Try these

I wonder just how easy these questions will be:

1. In whose and in which song were Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot fighting in the captain’s tower?

2. Who asks, ‘Will you please say hello to the folks that I know, tell them it won’t be long,’ and in which song?

2a [oops]. Which singer recalled the yellow cotton dress foaming like a wave on the ground around the lady’s knees? Which song?

3. Who met a girl who sang the blues, and in which song did he ask her for some happy news, but she just smiled and turned away?

4. ‘Relax’ said the night man, to whom and in which song? ‘We are programmed to receive.’

5. In which John Kander song, and in which film, did we learn that the sun on the meadow was summery warm and the stag in the forest ran free?’

6. Who reflected that the music was never so gay as the day
she told him she loved him and held him close to her heart? What was the city he dreamed of?

7. In which song did the chap lament: ‘I bought thee peticotes of the best, ⁠the cloth so fine as fine might be: I gaue thee iewels for thy chest, ⁠and all this cost I spent on thee,’ and to which king was the writing of the lyrics rightly or wrongly attributed?

18 comments for “Try these

  1. FrankH
    October 14, 2019 at 18:11

    1. Dylan – Desolation Road
    3. Don Mc Lean – American Pie
    4. Eagles – Hotel California
    5. Film = Cabaret, Song = The Future Belongs To Me

  2. Distant Relative
    October 14, 2019 at 18:21

    7. Alas, it was Richard the Lion-heart. Greensleeves.

  3. October 14, 2019 at 18:38

    Frank – 1, 3, 4, 5 all good.

    DR- it may well be but the urban legend is also Henry VIII.

    • Distant Relative
      October 14, 2019 at 19:02

      Got to be RTH because it was in the TV series in the 60s – you don’t mean they lied to us? I’m shocked! 🙂

      • JohnM
        October 14, 2019 at 19:16

        2. We’ll meet again.

  4. Chuckles
    October 14, 2019 at 21:21

    1. Most of them.

    2. See ‘Weekend Live’

    2.1 A Ginger Baker?

    3. She got the Gold-Mine and I got the Shaft?

    4. The EU President, to TM?

    5. The Buttercup Chain?

    6. Anne Ziegler to Webster Booth?

    7. The Good Ship Venus? And do the Royalties go to Royalty?

  5. FrankH
    October 14, 2019 at 21:30

    2a. I Googled but it took too long and I couldn’t find the recipe again. 😉

    • October 14, 2019 at 21:53

      Ditto, yes.

      6 was Vienna.

  6. October 15, 2019 at 01:25

    2a. Richard Harris — MacArthur Park. (A guilty pleasure.)

    4. Eagles — Hotel California.

    • October 15, 2019 at 06:00

      Game, set and match.

  7. The Underdoug
    October 15, 2019 at 08:39

    Six belles aboard the good ship Venus,
    My word, you should have seen it.

    – Twisted of Woking

    • October 15, 2019 at 09:34

      Woke from Woking?

      I like the quite diplomatic substitution of ‘my word’. 🙂

  8. The Underdoug
    October 15, 2019 at 11:31

    The substitution was from the 4th series of Round the Horne in 1968.

    – Disgusting of Tunbridge Wells

    • Chuckles
      October 15, 2019 at 14:10

      Can J. Peasmold Grundfuttock be far behind?

      • The Underdoug
        October 16, 2019 at 14:16

        J. Peasmould Gruntfuttock is never far behind.

  9. October 17, 2019 at 13:18

    Mind finally got around those.

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