Singer/Songwriter Lyrics Quiz

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Out 4 2008, 13h02

This one is gonna be pretty easy; Hopefully, everybody will know at least one or two of these. OK, maybe not too easy.
Remember, trust your own memory; NO GOOGLING!
Each entry consists of the first 1 or 2 lines from a song by a well-known Singer/Songwriter
Remember: All lyrics are the original songwriter's version.


1. Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

2. Hoverin' by my suitcase tryin' to find a warm place to spend the night
Rainy Night In Georgia by Tony Joe White

3. We had an apartment in the city,
Me and Loretta liked living there.
Hello In There by John Prine

4. She came on to him like a slow movin' cold front
His beer was warmer than the look in her eyes
Icy Blue Heart by John Hiatt

5. I was eighteen, my brother was twenty-one
Down the River by Chris Knight

6. Oh, the ragman draws circles
Up and down the block.
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again by Bob Dylan

7. It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
Ode To Billy Joe by Bobbie Gentry

8. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Hoist the mainsail - here I come
Mutineer by Warren Zevon

9. Got no time for the corner boys, down in the street makin all that noise,
Jersey Girl by Tom Waits

10. I'm going to rent myself a house
In the shade of the freeway
The Pretender by Jackson Browne

11. You can ride high atop your pony
Bella Donna by Stevie Nicks

12. Well it was out in California by the San Diego sea
Louisiana Rain by Tom Petty

13. When I was just sixteen, I stood waiting for a dream;
The Barker street bus station every night
Irene Wilde by Ian hunter


14. The first thing I remember knowing,
Was a lonesome whistle blowing,
Mama Tried by Merle Haggard

15. They say his chances could not have been better
All the promise of a July sun in the morning sky
Whatever Happened to Benny Santini? by Chris Rea

16. The Rangers had a homecoming in Harlem late last night
Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen

17. Won't you scratch my itch sweet Annie Rich
Return of the Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons

18. Well everybody here, seems to like to laugh;
Look at Johnny jivin' across the floor
Goin' Down to Laurel by Steve Forbert

19. I'm just tryin' to make a livin'
I'm an old man at thirty-nine
California Snow by Dave Alvin

20. She wore a blue dress when she walked in the room
And in her eyes the look I saw was filled with gloom
Why Not Your Baby? by Gene Clark

Comentários

  • DeadManSaloon

    Well, 1 is Leonard Cohen and 17 is Gram Parsons. That's all I got :)

    Out 4 2008, 15h10
  • RandyB1961

    Both right, DeadMan'sSaloon! Try to give the song title if you can.

    Out 4 2008, 15h13
  • dobiekay

    all I can add is #7 - Bobby Gentry, Ode To Billy Joe. I'm terrible at this!

    Out 4 2008, 15h45
  • RandyB1961

    Well, DobieKay, you gat that one right, so you must not be too bad at it!

    Out 4 2008, 15h55
  • dobiekay

    I would guess #16 is Springsteen, but someone else will have to supply the title....

    Out 4 2008, 16h02
  • RandyB1961

    DObieKay, you got the artist right on #16.

    Out 4 2008, 16h06
  • marybeth-damico

    All the ones I knew were already identified!

    Out 4 2008, 16h56
  • RandyB1961

    Mary Beth, I thought for sure you'd know #11.

    Out 4 2008, 17h16
  • CELEE02

    12. Well it was out in California by the San Diego sea TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS LOUISIANA RAIN

    Out 4 2008, 19h14
  • CELEE02

    10. I'm going to rent myself a house In the shade of the freeway JACKSON BROWNE THE PRETENDER

    Out 4 2008, 19h15
  • RandyB1961

    Absolutely right, Ack.

    Out 4 2008, 19h17
  • RandyB1961

    Celee, both of yours are right.

    Out 4 2008, 19h25
  • marybeth-damico

    Sorry, my Fleetwood Mac knowledge is limited to "Rumours" and "Fleetwood Mac",,,, I should have know the Jackson Browne one though!

    Out 4 2008, 19h53
  • RandyB1961

    Right and right, 3rd Planet!

    Out 4 2008, 20h33
  • phanatx

    I believe #5 is "Down the River" by Chris Knight

    Out 4 2008, 20h40
  • RandyB1961

    Absolutely right, phanatx! One of my all-time favorite songs.

    Out 4 2008, 20h45
  • WilliamNl

    19 John Hiatt??

    Out 4 2008, 22h15
  • RandyB1961

    William, 19 has already been answered; it was Dave Alvin.

    Out 4 2008, 22h29
  • CELEE02

    2. Hoverin' by my suitcase tryin' to find a warm place to spend the night RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA recorded by many most notably BROOK BENTON

    Out 4 2008, 22h56
  • CELEE02

    2. Hoverin' by my suitcase tryin' to find a warm place to spend the night RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA recorded by many most notably BROOK BENTON reread your instructions and I believe TONY JOE WHITE is the composer

    Out 5 2008, 4h07
  • TxAdGuy

    #3 is John Prine Hello In There

    Out 5 2008, 4h21
  • RandyB1961

    TxAdGuy and Celee; you are both correct!

    Out 5 2008, 11h40
  • sameoldscenexx

    I've got it! "You can ride high atop your pony" It's Bella Donna by Stevie Nicks! That took far longer than it should've ;) t

    Out 5 2008, 12h03
  • RandyB1961

    You got it, sameoldscene! You're right, though; I thought that would have been one of the first ones guessed.

    Out 5 2008, 12h07
  • Rhino34

    Hey Randy. Thanks for the invite. Very cool site. I know that number 9 is Jersey Girl by Tom Waits. You can probably guess why I know that one.

    Out 6 2008, 5h09
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