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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/03 16:01:11 (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


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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/03 16:04:24 (permalink)
Well dang me!
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/03 17:02:20 (permalink)
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20 20 20 4 hours ago...


Three words: (1) Gabba (2) Gabba (3) Hey. 
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/03 17:40:35 (permalink)
  Well, I'm a lumberjack Yes I am...   OR  "At last...."   
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/03 18:26:03 (permalink)
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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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/03 18:52:23 (permalink)
Do do doodoo do do do do do do do do doooooooo
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/03 19:48:09 (permalink)
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/03 22:43:51 (permalink)
"One two three o'clock, four o'clock, rock"
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 11:10:03 (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]
post edited by chewingthefat - 2010/07/04 11:16:21
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 11:20:34 (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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 11:42:33 (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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 12:21:55 (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
post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2010/07/04 15:32:27
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 12:53:39 (permalink)
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 16:47:38 (permalink)
Thanks a ton Greymo, now that damn thing is looping in MY head
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 16:56:29 (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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 17:10:34 (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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 17:27:25 (permalink)
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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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 18:57:07 (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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 20:18:53 (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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 20:24:06 (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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 21:51:19 (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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 22:32:46 (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!  


post edited by SHE,BlackQueen - 2010/07/04 22:37:24
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 22:44:49 (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! 



post edited by SHE,BlackQueen - 2010/07/04 22:47:05
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/04 22:48:19 (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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/05 01:51:17 (permalink)
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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 2010/07/05 08:44:33 (permalink)
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...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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/05 10:18:50 (permalink)


But it was a different Rose. In fact, it wasn't Rose at all.
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/05 10:39:27 (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"   
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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/05 14:54:29 (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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Re:Best Opening Line to a Song 2010/07/06 11:04:53 (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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