Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

Heather is not all that pleased to see the arrival of spring. Witness the following pictures that I took just a few days ago:


Now, you may think that this was on one of those weird Utah spring days when it snows or hails or is unseasonably cold. You'd be wrong to think that though. See below--I took a picture of our outdoor thermometer just moments after taking the shots of her little highness.

quirky 3-10

Yeah, plenty warm. No need for hats or scarves today.

Whose kid is this, anyway?

We're doing things a little differently today.

The title of this blog post is not in fact from a Broadway Musical. It's actually the title of an Ella Fitzgerald song.

So, here's what we're going to do today.

For every phrase from a song that you write that IS from a Musical AND contains the word "Spring" (or springy or springness, or springnation or you get the idea), I'll give you three points.

For every phrase from a song that you write that is from a Musical and contains any of the following words (green, tree, leaf, plant, flower, garden, warm, sunshine, balmy, fruit, vegetable, flower, etc.), I'll give you one point.

Other points (as always) awarded by whim.



Anonymous said...

Spring Songs -

Spring, Spring, Spring - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
It Might As Well Be Spring - State Fair

Jeri said...

"the GRASS is as high as an elephants eye" OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING, Oklahoma

"There'll never be a day so SUNNY, it could not happen twice..." (is the song called Who will buy??? I don't know, but I can sing pretty much the whole thing. It's from Oliver

"The SUN will come out tomorrow" Tomorrow, Annie

Anonymous said...

Other Songs

I dreamed I saw 11 starts, the sun, the moon and sky - Play - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Song - Grovel, Grovel

the sun rolling high, through the sapphire sky - Play - The Lion King - Song - The Circle of Life

I don't need sunshine now to turn my sky to blue - Play - Annie - Song - I Don't Need Anything But You

The Sun will come out Tomorrow - Play - Annie - Song - Tomorrow

Remember sunshine can be found behind a cloudy sky - Play - Forever Plaid - Song - Cry

Come a Warm Wind . . . Come Rain or Shine - Play - The Secret Garden - Song - Wick

Come to my Garden, Nestled in the Hills - Play - The Secret Garden - Song - Come to My Garden

You are sunlight and I moon - Play - Miss Siagon - Song - Sun and Moon

I got the Sun in the morning - Play - Annie Get your Gun - Song - Same

I'm singing in the rain, just singing i the rain, what a glorious feeling, I'm happy again. - Play - Singing in the Rain - Song - Same as Play

The Sun won't set for hours, take your time. - Play - Into the Woods - Song - Hello Little Girl

Anonymous said...

One song before the sun sets Glory - Play - Rent - Song - One Song

The Earth turns, the sun burns - Play - Rent - Song - Without You

A tiger in a cage, can never see the sun this Diva needs her stage - Play - Rent - Song - Take Me or Leave Me

The darkest night will end and the sun will rise - Play - Les Miserables - Song - Finalle

The sun, is strong it's hot as hell below - Play - Les Miserables - Song - Work Song

Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun - Play - Evita - Song - Don't Cry for Me Argentina

As the sun will rise, Tale as old as time - Play - Beauty and the Beast - Song - Beauty and the Beast

Tasha said...

Adam was the gentleman in Eden
Though his body was admired
You will grant the adding of a fig leaf was inspired - Scarlet Pimpernel - LOVE IT (saw it in NYC)

And rain will make the flowers grow. - Les Miserables

Not sure if this will fly, but I always think of spring with this song

With your feet on the ground
You're a bird in a flight
With your fist holding tight
To the string of a kite - Mary Poppins

The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love - Singin' in the Rain

That's all I've got for now...

Jeri said...

does the "musical allegory , "The Garden" count as a musical? (it should, I really like it...)

if so, here are a FEW phrases... obviously the entire thing is about growing and a GARDEN...

"In a garden on a hill, early in the SPRING"

"Why am I the one, the only one, who the SUN never will know... cause I can't GROW."

"the dawn of hope is like a breath of SPRING, it turns the winters chill..."

Anonymous said...

It's all grand, and it's all green - Play - Wicked - Song - One Short Day

Charlotte said...

Wow! Good work!

I count 22 for Melissa

6 for Jeri (I didn't give you the sun will come out tomorrow because Melissa had already said it)

and 4 for Tasha so far


Carol said...

Post #1

1. It's here, it's here, that lusty time of year (a reference to May - but is is warm and springy) - The Lusty Month of May - Camelot

2. If ever I would leave you - it wouldn't be in Spring - If Ever I Would Leave You - Camelot

3. I know the whole song - so here it is:

The barnyard is busy in a regular tizzy, and the obvious reason is because of the season.
Ma Nature's lyrical, with her yearly miracle
Spring, Spring, Spring

All the hen folk are a hatchin' while their men-folk are scratchin to ensure the survival of each brand new arriva.

Each nest is a twitterin', they're all baby-sitterin', Spring, Spring, Spring

It's a beehive of buddin' son and daughter life, every family has plans in view.
Even down in the brook the underwater life is forever blowin' bubbles too.

Every field wears a bonnet with some spring daisies on it, even birds of a feather show their clothes off together.

Sun's gettin' shinery to spotlight the finery,
Spring, Spring, Spring.

From his eyrie, the eagle with his eagle eye gazes down across his eagle beak and a fixin' his lady with the legal eye screams 'suppose we fix the date this week!"
Yes, sireee, spring disposes that it's all one supposes it's a real bed of roses waggin' tails, rubbin' noses.

Each day is Mother's Day the next is some other's day when all is King...Spring Spring Spring!

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers -

Carol said...

Post #2
4. The time'll come when church bells will start to rind, just be patient 'til the spring - 'til the spring, 'til the spring, 'til the spring -

We Gotta Make it Through The Winter - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

5. This one reminds me of spring -

And there was music, and there were wonderful roses, they tell me, in sweet fragrant meadows of dawn and dew -

Till There Was You - Music Man

6. This one reminds me of spring because it describes how spring makes me feel

My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds that rise from the lake to the trees
My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies from a church on a breeze
To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls over stones on its way
To sing through the night like a lark who is learning to pray

The Hills Are Alive - Sound of Music

7. A more obvious one

Silver white winters that melt into springs

My Favorite Things - Sound of Music

Carol said...

Post #3
8. This one is a bit of a stretch - but I always think of winter going into spring when I hear these words

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears

Sunrise, Sunset - Fiddler on the Roof

9. Who can forget this one?

In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it
You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.

I'll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I'll be the proudest fellow in the Easter parade.

On the avenue, fifth avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you'll find that you're in the rotogravure.

Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet,
And of the girl I'm taking to the Easter parade.

Easter Parade - Title of song and Musical

Carol said...

Post #4

Why does September seem sunny as spring?
Why do I get up each morning and Start?
Happy and head up with joy in my heart.
Why is each new task a trifle to do?
Because I am living a life full of you.

Singin' in the Rain - Title of Song and Musical

11. Now one of my favorites that isn't from a musical -

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see 'em bloom, for me and for you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!

I see skies of blue, clouds of white
Bright blessed days, dark sacred nights
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!

The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by.
I see friends shaking hands, sayin' how do you do.
They're really saying I Love You!

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow.
They'll learn much more, than I'll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!

What a Wonderful World - my favorite version is sung by Louis Armstrong

12. I have to include a Primary song - one of my favorites

I wonder when He comes again, will the earth know spring?

When He Comes Again - by (I think) Thayne?

Well, that's all I know for sure for now. Thanks for the fun!!

Anonymous said...

From every flower that they sip - Play - Mary Poppins - Song - Spoonful of Sugar

The prettier the flower the farther fro the path - Play - Into the Woods - Song - First Midnight

I was perfect, I had everything but power, and a daughter like a flower, in a tower - Play - Into the Woods - Song - Ever After

She climbs a tree and scrapes her knee her dress has got a tear - Play - The Sound of Music - Song - Maria

Anonymous said...

Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, till you find your dream - Play - The Sound of Music - Song - Climb every mountain.

Harmony said...

Jeff immediately started singing:

In the springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When all the pretty birds do sing, hey dinga ding ding,
Sweet lovers, love the spring."

It's not a musical. It's from Shakespeare. We're thinking it's from "As You Like It."

Anonymous said...

would it be all right by you, if I de-greeinify you. - Play - Wicked - Song - The Wizard and I

I hear the voice of the yellow bird, singing in the tree this is quite absurd - Play - Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat - Song - Benjamin

It was red, and yellow, and green, and brown - Play - Joseph and . . . - Song - Coat of Many Colors

amy greenway said...

I think there needs to be a rule that you can only get points for one comment per posting. Why? Because I'm losing and I don't even have time to wrack my brain.

Anonymous said...

that Sunday SHINE is a certain sign, that you feel as good as you look - Play - Hello Dolly - Song - Put on Your Sunday Clothes

Carol said...

On a Golden Springtime, underneath the ground A tiny seedling lay a sleep until the sun shone down

Primary Song - On a Golden Springtime

Fair is the sunshine, fairer the moonlight and all the stars in Heav'n above

Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer and brings to all the world His Love

Beautiful Savior - Primary Songbook

Obedience will spring from each heart with a bound ..
Come Along, Come Along - LDS Hymns

This one's for you Charlotte -

Like sunshine in the morning that wakens day from night,
Like flowers in the springtime so colorful and bright,
Like happy songs of bluebirds that fill the air with cheer,
A person bright and lovely is my mother dear.

My Mother Dear - Primary Songbook

I looked out the window and what did I see?
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.

Spring had brought such a nice surprise, blossoms popping right before my eyes.

I could take an armful and make a treat, a popcorn ball that would smell so sweet.

It wasn't really so, but it seemed to me -
Popcorn popping on the Apricot Tree!

Popcorn Popping - Primary Song book

Harmony said...

If Primary songs are getting points, I want credit for "In the leafy treetops, the birds sing good morning. They're first to see the sun, they must tell everyone..."

And, "I think the world is glorious and lovely as can be, The birds and bees and blossoms bring sweet messages to me."

And, "Whenever I hear the song of a bird, or look at the blue, blue sky..." etc., from "My Heavenly Father Loves Me."

Charlotte said...

Carol--Seven points for writing the entire song of Spring Spring Spring from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

In addition, I counted up your other offerings and I get 15. (Feel free to correct me if I added wrong)

Melissa--nine more points

Harmony and Jeff get one more point because the quote they gave is ALSO sung by Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, which could possibly be classified as a musical.

Amy gets one pity point

No points for primary songs, but thanks for all the fun lyrics all the same.

Harmony said...

Edelweiss is a flower, from the song of the same name from "The Sound of Music."

Harmony said...

"Ray, a drop of golden sun" from "The Sound of Music"

Harmony said...

"Plenty of sunshine coming my way," and "Mister Bluebird's on my shoulder," from Disney's "Song of the South" I think.

Carol said...

How about this -

On a clear day rise and look around you
And you'll see who you are
On a clear day how it will astound you
That the glow of your being outshines every star...
On a clear day you can see forever

If that isn't springy, I don't know what is!

On a Clear Day - Name of Song and Musical - Sung by Barbara Streisand

Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling through.
No matter how your heart is grieving if you keep on believing the dream that you wish will come true.

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes - Cinderella

I forgot this from the Sound of Music -

Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white, clean and bright
You look happy to greet me

Edelweiss (I know it is technically a winter flower - but really it sounds like an early spring flower)

Harmony said...

"Why do the kids put beans in their ears?" from "The Fantastiks"

Charlotte said...

five more points to Harmony and two more points to Carol.

Also, my quality control department just called to inform me that I mistakenly gave a point to Melissa for The Sun will come out tomorrow, even though it was actually Jeri who wrote it first. Sorry about that Jeri. So, one more point for Jeri and one less point for Melissa.

Anonymous said...

from deep within the tomb a gentle light still Shone - Play - Aida - Song - Every Story Is A Love Story Reprise

Sympathy, Tenderness, warm as the summer - Play - Jekell and Hyde - Song - Sympathy Tenderness

But if we want our love to grow, I know in time, I have to let you go - Play - Jekell and Hyde - Song - Letting go

Harmony said...

"Plant a carrot, get a carrot" from "The Fantastiks"

Carol said...

Just when I think I am done, I remembered some lyrics I heard! I truly think this is the last of my memory!!

Its a big bright beautiful world with happiness all around.
Its leaches and cream, like a dream come true.
It's a big bright beautiful world with moss and willow trees everywhere.
What I wouldn't give to keep living like I do.
It's a big bright beautiful world, as far as I can see it's paradise!
My future looked bleak, but the freak has turned out just fine!
It's a big bright beautiful world (repeats - I think)
And it's mine!

Shrek the Musical - Big Bright Beautiful World
(I thought of it because Eric I am sure will roll his eyes at all the gushy stuff - the Leeches and Cream came popping to my mind. I am certain that Eric will love to know that he inspires Leeches and Cream to come to my mind!)

Carol said...

I really am just done - this is absolutely my last!!

Yellow submarine by the Beatles

I partly thought of this because of you Charlotta - yellow the optimal word here

So we sailed up to the sun
Till we found the sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine

Since we're doing a little bit of Beatles how about this little ditty -

Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung up about.
Strawberry fields forever

This remembrance is inspired by the fact that I just planted new strawberry plants for my sister (I do not like them) and by your post last spring about strawberries and that your header picture used to be strawberries! (Looking for a few whim points!)

Anonymous said...

Simply to move through the sunlight, Open your eyes to this one bright moment embracing us - Play - Scarlet Pimpernel - Song - Vivez

But we grow strong as we believe - Play - Scarlet Pimpernel - Song - Believe

Faces change, even smiles grow strange - Play - Scarlet Pimpernel - Song - The Riddle

Wanting her back with me warm in the moonlight - Play - Scarlet Pimpernel - Song - She Was There

As Roses bend through breeze, unbend me, as the rose bends to the sun - Play - Scarlet Pimpernel - Song - Believe (Reprise)

Yes, I practically just sang the entire cd in my head over the last hour.

Carol said...

I'm officially addicted to Spring!

I knew I was forgetting something from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers -

You're about to forget the whole thing,
All at once, one day, it's Spring!

Song Title - June Bride

March went out like a lion
A whippin up the water in the bay
Then April cried and stepped aside
And along came pretty little May!
May was full of promises
But she didn't keep 'em quickly enough for some
And a crowd of doubtin' Thomas'
Was predictin' that summer would never come!

June is Bustin' Out All Over - Carousel

The things I used to like I don't like any more
I want a lot of things I've never had before...
I'm as restless as a willow in a windstorm...
I'd say that I had spring fever but I know it isn't spring!...
But I feel so gay, in a melancholy way
That it might as well be spring!

It Might as Well Be Spring - State Fair

Kami Willis said...

All I can say to Melissa and Carol is WOW!!!! I'm so impressed. My brain hasn't worked for several days and I can honestly say that I can't think of one song at this moment about spring.

Anonymous said...

I have to be rainbow high - Play - Evita - Song - Rainbow High

And see how bright we shine - Play - Wicked - Song - As Long as You are Mine

And we are led to those who help us most to grow - Play - Wicked - Song - For Good

And the sun in the morning is waiting to rise - Play - Les Miserables - Song - At the End of the Day

Take my hand the night grows ever colder, than I will keep you warm - Play - Les Miserables - Song - Come to Me

In my life she has burst like the music of angels the light of the sun - Play - Les Miserables - Song - In My Life

The trees are bare and everywhere the streets are full of strangers - Play - Les Miserables - Song - On My Own

Why does this girl smell like orange trees? - Play - Miss Siagon - Song - Why God Why

And that just about taps me out of Musicals that I can sing by heart trying to find words of spring. Thank you Charlotte for filling my head over the last week with songs of sunshine and spring (thanks to the little teaser) and completely filling my head with the Broadways I own and love over the last 3 to 4 hours. Although, I am pretty sure I will still be throwing around lines up there for the next hour or so in hopes of stumbling on a few more.

deutschlehrer said...

The German A capella group from the 30s, The Comedian Harmonists (my wife's name in their title!!!) Sing "Veronica, der Lenz ist da)--translated as Veronica the spring is here. This song was made popular in our time by the King's singers, and by the Musical film "The Harmonists." In the song, Asparagus figures quite prominently.

Anonymous said...

Flowers fade, the fruits of summer fade, they have their season so do we - Play - Phantom of the Opera - Song - Think of Me

Carol said...

I was just thinking about LDS hymns again and forgot the obvious.

Oh, how lovely was the morning!
Radiant beamed the sun above.
Bees were humming, sweet birds were singing,
Music ringing thru the grove,
When within the shady woodland Joseph sought the God of Love

Joseph Smith's First Prayer -

deutschlehrer said...

Missed in the Circle of life were the lyrics at the beginning "Naaaaaa si wen ya, baba tsi wa ba, na si wen ya baba gatsi waba go" and "Eng wen yama, eng wen yaba ma," which I just happen to know, is Swahili for "The green tree grows over the leaf, and plants a flower garden, where the warm sunshine grows a balmy fruit and also vegetables."

deutschlehrer said...

Mel Brooks' musical, "the Producers" features the classic song, "Springtime for Hitler" from the musical-within-a-musical by the same name.

"Spamalot" features an important philosophical discussion about swallows--both of the African and European variety.--Further, Spam is a very springy kind of meat.

Charlotte said...

Eighteen more points to Melissa

One more point to Harmony

Nine more points to Carol (some whim points in there)

One point to Kami - just for even trying against these spring madness maniacs

SIX points to Jeff for creative and multi-lingual finagling. You're killin' me!

deutschlehrer said...

I, by the way, am on SPRING break, which is why I have time to post here. This has been an amazing lot of fun. Think of all the man (and woman)-hours that have been spent thinking about music that could have been utterly wasted cleaning our collective bathrooms.

Charlotte said...

Two more points to Jeff for Springtime for Hitler (Eric will sometimes sing "Springtime for Heather when he's feeling cheery), another point for spamalot, and one more point for being on spring break.


deutschlehrer said...

And mine do need to be cleaned!

Anonymous said...

I'm here nothing can harm you, my words will warm and calm you - Play - Phantom of the Opera - Song - All I Ask of You

The sleeping bud burst into bloom - Play - Phantom of the Opera - Song - Past the Point of No Return

seem for you the wrong companions, you were warm and gentle - Play - Phantom of the Opera - Song - Wishing You were Somehow Here Again

I can't believe I forgot Phantom in my mind surfing of shows. Especially as it is one of the few I have actually seen on stage. Okay, Now I think I am tapped out.

Anonymous said...

I cleaned my kitchen, floors, and dusted while singing in my head. My life is all about mutli-tasking :)

deutschlehrer said...

Scottish Spring, soap for men-by Vocal Point, is a classic spring-time song. I have this song at home, and listen to it frequently, so I hope it isn't cheating when I post a link here for others to enjoy and for Charlotte to judge.

deutschlehrer said...

It should also be pointed out that Utah State University--my father's Alma and that great institution for higher learning in scenic cache valley, is playing in the big dance-dancing being a springtime activity if ever there was one-also known as the springtime tradition, March Madness, the NCAA tournament. -- and I hope that I won't lose points if I make a very minor aside here-- a tidbit, really-- that BYU, also known, ahem, as the Team Down South, has just won their first NCAA tournament game since 1993.

Jeri said...

I DEFINITELY vote for points fore Jeff for bringing the WARM news to those of us "down south" that BYU finally won a tourney game!

(and thanks to whomever in QA got me that extra point...)

Carol said...

Okay -so I promised I would quit and I just can't seem to stop!

First of all, I need to apologize for not reading the other posts before I submitted some of the songs. When I started today, there were no posts yet. So, I didn't see some of the posts and I just kept going down my own little springy path!

Speaking of paths - that reminded me of the Wizard of Oz. What about:

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Wizard of Oz

It doesn't mention spring - but blue skies and lemon drops - if that isn't spring, what is?

From the same musical how about the "If I Only Had a Brain"

I could while away the hours, conferrin' with the flowers, consultin' with the rain ...If I only had a brain.

That sounds a little like my life. If I only had a brain I would be conferring with the flowers instead of my office computer!

Charlotte said...

Three more points to Melissa.

Five points to Jeff for that awesome video. Seriously, if you didn't take the time to click on it, you should. I only wish we were still doing random video week here.

Another point for the USU flattery, and another point for impressive BYU humility.

Jake thanks you. (Well, he'd better!)

(You and Harmony do realize that if you end up in the top three and Melissa wins, we'll have to divide your score and separate you two, right? Yeah, I thought so.

Charlotte said...

Oh-and three more points to that brainy brainy woman, Carol.

Carol said...

I think we should give you, Charlotte, 10 points for recognizing my obvious talent!

I was thinking of songs I grew up with my Mom singing. Here's one that I don't think has been listed.

Spring will be so sad when she comes this year
How could she be glad when she reaches here?
The winds have whispered while they race
There's a frown on April's face
For she can't find any trace
Of contentment's hiding place

Song Title: Spring Will be So Sad - A WWII Song

On a happier note - what about:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You'll never know dear how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away!

Harmony said...

Is Disney bottom of the musical madness barrel? :-)

"Let's Go Fly a Kite," from Mary Poppins

"Feed the Birds," from Mary Poppins

"drip drip drop little April showers," from Bambi

"up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun," from "Part of Your World" in Little Mermaid

"a whistle you toot with the flavor of fruit," from "Toot Sweets" in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

deutschlehrer said...

For me spring is best represented by the latest post on my blog. ( ) A different kind of music entirely. Yesterday was just about perfect conditions.

Charlotte said...

So, do you all remember when Harmony mentioned to us all that no one needed to feel threatened by their team-up, that they were just happy to be on the board?

(No? Read here--last comment:

Ha! My eye! I don't know about you, but I think I'd be feeling threatened about now!

Anyway . . .

I believe "Let's go fly a kite" has already been chosen (correct me if I'm wrong--quality control), but I award you four points for the others.

And Carol, I give you a whim point for your WWII song and the sunshine song.

Jeff gets another point for his blog post and those awesome plane videos, and we'll give the oldies a point for the awesome video-graphy over there.

I'm tempted to take away Jeff's point because he is obviously using my super-popular blog to advertise his OWN blog, thus trying to entice TENS of women and three men to leave team Quirky Charlotte and join team Jeff.

. . . but, it's all good. There's room for both of us in the blogosphere. Besides, I don't want to be told that this ISN'T the reason for his advertisement. Let me keep my delusions of grandeur.

deutschlehrer said...

The lightning round is sure to take us down. No worries. two more, though:
Judy Garland's somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly


Kermit the Frog's Rainbow connection

deutschlehrer said...

and here is a really great version of somewhere over the rainbow

Doug said...

"Breath of Spring"
The Garden by Michael McLean
I don't know it this qualifies and I didn't read all of the comments to see if it had already been said. If not than
"Just try to clear the weeds.
Try planting newer seeds." This is My Garden... same musical
This is all I could come up with since they don't talk about spring in Newsies nor in the song "Send In The Clown."

Anonymous said...

So we were listening to Wicked on the way to our residency gathering (the kids can't get enough of Defying Gravity, seriously, they can sing quite a bit of it) and the very next song had the following line. Oh Ya!!

Like some terrible green lizard throughout the land she flies - Play - Wicked - Song - Thank Goodness.

Anonymous said...

passing where the willows quiver, by the ever rolling river, swollen with the summer rain, the summer rain. Threading long and leafy mazes dotten with unnumbered daises Dotted, dotted with unnumbered daises - Play - The Pirates of Penzance (sp) - Song - Climbing Over a Rocky Mountain - Sidenote - I sang this as the part of Kate in Eighth Grade - Good Times

I am the very model of a modern major general, I've infomation vegeatable, animal and mineral - Play - The Pirates of Penzance (again with the sp) - Song - I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General.

Carol said...

What about Springtime in the Rockies? It is the name of a song sung by Gene Autry in a movie of the same name. My mom is responsible for this one. My grandpa used to sing this song all the time.

Anonymous said...

farms will boom, there won't be room to store the surplus food you grow - Play - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Song - Pharaoh's Dream?

Charlotte said...

Jeff--one point for somewhere over the rainbow. Phrases from that song have already been said, but not THAT phrase.

One point for the Rainbow connection, since it is also from a musical. I should make you name the musical, but the whims are with you.


No points for the Breath of Spring, because it's already been said, but you get one point for try to clear the weeds, and one more point for chiming in before Robert.

Melissa gets 4 more points for songs, and another two points for being a participant in the Pirates of Penzance. Nice work!

(Like you need the lightning round. Puleeze!)

Carol--Okay--one point for Springtime in the Rockies.

Anonymous said...

Oh sunny Sante Fe would be nice - Play - Rent - Song - Sante Fe

Without you, the ground thaws, the rain falls, the grass grows. Without you, the seeds root the flowers bloom the children play - Play - Rent - Song - Without You

deutschlehrer said...

even after shamelessly plugging my own site to tens of women and a couple of guys the score is Charlotte 65 comments, Deutschlehrer, nada. Charlotte I bow to your comment-blogginess. How do I offer points for airplanes? didn't anyone see the cute kid holding the plane below?

Anonymous said...

haven't you noticed suddenly Im bright and breezy - Play - The King and I - Song - Getting to Know You

to kiss in the sunlight - Play - The King and I - Song - ? Honestly, that's about the only line I remember from it, mostly we FF that song because we thought is was boring as kids

but blossom must not ever fly from bee to bee to bee - Play - The King and I - Song - King's Song

With that I really have to go to bed. I keep laying there singing to myself and then sneak out into the bathroom to write so I won't wake up Jacob. I am going to get some eye rolling in the morning (although, I have gotten a bit today already , now we are even for :)

Charlotte said...

Five more points to Melissa. And I must say that I get a perverse amount of joy in the thought that my blog is in competition with for most looked at website in your home. One more point for that.

And Jeff, Jeff. The secret to my commenting success? Prizes. Can you write cheesey poetry? Crochet? If not, you'd better learn. I'm tellin' you, that's gold, pure gold.

(That kid holding the airplane is pretty good though. Probably even better than poetry AND crocheting. )

Doug said...

"Let the Sunshine" from the musical Hair
"Up where they play all day in the sun" Part of your world, Little Mermaid
"The Sun rolling high, through the sapphire sky" Circle of life, The Lion King
I skimmed the comments and didn't notice these so here is my attempt to jump ahead of Robert.

Anonymous said...

Lida Rose I'm home again Rose, to get the sun back in the sky - Play - The Music Man - Song - Lida Rose

Carol said...

Like Melissa I just can't seem to stop. Here's one I thought of as I was driving through the snow this morning.

Don't tell me not to live, just sit and putter
Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter
Don't bring around a cloud to rain (or in my case snow) on my parade

Don't Rain on My Parade - Funny Girl

Charlotte said...

Doug gets two more points (sun rolling high has already been said, but you're good on the other two)

Melissa gets another point

Carol gets another point (that's one of my very favorites, by the way)

Good work!

Carol said...

So, apparently one song begets another.

The springtime bride is story eyes, as poets often say
No other bride would dare to dream the dreams that April, May

His Love Makes Me Beautiful - Funny Girl

Harmony said...

I just have to say that Jeff's blog and have a long way to go, and it has nothing to do with their lack of cheesy prizes. I still maintain it's all about the entertainment--and charlottelaughs rules the roost. What else could make me wrack my brain--mostly in vain--ALL DAY yesterday trying to think of any musical (or anything remotely close) that I have ever seen or heard, no matter how long ago? What else could make me impose a 12-hour Internet fast on myself today--seriously--so I could get caught up on the laundry, the dishes, and a few other necessary tasks that were sorely neglected yesterday while I watched BYU basketball and obsessively checked Charlotte's blog every 20 minutes to see what interesting comments had been posted since I last checked? Binge Readers Anonymous? How about Charlottelaughs Anonymous? I know I am not the only member! Love ya Charlotte!

Harmony said...

Oh, and as for feeling threatened by Jeff and I teaming up? I believe I simply underestimated his competitiveness. Still, for anyone who might be worried, I have to agree with him that we will probably be left in the dust in the lightening round. If not, the arbiter (and the accountant) can split our points. I will not be checking your math!

Dad P said...

Has anyone mentioned that all time favorate "Springtime in the Rockies"

Charlotte said...

Harmony--If I ever decide to try to make my living as a professional blogger (EXTREMELY unlikely), I'm going to take your comment and show it to everyone I know. Really, you made my day.

I'd give you points for it, but then, others (you know who you are Jake and Jeff) would almost certainly make up a bunch of insincere flattery just to get a bunch of points, and it would all just be too cheapened. So, thank you, thank you.

You know, it's one thing to write quirky posts, but we all know that it's really the comments that have been making this fun lately, and that's all of you guys, not me.

Carol--another point for funny girl

Dad P--someone already has said that one, but considering that we're on comment 76, I'll give you the point. Who has time to read all those comments? The whims are with you today.

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