From: samsloan on
On Apr 10, 12:31 pm, krammi1 <claus.van.de.vli...(a)googlemail.com>
wrote:
> Hello ,
> I just heard the song "White Rabbitt" from Jefferson Airplane  (sung
> by Grace Slick) .
> The text is obviously refferring to L. Carroll's  "Alice in
> Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass"  and especially the
> "chessmen" are mentioned ..
>
> Are there any other pop songs known that allude  to the game of chess
> (of course the well known
> musical "Chess" excluded ..)  ?
>
> regards ,  Claus vdV

Thank you so much for bringing this up. That song by Grace Slick is
mentioned on the last page of my book, "Alice in Wonderland Made
Simple for Kids".

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?ISBN=0923891919
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0923891919

In this book, I completely re-wrote Alice in Wonderland using only
easy words a 6-8 year old can read and understand.

I have also just reprinted the original book "Alice Through the
Looking Glass".

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?ISBN=4871873048
http://www.amazon.com/dp/4871873048

Surprisingly, "Alice Through the Looking Glass" was virtually
impossible to obtain prior to my reprint except in vastly modified and
changed form.

Sam Sloan
From: Offramp on
On 11 Apr, 10:31, samsloan <samhsl...(a)gmail.com> wrote:

> Imagine that you want to obtain "Alice Through the Looking Glass" just
> so that your 8-year-old daughter can read it. Where else would you
> find it?

I have a recent Folio Edition; they brought out the two books
seperately.
From: news on

"samsloan" <samhsloan(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:4f9f9a73-1939-41cd-b7c6-7448595a2b63(a)q15g2000yqj.googlegroups.com...
On Apr 10, 12:31 pm, krammi1 <claus.van.de.vli...(a)googlemail.com>
wrote:
> Hello ,
> I just heard the song "White Rabbitt" from Jefferson Airplane (sung
> by Grace Slick) .
> The text is obviously refferring to L. Carroll's "Alice in
> Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" and especially the
> "chessmen" are mentioned ..
>
> Are there any other pop songs known that allude to the game of chess
> (of course the well known
> musical "Chess" excluded ..) ?

"I've Seen all Good People" by Yes.


From: Taylor Kingston on
On Apr 12, 1:26 pm, "news" <n...(a)news.de> wrote:
> "samsloan" <samhsl...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:4f9f9a73-1939-41cd-b7c6-7448595a2b63(a)q15g2000yqj.googlegroups.com...
> On Apr 10, 12:31 pm, krammi1 <claus.van.de.vli...(a)googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello ,
> > I just heard the song "White Rabbitt" from Jefferson Airplane (sung
> > by Grace Slick) .
> > The text is obviously refferring to L. Carroll's "Alice in
> > Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" and especially the
> > "chessmen" are mentioned ..
>
> > Are there any other pop songs known that allude to the game of chess
> > (of course the well known
> > musical "Chess" excluded ..) ?
>
> "I've Seen all Good People" by Yes.

That's already been mentioned. Here's a real oddball one I came
across while inventorying my record collection: "Chess Piece Face" by
They Might Be Giants:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3Zxv3Y47gw
From: jeremy.p.spinrad on
On Apr 12, 1:32 pm, Taylor Kingston <taylor.kings...(a)comcast.net>
wrote:
> On Apr 12, 1:26 pm, "news" <n...(a)news.de> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > "samsloan" <samhsl...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> >news:4f9f9a73-1939-41cd-b7c6-7448595a2b63(a)q15g2000yqj.googlegroups.com....
> > On Apr 10, 12:31 pm, krammi1 <claus.van.de.vli...(a)googlemail.com>
> > wrote:
>
> > > Hello ,
> > > I just heard the song "White Rabbitt" from Jefferson Airplane (sung
> > > by Grace Slick) .
> > > The text is obviously refferring to L. Carroll's "Alice in
> > > Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" and especially the
> > > "chessmen" are mentioned ..
>
> > > Are there any other pop songs known that allude to the game of chess
> > > (of course the well known
> > > musical "Chess" excluded ..) ?
>
> > "I've Seen all Good People" by Yes.
>
>   That's already been mentioned. Here's a real oddball one I came
> across while inventorying my record collection: "Chess Piece Face" by
> They Might Be Giants:
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3Zxv3Y47gw- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Don't know whether this is "chessy" enough to count, but I remember a
Simon and Garfunkel song called Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall
which has the line

No matter if you're born, to play the king or pawn

Jerry Spinrad