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Wherefore Art Thou Romeo Lyric

by Carl Wiser

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Shakespeare has been a source of lyrical inspiration since around 1600, and none of his characters is more popular in song than Romeo, the doomed lover of Juliet (although Ophelia comes close). See if you can identify which artists put Romeo in one of their popular songs.
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July 3, 2018
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Comments: 6

  • Armando from Staten IslandI remembered this from high school: (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet by The Reflections (1964).
  • Ange from Australia Not bad for mostly guessing lol
  • Lucy Pacific from Chicago SuburbsNew to this webpage - found it quite by accident when looking for songs with "colors" for a 'Colour My World' list of my favorite Classic Rock Songs. Great website! Thank you!
  • Nico Egbers from AmstelveenBruce Springsteen also mentions Romeo in Incident on 57th street: "Well, like a cool Romeo he made his moves, oh, she looked so fine
    Like a late Juliet, she knew she'd never be true but then, she really didn't mind."
  • Alex Riddick from Montclair A really enjoyable quiz and helps with a tad bit musical memories and great questions.
  • Chipp Ross from PdxNo love for Romeo Delight off Van Halen's Women and Children First? Too heavy for Songfacts? Great quiz non the less!
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