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Re: Name that tune

Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 4:45 am
by Peter_S
Draggon wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 1:48 am Peter, is that It Was a Very Good Year by Frank SInatra?
It is!

Apparently, as I learned today, it was originally recorded by The Kingston Trio. Frank heard their version and wanted to record it.

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 11:24 pm
by Draggon
Peter_S wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 4:45 am
Draggon wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 1:48 am Peter, is that It Was a Very Good Year by Frank SInatra?
It is!

Apparently, as I learned today, it was originally recorded by The Kingston Trio. Frank heard their version and wanted to record it.
Ah, I did not know that! Here's the next one:

I met her on the mountain

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Sat May 07, 2022 3:56 pm
by Peter_S
Ron, on first reading that did not sound familiar. This morning, I realized that it was as sneaky as anything I have posted! =D>

Tom Dooley by the Kingston Trio.

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Sun May 08, 2022 2:11 pm
by Peter_S
Or, maybe you are waiting for the Ballard of Tom Dooley ?

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Tue May 10, 2022 12:31 am
by Draggon
Peter_S wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 2:11 pm Or, maybe you are waiting for the Ballard of Tom Dooley ?
:lol: Sorry, no, just been really busy the last few days. You are correct, sir, and it sounds like you recognized my inspiration... :)

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 12:42 am
by Peter_S
Draggon wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 12:31 am
... just been really busy the last few days.
I know, sometimes Mother's Day is like that. :wink:

Back to the tunes:

"It ain't wise to need someone"

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 4:12 am
by Peter_S
"It ain't wise to need someone
as much as I depended on you"

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 12:49 am
by Peter_S
Peter_S wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 4:12 am "It ain't wise to need someone
as much as I depended on you"
Is this harder than I thought? Maybe get the cadence by separating that into three lines:

It ain't wise to need someone

as much as I depended on

yoooouu.

I certainly do not want to change this thread into a fools' game, nothing but a fools' game.

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 5:25 pm
by Peter_S
I'd say "dejá vu all over again", but I already said that before! ](*,)

The song was originally recorded in 1977, but with dozens of covers, the latest in 2021.

I thought a Welsh singer and a song at or near the top of most charts would be easier. #-o

More lyrics, in a futile attempt to jog someone's memory.

"It's a fool's game
Nothing but a fools game
Standing in the cold rain
Feeling like a clown
...
Love him 'til your arms break
Then he lets you down
It ain't right with love to share
When you find he doesn't care for you"

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 6:57 pm
by paulgould
Peter_S wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 5:25 pm I'd say "dejá vu all over again", but I already said that before! ](*,)

The song was originally recorded in 1977, but with dozens of covers, the latest in 2021.

I thought a Welsh singer and a song at or near the top of most charts would be easier. #-o

More lyrics, in a futile attempt to jog someone's memory.

"It's a fool's game
Nothing but a fools game
Standing in the cold rain
Feeling like a clown
...
Love him 'til your arms break
Then he lets you down
It ain't right with love to share
When you find he doesn't care for you"
It’s a heartache - Bonnie Tyler

I had thought that from your earlier clue but was expecting something from your side of the Atlantic 😀😀

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 9:33 pm
by Peter_S
paulgould wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 6:57 pm It’s a heartache - Bonnie Tyler

I had thought that from your earlier clue but was expecting something from your side of the Atlantic 😀😀
Paul, I am not sure if you were waiting for someone over here to respond, or if you thought the song was from here, but you are correct.

Next time, please go with your first thought and respond sooner to reduce my anxiety! 8-[

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Tue May 17, 2022 6:31 am
by paulgould
:fsgrin: Thanks Peter.

“Yesterday’s paper
Telling yesterday’s news”

Paul G

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 4:12 pm
by paulgould
Originally released in 1969 but only as a single in 1974 - apparently 212 known recorded versions of this song exist.

Some more lyrics :

"She's no time for talking
She just keeps right on walking"

Paul G

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Mon May 23, 2022 2:35 pm
by Paul Victory
Streets of London by Ralph McTell.

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Mon May 23, 2022 8:51 pm
by paulgould
Paul Victory wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 2:35 pm Streets of London by Ralph McTell.
Thank you Paul - I thought this would have been a karaoke standard and would have taken you a matter of minutes to get😃😃

Your go

Paul G

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Wed May 25, 2022 6:45 pm
by Paul Victory
Thanks Paul Not one of my karaoke repertoire, but I recognised it instantly. Just hadn't logged on in a while.

My recent songs have tended to stump people, so I'm going to go for one I heard on the radio today. But that does not mean that it's a recent song!

Not even time for birds to fly to southern skies

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Wed May 25, 2022 7:32 pm
by Peter_S
Paul Victory wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 6:45 pm But that does not mean that it's a recent song!
Good!! I generally know those! :^o

I Just Called to Say I love You.

Stevie Wonder.

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Sun May 29, 2022 2:18 pm
by Paul Victory
Correct! Apologies for the delay in confirming.

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Mon May 30, 2022 1:53 am
by Peter_S
Thanks Paul V.

Paul G. has told us that when he was growing up in South Africa, his access to music was limited by the government. This one should have been available; perhaps a bit too early!

"The one she's been saving to make a feather bed."

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:45 pm
by Peter_S
I remember this song from Songs of the African Veld by Marais and Miranda in the 1950s. Apparently (Wikipedia), the folk song is much older and of English origin.

So, the net may be wider than just Paul Gould. In a probably futile attempt, [-o< , here are more lyrics for your enjoyment.

"The old grey goose is dead
the one she's been saving
to make a feather bed.
She died in the morning
standing on her head."

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:20 pm
by paulgould
Have to be honest with you Peter - never heard this one before - even translating it into Afrikaans doesn’t ring a bell

Paul G

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:00 pm
by Peter_S
paulgould wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:20 pm Have to be honest with you Peter - never heard this one before - even translating it into Afrikaans doesn’t ring a bell

Paul G
Oh well. :oops: It was Go Tell Aunt Rhody.

I am not going to jinx this next one by saying "it should be easier"! [-X

"Pack up the babies
And grab the old ladies"

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:35 pm
by paulgould
Peter_S wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:00 pm
paulgould wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:20 pm Have to be honest with you Peter - never heard this one before - even translating it into Afrikaans doesn’t ring a bell

Paul G
Oh well. :oops: It was Go Tell Aunt Rhody.

I am not going to jinx this next one by saying "it should be easier"! [-X

"Pack up the babies
And grab the old ladies"
Neil Diamond - Crackling Rosie?

Paul G

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:21 pm
by Peter_S
paulgould wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:35 pm Neil Diamond - Crackling Rosie?
Paul G
Half way there. :lol:

Re: Name that tune

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 6:16 am
by paulgould
Peter_S wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:21 pm
paulgould wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:35 pm Neil Diamond - Crackling Rosie?
Paul G
Half way there. :lol:
Brother loves travelling salvation show?

Paul G