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Up Around the Bend – Song Lyric Sunday – Directions

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Up Around the Bend – Song Lyric Sunday – Directions

For today’s SLS, our host, Jim Adams, has given us the prompt words – around, down, sideways, up. Thanks, Jim!

If you’d like to join in this fun weekly musical challenge, just click the above link for details. Also you will find other entries. It’s fun! 🙂

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Creedence Clearwater Revival has had a lot of great songs over the years, and I’ve always liked them.

I found this video, which isn’t of the greatest quality, but the song sounds good, and the images are really fun to see. It shows snippets of a lot of different bands of the era, which brings back memories of enjoying the music of the past years.

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Here’s something funny, at least for me.

You’ve heard of Mondegreen, right?

mon·de·green
/ˈmändəɡrēn/
 
noun
  1. a misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of the lyrics of a song.

Interesting facts from the Wiki article:

The song is frequently used by Pete Buttigieg at events in his campaign for the 2020 presidential election;

It was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of over one million copies. It was also a major hit in the UK, where it reached number three on the UK Singles Chart.

The song opens with a prominent, high-pitched guitar riff played by John Fogerty. The song’s lyrics have Fogerty telling of a gathering “up around the bend” on the highway and inviting the listener to join in.

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“Up Around the Bend”, by Creedence Clearwater Revival, can be found on their album, “Cosmo’s Factory”. It was released in 1970, and is on the Fantasy Records label. It was written by John Fogerty.

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[Verse 1]
There’s a place up ahead and I’m going
Just as fast as my feet can fly
Come away, come away if you’re going
Leave the sinkin’ ship behind

[Chorus]
Come on the rising wind
We’re going up around the bend
Ooooh!

[Verse 2]
Bring a song and a smile for the banjo
Better get while the getting’s good
Hitch a ride to the end of the highway
Where the neons turn to wood

[Chorus]
Come on the rising wind
We’re going up around the bend
Ooooh!

[Verse 3]
You can ponder perpetual motion
Fix your mind on a crystal day
Always time for good conversation
There’s an ear for what you say

[Chorus]
Come on the rising wind
We’re going up around the bend
Yeeaahhh!

[Guitar solo]
Ooooh!

[Verse 4]
Catch a ride to the end of the highway
And we’ll meet by the big red tree
There’s a place up ahead and I’m going
Come along, come along with me

[Chorus]
Come on the rising wind
We’re going up around the bend
Yeeaahhh!

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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© 2019 BS

 

Weekly Song Challenge #15 – Memorial Day/War

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Weekly Song Challenge # 15 -Memorial Day/War 

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 15

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To join in this weekly music challenge, just click the above link for details. Thanks, Laura!

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Rules:
Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post. (link above)
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!
Easy!

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Post a video of a song that makes you think of the true meaning of Memorial Day.

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“Travelin’ Soldier”, by The Dixie Chicks, is on their 2002 album, “Home”. It was written by, Bruce Robison, and is on the Columbia Nashville label.

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Post a videoof a song that has the word war in the title or lyrics.

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“War”, by Edwin Starr, was released on the album, “Psychedelic Shack”. It was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, and is on the Gordy label. It is a Temptations song.

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Post a video of a song that is part of a movie soundtrack that had something to do with war.

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From the Wiki article about the  movies this song has appeared in:

“Run Through the Jungle” has appeared in films like Air America (1990), My Girl (1991), Rudy (1993), The Big Lebowski (1998), Radio Arrow (1998), Tropic Thunder (2008), Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Triple Frontier (2019). It has appeared in many video games that depict the Vietnam War. The song features in the Hardcastle and McCormick Season 3 episode “She Ain’t Deep But She Sure Runs Fast.”

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“Run Through the Jungle”, by Creedence Clearwater Revival, was released in 1970 from their album, “Cosmo’s Factory”. It was written by John Fogerty, and is on the Fantasy Records label.

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I tag anyone who’d like to participate in this challenge.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER Q

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER Q 4bd62ad9-ea74-4273-967b-7c426c911c61 IMG_2358-0

Today’s letter to write about is the letter Q.

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Mystery Box Chickens think it’s all about the BB-Q …IMG_2573

Well, that sounds good, but today we are going to be

writing about something else.

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Letter Q is for…Suzie Q

Suzie Q is a song. It was written in 1957, by Dale Hawkins. This song proved very popular, as many artists covered it on their own albums, in their own style. Some of these include, the Rolling Stones, Suzie Quatro, the Everly Brothers, Linda McCartney, Bobby McFerrin, Jose Feliciano, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. I remember CCR’s version best.

They recorded Suzie Q in 1968. It was said to be in the genre of ‘rockabilly’, and was a pretty long song. The single 45 record used both A-side, and B-side, as part one and part two of the song.

Here they are, singing “Suzie Q”

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Find out more about the A to Z Blog Challenge by clicking below:

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

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