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Tune Add: Horse With the Lavender Eyes

GUEST,.gargoyle 31 Jan 10 - 10:32 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Feb 10 - 06:37 PM
GUEST,katthy purdy 09 Jan 14 - 10:32 PM
GUEST 12 Mar 14 - 06:12 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 13 Mar 14 - 03:00 PM
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Subject: Tune Add: Horse With the Lavender Eyes
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 10:32 PM

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W: Its a horse, a well know horse
W: You see, him everywhere
W: In streets and in the carnival
W: And even at the county fair
W. Its the horse with the lavender eyes

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(ABC Notation ) duhhhh!

This is a "riddle song."


The solution is: that the lavender eyes belong to a carolsel (merry-go-round) horse.


For myself...this was a "rocking chair song" in the family.


I believe it might have been a common popular song in the 1930's...and is probably the one for web solicitations lyric/tune requests regarding
James Cavanaugh


Other, Web references are to a recent composition with a singular "eye." (This is NOT it)
A performance/audition by Cole Porter ...and the suggestion he get a better mix of tunes ... makes mention of the title.

Sincerely,

Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Horse With the Lavender Eyes
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 06:37 PM

THE HORSE WITH THE LAVENDER EYES
Words & music James Cavanaugh, Dick Sanford & Sammy Mysels
New York: T.B. Harms Co., 1935.

First line of verse:
    There's a horse, a well known horse, you see him everywhere.

First line of chorus:
    He doesn't eat oats, he doesn't eat hay, he travels a thousand miles a day.

Recorded by Johnny Johnson & His Orchestra, with vocal by Harry McDaniel, 1935


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Horse With the Lavender Eyes
From: GUEST,katthy purdy
Date: 09 Jan 14 - 10:32 PM

There's a horse, a well known horse, you see him everywhere.
In the parks and carnivals and at the county fair.

He's never won a ribbon though....
He features every show.

The nights of old
So brave and bold
Would love this horse I know.

He doesn't eat oats, he doesn't eat hay, he travels a thousand miles a day.
The horse with the lavender eyes.

A silvery mane.
A saddle of gold.
A beautiful creature to behold.
The horse with the lavender eyes.

He's never at a water trough...
Nor a faucet or a sink.
You can fetch him water all day long...
But he'll never take a drink.

The king of them all...
He ought to be crowned
He never gets lame or muscle bound.

Because...He's the horse...He's the horse on the merry-go-round.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Horse With the Lavender Eyes
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 06:12 PM

I have an old recording on cassette tape my grandfather recorded for my mother. She is now 87 and we were just listening to it and decided to see what we could find. Love it!


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Horse With the Lavender Eyes
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 03:00 PM

Thank you for the full verses.

Ms Kathy ... what were your connections to this song...or what source.

Sincerly,
Gargoyle

Will be sung this weekend to a K and a 2nd.


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