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Glen Miller


Paddy goes onto the TV Programme 'Stars In Their Eyes' where contestants pretend to be famous performers. "So, who are you going to be tonight" says the host Matthew Kelly. Paddy says "Tonight Matthew, I'm going to be the great band leader Glenn Miller" Then Paddy walked through the door......and they never saw him again!
Submitted by: Big Dan
At the end of a show Glen Miller asks the audience if his orchestra can play any requests - a man at the back shouts out 'play Paddy me Boy' he is ignored and the band play something else. Again they ask for any requests and the same man shouts even louder 'Play Paddy me Boy!' again they ignore him. This continues until finally his is the only voice asking for requests. And he is insistent on 'Paddy me Boy'. Glen admits that he doesn't know the song but the man is adamant that Glen most certainly does. Glen says O.K. then you sing it and we'll join in - So the man sings: 'Paddy me boy - is that the chatanooga choo choo'
Submitted by: John

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Alton Glenn Miller. Submitted by: band

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Stairway To The Quasars""Stairway To The Stars"Ron N. O'Connor
"Stairway to the Pulsars""Stairway to the Stars"Ron N. O'Connor
"Carole of the Curves""Stairway to the Stars"Carole of the curves, or Lombard of the legs?
"Elmer's Glue""Elmer's Tune"Toni Minot

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Moon Love,"The moon doesn't feel the emotion of love.Peter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"This Is My Song," Petula Clark"Moonlight Serenade," Glenn Miller
"Choo Choo Train," The Box Tops"Chattanooga Choo Choo," Glenn Miller
"Memorize Your Number," Leif Garrett"Pennsylvania 6-5000," Glenn Miller
"Down By The Station," The Four Preps"Chattanooga Choo Choo," Glenn Miller
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"A String Of Pears" originally "A String Of Pearls"
Naomi Swanson
"A String Of Earls" originally "A String Of Pearls"
Naomi Swanson
"A Sting Of Pearls" originally "A String Of Pearls"
Hilary Duffelbag

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Elmer's Tuner" originally "Elmer's Tune"

Change a Letter:

"Tuxedo Function" originally "Tuxedo Junction"
"Elmer's Tone" originally "Elmer's Tune"
"Elder's Tune" originally "Elmer's Tune"
"Elmer's Tuna" originally "Elmer's Tune"
"Elmer's Tube" originally "Elmer's Tune"

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Rendezvous Time in Paree""The Ed Wynn Show"The Real Phil Ossifer
"The Man in the Moon""That “Yee-Haw” Line Tune"Cowboy Gary McNamara
"This Time the Dream’s on Me""Thank That Cowboy, Gary [McNamara, who else?]"Gary McNamara
"Skylark""The Gary McNamara Song"Gary McNamara
"This Is No Laughing Matter""This Talk Host’s “Yee-haw!” Matters"The Real Phil Ossifer
"That Old Black Magic""That Talk Host’s School Days"Skip Nelson & the Modernaires
"Dearly Beloved""The Gary McNamara Song"The Real Phil Ossifer
"Lullaby of the Rain""The Gary McNamara Song"Gary McNamara
"Juke Box Saturday Night""It’s My Last High School Night"Gary McNamara
"Rendezvous Time in Paree""“Carole of the curves”, or “Lombard of the legs”?"Carole & Co. — LiveJournal

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Pennsylvania 6500Anything To Do With PennsylvaniaRichard Davies

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Bernie's Tune
   Chet Baker
Elmer's Tune
   Glenn Miller
Bernie and Elmer's Tune
We Are
   Vertical Horizon
In The Mood
   Glenn Miller
We Are In The Mood
Bob Oldhart
Mama Tried
   Merle Haggard
Pennsylvania 6-5000
   Glenn Miller
Mama Tried Pennsylvania 6-5000
And it was a wrong number.
Can't Fight The Moonlight
   LeAnn Rimes
The Moonlight Serenade
   Glenn Miller
Can't Fight The Moonlight Serenade
Raphael Bivas

Misheard Lyrics:

"Dearly Beloved"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be forever yours, come sorrow or shy.
Original Lyrics:
I know that I'll be yours, come shower or shine.
"Dearly Beloved"
Misheard Lyrics:
I’ll be forever yours, come sorrow or shy.
Original Lyrics:
I know that I’ll be yours, come shower or shine.
"A String of Pearls"
Misheard Lyrics:
Under these burning towns
Original Lyrics:
Under these burning clouds
"Chattanooga Choo Choo"
Misheard Lyrics:
You like to play the PlayStation 'bout a quarter to four
Original Lyrics:
You leave the Pennsylvania Station 'bout a quarter to four
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"I Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair"
Better Lyrics:
I dream of Leah with her inked body bare
Skin, like a canvas, color beyond compare
I see her on magazines on display
How lovely she looks posing in that way
Original Lyrics:
I dream of Jeannie with the light brown hair
Borne, like a vapor, on the summer air
I see her tripping where the bright streams play
Happy as the daisies that dance on her way
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Stairway To The Stars"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Let's build a stairway to the stars
Why They're Nonsensical:
Stairways can't be built from the Earth to celestial objects.
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Space Change:

"When You Wish Upon As Tar" originally "When You Wish Upon A Star"
Submitted by: Peter
"When You Wish Up On A Star" originally "When You Wish Upon A Star"
People wonder what spacecraft got you there.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Anagrams:

"Merle's Tune" originally "Elmer's Tune"
Merle is an anagram of Elmer!
Submitted by: Joe
"Retune Elms" originally "Elmer's Tune"
Can one really retune a tree?
Submitted by: Pact Like Sardines
"Teen Lemurs" originally "Elmer's Tune"
Submitted by: Olivia Tame
"The Domino" originally "In The Mood"
Submitted by: Suzanne

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Chattanooga Choo-choo"
The Lyrics:
Dinner in the diner --
Nothing could be finer
Than to have your ham and eggs in Carolina.
"Carolina" refers to the two-state area made up of North Carolina and South Carolina. In song, it is so referred to much more often than either of the two Carolinas is specifically referred to. An article about this song on Wikipedia indetifies three historical trains (none actually named "Chattanooga Choo-choo") that might fit the song's overall discription as qualifying as the train so informally named. It also says that the song's title train has also been incorrectly identified at times with the Southern Railroad's Crescent. If any particular lines in the song are resposible for that confusion, it must be these. That is because the Crescent actually went through the Carolinas, while the other three trains in question, which actually went to Chattanooga, did not. The Crescent still has a counterpart today, the Amtrack Crescent, while no passenger trains any longer run on the probable Chattanooga Choo-choo route where it doesn't follow the same route. What I've heard called the "main line" of the Southern Railway extended from Washington, DC, south through Lynchburg, Virginia; Greensboro and Charlotte, North Carolina; Spartanburg and Greenville, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Meridian and Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and on to New Orleans, Louisiana. Historically other passenger trains as well as the Crescent ran that route route; today the Crescent is the only one that follows all of that route, today part of the Norfolk Southern Railway. When today's Crescent stops at Atlanta, is is about 110 miles form Chattanooga, the closest that any passenger train stops today to the train destination made so famous by this song. The historical "Chattanooga Choo-choo" route followed the Crescent route as far south as Lynchburg, Virginia, but south of there went instead to Bristol, on the Virginia - Tennessee, border, then on, through Knoxville, Tennessee, to Chattanooga. It missed the Carolinas, making these lines of the song problematic, unless the singer is lamenting that he WON'T be having his ham and eggs in the Carolinas. But if, indeed, nothing could be finer, there could have been ways, by changes of train, to make the journey to Chattanooga via the Carolinas. One possibility was to continue on one of the trains on the Crescentt route southward to Salisbury, North Carolina. There a branch of the then Southern (now Norfolk Southern) Railway turns off and goes through Asheville, North Carolina to Knoxville, Tennessee, and points beyond. It is still an active freight line today, but ceased any passenger service by around 1970, about the time passenger trains also stopped going to Chattanooga. With that option, one would rejoin the Chattanooga Choo-choo route at Knoxville to go on southwestward to Chattanooga. Another option would invilve staying on the Crescent route on to Spartanburg, South Carolina. There one would catch a train on a route that went northwest from there to join the route of the previous option at Asheville. Alas, for those wishing to see more passenger service restored, it probably could never happen on that route, as for the last decade or so, part of the tracks between Spartanburg and Asheville have been removed. That included the famous or infamous "Saluda Grade" by the town of Salude, NC, once known for being the steepest grade on any through railroad of the U.S. Problems associated with that may well be why the Norfolk Southeren Railway decided to discontinue the route. Lastly, an option in the song's day would have been to ride the Crescent route all the way to Atlanta and then catch another train northwestward to Chattanooga.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Chattanooga Choo-choo"
The Lyrics:
"You leave the Pennsylvania Station 'bout a quarter to four,
Read a magazine, and then you're in Baltimore.
Refers to the city of Baltimore, Maryland. This song is about a train journey to Chattanooga , Tennessee, usually presumed to be from New York City, perhaps since that is where the most famous Pennsylvania Station is. That station, or any other so named in any other city is named because it was served by the Pennsylvania Railroad. The state of Pennsylvania is only indirectly referred to here, considering that the direct reference is to a station probably not in Pennsylvania, so named becaues it was served by a rail line not limited to Pennsylvania in terms of where its lines were located. Since around 1970, no passenger trains go to Chattanooga anymore. Contrary to a belief often generated by this song, there was never a train with tne name "Chattanooga Choo-choo", but once upon a time the Southern Railroad ran three passenger trains along the route mostly implied by the song, those trains being called the Pelican, the Birmingham Special, and the Tennessean. They travelled Southern's own lines between Washington, DC and Lynchburg, Virginia, and again between Bristol, on the Virginia - Tennessee border, and Chattanooga. Between Lynchburg and Bristol, those trains changed engines, to be run by the Norfolk and Western Railway. Since then, the Southern and the Norfolk and Western lines have been part of a merger, to form the Norfolk Southern Railway. But despite this route's being now all part of the same system from Washington to Chattanooga, no passenger service exists anymore on any portion of that route south of Lynchburg.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Loon Sight Marinade" originally "Moonlight Serenade"
Submitted by: Lori Tirol
"Soon Light Marinade" originally "Moonlight Serenade"
Submitted by: Lori Tirol
"Loon Might Serenade" originally "Moonlight Serenade"
Submitted by: Lori Tirol

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