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Old 08-19-2008, 08:59 PM   #76
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50: Spanish Moss
51: Watchman's Gone
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:29 AM   #77
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Joveski BAGS two of the last three for this round. Congrats with Q50 Spanish Moss, snd Q51 with Watchman's Gone. That leaves just one to nuke - Q54....tacky.......pictures on the wall...............................and arborite....arborite.......arborite......

Newest hint to just nuke it = -its the song Gord wrote specifically for Kenny Rogers to record, by request of Kenney ti have Gord write it. And, it is a.....rarity.....of the 18....on songbook... [that'll do it] oh - and.. '"Pretty Barmaid goes to and fro...
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:49 AM   #78
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Never say trust me!
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:18 AM   #79
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Joveski wins the Gord's Gold medal in the song Olympics ! OK... when I am fully awake, I wll think real hard and 6 new ones wil pop-pop-pop outof my head. Right now I need some coffee..... Congrats my faithful contestant !

Q55-60 coming up !

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Old 08-20-2008, 10:47 PM   #80
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OK batter-batter-batter sawiiinggg here are the new Q's on deck:

Q's 55 - 60

Q55......where have you gone...

Q56......St. Catherine...

Q57.......fishin' line.....

Q58.......matches

Q59......fine-toothed

Q60......rude.....

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Old 08-20-2008, 11:31 PM   #81
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56: Ring them bells
57: Bend in the water
59: Too many clues in this room
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:25 AM   #82
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joveski,congrats ! nails 3 of 6 in one swing !

That leaves:

Q's: 55, 58, and 60

Too soon for 2nd clues

i admit your good

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Old 08-21-2008, 08:16 AM   #83
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harmony / tag along / COTS, respectively (and respectfully)

ps) steve, before I'd went away on mini vacation I had read your explanation of arborite 'dreams'...I knew what arborite was for sure but not in this context and I think your insight/hunch was right on, thanks

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Old 08-21-2008, 12:48 PM   #84
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jj,

harmony / tag along / COTS, respectively (and respectfully)

Wow, between you two, joveskiand you, we have 2 pair of 3 home-runs

fastest guns in the West, er East, North, and South lol we are a bit spread

around aren't we ! That's the fastest 6 questions have gone so far. Maybe

they are to easy, yes/no ? huh-huh hehe.... we have vays of fixing zat.

Q's 61 - 66 Sportsfans and contemplative, cerebral, non sports fans alike !

Q61....she moves

Q62....carried me

Q63....looms

Q64....suppertime

Q65....stairway

Q66.... rings

HAVE FUN

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Old 08-21-2008, 04:50 PM   #85
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Q61 - No Mistake About It
Q64 - Brave Mountaineers
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:01 PM   #86
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formerlyLavender gets two of them, well-done.. hehe to tell you the truth, from the time I wrote the 6 earlier, I forgot which one I heard "suppertime" in my head on, and had to consult the ultimate internet companion - Wayne Francis' site and remember , yes it was Brave Mountaineers - my favourite "Childhood" song". lol And, "No Mistake About it" is a very singular, if not haunting refrain from that song by that name, it keeps echo'ing in it , and in the background, kind of eerie. You know, Gordon has a recurrent theme of the term "mistake, or is it just me...as in mistake in this song, "a mistake you better not make it twice" - something like that in COTS - I wonder if that is a painful reminder for him of something....who knows. we're in this room for fun.

So, that leaves:Q's:62,63,65,66 harder ones this time all 6

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Old 08-21-2008, 06:51 PM   #87
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Q62 - Morning Glory
Q66 - I'll Tag Along
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:17 AM   #88
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RM: You got me on an ambiguous case! I'll Tag Along" -yes of course, the smoke rings..... I forgot about that one... I thought I had a hard-to-get, obscure one with "The Soul is the Rock" , and the line in this part:

The soul is the rock and the rock will always roll
In circles 'round the sun doing rings around the pole
When the mind is not sure what the heart will do next
The rock becomes the master and the road becomes what's left

Thats the only time I am looking things up - on Wayne Francis' Site (when I'm doing this), is when there is an ambiguous case I have to verify when its not the one I intended. But sure enough , you are right (you knew that lol), for others benefit:

This time tomorrow we might all be packed and gone
I believe it's best we carry on
Smoke rings rising til they disappear
In the sky above
If you ask me I'll tag along

You got me.....

And of course Morning Glory is right, too.

OK so that leaves just Q's 63 & 65:

Q63......looms.....

Q65......stairway.... not stair,stairs, or staircase if the Q arises...those (3)are other songs!) - the reason I know....is it occurred to me that not only was "rings" that Ron got on an ambiguous case, I got to thinking of the other clues remaining. Stairway is ambiguous to my knowledge only in its root forms and tenses - such as stair,stairs, stairwell, etc. In other forms -stair, the singular case, is ambiguous , in 2 songs, and....stairs [plural case] is ambiguous, and staircase appear in 3 distinct other songs. So, we are looking for that (one I believe) song with "stairway" .
The only reason I am sure now, reasonably, is its the only time I DO look in the lyrics tables of Wayne Francis' site, or alt.music.lightfoot search, that is, when I have an ambiguous case that comes up when someone guesses a song I had not envisioned, and it turns out to be ambiguous. Otherwise, I enjoy doing this off-the-cuff as do you I suspect. The answer to the clue stairway by song name is a surprise I did not intend, but having made the clue, Its not fair to change it of me. You'll know what I mean when you figure out stairway.


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Old 08-23-2008, 11:53 PM   #89
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hey guys,

that got your attention... I think we're played out on interest.... I'll stop posting more..... unless, comparitively sleaking, I am flooded with msgs....somehow I doubt it lol.....

the last two questions ...loom... "my father loom(s) (oops) above me.. thats why you guys didn't get Sit Down Young Stranger"....

and ........stairWAY....
from COTS CD: "The Soul Is the Rock":

Say what you like to do what you can, live like a sheep, die like a lamb
Bats in the roof, cats in the hall, dust on the stairway, gnats on the wall
Big rain coming, big rain coming this way
Rain on the rock, rain on the rock, rain on the rock

So, that closes out 61 - 66. Lemme know if you want to do more, as of now we are about 3 days into no activity 'cept one or 2 - thanks guys I had fun


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Old 08-24-2008, 12:06 AM   #90
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i dont mind if you keep the thread alive..
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:39 AM   #91
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OK Joveski - thank you for "keeping the ball in play". I've had fun - why not... 6 more - then see if you or others want to keep going... I enjoy it for sure. OK 67 - 72:

Q67....candid....

Q68....at labor....

Q69....poor dirt....

Q70....sighs....

Q71....clowned....

Q72....stem....

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Old 08-24-2008, 11:23 AM   #92
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Q67 - The House You Live In
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:35 PM   #93
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Q68- Crossroads ??

Great thread Geo Steve...
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:52 PM   #94
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FormerlyLavendar: YES ! On Q67 The House You Live In ! congratulations !
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:57 PM   #95
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Jesse JoeQ68: Crossroads is correct ! Congratulatins ! and welcome back, thanks for playing the game to you AND formerlyLavendar!
That leaves Q's 69, 70, 71, and 72
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:33 PM   #96
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Q72 - Too Late For Prayin'
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:10 PM   #97
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RM ....LOL.... I like that response... have I been....using the font size and colors..a little too much.... lol ? Your answer, RM, is correct ! "stem" for Q72 - from 'Too Late For Prayin' .

It's interesting to me, what with all the previous discussion of "stemming", that maybe Lightfoot himself is also defining it by alternately using its root - "stem" - the tide, or to , as in programming (there's a stretch) stem or stemming is to conflate, or condense, or reduce to its smallest recognizable form eg stemming gets "stemmed" in programming likely to "stem". And to stem the tide, websters says "

Main Entry: stem
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): stemmed; stem·ming
Etymology: Middle English (Scots) stemmen to keep a course, from stem (of a ship)
Date: 1593
1 : to make headway against (as an adverse tide, current, or wind)
2 : to check or go counter to (something adverse)
— stem·mer noun

so. to "stem" the tide in Q72's song, would literally be to make headway against the tide, but maybe metaphorically, in the song, 'to stem the tide of broken dreams' - would be to , as in #2 above in the definition = to check or to counter..the tide of.... broken dreams...etc... I wonder if that in any way leads to Lightfoots use of stemming ?

aha - in the Visual Thesaurus - which makes a map of synonyms or miildly related words the father way from the word of choice... stemming.. in this case.... very close to it..is quite simply (scottish) (which Lightfoot has said he is of Scots origin..) "to take" as "take the gold that falls in the bar" - whaddya think ? stem means the same thing as one of the visual thesaurus many, many synonyms, but take is close in proximiy in the word map to stem, so they say its a primary synonym...., Sounds reasonable to me.....for stemming gold....

Thanks RM lol i get it.....

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69: Red velvet
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:39 AM   #99
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Joveski - poor dirt farm 'Red Velvet' it is - you got it

that leaves Q's 70 & 71
Q70 ....sighs.......

Q71.....clowned...

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