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Monday, June 07, 2010

Musical Monday #144

Welcome to the 144th 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.

A somewhat less ambitious theme than our special two-parter last time around, but hopefully still a fun diversion. In fact, it's sort of a follow-on to a previous jointly-developed theme, though with no songs in common to that one:

1) "In a cap she looked much older"
2) "How far will you go I say, just to bait a mouse?"
3) "However big you think you are"
4) "The jack-knife barber drops her off at school"
5) "The damn thing gone blind"
6) "Making the life that I had seem suddenly shiny and new"
7) "" (1972) (Mrs. Washington's childhood?) (c.f. MM #40)
8) "She'll be richer by far if her dreams come true"
9) "The wind is low, the birds will sing"
10) "Your servant am I, and will humbly remain"
11) "How can I hurt when holdin' you?"
12) "Oh, all the poet, they studied rules of verse"
13) "Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis"
14) "Her eyes like windows, trickling rain"
15) "Ask any fool that she ever knew"
16) "Have me a time with a poor man's lady"
17) "Taught him how to do the bop and it was grand"
18) "Guess I'll have to put your flat feet on the ground"
19) "Or is it just a game in my mind"
20) "So you stay out late at night, and you do your coke for free"
21) "He made my lapels an inch too wide"

Good luck and enjoy!

24 Comments:

At 6/7/10, 2:48 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

1) Pretty Rita (Meter Maid) - The Beatles. (Or was I supposed to leave it for Laura.:-)

11) Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
13) Proud Mary

adj. Woman's name

 
At 6/7/10, 3:03 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

3 - Sexy Sadie - The Beatles
5 - Black Betty - Ram Jam
18 - Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett?

#1 - replace "Pretty" with "Lovely" and you've got it. :)

 
At 6/7/10, 3:03 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

15) Runaround Sue - Dion

 
At 6/7/10, 3:06 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Thanks, Clayton. I get by with a little help from my friends. :-)

 
At 6/7/10, 3:23 PM, Blogger trn said...

adj. Woman's name

Nicely put.

18 - Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett?

Also attributive nouns, then?

 
At 6/7/10, 3:26 PM, Blogger trn said...

Didn't Ike and Tina Turner do a version of Proud Mary?

 
At 6/7/10, 3:29 PM, Blogger trn said...

So 7 is an instrumental song from 1972 titled Something Martha?

 
At 6/7/10, 3:35 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

7 Little Martha - Allman Brothers

 
At 6/7/10, 3:40 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

TRN, like I said, I get by with a little help from my friends. How could I have forgotten who sang Proud Mary? Yes, Ike and Tina and CCR.

 
At 6/7/10, 3:44 PM, Blogger trn said...

I always enjoy the group effort involved in Musical Monday.

 
At 6/7/10, 3:57 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

4 - Cross-Eyed Mary - Jethro Tull

 
At 6/7/10, 4:00 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

My Blackberry replaced my earlier comment with my later one?
One more time:

7. Little Martha - Allman Bros
10. Lady Jane - stones
12. Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground
21. My Zelda - Alan Sherman

 
At 6/7/10, 5:41 PM, Blogger LEL said...

1.Lovely Rita-The Beatles
3.Sexy Sadie-The Beatles
13.Proud Mary-CCR
18.Mustang Sally-

 
At 6/7/10, 7:07 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

6 - Little Jeannie - Elton John
19 - My Sharona - The Knack

 
At 6/7/10, 8:44 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

Is "Sweet Loraine" in there somewhere, either the standard or the Uriah Heep song?

 
At 6/8/10, 1:53 PM, Anonymous ral315 said...

16. Cracklin' Rosie, Neil Diamond
17. Rockin' Robin, Bobby Day

 
At 6/8/10, 7:09 PM, Blogger LEL said...

9.Dear Prudence-The Beatles

 
At 6/9/10, 2:54 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

A bonus:

"And half a million people can't be wrong"

 
At 6/11/10, 12:28 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Sorry; it's been a busy week and I'm running late. Here's a recap:

1) Lovely Rita - The Beatles
2) "How far will you go I say, just to bait a mouse?"
3) Sexy Sadie - The Beatles
4) Cross-Eyed Mary - Jethro Tull
5) Black Betty - Ram Jam
6) Little Jeannie - Elton John
7) Little Martha - The Allman Brothers
8) "She'll be richer by far if her dreams come true"
9) Dear Prudence - The Beatles
10) Lady Jane - The Rolling Stones
11) Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
12) Sweet Jane - The Velvet Underground
13) Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner, CCR
14) "Her eyes like windows, trickling rain"
15) Runaround Sue - Dion
16) Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
17) Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day
18) Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
19) My Sharona - The Knack
20) "So you stay out late at night, and you do your coke for free"
21) My Zelda - Allan Sherman

Bonus:
"And half a million people can't be wrong"

 
At 6/14/10, 5:35 AM, Anonymous alon@israel said...

nothing looks fammiliar to me. just 10.The Rolling Stones - LADY JANE

 
At 6/14/10, 11:25 PM, Blogger trn said...

Could one of the remaining songs be Polyethylene Pam?

 
At 6/28/10, 8:13 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks again, Soccer Dad, Clayton, TRN, Yitzchak, Laura, and ral315. The theme, as first guessed by Soccer Dad and amplified by TRN, was indeed two-word song titles of the form "modifier Woman's-name". Believe it or not, the inspiration for this one popped into my head after hearing "Runaround Sue" on the radio for the first time in forever. Thanks, oldies station!

Solutions as follows:

1) "In a cap she looked much older"
- "Lovely Rita", Beatles
2) "How far will you go I say, just to bait a mouse?"
- "Pretty Penny", Stone Temple Pilots
3) "However big you think you are"
- "Sexy Sadie", Beatles
4) "The jack-knife barber drops her off at school"
- "Cross-Eyed Mary", Jethro Tull
5) "The damn thing gone blind"
- "Black Betty", Ram Jam
6) "Making the life that I had seem suddenly shiny and new"
- "Little Jeannie", Elton John
7) "" (1972) (About George's Missus?) (c.f. MM #40)
- "Little Martha", The Allman Brothers Band
8) "She'll be richer by far if her dreams come true"
- "Little Suzi", Tesla
9) "The wind is low, the birds will sing"
- "Dear Prudence", Beatles
10) "Your servant am I, and will humbly remain"
- "Lady Jane", Rolling Stones
11) "How can I hurt when holdin' you?"
- "Sweet Caroline", Neil Diamond
12) "Oh, all the poet, they studied rules of verse"
- "Sweet Jane", The Velvet Underground
13) "Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis"
- "Proud Mary", CCR
14) "Her eyes like windows, trickling rain"
- "Sad Lisa", Cat Stevens
15) "Ask any fool that she ever knew"
- "Runaround Sue", Dion
16) "Have me a time with a poor man's lady"
- "Cracklin' Rosie", Neil Diamond
17) "Taught him how to do the bop and it was grand"
- "Rockin' Robin", Bobby Day
18) "Guess I'll have to put your flat feet on the ground"
- "Mustang Sally", Wilson Pickett
19) "Or is it just a game in my mind"
- "My Sharona", The Knack
20) "So you stay out late at night, and you do your coke for free"
- "My Michelle", Guns N' Roses
21) "He made my lapels an inch too wide"
- "My Zelda", Allan Sherman

 
At 6/28/10, 8:14 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Oh, and thanks to new player alon@israel as well!

 
At 6/30/10, 9:57 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

The answer to my bonus:

"And half a million people can't be wrong"

"Pretty Polly" by the Kinks

 

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