Thursday, January 3, 2008

Songbird Mix Game

Name the song that the lyrics belong to and/or an artist who performed it. Let us know which ones you knew, even if it has already been answered: Blue=Unanswered Grey=incomplete Black=already answered

1)The flowers in spring- The robins that sing- The sunbeams that shine- They're yours, they're mine .

2) There’s a storm across the valley, clouds are rollin’ in-
The afternoon is heavy on your shoulders

3)Living is easy with eyes closed- Misunderstanding all you see -It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out -It doesn't matter much to me

4) Then turn around, head for the lights of town-Hurtin' me through and through -(slow 50's hit song about a man who has a color for a last name that rhymes with true)

5) Because there's good in everyone- And a new day has begun -You can see the morning sun if you try.

6) Nobody gonna take my car-I'm gonna race it to the ground-Nobody gonna beat my car-It's gonna break the speed of sound-

7)Well the bear will be gentle-And the wolves will be tame..

8) I was born in the wagon of a travelin' show-My mama used to dance for the money they'd throw

9) In that case I'll go underground-Get some heavy rest-Never have to worry-About what is worst and what is best .

10) A boy is born in hard time Mississippi- Surrounded by four walls that ain't so pretty- His parents give him love and affection- To keep him strong moving in the right direction

11)For I've got to be free..Free to face the life that's ahead of me
On board I'm the captain-So climb aboard
We'll search for tomorrow-On every shore

12)Got the wings of heaven on my shoes. I'm a dancin' man -and I just can't lose

13)End of the spring and here she comes back-Hi Hi Hi Hi there-Them summer days, those summer days

14) Well it's you girl, and you should know it -With each glance and every little movement you show it...

Famous Poems-Do you know the title or author?
1) A free bird leaps on the back Of the wind- and floats downstream Till the current ends -and dips his wing In the orange suns rays-And dares to claim the sky

2) Where but to think is to be full of sorrow- And leaden-eyed despairs; Where beauty cannot keep her lustrous eyes, Or new Love pine at them beyond to-morrow.

Here are the scientific names of 5 birds-What are the common names (it's o.k. to use field guide)?
1)Piranga olivacea
2)Toxostoma rufum
3)Strix varia

4)Ardea alba
5)Melanerpes carolinus


Anonymous said...

that squirrel proof feeder almost looks like the one I have! Love the cardinal!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

3. Strawberry Fields/ John Lennon

7. Peace in the Valley/ Randy Travis

that's it for me- you made them harder this time?

Jayne said...

10. Living for the City by Stevie Wonder
11. Come Sail Away by Styx!

Larry said...

monarch-Thanks for chiming in!-(I know you have no interest in these games).

Lynne-sorry-I don't try to make them hard-see hints

jayne-well done!

Jochen said...

6 is Deep Purple's Highway Star!!

Larry said...


RuthieJ said...

Hi Larry,
Here's my attempt
2. Back Home Again - John Denver
8. Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher

1. Scarlet Tanager
2. Brown Thrasher
3. Barred Owl

Kathie Brown said...

Larry, I knew the same ones as Ruthiej. John Denver and Cher. I know more bird than songs, but not by their taxonomic names. I didn't even try. I was all excited today about a burrowing owl that has taken up residence in the wash next to my house. He's livng in a drainage pipe but will probably get washed out with the rain that's expected this sunday. Nice Cardinal shot!

Larry said...

ruthiej.-way to go!

kathie-I'd be pretty excited about a burrowing owl too!-Maybe next time you'll be first on the songs you know.

RuthieJ said...

Hi Larry, I'm back and got a few more....

13. is it Hot Fun in the Summertime?

14. Love is All Around (theme from the Mary Tyler Moore Show)

the last two birds
4. Great Egret
5. Red-Bellied Woodpecker

I'm not a poetry person, so I'll never get those.

Patrice said...

From Maya Angelou:

I know why the caged bird sings

A free bird leaps on the back of the wind
and floats downstream till the current ends
and dips his wing in the orange suns rays and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage
can seldom see through his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
of things unknown but longed for still
and his tune is heard on the distant hill
for the caged bird sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
of things unknown but longed for still
and his tune is heard on the distant hill
for the caged bird sings of freedom.

LauraHinNJ said...

I'm with Lynne in that these seem to be much harder!

Larry said...

ruthiej-yes to all-I just want to add that Sly and The Family Stone Sang Hot Fun In The Summertime-13

Love is all around was written by Paul Williams-14

Laura-You made me laugh with that comment!I don't think you've ever answered song lyrics-although you do pretty well when I post up photos of plants and flowers.

Larry said...

Patrice-thanks for including the words to that wonderful poems in your comments!

Mary said...

Oh, well. I knew 8 and 13 and a few on the tip of my tongue. I'm too late and it's too late in the day for me to think - especially with Nyquil...

dguzman said...

Dangit, I had the MTM theme song, but Ruthie J beat me to it. The rest--???? This is a tough one!

entoto said...

1) Sam Cooke -- The Best Things in Life Are Free

5) Jose Feliciano -- Theme song for Chico and the Man

9) Van Morrison -- Domino

I love Van Morrison and Sam Cooke. I guess knowing the theme song speaks to my ill spent youth. Sigh...

Larry said...

Mary-No problem-I believe you-easy on the Niquil though.

Dzugman-better luck next time!

trixie-Great job! Glad I hit your category.

Larry said...

Every one was answered except song 4 and poem 2.

entoto said...

It took a while, all I could come up with was "Ode on a Grecian Urn." I had to dissect that in high school. I figured it was some kind of Keats, so after plowing through my Norton's Anthology (just think of it as a field guide for basic poetry), I came up with "Ode to a Nightingale," also by John Keats. Sheesh, that was bugging me.

Larry said...

Trixie-Great Job! Sounds like a good book to have.