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December 24th, 2019 at 11:39:56 AM permalink
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Here's one:

It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears



The composer would later say, "I am responsible for two of the worst songs in history. ***redacted*** Any day soon, I will go to the supermarket, head to the meat counter, and it will be playing. Every f***ing Christmas."



I didnít know it, so I looked it up. I think thatís hilarious! (And accurate!)



Same. So I stayed off it, but the author is just amazingly humble. And correct. The song Is awful.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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December 24th, 2019 at 7:04:40 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Here's one:

It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears



Do They Know It's Christmas Time
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December 25th, 2019 at 12:09:16 AM permalink
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Here's one:

It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears



Do They Know It's Christmas Time



Ding, Ding, Ding! Yes!
In November of 1984, ďDo They Know Itís ChristmasĒ was recorded in a 24 hour straight session, with many different members of ďBand AidĒ singing lead and backing vocals, then composer/producer Bob Geldolf chose the best performances for the final mix.



It has been redone and covered several times since. My favorite cover was as the coda in the movie ďDaddyís Home 2Ē which is only memorable because of Mel Gibsonís voice... Merry Christmas everyone!

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December 25th, 2019 at 6:02:44 AM permalink
Hereís one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue
NO KILL I
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December 26th, 2019 at 8:03:11 AM permalink
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The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

According to Tormé, the words Wells had written on the pad to keep cool were 'Chestnuts roasting..., Jack Frost nipping..., Yuletide carols..., Folks dressed up like Eskimos.' His muse must have shifted into overdrive as he and Wells quickly whipped out a holiday masterpiece. They wanted Nat King Cole to sing it and Cole ended up recording it four times. The 1961 version (in stereo with a full orchestra) is considered definitive.


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Quote: Mosca

Hereís one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue


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SoCal joke...
Q: What do you open the day after Christmas?
A: Santa Anita.

And now, in the category "Ponies", name that song...

I'm pickin' Valentine
Cause on the morning line
A guy has got him figured at five to nine
Has chance
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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December 26th, 2019 at 8:26:18 AM permalink
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Quote: beachbumbabs

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

According to Tormé, the words Wells had written on the pad to keep cool were 'Chestnuts roasting..., Jack Frost nipping..., Yuletide carols..., Folks dressed up like Eskimos.' His muse must have shifted into overdrive as he and Wells quickly whipped out a holiday masterpiece. They wanted Nat King Cole to sing it and Cole ended up recording it four times. The 1961 version (in stereo with a full orchestra) is considered definitive.


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In play...

Quote: Mosca

Hereís one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue


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SoCal joke...
Q: What do you open the day after Christmas?
A: Santa Anita.

And now, in the category "Ponies", name that song...

I'm pickin' Valentine
Cause on the morning line
A guy has got him figured at five to nine
Has chance



Donít know the name of it, but itís from Guys and Dolls.
NO KILL I
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December 26th, 2019 at 8:52:36 AM permalink
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Quote: beachbumbabs

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

According to Tormé, the words Wells had written on the pad to keep cool were 'Chestnuts roasting..., Jack Frost nipping..., Yuletide carols..., Folks dressed up like Eskimos.' His muse must have shifted into overdrive as he and Wells quickly whipped out a holiday masterpiece. They wanted Nat King Cole to sing it and Cole ended up recording it four times. The 1961 version (in stereo with a full orchestra) is considered definitive.


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In play...

Quote: Mosca

Hereís one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue


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SoCal joke...
Q: What do you open the day after Christmas?
A: Santa Anita.

And now, in the category "Ponies", name that song...

I'm pickin' Valentine
Cause on the morning line
A guy has got him figured at five to nine
Has chance




For Paul Revere, I'll bite
I hear his foot's all right
Of course, it all depends if it rains last night
Likes mud...likes mud
This X means the horse likes mud


The song's actual title is Fugue for Tinhorns, from Guys & Dolls.
True story: in 1976 and 1977, the TV game show Name That Tune offered champions the chance to win $100,000 if they could name a "mystery tune" played on a piano for 20 seconds. Usually, they were songs that you have heard hundreds of times before, but never knew their titles. This was one of the songs; the contestant incorrectly guessed, "Can Do," which is what I thought the title was as well.

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December 26th, 2019 at 9:03:05 AM permalink
I was on a boat today and heard this song play. Havenít been following this thread so sorry if my posting is against thread etiquette.
Iím not sorry
Or if this song was posted already.
Sorry, not sorry.


Everybody wants a thrill.
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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December 26th, 2019 at 9:19:29 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy



For Paul Revere, I'll bite
I hear his foot's all right
Of course, it all depends if it rains last night
Likes mud...likes mud
This X means the horse likes mud


The song's actual title is Fugue for Tinhorns, from Guys & Dolls.
True story: in 1976 and 1977, the TV game show Name That Tune offered champions the chance to win $100,000 if they could name a "mystery tune" played on a piano for 20 seconds. Usually, they were songs that you have heard hundreds of times before, but never knew their titles. This was one of the songs; the contestant incorrectly guessed, "Can Do," which is what I thought the title was as well.



Ding! Ding! ThatDonGuyAndDoll can name that tune in six notes!!

The cleverly named "Fugue for Tinhorns" has nothing to do with the play's/film's plot but does a nice job of introducing the audience to world of "Guys and Dolls".


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And now, in the category "January 1st", name that song...

And so we're told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you, be with you
Night and day
Nothing changes
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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December 26th, 2019 at 10:47:00 AM permalink
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And now, in the category "January 1st", name that song...

And so we're told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you, be with you
Night and day
Nothing changes


New Year's Day by U2
"Dealer has 'rock'... Pay 'paper!'"

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