From: Rich Ardini <>
Subject: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 423 (GOLQ423)
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Date: Sat,  2 Apr 2022 16:32:37 -0400 (EDT)


Welcome to GOLQ423. 
My apologies. It's April Fools Day and I didn't have a theme.  So I made up a
silly one and this is the result.
For #1-25, the songs are in pairs with one group of three. You should be able
to figure out the general theme, but not all pairs have the exact same
relationship. For the group of three, you will know them when you see (or
hear) them.  The tie-breakers aren't paired, but they both support the theme.
And like all themed quizzes, there a few songs that might be a bit obscure.
And once again, Bob Bluestein has contributed a puzzler. 
Rich Ardini <> 


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                        Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #423
                Recordings #01-25 were from 1958 through 1969
            Due 5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4) on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

No broken hearts for us
'Cause we love each other
And with our faith and trust
There could be no other

Then let me know
If you don't feel that your love is real
Tell me, although you'll hurt me so
Funny how a word can mean everything

Wish they hadn't seen you walk away
And heard me beg you "Stay, please stay"
Why, why did we choose this crowded place
They all know it 'cause I show it in my face

The lights, so much brighter there

When I've got time
I'll slip you a kiss
I'll keep you around
You'll always be found

You've been fillin' me all full of lies
Tomorrow will not change your shameful deed
You will bear someone else's fertile seed

And when he's there with me
He can see that he's everything
Then he's tall, he don't crawl
He's a king

Friends won't learn the truth from me
I don't want their sympathy
You go to parties, dances and shows
I still love you

You took me by surprise
You didn't realize

From your love, I'll never be free
You'll always be a part of me
These memories just won't give me time
There's always something here to remind me

But someone picked you from the bunch
One glance was all it took

You think that you're such a smart girl
And I'll believe what you say
But who do you think you are, girl
To lead me on this way

And then we're lying, beneath a shady tree
I love him and he's loving me
It feels good to know he's looking fine
I'm so proud to know that he is mine

There isn't an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep me away

As you stopped to say hello
Oh, you wished me well

Well he saw Don and Phil as they were gathered around
And then they looked at him, they called him Cathy's Clown

As you turned you back on me
You hid the light of day

Got me a chimney made on top
Made from a human skull
Come on take a little walk with me

Can't you see
I'm under your spell
By the look in my eyes
Can't you tell, can't you tell

The times you didn't show up
The time you didn't call
Who was left alone through it all

But neither one will ever give in
So we gaze at an eight by ten
Thinking 'bout the things that might have been

I went away to college
You said you'd wait for me
Then I got your letter
Asking me to set you free

No matter what you do
Someday when life is through
They're gonna bury you
Beneath the cold, cold ground, girl
Big or small or short or fat or tall
It's gonna get us all
Someday we're gonna fall

But I love you
Always treat me like a fool
Kick me when I'm down
That's your rule

And I wish there was something you would do
To try to make me change my mind and stay


Everybody over at the Avalon Ballroom in the San Francisco Bay
Everybody have, have, have, have, have a lot of fun, I know
I can tell you they are feeling
Gotta try the feeling, baby
Gotta try, gotta try to feel it, you gotta
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa-a
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa-a

One pair of matching bookends
Different as night and day


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This puzzle contains a chain of 45 clues, all related to 45s. Your task
is to answer all these clues (excluding the word "The" from the very
beginning of any group names). In this puzzle, "charting" refers to
achieving a top 100 position on Billboard's U.S. pop music charts. Each
clue is followed by parentheses containing the number of letters in each
of the words of the clue's answer. After that there may or may not follow
in square brackets a "special" number which points to the position of the
"special" letter amongst the letters in the clue's answer. (For example,
"[6]" for the clue answer "She's A Fool" would mean its special letter
is "F".) Once the clues are answered, the special letters will spell out
(in the given order) Bob Dylan song lyrics apropos to the clues' answers.

01) Bee Gees hit starting with "When I was small and Christmas trees were
    tall" (5,2,3) [5]
02) Bill Deal & The Rhondels' first charting single (3,1)
03) B-side of The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" (1,6,4,5,6) [8]
04) Single by The Starlets with the lyrics "Mama, if I meet a real fine
    boy / And he says that I'm his pride and joy" (6,4,3,2) [8]
05) The Association single that starts "I'd never seen this side of you
    before / 'Til now" (2,4,2,3) [3]
06) Bob Dylan song released as a single by both The Byrds and Cher
    (3,1,6,4,2,2) [4]
07) Thurston Harris' follow-up to "Little Bitty Pretty One" (2,4,3,3)
08) Fats Domino's cover of a song (from the 1933 film "Sitting Pretty")
    that was a top 10 hit that year by all of Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra,
    Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Bing Crosby, and Meyer Davis &
    His Orchestra (3,3,4,3,1,5,7) [10]
09) Hit by The Diamonds with the lyrics "... just feeling glad / Singing
    a song, I won't be sad" (7,5)
10) The Association's first charting single (5,5,4) [10]
11) Al Martino hit with the lyrics "When I awake and see her there so
    close beside me" (4,2,3,7) [7]
12) The Neon Philharmonic's first charting single (7,4) [2]
13) Sandie Shaw single that starts with "You have a date for half past
    eight tonight" (4,4,4) [7]
14) Lloyd Price hit with the lyrics "I've never heard a name, as quite as
    sweet as yours" (4,4,2,5) [12]
15) Brenda Lee hit with the lyrics "There was I so starry-eyed / I
    couldn't see that you didn't, you didn't love me" (5,2,4) [10]
16) The Strangeloves cover with a title that leaves off "Willie And The"
    from the title of The Johnny Otis Show version (4,4)
17) Group that had a hit with "My True Story" (4,4)
18) Single by Marty Robbins about a quintet of siblings looking for the
    man who killed their father (4,8) [7]
19) Group that had the #2 hit "Greenfields" (8,4)
20) Group that had the #3 hit "Candy Girl" (4,7)
21) Donovan song covered by Vanilla Fudge (6,2,3,5) [12]
22) David Seville hit with the lyrics "Ooh ee ooh ah ah ting tang walla
    walla bing bang" (5,6) [1]
23) The "Night Tripper" who in '68 released his first album "Gris-Gris"
    (combining voodoo rhythms and chants with the New Orleans music
    tradition), but did not have a hit single until five years later
    with "Right Place Wrong Time" (2,4)
24) He fronted "His Playboy Band" on "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)"
25) Manchester, England group that in '65 put out a single suggesting
    you do a dance named after its lead singer (7,3,3,8) [6]
26) Kind of girl Bobby Darin hopes and prays will come his way (5,5)
27) Paul Mauriat instrumental that was #1 for five weeks in '68 (4,2,4)
28) Tommy Sands and The Raiders single with the lyrics "Ooh wee, you
    take first prize" (4,6,4) [2]
29) The Olympics single starting with "Stand up, and kick off your shoes
    / Let your hair down, get in the groove" (4,2,3,6,3)
30) B-side of Jackie Wilson's "Night" (6,6) [7]
31) The McGuire Sisters single (of a song that was part of '56's Academy
    Award winning "Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture")
    that ends "... for I have found, I've found my world, in you"
    (6,3,5,2,6,4) [21]
32) Andy Williams B-side (of a song that won '62's Academy Award for
    "Original Song") with the lyrics "... laugh and run away like a
    child at play" (4,2,4,3,5) [10]
33) Sole charting single (in '65) by future Three Dog Night member Danny
    Hutton (5,3,8) [1]
34) Andy Kim single with the lyrics "Touch my heart but not my pride /
    Love me right or step aside" (7,4) [5]
35) Jan & Dean single which was the title song of a movie starring
    Fabian and Shelley Fabares (4,3,4,4)
36) B-side of The Surfaris' "Wipe Out" (6,3)
37) Singer with the single "The Chokin' Kind" (3,5) [3]
38) 1910 Fruitgum Co.'s first charting single (5,4)
39) Teddi King cover of an Irving Berlin song that was a top 10 hit
    in 1932 by all of George Olsen & His Orchestra, Ozzie Nelson & His
    Orchestra, and Connee Boswell (3,2,4,2)
40) Single by the trio The Emotions with the lyrics "Come on back (Come
    on back) / I'm not ready to let you go" (2,1,3,4,3) [7]
41) B-side of The Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" (3,4,2,4) [12]
42) Song played by Billy Preston at The Concert For Bangladesh
43) First charting single labeled as by "Anthony and The Imperials"
    instead of by "Little Anthony and The Imperials" (3,3,3,4) [3]
44) In Herman's Hermits' "I'm Henry VIII, I Am", what Herman claims the
    second verse is (4,2,3,5)
45) 5/1 (5,2,3) [5]

Good luck!