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May 23rd, 2020 at 9:20:01 PM permalink
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"Oklahoma!"



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It was the first play by the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. While they'd go on to greater glories, "Oklahoma!" would win them a special Pulitzer Prize. The title song would become the state song of Oklahoma in 1953--the only official state song from a Broadway musical.


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Old man down
Way down, down, down by the docks of the city
Blind and dirty
Asked me for a dime, a dime for a cup of coffee
I got no dime but I got some time to hear his story
My name is August West, and I love my Pearly Baker best more than my wine
More than my wine
More than my maker, though he's no friend of mine
Everyone said
I'd come to no good, I knew I would Pearly, believe them
Half of my life
I spent doin' time for some other fucker's crime
The other half found me stumbling 'round drunk on Burgundy wine
But I'll get back on my feet again someday
The good Lord willin'
If He says I may
I know that the life I'm livin's no good
I'll get a new start, live the life I should
I'll get up and fly away,
I'll get up and fly away, fly away
Pearly's been true
True to me, true to my dyin' day he said
I said to him
I said to him, "I'm sure she's been"
I said to him, "I'm sure she's been true to you"
I got up and wandered
Wandered downtown, nowhere to go but just hang around
I've got a girl
Named Bonnie Lee, I know that girl's been true to me
I know she's been, I'm sure she's been true to me


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And now, in the category 30s Folk, name that song...

Listen to the jingle, the rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodland o'er the hills and by the shore
Hear the mighty rush of the engine hear those lonesome hoboes call
Traveling through the jungle...
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May 23rd, 2020 at 10:09:04 PM permalink
"Wabash Cannonball"



I think you've dug back to eras of my memory though I wasn't around in the 30s.
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May 24th, 2020 at 8:37:46 AM permalink
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Old man down
Way down, down, down by the docks of the city
Blind and dirty
Asked me for a dime, a dime for a cup of coffee
I got no dime but I got some time to hear his story
My name is August West, and I love my Pearly Baker best more than my wine
More than my wine
More than my maker, though he's no friend of mine
Everyone said
I'd come to no good, I knew I would Pearly, believe them
Half of my life
I spent doin' time for some other fucker's crime
The other half found me stumbling 'round drunk on Burgundy wine
But I'll get back on my feet again someday
The good Lord willin'
If He says I may
I know that the life I'm livin's no good
I'll get a new start, live the life I should
I'll get up and fly away,
I'll get up and fly away, fly away
Pearly's been true
True to me, true to my dyin' day he said
I said to him
I said to him, "I'm sure she's been"
I said to him, "I'm sure she's been true to you"
I got up and wandered
Wandered downtown, nowhere to go but just hang around
I've got a girl
Named Bonnie Lee, I know that girl's been true to me
I know she's been, I'm sure she's been true to me



Not that many are playing, so this one, while not ridiculously obscure, is also not mainstream. It’s “Wharf Rat” by the Grateful Dead.
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May 25th, 2020 at 11:46:09 AM permalink
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"Wabash Cannonball"


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The origins of this song are unclear. One story says it took its inspiration from a mythical train that would appear at the death of a hobo to carry his soul to its reward. Another tells of Paul Bunyun's brother who built a train that ran so fast it would arrive at its destination an hour before its departure. Sheet music for it was first published in 1882 as "The Great Rock Island Route" and later in 1904 under the title "Wabash Cannonball". It was first released as a record in 1932. Roy Acuff's 1936 version became a smash hit selling over 10 million units...


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And now, in the Memorial Day category Patriotic Music, name that song...

This American patriotic marching tune is not often played anymore at serious ocaasions due to its use by a British comedy troupe.
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May 25th, 2020 at 8:40:07 PM permalink
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And now, in the Memorial Day category Patriotic Music, name that song...

This American patriotic marching tune is not often played anymore at serious ocaasions due to its use by a British comedy troupe.



The Liberty Bell March, used frequently in Monty Python's Flying Circus
So many better men, a few of them friends, were dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things lived on, and so did I.
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May 26th, 2020 at 12:04:28 AM permalink
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The Liberty Bell March, used frequently in Monty Python's Flying Circus



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Originally written for an unfinished operetta, John Philip Sousa would release his Liberty Bell March in 1893 as an individual piece. It would become a standard tune for marching bands around the world. After Python used it for the Flying Circus theme song, some bands had to stop playing it. The Buckingham Palace marching band, for example, found that the crowds would laugh at them when they performed it. It's still often played in America. Five of the last seven presidential inaugurations included it.


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And now, in the category 80's Pop, name that song...

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused
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May 26th, 2020 at 5:57:51 AM permalink
”Sweet Dreams” The Eurhythics
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May 26th, 2020 at 7:59:42 PM permalink
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”Sweet Dreams” The Eurhythics


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Although some people think this song is about S&M, according to Annie Lennox, the lyrics for "Sweet Dreams" reflect her anger, hopes and fears after the breakup of her and Dave Stewart's previous band. To be fair, when seeing the video, it's not hard to see how people might jump to an S&M conclusion.


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And now, in the category 90's Pop, name that song...

Eurus
Afer Ventus

So the world goes round and round
With all you ever knew
They say the sky high above
Is...
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May 27th, 2020 at 4:20:11 PM permalink
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And now, in the category 90's Pop, name that song...

Eurus
Afer Ventus

So the world goes round and round
With all you ever knew
They say the sky high above
Is...


The songs of this Irish singer are often classified as "Celtic" or "New Age" although she herself does not agree with such assessments.

If every man says all he can
If every man is true
Do I believe the sky above
Is..............................?
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May 28th, 2020 at 5:52:29 PM permalink
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And now, in the category 90's Pop, name that song...

Eurus
Afer Ventus

So the world goes round and round
With all you ever knew
They say the sky high above
Is...


The songs of this Irish singer are often classified as "Celtic" or "New Age" although she herself does not agree with such assessments.

If every man says all he can
If every man is true
Do I believe the sky above
Is..............................?


Buuuuzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Well, I see there are no Enya fans here. The song is "Caribbean Blue" off her 1991 album Shepherd Moons. You've probably heard it and/or remember the video utilizing imagery based on the paintings of Maxfield Parrish


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And now, in the category Multi Decade Charting, name that song...

Have you seen the well to do
Up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thorough fare
With their noses in the air
High hats and narrow collars
White spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime
For a wonderful time
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