Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Name Game

I have had many listeners asking for another Name Game special, so here it is! Coming to Treasure Island Oldies Sunday, August 13th, it's the return of The Name Game.

If you are a new listener to the show, here's how it works. Every song played throughout the four hour show will have the name of a person in the song title.

So for example, you could hear Bad Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce, Paul Anka's Diana, Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sherry by The Four Seasons, The Four Tops' Bernadette, etc. You get the idea.

If you'd like to hear a special "name" song, be sure to call the Treasure Island Oldies 24/7 Request Line at 206-202-2866 and leave your name and city where you're calling from, and a short message with the song you'd like me to play on The Name Game Special.

Oh, if you've always wondered about the lyrics for The Name Game by Shirley Ellis, here they are:

The Name Game - Shirley Ellis

The name game!
Shirley!Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana fanna fo Firley
Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley!
Lincoln!Lincoln, Lincoln bo Bincoln Bonana fanna fo Fincoln
Fee fy mo Mincoln, Lincoln!
Come on everybody!
I say now let's play a game
I betcha I can make a rhyme out of anybody's name
The first letter of the name, I treat it like it wasn't there
But a B or an F or an M will appear
And then I say bo add a B then I say the name and Bonana fanna and fo
And then I say the name again with an F very plain
and a fee fy and a mo
And then I say the name again with an M this time
and there isn't any name that I can't rhyme

Arnold, Arnold bo Barnold Bonana fanna fo Farnold
Fee fy mo Marnold Arnold!

But if the first two letters are ever the same,
I drop them both and say the name likeBob, Bob drop the B's Bo ob
For Fred, Fred drop the F's Fo red
For Mary, Mary drop the M's Mo ary
That's the only rule that is contrary.

Now say Bo: Bo
Now Tony with a B: Bony
Then Bonana fanna fo: bonana fanna fo
Then you say the name again with an F very plain: Fony
Then a fee fy and a mo: fee fy mo
Then you say the name again with an M this time: Mony
And there isn't any name that you can't rhyme

Every body do Tony!
Pretty good, let's do Billy!
Very good, let's do Marsha!
A little trick with Nick!
The name game

Join me live Sunday, August 12 for The Name Game Special on Treasure Island Oldies. And remember, if you can't listen to the live show, you can always enjoy the archive.

Bye for now,
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