Labor Day Songs Quiz - Sept. 3, 2006

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Labor Day Songs Quiz - Sept. 3, 2006

Postby KarenZ » Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:04 am

Good morning folks! It’s been mighty quiet this weekend so I hope this means you all are enjoying the Labor Day weekend here in the States. I hope our international friends are enjoying the weekend as well! :)

To celebrate Labor Day let’s test your knowledge of “working” songs. Below is a list of 20 “working” songs. The challenge is to match the song title with the songwriter who wrote it. The list could have been made up with nothing but Woody Guthrie songs!….but Woody is represented only once. To make it a little more interesting, I’m going to ask you all to reply with only one answer. Let’s see how long it takes 20 of you to come up with the remaining 20 correct matches after I start us off with the first one. :) Our list includes both very traditional as well as very contemporary songs.

1. Workingman’s Blues #2
2. Pittsburgh Town
3. Working Joe
4. Looking for a Job
5. Quecreek
6. Coal Miner’s Blues
7. Grand Central Station
8. Iron
9. Greatest Story Never Told
10. 9 to 5
11. Broke and Hungry
12. White Line Fever
13. A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today
14. Coal Tatoo
15. 18 Wheels
16. U.S. Steel
17. Union Maid
18. Working Girl Blues
19. Working Stiff
20. Kenworth of My Dreams
21. White Freight Liner Blues

And the songwriters:

1. Sam Baker
2. Tom Russell
3. Pete Seeger
4. John McCutcheon
5. Ellis Paul
6. Mary Chapin Carpenter
7. Malvern Taylor (recently covered by Slaid Cleaves)
8. Buddy Miller
9. Joe Ely
10. The Carter Family
11. Todd Snider
12. Townes Van Zandt
13. Richard Shindell
14. Woody Guthrie
15. Merle Haggard
16. Stan Rogers
17. The Burns Sisters
18. Billy Ed Wheeler (recently covered by Red Molly)
19. Bob Dylan
20. Dolly Parton
21. Fred J. Eaglesmith

OK...I'll start us off by saying that Pete Seeger wrote "Pittsburgh Town". :)

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Postby Sue Ellen » Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:20 pm

Right.

I'll yield the field quickly.

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Postby Richard + Jela » Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:57 pm

I'll go for US Steel - Tom Russell

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Postby KarenZ » Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:56 pm

Jela, I just knew you would post with the Tom Russell answer! I just knew it! :)

Sue Ellen I know you know the Dolly Parton song! :)

Paddy, see original post and reply with one answer only! :)

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Postby Sue Ellen » Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:03 pm

Oh, you are right, I do know one: Dolly Parton, 9 to 5.

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Postby Lauren » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:00 pm

Dang it! Sue Ellen took the one I was going to use! I guess I'll have to go with....

A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today - Merle Haggard

Great quiz idea, Karen!

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Postby PotatoPicker » Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:57 am

Back from the road ! More tomorrow, including foot pictures, news, and stories from the road...

In the meantime.....

One of my favorites - Townes Van Zandt and White Freightliner Blues.

"White freight liner win't you steal away my mind..."
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Postby KarenZ » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:54 am

We're on a roll folks. Four correct answers. Can we get 16 more before day's end? :wink:

US Steel - Tom Russell (Jela)
Dolly Parton, 9 to 5. (Sue Ellen)
A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today - Merle Haggard (Lauren)
Townes Van Zandt and White Freightliner Blues. (Jeff)

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Postby BillE » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:41 am

Kenworth of my Dreams - Richard Shindell

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Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:03 am

ooops~a~daze ~ missed the rules ~ got 'em now.....


Working Joe - - - - Stan Rogers
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Postby wendy » Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:05 am

Well heck, if no one else is going to do the EP one, I will!
Broke and Hungry - Ellis Paul

(and now I'll go back to my corner) :)
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Postby KarenZ » Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:24 am

Wendy, yay! You probably got the hardest one. ;)

OK....we've gotten 7 out of 20. That leaves 13. If anyone wants to try to match up the remaining 13, I'll mail them a used copy of Into the Wild as a prize. The only stipulation is that the winner must them promise to participate in the Book Club discussion beginning on Sept. 25! :)

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Postby Becky » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:14 pm

Karen,
I think I have the answers for 5, but I doubt if I'll be able to get all 13! Hmmm....I'd really like a copy of that book. I need to re-read it and my copy of the book is up in Tulsa. Oh, well...I'm anxiously awaiting finding out all the answers to this quiz...it's a very good one for Labor Day!
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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:56 pm

Becky...may i suggest......GOOGLE.


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Postby Becky » Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:40 am

That seems like cheating, Paddy! Oh, well, I found a few on Google. Anyway, here's what I have so far...

Workingman's Blues #2 - Bob Dylan
Looking for a Job - Todd Snider
Quecreek - Buddy Miller
Coal Miner-s Blues - Carter Family
Iron - Sam Baker
Greatest Story Never Told - John McCutcheon
White Line Fever - Joe Ely
18 Wheels - Fred Eaglesmith
Union Maid - Woody Guthrie
Working Girl Blues - Burns Sisters

The others would have to be a guess....
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Postby KarenZ » Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:54 am

Excellent Becky! :) That leaves us with only four:

SONGS:

1. Pittsburgh Town
2. Grand Central Station
3. Coal Tatoo
4. Working Stiff

ARTISTS:
1. Pete Seeger
2. Mary Chapin Carpenter
3. Malvern Taylor (recently covered by Slaid Cleaves)
4. Billy Ed Wheeler (recently covered by Red Molly)

Gee.....we may finish this quiz yet! :)

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Postby SusanH » Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:48 pm

Ok...

I think I have the final four:

Pittsburgh town - Pete Seeger
Grand Central Station - Mary Chapin Carperter
Coal Tattoo - Billy Edd Wheeler
Working Stiff - Malvern Taylor


Yes? No? :)
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Postby KarenZ » Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:31 pm

Way to go Susan! :) Please PM me with your snail mail address within the next 7 days and I'll put the book into the mail.

Whew! That was a tough one! :shock:

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Postby SusanH » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:26 am

Are you sure??? :oops:

I only got the last 4 songs. I don't feel I really deserve it.
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Postby KarenZ » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:31 am

If you'd like to participate in the Book Club discussion, then I'm sure. :)

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Postby SusanH » Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:55 pm

I am going to participate in the book club discussion. I borrowed it from my library though. :D
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