From: Mike Weaver <>
Subject: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 343 (GOLQ343)
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Date: Sun,  9 Aug 2015 19:57:05 -0400 (EDT)


Hello everyone, and welcome to the August edition of the quiz.

For this edition of the quiz I have departed from my usual audio
snippet format and opted to use the traditional text lyrics format
instead. There are two closely related themes in the quiz, one being
a "SUBset" of the other. It is difficult to say how many of each there
are since many lyric sets contain both elements. By my reckoning this
quiz may be a bit of a "toughy," although the themes may help a bit.

One last note; results and scoring probably will not be published
until the latter part of September. I hope that will not be an
inconvenience for anyone.

Have fun everyone.

Mike Weaver <>


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                       Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #343
               Recordings #01-25 were from 1957 through 1968
             Due 5:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4), Monday, August 31, 2015

Do the monkey (do the monkey)
Do the monkey (do the monkey)
Octopus (octopus)
Octopus (octopus)
Octopus (octopus)
Octopus (octopus)
Do the jerk (do the jerk)
Do the jerk (do the jerk)

Come on, put it all to work
What we gonna do
We're gonna have a ball
Form a big boss line
And keep in time

I'll stay with you darling now
I'll stay with you
til' my seas are dried up

Then they tried their Stingray
We were racing just for kicks
But all they saw was the
Tail lights on my 426

Please don't send me
Way beyond the sea
I need you, darling

There are oceans and
Rivers enough to cross
Enough to last
'til the end of time

Lay your head on her shoulder
Give out a little sigh-i-i
Take a walk in the moonlight
With a twinkle in your eye

The tuna is my favorite dish
We catch the fish if you don't make a fuss
If you turn us over then the fish catch us

How far would I travel
To be where you are?
How far is the journey
From here to a star?
And if I ever lost you
How much would I cry?

Feel like jumpin'
Baby won't ya join me please
I don't like beggin'
But now I'm on bended knees

Oh what I'd give
To sail back to shore
Back to your arms once more
Oh come to my rescue
Come here to me

...sending my boyfriend
Somewhere across the sea
I know I'll cry my heart out
When they take him from me

He trudged the dunes
and the mangrove swamps
Where pirates hid
and the gators romped
sharks and barricudas swam
Lying in wait

Deiner Heimat ist das Meer
Deiner Freunde sind die Sterne
Ueber Rio und Shanghai
Ueber Bali und Hawaii
Deiner Liebe ist dein Schiff
Deiner Sehnsucht ist die Ferne

I've stood upon the pyramids of Egypt
Far away across the ocean blue
I've seen the island beauties of Hawaii
But I've never seen a beauty like you

If you like the
Taste of a lobster stew
Served by a window
With an ocean view

Floating on a sea of shattered dreams
To a isle of tears and woe
No other love could rescue me, baby
From this isle of loneliness
Until you come and save me, baby
I'll be marooned like this

Hey everybody gather round
Listen to that bongo sound
Grab the first one in your reach
Now we're going to shake the beach

Everyone was there just waiting for me
There were plenty of Stingrays and XKEs

You're really learning
You're doing fine
I like the crazy way you sway
'Cause when I got you on my mind
you melt the night away.

The truth is America's real trouble doesn't lie in the rice paddies of
Vietnam, in the masses of Red China, or in the diabolical intrigues to the
South of us. The real trouble lies in the playgrounds of St. Louis, the
Hillside mansions of San Francisco, and in the slums of Chicago. A disease
Which is slowly eating away at the heart of America lives in the small
Southern towns, the fishing villages of New England, and in the hot dusty
Streets of the midwest

And here we sit immersed in a liquid sea of love
Shimmering rainbows in silver sky above
A looking glass that reflects our past
Tied with seaweed all around like willows

Can you teach him
How to catch a fish
And keep all those bullies away
Hear what I say

Tell the moon up in the sky
Tell the birds that fly by
That over and over

I'm growing up and changing all my toys
Aeroplanes, motor cars
goldfish in old jam jars


We would shout and swim about
The coral that lies beneath the waves
(Lies beneath the ocean waves)
Oh what joy for every girl and boy
Knowing they're happy and they're safe

Met her down in Madagascar
She would kiss me
Any time that I would ask her
Then one evenin'
Her flame of love blew out
Blow me down and pick me up
She swapped me for a trout.


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