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Lyr: Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans

GUEST,John 21 Sep 10 - 06:48 PM
Joe Offer 21 Sep 10 - 08:02 PM
GUEST,John 21 Sep 10 - 08:22 PM
Joe Offer 21 Sep 10 - 08:33 PM
Jim Dixon 22 Sep 10 - 12:44 AM
GUEST,John 22 Sep 10 - 04:47 AM
Jim Dixon 22 Sep 10 - 03:44 PM
GUEST,John 22 Sep 10 - 05:11 PM
PoppaGator 23 Sep 10 - 05:08 PM
Joe Offer 23 Sep 10 - 05:44 PM
GUEST,epiman 19 Jan 13 - 12:43 PM
GUEST,999 19 Jan 13 - 05:51 PM
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Subject: VERSE to 'DYKWIM To Miss New Orleans'
From: GUEST,John
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 06:48 PM

Couldn't get the full title onto the thread, but I'm looking for the VERSE - repeat VERSE - to "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" first sung by Billie Holiday in the 1947 film, "New Orleans". I've never heard it but I am sure one would have been written as it was the style of the times ie; verse then 32 bar song AABA. Hope someone can help.


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Subject: ADD:Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 08:02 PM

Hi, John -
Now, I know you want the verse, but let's get the easy part out of the way. There are three versions of the lyrics at http://www.billieholidaysongs.com - but since their transcriptions speak of "Oh, the mardi grass the memories," I won't vouch for all the transcriptions. The lyrics below have been verified with the Louis Armstrong recording.
-Joe-

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS?
(Eddie DeLange and Louis Alter, 1946)

(Louis Armstrong singing)

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
And miss it each night and day?
I know I'm not wrong.
The feeling's getting stronger
The longer I stay away.

Miss the moss-colored vines,
The tall sugar pines,
The mockingbirds seemed to sing,
And I'd like to see the lazy Mississippi
A-hurryin' into spring.

Oh, the Mardi Gras, the memories
Of Creole tunes that fill the air.
I dream of oleanders in June.
That's when I'm wishing that I were there.

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
When that's where you left your heart?
And there's one thing more:
I miss the one I care for
More than I miss New Orleans.

[trumpet solo]


(Billie Holiday singing)

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
And miss it each night and day?
I know I'm not wrong.
The feeling's getting stronger
The longer I stay away.

Miss the moss-covered vines,
The tall sugar pines,
Where mockingbirds used to sing,
And I'd like to see that lazy Mississippi
A-hurryin' to spring.

The Mardi Gras, the memory
Of Creole tunes that fill the air.
I dream of oleanders in June
And still I'm wishing that I were there.

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
And miss it each night and day?
And there's something more:
I miss the one I care for
More than I miss New Orleans.


From The Rough Guide to Jazz and Blues Legends: Billie Holiday - Reborn and Remastered

Both Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday recorded this song several times, and each version is slightly different.

There are dozens of recordings of this song on Spotify. If there's a verse, I'll find it.....sooner or later.
Who Wrote That Song? (Dick & Harriet Jacobs) says the song was published in 1946, and was introduced in the film New Orleans by Billie Holiday with Louis Armstrong and his orchestra. It was the theme song of Pete Fountain - and the Pete Fountain recording starts out with an amazing clarinet solo. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: VERSE:DoYou Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
From: GUEST,John
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 08:22 PM

Thankyou Joe but I have all that, as you probably guessed. It's the verse that eludes me.


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Subject: RE: VERSE:DoYou Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 08:33 PM

Hi, John-This is going to be tough. It was introduced by Armstrong and Holiday. I've listened to two Armstrong-Holiday recordings, with no verse. Right now, I'm listening to a recording by Louis Armstrong with Louis Alter, who was one of the songwriters - still, no verse. In another recording, Louis Armstrong has a trumpet solo instead of an introductory verse; and in yet another Armstrong recording, it's a piano solo.

I can't count how many recordings Spotify has of this song - it may be a hundred. I'll listen until I go batty, trying to find that verse. But "I know what you mean" - it seems like it should have an introductory verse. But 1946 is a little late. The introductory "verse" went out of style in the late 1930s, didn't it? Maybe you're going to have to accept that in this song, the "verse" is an instrumental solo - and in the Armstrong and Pete Fountain recordings, it's far better than a vocal introductory verse. In the Oscar Peterson recording, it's a wonderful acoustic bass solo. In the Earl 'Fathah' Hines recording, it's a piano solo. The longest recording I found was Wynton Marsalis, 11:31 minutes of absolute heaven - trumpet, not lyrics.

-Joe-

And there's a YouTube Video of Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong singing this song. Who's the gorgeous blonde in the video?

And this one is especially interesting.


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Subject: RE: VERSE:DoYou Know What It Means To Miss New Orl
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 12:44 AM

NEW ORLEANS
Words by Eddie de Lange. Music by Louis Alter.
New York: Edwin H. Morris & Co., ©1946.

First Line: I never had this kinda feelin', with a draggin' heart
First Line of Chorus: Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans

(This information is also given in the thread Chord Req: Do You Know What It Means to Miss N.O.?)


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Subject: RE: VERSE:DoYou Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
From: GUEST,John
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 04:47 AM

It just may be that there isn't a verse but I disagree that verse writing went out of fashion by the 1930s. There are too many examples to prove otherwise and even Lennon wrote one for "If I Fell". Thanks for your efforts. I'll keep an eye on the thread just in case something shows up.


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Subject: RE: VERSE:DoYou Know What It Means To Miss New Orl
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 03:44 PM

There are lots of performances of DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS at YouTube. If you're determined to find a verse, you might try listening to them all.


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Subject: RE: VERSE:DoYou Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
From: GUEST,John
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 05:11 PM

Have now found chords and words to the verse - but no melody!
I'm slowly getting there, as the pensioner said to the hooker.
Thanks for all your help.


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Subject: RE: VERSE:DoYou Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
From: PoppaGator
Date: 23 Sep 10 - 05:08 PM

Jim Dixon seems to have found one line of lyrics (the first) for an introductory verse, which just makes the whole deal that much more tantalizing.

I sing/play this quite regularly, and use a slightly different set of words to the bridge. I don't remember where I got 'em...

Moonlight on the bayou
A
Creole song that fills the air
I dream about magnolias in June
Wishin' I / could soon / be there!


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Subject: RE: VERSE:DoYou Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Sep 10 - 05:44 PM

John, can you give us the verse words you have?
Thanks.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr: Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
From: GUEST,epiman
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 12:43 PM

I never had this kind-a-feelin' with draggin heart and brain a-reel-in'.What's the matter? Here's the matter, Here's the thing that really went wrong with me: Do you know.....


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Subject: Lyr Add: DO YOU KNOW WHAT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEAN
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 05:51 PM

Louis Armstrong Do You Know What Means To Miss New Orleans

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
And miss it each night and day
I know I'm not wrong this feeling's gettin' stronger
The longer, I stay away
Miss them moss covered vines the tall sugar pines
Where mockin' birds used to sing
And I'd like to see that lazy Mississippi hurryin' into spring

The moonlight on the bayou a creole tune that fills the air
I dream about magnolias in bloom and I'm wishin' I was there

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
When that's where you left your heart
And there's one thing more I miss the one I care for
More than I miss New Orleans

The moonlight on the bayou a creole tune that fills the air
I dream about magnolias in bloom and I'm wishin' I was there

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
When that's where you left your heart
And there's one thing more I miss the one I care for
More more than I miss New Orleans


from

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/l/louis+armstrong/do+you+know+what+means+to+miss+new+orleans_20626688.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr: Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 06:17 PM

The song was written by Eddie DeLange and Louis Alter. Don't know if that was previously mentioned.


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Subject: RE: Lyr: Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
From: ripov
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 04:37 PM

this might help? - but 2013? They don't waste time, do they?


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Subject: Lyr Add: DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORL
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 09:49 AM

I finally found (on Spotify) a recording that includes the introductory verse. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide musical notation:


DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS
As sung by Beryl Bryden on "Dixieland Time" (2000)

I never had this kind of feelin'
With draggin' heart and brain a-reelin'
What's the matter? Here's the matter.
Here's the thing that's really wrong with me:


Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans,
And miss it each night and day?
I know I'm not wrong; the feeling's getting stronger
The longer I stay away.

Miss the moss-covered vines, the tall sugar pines
Where mockingbirds used to sing,
And I'd like to see the lazy Mississippi
A-hurryin' into spring.

The moonlight on the bayou,
A
Creole tune that fills the air—
I dream about magnolias in June
And soon I'm wishing that I was there.

Do you know what is means to miss New Orleans
When that's where you left your heart?
And there's something more: I miss the one I care for
More than I miss New Orleans.

The Mardi Gras, the memories,
A Creole tune that fills the air—
I dream of oleanders in bloom
And soon I'm wishing that I was there.

Do you know what is means to miss New Orleans
When that's where you left your heart?
And there's something more: I miss the one I care for
More than I miss New Orleans.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS…
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Feb 14 - 11:13 PM

From the sheet music at The Maine Music Box:


DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS
Words by Eddie de Lange, music by Louis Alter
"From the United Artists picture 'New Orleans' "
New York: Edwin H. Morris & Co., ©1946.
 C7
   I never had this kind o' feelin'.
F7                                  G7   G+   G7
   With draggin' heart and brain a-reelin'.
Cm       Fm      Cm         Db9
What's the matter? Here's the matter;
Cm                      Ab9             Fm6   G7
Here's the thing that's really wrong with me:


         C          G+       C          Am
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
    Em          Am       D9
And miss it each night and day?
    F          F#dim       C                A+
I know I'm not wrong; the feelin's gettin' stronger
                  Ab7   G7
The longer I stay away.
          C            G+         C          Am
Miss the moss-covered vines, the tall sugar pines
       Em          Am      D9
Where mockin'birds used to sing,
    F          F#dim    C          A+   A7
And I'd like to see the lazy Mississippi
   Dm      G7 G+   C   Dm   Cdim
A-hurryin' into spring.
C Bbm7      Eb7    Ab
The moonlight on the bayou,
Adim   Bbm7 Eb9   Eb7      Ab
A Creole tune that fills the air.
Am7 D9 D7    G         F#7
I dream about magnolias in June
             Am7         D9      G9   Fm6   G7
And soon I'm wishin' that I was there.
         C          G+       C          Am
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans,
       Em             Am       D9
When that's where you left your heart?
      F               F#dim    C             A+   A7
And there's something more: I miss the one I care for
D9                G7-9 C
More than I miss New Orleans.

Recordings on 78-rpm records were made by Louis Armstrong and His Dixieland Seven; Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra with vocals by Louis Armstrong and Billie Holliday; Bob Scobey's Frisco Band; Preacher Rollo and the Five Saints;


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