Country & Western 🤠



This CST activities page could be used as a filler, or for 'International Country Music Day' 17th September.




Ask members if they like the Western movie genre? Do they have a favourite film?


What about Country & Western music? Do they have a favourite song or artist?



As this genre relates to the USA, you could have a wider discussion about places to visit, foods, people etc.







IDIOMS & PHRASES


Ask members to complete these well known phrases, together ...



A Lick and a PROMISE - To do something haphazardly or half-assed.


Bad EGG - A mean or untrustworthy person.


Baker’s DOZEN - Reference to the number thirteen.


Balder-DASH - Senseless; foolish.


Bee In Your BONNET - A good idea.


Best Bib and TUCKER - Nice clothes.


Fair to MIDDLIN’ - To feel pretty good; to be in a good mood.


Gitty-UP - Command used to get a horse moving; to get up and go.


Get A Wiggle ON - To hurry.


Gold DIGGER - Refers to the 'California Gold Rush' in 1848


Hang FIRE - To procrastinate or delay.


Give him a good Lam-BASTING- To receive a thrashing or beating.


Namby-PAMBY - Someone that lacks strength and energy.


Pull In Your HORNS - A warning to stop and back off.


Rotten APPLE - A bad sort.


Six SHOOTER - Gun.


That little VERMINT - A bad man or wild animal.


Yellow BELLY - A person who lacks courage; a coward


Cowboys and INDIANS - Children's game





The folk hero Davey Crockett



SONG. 'The Ballet Of Davey Crockett' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzAwQUwaUYY





OUTLAWS


Ask members to complete the names of these infamous outlaws ...



Calamity JANE


Jesse JAMES


Billy The KID


Wild Bill HICKOK


Buffalo BILL


Davy CROCKETT


Annie OAKLEY


Wyatt EARP


Butch CASSIDY


Doc HOLIDAY






REMINISCENCE


Who remembers 'Milky Bars'? Can you still get them?


('Milky Bars' were discontinued in 2020 due to disappointing sales!)


Who likes white chocolate? Who would prefer milk or dark chocolate? Have members got a favourite chocolate bar?


Here's the 1977 advert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCbEHHsI3zQ




Who would prefer a 'Wagon Wheel'? Are they smaller now than when we were kids? Have a vote.


(Burton's say they are the same size - our hands just got bigger!)




FIRST SONG




'Three Wheels On My Wagon', The New Christy Minstrels - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vLhcg_FU9g


What is the Native American Indian tribe mentioned in the song? - CHEROKEES




MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ



Round 1. TV




1. Name the TV show?


What was the hero's real name?


Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CP3_5HPWA0






2. Name the TV show?


What were the names of his Indian friend and his horse?


Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9lf76xOA5k&t=8s






3. Name the TV show?


Name the family?


Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvE9zJgm8OY






4. Name the TV show?


What was the name of the train?


Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hps6L5vS0sc






5. Name the TV show?


Name the family?


Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEOGhUBgtAQ






6. Name the TV show?


Name the family?


Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC_fCRacm0M






7. Name the TV show?


Name the children?


Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5LQ5k-bjbE






8. Name the TV show?


Name the family?


Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4z16n-3eU






9. Name the TV show?


Name the actors?


Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nmxLeNd0ck






10. Name the TV show?


Name the family?


Titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sKX3tWaOew





SONG BREAK




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_rHrLHIeyI






Round 2. Movies




11. Name the 1937 movie?


And the actors?


Link to song 'Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia' - https://gardenofeaden.blogspot.com/2012/09/laurel-and-hardy-song-blue-ridge.html






12. Name the 1939 movie?


Name the characters & actors?


Here is a link to the theme music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X94oZgJis4






13. Name the 1955 musical movie?


Name the two actors?


Here is a link to 'Oh What A Beautiful Morning' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5APc0z49wg






14. Name the 1960 movie?


Name the seven actors?






15. Name the 1953 musical movie?


Name the actress?


Here's a link to the song 'Deadwood Stage' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_xmujSyxkU






16. Name the 1969 movie?


And the man with the eye patch?


Complete this phrase ; "Get off your horse and ***** **** ****!"






17. Name the 1974 comedy movie?


And the director?


Here is a link to the 'farting sketch' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg7LuaKduoA






18. Name the 1969 musical movie?


Name the two male actors?


Here is a link to the song 'I Was Born Under A Wandering Star' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTymtAbaG08






19. Name the 1969 movie?


And the actors?


Here is a link to the song 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' (with lyrics if you want to singalong) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT1HCQcSHW0