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Lyr Req:All day across the blue the caravans go by

Joe Offer 29 Jan 16 - 02:33 AM
GUEST,# 29 Jan 16 - 08:15 AM
Joe Offer 29 Jan 16 - 12:56 PM
GUEST,# 29 Jan 16 - 01:51 PM
Joe Offer 29 Jan 16 - 02:29 PM
GUEST,# 29 Jan 16 - 02:43 PM
Joe Offer 30 Jan 16 - 02:33 AM
GUEST,L W Yoder 30 Jan 16 - 02:37 PM
Joe Offer 30 Jan 16 - 05:01 PM
GUEST,Marlene Kelly 14 Jan 17 - 05:03 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: All day across the blue the caravans go
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jan 16 - 02:33 AM

Thread #69315   Message #3768853
Posted By: GUEST,L W Yoder
28-Jan-16 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: School Songbook Index PermaThread
Subject: RE: School Songbook Index PermaThread

In music class in the Pennsylvania school I attended in the mid-1950s we used two hard-bound songbooks of a series.
One was silver and the other was gold. I'd say they were about 7 inches by 9 inches and maybe 3/4 inch thick.
One of them contained a song with the following words (as best I recall them):
    "All day across the blue the caravans go by,
    I see them come, I see them go, their clouds are in the sky,
    Sometimes a camel train goes bound for far Cathay,
    Sometimes a fleet of winged ships sails on for some blue bay,
    Oh I have seen Crusaders ride in suits of silver spun,
    And watched their banners floating high, their lances catch the sun,
    One day twas just at sunset I saw where heaven waits,
    For I saw seven angels pass through tall golden gate."
Can anyone help me identify these songbooks and find the correct words and music for this song?


Can anybody help?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:All day across the blue the caravans go by
From: GUEST,#
Date: 29 Jan 16 - 08:15 AM

What school system was the OP in? Private, public, religious-affiliated, etc. The poem/song looks familiar but I can't locate it online.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:All day across the blue the caravans go by
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jan 16 - 12:56 PM

I think the songbooks were in the Silver Burdett Music Hour series, published in the 1930s. The books were metallic colors, with the titles embossed instead of printed. I looked through one that was silver and one that was kind of bronze, but didn't find the song. Anybody have the gold one?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:All day across the blue the caravans go by
From: GUEST,#
Date: 29 Jan 16 - 01:51 PM

I'd suggest a Google of

Silver Burdett Music Hour series

and search images. Maybe something there will ring a bell for the OP. There are many pics of books with the Music Hour title by Silver Burdett. I have found zero on the lyrics. Incidentally, in the event it confuses anyone's searching, gold-coloured may also mean copper-coloured.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:All day across the blue the caravans go by
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jan 16 - 02:29 PM

Hmmmm. I tried that Google search you suggested, #. I didn't come up with any of the metallic-covered Music Hour books - since there's no printing on the covers (titles are embossed, not printed), maybe they don't come up in photographs.
I'll email cetmst - his school songbook collection is even more extensive than mine.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:All day across the blue the caravans go by
From: GUEST,#
Date: 29 Jan 16 - 02:43 PM

Sounds good, Joe. I don't understand however why the poem/song doesn't come up online.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:All day across the blue the caravans go by
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jan 16 - 02:33 AM

I'm not ready to give up on this. Many time, school songbooks have songs not found anywhere else - which is why they don't always show up online.
I prefer school songbooks that teach songs that are an important part of our culture - and most of them do a pretty good job of that.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:All day across the blue the caravans go by
From: GUEST,L W Yoder
Date: 30 Jan 16 - 02:37 PM

Thanks for your efforts to help find this song!
The school I attended was Wrightsville public school in York County. I found images of the books Joe suggested and agree that they would be good candidates. I think the books I recall probably had embossed titles as the images show, and what I called gold may have been copper or bronze. Bear in mind that it's been 60 years since I have handled them.
I can see that it would be good if I knew the title of the song, but I don't. I do see a song called "Clouds" is several S-B indexes. I wonder if that could be it.
LWY


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Subject: ADD: Clouds (Christina Rossetti)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jan 16 - 05:01 PM

Aw, I thought we had something, LWY, but it's not this "Clouds." This one is from Music Now and Long Ago the 1956 Silver Burdett third-grade songbook.

CLOUDS
(poem by Christina Rossetti, music by Hoagy Carmichael)

White sheep, white sheep,
High on a windy hill,
When the wind stops,
You all stand still.
When the wind blows,
You walk away slow.
Oh, white sheep, white sheep,
Where did you go?


Nice song, though...
The same song is in the fourth grade book of the Silver Burdett Centennial Edition.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:All day across the blue the caravans go by
From: GUEST,Marlene Kelly
Date: 14 Jan 17 - 05:03 PM

In 1954 at Notre Dame HS - Vancouver British Columbia the Glee Club in which I was a member at age 13, performed a song at our Christmas concert by the name of "CARAVANS" which appears to be the song in question. I too am unable to find this on the internet. I cannot attach a music file here but should anyone wish to contact me by email I will try, the problem is that this file is 5:54 minutes and you'd have to suffer through another couple of numbers - Thou That Are So Fair & Bright - Ave Verum and at the end Hallelujah
Hope this helps. I'm a bit foggy on the lyrics but I could sing them if pressed. haha kellytwo@telus.net


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