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Thread #13736   Message #114612
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
16-Sep-99 - 12:39 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: The Face on the Bar-room Floor
Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'The Face on the Bar-room Floor'
Joe, you are a wonder! Do you cook as well?

Thanks for the music, and the other lyrics--they aren't the same as the long and tortured D'Arcy text, which is the song that I seek a melody for--I think that your text is probably the original song--and older than D'Arcy--whose rendition seems like a parody, with it's conspicuous breaks from literary English to slang--

"The Pious Friends and Drunken Companions" was printed in 1928, and the D'Arcy rendition was old then, but by the language in yours is like "She's More to be Pitied than Censured" and therefore, older still--

ASCAP lists neither your lyricist, nor your composer, which means that the song is British or real old or both--