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- What's the best Opening Lyrics to a song?  -

A 5 Part Poll w/ all of the choices and their opening lyrics, listed here. The top choices each from Parts 1 thru 4 were all voted on again in the final round, Part 5. Results from Part 5 can be found here.

Part 1

Part 1 was voted on the week of April 24, 2017.

Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon "I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand, walking through the streets of Soho in the rain, he was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook's, gonna get a big dish of beef chow mein" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Rebel Rebel - David Bowie "(Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo- doo-doo-doo) You've got your mother in a whirl, she's not sure if you're a boy or a girl, hey babe, your hair's alright, hey babe, let's go out tonight. You like me, and I like it all, we like dancing and we look divine, you love bands when they're playing hard, you want more and you want it fast"  **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Gloria - Patti Smith  "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine"  **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

A Day in the Life - The Beatles "I read the news today oh, boy, about a lucky man who made the grade, and though the news was rather sad, well, I just had to laugh. I saw the photograph, he blew his mind out in a car, he didn't notice that the lights had changed. A crowd of people stood and stared, they'd seen his face before, nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords"  **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones "I was born in a cross-fire hurricane, and I howled at my ma in the driving rain. But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas! But it's all right.  I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a Gas!  Gas!  Gas!  **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Blowin’ In The Wind - Bob Dylan “How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? Yes, and how many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly before they're forever banned? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind”  **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Into The Mystic - Van Morrison “We were born before the wind also younger than the sun. Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic”  **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Summer Of '69 — Bryan Adams "I got my first real six-string, bought it at the five-and-dime, played it till my fingers bled, was the summer of '69"

With a Little Help from My Friends - The Beatles "What would you think if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me? Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song and I'll try not to sing out of key"

You Can't Always Get What You Want — The Rolling Stones "I saw her today at the reception, a glass of wine in her hand, I knew she was gonna meet her connection, at her feet was footloose man"

My Generation - The Who "People try to put us d-down, just because we get around, things they do look awful c-c-cold, I hope I die before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my generation)"

Stayin’ Alive’ - Bee Gees "You can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm a woman's man, no time to talk”

Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum "We skipped the light fandango, turned cartwheels 'cross the floor. I was feeling kinda seasick, but the crowd called out for more”

Romance In Durango - Bob Dylan "Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun, dust on my face and my cape. Me and Magdalena on the run I think this time we shall escape"

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix "Purple haze all in my brain, lately things just don't seem the same. Acting funny, but I don't know why, 'scuse me while I kiss the sky"

You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers "You Never Close Your Eyes Anymore When I Kiss Your Lips. You're trying hard not to show it, (baby), but baby, baby I know it... You've lost that lovin' feeling"

Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads "And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack, and you may find yourself in another part of the world, and you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile, and you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife, and you may ask yourself, 'Well... how did I get here?'"

The Crystal Ship - The Doors "Before you slip into unconsciousness I'd like to have another kiss, another flashing chance at bliss, another kiss, another kiss"

Dixie Chicken - Little Feat "I've seen the bright lights of Memphis and the Commodore Hotel, and underneath a street lamp, I met a southern belle. Oh, she took me to the river, where she cast her spell, and in that southern moonlight, she sang this song so well.... If you'll be my Dixie chicken, I'll be your Tennessee lamb, and we can walk together down in Dixieland, down in Dixieland"

Country Comfort - Elton John "Soon the pines will be falling everywhere, village children fight each other for a share, and the 6:09 goes roaring past the creek. Deacon Lee prepares his sermon for next week. I saw grandma yesterday down at the store, well shes really going fine for eighty-four. Well she asked me if sometime Id fix her barn, poor old girl she needs a hand to run the farm"

Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop "I must have been through about a million girls, I'd love 'em then I'd leave 'em alone. I didn't care how much they cried, no sir. their tears left me cold as a stone. But then I fooled around and fell in love"

Running on Empty - Jackson Browne "Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels. Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields. In sixty-five I was seventeen and running up one-on-one, I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on, running on, running on empty"

Marrakesh Express - Crosby, Stills & Nash "(Whoopa, hey mesa, hooba huffa, hey meshy goosh goosh)... Looking at the world through the sunset in your eyes, traveling the train through clear Moroccan skies. Ducks and pigs and chickens call, animal carpet wall to wall, American ladies five-foot tall in blue"

Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees "The local rock group down the street is trying hard to learn this song, they seranade the weekend squire, who just came out to mow his lawn. Another Pleasant Valley Sunday, charcoal burning everywhere, rows of houses that are all the same and no one seems to care"

Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley "The warden threw a party in the county jail, the prison band was there and they began to wail. The band was jumping and the joint began to swing, you should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing, let's rock, everybody, let's rock, everybody in the whole cell block was dancing to the Jailhouse Rock" 

Part 2

Part 2 was voted on the week of May 1, 2017.

Diamond Dogs — David Bowie "As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent you asked for the latest party, with your silicone hump and your ten inch stump, dressed like a priest you was Tod Browning's Freak you was" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Still Crazy After all these Years - Paul Simon "I met my old lover on the street last night, she seemed so glad to see me - I just smiled, and we talked about some old times and we drank ourselves some beers, still crazy after all these years" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones "Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields, sold in the market down in New Orleans. Scarred old slaver knows he's doing alright, hear him whip the women just around midnight" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Street Fighting Man - The Rolling Stones "Everywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy, 'cause summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Norwegian Wood - The Beatles “I once had a girl, or should I say she once had me, she showed me her room, isn't it good, Norwegian wood?” **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan "God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son." Abe said, "Man, you must be puttin' me on. God say, 'No.'Abe say, What?' God say, 'You can do what you want Abe, but The next time you see me comin' you better run'. Well Abe says, 'Where you want this killin' done?' God says, 'Out on Highway 61'" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

The Times They Are-A Changin’ - Bob Dylan "Come gather round people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown. And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth saving then you better start swimmin' or you’ll sink like a stone, for the times they are a-changing"**(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd "If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me? For I must be traveling on, now, 'cause there's too many places I've got to see. But, if I stayed here with you, girl, well things just couldn't be the same, cause I'm as free as a bird now, and this bird you can not change"  **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Yesterday — The Beatles “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they're here to stay, oh, I believe in yesterday”

God — John Lennon "God is a concept by which we measure our pain"  

I'm on Fire — Bruce Springsteen "Hey little girl is your daddy home, did he go away and leave you all alone? I got a bad desire, I'm on fire"

Walk This Way - Aerosmith "Backstroke lover always hidin' 'neath the cover, 'till I talked to my daddy he say, 'you ain't seen nothing, 'till you're down on a muffin, then you're sure to be a-changin' your ways'"

Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown "I am the god of hell fire and I bring you: Fire! I'll take you to burn"

Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin “There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold and she's buying the stairway to heaven. When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed, with a word she can get what she came for, and she's buying the stairway to heaven. There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure , cause you know sometimes words have two meanings. In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings, sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven” 

King of the Road - Roger Miller "Trailers for sale or rent, rooms to let, 50 cents, no phone, no pool, no pets, ain't got no cigarettes, ah but two hours of pushing broom buys an 8 by 12 four-bit room. He's a man of means by no means, king of the road"

Do You Feel like We Do - Peter Frampton "Well, woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand. Whose wine? What wine? Where the hell did I dine? Must have been a dream I don't believe where I've been, come on, let's do it again"

Karn Evil 9 [First Impression, Part Two] - Emerson, Lake & Palmer "Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends, we're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside. There behind a glass stands a real blade of grass, be careful as you pass, move along, move along"

Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd "We don't need no education, we don't need no thought control. No dark sarcasm in the classroom. Teachers leave them kids alone. Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone! All in all it's just another brick in the wall"

Saturday Night's Alright (for Fighting) - Elton John "It's getting late, have you seen my mates, ma, tell me when the boys get here. It's seven o'clock and I want to rock, want to get a belly full of beer. My old man's drunker than a barrel full of monkeys and my old lady, she don't care. My sister looks cute in her braces and boots, a handful of grease in her hair"

Like A Hurricane - Neil Young "Once I thought I saw you in a crowded hazy bar dancing on the light from star to star. Far across the moonbeam, I know that's who you are, I saw your brown eyes turning once to fire"

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac "Loving you isn't the right thing to do? How can I ever change things that I feel? If I could maybe I'd give you my world, how can I when you won't take it from me?"

Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead "I lit out from Reno, I was trailed by twenty hounds. Didn't get to sleep last night till the morning came around. Set out runnin but I take my time, a friend of the devil is a friend of mine, if I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight"

Juke Box Hero - Foreigner "Standing in the rain, with his head hung low, couldn't get a ticket, it was a sold out show. Heard the roar of the crowd, he could picture the scene, put his ear to the wall, then like a distant scream. he heard one guitar, just blew him away"

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is - Chicago "As I was walking down the street one day, a man came up to me and asked me what the time was that was on my watch, yeah...And I said (I don't) Does anybody really know what time it is (Care) Does anybody really care (about time). If so I can't imagine why (Oh no, no), we've all got time enough to cry" 

Pink Houses - John Mellencamp "There's a black man with a black cat, livin' in a black neighborhood. He's got an Interstate runnin' through his front yard, you know he thinks that he's got it so good. And there's a woman in the kitchen, cleanin' up the evenin' slop, and he looks at her and says 'Hey darlin', I can remember when you could stop a clock'"

Up On Cripple Creek - The Band "When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go? Straight down the Mississippi river, to the Gulf of Mexico, to Lake Charles, Louisiana, little Bessie, girl that I once knew, she told me just to come on by, if there's anything she could do"

Part 3

Part 3 was voted on the week of May 8, 2017

Lawyers, Guns, and Money - Warren Zevon "I went home with a waitress the way I always do, now how was I to know, that she was with the Russians, too? I was gambling in Havana, I took a little risk. Send lawyers, guns and money, Dad, get me out of this!" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

The Sound of Silence — Simon And Garfunkel "Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again, because a vision softly creeping, left its seeds while I was sleeping, and the vision that was planted in my brain, still remains within the sound of silence" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds — The Beatles "Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies, somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, a girl with kaleidoscope eyes"  **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones "I met a gin soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis, she tried to take me upstairs for a ride.  She had to heave me right across her shoulder, 'cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind." **(Note: This song will move on to Part 5)

Killer Queen - Queen "She keeps Moet et Chandon in her pretty cabinet, 'Let them eat cake' she says, just like Marie Antoinette, a built-in remedy for Khrushchev and Kennedy, at anytime an invitation you can't decline, caviar and cigarettes, well versed in etiquette, extraordinarily nice” **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Baba O`Riley — The Who "Out here in the fields, I fight for my meals, I get my back into my living. I don't need to fight, to prove I'm right, and I don't need to be forgiven" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan "Once upon a time you dressed so fine, threw the bums a dime in your prime – didn’t you. People call, say, 'Beware doll, you're bound to fall' you thought they were all a'kiddin' you. You used to laugh about everybody that was hangin' out, now you don't talk so loud, now you don't seem so proud, about having to be scrounging your next meal" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Aqualung - Jethro Tull "Sitting on a park bench, eyeing little girls with bad intent. Snot running down his nose, greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes, hey Aqualung. Drying in the cold sun, watching as the frilly panties run, hey Aqualung, feeling like a dead duck, spitting out pieces of his broken luck, whoa Aqualung" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Take It Easy — The Eagles "Well, I'm running down the road, tryin' to loosen my load, I've got seven women on my mind, four that wanna own me, two that wanna stone me, one says she's a friend of mine" 

I Saw Her Stading There — The Beatles "Well she was just seventeen, you know what I mean"  

Live with Me - The Rolling Stones "I got nasty habits, I take tea at three, yes, and the meat I eat for dinner must be hung up for a week. My best friend, he shoots water rats and feeds them to his geese, don'cha think there's a place for you, in between the sheets?"

Piano Man — Billy Joel "It's nine o'clock on a Saturday, the regular crowd shuffles in, there's an old man sitting next to me makin' love to his tonic and gin"

Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix "You jump in front of my car when you, you know all the time that ninty miles an hour, girl, is the speed I drive, you tell me it's alright, you don't mind a little pain, you say you just want me to take you for a ride"

Cocaine Blues - Covered by a countless number of artists  "Early one morning while making the rounds I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down.I went right home and I went to bed. I stuck that loving 44 beneath my head"

Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks "The tax man's taken all my dough and left me in my stately home, lazing on a sunny afternoon, and I can't sail my yacht, he's taken everything I got, all I've got's this sunny afternoon"

American Pie - Don McLean "A long, long time ago... I can still remember how that music used to make me smile. And I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance and, maybe, they’d be happy for a while"

Dead Babies - Alice Cooper (band) "Little Betty ate a pound of aspirin, she got them from the shelf upon the wall. Betty's mommy wasn't there to save her, she didn't even hear her baby call. Dead babies can take care of themselves, dead babies can't take things off the shelf, well we didn't want you, anyway"

That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd "Whiskey bottles, and brand new cars, oak tree you're in my way. There's too much coke and too much smoke, look what's going on inside you. Ooooh that smell, can't you smell that smell, oooh that smell, the smell of death surrounds you"

Stay With Me - The Faces "In the morning, don't say you love me, cause I'll only kick you out of the door. I know your name is Rita, cause your perfum smelling sweeter, since when I saw you down on the floor"

Free Falling - Tom Petty "She's a good girl, loves her mama, loves Jesus and America too. She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis, loves horses and her boyfriend too"

You're So Vain - Carly Simon "Son of a gun.... You walked into the party. like you were walking onto a yacht. Your hat strategically dipped below one eye. your scarf it was apricot. You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte.And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner, they'd be your partner. You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you"

Bennie and the Jets - Elton John "Hey kids, shake it loose together the spotlight's hitting something that's been known to change the weather. We'll kill the fatted calf tonight, so stick around. You're gonna hear electric music, solid walls of sound"

Almost Cut My Hair - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young "Almost cut my hair. It happened just the other day. It was gettin' kinda long. I could-a said, it was in my way. But I didn't and I wonder why I feel like letting my freak flag fly, And I feel like I owe it to someone"

The Weight - The Band "I pulled in to Nazareth was feeling 'bout half past dead, I just need some place where I can lay my head. 'Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?' He just grinned and shook my hand, 'No' was all he said"

Headkknocker - Foreigner "He drives a '57 coupe, walks with a stoop, swears James Dean isn't dead. He's a dedicated rocker, a real headknocker - don't look at his lady again, 'cause if he catches you messin', he's gonna teach you a lesson. Don't let me say it again, headknocker, headknocker" 

Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin "Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train, when I was feeling nearly as faded as my jeans. Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained and rode us all the way to New Orleans. I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana, I was playing soft while Bobby sung the blues, yeah, windshield wipers slapping time, I was holding Bobby's hand in mine, we sang every song that driver knew"

Part 4

Part 4 was voted on the week May 15, 2017

Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie "Oh yeah!... Now Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Weird and Gilly and The Spiders from Mars. He played it left hand, but made it too far. Became the special man, then we were Ziggy's Band" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

America - Simon & Garfunkel "'Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together' 'I've got some real estate here in my bag' So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies and walked off to look for America" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Midnight Special - Creedence Clearwater Revival (and many others) "Well, you wake up in the mornin', you hear the work bell ring, and they march you to the table, you see the same old thing - ain't no food upon the table and no pork up in the pan, but you better not complain, boy, you get in trouble with the man"  **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan "Johnny's in the basement, mixing up the medicine, I'm on the pavement, thinking about the government. The man in the trench coat, badge out, laid off, says he's got a bad cough, wants to get it paid off.Look out kid, it's somethin' you did, God knows when, but you're doin' it again. You better duck down the alleyway looking for a new friend, the man in the coon-skin cap in the pig pen, wants 11 dollar bills - you only got 10" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

All Along The Watchtower — Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix "There must be some kind of way outta here said the joker to the thief, there's too much confusion, I can't get no relief. Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth. None of them along the line know what any of it is worth" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Monkey Man - The Rolling Stones "I'm a fleabit peanut monkey, and all my friends are junkies" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Won’t Get Fooled Again — The Who "We'll be fighting in the streets, with our children at our feet, and the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on, sit in judgement of all wrong, they decide and the shotgun sings the song" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

The Joker — Steve Miller Band "Some people call me the space cowboy yeah, some call me the gangster of love, some people call me Maurice, 'cause I speak of the pompitous of love" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Imagine — John Lennon "Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try, no hell below us, above us only sky, imagine all the people living for today" **(Note: This song moved on to Part 5)

Hotel California - The Eagles "On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair, warm smell of colitas rising up through the air. Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light, my head grew heavy and my sight grew dim, I had to stop for the night. There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell, and I was thinking to myself 'This could be Heaven or this could be Hell' Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way, there were voices down the corridor I thought I heard them say 'Welcome to the Hotel California'"

Get Back - The Beatles "(Spoken: Sweet Loretta Fart she thought she was a cleaner, but she was a frying pan) Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner but he knew it couldn't last, Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona for some California grass, get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged"

Come Togehter - The Beatles "Here come old flattop he come grooving up slowly, he got joo-joo eyeball, he one holy roller, he got hair down to his knee, got to be a joker he just do what he please"

Happy - The Rolling Stones "Well I never kept a dollar past sunset, it always burned a hole in my pants, never made a school mama happy, never blew a second chance, oh no"

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out - Bruce Springsteen "Tear drops on the city, bad Scooter searching for his groove, seem like the whole world walking pretty and you can't find the room to move. Well, everybody better move over, that's all 'cause I'm running on the bad side and I got my back to the wall, Tenth Avenue freeze-out"

Bohemian Rhapsody — Queen "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality. Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see. I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy, because I'm easy come, easy go, little high, little low, any way the wind blows doesn't really matter to me, to me"

Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison "Pretty woman, walkin' down the street, pretty woman the kind I like to meet, pretty woman I don't believe you, you're not the truth, no one could look as good as you. Mercy!"

Bang a Gong (aka Get It On) - T. Rex "Well you're dirty and sweet, clad in black, don't look back, and I love you. You're dirty and sweat oh yeah!"

I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide - ZZ Top  "Well, I was rolling down the road in some cold blue steel, I had a bluesman in back and a beautician at the wheel, we going downtown in the middle of the night, we laughing and I'm joking and we feeling alright"

Black Dog - Led Zeppelin “Hey, hey mama said the way you move, gon' make you sweat, gon' make you groove, ah ah child way ya shake that thing, gon' make you burn, gon' make you sting, hey, hey baby when you walk that way, watch your honey drip, I can't keep away"

Even The Losers - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers "Well it was nearly summer, we sat on your roof. Yeah, we smoked cigarettes and we stared at the moon. I showed you stars you never could see, it couldn't been that easy to forget about me"

Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels "People say I'm no good and crazy as a loon, 'cause I get stoned in the mornin', I get drunk in the afternoon. Kinda like my old flea tick hound I like to lay around in the shade, and I ain't got no money, but I damn sure got it made. 'Cause I ain't askin' nobody for nothin' if I can't get it on my own. If you don't like the way I'm livin', you just leave this long haired country boy alone"

Turn The Page - Bob Seger "On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha, you can listen to the engine moanin' out his one note song. You can think about the woman or the girl you knew the night before. But your thoughts will soon be wandering the way they always do when you're ridin' sixteen hours and there's nothin' left to do. And you don't feel much like riding, you just wish the trip was through."

L.A. Woman - The Doors "Well, I just got into town about an hour ago, took a look around, see which way the wind blow. Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows. Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light, or just another lost angel, City of Night, City of Night"

Woodstock - Joni Mitchell/Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young "I came upon a child of God, he was walking along the road, and I asked him, 'Where are you going?' and this he told me...I'm going on down to Yasgur's Farm, I'm gonna join in a rock and roll band, I'm gonna camp out on the land, gonna get my soul free"

Ripple - Grateful Dead "If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine and my tunes were played on the harp unstrung. Would you hear my voice come through the music? Would you hold it near as it were your own?"

The Pretender - Jackson Browne "I'm going to rent myself a house in the shade of the freeway. I'm going to pack my lunch in the morning and go to work each day, and when the evening rolls around, I'll go on home and lay my body down, and when the morning light comes streaming in, I'll get up and do it again, amen"

Part 5

 Part 5 was voted on the week May 22, 2017

Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon "I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand, walking through the streets of Soho in the rain, he was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook's, gonna get a big dish of beef chow mein"

Rebel Rebel - David Bowie "(Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo- doo-doo-doo) You've got your mother in a whirl, she's not sure if you're a boy or a girl, hey babe, your hair's alright, hey babe, let's go out tonight. You like me, and I like it all, we like dancing and we look divine, you love bands when they're playing hard, you want more and you want it fast" 

Gloria - Patti Smith  "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine" 

A Day in the Life - The Beatles "I read the news today oh, boy, about a lucky man who made the grade, and though the news was rather sad, well, I just had to laugh. I saw the photograph, he blew his mind out in a car, he didn't notice that the lights had changed. A crowd of people stood and stared, they'd seen his face before, nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords" 

Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones "I was born in a cross-fire hurricane, and I howled at my ma in the driving rain. But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas! But it's all right.  I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a Gas!  Gas!  Gas! 

Blowin’ In The Wind - Bob Dylan “How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? Yes, and how many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly before they're forever banned? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind” 

Into The Mystic - Van Morrison “We were born before the wind also younger than the sun. Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic” 

Diamond Dogs — David Bowie "As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent you asked for the latest party, with your silicone hump and your ten inch stump, dressed like a priest you was Tod Browning's Freak you was"

Still Crazy After all these Years - Paul Simon "I met my old lover on the street last night, she seemed so glad to see me - I just smiled, and we talked about some old times and we drank ourselves some beers, still crazy after all these years"

Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones "Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields, sold in the market down in New Orleans. Scarred old slaver knows he's doing alright, hear him whip the women just around midnight"

Street Fighting Man - The Rolling Stones "Everywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy, 'cause summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy"

Norwegian Wood - The Beatles “I once had a girl, or should I say she once had me, she showed me her room, isn't it good, Norwegian wood?

Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan "God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son." Abe said, "Man, you must be puttin' me on. God say, 'No.'Abe say, What?' God say, 'You can do what you want Abe, but The next time you see me comin' you better run'. Well Abe says, 'Where you want this killin' done?' God says, 'Out on Highway 61'"

The Times They Are-A Changin’ - Bob Dylan "Come gather round people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown. And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth saving then you better start swimmin' or you’ll sink like a stone, for the times they are a-changing"

Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd "If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me? For I must be traveling on, now, 'cause there's too many places I've got to see. But, if I stayed here with you, girl, well things just couldn't be the same, cause I'm as free as a bird now, and this bird you can not change" 

Lawyers, Guns, and Money - Warren Zevon "I went home with a waitress the way I always do, now how was I to know, that she was with the Russians, too? I was gambling in Havana, I took a little risk. Send lawyers, guns and money, Dad, get me out of this!"

The Sound of Silence — Simon And Garfunkel "Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again, because a vision softly creeping, left its seeds while I was sleeping, and the vision that was planted in my brain, still remains within the sound of silence"

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds — The Beatles "Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies, somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, a girl with kaleidoscope eyes" 

Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones "I met a gin soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis, she tried to take me upstairs for a ride.  She had to heave me right across her shoulder, 'cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind."

Killer Queen - Queen "She keeps Moet et Chandon in her pretty cabinet, 'Let them eat cake' she says, just like Marie Antoinette, a built-in remedy for Khrushchev and Kennedy, at anytime an invitation you can't decline, caviar and cigarettes, well versed in etiquette, extraordinarily nice”

Baba O`Riley — The Who "Out here in the fields, I fight for my meals, I get my back into my living. I don't need to fight, to prove I'm right, and I don't need to be forgiven"

Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan "Once upon a time you dressed so fine, threw the bums a dime in your prime – didn’t you. People call, say, 'Beware doll, you're bound to fall' you thought they were all a'kiddin' you. You used to laugh about everybody that was hangin' out, now you don't talk so loud, now you don't seem so proud, about having to be scrounging your next meal"

Aqualung - Jethro Tull "Sitting on a park bench, eyeing little girls with bad intent. Snot running down his nose, greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes, hey Aqualung. Drying in the cold sun, watching as the frilly panties run, hey Aqualung, feeling like a dead duck, spitting out pieces of his broken luck, whoa Aqualung"

Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie "Oh yeah!... Now Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Weird and Gilly and The Spiders from Mars. He played it left hand, but made it too far. Became the special man, then we were Ziggy's Band"

America - Simon & Garfunkel "'Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together' 'I've got some real estate here in my bag' So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies and walked off to look for America"

Midnight Special - Creedence Clearwater Revival (and many others) "Well, you wake up in the mornin', you hear the work bell ring, and they march you to the table, you see the same old thing - ain't no food upon the table and no pork up in the pan, but you better not complain, boy, you get in trouble with the man"

Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan "Johnny's in the basement, mixing up the medicine, I'm on the pavement, thinking about the government. The man in the trench coat, badge out, laid off, says he's got a bad cough, wants to get it paid off.Look out kid, it's somethin' you did, God knows when, but you're doin' it again. You better duck down the alleyway looking for a new friend, the man in the coon-skin cap in the pig pen, wants 11 dollar bills - you only got 10"

All Along The Watchtower — Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix "There must be some kind of way outta here said the joker to the thief, there's too much confusion, I can't get no relief. Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth. None of them along the line know what any of it is worth"

Monkey Man - The Rolling Stones "I'm a fleabit peanut monkey, and all my friends are junkies"

Won’t Get Fooled Again — The Who "We'll be fighting in the streets, with our children at our feet, and the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on, sit in judgement of all wrong, they decide and the shotgun sings the song"

The Joker — Steve Miller Band "Some people call me the space cowboy yeah, some call me the gangster of love, some people call me Maurice, 'cause I speak of the pompitous of love"

Imagine — John Lennon "Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try, no hell below us, above us only sky, imagine all the people living for today"  

This next bit was from a Beatles weekly poll which had too many characters in the poll choice field, so all of the choices were listed here.

- Which Beatles song features the best guest musicians? -

Poll below ran in September of 2014, see link below for results.

Love Me Do - Andy White – Drums
P.S. I Love You - Andy White – Drums and Percussion
Yellow Submarine - Brian Jones - Percussion; Mal Evans - Bass Drum
Baby You're a Rich Man - Brian Jones - Oboe; Eddie Kramer - Vibraphone
You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) - Brian Jones - Saxophone
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Eric Clapton – Lead Guitar
Helter Skelter - Mal Evans – Trumpet
You Won't See Me - Mal Evans - Organ
Maxwell's Silver Hammer - George Martin - Organ; Mal Evans - Anvil
Don't Pass Me By - Jack Fallon – Violin
Martha My Dear - Ted Barker – Trombone; Leon Calvert – Trumpet and Flugelhorn; Stanley Reynolds and Ronnie Hughes – Trumpet; Reginald Kilby, Frederick Alexander - Cello; Bernard Miller, Dennis McConnell, Lou Soufier and Les Maddox - Violins; Leo Birnbaum and Henry Myerscough – Viola; Alf Reece – Tuba; Tony Tunstall – French Horn
Glass Onion - Henry Datyner, Eric Bowie, Norman Lederman and Ronald Thomas - Violins;  Reginald Kilby, Eldon Fox - Cello; John Underwood and Keith Cummings – Viola
Savoy Truffle - Harry Klein – Saxophone; Ronnie Ross and Bernard George – Baritone Sax; Art Ellefson, Danny Moss and Derek Collins – Tenor Sax
Honey Pie - Harry Klein, Dennis Walton, Ronald Chamberlain, Jim Chest and Rex Morris– Saxophone; Raymond Newman and David Smith – Clarinet
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill - Chris Shepard – Fiddle
A Hard Day's Night - Norman Smith – Bongos
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - John Scott – Tenor and Alto Flutes
Eleanor Rigby - Tony Gilbert, Sidney Sax, John Sharpe, Jurgen Hess – Violins; Stephen Shingles, John Underwood – Violas; Derek Simpson, Norman Jones – Cellos
Got To Get You Into My Life - George Martin - Organ; Eddie Thornton, Ian Hamer and Les Condon – Trumpets; Alan Branscombe and Peter Coe – Tenor Saxophones
Dig It - Shaker - George Martin; Organ - Billy Preston
Getting Better - George Martin - Piano
Lovely Rita -  George Martin - Piano
Misery -  George Martin - Piano
A Hard Day's Night - Piano - George Martin
Tell Me Why - Piano - George Martin
You Really Got a Hold on Me - George Martin - Piano
Not a Second Time
- George Martin - Piano
Money (That's What I Want) - George Martin - Piano
Good Day Sunshine - George Martin - Piano
Tomorrow Never Knows - George Martin - Piano
Rock and Roll Music - George Martin - Piano
What You're Doing -George Martin - Piano
In My Life - George Martin - Piano
No Reply - George Martin - Piano
Baby It's You - George Martin - Celesta
The Word - George Martin - Harmonium
With a Little Help from My Friends - George Martin - Organ
Because - George Martin - Harpsichord
Sun King - George Martin - Harpsichord
Fixing a Hole - George Martin - Harpsichord
With a Little Help from My Friends - George Martin - Organ
Something - Billy Preston - Organ
I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Billy Preston - Organ
Dig a Pony -  Billy Preston - Electric Piano
I've Got a Feeling -  Billy Preston - Electric Piano
One After 909 -  Billy Preston - Electric Piano
The Long and Winding Road -  Billy Preston - Electric Piano; Uncredited – Phil Spector's orchestral and choral arrangements
Get Back -  Billy Preston - Electric Piano
Let It Be -  Billy Preston - Organ
Here Comes the Sun - Uncredited – four Violas, four Cellos, Double Bass, two Piccolos, four Flutes, two Clarinets
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - George Martin – Organ; Neill Sanders, James W. Buck, John Burden, Tony Randall -  French Horns
When I'm Sixty-Four - Robert Burns, Henry MacKenzie, Frank Reidy - Clarinets
She's Leaving Home - Erich Gruenberg, Derek Jacobs, Trevor Williams, José Luis García - Violin; John Underwood, Stephen Shingles - Violas; Dennis Vigay, Alan Dalziel Cellos; Gordon Pearce; Harp - Sheila Bromberg - Double Bass
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - George Martin: Piano, Harmonium, Organ, Glockenspiel; Mal Evans - Bass Harmonica; Neil Aspinall - Harmonica
Within You Without You - Neil Aspinall – Tambura; Erich Gruenberg, Alan Loveday, Julien Gaillard, Paul Scherman, Ralph Elman, David Wolfsthal, Jack Rothstein, Jack Greene - Violins; Reginald Kilbey, Allen Ford, Peter Beavan - Cellos; Unnamed Indian musicians – Swarmandal, Dilruba, Tabla, Tambura
Good Morning Good Morning - Barrie Cameron, David Glyde, Alan Holmes - Saxophones; John Lee - Trombone
A Day in the Life
- George Martin – Harmonium; Mal Evans – Alarm Clock, Piano; John Marston – Harp; Erich Gruenberg, Granville Jones, Bill Monro, Jurgen Hess, Hans Geiger, D. Bradley, Lionel Bentley, David McCallum, Donald Weekes, Henry Datyner, Sidney Sax, Ernest Scott, Carlos Villa - Violins; John Underwood, Gwynne Edwards, Bernard Davis, John Meek - Violas; Francisco Gabarro, Dennis Vigay, Alan Delziel, Alex Nifosi - Cellos; Cyril Mac Arther, Gordon Pearce - Double Bass; Roger Lord - Oboe; Basil Tschaikov, Jack Brymer - Clarinets; N. Fawcett, Alfred Waters - Bassoon; Clifford Seville, David  Sandeman - Flutes; Alan Civil, Neil Sanders - French Horn; David Mason, Monty Montgomery, Harold Jackson - Trumpets; Raymond Brown, Raymond Premru, T. Moore - Trombones; Michael Barnes - Tuba; Tristan Fry - Timpani
Magical Mystery Tour – Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall - Percussion; David Mason, Elgar Howarth, Roy Copestake and John Wilbraham - Trumpets
The Fool on the Hill – Christoper Taylor, Richard Taylor and Jack Ellory - Flutes
I Am the Walrus – Sidney Sax, Jack Rothstein, Ralph Elman, Andrew McGee, Jack Greene, Louis Stevens, John Jezzard and Jack Richards - Violins; Lionel Ross, Eldon Fox, Brian Martin and Terry Weil - Cellos; Neill Sanders, Tony Tunstall and Morris Miller - Horns;
Hello, Goodbye – Ken Essex, Leo Birnbaum - Violas
Strawberry Fields Forever – Mal Evans on Percussion; Tony Fisher, Greg Bowen, Derek Watkins and Stanley Roderick - Trumpets; John Hall, Derek Simpson, Norman Jones - Cellos
Penny Lane – Ray Swinfield, P. Goody, Manny Winters and Dennis Walton - Flutes, Leon Calvert, Freddy Clayton, Bert Courtley and Duncan Campbell - Trumpets; Dick Morgan and Mike Winfield - English Horns; Frank Clarke - Double Bass and David Mason - Piccolo Trumpet
All You Need Is Love – George Martin - Piano; Sidney Sax, Patrick Halling, Eric Bowie and Jack Holmes - Violins; Rex Morris and Don Honeywill - Sax; David Mason and Stanley Woods - Trumpets; Evan Watkins and Henry Spain - Horns; Jack Emblow - Accordion; Brian Martin - Cello
It's All Too Much - David Mason and three others uncredited – Trumpets; Paul Harvey – Bass Clarinet

 Beatles Guest Poll results 

- Violinist Poll listing -

Violinists who appear on rock songs that were included in our 3 part poll question in regard to violinists. Just the ones that didn't fit are listed here.

This poll ran in September of 2012, see links below for results....

I am The Walrus - The Beatles - Violins played by Sidney Sax, Jack Rothstein, Ralph Elman, Andrew Mc Gree, Jack Greene, Louis Stevens, John Jezzard & Jack Richards
She's Leaving Home
- The Beatles - Violins played by Erich Gruenberg,Derek Jacobs, Trevor Williams, Jose Luis García
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles - Violins played by Tony Gilbert, Sidney Sax, John Sharpe, Juergen Hess
A Day In The Life - The Beatles - Violins played by Sidney Sax, Erich Gruenberg, Granville Jones, Bill Monro, Jurgen Hess, Hans Geiger, D. Bradley, Lionel Bentley, David McCallum, Donald Weekes, Henry Datyner, Ernest Scott
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles - Violins played by George Harrison, Mike Vickers, Sidney Sax, Patrick Halling, Eric Bowie, Jack Holmes, Rex Morris, Don Honeywill, Evan Watkins, Harry Spain, Jack Emblow, Stanley Woods, David Mason
Hard To Believe
- The Monkees - Violins played by Leonard Aitkins, Arnold Belnick, Nathan Kaproff, Wilbert Nuttycombe, Jerome Reisler and Darrel Terwilliger
I Wanna Be Free - The Monkees - Violins played by Bonnie Douglas and Paul Shure; Viola played by Myra Kestenbuam
Gallows Pole - Page and Plant - Violins played by Ian Humphries, David Juritz, Elizabeth Layton, Pauline Lowbury, Rita Manning, Mark Berrow, Ed Coxon, Harriet Davies, Rosemary Furness, Perry Montague-Mason, David Ogden. Violas played by Janet Atkins, Andrew Brown, Rusen Gunes, Bill Hawkes
The Pretender - Jackson Browne - Violins played by Roberto Gutierrez and David Lindley; Viola played by David Campbell

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