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Monday, May 10, 2010

Musical Monday #140

Welcome to the 140th edition of Musical Monday, the weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. As always, the challenge is to identify the title and artist of each song quote below, as well as the common theme of the entire set of songs.

There's just a single theme this week, thought there is a loose organization to at least some of the songs:

1) "Gone to soldiers every one"
2) "There's a whole generation with a new explanation"
3) "But 'used to be's' don't count anymore"
4) "And I hide behind the shield of my illusion"
5) "We caught a rattlesnake; now we got something for dinner"
6) "I'll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon"
7) "Couldn't pressurize my head from speaking"
8) "They feed you scraps and they feed you lies"
9) "She's faced the hardest times you could imagine"
10) "It's the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance"
11) "Give me a lift and I'll hay your wagon"
12) "Wild and wind-blown, that's how you've grown"
13) "Hear the DJ say love's a game of easy come and easy go"
14) "So smile for a while and let's be jolly"
15) "Someday some boy will write in her book, too"
16) "A door marked 'nevermore' that wasn't there before"
17) "In some office sits a poet, and he trembles as he sings"
18) "Born in the valley, and raised in the trees"
19) "Or the lip-print on a half-filled cup of coffee"
20) "I thought it so romantic, and I found you sweet and bold"
21) "You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee"
22) "There isn't any sweetness in your heart"
23) "All you backroom boys salute when her flag unfurls"
24) "For nothing can ever tempt me from she"
25) "Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire"
26) "'Cause a bottle of vodka is still lodged in my head"
27) "She's been dead since 1929"
28) "Neptune of the seas, have you an answer for me please?"
29) "And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight, will you pardon me?"
30) "Flyin' me back to Memphis, honey keep the oven warm"
31) "Tell me if she laughs or cries"
32) "And all I can breathe is your life"
33) "I'll be over at ten, you tell me time and again"
34) "Takes the wheel when I'm seeing double"
35) "As I was walkin' round Grosvenor Square"
36) "Her hair is kinda' wild and free"
37) "To please the lions this day"
38) "My mind's such a sweet thing, I wanna' do everything"
39) "He's there in case I wandered off"
40) "You can fly swinging from your trapeze"

Good luck and enjoy!

35 Comments:

At 5/10/10, 2:35 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

5 - Nothing But Flowers - Talking Heads
10 - The Rose - Bette Midler

 
At 5/10/10, 3:08 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

2) If you're going to San Francisco (wear some flowers in your hair) - Scott Yarborogh (?)(written by John Philips)
3) You don't bring me flowers - Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand
9) Wildflower - Skylark
27) Pictures of Lily - The Who
33) Build me up Buttercup - Edison Lighthouse

 
At 5/10/10, 3:12 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

31. Dandelion--Rolling Stones
38. Crimson and clover--Tommy James

 
At 5/10/10, 3:16 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

6. Dead Flowers--Rolling Stones

 
At 5/10/10, 3:19 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

One of these is probably Honeysuckle Rose. 29?

 
At 5/10/10, 3:25 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

A bonus: "I'm going to the love-in to sit and play my bongos in the dirt"

 
At 5/10/10, 3:28 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

21 - The Yellow Rose of Texas?

 
At 5/10/10, 3:35 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is "Sugar Magnolia" by the Grateful Dead in there somewhere?

 
At 5/10/10, 4:42 PM, Blogger SJ said...

1. Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
32. Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

 
At 5/10/10, 5:07 PM, Blogger Gail said...

11. Love is a Rose - Linda Ronstadt
14. "So smile for a while and let's be jolly, love shouldn't be so melancholy, come along enjoy the good times while we can...." That's all I can remember!
18. Run for the Roses - Dan Fogelberg
34. Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead (with help from Yitzchak)

Others sound very familiar...Will keep thinking...

 
At 5/10/10, 5:09 PM, Blogger trn said...

1) Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Peter, Paul, and Mary

 
At 5/10/10, 5:20 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

2) is by Scott Mackenzie.

 
At 5/10/10, 5:22 PM, Blogger LEL said...

3. You don't bring me flowers-Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand.
10.The Rose-Bette Midler

 
At 5/10/10, 5:58 PM, Blogger LEL said...

38.Crimson and Clover-Tommy James and the Shondells

 
At 5/10/10, 7:33 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Another bonus:

"If everybody in the world today had a flower instead of a gun,
there would be no wars. There would be one big smell-in."

 
At 5/10/10, 7:35 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is "I never promised you a rose garden" in there?

 
At 5/10/10, 7:52 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great work so far, folks! A couple of responses:

Build me up Buttercup - Edison Lighthouse

Right song, but it's a different group. However, "Edison Lighthouse" does have a different song on the list!

One of these is probably Honeysuckle Rose. 29?

Nope, I missed that one. 29 is actually a song from the same original timeframe as Honeysuckle Rose (late 1920s), but much better known to Baby Boomers from a popular late 60s version.

Is "I never promised you a rose garden" in there?

Yep!

 
At 5/10/10, 8:13 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

What about "Days of Wine and Roses"?

 
At 5/10/10, 8:17 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Yes.

 
At 5/10/10, 8:36 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

29 is actually a song from the same original timeframe as Honeysuckle Rose (late 1920s), but much better known to Baby Boomers from a popular late 60s version.

And the artist married Miss Vicky?

 
At 5/10/10, 8:54 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

What about "Everything's Coming Up Roses"?

 
At 5/10/10, 9:47 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Speaking of the Grateful Dead, what about "China Cat Sunflower"?

 
At 5/11/10, 3:34 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

I think the Edison Lighthouse song would be "Love Grows where my Rosemary Goes", but I can't remember enough of the song to ID it.

 
At 5/11/10, 9:01 AM, Blogger Gail said...

14. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (once again, with help from Yitzchak)

 
At 5/11/10, 10:48 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

I'm going to guess that Blood and Roses is in her someplace.

 
At 5/11/10, 10:51 AM, Blogger Elie said...

I'm going to guess that Blood and Roses is in her someplace

NO - and how did I forget that one? I love that song!

 
At 5/11/10, 10:53 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Speaking of the Grateful Dead, what about "China Cat Sunflower"?

No, but there is a second Dead song here...

 
At 5/11/10, 5:47 PM, Anonymous ral315 said...

36. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes), Edison Lighthouse

14. Singer is Lynn Anderson.

 
At 5/11/10, 8:06 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

29, since I didn't name it when I replied to Elie's clue, is "Tiptoe through the tulips" by Tiny Tim.

 
At 5/13/10, 12:07 PM, Blogger benjie said...

9 - the group is skylark - i remember the song - but not the title
she's a free and gentle flower

 
At 5/14/10, 2:39 AM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Let's see what we've got so far:

1) Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - Peter, Paul and Mary
2) If You're Going to San Francisco (Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie
3) You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand
4) "And I hide behind the shield of my illusion"
5) Nothing But Flowers - Talking Heads
6) Dead Flowers - The Rolling Stones
7) "Couldn't pressurize my head from speaking"
8) "They feed you scraps and they feed you lies"
9) Wildflower - Skylark
10) The Rose - Bette Midler
11) Love is a Rose - Linda Ronstadt
12) "Wild and wind-blown, that's how you've grown"
13) "Hear the DJ say love's a game of easy come and easy go"
14) I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson
15) "Someday some boy will write in her book, too"
16) "A door marked 'nevermore' that wasn't there before"
17) "In some office sits a poet, and he trembles as he sings"
18) Run for the Roses - Dan Fogelberg
19) "Or the lip-print on a half-filled cup of coffee"
20) "I thought it so romantic, and I found you sweet and bold"
21) The Yellow Rose of Texas -
22) "There isn't any sweetness in your heart"
23) "All you backroom boys salute when her flag unfurls"
24) "For nothing can ever tempt me from she"
25) "Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire"
26) "'Cause a bottle of vodka is still lodged in my head"
27) Pictures of Lily - The Who
28) "Neptune of the seas, have you an answer for me please?"
29) Tiptoe Through the Tulips - Tiny Tim
30) "Flyin' me back to Memphis, honey keep the oven warm"
31) Dandelion - The Rolling Stones
32) Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
33) Build Me Up Buttercup -
34) Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead
35) "As I was walkin' round Grosvenor Square"
36) Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse
37) "To please the lions this day"
38) Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells
39) "He's there in case I wandered off"
40) "You can fly swinging from your trapeze"

Bonuses:
B1) "I'm going to the love-in to sit and play my bongos in the dirt"
B2) "If everybody in the world today had a flower instead of a gun, there would be no wars. There would be one big smell-in."

 
At 5/17/10, 9:26 PM, Blogger mrzee said...

4)Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall - Simon and Garfunkel

 
At 6/28/10, 8:02 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks, Clayton, Soccer Dad, Yitzchak, SJ, Gail, TRN, Laura, and RAL315! The topic was flower songs, appropriate for the start of May! Solutions as follows:

1) "Gone to soldiers every one"
- "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", Pete Seeger
2) "There's a whole generation with a new explanation"
- "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)", Scott McKenzie
3) "But 'used to be's' don't count anymore"
- "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
4) "And I hide behind the shield of my illusion"
- "Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall", S&G
5) "We caught a rattlesnake; now we got something for dinner"
- "(Nothing But) Flowers", Talking Heads
6) "I'll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon"
- "Dead Flowers", The Rolling Stones
7) "Couldn't pressurize my head from speaking"
- "Flowers In The Rain", The Move
8) "They feed you scraps and they feed you lies"
- "Wallflower", Peter Gabriel
9) "She's faced the hardest times you could imagine"
- "Wildflower", Skylark
10) "It's the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance"
- "The Rose", Bette Midler
11) "Give me a lift and I'll hay your wagon"
- "Love Is A Rose", Linda Ronstadt
12) "Wild and wind-blown, that's how you've grown"
- "Ramblin' Rose", Nat King Cole
13) "Hear the DJ say love's a game of easy come and easy go"
- "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", Poison
14) "So smile for a while and let's be jolly"
- "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden", Lynn Anderson.
15) "Someday some boy will write in her book, too"
- "Roses are Red (My Love)", Bobby Vinton
16) "A door marked 'nevermore' that wasn't there before"
- "Days of Wine and Roses", Andy Williams
17) "In some office sits a poet, and he trembles as he sings"
- "For The Roses", Joni Mitchell
18) "Born in the valley, and raised in the trees"
- "Run For The Roses", Dan Fogelberg
19) "Or the lip-print on a half-filled cup of coffee"
- "Good Year For The Roses", Elvis Costello
20) "I thought it so romantic, and I found you sweet and bold"
- "Yellow Roses", Dolly Parton

 
At 6/28/10, 8:03 PM, Blogger Elie said...

21) "You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee"
- "The Yellow Rose of Texas", Traditional
22) "There isn't any sweetness in your heart"
- "Paper Roses", Marie Osmond
23) "All you backroom boys salute when her flag unfurls"
- "Yankee Rose", David Lee Roth
24) "For nothing can ever tempt me from she"
- "English Rose", The Jam
25) "Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire"
- "Desert Rose", Sting
26) "'Cause a bottle of vodka is still lodged in my head"
- "Bed Of Roses", Bon Jovi
27) "She's been dead since 1929"
- "Pictures Of Lily", The Who
28) "Neptune of the seas, have you an answer for me please?"
- "Lily of the Valley", Queen
29) "And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight, will you pardon me?"
- "Tiptoe Thru the Tulips", Tiny Tim
30) "Flyin' me back to Memphis, honey keep the oven warm"
- "Daisy Jane", America
31) "Tell me if she laughs or cries"
- "Dandelion", The Rolling Stones
32) "And all I can breathe is your life"
- "Iris", Goo Goo Dolls
33) "I'll be over at ten, you tell me time and again"
- "Build Me Up Buttercup", The Foundations
34) "Takes the wheel when I'm seeing double"
- "Sugar Magnolia", Grateful Dead
35) "As I was walkin' 'round Grosvenor Square"
- "Scarlet Begonias", Grateful Dead
36) "Her hair is kinda' wild and free"
- "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)", Edison Lighthouse
37) "To please the lions this day"
- "Hyacinth House", The Doors
38) "My mind's such a sweet thing, I wanna' do everything"
- "Crimson And Clover", Tommy James and the Shondells, Joan Jett
39) "He's there in case I wandered off"
- "Marigold", Nirvana
40) "You can fly swinging from your trapeze"
- "Bella Donna", Stevie Nicks

 
At 6/30/10, 10:02 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

The answers to my bonuses:

B1) "I'm going to the love-in to sit and play my bongos in the dirt"

"Flower Punk" by Frank Zappa and the Mothers

B2) "If everybody in the world today had a flower instead of a gun, there would be no wars. There would be one big smell-in."

"Love Power" from The Producers, as sung by Dick Shawn

 

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