Aqua Vitae
Sweets and Treats
Finish the Lyric
From the Silver Screen
From soup to nuts
100

Rupert Holmes gets tired of his lady in this soft rock 1979 song, which details the likes and dislikes of a stranger in the personal columns.

What is "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"

100

A sweet molassesy treat which draws flies is one of the subjects of this old tune.


*musical clue*

What is "Shoefly Pie"?


*sing-along*

page 2

100

"Buy me some __________ and ________"

What are "peanuts and crackerjacks"?

100

A “dummy lyric” is a temporary set of words put together to help lyricists work out a song’s metric form and rhyme scheme. This classic, notably sung by Doris Day and Gordon MacRae in the film which shares its title, still uses the dummy lyric that Irving Caesar dashed off hurriedly one night.

What is "Tea for Two"? (Caesar/Youmans - 1924)

*sing-along*

page 4

100

The lyrics also reflect the slang of the day, including a reference to "Mr. Moto", a Japanese film spy. The Ink Spots' 1940 recording of the song reached #17 on the US Pop charts and is considered by many to be the definitive version.

What is "The Java Jive"?

*SING-ALONG*

200

This song refers to a popular cocktail containing orange juice, and was the first single from the Eagles' second album, Desperado, in 1973.

What is "Tequila Sunrise"?

200

The titular treat serves as a term of endearment for the singers' sweetheart, and is sung 42 times in this sugary 1954 pop hit by girl group "The Chordettes".

What is "Lollipop"?

200

"We have an old fashioned to-mah-to, a Long Island po-tah-to, but ______________________________.

What is "Yes, We Have No Bananas"? (Louis Prima, 1923)

200

In the 1932 film "Curly Top", Shirley Temple sings this silly, imaginative tune about her lunch.

What is "Animal Crackers in My Soup"?
200

This 1953 Hank Williams classic "borrowed heavily" from the 1942 song with the same title written by Cole Porter.

What is "Hey, Good Lookin'"?


*sing along*

page 6

300

This dashing rat-packer sings "when the stars seem to shine like you've had to much wine".


*musical clue*


Who is Dean Martin? ("That's Amore" - Warren - 1953)


*Sing-Along*

page 1

300

In the United States, the best known version of this song, about being better prepared for a friend's visit, was recorded by Eileen Barton in January 1950.

What is "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake"? (Hoffman, Merrill, Watts - 1950)

*sing-along*

page 3

300

If you ever go down _____________ they make you feel so very glad

What is "Trinidad"? (Rum and Coca Cola/The Andrews Sisters - 1945)


*sing-along*

page 3

300

Julie Andrews sings of delicious Austrian food in this song from "The Sound of Music".

What is "My Favorite Things"?

*Sing-along*

page 5

300

A traditional children's song about how the farmer grows some edible staples.

What is "Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow"?

400

Originally a drinking ballad sung by ale-swigging miners and bibulous collegians, this tune is now used to teach children the names of body parts.

What is "There is a Tavern in the Town" (Cornish Folk Song, 1883)

400

One of the most well-known Motown recordings of the 1960s and among the decade's biggest hits, this song by the Four Tops follows in the tradition of food-related terms of endearment.

What is "Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bun)"?

400

_________________, how come you taste so good?

What is "Brown Sugar"? (The Rolling Stones - 1973)

400

This Gershwin tune, written for the 1937 film Shall We Dance, is sung by Fred and Ginger. 

*MUSICAL CLUE*

What is "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"?



400

The musical from which the title of this Jeopardy game comes.

What is "Oliver"? (1968)

500

In the musical "Gigi", the main character tries her first sip of french bubbly, and extolls its virtues in a frolicking musical number.


What is "The Night They Invented Champagne"?

500

In 1931, Ethel Merman introduced this song based on the classic idiom about a bowl of fruit.

What is "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries"?

500

"The wind in the willows played love's sweet ____________"


*musical clue*

What is "melody"? (Blueberry Hill/Domino, 1950)

500

Not only an Academy Award winner, this evocative film theme also took home the “Grammy” honors of the recording industry as best song of 1962.

What is "The Days of Wine and Roses" - (Mercer/Mancini- 1962)

500

Originating among the enslaved working on plantations in the early 1800s, this song tells you how to make a simple food out of flour or cornmeal and lard for sick children.

*musical clue*

What is "Shortnin' Bread"?

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