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30 Days of Christmas Day 28: A Christmas Quiz

By this time in December you've heard all of these songs a thousand times, so match the Christmas song lyric with its title. 1. ...and folks dressed up like Eskimos. 2. You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear... 3. With the angels we will sing, "Hallelujah to the King!" 4. What can I bring Him, poor as I am? 5. "God is not dead, nor doth He sleep." 6. But the very next day, you gave it away. 7. Give him a hammer with lots of tacks... 8. I put a tack on Teacher's chair... 9. For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. 10. Let's hope it's a good one/without any fear ____ "So This Is Christmas" ____"I'm Gettin' Nothin' for Christmas" ____"Last Christmas" ____"The Christmas Song" ____"The Hallelujah Chorus" ____"In the Bleak Midwinter" ____"Up on the Rooftop" ____"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" ____"Silent Night" _

You Know Where You Can Go!

Where does the song recommend you go? 1. "When you're alone and life is making you lonely..." Petula Clark 2. "So if your baby's left you..." Elvis 3. "If you're blue and you don't know where to go to..." Young Frankenstein for one 4. "___ ___ is the scene you should make..." The Cowsills 5. "Take your troubles to the ____" Elvis again Answers: 1. Downtown www. youtube .com/watch?v=Zx06XNfDvk0 2. Heartbreak Hotel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PotB76gi2_4 3. (Putting on) the Ritz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1FLZPFI3jc 4. Indian Lake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw7ubMgByYQ 5. Chapel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00eUebsh68M

Listen to Your Mother!

Songs about Mama: 1. "Mama Said There'd Be ___ ___ ___" The Shirelles 2. "Mama Told Me ___ ___ ___" Three Dog Night 3. "___ ___ Mama" Cabaret 4. "Mama's Got a ____" The Who 5. "The Last of the ___ ___ Mamas"  Sophie Tucker Answers: 1. Days Like This www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQlImg2bm28 2.  Not to Come www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaQzQAlNn4 3. Don't Tell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhIt69v0yzY 4. Squeeze Box https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXoxH8HI7z8 5. Red Hot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS-n8_mCuSE

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) Answers: 1. Rock www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBeZPJ03lW0 2. Greyhound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx8x3LCnYZw  3. New Orleans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMS_ykiLiQ 4. A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb2w2m1JmCY 5. 9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjQsI8BrTtk

"Farm" ing

In honor of my delightful visit to Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club yesterday, songs about farms. 1. "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm (after they've seen ____)?" 2. "Thank God I'm ___ ___ ___!" 3. "Out Behind the ___" 4. "The farmer said to the ___ ___, 'Why'd you pick my farm?" 5. "She Thinks My ____ ___" Answers 1. Paree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgqVCJpRqWQ 2. A Country Boy www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRgL92K5zuE 3. Barn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_mUz3RWKHQ  4. Boll Weevil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5H6iwQGWl4 5. Tractor's Sexy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWu4aynBK7E

Songs about Songs

Name the artist associated with the titles of songs that mention songs. 1. "Silly Love Songs" 2. "Song Sung Blue" 3. "Never-ending Love for You" 4. "With a Song in My Heart" 5. "I've Got a Name" Answers: 1. Paul McCartney & Wings   www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_9QooYDYtU 2. Neil Diamond www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1t9zOwmWok 3. Various, but this one is George Jones & Tammy Wynette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3Vgsv-T2gg 4. Again, various, but this one's Doris Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPs0H4cydGU 5. Jim Croce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcqauC49Xmc

Water, Water Everywhere...

Songs that mention water or bodies of same. 1. "____ River" Suicide spot? 2. "How High's the Water, ___?" Family discussion 3. "____Lake" The place to be for summer sun 4. "Moonlight ___" Voices singing about sticking around 5. "A Sleepy ___" Night on a tropical island Answers: 1. Moody www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMbAq9r8Wk 2. Momma   www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMbAq9r8Wk 3. Indian www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw7ubMgByYQ 4. Bay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebuS01qjOas 5. Lagoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmcWaIbLUMk
Fill in the titles to songs that ask the burning question: WHY? 1. "Why __  __ __ __ Love?" Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers 2. "Why __ __ __ __ You?" Reba 3. "Why __ __ __ You?" Showboat 4. "Why __ __ __...?" My Fair Lady 5. "Why __ __ __ __?" War Answers: 1. "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" www.youtube.com/watch?v=q96ylFiQK_I 2. "Why Haven't I Heard from You?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d7vAbKTmus 3. "Why Do I Love You?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFhAzZv-Dsg 4. "Why Can't the English...?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAYUuspQ6BY 5. "Why Can't We Be Friends?" www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DmYLrxR0Y8

Boom!

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..." Answers: 1. "Clancy Lowered the Boom" www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm3kGJgj6C0 2. "Chick-A-Boom" www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPStw1SzcQc     3. "The Thing" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcj16EGYYrs 4. "Chicka-Boom" http://www.allmusic.com/song/chicka-boom-mt0011981794 5. "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?" www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6bFTVi0hHs

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..." Answers: 1. "September Song" Frank Sinatra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wte1uk4A5eU 2. "See you in September" The Happenings www. you tube.com/watch?v=iu-7DXBiVsA 3. "September" Earth, Wind & Fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQf9dtrc26A&feature=kp 4. "Try to Remember" Jerry Orbach!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEW1F9kZ-UE 5. "September Morn" Neil Diamond www. youtube .com/watch?v=aVLonpBtkH0

They Come in Threes

Each song has to do with three. 1. "We do everything alike/ We look alike/We walk alike, we talk alike, and what is more we hate each other very much... 2. "And what I feel in my heart, they say sincerely..." 3. "Thanks for the times that you've given me..." 4. "...we've danced the whole night through..." 5. "Hey, girl, what you doin' down there?"  Answers: 1. "Triplets" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjW_yvrC0cE 2. "Three Little Words" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxVaBu5i1QE 3. "Three Times a Lady" www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaFJcJO3RH4 4. "Three O'clock in the Morning" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCQaZ0URnLA  5. "Knock Three Times" www. youtube .com/watch?v=k7Jvsbcxunc (I'm willing to bet Tony HATES this video!)

Polite Songs

These songs have "please" and "thank you" just like your parents taught you! 1. The Beatles: "Why do I always have to say, Love? ___  ___ ___" 2. Jim Croce: "Thank you for your time, Well, you've been so much more than kind." ___ 3. The Marvelettes: "Please, ___ ___, look and see." 4. Andrew Gold: "Thank You for ___ ___ ___" 5. Bob Hope: "Thanks for ___ ___" 1. "Please Please Me" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h43nuGSd1m4 2." Operator" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPu_G-T28iU 3. Mr. Postman www.youtube.com/watch?v=425GpjTSlS4    4. Being a Friend www. you tube.com/watch?v=ZN3E9Yyd1HA 5. The Memory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPu_G-T28iU    

The Upper Class of Jim

What's the song about Jim or Jimmy... 1. In which the untimely death of an agricultural titan is celebrated by employee misbehavior and lack of concern. 2. In which the speaker wonders about the return of her lover, fearing she'll be distracted by a rival suitor. 3. In which the tragic death of a societal outcast is brought about by parental interference. 4. In which the life of a simply country boy is chronicled by harmonious church instruments. 5. In which a locally-known criminal is brought to justice in a seedy billiards parlor. 1. "Jimmy Crack Corn" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rohh-uZyK3o (Smothers Brothers' version) 2. "Jimmy Mack" www.youtube.com/watch?v=obvSFWvgBhg 3. "Leader of the Pack" www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTA_7RwPUPA 4. "The Bells" www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtyx8wG8BsI 5. "Don't Mess Around with Jim" www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4qUXcXuMSE

Let's Get This Party STARTed!

1. The Stones: "Start ___ ___" 2. Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme: "This Could Be the Start of ___ ___" 3. Billy Joel: "We Didn't Start ___ ___" 4. The Bee Gees: "I Started a ___" 5. John Lennon: "Just Like Starting ___"   Answers: 1. Me Up www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGyOaCXr8Lw 2. Something Big https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHDmkv2gpX0 3. the Fire  www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g 4. Joke www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSxuvNGSrmc 5. Over  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HLVXrAErlU

Quiz: Two Songs, One Name

1. "Mr. ___" and "Stagger ___" 2. "___, Get Angry" and "____ B. Goode" 3. "___ O' My Heart" and "___ (it will come back to you)" 4. "___'s Girl" and "Me and ___ McGee" 5. "___, ___ (where you goin' to?)" and "Along Came ___"                             Out Now:  Amazon Kindle-http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Despair-Loser-Mysteries-Three-ebook/dp/B00MKBH3MU/ref=la_B002JK5FKY_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408013475&sr=1-10 NookBook-http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/killing-despair-peg-herring/1120104924?ean=2940150674912 Print versions on their way... Answers: 1. Lee www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCoNtro4BKo www. youtube .com/watch?v=FCPutYaGFlE   2. Johnny www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI_nk0L-cF4 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFo8-JqzSCM   3. Peg www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGQJNMGGBHg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KHQnlFwxzU&list=RD9KHQnlFwxzU 4. Bob

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBM82Ju2kJU 2. Janie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqQn2ADZE1A 3. Was Loaded https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGJMtnRMpjM 4. on His Hip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGmUsJvRv7U 5. to Town https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMMp_llzBT4

"Say" Something!

Don't just sit there--Say Someone (Who Sang it?) 1. "Say, Say, Say" Two Superstars 2. "Don't Say Goodnight" 1 from above with his own band 3. "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life?" Two classic musical stars 4."What'd I Say?" The MAN 5. "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" a girl with a big voice Answers: 1. Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLEhh_XpJ-0 2.  Paul McCartney & Wings www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRCgueckAXE 3. Jane Powell & Fred Astaire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q2fTSo8aoY  4. Ray Charles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIqWwiC1BFI 5. Dusty Springfield www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBwSN0Yw5l0

Anybody Hungry?

Name the fruit! 1. "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of ____" Danny Kaye 2. "____, ____, _____ ___, who's not ready, holler I." Jay & the Techniques 3. "Drink it right down, pass it all around, ___ ___ ___" Tommy James & the Shondelles 4. "(Trumpets, Drums, Cymbals), ____ Man!" Herbie Hancock 5. "Laaaah, la la, la la la, lahhhh! (Repeat) ____ ____" 1. Coconuts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf670orHKcA 2. Apples/Peaches/Pumpkin Pie www.youtube.com/watch?v=5njDmUMhfa0 3. Sweet Cherry Wine www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARdlyyP8f4A 4. Watermelon  www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjJaH40rArU 5. Juanita Banana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fubCzOcOrQ

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) Answers 1. Everybody/Somebody/Sometime www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxVdjw0Gm8I 2. Anytime/Anytime www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFXTJd4J3vw 3. Each www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G5wqiLiPHg 4. Somewhere www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrRMQsnSvAE 5. Someone www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiYKlbtXMU0

Tis the Season

Easy one for Sunday: Songs about summer. Just fill in the lyric. 1. "Summertime and the livin' is ____" Billie Holiday 2. "Summer days, driftin' away, but oh! Those Summer ____!" Grease 3. "There ain't no cure for the Summertime ____"  Eddie Cochran 4. "Trees swaying in the summer breeze, showing off their ____ ____" Chad & Jeremy 5. "Roll out those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer, those days of ___ and ___ and ___" Nat King Cole Answers: 1. easy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8jRgPcO7JQ&list=RDJ8jRgPcO7JQ 2. Nights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW0DfsCzfq4 3. Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZZD8ckwLJA 4. silver leaves www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D2XD341xHo  5. soda/pretzels/beer www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoLogdbVS3U