Date: 5 Jan 2005 16:19:47 -0000
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Subject: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 216 (GOLQ216)
From: Howard Teitelbaum <>


Happy New Year, everyone!  By our official chronology (which states that
civilization began on January 1, 1955), the rock & roll era is now 50 years
old!  The GOLQ series itself is well over 14 years old (since its creation by
Rick Schubert in September 1990), nearly as long as the 15-year span that the
quizzes encompass.

In the previous quiz, Regina noted that "215" was her home area code (Philly).
It should be noted that this quiz's area-code-equivalent, 216, belongs to
Cleveland, home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!  I'm looking forward to doing
GOLQ973, in honor of my current home area code, in February 2068.


-- Howard Teitelbaum

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                      Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #216
              Recordings #01-25 were from 1956 through 1969
           Due 5:00 p.m. EST (GMT-5), Monday, January 31, 2005

Oh, how I long to do the things we used to do
I'm lonely and I'm blue
Yet I'll try to get along without you

Funny, the hours seemed to go by so fast
I hope that this time won't be the last
I wanna see you again

It's a thousand pages, give or take a few

Yeah, and I'm doin' all right in school
They ain't said I broke no rule
I ain't never been in Dutch
I don't browse around too much

This evening has been (Been hoping that you'd drop in)
So very nice (I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice)
My mother will start to worry (Beautiful, what's your hurry?)
And father will be pacing the floor (Listen to that fireplace roar)

You say you want my lovin'
More than any other thing
Hey hey hey

Please lend an ear
That you all may hear
Some shimmering sharps and flats

My wife and my kids, they packed up and leave me
"Darling," she said, "I was yours to be seen"

After years of acceptance,
That little phrase has been swept aside for the modern version:
Rhythm and blues, and rubber-soled shoes

Well, you wake up in the mornin', boy
You hear the ding-dong ring
Then you look upon the table, boy
You see the same darn thing

Someday, you'll be feelin' so low (lower than low, nowhere to go)
Why don't you call on me, girl?
That's when I'll show (I love you so, I love you so)

Now the people come in here, all the same age
Asked a girl the other day, "How old are you?"
She say "Seventeen."
I say, "That's nice, how old you friend?"
She say "Seventeen."
I say, "How old you mother?"
She say "Seventeen."
"You father?" "Seventeen."
What's the matter, everybody seventeen?

Well, little things you say and do
Make me want to be with you

Satan should be her name
To me, they're about the same

Sittin' in the classroom
Tryin' to read my book
My baby give me that special look

And the moon, she filled our sails
And the stars, they steered our course
And on our bow
There was a golden horse

I sent that cat to chase you
Now you've got him chasing me

Come on, baby, I love your honey-lovin' ways
Hey there, sweet thing
I love your honey-lovin', your honey-lovin' ways

We gotta let this feeling grow, or let it end
You say you care
Well, if you do
Don't ever go, I'm begging you

She's mean and she's evil
Like that little ol' boll weevil

You are tired and your love is growing cold
My love is growing stronger
As our affair, affair grows old

Well, I was just passing the time
I'm all alone
Won't you give all your sympathy to mine?

I see you're laughin' and-a
Tellin' everyone in town
That you've made a fool of me
Well, go and talk some more
'Cause, baby, I don't care no more
You don't bother me at all

With her went my future
My life is filled with gloom
So, day after day
I stay locked up in my room

Don't tell me what it's all about
'Cause I've been there, and I'm glad I'm out
Out of those chains, those chains that bind you
That is why I'm here to remind you


Said one to the other, "Now listen, you two
There's a certain rumor that can't be true
That man descended from our noble race
The very idea is a big disgrace"

I didn't get a chance (I didn't get a chance)
To ask her to dance (to ask her to dance)
It was love at first sight (love at first sight)
I just saw her tonight (just saw her tonight)
And I wish somebody would introduce her to me


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