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Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?

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DO YOU LOVE ME, MOLLY DARLIN?


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Fogdill@aol.com 30 Mar 97 - 01:33 PM
Gene Graham 30 Mar 97 - 05:23 PM
Ralph Butts 02 Apr 97 - 11:36 AM
Gene Graham 02 Apr 97 - 02:07 PM
Fogdill 04 Apr 97 - 08:04 PM
dick greenhaus 05 Apr 97 - 11:10 AM
Art Thieme 30 Jul 98 - 11:04 AM
gatyam gal 02 Aug 98 - 06:11 AM
Clay 03 Aug 98 - 05:58 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Feb 04 - 09:22 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 28 Feb 04 - 10:22 PM
Art Thieme 28 Feb 04 - 10:26 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 28 Feb 04 - 10:35 PM
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Subject: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: Fogdill@aol.com
Date: 30 Mar 97 - 01:33 PM

Does anyone know the words to an old Scottish (I think) tune with the chorus starting with "Do you love me Molly darlin?" Know where I can get the music??!!

Thanks E-mail Fogdill@aol.com


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Subject: Lyr Add: MOLLY DARLING (from Eddy Arnold)
From: Gene Graham
Date: 30 Mar 97 - 05:23 PM

Hi...Here's the recording of MOLLY DARLING by one of America's finest singers of Country/Folk/Western songs that ever lived.

MOLLY DARLING
Recorded by Eddy Arnold/Adaptation by: Hayes/Arnold

Won't you tell me Molly, darlin'
That you love none else but me
For I love you, Molly, darlin'
You are all the world to me; oh,

Tell me darlin' that you love me
Put you little hand in mine
Take my heart, please Molly, darlin'
Say that you will give me thine.

Molly fairest, sweetest, dearest
Look up darlin' tell me this
Do you love me Molly, darlin'
Let your answer be a kiss.

Repeat last verse.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MOLLY DARLING (from Mac and Bob)
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 02 Apr 97 - 11:36 AM

Here are two more stanzas, courtesy of Mac and Bob (hope these HTML tags work).......Tiger

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MOLLY DARLING recorded by Mac and Bob. Birch Records #1944, publication date probably 1969, but with cuts dating back to 1926.

Won't you tell me, Molly, darlin',
That you love none else but me?
For I love you, Molly, darlin',
You are all the world to me.

    Tell me, darlin', that you love me,
    Put you little hand in mine.
    Take my heart, please Molly, darlin',
    Say that you will give me thine.

Stars are smilin', Molly, darlin,
Through the mystic veil of night.
They seem happy (??? laughing ???), Molly, darlin',
While the pale moon hides her light.

    No one listens but the flowers,
    While they hang their heads in shame.
    They are modest, Molly darlin',
    When they hear me call your name.

    Molly, fairest, sweetest, dearest,
    Look up, darlin', tell me this,
    If you love me, Molly, darlin'?
    Let your answer be a kiss.


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Subject: RE: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: Gene Graham
Date: 02 Apr 97 - 02:07 PM

THANKS RALPH!....Great--always glad to get additional verses to CLASSIC old songs...


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Subject: RE: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: Fogdill
Date: 04 Apr 97 - 08:04 PM

Thank you !!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 05 Apr 97 - 11:10 AM

Thank both of you. This is a great group, innit?


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Subject: RE: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 30 Jul 98 - 11:04 AM

One beautiful day on the Mississippi River (Are there any other kinds of days on any river?)aboard the steamboat Julia Belle Swain I sang this song.John Hartford told me that the author's name is Will B. Hayes and it was written in the 1800s. Is American in origin.

Art


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Subject: RE: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: gatyam gal
Date: 02 Aug 98 - 06:11 AM

Well, here's the answer to Molly Darlin! Didn't have to look far at all. Confused by the different thread and also the fact that it's early on a Sunday morning.


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Subject: RE: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: Clay
Date: 03 Aug 98 - 05:58 AM

Hey this is great, Thanks to all I now have the the second verse.

Clay


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Subject: Lyr Add: MOLLIE DARLING (Will S. Hays, 1872)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Feb 04 - 09:22 PM

From the sheet music at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music:

MOLLIE DARLING
Will[iam] S[hakespeare] Hays, 1872.

Won't you tell me, Mollie darling, that you love none else but me?
For I love you, Mollie darling; you are all the world to me.
O! tell me, darling, that you love me. Put your little hand in mine.
Take my heart, sweet Mollie darling. Say that you will give me thine.

CHORUS: Mollie, fairest, sweetest, dearest: look up, darling. Tell me this:
Do you love me, Mollie darling? Let your answer be a kiss.

Stars are smiling, Mollie darling, thro' the mystic veil of night.
They seem laughing, Mollie darling, while fair Luna hides her light.
O! no one listens but the flowers, while they hang their heads in shame.
They are modest, Mollie darling, when they hear me call your name. CHORUS

I must leave you, Mollie darling, tho' the parting gives me pain.
When the stars shine, Mollie darling, I will meet you here again.
O! goodnight, Mollie; goodbye, loved one; happy may you ever be.
When you're dreaming, Mollie darling, don't forget to dream of me. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Feb 04 - 10:22 PM

You can hear the tune (midi) at pdmusic.org: Molly Darling
Words there as well.

A prolific writer of songs, many written during the Civil War.
In 1872, he also wrote "Meet Me, Maggie," also at pdmusic: Hays Index

And who can forget his "Barney Macchree"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 28 Feb 04 - 10:26 PM

I used to do this with many of the same words posted here plus some others. Tentatively I will be including a live version on a CD that Dennis Cook is putting together from some tapes that were handed to me after I'd done concerts over the years. I think this particular track was from a song swap I did with old and dear friend, Cathy Fink, back in the 1980s --- at my second home--the No Exit coffeehouse in Chicago.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 28 Feb 04 - 10:26 PM

'Molly Darling' (sung by Eddy Arnold) is at The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites (Real Country Archives Page 8).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Feb 04 - 10:35 PM

The song, of course, became traditional. Brown, North Carolina Folklore, gives music as well as words; Molly Darling, # 708 and # 709. The tunes are essentially the same as Hays.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 28 Feb 04 - 10:40 PM

One good version that hasn't been mentioned (and the first one I remember hearing) was that of Lula Belle and Scotty.

It's possible that I heard Eddie's first, but I don't think so.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 28 Feb 04 - 11:01 PM

From the Max Hunter Collection:

Molly Darling - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on March 11, 1970


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 28 Feb 04 - 11:07 PM

Well, dang, Masato, now there's one I should have thought of. Aunt Ollie Gilbert knew just about everything. I came around these parts way too late to know her personally, but from the stories people tell, and the recordings I have been fortunate enough to work with at the Ozark Folk Center, it seems as though I know her.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 11:06 AM

I think I first heard the song done by Tompall Glazer and the Glazer Brothers.

Art


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 01:35 PM

Right you are, Art! I can hear that in my mind now that you mention it. It is on MGM SE-4620 - Now Country - Tompall & Glaser Brothers [1969] Wicked California/Proud Mary/Gonna Miss Me/But You Know/Molly Darling/Homeward/California Girl/This Eve/All That Keeps Ya/Walk Unashamed/Those Were the Days I HAVE that album somewhere, and will have to dig it out.

I did just buy a great compilation of the Glaser Brothers when I was up in Branson last week, but it did not include Molly Darling. Had a bunch of good'uns though.

I think sometimes about these little asides, but I do believe that they serve a purpose if someone is looking for recordings to buy and listen to. Your mention of the Glasers certainly gave me something to look for later.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: Stewie
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 06:35 PM

According to Meade, the first recording was by Frank Coombs in 1910 [Co A921]. The first old-time/country recording was by Vernon Dalhart on 8 December 1925 in Atlanta, issued in March 1926 as Co 15054-D. The version on 'Mac and Bob', cited above, was a solo by Lester MacFarland especially for the Birch album [no date on album sleeve - RB suggested 1969 above in this thread]. The date for the Arnold recording was 19 August 1947.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 07:04 PM

1969 or maybe 1970 sounds about right. The album does not say, but there are two things to indicate that is probably correct.

Picture caption: Mac is congratulated by Chicago State Hospital superintendant, Dr. Francois Alouf as he receives a service award for sixteen years on the hospital staff, September 17, 1969.

Notes excerpt: MOLLY DARLING, OLD SHEP, and OLD FASHIONED LOCKET (the latter was written by the teams old quartet partner, Lester O'Keefe) are solos which Mac has recorded especially for this album, with the talented accompaniment of Ray Tate on guitar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Apr 04 - 12:32 AM

The Virtual Gramophone has a recording of MOLLIE DARLING by Harry Macdonough and the Haydn Quartet, from 1908.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 30 Apr 04 - 07:51 AM

Will S. Hays used the older spelling "vail" for "veil," as in "Thro' the mystic vail of night." The version in Will S. Hays' Poems and Songs (Louisville, Ky.: Chas. T. Dearing, 1895, p. 95) has also "vail".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: GUEST,Brian Goralczyk
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 04:23 PM

That photo of Mac was taken 3.5 years before his grandson (me) was born. I am trying to find copies of his works. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am trying to build a library of his music for my mother. Any information on where I could purchase any of his music would be more appreciated than you can imagine.

Thanks.

Please send all emails to bdg0584@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: 12-stringer
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 04:35 PM

I have one cracked Brunswick 78 of Mac and Bob.

Two CD reissues were done in the UK by BACM. Scroll or search the page for titles, which link to track lists:

http://bacm.users.btopenworld.com/CD-cat.html

I think these are also available via e-bay merchants, based in the US. There was considerable discussion about the overall sound quality of the BACM reissues on the old-timey newsgroup a couple of weeks back.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 02 Mar 06 - 08:33 PM

There's a parody "Dolly Varden" at Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads.

Printer: Bruce (San Francisco, Calif.)
Date: [s.a.]
Imprint: Bruce's Print, 537 Sacramento St. Printer's Series: (8 & 7).
Ballads on sheet: 1
Copies: Harding B 18(134)
Ballads: 1. Dolly Varden ("Won't you tell me, Dolly Varden ...")
Author: Carey
Subject: Farmers - U.S.A.; Economy and trade - U.S.A., 19th century
Click here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do you love me, Molly darlin?
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 03 Mar 06 - 12:40 AM

This good old song will be on my new CD (from old concert tapes) called "Art Thieme---Chicago Town And Points West on Folk Legacy Records------ www.folklegacy.com

art


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MOLLY DARLING
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Nov 12 - 06:44 AM

MOLLY DARLING

Won't you tell me Molly Darling, that you love none else but me.

For I love you Molly Darling, you are all the world to me.

Oh, tell me Darling that you love me, put your little hand in mine.

Take my heart sweet Molly Darling, say that you will give me thine.

Stars are shining Molly Darling, through the mystic veil of night.

They seem laughing Molly Darling, while the Lunar hides her light.

Oh, no one listens but the flowers, while they hang their heads in shame.

They are modest Molly Darling, when they hear me call your name.

Molly Fairest, Sweetest, Dearest, look up Darling tell me this.

Do you love me Molly Darling, let your answer be a kiss.

I must leave you Molly Darling, though the parting gives me pain.

When the stars shine Molly Darling, I will meet you here again.

Oh, good night Molly, good by loved ones, happy may you ever be.

When your dreaming Molly Darling, don't forget to dream of me.

Molly Fairest, Sweetest, Dearest, look up Darling tell me this.

Do you love me Molly Darling, let your answer be a kiss.


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