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Needed: question songs

11 Jan 08 - 07:03 PM (#2234340)
Subject: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,cmcw

Hello all -

We are in need of question songs - doesn't matter if the question is answered or not. If there is already such a thread please will someone point me in the right direction. I wasn't able to find anything when I tried but I'm not really Mudcat literate either.

Thanks very much


11 Jan 08 - 07:07 PM (#2234342)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: RTim

Just quickly off the top of my head - Capt. Wedderburn's Courtship

Tim Radford
www.timradford.com


11 Jan 08 - 07:07 PM (#2234343)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHO PUT THE BOMP (B Mann, G Goffin)
From: Azizi

Well, I think this is the question song of all times:

Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)

- Artist: Barry Mann
- peak Billboard position # 7 in 1961
- Words and Music by Barry Mann and Gerry Goffin

I'd like to thank the guy
Who wrote the song
That made my baby
Fall in love with me

Who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong?
Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip?
Who was that man?
I'd like to shake his hand
He made my baby
Fall in love with me (yeah!!)

When my baby heard
"Bomp bah bah bomp "
"Bah bomp bah bomp bah bomp bomp"
Every word went right into her heart
And when she heard them singin'
"Rama lama lama lama"
"Rama ding dong"
She said we'd never have to part
So

Who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong?
Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip?
Who was that man?
I'd like to shake his hand
He made my baby
Fall in love with me (yeah!!)

Each time that we're alone
Boogity boogity boogity
Boogity boogity boogity shoo
Sets my baby's heart all aglow
And everytime we dance to
Dip da dip da dip
Dip da dip da dip
She always says she loves me so
So

Who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong?
Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip?
Who was that man?
I'd like to shake his hand
He made my baby
Fall in love with me (yeah!!)

END OF
MIXTURE

Backups conclude with 3 more (bomp bah bomp bah bomp, rama lama ding dong, dip da dip da
dip, boogity boogity shoo)'s with that same soloist overlaying "oh-oh-oh"s

FADE in the middle of the second one.


http://www.lyricsdownload.com/barry-mann-who-put-the-bomp-in-the-bomp-bomp-bomp-lyrics.html


11 Jan 08 - 07:11 PM (#2234349)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: bobad

You beat me to it Azizi.


11 Jan 08 - 07:12 PM (#2234351)
Subject: Lyr Add: RAINBOW CONNECTION (Kenny Loggins)
From: Azizi

I associate this song with Kermit the frog and other muppets who sang it in the award winning 1979 film The Muppet Movie

Rainbow Connection
{Kenny Loggins}

Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows
And whats on the other side
Rainbows are visions
Theyre only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So weve been told and some chose to
Believe it
But I know theyre wrong wait and see

Someday well find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

Who said that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
And look what its done so far
Whats so amazing
That keeps us star gazing
What so we think we might see

Someday well find it
That rainbow connection
The lovers the dreamers and me

All of us under its spell
We know that its probably magic

Have you been half asleep
And have you heard voices
Ive heard them calling my name
Are these the sweet sounds that called
The young sailors
I think theyre one and the same
Ive heard it too many times to ignore it
Theres something that Im supposed to be

Someday well find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me


11 Jan 08 - 07:13 PM (#2234352)
Subject: Lyr Add: END OF THE WORLD
From: bobad

Here's another oldie:

"The End Of The World"

Why does the sun go on shining
Why does the sea rush to shore
Don't they know it's the end of the world
'Cause you don't love me any more

Why do the birds go on singing
Why do the stars glow above
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when I lost your love

I wake up in the morning and I wonder
Why everything's the same as it was
I can't understand, no, I can't understand
How life goes on the way it does

Why does my heart go on beating
Why do these eyes of mine cry
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when you said goodbye

Why does my heart go on beating
Why do these eyes of mine cry
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when you said goodbye


11 Jan 08 - 07:17 PM (#2234355)
Subject: Lyr Add: BLOWIN' IN THE WIND (Bob Dylan)
From: Little Hawk

BLOWIN' IN THE WIND
Written by Bob Dylan
As recorded by Bob Dylan on "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" (1963)

1. How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind; the answer is blowin' in the wind.

2. Yes, 'n' how many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head, and pretend that he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind; the answer is blowin' in the wind.

3. Yes, 'n' how many times must a man look up before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind; the answer is blowin' in the wind.


11 Jan 08 - 07:19 PM (#2234357)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHO KILLED DAVEY MOORE (Bob Dylan)
From: Little Hawk

"Who Killed Davey Moore" - Bob Dylan

Who killed Davey Moore,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not I," says the referee,
"Don't point your finger at me.
I could've stopped it in the eighth
An' maybe kept him from his fate,
But the crowd would've booed, I'm sure,
At not gettin' their money's worth.
It's too bad he had to go,
But there was a pressure on me too, you know.
It wasn't me that made him fall.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed Davey Moore,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not us," says the angry crowd,
Whose screams filled the arena loud.
"It's too bad he died that night
But we just like to see a fight.
We didn't mean for him t' meet his death,
We just meant to see some sweat,
There ain't nothing wrong in that.
It wasn't us that made him fall.
No, you can't blame us at all."

Who killed Davey Moore,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not me," says his manager,
Puffing on a big cigar.
"It's hard to say, it's hard to tell,
I always thought that he was well.
It's too bad for his wife an' kids he's dead,
But if he was sick, he should've said.
It wasn't me that made him fall.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed Davey Moore,
Why an' what's the reason for?


"Not me," says the gambling man,
With his ticket stub still in his hand.
"It wasn't me that knocked him down,
My hands never touched him none.
I didn't commit no ugly sin,
Anyway, I put money on him to win.
It wasn't me that made him fall.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed Davey Moore,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not me," says the boxing writer,
Pounding print on his old typewriter,
Sayin', "Boxing ain't to blame,
There's just as much danger in a football game."
Sayin', "Fist fighting is here to stay,
It's just the old American way.
It wasn't me that made him fall.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed Davey Moore,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not me," says the man whose fists
Laid him low in a cloud of mist,
Who came here from Cuba's door
Where boxing ain't allowed no more.
"I hit him, yes, it's true,
But that's what I am paid to do.
Don't say 'murder,' don't say 'kill.'
It was destiny, it was God's will."

Who killed Davey Moore,
Why an' what's the reason for?


11 Jan 08 - 07:20 PM (#2234358)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Azizi

Sorry Bobad!

I started not to post that who put the bomp song because I figured it was too easy, but then I thought why not get it out of the way.

But now that song is singing in my head.

Who was that man? I'd like to...bop him on the head.


11 Jan 08 - 07:24 PM (#2234363)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN WILL I BE LOVED (Linda Ronstadt)
From: Azizi

When Will I Be Loved

Artist: Linda Ronstadt

I've been cheated
Been mistreated
When will I be loved

I've been pushed down
I've been pushed 'round
When will I be loved

When I find a new man
That I want for mine
He always breaks my heart into
It happens every time

I've been made blue
I've been lied to
When will I be loved

When I find a new man
That I want for mine
He always breaks my heart into
It happens every time

Oh, I've been cheated
Been mistreated
When will I be loved
When will I be loved
Tell me, when will I be loved

http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/mustlovedogs/whenwillibeloved.htm


11 Jan 08 - 07:31 PM (#2234370)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHAT'S YOUR NAME (Don and Juan)
From: Azizi

What's Your Name

{Don And Juan}

What's your name? I have seen you before
What's your name? May I walk you to your door?
It's so hard to find a personality with charms like yours for me
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ee

What's your name? Is it Mary or Sue?
What's your name? Do I stand a chance with you?
It's so hard to find a personality with charms like yours for me
Ooh-ee, ooh-ee, ooh-ee

I stood on this corner waiting for you to come along
So my heart could feel satisf-i-ied
So please let me be your Number One
Under the moon, under the stars, and under the sun

Oh-oh, what's your name? (what's your name?) Is it Mary or Sue?
What's your name? Do I stand a chance with you?
It's so hard to find a personality with charms like yours for me
Ooh-ee, ooh-ee, ooh-ee

What's your name?
What's your name?

Shooby-doo-bop-bah-dah!!

http://www.lyricstime.com/don-and-juan-whats-your-name-lyrics.html


11 Jan 08 - 07:45 PM (#2234379)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: bobad

"Where Have All The Flowers Gone?"
"Who'll Stop The Rain?"
"Do You Know The Way To San Jose?"
etc.


11 Jan 08 - 08:53 PM (#2234413)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: oldhippie

"Mommy, mommy come and see and tell me if you can,
Why can't it be the way it was before the war began?"
"Come away, Melinda. Come in and close the door.
The answer lies in yesterday before they had the war."


11 Jan 08 - 09:05 PM (#2234417)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Joybell

Tell me Why

Will you Love me in December as you do in May?
Who were you with Last Night?
Who
Hello, Hello Who's you Lady Friend?
Howzatt?
What do you Want to Make those Eyes at Me for?
Are you Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?

Also most of the traditional dialogue songs (Not necessarily questions in the titles):
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot?
Buffalo Boy
Lolly Too Dum
Wagoner's Lad
False Knight Upon the Road -- in many and varied versions including The Devil's Nine Questions
Billy Boy
Lord Randall
Twa Magicians
Twa Corbies/Three Ravens

Cheers, Joy


11 Jan 08 - 09:16 PM (#2234421)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Joe_F

Cock Robin


11 Jan 08 - 10:15 PM (#2234451)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Sorcha

Where oh Where has my little dog gone
Why Don't We Do It In the Road?


11 Jan 08 - 10:32 PM (#2234459)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Sandy Mc Lean

Perhaps "The Riddle Song".
@displaysong.cfm?SongID=6898


11 Jan 08 - 10:56 PM (#2234466)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window

Who'll Come With Me (from "Kidnapped")

What Have They Done To The Rain

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?

Where Is My Heart (B side of Cliff's Please Don't Tease)

Who Will Buy This Wonderful Morning

Who What When Where (On the Pastiche album of "Manhattan Transfer")

How You Gonna Keep Them Down On The Farm (Now That They've Seen Paree")


11 Jan 08 - 11:01 PM (#2234468)
Subject: Lyr Add: DADDY WHAT'S A TRAIN? (Utah Phillips)
From: topical tom

DADDY, WHAT"S A TRAIN?         
Daddy What's A Train
Daddy what's a train? Is it something I can ride?
Does it carry lots of grown-up folks and little kids inside?
Is it bigger than our house? Well how can I explain
When my little boy and girl ask me "Daddy what's a train?"

When I was just a boy and living by the track
Us kids would gather up the coal in big 'ole gunnysacks
Then we heard the warning sound as the train pulled into view
The engineer would smile and wave as she went rolling through

She blew so loud and clear, we had to cover up our ears
And we counted cars just as high as we could go
I can almost hear the steam those big old drivers scream
A sound my little kids will never know

Daddy what's a train? Is it something I can ride?
Does it carry lots of grown-up folks and little kids inside?
Is it bigger than our house? Well how can I explain
When my little boy and girl ask me "Daddy what's a train?"

I guess the times have changed, kids are different now
'Cause some don't even seem to know the milk comes from a cow
My little boy can tell the names of all the baseball stars
I remember how we memorized the names on railroad cars

The Wabash and the TP, Lackawanna, the IC
The Nickel-Plate and the good old Santa Fe
Just names out of the past, I guess they're fading fast
Every time I hear my little boy say

Daddy what's a train? Is it something I can ride?
Does it carry lots of grown-up folks and little kids inside?
Is it bigger than our house? Well how can I explain
When my little boy and girl ask me "Daddy what's a train?"

We climbed into the car, drove down into town
Right out the depot house, but no one was around
We searched the yard togheter for something I could show
But I knew there hadn't been a train for a dozen years or so

All the things I did when I was just a kid
How far away those memories appear
I guess it's plain to see they still mean a lot to me
'Cause my ambition was to be an engineer

Daddy what's a train? Is it something I can ride?
Does it carry lots of grown-up folks and little kids inside?
Is it bigger than our house? Well how can I explain
When my little boy and girl ask me "Daddy what's a train?"


11 Jan 08 - 11:14 PM (#2234474)
Subject: Lyr Add: BALLAD OF BIRMINGHAM (Dudley Randall)
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

Agree with Sandy Mc_L above.
AKA -

I Gave My Love a Cherry

Azizi???? How could you forget?????

Ballad Of Birmingham

by Dudley Randall???

Mudcat Thread:
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=81050#1478158

Web Link:
http://webinstituteforteachers.org/~vfjohnson/ballbham.html

Ballad of Birmingham

By Dudley Randall

(On the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963)

"Mother dear, may I go downtown
Instead of out to play,
And march the streets of Birmingham
In a Freedom March today?"

"No, baby, no, you may not go,
For the dogs are fierce and wild,
And clubs and hoses, guns and jails
Aren't good for a little child."

"But, mother, I won't be alone.
Other children will go with me,
And march the streets of Birmingham
To make our country free."
"No, baby, no, you may not go,
For I fear those guns will fire.

But you may go to church instead
And sing in the children's choir."

She has combed and brushed her night-dark hair,
And bathed rose petal sweet,
And drawn white gloves on her small brown hands,
And white shoes on her feet.

The mother smiled to know that her child
Was in the sacred place,
But that smile was the last smile
To come upon her face.

For when she heard the explosion,
Her eyes grew wet and wild.
She raced through the streets of Birmingham
Calling for her child.

She clawed through bits of glass and brick,
Then lifted out a shoe.
"Oh, here's the shoe my baby wore,
But, baby, where are you?"

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


11 Jan 08 - 11:20 PM (#2234480)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,,gargoyle

CMCW

I like your style...hang around awhile!!

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

At least to end of the decade ... wishy that other mud fishy would use as much self-control as you have through the years.


11 Jan 08 - 11:59 PM (#2234492)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Jim Dixon

Am I blue?
Are you from Dixie?
Are you lonesome tonight?
Are you tired of me, my darling?
Did your mother come from Ireland?
Didn't it rain?
Do you believe in magic?
Do you hear what I hear?
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor (on the bedpost overnight)?
Don't it make my brown eyes blue?
Don't it make you want to go home?
Donald, where's your troosers?
Has anybody seen my gal?
Have I told you lately (that I love you)?
Have you ever been lonely?
Is 'e an Aussie, Lizzie, is 'e?
Is it true what they say about Dixie?
Is you is or is you ain't ma baby?
May I sleep in your barn tonight, mister?
Shall I have it bobbed or shingled?
Shall we gather at the river?
Should old acquaintance be forgot?
What did Delaware?
What did you learn in school today?
What kind of noise annoys an oyster?
What you goin' do when the rent comes round?
What'll I do?
What's the matter with the mill?
Where did Robinson Crusoe go (with Friday on Saturday night)?
Where did you get that hat?
Where did you sleep last night?
Where is my wandering boy tonight?
Who knows where the time goes?
Who stole the kishka?
Who threw the overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chowder?
Who wrote the book of love?
Who's sorry now?
Whose Izzy is he? (Is he yours or is he mine?)
Why am I painting the living room?
Why do fools fall in love?
Why don't we get drunk (and screw)?
Will the circle be unbroken?
Will you go, Lassie, go?
Will you love me when I'm old?
Would you like to play the guitar?


12 Jan 08 - 12:03 AM (#2234495)
Subject: Lyr Add: WILL THE ROSES BLOOM IN HEAVEN? (Carter)
From: topical tom

WILL THE ROSES BLOOM IN HEAVEN?

Will The Roses Bloom In Heaven lyrics

*** Get Carter Family ringtones ***

In a cold and cheerless garret
In a room so dim so lone
In the frosty winter in silence
There was heard a little mourn

And a little child is asking
At the break of the day
Will the roses bloom in heaven
Tell me momma tell me pray

Will the roses bloom in heaven
Are there any gardens there
Any violets and clover
Way up with the angels there

Will the branches fill with blossoms
And in winter fill with snow
Will the roses bloom in heaven
Tell me momma ere I go

Now the room grows light and lighter
Every thing has caught a glow
Heaven seems to stretch about her
While dreams they just come and go

Then she whispered birds are singing
Songs of melody
And I see the roses blooming
While the angels beckon me

Then mother whispered
In the land so bright and fair
When the roses are blooming
There will be no parting there

Goodbye my little darling
For death is lingering here
And on the little pale face
There was not one trace of fear

*** Get Carter Family ringtones ***


12 Jan 08 - 12:09 AM (#2234498)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Melissa

Wreck on the Highway
Phht, you were gone
I wonder how the old folks are at home
When I'm 64
Who put the booger on my beer mug

The one that starts out "What are those things with big black wings..?"


12 Jan 08 - 12:13 AM (#2234503)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,Crowhugger

When I'm Sixty-Four

The Star-spangled Banner

CH


12 Jan 08 - 07:54 PM (#2235065)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Joe_F

The guest room in my parents' house in Vermont was called the D.A.R. room, because they had decorated it in red, white, & blue and had stenciled the question beginning the national anthem along the top molding. I was told that once my aunt & uncle (my mother's sister & brother-in-law) were put up there for the night, and in the morning my uncle had read it & guffawed, to his wife's embarrassment.


12 Jan 08 - 08:19 PM (#2235073)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Bert

Why oh Why


12 Jan 08 - 08:22 PM (#2235074)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Bert

ANd here's one of mine


12 Jan 08 - 08:52 PM (#2235094)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Fred Maslan

Tumbalalaika


12 Jan 08 - 10:04 PM (#2235127)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Sorcha

Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on?
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot?
Were You There (when they crucifed my Lord)


12 Jan 08 - 10:36 PM (#2235142)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Sorcha

What Child Is This (Greensleeves tune)


13 Jan 08 - 07:41 AM (#2235289)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: cptsnapper

Did You Know?
Oh Where & Tell Me Where Is Your Highland Laddie Gone?
When Will I Be Loved?
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Where Did Loving Go? by Sharon Fountain


13 Jan 08 - 08:10 AM (#2235295)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST

Devil's Nine Questions / Riddles Wisely Expounded (Child #1)
Spanish Merchant's Daughter / No Sir / Oh No John
Sow Took the Measles and its English equivalent, The Red Herring

hundreds more in traditional song ...


13 Jan 08 - 09:30 AM (#2235333)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: LeTenebreux

I'm glad someone mentioned Tum Balalaika. I believe the received English translation of this song may have gotten mangled through the folk process. Here, I believe, is a correct translation; it was translated by Felix S. Cohen (who wrote the Handbook of Federal Indian Law).

Maiden, maiden tell me plain
What can grow, can grow without rain?
What can burn for endless years?
What can weep, can weep without tears?


Tum Bala, tum bala, tum balalaika

Tum bala, tum bala, tum balalaika

Tum balalaika spiel balalaika

Tum balalaika, freylekh zol zeyn

Foolish child, the answer is plain
Understanding grows without rain
Love can burn for endless years
A heart can weep, can weep without tears


The standard translation is "A stone can grow, can grow without rain"
"Farshteyn" (understanding) might have sounded like "a shteyn" (a stone). The former makes more sense to me since it fits better with "love" and "heart". Besides it scans better into English.

Good luck in your quest.


13 Jan 08 - 01:49 PM (#2235504)
Subject: Lyr Add: DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO MACRAME (R Miles)
From: reggie miles

Do You Know The Way To Macramé? Reggie Miles © 2004


Do you know the way to macramé?
I get the knots all wrong. The string's so long. I lose my way.

Do you know the way to macramé?
I've tried embroidery, knitting, even some crochet.

Making bags, belts and headbands,
Add some beads. How does it look so far?
In a week, maybe two, a strap for my guitar,
Weeks turn into years how quick they pass.

You'd never guess, what I made next? Well, it's a coaster for your glass.

I've got lots of friends who macramé.
Think I'll give it a try, and make a tie with macramé.
Do you know the way to macramé?
They tell me, don't be shy, even a guy can macramé.

Other crafts can cost a bundle,
Spend a hundred bucks to make a hat
Out of empty beer cans pounded flat
Who, in their right mind, would wear that?

So here it sits, in my garage sale, for a dollar and a half.

Do you know the way to macramé?
Ma, ma, mama, mama, ma, macramé,
Ma, ma, mama, mama, ma, macramé.

Hanging plant and candleholders,
Made of rope or string or even twine.
Add a branch from a tree, now don't it look fine?
Tie your rows of knots in a straight line.

You'd never guess, the weeks I've spent, tying knots and killing time.

(Chorus)


13 Jan 08 - 02:14 PM (#2235515)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: fat B****rd

Is a blue bird blue ?
What kind of love is this ?
What kind of girl/man are you ?
Shaddupa your face (sorry)
What is the secret of your success ?


13 Jan 08 - 02:35 PM (#2235543)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,cmcw


13 Jan 08 - 03:10 PM (#2235565)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Sorcha

Waaah! Come back, cmcw, and tell us why question songs are needed! Please! Inquiring minds want to know!


14 Jan 08 - 06:53 AM (#2235957)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: fat B****rd

A overs question
13 question method


14 Jan 08 - 07:12 AM (#2235963)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Mr Happy

Where have you been all the day Billy Boy?

What did you do in the woods all day, Henry my son?

What shall we do with the drunken sailor?

Who, who, who's your lady friend?

***********

P.S. Some answers'd be helpful?


14 Jan 08 - 07:52 AM (#2235982)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: A Wandering Minstrel

Who's Garden Was This?

Will ye go tae Flanders

What's the price of coal?

Ma! Ma! will ye buy me a banana?


14 Jan 08 - 08:03 AM (#2235990)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Mr Happy

Who will buy my red, red roses?

Will ye gan tae the hielands Lizzie Lindsay?

How many strawberries grow in the salt sea?


14 Jan 08 - 08:26 AM (#2236007)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Mr Happy

Are you going to SAcarborough Fair?

Have you seen the Muffin Man?

Buddy can you spare a dime?


Is this the way to Amarillo?

How do you do young Willie McBride?

Have I told you lately that I love you?

Why do you treat me like you do?

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?


14 Jan 08 - 08:31 AM (#2236013)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Jim Dixon

Brother, can you spare a dime?
Didn't he ramble?
Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel?
Do ye ken John Peel?
Do your ears hang low?
Has anybody here seen Kelly?
How can I keep from singing?
How far is Heaven?
How much is that doggie in the window?
O dear, what can the matter be?
Which side are you on?
Who's the fool now?
Will ye no come back again?


14 Jan 08 - 08:48 AM (#2236025)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: pavane

Where do you go to, my lovely (when you're alone in your bed)
Peter Sarstedt 1969

By the way, surely When Will I be loved was originally the Everly brothers


14 Jan 08 - 09:28 AM (#2236046)
Subject: Lyr Add: DAY IS DONE (Peter Yarrow)
From: LeTenebreux

I thought about "Where do you go to my lovely?" but decided it really wasn't a question song in the usual sense (several questions, one after the other) I have to confess that I didn't know of the song before seeing Wes Anderson's new film, "The Darjeeling Limited" (great movie, by the way).
How about "Day Is Done"?

Tell me why you're crying my son
Are you frightened like everyone?
Is it the thunder in the distance you fear?
Will it help if I stay very near?
I am here...

CHORUS:

And if you take my hand my son
All will be well when the day is done (2x)


Do you ask why I'm sighing my son?
You shall inherit what mankind has done
In a world filled with sorrow and woe
If you ask me why this is so
I really don't know


Tell me why you're smiling my son
Is there a secret you can tell everyone?
Do you know more than men that are wise?
Do you see what we all must disguise
In your loving eyes?


14 Jan 08 - 09:52 AM (#2236066)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,Cliff

Nancy Spain
(Where is the ring I gave to Nancy Spain)


14 Jan 08 - 10:09 AM (#2236085)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Mr Happy

O soldier, soldier won't you marry me?

Will ye gang love?

What'll we do with the baby-o?

Have you got any news of the iceberg?

Where, oh where has my little dog gone?

Have you got a light, boy?

How long? [Blues]


14 Jan 08 - 10:40 AM (#2236109)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Tattie Bogle

What can a young lassie dae wi' an old man? (R Burns)
(Answers on a £20 note please!)
When.............? (Kalin Twins)
Is a dove a doo, Da'? (Jim Douglas)


14 Jan 08 - 05:30 PM (#2236436)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: David C. Carter

What Was It You Wanted.Dylan

Who By Fire.Leonard Cohen


14 Jan 08 - 06:54 PM (#2236506)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Genie

I think it's "Whose Garden Was This?"    *g*

Also

Where've You Been?   (Kathy Mattea)
Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?   (Shania Twain)


The Troubadour Song (Do you happen to know of a maiden in need / of a sweetheart? ... )

Do You Love An Apple?


Why did I leave THE OLD HOME PLACE?   Why did they tear it down? ...

WHO (stole my heart away)?

I like New York in June, HOW ABOUT YOU?

DID YOU EVER?   (from "High Society")

Wouldn't It Be Loverly?

ESCAPE   (The Piña Colada Song) -- Do you like piña coladas ... ?


14 Jan 08 - 07:43 PM (#2236535)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Genie

Did You Ever See A Lassie?


Wasn't That A Time?    (Weavers)

Who Killed Norma Jean?

Would You Be My Neighbor?   (Fred Rogers)

Did You Ever See (Feel?) The Rain?    (CCR?)

Have you seen the little PIGGIES ... ?   (Beatles)


14 Jan 08 - 07:50 PM (#2236543)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Genie

DADDY DEAR - (Cab and Lael Calloway)

Daddy Dear, tell me true, is the world really round?
Tell me where is the bluebird of happiness found?
Tell me why can't I fly like the birds in the sky?
Daddy Dear, tell me why are there tears in your eyes?

Little one, yes, it's true, yes, the world's really round.
(Can't recall this next line but it answers Lael's second question.)
And if children could fly there'd be no need for birds,
And I cry, little one, 'cause I'm touched by your words.




Papa, Can You Hear Me?   (from "Yentl")

Papa, Won't You Dance With Me (from "High Button Shoes")



Who's Making Love To Your Old Lady (While You Were Out Making Love)?


14 Jan 08 - 07:54 PM (#2236548)
Subject: Lyr Add: TIBBIE DUNBAR 2
From: Uncle_DaveO

Wilt Thou Come With Me, Sweet Tibbie Dunbar?

TIBBIE DUNBAR 2
(Robert Burns (last 2 verses by Jim McLean))

cho: O, wilt thou go wi' me, sweet Tibbie Dunbar
O, wilt thou go wi' me, sweet Tibbie Dunbar?
Wilt thou ride on a horse, or be drawn in a car,
Or walk by my side, sweet Tibbie Dunbar?

I care na thy daddie, his lands and his money;
I care na thy kin, sae high and sae lordly;
But say that thou'lt hae me for better or waur,
And come in thy coatie, sweet Tibbie Dunbar.

I offer you nothing of silver or land,
What man can determine the price of your hand
But g'in your consent we'd be richer by far
Oh walk by me side sweet Tibbie Dunbar

Oh wilt thou become a poor beggars lady
To sleep in the heather rolled up in my plaidie
The sky for a roof and your candle a star
And our love for your fire sweet Tibbie Dunbar.


14 Jan 08 - 09:19 PM (#2236614)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Sorcha

And we STILL don't know why these are needed..... :)


15 Jan 08 - 12:00 AM (#2236687)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,cmcw

Sorry, Sorcha. It's Rainycamp 2008. Rob Lopresti is doing a question songs workshop. I don't know what he has in mind but I surely have a huge pile of ideas from this thread.

Thank you, everyone.


15 Jan 08 - 12:05 AM (#2236689)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Sorcha

Wow! and thanks, cmcw, for letting us know.

Next question...is this Rob LoPresti any relation at all to Ronald LoPresti? Ronald LoPresti was the composer of a Kansas Centennial symphony that I participated in back in Winfield, KS, 1961.

Well, it was a bit more than a 'symphony'...it was an entire musical pageant set to music. It was called 'Kanza'. Just curious.


15 Jan 08 - 12:30 AM (#2236701)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Jim Dixon

Do you love me (now that I can dance)?
Hambone, Hambone, where you been?
Shall we dance?
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Won't you come home, Bill Bailey?


15 Jan 08 - 04:47 AM (#2236759)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle

French shanty:
As tu connu le Pere Lancelot?


15 Jan 08 - 11:26 AM (#2236995)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,Ken Brock

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
How Can I Keep From Singing?
Tom Lehrer - Who's Next?, Whatever Became of Hubert?
Cole Porter - Well Did You Evah?, Where Would You Get Your Coat?, Who Said Gay Paree?, How Could We Be Wrong?, How's Your Romance?, How Do You Spell Ambassador?, But in the Morning No (Do you like...?)
Gershwin - Who Cares?, How Long Has This Been Going On?, Could You Use Me?, What Causes That?, How About a Man?, Who's the Greatest?, Who Is the Lucky Girl to Be?
Kern - Why Do I Love You?, How'd You Like to Spoon With Me?
Weill - How Do You Tell an American?
Bart - Where Is Love?, Who Will Buy?
Beatles - Norwegian Wood ((isn't it good?), I Will (Will I wait a Lonely Lifetime?), With a Little Help from My Friends (What would you say...?)
Bock - Do You Love Me?, When Did I Fall in Love?
Sondheim - Who's That Woman?
Coward - Why Must the Show Go On?
Lloyd Webber - Who's the Thief?
Berlin - How Deep Is the Ocean?
Rodgers - How Can Love Survive?, Where's That Rainbow?, Why Can't I?, I Married An Angel (Have You Heard...), Manhattan (and tell me what street...?), Why Me? (Two By Two)
Cat Stevens - Where Do the Children Play?
Avenue Q - What Can You Do With a B.A. in English?
Les Mis - Do You Hear the People Sing?
Bricusse/Newley- Who Can I Turn To?, What Kind of Fool am I?
Standards - Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?, Who Loves You? (Four Seasons / Jersey Boys), How About You? (Sinatra Hit)
Damn Yankees - Who's Got the Pain?


15 Jan 08 - 11:34 AM (#2237004)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Mr Happy

Any answers?


15 Jan 08 - 11:38 AM (#2237006)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,Ken Brock

Lerner/Lane - What Did I Have That I DOn't Have?
Arlen-Harburg - How Are Things in Glocca Morra?
Bock-Harnick - Where's My Shoe?
How Did They Build Titanic?
How Deep Is Your Love? BeeGees
How Could I Ever Know? The Secret Garden
How Do You Sleep? Lennon
What's the Use of Wondering?
Why Can't the English? (Lerner & Loewe)


15 Jan 08 - 11:40 AM (#2237011)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Mr Happy

What's the story in Balamory?


15 Jan 08 - 11:44 AM (#2237013)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Mr Happy

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=aCYqkXUEaTE


15 Jan 08 - 11:46 AM (#2237016)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: SINSULL

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor On The Bed Post Overnight?
Are All Your Matches Sold Tom?
Brother Can You Spare A Dime?


15 Jan 08 - 12:36 PM (#2237041)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,Ken Brock

more from Cole Porter:
What Is This Thing Called Love?, What Do You Think of Men?, What Shall I Do?, What Is That Tune?, Why Shouldn't I?, Where Oh Where?

Rodgers-Hart (implied) Where or When

Bernstein - What's the Use?, Who Am I?


15 Jan 08 - 02:22 PM (#2237121)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHAT'S THE LIFE OF A MAN?
From: Bill D

from the database

WHAT'S THE LIFE OF A MAN?

As I was a walking one morning at ease
A viewing the leaves as they fell from the trees
All in slow motion appearing to be
And those that had withered, they fell from the trees

What's the life of a man anymore than the leaves?
A man has his season, so why should we grieve?
Though all thru this life, we appear fine and gay
Like the leaves we will wither and soon fade away

If you'd seen the leaves just a few days ago
So beautiful and bright they all seemed to grow
A frost came upon them and withered them all
A storm came upon them and down they did fall

If you look in the churchyard, there you will see
Those that have passed like the leaves from the trees
When age and affliction upon us do fall
Like the leaves we must wither and down we must fall

_____

(also posted in an older thread)


15 Jan 08 - 11:57 PM (#2237476)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

Hello? C.M.See Double U

Does any of this mean ANYTHING to you?

Great question -

GRAND ANSWERS

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

If there is any toe-nail-of-the-elephant .... that Mudcatters excell at....it is a "straight-line" such as you fed this thread.


16 Jan 08 - 05:03 AM (#2237538)
Subject: Lyr Add: GREEN AND YELLOW / YELLER / YALLER
From: pavane

I was going to suggest Green and Yellow (Yeller, Yaller), a cockney parody of Lord Randall, but I can't seem to find it in the search.
Here it is, and sorry if is already here.
Hope I haven't forgotten any verses

Green and Yeller

Where have you been, Henry my son
Where have you been, my currant bun
In the woods dear mother
In the woods dear mother

Chorus:
Oh mother be quick, I wanna be sick, and lay me down to die

What did you do there, Henry my boy
What did you do, my saveloy (Note: saveloy is a type of sausage)
Ate, dear mother
Ate, dear mother.
Oh mother be quick, I wanna be sick, and lay me down to die

What did you eat, Henry my son
What did you eat, my currant bun
Eels, dear mother
Eels, dear mother
Oh mother be quick, I wanna be sick, and lay me down to die

What colour were them eels, Henry my boy
What colour were them eels, my saveloy
Green and Yeller
Green and Yeller
Oh mother be quick, I wanna be sick, and lay me down to die

Them wasn't eels, them was snakes, Henry my son
Them wasn't eels, them was snakes, my currant bun
(pause)
Yeuch, dear mother
Yeuch, dear mother
Oh mother be quick, I wanna be sick, and lay me down to die

What colour flowers do you want on your grave, Henry my boy
What colour flowers do you want on your grave, my saveloy
(all together, loudly)
GREEN AND YELLER
GREEN AND YELLER
Oh mother be quick, I wanna be sick, and lay me down to die

?Anon
Date unknown, but pre 1970


16 Jan 08 - 07:41 AM (#2237592)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: LeTenebreux

When We Grow Up, by Marlo Thomas and Friends (sung by Diana Ross, I think)


16 Jan 08 - 07:12 PM (#2238058)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,cmcw

That's very clever, Gargoyle. Thank you!


17 Jan 08 - 07:58 AM (#2238308)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: A Wandering Minstrel

Almost forgot, the amazing

Whats the use of wings?


17 Jan 08 - 09:09 AM (#2238345)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Snuffy

Pavane, you can interpolate these verses if you want to extend the agony:

How did you do get to them woods, Henry my boy
How did you do get to them woods, my saveloy
On a bus, dear mother
On a bus, dear mother.
Oh mother be quick, I wanna be sick, and lay me down to die

What colour was that bus, Henry my son
What colour was that bus, my currant bun
Green and Yeller
Green and Yeller
Oh mother be quick, I wanna be sick, and lay me down to die


17 Jan 08 - 07:52 PM (#2238875)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Uncle_DaveO

Why-oh, why-oh, why-oh
Did I ever leave Ohio?


14 Mar 08 - 10:26 AM (#2288241)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle

And, of course, the question TUNE - When Sick Is It Tea You're After


14 Mar 08 - 10:40 AM (#2288252)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Gene

Who shot J. R.?

What's your mama's name [Tanya Tucker}

Who Do I know in Dallas? [Willie Nelson}

Are You lonesome tonight? [Elvis]

Have you ever been lonely?

Have I told you lately that i love you? [scotty wiseman]

Is anybody goin' to san antone? [Charlie Pride]

Foolish Questions [Arthur Smith]

Is you is or is you ain't my baby?


14 Mar 08 - 11:07 AM (#2288264)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,Chicken Charlie

Battle of Harlaw (Did you come from the Highlands, man? etc.)
**Crash** on the Highway --cited as "Wreck on ..."
Old Woman, Old Woman--unsure of that title myself, but that's 1st line

and the following--no idea of title, but it's a dialog between the Devil and a person, Devil speaking first. I know he says, "Questions nine" and there are only eight, but that's it."

If you can't answer my questions nine,
Sing ninety-nine and ninety!
Then you're not God's, your one of mine;
The crow flies over the white oak tree.

/second and fourth lines are repeated each verse/

What is higher than a tree? Sing ...
And what is deeper than the sea? The crow...

Heaven is higher than a tree;
God's love is deeper than the sea.

What is heavier than the lead?
And what is sweeter than the bread?

Grief is heavier than the lead;
And love is sweeter than the bread.

What is sharper than a thorn?
What is louder than the horn?

Hunger's sharper than a thorn;
And thunder's louder than the horn.

What is whiter than the milk?
What is softer than the silk?

Snow is whiter than the milk;
Down is softer than the silk.

Now you have answered my questions nine--
Sing ninety-nine and ninety;
And you are God's, you're none of mine--
The crow flies over the white oak tree.

I'll see if I can't find a melody somewhere--and if anybody knows the title, that would of course help.

Oh, did anyone mention "There's a Hole in the Bucket?" Guess not, 'cause I just searched "bucket" and these are the only hits. That's a good husband-wife dialog humor bit. Surely it's on Digitrad.

Chicken Charlie


14 Mar 08 - 12:06 PM (#2288339)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Mr Happy

How about you? http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Cszx_AZhbEU


14 Mar 08 - 07:32 PM (#2288683)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,Chicken Charlie

CMCW:

The song I referred to above travels under the name "The Devil's Questions." Googling that gets several hits, one of which is a book showing the melody.

You didn't indicate if there was a deadline; for all I know, the gig was yesterday. Do you want this pursued further?

CC


15 Mar 08 - 10:10 AM (#2289029)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: topical tom

I'm not sure if this song was mentioned already but I feel it should be included. Who's Gonna Build Your Wall by Tom Russell


15 Mar 08 - 12:11 PM (#2289102)
Subject: Lyr Add: HEV YEW GOTTA LOIGHT BOY (Alan Smethurst)
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice

Not sure if this one's been listed, so.......


Hev Yew Gotta Loight Boy?

The Singing Postman (Alan Smethurst)1966

I had a gal, a really nice gal, down in Wroxham way.
She were wholly nice to me back in the old school days.
She would smile all the while, but Daddy didn't know all.
What she used to say to me behind the garden wall:
"Hev yew gotta loight, boy? Hev yew gotta loight?"

Then one day she went away. I don't see her no more,
'Til by chance I see her down along the Mundesley shore.
She was there twice as fair. Would she now be true?
So when she sees me passing by, she say, "I'm glad that's you!
Hev yew gotta loight, boy? Have you got a light?"

CHORUS: Molly Windley, she smokes like a chimney,
But she's my little nicotine gal.

Now you'll see her and me never more to part.
We would wander hand in hand together in the dark.
Then one night I held her tight in the old back yard.
So when I tried to hold her close, she say, "Now, hold you hard!
Hev yew gotta loight, boy? Hev yew gotta loight?" CHORUS

By and by, we decide on the wedding day,
So we toddles off to church to hear the preacher say:
"Do you now take this vow to honour all the time?"
Before I has a chance to stop her, she begins to pine:
"Hev yew gotta light, boy? Hev yew gotta light?" CHORUS

Now the doctor tells me a daddy I will be,
So when I ask him, "What's the score?" he say there's only three.
So here I go, cheerio, to see how she do fare.
I know what she will say to me as soon as I get there:
"Hev yew gotta loight, boy?"


21 May 08 - 01:50 AM (#2345795)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,Julie N

How about the ultimate question song of all time (especially in the eyes of the average 4-year-old):

Why?

Thanks Annie Lennox. What I want to know is how a collection of pleasant sounds can make one want to cry?


21 May 08 - 03:28 AM (#2345816)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,Volgadon

The Bells of Rhymney.
A-Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall.
All Along the Watchtower.
Which Side Are You On, Boys.


21 May 08 - 04:14 AM (#2345840)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: HuwG

As simple, but more peremptory:

Tell me Why.   Neil Young


30 May 08 - 07:21 PM (#2353407)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST

I think it's the Yetties


30 May 08 - 07:42 PM (#2353417)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: GUEST,cStu

Boots Of Spanish Leather

(How can how can you ask me again?)


30 May 08 - 08:42 PM (#2353445)
Subject: RE: Needed: question songs
From: Dancealot

(Guess not many listen to CW radio):
Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?