Saturday, 10 March 2012

Lyrics Quiz 2: 69 Love Songs

Tommy! Your copy of 69 Love Songs is upside-down!
The words for Lyrics Quiz number 2 all come from one album, which you might think should make things easy, until you realise that the album has 69 songs on it! Split into three discs, 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields is a fine collection of tunes taken from a wide variety of genres (and you can quote me on that). And what's more, of the people I know that regularly visit this blog, at least three of them rate it very highly indeed! So, this quiz is for you...

Name the songs that the following lyrics come from:

1. If you really loved me, you'd buy me the Great Pyramid
2. Grand pianos crash together
3. You are a splendid butterfly
4. This is for Holland-Dozier-Holland!
5. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel
6. You were an Army officer and I just a Rockette
7. If I was Paul Bunyan, I'd carry you so far away
8. My mama said gently, you can buy her a Bentley
9. In tat or tatters you're entrancing
10. The princess there is me, decked out like a Christmas tree

I shall post the answers in the comments area in a few days. Good luck!


  1. 1. Zebra
    2. When My Boy Walks Down The Street
    3. All My Little Words
    4. The Death Of Ferdinand De Saussure
    5. Epitaph For My Heart
    6. The Night You Can't Remember
    7. Grand Canyon
    8. It's A Crime
    9. Nothing Matters When We're Dancing
    10. Long-Forgotten Fairytale

  2. Terry, You are 100% correct! Not only are you one of TV's top naturalists, but you're also nuts about the Magnetic Fields! Well done!