Dear Readers, after the high culture of last week here’s something a bit more tuneful. All you need to do is match the plant to the lyrics from the (hopefully) popular song below. Normally I would knock up some photos, but as it’s year end at work (and some of you will know what that means!) I am just going to give you 10 plants and 10 lyrics, and all you have to do is match one to t’other. An extra mark for the full name of the song (or thereabouts) and a discretionary mark if you can name the singer/band (though some of these are ancient, rather like me, and will therefore have been knocked up by multiple folk).
So, if you think that lyric 1 is about blackberry, your answer is 1/A
Now, if I spot that you have answered in the comments (and some of you are very very quick) I will send you a quick message and then unapprove your answer so that it doesn’t influence anyone else. However, if you think you might be influenced I would be inclined to write them down on a piece of paper first.
Answers on Friday next week, so get your ideas in by 5 p.m. UK time on Thursday 21st January if you want to be marked.
- ‘And you’ll look sweet, upon the seat, of a bicycle made for two’
2. ‘I beg your pardon…’
3. ‘And then worst of all (worst of all)
You never call baby when you say you will (say you will)
4. ‘Small and white, clean and bright,
You look happy to greet me’
5. ‘Tiptoe, through the window,
By the window, that’s where I’ll be’
6. I lost myself on a cool damp night
I gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight.
7.You gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion
You’ll be scratchin’ like a hound
The minute you start to mess around
8. Ooh, I bet you’re wonderin’ how I knew
‘Bout your plans to make me blue
9. Absolutely going down the drain
It’s a terrible day
Up with a knock
Silly girl I don’t know what to say
She was running away
10. I was working part time in a five-and-dime
My boss was Mr. McGee
He told me several times that he didn’t like my kind
‘Cause I was a bit too leisurely
Seems that I was busy doing something close to nothing
But different than the day before
That’s when I saw her, ooh, I saw her
She walked in through the out door, out door
E. Poison Ivy
Onwards! Make me proud!