Saturday, September 21, 2013

Musical Lyrics Game!

Celebrate Musicals Week is nigh upon us! I have decided to do a musical lyrics quiz this Saturday in honor of the occasion. Below are snippets of lyrics from twelve different songs from twelve different Broadway musicals. The blank spaces are either where there is a name or the title of the song, to make it a bit trickier. (I mean, if the title of the song were right there, you wouldn't even have to guess, now would you?) : ) Five points will be awarded for correctly guessing the musical, five points for the song, and an additional bonus five points if you can name the character who sings the line. Leave your guesses in a comment and I will respond with your score. Answers will be posted next Saturday! Have fun! : )

Must I lie?
How can I ever face my fellow men?
How can I ever face myself again?
My soul belongs to God, I know,
I made that bargain long ago.

Here in this room, he calls me softly
Somewhere inside, hiding
Somehow I know he's always with me
He, the unseen genius.

There's a time for us
Someday a time for us
Time together and time to spare
Time to love, time to care.

I feel the room swaying, and the band's playing
One of my old favorite songs from way back when
Here's my hat, fellas,
I'm staying where I'm at, fellas,
              ain't never going away again!

The moment I saw him smile
I knew he was just my style
My only regret is we've never met,
Though I live at fifty-one thirty-five Kensington Avenue
And he lives at fifty-one thirty-three.

Perhaps I had a wicked childhood
Perhaps I had a miserable youth
But somewhere in my wicked, miserable past
There must have been a moment of truth.

I learned to sew and I learned to bake,
I even frosted and angel food cake,
On Saturday evening, when folks dropped it,
My house was as neat as a brand-new pin.
I thought by learning each social grace,
Some likely chap might forget my face,
I can't understand it, I've knitted and purled,
But my, goodness me,                                             .

And there was music
And there were wonderful roses, they tell me,
In sweet fragrant meadows of dawn, and dew,
There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No, I never heard it at all,

Look at you, like a little lost calf,
I don't mean to laugh or tease you.
Where's your sense, there are so many girls
With long golden curls to please you.
Love comes and goes away,
You're hurtin' bad tonight
Oh, love comes and goes away,
I'm older, ain't I always led you right?

Just a small church
With a big steeple
Just a few people that both of us know
And we'll have love, laughter
Be happy ever after

Burn out ends
Of smoky days
The stale, cold smell of morning
A street lamp dies,
Another night is over
Another day is dawning!

Just when I stopped
Opening doors
Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours
Making my entrance again with my usual flair
Sure of my lines,
No one is there.


  1. Eeeep, I'm not as well-versed in musical lyrics as I'd like to be but I'll give this a shot!

    1- Jean Valjean, Who Am I?, Les Mis. :D

    2- Christine Daae, Angel of Music, POTO.

    3- Tony, Somewhere, West Side Story.

    4- ?

    5- ?

    6- Maria von Trapp, Something Good, Sound of Music

    7- ?

    8- Marian (the librarian :D), Till There Was You, The Music Man.

    9- ?

    10- ?

    11- I forget who sings this, but it's Memory from Cats.

    12- ?

  2. #1 is "Who Am I?" from Les Miserables, sung by Jean Valjean

    #2 is "Angel of Music" from Phantom of the Opera, sung by Christine Daie

    #3 is "Somewhere" from West Side Story, sung by Tony and Maria

    #4 is "Hello, Dolly!" from Hello, Dolly!, sung by Mrs. Dolly Levi

    #5 I think is from Meet Me in St. Louis, but I'm not sure.

    #6 is "Something Good" from The Sound of Music, sung by Maria and Captain Von Trapp

    #8 is "'Til There was You" from The Music Man, sung by Marion the Librarian

    #11 is "Memories" from Cats, sung by... Griselda? I never can keep the Jellical Cats straight.

    #12 is "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music.

    Super fun! Thanks!

  3. #1~?
    #2~ Angel of Music, sung by Christine in The Phantom of the Opera.
    #3~ Somewhere from West Side Story, sung by Maria.
    #4~ Hello, Dolly! from Hello, Dolly!, sung by Dolly. Hehe.
    #5~ The Boy Nextdoor from Meet Me in St. Louis, sung by Esther. Whew, for a minute there I couldn't even remember her name!
    #6~ Cinderella? Maybe? I don't know, just a quess.
    #7~ The song the one girl sings while she's bending horseshoes in The Harvey Girls?
    #8~ 'Till There Was You from The Music Man.
    #9~ ?
    #10~ Me and My Girl from Me and My Girl. I don't remember the character's name, is it Bill?
    #11~ Memory from Cats.
    #12~ Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music.

    Thank you, that was fun!
    #8~ 'Till There Was You from The Music Man.

  4. Miss Dashwood,
    All of your guesses were correct. Your score is 85 points. Thanks for playing! : )

    Your guesses on 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 were all completely correct, you guessed the correct musical for 5, and the correct musical and song for 11 and 12. Your score is 115 points!


  5. Oh this looks like fun! I doubt I could get the wonderful scores shown so far but I shall try my best :)
    1) Les Miserables, Who Am I?, Jean Valjean
    2) ?
    3) West Side Story, Somewhere
    4) Hello Dolly!, Hello Dolly!, Dolly and friends :)
    5) ?
    6) The Sound of Music, Something Good, Maria and Captain Von Trapp
    7) ?
    8) The Music Man, Till There was Yoiu, Marian and Harold Hill
    9) ?
    10) ?
    11) Cats, Memory
    12) Send in the Clowns


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