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Subject: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: cssiral@aol.com
Date: 31 May 99 - 11:43 PM

Help Can't find this anywhere


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 May 99 - 11:45 PM

Hi - can you give us any more information about what you remember of the song? We may not know it by that title.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: mlr at CSSIRAL@AOL.COM
Date: 31 May 99 - 11:52 PM

The sound of the seagull's distant cry, the heat of the day when the fish don't bite, these are the times that remind me of the day you sailed out of sight

Listen to the ocean, the echos of a million seashores (that is all I can remember, 1958 or 1959


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 May 99 - 11:58 PM

Well, ASCAP lists the writers as Mina (Nina???) Moller and Frederik Pallandt. That's a start.
BMI lists a song of the same title by Ronald James Urban, but maybe that's not the same song.

Other songs Moller and Pallandt claimed are "Nine Hundred Miles," "Oh, Sinner Man," "Sippin' Cider," "So Long, Emile," "Time for Man Go Home," and "You Can't Get to Heaven on..."

I'd say that at least some of these songs could also be attributed as "Traditional."
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
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Date: 01 Jun 99 - 12:06 AM

Mucho grazi Joe


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 12:23 AM

Check back a few times over the next few days - people here find amazing things. Not musc help from the Allmusic Guide (click here) this time, but it's worth a click. There are several Nina & Frederik LP's for sell at various Internet used-record merchants.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 03:52 AM

There was a thread about this some time ago - don't think it turned up much more than given above. I think the chorus was

Listen to the ocean, echoes of a million seashells
Forever its in motion, moving to a deep and distant music that is played eternally

Regards


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederik 1958
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 03:58 AM

Thanks, Martin, that's the clue I needed. I shoulda known. I searched the world, only to find the lyrics at the Mudcat Cafe. Click here
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 04:10 AM

I asked about this last year- the reason I first came into contact with Mudcat. I posted the lyrics from the answer I got on 14 July 1998, do a thread title search using my misprinted thread title LIsten to the Ocean. I'm still trying to find a recording of it but without any luck! I subsequently found I had the words all along in a compilation song book called "500 top line greats"! Roger


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 02:49 PM

Frederick was a Swedish count. After they split up, the beautiful and elegant Nina had something to do with the film industry.

Their other big hit single was the Christmas song, 'Little Donkey'.

Shoh slaynt,

Bobby Bob


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 02:56 PM

I suppose Nina's name was really Nina Möller. I did see her name somewhere as Nina Van Pallandt, so apparently then got married before they split their duet. Now, if only we can find the scandal Art was talking of, and a photo of the beautiful and elegant Möller.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 02:59 PM

Other claims to fame for Nina and Frederick (apart from writing traditional folk songs) were: Nina was for a time Clifford Irving's moll. Remember the Howard Hughes scam? Anita Van Pallandt (Fred's sis) was Keith Richards' main squeeze during the drug addled years. A reviewer described them recently (while talking about a "greatest Hits??" album) as The "Abba of folk music". Ouch!


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 03:09 PM

Ah!

Bio Here!
Photo Here!
Scandal Here!

Hey Rick, we're really good at sniffing out scandal. Wanna be a private gumshoe like me?
We could go into partnership with your wife - Gumshoes and Duckboots.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: Art Thieme
Date: 02 Jun 99 - 10:24 AM

there was a song in an British comedy review I think, The chorusi went something like:

Boom tiddy tiddy,
Boom tiddy tiddy,
Scum on the water,
Lint in your navel
And mud in your eye.

Next chorus was something like:
Boom tiddy tiddy,
Boom tiddy tiddy,
----------
Nina and Frederick
Superfluous hair.

That's all I recall of it. Anybody know more---and how N. & F. got into it??

Art


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 02 Jun 99 - 02:24 PM

Danish


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Subject: RE: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick 1958 1
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 03 Jul 04 - 05:00 PM

The song above is "The Great Bell" By the late Marty Feldman.

Despite the comment at the above site The throw-away line at the end guaranteed that Americans would not hear it in 1970: "Get your hand off my knee, Vicar, I'm trying to play the piano!" A Google search for ""The great bell" Feldman" shows it has received airtime, particularly with Dr Demento

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 06 Jul 04 - 03:50 AM

Good grief! This thread has come back to haunt me! My request for the lyrics to this was my first foray on the Mudcat (under my real name).
In case anyone is wondering , yes I did get hold of a copy of the recording!

RtS
(the piss-artist formerly known as RtZ)


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Subject: Lyr Add: LISTEN TO THE OCEAN (Nina & Frederick)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 Jul 04 - 04:26 AM

LISTEN TO THE OCEAN
(Nina Moller & Frederik Pallandt)

There's a world of sun and sand
Full of sky and far from land
Where evening breezes caress the shore
Like a gentle comforting hand
Fragrant blossoms, honey bees
Careless laughter upon the breeze
And lovers fading to pools of deep
Purple shadows among the trees

Listen to the ocean, echoes of a million seashells
Forever it's in motion
Moving to a rhythmic and unwritten music
That's played eternally

The sound of a seagull's distant cry
His wings like parentheses drawn in the sky
And two white birds clinging like foam
To the crest of a wave rolling by
The silence of noon, the clamour of night
The heat of the day when the fish won't bite
These are the things that remind me of
The day you sailed out of sight

Listen to the ocean, echoes of a million seashells
Forever it's in motion
Moving to a rhythmic and unwritten music
That's played eternally


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 06 Jul 04 - 09:33 AM

Mr H, these were posted in 1998: see my post of 1.9.99 above.

RtS
(aka RtZ)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 06 Jul 04 - 02:40 PM

IIRC N&F got played a lot on the BBC Home Service Children's Favourites on Saturdays when I was a child, listening. Didn't they sing Puff the Magic Dragon and There's a Hole in my Bucket, or is that just false memory syndrome?

Kity


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick
From: Snuffy
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 08:48 AM

Kitty,

I recall Hole in my Bucket as being by Odetta and Harry Beleafonte, but N&F may also have done it. And I only remember PP&M doing Puff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick
From: Joybell
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 09:15 AM

They did sing "There's a Hole in the Bucket". I remember learning several of their songs. "The Mango Vendor" "Melody D'amour" "I Would Amour Her" All those songs with funny phrases that didn't translate properly. Joy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 02:19 PM

I now have the full lyrics of Marty Feldman singing "The Great Bell"
But I'm saving them to stop someone getting in ahead of me at Miskin!

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick
From: Lanfranc
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 03:06 PM

Good Lord - and "Listen to the Ocean" is on my CD, too!

See my site for further details.

Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederick
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Feb 05 - 06:26 PM

I too have been known to murder this lovely song in my younger days.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean - Nina & Frederik
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 25 Mar 05 - 07:12 AM

The Great Bell Lyrics and attributions now posted.
Hoping to sing it this weekend @ Miskin

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean (Nina & Frederik)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 07:19 AM

Just found this:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NiInIPIsrxY


Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean (Nina & Frederik)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 01:59 PM

Apart from my comments above, I also seem to recall hearing this (or even singing this) in school, in Welsh. Unfortunately I only recall the first line.

"Grandewch at y moroedd"

Anyone got the rest?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean (Nina & Frederik)
From: GUEST,MikeK
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 08:27 PM

Aah, Nina and Frederik! I have 28 mp3s of N&F - 5 Christmas songs, including "Little Donkey" of Gracie Fields fame, and in the remaining 23 songs are such "gems" as "Blowing in the Wind", "Hole in the Bucket", "Puff, the Magic Dragon", the subject of this thread: "Listen to the Ocean", probably their greatest hit: "Sippin' Cider", and 2 rather strange ones: "Formula of Love" - with Louis Armstrong (I think - he doesn't get any credit!) and "Maladie [sic] d'Armour". I don't know if that's a spelling error, a spoof, or legit, because the song is in French, and my French is - well - non-existent!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean (Nina & Frederik)
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 06:08 AM

Happy New Year to this thread.
RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Listen to the Ocean (Nina & Frederik)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 08:05 AM

I bought a Nina and Frederik album from an Oxfam shop last summer. Just got my deck sorted out. and played it for the first time, last week. Very enjoyable


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