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song tune ID (Probably not folk)

clueless don 31 Oct 08 - 03:45 PM
Joe Offer 31 Oct 08 - 05:19 PM
Joe Offer 31 Oct 08 - 07:47 PM
Melissa 31 Oct 08 - 07:58 PM
Jack Campin 31 Oct 08 - 08:48 PM
Sorcha 01 Nov 08 - 04:56 PM
Barbara 01 Nov 08 - 10:33 PM
Joe Offer 01 Nov 08 - 11:17 PM
katlaughing 01 Nov 08 - 11:33 PM
clueless don 03 Nov 08 - 02:07 PM
Big Mick 03 Nov 08 - 02:11 PM
Alan Day 03 Nov 08 - 02:39 PM
clueless don 04 Nov 08 - 09:28 AM
open mike 04 Nov 08 - 12:48 PM
GUEST,Glenda 20 Mar 10 - 10:42 AM
Stringsinger 20 Mar 10 - 02:40 PM
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Subject: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: clueless don
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 03:45 PM

There is a song tune that I have been wondering about for a long time. As I recall it, it goes something like this:

X: 1
T: unknown song melody
M:4/4
L:1/4
Q:190
K:C
|G4|G4|(G4|G2) BA|
G4|G4|(G4|G2) cA|
G4|A4|(B4|B2) ed|
(A4|A2) ed|c2 BA|B2 A^G|
|G4|G4|(G4|G2) BA|
G4|G4|(G4|G2) cA|
G4|_B4|(A4|A2) ed|
cG3|dG3|(c4|c)|

If you copy and paste this abc code (starting with the "X:1" line) into the window at concertina.net, and click the "submit" button, you can get the dots and listen to a midi version.

I'm pretty sure that when I heard it originally, it was a song with words. But I cannot remember any of the words. It might be a show tune.

More recently I was visiting Glen Echo Park in Maryland, and the park's Dentzel Carousel played this tune, but in 3/4 time. But the version above (in 4/4) is how I remember first hearing it.

Anybody know it?

Don


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 05:19 PM

Gee, it does sound familiar, but I can't place it.

I wish there were a program that could identify "earworm" tunes like that. It's going to stick in my mind all week. If there were words to tie to the tune, it would come easier, but I think this is a theme from a symphonic piece - I'm guessing a piano concerto.

Anybody???

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 07:47 PM

Please!!!!

Somebody put us out of our misery and identify this tune!!!!

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: Melissa
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 07:58 PM

I tried..no luck. It sounded like background music to a suspenseful scene in a movie to me--not even vaguely familiar.


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: Jack Campin
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 08:48 PM

It's not in Barlow and Morgenstern's Dictionary of Musical Themes.

Sounds to me like the intro to a Viennese waltz.


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 04:56 PM

And I don't have sound so I can't help at all.


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: Barbara
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 10:33 PM

jnot familiar to my ear, either, sorry.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 11:17 PM

I feel like Elmer Fudd - this is weally fwustwating...

This tune is vewy, vewy familiar to me, and I can't place it. I played the MIDI for my favowite wiolin teacher and for a Julliard-twained pianist, and no cigar.
Oh, I'm sooooo fwustwated.

Grrrr.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 11:33 PM

I'll play it for my composer brother and see if he knows, tomorrow. He's got an encyclopaedic memory; if he's heard he will know.


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: clueless don
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 02:07 PM

I should mention that I notated it in the key of C quite arbitrarily. I have no idea what the original key was.

Don


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 02:11 PM

Does have a familiar ring...... I think.....***chuckle***, I will be laying awake tonight trying to figure out if I have heard it before or if I am subconsciously going along with the crowd.

Damn you, sir, for this earworm you have infected me with....LOL.

Mick


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: Alan Day
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 02:39 PM

It sounds a bit like "As long as he needs me " from Oliver
Al


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: clueless don
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 09:28 AM

I listened to "As long as he needs me". That's not it, but I certainly hear the similarities. Thanks for the suggestion , Al! Indeed, thank you to everyone who gave a listen.

It seems that I have once again stumped the Mudcat, as I did in this case. But I'm not trying to stump the Mudcat! I'm trying to find the answers!

Don


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: open mike
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 12:48 PM

Yes, the MIDI version is approved by the
International Elevator Music Society (this from the Concertina site)


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Subject: Git Along Little Doggies
From: GUEST,Glenda
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 10:42 AM

As I was a-walking one morning for pleasure, I spied a cowpuncher a-ridin' along. His hat was thrown back and his spurs were a jingling, and as he approached he was singing this song: whoopy aye yi o git along little doggies, it's your misfortune and none of my own. Whoopy ti-yi o git along little doggies, you know that Wyoming will be your new home.


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: Stringsinger
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 02:40 PM

It sounds like a theme from an Italian opera. I think it is in 3/4 time. It also might be a Siggy Romberg waltz from an Operetta.

The chords sound like: C | Co7 | G7 | G7    | G7    | G7+ | C | C | C | D7 | G | G |
A7 | A7| D7 | D7 | C | Co7 | G7 | G7 | G7 | G7+ | C | C | C | Gm6 | A7 | Cm |C |
G7 | C | C ||


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Subject: RE: PROBABLY NOT FOLK: song tune ID
From: Stringsinger
Date: 20 Mar 10 - 02:41 PM

The Cm should have been an Fm. Sorry.


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