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Lyr Add: Little Old Lady (Carmichael)

Q (Frank Staplin) 21 Jan 14 - 03:09 PM
maeve 21 Jan 14 - 03:29 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 21 Jan 14 - 07:26 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 21 Jan 14 - 09:06 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Little Old Lady (Andrews, Carmichael)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 03:09 PM

LITTLE OLD LADY
(Words Stanley Andrews, music Hoagy Carmichael, 1936)

Back in eighteen eighty
when young grandpapa first kissed you
Every young man's heart you stole away
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Little old lady passing by
Catching everyone's eye
You have such a charming manner
Sweet and shy.

Little old bonnet set in place
And a smile on your face
You're a perfect picture
In your lavender and lace.

A little bit of business here
A little bit of business there
Bet that you've been window-shopping
All around the square.

Little old lady, time for tea
Here's a kiss, two, or three
You're just like that little old lady
I hold dear to me.

From "The Show Is On," 1936, featuring Bert Lahr and Beatrice Lillie.

Introduction incomplete.

Warner/Chappell Music Inc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Old Lady (Carmichael)
From: maeve
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 03:29 PM

Listen to the 78 version here

Q- are the missing words included in these images of the sheet music?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Old Lady (Carmichael)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 07:26 PM

Yes, Maeve, also another verse. Thanks- I didn't look at Levy etc. because the date suggested the song was still copyright.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Little Old Lady (Carmichael)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 09:06 PM

Revised lyrics from Levy Sheet Music-

Lyr. Add: LITTLE OLD LADY
Words and music by Hoagy Carmichael
and Stanley Adams, 1936

Back in eighteen eighty-six,
when President Cleveland kissed you,
Bet you were the fav'rite debutante,-
Goodness, how the title sticks
'Cause no one can resist you,
You are still so gaily nonchalant,
And as for all our modern things,
Aeroplanes that don't have wings,
Bet that you did pretty well
without them, didn't you?

Refrain (slowly and gracefully)

Little old Lady, passing by,
Catching everyone's eye,
You have such a charming manner,
sweet and shy.

Little old bonnet set in place,
And a smile on your face,
You're a perfect picture in
your lavender and lace,-

Little bit of business, here,
Little bit of business there,-
Bet that you've been window-shopping
all around the square,

Little old Lady, time for tea,
Here's a kiss, two or three,
You're just like that little old lady,
I hold dear to me.

Little old Lady, so petite,
Ask the cop on the beat,
He'll be glad to help you
when you cross the street.

Little old Lady, where's your shawl?
It's so late in the fall,
You might start to sneeze and my!
That wouldn't do at all.

Little old lavelier of jet,
Little things you can't forget,-
Bet you were the reigning belle
at ev'ry minuet.

Little old Lady, so polite,
Close your eyes, that's all right,
You deserve a sweet bouquet of
pleasant dreams tonight.

The sheet music has chords.
Chappell & Co., Inc. N. Y. C.


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