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Shuffling to a music meme. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
Shuffling to a music meme.
Via tree_and_leaf:
As amended.
1. Open up your music player. Hit shuffle.
2. Record the first few lines of the first five-and-twenty songs that come up that do not give away the name of the song. Skip instrumentals, but don’t skip the embarrassing ones.
3. Make hapless LJ denizens guess the song names and artists. Google is cheating. For much-covered songs, the name of the song suffices sans that of the artist.
4. Least hapless LJ denizen wins admiration. I am not Humph. Points do not mean prizes.

Unlike T&L, I did not omit the ‘choral stuff’ as, given how much of my music is instrumental, there’d not have been anything left.
  1. I’m a stranger to this country, from _____ I came.
  2. There is unrest in the forest.
  3. When we’re out there dancin’ on the floor, darling…
  4. I’m gonna buy a _________ that I can call my own.
  5. Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts;
    shut not thy merciful ears unto our pray’rs;
    but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty.
  6. I can hit the sweet spot, hit it o so fine.
  7. I’m a wind-up toy in a knock-down world.
  8. _________________ and Nathan the Prophet….
  9. Fàilte gu fearann air balaich an iasgaich / Iomradh is tarruing is gearradh a' bhiathaidh.
  10. Des yeuxs qui font baiser les miens.
  11. Hullo. Good morning. We’re tossing a coin to begin.
  12. Ol’ rockin’ chair’s got me….
  13. Teenage dreams in a teenage circus.
  14. And did those feet in ancient time.
  15. Got a wife; got a family / Earn my living with my hands.
  16. O sleep in peace, you valleys and hills.
  17. (_______________? twice) I thought love was everything, I believed in all the good things it would bring.
  18. Sometime, I wonder, just what I’m prayin’ for….
  19. On a sunny summer’s day, we’ll enjoy a full day’s play.
  20. You ever had a day like I had today,
    when things are stacked up bad?
  21. And the men who hold high places
    Must be the ones who start.
  22. So you think your schooling’s phoney
    I guess it’s hard not to agree;
    You say it all depends on money
    And who is in your family tree….
  23. O, chì, chì mi na mòr-bheanna….
  24. Wash away my troubles, wash away my pain
    With the rain in _____________.
  25. 5,000 light years from _______________ / And I’m still preachin’ the rhythm.
That should keep you lot up all night.

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sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: November 11th, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, No You Didn't


Surely not...
wemyss From: wemyss Date: November 12th, 2011 06:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, but I did.

It was that sort of decade.

(Morning, you lot! Up and at it!)
serriadh From: serriadh Date: November 11th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
14. Jerusalem, Parry/Blake
22. Bloody well right, Supertramp
23. Trad. isn't it? I've only ever seen it called Na morbheanna.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: November 12th, 2011 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)


Yes, yes, and yes-ish: see below.
aseneth From: aseneth Date: November 12th, 2011 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Mostly due to years and years of choir...

5. Henry Purcell, from Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
8. Handel, Zadok the Priest
10. La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf?
14. Parry - Jerusalem
16. Land of Light - Tannahill Weavers
17. Eric Clapton?

I think I'd love to plunder your playlist...

wemyss From: wemyss Date: November 12th, 2011 06:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Plunder away.

Wrong by miles on 17; otherwise, yes. And, hullo.
squibstress From: squibstress Date: November 12th, 2011 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Others have beaten me to the Handel, Purcell, and Jerusalem, but I can identify #10: "La Vie en Rose," and I believe Mme. Piaf's to be the only widely known recording to include the intro, but am willing to be informed otherwise. I will admit to resorting to Google to remind me who actually wrote the song--Piaf's words to Louis Guglielmi's tune, saith Wikipedia.
shezan From: shezan Date: November 12th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Bit less rude...

... except it is "des yeux qui font baiSSer les miens"
wemyss From: wemyss Date: November 12th, 2011 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Sod that for a kiss.

You know, he said with an air of impossible and utterly false innocence, I always confuse those, and it's been serendipitous, really, mostly. (Bats ogle-riahs.)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: November 12th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)


Spot on.
shezan From: shezan Date: November 12th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
My music is actually gayer than I am, evidently.

How is that even POSSIBLE?

...My player shuffles a lot of classical music, essentially. In German. (& a little French & Italian.)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: November 12th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)

I know, it's amazing, darling.

And I assure you, most of mine is orchestral, sacred, or military. I've over a day's worth of Bach alone on the damned thing.
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: November 12th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Two of three.

Have a hoagie and try again on 12.
blamebrampton From: blamebrampton Date: November 12th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I have to run away to Canberra, but wanted to say that this made me giggle, especially the Duckworth Lewis. And also that I once found myself singing 'Zadok the priest, and Simon the prophet, annointed Solo… hang on, that's not right ...'
wemyss From: wemyss Date: November 12th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)

DLM Rules OK.

I mean, none of this is a surprise, surely.
taradiane From: taradiane Date: November 12th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)


wemyss From: wemyss Date: November 12th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Aye, hen.

Although not that group or arrangement.

And after the late Erised Big Bang, it was inevitable, really.
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