Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Songbird Lyrics 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)We'll dress him up warmly and-We'll send him to school-It'll teach him how to fight-To be nobody's fool-(The artist's name was Andrew Gold).

2)For many hours and days that pass ever soon,The tides have caused the flame to dim. At last the arm is straight the hand to the loom,Is this to end or just begin? -Led Zeppelin-All Of My Love

3)In restless dreams I walked alone-Narrow streets of cobblestone-

4)I see her face everywhere I go-On the street and even at the picture show-(The name of this group was the Chi-lites.They Also sang "Oh Girl").

5) Can you remember- remember my name-As I flow through your life-A thousand oceans I have flown-(this was on their comeback album-Lead singer is Ian Gillan).

6) For when your troubles start multiplyin' -and they just might-It's easy to forget them without tryin'-With just a pocketful of starlight

7) Ah things ain't what they used to be, no no-Oil wasted on the ocean and upon our seas, fish full of mercury-(was tragically shot and killed by his father).

8)Put on my blue suede shoes- And I boarded the plane Touched down in the land of the Delta Blue-

9)A woman on the radio talks about revolution-when it's already passed her by-but Bob Dylan didn't have this to sing about- you know it feels good to be alive-Right Here Right Now -by Jesus Jones

10) I'm gonna take a freight train, down at the station-I don't care where it goes-

11) Any place it goes is right-Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here-Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf

12) 'Cos I know what it means-To walk along the lonely street of dreams -

13)You got me runnin' and hidin' all over town, you got me sneakin' and a-peepin' and runnin' you down.

14)So the Maples formed a Union-And demanded equal rights-'The Oaks are just too greedy-We will make them give us light' (Canadian Rock Trio).

15) Isn't it rich? Are we a pair?-Me here at last on the ground ....and you in mid-air

16)Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun-from-To Autumn By John Keats

17) Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.(name poem and author).

24 comments:

RuthieJ said...

1. Oh What a Lonely Boy - I remember it from the 70's but not the group who sang it

3. Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel (sang it in choir in the 70's - remember all the words!)

8. Walking in Memphis - can't remember the band

15 sounds very familiar, but isn't coming to me fast enough...I'll check back after Lynne solves more!

RuthieJ said...

I'm distracted because this is the first time I've been able to have the windows open in a week and there's so much hummingbird and goldfinch activity right outside I can hardly hear myself think! :-D

Larry said...

Great start Ruthiej-Enjoy the birds!-They're more important than this game.

ABQ-B-Fly Guy said...

#12 Whitesnake Here I go again. Stuck on the rest for now. Tough list today for sure. :(

Ron

Larry said...

Ron-You got one! -I'll throw clues out there if need be.

Lynne said...

3. Sounds of Silence/ Simon and Garfunkle
4. Have You Seen Her/ ??
6. Catch a Falling Star/ Perry Como
8. Walking in Memphis/ ??
13. Change your Evil Ways/ Santana?

Larry said...

Lynne-uh-oh-I might be making these too tough.-We'll see.

PA-Birder said...

#10 Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band
Vern

Larry said...

1 for Vern!

ABQ-B-Fly Guy said...

#14 Rush The Trees...not sure how I missed that....hint was a dead giveaway.

nina said...

15. is Send in the Clowns

nina said...

17. The Daffodils--Wm. Wordsworth

Larry said...

Nina-Great-that's two more.-Do you know who sang Send in The Clowns?

Jayne said...

#7-Mercy Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye
#8-Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn

Larry said...

Jayne-Very Good! Contributions seem to be evenly distributed.

Larry said...

Ron-The Trees may have been an obvious clue, but I don't think many in this group have listened to that album.

Jochen said...

5 is Perfect Strangers from Deep Purple! Rock on!!!

Larry said...

Jochen-Cool! Thanks for the contribution.

Mary said...

It seems the only way I can play and be a success is to Google some lyrics. That would be cheating. So I'll just say, "Dunno".

Larry said...

Mary-better luck next time!

Wren said...

Glyniss Johns sang "send in the clowns" in the broadway cast album of A Little Night Music

Larry said...

Wren-Very Good!

I filled in the answers for the rest.

KGMom said...

OK--so I haven't been able to read blogs lately--and you go and do your songbird lyrics and THEN SNEAK in some poetry?
And me an English major--banging head against door--I knew them!

Larry said...

kgmom-Please don't keep banging your head against the door, or you won't know them any more! I'll include a couple of lines from poems on the next game which will be September 12th-some time after 7pm