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21 hours ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

I looked up both those songs and am surprised that they were both written and recorded before Fats recorded them . I always thought Fats wrote Blueberry Hill!!:o He sure was the one who made them famous though!

Sometimes the cover is the best known version of a song.

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40 minutes ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

Sometimes the cover is the best known version of a song.

I always loved the song "Smoke gets in your eyes" by the Platters in the 50's. I found out it was my Mom and Dad's song when they were dating. Turns out the Platters version was a cover, the original was released in the 30's by I don't know who???

The Platters version in the 50's was a huge hit!!

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Spent the day in the shop today!!  First I've looked in since early this morning.  Loved the Platters and the Spinners!!  I'm taking the day off tomorrow, so I'll be back with a brain teaser to two.

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Here's an easy one!!

 

Second verse, second line on..

 

It cries, (like a baby) in the cradle at night, 

It swings, it jives,

Shakes all ove like a jellyfish,

I kinda' like it!!

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3 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Here's an easy one!!

 

Second verse, second line on..

 

It cries, (like a baby) in the cradle at night, 

It swings, it jives,

Shakes all ove like a jellyfish,

I kinda' like it!!

 

Piece of cake.

 

Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Also covered by Dwight Yoakam

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Still waiting for someone to come up with an answer to my previous lyric, in the meanwhile, an easier one.

Well weathered leather

Hot metal and oil

The scented country air

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YESSIR!!!

 

Here's one a little older!

 

I keep straining my ears to hear a sound.

Is there someone who is digging underground?

Or have they given up and all gone home to bed,

Thinking those who once existed must be dead?

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On January 9, 2021 at 10:12 AM, DocWard said:

How obscure should we get? I assume not Cyrus Cassidy obscure (no offense intended), but obscure enough that someone might need to be a true fan to recognize it?

While I sit around my love can scrub the floor.
She'll kiss me every hour or she'll get the sack
And when I take a shower she can scrub my back.

 

 

Okay!  I'll spill.

 

"Isn't it Romantic?"

 

From the film, "Love Me Tonight"

 

and yeah, I looked it up...  Maurice Chevalier sang it...... IN 1932!!!

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2 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

 

Okay!  I'll spill.

 

"Isn't it Romantic?"

 

From the film, "Love Me Tonight"

 

and yeah, I looked it up...  Maurice Chevalier sang it...... IN 1932!!!


Covered by Michael Feinstein when Mrs. Doc and I were dating.

 

 

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Tonight you’re mine completely 

You give your love so sweetly 

Tonight the light of love is in your eyes

But ........,.......,

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“Will You Love Me Tomorrow?”

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6 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

“Will You Love Me Tomorrow?”

That was too easy!:lol:

Written by Carole King 

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Anybody got an answer to my most recent teaser?

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6 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

YESSIR!!

 

Here's one a little older!

 

I keep straining my ears to hear a sound.

Is there someone who is digging underground?

Or have they given up and all gone home to bed,

Thinking those who once existed must be dead?

I had to look it up. Good tune! I wont give it away! 

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7 minutes ago, punxsutawneypete said:

 

Oh Susanna!

Winner!!!!:lol:

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2 hours ago, punxsutawneypete said:

"I saw the milkman at the door"

Tossin and Turnin????

 

 

(I heard the milkman at the door)

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49 minutes ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

Tossin and Turnin????

 

 

(I heard the milkman at the door)

You got it.

I saw Bobby Lewis in concert at the City LIne Avenue Holiday Inn in Philadelphia  many years ago.

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I remember Sunday morning 

I would meet him at the park 

We’d  walk together hand and hand 

Till it was almost dark 

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Sunday Will Never Be the Same - The Mamas and the Papas.

 

 

 

I remember Sunday morning 

I would meet him at the park 

We’d  walk together hand and hand 

Till it was almost dark y Will Never Be The Same - Mamas and the Papas.

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10 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

 

Here's one a little older!

 

I keep straining my ears to hear a sound.

Is there someone who is digging underground?

Or have they given up and all gone home to bed,

Thinking those who once existed must be dead?

 

 

Still nobody??

 

The Bee Gees: New York Mining Disaster of 1941!!

 

 

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, punxsutawneypete said:

Sunday Will Never Be the Same - The Mamas and the Papas.

 

 

 

I remember Sunday morning 

I would meet him at the park 

We’d  walk together hand and hand 

Till it was almost dark y Will Never Be The Same - Mamas and the Papas.

Right song but wrong group.
It was Spanky and Our Gang!!

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Next one?

 

I’ve been down around Houston Texas,

Where the sun shines most of the time,

I been driving about six hours 

Tryin’ to make that Arkansas line,

Texarkana’s an hour ahead,

And gotta’ keep them wheels a rollin’,

 

 

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Let's try something really obscure ;)

It's all out on the old railroad,
It's all out on the sea,
All out on the old railroad,
Far as I can see.

 

 

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Jubilee!  My grandmother used to sing it when I was a kid.

 

Try this one! It’s the bridge in the song.

 

Someone like you,

Makes it hard to live without,

Somebody else,

Someone like you,

Makes it easy to give,

Never thinking about myself!

 

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Jubilee!  My grandmother used to sing it when I was a kid.

 

Try this one! It’s the bridge in the song.

 

Someone like you,

Makes it hard to live without,

Somebody else,

Someone like you,

Makes it easy to give,

Never thinking about myself!

 

 

 

 

 

Nice! I figured that one would stump y'all. I haven't tried to learn it yet. Actually trying to talk my mentor into learning it with me and playing it on her mandolin while I Clawhammer Banjo. Jran Ritchie/Doc Watson is the one I'm most familiar with, but its been done by a lot of people.

 

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2 hours ago, Tyrel Cody said:

 

Nice! I figured that one would stump y'all. I haven't tried to learn it yet. Actually trying to talk my mentor into learning it with me and playing it on her mandolin while I Clawhammer Banjo. Jran Ritchie/Doc Watson is the one I'm most familiar with, but its been done by a lot of people.

A frailer huh?  We may need to get together sometime when I come down off the mountain.

 

Here's an old one.  

 

It's there he spied some ladies fair as they came into view.

Lord Daniel's wife was gayly clad,

The flower of the pew, pew,

The flower of the pew.

 

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2 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Jubilee!  My grandmother used to sing it when I was a kid.

 

Try this one! It’s the bridge in the song.

 

Someone like you,

Makes it hard to live without,

Somebody else,

Someone like you,

Makes it easy to give,

Never thinking about myself!

 

 

 

 

Reason To Believe, I know that Rod Stewart sang this but I don’t know who originally released it. There were a lot of other releases, I think the Carpenters sang it too!

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19 hours ago, DocWard said:

Still waiting for someone to come up with an answer to my previous lyric, in the meanwhile, an easier one.

Well weathered leather

Hot metal and oil

The scented country air

 

Anybody?

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1 hour ago, DocWard said:

 

Anybody?

 

I looked it up. I actually did a lot of work with that band in the transportation industry. The company I worked for furnished their busses and trailers.  I even rode the drummer’s motorcycle to and from storage a couple of times. Talented band, but I never cared for their music!

 

Rush: Red Barchetta 

 

(didn’l like his motorcycle either!!)

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7 hours ago, Fretless said:

A frailer huh?  We may need to get together sometime when I come down off the mountain.

 

Here's an old one.  

 

It's there he spied some ladies fair as they came into view.

Lord Daniel's wife was gayly clad,

The flower of the pew, pew,

The flower of the pew.

 

Well I'm still very much a beginner, but I love to sit around and make noise with others :lol:

 

Don't think I've  heard that one, can't find an exact match with a search either.

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