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Lyr Add: The Old Home Down on the Farm (du Bois)

GUEST,Lola 15 Aug 09 - 11:11 AM
bobad 15 Aug 09 - 11:25 AM
GUEST,Lola 15 Aug 09 - 11:29 AM
Snuffy 15 Aug 09 - 08:13 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: looking for a song my grampa sang
From: GUEST,Lola
Date: 15 Aug 09 - 11:11 AM

I am looking for a very old song my Grampa used to sing-and some of the lyrics were:
we were brothers young and gay, and a father old and gray, and a Mother dear to keep us safe from harm..that's all I know-hope someone out there knows the title or where I can find it..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: looking for a song my grampa sang
From: bobad
Date: 15 Aug 09 - 11:25 AM

Down on the Farm
>
> When a boy, I used to dwell
> In a home I loved so well
> Far away among the clover and the bees.
>
> Where the Morning Glory vines
> 'Round the cabin porch did twine
> And the robin redbreast sang among the trees.
>
> There were brothers, young and gay
> A father old and gray
> A mother dear to shield us from all harm.
>
> There I spent life's golden hours
> Running wild among the flowers
> In my boyhood's happy days down on the farm.
>
> Many weary years have past
> Since I saw the old place last
> Yet the memory dear steals o'er me like a charm
>
> Every old familiar place
> Every kind and loving place
> In my boyhood's happy home down on the farm.
>
> And today as I draw near
> That old home that I loved so dear
> A stranger comes to meet me at the door
>
> 'Round the place there's many a change
> And the faces all seem strange
> Not a loved one comes to greet me anymore.
>
>
> C.C. Wamsley - 1912
>


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: looking for a song my grampa sang
From: GUEST,Lola
Date: 15 Aug 09 - 11:29 AM

thank you so much-I am so happy to have found the song.you are the best..
thanks again
Lola


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Subject: RE: a song my grampa sang- Down On the Farm
From: Snuffy
Date: 15 Aug 09 - 08:13 PM

At Mudcat. whatever Lola wants, Lola gets. And pretty damn quick at that!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD HOME DOWN ON THE FARM (du Bois)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Aug 09 - 09:59 PM

Bobab has most of the words, a bit at the end left out; the composer, title and date are wrong.
Here is the complete song, rather than post corrections.

Lyr. Add: THE OLD HOME DOWN ON THE FARM
Words and music Gustavus du Bois, 1882.

1
When a boy I used to dwell
In a home I lov'd so well,
Far away among the clover and the bees;
Where the morning glory vine,
Round the cabin porch did twine,
And the robin red-breast sang among the trees.
There were brothers young and gay,
A father old and gray,
And a mother dear to keep us from all harm;
There I pass'd life's golden hours,
Running wild among the flow'rs,
In my boyhood's happy home down on the farm.

Chorus:
Many weary years have pass'd
Since I saw the old place last,
But mem'ry still steals o'er me like a charm;
Ev'ry old familiar place,
Ev'ry kind and loving face,
In my boyhood's happy home down on the farm.

2
And today as I draw near
The old home I love so dear,
A stranger comes to meet me at the door;
Round the place there's many a change,
And the faces all seem strange,
Not a lov'd one now to greet me as of yore.
My mother dear, is laid
'Neath the elm trees pleasant shade,
And the golden summer sunhine's bright and warm;
In the old familiar place,
I can see a stranger's face
In my father's old armchair down on the farm.

Arranged by O. Whittaker.
Copyright Spear & Dehnhoff, NY, 1882. Reprint with different cover, 1889.
Sheet music at American Memory.

Several songs are titled "Down on the Farm." Others at American Memory with sheet music are by Joseph Wood, Jr., 1852, by R. A. Brown and Harry Von Tilzer, 1902, and by James T. Williams, 1902.


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Subject: RE: a song my grampa sang- Down On the Farm
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Aug 09 - 10:01 PM

Correction- James T. Williams, 1899.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Old Home Down on the Farm (du Bois)
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Aug 14 - 08:20 AM

Where can I hear it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Old Home Down on the Farm (du Bois)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Aug 14 - 11:20 PM

The sheet music can be seen in the Levy Collection, also at the Library of Congress.


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