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GUEST,alan 24 Sep 07 - 08:22 PM
Peace 24 Sep 07 - 08:27 PM
Genie 24 Sep 07 - 09:23 PM
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Subject: side by side lyrics
From: GUEST,alan
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 08:22 PM

Are there any more verses to "Side By Side" ("We ain't got a barrel of money...")other than the ones we already know? It's a quite short song other wise.


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Subject: RE: side by side lyrics
From: Peace
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 08:27 PM

Ray Charles' version.



Oh, we ain't got a barrel of money,
Maybe we're ragged and funny;
But we'll travel along, singin' a song,
Side by side.

Don't know what's comin' tomorrow,
Maybe it's trouble and sorrow;
But we'll travel the road, sharin' our load,
Side by Side.

Through all kinds of weather,
What if the sky should fall; but
As long as we're together,
It doesn't matter at all.

When they've all had their quarrels and parted,
We'll be the same as we started;
Just travelin' along, singin' a song,
Side by Side.


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Subject: Lyr Add. SIDE BY SIDE
From: Genie
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 09:23 PM

I don't know if there's a preliminary verse (intro), as was common back when this was written, or if there's another verse.   But I'd offer minor tweaking ('correction') of the lyrics, as per the original:

Oh, we ain't got a barrel of money,
Maybe we're ragged and funny;
But we travel along, singing a song,
Side by side.

Oh, we don't know what's coming tomorrow.
Maybe it's trouble and sorrow,
But we travel the road, sharing* our load,
Side by Side.

Through all kinds of weather,
What if the sky should fall?
Just as long as we're together,
It doesn't matter at all.

When they've all had their quarrels and parted,
We'll be the same as we started;
Just traveling along, singing a song,
Side by Side.


*Changing the lyrics to "singing" instead of "singin'" is not by way of correction. I'm actually not sure which way the original sheet music was written.


This song, by the way, an old Vaudeville song, has a really neat counterpoint duet part that uses the same lyrics but different phrasing and a kind of harmony tune.


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Subject: RE: side by side lyrics
From: Mike Miller
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 09:28 PM

Here's the verse.
    See that sun in the mornin'
    Creepin' over the hill
    I guess that it always has
    And it, always, will.
    Well, that's how I feel about someone
    And somebody feels about me
    We are true to each other
    And that's the way it's gonna be
    And though we aint got a barrel of......

   I've been singing it, that way, for years. There was a popular version of it in the 50's but I don't remember the artist.

                  Mike


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Subject: RE: side by side lyrics
From: Peace
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 09:32 PM

Patsy Cline maybe?


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Subject: RE: side by side lyrics
From: GUEST,alan
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 10:44 PM

Thanks everyone,it seems as tho' there aren't any more verses that I didn't already have and thanks Mike Miller for the intro. Is there a midi/mp3 sample of it anywhere, before I write my own?


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Subject: RE: side by side lyrics
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 11:04 PM

Have you asked Mr Google?


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Subject: RE: side by side lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 08:11 AM

I'd guess it was popularised by Billy Cotton in the 50s


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Subject: RE: side by side lyrics
From: clueless don
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 08:37 AM

Thinking of this song reminds me of another song:

Wherever we go
Whatever we do
We're sure to go through it
together

Wherever we are
We may not go far
but sure as a star
it's together

That's about the point where I start to forget the lyrics (I'm sure I could find them with google.) I have a notion that this song was associated with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, but I could be very wrong.

Don


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Subject: ADDPOP: Together, Wherever We Go
From: Peace
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 10:42 AM

TOGETHER, WHEREVER WE GO
(Stephen Sondheim)
Gypsy


Rose: Wherever we go, whatever we do,
we're gonna go through it together.
We may not go far, but sure as a star,
wherever we are, it's together.

Wherever I go I know he goes.
Wherever I go I know she goes.
No fits, no fights, no feuds
and no egos, Amigos, together!

Through thick and through thin,
all out or all in.
And whether it's win, place or show.
With you for me and me for you,
we'll muddle through whatever we do.
Together, wherever we go.

Rose & Herbie: Wherever we go, whatever we do,
we're gonna go through it together.
Rose: Wherever we sleep, if prices are steep,
Herbie:We'll always sleep cheaper together.

Rose: Whatever the boat I row, you row.
Herbie: A duo
Rose: Whatever the row I hoe, you hoe.
Louise: A trio.
Rose: And any I. O. U., I owe you-oh's?
Herbie: Who, me-oh? No, you-oh.
Louise: No, we-oh.
All: Together!

We all take the bow
Rose: Including the cow,
All: though business is lousy and slow.
Rose: With Herbie's vim, Louise's verve,
Herbie &Louise: Now all we need is someone with nerve.
Rose: Together
Herbie &Louise: Together
Rose: Wherever
Herbie &Louise: Wherever
Rose: Together, wherever,
All: Together, wherever we go.

Rose: We go in a group,
All: We tour in a troupe.
We land in the soup, but we know
the things we do, we do by threes.
A perfect team.
Rose: No, this way, Louise!
Together
Herbie &Louise: Together
Rose: Wherever
Herbie &Louise: Wherever
All: Together, wherever we go!


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Subject: RE: side by side lyrics
From: Genie
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 11:06 PM

Back in the '50s it was not unusual for several artists to record, even chart, with the same song. I believe either Dinah Shore or Rosemary Clooney made the Hit Parade with this song back then, too, but I could be wrong. It was sung on many a TV variety show, too, so maybe that's where I remember Dinah singing it.


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Subject: ADDPOP: Side By Side
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 11:50 PM

Gee, it's hard to believe that "Together, Wherever We Go" is by Sondeheim. Heck, I think of Sondheim as a contemporary, and yet that songs seems like it has been here forever. Am I getting really old or something?

My wife comes from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, from the Polish part of a predominantly French Canadian town. For the French Canadians, the expression is "side by each." Cranky Yankee (of Newport) send me a cartoon from Rhode Islander Don Bosquet, with two guys in seersucker suits and skimmers, singing,

    We were travelin' along
    Singin' a song
    Side by each.


So, anyhow, since that joke wouldn't go over with anyone who has no ties to Rhode Island, here are the definitive lyrics, from Reading Lyrics, by Gottlieb and Kimball:

Side By Side
(Harry Woods, 1927)

[Verse 1]
See that sun in the morning
Peeking over the hill?
I'll bet you're sure it always has
And sure it always will.
That's how I feel about someone,
How somebody feels about me.
We're sure we love each other
That's the way we'll always be.

[Refrain]
Oh! we ain't got a barrel of money,
Maybe we're ragged and funny,
But we'll travel along, singin' a song,
Side by side.

Don't know what's comin' tomorrow,
Maybe it's trouble and sorrow,
But we'll travel the road, sharin' our load,
Side by Side.

Through all kinds of weather,
What if the sky should fall?
Just as long as we're together,
It doesn't matter at all.

When they've all had their quarrels and parted,
We'll be the same as we started,
Just travelin' along, singin' a song,
Side by Side.

[Verse 2]
We're all hunting for something,
Something we don't know what.
'Cause none of us are satisfied
With things we know we've got.
We all forget about moonlight
As soon as we've given our vow,
But we'd all be so happy
If we'd start and sing right now:

[Repeat Refrain]


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Subject: RE: side by side lyrics
From: Peace
Date: 26 Sep 07 - 10:24 AM

"Side by each."

We used to use that expression in Montreal when we asked for breakfast in a restaurant: Two eggs side by each and a pair of toast!


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Subject: RE: side by side lyrics
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 26 Sep 07 - 01:01 PM

Does anyone have the tune to the verse?

DC


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Subject: RE: side by side lyrics
From: Cool Beans
Date: 26 Sep 07 - 01:45 PM

My first job was in the Woonsocket bureau of the Providence Journal, where I soon learned the phrase "Side by each" and would buy French Canadian fiddle records (Isadore Soucy, f'rinstance) at the corner drugstore, Beaupre's Pharmacy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side by Side (Harry Woods)
From: GUEST,zippy
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 11:16 AM

found at:
http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/s/sidebysidevarious.shtml


SIDE BY SIDE (Harry Woods) (1925)
Nick Lucas - 1927
Paul Whiteman & His Orch. (vocals: The Rhythm Boys) - 1927
Aileen Stanley & Johnny Marvin - 1927
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards - 1927
Kay Starr - 1953
Brenda Lee - 1959
Ray Charles & Betty Carter - 1961
Dean Martin - 1966

Also recorded by: Frankie Laine; Caterina Valente; Steve Lawrence; Hayley Mills; Pat Boone; Patsy Cline; Guy Mitchell; Jane Morgan; Anita O'Day; Keely Smith; Faron Young; Maria Muldaur; The Four Lads.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side by Side (Harry Woods)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 27 Oct 07 - 12:16 AM

And by the McCalmans - as Side By Side By Side, of course :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side by Side (Harry Woods)
From: open mike
Date: 27 Oct 07 - 02:05 AM

my first contact with this song was as an elementary school dancing student-we did a recital to this song--i think it was a tap dance.
and in those days our moms made the costumes.. I recall that it was
purple and white striped with a big bow in our hair. ah memories..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side by Side (Harry Woods)
From: goatfell
Date: 27 Oct 07 - 06:53 AM

And the corries as well do a parday


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side by Side (Harry Woods)
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 03:50 PM

Does anyone have the tune to the verse?

DC


That was the question I asked back in September.

I've just been looking through a book of twenties songs that has been sitting on top of my piano for ages, when I came across Side by Side, complete with the two verses posted above and the piano score.

It's not the first time that I have spent time looking for a lyrics or music, only to find it right under my nose, in a book that I had bought for another song.

DC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side by Side (Harry Woods)we got marr
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 11 - 05:14 AM

we got married last friday etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side by Side (Harry Woods)
From: Chris in Portland
Date: 10 Apr 11 - 09:32 AM

Jim Kweskin has a nice version, with a finger-picking break with lots of dim 7th's, and the album of the same name has other tasty oldies too -
Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side by Side (Harry Woods)
From: GUEST,Iona (sans cookie)
Date: 30 Jul 13 - 11:30 AM

Here is the Sons of the Pioneer's version, featuring the 'rare' first verse [See that sun in the morning, &c.]

Side by side--- Ken Carson and the Sons of the Pioneers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side by Side (Harry Woods)
From: keberoxu
Date: 21 Jan 18 - 12:35 PM

There are TWO lyrics on this thread
and I have something to contribute about each.

Joe Offer, I agree with you about
Wherever We Go, Together.
I believe the songwriter is Jule Styne, not Stephen Sondheim.
And which of them wrote "Gypsy!" anyway?
I mean, that goes back to when
Angela Lansbury and Ethel Merman were singing the mother role,
I mean the mother -- Rose, wasn't it -- of Gypsy Rose Lee.
Sigh. I'm not as old as THAT. Ethel Merman was before my time, honest,
but "Gypsy!" is the musical with
"Everything's Coming Up Roses" which I will ALWAYS hear
in Ethel Merman's voice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side by Side (Harry Woods)
From: keberoxu
Date: 21 Jan 18 - 12:46 PM

Now, Harry Woods' "Side By Side."
Because I enjoy listening to those little radio stations that play
Oldies-But-Goodies vintage popular music,
I have heard an elderly recording of this song.
It opened with verse 1, then proceeded to the chorus.
I don't recall Verse 2 at all, my presumption is Verse 2 was left out of this performance.
And the singer was:
Frankie Laine.
So that's DECADES ago.

And that must by Kay Starr whose vocal performance I remember hearing
a VERY long time ago.
A big BROAD performance, but then Kay Starr was like that.

Ray Charles sang "Side By Side"
on his duet album,
Ray Charles and Betty Carter.
No verses, AND
the song is done in double-time,
REALLY fast.


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