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Lyr Req: My Little Girl I Love You (Curly Williams

GUEST,Diana Sedenquist 15 Nov 03 - 04:32 PM
Snuffy 15 Nov 03 - 08:19 PM
Jim Dixon 17 Nov 03 - 12:51 AM
GUEST,Syd Reinarz 30 Dec 10 - 07:08 PM
Jim Dixon 01 Jan 11 - 04:35 PM
GUEST 28 Feb 11 - 01:44 AM
12-stringer 28 Feb 11 - 03:00 AM
Sandy Mc Lean 28 Feb 11 - 03:01 PM
GUEST,Denise Barney 29 Mar 11 - 10:09 AM
GUEST 02 Nov 11 - 10:26 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Nov 11 - 01:54 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Nov 11 - 02:22 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Oh Little Girl I love you but you're...
From: GUEST,Diana Sedenquist
Date: 15 Nov 03 - 04:32 PM

I'm trying to remember the lyrics to a funny old song that my Dad used to sing. It's a song about a young woman who is preparing to go to bed but before she does she has to take off her wig and her glass eye and her false limbs. Right now I'm remembering just a couple lines from the song:

"You put your glass eye upon the table and your ---- under the bed..."

And the final line is: "Oh little girl, I love you, but you're scattered everywhere."

Thank you for the help.

Diana


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh Little Girl I love you but you're...
From: Snuffy
Date: 15 Nov 03 - 08:19 PM

Plenty of "dismembered bride" songs in the forum, often sung to "After the Ball was Over", but I don't know any with that last line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh Little Girl I love you but you're...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Nov 03 - 12:51 AM

For variations on this theme—which someone called "The Dismantled Bride"—see these songs in the DT:

A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG NYMPH GOING TO BED (1731)
A DANDY FOR NINETEEN YEARS OLD
AFTER THE BALL (Parody)
AMONG MY SOUVENIRS (Parody)
OLD MAID AND THE BURGLAR
SIDE BY SIDE (Parody)
VERY UNFORTUNATE MAN

...and these threads: (Note: Some of these requests were never completely fulfilled.)

Lyr Req: the Old Maid and the Burglar
Lyr Req: She took out her bum glass eye
Lyr Req: Shilling, wooden leg, cant change it
Lyr Add: After The Ball (was over)
Lyr Req: Billy Connolly; parody
Lyr Req: Wizz Jones .......humerous song
Lyr Req: Jane Melissy
Lyr Req: old maid and the burglar^^
Lyr Req: burgler boy / Old Maid & Burglar
Lyr Req: Oh Little Girl I love you but you're...

...and these songs embedded in threads that are mostly about something else:

THE DAMSEL OF NINETEEN YEARS OLD
SHADE OF THE OLD APPLE TREE (Parody)


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY LITTLE GIRL I LOVE YOU (verse 1)
From: GUEST,Syd Reinarz
Date: 30 Dec 10 - 07:08 PM

Diana is looking for the lyrics from "My Little Girl I Love You." I have a copy on the Bluebird label from the 30's, sung by Curly Williams, orchestra by Jimmie Revard & The Oklahoma Playboys.

"My little girl, you got sleepy, and you went upstairs to bed.
You put your false hair upon the dresser, and your peg-leg under the bed.
You put your glass eye upon the window and your swell teeth on the chair.
My little girl, you know I love you, but you're scattered here and there."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Girl I Love You (Curly Williams
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Jan 11 - 04:35 PM

Syd: Is that all there is to the song, just that one verse?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Girl I Love You (Curly Will
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Feb 11 - 01:44 AM

Syd,

Thank you so much for knowing the song!

Diana


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY LITTLE GIRL I LOVE YOU (verse 2)
From: 12-stringer
Date: 28 Feb 11 - 03:00 AM

The other verse is the "straight" one, sung to the same melody. This was a 1915 pop song, written by Albert von Tilzer, and was a favorite among hillbilly string bands in the 1920s and 1930s. Jimmie Revard's band, the Oklahoma Playboys. is mostly forgotten today but was one of the best western swing groups of that music's Golden Age. They were jazzmen and hot as a six-shooter on Reno Street.

The straight verse goes like this:

My little girl, you know I love you, and I long for you each day
My little girl, I'm dreaming of you, though you're many miles away
There was a time, down in the wildwood, When you promised you'd be true
My little girl, you know I love you, and I'm coming back to you.

Those are the lyrics from the Revard 78. They vary slightly but not significantly from the original set. Revard only does the chorus (straight and parody), not the verse or the interlude riff. The UCSB cylinder preservation site has a free download of a 1915 Edison, and there are a couple of other pop recordings at jazz-on-line.com. Song is very friendly to three-chord guitarists.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Girl I Love You (Curly Williams
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 28 Feb 11 - 03:01 PM

Another on a similar theme:
Bright Silvery Light Of The Moon (Evening In Roscrae)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Girl I Love You (Curly Williams
From: GUEST,Denise Barney
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 10:09 AM

My dad use to sing that song to all of the "girls" in our family
the lyrics that I know are....

My little girl, she weighs 260
and everyday she gains a pound
my little girl, you keep on growing
and you're miles and miles around.
You know the lane, down near the wildwood
where you barely could get through
My little girl, you know I love you
and I'm coming back to you.

My little girl, who weighed 260
she went upstairs to go to bed
She layed her false hair upon the dresser
and her peg leg under the bed
She laid her false teeth upon the table
and her false arm in the chair
my little girl you know I love you
but you're scattered everywhere

I ain't a kiddin'
but you're scattered everywhere


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Girl I Love You (Curly Williams
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 10:26 PM

don't know if it is the same, but sounds similiar...My little girl, took out her glass eye, and she laid it over there..my little girl, took out her false teeth and she laid them by her hair...my little girl, unscrewed her peg leg, and she laid it on the ground...my little girl how can I love you, when your scattered all aroung.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Girl I Love You (Curly Williams
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 01:54 PM

It has been posted at YouTube: MY LITTLE GIRL I LOVE YOU, performed by Jimmie Revard and his Oklahoma Playboys, with vocal by Curly Williams, on Bluebird B-6877-A, recorded 1937.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Girl I Love You (Curly Williams
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 02:22 PM

The lyrics to MY LITTLE GIRL by Lewis, Dillon, and Von Tilzer, from 1915, have already been posted by Gene in another thread.

(This is the "straight" song without the dismantled bride theme.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Girl I Love You (Curly Williams
From: GUEST,dj
Date: 12 Jun 12 - 11:29 PM

My Little girl, you know I love you\
But it happened the night that we wed
You put your wig upon the dresser
And your peg leg under the bed
You put your teeth upon the mantle
and your glass eye in a chair
my little girl you know I love you
but you're scattered everywhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Girl I Love You (Curly Williams
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Sep 13 - 06:35 PM

But there is one that begins My little darlin' do you remember on the night that we were wed? Then the song has her scattering her glass eye, her wooden leg, her false teeth around the room. But the last line is is definitely, "my little darlin' I want to squeeze you, but you're scattered everywhere. The music is almost like the My Little Girl I Love You fast tune. Does anyone remember that?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Girl I Love You (Curly Williams
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 12:45 AM

I remember this version:

Oh little girl, when you get tired and you go upstairs to bed.
put your false teeth in some water, throw your peg-leg under the bed.
put your glass eye on the table and your wig hat on the chair.
Oh little girl, you know I love you, though you're scattered here and there."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Girl I Love You (Curly Williams
From: GUEST,link to this song
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 07:47 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjSagjR34_4

If you follow this link it goes to the song on you tube...hope it helps


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