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Lyr: '..and she shall have diamonds and pearls...'

Fiona (Newbie plse bear with) 21 Apr 97 - 11:49 AM
LaMarca 10 Apr 97 - 05:37 PM
ptimmerman@ifias.ca 11 Apr 97 - 03:52 PM
Dale Rose 11 Apr 97 - 07:20 PM
Gene Graham 11 Apr 97 - 08:12 PM
Bill D 11 Apr 97 - 08:28 PM
dick greenhaus 12 Apr 97 - 12:16 AM
Jim Dixon 18 May 10 - 12:34 AM
GUEST,Sapper on UTU2 18 May 10 - 10:20 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 May 10 - 01:59 PM
McGrath of Harlow 19 May 10 - 02:11 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 May 10 - 02:21 PM
McGrath of Harlow 19 May 10 - 03:17 PM
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Subject: "..and she shall have Diamonds and Pearls..."
From: Fiona (Newbie plse bear with)
Date: 21 Apr 97 - 11:49 AM

Hello!

I would be very gratefull for any info on the folk song

containing the Lyrics "...and she shall have Diamonds

and Pearls (and Pearls), and she shall have Diamonds

and Pearls" It was used in a 70s film starring Oliver Reed

and it has been driving me mad ever since I heard a man

whistling this tune in my local supermarket!!

Many Thanks :-)

PS Pearls NOT Pears - D'oh!


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Subject: HOW TO TITLE THREADS, II
From: LaMarca
Date: 10 Apr 97 - 05:37 PM

It's been awhile since the earlier discussion of this topic, so I thought I'd post it again for newcomers:

Folks, it would be lots easier to scan this discussion list, and folks would find their queries easier to answer if we could adopt a few conventions about naming threads. A generic name "Lyric request" doesn't tell folks reading the thread list much about what you're looking for, or allow you to track your particular query amidst all the others also just titled "lyrics needed", "Song needed", etc. Some suggestions:

1. If you post a new thread looking for a particular song, try titling the thread "Lyrics:Song name here", "Tune:Song name here" or "Key word or phrase in song" if you don't know the title. If you're looking for several songs by a particular group, artist or type, give that info in the thread title; examples that work are "Maritime music", "Kingston Trio lyrics", "Celtic fiddle tunes", etc. The thread title gets truncated at about 30 characters, so put the important stuff first. Don't bother to type out "request" or "REQ"; your actual song title will get cut off. A long discussion about abbreviations like "L" for lyrics, "C" for chords, etc concluded that it would be too difficult to maintain a code that every new visitor would quickly understand.

2. If you're answering a query about one song, don't introduce a query for a completely different song in that thread; start a new one!

3. Don't repeatedly hit the "Submit Message" button if the system doesn't seem to be responding; multiple postings of the same message use up time and space.

An unrelated request (I'm violating suggestion 2 already) regarding etiquette: if you feel uneasy about signing your name to a comment you're making about someone else's questions or opinions, perhaps you should think twice about sending it.. This has been a remarkably civil discussion group for the most part, but there always seem to be those folks who feel compelled to make snide comments, and they never seem to feel like signing their rude responses...If you're afraid to own up to it, don't send it, please! Thanks, I'll get down off my soapbox again (I always was afraid of heights)...


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Subject: RE: HOW TO TITLE THREADS, II
From: ptimmerman@ifias.ca
Date: 11 Apr 97 - 03:52 PM

I recall that "How To Title Threads" was an early Carter Family tune (1929, the B side of "My Clinch Mountain Home", but I missed "How to Title Threads,II". Do you have a provenance?


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Subject: RE: HOW TO TITLE THREADS, II
From: Dale Rose
Date: 11 Apr 97 - 07:20 PM

Well, now I always thought "How To Title Threads" was an old Weavers song. [or was it the Spinners?] Seriously, as one who has just recently started using this service, I appreciate the information. Scanning the list of posted threads reveals many which are not as informative as they could be. As far as double posting is concerned, my lone post prior to this one showed up twice. I swear I did NOT hit the submit button twice!


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Subject: RE: HOW TO TITLE THREADS, II
From: Gene Graham
Date: 11 Apr 97 - 08:12 PM

I BELIEVE YOU! the same thing has happened to me several times and I CHECKED VERY CAREFULLY to be sure I didn't hit the SUBMIT..button again....I think the problem is this....I moved on to another post and then BACKed to the original post and ... BANG it reposted my previous response....a couple of times my entire article got POSTED twice..altho i carefully check the CONTENTS of my post to be sure there was only one copy....BEATS ME!!!


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Subject: RE: HOW TO TITLE THREADS, II
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Apr 97 - 08:28 PM

No...I'm sure 'HOW TO TITLE THREADS' was a local name for 'When I Can Read My Titles Clear' by E.C. and Orna Ball...old gospel number.....Seriously,if you want your request 'read clear'..do put something that will catch the eye in the Title...I have often intentionally skipped messages that start 'lyrics request'

Yep- I too have accidently double-posted whan I was sure I had been careful...


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Subject: RE: HOW TO TITLE THREADS, II
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 12 Apr 97 - 12:16 AM

Mary-- I'll pass your suggestions to the webmeister; maybe we can have a permanent box at the top of the page. NOW, if you can figure out how to get people to READ instructions, you can climb down from your soapbox and retire. Rich.


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Subject: RE: Lyr: '..and she shall have diamonds and pearls
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 May 10 - 12:34 AM

The film was "The Trap" (1966)

This is from the "trivia" section of IMDb's information about "The Trap."
    The piece of music used as Oliver Reed canoes down river (also called "The Trap") is now used by UK broadcaster The BBC for its coverage of The London Marathon.
And this is from a user review:
    The folk song version of the Ron Goodwin's theme, as sung song by beardy french canadian trapper (Oliver Reed) is a classic, (...'When I'm a man I'll take me a wife, and live in a house on a hill, a hill...and she shall have diamonds & pearls, and pearls, and she shall have diamonds and pearls!') and is now used every year as the music for The London Marathon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr: '..and she shall have diamonds and pearls...'
From: GUEST,Sapper on UTU2
Date: 18 May 10 - 10:20 PM

And bloody crawling along to Edinburgh at less than 30mph.

Sod it Jim, you beat me to it!

However, for a LONG time The Trap was been a film I wanted to see. Always loved Ron Goodwin's theme for it. It is not, so far as I know, available on DVD, but it has been chopped into uploadable bits and put onto Youtube.

So I finally got to see it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr: '..and she shall have diamonds and pearls...'
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 May 10 - 01:59 PM

Inspired by rings on her fingers and bells on .....?


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Subject: RE: Lyr: '..and she shall have diamonds and pearls...'
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 19 May 10 - 02:11 PM

Good film - a version of Beauty and the Beast.


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Subject: RE: Lyr: '..and she shall have diamonds and pearls...'
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 May 10 - 02:21 PM

McGrath, I was surprised to find that the film seems to be available only used. My memory is only of a scene or two, so I checked to see it it was still 'in print.'


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Subject: RE: Lyr: '..and she shall have diamonds and pearls...'
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 19 May 10 - 03:17 PM

The folk song version of the Ron Goodwin's theme,

I rather suspect that it's a French Canadian folk song to start with, with Ron Goodwin's role being just that of providing an arrangement for the film.

Maybe some knowledgeable Canadien can say if that's correct.


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Subject: RE: Lyr: '..and she shall have diamonds and pearls...'
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 05:23 PM

Hunt around on the net and you can find the film and download it.


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