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So, you think you're a songwriter as good as The Beatles?
5 December 2019
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JW OBoogie
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I have an idea for a new game...

1 person suggests a song and a theme (different to the song). E.g. Get Back and apples.

Others can then attempt to rewrite at least one verse and the chorus to fit the new theme.

After a few attempts or once a week, the first person who submitted a rewritten song can then select a new song and theme.

I'll start with what I've listed above...

Get Back and apples

Get those creative juices flowing...

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Jojo was a man who thought he ate a Gala

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6 December 2019
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But it was a Mackintosh

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6 December 2019
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Jojo left his orchard to become a sailor

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7 December 2019
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I think people are doing this wrong. I don't think it's meant to be people giving a line that someone adds the next line to.

The OP says:

Others can then attempt to rewrite at least one verse and the chorus to fit the new theme.

After a few attempts or once a week, the first person who submitted a rewritten song can then select a new song and theme.

So, I've ignored adding to the above lines, and offer this verse and chorus, though it might play a little loose with the theme of apples:

Apple had a rooftop
So we climbed the staircase
And we put on one last show
All the Boys together
Playing out for London
Man, you should have heard us go

We rocked, we rocked
We rocked together one last time
We rocked, we rocked
We rocked then we called it time

Sort of works...

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Here's my attempt at a more comedic approach, referencing how Let It Be came on a red Apple logo without the book in the US but with the green Apple logo and the book in Canada.

Verse 1:

Johnny was in the US with his wife Yoko, so he bought his new album

But when he opened it up, there wasn't a book and the apple wasn't green

Chorus:

Get Back , Get Back , Get Back to green apples or go

Get Back , Get Back , Get Back to green apples or go

Get Back Jojo

Solo 1 (spoken):

Apple

Apple

Repeat Chorus

Verse 2:

Johnny packed his bags and headed north and ended up in Toronto

There his album came as is just as he wanted, green apples and book and all

Repeat Chorus

Solo 2 (spoken):

Twist And Shout Long Tall Sally and get with the beat

Repeat Chorus

Outro (spoken):

I'd like to thank Paul White on behalf of the group ourselves, he'll be receiving 6,000 apple pies with a capital A

If you're reading this, you are looking for something to do.

8 December 2019
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@Ron Nasty making up your own lyrics is all fine and good but I think what we were doing was fun. Writing with other people, in my experience, generally tends to be a more fun process and often yields more creative results. I think if we want to continue with our joint creation we should be able to do so.

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Let's see what @JW OBoogie says.

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8 December 2019
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Not saying you should, @50yearslate, only saying that how I've understood the rules is how I've contributed.

We shall have to wait for @JW OBoogie to comment to discover whether one way or the other is how they wanted their game played, or whether both approaches are acceptable.

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8 December 2019
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I had intended for individuals to write the whole verse and sentence as Ron Nasty has. However, I think both methods are great. Can we set up both as separate games?

 

I was also vague in my post last week on how to move this game forward. I suggest that people have a week (being 7 days, not 8) to post their versions and then the song/theme suggester picks the author of their favourite version to be the next suggester. I hope that's clear to others as it reads like double dutch to me. Let me know if I need to clarify the clarification.

 

BTW Ron Nasty I love what you've done by stretching the theme a little.

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10 December 2019
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Ron Nasty said

Apple had a rooftop

So we climbed the staircase

And we put on one last show

All the Boys together

Playing out for London

Man, you should have heard us go

We rocked, we rocked

We rocked together one last time

We rocked, we rocked

We rocked then we called it time

In my head, I hear Neil Innes

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10 December 2019
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Jojo was a man who thought he was an apple

but he wasn't

Jojo may have been a bit delusional but

he just wanted to eat grass

Go back

Go back

to your therapy session please

Go back

Go back

to your therapy session please

Go back Jo

(why did i write this?)

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He liked to eat grass huh? There may have been another explanation for his delusion a-hard-days-night-george-10

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The first round of this thrilling new game, guaranteed to entertain and enlighten, will come to an end soon (Friday morning Sydney time - sorry, IDK what that is in far off lands where a lot of the BB oompa loompa's live). So, get your lyrics in fast cause you (yes, you!) could be the next winning contestant to "Name that song and theme"!

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10 December 2019
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Oompa Loompa doompety do, we’ve got a troubling bathroom for you...

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16 December 2019
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I'm declaring the first round finished and Ron Nasty the winner to pick the next song and unrelated theme...

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Cheers, @JW OBoogie (you have to learn to use the @ as I wouldn't have known had I not strayed in here).

Okay, my song of choice is Yesterday  and the theme is, being seasonal, Christmas.

Over to all of you...

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23 December 2019
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Christmas Day

by Ebenezer Scrooge

 

Christmas Day,

I just love to work the hours away.

Slaving hard, no time to laugh or play.

Oh, I love my Christmas Day.

 

Charity,

what a joke it is to a man like me,

No one else deserves my company.

Oh, Christmas is a treat for me.

 

Why should I care so? My answer's no, so go away.

You'll get nothing here; disappear, and make my day.

 

Christmas Day,

It's just like every other day.

There's no need for a holiday.

Oh, I love my Christmas Day.

 

Why should I care so? My answer's no, so go away.

You'll get nothing here; disappear, and make my day.

 

Christmas Day,

It's just like every other day.

There's work right here for no more pay.

Oh, I love my Christmas Day.

Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm.

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