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Are there any records of the “rest” of the verses from “Hallelujah”?

According to the most popular version of the story, when Leonard Cohen wrote "Hallelujah", he wrote about 80 separate verses src before paring down to the 4 he used in his studio recording. He ...
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“Waking up to find your love's not real” in “Right Here, Right Now”

In Fatboy Slim’s Right Here, Right Now, the lyrics consist of repetitions of two lines: "Right here, right now" "Waking up to find your love’s not real" ¹ The first line comes from the movie Strange ...
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Johnny Dyani's “Musician's Musician”: who is the reference?

South African expatriate multi-instrumental jazz musician Johnny Dyani wrote a song called "Musician's Musician." It appears on at least two albums I know of. The title sounds as though it might be a ...
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“Corn Cob Blues” - real story?

There’s a song by John Hartford called "Corn Cob Blues", from a 1967 album. The song’s about a cowboy singer promoting the wedding of a member of his backing crew, and the thoughts of the groom ...
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Who is the third featured singer on “Side Effects” by Parliament?

For years I've been unable to figure out who the third featured singer on "Side Effects", off Parliament's Chocolate City album is. He doesn't sound like any singer within the P-Funk crew from 1974-...
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Traditional Christmas carol in modal key with lots of “fa la la…”

I'm trying to find out the name of a traditional Christmas carol I remember. It's in the harmonic key and contains the chorus "fa la la la, fa la la la la la la la, fa la la la la la la la la la la ...
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What is going on in the lyrics of Kate Rusby's song “Awkward Annie”?

In Kate Rusby's cryptic folk song "Awkward Annie" (on the album by the same name) what is happening? It seems to be something about a farm-boy who gives a farm-girl presents of various animals, and ...
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Oasis' song “Waiting For The Rapture” as a tribute to The Doors?

In Oasis’ last album, Dig Out Your Soul, there’s a song called Waiting For The Rapture. That song has a guitar riff that is identical to the guitar riff of the The Doors song Five To One, and it ...
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How can I tell what quality/bitrate the audio stream is on a YouTube video I'm watching?

Main question as per title! Also interested in whether it's always the same format of audio (compression technique etc.) or if it depends on the audio stream in the uploaded video? Also, does the ...
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Why did Ozzy Osborne choose to make “Hero” a hidden track?

When the album "No Rest For The Wicked" was released adding extra "hidden" tracks to the end of albums was the latest "thing." They are usually either an outtake or a song that doesn't fit ...
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What are some recordings by parody artists that exploit Common Meter for humorous effect?

Common meter, also known as ballad meter, is poetic meter where lines alternate having four accented syllables followed by three accented syllables. It is common in traditional hymns (Amazing Grace, ...
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Highest Billboard 200 rank for a Creative Commons licensed album?

Which album, released (also) under a Creative Commons license, had the highest Billboard 200 chart success? (The album must have been licensed under a CC license before it entered the charts, so it ...
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What is the title of this classic Russian(?) piano song?

I am trying to identify a song my mom played on piano when I was little. She learned it by ear approx 60 years ago in Canada (her cousin, also Canadian, taught her) and just knows it as "the russian ...
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Identifying background tone in How to Get Away With Murder 3x09

I'm trying to find out the name of the song that plays on S03E09 of the How to Get Away With Murder TV series, starting about 24:30 min, when Wes fires Vince (his lawyer). The song has no lyrics and I ...
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Old song with lyric “Number 9 with a brass plate on the door”

My grandfather often used to sing a snippet of an old song. My mother and I are curious as to what the song is, but we've not been able to find it with Google. I wondered if anyone here happened to ...

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