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






20. Name the 1966 movie?


Name the lead actor?


What genre of movie is this?





SONG BREAK



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5i_pEYGe1o






Round 3. Bits & Bobs




21. Name the main Native American Indian tribes?


Which tribe taught the English Pilgrims to farm corn in 1621?






22. Name this tent?






23. Name this weapon?






24. Name this weapon?






25. Name the round spiky object?






26. Name the rope?






27. Name the wild horse?






28. What is this man doing?






29. Name the cigarette?






30. Name the hat?






Round 4. My Top 10 Country & Western Songs





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym12hnB7oZo


31. In another hit single, what hours was she working?






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kAU3B9Pi_U


32. In another hit single, which job did he have with the County?






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrhAC0dFis0


33. In this song, what is for sale or rent?






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDlZLsJJkVA


34. Which two actors were navigating the river in this video/movie?






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X7Sx62plCw


35. List some types of gambling?






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRgcwT9X2J8


36. What was his band called?






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrhFH4UTrw0


37. Who wrote this song?






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U48VjCJkowE


38. What was her other UK top 20 hit?






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQIPdHMpjc


39. What dance to people often dance with this song?






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI5EQUz1gCg


40. Name some islands off the UK?





SINGALONG (LYRIC VIDEOS INCLUDED)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTeUdJky9rY



Take Me Home, Country Roads


Almost heaven, West Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River Life is old there, older than the trees Younger than the mountains, growin' like a breeze Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain mama Take me home, country roads

All my memories gather 'round her Miner's lady, stranger to blue water Dark and dusty, painted on the sky Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain mama Take me home, country roads

I hear her voice in the mornin' hour, she calls me The radio reminds me of my home far away Drivin' down the road, I get a feelin' That I should've been home yesterday, yesterday Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain mama Take me home, country roads

Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain mama Take me home, country roads Take me home, (down) country roads Take me home, (down) country roads






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgfQSSnzDLI



Home On The Range

O give me a home where the buffaloes roam Where the deer and the antelope play Where seldom is heard a discouraging word And the skies are not cloudy all day

Home, home on the range Where the deer and the antelope play Where seldom is heard a discouraging word And the skies are not cloudy all day

Where the air is so pure and the zephyrs so free And the breezes so balmy and light That I would not exchange my home on the range For all of the cities so bright

Home, home on the range Where the deer and the antelope play Where seldom is heard a discouraging word And the skies are not cloudy all day

How often at night when the heavens are bright With the light of the glittering stars I stand there amazed and I ask as I gaze Does their glory exceed that of ours?

Home, home on the range Where the deer and the antelope play Where seldom is heard a discouraging word And the skies are not cloudy all day






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebyiyntVQNM



Oh, My Darling Clementine


Oh my darling, oh my darling Oh my darling, Clementine You were lost and gone forever Dreadful sorrow, Clementine

In a cavern, in a canyon Excavating for a mine Dwelt a miner forty-niner And his daughter, Clementine

Yes I loved her, how I loved her Though her shoes were number nine Herring boxes, without topses Sandals were for Clementine

Oh my darling, oh my darling Oh my darling, Clementine You were lost and gone forever Dreadful sorrow, Clementine

Drove the horses to the water Every morning just at nine Hit her foot against a splinter Fell into the foaming brine Ruby lips above the water Blowing bubbles soft and fine

But alas, I was no swimmer So I lost my Clementine Oh my darling, oh my darling Oh my darling, Clementine You were lost and gone forever Dreadful sorrow, Clementine You are lost and gone forever Dreadful sorrow, Clementine





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFdgaZCcUm0



She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain When She Comes

She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes (yee-haw) She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes (yee-haw) She'll be coming 'round the mountain She'll be coming 'round the mountain She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes (yee-haw)

She'll be ridin' six white horses when she comes (whoa back) She'll be ridin' six white horses when she comes (whoa back) She'll be ridin' six white horses She'll be ridin' six white horses She'll be ridin' six white horses when she comes (Whoa back) (Yee-haw)

And we'll all go out to greet her when she comes (yo, what's up?) Yeah, we'll all go out to greet her when she comes (yo, what's up?) Oh, we'll all go out to greet her Yeah, we'll all go out to greet her We'll all go out to greet her when she comes (Yo, what's up?) (Whoa back) (Yee-haw)

Then we'll all eat purple pizza when she comes (eww, yucky) We'll all eat purple pizza when she comes (eww, yucky) Then we'll all eat purple pizza Oh, we'll all eat purple pizza We'll all eat purple pizza when she comes (Eww, yucky) (Yo, what's up?) (Whoa back) (Yee-haw)

And we'll all read books together when she comes (Once upon a time in a far off land) Oh, we'll all read books together when she comes (Once upon a time in a far off land) Ye, we'll all read books together Oh, we'll all read books together We'll all read books together when she comes (Once upon a time in a far off land) (Eww, yucky) (Yo, what's up?) (Whoa back) (Yee-haw)

And she'll get to sleep with grandma when she comes (move over) Oh, she'll get to sleep with grandma when she comes (move over) Yeah, she'll get to sleep with grandma Oh, she'll get to sleep with grandma She'll get to sleep with grandma when she comes (Move over) (Once upon a time in a far off land) (Eww, yucky) (Yo, what's up?) (Whoa my back) (Yee-haw)