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Lyr Req: Missouri Waltz

GUEST,Randona 23 Dec 08 - 03:26 AM
GUEST,Randona 23 Dec 08 - 03:28 AM
masato sakurai 23 Dec 08 - 03:48 AM
GUEST,randona 23 Dec 08 - 12:38 PM
Severn 23 Dec 08 - 02:53 PM
meself 23 Dec 08 - 03:40 PM
GUEST 23 Dec 08 - 06:45 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 23 Dec 08 - 06:58 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 23 Dec 08 - 07:06 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 23 Dec 08 - 07:13 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: GUEST,Randona
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 03:26 AM

all i can remember is:

go to sleep my pretty baby
it's time to close your pretty eyes
the sandman's coming
and your mammy's humming
a sweet lullabye

way down in missouri
where the mockingbirds sing
there a piccaninie
sat upon his mammy's knee
and the music was playing
a sweet lullabye

it's time to close your pretty eyes
the sandman's coming
and your mammy's humming
a sweet lullabye. . ..

that is all i remember . . . is that it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye
From: GUEST,Randona
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 03:28 AM

also does anyone know where it comes from?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 03:48 AM

See this long thread: Lyr Req: Go to Sleep My Baby / Wyoming Lullaby.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye
From: GUEST,randona
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 12:38 PM

yes tht is what made me write this . . . they did not have this lullabye in that thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: Severn
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 02:53 PM

If you can't remember the end, it must've been a very good lulabye, indeed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: meself
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 03:40 PM

I recall the second verse as:

Way down in Missouri,
Where I heard this melody,
When I was a piccaninny
On my mamma's knee;
The darkies were humming,
Their banjoes were strumming,
....................


That's about half the verse, but it's all I remember.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 06:45 PM

that seems to work with the tune . . . hmm very interesting


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: meself
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 06:48 PM

There's a verse that begins: "Don't you hear the nightbird calling?"

I'll see if I can get my mother to provide the rest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 06:58 PM

The tune is known as "The Missouri Waltz," Harry Truman's favorite song and used as his theme song. Also known as "Hush-a-bye, My Baby."

Composed in 1914, it is the well-remembered favorite lullaby of many of us.
Full lyrics in thread 31710: Missouri Waltz


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: meself
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 07:00 PM

Okay, look here for a copy of the sheet music. If you click on "next page", when you get to page 3, the music and lyrics of this song begin. If you click on "larger image" (top right), they will become more legible. The piece is called "Georgia Lullaby". The lyrics are not exactly the same as those my mother sang, but similar - there seem to be different versions around. The melody is exactly the same as the one with which I am familiar.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 07:06 PM

The website of the Truman Library has the lyrics on line.
Missouri Waltz

"Georgia Lullaby" is somewhat similar, but not the same song or tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: meself
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 07:06 PM

Cross-posted with Q. Missouri Waltz and Georgia Lullaby seem to be variants of the same song.

Here's some data on Georgia Lullaby:

Title    Georgia lullaby   
Alternate Title    It's time to cuddle up, my baby climb upon your mammy's knee
   Go to sleep, my pretty baby, it's time for honey chiles to rest
Creator    Cordray, Charles J., Composer
   Cordray, Charles J., Lyricist
Copyright Date    1924


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: meself
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 07:10 PM

Cross-posted again. Do you know if the sheet music for Missouri Waltz is on-line anywhere? Some of the lyrics are the same in both songs, or in some versions; I'm familiar with the Georgia Lullaby melody; curious about the Missouri Waltz.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 07:13 PM

At American Memory, sheet music of "Hush-a-bye, Ma Baby, Missouri Waltz," 1915 publication.
The melody is older, 19th c., published as piano music. I think American Memory has the sheet music for this also, but I haven't checked beyond the title, "Missouri Waltz."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: meself
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 08:39 PM

Sheet music for "Hush-a-Bye ... " is here. Parts of the melodies are more than 'somewhat' similar, to my ear, and it is understandable how the lyrics of the two would get mixed up with each other - but I agree that they are different songs.

I think perhaps that my mother sang both, and I'd melded them into one in my memory ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye
From: Genie
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 08:47 PM

I don't think the lines that Randona posted are from "The Missouri Waltz." They don't seem to fit the word pattern. I.e., I can't see how they would scan with the melody.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: anyone know the rest of this lullabye?
From: meself
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 08:51 PM

Yes, her words are closer to Georgia Lullaby.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GEORGIA LULLABY (Charles Cordray, 1924)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 10:20 PM

From Indiana University Sheet Music Collections:

GEORGIA LULLABY.
Charles Cordray.
Chicago: Forster Music Publisher, Inc., 1924.
Artist: Sol Wohlman

1. It's time to cuddle up, my baby.
Climb upon your mammy's knee.
Playtime is over and dreamtime is nigh.
Sleep while mammy croons her lullaby.

CHORUS: Go to sleep, my pretty baby.
It's time for honey chiles to rest.
The stars are peeping while you're sleeping.
Snuggle up to your mammy's breast.
I can hear the night-birds calling.
Pretty baby, don't you cry.
The sandman's coming;
Your mammy's humming
A Georgia lullaby

2. The bad old boogie man is hiding
Out behind a lilac tree,
Watching and waiting to hear if you cry.
Better close your sleepy little eyes.


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