From: Rich Ardini <>
Subject: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 439 (GOLQ439)
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Date: Sat,  5 Aug 2023 18:57:34 -0400 (EDT)


Welcome to GOLQ439. 
Work with me, Annie, on this one. I've been out of the country for a month, just
got back. But, I've hand-picked some radio-friendly songs and a theme to tie them
all together. If identified, the theme is actually useful. Part of the theme is
in all 27 this time. And once again, Bob Bluestein has contributed a puzzler for
your amusement and enjoyment.
Good luck and enjoy! 
Rich Ardini <> 


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                         Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #439
                 Recordings #01-25 were from 1956 through 1969
             Due 5:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4) on Thursday, August 31, 2023

You hung around, and bothered me every night

You can't live alone dear
Your whole life through
Everybody needs a future
And I can see my future in you

I love you so much, it seems
You're even in my dreams I can hear 
Baby, I can hear you calling me

I want a pretty girl to assist me
Go with me on up Fifth Street
And in case she gets a notion
I want her to jump in the air

A-sittin' here now in this new plowed earth
Trying to find me a little shade
With the sun beatin' down and
'Cross the fields I see

And he loves me (woh woh woh woh o-oh)
And he loves me (woh woh woh woh o-oh)
Everybody says he's no good
But what do they know?

Will I laugh or love again?
She'll never see me cry
Will I walk with a smile on my face?
Knowing I live a lie 

What was that promise that you made?

I searched this world
This whole wide world
Looking for a girl such as you
I gave up my search
When I looked into
Pretty eyes

I'll be over at ten, you told me time and again

And everybody tells me that I am not the same
I don't need nobody to tell my troubles to

Those sweet little things just set me a-droolin'
I'm too big for sodas and I'm too old for schoolin'

Ding, dong, the bells are gonna chime

Perhaps another time or maybe another place
Could have eased my mind, would have never seen your face
Or heard about you
Now you call my name and your reality

Because it's hard for me my baby
And the darkest hour is just before dawn

I thought about us for a long, long time
Maybe I think too much that something's wrong
There's something here that doesn't last too long
Maybe I shouldn't think of you as mine

I can't wait forever
Even though you want me to

If you love me true
If you love me still
Our love will always be real
My love, my love

He don't act like he knows (oh-yeah)
She belongs to me
Look at how they wobble (ah-ah)
He's the best in town (he's the best in town)

I hear the knock on my door, that never comes
I hear the telephone, that hasn't rung

So treat me right, don't make-a me fight
The Battle of New Orleans tonight

So tell me now and I won't ask again

So I got up and slowly walked on home
And mama saw the tears and said "what's wrong?"
And so to keep from telling her a lie
I just said 

I was born to love you
And I will never be free
You'll always be a part of me

Aren't you lonely
Since our darlin' disappeared?
Well look here, is that a teardrop
In the corner of your pane?
Now don't you try to tell me that it's rain


Open up the window, let some air into this room
I think I'm almost choking on the smell of stale perfume
And that cigarette you're smokin' is about to scare me half to death
Open up the window, let me catch my breath

But it didn't hurt me
He couldn't stand to hear me say
That I'd been with someone new
And when I told him I had been untrue


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                              IT'S SO EASY
                       (or Easier Said Than Done?)

This puzzle contains 26 lines of clues. Solve all these clues, with any "&"
character in a clue's answer being replaced by the word "and". Each of the
26 clues is followed in parentheses by the number of letters in each word
of that clue's answer. It may then be followed by a number (a "phase 1
pointer") in square brackets and/or a number ("phase 2 pointer") in braces
and/or a number ("phase 3 pointer") in angle brackets. A phase 1 pointer,
if any, points to the letter occupying that position in the string of that
clue answer's letters. For example, if a clue answer is "It's Over" and its
phase 1 pointer is 5, then its "phase 1 letter" is "V". Similarly for phase
2 and phase 3 pointers.

Once you have solved all clues, your task is to sort and list the 26 clue
answers in alphabetical order. Then, reading from top to bottom, write down
in that order each phase 1 letter. Then do the same for each phase 2 letter.
Together these letters reveal a quote providing a rather optimistic
description of this Puzzler's difficulty level. Reading from top to bottom,
the phase 3 letters will then spell out the moving experience whose actual
difficulty level was just revealed.


Artist who performed a song of his live at the opening night of the 2010
  Boston Red Sox season (4,7) {9} <8>
"But ________ can slip right through your fingers" (5,4) [4]
Cuban folk song made famous by The Weavers, Pete Seeger, and (in '66) an
  easy listening trio (12) [10]
"Die Liebe Ist Ein Seltsames Spiel" was the German lyrics single based on
  this '60 #1 U.S. single (10,9,4) [10] {1} <1>
Emmy award winner who sang "Don't Just Stand There" and portrayed Patty and
  Cathy (but not Penny!) Lane on television (5,4) [3]
First top 10 hit without the epithet "Little" of the artist who later married
  Syreeta Wright (7,11,7) [6]
Grammy Hall of Fame Chuck Berry single that was an adaptation of the country
  song "Ida Red" (10) [5] {3}
"Heroin" is one cut on the album "The ________", described as "the original
  art-rock record" (6,11,3,4) [18] {23}
"I was cruisin' in my Stingray late one night / When an ________ pulled up
  on the right" (3)
Jimmy with a top 10 single whose title contains the word "Jimmy"
  (7) [5] {2} <5>
"Kilt him a b'ar when he was ________" (4,5) [7] <1>
Last name of the arranger/composer/orchestrator who did work for the TV
  shows "Batman", "Route 66", and "The Untouchables" (6) {1} <2>
Mick Jagger's Glimmer Twins partner (5,8) [3] <8>
Nickname of the Swan Records recording artist with the most appearances on
  TV's "American Bandstand" (4,4)
Original female vocalist of Jefferson Airplane (5,4,8) {10} <7>
Pete Klint, Mike Pedicin, and Sir Douglas all had one (7) {2} <5>
Question-asking-and-answering song whose title was the only 3-letters-or-less
  title of a #1 single from '55 through '69 (3)
"Real Wild Child" recording artist and middle name of Crickets drummer
  Jerry Allison (4) [3] {4}
Surname of the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient whose father
  ministered at Detroit's New Bethel Baptist Church (8) {3} <6>
Twosome whose #1 hit's title included a parenthetical Latin phrase meaning
  "Beginning and End" (5,3,5) [7] <7>
Utterance of the title character in response to his name in the last #1
  single before '55 (3) {3}
Very first country artist to be inducted (as an early influence) into the
  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (6,7) [13] {2}
Willie Dixon-Bo Diddley song released by Bo Diddley in '56 and later
  covered by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (5,3,5) <8>
"XI"-preceding words in the name of the British group that had a #1 hit in
  the U.K. in '58 with "Hoots Mon" (4,11) {10} <2>
"You used to ride on a chrome ________ with your diplomat / Who carried on
  his shoulder a Siamese cat" (5) {3} <2>
"Zazueira" recording artist Herb Alpert & The ________ (7,5) {8}

Good luck solving clues and moving the answers about. The puzzle may be
difficult, but I know you'll get to like it if you give it a chance now!