Sunday Quiz — Mother’s Day (UK)


I was really surprised to find out that many modern artists sing songs dedicated to their mother — at least modern artists to me. I belong to the rock-n-roll generation although that’s not where my taste in popular music lies. I listen regularly to online radio station in Cleveland Ohio called WKHR. Perhaps it was the influence of a childhood being raised during WWII that made what is now called The Great American Song Book my favourite source of popular music. 

So here’s a quiz dedicated to all mothers:

  1. ‘The sun shines east, the sun shines west, I know where the sun shines best’ . Name the song and the singer who included it in The Jazz Singer (1927), The Singing Fool (1928) and Rose of Washington Square (1939)?
  2. Really a song for Christmas, but who was Parson Brown and what was he supposed to have said?
  3. ‘Looking through the window You can see a distant steeple’. Name that tune?
  4. So don’t you be, a naughty baby Come to papa do’. Name that tune?
  5. Where is Calabash and who used the expression ‘Goodnight Mrs Calabash wherever you are’?

2 responses to “Sunday Quiz — Mother’s Day (UK)

  1. James Campbell March 26, 2017 at 10:09

    Mrs. Calabash was Jimmy Durante’s late wife, I think..

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