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Need help identifying song - tune is Cielito Lindo

GUEST,lora 03 Sep 14 - 01:22 AM
Joe Offer 03 Sep 14 - 02:25 AM
Amos 03 Sep 14 - 02:31 AM
bubblyrat 03 Sep 14 - 06:58 AM
Steve Gardham 03 Sep 14 - 06:30 PM
GUEST,Rahere 03 Sep 14 - 06:45 PM
GUEST,Grishka 04 Sep 14 - 02:40 AM
GUEST,Hootenanny 04 Sep 14 - 05:23 AM
Snuffy 17 Sep 14 - 08:58 AM
maeve 17 Sep 14 - 09:30 AM
Joe Offer 17 Sep 14 - 09:58 AM
GUEST,a friend 10 Feb 16 - 02:45 PM
GUEST,weerover 10 Feb 16 - 04:24 PM
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Subject: Need help identifying song
From: GUEST,lora
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 01:22 AM

My mum used to sing a really nice song but my brother and
I can only remember a couple of snippets from the chorus. They were "Aye, aye, aye, aye, sing bane sorrow....gladdens the morrow"

The tune is the Mexican song "Cielto Lindo" but the words are different.

I've spent hours on the net searching for it but no luck.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song-tune is Cielito Lindo
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 02:25 AM

Hi, Lora - I added a bit to the thread title to make it a little more identifiable. I looked all over, and couldn't find your song. But maybe somebody else will help. Keep checking this thread over the next few days.
Joe Offer, Music Editor
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song
From: Amos
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 02:31 AM

There are several poems from the 19th C that use the phrase "gladden the morrow" but none are a match to the phrases you mention. See if you can come up with anymore snippets of the lyrics?

A


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song-tune is Cielito Lindo
From: bubblyrat
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 06:58 AM

The Hole In The Elephant's Bottom ( Aye ! Aye- yie-Aye)


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song-tune is Cielito Lindo
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 06:30 PM

In the 50s charts there was an English language version of the song which was very popular, but it may have just been called Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay. Worth looking through the chart hit lists for that period.

The only bits that I can remember are
'We go together like peaches and cream and we are most wonderful people.' It may have been translated from the Spanish.

The tune was so popular at one time in Britain that it was adopted as a football terrace chant and can still be heard on the terraces.


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song-tune is Cielito Lindo
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 06:45 PM

Now behave yourselves, lads! Yes, we all know about your sister Belinda.


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song-tune is Cielito Lindo
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 02:40 AM

The snippet from the OP sounds like a (free) translation of the original lyrics. "Sing and don't cry" or "Sing, and you won't cry" would be the literal meaning. See Wikipedia.


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song-tune is Cielito Lindo
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 05:23 AM

I assume that you don't mean the song "Waltz Me Around Again Willie" which is just a string of limericks with a chorus between each.


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song-tune is Cielito Lindo
From: Snuffy
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 08:58 AM

Steve G - I think it may have been called "You, Me and Us". The chorus was something like:

You, me and us: those are my favourite people
We both go together like peaches and cream
Or bells and a church and a steeple.


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Subject: Lyrics ADD: You Me and Us
From: maeve
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 09:30 AM

Thanks to the collective memories of previous posters, more information came to light:
"Cielito Lindo is a popular traditional song of Mexico, written in 1882 by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes (c. 1859-1957) and arranged for the mandolin by John Hayes of East Sussex, UK. If the tune sounds vaguely familiar to you it was turned into a song and recorded by Alma Cogan" Tom Cunliffe on Mandolin ...which led me to an eBay listing for a 78:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLASSIC-1956-ALMA-COGAN-78-YOU-ME-AND-US-THREE-BOTHERS-UK-HMV-POP-284-EX-/120848269348 "UK HMV POP 284 10" 78rpm SHELLAC - The Music for "You, Me, and Us" is based on the Mexican traditional folk song, "Cielito Lindo." The song is credited to John Jerome for both words and music, but undoubtedly only the lyrics were actually his creation."

and this sound recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYWDscvU0J0

You Me And Us ( 1957 ) Lyrics John Jerome Music 1882 by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes (c. 1859-1957) as sung by Alma Cogan

YOU ME AND US
(Lyrics John Jerome, Music 1882 by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes)

You, me and us
We are my favourite people
We all go together like peaches and cream
Or bells with a church and a steeple

Some people I know, I'm fond of and so
All day I keep singing about them
For one of them's you and, Darling, it's true
I find that I can't live without them

You, me and us
We are my favourite people
We all go together like peaches and cream
Or bells with a church and a steeple

The stars were as bright as diamonds the night
We met and we danced and we flirted
With one look at you, my dream had come true
And nothing will ever divert it

You, me and us
We are my favourite people
We all go together like peaches and cream
Or bells with a church and a steeple

Now, outside of town we all settled down
Our place isn't big, but it's cosy
I know that you're mine and ev'rything's fine
Our future forever is rosy

You, me and us
We are my favourite people
We all go together like peaches and cream
Or bells with a church and a steeple

Yes, we all go together like peaches and cream
You, me and us!


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song-tune is Cielito Lindo
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 09:58 AM

Great find, Maeve. I wonder how many other songs we can find to the tune of "Cielito Lindo."

Anybody have any luck finding "Aye, aye, aye, aye, sing bane sorrow....gladdens the morrow" ?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song-tune is Cielito Lindo
From: GUEST,a friend
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 02:45 PM

From Sierra Moreno cielito lindo comes softly ...
Laughing eyes black and roguish cielito lindo beauty revealing
aye aye aye aye
sing, bane sorrow
to pass the hours lightly singing cielito lindo gladdens the morrow

this is all I remember, i put dots instead of the words I don't recall. hope this helps!


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song-tune is Cielito Lindo
From: GUEST,weerover
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 04:24 PM

In Scotland Cielito Lindo used to be very popular for football (soccer) chants - there must be dozens around, perhaps not written down.


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song-tune is Cielito Lindo
From: Joe_F
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 05:35 PM

Joe Offer: The name of this thread would be more intelligible if you used a dash instead of that hyphen. What's a song-tune?


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song-tune is Cielito Lindo
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Feb 16 - 09:22 PM

Don't think I can fit more in, Joe. Limited space.


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Subject: RE: Need help identifying song - tune is Cielito Lindo
From: Little Robyn
Date: 11 Feb 16 - 08:12 PM

Wikipedia seems to know it
Ay, ay, ay, ay...
Robyn


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