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Lyr Req: The Northern Lights Are Gleaming

Jon Bartlett 15 Nov 09 - 08:51 PM
Jim Dixon 16 Nov 09 - 10:42 PM
beeliner 17 Nov 09 - 01:11 AM
Jon Bartlett 17 Nov 09 - 08:41 PM
Jim Dixon 20 Apr 10 - 09:52 AM
GUEST 25 Apr 10 - 08:18 AM
GUEST,Neil 10 Jun 11 - 02:55 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Northern Lights are gleaming
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 08:51 PM

Anybody run across this before?

The Northern Lights are gleaming on my little Eskimo
The Northern Lights are gleaming in the land of ice and snow
Some day I'll be returning to my little Eskimo
When the Northern Lights are gleaming
I'll return to the midnight sun.

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE MOON SHINES DOWN IN OLD ALASKA
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 10:42 PM

Not the right song, apparently, but a similar theme, from the sheet music at Indiana University (Click for the PDF file.):

WHEN THE MOON SHINES DOWN IN OLD ALASKA (THEN I'LL "ASK'A" TO BE MINE)
Words, Jack Frost. Music, E. Clinton Keithley.
Chicago: Frank K. Root & Co., 1916

1. Northern lights are softly gleaming
O'er the silent sea.
Northern lights so brightly beaming,
Seem to beckon me.
They remind me
I left behind me
A girl with heart so true.
Northern lights will always find me
Dreaming all night through.

CHORUS: When the moon shines down in old Alaska,
Then I'll ask her to be mine.
There are two blue eyes in old Alaska
Bright as Northern lights that shine.
She's a golden nugget
Up in a northern clime,
And I'll hold and hug it
While both our hearts entwine.
When the moon shines down in old Alaska,
Then I'll ask her to be mine.

2. Moonlight now is softly glowing
On Alaskan shore.
Moonlight seems to know I'm going
Back to her once more.
For I love her;
The stars above her
Help to guide my lonesome way.
Moonlight knows I'm dreaming of her
And that happy day.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ESKIMO PIE (from George Jones)
From: beeliner
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 01:11 AM

Eskimo Pie

W&M George Jones (?)

You can talk about your Frauleins and your pretty Geisha girls
And about the one you got in the U.S.A.
But I found myself a sweetheart in Alaska way up high
She's my Eskimo baby, she's my Eskimo pie.

She's my Eskimo baby, she's my Eskimo pie
She lives south of the north pole and I know the reason why
She's my Eskimo baby and I'll love her till I die
She's my Eskimo baby, she's my Eskimo pie.

Crossing o'er the frozen river to a valley filled with snow
I lost all my directions and I knew not where to go
When a warm hand fell upon me and a voice said with a sigh
I would take you to my igloo Mister I won't let you die.

Well, she's my Eskimo baby, she's my Eskimo pie
She lives south of the north pole and I know the reason why
She's my Eskimo baby and I'll love her till I die
She's my Eskimo baby, she's my Eskimo pie.

And there came the day of parting and we had to say goodbye
As I crossed back o'er the river I could think I hear her cry
I know that someday I'll return, I must before I die
'Cause she's my Eskimo baby, she's my Eskimo pie.

Well, she's my Eskimo baby, she's my Eskimo pie
She lives south of the north pole and I know the reason why
She's my Eskimo baby and I'll love her till I die
She's my Eskimo baby she's my Eskimo pie...


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Subject: Lyr Add: DOUKHOBOR GIRLS
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 08:41 PM

The first line of your song, Beeliner, reminded me of another song sung by the same informant:

THE DOUKHOBOR GIRLS

Well you've heard about the New York girls with all their flair and flash
Of the frisky girls from 'Frisco you've been told
And the fame of France's daughters has been heard on all the waters
And the English girls are worth their weight in gold
To ramble with a Scottish lassie's just like being in heaven
Some like an Irish colleen on their knee
But you give me a Doukhobor girl and you can have the rest
If she's not a Doukhobor she's no good for me.

Chorus
Oh the Doukhobor girls are goad enough for me
They are sweeter than the cherries on the tree
They are just the dandy dears, I've been lovin' them all for years
Oh the Doukhobor girls are good enough for me (Ch. #2 + 3: Now the..)

Well I know a lot of fellows very fond of foreign blood
They rave about that Asiatic charm
Some think there's nothing finer than to love the girl from China
Or to hold an Ethiopian in their arms
Some fellows are never happy unless they're flirting with a Jappy
Or dangling a Spaniard on their knee
But you give me a Doukhobor girl and you can have the rest
If she's not a Doukhobor she's no good for me.

Chorus

Well I have got a Doukhobor girl she is my very own
She simply is the sunlight of my life
And last night in the moonlight as we wandered all alone
She promised me that she would be my wife
And out behind the chicken-coop last night at ten to ten
I never thought such happiness could be
When she said she would be mine oh the utmost bliss became divine
When I kissed her she says Joe you're the sheik for me.

Chorus

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Northern Lights are gleaming
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Apr 10 - 09:52 AM

I'm not sure it's the right song, but I found this information at WorldCat.org:

WHERE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ARE GLEAMING
Words, Percy Edgar. Music, Edwin Cuthbertson.
London : Francis, Day & Hunter, [1908]

The British Library has the sheet music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Northern Lights are gleaming
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 08:18 AM

Just come across this page trying to find something similar. I am now 80years old and my mother used to sing a lullaby with very similar words :-

When the northern lihts are gleaming
My little eskimo
Of you I'm dreaming
In your land of snow.
I will come to you in spring time
and I will be your bride,and
the northern lights will guide me
to the land of the midnight sun.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Northern Lights are gleaming
From: GUEST,Neil
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 02:55 PM

My Granpa used to sing this song and I have been trying to find if there are any more verses If you Know of any more verses could you let me know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Northern Lights are gleaming
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 11 - 11:09 AM

Where the Northern Lights are gleaming
Little Eskimo
Of you I'm dreaming in your land of snow
I will come to you in springtime
And we both shall be as one
Where the northern Lights are gleaming
In the kland iof the midnight sun.

Patiently waiting......................?


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