Date: 4 Jan 2010 06:10:55 -0000
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From: Regina Litman <>
Subject: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 276 (GOLQ276)


Welcome to GOLQ276.  There are two themes along the same lines in this
quiz. The themes also apply to the tie-breakers.  However, there is one
song among the first 25 that is not part of either theme.  If you figure it
out, you may also figure out why I wanted to include it in this particular


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                       Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #276
               Recordings #01-25 were from 1955 through 1969
            Due 5:00 p.m. EST (GMT-5), Sunday, January 31, 2010

I learned the truth about the so-called good life
It was just a candle too short to burn the night
Now in the darkness in my heart
Don't you know I bring you and plead
Oh light my way again, light my way again

Go, Johnny, go!

Years may come and go
I will love you so
No matter where we go

You been sneakin'
Doin' me dirt
Now they call me
Little boy hurt

But I made me a vow to the moon and stars
That I'd search the honky tonks and bars
And kill that man that give me that awful name

I told her when it comes to dancin'
I'm the best young dancer in the land
Well she looked at me with a twinkle in her eye
And then she took my hand

You're on all the songs
With a boom-boom-a-boom-boom
And a dit-dit-a-boom-boom-bom

In '43 they put to sea
13 men and Kennedy

Oh the Rio Grande is flowing
And the starry skies are bright
She walks along the river
In the quiet summer night

Now each day is bright and new
And I only pray that I can say
For every day my whole life through

Other girls watch just walking by
Then they wish
Jimmy was their guy

In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip'

Tell the moon up in the sky
Tell the birds that fly by

If little, little David hadn't grabbed that stone
Lying there on the ground
Big Goliath might have stomped on him
Instead of the other way around

I wanna say
I'm not getting any stronger
I can't hold out very much longer
Trying hard to be true

Girl, you know I love you
Ooooh, you know I need you
I don't mean maybe
You will always be my baby

I'd like to play a game that is so much fun
And it's not so very hard to do

He got a cool little chick named Rockin' Millie
He can walk and stroll and Suzy Q

Well Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jumped over the candlestick
He jumped so high up above

People come to windows
They always stare at me
Shake their heads in sorrow
Sayin', "Who can that fool be?"

[background vocal]
So tell me how much you love me
Come near to me and say you need me now
[lead vocal]
Oh with you by my side
This world can't keep us down
Together we can make it baby

Puzzled by the things he hears
His questions fall on their deaf ears
And the father thinking work comes first
Ain't got the time to quench a thirst

The roots of love grow all around
But for me they come a-tumbling down
Every day heartaches grow a little stronger
I can't stand this pain much longer

Johnny I said we were through
Just to see what you would do
You stood there and hung your head
Made me wish that I were dead

Burning eyes don't start crying
Heart don't let her know that you're breaking in two


A broom is drearily sweeping
Up the broken pieces of yesterday's life
Somewhere a queen is weeping
Somewhere a king has no wife

I think I'm gonna cry
No matter how I try
I can't hold back the tears
It seems like a million years


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