breaking onto the music scene of Tin Pan Alley.)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Old Guy
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 12:41 PM

Well I could have been an actor,
But I wound up here.
I just have to look good,
I don't have to be clear.
Come and whisper in my ear

There's a red fox torn by a huntsman's pack
There's a black-winged gull with a broken back

Out on the road today I saw a DEADHEAD sticker
on a Cadillac


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 02:39 AM

"Out on the road today I saw a DEADHEAD sticker
on a Cadillac" - The Boys Of Summer (Don Henley)


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST,redhorse at work
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 02:57 AM

Doc Watson sings very similar to " Well I never will believe what another woman says, let her be white, yeller, dark or brown,
Unless she is on some high gallows tree and a-sayin that she wants to come down. " in House of the Rising Sun
nick


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Subject: RE: (Quiz) What song is this line from ?
From: Genie
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 09:13 AM

RedHorse, I don't doubt that verse and variations thereon appear in a whole slew of folk songs.   I found the line in a recording by Kytrad (aka Jean Ritchie) and included on one of our own Mudcat CD Samplers,


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Subject: RE: What song is this line from ?
From: GUEST,Shuvel72
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 12:21 AM

Can anybody tell me the name of the song please?


Come away boys, and fly with me
Come Joe, Jack and Jill
Come get your fill
There's *****s and *****s and silly old *****s
At the handout on Panhandle Hill


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