Part 1 of 10: 10 Ways To Bring Vitality To The Life Of Your Elderly Parent: Songs for Seniors Quiz

Part 1 of 10: 10 Ways To Bring Vitality To The Life Of Your Elderly Parent: Songs for Seniors Quiz

Here is an over 80s song list. It includes lyrics to over 80 popular songs from yesteryear to enjoy in a sing-along.

Sing the first line, and then ask member to sing the next line!

Attached are the lyrics to the songs, song titles and the answers in red.

Seniors Song Quiz (1920s, 1930s, 1940s)

Song Title Artist Lyrics

  1. White Cliffs of Dover Vera Lynn There’ll be love and laughter and peace ever after, tomorrow just you wait and see
  2. Ain’t She Sweet Gene Austin Ain’t she nice, look her over once or twice, yes I ask you very confidentially ain’t she nice
  1. Always Irving Berlin When the things you’ve planned need a helping hand, I will understand always
  2. Show Me The Way To Go Home Frank Crumit I’m tired and I wanna go to bed, I had a little drink about an hour ago and it’s gone right to my head
  1. Beer Barrel Polka The Andrews Sisters Roll out the barrel we’ll have a barrel of fun, roll out the barrel we’ve got the blues on the run
  1. It’s A Long Way To Tipperary John McCormack Goodbye Piccadilly, farewell Leicester Square, it’s a long long way to Tipperary, but my heart’s right there
  1. Let Me Call You Sweetheart The Peerless Quartet Keep the lovelight glowing in your eyes so true, let me call you sweetheart I’m in love with you
  1. You Are My Sunshine Various artists You make me happy when skies are grey, you’ll never know dear how much I love you, please don’t take my sunshine away
  1. Side By Side Patsy Cline Oh we ain’t got a barrel of money, maybe we’re ragged and funny, but we’ll travel the road sharing our load, side by side
  1. Cruising Down The River Russ Morgan Cruising down the river on a Sunday afternoon, with one you love, the sun above waiting for the moon
  1. Chattanooga Choo Choo Glen Miller Pardon me, boy is that the Chattanooga choo choo? Track twenty-nine boy, you can gimme a shine
  1. Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree The Andrews Sisters Don’t go walkin’ down Lover’s Lane, with anyone else but me anyone else but me,anyone else but me
  1. Ma! He’s Making Eyes At Me Various Artists Ev’ry minute he gets bolder, now he’s leaning on my shoulder, Ma, he’s kissing me!
  1. Daisy Bell Harry Dacre It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage, but you’ll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two
  1. Apple Blossom Time Artie Shaw One day in May, I’ll come and say Happy the bride that the sun shines on today
  2. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Chauncey Olcott There’s a tear in your eye and I’m wondering why, for it never should be there at all, with such pow’r in your smile, sure a stone you’d beguile so there’s never a teardrop should fall.
  1. Shine On Harvest Moon Ruth Etting Snow time ain’t no time to stay outdoors and spoon, So shine on shine on harvest moon for me and my gal
  1. By The Light Of The Silvery Moon Doris Day Your silvery beams will bring love’s dreams, We’ll be cuddlin’ soon by the silvery moon
  1. Love Letters In The Sand Pat Boone How you laughed when I cried, Each time I saw the tide Take our love letters from the sand
  1. White Sportscoat Marty Robbins A white sports coat and a pink carnation I’m all dressed up for the dance
  2. Catch A Falling Star Perry Como Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Save it for a rainy day
  3. Don’t Fence Me In Frankie Laine Let me ride through the wide open country that I love Don’t fence me in
  4. It Had To Be You Frank Sinatra With all your faults, I love you still It had to be you, wonderful you, It had to be you
  1. Que Sera Sera Doris Day When I was just a little girl I asked my mother what will I be Will I be pretty will I be rich, here’s what she said to me
  1. Red Sails In The Sunset Nat King Cole Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me
  1. If You Knew Suzie Eddie Cantor If you knew Susie, like I know Susie, Oh, oh, oh, what a girl
  2. Happy Days Are Here Again Barbara Streisand Happy days are here again, the skies above are clear again So let’s sing a song of cheer again, happy days are here again
  1. Bye Bye Blackbird Ella Fitzgerald Where somebody waits for me Sugar’s sweet, and honey, so is she, bye bye, my blackbird
  1. Wooden Heart Elvis Presley There’s no strings upon this love of mine, It was always you from the start
  2. Blueberry Hill Fats Domino I found my thrill, on Blueberry Hill On Blueberry Hill when I found you
  3. Red Roses For A Blue Lady Dean Martin And if they do the trick, I’ll hurry back to pick Your best white orchid for her wedding gown
  1. Who’s Sorry Now Connie Francis Who’s sorry now, Who’s sorry now Who’s heart is aching for breaking each vow
  2. 3 Ol Man River Paul Robeson Old Man River, Old Man River He don’t say nothin’, he must know somethin’
  1. Red River Valley Marty Robbins From this valley they say you are going We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile
  1. Carolina In The Morning Al Jolson/Dean Martin Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning No one could be sweeter than my sweetie when I meet her in the morning
  1. Red Red Robin Louis Armstrong What if I’ve been blue now I’m walkin’ through fields of flowers Rain may glisten but I still listen for hours and hours
  1. Singing In The Rain Gene Kelly I’m laughing at clouds, so dark up above The sun’s in my heart and I’m ready for love
  1. Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire Rosemary Clooney Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose  Yuletide carols being sung by a choir and folks dressed up like Eskimos
  1. Tip Toe Through The Tulips Tiny Tim Oh, tiptoe from the garden, by the garden of the willow tree And tiptoe through the tulips with me
  1. Goodnight Irene Steve Earle Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene, I’ll see you in my dreams
  1. On A Night Like This Dave Barnes On a night like this I could fall in love I could fall in love with you
  2. I’m Sitting On Top Of The World Al Jolson/Brenda Lee I’m sitting on top of the world, Just a rolling along, just a rolling along
  3. For Me And My Gal Judy Garland/Gene Kelly Everybody’s been knowing to a wedding they’re going And for weeks they’ve been sewing, every Susie and Sal
  1. Love Me Tender Elvis Presley Love me tender, love me true, all my dreams fulfilled. For my darlin’ I love you, and I always will.
  1. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Andrews Sisters He’s in the army now, a-blowin’ reveille He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B
  1. I Ain’t Got Nobody Louis Armstrong Now I ain’t got nobody, and nobody cares for me! That’s why I’m sad and lonely
  1. Whispering Louis Armstrong Whispering while you cuddle near me Whispering so no one can hear me
  2. Toot Toot Tootsie Al Jolson Toot, toot, Tootsie, good-bye! Toot, toot, Tootsie, don’t cry
  3. That Old Gang Of Mine The Four Aces Those wedding bells are breakin’ up That old gang of mine
  4. Makin’ Whoopee Ella Fitzgerald Another bride, another June, another sunny honeymoon Another season, another reason, for makin’ whoopee
  1. When You’re Smiling Frank Sinatra When you’re smilin’, when you’re smilin The whole world smiles with you
  1. In The Mood Glen Miller In the mood, that’s what he told me, in the mood, and when he told me In the mood, my heart was skipping
  1. April Showers Al Jolson Though April showers may come your way  They bring the flowers that bloom in May
  1. Sweet Georgia Brown Ella Fitzgerald No gal made has got a shade on sweet Georgia Brown Two left feet but oh so neat, has sweet Georgia Brown
  1. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby Nat King Cole Yes sir, that’s my baby No sir, don’t be maybe, Yes sir, that’s my baby now
  1. Somewhere Over The Rainbow Judy Garland Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby.
  1. A Tisket A Tasket Ella Fitzgerald A-tisket A-tasket, I lost my yellow basket And if the girlie don’t return it, don’t know know what I’ll do
  1. Stormy Weather Etta James Stormy weather, since my man and I ain’t together Keeps raining all of the time
  1. Tea For Two Nat King Cole Picture you upon my knee, just tea for two and two for tea Just me for you and you for me alone
  1. Dancing Cheek To Cheek Fred Astaire And I seem to find the happiness I seek When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek
  1. Heart And Soul Dean Martin Heart and soul, I fell in love with you heart and soul Because you held me tight and stole a kiss in the night
  1. Blue Moon Frank Sinatra Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for You heard me saying a prayer for, someone I really could care for
  1. Indian Love Call Nelson Eddy & When I’m calling you will you answer too? Jeanette Macdonald That means I offer my love to you, to be your own
  1. Did You Ever See A Dream Walking Bing Crosby Did you ever see a dream walking? Well, I did Did you ever hear a dream talking? Well, I did
  1. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town Ted Lewis/Doris Day It’s only a shanty in old Shanty Town The roof is so slanty it touches the ground.
  1. On The Good Ship Lollipop Shirley Temple On the good ship lollipop it’s a sweet trip to the candy shop where bon-bon’s play, on the sunny beach of Peppermint Bay
  1. The Loveliest Night Of The Year Mario Lanza When you are in love it’s the loveliest night of the year Stars twinkle above and you almost can touch them from here
  1. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top “Oklahoma” musical Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry, when I take you out in the surrey, When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top!
  1. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Van Morrison Have I told you lately that I love you Have I told you there’s no one above you
  2. Pennies From Heaven Frank Sinatra/Bing Crosby Every time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven Don’t you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven?
  1. He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands Various He’s got the whole world in his hands he’s got the whole wide world in his hands He’s got the whole wide world in his hands he’s got the whole world in his hands
  1. White Christmas Bing Crosby With every Christmas card I write May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmas’ be white
  1. Sentimental Journey Doris Day/Frank Sinatra Gotta take a sentimental journey Sentimental journey home
  2. Buttons And Bows Dinah Shore Those frills and flowers and buttons and bows Rings and things and buttons and bows
  1. Some Enchanted Evening “South Pacific” Musical Some enchanted evening, you may see a stranger, You may see a stranger across a crowded room
  1. Little Brown Jug Traditional American My wife and I live all alone, in a little hut we called our own; She loves gin and I love rum, I tell you what, we have lots of fun!
  1. You Must’ve Been A Beautiful Baby Ray Charles You must have been a beautiful baby, You must have been a wonderful child
  2. Why Don’t You Do Right Peggy Lee Why don’t you do right, like some other men do Get out of here and get me some money too
  1. A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square Vera Lynn And, as we kissed and said ‘goodnight’, A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
  1. South Of The Border Various South of the border, down Mexico way That’s where I fell in love, when the stars above came out to play

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