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**Prize Announcement for the Founders Day Name that Tune 2014 Prize AND Mini-Game Follow Up**

For those who missed it, the Overall Grand Champion of Founders Fay Name That Tune 2014 is awarded the Grand Champion Prize, which is (for lack of anything better): a parody by yours truly, custom-written and dedicated to the winner.

Our 2014 Grand Champion and recipient of the Name That Tune Grand Championship prize is.... KIM! (For full results, see here.) Kim has already entered her selection of song and content and has been delivered her prize.

Next, here is a "catch-up" / "rematch" edition of Name that Tune. Same rules as before except this time, more opportunities to win bonus points, and one way to *lose* points that otherwise would have been earned.

One (1) point for each correct guess the song title for each clue. That even applies to show tunes (which is different from rules of last time.)

Bonus points are available in addition to a point earned for a correctly guessed clue. Bonuses are stackable with other bonuses. They are as follows:

The "Name That Artist/Performer" 1 point bonus. One (1) bonus point will be added for naming the artist as part of your answer to any clue. Full credit for the artist who *performed the song as recorded when first released*. If the clue says it's a show tune, this bonus will be earned upon naming either the music composer, the lyricist, or a performer who sang it in either originating the role upon an opening, or famously playing the role, within the musical.

The "Name That Album / Show" 0.5 point bonus. One-half (0.5) bonus point per clue for naming the album from which the song was first released as a single, except that if the clue says its is a show/movie theme or show tune, then this bonus will be earned upon guessing the name of the show / TV show / movie (this is a change from last time.).

The “Nobody Else Got it" 3 point bonus. Three (3) bonus points for each correct guess that no other player guessed right.

The “Nobody Else Even Tried" 2 point bonus. Two (2) bonus points in addition to the “Nobody Else Got It Bonus” if no one else ventures a guess, that is, if everyone else passes on the clue ("Don't know" or "blank" types of answers count as a pass). A single humorous or non-serious answer is sufficient to nullify the double-bonus for any player. This bonus stacks with other bonuses, as do they all. (Suggestion: never pass, always try even if humorous. Nobody should earn this bonus.)

The "Guess Which One is Kim's Prize" 3 point bonus. Three (3) bonus points added to total score for correctly identifying the clue that was written for Kim as her Grand Championship Prize. No searching past posts allowed. Kim is disqualified from this, obviously (but still might win overall).

The "Be Careful How You Guess Which One Is Kim's Prize" Penalty. Negative One (-1) point for each clue incorrectly identified in your answers as Kim's prize parody.

The "I Double-Dog Dare You" 19 point One-Time Only Ultra-Bonus. Nineteen (19) bonus points added to your total score for posting a recording of yourself singing the clue lyrics to the correct tune of any clue . This bonus can only be earned once for the game, but you should feel free to post as many recordings of clue lyrics as you like.

Rule update: No "Rux Repost" bonus. If you happen to have seen a particular parody before, you may freely use that to your advantage if you can. But as this is closed-book, searching past posts is forbidden/cheating.

Spelling counts. Accuracy and completeness counts. Brains only, "closed book". Like before. The part that replaces the title of the song, or any part of the title, are in bold. Any words of the title that are in the clue lyrics are masked by a “{blank}”.

This is a mini-game, meaning there is only one category.

OK ready? Here are the clues:


1. 1971 Hard rock / glam rock, male vocals. The song title does not fully appear in the original lyrics.

Hardly strayed afar,
Home was good, but when the wizard
Offered Bilbo a part:
A burglar’s slick hand,
Steal treasure once ours,
Became our fourteenth man,
Then we were Thorin’s band.

Really hit a snag,
Screwed up plans sent him down there to
Meet some Stoor with a plan,
Had to beat him at rhyming,
Found a ring with his hand,
Out of the frying pan
Into the fire again.

Then there were the Spiders
And the Elves tried to make us talk.
Only Bilbo to guide us,
So we bitched about the vats
And would we drown in our hats?

Bilbo stalled for time,
Jiving Smaug to see his booboo,
A flaw in his chest, else was the best,
A gem-studded vest.
It took a thrush to mark,
but Smaug burned the town to char.

Heeding thrush-words in ear folds,
Shooting his black arrow through that flaw,
Lake-town’s archer messiah.
When he’d finally killed the worm
We had to work out the terms . . . .

Oh yeah
Oooooo
Bilbo pla-a-a-ayed his pa-a-a-art!



2. 1974 Southern rock, male vocals.

(spoken) 1, 2, 3
Turn it up (/spoken)

Gold wheel got me yearning,
Carry it home to help my kin.
Singing songs about the South realm,
I miss my city once again,
Have you ever seen it?

Well, I asked Elrond, this Ring of Power,
Something we should carry down?
Well, Lord Elrond, he dissented.
We Southern Men don’t need him around anyhow.

{blank blank} Minas Tirith,
Banners high in the blue,
{blank blank} Minas Tirith,
M’Lord, I'm coming home to you.

With burdened hand, my father Denethor, (Boo! Boo! Boo!)
His rule is failing, what to do?
His watchful gaze on Shadow bordering.
Does its closeness bother you? Tell the truth.

{blank blank} Minas Tirith,
Pearl spikes pierce the blue,
{blank blank} Minas Tirith,
M’Lord I’m coming home to you,
Here I come, mah Daddy.

(Ah ah ah
Mah Daddy, ah ah ah
Mah Daddy, ah ah ah
Mah Daddy, ah ah ah
Mah Daddy)

Now muscled Orcs have got the Halflings,
And they’ve been known to eat a babe or two.
(Yes, they do!)
M’Lord, they’ve shot me up so much.
I toot my horn when I’m feeling blue, now how about you?

{blank blank} Minas Tirith,
Trumpets sound through the blue,
{blank blank} Minas Tirith,
Mama, I'm coming home to you.

{blank blank} Minas Tirith, oh, {blank blank} Daddy,
White tree, field of blue, with crown and stars too,
{blank blank} Minas Tirith, Daddy,
Mama, I'm coming home to you, yeah yeah.
(My Captain's got the answer.)

* * *

3. 1980 rock (I would call it soft rock), male vocals. Last time you heard it on radio was probably sometime during the late December to early January. The complete song title does not appear in the original lyrics.

A new acquaintance in the Healing House,
A maiden carried from the field,
Her eyes were grey and staring so forlorn,
Wore her sadness like a shield.

I didn’t recognize the name or face
But then my eyes flew open wide,
I felt a pity when I saw her hurt,
As though something in her died.

You see, my Lord, ‘tis this I cannot stand:
To lie in sloth here, caged and bagged,
There’s no house fairer for those seeking cure,
But for me, the stay has dragged.


So I asked her what she wished of me,
She said she wished to ride to war,
I said my Lady, death may find us yet,
Either looked- or unlooked-for.

We waited for the stroke of doom,
We dared to hope for now
For news of safety from the Eastern gloom,
But neither one knew how.

She said another’s love she’d held out for,
His pity left her cold and dry,
I said her sorrow once I pitied too,
But saw more now, to my eye.

She wore the robes that I had lent to her
Of deepest summer-evening blue
Wrought for my mother late of long ago,
My first grief of youth.

She said it’s seven days he rode away,
I said my joy has known no bound,
Yet pain as well, because of fear and doubt
Of losing what I’d found.

We waited for the stroke of doom,
We dared to hope for now
For news of safety from the Eastern gloom,
But neither one knew how.

We watched for tidings from the Gate,
I waited for the sign
That what I’d found had come too late,
That we were out of time.

And then the sun shone and an Eagle cried,
Sing all ye Children of the West!
The Gate is broken and the King passed through,
The City shall be blessed!


The days that followed, she’d received the call,
I asked her why she did not go?
She looked upon me long, her winter passed,

and said,

Do you not know?

* * *

4. Show tune, from concept album for musical 1976, and musical that opened on West End 1978 and Broadway 1979. Female vocals. Remember, the object for this installment of Name That Tune is to guess the song title, but also try to name the show for the Name that Show 0.5 point bonus, and other bonuses described above.


It won't be easy,
You'll think it strange,
When I try to explain how I feel,
Why I'm still here with you
After how far we've come.
I don't belong here,
All you have seen is a Hobbit who's lost,
Although he's made it this side
Of these Misty Mountains with you.

I had to let it happen,
I had to change,
Though I'd stay all my life with my books,
And my garden, my armchair
Back at home at Bag End.
You lost your kingdom,
Journeying yon trying to win it back,
It hadn't impressed me at all,
Or never expected it to.

Don't doubt your Number Fourteen-ah!
The truth is, I never left you.
Since our wild party
So unexpected,
I've kept my promise,
Don't keep your distance.

And was it fortunate that you came?
I never invited you in,
But to brave the wild world, you awoke my desire.
I am no hero, I'm not without fear of
The dangers at hand.
You ask me why have I kept on?
To help win your home if I can.

Don't fret for Number Fourteen-ah!

Won't lose your Number Fourteen-ah!
The truth is, I never left you.
I've missed my comfort,
My safe existence,
I've kept my promise,
Don't keep your distance.

Have you doubted much?
I would not blame, I would have myself doubted too.
But all you have to do Is look at me to know
That every word is true.


* * *


5. 1989 punk rock, gothic rock, male vocals, movie end-credits theme for 1989 American horror movie adaptation of a 1983 horror novel by an American author.

Upon the hills past the Forest 'tis said
Ancient evil wakes the dead
Come ou’f the ground, they make a fell sound
The smell of death is all around
And the night when the cold wind blows
No one cares, nobody knows

I don't want to feel harrowed in the Downs of the Barrows
I don't want a Wight inside my brain
I don’t want to walk undead in the hills of the haunted
I just want to have my life again.

Cold be hand and heart and bone
And cold be sleep under the stone
Never more to wake on stony bed
Never, till Sun fails and Moon is dead
In the black wind the stars shall die
And still on gold here let them lie!


I feel cold to the marrow in the Downs of the Barrows
I don't want a Wight inside my brain
I won't be a dependent of a Carn Dûm descendant
I just want to have my life again

By water, wood, and sun-lit hill,
I call for ol’ Tom Bombadil.
His boots are yellow, his jacket bright blue,
If he hears then you will soon be through.
In the cairn with my friends laid out
Hope he’s near enough so he might hear me shout….

Please come swifter than arrows to the Downs of the Barrows
I don’t want a Wight inside my brain
We'd been saved from the Willow thanks to Tom Bombadil-lo
I sure hope he’ll save us once again
Oh no
Oh no
I don’t want a Wight inside my brain
Oh no
Oh no
I just want to have my life back again
Oh no no no
Don’t want a Wight in me, not again

* * *

6. 1965 pop rock. In 1985, the lead singer of a popular hard rock band released a cover of this song as part of a solo side-project.

Well Three Rings for the Elv-
en Kings who dwell under the sky,

And the Seven for the Dwarven-lords
Where in their halls of stone they hide,

The Nine for Mortal Men, they’re really
doomed to die alone,

And the One for Me, the Dark Lord who sits
Here on my dark and dreadful throne!

The One to Rule Them All and to Find Them
The One to Bring Them All and to Bind Them
The One to Bring Them All where the Shadows Lie!

An Elven buddy of mine, Cele-
brimbor “Silver-Hands”,
He called me Lord of Gifts, ol’ Annatar
He thought I spoke for Valar lands.

I showed him how to take some gold and
Forge some special rings
‘Cuz I couldn’t wait to show my new mate
Something else, just one more thing…

Ash nazg durbatulúk, gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulûk, krimpatul
Ash nazg thrakatulûk
where Shadows Lie!

The One to Rule Them All and to Find Them
(Forge, forge, forge, yeah you got it)
The One to Bring Them All and to Bind Them
(Forge, forge, forge, yeah you got it)
The One to Rule Them All and to Find Them
(Forge, forge, forge, yeah you got it)
The One to Bring Them All and to Bind Them
(Forge, forge, forge, yeah you got it)

(FADE OUT)

* * *

7. 1989 folk, female vocals, the artist is a folk rock duo that performed at Lilith Fair.

I’m tryin’ to tell you something ‘bout my life,
Maybe give me insight between Dark and Light.
As Gandalf said, all for you to do
With the time that fate has given you
Is yours to decide, after all. (yeah)

Well Darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable,
Its power makes the Light side hard to hear.
I'm wrapped around the One Ring like a blanket.
I try to stay myself until I sank it
In fire where it was forged.

I went with a gardener,
We went to the mountain,
We looked for the chamber,
Its fire like a fountain.
There’s more than one ending to this quest, Sam,
It stands upon a razor line.
(The less I stroke this wheel) The less I stroke this wheel within my fingertips,
The {blanker} I am {blank blank}.
The {blanker} I am {blank blank}.

I brought with me a phial-glass from Galadriel
That could light my way in places where all other lights would fail.
She showed me a mirror, the lidless Eye was flaming,
I was warned of the others, the one who would betray me.
I said take the Ring. She said: If that were mine,
In the Dark Lord’s place, a Queen!

I went with a gardener,
We went to the mountain,
We looked for the chamber,
Its fire like a fountain.
There’s more than one ending to this quest, Sam,
It stands upon a razor line.
(The less I clutch and stroke) The less I clutch this circle in my fingertips,
The {blanker} I am {blank blank}.
The {blanker} I am {blank blank}.

(instrumental)

I ran to Sammath Naur, there at the end,
To seek solace from this burden, and respite for my friends.
I struggled with the shadow in my weakened, tainted soul,
Twice as tortured as I’d been the night before,
I claimed the Ring belonged to me.

I went with a gardener,
We went to the mountain,
We looked for the chamber,
Its fire like a fountain.

And I fought with a creature,
We fought in the mountain,
He took on my burden,
And fell to the fountain.

Yeah I go with the gardener,
We run from the flow-out,
At the end of all things started,
We’re airborne from the pull-out.

There’s more than one ending to this quest, Sam,
And I feel it’s come to mine.
(The sooner from this world) The sooner from this world my final voyage,
The {blanker} I am {blank blank}.
The {blanker} I am {blank blank}.
The {blanker} I am {blank blank}.

* * *

8. 1972 glam rock, male vocals male vocals with rock/gospel style female backing vocals. The original song is described in Wikipedia as "an ironic yet affectionate salute to the misfits and hustlers who once surrounded Andy Warhol . . . Though the jazzy arrangement (courtesy of bassist Herbie Flowers and saxophonist Ronnie Ross) was musically somewhat atypical for [the artist], it eventually became his signature song."

Sarry*, Chief Istar, M-A-I-A,
Pitched up a home across the Isen way.
Bred some Uruks on the way,
Sold his soul and then he had a scheme,
He said "Hey, babe, take a {blank blank blank} Eye's {blank}."
He said "Hey, Gandalf, take a chill on the top{blank}."

Gandy came from out in the West lands.
When his fires bloomed, he was every party's darlin'.
Gandy never lost his head.
Faced the Balrog, seeing red,
He said "Hey, babe, DON’T YOU PASS!!! Stay on your {blank}!"
Yelled: "Fly, fools!" Took a dive to the low {blank}.

Elves from Rivendell go: Tra lala lala lally la
La lala lala lally la...
(Tra lala lala lally la
La lala lala lally la....)

Radagast never once gave it away
Every birdy kept the foes at bay
A council here, a tussle there,
Drove a sleigh that was pulled by hares,
He said "Hey, babe, take a seat on the in{blank}."
He said, "Hey, bunnies, take us round to the far {blank}."

Alatar and Pallando hit the East
Looking to do the Valar's will, at least,
Wandered yon in robes of blue,
Disappeared into the blue,
We ask, "Hey guys, what went on in the East {blank}?"
We're like "Hey wizards, what's the story from your {blank}?"

Gandy had just fallen away,
Thought he was deep sixed, as they say,
When he passed into the light,
Valar had him all decked in White,
And said, "Hey, babe, head on back Middle-earth {blank}."
They said, "Hey Olórin, keep it up for the good {blank}."

Halls of Mandos farewell: Tra lala lala lally la la
Lala lala lally la la....
(Tra lala lala lally la
La lala lala lally la....)

* * *

*Or if you prefer, “Sharkey….”


9. 1982, post-punk, new wave, male vocals. An early 80s movie starring Nicolas Cage featured this song both within the movie and during the end credits.

Coming homeward, realm of carven stone,
The Lord of Silver Fountains comes into his own.
I saw the Worm, crashing down and through your gate,
Never really knowing it was always marked by fate.

All soft the gold that melts anew.
You’ll feel the difference when your glowing metal warms the mine.
There’s nothing you and I won’t do,
All soft the gold that melts anew.

(You should know better)
Dream of better lives, of rivers golden run,
(You should see why)
Of crown upholden, of songs of yore re-sung,
(You should know better)
I made a pilgrimage to save these looming halls.
(You should see why)
If all is ending, these halls will scald in fire.

(All soft the gold) All soft the gold that melts anew.
(Melt up the gold) You’ll feel the difference, we’ll unveil the metal, all in time.
(All soft the gold) There’s nothing you and I won’t do,
(Melt up the gold) All soft the gold that melts anew.

Its features, open wide!

All soft the gold that melts anew. (All soft the gold),
You’ll feel the gladness when he’s gilt in metal, all ashine (melt up the gold),
There’s nothing you and I won’t do, (All soft the gold),
All soft the gold that melts anew.

Its features, open wide!

Hmmmhmmmhmmm
Hmmmhmmmhmmmhmmm
Hmmmhmmmhmmm
Hmmmhmmmhmmmhmmm

All soft the gold that melts anew. (All soft the gold),
You’ll feel the gladness when he’s gilt in metal, all ashine (melt up the gold),
There’s nothing you and I won’t do, (All soft the gold),
All soft the gold that melts anew.

(Chorus Repeat to fade out)


* * *


10. traditional folk song, covered in 1961 by an American singer-songwriter on his debut album (the lyrics for this clue is based on that cover), and more famously covered (but with fewer and somewhat different lyrics compared to the previous version mentioned) in 1964 blues rock, folk rock, "British invasion” pop, a staple of classic rock radio format. The song title does not appear in the original lyrics, but parts of the title appear separately.

There is a {blank} of the Eorlings
With gold hair like the {blank},
It’s seen the ruin of many a horse-lord,
And me, alas, I’m one.

Her plains of sprawling meadow,
her hills of simbelmyne,
On mearas swift and stalwart rode
The proud, the Rohirrim.

Now the only thing her Marshal needs,
An éoredarmed with spears,
And the only time he’s satisfied,
Her borders safe and clear.

Now came reports that Isengard
Was mustering its hordes,
My éoredsand I, to give surprise,
We crossed the Isen fords.

Now bid Father, and Éomer,
Forgive what I have done.
Our scouts were fooled, the trap complete,
Outflanked and overrun.

Well, it’s Uruk Hai to my left side,
Dunlendings to my right.
We keep the Fords of Isen
‘til Éomer comes in sight.

Where now the horse, the rider,
The horn blown clear and clean?
My days have gone beneath the hills
Enrobed in simbelmyne.

There is a {blank} of the Eorlings
With gold hair like the {blank},
It’s seen the ruin of many a horse-lord,
And me, alas, I’m one.

* * *



11. 1995, ska punk, female vocals. The vocalist might say she’s just a girl who knows what you’re thinking underneath it all.



I think we’ve gone off track
We can’t find our way back,
We saw feasting in the clear,
Now we’re alone, in dark and fear.

I’m nearly stuck in the
Web you’re spinning
You want me for your prey….

Old Tomnoddy! Attercop!
I’m cuttin’ through your {blank-a-blank}
You string my legs up, now I sting you back
Unlikely story but
String my legs up and I sting you back.

You’re intruding on what’s mine
Got my friends hung up in lines
I’ll find the courage inside me
To set my Dwarf companions free

Cunning in action, arachno-cidal extraction
I’m planning our escape

Lazy Lob and Crazy Cob!
I’m cuttin’ through your {blank-a-blank}
You sting my friends and now I sting you back
Unlikely story but
Sting my friends and then I sting you back.

You spin, won’t you stop,
You scream, down you drop,
No matter, you fall!
You had to string my Dwarves up.

Now I’ve gone in deep (Elven blade goes deep)
I creep forth with my Ring (with the Ring I creep)
I clean my sword with care (black stains on grass there)
I shall name you, call you Sting (Sting I name you)

Old Tomnoddy! Attercop!
I’m cuttin’ through your {blank-a-blank}
You sting my friends and now I sting you back
Unlikely story but
Sting my friends and then I sting you back.

You spin, won’t you stop,
You scream, down you drop,
No matter matter matter matter, you fall!
You had to string my Dwarves up.

Ooh {blank-a-blank}
Sting my friends and then I sting you back
I’m cuttin’ through your {blank-a-blank}
Sting my friends and then I sting you back
Oh won’t you stop,
Ol’ Attercop!
No matter matter matter, you fall!
You had to string my Dwarves up.
You spin, won’t you stop,
You scream, down you drop,
No matter, you fall.
No matter, you fall.

You’re weaving, winding {blank-a-blank}
Sting my friends and then I sting you back
Can’t get me inside your {blank}
Sting my friends and then I sting you back

(I’m cuttin’ through your {blank-a-blank}) Oh won’t you stop,
(Sting my friends and then I sting you back) You scream, down you drop
(I’m cuttin’ through your {blank-a-blank}) You had to string my Dwarves up
(Sting my friends and then I sting you back) Ol’ Attercop!
(I’m cuttin’ through your {blank-a-blank}) No matter matter matter, you fall
(Sting my friends and then I sting you back) When you string my Dwarves up.
I’m cuttin’ through your {blank-a-blank}
Sting my friends and then I sting you back.

* * *

12. 1984, alternative rock. The entire song title does not appear in the lyrics. The part of the title that does appear is in parentheses. Hint, the song title’s first two words describe a geographic region, and the first word is an abbreviation for a direction.



Did you never come?
I waited for you long.
Saw images suggesting my love at the bay.
My Elven-maid a shining star by day
I sat within in the fo’c’s’le, beneath the mountain-lee.

{blank blank},{blank blank},{blank blank},{blank blank}!

Entered the mountains for Edhellond,
But lost of yore was Nimrodel
As she came for her Amroth, on her way to board the ship.
A Northern wind that came when dawn came dim,
It took me far from Nimrodel, the choice wasn’t mine.

{blank blank},{blank blank},{blank blank},{blank blank}!

Did you never come? I waited for you long
Saw images suggesting my love at the bay.
The ocean sang and hugged around my skin,
No tidings of me evermore, the choice wasn’t mine.

{blank blank},{blank blank},{blank blank},{blank blank}!

* * *


13. 1979 punk rock, male vocals, male backing vocals join in each time the song title is sung.

Gondor {blank-ing} to the Rohirrim,
Now war’s been declared, and battle’s gone grim.
Gondor {blank-ing} from its beacon-lit hills.
Come out of Dol Amroth, Lebennin andDor-en-Ernil.
Gondor {blank-ing} reinforcements to us.
Due to pyromania, Steward’s bitten the dust.
Gondor {blank-ing}, since we ain’t got that Ring,
We call for the ring of a trudgin’ king.

The Third Age is ending, the rocks zooming in,
Southrons expected, list of allies grows thin.
Engines come rolling, but still, have no fear
While the White Tower holds the line West of the river.

Gondor {blank-ing} to the Osgiliath zone,
We’re sorry brother, you went it alone.
Gondor {blank-ing}, watch forNazgûlblack breath,
Our thoughts go to Faramir, he hovers near death.
Gondor {blank-ing}, and we don’t wanna shout,
But during this message, we saw Grond rolling out.
Gondor {blank-ing}, we have death tolls run high,
On top of that, trolls, with the yellowy eyes.

The Third Age is ending, the fire zooming in,
We’re grossly outnumbered, defenses worn thin.
There’s heads in those helmets! But still, have no fear
While the White Tower holds the line West of the river.

The Third Age is ending, the night zooming in,
Siege towers unloading, the horde six walls in.
The Witch King’s a terror, but still, have no fear
While the White Tower holds the line West of the river.

Now get this….

Gondor {blank-ing}, yes Gandalf’s here too.
An’ you heard his staff’s broken? Well, none of it was true!
Gondor {blank-ing} from the top of the tower.
Send us your men, won’t you lend us your power?

Gondor {blank-ing}.

I’d like to make it home alive [fading] alive alive alive


* * *

14. 1976 progressive rock, folk rock, male vocals, English, founder and former lead singer of a band that saw the genesis of his rock career, engaged in anti-Apartheid and human rights activism, hit the big time like a sledgehammer in the mid-1980s, but in later years one might say he has spent more time down to earth.

Climbing up on Amon Hen {blank}l,
Saw through mist, a seat on high.
Wind was blowing, time stood still,
Heard it not, the madman’s cry.
Seated there, he did observe
To the North, the signs of war.
Then his gaze to East did curve,
Thither Mordor, Barad-dûr.

Then he felt the Eye that did not sleep.
Away from the throne in haste he did leap,
His heart going boom boom boom!
Fool! he thought,
Take the Ring off!
Time to leave alone.

(Leave alone.)

From the start of all his woes,
The Ring he feared deep in his gut,
Fellows turning into foes,
Craving it no matter what.
So he went from night to night
Ever guarded, in a rut,
‘Til he thought of taking flight,
All connections he should cut.

Then you will come to Minas Tirith?
The Council laid it upon me to bear it.

His heart going boom boom boom!
Cried the Man: Madness took me,
O, what have I done?

(What have I done?)

Where’s he got to? Sam did fret.
He wasn’t back when ought to be.
A sudden panic did beset
Those left in the Company.
With the Ring, no silhouette,
Nor the barest trace to see.
To the boats! I’ll show him yet,
Mister Frodo can’t lose me.

Gandalf took my promise to stay near you.
I go alone.
Of course you will, with me too.

Their hearts going boom boom boom
Sam, he said, Let’s get our things,
This time we leave alone.


* * *

15 1986, soft rock, new wave, male vocals, we of TORn know the lead singer’s work.

There’s a kingdom within,
There are armies without,
Tryin’ to snatch the treasure of our forebears up.

There’s a battle ahead,
Many battles are lost,
You might never reach the end of the road if you stand here with me.

Hey now, hey now,
{blank blank blank blank}!
Hey now, hey now,
When the clouds close in,
They’ll come, they’ll come,
There’ll be a war between us,
We know they won’t win!

Now I’m searching within
For a stone, I’m the sleuth,
That possession is causing me suspicion but there’s no proof.
Sent the raven today,
Summoned kindred our way,
Then the burglar turns over, to my steaming rage.

Hey now, hey now,
{blank blank blank blank}!
Hey now, hey now,
When the clouds close in,
They’ll come, they’ll come,
There’ll be a war between us,
We know they won’t win!

Now we’re outside again
To the beat of a drum,
And we’re standing with Men and with Elves for our part,
There’s a shadow come near,
And they’ve Wargs in their train,
Got to band together for liberation and relief.

Hey now, hey now,
{blank blank blank blank}!
Hey now, hey now,
When the clouds close in,
They’ll come, they’ll come,
There’ll be a war between us,
We know they won’t win!

Don't let them win
Hey now, hey now
Hey now
Hey now, hey now
Don't let them win
Hey now, hey now
Don't let them win
Hey now, hey now….

16. 1966 psychedelic rock, acid rock, female vocals. Song title is not in the original lyrics.

One Ring makes you falter and
One Ring makes you fall,
And the One Ring, it will bring you
And in darkness rule them all.
Go ask Baggins when he's in its thrall.
When you go, chased by Nazgûl,
And you know you're going to fall,
Tell them a leaf-pipe smoking conjurer
Has given you the call.
Call Baggins, when he's been through it all.

When the Council in Imladris
Gets up and tells you where to go,
And your life's a shortcut to mushrooms,
And a knife would claim your soul,
Go ask Baggins, I think he'll know.
When Gollum, mad and tortured, is hoping you'll be dead,
And the One Ring has turned you backwards
At the Mount Doom's cracks of red,
Remember what the old one said:
Keep your head!
Keep your head!

* * *

17. 1976, punk rock, male vocals. The song title does not appear in full, except in somewhat modified form, within the original lyrics.

Halt now, hahaha!

We are the ARGONATH!
We guard the river path!
Don’t know where you’re going? Then you’re gonna get it!
The falls will destroy the passer-by

The falls spell your fatality!
(Heed, everybody!)

ARGONATH, we’re the Gate of Kings!
We’ve stood for some time, and may it be
We warn with our sign, row with boats in line.
To Gondor’s foes, don’t you pass our toes!

To all Gondor’s foes, turn from here!
(We really mean it!)

(solo)

How many ways to get where you want?
Why use this path? Veer like the rest.
If you’re the enemy,
Read these palms, they say Flee!

That’s why we have been standing here.
(It’s the only way to be!)

Bro, what in my ear doth lay?
You’ve got a squirrel’s nest, I daresay.
And on my nose? It might be a jay
I saw one fly by today,

And now, another warm spray
(Of something sticky, staining me)

Still now glad to be ARGONATH
(Oh what a name)
And now proud to be ARGONATH (know what I mean?)
And now proud to STRIKE THIS POSE!
To our foes: leave now!

* * *

18. 1958, pop, a barbershop quartet might cover it.


Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli

Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli
Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli
Oliphaunt! *THUD* (2x)

Don’t you know an Oliphaunt's
Big and wide
As a house and mousey-grey my hide,
And how the earth is shaking when I tramp
Through the grass or through your camp.
Just call me


Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli

Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli
Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli
Oliphaunt! *THUD*


Making trees crack, horns in my mouth,
Stumping thumping round and round,
Flapping my ears all through the South,
The Oliphaunt’s home ground…


Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli

Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli
Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli
Oliphaunt! *THUD*


These are words describing me:
Big and wide.
On the ground I never lie.
If you met me you won’t think I’m true,
GEE, this Oliphaunt feels blue.
Just call me

Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli

Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli
Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli
Oliphaunt! *THUD*

Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli

Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli
Oliphaunt, Oliphaunt
Oh Oli Oli Oli
Oliphaunt! oh Oliphaunt!

* * *

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

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May 4 2014, 2:10pm

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*bows deeply* Fabulous, Rux! [In reply to] Can't Post

I hang my head that I didn't get to your game due to time contraints (I've saved it to play later ;), but what a genius adventure! *high five* WELL DONE!!! :D


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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


May 4 2014, 2:18pm

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Thanks gramma! <3 [In reply to] Can't Post

And this thread's game is still open Wink (wide, wide open....)

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

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Kim
Valinor


May 4 2014, 6:10pm

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My guesses [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow RT, these were really tough!


This is the best I can do at this point - looking forward to seeing others' responses.
  1. David Bowie
  2. Freebird, Lynnrd Skynnrd
  3. Auld Lang Syne, Dan Fogelberg
  4. Don't Cry for Me Argentina, Evita
  5. ?
  6. ?
  7. Closer I Am To You, Indigo Girls
  8. ?
  9. Melt With You, Modern English
  10. If I Had a Hammer
  11. No Doubt (I know I have this cd, but I can't think of the song)
  12. ?
  13. London Calling, The Clash
  14. Peter Gabriel
  15. Don't Dream It's Over, Crowded House
  16. Jefferson Starship
  17. ?
  18. Lollipop



Thanks again for my prize! Smile


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Meneldor
Valinor


May 4 2014, 7:58pm

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I recognize a few of these... [In reply to] Can't Post

2. Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
4. Don't Cry for Me Argentina, from Evita
8. Take a Walk on the Wild Side
10. House of the Rising Sun
16. In the White Room (with black curtains)
18. Lollipop, Lollipop


I seem to have a problem with odd numbers.


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Starling
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May 5 2014, 10:42am

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I think my brain just exploded [In reply to] Can't Post

And let me just say, if this is what you call a mini game, I have no desire to participate in a comprehensive exam. Laugh

Okay so here goes. For all of them I have put my answers in order of song, artist, album (or show). Question marks for the things I either didn't have a clue about, or for things I felt like I should know but couldn't quite work out.

And now I shall go and have a lie down.

1: Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

2: Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
?

3: ? ? ? Three Blind Mice?

4: Don't Cry for me Argentina (Please don't tell anyone I knew a show tune Blush)
Julie Covington
Evita

5: ? ? ? }

6: ? ? ? } The Triangle of Musical Doom

7: ? ? ? }

8: Walk on the Wild Side
Lou Reed
Transformer

9: ? ? ? 99 Luftballons?

10: House of the Rising Sun
The Animals (I know you don't want this version but it's the only one I know)
?

11: ?
No Doubt
Tragic Kingdom (I'm pretty sure I have these last two right but cannot for the life of me figure out which song it is)

12: So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
REM (When they were awesome)
Reckoning

13: London Calling
The Clash
London Calling

14: Solsbury Hill
Peter Gabriel
Can't remember but I know the album title is really, really silly. (Desperate scrabble for points)

15: Don't Dream it's Over
Crowded House
Crowded House (Do I get a bonus point for seeing this performed live for the album tour?)

16: White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane
?

17: Anarchy in the UK
Sex Pistols
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

18: Lollipop
?
?


Ruxendil_Thoorg
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May 6 2014, 2:47am

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1. Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars


This was played with virtuosity by: ….. Starling! 1 point for the Tune, 1 point for Artist, 0.5 for album, and 3 points for Nobody Else Got It (The Title, that is), and even 2points for the Nobody Else Tried bonus !
Kim guessed the artist but needed to guess the title to earn the Name That Artist bonus, sorry! Unfortunately, Kim, that counts as a pass on the Tune, and so Starling ends up with the 3 point and 2 point bonuses.



2. Sweet Home Alabama, Lyndyrd Skynyrd, Second Helping

Home run, by: Meneldor, for 1 point, plus 1 Name That Artist Bonus, and so did Starling, for 1 point plus 1 Name That Artist Bonus, 2 points each.

Kim guessed the artist but was thinking of a different song that is also a famous hit by the same group.


3. Same Old Lang Syne, Dan Fogelberg, The Innocent Age

This was a tricky one (but fortunately there are bonuses).

Guessed by: Kim, but didn’t quite get the title 100%, resulting in 0.5 deduction. Partial Tune credit (0.5). Kim also gets the Name That Artist 1 point bonus, AND the Nobody Else Got It Bonus 3 points, thus a whopping 4.5 for this guess! Woohoo!

Starling went for a different kind of innocent age, nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice, thereby negating the Nobody Else Tried bonus away from Kim. Meneldor passed on it.


4. Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, Evita, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Julie Covington, Elaine Page, Patti LuPone


Guessed by: Kim, with the Name That Album/Show 0.5 bonus, for total 1.5 points,
Meneldor, also with the Name That Album/Show 0.5 bonus, for total 1.5 points, and
Starling who got the tune, the show, and the singer who first performed the song on the concept album, Julie Covington (WOW, Starling!) for the bonus Artist 1 point, thus 2.5 total!

Nobody went for Andrew Lloyd Weber, composer, or Tim Rice, lyricist, nor for Elaine Page or Patti LuPone, two famous performers of the Evita role on stage. Nor for Madonna, for her screen performance.

Now hold up. Starling adds in her answer “(Please don't tell anyone I knew a show tune Blush)" as though she’s embarrassed about knowing show tunes. And then she reveals that she knows Julie Covington sang it (she’s the one that originally sang the recording on the concept album, which preceded the stage production. I didn’t even know that before researching this game, I was thinking Elaine Page or Patti LuPone). Laugh

5. Pet Sematary, The Ramones, Pet Sematary, Brain Drain

Nobody got this one.


6. California Girls, The Beach Boys, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) covered by David Lee Roth, Crazy From The Heat

This was a toughie because I didn’t use much of the original lyrics at all (because the Ring Poem fit into the meter so nicely, you see. Even the Black Speech part, I thought.) So as a hint, I mentioned the fact that it was covered in a solo side project of a hard rock group’s lead singer, I thought that might have helped.

Ah well. Nobody got this one.


7. Closer to Fine, The Indigo Girls, The Indigo Girls

Came close: Kim, who went for it and got the Tune partially right, resulting in a 0.5 deduction. Thus, partial 0.5 Tune credit. And she nailed the Artist bonus, 1 point added.

Starling and Meneldor passed on this. Thus Kim also gets the Nobody Else Got It 3 points / Nobody Else Tried 2 point Bonus, for 6.5 total points to Kim for this guess!

8. Walk on the Wild Side, Lou Reed, Transformer

Guessed by Meneldor (no deductions for the extra verbiage “Take A…”) for 1 point,

Starling, also got the tune, for 1 point…AND the artist, Lou Reed, 1 bonus point, AND the album, another 0.5 bonus point. 2.5 total for this guess, nicely done!


9. I Melt With You, Modern English, After the Snow **KIM’S PRIZE PARODY**


Nobody got this, except Kim, who already knew the answer to this one, as it was written for and dedicated to Kim as her prize parody. Kim was a good sport about agreeing to play with a handicap.

Starling recognized that it was a tune that screamed 80s, and went with another 80s theme, 99 Luftballoons. A solid try. Nobody earns a point on this one.

The giveaway that this was Kim’s parody might have been hidden in the content—those who follow Kim’s posts might have looked for a parody with Thorin in it, which Kim requested to be included in it. (The lyrics are from Thorin’s POV, addressing Erebor. Hmmm I wonder whether that was quite what Kim had in mind? But she didn’t specify that she wanted a parody about his hair. Wink)

Nobody went for it, and so nobody gets the Which One is Kim’s Prize bonus.

10. House of the Rising Sun, Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, or The Animals, The Animals

I wrote this parody over a year ago, upon suggestion by QuackingTroll, who introduced me to this version by Bob Dylan.

Meneldor got this tune! 1 point for the Tune, and
Starling also got this AND went for Artist bonus by naming the Animals, rather than Bob Dylan. So Starling gets 0.5 deduction of the Artist bonus, earning her 1.5 on this guess.

Well played both!

Kim at least made a good guess in "If I Had A Hammer”, also a folk song.

11. Spiderwebs, No Doubt, Tragic Kingdom

Without knowing the song, one might have guessed “Spiderwebs” from the content ("I’m cutting through your {blank-a-b]ank}….”), the Attercop / Old Tomnoddy / Lazy Lob and Crazy Cob references, "arachnocidal extraction” (I was quite proud of that one), etc.

Nobody named this tune. Kim correctly guessed No Doubt, and Starling did as well and even knew the album Tragic Kingdom, but unfortunately neither one earned the bonuses without naming the Tune. Meneldor passed.

There was a possible cause for confusion for a while. I made a typo initially, leaving the title unmasked/ un-blanked. Then dernwyn came to the rescue and edited it, to mask it after the fact. If anyone was confused by my typo, please let me know. Not sure if anyone noticed this problem before the edit.

12. So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry), R.E.M., Reckoning

This was my first attempt at a parody inspired by the Song of Nimrodel. According to at least one entry on songmeanings.com, the original R.E.M. song is about a '[a] man (Stipe) waiting for a phone call from a loved one, who was trying to get in touch but "the lines were down" due to the rain.’

Starling got this tune, 1 point, AND the artist, 1 bonus, AND the album Reckoning, 0.5 bonus (AND the fact that this was from R.E.M.’s awesome period, so true! Smile) Meneldor and Kim passed, thus granting Starling an additional Nobody Else Got It 3 points and Nobody Else Tried 2 points. Total 7.5 points!

13. London Calling, The Clash, London Calling

I quite enjoyed writing this one, especially finding a replacement for “Phony Beatlemania….” in “Due to pyromania….” and repurposing “yellowy eyes….”

Meneldor passed on this one.

Kim called the tune, for 1 point, and the 1 point Name That Artist bonus, total 2 points.

Starling called the tune, 1 point, the artist, 1 bonus, and the album London Calling, for 0.5 bonus, total 2.5 points!




14. Solsbury Hill, Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel


This was a tough one, you either know the name of the hill is “Solsbury” or you don’t. Without being familiar with the song, one might have guessed the “….Hill” part of the title, as in “Climbing up on Amon Hen {blank}” the {blank} rhyming with “still” as in “…time stood still”.

Starling got the title, 1 pt, AND the artist, 1 pt, went for the album title based on description, but “Peter Gabriel” is probably not the silly album name she might have been thinking of, AND because nobody else got the tune or guessed the tune, 3 point and 2 point Nobody Else Got It/Nobody Else Tried bonuses! 7 points for this guess!

Kim got the artist but not the title (which counts as a pass), and Meneldor passed on this entirely, which opened the door for Starling to take the Nobody Else Got It 3 bonus points and Nobody Else Tried, 2 bonus points. Total for Starling, 7 points!

15. Don’t Dream It’s Over, Crowded House, Crowded House

Kim and Starling were all over this one.

Kim earned 1 for the Tune, 1 for the Artist. 2 points for this guess.

Starling earned the same, and also correctly named the album, Crowded House, for an additional 0.5. Total 2.5 for this guess. Starling has even seen them live, cool! Maybe the next version of this game should offer bonuses for that.

BTW, I’m pretty amazed by Starling right now. It’s almost as though Starling was meant to play this game and score big on this clue! She just happened to know the album—I’m guessing you own the album, Starling? In contrast, I didn’t even know the album name before researching for this game, and I certainly haven’t seen them live!


16. White Rabbit, Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow

This was a tricksy one because the title isn’t mentioned anywhere in the lyrics, and one might be tempted to guess something like “Go Ask Alice”. I was hoping dormouse (our very own longtime TORn regular) might try to take a guess at this one, ah well.

Kim got the artist but unfortunately not the tune. Meneldor was in the right time period but also missed the tune, thinking of Cream, White Room (great song, btw). However, the title to that song does appear in its lyrics (in the first line “In the white room, with black curtains, at the station….”) Nonetheless, good tries, both of you.

Starling came along and snagged the White Rabbit as the title,1 point, plus the artist name, 1 bonus point, for 2 points. She also snagged the Nobody Else Got It 3 point bonus. Meneldor tried for the Tune, which takes away Starling’s shot at a Nobody Else Tried Bonus. Starling’s total is 5 points on this clue!

17. Anarchy in the U.K., The Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

I had a feeling this one would be a toughie, and that if anyone got it, that one would be the only one.

I was right—Starling was the sole player who got it. Thank you Starling, for knowing this one, you warm the cockles of my heart! Heart

OK what does Starling get for this clue? 1 point on the tune, 1 point bonus for Artist, 0.5 bonus for the Artist (although probably deserves more b/c it’s such a long title yet she got the whole thing right), and 3 points Nobody Else Got It bonus, and 2 points Nobody Else Tried, for total of 7.5 grand slam!

18. Lollipop, Ronald & Ruby, no album, covered famously by the Chordettes, no album. The Chordettes version is clearly superior, IMO, because it features the famous “pop” sound effect, unlike the original version.

Kim, Starling and Meneldor licked this one (ok sorry, that sounded unsanitary. Clarification: think of it as three separate lollipops having been licked, rather than the same one). I didn’t deduct any points for the extra “Lollipop” in Meneldor’s guess “Lollipop, Lollipop”. Each gets 1 point for this clue. BTW, there was no album, it was released as a single by Ronald & Ruby and by the Chordettes in the same year.

Score tallies below.



Kim’s answers & scores:


1. David Bowie 0
2. Freebird, Lynnrd Skynnrd 0
3. Auld Lang Syne 1 Dan Fogelberg 1, nobody else got it 3, total 4.5
4. Don't Cry for Me Argentina 1, Evita 0.5 total 1.5
5. ?
6. ?
7. Closer I Am To You 0.5, Indigo Girls 1, nobody else got it 3 nor tried 2, total 6.5
8. ?
9. Melt With You, Modern English This was Kim’s prize. Handicapped to zero points.
10. If I Had a Hammer 0
11. No Doubt (I know I have this cd, but I can't think of the song) 0
12. ?
13. London Calling 1, The Clash 1 total 2
14. Peter Gabriel 0
15. Don't Dream It's Over 1, Crowded House 1 2
16. Jefferson Starship 0
17. ?
18. Lollipop 1 total 1

Kim’s score: 4.5 + 1.5 + 6.5 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 17.5

Meneldor’s answers:
2. Sweet Home Alabama 1, Lynyrd Skynyrd 1 total 2
4. Don't Cry for Me Argentina 1, from Evita 0.5 total 1.5
8. Take a Walk on the Wild Side 1, total 1
10. House of the Rising Sun 1, total 1
16. In the White Room (with black curtains) 0
18. Lollipop, Lollipop 1

Meneldor’s score: 2 + 1.5 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 6.5


Starling’s answers:


1: Ziggy Stardust 1
David Bowie 1
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 0.5
Nobody else got it 3 pts
Nobody else tried 2 pts
Total 7.5


2: Sweet Home Alabama 1
Lynyrd Skynyrd 1
?
Total 2


3: ? ? ? Three Blind Mice? 0
4: Don't Cry for me Argentina (Please don't tell anyone I knew a show tune ) 1
Julie Covington 1
Evita 0.5
Total 2.5


5: ? ? ? }
6: ? ? ? } The Triangle of Musical Doom
7: ? ? ? }
8: Walk on the Wild Side 1
Lou Reed 1
Transformer 0.5
Total 2.5
9: ? ? ? 99 Luftballons? 0
10: House of the Rising Sun 1
The Animals (I know you don't want this version but it's the only one I know) 0.5
?
Total 1.5
11: ? 0
No Doubt 0
Tragic Kingdom (I'm pretty sure I have these last two right but cannot for the life of me figure out which song it is) 0
12: So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) 1
REM (When they were awesome) 1
Reckoning 0.5
Nobody Else Got it 3
Nobody Else tried 2
Total 7.5


13: London Calling 1
The Clash 1
London Calling 0.5
Total 2.5


14: Solsbury Hill 1
Peter Gabriel 1
Can't remember but I know the album title is really, really silly. (Desperate scrabble for points) 0
Nobody Else Got it 3
Nobody Else Tried 2
Total 7


15: Don't Dream it's Over 1
Crowded House 1
Crowded House 0.5
(Do I get a bonus point for seeing this performed live for the album tour?) you get a “Wow, awesome!” from me!
Total 2.5


16: White Rabbit 1
Jefferson Airplane 1
?
Nobody Else Got it 3
Total 5 points


17: Anarchy in the UK 1
Sex Pistols 1
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols 0.5
Nobody Else Got It 3
Nobody Else Tried 2
Total 7.5


18: Lollipop 1
?
?
Total 1


Starling’s Score: 7.5 + 2 + 2.5 + 2.5 + 1.5 + 7.5 + 2.5 + 7 + 2.5 + 5 + 7.5 + 1 = 49

Just out of curiosity, what would Starling have gotten without all those Nobody Got it / Nobody Else Tried bonuses? 2.5 + 2 + 2.5 + 2.5 + 1.5 + 2.5 + 2.5 + 2 + 2.5 + 2 + 2.5 + 1 = 26

So, Starling didn’t really need the "nobody-else" bonuses to win this thread.

The decisive winner of this Name-That-Tune mini-game is ***Starling*** Bravo!

Thanks to all three for playing. I salute you and your appreciation / recognition of music!

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Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


May 6 2014, 2:59am

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Congrats, you won! [In reply to] Can't Post

And you came back with a vengeance! Smile Well played!

As a token of appreciation for your skillful efforts, competitive spirit, and display of in-depth musical knowledge and appreciation, a rose for you.

@D---,------}----

The answers & scores have been posted.

*Applause!*

--RT

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

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Kim
Valinor


May 6 2014, 5:08am

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So I was going to start this response with [In reply to] Can't Post

Congratulations Starling! But then I thought that might look funny in threaded view right after your subject line. Wink


So, congratulations on your win! Very impressive showing.


"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


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Meneldor
Valinor


May 6 2014, 5:11am

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Starling, I salute you! [In reply to] Can't Post

RT, thanks for the game.


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.


Kim
Valinor


May 6 2014, 5:15am

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Thanks once more RT! [In reply to] Can't Post

Spiderwebs! That was it! It was on the tip of my tongue, and your parody was perfect! And I'm actually amazed I got some of those artists right, even if I didn't get any points for knowing the actual song.


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The giveaway that this was Kim’s parody might have been hidden in the content—those who follow Kim’s posts might have looked for a parody with Thorin in it, which Kim requested to be included in it. (The lyrics are from Thorin’s POV, addressing Erebor. Hmmm I wonder whether that was quite what Kim had in mind? But she didn’t specify that she wanted a parody about his hair. Wink)


Well, I just asked if you could work Thorin in somehow, so I think this was great. Maybe you can work in Thorin's hair with your next parody offering. Laugh






"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


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Starling
Half-elven


May 6 2014, 7:58am

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I love roses! [In reply to] Can't Post

Why, thank you. Blush

Actually, I was a bit disappointed with my performance, but now that I have seen the answers I can see that the songs I had no clue about were completely unknown to me, so I don't feel so bad now.
Thank you for the incredible work you have done to create the parodies - they are amazing!

Regarding Crowded House, I would have to hang my head in shame as a Kiwi if I had answered that one wrong! I saw them in the Christchurch Town Hall when they toured their debut album in 1987. It was a great show. The late, great Paul Hester grabbed someone from the crowd to play drums for a couple of songs, which is something he did at all their gigs.

I also saw REM at the Christchurch Town Hall when they were on the Green World Tour in '89, which was the height of my fandom. It was awesome in the extreme. I saw U2 the same year and there was no comparison, they were so boring.

And now I am really going to impress you by telling you that my very first gig ever was seeing The Clash, also at the Christchurch Town Hall, in 1982. I was 15.


Starling
Half-elven


May 6 2014, 7:59am

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Thank you, kind sir. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Starling
Half-elven


May 6 2014, 8:01am

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Thanks Kim [In reply to] Can't Post

And I wouldn't have been at all offended if you had congratulated me for my exploding brain. Laugh


Starling
Half-elven


May 6 2014, 10:41am

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And PS, regarding the shame of the show tune answer [In reply to] Can't Post

I immediately knew the answer to that one, because I had a compilation album with the Julie Covington version of the song when I was a child, so it was a hopeful guess that the singer I knew of was the correct one.
It is possibly the only show tune I know.

As an aside, I didn't understand the line, "...at sixes and sevens with you." I think it was the first time I had heard that term, so, as children do, I used my prior knowledge of something I knew about to figure it out. I knew about elevenses, because all the topping chums in the British pony books I read were always eating bread and cheese for elevenses. So I naturally assumed that sixes and sevens were the names of the meals you ate at those times. Cool


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


May 6 2014, 11:46am

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My pleasure Meneldor!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


May 6 2014, 11:51am

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*bow* [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm glad you enjoyed it Kim :-) You did really well at naming a lot of the artist names.
Thorin's hair? One could write volumes....Wink

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


May 6 2014, 12:47pm

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:-) [In reply to] Can't Post

 
You're most welcome!


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Actually, I was a bit disappointed with my performance, but now that I have seen the answers I can see that the songs I had no clue about were completely unknown to me, so I don't feel so bad now.


Hehe, you were disappointed? you rocked! Laugh Though, I thought you might have gotten the ones that were in your Musical Triangle of Doom (maybe they all neglected to play at Christchurch? Wink)



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Thank you for the incredible work you have done to create the parodies - they are amazing!


*Bow* Thank you so much Starling, I'm glad you enjoyed them! 'Twas a pleasure.


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Regarding Crowded House, I would have to hang my head in shame as a Kiwi if I had answered that one wrong! I saw them in the Christchurch Town Hall when they toured their debut album in 1987. It was a great show. The late, great Paul Hester grabbed someone from the crowd to play drums for a couple of songs, which is something he did at all their gigs.

I also saw REM at the Christchurch Town Hall when they were on the Green World Tour in '89, which was the height of my fandom. It was awesome in the extreme. I saw U2 the same year and there was no comparison, they were so boring.

And now I am really going to impress you by telling you that my very first gig ever was seeing The Clash, also at the Christchurch Town Hall, in 1982. I was 15.


That's very cool indeed! It's like being part of music history, actually witnessing history being made, isn't it? I can't say I've seen any those bands live. My first show was Yes in the mid-80s, promoting their Big Generator album. I didn't start seeing bands more frequently into much later.

I used to be a U2 fan. I imagine their shows might have been better back in the early to mid 80s?

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


May 6 2014, 12:59pm

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Ah that makes sense. [In reply to] Can't Post

You had the compilation album. Before researching this thread game, I hadn't known of that album, nor of Julie Covington. Blush

According to Wikipedia, "at sixes and sevens" is a British English idiom used to describe a state of confusion or disarray. http://en.wikipedia.org/.../At_sixes_and_sevens.

I guess it is meant to refer to the disarray suffered in the lives of the Argentian people whom Eva Peron is addressing?

I used to think sixes and sevens meant down-to-earth, in contrast to "dressing up to the nines" in the preceding line of the lyrics. Cool

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

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Kim
Valinor


May 6 2014, 6:25pm

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Heh heh [In reply to] Can't Post

I see what you did there. Tongue


Let's see, well we could start with the obvious (Hair), then move on to others like Blowin' in the Wind and Wrapped Around Your Finger. Laugh


"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


May 6 2014, 9:30pm

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Gonna wash that Smaug right outa my hair....! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

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Kim
Valinor


May 6 2014, 9:41pm

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Whip My Hair [In reply to] Can't Post

(OMG just imagine the music video!) Shocked


"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


May 6 2014, 9:56pm

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how about A Darker Shade of Male, by Procol Hairem? [In reply to] Can't Post

Laugh

Not familiar with the Whip My Hair one, will give it a listen....

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

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dernwyn
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May 8 2014, 1:57am

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Hey! [In reply to] Can't Post

Don't post the answers until I've had a chance! Laugh Not that I'll do well, mind you, I can never remember who the artists are. Tongue Here goes:

1. Not a clue.

2. Sweet Home Alabama

3. Another Auld Lang Syne. Original tune: Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture.

4. Evita started off as a concept album? I never knew that! "Don't Cry for Me Argentina".

5. Uh...no idea, never seen the movie.

6. & 7. No idea...

8. Take a Walk on the Wild Side.

9. Uh...

10. House of the Rising Sun. Yeah, the Animals did pretty it up a bit for their own version.

11. -14. Hm...

15. Neil Finn, I'm guessing - I think it's called "Don't Dream It's Over"?

16. This dates me! Janice Joplin, "White Rabbit".

17....

18. Lollipop? Great elephants! Shocked

Heh, thanks, Rux! Now to go check answers...oh, was Kim's #15?


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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


May 8 2014, 3:16am

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You placed third! *high five* [In reply to] Can't Post

Yay dernwyn's here! 

OK let's see how you did:

1. Not a clue.  0

2. Sweet Home Alabama  1

3. Another Auld Lang Syne. Original tune: Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture.   Close!  was looking for "Same Old" Lang Syne. Deducting 0.5, but let's give you a 1 bonus for Naming the Composer, total 1.5

4. Evita started off as a concept album? I never knew that! "Don't Cry for Me Argentina". 1 + 0.5 Name That Show bonus, total 1.5. I hadn't known that either, before researching this clue.  But apparently Starling had the album, growing up.  I know, right?

5. Uh...no idea, never seen the movie.  0. Nobody else got this either. 

6. & 7. No idea... 0 0

8. Take a Walk on the Wild Side. 1 (was looking for Walk On the Wild Side, no deductions for the extra verbiage.  Meneldor gave the same answer.) Total 1.

9. Uh... 0. (This was Kim's prize, see below.)

10. House of the Rising Sun. Yeah, the Animals did pretty it up a bit for their own version. 1 plus 0.5 partial bonus for naming the Animals (I was looking for Bob Dylan for the full point). Total 1.5

11. -14. Hm... 0 0 0 0.

15. Neil Finn, I'm guessing - I think it's called "Don't Dream It's Over"? 1 for the tune.  Minus 0.5 for incorrectly guessing this as Kim's prize (you were close!  You went for the right decade AND subject matter, Thorin).  can give you partial artist bonus 0.5 because Neil Finn was singing lead for the artist, Crowded House.  1 -0.5 + 0.5 = Total 1

16. This dates me! Janice Joplin, "White Rabbit". 1 its Jefferson Starship, but no deductions b/c this is Name that Tune, the artist is just for bonus.  Total 1.

17.... 0

18. Lollipop? Great elephants! Shocked   1.  Because it seems out of place?  I was trying to balance out the eras, so I went for something Tin Pan Alley / pre-rock n roll.  I think overall the clues still ended up a bit slanted toward the late 70s and 80s, I'd have to check.

Heh, thanks, Rux! Now to go check answers...oh, was Kim's #15? 

--My pleasure dernwyn! 
Kim's was #9, I Melt With You, Modern English.  She asked for it to include Thorin in it somewhere.  So when you went for #15 you came reeeealllly close, an excellent guess. 


Your tally: 0 + 1 + 1.5 + 1.5 + 0 + 0 = 4
+0 +1+0+1.5+0+0+ = 2.5
0+0+ 1 + 1 + 0+1 = 3

4+2.5+3 =  9.5 is your score.  You landed third place, not too shabby! 

I'm glad you made it before this thread ended up bumped off the first page!  :-D  

Thanks so much for playing!  Smile.

Answers, and other players' scores, have been posted (sorry, didn't know you were going to play.)

RT

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

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