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If "Sure As I'm Sittin' Here" is your guess, then nope.

It's been over 12 hours, so I'll end this.

Song #1 is "Murder In My Heart For The Judge" by Moby Grape (1968, from "Wow", their 2nd album.)

Song # 2 was guessed correctly.

The bonus 3rd part - This started as a rock & roll urban legend in the late 60's, but was finally confirmed by both Richie Furay and Neil Young recently in books. Moby Grape and Buffalo Springfield members were friends and used to hang out at each others' rehearsals and live shows when possible. "For What It's Worth" was essentially copied/swiped by Buffalo Springfield, as a combo of 2 Grape songs - "Murder In My Heart" (for verses) and one MG never recorded called something like "Stop, Turn Around" (for the chorus). New lyrics were written, of course, but it was an obvious copy to anyone who knew both bands well. Grape members have claimed this over the years. Finally, BS members fessed up. As Peter Lewis said, "Steve (Stills) came up to us when their single came out and told us - "Hey guys, we borrowed a couple of your songs". And we didn't care - it was the 60's, and that kind of thing happened all the time. If anything, we're flattered, they were such a great band!"

Now, when Peter plays "Murder" live, he tells that story, and uses the into for "For What It's Worth" to start the song. (Peter's most recent CD was a live one from Germany on the Taxim label. This song's on it.)

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The NAME THAT TUNE thread was temporarily closed on 1/30/06, due to lack of interest.....Well, actually, I was having technical trouble with my damn PC at home. I could get on and read the board posts, but was unable to post. The offending keyboard has since been replaced....now, about the interest (or lack of) in this thread........

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Ok, today's tune has one of my all-time favorite C&W sets of lyrics......Name it.....

Hint: It's a duet.

You're the reason I'm a-ridin' around on recapped tires,

And you're the reason I'm hangin' our clothes outside on wires,

You're the reason I've changed to beer from soda pop,

And you're the reason I never get to go to the beauty shop.

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Tony - In reply to your Moby Grape question - no, the song(s) in question aren't on their 1st album.

P.S. If you can't find their first LP at all anywhere, or all you can find is the SF Sounds version, please PM me....(I'd rather burn a copy for someone than put money in their ex-manager's pocket....)

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Wednesday's tune - The best known cover version of this song was recently used in a television commercial. The song was written and first recorded by a gentleman who is much better known for another of his tunes - one which should have made him rich, but sadly, did not.

Well, I might take a boat, or I'll take a plane

I might hitch hike or jump a a railroad train

Your kind of love drives a man insane

So look for me walking just a any old way

(NOTE: Depending on who recorded this song, and there were many, lyrics will vary slightly.)

Name this tune.......

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While the Moms Mabley guess is a good one, sorry....

The tune for Wednesday is "Have Love, Will Travel", written and originally recorded by Richard Berry, but later covered by most of the Pacific NW bands of the 60's, including Paul Revere & The Raiders and The Sonics. The Sonics' version was recently featured in a Range Rover television commercial.

Richard Berry was best known for writing "Louie Louie", which he also recorded first. As it's one of the most covered songs of all time, one would think that Mr. Berry made a BIG pile o'dough from it, but I believe he died in only so-so financial condition. At some point, I'll find out the story behind this.......

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OK, it's time for Thursday's NAME THAT TUNE.

But first....a notice to Tommy Tunes, Popdude, or anyone else who reads this thread - I'm leaving town this afternoon (Thursday), and won't be back until Sunday PM at the earliest. My friend just bought a brand new beach house (in Lewes, Delaware), and I'm not sure if she has a PC there yet. She might be bringing one down tonight. If so, this thread/contest will proceed uninterrupted through the weekend. Otherwise, I'll try to get to an internet cafe of some sort and try to keep on keepin' on........

Now, Thursday's tune. I first heard this in a film by Paul Schrader in the late 80's. The song's author is considerably better known (at least as a musician) than the artist(s) who sang it in the movie. Name this tune.....

Been driving five hundred miles, got five hundred to go, yeah,

I got rock & roll music on the radio,

I got a brother on a rig just off the gulf coast,

He says the girls down there, well, they're really the most, man

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