Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Song Lyrics Game.

Name the song that the lyrics belong to and/or a singer who perfromed it.-(I'm no longer sticking to bird-related lyrics).

1)When through the woods, and forest glades I wander, And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees. When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur -And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

2)You know what-I didn't realize this Dylan tune had such a strange title-I knew it as you've got a lot of nerve but the Title was positively fourth street.

3)My daddy left home when I was three-And he didn't leave much to ma and me-Just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze.

4)Though I know I'll never lose affection-For people and things that went before

5)I'll always remember that magic moment,When I held you close to me.

6)Pale moon shining on the fields below-Needn't tell me so because I know

7)Do you remember those days hanging out at the village green?-Engineer boots, leather jackets,and tight blue jeans

8)And the years rolled slowly past -And I found myself alone Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends

9)The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake- as the children of the sun began to awake.

10)I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps-

11)Playing a fools game, hoping to win-Telling those sweet lies and losing again.

12) Childhood living is easy to do- The things you wanted I bought them for you -Graceless lady, you know who I am -You know I can't let you -slide through my hands

13)Her eyes they shone like the diamonds-You'd think she was Queen of the land

14)I can still feel the breeze-That rustles through the trees-And misty memories of days gone by

If you are interested in taking part in future games, please let me know what categories of music you would be familiar with.


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

1. How Great Thou Art
2. ?title/ sung by Bob Dylan (he's from Minnesota-ya sure, you betcha!)
3. Boy Names Sue/Johnny Cash
4. ?title/ sung by the Beatles
10. Battle Hymn of the Republic

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

8. Against the wind/ Bob Seger

Larry said...

I did not know that Mr. Zimmerman was from Minnesota.

RuthieJ said...

I also guessed #1 as "How Great Thou Art". Bette Midler also sang a version of #4.
Lynne is really good at this game. She's also right about Bob Dylan. I think he's from either Eveleth or Virginia (one of those Iron Range towns).
I'm better at bird ID games, but at my age, anything that makes me think is good! Keep 'em coming, Larry. ;-)

Patrick B. said...

4. In My Life - The Beatles
7. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
8. I knew this one too!
9. Going to California - Led Zep

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

11. Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places/Waylon Jennings
14. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart/the BeeGees

5. Could I Have This Dance/Anne Murray

I am so totally stumped on the rest. I think I can make out a melody for #6 in my head but I can't make it turn into anything.

Larry said...

Lynne,Patrick, and Ruthie J-thanks for playing.Good Job with the answers.-
6, 12, and 13 are still unsolved.-
6-Is an old time song from a famous Trumpet Player/singer
12-Is a song by a 60's British Rock Group.
13-Is a traditional Irish tune.

Larry said...

I will add some lyrics to the unsolved tunes-Oh yeah-Never got the title of the Dylan Song either.

RuthieJ said...

#13...."And her hair hung over her shoulders, tied up with a BLACK VELVET BAND." My dad was a huge Irish Rovers fan and he had all their albums. As soon as you gave that hint, I knew. Wow, that brings back some memories....
Still don't know any of the others, though.

Larry said...

You've got it Ruthie J-Black Velvet Band it is.

Larry said...

6-Was Sleepy Time Down South-Louis Armstrong
12-Wild Horses-Rolling Stones.