Any Five Words

Started by Chris L, Jul 06, 2017, 03:30 pm

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Chris L

Since I've googled it and can't respond (though I wouldn't have gotten it anyway), I'll add some hints:

It's a comic song.
There's a version by a frequent (and often controversial) Sondheim performer.
The lyrics are by a lyricist Sondheim dislikes.

...beautiful diamond ring, a bungalow...
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

MartinG

One more clue - 

A bungalow...with a stair?
Morals tomorrow

Bobster

I had to Google it too.
More clues...
It's from a film.
The song is diegetic in the film.
The characters the performers are playing (not while they're singing) are not romantically involved (!).

Chris L

Quote from: MartinG on Jul 26, 2017, 01:37 pmOne more clue -

A bungalow...with a stair?
Cute clue, BTW.
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

AmyG

Well, I know who the leading man is and have narrowed down the lyricist to two probable ones but I still can't think of the song or the movie. With all these clues, I feel kinda dumb. I refuse to google it at this point. I feel sure I'll come up with it.

Hester Jean

I googled it and the sixth item was a link back to here!  ;D

Chris L

Wow, we've finally made it to the first page of a Google search! (May members come pouring in, please!)

...beautiful diamond ring, a bungalow...
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

MartinG

Quote from: AmyG on Jul 28, 2017, 10:36 amWell, I know who the leading man is and have narrowed down the lyricist to two probable ones but I still can't think of the song or the movie. With all these clues, I feel kinda dumb. I refuse to google it at this point. I feel sure I'll come up with it.
Well as its a question it should be possible to eliminate some potential first words...
Morals tomorrow

AmyG

I finally gave up and googled and I do not know this song. I think maybe it's time for another one, @MartinG. Do you agree?

Chris L

I'm with @AmyG on this one, Martin. I don't think hints are going to help.
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

MartinG

OK fair enough  :)

If anyone's still curious, it's this!

So let's try...

...of a word to rhyme.
Morals tomorrow

Chris L

But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

MartinG

A top 10 hit in the UK in '72, and no 1 in the UK by a renowned ophidiophile.
Morals tomorrow

Chris L

Quote from: MartinG on Aug 02, 2017, 02:17 pmOK fair enough  :)

If anyone's still curious, it's this!

So let's try...

...of a word to rhyme.

QuoteA top 10 hit in the UK in '72, and no 1 in the UK by a renowned ophidiophile.

An ophidophile is a snake lover, right? Sounds like Alice Cooper. "School's Out for the Summer"?
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

MartinG

That'll do nicely, Sir 😊
Morals tomorrow