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Lyr Req: School song re tree awakening in spring

GUEST,Choirmistress 26 Nov 14 - 12:00 PM
Joe Offer 27 Nov 14 - 12:49 AM
GUEST,Choirmistress 01 Dec 14 - 05:31 PM
Joe Offer 01 Dec 14 - 07:56 PM
GUEST,Choirmistress 02 Dec 14 - 04:44 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: School song re tree awakening in spring
From: GUEST,Choirmistress
Date: 26 Nov 14 - 12:00 PM

Learned this in third grade. Tune still fresh in memory (after -- YIKES!! -- over fifty years!), but the only lyrics I remember are the last two lines:

"Hark!" said the tree, "I hear a robin sing;
I must wake up, for it must be spring!"

The tune reminds me a bit of both "Early One Morning" and "In an English Country Garden", with a very steady, moderately-paced 4/4 beat throughout.

Any clues out there? Title, composer, ANYTHING?

Thanks in advance for any info on this cute elementary school song.


Choirmistress


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: School song re tree awakening in spring
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Nov 14 - 12:49 AM

Boy, that's a tough one. There are lots of songs with the word "spring" in the title in our Silver Burdett School Songbook Index thread. Use CTRL-F to search for "spring." If any of those titles sound likely, I'll look them up. I have a fairly complete collection of 1950s school songbooks from Silver Burdett, Follett, and Ginn.

-Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: School song re tree awakening in spring
From: GUEST,Choirmistress
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 05:31 PM

Thanks for the offer, Joe, but:

I'm not even sure "Spring" is one of the words in the title, so a better bet for searching by words would be "hark" or "robin".

There MAY be words or phrases such as "up through the roots" or "leaves".

Secondly, this would have been in the sixties. If your collections include that decade as well as the '50s, then I may be in luck.

Thanks again.

Choirmistress


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: School song re tree awakening in spring
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 07:56 PM

Hi, Choirmistress - our collective collection covers a lot of publishers and a lot of years - most of the school songbooks published in the U.S. from 1940-1990. Take a look here (click), and at the threads for other publishers that are crosslinked at the top. Use CTRL-F to search the indexes for words likely to appear in the song title.

And if you find something that sounds likely, let me know.

-Joe Offer-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: School song re tree awakening in spring
From: GUEST,Choirmistress
Date: 02 Dec 14 - 04:44 PM

Thanks, Joe! I'll give the link a try. Who knows, it can't hurt!

Much appreciated.

Choirmistress


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