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Sing As You Go Trivia Quiz


The 1930s brought depression, hardship, the start of WW2, and some truly great songs to keep our spirits up.

A multiple-choice quiz by Christinap. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Christinap
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
352,536
Updated
Jul 18 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
616
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: bernie73 (5/10), Guest 175 (5/10), Guest 204 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Possibly the song that sums up the Depression era better than any other, can you name this tune from the lyric?

"Once in khaki suits
Gee, we looked swell
Full of that yankee doodle de dum
Half a million boots went slogging through hell
I was the kid with the drum
Say don't you remember, they called me Al
It was al all the time
Say don't you remember, I'm your pal!"
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Introduced in a 1938 film, which song is this lyric from? It became inextricably linked with a great comedian.

"Many's the time that we feasted
And many's the time that we fasted
Oh, well, it was swell while it lasted
We did have fun and no harm done"
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Many popular songs of the 1930s were from either films or stage musicals. Which song is this, first heard in the 1936 film "Follow The Fleet"?

"I've been a roaming Romeo
My Juliets have been many
But now my roaming days have gone
Too many irons in the fire
Is worse than not having any
I've had my share and from now on"
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. 1939 saw Great Britain enter World War 2 and "The Wizard of Oz" arrive in cinemas. Whilst "Over The Rainbow" was the best selling song from the film it featured many others. Can you name this one?

"We can make a dimple smile out of a frown
Can you even dye my eyes to match my gown? Uh-huh!
Jolly Old town!
Clip, clip here, clip, clip there, we give the roughest claws
That certain air of savoir faire"
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Cole Porter was one of the most prolific and popular composers of the 1930s. Which of his songs does this lyric come from?

"There's an oh, such a hungry burning inside of me
And its torment won't be through
Till you let me spend my life makin' love to you"
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Originally sung by Ruth Etting but most associated with Judy Garland, which song is this?

"We're heading across the river
Wash your sins away in the tide
It's all so peaceful on the other side"
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. First sung by Irene Dunne what is the title of this song, which is another that has become linked with someone other than the original singer?

"Our veranda will command a view of meadows green
The sort of view that seems to want to be seen
And when the kids grow up and leave us
We'll sit and look at the same old view
Just we two"
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Noel Coward seems an unlikely writer for this song, written for a 1932 revue. Can you name it?

"Lord knows I'm not a fool girl
I really shouldn't care
Lord knows I'm not a school girl
In the flurry of her first affair"
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which song is this? It was originally a 1934 recording by Guy Lombardo, and later notable versions include those by Ricky Nelson, Frankie Laine and Ella Fitzgerald.

"I never planned in my imagination
A situation so heavenly
A fairy land where no one else could enter
And in the center just you and me"
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Written by Cole Porter for the 1930 musical "The New Yorkers", can you name this song?

"Let the poets pipe of love
in their childish way
I know every type of love
Better far than they
If you want the thrill of love
I've been through the mill of love
Old love, new love
Every love but true love"
Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Possibly the song that sums up the Depression era better than any other, can you name this tune from the lyric? "Once in khaki suits Gee, we looked swell Full of that yankee doodle de dum Half a million boots went slogging through hell I was the kid with the drum Say don't you remember, they called me Al It was al all the time Say don't you remember, I'm your pal!"

Answer: Buddy Can You Spare A Dime

Popularised by Bing Crosby "Buddy Can You Spare A Dime" tells the story of a man who was once a powerful businessman and is now standing in a bread line. It summed up the Depression in 1930s America in a way that no other song quite managed. Written in 1931 by "Yip" Harburg and Jay Gorney it was released just before Franklin D Roosevelt was elected president.

Although recorded by both Rudy Valee and Al Jolson, it was Bing Crosby's recording on Brunswick that was the best selling record of the era.
2. Introduced in a 1938 film, which song is this lyric from? It became inextricably linked with a great comedian. "Many's the time that we feasted And many's the time that we fasted Oh, well, it was swell while it lasted We did have fun and no harm done"

Answer: Thanks For The Memory

Sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross "Thanks For The Memory" was first heard in the 1938 film "The Big Broadcast of 1938". Dorothy Lamour, who also appeared in the film, recorded it, but it was with Bob Hope that the song became linked. It became his theme song and he usually ended his act by singing it, with lyrics often up-dated to reflect current affairs of the time.
3. Many popular songs of the 1930s were from either films or stage musicals. Which song is this, first heard in the 1936 film "Follow The Fleet"? "I've been a roaming Romeo My Juliets have been many But now my roaming days have gone Too many irons in the fire Is worse than not having any I've had my share and from now on"

Answer: I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket

Written by Irving Berlin "I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket" featured in the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film, "Follow The Fleet". "Let's Face The Music and Dance" was another popular song from the same film.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were one of the most popular couples of the 1930s. Their films were guaranteed box office hits. As well as "Follow the Fleet" 1936 also saw them star in "Swing Time". Fred Astaire was lauded as one of the great dancers of the time, but, as Ginger Rogers once famously said, she did everything he did "but backwards and in high heels".
4. 1939 saw Great Britain enter World War 2 and "The Wizard of Oz" arrive in cinemas. Whilst "Over The Rainbow" was the best selling song from the film it featured many others. Can you name this one? "We can make a dimple smile out of a frown Can you even dye my eyes to match my gown? Uh-huh! Jolly Old town! Clip, clip here, clip, clip there, we give the roughest claws That certain air of savoir faire"

Answer: The Merry Old Land of Oz

"The Merry Old Land of Oz" is sung by the folk of Emerald City and described their daily life. The song is interrupted by the arrival of The Wicked Witch of The West, who flies in on her broom and sky writes a demand that Dorothy be surrendered.

"The Wizard of Oz" was nominated for several Oscars. It lost Best Picture to "Gone With The Wind" but did get the award for Best Song for "Over The Rainbow". Judy Garland also received a special award for Best Performance by a Juvenile. Sadly the Oscar for make-up did not exist in 1939 so the wonderful work done on the various characters went unrecognized.
5. Cole Porter was one of the most prolific and popular composers of the 1930s. Which of his songs does this lyric come from? "There's an oh, such a hungry burning inside of me And its torment won't be through Till you let me spend my life makin' love to you"

Answer: Night and Day

Originally heard in the 1932 stage show "The Gay Divorce", this song has been recorded by, amongst others, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald and has become part of the Great American Songbook. This show was Fred Astaire's last Broadway stage show. His appearances after that were all on film.

Cole Porter was one of the major 1930s composers of Broadway shows, and, unlike some others, he wrote both music and lyrics. "Anything Goes" starring Ethel Merman was one of his most popular shows, along with "Red Hot and Blue", again starring Ethel Merman and a young Bob Hope.
6. Originally sung by Ruth Etting but most associated with Judy Garland, which song is this? "We're heading across the river Wash your sins away in the tide It's all so peaceful on the other side"

Answer: Get Happy

"Get Happy" was the first song that Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler wrote together, and Ruth Etting sang it in "The Nine-Fifteen Revue" in 1930. Judy Garland sang it in the 1950 film "Summer Stock" and from then on it became associated with her. She used it in her live shows and her television show, once singing a duet of it with Barbara Streisand.
7. First sung by Irene Dunne what is the title of this song, which is another that has become linked with someone other than the original singer? "Our veranda will command a view of meadows green The sort of view that seems to want to be seen And when the kids grow up and leave us We'll sit and look at the same old view Just we two"

Answer: The Folks Who Live On The Hill

This Oscar Hammerstein/Jerome Kern song was written for the 1937 film "High, Wide and Handsome", where it was sung by Irene Dunne. Bing Crosby also recorded it, but it is with Peggy Lee that the song is always associated. She recorded it for her 1957 album, "The Man I Love", and her beautiful, cool, sophisticated delivery instantly made it her song.
8. Noel Coward seems an unlikely writer for this song, written for a 1932 revue. Can you name it? "Lord knows I'm not a fool girl I really shouldn't care Lord knows I'm not a school girl In the flurry of her first affair"

Answer: Mad About The Boy

Written for the 1932 revue "Words and Music" where it was sung by Joyce Barbour, the song is about a girl who has fallen in love with a film star. It has to be sung by a female. Noel Coward did however write another version that was about unrequited homosexual love, which was illegal at the time.

It was rumoured that he was referring to his (unreturned) love for Douglas Fairbanks. This alternative version was banned by the censors. The song was made popular by Dinah Washington in 1952, and had a resurgence in 1992 when it was used as the music for a Levi Jeans commercial.
9. Which song is this? It was originally a 1934 recording by Guy Lombardo, and later notable versions include those by Ricky Nelson, Frankie Laine and Ella Fitzgerald. "I never planned in my imagination A situation so heavenly A fairy land where no one else could enter And in the center just you and me"

Answer: Stars Fell On Alabama

The title refers to a particularly spectacular display of the Leonid meteor shower in November 1833. It was referred to as "the night the stars fell". Although this is an annual occurrence, in this particular year it seems that the night was especially clear and still and the shooting stars exceptionally frequent and bright.

The song was written by Frank Perkins and Mitchell Parish.
10. Written by Cole Porter for the 1930 musical "The New Yorkers", can you name this song? "Let the poets pipe of love in their childish way I know every type of love Better far than they If you want the thrill of love I've been through the mill of love Old love, new love Every love but true love"

Answer: Love For Sale

"Love For Sale" was considered at best in bad taste, and at worst scandalous. In "The New Yorkers" it was sung by Elizabeth Welch as a very cynical prostitute plying her trade outside The Cotton Club in Harlem. It was banned from being played on the radio, but despite that, or perhaps because of that, it became very popular.

It has since become part of the Great American Songbook, and has been recorded by Billie Hollliday, Eartha Kitt and Ella Fitzgerald.
Source: Author Christinap

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