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Songs We Sing and (think we) Know

assorted taradiddles on our current repertoire (Sept. 2, 2020)

Ready? Listen carefully, please. ​

In this song's original release, the lead vocals were sung by the group's drummer, and not by the usual lead vocalist.

Which song is it?

Oh what a day... 

"Was macht es?
Jedoch, da is der Weg!
N'gau youw dim dzee!
N'gau dzee dzee dah n'gauhai
 hauy wone chin"

The above lines were part of the original version of this song that we sing. Can you guess the song?

Paint Your Wagon

These lines were from the second time through in the musical which contains a multilingual verse to represent the international mix that showed up for the California Gold Rush. The show opened on Broadway in 1951 and ran for 289 performances.

Which TWO songs?

In July 2003, a couple of UK musicologists thought they spotted 'similarities' between song ONE and song TWO. Song two, the older song, was a hit for Nat King Cole and Frankie Lane. This older song was actually originally in German, and read more like a prayer. In the end, the similarities were deemed superficial by other music experts. Ironically, song ONE's creator spent the first month after coming up with the tune, contacting everyone he knew who could help him with his fear that the tune was just cryptomnesia.

This song was the favourite song of blues guitar legend, B.B. King.

It was first recorded by Brenda Lee in 1971. 
Also recorded by another artist in an album titled, 'Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils'.

Always on My Mind

First big hit for the tune was 1972 when Elvis recorded it. Interesting tidbit: the song has three songwriters, but the first writer (Wayne Carson) wrote the first version without a bridge.

Song ONE: Yesterday.  Song TWO: Answer Me, My Love

And cryptomnesia? That's when a forgotten memory returns without its being recognized as such by the subject, who believes it is something new and original. It is a memory bias whereby a person may falsely recall generating a thought, an idea, a tune, a name, or a joke, not deliberately engaging in plagiarism but rather experiencing a memory as if it were a new inspiration. McCartney really feared he was just recalling somebody else's tune and asked everyone he could think of if they had ever heard the melody before.

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