Date: 31 Mar 2007 22:25:06 -0000
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From: Marc Dashevsky <>
Subject: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 243 (GOLQ243)


Welcome, oldies fans, to GOLQ243!  Most recordings are top 20 hits, however
the two tie-breakers are album cuts, not singles.  All 27 answers have a
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                       Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #243
               Recordings #01-25 were from 1955 through 1968
             Due 5:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4), Monday, April 30, 2007

I got your tender love
(Got your tender love)
I got your big strong arms
(Got your big strong arms)
I got your warm, warm charms
(Got your warm, warm charms)
I've got your ummm-ummm
(Your ummm-ummm)

It hurts me so to see that old chair go
How much it means to me no one would understand
I'd give my last ten dollars for it now
I want to keep it from that stranger's hand

You've got a way to keep me on your side
You give me cause for love that I can't hide
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide

Give me your car key, give me your wallet
Give'em to me or I'll shoot
I'm gonna put on your brand new Stetson hat
And go to town in your new brown suit

For when your troubles start multiplying
And they just might
It's easy to forget them without trying
With just a pocketful of starlight

I know I laughed when you left
But now I know I only hurt myself

Every night where does she go?
Downtown to the picture show
She waits in line for an hour or so
So she can sit in the very first row

You ain't got no right, no, no you don't
Ahhh, to be so exciting
Won't need bright lights, no, no we won't
Mmmm, gonna make our own lightning

A neighbor was passing my garden one time
She stopped, and I knew right away
That it was gossip, not flowers she had on her mind
And this is what I heard my neighbor say

We've got a lot of things to do
(We've got a lot of things to do)
La la la-la-la la-la la
(La la la-la-la la-la la)

Don't be afraid of love (don't be afraid)
Don't be afraid, don't be afraid to love (listen to me)
Everybody needs a little love
Everybody needs somebody that they can be thinking of

We know that crying's not a bad thing
But stop your crying when the birds sing

Last night, the night before
You wouldn't let me kiss you at your front door
But every time I get the chance
You never seem to want to talk about romance

Well our counselor said we could take them by surprise
If we didn't say a word till we looked them in the eyes
We kept real still and we had our eyes a'glued

I know it's wrong asking this of you
There's no other way I can be with you
If only your folks would approve

The old hometown looks the same as I step down from the train
And there to meet me is my mama and papa

And then your heart won't have to break like mine did
If there's love behind it

When you go out in the street
So many hassles with the heat
No one there can fill your desire
Cops out with the megaphones
Telling people stay inside their home
Man, can't they see the world's on fire?

Your mama's old pajamas and your papa's moustache
Falling off the windowsill, frolic in the grass
Trying to mock the way they talk, fun, but all in vain
Gaping at the dapper men with derby hats and canes

I heard the saddest words in the world last night
When you said you loved me no more
I won't believe it's true, I'll keep after you
Till we love like we loved like we loved before

Next day I thought that I would leave so I packed my things again
I waited fourteen hours for a taxi to come in
I spotted one that wasn't full and I threw myself in fast
The driver said, "I'm sorry but this taxi's out of gas"

Hug me, squeeze till I'm red
Till my eyes bug out my head
Coo me, woo me, turtle dove

When least expected fate stumbles in
Bringing light to the darkness, oh, what a friend
When I needed someone to call my own

It was such a thrill it was hurting me
I was suffering in ecstasy
She had me turning flips and shouting out loud
A sip of her love and I was walking on a cloud

Because my heartstrings have just snapped
You go and squeeze me till I'm all aflame
(She calls you by some other guy's name)


So my world is made of paint
Pardon me, I didn't know that you're a saint
So my world is made of paint
So my world is made of paint
You are looking for the truth
Pardon me, I think your poodle's on the roof
You are looking for the truth
You are looking for the truth

Once I courted a lady fair
She proved fickle and turned her back
And ever since then I've dressed in black


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