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Lyr Req: The Honeymoon is Over

GUEST,Stew 30 Mar 08 - 11:05 AM
Louie Roy 30 Mar 08 - 11:25 AM
GUEST 31 Mar 08 - 05:09 AM
Melissa 31 Mar 08 - 05:27 AM
Jim Dixon 02 Apr 08 - 10:09 PM
GUEST,Stew 03 Apr 08 - 04:10 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Honeymoon is Over
From: GUEST,Stew
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 11:05 AM

Help! I'm looking for the lyrics of an old tune "The Honeymoon is Over" by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith. I had that song on an LP many moons ago. Thanks.
Stew


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Honeymoon is Over
From: Louie Roy
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 11:25 AM

Guest Stew If you go to Googles and type in Lyrics for the honeymoon is over you will find several version


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Honeymoon is Over
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 05:09 AM

No luck yet with that advice Louie. I will keep digging. Thanks
Stew


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Honeymoon is Over
From: Melissa
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 05:27 AM

Stew,
Here's a site (which you've probably already found in your search, but it's the best I could come up with) with a fairly long list of songs and I don't see one with 'honeymoon' in the title. Maybe you can see it on the list and at least get to hear a clip..

http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/songs/0,,494450-1,00.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Honeymoon is Over
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 10:09 PM

BMI lists 17 different songs called THE HONEYMOON IS OVER. Allmusic.com lists 21 recordings, but none of them is by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith.

Ernest Tubb recorded one that was written by Ralph Smith and Floyd Tillman. Here's what I could transcribe from a couple of sound samples (I'm not sure the verses are in the right order.):

…the world was full of sunshine. We used to laugh and play.
But now that's all over. Our love has gone astray.
Trouble walked right in the door upon our wedding day.

CHORUS: The honeymoon is over and you are not the same.
The day I really lost you was the day you took my name.
I'm living with those mem'ries of days that used to be.
The honeymoon is over and you …

Before we were married, our love was like a flame,
But now that we're married, that flame is not the same.
You're as cold as an iceberg where the sun don't ever shine.
The honeymoon is over and you're not really mine. CHORUS

* * *
Tennessee Ernie Ford also recorded a song called THE HONEYMOON IS OVER, and so did Little Jimmy Dickens.

The Online 78rpm Discography Project confirms that Arthur Smith recorded a song called THE HONEYMOON IS OVER – MGM 16657 – but it doesn't give any songwriter's name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Honeymoon is Over
From: GUEST,Stew
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:10 PM

Thanks all for your input. I recall a verse going:

"You come home from work one night
And you find no wife to greet you
Supper's on the stove she says
and the meat is burnt a little

Thought you were in paradise
Walkin' in the clover,
Stop and think about it son
The honeymoon is over."

A bit disjointed but a general idea of the lyrics.

Stew


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HONEYMOON IS OVER (from Ford/Hutton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 12:20 PM

Not the song requested, but—
This song has a boogie-woogie/rockabilly rhythm with a big-band orchestration.


THE HONEYMOON IS OVER
As sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford [E] and Betty Hutton [B] on the various-artists compilation "Let's Swing, Vol. 4" (2011)

1. [E+B:] When the weddin' bells have all been rung,
And you both start a-wonderin' who got stung,

CHORUS: Well, the honeymoon's over. It's really gone.
Preliminary's over and the main bout's goin' on.

2. [B:] When the hen flops her feathers to look her best,
The rooster hears her cluckin' but he don't hump(?) the nest, CHORUS

3. [E:] When we go to the beach to get nice and brown,
She sees me in my trunks and says, "Your chest fell down," CHORUS

4. [B:] Now look-a-here, Sam, there's other fish in the sea.
[E:] Well, ma, your bait ain't what it used to be. CHORUS

5. [E+B:] When you wake some mornin' and it's half-past-four,
And you catch him peekin' at the folks next door, CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HONEYMOON IS OVER (from F Miller)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 12:41 PM

Another—This one is just plain old-fashioned country.


THE HONEYMOON IS OVER
Written by Vic McAlpine
As sung by Frankie Miller on "Live at the Louisiana Hayride" (2008)

1. Well, at first when you get married, ever'thing is sugar pie.
You love that little woman, cross your heart and hope to die.
The same thing always happens in just a few short weeks:
You meet some old friends downtown and you don't go home to eat.

2. Yeah, the honeymoon is over; brother, believe what I say.
Yeah, all them fields of clover now have turned to new-mown hay.
Take this country boy's opinion: you done lost your Sunday punch.
Yeah, the honeymoon is over when you don't go home for lunch.

3. Now, people who will tell you you're as dumb as pat's old mule,
Come ... by and try to tell you you ain't nothin' but a fool,
And that little woman tells you you ain't like you used to be.
Well, the honeymoon is over; brother, take this tip from me: REPEAT VERSE 2.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HONEYMOON IS OVER (from Brenda Earle)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 01:00 PM

This one is definitely jazz.


THE HONEYMOON IS OVER
As sung by Brenda Earle on "All She Needs" (2009)

He doesn't kiss me like he used to kiss me.
He doesn't hold me like he's really missed me.
I swear—something goin' on.
He doesn't bring me roses like he used to,
Or kiss me on the nose like he used to.
Though I know our love is true,
I fear there's nothin' I can do.
It's fear that comes with not quite knowing.
It's just the pain that comes growing
Untrue—that's what's goin' on.
I know it really hurts
Because I fear the worst.
Ah, he'll be back again.
We will settle in.
There are things that haven't changed:
I'm still a victim to his charms,
I love to hold him in my arms,
And I've got to stop pretending,
For our love affair's not ending,
But the honeymoon's over.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HONEYMOON IS OVER (Jones/Schmidt)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 01:32 PM

A show tune:


THE HONEYMOON IS OVER, from "I Do! I Do!"
Words by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt
As sung by Robert Preston [R] and Mary Martin [M] on "Celebrate Broadway: Vol. 8: Duets" (2010)

[M:] When your husband treats you like a piece of dirt,
When you find a purple lipstick on his shirt,
Then, my dear, it's clear the honeymoon is over,
And you'd better be on the alert.

[R:] When your wife decides that she should wear the pants,
When she gets your goat each time she gets the chance,
Then, my dear, it's clear the honeymoon is over,
And you'd better search for some romance.

[R+M:] Time you saw your
Old trusty lawyer.
Ask him whether
You should find another nest to feather.

[M:] When your husband suddenly becomes a swell,
[R:] When your wife is bored by ev'ry joke you tell,
[R+M:] Then, my dear, it's clear the honeymoon is over,
And you may as well
Pack up, move out,
Tell her, "Darling,
Fare thee well."

Time you saw your
Old trusty lawyer.
Ask him whether
You should find another nest to feather.

[M:] When your husband starts to play cherchez-la-femme,
[R:] When your wife is always ready to condemn,
[R+M:] Then, my dear, it's clear the honeymoon is over,
And you may as well
[R:] Play the scene out,
[M:] Make your exit,
[R:] Hit the climax,
[M:] Pull the curtain,
[R:] Pack up, [M:] move out,
[R+M:] Tell her, "Darling,
Together, forever,
Looks more like it's never.
Fare thee well!
Go to hell!"


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