Thursday, June 7, 2007

Songbird Lyrics Game

  • Name the song that the lyrics belong to and/or someone who performed that song.
  • I will turn the lyrics to black as I notice that they have been answered correctly.
  • Feel free to mention the ones that you knew but didn't get a chance to answer.

1)Born in the heat of the desert- My mother died giving me life- Despised and disliked by my father -Blamed for the loss of his wife -(performed live by a man they nicknamed "The King.")

2) When I was young-I never needed anyone

3) You are the one -who can make us all laugh-But doing that -you break out in tears.(Lead singer of the group that performed this song was Steve Winwood).

4) Mm-mm, you can almost taste the hot dogs and French fries they sell.

5) The canvas can do miracles-Just you wait and see.

6) My old man worked 20 years on the line and they let him go.-Now everywhere he goes out looking for work they just tell him that he's too old.

7)There's a tugboat, huh, huh, down by the river dontcha know.

8) When it all was over-We had to find another place-But Swiss time was running out-It seemed that we would lose the race.

9) Well, I’ve got to run to keep from hiding-And I'm bound to keep on riding.

10) People say I'm the life of the party-Cause I tell a joke or two

11) I was caught- In the middle of a railroad track -I looked round-And I knew there was no turning back -------

12)But your thoughts will soon be wandering -the way they always do- When you're ridin' sixteen hours and there's nothin' much to do.

13 comments:

RuthieJ said...

Ooooh, I'm the first one here and I'm going to get some right away!

2) All by Myself - Eric Carmen

4) Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters

5) Sailing - Christopher Cross

10) The Tracks of My Tears - Linda Ronstadt

PA-Birder said...

Larry,
I actually knew one for a change, #10 which ruthie j already sung, but it was done before Linda R. by Smokie Robinson I think?
Vern

Mary Carlson said...

OK - I think number 1 was performed by Marty Robbins, and it would be My Woman My Woman My Wife. Right?

Larry said...

RuthieJ-You hit some good ones.
Vern-That's the version I was thinking of too.
Mary Carlson-Could be some of the same Lyrics-I was thinking of a song done by an icon singer in concert.-maybe more than one title-I'll check it out.

Larry said...

No Mary C. that's not it-I looked at the lyrics and it is a nice song though.

Lynne said...

7. Mack the knife made popular by Bobby Darrin but I like the earlier version by Louis Armstrong

10. I only know the Smokey Robbinson too.

Jayne said...

6. Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen

Jayne said...

Oh, oh, oh...

12. Bob Seger's Turn the Page!!

Mary said...

I only knew #2 and #10. I'm terrible at this game. Maybe I should turn off the TV and radio when I play ...

Deb said...

9- Midnight Rider, The Allman Brothers

Jochen said...

Wooah, no one has identified No's 8 and 11 yet??

I sang this one while I was in a band during my high school times:
Smoke on the Water - and fire in the sky

And gosh, have I been ... Warbler ... errr ... Thunderstruck!

Jochen said...

And isn't No 12 the one where he sings "Here I go, on the road again, here I go, turn the page"? Don't know the name though but am pretty sure, the classic song for long night drives alone ...

Larry said...

Jayne-very good!Glad to have your participation.
Mary-that's o.k.-there's room for spectators too!
Deb-you've got it!
Jochen-Got em both!