Showing posts with label song lyrics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label song lyrics. Show all posts

Dec 23, 2015

Oct 4, 2014

By Train or By Bus

Here are some songs that are about travel by train or bus, which is how we saw Grand Canyon last week. We took the GC Railway from Williams, AZ, into the park, took a bus tour of the high points, and then had a day to explore on our own before taking the train back to Williams. We highly recommend it!

1. Train: "____ Island Line" (Johnny Cash)
2. Bus "Thank God and ____" (Roy Clark)
3. Train "City of ___ ___" (Arlo Guthrie)
4. Train "The ___ Train" (Duke Ellington)
5. Train "Engine Engine # ___" (Roger Miller)

1. Rock
2. Greyhound 
3. New Orleans
4. A
5. 9

Sep 1, 2014


1. An Irishman with a short temper "...left the barber shop with tonic on his hair..."
2. A chick in a black bikini who "must be a magic genie."
3. A sound effect in a novelty song about a mysterious item nobody wants around.
4. About a girl whose "shoes paddy-whack in the front and the back..."
5. "Hallelujah--the question is peculiar..."


1. "Clancy Lowered the Boom"
2. "Chick-A-Boom"    
3. "The Thing"
4. "Chicka-Boom"
5. "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?"

Aug 31, 2014

Rhymes with 'Remember'

Songs that mention September:

1. "Oh, it's a long, long time, from May to December..."
2. "I'll be alone each and every night, while you're away, don't forget to write."
3. "Do you remember?"
4. "...when you were a tender and callow fellow."
5. "Stay for just a while..."

1. "September Song" Frank Sinatra
2. "See you in September" The Happenings
3. "September" Earth, Wind & Fire
4. "Try to Remember" Jerry Orbach!!
5. "September Morn" Neil Diamond

Aug 29, 2014

Ode to Billy Joel

Fill in the lyrics to Billy's songs. (BTW, it was REALLY hard for me to pick only five!)

1. "You had to be a ___ ___, didn't ya?"
2. "What's the matter with the clothes I'm wearing? Can't you tell that your ___ ___ ___?"
3. "We met as soulmates on Parris Island. We left as ___  ___ ___ ___."
4 ."In the middle of the night, I go ___ ___ ___ ___."
5. "If you said goodbye to me tonight, there would still be ___ ___ ___ ___"


1. "Big Shot"
2. tie's too wide "Still Rock & Roll to Me"
3. from an asylum "Goodnight Saigon"
4. walking in my sleep "The River of Dreams"
5. music left to write  "The Longest Time"

Aug 8, 2014

The World Is Too Much With Us

The title above is a quote from a poem by Wordsworth. If you think the modern world is worse than the world of yesterday, look at the poem and see what he said of his own time, around 1800.

But that's not a quiz. This is a quiz:

1. "Hey, did you happen to see the ___ ___ ___ in the World?" Charlie Rich
2. "Around the world, I ___ ___ ___" Frank Sinatra
3. "Don't they know it's ___ ___ of the world?" Skeeter Davis
4. "He's Got the Whole World ___ ___ ___" Kids' song
5. "My world is ___ ___ ___" The Supremes

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1. Most Beautiful Girl
2. searched for you
3. the end
4. in His Hands
5. Empty Without You

Aug 6, 2014

Hot Shots: Songs About Guns

Songs about Guns

1. "The Gun, the Gun, the Gun, the Gun, the Gun..." from what musical?
2. Who's got a gun, according to Aerosmith?
3. "I Didn't Know the Gun ___  ___"
4. "Big Iron ___  ___  ___" Marty Robbins
5. "Don't Take Your Guns ___   ____, Son" Johnny Cash

1. Chicago
2. Janie
3. Was Loaded
4. on His Hip
5. to Town

Jul 28, 2014

Indefinite Articles & Adverbs!

Complete the lyric with an indefinite article/adverb. Don't be scared if you forgot English class---you'll figure it out.

1. "___ Loves ____ ____" Dean Martin
2. "____ you're feelin' lonely, ___ you're feelin' blue" Eddy Arnold, et al
3. "A rose must remain with the sun and the rain,...To ____ His Own" The Ink Spots
4. Dr. Zhivago  "____, My Love"
5. "____ To Watch Over Me" (I like Streisand's version)

1. Everybody/Somebody/Sometime
2. Anytime/Anytime
3. Each
4. Somewhere
5. Someone

Jul 18, 2014

Who Lives There?

Name the character in a song who can be found in the place mentioned.

1. Chelsea (Cabaret song)
2. Memphis, Tennessee (Johnny Rivers)
3. a church where a wedding has been (the Beatles)
4. Way down in Lousiana close to New Orleans (Chuck Berry)
5. Sheboygan (Arthur Godfrey)

1. Elsie
2. Marie
3. Eleanor Rigby
4. Johnny B. Goode
5. A little Dutch girl 

Jul 3, 2014

Who Asked The Question?

Here are some song snippets. Your job is to figure out who asked the question.

1. "What's your definition of dirty, Baby?"
2. "How'd you get your pants so tight?"
3. "Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on?"
4. "Where is the love you said was mine, all mine...?"
5. "Why can't I fall in love, like any other man...?"

1. George Michael
2. Aretha Franklin
3. The Beatles
4. Roberta Flack
5. Anthony Newley (songwriter. It was recorded by many, including Sammy Davis, Jr.)

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