Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia (Lovin’ Spoonful edition)

Well, I spent another bike ride with the Mamas and the Papas. Until I heard the song “Creeque Alley” lo these many years ago, I didn’t know that the M&tPs were so closely connected with the Lovin’ Spoonful, whose songs I have loved for many years. Well, there’s actually one that I’m not overly fond of even though it happens to be their only #1 song. Funny that.
Anyway, I do like these guys and since people (especially Joel) know the connection, it seems apropos to go with them. So here we go:

1) Isn’t it a pity that there doesn’t seem to be what? [Jim: Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city]
2) I was just 13, a musical, proverbial knee-high. What did I hear? [Greg: Nashville Cats]
3) I couldn’t bear to wait an extra minute if you dawdle. So darlin’, do what? [Jim (Greg is almost on target):: Darlin’ be home soon]
4) I would have loved you anyway, so you didn’t have to do what? [Julie amd Greg: You didn’t have to be so nice]
5) I’m blowing a day to take a walk in the sun and do what? [Greg has the right song but not the right lyric]
6) Caught up in a summer shower, drying while it soaks the flowers. Who all is there? [Greg: You and me and rain on the roof]
7) Sometimes you really dig a girl the moment you kiss her, before getting distracted. What does her father tell you? [Jim and Greg: Better go home, son, and make up your mind]
8) If it’s jug band music or rhythm and blues, just go and listen. What will it do? [Jim: It’ll start with a smile which, of course, you won’t wipe off your face no matter how hard you try]

8 Responses to “Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia (Lovin’ Spoonful edition)”

  1. Julie says:

    4. Be so nice
    I’m sure I know more, but now I have #4 going through my head and can’t think of them so thankyouverymuch, Ken!

  2. greg newson says:

    no 2 JugBand Music?
    No 3 Darling come home soon
    No 4 Be so nice
    no 5 Daydream

  3. greg newson says:

    No 6 You and me and rain in the roof
    No 7 Go home and make up ypur mind
    Eight and one I can’t get

  4. Jim - PRS says:

    1. Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city.
    3. Darlin’ BE home soon.
    6. You and me and rain on the roof.
    7. Better go home son and make up your mind.
    8. It’ll start with a smile.

  5. greg newson says:

    Is no 2 Nashville cats?

  6. Okay, let’s see if I can do this in the right order:
    Julie: Yes
    Greg (first comment):
    2) No
    3) Yes (almost, see below)
    4) Yes
    5) No (right song, wrong lyric)
    Greg (second comment):
    6) Yes
    7) Yes
    Jim: Right on all counts (and exact lyric on #3)
    Greg (last comment):
    3) Nashville Cats, indeed.

  7. Whoops. Right on #2 for Nashville Cats.

  8. nightfly says:

    2 – more specifically, you heard music that blasted you sky-high. The record man said every one was a Yellow Sun record from Nashville.
    5 – to fall on my face on somebody’s new-mown lawn
    NB to Greg – Jug Band Music is what the doctor says to give you, after which you ought to feel just fine.

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