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Lyr Req: Won't You Buy My Pretty Flowers

DMcG 23 Dec 05 - 06:31 PM
Peace 23 Dec 05 - 06:33 PM
Peace 23 Dec 05 - 06:35 PM
Peace 23 Dec 05 - 06:41 PM
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DMcG 23 Dec 05 - 07:13 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Wont you buy my pretty flow'rs?
From: DMcG
Date: 23 Dec 05 - 06:31 PM

I've has a request for the sheet music for this song. The reference at the start comes from one of the sources of the lyrics.



Chicago, IL: Chandler & Curtiss [Source: 06224@LoC; compare pp. 199-201 from "The Parlour Song Book"]
1. Underneath the gaslight's glitter,
Stands a little fragile girl,
Heedless of the nightwinds bitter,
As they 'round about her whirl,
While the hundreds pass unheading,
In the evening's waning hours,
Still she cries with tearful pleading,
Wont you buy me pretty flow'rs?

CHORUS [sung after each verse]

There are many sad and weary,
In this pleasant world of ours,
Crying ev[']ry night so dreary,
Wont you buy my pretty flow'rs?

2. Ever coming, ever going,
Men and woman hurry by,
Needless of the teardrops gleaming,
In her sad and wistful eye,
How her little heart is sighing,
In the cold and dreary hours,
Only listen to her crying,
Wont you buy my pretty flow'rs?

3. Not a loving word to cheer her,
From the passers by is heard,
Not a friend to linger nearer,
With a heart by pity stirred,
Homeward goes the tide of fashion,
Seeking pleasure's pleasant bow'rs,
None to hear with sad compassion,
Wont you buy my pretty flow'rs?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wont you buy my pretty flow'rs?
From: Peace
Date: 23 Dec 05 - 06:33 PM

'"Wont You Buy My Pretty Flowers?" (1874)
Words by Arthur W. French
Music by George W. Persley
from "FOUR SOUNGS" by George W. Persley, No.2'


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wont you buy my pretty flow'rs?
From: Peace
Date: 23 Dec 05 - 06:35 PM

http://www.musick-cokerybooks.com.au/lists/page000002.htm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wont you buy my pretty flow'rs?
From: Peace
Date: 23 Dec 05 - 06:41 PM

http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:8M5-tILNzNYJ:lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.100005388/full.html+%22Won%27t+you+bu

Have you seen the above?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wont you buy my pretty flow'rs?
From: Peace
Date: 23 Dec 05 - 06:47 PM

And this? Different song?????


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wont you buy my pretty flow'rs?
From: DMcG
Date: 23 Dec 05 - 07:13 PM

Excellent. Many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wont you buy my pretty flow'rs?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 23 Dec 05 - 07:16 PM

H. P. Danks' "Won't you buy my pretty flowers" (1877), Peace's link just above, is the one.

Wont you buy my pretty flowers? / by George W. Persley (Chicago: Chandler & Curtiss, 1874) is a different song; Lyrics & midi are at Music from 1866-1899 (under "1874").


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