Date: 6 Sep 2010 20:12:37 -0000
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From: Rich Ardini <>
Subject: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 284 (GOLQ284)


Welcome to Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #284. This is a special time for the
GOLQ -- September 5, 2010 was the 20th anniversary of this quiz. So first,
let's congratulate creator Rick Schubert for reaching this milestone and
also thank the people who help run it each month: Marc for the website,
Howard for the used list, and my RRiB teammate Bob for scribing the rules.
Next let's thank all the many QMs, past and present, who have produced
these quizzes. And then pat yourselves on the back for participating and
being part of arguably the longest-running Internet quiz in existence.

It's my honor to be quizmaster for this special event. For this one quiz,
the re-use rule is not in effect, meaning that songs that have been answers
in the last 50 GOLQs may be answers on this quiz. I'm not sure that has
affected any of the songs I chose. I looked back at some of the early quizzes
before technology was so advanced (you know, before Google) and tried to
create a quiz that was consistent with them. Knowing how much better players
have become, I tried to make it a little more difficult than usual, we'll see
if I'm correct on that. I also tried to work a few loose themes in the quiz,
but these only cover some of the songs, not all of them.

In addition, old GOLQ friend Barry Silk has created a special crossword
puzzle to commemorate this event. The puzzle can be found at:


Good luck to all! And please, forward the quiz to friends, etc. so they can
be part of the next 20 years.

Rich Ardini


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                       Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #284
               Recordings #01-25 were from 1955 through 1969
          Due 5:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4), Thursday, September 30, 2010

And you will find
Your true love will be
Someone who cares for you
And wants to make you happy

Took me to a shack on the edge of town
All the shades were pulled and drawn
Nobody, not a soul around, she smiled at me
Fixed her drinks and I fixed my hair

I never get heart-broken
No I'll never get the blues
And if I play that game of love
I know I just can't lose

He's young, but his bones creak
Young girl dresses for the high school dance
And the guy next door is dying for a peek
Get straight!

Mary Mack, Mack, Mack
All dressed in black, black, black
Don't you I'm tryin', tryin', tryin'
Just to come on back, back, back

And the rain is pouring down
And the leaves are turning brown
Can you see?

When the autumn weather
Turns the leaves to flame
One hasn't got time
For the waiting game

Our love is in the past (rat-a-tat)
Oh, has it gone so fast (rat-a-tat)
Why couldn't our love last?

I said that I was through with you
That I didn't need you anyhow
I said I didn't need you then
But boy, you oughta see me now

But he's halfway 'round the world
If he knew the truth, he'd hurt
'Cause his girl's become a flirt
Round the town they say

But when we grow up
Someday I'll show up
Just to prove I was telling the truth

Oh my friend, we're older but no wiser
For in our hearts, the dreams are still the same

When the clock strikes 'Go'
You'll call it off
And then my tears will flow
Then the blue shadows will fall all over town

You told me you loved me
You told me you cared
You said, "I'll go with you, darlin'"
Almost anywhere

Every time I see that Greyhound bus go rollin' down the line
Makes me wish I'd talk much more to you when we had all that time
Still it's only wishing
And I know it's nothing more

Tell your ma
Tell your pa
We're going back
To Arkansas

And now you ask me to forget the things that took me long to get and find
And go away with you again and follow you and sin and drink your wine
I've made my mind up
I will not wind up

My darling dear,
Love you all the time,
I'm just a fool
A fool in love with you

And now we've grown up, but she didn't wait
And I'm in love with her, but it's too late
She just married someone else today
And I still, yes I still, can hear her say

You'll be right down there
Looking up
And I might wave
Come up here

Some day the man I used to be
Will come along and call on me
And then because I'm just a man
You'll find my feet are made of sand

You had one jump on me, but
I jumped twice you see, it's
All over now, be on your way

Time, time, time
See what's become of me

I've been given 'til sundown
To get out of town
I've been taken outside
And I've been brutalized
And I had to always be the one to smile and apologize

I can still remember
When you moved in next door
I brought you some chocolate
From the corner candy store


He looked at me eyes wide and plainly said
Is it true that I'm no longer young? (Mommy?)
And the children call him famous

You condemn a man
If your faith he doesn't hold
You say the color of his skin
Is the color of his soul
But could you say a man
For Queen and country, he must die?


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