EP "First day of Winter" Quiz - Dec. 21, 2006

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EP "First day of Winter" Quiz - Dec. 21, 2006

Postby KarenZ » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:02 am

Happy Winter folks!

To commemorate today being the first day of winter, I thought we'd have an EP winter quiz. I'm sure we've done this in the past, but not since we started the new board....plus I was able to find a few more lines of lyric to add to the list. :)

Your challenge is to name the title of the EP song (and one poem) in which the following lines of lyric appear. To make it more fun, let's each take TWO each.....and we'll see how we do collectively. :)

1. I think snowfall should be measured by how it takes a city by surprise.
2. It's New Year's Eve tonight in the city; they're tearing the chandeliers down.
3. The Johnsons brought us coffee for the cold.
4. Colder than the winter sun, I should warn you - better dress for it.
5. He's throwing light snowballs from the drifts in the yard.
6. The wind turned cold on the ferry.
7. December's outside creeping in.
8. It's a snowy night, the cops shut down the freeway.
9. It's a hobby I can count on; helps me forget about the cold.
10. I woke up to frost on the window.
11. Mezmerized as the windshield collides with the snow.
12. She is laying in flannel sheets.
13. There was a pocket of warmth near a jewelry store.
14. A cider house with frost on the eaves.
15. It was cold in the park.
16. With its cold moons making their weary rounds.
17. You're a candle when the streets grow cold.
18. The Williams rolled out cotton snow.
19. Stack your blankets, light your candles.
20. She said "You look lonely" and she swayed to Auld Lang Syne.

BONUS:

21. I walked her home on Winter Street, knowing boundaries were crossed.

C'mon all you EP Devotees....put those thinking caps on. :)

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Postby wendy » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:04 am

Such fun, Karen! Thanks!
I had to look up a title, but here are the first two:

1. Trolley Car
2. The Ball Is Coming Down
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Postby SusanH » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:18 am

3) Home
10) Snow in Austin
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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:02 am

Wow...almost missed this one.......great trivia Karen.....thanks!!!

#11 - Blizzard

#13 - Town Crier
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Postby bonuela » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:26 am

14. Welcome Home To Maine
18. The Night The Lights Went Out......
I let my music take me where my heart wants to go. ~ Cat Stevens

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Postby Richard + Jela » Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:53 pm

7. Rollaway Bed
10. Snow in Austin

Thanks Karen - love these quizzes that you concoct for us.

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Postby KarenZ » Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:33 pm

Jela,

Although I use the word "concoct" when speaking, I don't think I've ever seen it in print before. It looks quite weird. :)

Concoct. Concoct. Concoct. ;)

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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:35 pm

Tis funny how that happens with the English language. I often come across words I've used all my life and stop and think " that looks weird".

For some reason...the word concoct is one I've used too and likely never had the need to spell. Only now it brings to mind cocktails.

Concoct a cocktail for me, won't you please. Which inevitably leads me straight to Don Con's song of which cocktails have possibly been concocted:

" Drink another round "

It's a curse I tell ya. :D
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Postby Patti » Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:05 pm

15. Conversation with a Ghost

16. Did Galileo Pray


Great quiz Karen... though at 51 degrees here in New England it's not feeling much like winter yet... hooray...

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Postby KarenZ » Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:25 pm

You Devotees are right-on so far! :D To recap, I think we still need answers for:

#4
#5
#6
#8
#9
#12
#17
Bonus #21

You can do it! :)

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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:41 pm

Patti wrote:

Great quiz Karen... though at 51 degrees here in New England it's not feeling much like winter yet... hooray...


Despite what's just hit Colorado - over 2 feet of snow in Denver and beyond, it's likely to be slush by Christmas Day. My wife informed this evening tht she heard a blip on the radio stating the following:

No White Christmas for anyone in the USA this year.

Off topic but worth noting....... :shock:
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Postby wendy » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:41 am

OK, I can come up with answers to all but the bonus #21.
Karen, you are such a devotee 8)

Come on folks, get crackin' :lol:
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Postby KarenZ » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:54 am

OK....here's a hint for the bonus #21. It's a song that has not been recorded....but was very much in rotation back in 2000.....think Kennedy Center performance.... ;)

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:01 am

Is the 2 guess limit still in effect...or should we all take one more?
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Postby KarenZ » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:03 pm

Folks,

Feel free to post as many or as few needed answers as are left! :)

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:15 pm

Way cool......thanks.

#6 I'm The One To Save


Tho this song rings true year round, as you know, it takes place in San Francisco, Ca. where: "the wind turns cold on the ferry" almost daily. :wink:
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# 8 and # 17

Postby JennyLevE » Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:37 am

Merry Christmas Everyone!

# 8 is from Trolley Car

"It's a snowy night, the cops shut down the freeway
big men in plows are out carving up the streets
Below them, jammed on a subway,
I'm with two hundred over-dressed strangers
brushing snow off coats and shoulders
kicking snow off dress shoe feet"

#17 is from Did I Ever Know You?

"Do you know how you light up these buildings?
You can turn the head of a man whose grown old
You're a candle when the streets grow cold"
“Tell me which part
Is it the CASTLE, or the SAND
That you miss when the TIDE comes along?”
-- Ellis Paul

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Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:56 am

#4 is from the poem(song) Say Something


Carrie's a cold one, colder than the winter sun
I should warn you, you better dress for it
And I'm not the only one that thinks so
Beauty is skin deep, and yes, she is thick-skinned
But what's that for virtue?

While this was originally one of Ellis' poems...then set to music, I'm wondering, IS this the one poem? Or is there a poem yet to be guessed?
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Postby KarenZ » Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:02 pm

Paddy,

Bonnie guessed the poem. It was #18 - "The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas."


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# 9 and # 12

Postby JennyLevE » Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:56 pm

# 9 is from King of Seventh Avenue

"I can count all the lights in the city from the ledge on the twenty- seventh floor.
There must be ten thousand window or more.
It's a hobby I can count on, helps me forget about the cold.
And I get to meet the neighbors for as long as the ledge will hold.
In the window across from me, a man is committing a robbery.
It's another form of the New York City lottery.
His ears must be burning, he drops the bag and he stares.
I'm the man out on the building.
Yes, there's no net down there...
And there's a woman below that I see.
Her silhouette is quite beautiful.
It plays tricks on my memory."

# 12 is from Just The Jester Fool


"So I say, "I, uh, like your wooden floor boards"
She is laying in flannel sheets
The brass bed speaks
Come on lie in me
And there I'm standing naked and meek, stalling She says lovingly... "

--Jen
“Tell me which part

Is it the CASTLE, or the SAND

That you miss when the TIDE comes along?”

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#5

Postby care » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:22 pm

Chasing the child in winter
Her lips, they are chapped from the cold
He is throwing light snowballs from the drifts in the yard
They land at her feet in the snow
When the mother's gone...gone...
The love remains.


The Love Remains from Urban Folksongs.

I admit. i cheated :oops: i did a search for it. thanks to karen for the great search engine on this page? i do have the album and i have heard the song though!!! :roll:

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all but the bonus

Postby care » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:51 pm

we got everything but the bonus- is Karen the only one who knows it???




1. I think snowfall should be measured by how it takes a city by surprise.
Trolley Car

2. It's New Year's Eve tonight in the city; they're tearing the chandeliers down.
The Ball is Coming Down

3. The Johnsons brought us coffee for the cold.
Home

4. Colder than the winter sun, I should warn you - better dress for it.
Say Something

5. He's throwing light snowballs from the drifts in the yard.
The Love Remains

6. The wind turned cold on the ferry.
I’m The One To Save

7. December's outside creeping in.
Roll-Away Bed

8. It's a snowy night, the cops shut down the freeway.
Trolley Car

9. It's a hobby I can count on; helps me forget about the cold.
King Of Seventh Avenue

10. I woke up to frost on the window.
Snow In Austin

11. Mesmerized as the windshield collides with the snow.
Blizzard

12. She is laying in flannel sheets.
Just the Jester Fool

13. There was a pocket of warmth near a jewelry store.
Town Crier

14. A cider house with frost on the eaves.
Welcome Home To Maine

15. It was cold in the park.
Conversation with a Ghost

16. With its cold moons making their weary rounds.
Did Galileo Pray?

17. You're a candle when the streets grow cold.
Did I ever know you?

18. The Williams rolled out cotton snow.
The Night the Lights Went Out

19. Stack your blankets, light your candles.
Blizzard

20. She said "You look lonely" and she swayed to Auld Lang Syne.
Worn Out Pretention

BONUS:

21. I walked her home on Winter Street, knowing boundaries were crossed.

ANYONE GET THE BONUS YET???

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Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:06 pm

care, thanks for updating the list here today, it's nice to have it all together in one list.....save the bonus song. If i recall, Karen gave us a pretty good hint as to where to track down the unrecorded song. As you said, we have a wonderful search engine here on the forum, and with a few clicks one might be upon the thread that spoke about Ellis' performance at the Kennedy Center. It was at that show where the song is likely to be discovered. Karen said Ellis was performing it regularly back then.

Good luck all. :D
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