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Lyr Req: Lilac trees are growing / Stay in Your...

GUEST,Horace 15 Aug 07 - 06:59 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 15 Aug 07 - 07:10 PM
masato sakurai 15 Aug 07 - 07:34 PM
GUEST,Horace 15 Aug 07 - 08:41 PM
Geoff the Duck 16 Aug 07 - 12:41 PM
GUEST,Horace 17 Aug 07 - 03:41 AM
Geoff the Duck 17 Aug 07 - 11:43 AM
Flowerchild 06 Nov 07 - 05:51 AM
GUEST,Noela 08 Nov 07 - 04:36 AM
GUEST,Angelique 13 Nov 11 - 03:28 PM
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Subject: LILAC TREES ARE GROWING lyrics wanted
From: GUEST,Horace
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 06:59 PM

There's a very old song - maybe from the late 19th century - which was sung at home years ago and I would like the full lyrics if any one can help. What I know of them are:

"Lilac trees are growing(blooming?)
In the corner by the gate
Mammy at the little kitchen door"...

And that's all I remember.Hope someone can help!


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Subject: RE: LILAC TREES ARE GROWING lyrics wanted
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 07:10 PM

The song is Stay In Your Own Backyard (1899). You can find several copies of the sheet music in The Lester Levy Collection. This is a link to the search page, put lilac and trees in the 1st 2 search boxes and you'll get them.

Here's a link to the 1st page (after the cover) of one of them Lester Levy Collection - Stay In Your Own Backyard

Mick


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Subject: RE: LILAC TREES ARE GROWING lyrics wanted
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 07:34 PM

See another thread: Lyr Req: Stay in Your Own Backyard.

Sheet music is also at American Memory, the Library of Congress:
Stay in your own backyard : pathetic ballad & refrain / words by Karl Kennett ; music by Lyn Udall (New York : M. Witmark & Sons, c1899)
Stay in your own backyard : pathetic ballad & refrain / words by Karl Kennett ; music by Lyn Udall (New York : M. Witmark & Sons, c1899).

There's a sound recording at The Virtual Gramophone:
Stay in your own back yard [sound recording] / [Karl Kennett, lyrics ; Lyn Udall, music]
Performer: Harry Macdonough
Distributor: E. Berliner., Montréal
Manufacturer: E. Berliner, Québec (Province)
Recorded: 6 Jun 1902, Victor Talking Machine
Released: [ca 25 Oct 1902]


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Subject: RE: LILAC TREES ARE GROWING lyrics wanted
From: GUEST,Horace
Date: 15 Aug 07 - 08:41 PM

Thanks Mick and Masato. All done. How easy was that!
Horace


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Subject: RE: LILAC TREES ARE GROWING lyrics wanted
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 16 Aug 07 - 12:41 PM

Horace, sometimes these things seem easy. It sometimes just seems easy as we have done the searches before in earlier requests. The earlier requests may not be asking the question in the same way, so a newcomer would not realise they are asking for the same song.
Then again, some catters are just good at finding songs and deserve all the praise which may be offered.
Quack!
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: Geoff the Duck: 'Lilac Trees Are Growing'
From: GUEST,Horace
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 03:41 AM

Geoff the Duck, I thought I had "praised". I had certainly thanked Mick within minutes for his help. When I wrote "how easy was that" I was actually referring to the ease in which I located the request.I was NOT implying I thought it was easy for the catters. I hope this explanation clears up the matter - not that I feel I need to give you one.


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Subject: RE: 'Lilac Trees Are Growing' - lyrics wanted
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 17 Aug 07 - 11:43 AM

Horace, I wasn't saying that you hadn't given thanks, just pointing out to anyone who might read it that sometimes the collective experience of mudcat makes things seem effortless.
That said, I do not belittle individuals who put in extra effort, and some members who specialise in finding answers to lyric requests.
Please do not misinterpret my comment as it was not meant to slight you in any way.
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: 'Lilac Trees Are Growing' - lyrics wanted
From: Flowerchild
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 05:51 AM

Thanks to all for the catting out of the Lilac Trees lullabye... i loved this song when i was wee just as my little 'un loves it now...but him being only 4, not a good one to sing if i was to sing the second verse...

I think maybe a bit too realistic for such tender ears...

Again thanks to all


Flowerchild


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Lilac Trees Are Growing' / Stay in ...
From: GUEST,Noela
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 04:36 AM

Talking to my mum about this song just today - she used to sing it to me as a baby, along with some other old lullabys.

Wouls love to have a recording of it - live in Aust and sad to say some of these feelings haven't changed over a 100yrs....maybe the next 100 will help us be better people
MAMA'S LITTLE ALABAMA COON (aka STAY IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD)
(Lyn Udall / Karl Kennett) - 1899

Recorded by: Dick Hyman; Arthur Pryor.

Ah's mama's li'l Alabama coon
And ah ain't been born very long
Ah's remember one big round moon
Ah's member singin' one sweet song
When they took me down to the cotton field
There I tumbled and I rolled in the sun
Daddy picking cotton; mama watch me grow
This was the old song she sung

Lilac trees are bloomin' in the garden by the gate
Mammy's at her little cabin door
Curly headed picanniny comin' home so late
Cryin' cuz his little heart is sore

All the children play around
With skins so white and fair
None of them with him would ever play
So mammy in her lap, took that weeping little chap
And crooned him in her kind old way

Why don't you play in your own backyard
Never mind what the white chile do
Nobody ever would want to play
With a little black coon like you

Go out and play as long as you please
But Honey don't you cry so hard
Go out and jump on the high board fence
But stay in your own backyard

Go to sleep my little picanny
Brer fox catch you if ya don't
Slumber on the bosom of your ol' mama Jinny
Mama goin to swap yo if you don't
Ah-loo-ah-loo-ah-looah-loo-ah-loo
Underneath the sunny southern moon
Lullabye, Rockabye Mama's li'l baby
Mama's li'l Alabama Coon


(Contributed by Lorna Fryer - October 2002)
(Corrected by Paul Tholfsen - October 2002)


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ANOTHER VERSION:


Lilac trees a blooming in the corner by the gate,
Mammy in the little cabin door,
Curly headed pickaninny comin' home so late,
Cryin' 'cause his little heart is sore;
All the children playin' round
Have skin so white and fair,
None of them with him will ever play,
So mammy in her lap takes the little weeping chap,
And says in her kind old way:

Now honey, yo' stay in yo' own back yard,
Doan mind what dem white chiles do;
What show yo' suppose dey's a gwine to gib
A black little coon like yo'?
So stay on dis side of de high boahd fence,
And honey doan cry so hard:
Go out an' a-play, jes as much as yo' please,
But stay in yo' own back yard.

Every day the children as they passed old mammy's place,
Romping home from school at night or noon,
Peering through the fence would see this eager little face,
Such a wistful, lonesome little coon;
'Til one day the little face was gone forever more,
God had called this dusky little elf,
And Mammy in the door sat and rocked as oft before,
And crooned to her old black self:

Now honey, yo' stay in yo' own back yard,
Doan mind what dem white chiles do;
What show yo' suppose dey's a gwine to gib
A black little coon like yo'?
So stay on dis side of de high boahd fence,
An honey, doan cry so hard;
Go out an' a-play, jes as much as yo' please,
But stay in yo' own back yard.

Kind Regards
Noela


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilac trees are growing / Stay in Your...
From: GUEST,Angelique
Date: 13 Nov 11 - 03:28 PM

When I was little girl and I would come home crying, my mother used to sing "Stay in your own backyard" to me. However, I cannot find the version she sang anywhere.

There was a final verse where the child dies, and the white children come back to torment the child, but the mother says that the angels have taken her away.

Please, can someone help me find this version?

Thank you and God bless,
Angelique_eddins@hotmail.com


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