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Love's Old Sweet Song [your parents' songs]

Georgiansilver 18 Feb 11 - 02:24 AM
GUEST,leeneia 18 Feb 11 - 09:50 AM
fat B****rd 18 Feb 11 - 11:47 AM
Georgiansilver 18 Feb 11 - 12:20 PM
RTim 18 Feb 11 - 12:28 PM
maeve 18 Feb 11 - 12:33 PM
fat B****rd 18 Feb 11 - 03:30 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Feb 11 - 05:42 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Feb 11 - 05:44 PM
GUEST,Tony 19 Feb 11 - 11:02 AM
BuckMulligan 19 Feb 11 - 11:10 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 Feb 11 - 05:09 PM
Genie 20 Feb 11 - 12:58 AM
Georgiansilver 17 Mar 11 - 03:30 AM
GUEST,crazy little woman 17 Mar 11 - 03:44 PM
Joe_F 17 Mar 11 - 05:11 PM
SINSULL 17 Mar 11 - 08:03 PM
GUEST,leeneia 18 Mar 11 - 10:12 AM
Jim Dixon 06 Apr 11 - 10:58 AM
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Subject: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 02:24 AM

Loves Old Sweet Song.

I got to feeling a bit sentimental this morning, remembering my Mum and Dads favourite song... their song!! from their younger days. Mum died of cancer in 2005 and Dad in 2010 of cancer........ Did your parents ( when they were or if they are still alive) have a song from their younger days which impacted their lives together???


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 09:50 AM

Well, no.

But thanks for the link, anyway. I enjoyed the recording.


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 11:47 AM

My parents' song was "Let the Rest of the World Go By". He sang it to her at their Golden Wedding 'do'. But not 10 years later at their 60th as he was not in good health.


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 12:20 PM

My Dad used to sing that too... ermmmm "With someone like you, A pal that's good and true, I'd like to leave it all behind and go and find, a place that's know.. etc etc.. I can remember all the words... thanks for another memory! Fat B....


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: RTim
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 12:28 PM

I have always loved - Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTwdf602wYA


Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: maeve
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 12:33 PM

When we were small children, my dad sang "Love's Old Sweet Song" to us at bedtime. He added words just for us. Thanks for reminding me.


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 03:30 PM

My pleasure GS. Some time after he'd passed my Mother gave me a box of old cassette tapes. Among them was the 'live'recording of him singing theor song. Good job I'm so tough else I might have shed a tear or two.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE'S OLD SWEET SONG (Bingham/Molloy)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 05:42 PM

Love's Old Sweet Song
Words G. Clifton Bingham Music J. L. Molloy

Once in the dear dead days beyond recall,
When on the world the mist began to fall,
Out of the dreams that rose in happy throng,
Love in our hearts love sang an old sweet song;
And in the dusk where fell the firelight gleam,
Softly it wove itself into our dream.

Just a song at twilight, when the lights are low,
And the flick'ring shadows softly come and go,
Though the heart be weary, sad the day and long,
Still to us at twilight comes
Love's old song, comes Love's old sweet song.

Even to day we lear Love's song of yore,
Deep in our hearts it dwells forwver more
Footsteps may falter, weary grow the way
Still we can hear it at the close of day,
So till the end, when life's dim shadows fall,
Love will be found the sweetest song of all.

Just a song at twilight, when the lights are low,
And the flick'ring shadows softly come and go,
Though the heart be weary, sad the day and long,
Still to us at twilight comes Love's old song,
Comes Love's old sweet song.....

M. D. Swisher, Philadelphia, Chicago. ND.


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 05:44 PM

2nd verse: line 1-hear; line 2-forever


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 19 Feb 11 - 11:02 AM

Loves Old Sweet Song was very popular for a very long time:
- written in 1884
- published in the 1890's as sung by Antoinette Sterling
- sung by a character in Ulysses (1918-20)
- sung by a drunk in Sean O'Casey's short play Pound on Demand (1932)
- played or sung in at least 14 movies (1923 to 1997) according to imdb.com
- the name of the song was used as the title of 2 feature films and 3 shorts (1913 to 1933)
I learned it 30 years ago when I played the part of the drunk in Pound on Demand. I still sing it today, more in key I hope, and with classical guitar accompaniment.

My parents' special song was You Are My Sunshine. My father used to sing it, kind of like this (Gene Autry?), but a capella, and slower, lower-pitched, and more plaintively.


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: BuckMulligan
Date: 19 Feb 11 - 11:10 AM

"The One Rose" - I can still hear my mom playing it on the beatup old piano; I can still see them dancing to it in the front room, with lights dimmed, when they didn't know I was there, stopping on my way to the kitchen for a glass of water, sixty years ago.


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Feb 11 - 05:09 PM

Adding a little to guest Tony-

Published Oct. 13, 1884*, by Boosey & Co., London. "Probable first edition deposited Nov. 5, 1884 at BM" (British Museum).
*According to the entry at Stationers' Hall on Sept. 7, 1892.
From James J. Fuld, The Book of World-Famous Music.

I find this a little confusing. Why eight years later?


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Subject: RE: Love's Old Sweet Song
From: Genie
Date: 20 Feb 11 - 12:58 AM

An apostrophe in the thread title would be nice.

If I searched for "Love's Old Sweet Song" -- the actual song title - I probably wouldn't find this thread.

G


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 03:30 AM

I decided to record Mum and Dads song myself.... different anyway!

And Genie.. yes you would find it without the apostrophe.


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 03:44 PM

Yes, I too had to check it out. Apparently Google pays no attention to apostrophes. Wisely, because there are three reasons by people use the apostrophe

1. To show possession - My dog's dish

2. To indicate that letters are missing - I can't find it!

3. To mitigate evil from a word that scares us. Your English teacher probably didn't teach you about this, but if you've ever seen a sign for "Potato's - 1.29/pound" or "tomatoe's", then you've seen this philosophy in action.

The people at Google have figured out that apostrophes are unreliable, and they seem to ignore them.


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: Joe_F
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 05:11 PM

Do any other songs change from 4/4 to 3/4?


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 08:03 PM

sniff...an old favorite.
Thanks for reminding me.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Loves Old Sweet Song
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 10:12 AM

"Out of the dreams that rose in happy throng,
Love in our hearts love sang an old sweet song;"

That should be

Lo! To our hearts Love sang an old sweet song.


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Subject: RE: Love's Old Sweet Song [your parents' songs]
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 10:58 AM

It's not quite true that "Google ignores apostrophes."

Compare these results with these results.

It may be true that Google ignores apostrophes if you don't use quotation marks.


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Subject: RE: Love's Old Sweet Song [your parents' songs]
From: Carol
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 03:00 PM

My Mam's favourite was 'When I leave the World Behind'by Irving Berlin and to tell the truth I've only ever been able to sing it at home. Since Chris died at Christmas I find love songs and death songs very hard to listen to - but can't stop doing it! Lonesome Dove is my favourite at the moment but don't think I'll ever be able to sing it.


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Subject: RE: Love's Old Sweet Song [your parents' songs]
From: SammySkillet
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 03:34 PM

Dad always loved to sing Tom Lehrers 'the Irish Ballad' whenever he felt it appropriate(bedtimes ,cooking,driving,waiting in a queue etc) ,as for ma and pa singing ,the only song i recall ever hearing them do together was Archie Fishers 'I Came To A Western Island' and what a truly wonderful thing it was to hear.


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