Sunday Songlist

SundaySonglistMamacita says:  The cd jukebox has been set on “random” all day, and since it’s full of showtunes (original cast, of course)  today’s random playlist looked like this:

1.  Out Of My Dreams

2.  If I Loved You

3.  Another Suitcase In Another Hall

4.  Children Will Listen

5.  Green Finch and Linnet Bird

6.  The First Man You Remember

7.  I’m A Bad, Bad Man

8.  Seven-and-a-Half-Cents

9.  How Could I Ever Know

10.  Tango: Maureen

11.  I’m Not That Girl

12.  The Deal (No Deal)

13.  Turn Back, O Man

14.  Far From The Home I Love

15.  Those Were The Good Old Days

16.  If Momma Was Married

17.  Ten Minutes Ago

18.  More I Cannot Wish You

19.  One Hand, One Heart

20.  You Are Music

21.  A Secretary Is Not A Toy

22.  His Work and Nothing More

23.  Damned For All Time

24.  Life Has Been Good To Me

25.  How To Handle A Woman

26.  If I Can’t Love Her

27.  There But For You Go I

28.  Don’t Tell Mama

29.  Dance: Ten, Looks: Three

30.  You Could Drive A Person Crazy

31.  The Last Night of the World

32.  War is a Science

33.  What A Piece of Work Is Man

34.  One More Angel In Heaven

35.  Castle on a Cloud

36.  Shall I Tell You What I Think Of You

37.  Every Day A Little Death

38.  That’s How Young I Feel

39.  They Live In You

40.  The Sadder But Wiser Girl For Me

41.  Somewhere That’s Green

42.  I’m An Ordinary Man

43.  What Do You Want Of Me

44.  Gus, The Theater Cat

45.  As Long As He Needs Me

46.  The Rape Ballet

47.  I Believe My Own Eyes

48.  How Can Love Survive

49.  Life Upon The Wicked Stage

50.  You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell me which musical each of these songs comes from, if I may be so bold as to end a sentence with a preposition.

The message in #50 is particularly relevant, and always has been.

You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear,
you’ve got to be taught from year to year,
it’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear—
you’ve got to be carefully taught!

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
of people whose eyes are oddly made,
and people whose skin is a different shade—
you’ve got to be carefully taught.

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
before you are six or seven or eight,
to hate all the people you relatives hate—
you’ve got be carefully taught!

Do not read the following if you are a weak-minded, prejudiced person who feels you can’t help it because you were born that way:

There is just no such thing as a person being born with genetic programmed prejudices.   It’s all learned behavior.  The bewildered claim of “I can’t help it; I was born this way” is nothing but a gigantic lie, a lie which is intended to cover up that person’s weak moral character.

Got your hackles up?  Good.  Because I also do not believe any person can be a genuine Christian if he/she harbors prejudices against anyone because of skin color or ethnic origin.

I can see being iffy about stupid people, but it doesn’t matter what color they are.

Yeah, so, if you’re going to preach Christianity to me, please save your breath.  I will measure your beliefs against your actions, and the actions will always trump the words.

Words are cheap.  Every Sunday, people use words to describe actions they have no intention of doing, or stopping, starting on Monday morning.  With some people, the hypocrisy begins the moment the sermon is over, and such people have been checking the time every three or four minutes because dammit, them restaurants fill up fast, and if the Baptists get there first, there won’t be no room!

But I digress.  The post is about music.

Now, go forth, or fifth, or even eighth, and name those shows!


			

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Sunday Songlist — 24 Comments

  1. 1. Out Of My Dreams – Oklahoma

    2. If I Loved You – Carousel

    3. Another Suitcase In Another Hall – Evita

    4. Children Will Listen – Into the Woods

    5. Green Finch and Linnet Bird – Sweeney Todd

    6.

    7.

    8.

    9. How Could I Ever Know – The Secret Garden

    10. Tango: Maureen – RENT

    11. I’m Not That Girl – Wicked

    12. The Deal (No Deal) – Chess

    13. Turn Back, O Man – Godspell

    14. Far From The Home I Love – Fiddler on the Roof

    15.

    16. If Momma Was Married – Gypsy

    17. Ten Minutes Ago – Cinderella

    18. More I Cannot Wish You – Guys and Dolls

    19.

    20. You Are Music – Phantom

    21. A Secretary Is Not A Toy – How to Succeed in Business …

    22. His Work and Nothing More – Jekyll and Hyde

    23. Damned For All Time – Jesus Christ Superstar

    24.

    25. How To Handle A Woman – Camelot

    26. If I Can’t Love Her – Beauty and the Beast

    27. There But For You Go I – Brigadoon

    28. Don’t Tell Mama – Cabaret

    29. Dance: Ten, Looks: Three – A Chorus Line

    30. You Could Drive A Person Crazy

    31. The Last Night of the World – Miss Saigon

    32. War is a Science – Pippin

    33.

    34. One More Angel In Heaven – Joseph … Dreamcoat

    35. Castle on a Cloud – Lies Miserables

    36.
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    39.

    40. The Sadder But Wiser Girl For Me – The Music Man

    41. Somewhere That’s Green – Little Shop of Horrors

    42. I’m An Ordinary Man – Camelot

    43.

    44. Gus, The Theater Cat – Cats

    45. As Long As He Needs Me – Oliver

    46. The Rape Ballet – The Fantasticks

    47. I Believe My Own Eyes – Tommy

    48.

    49.

    50. You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught – South Pacific

  2. 1. Out Of My Dreams – Oklahoma

    2. If I Loved You – Carousel

    3. Another Suitcase In Another Hall – Evita

    4. Children Will Listen – Into the Woods

    5. Green Finch and Linnet Bird – Sweeney Todd

    6.

    7.

    8.

    9. How Could I Ever Know – The Secret Garden

    10. Tango: Maureen – RENT

    11. I’m Not That Girl – Wicked

    12. The Deal (No Deal) – Chess

    13. Turn Back, O Man – Godspell

    14. Far From The Home I Love – Fiddler on the Roof

    15.

    16. If Momma Was Married – Gypsy

    17. Ten Minutes Ago – Cinderella

    18. More I Cannot Wish You – Guys and Dolls

    19.

    20. You Are Music – Phantom

    21. A Secretary Is Not A Toy – How to Succeed in Business …

    22. His Work and Nothing More – Jekyll and Hyde

    23. Damned For All Time – Jesus Christ Superstar

    24.

    25. How To Handle A Woman – Camelot

    26. If I Can’t Love Her – Beauty and the Beast

    27. There But For You Go I – Brigadoon

    28. Don’t Tell Mama – Cabaret

    29. Dance: Ten, Looks: Three – A Chorus Line

    30. You Could Drive A Person Crazy

    31. The Last Night of the World – Miss Saigon

    32. War is a Science – Pippin

    33.

    34. One More Angel In Heaven – Joseph … Dreamcoat

    35. Castle on a Cloud – Lies Miserables

    36.
    37.

    38.

    39.

    40. The Sadder But Wiser Girl For Me – The Music Man

    41. Somewhere That’s Green – Little Shop of Horrors

    42. I’m An Ordinary Man – Camelot

    43.

    44. Gus, The Theater Cat – Cats

    45. As Long As He Needs Me – Oliver

    46. The Rape Ballet – The Fantasticks

    47. I Believe My Own Eyes – Tommy

    48.

    49.

    50. You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught – South Pacific

  3. Mamacita, I’m going to disagree with you about racial distrust. We all have a certain amount of xenophobia; it’s what kept us alive when we lived in tribes. Civilization exists because we teach our children how NOT to be tribal savages. You don’t have to teach children to hate; you have to teach them not to hate. You have to teach them virtue; you have to teach them prudence, temperance, fortitude and justice, for only a few will ever discover them on their own, and without them all there is no civilization.

    If instead you teach them hate, then the words of Jesus apply: better for you that you be cast into the sea with a great millstone around your neck.

  4. Mamacita, I’m going to disagree with you about racial distrust. We all have a certain amount of xenophobia; it’s what kept us alive when we lived in tribes. Civilization exists because we teach our children how NOT to be tribal savages. You don’t have to teach children to hate; you have to teach them not to hate. You have to teach them virtue; you have to teach them prudence, temperance, fortitude and justice, for only a few will ever discover them on their own, and without them all there is no civilization.

    If instead you teach them hate, then the words of Jesus apply: better for you that you be cast into the sea with a great millstone around your neck.

  5. Ok, here it is! Number 20 still eludes me; are you sure it’s from a real musical??
    1. Oklahoma
    2. Carousel
    3. Evita
    4. Into the Woods
    5. Sweeney Todd
    6. Aspects of Love
    7. Annie Get Your Gun
    8. Pajama Game
    9. Secret Garden
    10. Rent
    11. Wicked
    12. Chess
    13. Godspell
    14. Fiddler on the Roof
    15. Damn Yankees
    16. Gypsy
    17. Cinderella
    18. Guys and Dolls
    19. West Side Story
    20. ???
    21. How to Succeed in Business
    22. Jekyll and Hyde
    23. Jesus Christ Superstar
    24. Faust
    25. Camelot
    26. Beauty and the Beast
    27. Brigadoon
    28. Cabaret
    29. Chorus Line
    30. Company
    31. Miss Saigon
    32. Pippin
    33. Hair
    34. Joseph
    35. Les Mis
    36. King & I
    37. A Little Night Music
    38. Mame
    39. Lion King
    40. Music Man
    41. Little Shop of Horrors
    42. Camelot
    43. Man of LaMancha
    44. Cats
    45. Oliver
    46. Fantasticks
    47. Tommy
    48. Sound of Music
    49. Showboat
    50. South Pacific

  6. Ok, here it is! Number 20 still eludes me; are you sure it’s from a real musical??
    1. Oklahoma
    2. Carousel
    3. Evita
    4. Into the Woods
    5. Sweeney Todd
    6. Aspects of Love
    7. Annie Get Your Gun
    8. Pajama Game
    9. Secret Garden
    10. Rent
    11. Wicked
    12. Chess
    13. Godspell
    14. Fiddler on the Roof
    15. Damn Yankees
    16. Gypsy
    17. Cinderella
    18. Guys and Dolls
    19. West Side Story
    20. ???
    21. How to Succeed in Business
    22. Jekyll and Hyde
    23. Jesus Christ Superstar
    24. Faust
    25. Camelot
    26. Beauty and the Beast
    27. Brigadoon
    28. Cabaret
    29. Chorus Line
    30. Company
    31. Miss Saigon
    32. Pippin
    33. Hair
    34. Joseph
    35. Les Mis
    36. King & I
    37. A Little Night Music
    38. Mame
    39. Lion King
    40. Music Man
    41. Little Shop of Horrors
    42. Camelot
    43. Man of LaMancha
    44. Cats
    45. Oliver
    46. Fantasticks
    47. Tommy
    48. Sound of Music
    49. Showboat
    50. South Pacific

  7. And number one is from the musical about the greatest state in the union!

    I’ll be honest though– I found Carousel and South Pacific to be total bummers.

    19 was played at my wedding.

    Fascinating list!

  8. And number one is from the musical about the greatest state in the union!

    I’ll be honest though– I found Carousel and South Pacific to be total bummers.

    19 was played at my wedding.

    Fascinating list!

  9. My best friend would know all of these, hands down, but these are what I know without having to think, and without checking anyone else’s. I am going to fire some of these up!

    1. Out Of My Dreams – Oklahoma!

    2. If I Loved You – Carousel

    3. Another Suitcase In Another Hall – Evita

    4. Children Will Listen – Into the Woods

    11. I’m Not That Girl – Wicked

    13. Turn Back, O Man – Godspell

    14. Far From The Home I Love – Fiddler on the Roof

    16. If Momma Was Married – Gypsy

    18. More I Cannot Wish You – Brigadoon?

    19. One Hand, One Heart – West Side Story

    21. A Secretary Is Not A Toy – How to Succeed…

    29. Dance: Ten, Looks: Three – Chorus Line

    30. You Could Drive A Person Crazy – Company

    35. Castle on a Cloud – Les Miserables

    37. Every Day A Little Death – A Little Night Music

    40. The Sadder But Wiser Girl For Me – Music Man

    41. Somewhere That’s Green – Little Shop of Horrors

    44. Gus, The Theater Cat – Cats

    45. As Long As He Needs Me – Oliver

    50. You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught – South Pacific

  10. My best friend would know all of these, hands down, but these are what I know without having to think, and without checking anyone else’s. I am going to fire some of these up!

    1. Out Of My Dreams – Oklahoma!

    2. If I Loved You – Carousel

    3. Another Suitcase In Another Hall – Evita

    4. Children Will Listen – Into the Woods

    11. I’m Not That Girl – Wicked

    13. Turn Back, O Man – Godspell

    14. Far From The Home I Love – Fiddler on the Roof

    16. If Momma Was Married – Gypsy

    18. More I Cannot Wish You – Brigadoon?

    19. One Hand, One Heart – West Side Story

    21. A Secretary Is Not A Toy – How to Succeed…

    29. Dance: Ten, Looks: Three – Chorus Line

    30. You Could Drive A Person Crazy – Company

    35. Castle on a Cloud – Les Miserables

    37. Every Day A Little Death – A Little Night Music

    40. The Sadder But Wiser Girl For Me – Music Man

    41. Somewhere That’s Green – Little Shop of Horrors

    44. Gus, The Theater Cat – Cats

    45. As Long As He Needs Me – Oliver

    50. You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught – South Pacific

  11. #3 is from Into the Woods, which I love. Never much liked fairy tales as a child, but like them more now.

    We have to love others if we love God. Even – gasp – Christians and all their imperfections! We love what He loves and hates what He hates, ideally. I don’t know about this personalized sliding scale of sin and all that, that’s His job, not mine. Though I can be irked (or hormoned) into making a haughty opinionated ass of myself any given moment.

  12. #3 is from Into the Woods, which I love. Never much liked fairy tales as a child, but like them more now.

    We have to love others if we love God. Even – gasp – Christians and all their imperfections! We love what He loves and hates what He hates, ideally. I don’t know about this personalized sliding scale of sin and all that, that’s His job, not mine. Though I can be irked (or hormoned) into making a haughty opinionated ass of myself any given moment.

  13. I love it when you do the showtunes playlist game!

    29. A Chorus Line
    35. Les Miserables
    49. Showboat – I just saw it last weekend at our community center!

    Have you thought about doing the showtunes thing on a regular basis? People really like it.

    About the prejudice and church stuff, I’ll have to agree partly with you and partly with Di. Nobody is perfect, but not to try to be better is extremely imperfect!

  14. I love it when you do the showtunes playlist game!

    29. A Chorus Line
    35. Les Miserables
    49. Showboat – I just saw it last weekend at our community center!

    Have you thought about doing the showtunes thing on a regular basis? People really like it.

    About the prejudice and church stuff, I’ll have to agree partly with you and partly with Di. Nobody is perfect, but not to try to be better is extremely imperfect!

  15. Ok–you know me. I love God, but most Christians give me the creeps. Having said THAT, you know I can’t let this go without challenging you on a few things:
    1. Yes–we have to be “taught”. But we don’t ALWAYS heed what we’ve been taught. We are constantly evolving. We need to practice good deeds and thoughts; no person gets it right the first time. Which brings me to…
    2. One good reason to attend church regularly is to be reminded–through thoughtful, intelligent discourse–how we should view the world and each other. If church isn’t doing this for you, then you are attending the wrong church. And speaking of church–if I recall, the last time you went to church, Nixon was president. I’m not scolding you, sis–I’m just sayin’ that I believe you’ve allowed the bad taste you’ve had in your mouth for organized religion (due to some wacky-doodle early experiences) influence your view of Christianity in general. You would be the first to criticize others who held on to such prejudices:)
    3. I just returned from NY, where I saw the revival of “South Pacific” at Lincoln Center. Too bad you only like original cast recordings; it was magnificent!

    When I have time, I’ll try to name your musicals. I dare say my Musical Theatre students would know more than I would, though!

    di

  16. Ok–you know me. I love God, but most Christians give me the creeps. Having said THAT, you know I can’t let this go without challenging you on a few things:
    1. Yes–we have to be “taught”. But we don’t ALWAYS heed what we’ve been taught. We are constantly evolving. We need to practice good deeds and thoughts; no person gets it right the first time. Which brings me to…
    2. One good reason to attend church regularly is to be reminded–through thoughtful, intelligent discourse–how we should view the world and each other. If church isn’t doing this for you, then you are attending the wrong church. And speaking of church–if I recall, the last time you went to church, Nixon was president. I’m not scolding you, sis–I’m just sayin’ that I believe you’ve allowed the bad taste you’ve had in your mouth for organized religion (due to some wacky-doodle early experiences) influence your view of Christianity in general. You would be the first to criticize others who held on to such prejudices:)
    3. I just returned from NY, where I saw the revival of “South Pacific” at Lincoln Center. Too bad you only like original cast recordings; it was magnificent!

    When I have time, I’ll try to name your musicals. I dare say my Musical Theatre students would know more than I would, though!

    di

  17. Sometimes even good people mess up, but that has nothing to do with hatred. Hate is always a choice, even when it takes immense effort to try to control. Nobody is perfect, but being prejudiced is something that IS within our control.

    I love your playlist!!!

    I think I can place several of these songs:

    5. Sweeney Todd
    16. Gypsy
    23. Jesus Christ Superstar
    34. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    44. Cats
    I’m going to work on this later. Here comes da boss!

  18. Sometimes even good people mess up, but that has nothing to do with hatred. Hate is always a choice, even when it takes immense effort to try to control. Nobody is perfect, but being prejudiced is something that IS within our control.

    I love your playlist!!!

    I think I can place several of these songs:

    5. Sweeney Todd
    16. Gypsy
    23. Jesus Christ Superstar
    34. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    44. Cats
    I’m going to work on this later. Here comes da boss!

  19. Umm. . .OK. My only question: Is this a general challenge, issued to Christians at-large? Because that would be unjust. There are many -if not a genuine majority- of Christians who really attempt to live out those words taught on Sundays. They are fallen. . .so they don’t always succeed, but they do try.

    As far as what you are saying about skin color -or for that matter, creed, gender, income level or just about any other human social categorization- I agree. Prejudice is learned.

  20. Umm. . .OK. My only question: Is this a general challenge, issued to Christians at-large? Because that would be unjust. There are many -if not a genuine majority- of Christians who really attempt to live out those words taught on Sundays. They are fallen. . .so they don’t always succeed, but they do try.

    As far as what you are saying about skin color -or for that matter, creed, gender, income level or just about any other human social categorization- I agree. Prejudice is learned.

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