Quiz about Outstanding in their Field
Quiz about Outstanding in their Field

Outstanding in their Field Trivia Quiz


This collection of a variety of songs (and one album) is missing the names of ten different plants or trees to complete the titles. Harvest each plant or tree outstanding in their melodious fields to complete the title of each one.

A matching quiz by Rizeeve. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Rizeeve
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
406,656
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
468
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QuestionsChoices
1. "_____ Blossom Special" - This favorite fiddle tune was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938, its title referring to a train. Johnny Cash recorded a version for his 1965 album of the same name.  
Pines
2. "In the _____" - This folk song is also called "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?", and amongst its dozens of recordings are several by Lead Belly from 1944 to 1948. Nirvana sometimes performed the song live in the 1990s, including a famous performance on "MTV Unplugged" (1993).  
Cherry
3. "Black Horse and the _____ Tree" - This bluesy rock tune, along with "Suddenly I See" (2005), are found on KT Tunstall's "Eye to the Telescope" (2004) album.  
Apple
4. "_____ Leaf Rag" - One of ragtime's most famous songs, this fast-paced piano composition of Scott Joplin's was first published in 1899.  
Strawberry
5. "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole _____ Tree" - Tony Orlando and Dawn's 1973 song reached number one in at least eight different countries, and was the best-selling single of the year in both the UK and US.  
Maple
6. "_____ Fields Forever" - The title of this song by The Beatles is derived from a Salvation Army home in Liverpool for which John Lennon had fond memories as a child.  
Oak
7. "_____ Tree" - This folk song was written by Will Holt in the 1950s. Peter, Paul and Mary reached number 35 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1962 with their recording of the song. Love is compared to the tree in this song, for how difficult it is to eat.  
Raspberry
8. "_____ Suckling Tree" - This song is written to the tune of the folk song "Frog Went a-Courtin'". Bob Dylan & the Band recorded this 'Suckling Tree' and all other songs from the album "The Basement Tapes" (1975) in New York in 1967.  
Orange
9. "_____ Beret" - Prince's song is featured on his album "Around the World in a Day" (1985).  
Joshua
10. "The _____ Tree" - U2's 1987 album contains their songs "Where the Streets Have No Name", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", and "With or Without You".  
Lemon






Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "_____ Blossom Special" - This favorite fiddle tune was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938, its title referring to a train. Johnny Cash recorded a version for his 1965 album of the same name.

Answer: Orange

The Orange Blossom Special was a deluxe passenger train that connected railroads between New York City and Miami in the USA from 1925 until its last service in 1953, with a hiatus during World War II so its equipment could be made available for transporting troops. Ervin T. Rouse and Chubby Wise composed the fiddling favorite "Orange Blossom Special" in 1938, and Ervin and Gordon Rouse created the original recording of the song in 1939. The song features repeated pitches resembling the chugging of the train as it is "a-yonder comin', comin' down that railroad track".

Amongst the artists that have recorded versions of "Orange Blossom Special" are: Chet Atkins with the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1966, an instrumental live performance by Charlie Daniels on his 1974 album "Fire on the Mountain", and the Electric Light Orchestra performing the song at some of their shows, with their album "The Night the Light Went On in Long Beach" (1974) including a violin improvisation by Mik Kaminski in the song.

Johnny Cash named his 1965 album after the song, and his version replaces the familiar fiddles with harmonicas and a saxophone. Cash played the harmonica in the song himself, which can be appreciated on his first live album, "At Folsom Prison" (1968).
2. "In the _____" - This folk song is also called "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?", and amongst its dozens of recordings are several by Lead Belly from 1944 to 1948. Nirvana sometimes performed the song live in the 1990s, including a famous performance on "MTV Unplugged" (1993).

Answer: Pines

The exact origins of "In the Pines" are uncertain, as is often the case in the oral tradition of folk music, but it dates back to the 1800s. The song is a murder ballad, and many imaginings of it include decapitation in the graphic lyrics. Hundreds of interpretations of "In the Pines" or "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" exist, including versions by the Four Pennies, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn.

The raw pain Kurt Cobain exhibited in his performance of the song on "MTV Unplugged" (1993), for which he credited Lead Belly (as his "favorite performer") for his 1944 rendition, is compounded in tragedy due to Cobain's death less than a year afterward. Cobain screamed/sang the final verse an octave higher than the rest of the tune, concluding with a howling final line about shivering in the sunless pines. The live performance for "MTV Unplugged" featured a beautiful, captivating clash of Cobain with his acoustic guitar and Lori Goldston's ethereal cello playing.

Immediately before the live performance for MTV in New York, Cobain mentioned an opportunity to purchase a guitar of Lead Belly's for $500,000, with the other Nirvana members on stage joining him in alluding to the absurdly high cost of a guitar by pretending to collect money from the audience to fund the purchase. In homage to Kurt Cobain and his impact on music, the 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic guitar he played right after making those comments on "MTV Unplugged" later sold for just over $6 million at an auction, twelve times the amount he scoffed about for Lead Belly's instrument.

Cobain would sing "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" with his wife, Courtney Love, on occasion. One such performance occurred at Club Lingerie in Los Angeles on September 8, 1993.
3. "Black Horse and the _____ Tree" - This bluesy rock tune, along with "Suddenly I See" (2005), are found on KT Tunstall's "Eye to the Telescope" (2004) album.

Answer: Cherry

"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" (2005) is the lead single released from Scottish singer KT Tunstall's debut album, "Eye to the Telescope" (2004). Tunstall typically performs the song solo, layering the guitar and vocal components and using a looper pedal to create instant playable recordings in real-time. "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" earned KT Tunstall a nomination for a 'Best Female Pop Vocal Performance' Grammy Award in 2007.

The song reached number 28 on the UK Singles Chart when it was released in February of 2005, and achieved its greatest success in the USA a year later after Katharine McPhee sang the song on the fifth season of "American Idol", peaking at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.
4. "_____ Leaf Rag" - One of ragtime's most famous songs, this fast-paced piano composition of Scott Joplin's was first published in 1899.

Answer: Maple

"Maple Leaf Rag" (1899) was Scott Joplin's most famous composition, published while he was living in Sedalia, Missouri. By the time "Maple Leaf Rag" was published, there were hundreds of rags already in print, but it was among the first in the genre.

The composition is in the key of A-flat major, changing to D-flat major and modulating back to A-flat major. The contract Joplin originally signed gave him a royalty of one cent per copy of the sheet music purchased, making "Maple Leaf Rag" extremely profitable for him.

When it was first introduced, the song was popular for brass bands as well as being a piano piece, and the oldest surviving recording of "Maple Leaf Rag" is a 1906 performance by the United States Marine Band.
5. "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole _____ Tree" - Tony Orlando and Dawn's 1973 song reached number one in at least eight different countries, and was the best-selling single of the year in both the UK and US.

Answer: Oak

Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown wrote "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" in 1973. The yellow ribbon as a symbol of support for absent loved ones has a long history. A 1917 song copyrighted by George A. Norton references this - "Round Her Neck She Wears a Yeller Ribbon". The John Wayne movie "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949), also alluding to this sunny-colored symbol of devotion, similarly precedes the Tony Orlando and Dawn song by a couple decades. The song released by Tony Orlando and Dawn is about a prisoner returning from a three-year prison sentence, hoping to see that the woman he loves has left the yellow ribbon he is so desperate to see tied to a specified oak tree.

Amongst the myriads of cover versions of "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" other singers have included in their respective albums are: Perry Como in his album "And I Love You So" (1973), Dean Martin in "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" (1973), Frank Sinatra in "Some Nice Things I've Missed" (1974), and Harry Connick Jr. in "30" (2001).
6. "_____ Fields Forever" - The title of this song by The Beatles is derived from a Salvation Army home in Liverpool for which John Lennon had fond memories as a child.

Answer: Strawberry

Strawberry Field in Liverpool operated as a children's home from 1936 until 2005. "Strawberry Fields Forever" was released as a single in the US on February 13, 1967. Lennon based the song "Strawberry Fields Forever" on the Salvation Army home and his childhood memories playing in the garden there.

In the song, George Harrison plays a swarmandal, a box zither from India with multiple strings. Lennon and McCartney play a Mellotron, an electro-mechanical instrument created in Birmingham, England, in 1963.

The song peaked at number two in the UK, breaking a streak of four years of Billboard Chart-topping singles The Beatles released in their home country. It reached number eight in the US. A section of Central Park in New York City was named after the song following Lennon's death.
7. "_____ Tree" - This folk song was written by Will Holt in the 1950s. Peter, Paul and Mary reached number 35 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1962 with their recording of the song. Love is compared to the tree in this song, for how difficult it is to eat.

Answer: Lemon

Will Holt's "Lemon Tree" is based on a Brazilian folk song called "Meu limao, meu limoeiro", arranged by Jose Carlos Burle in 1937 and popularized by Brazilian singer Wilson Simonal. Peter, Paul, and Mary's 1962 version was the first song for the trio to achieve a spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. "Lemon Tree" has a sweet and bitter, simple message, that the tree (representing love) is "pretty", the flower "sweet", but the fruit itself "is impossible to eat".

Lemon Pledge cleaning product adapted "Lemon Tree" to use as a jingle in the 1960s for advertising.
8. "_____ Suckling Tree" - This song is written to the tune of the folk song "Frog Went a-Courtin'". Bob Dylan & the Band recorded this 'Suckling Tree' and all other songs from the album "The Basement Tapes" (1975) in New York in 1967.

Answer: Apple

Bob Dylan and his backing group at the time, the Band, recorded over 100 songs in the summer of 1967 just outside of Woodstock, New York. These were released on Bob Dylan's 16th album, and his second with the Band, "The Basement Tapes" (1975). About half the songs on this extensive album were covers of various traditional folk songs, country songs, and rock songs, and the rest were Dylan's original compositions, including "Apple Suckling Tree".

"Apple Suckling Tree" showcases Bob Dylan and the Band playing guitar, organ, piano, drums, and tambourine to accompany Bob Dylan's singing.
9. "_____ Beret" - Prince's song is featured on his album "Around the World in a Day" (1985).

Answer: Raspberry

"Raspberry Beret" (1985) is an upbeat song Prince wrote about a teenage romantic interest, an experience of a part-time store worker seeing a raspberry beret-wearing woman enter the store that captures his fancy. Finger cymbals and a harmonica accompany the track. "Raspberry Beret" reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 in July of 1985, stymied from hitting the top position by Duran Duran's "A View to a Kill" (1985).

Prince directed much of the music video for "Raspberry Beret", which features animations juxtaposed over footage of Prince & The Revolution performing it. Pat Smear, who was a touring guitarist for Nirvana and founding member of the Foo Fighters, appears dressed all in white in the music video.
10. "The _____ Tree" - U2's 1987 album contains their songs "Where the Streets Have No Name", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", and "With or Without You".

Answer: Joshua

According to Mormon legend, settlers in the American Southwest area where the plants grew named the Joshua tree after the Old Testament prophet Joshua, since its branches resemble Joshua extending his arms in prayer. "The Joshua Tree" (1987), featuring this tree in much of the album's packaging, is U2's fifth studio album. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014, and it was one of 25 selections added to the US National Recording Registry in 2014.

"With or Without You" (1987 became U2's first hit to reach number one on the Billboard Chart in both the US and Canada. The album's second single was "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (1987), and it became the band's second consecutive number one single in the US, and reached number six in the UK. At the 30th Annual Grammy Awards in 1988, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" was nominated for 'Song of the Year'.
Source: Author Rizeeve

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