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Lyr Req:Where the Lighthouse Shines across the Bay

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LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE ON ME
LIGHT FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE
LIGHT ON CAPE MAY
LIGHTHOUSE (SHINE ON ME)
THE LIGHTHOUSE
YOUR LIGHT FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE


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bill 15 Aug 98 - 02:58 AM
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Subject: lighthouse on the bay by conrad vietz
From: bill
Date: 15 Aug 98 - 02:58 AM

the words and music please


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Subject: lighthouse on the bay
From: johannfurkoff
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 03:59 PM

cane someone help me find the lyrics to there's a lighthouse on the bay {filled with fume and srpray come home my love come home)

an old german folk song by conrad vitse i think.i only heard it once about twenty years ago but the tune still haunts me thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lighthouse on the bay
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 08 Sep 99 - 08:51 AM

Can't help personally,but our residence cyber-sleuth, Joe "three minute" Offer is a lighthouse fan so he may help.
For the other queries it's better to put in separate threads :"Adge Cutler" , "Singing Postman" to attract attention.
I have one Wurzels LP but has mostly trad. songs, only a couple of originals. If there is a specific song, better to put it in the heading. When I'm back from leave and not too busy I can write out & then post AC's lyrics off the Wurzel's record if no-one else beats me to it.
Refresh the thread in mid Oct if you've had no better response. I thought "Drink up thee Cider" was already in the DT, but can't see it, try a thread search, I'm sure someone has posted the lyrics in the last year. Roger


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lighthouse on the bay
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Sep 99 - 06:49 PM

Ah, "three-minute Offer" has been frustrated about this song all day. I KNOW I've heard it, but I can't recall where. Anybody?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lighthouse on the bay(conrad vietz?)
From: Joybell
Date: 09 Dec 03 - 09:30 PM

We have it on an old disintergrating tape but I just found it on google. So here goes for a link. Well I checked the link. Worked ! But it wouldn't allow me to cut and paste. Probably me. Sorry. It's

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PnP/message/4112

If that doesn't work I now have the words.
The title is "There's a Lighthouse Shines across the Bay" and it's by Conrad Veidt with a "d"
Joy


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE'S A LIGHTHOUSE SHINES ACROSS THE...
From: Joybell
Date: 09 Dec 03 - 10:04 PM

Here's the whole lot from our tape. Sung by Conrad Veidt. (Who was not the "man you love to hate" - as stated by the contributer on the link above - The man we love to hate was Erich von Stroheim! Veidt was a fine and versatile actor, whose roles included the murderous zombie in The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, a Christlike figure in The Passing of the 3rd Floor Back, and a villanous Nazi in Casablanca)

Our tape has a few minor changes to the words and an introductory chorus.

Male choir sings:
An incomprehensible chorus which sounds like German or heavily German accented English, or a bit of both, finishing up with "....Dreaming of countryside where he was born."

There's a lighthouse shines across the bay,
There's a cottage kissed by fume (does he mean spume?) and spray,
Cheerful logs to warm the winter day are blazing.

Listening to the breakers on the shore,
from a tiny cottage thatched with straw,
stands a fair-haired lassie at the door, star(stare?)-gazing,
watching the dark clouds, dreading the gale,
counting the days since her lover set sail.

There's a lighthouse shines across the bay.
seagulls on the shore have heard her say
"Come home, my love, come home, my love, come home!"

The song is from the film "FPI Doesn't Answer" , a British/German co-production, 1932, released in both languages.


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Subject: Add: WHERE THE LIGHTHOUSE SHINES ACROSS THE BAY
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 11:47 PM

WHERE THE LIGHTHOUSE SHINES ACROSS THE BAY
(From the film "F.P.1" 1933.)
(Music by Allan Gray, [English] lyrics by Donovan Parsons.)

Where the lighthouse shines across the bay,
There's a cottage kissed by fume and spray,
Cheerful logs to warm the winter day are blazing.
List'ning to the breakers on the shore,
From a tiny cottage thatched with straw,
Stands a fair-haired lassie at the door star gazing.
Watching the dark clouds, dreading the gale,
Counting the days since her lover set sail.
Where the lighthouse shines across the bay,
Seagulls on the shore have heard her say:
"Come home, my love, come home, dear love, come home."

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) says the English version of the film was called "F.P.1" in the UK, "F.P.1 Doesn't Answer" in the US, and "Where the Lighthouse Shines Across the Bay" in Australia; and the German version was called " F.P.1 Antwortet Nicht."

Different actors were used in the German version; Hans Albers played the role that Conrad Veidt played in the English version. Google finds more than 100 references to Albers' recording of the German version of the song: "Ganz dahinten, wo der Leuchtturm steht" which is credited to Allan Gray and Walter Reisch. (Babelfish stumbles over the translation of "dahinten", but the meaning seems to be "[Something something] Where the Lighthouse Stands.")

On this page you can hear both the English and the German versions of the song. Hans Albers actually sings—part of the song, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lighthouse on the bay(conrad vietz?)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 04:30 AM

Terry Wogan revived this on Radio2 a few years ago, and I think it was reissued at that time.

Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lighthouse on the bay(conrad vietz?)
From: Joybell
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 07:22 AM

Thanks Jim, It seems that the recording we have uses the German version sung by Hans Albers as an introduction. I had trouble downloading the whole thing so I'm still a little puzzled by the last line of this German part. It's in English. Just the last line. "....dreaming of countryside where he was born" I'm sure that's what it is. Joy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lighthouse on the bay(conrad vietz?)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Dec 03 - 11:12 PM

Actually, I think that whole introduction is in English. It's just that it's such heavily accented English that it's nearly impossible to understand. I might work on it some more and post my results later.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Where the Lighthouse Shines across the Bay
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 02:30 AM

Conrad Veidt on Channel 4 today in The Thief of Baghdad 10.00am


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