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Golden oldies music quiz

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Golden oldies music quiz

Be aware:
In some cases a song is well known by the first line of the verse or its chorus/refrain, this is not always the actual title, for instance, the popular song  usually known as “Daisy Daisy give me your answer do” the actual title is “Daisy Bell” As long as you're in the right area I will call the answer “right” Ok.
The only common theme is that most of these would mostly be “sung” by a bunch of usually happy people with the music being played (vamped) by someone playing an old upright overstrung piano. Those under 50ish years young will probably be totally bemused by this...it was one of life's pleasures you missed.
There are no trick questions (well not many) and no instrumentals.

1.Wrong for a porkie  (Its a sin to tell a lie)
2.City of faith   (Jeruselem)
3.It was your fault  (You made me love you)
4.shussh! Gently this way...  (Tip toe through the tulips) 
5.Moving home   (My old man or Follow the Van)
6.Such a long time in Holland   (My old Dutch or We've been together now for 40 years)
7.Globally unique...her?   (If you were the only girl in the world)
8.Mum! Is it Eden?  (On mother Kelly's doorstep) 
9.Seller's said “I say down there”   (Any old iron)
10. Flower on a Renault   (Lily of Laguna)
11. Sister? No? Mother maybe...   (Who were you with last night) *
12. One? green song   (a, Ten green bottles   b, Green grow the rushes O)
13. In Hampstead and up really!  (Down at the Old Bull and Bush)
14. Well, its not me...   (I wonder who's kissing her now)  *
15. Molly's seafood   (Molly Malone or Cockles and Mussells)
16. Shutters groupies   (All the nice girls love a sailor)
17. Next to and broke  (Side by side)
18. Do you speak, miss  (Mademoiselle from Amentiers)
19. Happy face   (When you're smiling)  *
20. 3-4 time down under  (Waltzing Matilda)
21. Palace perambulation  (Lambeth Walk)
22. Idle with Darin  (Lazy river)
23  Anne's ahead oh! him.   (I'm Henery the eighth I am)
24. They keep on popping!  (I'm forever blowing bubbles)
25. In case of cares and woes  (Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag)
26. Flour grinder perhaps?   (There's an old mill by the stream or Nelly Dene)
27. Go over Will's bridge  (Won't you come home Bill Bailey)
28. softly now, in the evening  (Just a song at twilight)
29. Of Cob's and Pens   (Swanee)
30. Buzzing round a climber   (The honeysuckle and the bee)
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Javert
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1. It’s a sin to tell a lie.
2. Jerusalem (The Holy City)
5. Don’t dilly dally ("We had to move away, 'cos the rent we couldn't pay)
15. Cockles and Mussels.
21. Lambeth Walk
25. “Bye, bye blackbird.”
30. “You are my honey, honeysuckle (I am the bee).”

Can't do anymore - thinking makes my head hurt.
Javert
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Re: Golden oldies music quiz

Just thought of two more:
3.  "You made me love you (I didn't want to do it)."
6. "My old Dutch" - "We've been together now for forty years".
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@Javert all right so far No5, thats a new take on an alternate title I hadn't seen before, but you've got the right song.
Have I made this too easy I ask myself?
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Er! sorry Javert No25 is not right. Although it does fit I suppose, but not the one I was thinking of.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Quote from: Javert
5. Don’t dilly dally ("We had to move away, 'cos the rent we couldn't pay"

I have two copies of the music, one is "Don't dilly dally" the other is titled "My old man"
So sometimes not even the music publishers agree.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
Javert
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Have I made this too easy I ask myself?

I wouldn't have thought so!  As wiith all these type of things - one has to get onto the same wavelength as the compiler! 
25 if you won't allow my first choice  Smiley how about "Pack up your troubles in your old kitbag"?
29 - I know what cobs and pens are - but cannot think of a song about them!  Only know of the instrumental by Saint-Saens - but that's singular.

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20.  Waltzing Matilda
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@4candle yes cobber.
@Javert, uhmm! if you know what they are, why should the song be about them?
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Ta mate!
19.  Smile  ?
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@4candles, again it fits, but not the one I was looking for. Could be wrong but is "Smile" that old? it might be, if its the one I think you mean, not sure it would be sung round an old joanna, by a lot of boozy lads and lassies. (no clues there)
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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"Smile, though your heart is aching, smile, even though it's breaking..." - definitive version by Nat King Cole in fifties(?), IIRC written in thirties. I'm sure I've heard 'boozy lads and lassies' sing it.
Any road up, if it's wrong, I'll think again. Undecided
16.  All the Nice Girls Love a Sailor
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Yes, thats the one I thought you meant, if it was 50's origin then its late for this lot, however you may well be right...well I looked it up, and it was copywritten in 1952. And anyway, that would be a harsh thing to do to a song by the late great Nat King Cole to bawl one of his raund an ol' pianna!!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Joanna, shurely?  Wink
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Joanna, shurely?  Wink

Wouldn't think so, capitalised its a girls/womans name, this is a slang term for a piano, probably cockney.
PS. 16 is right (wonder if shutter will notice)
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.