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Russ Jackson

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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 07/3/10 4:01 PM (permalink)
Well here I sit, gettin' ideas
Ain't nothing but a fool would live like this
Out all night and runnin' wild
Woman sittin' home with a month old child


...Russ
 
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    mar52

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    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 07/3/10 4:04 PM (permalink)
    Well dang me!
     
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      i95

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      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 07/3/10 5:02 PM (permalink)
      Russ Jackson


      20 20 20 4 hours ago...


      Three words: (1) Gabba (2) Gabba (3) Hey. 
       
      #63
        Ahi Mpls.

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        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 07/3/10 5:40 PM (permalink)
          Well, I'm a lumberjack Yes I am...   OR  "At last...."   
         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 07/3/10 6:26 PM (permalink)
          mar52


          Well dang me!


          That would be Roger Miller:
           
          Well here I sit high, gettin' ideas
          Ain't nothing but a fool would live like this
          Out all night and runnin' wild
          Woman sittin' home with a month old child

          CHORUS:
          Dang me, dang me
          They oughta take a rope and hang me
          High from the highest tree
          Woman would you weep for me.
           
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            mar52

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            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 07/3/10 6:52 PM (permalink)
            Do do doodoo do do do do do do do do doooooooo
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 07/3/10 7:48 PM (permalink)
               
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                Beer&Snausages

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                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sat, 07/3/10 10:43 PM (permalink)
                "One two three o'clock, four o'clock, rock"
                 
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                  chewingthefat

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                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 11:10 AM (permalink)
                  I think this is an appropriate thread to finally thank Mr. Hoffman for rowing that damn boat ashore. Hallelijah! [or however you want to spell hallelijah]
                  <message edited by chewingthefat on Sun, 07/4/10 11:16 AM>
                   
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                    joerogo

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                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 11:20 AM (permalink)
                    AHI MPLS


                      Well, I'm a lumberjack Yes I am...   OR  "At last...."   

                     
                    I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay
                    I sleep all night and I work all day
                    I cut down trees, I eat my lunch
                    I go to the lavat'ry
                    On Wednesdays I go shopping
                    And have buttered scones for tea



                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 11:42 AM (permalink)
                      chewingthefat


                      I think this is an appropriate thread to finally thank Mr. Hoffman for rowing that damn boat ashore. Hallelijah! [or however you want to spell hallelijah]


                      Call me Ishmael. I never row.
                       
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                        Michael Hoffman

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                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 12:21 PM (permalink)
                        He holds her in his arms.
                        Would you? Would you?
                        He tells her of her charms.
                        Would you? Would you?
                        They met as you and I,
                        And they were only friends.
                        But before the story ends...
                        He'll kiss her with a sigh.
                        Would you? Would you?
                        And if the girl were I
                        Would you? Would you?
                        And would you dare to say,
                        "Let's do the same as they."?
                        I Would. Would you?
                         
                        And that's what has replaced It's A Small World After All in my damned brain
                        <message edited by Michael Hoffman on Sun, 07/4/10 3:32 PM>
                         
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                          Greymo

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                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 12:53 PM (permalink)
                           
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                            chewingthefat

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                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 4:47 PM (permalink)
                            Thanks a ton Greymo, now that damn thing is looping in MY head
                             
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                              chewingthefat

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                              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 4:56 PM (permalink)
                              Not only great opening lines great song beginning to end, perfect for the video!
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBQSQg_dOQg
                               
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                                enginecapt

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                                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 5:10 PM (permalink)
                                Michael Hoffman

                                About 150 years ago I was flying TWA from New York to Dallas while returning from leave


                                2 propellers or four?
                                 
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                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 5:27 PM (permalink)
                                  enginecapt


                                  Michael Hoffman

                                  About 150 years ago I was flying TWA from New York to Dallas while returning from leave


                                  2 propellers or four?


                                  Four. It was a Lockheed Constellation.
                                   
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                                    the ancient mariner

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                                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 6:57 PM (permalink)
                                    Michael and nancy----another Nat King Cole Story------

                                    My son and his date Lorraine B------ went to NY City for dinner and then after to a club where Nat was playing.  They were seated close to the piano and soon after Nat turned to her and said this is for you sweetheart----he played Sweet Lorraine---and she started to cry---he asked why,  and she said because " that's my name, how did you know ??  My son never told her!!!!!

                                    Nat was a great jazz pianist and became a singer by accident.  Thanks Michael
                                    that's a great story.

                                    In '45 I was stationed in San Francisco and went to a resort for a weekend.
                                    A trio was there Saturday night----just getting started on their own----a guy named Dave Barbour was the boss and his singer was his wife Peggy Lee.  Not bad for a cheap weekend in the mountains south of Frisco.  I was in heaven.



                                     
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                                      Russ Jackson

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                                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 8:18 PM (permalink)
                                      It is the springtime of my loving - the second season I am to know
                                      You are the sunlight in my growing - so little warmth I've felt before.
                                      It isn't hard to feel me glowing - I watched the fire that grew so low.

                                      ...Russ
                                       
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                                        Russ Jackson

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                                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 8:24 PM (permalink)
                                        And i wake up in the morning with my hair down in my eyes and she says hi
                                        And i stumble to the breakfast table while the kids are going off to school, goodbye.
                                        And she reaches out and takes my hand and squeezes it and says how you feeling hon?
                                        And i look across at smiling lips that warm my heart, and see my morning sun.
                                        Bobby Russell


                                        ...Russ
                                         
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                                          mar52

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                                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 9:51 PM (permalink)
                                          You're just too good to be true
                                          Can't keep my eys off of you
                                          You're like heaven to touch
                                          I want to love you so much
                                           
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                                            carollwdls

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                                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 10:32 PM (permalink)

                                            I LOVE this thread!
                                            Re: 
                                            CBob/ Aqualung
                                            zataar/The Beatles
                                            joerogo/ROADFOOD I will definitely be tracking this one down..
                                            AND loved your Monty Python ref!
                                            Mr. Chips/Jefferson Airplane 
                                            (How about this one:
                                            "Throw down all your
                                            silver spoons - eat
                                            all of the raw meat 
                                            with your hands.
                                            Pick it up piece by piece
                                            Pick it up piece by piece
                                            Pick it up piece by piece
                                            Where are the bodies for dinner?
                                            I want my food!" ;)
                                            Mr. Hoffman ~ I loved your story about Nat King Cole ~ what a treasured memory that must be! Thanks for sharing it. 
                                            flyseye: "Willie The Pimp" is my favorite song on Hot Rats! 
                                            I also loved all the food related songs posted here. What a gas!

                                            And, for Mr. Hoffman/"Call Me Ishmael" 
                                            "I was riding on the Mayflower
                                            When I thought I spied some land
                                            I yelled for Captain Arab
                                            I have yuh understand
                                            Who came running to the deck
                                            Said, “Boys, forget the whale
                                            Look on over yonder
                                            Cut the engines Change the sail..."


                                            CiaoMeOwwwYOW!  


                                            <message edited by SHE,BlackQueen on Sun, 07/4/10 10:37 PM>
                                             
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                                              carollwdls

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                                              Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 10:44 PM (permalink)
                                              Oh, AND: (Because there's ALWAYS an "Oh, AND" with me...)
                                              For Mr. Jackson:
                                              "Trailers for sale or rent
                                              Rooms to let...fifty cents.
                                              No phone, no pool, no pets
                                              I ain't got no cigarettes
                                              Ah, but..two hours of pushin' broom
                                              Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
                                              I'm a man of means by no means
                                              King Of The Road..." 
                                              CiaoMeOwwwww! 



                                              <message edited by SHE,BlackQueen on Sun, 07/4/10 10:47 PM>
                                               
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                                                mar52

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                                                Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Sun, 07/4/10 10:48 PM (permalink)
                                                And I love you so
                                                The people ask me how
                                                How I've lived 'til now
                                                I tell them I don't know

                                                Perry Como  (And I love him so)
                                                 
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                                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                                  Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 07/5/10 1:51 AM (permalink)
                                                  the ancient mariner




                                                  In '45 I was stationed in San Francisco and went to a resort for a weekend.
                                                  A trio was there Saturday night----just getting started on their own----a guy named Dave Barbour was the boss and his singer was his wife Peggy Lee.  Not bad for a cheap weekend in the mountains south of Frisco.  I was in heaven.

                                                  True story. In the 1950s I was running a charter boat out of Pier Five in Bayfront Park in Miami, and one day I had a party that included this really great looking blonde named Rose. Anyway, I started dating Rose, who was staying in Coral Gables.
                                                   
                                                  One day an old school friend of mine from New Haven named Marie Fortune, who was a cousin of the Consiglio's from Sally's Apizza, stopped by the boat and said I should go to a party that night at the Fountainbleu Hotel on Miami Beach. I was going out with Rose that night, sowe went to the party. It was in the Presidential Suite, and the host was some guy named Frank Sinatra.
                                                   
                                                  Now, many people are likely aware of the fact that Sinatra used to go to Sally's in New Haven whenever he was in the area, and in fact he used to have people bring pies to him when he was in New York, and would have it flown to him when he was in other places. Anyway, that was the Yvonne Fortune connection.
                                                   
                                                  So, we're at this party and at one point some guy came over and whispered something to Rose, my date. She excused herself and went off with the guy. I was busy enjoying myself and didn't pay any attention to what was going on. A few minutes later the same guy came to me and told me to follow him. I did.
                                                   
                                                  The next thing I knew I was being introduced to Sinatra by my friend Yvonne, and Rose, my date, was there, too. He was pretty nice, and we talked about New Haven and apizza. I told him that while I liked Sally's, and went to school with a couple of Consiglios, The Spot and then Pepe's were my favorites.
                                                   
                                                  He then asked me how come I was with Peggy Lee.
                                                   
                                                  Boink! No wonder Rose looked familiar
                                                   
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                                                    Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 07/5/10 8:44 AM (permalink)
                                                    Michael Hoffman

                                                     
                                                    ...I was running a charter boat out of Pier Five in Bayfront Park in Miami, and one day I had a party that included this really great looking blonde named Rose. Anyway, I started dating Rose, who was staying in Coral Gables.

                                                     
                                                    Not to question Michael Hoffman's veracity but I'm pretty sure that this was a Golden Girls episode.
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     


                                                     
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                                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                                      Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 07/5/10 10:18 AM (permalink)


                                                      But it was a different Rose. In fact, it wasn't Rose at all.
                                                       
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                                                        the ancient mariner

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                                                        Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 07/5/10 10:39 AM (permalink)
                                                        A Rose by any other name is a Rose, is a Rose is a Rose. 

                                                        Great story Michael------you have lived an interesting life.

                                                        "And now the end is near
                                                        And so I face the final curtain
                                                        My friend.........I did it my way"   
                                                        <message edited by the ancient mariner on Mon, 07/5/10 10:45 AM>
                                                         
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                                                          Russ Jackson

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                                                          Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Mon, 07/5/10 2:54 PM (permalink)
                                                          Speaking of Rose:

                                                          We both lie silently still
                                                          In the dead of the night
                                                          Although we both lie close together
                                                          We feel miles apart inside

                                                          ...Russ
                                                           
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                                                            seafarer john

                                                            Re:Best Opening Line to a Song Tue, 07/6/10 11:04 AM (permalink)
                                                            This seems appropriate for our post-modern age:

                                                            In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
                                                            Was looked on as something shocking.
                                                            But, now, God knows,
                                                            Anything goes.
                                                            Good authors,too, who once knew better words
                                                            Now only use four-letter words
                                                            Writing prose,
                                                            Anything goes.

                                                            Cole Porter

                                                            And, A lot of years ago we attended a Sacred Concert by Duke Ellington and his orchestra at St John The Divine Cathedral in Manhattan. The orchestra was set up n the first level of the altar, the cathedral was packed, the Duke and his orchestra were playing one great piece after another in that awesome medieval setting, and then Ursula(?) Babb, the great Swedish singer got up and sang a terrific anthem that lasted about 10 to 15 minutes - "Freedom" was the entire lyric. The first word was "Freedom"and the  last word was "Freedom" and her expressive voice was backed up by one of the great orchestras of all time playing at their swingingest best. 

                                                            A moving experience I'll never forget.

                                                            Cheers, John 


                                                             
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