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Song meme?

Just saw this in follybard's post:

Pick your favorite line of each of your favorite twenty songs. Write them in your LJ and let the guessing begin!

Let's see (these are from my lamentable memory, so I may well be off). Also, usually my *favorite* line is the title line, so these are not always my favorite lines:

(1) "The way your smile just beams/the way you sing off key/the way you haunt my dreams..."

(2) "She dances on the sand/Just like that river twistin' through a dusty land"

(3) "Old sloths who hang down from twigs do it,
Though the effort is great,
Sweet guinea-pigs do it,
Buy a couple and wait."

(4) "You're breakin' my heart/You're shaking mah confidence daily"

(5) "Cherabim and seraphim falling down before thee/Which wert and art and ever more shalt be"

(6) "Gaudete, gaudete.."

(7) "Do I know where hell is? Hell is in 'hello'. Heaven is 'Goodbye forever, it's time for me to go."

(8) "I once was lost but now am found"

(9) "Give me those sobbin' Sabine women fit to be tied"

(10) "I'm laughin' at clouds..the sun's in my heart and I'm ready for love"

(11) "To days of inspiration
Playing hookie, making something out of nothing
The need to express
To communicate,
To going against the grain,
Going insane
Going mad"

(12) "Just declaim a few lines from Othella
And they'll think you're a hell of a fella
If your blonde won't respond when you flatter 'er
Tell her what Tony told Cleopatterer"

(13) "They all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round
They all laughed when Edison recorded sound"

(14) "You say either and I say either.."

(15) "When you're lying awake with a dismal headache and repose is taboo'd by anxiety
I conceive you may use any language you choose to indulge in without impropriety"

(16) "If I were not so really mad and generally silly, I would give you my advice upon the question willy-nilly
On the subject I would write you a most valuable letter full of excellent suggestions when I feel a little better
But at present I'm afraid that I'm as mad as any hatter.."

(17) "Gotta find my corner of the sky"

(18) "Where the treetops glisten and children listen"

(19) "I'm a bitch I'm a lover I'm a child I'm a mother"

(20) "Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em"

Ok, now I know I left some out, but I'm out of time.


2 Duran Duran, Rio
4 Simon & Garkfunkel, Cecilia
6 Gaudete (presumably the LR version)
8 Amazing Grace
18 Bing Crosby, White Christmas
19 Meredith Brooks, Bitch
20 Kenny Rogers, the Gambler

Normally I only get one or two.
I recognized all of these as well and agree with immlass's guesses (although Gaudete could also be the Steeley Span version we cribbed from, I suppose, or some other Latin carol altogether).

I should add that I was totally primed to find a Duran Duran song in your list. As I believe I told you many years ago, I have a deep respect for any woman who stops talking mid-sentence because Duran Duran has come on and she has to go dance. :)
Who, me? Have Duran Duran in my list? Who would guess? Not that I was nicknamed Rio for a bit of my life in 8th grade or anything...;-)

15 sounds G&S-ish, and 16 even moreso. Is 16 "It really doesn't matter" from Ruggidore, also used in the Kevin Klein/Linda Rondstadt Pirates of Penzance?
17 is covered by the LRs.
5 looks like a Hymn. Holy, Holy, Holy?
Yes, those are both patter songs, one from Iolanthe and one from Ruddigore and later covered in the Broadway version of Pirates with Kevin and Linda (and Angela Lansbury, too, I think).
yep, Angela Lansbury is Ruth. We have the cast album.
Oh! Oh! Oh! NINE!

Tell ya 'bout them sobbin' women
Who lived in the Roman days.
It seems that they all went swimmin'
While their men was off to graze.
Well, a Roman troop was ridin' by
And saw them in their "me oh my",
So they took 'em all back home to dry.
Least that's what Plutarch says.
Oh yes!
Them a woman was sobbin', sobbin', sobbin'
Fit to be tied.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. EGADS it's been a long time since I watched that... Must borrow it from my mom. If not- then it's a direct steal from it... and you must tell me where it's from *Laughs*

11) That's gotta be Rent- La Vie Boheme

18) White Christmas

19) Bitch, Merideth Brooks (got it on my playlist too! *grins*)

A couple others sound familiar... but those are the ones off the top of my head.
Absolutely! Although, I have to admit, I usually watch 7 Brides for the DANCING..

I love Rent. If life had been fair, the Lager Rhythms would've sung Seasons of Love.

Of the ones that haven't been gotten yet....

I think (1) is a standard called something like "You Can't Take That Away From Me".

Similarly, I'm inclined to say (3) is "Makin' Whoopee," but I don't know the song well enough to be sure....

And (14) is probably "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off".
Yes, I think it's Gershwin, and it is my favorite song (1).

(3) appears in Tank Girl and is covered by Joan Jett. It's a Cole Porter song (Let's do it, Let's fall in love)

(14) was my favorite song when I was little -- it's in a Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire movie.
N in azaleas

September 2009

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