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Lyr Req: Anytime (from Eddy Arnold)

GUEST,Stew 29 Nov 09 - 09:59 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 29 Nov 09 - 10:44 PM
Jim Dixon 01 Dec 09 - 11:30 AM
Genie 02 Dec 09 - 12:22 AM
Jim Dixon 03 Dec 09 - 12:07 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Anytime by Eddy Arnold
From: GUEST,Stew
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 09:59 PM

I would appreciate it much if anyone could share the lyrics for this tune. Probably knew them eons ago but can't remember them now. Thanks.
Stew


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anytime by Eddy Arnold
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 10:44 PM

Anytime

Anytime lyrics


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANYTIME (Herbert "Happy" Lawson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 11:30 AM

ANYTIME
Herbert "Happy" Lawson, 1948

Anytime you're feelin' lonely,
Anytime you're feelin' blue,
Anytime you feel downhearted,
That will prove your love for me is true.
Anytime you're thinkin' 'bout me,
That's the time I'll think of you.
Anytime you say you want me back again,
That's the time I'll come back home to you.

Anytime will be the right time.
Anytime at all will do.
Anytime you say you want me back again,
That's the time I'll come back home to you.


[Recorded by Eddy Arnold in 1948. Also recorded by Brook Benton, Pat Boone, Hoagy Carmichael, Patsy Cline, Rosemary Clooney, Jimmy Dean, Rusty Draper, Johnny Duncan, Duane Eddy, Buddy Emmons w/Ray Pennington, Eddie Fisher, Connie Francis, Arlo Guthrie, Bill Haley & His Comets, Guy Lombardo, Gisele Mackenzie & Helen O'Connell, Dean Martin, Mills Bros, Moms & Dads, Anne Murray, Jim Nabors, Nashville Brass, Helen O'Connell, Osmond Brothers, Boots Randolph, Leon Redbone, Charlie Rich, Riders in the Sky, Kenny Roberts, Jimmie Rodgers, Frank Sinatra, Red Sovine, Dorothy Squires, Fred Waring, Margaret Whiting, Slim Whitman, Roger Whittaker, Nancy Wilson, and many others.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anytime (from Eddy Arnold)
From: Genie
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 12:22 AM

This may seem pedantic, but I'm wondering if the original song title was "Anytime" or "Any Time." I see it written both ways, and I think the current trend is to make it one word. (BTW, I've probably 'known' of the song since I was small, but it really came into my consciousness via Arlo Guthrie's version of it on the album "Alice's Restaurant," and it's become a staple of my performing repertoire in recent years.

The reason I care about the spelling is that it can affect searching for the song (lyrics, recordings, etc.) (That, and because I suffer from terminal pedantry.) ; D

Genie


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANYTIME / ANY TIME (Herbert Happy Lawson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 12:07 AM

Genie: I suffer from pedantry too, but mostly I suffer in silence.

Before I posted the lyrics, I consulted Allmusic.com, under the entry for the songwriter, Herbert "Happy" Lawson. (That's where I got most of my list of performers.) They list around 135 recordings by various artists, and all but 3 of them use the spelling ANYTIME, including those by Eddy Arnold, who also had an album called "Anytime." So that's what I used.

However, today I checked the Indiana University "IN Harmony" sheet music web site. They apparently have the sheet music in their library, although it isn't viewable online. The catalog entry says ANY TIME. That's how WorldCat.org lists it, too. So that's probably authoritative.

I figure what probably happened was this: when Lawson wrote the song, he called it ANY TIME. When Arnold recorded it, either he or his record company (probably the latter) decided to call it (or perhaps mistakenly called it) ANYTIME. Since Arnold had the big hit with it, nearly everyone who covered it followed his example instead of referring back to the sheet music.

This isn't too surprising; I suppose it's far more common for musicians to learn songs by listening to other people's recordings than by reading sheet music.

One of the recordings called ANY TIME was by Leon Redbone. His album was also called "Any Time." Do you suppose he spelled it that way because he learned the song from the sheet music? This made me wonder whether Redbone sang it any differently than Arnold (and everybody else) did. So I played a sample at Allmusic.com, and sure enough, I heard words I had never heard before. Then I Googled with those words, and found this:

From Country Song Roundup Annual, 1965 (Derby, CT: Charlton Publications), page 1970:


ANYTIME [sic]
(As recorded by Eddy Arnold/RCA Victor) [sic]
Herbert Happy Lawson

I'm sad and blue 'bout nobody but you.
Why you don't seem the same to me.
I told you that I loved you right from the start.
You told me the very same thing
And now you break my heart.
If you don't want me kindly tell me so.
I love you and I'll say before I go:

Anytime you're feeling lonely,
Anytime you're feeling blue,
Anytime you feel downhearted,
That will prove your love for me is true.
Anytime you're thinking 'bout me,
That's the time I'll be thinking of you,
So any time you say that you want me back again,
That's the time I'll come back home to you.

Copyright 1921 by Herbert Happy Lawson MUSIC Pub., Co. Copyright assigned 1948 to Hill &, Range Songs, Inc. Copyright renewed 1949 by Herbert Happy Lawson. Renewal copyright assigned to Hill & Range Songs, Inc. All rights reserved. International Copyright Secured. Used by Permission. (Sole selling agent Hill and Range Songs, Inc.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anytime (from Eddy Arnold)
From: Genie
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 02:19 AM

Thanks, Jim. That makes sense.
I know it may sound trivial, but I swear I don't remember seeing words like "anymore," "anytime," "alot" commonly used instead of "any more," "any time," and "a lot" until just the last few years.   Kelly Clarkson recorded a new song titled "Anytime" - spelled that way - back in 2003, and I wrote it off as just sloppy spelling. I didn't realize that spelling had been used for Lawson's song so far back.

(I just checked Merriam-Webster's online dictionary to see if it was spelled as one word or two, and, ironically, they used the two-word form as part of the definition of the single word form:

an⋅y⋅time  [en-ee-tahym]
–adverb
1.        at any time; regardless of hour, date, etc.; whenever.

So, obviously, either way is acceptable.


BTW, I did not know the verse, nor did I know the alternate couplet:
"Anytime will be the right time.
Anytime at all will do."

Thanks for posting them.

This is one song that almost always gets lots of people singing along when I do it. Looking at that partial list of artists who have recorded it, I am not surprised so many people know it.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: ANYTIME (from Eddy Arnold)
From: Gene
Date: 04 Dec 09 - 12:24 AM

here's the lyrics to the version of Anytime that I have.

Anytime
As recorded by Eddy Arnold
Written by Herbert "Happy" Lawson

[G] Any [E7] time you're feelin' [A7] lonely

Any [D7] time you're feelin' [G] blue

Any [C] time you feel down [G] hearted [E7]

That will [A7] prove your love for me is [D7] true

[G] Any [E7] time you're thinkin' [A7] 'bout me

That's the [D7] time I'll think of [B7] you

Any [E7] time you say you [A7] want me back again

That's the [D7] time I'll come back home to [G] you


Any [E7] time your world is [A7] lonely

And [D7] you find true friends are [G] few

Any [C] time you see a [G] rainbow

That will [A7] be a sign the storm is [D7] through

[G] Any [E7] time will be the [A7] right time

Any [D7] time at all will [B7] do

Any [E7] time you're *SHORE you [A7] want only my love

That's [D7] the time I'll come back home to [G] you


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[G] Any [E7] time you're thinkin' [A7] 'bout me

That's the [D7] time I'll think of [B7] you

Any [E7] time you say you [A7] want me back again

That's the [D7] time I'll come back home to [G] you

=============================================

*sounds like SHORE....& that's the way they [we] talked
back in Tenn. & Ark.

EX:
Air you SHORE?
I HEERED you!
Well, 'at HAIN'T the way I heered it...
SHORE 'NUFF?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anytime (from Eddy Arnold)
From: GUEST,Ann Norris
Date: 06 Jun 11 - 10:33 AM

Does anyone know who wrote the TUNE for "Any Time/ Anytime"??

I discovered on this thread that it was first published in 1921 ...but who wrote it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anytime (from Eddy Arnold)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jun 11 - 01:51 PM

Herbert Happy Lawson wrote both the words and the music, according to the IN Harmony site that I cited earlier.

You can see the sheet music at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music (or click for a PDF).

By the way, the sheet music does not put Happy in quotes; therefore I assume it was his real middle name and not a nickname.


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