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Lyr Req: Please Don't Talk about Me When I'm Gone

Jeep man 26 Feb 00 - 10:30 PM
Sorcha 26 Feb 00 - 10:36 PM
DougR 26 Feb 00 - 11:31 PM
Metchosin 27 Feb 00 - 12:13 AM
WyoWoman 27 Feb 00 - 12:42 AM
Jeep man 27 Feb 00 - 11:02 AM
Sorcha 27 Feb 00 - 09:38 PM
Sorcha 28 Feb 00 - 01:37 PM
paddymac 28 Feb 00 - 06:24 PM
Jeep man 29 Feb 00 - 03:07 PM
annamill 29 Feb 00 - 04:00 PM
Sorcha 29 Feb 00 - 04:21 PM
Lin in Kansas 01 Mar 00 - 01:05 AM
Jim Dixon 26 Feb 10 - 10:09 PM
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Subject: Don't talk about me when i'm gone
From: Jeep man
Date: 26 Feb 00 - 10:30 PM

I am rephrasing this title, maybe someone will recognize it. It is very popular song from the Flapper era or later. 20's or30's. Hear it a lot played with a tenor banjo or a uke. Full name "Please don't talk about me when I'm gone." Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't talk about me when i'm
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Feb 00 - 10:36 PM

I recognize it, my banjo player plays it, I just fake along. I can't believe I couldn't find it on the net today! If nobody gets it before tomorrow afternoon, I'll call my banjo-er and get it for you. What's with all the ragtime stuff anyway? You are s'posed to be practicing for Paddy's Day!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't talk about me when i'm
From: DougR
Date: 26 Feb 00 - 11:31 PM

The Mills Brothers had a big hit with this song in the 1940s. Might check their CDs.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't talk about me when i'm
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Feb 00 - 12:13 AM

Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
(Gene Austin or Bert Lown)

Please don't talk about me when I'm gone,
Oh, honey,
Though our friendship ceases from now on,
And listen,
If you can't say anything that's nice,
It's better not to talk at all,
Is my advice,
We're parting,
You go your way,
I'll go mine,
It's best that we do,
Here's a kiss!
I hope that this brings,
Lots of luck to you.
Makes no difference how I carry on,
Remember,
Please don't talk about me when I'm gone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't talk about me when i'm
From: WyoWoman
Date: 27 Feb 00 - 12:42 AM

I have it on a tape by Liz Masterson of Colorado.

Patty Paige did it way back when, I think.

Don't know the chords, but if you get them, I'd love to have 'em.

WyoWoman


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't talk about me when i'm
From: Jeep man
Date: 27 Feb 00 - 11:02 AM

Wyo Woman. Don't have the chords yet, but I think its played out of C on banjo,C--A-7--A7--d7--G Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't talk about me when i'm
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Feb 00 - 09:38 PM

Re-fresh, I just talked to the banjo player and he is going to bring me sheet music in the AM, can you read ABC? That is the only way I have t post it, but I can post chord progression.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't talk about me when i'm
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 01:37 PM

OK, finally got a hold of the banjo player, and since the words are in the above post, what I am going to do here is give you the chords with just the word they are over on the sheet music. Do you want the melody line posted in abc format?
Please=C,(a)bout=E7,gone=A7
through=D7,(friend)ship=Ab7,ceases=G7,on=C
And=C/E,lis-=Eb07,-ten=G7/Dif=C,any=E7,nice=A7
not=D7,all=G7/4(this is odd-the 7 is over the 4),my=G7(ad-)vice=C
You=E7,best=A7,
Here's=D7,lots=G7luck=F#7,to=F7you=G7
Makes=C,how=E7,on=A7,
please=D9,about=G9,Pleas=C7,talk=B7,a-=Bb7,bout=A7,
Please=D9,(a)bout=G9,gone=C,C/E,Eb(0)7,Dm7-5,C7.
If this is not coherent, I'll go back and type in all the words again with the chords.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't talk about me when i'm
From: paddymac
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 06:24 PM

The Society for the Preservation & Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA) has done a great arrangement of this song. They're headquartered in Kenosha, WI, and easy to track down.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't talk about me when i'm
From: Jeep man
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 03:07 PM

To Sorcha, Thanks a heap. This is just what I need. Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't talk about me when i'm
From: annamill
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 04:00 PM

I always thought that this was a Billy Holiday song. I'm sure I heard her do it on one of her records. In fact, I can hear her singing it right now. Amazing.

Love, annap


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't talk about me when i'm
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 04:21 PM

Yes, she did record it, but I forget which album,


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Don't talk about me when i'm
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 01 Mar 00 - 01:05 AM

Willie Nelson (believe it or not) did this one (and very well I might add) on a CD titled "Moonlight Becomes You." Justice Records, JR1601-2.

Lin


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Subject: Lyr Add: PLEASE DON'T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I'M GONE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 10:09 PM

There's a verse missing from the version above. Here it is from International Lyrics Playground, with publication data from Indiana University:


PLEASE DON'T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I'M GONE
Words and music by Bee Palmer, Sidney Clare, Sam H. Stept
New York: Remick Music Corp., 1930.

VERSE. Years we've been together
Seems we can't get along,
No matter what I do
I don't appeal to you
Makes no difference whether
I am right or wrong
If we can't be sweethearts
This much you can do

CHORUS: Please don't talk about me when I'm gone,
Oh, honey, though our friendship ceases from now on.
And listen, if you can't say anything real nice,
It's better not to talk at all, that's my advice.
We're parting. You go your way. I'll go mine.
It's best that we do.
Here's a kiss. I hope that this brings lots of luck to you.
Makes no difference how I carry on.
Just remember,
Please don't talk about me when I'm gone.

[The Online 78-rpm Discographical Project lists recordings by the following artists: Gene Austin, Eubie Blake & His Orchestra, Harry Chrysler (Organ), Colonial Club Orchestra (Young), Joe Costa, Sammy Davis Jr, Doris Day & Frank Comstock Orchestra, Dinning Sisters, Everglades Orchestra, Five Rhythm Kings, Erroll Garner, Ernie Golden & His Orchestra, Eddie Heywood & His Orchestra, Tiny Hill & His Orchestra, Mildred Hunt, Sammy Kaye, Andy Kirk & Clouds of Joy, Gene Krupa's Jazz Trio, Bert Lown Biltmore Hotel Orchestra, John Martin & His Orchestra, Mills Merrymakers, Frankie Newton & His Orchestra, Frank Newton Uptown Serenaders, Piano Red, Teddy Raph & His Orchestra (Selvin), Johnnie Ray, Fred Rich & His Orchestra, Ross Rhythm Rascals, Frankie Sanders, Andy Sanella's Penzoil Orchestra, Karl Sherman & His Orchestra, Kate Smith W Jack Miller, Ethel Waters & Her Ebony 4. (And of course there have been many more in the LP and CD era.)

[The Red Hot Jazz Archive has playable recordings by Ethel Waters, and by The Barney Bigard Sextet (1945). However, I am having difficulty playing them. (It might be my computer.)]


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