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Whilst sorting through the junk under my bed,I found these seven strange souvenirs,all of which give a clue to the lyrics of a popular song-just work out which song is referred to in each clue. Simples!

  1. SEASIDE SPECIAL---

    Ticket valid **3 FEB** for final departure of the day only.Please be at the platform 10 minutes before train is scheduled to leave. **COMPLIMENTARY TICKET** Admit the Three Persons of the Trinity.Enjoy your seaside special trip!

  2. NEXT CASE: The State vs The Crackerjack Cereal Company

    Petitioner states dental injuries due to presence of foreign object in cereal container- **STATUS**:Thrown out-lack of any evidence citing presence of said object.

  3. Sheffield Junior School ………………………….Term Summer 1995 Report Card

    Breast development.............1/24. Excellent Class popularity................1/24. Excellent Signed...............................Mr.Martyn

  4. Harbour Cafe-SPRING SPECIAL

    Light snacks:Cake and tea- $2,Main course: Codfish $5

    *We regret to announce that the codfish is currently unavailable,due to the presence of maggots in the butter used for frying*

  5. OBITUARIES-21/7/1969

    In loving memory of Frank(born 1950),died of shrapnel injuries serving his queen and country

  6. LIST TO DO ON RETURN FROM JUAN-LES-PINS

    *Take swimsuit in for cleaning. *Pack for St.Moritz *Buy brandy-Napoleon *Arrange for stabling of the horse at Christmas. *Safe deposit for Picasso and college qualifications

  7. CURRICULUM VITAE

    Previous occupations: King, emperor, owner of the city Duties: Conquering,making enemies tremble, ruling fearfully

    Current occupation: Street sweeper Duties: Keeping streets clean

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Another single answer:
7.

Coldplay - Viva La Vida

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Summing up:

1

American Pie by Don McLean

2

UNKNOWN

3 (per Statman)

Pulp - Disco 2000

4 (per Walt)

I's the B'y (as in "I'm the Boy"), a traditional Newfoundland song sung by fishermen

5 (per Walt)

Redgum's I was only 19

6

Where Do You Go to My Lovely by Peter Sarstedt

7 (per Reiner)

Coldplay - Viva La Vida

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Just one answer from me:

3

Pulp - Disco 2000

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And 4:

I's the B'y (as in "I'm the Boy"), a traditional Newfoundland song sung by fishermen which includes the lyrics:

"Sods and rinds to cover your flake, cake and tea for supper, codfish in the spring o' the year fried in maggoty butter."

And 5 is actually:

Redgum's I was only 19, which is based on a true story and contains the lyrics: "And Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon", which alludes to Apollo 11 landing on the moon on July 20th, 1969 (and since he was 19, he was born in 1950).

And I might have an idea about 2...

This might be a bit of a stretch, but Lorde's song Royals contains the line:

"I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies"

Meaning, she learned about diamond rings from watching movies - but the sentence could be interepreted differently: Some of the Cracker Jack prizes were toy rings (and inexpensive wedding rings were mockingly called 'Cracker Jack rings'), and Cracker Jack was available in consession stands in movie theaters... So it could potentially mean that she bit into a ring while watching a movie and cut her tooth. :)

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  • $\begingroup$ OK you definitely have 1,3,4,6 and 7 complete... 5 may fit in,but there is one where the lyrics fit exactly. And blame my Canadian housemate for introducing me to Great Big Sea $\endgroup$ – Kit-Ginevra Apr 13 '18 at 19:09
  • $\begingroup$ @Kit-Ginevra Thanks for saying that, I thought the others were already solved. Still can't recall a song where someone bites down on a Cracker Jack prize, though... $\endgroup$ – Walt Apr 13 '18 at 22:20
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5:

Nineteen, by Paul Hardcastle

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Yet another single answer: on 2 (though I'm not sure of it)

"Do It Again" by Steely Dan. ("You go back Jack do it again.")

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