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Do You Know This Song?

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Thanks. Do you know this one?

 

Next Friday night you're all invited

To dance from eight to five.

All the fishes still alive

Are having a ball

 

Its some affair, they'll all be there

From the herring to the whale.

They'll be out to shake a tail

In Neptune's hall

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"Bobbing along, singing a song, on the bottom of the beautiful briney sea!"

 

My favorite song from my favorite live action Disney film:

 

BEDKNOBS and BROOMSTICKS.

 

And now I forgot what the original question is so I'll throw in Angela Lansbury and David Thomlinson sang this Sherman Brothers tune. Great.

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Oh, and another song. Sorry. :)

 

Well, here's the next set of lyrics. I just read the rules again, so it's movie title and next line of the song or the title of the song, just so we know you know the song. :)

 

In this case, the next two words will do the trick:

 

"Where does the rapture begin and grow?

Where does devotion and passion, grow?

Happiness....."

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Here's an easy one, a beautiful song from a 40s movie:

 

"...I can see the sun when it's raining,

Hiding every cloud from my view;

And why do I see rainbows when you're in my arms...

..... .... .... .... .... .... .... "

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I Know Why (And So Do You). This was featured in "Sun Valley Serenade". It was played by the Glenn Miller Orchestra and sung by Lynn Bari, with a little help from John Payne.

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Correct...The stars were John Payne on the piano and Lynn Bari singing, but the actual voice was Pat Friday's, one of Glenn Miller's singers...Here's a nice version by Joseph Morris with Billy Vaughn's orchestra:

 

 

 

Here are the nice lyrics:

 

Why do robins sing in December

Long before the Springtime is due ?

And even though it's snowing, violets are growing,

I know why and so do you.

 

Why do breezes sigh ev'ry evening,

Whispering your name as they do ?

And why have I the feeling stars are on my ceiling?

I know why and so do you.

 

When you smile at me,

I hear gypsy violins.

When you dance with me,

I'm in heaven when the music begins.

 

I can see the sun when it's raining

Hiding ev'ry cloud from my view,

And why do I see rainbows when you're in my arms

I know why and so do you

 

 

 

Your thread, Miles...

 

Edited by: mudskipper on Jan 6, 2011 1:27 AM

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Thanks, skipper. Here is the verse to a song from a famous song writing team that became a standard for many years.

 

Our romance won't end on a sorrowful note,

Though by tomorrow you"re gone.

The song is ended, but as the songwriter wrote,

The melody lingers on.

They may take you from me, I'll miss your fond caress,

But though they take you from me, I'll still possess,

 

This song had the distinction of being sung by the same actor to the same actress in two different movies. Can you name the song, the two movies, and the actor and actress? Also, as an added bonus, what songwriter are they referring to with the line "The song is ended, but the melody lingers on"?

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The way you wear your hat--

The way we danced till 3

The memory of all that

No, no they can't take that away from me

no

"They Can't Take That Away From Me"

 

Fred first sang it to Ginger in *Shall We Dance*--1937

Than he sang it and danced it with her in *The Barkleys of Broadway*--1949

 

Music by George Gershwin and Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

 

(Ira, talking about his dead brother George, who died in 1937)

 

This song is one of the very best ever written for Astaire and one he is closely associated with.

You can also see the "Barkleys" version in *That's Entertainment*.

 

(Also he performed this signature tune in his first TV special in 1958--"An Evening With Fred Astaire".

 

Edited by: cujas on Jan 6, 2011 6:03 PM

 

Edited by: cujas on Jan 6, 2011 6:06 PM

 

Edited by: cujas on Jan 6, 2011 6:16 PM

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Cujas, you little vamp, you got another one. The line "The Song is ended (But the melody lingers on)" was the title of a song by Irving Berlin. The line was Ira Gershwin's little tribute to him. I know "They Can't Take That Away From Me" is not really a tap dance tune, maybe a soft shoe, but Fred sang and danced it beautifully. Your turn, cu.

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The Tap Princess, thanks the Prince of Cowboys. Really an Astaire moment!

 

In return, we'll do a cowboy number.

 

The most famous of all cowboy numbers wasn't written by a cowboy at all but by a sophisticated composer.

 

Can you name the song, composer, movie and singer who performed it?

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Could that be "Don't Fence Me In", by Cole Porter? It was performed by Roy Rogers with help from Trigger and the Sons Of The Pioneers in "Hollywood Canteen" about 1944.

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Cole Porter is my favorite tap dance composer with songs like "Anything Goes" and "You're The Top". But "Don't Fence Me In" proves that he could do anything.

 

That was one for all the cowboys.

 

Miles' is next--

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Thanks, that one was pretty easy. This next one is from a movie that was based on an earlier Broadway show and guess what? It had a western setting! Now, cujas, or anyone else who gets this one. I want you to tell everyone that you were dancing around your computer and singing, because it's a real toe-tapper. Here's the verse:

 

Days can be sunny,

With never a sigh,

Don't need what money can buy.

Birds in the tree sing their day full of song.

Why shouldn't we sing along?

I'm chipper all the day,

Happy with my lot.

How did I get that way?

Look at what I've got

 

 

 

So, what have you got?

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