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November 18th, 2019 at 8:41:56 PM permalink
“And little Early-Pearly came by in her curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride”
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November 18th, 2019 at 11:08:02 PM permalink
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When you hear the knell of a requiem bell
Weird glows gleam where spirits dwell
Restless bones etherealize
Rise as spooks of every size



The Haunted Mansion ride at Disney


Ding! Ding! Winner!

The song is Grim Grinning Ghosts notably sung by these guys...



Face had a good guess and an interesting one since Vincent Price did some ghost host duties for Phantom Manor, the Euro Disney version of the Haunted Mansion (singing busts included).


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“And little Early-Pearly came by in her curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride”


I know it's Blinded by the Light written by Springsteen. I forget who did the famous version. Since we can't search I'm thinking Foghat.

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Next up is Thanksgiving. This song was originally for Thanksgiving but was co-opted by Christmas since it sings of racing across the snow...

A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon, Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot
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November 19th, 2019 at 5:20:44 AM permalink
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“And little Early-Pearly came by in her curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride”

Blinded by the Light -- Manfred Mann


The lyirc is "Revved up like a deuce." (yeah, right! :) )
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November 19th, 2019 at 5:49:21 AM permalink
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A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon, Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot



Jingle Bells. I was in the choir my senior year in HS. We did over 30 concerts between Thanksgiving and when school let out for Christmas, including 5 in one day! Its been 25+ years. I don't think I will ever forget the lyrics to the songs we did. This was one of them.


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Next up is Thanksgiving. This song was originally for Thanksgiving but was co-opted by Christmas since it sings of racing across the snow...

This one, Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, My Favorite Things to name a few.
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November 19th, 2019 at 9:51:49 AM permalink
Here's a tough one:

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!


According to Danny, it takes exactly one minute and 38 seconds to sing.
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November 19th, 2019 at 10:18:49 AM permalink
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I know it's Blinded by the Light written by Springsteen. I forget who did the famous version. Since we can't search I'm thinking Foghat.



Correct! (at least the lyric, writer, and original performer). Joeman got the "hit" version mostly right:

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Blinded by the Light -- Manfred Mann


The lyirc is "Revved up like a deuce." (yeah, right! :) )



Here's an interesting article on the Manfred Mann's Earth Band version that became a #1 hit: loudersound.com

For some reason, Bruce Springsteen's early work really resonates with me. I think "Born to Run" is the greatest album of all time.
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November 19th, 2019 at 4:04:43 PM permalink
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Jingle Bells. I was in the choir my senior year in HS. We did over 30 concerts between Thanksgiving and when school let out for Christmas, including 5 in one day! Its been 25+ years. I don't think I will ever forget the lyrics to the songs we did. This was one of them.


Ding! Ding! Correct!

First published in 1857, "Jingle Bells" was written by James Lord Pierpont (the uncle of J Pierpont Morgan). Peirpont also wrote "Our Battle Flag" which was not an ode to Old Glory but rather to the banner of the Confederacy.


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Here's a tough one:

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!


According to Danny, it takes exactly one minute and 38 seconds to sing.


No clue on this one.
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November 19th, 2019 at 6:43:58 PM permalink
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Here's a tough one:

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!


According to Danny, it takes exactly one minute and 38 seconds to sing.



Auld Lang Syne

Trivia: for some reason, when it's played in Times Square right after the ball drops, they only play the first half of a verse

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November 19th, 2019 at 6:48:23 PM permalink
“Put your money in a big house
get yourself a pretty wife
She‘ll collect your life insurance
then she’ll connect you with a knife”
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November 19th, 2019 at 11:08:23 PM permalink
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Here's a tough one:

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!


According to Danny, it takes exactly one minute and 38 seconds to sing.



Auld Lang Syne

Trivia: for some reason, when it's played in Times Square right after the ball drops, they only play the first half of a verse



Huzzah! A hagis for ThatDonGuy! These lines lead the second stanza... Since most don’t know the words to the first, or even the chorus, it’s pretty rare for anyone to guess. Did you use the hint?
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November 20th, 2019 at 7:33:57 AM permalink
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“Put your money in a big house
get yourself a pretty wife
She‘ll collect your life insurance
then she’ll connect you with a knife”


Can we get a hint Ace?
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November 20th, 2019 at 8:56:42 AM permalink
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Can we get a hint Ace?

Hair band era
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November 20th, 2019 at 4:08:06 PM permalink
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“Put your money in a big house
get yourself a pretty wife
She‘ll collect your life insurance
then she’ll connect you with a knife”


We can't search on this thread so I spent the day pestering my co-workers and finally found a guy who says it's "Somebody Save Me" by Cinderella. I was way off, thinking it was some funny Rat Pack song by Frank, Dino or Sammy. (I think your user image threw me off track.)

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Name this song...

Katie Casey was baseball mad
Had the fever and had it bad
Just to root for the home town crew
Every sou
Katie blew
On a Saturday her young beau
Called to see if she'd like to go
To see a show, but Miss Kate said "No
I'll tell you what you can do
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November 20th, 2019 at 4:35:48 PM permalink
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Name this song...

Katie Casey was baseball mad
Had the fever and had it bad
Just to root for the home town crew
Every sou
Katie blew
On a Saturday her young beau
Called to see if she'd like to go
To see a show, but Miss Kate said "No
I'll tell you what you can do



"Take Me Out To The Ballgame"?
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November 20th, 2019 at 4:47:58 PM permalink
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"Take Me Out To The Ballgame"?


Ding! Ding! Correct!

Almost every American knows the famous chorus to this song but few know that it's actually about a young woman who loves baseball.



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Now name these gambling songs. First an easy one...

Oh, there's blackjack and poker and the roulette wheel
A fortune won and lost on every deal
All you need's a strong heart and a nerve of steel



And here's a hard one...

So spin that wheel, cut that pack
And roll those loaded dice
Bring on the dancing girls
And put the champagne on ice
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November 20th, 2019 at 5:46:25 PM permalink
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"Take Me Out To The Ballgame"?


Ding! Ding! Correct!

Almost every American knows the famous chorus to this song but few know that it's actually about a young woman who loves baseball.



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Now name these gambling songs. First an easy one...

Oh, there's blackjack and poker and the roulette wheel
A fortune won and lost on every deal
All you need's a strong heart and a nerve of steel



And here's a hard one...

So spin that wheel, cut that pack
And roll those loaded dice
Bring on the dancing girls
And put the champagne on ice



First one is easy, second one I got no idea.

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November 20th, 2019 at 5:55:46 PM permalink
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First one is easy, second one I got no idea.

Viva Las Vegas



Winner! Winner! Winner!

The unofficial official song of Las Vegas is a classic.



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November 20th, 2019 at 6:03:14 PM permalink
The wicked king of clubs awoke
it was to his queen turned
his lips were laughing as they spoke
his eyes like bullets burned
the sun's upon a gambling day
his queen smiled low and blissfully
let's make some wretched fool to play
plain it was she did agree


Probably pretty easy for this crowd.

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November 21st, 2019 at 5:48:17 PM permalink
So spin that wheel, cut that pack
And roll those loaded dice
Bring on the dancing girls
And put the champagne on ice


From the song "Sin City" by AC/DC.


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The wicked king of clubs awoke
it was to his queen turned
his lips were laughing as they spoke
his eyes like bullets burned
the sun's upon a gambling day
his queen smiled low and blissfully
let's make some wretched fool to play
plain it was she did agree


Probably pretty easy for this crowd.

a cowboy poet


I have no idea on this one. The hint could be anyone from Will Rogers to Willie Nelson but ... uhhh?

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And for the math wizards, name this song...

I'm very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations both the simple and quadratical
About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot o' news,
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse

With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.

I'm very good at integral and differential calculus
I know the scientific names of beings animalculus
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November 21st, 2019 at 5:51:23 PM permalink
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We can't search on this thread so I spent the day pestering my co-workers and finally found a guy who says it's "Somebody Save Me" by Cinderella.

Correct
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I'm very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations both the simple and quadratical
About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot o' news,
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse

With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.

I'm very good at integral and differential calculus
I know the scientific names of beings animalculus



From the "Modern Major General" song by Gilbert and Sullivan



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From the category "TV", name that song...

Their house is a museum
When people come to see 'um
They really are a screa um
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November 23rd, 2019 at 2:36:31 PM permalink
The Addam's Family theme song.
There's no way out of here When you come in You're in for good There was no promise made The part you played The chance...........you took
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November 23rd, 2019 at 2:53:45 PM permalink
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The Addam's Family


Ding! Ding! Correct!



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From the category "Tolkien", name that song...

Mine's a tale that can't be told
My freedom I hold dear
How years ago in days of old
When magic filled the air
'Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor
I met a girl so fair
But Gollum, and the evil one
Crept up and slipped away with her
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November 23rd, 2019 at 6:55:50 PM permalink
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Ding! Ding! Correct!



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From the category "Tolkien", name that song...

Mine's a tale that can't be told
My freedom I hold dear
How years ago in days of old
When magic filled the air
'Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor
I met a girl so fair
But Gollum, and the evil one
Crept up and slipped away with her



Led Zepplin “Kashmir
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November 23rd, 2019 at 7:04:11 PM permalink
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Quote: Ayecarumba

Here's a tough one:

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!


According to Danny, it takes exactly one minute and 38 seconds to sing.



Auld Lang Syne

Trivia: for some reason, when it's played in Times Square right after the ball drops, they only play the first half of a verse



Huzzah! A hagis for ThatDonGuy! These lines lead the second stanza... Since most don’t know the words to the first, or even the chorus, it’s pretty rare for anyone to guess. Did you use the hint?


No, but it sounded a lot like the fifth verse, which I had heard before:

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak' a right gude-willie waught,
for auld lang syne.
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November 23rd, 2019 at 7:20:14 PM permalink
How about a coal-mining song?

Oh the midnight, and the mornin', and the middle of day,
Are the same to the miner who labors away,
Where the demons of death often come by surprise,
One fall of the slate and you're buried alive.


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November 23rd, 2019 at 7:52:51 PM permalink
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Led Zepplin “Kashmir


Very close. Right group. Wrong song.
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November 23rd, 2019 at 8:05:03 PM permalink
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Led Zepplin “Kashmir


Very close. Right group. Wrong song.



Doh!
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November 23rd, 2019 at 8:42:47 PM permalink
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Still in play....

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The wicked king of clubs awoke
it was to his queen turned
his lips were laughing as they spoke
his eyes like bullets burned
the sun's upon a gambling day
his queen smiled low and blissfully
let's make some wretched fool to play
plain it was she did agree


Probably pretty easy for this crowd.

a cowboy poet


I have no idea on this one. The hint could be anyone from Will Rogers to Willie Nelson but ... uhhh?



Townes van Zandt, “Mr Mudd and Mr Gold”.



The wicked king of clubs awoke
It was to his queen turned
His lips were laughing as they spoke
His eyes like bullets burned
The sun's upon a gambling day
His queen smiled low and blissfully
Let's make some wretched fool to play
Plain it was she did agree

He send his deuce down into diamond
His four to heart, and his trey to spade
Three kings with their legions come
Preparations soon were made
They voted club the days commander
Gave him an army face and number
All but the outlaw jack of diamonds
And the aces in the sky

He give his sevens first instructions
Spirit me a game of stud
Stakes unscarred by limitation
'tween a man named Gold and man named Mudd
Club filled Gold with greedy vapors
'til his long, green eyes did glow
Mudd was left with the sighs and trembles
Watching his hard earned money go

Flushes fell on gold like water
Tens they paired and paired again
But the aces only flew through heaven
And the diamond jack called no man friend
The diamond queen saw Mudd's ordeal
Began to think of her long lost son
Fell to her knees with a mother's mercy
Prayed to the angels every one

The diamond queen, she prayed and prayed
And the diamond angel filled Mudd's hole
The wicked king of clubs himself
Fell in face down in front of Gold
Now three kings come to clubs command
But the angels from the sky did ride
Three kings up on the streets of gold
Three fireballs on the muddy side

The club queen heard her husband's call
But lord that queen of diamond's joy
When the outlaw in the heavenly hall
Turned out to be her wandering boy
Now Mudd he checked and Gold bet all
And Mudd he raised and Gold did call
And the smile just melted off his face
When Mudd turned over that diamond ace

Now here's what this story's told
If you feel like mud you'll end up gold
If you feel like lost, you'll end up found
So amigo, lay them raises down
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November 23rd, 2019 at 8:57:44 PM permalink
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Ding! Ding! Correct!



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From the category "Tolkien", name that song...

Mine's a tale that can't be told
My freedom I hold dear
How years ago in days of old
When magic filled the air
'Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor
I met a girl so fair
But Gollum, and the evil one
Crept up and slipped away with her



Led Zepplin “Kashmir



Led Zeppelin “Ramble On”
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November 23rd, 2019 at 9:54:04 PM permalink
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Led Zeppelin “Ramble On”


Winner! Winner! Winner!

One of several Led Zeppelin songs that references Tolkien.



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Quote: DogHand

How about a coal-mining song?

Oh the midnight, and the mornin', and the middle of day,
Are the same to the miner who labors away,
Where the demons of death often come by surprise,
One fall of the slate and you're buried alive.


Dog Hand


I'm baffled here. I know it isn't "Sixteen Tons".

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From the category "Cartoons", name that song...

In the chill of night
At the scene of a crime
Like a streak of light
He arrives just in time.
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November 23rd, 2019 at 10:27:21 PM permalink
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From the category "Cartoons", name that song...

In the chill of night
At the scene of a crime
Like a streak of light
He arrives just in time.



I know this one.

Spider-Man Spider-Man
Does whatever a Spider can. . .

This was the Spider-Man Theme song. I think it was written by Michael Buble', of all people.
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November 23rd, 2019 at 11:45:17 PM permalink
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From the category "Cartoons", name that song...

In the chill of night
At the scene of a crime
Like a streak of light
He arrives just in time.


I know this one.

Spider-Man Spider-Man
Does whatever a Spider can. . .

This was the Spider-Man Theme song. I think it was written by Michael Buble', of all people.



I have a hard time believing that since that show was on in the 60's, so he would be in his 70's today, and I'm pretty sure he's not that old. Stan Lee would have been my guess.
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November 23rd, 2019 at 11:50:12 PM permalink
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Spider-Man Spider-Man
Does whatever a Spider can. . .

This was the Spider-Man Theme song. I think it was written by Michael Buble', of all people.


Ding! Ding! Winner!

I don't know who wrote it either.



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From the category "Comedy", name that song...

He was not in the least bit scared
To be mashed into a pulp
Or to have his eyes gouged out
And his elbows broken
To have his kneecaps split
And his body burned away
And his limbs all hacked and mangled
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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November 24th, 2019 at 6:48:50 AM permalink
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From the category "Comedy", name that song...

He was not in the least bit scared
To be mashed into a pulp
Or to have his eyes gouged out
And his elbows broken
To have his kneecaps split
And his body burned away
And his limbs all hacked and mangled



No clue. If it's a song, which lines rhyme?
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November 24th, 2019 at 7:05:49 AM permalink
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From the category "Cartoons", name that song...

In the chill of night
At the scene of a crime
Like a streak of light
He arrives just in time.


I know this one.

Spider-Man Spider-Man
Does whatever a Spider can. . .

This was the Spider-Man Theme song. I think it was written by Michael Buble', of all people.



I have a hard time believing that since that show was on in the 60's, so he would be in his 70's today, and I'm pretty sure he's not that old. Stan Lee would have been my guess.



I was a young kid in the 60s and remember this song very well.
He's got radioactive blood.


You're correct and I was confused - the person I cited could not have written it, even though he has since recorded it. I have no idea who wrote the song, I doubt Stan Lee wrote the music but maybe he wrote the lyrics.

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November 24th, 2019 at 7:15:44 AM permalink
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Quote: gordonm888

Spider-Man Spider-Man
Does whatever a Spider can. . .

This was the Spider-Man Theme song. I think it was written by Michael Buble', of all people.


Ding! Ding! Winner!

I don't know who wrote it either.



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From the category "Comedy", name that song...

He was not in the least bit scared
To be mashed into a pulp
Or to have his eyes gouged out
And his elbows broken
To have his kneecaps split
And his body burned away
And his limbs all hacked and mangled



Sir Robin’s theme song, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
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November 24th, 2019 at 10:08:53 AM permalink
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Sir Robin’s theme song, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


Winner! Winner! Winner!

You'll have to decide for yourselves about the rhyming...



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Still in play...

Quote: DogHand

How about a coal-mining song?

Oh the midnight, and the mornin', and the middle of day,
Are the same to the miner who labors away,
Where the demons of death often come by surprise,
One fall of the slate and you're buried alive.


Dog Hand


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And from the category "Espionage", name that song...

What does it matter to you?
When you got a job to do
You got to do it well
You got to give the other fellow hell
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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November 24th, 2019 at 12:51:26 PM permalink
Live and Let Die, by Paul McCartney And Wings
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November 24th, 2019 at 1:13:13 PM permalink
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Live and Let Die, by Paul McCartney And Wings


Ding! Ding! Winner!

Co-written with his wife, it was Linda McCartney who wrote the middle section lyrics.



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From the category "Commercials", name that song...

Fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks
Tough kids, sissy kids, even kids with chicken pox


[Note that these are the original non PC lyrics.]
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November 24th, 2019 at 1:52:33 PM permalink
Hot dogs, Armour hot dogs
The dogs kids love to bite.

Armour Hot Dog commercial.
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November 24th, 2019 at 3:11:40 PM permalink
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<snip>In play....

Quote: DogHand

How about a coal-mining song?

Oh the midnight, and the mornin', and the middle of day,
Are the same to the miner who labors away,
Where the demons of death often come by surprise,
One fall of the slate and you're buried alive.


Dog Hand


I'm baffled here. I know it isn't "Sixteen Tons".<snip>



Gialmere,

You are correct that it is not "Sixteen Tons", but oddly enough, both "Sixteen Tons" and my mystery song were written by the same man.

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November 24th, 2019 at 6:20:11 PM permalink
Quote: DogHand

How about a coal-mining song?

Oh the midnight, and the mornin', and the middle of day,
Are the same to the miner who labors away,
Where the demons of death often come by surprise,
One fall of the slate and you're buried alive.


Dog Hand



Is it The Tarrier Song (“Drill Ye Tarriers Drill“)?
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November 24th, 2019 at 7:34:24 PM permalink
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<snip>

Is it The Tarrier Song (“Drill Ye Tarriers Drill“)?



Mosca,

No, your guess is a railroad construction song. Mine is specifically underground coal mining.

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November 24th, 2019 at 8:07:38 PM permalink
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You are correct that it is not "Sixteen Tons", but oddly enough, both "Sixteen Tons" and my mystery song were written by the same man.

Dog Hand


That would make the artist Merle Travis but I'm unfamiliar with this particular song since I come from the Tennessee Ernie Ford version of 16 tons.
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November 24th, 2019 at 8:22:31 PM permalink
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Hot dogs, Armour hot dogs
The dogs kids love to bite.

Armour Hot Dog commercial.


Winner! Winner! Winner!



Here is a modified version of the lyrics...

Big kids, little kids, kids who climb on rocks
fat kids, skinny kids, even kids with chicken pox


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Still in play...

Quote: DogHand

How about a coal-mining song?

Oh the midnight, and the mornin', and the middle of day,
Are the same to the miner who labors away,
Where the demons of death often come by surprise,
One fall of the slate and you're buried alive.


Dog Hand


Artist = Merle Travis


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And from the category "Family Classic", name that song...

She's gone where the goblins go
Below!
Below, below
Yo-ho!
Let's open up and sing
And ring the bells out!

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November 25th, 2019 at 5:18:28 AM permalink
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And from the category "Family Classic", name that song...

She's gone where the goblins go
Below!
Below, below
Yo-ho!
Let's open up and sing
And ring the bells out!



Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead by the Munchkinland citizens from The Wizard of Odds Oz.
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November 25th, 2019 at 6:21:42 AM permalink
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That would make the artist Merle Travis but I'm unfamiliar with this particular song since I come from the Tennessee Ernie Ford version of 16 tons.



Gialmere,

Merle Travis is correct! As for "Sixteen Tons", Travis said he didn't like the song until after Ford made his version (with the snapping fingers) that sold over a million records. In one version that Travis recorded, he changed the final line to "I owe my soul... to Tennessee Ernie Ford!"

Here's another hint to my mystery song: on "The Big Bang Theory" episode where Sheldon and Raj enter the steam tunnels below their university to simulate conditions in a coal mine, Sheldon sings the chorus and the final verse of the song.

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November 25th, 2019 at 7:44:49 AM permalink
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Quote: Mosca

<snip>

Is it The Tarrier Song (“Drill Ye Tarriers Drill“)?



Mosca,

No, your guess is a railroad construction song. Mine is specifically underground coal mining.

Dog Hand



Yeah, I know it was a railroad song, but I wanted to guess. I looked up the answer, so I’m disqualified now.
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November 25th, 2019 at 3:54:34 PM permalink
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Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead by the Munchkinland citizens from The Wizard of Odds Oz.


Ding! Dong! You are correct!

Death as a joyous occasion...



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Still in play....

Quote: DogHand

How about a coal-mining song?

Oh the midnight, and the mornin', and the middle of day,
Are the same to the miner who labors away,
Where the demons of death often come by surprise,
One fall of the slate and you're buried alive.


Dog Hand


Artist = Merle Travis

On "The Big Bang Theory" episode where Sheldon and Raj enter the steam tunnels below their university to simulate conditions in a coal mine, Sheldon sings the chorus and the final verse of the song.


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And from the category "Country/Western", name that song...

An old cowpoke went riding out one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw
A'plowin' through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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