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Quiz about I Love You a Bushel and a Peck
Quiz about I Love You a Bushel and a Peck

I Love You, a Bushel and a Peck Quiz


These cheerful love songs, mostly from the 20th century US, have references one might not normally associate with love: new inventions, fractured grammar, cakes, clothes, a baboon. Can you guess the title after a character from the song describes it?

A multiple-choice quiz by littlepup. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
littlepup
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
372,297
Updated
Jul 18 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
454
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. It's the turn of the 20th century and I adore this new mode of transportation. But now that I've fallen in love with a man I just met while riding, the sounds of the machinery get mixed up with the sounds of my heartstrings: the clang, ding and zing, and the chug, bump and thump. What song am I singing? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. A country gal like me knows what "I Love You, a Bushel and a Peck" means, but do you? What's "a bushel and a peck"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. I talk to my musically-inclined girlfriend on my newfangled telephone all the time, though I've never met her in person. I've even asked her to wire me a kiss. I can't wait for her to call me again and tell me how much I mean to her. What's my song titled? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. My home is heated with steam, but I'm still cold. I've tried putting more coal in the boiler until the radiators hiss, but no matter what I do, I can't get warm without your love and kisses and having you to hold. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. I'm worried whether that there baby of mine still loves me, so I'm going to walk right over to her house and ask her, "Are we is a couple?" I mean, "Ain't you is my baby?" No, that's not right. Well, I'll figure what to ask when I get there. What song will my question be the title of? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. I live in the Congo, and I'm a chimpanzee who has fallen in love with the most wonderful monkey. We talk constantly, though you probably couldn't understand what we say without a translator. We found a baboon to marry us, and now we're happier than ever. What song are we singing? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Well, how-ya do? So glad you could stop by. Ain't you a sight for sore eyes! I love feeding people, so I wish I'd known what you was up to, and I would've made something for you to eat. I might even have hired a band to play, I'm so happy to see you. Sit down. How've you been? What song is this? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. I love ya, pardner, but I'd love you so much more if you took me back east to some city, where I could wear fancy clothes with all kinds of trimmings and high silk stockings, and not have to live out west here, riding buckboards, trying not to step on cactus, and where all your friends go around armed. What song is this? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. I need to take a trip and I'm worried about leaving my sweetheart alone. I want to buy him a dog, to keep him company and protect him from robbers. I wonder if I can afford a dog at the pet shop? All the dogs in the shop are barking. What song am I singing? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. I don't understand why everyone is laughing. I simply invited my love to come out and walk carefully through the Dutch flowers in my garden. I might kiss her in the moonlight, and we'll keep the rain away as we walk carefully on our toes amid the Dutch bulbs that have grown knee-high. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. It's the turn of the 20th century and I adore this new mode of transportation. But now that I've fallen in love with a man I just met while riding, the sounds of the machinery get mixed up with the sounds of my heartstrings: the clang, ding and zing, and the chug, bump and thump. What song am I singing?

Answer: The Trolley Song

Judy Garland sang "The Trolley Song" in the movie "Meet Me in St. Louis," released in 1944 but set in 1904, when trolleys were still a new and exciting mode of transportation. The same movie also introduced the classic song, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." "The Trolley Song" was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, and they were nominated for an Academy Award in 1945 in the Best Original Song category.
2. A country gal like me knows what "I Love You, a Bushel and a Peck" means, but do you? What's "a bushel and a peck"?

Answer: A dry measure equal to 9.3 gallons (one bushel) plus a quarter of a bushel (a peck)

Besides being a quarter of a bushel, "peck" has an appropriate double meaning of a kiss. The song, written by Frank Loesser, debuted in the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls" in 1950 and was an instant hit. It was recorded by many artists, including Doris Day, Perry Como and Betty Hutton, and Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely, whose versions were all released in 1950.
3. I talk to my musically-inclined girlfriend on my newfangled telephone all the time, though I've never met her in person. I've even asked her to wire me a kiss. I can't wait for her to call me again and tell me how much I mean to her. What's my song titled?

Answer: Hello My Baby

Now thought of as an innocent song from when the telephone was a novelty, "Hello My Baby" (or "Hello Ma Baby") started out in the 1899 tradition of "coon songs," making fun of African-Americans. The gentle humor of a man with a girlfriend he never sees and only talks to on the phone, could apply to anyone, and only one word needed changed in the lyrics, "coon" to "man", to make the song inoffensive, so the song has now become enjoyable for everyone.

The chorus in particular has become well known as one of the songs Michigan J. Frog sings in the 1955 Warner Brothers cartoon "One Froggy Evening."
4. My home is heated with steam, but I'm still cold. I've tried putting more coal in the boiler until the radiators hiss, but no matter what I do, I can't get warm without your love and kisses and having you to hold.

Answer: Steam Heat

"Steam Heat" debuted in the Broadway musical "The Pajama Game," choreographed by Bob Fosse, and it was a show-stopper. Since then, other performers have recorded it or included it in their performances with varying degrees of success. Shirley MacLaine often performed it in her nightclub act.
5. I'm worried whether that there baby of mine still loves me, so I'm going to walk right over to her house and ask her, "Are we is a couple?" I mean, "Ain't you is my baby?" No, that's not right. Well, I'll figure what to ask when I get there. What song will my question be the title of?

Answer: Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby

"Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" was co-written by Louis Jordan and Billy Austin, and released as a single in 1944. It did well in the folk/country, pop, and Rhythm and Blues charts, reaching first, second and third respectively. Dozens of singers have recorded it since, but many people remember it from reruns of a 1946 episode of Tom and Jerry, "Solid Serenade", where Ira Wood sang it in the cartoon.
6. I live in the Congo, and I'm a chimpanzee who has fallen in love with the most wonderful monkey. We talk constantly, though you probably couldn't understand what we say without a translator. We found a baboon to marry us, and now we're happier than ever. What song are we singing?

Answer: Aba Daba Honeymoon

"Aba Daba Honeymoon" comes from 1914, when Arthur Fields and Walter Donovan wrote and published it, but another generation loved it when it was performed in "Two Weeks with Love,' a 1950 movie. Debbie Reynolds and Carlton Carpenter released their version from the movie as a single, which reached number three on the Billboard charts. Laverne and Shirley performed it in monkey costumes on roller skates in the 1978 season of that show.
7. Well, how-ya do? So glad you could stop by. Ain't you a sight for sore eyes! I love feeding people, so I wish I'd known what you was up to, and I would've made something for you to eat. I might even have hired a band to play, I'm so happy to see you. Sit down. How've you been? What song is this?

Answer: If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake

Eileen Barton is the best known singer of "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake." The song reached number one on the Billboard chart in 1950. It was written by Al Hoffman, Bob Merrill and Clem Watts. Many performers and shows have kept the song popular. Bob Hope and Bing Crosby sang it as a duet, and shows as diverse as "M*A*S*H" and "Sesame Street" have featured it in episodes.
8. I love ya, pardner, but I'd love you so much more if you took me back east to some city, where I could wear fancy clothes with all kinds of trimmings and high silk stockings, and not have to live out west here, riding buckboards, trying not to step on cactus, and where all your friends go around armed. What song is this?

Answer: Buttons and Bows

"Buttons and Bows" won an Academy Award for Best Original Song, after it was written for and performed in the 1947 movie "Paleface." The most well-known version was recorded by Dinah Shore that same year, and it reached number one on the Billboard chart the following year. Jay Livingston wrote the music and Ray Evans wrote the words.
9. I need to take a trip and I'm worried about leaving my sweetheart alone. I want to buy him a dog, to keep him company and protect him from robbers. I wonder if I can afford a dog at the pet shop? All the dogs in the shop are barking. What song am I singing?

Answer: How Much Is That Doggy in the Window

The most famous version of this song was recorded by Patti Page in 1952 and released in 1953. It reached number one on the Billboard chart and sold over two million copies. Lita Roza had similar success with her recording of it in the UK, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart. The barks at the end of some lines have made it a favorite with children who can contribute the sound effects.

The song sounded okay in the 1950s, but people began to realize that animals offered for sale in pet store windows probably came from unhealthy, inhumane puppy mills. In 2009, Patti Page recorded a version with words that encourage adoption from shelters. She gave the rights to that song to the US Humane Society and spoke out against puppy mills. Though Lita Roza in the UK simply disliked the song and never sang it again, she left 190,000 pounds to animal charities upon her death in 2008.
10. I don't understand why everyone is laughing. I simply invited my love to come out and walk carefully through the Dutch flowers in my garden. I might kiss her in the moonlight, and we'll keep the rain away as we walk carefully on our toes amid the Dutch bulbs that have grown knee-high.

Answer: Tiptoe Through the Tulips

"Tiptoe Through the Tulips" was first published as a serious love song in 1929 written by Al Dubin and Joe Burke. It hit the top of the charts for a while. Looney Toons used it in 1930 in their first cartoon ever, starting its association with comedy.

When the original interest had long faded, Tiny Tim recorded it in 1968, reaching number 17 on the charts, and it quickly became his signature song. His falsetto voice and ukelele accompaniment made the song into a novelty, and since then, it's been difficult to imagine "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" as a serious love song anymore.
Source: Author littlepup

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