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23rd Apr 2006, 22:21
Evening (morning) all. Easy one this week. Well, mostly. :E


1...Questions are posted on Monday scran time. Answers whenever I feel like it.

2...2 points for each question, one for the song title and one for the artist. SOTW/TOTW and trivia questions are normally worth a point apiece, except that some questions may ask for additional information worth extra points.

3...The clue in the lyrics section may be any line from the song or chorus.

4...The judge's decision may be politely questioned. ;)

5...During the first 24 hours, or until the first set of answers have been posted, only one post per player containing as many answers as you like, will be accepted. Additional posts will be ignored and edited posts will be disqualified.

6...After 24 hours there are no restrictions on posts (free for all).


1...Toi qui marche dans le vent, seul dans la trop grande ville
l'Important C'est La Rose/Gilbert Becaud
Aotw, have a point for knowing there actually is somebody who calls himself Plastic Bertrand. :ok:

2...Stand beside me all the while no matter what goes wrong
True Love Never Runs Smooth/Gene Pitney - unclenelli

3...When the wicked carried us away in captivity
Rivers Of Babylon/Boney M - The Desert Ferret

4...I met a devil woman
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet/BTO - pp

5...You and I in a little toy shop
99 Luftbalons/Nena - kopbhoy

6...Take another shot of courage, wonder why the right words never come
Tequila Sunrise/The Eagles - pp

7...Peace came upon me and it leaves me weak
The Air That I Breathe/The Hollies - pp

8...The last time I saw you was down at the Greeks
The Broad Majestic Shannon/The Pogues - kopbhoy

9...They killed us in our teepees and they cut our women down
Pocahontas/Neil Young - pp

10..Hey little sister, what have you done?
White Wedding/Billy Idol - kopbhoy

11..Church blew up in Birmingham, four little black girls killed for no goddam good reason
Ronnie And Neil/Drive-by Truckers - pp

12..Through the woodland through the valley, comes a horseman wild and free
Don Quixote/Gordon Lightfoot - unclenelli

13..I've got no roots baby
Long Way To Go/John Bottomley - unclenelli

14..She closed her eyes and she listened, to something that I couldn't hear
Allison Lives By The Big Bend/Quartette - pp

15..The night is a haven for thieves and lovers, it's hard to tell them apart
The Street Of The Mariachi/Quartette

Tomorrow is ANZAC Day in Oz and NZ. Happy ANZAC day people. The following questions are based on the song "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" by Eric Bogle.

1...From where to where did the young man waltz his matilda?
From the Murray's green basin to the dusty outback, I waltzed my matilda all over - kopbhoy

2...What did his country say to him in 1915?
It's time to stop rambling there's work to be done - kopbhoy
Bonus point, what was he given?
They gave me a tin hat and gave me a gun - kopbhoy

3...For which destination did they set sail?
..we sailed off to Gallipoli - Aotw

4...What happened to them at Suvla Bay?
There in that hell that they called Suvla Bay we were butchered like lambs at the slaughter - Aotw

5...How long did it take Johnny Turk to nearly blow them back to Australia?
In five munutes flat he blew us all to hell, nearly blew us back home to Australia - Aotw

6...How long did he keep himself alive?
...for 10 weary weeks I kept myself alive - unclenelli
Bonus point, then what happened to him at the end of that time?
Then a big Turkish shell knocked me arse over head - Aotw

7...When he awoke in his hospital bed, he knew there were worse things than this.
...never knew there were worse things than dying - kopbhoy

8...Why will he no longer go waltzing matilda?
...for to hump tent and pegs a man needs both legs - kopbhoy

9...He thanked Christ there no one was waiting for him on the quay in Sydney. Why?
To grieve or to mourn or to pity - Aotw

10..What did all the spectators do whan they were carried down the gangway?
...nobody cheered, they just stood there and stared and turned all their faces away - Aotw

11..What does he now do every April?
...sit on my porch and watch the parade pass before me - kopbhoy

12..What question does the young people ask?
The young people ask what are they marching for - kopbhoy
Bonus point, what question does he ask himself?
And I ask myself the same question - kopbhoy

13..These may be heard as they march by that billabong.
And their ghosts may be heard as they march by that billabong - kopbhoy

14..The band plays Waltzing Matilda four times in the song. For a point apiece, name each instance in sequence.
1...When the ship pulled away from the quay - Aotw
2...When we stopped to bury our slain - Aotw
3...When they carried us down the gangway - Aotw
4...At the ANZAC Day parade - Aotw


1...Solomon Linda first recorded the song "Mbube" in Johannesburg in 1939. Point each, under what title and by which group was it a mega hit in North America?
I was looking for The Lion Sleeps Tonight by the Tokens, soooo
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - barit1
The Tokens - unclenelli

2...In question L12, what is the horseman tilting at?
Windmills - unclenelli

3...Sound the pibroch proud and high,
Frae where tae where?
Frae John O'Groats tae Isle o' Skye - unclenelli

4...Why are Jan and Dean going to Surf City?
There's two girls for every boy - Aotw

5...How many red balloons did Gabriela Kerner sing about?
99 - kopbhoy

6...He was the Captain of the Nightingale, twenty-one days from the Clyde, in coal. On what shoal was the Nightingale wrecked?
The North Rock Shoal - unclenelli

7...When this guy walked around, the men would step aside.
Liberty Valance - Ascend Charlie

8...What was the weather like last October, when the Mary Ellen Carter foundered?
She went down last October in a pouring driving rain - unclenelli

9...O eggs are eggs and marrow bones will make your old man blind. But if you want to drown him you must do this.
Creep up close behind - unclenelli
Bonus point, what song is this question based on?
The Old Woman Of Wexford - unclenelli

10..Which song in the lyrics section was written by Albert Hammond for the lady that took him in when he first moved to Los Angeles?
The Air That I Breathe - pp

11..Bob was stuck inside Mobile, but he had the blues from this city.
Memphis - unclenelli

12..In what type of material do the Moody Blues spend their soirees?
White satin - kopbhoy

13..Which song in the lyrics section was originally recorded as a joke to poke fun at the lead singer's brother's speech impediment?
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - unclenelli

14..Which song in the lyrics section contains an expression from the 137th Psalm from the Bible?
The Rivers Of Babylon - unclenelli

15..When do Stan and his buddies hit the air to raise the Mary Ellen Carter?
Tomorrow noon we hit the air and then take up the strain - unclenelli

16..Which song by Styx contains part of the first line of Dickens' novel "A Tale Of Two Cities" in the title?
The Best Of Times - RD

17..Name the Texas folk group from the 1960's whose lead singer was Don Williams.
The Poso Seco Singers - unclenelli

18..The Trashmen sez everybody knows this.
The bird is the word - Ascend Charlie

19..What do the songs "Go To Him" by the Beatles, "You Better Move On" by the Stones and "Sally Sue Brown" by Bob Dylan have in common?
All three were written by Arthur Alexander.

20..Who was Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon better known as?
Minnie Pearl - pp
Bonus point, where was she from?
Grinder's Switch TN - unclenelli
Bonus bonus point, how much was her hat worth?
$1.98 - unclenelli

23rd Apr 2006, 22:44

5 - Nena - 99 Red Balloons
8 - The Pogues - Broad Majestic Shannon
10 - Billy Idol - White Wedding


1 - From the Murrays Green basin to the dusty outback
2 - Son it's time to stop rambling for there's work to be done - tin hat & gun
7 - dying
8 - for to hump tent & pegs, a man need two legs
11 - sits on his porch and watches the parade pass before him
12 - what are they marching for, asks himself the same question
13 - ghosts (?)

5- Ninety nine/neun und neunzig
12 - white satin

23rd Apr 2006, 22:53
Trivia 1 - "Wimoweh", Pete Seeger & the Weavers, but I remember the Kingston Trio's version. Later known as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". Soloman Linda didn't receive royalties until much later.

23rd Apr 2006, 23:03
L4 you an't seen nothing yet/ BTO
L6 tequila sunrise/ eagles
L7 the air that I breathe/ the hollies
L9 pochantas/ neil young
L10 white wedding/ billy idol
L11 ronnie and neil/ driveby truckers

T4 to have some fun
T20 minnie pearl

Arm out the window
23rd Apr 2006, 23:09
Nice work, pigboat.


1 Ca plane pour moi - Plastic Bertrand (could be anything, though, for all I know!)
4 Devil Woman - Cliff Richard
10 White wedding - Billy Idol


Heard this song a thousand times, but writing out some of the lyrics like this reminds you how powerful it is.

1 From the Murray's green basin to the dusty outback.
2 Son, there's no time for roving, there's work to be done. Tin hat & gun.
3 Gallipoli
4 They were butchered like lambs to the slaughter.
5 5 minutes flat
6 Can't remember how long, but at the end of it, he was 'knocked arse over head' by a shell.
7 Dying
8 He lost his legs.
9 He didn't want to be pitied.
10 Just stood and stared, then turned their faces away.
11 Sits on his porch and watches the parade.
12 'What are they marching for?', and he asks himself the same thing.
13 Their ghosts.

1 As the ship pulled away from the quay.
2 As they stopped to bury the slain.
3 As they carried him down the gangway.
4 At the Anzac day parade, as the old men answer the call.


1 The lion sleeps tonight.
4 There's two girls for every boy?
5 99
7 Leroy Brown
12 White Satin

The Desert Ferret
23rd Apr 2006, 23:10
L3 - surely the marvellous Boney M - By the rivers of babylon?

Oh happy childhood.

Ascend Charlie
23rd Apr 2006, 23:15
7 Liberty Valance - sorry AOTW!
18 The bird is the word - Surfer Bird

24th Apr 2006, 00:55
L1. Medley De Triple Swing - Andre Clavier
L2. True Love Never Runs Smooth - Gene Pitney
L3. The Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M
L4. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman Turner Overdrive
L5. 99 Luftballons/Red Balloons - Nene/The Stripes
L6. Tequila Sunrise - The Eagles
L7. The Air That I Breathe - Olivia Newton John
L8. The Broad Majestic Shannon - The Pogues
L9. Red Sun - Neil Young
L10. White Wedding - Billy Idol
L11. Ronnie & Neil - Drive-By Truckers
L12. Don Quixote - Gordon Lightfoot
L13. Long Way To Go/Saint Psalm - John Bottomley
SOTW1. Murrays Green Basin - Dusty Outback
SOTW2. "Son it's time to stop ramblin', there's work to be done" - A Gun
SOTW3. Gallipoli
SOTW4. Butchered like Lambs at the slaughter
SOTW5. 5 minutes flat
SOTW6. 10 Weary weeks - Knocked arse over head by a Turkish Shell
SOTW7. He NEVER knew there was anything worse than death
SOTW8. It's hard to dance with no legs
SOTW9. No grieving, mourning or pity
SOTW10. Turned their faces away
SOTW11. Sit On the Porch and watch the parade
SOTW12. "What Are They Marching For" - The same question
SOTW13. Their ghosts
SOTW14a. As the ships pulled away from the quay
SOTW14b. When we stopped burying our slain
SOTW14c. As they carried us down the gangway
SOTW14d. And the old men still answer the call
T1. Wimoweh - The Weavers / The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
T2. Windmills
T3. John O'Groats - Isle of Skye
T4. 2-to-1 we're gonna have some fun
T5. 99 - her nickname was Nena
T6. North Rock Shoal - The Flowers of Bermuda - Stan Rogers
T7. (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance - Gene Pitney
T8. Pouring Driving Rain - The Mary Ellen Carter - Stan Rogers
T9. Creep Up close behind - Old Woman Of Wexford - Tommy Makem
T10. Tequila Sunrise
T11. The Memphis Blues - The Grateful Dead
T12. Nights In White Satin
T13. BbbbbBaby you just Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman Turner Overdrive - stuttering?
T14. The Rivers of Babylon
T15. Tomorrow, Noon
T17. Pozo Seco Singers
T19. all about being turned down by a girl
T20. Minnie Pearl - Grinder's Switch, Centerville, Tenesse - $1.98

24th Apr 2006, 07:55
L16 - I know what the Dickens first line is, but I don't know which part of it is the answer.

As for Mr Unclenelli, can he let us know when he's taking a holiday?

24th Apr 2006, 21:48
Ok, it ain't 24 hours, but I've got an early meeting this evening that'll run late by the time all the bs gets chucked about, sooo...

Initial revised corrected scores: :O

unclenelli 21
kopbhoy2 17
pp 14
Aotw 11
The Desert Ferret 2
Ascend Charlie 2
barit1 1
Romeo Delta 1

Aotw, agree about the song. I have a friend who loves this song. Clayt is 6'2" and weighs around 250. He sits and listens to it with tears running down his face.

Romeo Delta
24th Apr 2006, 23:21
T16 - The Best of Times

That's it for me! G'night folks!

25th Apr 2006, 00:21
Hey, I demand a recount.....you owe AOTW a few points don't you Piggy?:p
while I'm at it...
L14 alison lives by the big bend/quartette

T10 the air that I breathe was written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood....was this a trick question?
Albert's son Albert Jr. is a member of the Strokes:ok:

25th Apr 2006, 03:42
Hey, I'm a senior citizen. Gimme a break. :O :D ;)

27th Apr 2006, 00:04
That's it folks. Scran is on secret assignment, so I'll be back on Sunday (Monday).

Final scores:

unclenelli 21
kopbhoy2 17
pp 14
Aotw 11
The Desert Ferret 2
Ascend Charlie 2
barit1 1
Romeo Delta 1