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Re: Name that tune

Post by Peter_S » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:04 am

Paul, several songs are battling it out in my head; there must a lot of extra space in there. #-o

The one that is winning is "All By Myself", by Gilbert O'Sullivan, it think.

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Re: Name that tune

Post by Caratacus » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:37 am

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Re: Name that tune

Post by Paul Victory » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:21 pm

Peter_S wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:04 am
Paul, several songs are battling it out in my head; there must a lot of extra space in there. #-o

The one that is winning is "All By Myself", by Gilbert O'Sullivan, it think.
The line you're thinking of is "Those days are gone", which is indeed from All By Myself, which I think was originally recorded by Eric Carmen. As far as I know, Gilbert O'Sullivan never recorded it, but he did record a song called Alone Again Naturally.
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Re: Name that tune

Post by Caratacus » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:51 pm

Down at Dino's bar and grill
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Re: Name that tune

Post by Paul Victory » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:23 pm

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Down at Dino's bar and grill

The drink will flow and blood will spill and if the boys want to fight you better let 'em.

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A neighbour of ours died a few years ago and we discovered at her funeral that a number of years previously, she was the proprietor of Dino's Bar and Grill in Rathmines, which was frequented by a young Phil Lynott.
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Re: Name that tune

Post by Caratacus » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:25 pm

Thought that would be a bit too easy for you Paul but what a cracking song
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Re: Name that tune

Post by Paul Victory » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:43 pm

Thanks Felton. As you say, a cracking song!

How about this one?

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Re: Name that tune

Post by Paul Victory » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:12 pm

I love that line, but I guess it's pretty obscure unless you really know the song. Hopefully these lines are a bit more recognisable.


Remember how we listened to the radio
And I said, "That's the place to be"?
And how I got the job as an FM jock the day you married me?
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Re: Name that tune

Post by plummy » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:20 pm

I'm thinking Harry Chapin and "W.O.L.D." but that might be off the mark as I haven't googled to check spellings etc
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Re: Name that tune

Post by Peter_S » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:36 pm

plummy wrote:
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I'm thinking Harry Chapin and "W.O.L.D." but that might be off the mark as I haven't googled to check spellings etc
That was my first thought too, but I think that is too dark, and not sung to a woman.

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Re: Name that tune

Post by Paul Victory » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:16 pm

plummy wrote:
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I'm thinking Harry Chapin and "W.O.L.D." but that might be off the mark as I haven't googled to check spellings etc
That is correct! Your turn.

And Plummy, I've no idea why you think that song is not sung to a woman. It's a DJ calling his ex wife to see if they can get back together.
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Re: Name that tune

Post by plummy » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:19 pm

That was Peter's comment, not mine...?
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Re: Name that tune

Post by Peter_S » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:36 pm

My mistake. :oops:

I listened again just now, and there is the dark part I remember with all the mistakes he made and the sad "successes". He called his wife, but does not have much hope of getting back together, 8 years later. Just my take.

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Re: Name that tune

Post by Paul Victory » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:21 pm

Oops! Got that backwards! Your turn Plummy.
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Re: Name that tune

Post by Paul Victory » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:45 pm

Peter_S wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:36 pm
My mistake. :oops:

I listened again just now, and there is the dark part I remember with all the mistakes he made and the sad "successes". He called his wife, but does not have much hope of getting back together, 8 years later. Just my take.
Actually, I think he's calling her hoping that she will take him back. But she tells him she's found someone else and he finishes off by saying "OK, honey I see. I guess he's better than me. Sure old girl, I understand. You don't have to worry, I'm such a happy man... W.O.L.D. ......"

Sad song with an insight into how relationships can go wrong. Great storyteller who died far too young.
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Re: Name that tune

Post by Paul Victory » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:02 pm

After all that confusion, I think it's still Plummy's turn to put up a new song!
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Re: Name that tune

Post by plummy » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:57 pm

Beauty I'd always missed
With these eyes before
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Re: Name that tune

Post by Paul Victory » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:34 pm

Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues?
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Re: Name that tune

Post by plummy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:44 pm

Yup - that's the one...
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Re: Name that tune

Post by Paul Victory » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:27 am

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Re: Name that tune

Post by Peter_S » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:47 pm

Pretty devilish, Paul. There are a bunch of songs it almost sounds like! :evil:

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Re: Name that tune

Post by Paul Victory » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:08 am

Peter_S wrote:
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Pretty devilish, Paul. :evil:
Quite the opposite, in fact!
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Re: Name that tune

Post by Jill » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:50 pm

Peter_S wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:47 pm
Pretty devilish, Paul.
Paul Victory wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:08 am
Quite the opposite, in fact!
Paul, does the song title include the word angel?

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Re: Name that tune

Post by Paul Victory » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:52 pm

I like your thinking Jill, but the word angel does not appear in the song title.
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Re: Name that tune

Post by Jill » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:41 pm

Paul Victory wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:52 pm
I like your thinking Jill, but the word angel does not appear in the song title.
Paul, does the word angel appear somewhere in the song lyrics?

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