Music Trivia

Here are snippets of lyrics from our musical past, can you name the song and artist? Click to reveal the answer, click Play# to hear the music, click the browser back button to return to trivia.

Oh I never was good with romantic words, so the next few lines come really hard, Don't have much but what I have is yours, except of course my steel guitar, I know you don't play but I'll teach you one day

Answer1 Play1

Well, you're the real tough cookie with the long history Of breaking little hearts like the one in me Before I put another notch in my lipstick case You better make sure you put me in my place

Answer2 Play2

Anybody here seen my old friend Abraham? Can you tell me where he's gone? He freed a lot of people, but it seems like the good die young

Answer3 Play3

When I saw her on the corner, Then I knew that I was a goner

Answer4 Play4

I'd be safe and warm, if I was in L.A.

Answer5 Play5

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold, And she's buying a -------- to ------

Answer6 Play6

In a restless world like this is, Love is ended before it's begun, and too many moonlight kisses, seem to cool in the warmth of the sun

Answer7 Play7

I met him at the candy store, he turned around and smiled at me, you get the picture? Yes we see

Answer8 Play8

I find it very, very easy to be true, I find myself alone when each day is through, Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you

Answer9 Play9

Hey, where did we go, Days when the rains came? Down in the hollow, Playing a new game, Laughing and a-running, hey, hey Skipping and a-jumping, In the misty morning fog

Answer10 Play10

Beauty I'd always missed with these eyes before, Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore

Answer11 Play11

Said, I'm going down to Yasgur's farm, Gonna join in a rock and roll band

Answer12 Play12

He stands like a statue, becomes part of the machine, Feeling all the bumpers, Always playing clean, He plays by intuition,

Answer13 Play13

And she said, "How are you Harry?" I said, "How are you Sue? Through the too many miles, and the too few smiles, I still remember you

Answer14 Play14

People talking without speaking, people listening without hearing

Answer15 Play15

Yeah they said you was high-classed, Well, that was just a lie, Well you ain't never caught a rabbit, and you ain't no friend of mine

Answer16 Play16

As I remember your eyes were bluer than robin's eggs, My poetry was lousy you said. Where are you calling from? A booth in the midwest

Answer17 Play17

Well I hear you went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally won Then you flew your Learjet to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun

Answer18 Play18

Sometimes she'd shopped and she would show me what she bought, Other people stared as if we were both quite insane, Someday my name and hers are going to be the same

Answer19 Play19

When the record starts spinning, you Calypso when you're chicken -- --- ---

Answer20 Play20

Think (think) What a big man he'll be, Think Of the places you'll see, Think what your future would be, with a poor boy like me

Answer21 Play21

I met him on a Monday, and my heart stood still, -- --- --- ---

Answer22 Play22

With an aching in my heart, And my pockets full of sand, I'm a long way from home and I miss my loved one so

Answer23 Play23

Each time we part my heart wants to die, Darling hear my prayer - - I'll be your love til the end of time

Answer24 Play24

I see you walk with another, I wish it could be me, I long to hold you and kiss you, But I know it never can be

Answer25 Play25
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Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas, We got eighty feet of the waterline nicely making way, In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you, But on a midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away

Answer26 Play26

Some of them were angry, At the way the earth was abused, By the men who learned how to forge her beauty into power, And they struggled to protect her from them, Only to be confused by the magnitude of her fury in the final hour, And when the sand was gone and the time arrived, In the naked dawn only a few survived

Answer27 Play27 Let The Music Keep Our Spirits High

If you could see me now, One who said he'd rather roam, One who said he'd rather be alone, If you could see me now

Answer28 Play28

I can see by your coat my friend that you're from the other side, There's just one thing I got to know, Can you tell me please, who won?

Answer29 Play29 JA Play29 CSN

All the Federales say, We could've had him any day, We only let him slip away out of kindness, I suppose

Answer30 Play30, Play30AThe story behind the song

They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum, Then they charged the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em

Answer31 Play31

I'm the kinda man likes to get away, Like to start dreaming about tomorrow, today, Never said that I love you even though it's so, Where's that duffle bag of mine? It's time to go

Answer32 Play32

Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina, Wicked and evil while casting a spell, My love was deep for this Mexican maiden, I was in love, but in vain I could tell

Answer33 Play33

He got the action, he got the motion, Yeah, the boy can play, Dedication, devotion Turning all the night time into the day

Answer34 Play34 (Don't miss the video)

'Til there was nothing left to burn and nothing left to prove, And I remember what she said to me, How she swore that it never would end, I remember how she held me oh-so-tight, Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then

Answer35 Play35

Well, I'm a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to see, It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me

Answer36 Play36

Ooh You can dance, You can jive, Having the time of your life, Ooh, see that girl, Watch that scene

Answer37 Play37

Loving you Isn't the right thing to do, How can I ever change things that I feel?

Answer38 Play38

Miles and miles of empty space in between us, The telephone can't take the place of your smile, But you know I won't be travelin' forever, It's cold out, but hold out, and do I like I do

Answer39 Play39

I told my friends That we would never part, They often said That you would break my heart

Answer40 Play40

It's wrong to say I don't think of you, 'Cause when you say these things, You know it makes me blue, Give me one kiss and I'll be happy, Just, just to be with you, Give me, give me, a chance to be near you

Answer41 Play41

Who's peekin' out from under a stairway, Calling a name that's lighter than air, Who's bending down to give me a rainbow, Everyone knows it's -----

Answer42 Play42

When the moon is in the Seventh House, And Jupiter aligns with Mars, Then peace will guide the planets, And love will steer the stars

Answer43 Play43

You fill up my senses, Like a night in a forest, Like the mountains in springtime, Like a walk in the rain, Like a storm in the desert, Like a sleepy blue ocean, You fill up my senses, Come fill me again

Answer44 Play44

You better shape up, 'cause I need a man and my heart is set on you. You better shape up; you better understand, to my heart I must be true.

Answer45 Play45

Nibblin' on sponge cake, Watchin' the sun bake; All of those tourists covered with oil. Strummin' my six string on my front porch swing. Smell those shrimp- They're beginnin' to boil.

Answer46 Play46

I have my own life and I am stronger than you know, But I carry this feeling, When you walked into my house, That you won't be walking out the door

Answer47 Play47

Just you know why, Why you and I, Will bye and bye, Know ---- ---- ----

Answer48 Play48 Play48AWaylon talks about the plane crash

May you ever grow in our hearts, You were the grace that placed itself, Where lives were torn apart, You called out to our country, And you whispered to those in pain, Now you belong to heaven, And the stars spell out your name

Answer49 Play49

Don't expect any answers, dear, For I know that they don't come with age, no, no. Well, ain't never gonna love you any better, babe. And I'm never gonna love you right, So you'd better take it now, right now.

Answer50 Play50 Play50A Bonus Tune
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Yo soy un hombre sincero, De donde crecen las palmas. Yo soy un hombre sincero, De donde crecen las palmas. Y antes de morir me quiero, Echar mis versos del alma

Answer51 Play51

Don't let them say your hair's too long, 'Cause I don't care, with you I can't go wrong, Then put your little hand in mine, There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb

Answer52 Play52

Turn down the lights, Turn down the bed, Turn down these voices inside my head, Lay down with me, Tell me no lies, Just hold me close, don't patronize, Don't patronize me

Answer53 Play53

Some say love, it is a river, that drowns the tender reed, Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed, Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need, I say love, it is a flower, and you, its only seed

Answer54 Play54

Hey, Schoolgirl in the second row The teacher's lookin' over So I got to whisper way down low To say, "Who-bop-a-loo-chi-bop, let's meet After school at three

Answer55 Play55, (Look at the picture, that is Simon and Garfunkle in 1957)

I got no deeds to do No promises to keep I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep Let the morning time drop all its petals on me Life, I love you All is groovy

Answer56 Play56

I can see why you think you belong to me, I never tried to make you think, or let you see one thing for yourself, But now you're off with someone else and I'm alone, You see I thought that I might keep you for my own

Answer57 Play57

By the time I make Oklahoma she'll be sleepin', She'll turn softly and call my name out loud, And she'll cry just to think I'd really leave her, Tho' time and time I try to tell her so, She just didn't know I would really go.

Answer58 Play58

A lady stands before an open window, Staring so far away, She can almost feel the southern wind blow, Almost touching her restless day, She turns from her window to me, Sad smile her apology, Sad eyes reaching to the door

Answer59 Play59

Well the night does funny things inside a man, These old tom-cat feelings you don't understand, Well I turn around to look at you, You light a cigarette, I wish I had the guts to bum one, But we've never met

Answer60 Play60

My Maserati does one-eighty-five, I lost my license, now I don't drive, I have a limo, ride in the back, I lock the doors in case I'm attacked

Answer61 Play61

Here is a bonus instrumental, just click on play62

Answer62 Play62

The Mississippi Delta was shining like a National guitar, I am following the river down the highway through the cradle of the civil war

Answer63 Play63

On a personal note, I tried to find rock and roll songs that were popular between about 1958 and 1980. When I ran across “Bus Stop” by the Hollies it brought back a poignant memory. That is a song from 1966. That year I was in Viet Nam serving in the Army.

Besides Armed Forces Radio there was little music to listen to. I sent letters to stations like KIOA, KOMA, WLS and KAAY asking if they would send us tapes for the troops to listen to. Only KIOA responded with one reel of tape from December 1966.

It included music, commercials, news and weather for Des Moines. A number of copies of the tape were distributed and got plenty of play in our company area.

“Bus Stop” by the Hollies was one of the songs on there. Also “Snoopy and the Red Baron”. Sure brings back memories. Enjoy this trivia quiz which was a labor of love on my part.


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Here is a short list of movies you might have missed. I recommend you check them out.

1. Dan in Real Life

2. What's Up Doc?

3. Seems Like Old Times

4. Oscar [Dr. Poole "She seems to have such nicely rounded diphthongs", Snaps "That's what got her into this jam!"]

5. Bank Shot

6. Charley Varrick

7. Failure To Launch

8. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

9. Baby's Day Out

10. Ruthless People