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Lyr Add: Down by the Riverside (A man and a maid…

Haruo 01 Oct 10 - 04:23 AM
Jim Dixon 04 Oct 10 - 07:45 AM
Haruo 04 Oct 10 - 12:14 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Down by the Riverside (A man and a maid…
From: Haruo
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 04:23 AM

Here's another from the 1893 Yale Glee:

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE

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  1. A man and a maid went a-rowing,
    All on a fine summer day;
    The man made love to the maiden,
    While the oars floated softly away;
    And then they were left on the water,
    Watery tears filled their little canoe;
    For they both started to boo-hoo,
    Down by the riverside.
    Down by the riverside, Down by the riverside,
    He sighed and she sighed, and then they sighed side by side,
    Down by the riverside.

  2. At Yale we have co-education,
    The girls toy with Latin and Greek;
    And you should just see them flunk badly,
    At least four days in the week;
    We sit by their side in the class room,
    Clasping their hands in our own;
    Over this state we now moan, groan,
    Down by the riverside.
    Down by the riverside, Down by the riverside,
    We grind, and they grind,
    But they're the real long-haired grinds
    Down by the riverside.

  3. One day I went out to the races,
    I thought that the horses I knew;
    I thought I would win a small fortune,
    By risking a dollar or two;
    I picked an old nag for a winner,
    O hark to my story of woe;
    My horse could not go, he was so slow,
    Down by the riverside.
    Down by the riverside, Down by the riverside,
    I bet and he bet,
    But my bets are bad debts yet
    Down by the riverside.

  4. We're invited to visit Chicago,
    And warble in classical Greek;
    To sing at the great exposition,
    A side show, with fakir and freak;
    But we will at Tarrytown tarry,
    Tarriers always are we;
    At Tarrytown tarry and sing-sing,
    Down by the riverside.
    Down by the riverside, Down by the riverside,
    We go and you go
    So "all out for Chi-ca-go,"
    Down by the riverside.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Down by the Riverside (A man and a maid…
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 07:45 AM

Musical notation, in an arrangement for 5 voices, can be seen at Google Books: Yale Glees, edited by Thomas G. Shepard (New Haven: Thomas G. Shepard, 1893), page 21.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Down by the Riverside (A man and a maid…
From: Haruo
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 12:14 PM

Thanks, Jim. Now I won't have to post a MIDI, which is good since I lent the book to our organist (who does vaudeville) and won't have it back for a few weeks.


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