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Lyr Req: Venezuela (John Jacob Niles)

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BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE'S HAIR (1)
BONNY FARDAY
DOWN IN YON FORREST
I LEARNED ABOUT HORSES FROM HER
LASS FROM THE LOW COUNTRY
THE SMART SCHOOLBOY
VENEZUELA (PASS AWAY TIME IN)


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Tri 23 Mar 97 - 01:55 AM
dick greenhaus 23 Mar 97 - 12:07 PM
28 Mar 97 - 07:30 PM
Neil Corbett 03 Apr 97 - 02:20 PM
Tri 05 Apr 97 - 11:35 AM
Charles Schneider 05 Apr 97 - 01:42 PM
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Subject: I Found my Love in Venezuela, lyrics
From: Tri
Date: 23 Mar 97 - 01:55 AM

Anyone know words to song beginning "I found my love in Venezuela - With a basket on her head" ? - Thanks in advance, even though I am not having much luck with replies to my requests - but I enjoy this site anyway. Tri


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Subject: RE: I Found my Love in Venezuela
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 23 Mar 97 - 12:07 PM

It's in the database--a VERY good place to start looking. Search for Venezuela


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Subject: RE: I Found my Love in Venezuela
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Date: 28 Mar 97 - 07:30 PM

I used to sing this song - as a matter of fact it was one of the first songs that myself and my friend sang as a duo back in the mists of the early 60's. I learned it from an album of the composer that I picked up in a discard record bin at a local music shop. It was of course by John Jacob Niles. The record, which I still have, was a big influence on me and my musical development. The record is called "I Wonder As I Wander - Carols and Love Songs", and was released by Tradition Records in 1957. TLP 1023. Niles says of the song: "V. is another example of how the comp- oser's imagination can be sparked by a fragment of musical material. In this cse, the composer also had to provide his own lyrics. The place was the harbour of Boulogne, France, the time was October 1918, and the spark was the distant singing of some Barbados Negroes on a grain-ship at anchor. When Venezuela was first published, it was included in a book and, at the suggestion of the editors, was offered as something that came straight off the grain- ship. This has led to considerable confusion." Another response said that the lyrics were in the DT database, which I can't seem to access just now. Anyway, I have them on the record and if your still need them I will transcribe them and post them for you. Let me know. Denis


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Subject: RE: I Found my Love in Venezuela
From: Neil Corbett
Date: 03 Apr 97 - 02:20 PM

This song is on a wonderful CD by Irish singer Rita Connolly - tara records (TARA CD 3029) - absolutely superb!


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Subject: RE: I Found my Love in Venezuela
From: Tri
Date: 05 Apr 97 - 11:35 AM

Thanks to each of you for the information, references and the interesting history of the song! Tri


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Subject: RE: I Found my Love in Venezuela
From: Charles Schneider
Date: 05 Apr 97 - 01:42 PM

Richard Dyer Bennett also performed a fine rendition of this song.


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