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Lyr Add: He Will Be My Sunshine (Ole Olsen)

Haruo 07 Oct 18 - 05:06 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: He Will Be My Sunshine (Ole Olsen)
From: Haruo
Date: 07 Oct 18 - 05:06 PM

Can't find a link anywhere. Why not? Who wrote it? Is the tune from some other song? etc. Same CD as the "I Ride an Old Paint" cannery song I posted yesterday.

He Will Be My Sunshine (Ole Olsen)

I meet him in the smokehouse, where the smoke curls to the sky,
And the sparks from sawdust burning green sting into my eye.
He’s golden in the the sunset, and the breaking of the day,
Chopping fallen cedar as his work gets underway.

When the fish are running, and he has a lot to spare,
He cuts them down the middle, and hangs them in the air.
Like his father did in Norway, and his father did before,
And the Indians who flourished her upon this very shore.

Some fish will be kippered, and some fish will be canned,
But the salmon in the smokehouse is the joy of Ole’s hand.
He knows just when to turn them, and to cut them thin or thick;
And the oilier the better, says my Ole, that’s the trick.

My father said, dear daughter, it is my fondest wish,
You marry no Norwegian, they always smell of fish.
But it make me heart to yumpin’ when he walks in through the door;
If he smells of kippered salmon, then I love him all the more.

Some men shine like diamonds, and some men shine like gold.
Ole Olsen shines like sunlight, he’s mine to have and hold.
With the salmon in the smokehouse by Stella’s bright cascade,
He will be my sunshine, and I will be his shade.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: He Will Be My Sunshine (Ole Olsen)
From: Haruo
Date: 09 Oct 18 - 06:08 PM

Sang it at Song Circle, and the consensus was it's by Mary Garvey (the mention of Stella is a strong clue).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: He Will Be My Sunshine (Ole Olsen)
From: Haruo
Date: 09 Oct 18 - 06:09 PM

On the CD the last two lines of each verse are repeated. At Song Circle I only did the repeat on the last verse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: He Will Be My Sunshine (Ole Olsen)
From: mg
Date: 11 Oct 18 - 03:03 AM

I did write it. It is from Stella near my hometown. I heard it might have been translated into Norwegian. I am honored you sang it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: He Will Be My Sunshine (Ole Olsen)
From: Haruo
Date: 13 Oct 18 - 07:45 PM

I think the tune is closely related to "The Frozen Logger".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: He Will Be My Sunshine (Ole Olsen)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Oct 18 - 05:52 AM

I remember Ole Olsen best as a world champion speeches rider!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: He Will Be My Sunshine (Ole Olsen)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Oct 18 - 10:28 AM

Speeches? Speedway!


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