From: Rich Ardini <>
Subject: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 415 (GOLQ415)
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Date: Thu,  5 Aug 2021 01:27:43 -0400 (EDT)


Welcome to GOLQ415. 
It's been a tough summer. Since being let out into the wilderness again,
there's too much to do, not enough time to do it. So the theme to this quiz is
GOLQ summer vacation time.  What that means, less artists and less songs to
- The quiz includes only songs from the Top 40.
- The quiz excludes all artists (solo or group) that were in any of GOLQ375
through GOLQ413 (I returned as a quizmaster for GOLQ375). This includes the
tie-breakers. I can't vouch for the artists in GOLQ414. The GOLQ Used list was
my sole reference for including or excluding artists.
- To help clarify, an artist for this quiz is any artist in Whitburn with a
bold-faced heading that has a list of numbered songs below it, i.e., not a
heading that just points elsewhere in Whitburn.  For example, the Animals
(GOLQ412) bold-faced entry also lists the songs by Eric Burdon & The Animals,
so all are excluded. But if a group member also appears in Whitburn as a solo
artist with a separate bold-faced heading (Ames Brothers vs. Ed Ames, for
example), then those are two different artists and two different groups of

If any questions, just email me at the GOLQ quiz address.

And once again, Bob Bluestein has contributed a Puzzler for the quiz.  As per
the theme, this should be a little easier than previous Puzzlers.


Rich Ardini <> 


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                        Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #415
                Recordings #01-25 were from 1955 through 1969
             Due 5:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4) on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Mmm, I think you better go now
I'm gettin' mighty mad

Beyond the seas of thought 
Beyond the realm of what
Across the streams of hopes and dreams where things are really not

But I tell myself I didn't lose her
'Cause you can't lose a friend you never had

In every little town 'cross the U.S.A.
There's a spot where the people can go every day
Just leave your problems and a-get away
Come on down and listen to the guitars play

Well-a, mama dear, a-tell me, do you hear
We're partying tonight
I tell you, I can't sleep because across the street
Uh-oh, uh-oh

The ring she used to wear
Pages from an old love letter

My little one, little one
Pigtails and petticoats
Where have you gone

Oh no, that's not the way
And you're not listening to all I say

With the sky so full of stars and the river so full of song
Every heart should be so thankful

A-robbin' people with a six-gun

Who is it you love
Make up your mind
Torture me with kisses
When I know your love is blind
Oh-oh-ohhhh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

I remember (I remember) when I used to see you jumping rope
(Jumping rope, up and down baby)
And I remember when you got your first baby coach

So the story got around
Of an old romance and me

I just want to tell you
How good you make me feel
And if you got a lifetime to spare
Baby I will

And then he ran into an Amazon
Well, this changed his whole complexion (broccoli)
He had never seen such a beautiful sight (corn)

Then suddenly she asked for my sweater
And said that she was very, very cold

I'm in way over my head
Now she thinks that I love her

Doctor and a lawyer and an Indian chief
Now they all dig that crazy beat

I tried to let you down so easy
I'd like to still be just a friend
We shared such memories together
But all good things come to an end

Oh, there's a last train to Jacksonville
I'm gonna get on it, baby, you know I will
Will you try, come on and try
To forget all the pain I brought ya

You'll find this dance is so cool to do
Come on baby, gonna teach it to you

Well, she strolled on up to me
And said "Hey, big boy, what's your name"

Now why you want to act like that man ain't yours
Just 'cause he's walkin' with you with them raggedy clothes
Man just forgot to get his suit out of the cleaners, that's all

That day, I first saw you passing by
I wanted to know your name but I was much too shy

Goin' back down
To Kansas, too
Bring back a little girl
Just like you 


I still want you by my side
Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
And I'm sure gonna give you a try
And if you want I'll try to love again 

Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog to get you way down here
I make you walk alone 


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Submission of an entry for this section is optional. Your participation or
performance has no bearing whatsoever on your quiz score or ranking.

Welcome to this Puzzler, from the New Kollege of Musical Knowledge!

This puzzle contains a Clues section with 26 clues (each followed by the
number of letters in each word in its answer). Following that section is a
Clue Answers section with 26 corresponding lines containing underscore
characters representing blanks to be filled by the letters of the
one-or-more-word clue answers (omitting between-word spacing). All
asterisks and punctuation on these lines should be ignored during this
clue solving phase. Note that as a start, a few letters have already been
filled in for you.

Once you have filled in all clue answer lines, your task is to read this
list from top to bottom marking down all letters that directly precede an
asterisk. These letters combined will spell out (without between-word spacing)
something that it's time you learned. Letters directly preceding punctuation
marks in some manner may provide good starting places to acquire this


01) Frank Sinatra single (b/w "Chicago") written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy
    Cahn and sung by Ol' Blue Eyes in the film "The Joker Is Wild" (3,3,3)

02) Person in a Coasters song who was in the middle of the floor, rockin' and
    a-rollin', hoppin' and a-boppin' and a-bumpin' and a-jumpin' (7,3)

03) Former Grass Roots member who played a fictionalized version of himself in
    the American television sitcom "The Office" (5,7)

04) First charting single by the ABC-Paramount artist who wrote Tom Jones
    "She's A Lady" and Buddy Holly's "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" (5)

05) Performer whose last concert was held at the Market Square Arena in
    Indianapolis on June 26, 1977 (5,7)

06) Lead singer on "The ABC's Of Love" (7,5)

07) Garage rock staple released on Parrot Records in '64 as the B-side of
    "Baby, Please Don't Go" (6)

08) Bob & Earl single containing the lyrics "You know you scratch just like
    a monkey / Yeah ya do" (6,7)

09) First three words of the name of the album containing the song "Om"

10) Singer of a song referenced in this Puzzler's solution (5,5)

11) Two brothers who took "When" to #5 in '58 (5,5)

12) Billy & Lillie single containing the lyrics "We're gonna go-o-o-o from
    the ABC's through the XYZ's of love" (2,3,3)

13) Second youngest member of the group that had a hit with "ABC" (6,7)

14) Each of Larry Henley and Marc and Dean Mathis (who all sang on the single
    "(The Bees Are For The Birds) The Birds Are For The Bees") was one (7)

15) According to Gene Pitney's highest charting single as a recording artist,
    what can break a heart (4,4)

16) Instrumental played on ABC-TV's "The Lawrence Welk Show" (aired May 18,
    1963) by the only rock and roll band to ever appear on that show (8)

17) First word in the name of the group, the first side of whose album "Happy
    Trails" consists entirely of a live performance of Bo Diddley's "Who Do
    You Love?" (11)

18) Word dropped in '72 for a couple of years from the name of the band
    composed of Mark Farner, Mel Schacher, and Don Brewer (8)

19) Last name of the singer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two
    weeks after her death in 1999 (11)

20) In '65, Flo & Eddie were members of a group named for these reptiles (7)

21) Song containing the lyrics "It's too late / She's gone too far / She's
    lost the sun" (5)

22) Title of a Bobby Goldsboro single in '65 or a Simon Stokes & The
    Nighthawks single in '69 (6,5)

23) Television star whose both lauded and belittled debut album "The
    Transformed Man" juxtaposed famous pieces of poetry with pop lyrics (7,7)

24) Small 3-consecutive-letters-of-the-alphabet Philadelphia record label on
    which The Rays' "Silhouettes" was released before Cameo Records picked
    it up for national distribution (3)

25) She participated in '69's Bed-ins for Peace in Amsterdam and Montreal

26) Last name of the front man of the band whose album "Freak Out!" contains
    the cut "Who Are The Brain Police?", a song called by Mojo magazine "one
    of the scariest songs to ever emerge from the rock psyche" (5)

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