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Lyr Req: The songs Hyacinth Bucket sang Season2:7

Sanjay Sircar 16 Jan 13 - 07:36 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The songs Hyacinth Bucket sang Season2:7
From: Sanjay Sircar
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 07:36 PM

I recognise the musical comedy songs Hyacinth Bucket sings in the TVseries "Keeping Up Appearances", but what are the fauirly charming songs in

http://searchallmp3.org/watch/mNFC_ZzdOj4/Keeping_Up_Appearances-_Singing_Hyacinth.html

please?

Sanjay Sircar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The songs Hyacinth Bucket sang Season2:7
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 07:38 PM

http://searchallmp3.org/watch/mNFC_ZzdOj4/Keeping_Up_Appearances-_Singing_Hyacinth.html

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The songs Hyacinth Bucket sang Season2:7
From: Sanjay Sircar
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 01:34 AM

Thank you for putting in a linkable link.

But what are the songs she sings in it?

Sanjay Sircar


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROSE OF ENGLAND (Ivor Novello)
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 02:38 AM

The first song is from the 1907 comic opera Tom Jones:

Waltz Song.

For to-night

Let me dream out my dream of delight,

And purchase of sorrow a moment's respite.

I am dazed.

Like a lark that has gazed
On the sun, in his flight.

Let me sing !

For I waver and swing
Between madness? and gladness to-night.

The second is ROSE OF ENGLAND written by Ivor Novello in 1937 for his musical Crest of the Wave:

Grown in one land alone
Where proud winds have blown
There's not a flower born of the shower
Braver than England's own
Though gales of winter blow
Piercing hail and snow
Shining she stays bright as in days of yore
Old England's pride still blossoms
Fresh on England's shore

Rose of England thou shalt fade not here
Proud and bright from growing year to year
Red shall thy petals be as rich wine untold
Shared by thy warriors who served thee of old

Rose of England breathing England's air
Flower of chivalry beyond compare
While hand and heart endure to cherish thy prime
Thou shalt blossom to the end of time

Rose of England breathing England's air
Flower of liberty beyond compare
While hand and heart endure to cherish thy prime
Thou shalt blossom to the end of time

LFF


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The songs Hyacinth Bucket sang Season2:7
From: Sanjay Sircar
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 04:48 AM

@Long Firm Freddie: Thank you: I am extremely grateful. They sounded like things I "should" know, but didn't. Is the sheetmusic for these anywhere accessible, please? I apologise for asking, but while I do know how to find books and articles in an amateurish way, I don't know how to do songs amd sheetmusic, though I will try to learn.   

Perhaps I should put this in a different thread, but would you know which later Novello song it is that specifically alludes to "We'll Gather Lilacs"?   I know there is one, for I heard June Bronhill sing it.

Sanjay Sircar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The songs Hyacinth Bucket sang Season2:7
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 05:41 AM

"We'll gather lilacs" is in a song called, er, "We'll Gather Lilacs". My mum used to occasionally warble it. From a 1945 musical "Perchance To Dream" according to Wikipedia. The article also refers to Ivor's final effort, "Gay's The Word".

See also Robert Graves' "Goodbye To All That" for a hilarious anecdote about Novello "keeping the home fires burning" during the Great War.

I only recently twigged that Patricia Routledge had a successful career in musical comedy long before her TV stardom, so it's not surprising that she could pull esoteric lyrics from 1907 out of her hat!


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Subject: Lyr Add: WE'LL GATHER LILACS (Ivor Novello)
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 06:16 AM

You're welcome, Sanjay.

The sheet music for Tom Jones is here Tom Jones

I couldn't find the Waltz song straight off, I'm afraid, but I'm sure it's in there somewhere!

The other song is still under copyright, so you'd need to buy a copy - there's a number of online music sites, but I only found it for download on this US site: Rose of England

The other song you mention is actually entitled "We'll Gather Lilacs" and comes from Perchance to Dream.

WE'LL GATHER LILACS
From the Show "Perchance To Dream" (1945)
(Ivor Novello)

We'll gather lilacs in the spring again
And walk together down an English lane
Until our hearts have learned to sing again
When you come home once more

And in the evening by the firelight's glow
You'll hold me close and never let me go
Your eyes will tell me all I want to know
When you come home once more

We'll gather lilacs in the spring again
And walk together down an English lane
Until our hearts have learned to sing again
When you come home once more

And in the evening by the firelight's glow
You'll hold me tight and never let me go
Your eyes will tell me all I want to know
When you come home once more

When you come home once more
When you come home once more

LFF


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The songs Hyacinth Bucket sang Season2:7
From: Sanjay Sircar
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 06:54 PM

@Ed the Folkie and LFF

1. No, no: I know "We'll Gather Lilacs" itself well (and my aunt sang it on All India Radio Calcutta in the 1970s). What I meant was: there is a LATER Novello song which parodies the first line of the earlier one (just as G&S referred tongue in cheek to "that infernal nonsense Pinafore!")   It is this LATER song I heard J Bronhill sing, the line in it is something like "We'll *even* gather lilacs in the spring again"...

I sing "Lilacs" myself all the time,though I cannot get "want to know" properly... _The Economist_ in the 1990s had an article in which it referred to its "almost folk-song" cadences...

2. I will go to Graves and see about the burning home fires.

3. The way P Routledge sings off key makes it crystal clear that she is doing so deliberately and with effort, and *can* or *could* sing if she wanted to. It would be interesting to know if she pulled these songs out of her own hat, or if the scriptwriters did it for her. She was also, I think, in an early Joe Orton play.

4. Thank you for the pointers to _Tom Jones_ and _Crest of the Wave_ music.

Sanjay Sircar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The songs Hyacinth Bucket sang Season2:7
From: billybob
Date: 18 Jan 13 - 10:14 AM

Patricia Routledge is performing at The St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth on Saturday 24th February.An evening all about dame Myre Hess and the wartime concerts! Well worth going to if you live in Norfolk or Suffolk.
St George's is a beautiful restoration Chapel.


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