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Lyr Req: My Little Buckaroo (Jerome/Scholl)

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GUEST,Rita Colleen 10 Mar 00 - 05:13 PM
Áine 10 Mar 00 - 05:32 PM
GUEST,Leo 10 Mar 07 - 03:58 PM
Peace 10 Mar 07 - 04:03 PM
Joe Offer 10 Mar 07 - 04:18 PM
The Fooles Troupe 11 Mar 07 - 07:31 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 11 Mar 07 - 10:53 PM
The Fooles Troupe 12 Mar 07 - 05:54 AM
Jim Dixon 30 Mar 07 - 07:37 AM
Artful Codger 30 Mar 07 - 05:39 PM
GUEST,Lisette Scholl 11 Aug 12 - 05:06 AM
open mike 11 Aug 12 - 08:44 PM
GUEST,jriebe 14 Jun 15 - 12:19 PM
GUEST,Jethro 10 Aug 16 - 01:43 AM
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Subject: Close your sleepy eyes my little buckaro
From: GUEST,Rita Colleen
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 05:13 PM

My mom used to sing this song. She was from Texas. This is sort of a lullabye. I am looking for the lyrics to it. Please help if you can. Thanks very much


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Subject: RE: Close your sleepy eyes my little buckaro
From: Áine
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 05:32 PM

Dear Rita,

Click here and you'll find the words.

This song seems to be very popular with alot of folks here on the Mudcat (myself included)!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Close your sleepy eyes my little buckaro
From: GUEST,Leo
Date: 10 Mar 07 - 03:58 PM

I would like the words of "close your sleepy eyes my little buckaro"


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY LITTLE BUCKAROO (Jerome/Scholl)
From: Peace
Date: 10 Mar 07 - 04:03 PM

First, it's buckaroo. Second, here are some sets of lyrics.

MY LITTLE BUCKAROO
(M.K. Jerome / Jack Scholl)

Recorded by : Bing Crosby; Doc Watson.


Version 1


Close your sleepy eyes,
My little Buckaroo.
While the light of the western skies,
Is shinin' down on you.
Don't you know it's time for bed,
Another day is through.
So go to sleep,
My little Buckaroo.

Don't you realize,
My little Buckaroo,
That it was from a little acorn,
That the Oak tree grew?
And remember that your dad,
Was once a kid like you.
So go to sleep,
My little Buckaroo.

Soon you're gonna ride the range,
Like grown up cowboys do.
Now it's time that you were roundin' up,
A dream or two.
So go to sleep,
My little Buckaroo.


*****


Version 2


Close your sleepy eyes,
My little Buckaroo,
While the light of the western skies
Is shining down on you.
Don't you know it's time for bed,
Another day is through
So go to sleep,
My little Buckaroo.

Oo, oo, oo, oo,
Soon you're gonna ride the range
Like grown up cowboys do
Now it's time that you were rounding
Up a dream or two
So go to sleep,
My little Buckaroo.


*****


Version 3


Go to sleep, my little buckaroo,
though the lights of the western sky are shining down on you,
don't you know it's time for bed,
another day is through,
oh, go to sleep, my little buckaroo.

Don't you want to be a cowboy like your daddy?
Ride the range and maybe rope a calf or two
Well you know that all good cowboys need their sleep time,
so, go to sleep, my little buckaroo
ummmmmmm


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Subject: RE: Close your sleepy eyes my little buckaroo
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Mar 07 - 04:18 PM

Hi, Leo - this thread (click) now has the lyrics. I don't think Áine's link above leads to the right song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Close your sleepy eyes my little buckaroo
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 07:31 AM

OK previous attempt to post vanished - try again!

This song (1st verse mainly) appears in a cartoon circa 1930s-40s.

If I can figure out which one of the several hundred I have on DVD (those mostly that have been released into Public Domaian!) I'll say so. I do have a file card index, but only for titles: I haven't yet got around to noting EVERY song in each cartoon on the approriate card - some are only fragments of a line or two anyway.


Wiki shows "My Little Buckaroo (Freleng/Merrie Melodies-Jan 29)"

and also Buckaroo Bugs

- a lengthy entry - but some relevant interest - soince these entries may disappear or be edited spontaeneously, I'll put it here...

Btw I have seen this one - but tha title doesn't show up on my cards - toons were often released with different titles at different times for different markets.


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Buckaroo Bugs is a Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon short released in 1944, starring Bugs Bunny and directed by Bob Clampett. It runs for about nine minutes, and is in color with a mono sound mix.

Mel Blanc provided the voices for Bugs Bunny, Red Hot Ryder, and some of the villagers. Lou Lilly wrote the story, and Leon Schlesinger served as producer. While only Manny Gould was credited as an animator, Robert McKimson and Rod Scribner also aided in the process. Other uncredited 'staff' includes the composers of several uncredited bits of non-original music--Sanford Faulkner ('Arkansas Traveler'), M.K. Jerome ('My Little Buckaroo', where the title ostensibly takes its name), Gioacchino Rossini ('William Tell Overture'), Franz Schubert ('Der Erlkonig'), and J.S. Zamecnik ('In the Stirrups'). All original music was composed by Carl W. Stalling. Oddly enough, Bugs Bunny serves as antagonist: in the cartoon, he plays a carrot thief called the Masked Marauder, whom Brooklyn's Red Hot Ryder must bring to justice. The cartoon portrays Red Hot Ryder as a dimwit who can't distinguish Bugs Bunny from the Masked Marauder, and his good-natured slowness is consistently mocked: when Bugs Bunny as the Masked Marauder threatens to shoot Red Hot Ryder, saying, "Stick 'em up, or I'll blow your brains out," the latter treats it like a choice, replying, "Well, now, that's mighty neighborly of you." In the end, Red Hot Ryder catches on, but is unable to catch the Masked Marauder. It's one of the few cartoons that rewards the antagonist for bad behavior.

The cartoon has been released on VHS in anonymous 'Bugs Bunny' collections, but has not, been released on DVD. Red Hot Ryder serves as a spoof of Red Ryder, borrowing the image of the popular Western serial's cowboy hero, Don 'Red' Barry.

Trivia
This was Bugs Bunny's 1st. starring appearance in the Looney Tune series.
This was the last cartoon to be produced by Leon Schlesinger, as he sold his cartoon studio to Warner Bros. around the time of its release.
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Subject: RE: Close your sleepy eyes my little buckaroo
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 10:53 PM

Peace, I'm afraid that oo - oo- oo will be going through my head when I go to bed tonight. I remember my first child had to hear it- over and over and over and ---. He grew up to be a Meatloaf fan .


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Subject: RE: Close your sleepy eyes my little buckaroo
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Mar 07 - 05:54 AM

Btw, there is also a similar period \"'Daffy Duckaroo" cartoon - obviously a send up - just a couple of lines of the song get used.


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Subject: RE: Close your sleepy eyes my little buckaroo
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Mar 07 - 07:37 AM

Here's the catalog entry from Indiana University Sheet Music Collections:
    Title: My little buckaroo
    Composer: Jerome, M. K., b. 1893
    Lyricist: Scholl, Jack
    Performer: Dick Foran
    Performer: Jane Bryan
    Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
    Place of publication: New York
    Date of publication: 1937
    Call Number: M1 .D48 Box: 233 Item: 066
    Performance Medium: Piano, Voice and Chords
    Larger Work: Cherokee strip
    First Line: Close your sleepy eyes, my little buckaroo,
    Genre: Moving picture music
    Subject term: States- West
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) soundtrack search lists the following films that contain MY LITTLE BUCKAROO:
    Dog Daze (1937)
    Egghead Rides Again (1937)
    Porky's Super Service (1937)
    Speaking of the Weather (1937)
    Streamlined Greta Green (1937)
    Uncle Tom's Bungalow (1937)
    My Little Buckeroo (1938)
    Porky's Phoney Express (1938)
    Brother Orchid (1940)
    Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos (1941)
    Daffy Duckaroo, The (1942)
    Ridin' Down the Canyon (1942)
    Hard Way, The (1943)
    Buckaroo Bugs (1944)
    Don't Fence Me In (1945)
    Let's Sing a Song of the West (1947)
    Bugs Bunny Rides Again (1948)
    Oily Hare (1952)
    Daffy's Inn Trouble (1961)
Allmusic.com lists recordings of MY LITTLE BUCKAROO by Eddy Arnold, Archie Campbell, Bing Crosby, Birt Firman & His Orchestra, Roy Rogers, and Doc Watson.

The Online 78 rpm Discographical Project also lists recordings by Denver Darling with Vocal Trio, Barney Rapp & New Englanders, Joe Haymes & His Orchestra, Dick Robertson & His Orchestra, Oliver And Allen, Ranch Boys, Johnny Hamp & His Orchestra, and Russ Morgan's Music, all circa 1937.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Close your sleepy eyes my little buck
From: Artful Codger
Date: 30 Mar 07 - 05:39 PM

Here's an ABC of the melody:

X:1
T:My Little Buckaroo
C:M.K. Jerome / Jack Scholl
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:G
ddd2-|ddde|BGG2-|G2zB/c/|dd/d/dd|dgdB|BAA2-|A2zB/c/|
dddd|dgag|gAA2-|Azf2|gdd2-|ddde|BGG2-|G2z2|]

You can MIDIze it at Concertina.net's Tune-o-tron.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Buckaroo (Jerome/Scholl)
From: GUEST,Lisette Scholl
Date: 11 Aug 12 - 05:06 AM

I've just discovered this thread, and even though it's old, I hope someone will see this post. I want to thank all of you, and tell you how touched I am by your love of the song. My father, Jack Scholl wrote the lyrics....and somewhere up above, he is also touched by your sentiments. The list of films it's been in is quite good, but there is one significant title that was omitted. The song was written in 1937 specifically for the film "The Cherokee Strip," and sung by its star (and good friend of my father), Dick Foran. It is shown now and them on TCM, and clips are available on U-Tube. The newest CD version is on Slim Whitman's 2010 "Twilight on the Trail." Now....if I can just get Willie Nelson to cover it!!! Again, thanks to you all for your exceptional taste in music!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Buckaroo (Jerome/Scholl)
From: open mike
Date: 11 Aug 12 - 08:44 PM

It is great to hear further about this song from someone close to the source! That is the magic of mudcat!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Buckaroo (Jerome/Scholl)
From: GUEST,jriebe
Date: 14 Jun 15 - 12:19 PM

I have been looking for the cartoon that goes with the song. I have no trouble finding the song but for the cartoon all I have come up with is the opening credits


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Little Buckaroo (Jerome/Scholl)
From: GUEST,Jethro
Date: 10 Aug 16 - 01:43 AM

My grandfather sang this song to my dad, who sang it to me, and now it is the lullaby I sing to my children before bed. We all sing it wrong though.

Here are the lyrics the Higgins clan sings:

Go to sleep my little buckaroo
Dream some dreams like grown up cowboys do So go to sleep my little buckaroo

Go to sleep my little buckaroo
And remember that your dad was once a kid like you
So go to sleep my little buckaroo.


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