Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

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Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby KarenZ » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:52 am

Hi everyone,

Thanks to Jela for that fun quiz we had to work on last week. I've had this quiz on the back burner for a while and thought I'd toss it out today. It occurred to me one day that EP does like his sheets.......the ten lyric samples below confirm that. :)

Your mission, should you agree to accept it, is to name the songs that include the lines of lyric below. Let's take one guess at a time.

1. As the world swept by with its violence
I thought of the shelter we'd find in the sheets
(Changing Your Name)

2. And whatever excuse she makes up for what happened in the sheets
Lord knows, some things have got to change
(Mrs. Jones)

3. .....is dreaming in my sheets
(Home)

4. you were sleeping warm as coal
in a pocket of comfort and white sheets
(Love's Too Familiar a Word - [poem])

5. the sheets are on the line
the flannel ones are mine
(Welcome Home to Maine)

6. when she comes to you wrapped in her sheets
is she beautiful?
(Art of Distance)

7. she is laying in flannel sheets
brass bed speaks "come on lie in me"
(Just the Jester Fool)

8. she ain't worth the hotel sheets
twisted on the bed
(She Was)

9. she comes to my bed like a whisper
slips in the sheet like a ghost.
(Seize the Day)

10. working like a wool blanket on a cotton sheet.
(Harmony [poem])

Have I missed any? :)

Have fun! :D

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:28 pm

I was listening to some old Van Morrison over the weekend and was again surprised by T.B. Sheets!

Did I miss any??? :shock:

I only got 1 of 9....so I'll guess quickly before someone else beats me to it!!! :lol:

8. She Was

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby Richard + Jela » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:48 pm

Nice quiz Karen and this time I get to guess so I'm going for

3. Home

...home is dreaming in my sheets....

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby Patti » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:51 pm

# 7 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...
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:44 pm

..........and I call myself a fan!!! :shock:

I am not worthy...... :oops:

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby KarenZ » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:52 pm

Paddy, I'm sure you know most of these songs. Perhaps you're tired. :)

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby Becky » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:45 pm

Great quiz, Karen!
1. Changing Your Name (one of my most favorite songs of all time. :D )

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby KarenZ » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:58 pm

Becky,

I knew you'd chime in on that one! :)

OK....I'll do like Jela and edit the initial post to show which answers have been provided.

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:03 pm

"please, celebrate me home, give me your number" ~~~ Celebrate Me Home ~~~ by Kenny Loggins :wink:

5. the sheets are on the line, the flannel ones are mine

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby Patti » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:43 pm

Ahhh.. song #9... another favorite..I think I have only heard it LIVE once and that was at my request...

hmm..looking back at the lyrics it made me realize there is a person mentioned in this song that could have been on Jela's quiz!!
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby AndaleOrbea » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:46 am

#6 - The Art of Distance

When she comes to you wrapped in her sheets
Ain't she beautiful?
Are you going to tell her?
When the touch begins
One step closer
Two steps back again
If you knew...

Awesome Karen!

Dean [and Elaine]

Another one on the list I put on the iPod and hit constant repeat hasn't been answered yet...

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:53 am

Based on clues from Patti and Dean......I'll give another one of these a shot. Pure guess.

9. she comes to my bed like a whisper
slips in the sheet like a ghost.


How about the hidden track on one of the early records......the song about Margaret Putnam?

The title...or untitled track is referred to as "Ghost" -- I think?
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby KarenZ » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:32 am

Dean, you got it. :)

Paddy, you came up with another one too! I knew you could do it! :)

Patti, are you going to actually give us the title of the song? ;)

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby KarenZ » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:44 am

Folks,

Patti reminded me of another (way to go, Patti!) so I've added one more to the list. HINT: lyrics can be from songs or poems. :)

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Postby Patti » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:13 am

#9 Seize the Day.... love that song, and not one that ever got played live very often, at least at the shows I've been to.

she comes to my bed like a whisper
slips in the sheet like a ghost.



I wonder if the Rollaway Bed had sheets on it.!!
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby wendy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:14 am

I know the last one!
It's from the intro to one of the "Conversation with a Ghost"s on LIVE . The reference is comparing Patti Griffin's voice to Ellis's.... and if I remember correctly, was a writing exercise?
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby Patti » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:15 am

PS... Jela could have put Tom Jones on her list from the same song!!
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby KarenZ » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:57 am

Wendy, you're correct that #10 is the track preceding "conversation with a ghost" on disk 2 of Live.....I don't remember it being a writing exercise.....although it could have been the way my memory is. :)

Do you have a title? :)

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby Becky » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:05 am

Okay, question #2 has to be Mrs. Jones. Thinking about this song makes me really want to pull the Live CD out. I haven't heard this song in such a long time.

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby KarenZ » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:10 am

Becky and all,

Oddly enough (another BIG hint) it was listening to back-to-back songs on Disk 2 of the live CD that sparked the quiz. ;) (That disk actually contains three of the sheets songs.) :shock:

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:46 am

Karen,

Thanks for the wonderful trivia.............reminds me, I got beds to make!!! :lol:

Looks like we have one left to solve........#4 - you were sleeping warm as coal.....

Rings a bell but I've no real clue.....at least for now. :oops:

Thanks again! :D
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby KarenZ » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:57 am

Folks,

Looks like we still need titles for #4 and #10.... :)

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:00 am

Karen,

Wendy got #10 in an earlier post. :D
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby KarenZ » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:07 am

Yes, Wendy got it, but she hasn't yet supplied the title/name. ;)

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:49 am

I stand short sheeted!!!

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Postby KarenZ » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:01 pm

Don't you mean you lay/lie short sheeted? ;)

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:42 pm

Quite right.....I lie short-sheeted. :oops:

And stand corrected! :P

twice in one thread!

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby Becky » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:24 pm

Since no one has answered #4 yet, I thought I might...it's from the poem "Love's too familiar a word."
Gosh, now that I wrote that, I hope it's right. :D
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby KarenZ » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:43 pm

You got it Becky! 8)

Got a title for #10 Wendy? :)

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:11 pm

If she doesn't.....I do!

Just when I was doubting those words had a title....I found it!

You guys are gonna kick yerselves when ya hear.......I sure did!

Ouch! :lol:
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:16 pm

If you need one more hint.....the answer lies on the "radio free ellis" player here on the site. 8)
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby Richard + Jela » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:01 am

Thanks for the clues....couldn't of guessed it without them - 10 is from Harmony (the poem which starts of CD2 on the 'Live' album).

Karen - it was fun doing this quiz and really nice to see so many people having a go. Thanks.

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby wendy » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:48 am

sorry, I was off doing work :shock:
Thanks for finding the title to that intro! That was an absolutely blank spot in my memory (there are getting more and more of those these days.... :roll: )
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby KarenZ » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:39 pm

Jela, you got the last one! Good for you! :)

Thanks everyone! As usual you all made it a fun exercise. :)

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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:11 pm

From the 1972 self titled release Willis Alan Ramsey comes this song.....Shawn Colvin recorded it, too! 8)

Satin Sheets
by Willis Alan Ramsey
(who played in my best friend's back yard in Houston in the early 70's)

I wish I was a millionaire
Play rock music and grow long hair
Tell your boys
‘Bout a new Rolls-Royce

Pretty women callin' me
Give ‘em all the third degree
Give ‘em satin sheets
To keep ‘em off the streets

Hallelujah let me sock it to ya
Praise the Lord, and pass the mescaline
Trade your whole world
You'll come over
As soon as you see me boogie-woogie ‘cross the silver screen

Hang ‘em high, hang ‘em low
Put ‘em in the ceilings wherever I go
And they'd swing all night
In the rafter light

Hallelujah, what's it to ya?
Got your coffee, me, I got my Spanish tea
Trade your whole world
You'll come over
As soon as you hear me playing my calliope

I wish I was a millionaire
Play rock music and grow long hair
Tell your boys
‘Bout a new Rolls-Royce


Thanks Karen......once again, BIG FUN!!! :D
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Re: Fun Quiz - Sheets, sheets, sheets

Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:38 am

Willis Alan Ramsey at Threadgill's in Austin, Tx. trying to remember an old song...... 8)

Satin Sheets
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