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Lyr Req: Father Dear Father Come Home

LadyJean 05 Mar 10 - 09:38 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Mar 10 - 12:30 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Mar 10 - 01:16 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Mar 10 - 01:22 AM
Melissa 07 Mar 10 - 03:17 AM
Snuffy 07 Mar 10 - 06:36 PM
GUEST,ted.hering 08 Mar 10 - 10:50 PM
GUEST 03 Dec 11 - 03:10 PM
Steve Parkes 04 Dec 11 - 02:31 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Father Dear Father Come Home
From: LadyJean
Date: 05 Mar 10 - 09:38 PM

Ok, my mom used to sing a funny version of "Ten Nights In A Bar Room", about a girl trying to get her dad out of the saloon on payday. It has a wonderful chorus, "Oh the doors swing in and the doors swing out and some pass in, while others pass out!"
But I can only remember bits of it now, and I'd like the whole song.
So, now that I have a new computer, and can frolic on the internet again, I went on the mudcat to find it.
Not only does the mudcat not have the words to mom's song, they don't have the words to "Ten Nights in A Bar Room", a vaudeville classic! How can that be?
So, somebody post them quick, and while we're on the subject, if anyone knows my mom's song, I wish you'd post that too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Father Dear Father Come Home
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 12:30 AM

Ten Nights in a Bar Room was a novel by T. S. Arthur published in 1854. I can't find any song by that title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Father Dear Father Come Home
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 01:16 AM

There are a couple of versions of your song (containing the line "the doors swing in and the doors swing out") in Lyr Req: Behind Those Swinging Doors.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Father Dear Father Come Home
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 01:22 AM

The line "Father, dear father, come home with me, now" is also in the song COME HOME FATHER by Henry Clay Work. It's in the DT. (Click the link.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Father Dear Father Come Home
From: Melissa
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 03:17 AM

you can hear it on youtube



spike jones those swinging doors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blgjnwqU3Tg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Father Dear Father Come Home
From: Snuffy
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 06:36 PM

The line "Father, dear father, come home with me, now" is also in the monologue DADDY by Billy (nearly a gentleman) Bennett, which is is obviously quoting/parodying Work's work.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Father Dear Father Come Home
From: GUEST,ted.hering
Date: 08 Mar 10 - 10:50 PM

Henry Clay Work also wrote the even more popular, "My Grandfather's Clock."

W. C. Fields also made sport of the lyric, "Father, dear Father, come home with me now" in his Temperance Lecture ...adding, "and bring a jug with you."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Father Dear Father Come Home
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Dec 11 - 03:10 PM

. . wouw !   i, great great grand ma - have been looking for this for years . .
memory hears my father's lyrical tenor voice singing this in Dutch : " Vader , kom Vader kom mee nu naar huis , de klok van de toren slaat twee - de olie is op en de lamp die gaat uit . . kom Vader kom Vader ga mee . ." . . this is me at eighty-three and after many hrs searching on the net i found four verses ,. though i am pleased to find that my Vader never sang the very miserable and sad couplets about the dying little brother in the mother's arms of the little girl who sang the song at the bar door . . what he sang though left an urgent and dramatic memory with me none the less   . translated   ;; the oil is finished and the lamp will go out   come Father come   with me come now . . ! ( What a Vader , , what a voice    what a man . .   the song made me sigh but at least he was home )


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Father Dear Father Come Home
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 04 Dec 11 - 02:31 PM

If memory serves, 10 Nights was made into a play, and Work's song was introduced into it. 'Daddy', an habitual drunkard, later throws a bottle at somebody; it misses, but strikes the girl who sang the song, killing her. If I can lay my hands on my Parlour Songbook, I'll give you a bit more info.
Barrie Roberts & I used to sing it to great effect (although I don't think anybody ever signed the Pledge because of it).


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