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Musical Questions

February 15, 2012

Listening to some drive-time radio, this occurred to me … how many musical questions could I remember?  I’ll start of with the one I heard on the radio:

“If happy little bluebirds fly above the rainbow, why can’t I?”

Here goes:

“Do you wanna dance?”
”Do you you believe in magic?”
”What’s new?”
”How much is that doggie the window?”
”Do you know the way to San Jose?”
”Will you love me tomorrow?”
”Where have all the flowers gone?”
“Who’ll stop the rain?”
”Is she really going out with him?”
”Should I stay or should I go?”
”Who wrote the book of love?”

and, for the punctuation-alert …

“What is this thing called, love?”

There’s more than a little rhetoric in these questions.  Most musical questions are erotema, while  Pete Seeger clearly knew all about hypophora.

Remembered one more:

“How soon is now?”

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  1. February 15, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    If you’re lucky, when you line them up you get a mini-story:

    “Are you going to Scarborough Fair?”
    “Should I stay or should I go?”
    “Why don’t we do it in the road?”
    “Will you still love me, tomorrow?”

  2. Dave Fell
    February 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Off the top of my head
    Does this Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
    Do You Want to Know a Secret?
    Who Are You?
    Where Have All the Good Times Gone?
    Who Can It Be Now?
    Do You Feel Like We Do?
    Is There Anybody Out There?

    Got to get back to work

  3. Tracy Jellows
    February 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Here;s a few::
    How many more times? (Led Zeppelin)
    Have you ever seen the rain? (Creedence)
    How do you do what you do to me? (Herman’s Hermits)
    Jenny Jenny, who can I turn to? (Tommy Tutone)

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