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Lyr Req: Love Love Love (from Cosmotheka)

GUEST,Steve g 13 Apr 09 - 08:03 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Love love love (Look what its done for m
From: GUEST,Steve g
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 08:03 AM

DEsperate for lyrics to a Cosmotheka song. The first verse is something like;

Love love love, look what its done for me

I eat no breakfast I eat no dinner

and every day I get thinner and thinner

Waste not want not, but I'm wasting every day

Wasting my money and wasting my time till I wasted myself away.



Can anyone help with the rest?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love love love (Look what its done for m
From: gnomad
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 08:38 AM

You might try lyrics for Ernie Mayne, from whose recording the Sealeys got it.

As Cosmotheka they recorded it on "You only had to ask!" Folk Sound Records FSCD55, but I have a feeling that disc is no longer available though only about 7 years old. 2nd hand market maybe?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love love love (Look what its done fo
From: Bainbo
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 09:18 AM

Can't remember the verses, but I do remember the words they used to sing at the same time as the ones you've quoted above, as a counterpoint:

"Love, in other words an intimate affection for a member of the opposite persuasion, scrutinise the awful havoc it has wrought in me;

My matutinal repast is ended, as for dinner it is scornfully rejected

Every day I'm more emaciated, more debilitated and more dolefully dejected

Waste not and you will never come to want and yet in spite of this instructive little motto, anyone can see that I am wasting every day

I'm wasting all my money, wasting all my time and wasting evrything that I possess until it's absolutely certain I shall waste myself away."

(It helps if you have the ability to sing without breathing!)

I remember dear Al Sealey - who didn't exactly look like he was "wasting away" - used to get to the line about "every day I get thinner and thinner", then he'd pause, fix his eye on someone in the audience and scowl: "I can lip-read, and that was very 'urtful."

I saw Dave Sealey, just a couple of days ago, doing a show about Max Miller. If I'd known this was going to come up, I could have asked him then!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love love love (Look what its done for m
From: GUEST,Steve g
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 09:57 AM

Cripes!

Pretty impressive that you can remember that!

Been searching everywhere for the rest bof the words, but no luck so far.

I still see Dave occasionally, sad loss to the music world when Al passed away.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love love love (Look what its done for m
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 02:31 PM

Found in a blog:

"Now once for my breakfast I could eat fifty eggs
Now I can't go forty-nine of them
I had muscles hard, like slabs of lard
But alas now I can't see a sign of 'em (alas alas)
I got so thin that the suits that I wear
Fit me nowhere and I don't think it's fair
She don't seem to care if to nothing I shrink
I'm afraid to wash now (you can guess this one)
Lest I slip down the sink...."

*
I know Cosmotheka was famous for reviving old music-hall songs. Was this an old music-hall song? If so, does anybody know wrote it, or who performed it originally, or anything else about the song?

If it IS a music-hall song, I might be able to find the sheet-music, if I had more to go on.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE LOVE LOVE (Andrew B Sterling, 1906)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 01:01 PM

I've been looking for songs titled LOVE LOVE LOVE, and I was surprised how many there are. I will post the ones I have found, despite the fact that they are not the one requested, just so we can eliminate them, and so they will be available here in the future in case anyone looks for them.

From the sheet music at The Archive of Popular American Music:


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
Andrew B. Sterling
New York: Century Music Pub. Co., 1906.

1. There's a magic word you have often heard
And it makes your heart beat fast;
It stirs your soul, it will grieve, console,
Tho' we can't tell how long it will last.
The bee and the flow'r have felt its pow'r,
The birds up in the trees
Sing its glad refrain to the tender strain
That is lent by the summer breeze.

CHORUS: The sweetest word you ever heard is Love, Love, Love.
It comes to us all, the great and the small, does Love, Love, Love;
It makes our lives worth living,
This gift from heav'n above,
The whole world is ringing, the whole world is singing of Love, Love, Love.

2. Ev'ry girl and boy, all have felt its joy,
For without it none could live;
When earth seems dark, then its tender spark
Unto you brightest sunshine will give.
'Tis dearer than gold, it can't be sold,
For wealth could never buy.
From a faithful heart it will ne'er depart,
But will live on and never die.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (A Ross & F Tours, 1909)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 01:02 PM

From the sheet music at Mississippi State University:


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
Words, Adrian Ross. Music, Frank E. Tours
New York: T. B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, 1909.

1. I have been ever a queen, and the men are slaves before me.
Just a chance word or a glance, and the best of them all adore me!
If I but smile, once in a while, someone in haste discovers
He is my Love, favored above all of the rest of my lovers!

CHORUS: Love, Love, you are my throne
And my royal crown;
You I long for alone
Till my sun goes down;
Give me all you can give,
There is naught above
Love is the rose of the world, and I live
For Love, Love, Love!

2. Young or old, ardent or cold, not a man of them can resist me.
Each would pay millions to say that he conquered my heart and kissed me.
If I've a mind, I may be kind, smile on him as a brother;
Then I may soon change like the moon, leave him and look for another!


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE LOVE LOVE (Victor H Smalley, 1910?)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 01:04 PM

From the sheet music at Indiana University:


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE*
Victor H. Smalley
New Orleans: Victor H. Smalley, Orpheum Theatre, 1910?
"Dedicated to the Jacobs Candy Company of New Orleans"

1. You may sing about the dear old moon,
And a banjo and a love-sick coon,
Or a cottage built for two,
With Mabel, Maud or Sue.
They sing them morning, night and noon.
But what's the use of wasting words,
On a shady nook and stars and birds?
Ev'ry girlie that you meet
Much prefers a Jacobs sweet.
There's bliss in ev'ry Jacobs candy kiss.

CHORUS: Love, love, love;
There is nothing so entrancing
As love, love, love.
It sets the world a-dancing.
A maiden with a tender light
Of love in eyes that shine so bright,
And a box of Jacobs made last night,
That's love, love, love.

2. When a boy, I went to Sunday school.
Teacher told me of a good old rule.
She told me it was right
To love ev'ry one in sight.
I did it 'cause I was no fool.
So while other fellows softly sing
Of a preacher and a wedding ring,
From this song just take your cue:
Send her up a box or two
Of Jacobs' candy made for her last night.

[*LOVE, LOVE, LOVE is the title of the first page of music. The title on the cover is THAT'S LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!]


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE LOVE LOVE (Corine Smith, 1913)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 01:05 PM

From the sheet music at The University of Maine:


LOVE LOVE LOVE
Words and music by Corine Smith
Published by George L. Sexton, 1913.

1. What is it makes the diff'rence 'twixt an old maid and a wife?
Love! Love! Love!
What is it makes the lucky man so happy all his life?
Love! Love! Love!
Why does a rich girl leave her home and live in poverty?
Love! Love! Love!
What is there to the leading man that is no novelty?
Love! Love! Love!

CHORUS: Love! Love! Love! Love!
Nothing in this world but true love.
Rich man, poor man, beggar man thief,
Doctor, lawyer merchant chief,
Because it's love! Love! Love! Love!
Love that makes the world go round.
If you want to know the reason
Whether in or out of season,
Well, it's love! Love! Love!

2. What is it causes gladness when he whispers soft and low?
Love! Love! Love!
What is it causes sadness when it's time for him to go?
Love! Love! Love!
Why is it you feel badly when he has to be away?
Love! Love! Love!
Why is it you would like to have him always with you stay?
Love! Love! Love! Because it's...CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! (Cushing & Friml, 1918)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 01:07 PM

From the sheet music at The University of Maine:


LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
Words, Catherine Chisholm Cushing. Music, Rudolf Friml.
Boston: G. Schirmer, 1918
From the musical play "Glorianna"

VERSE: O Fate, what is your gift supreme?
Treasures, or pleasures, or health?
Cheers, our hearts to gladden?
Tears, our eyes to sadden?
O Fate, what gift will beggar wealth?
Sighing and crying redeem?
Tell me, Fate, that I may dream
Of your gifts, what is supreme?

CHORUS: Love, love, love,
Of heaven's treasures the best!
Sent from above,
And by angels caressed!
May it hold you, enfold you,
Throughout life, keep you from harm,
Cheer you through bitter strife!
Love, love, love!
Deep in your hearts may it dwell!
Treasure it fondly,
Oh, harbor it well!
With Love enthralling,
Heaven's within calling,
God's in His world;
All's well!


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE LOVE LOVE (Gerard Carbonara, 1919)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 01:09 PM

From the sheet music at Indiana University:


LOVE LOVE LOVE
Words and music by Gerard Carbonara
New York: G. Carbonara, 1919.
"As sung in D. W. Griffith's spectacular romance, 'The Fall of Babylon'"

1. You're fair to me and enchanting.
Red lipped soft skinned are you.
Visions of sun-kissed mornings
To live and laugh with you.
Limpid pools are your eyes,
Rivaling blue of the skies.
Fair maid oh! what a prize
For all life through.

CHORUS 1. Love, love, love,
'Tis mightier than kings.
Yet love grief sadness sometimes brings
Like summer rain
Refreshes all again
The only thing in life
Is love, love, love.

2. From out of my mountain fastness,
Where sheep and goats abound.
Longing I've gazed o'er the city
For there my love I found.
His is a kingly state.
Mighty magnificent great.
Alas unhappy fate
I love alone.

CHORUS 2. Love, love, love,
The only thing in life.
Heart throbs caresses kisses and smiles
Lotion divine
That heals this breast of mine
Oh! what an endless joy
Is love, love, love.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love love love (Look what its done for m
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 01:35 PM

More songs for which I don't have lyrics—yet. These titles found at Worldcat.org.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE'S BUT THE FRAILTY
Words, William Congreve; music, John Eccles.
[London: T. Cross, 1700]
From "The Way of the World"

WHEN YOU LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Words, L. Frank Baum; music, Paul Tietjens.
New York: M. Witmark & Sons, ©1902.
From "The Wizard of Oz" (a play, not the film)

IF THE GIRL DOESN'T MIND
Words and music, Scott Mackenzie; sung by Miss Vesta Tilley.
London: Francis, Day & Hunter, ©1906.
First line: Love, love, love's a delightful thing, you know.
First line of chorus: If the girl doesn't mind.

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! : WHAT A WONDERFUL FEELING IS LOVE.
Words, Channing Pollock & Rennold Wolf; music, Louis A. Hirsch.
New York: M. Witmark & Sons, ©1917.
From the musical comedy "The Grass Widow."

THE SUNSHINE O' A BONNIE LASS'S SMILE
Words and music, Harry Lauder.
London: Francis, Day and Hunter, ©1921.
First line: I want to tell ye something that I think you ought to know.
First line of chorus: Love, love, love is a very funny thing.

IT'S LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
Words and music, Mack David, Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer.
New York: Santly-Joy, ©1943.
Sydney: J. Albert & Son, 1943, 1944.
"Imagine you imagining that you love me"
(Sung by Perry Como?)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
Words and music, Ted Jarrett.
Sydney: J. Albert & Son, ©1953.
Recorded by Webb Pierce

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
Words and music, Teddy McRae, Sid Wyche and Sunny David; svensk text: Yorrick (pseudo foir Olof Lundgren)
Stockholm: Stockholms musikproduktion, [1956]

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE DON'T LET ME DOWN
Words and music, Geoff Stephens.
Sydney: Southern Music Publishing, ©1964.
"Recorded by Bobby Shafto on Parlophone"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love love love (Look what its done fo
From: cptsnapper
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 02:58 PM

Funnily enough today for the first time in ages I've been listening to " A Good Turn Out " by Cosmotheka, the live album which includes Love Love Love.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love love love (Look what its done for m
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 04:20 PM

Don't just sit there! Start transcribing lyrics!


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Subject: RE: Req: Love love love (Look what its done for me)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 04:44 PM

There's another "Love, Love, Love" song in the Love Is the Answer thread, recorded by the Mitchell Trio (with John Denver). We don't have a complete transcription of that song yet.

-Joe-


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (Ernie Mayne/Cosmotheka)
From: cptsnapper
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 05:14 AM

As requested, the verses taken from Cosmotheka's "A Good Turn Out":

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
Ernie Mayne

1. I am a man who is deeply in love,
Deeply in love, there's no doubt of it.
Right up the loop and I'm fair in the soup,
And I haven't the strength to get out of it.
Once on a time I could eat a big steak,
Not half a steak and I make no mistake.
'Til I met Miss Blake, now my appetite's spent
For she lives in my heart but she pays me no rent.

CHORUS: Love, love, love, look what it's done for me:
I eat no breakfast, I eat no dinner,
And every day I get thinner and thinner.
Waste not, want not and I'm wasting every day:
Wasting my money and I'm wasting my time
'Til I'm wasting myself away.

2. Now, once for my breakfast I could eat fifty eggs,
Now I can't go forty nine of them.
I'd muscles hard, like bladders of lard
But alas now I can't see a sign of 'em.
I got so thin that the suits that I wear
Fit me nowhere and I don't think it's fair.
She don't seem to care if to nothing I shrink
I'm afraid to wash now lest I slip down the sink. CHORUS


Speaking of Cosmotheka did anyone see them at the Cardiff folk festival years ago? They did a workshop about music hall & they saw me as I was just passing the room where it was being held & Al rushed out & asked me to sing a song. I pointed out that I didn't know any music hall songs but he said that it didn't matter. When I'd finished they got up and said that whilst it was obvious that I didn't sing music hall songs I was the sort of person who would have if I'd been alive at the relevant time!!


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Subject: RE: Req: Love love love (Look what its done for me
From: cptsnapper
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 05:16 AM

Oops, I've just spotted the deliberate spelling mistake!!


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Subject: RE: Req: Love love love (Look what its done for me)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 06:39 PM

Thanks, cptsnapper. Now, where can I hear the tune?


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Subject: RE: Req: Love love love (Look what its done for me
From: cptsnapper
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 03:58 AM

Unfortunately I can't help you: I don't have the facility to transfer vinyl to my computer.


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Subject: RE: Req: Love love love (Look what its done for me)
From: GUEST,Silas (Steve g)
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 04:48 AM

Thanks cptnapper, just the ticket!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love Love Love (from Cosmotheka)
From: Luke Smith
Date: 18 Jun 11 - 12:57 PM

Hello Jim...

Did you have any luck getting the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love Love Love (from Cosmotheka)
From: Luke Smith
Date: 18 Jun 11 - 12:58 PM

Sorry... Just realised that it was Steve G!

Did *anyone* manage?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love Love Love (from Cosmotheka)
From: JennyO
Date: 21 Oct 16 - 11:23 PM

Here they are on YouTube. Rob and I are learning it to perform at a weekend event in November. He already seems to know the fast part, and I can do the last part of it. Not that we'll be able to do it as well as they do!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK5pDkqC1ps


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