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Lyr Req: Two Sweethearts of Mine (Moran, Helf)

Cowpolk 21 Mar 00 - 08:09 AM
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Subject: I'm in love with two
From: Cowpolk
Date: 21 Mar 00 - 08:09 AM

Would anyone know the other lyrics and the name of this song?

A group of young fellows at a party one night
Were talking of sweethearts they had
All except one, he seemed to have none
He seemed downhearted and sad

Come join us Ned the fellows they said
Surely some girl must love you
Lifting his head, so proudly he said
I'm in love with two

One has hair of silvery grey
The other's is just like gold
One is young and useful too
The other is withered and old

Sweeter than life they both are to me
From neither would I part
One is my Mother God bless her I love her
The other is my sweetheart

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 15-Apr-03.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm in love with two
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 07:45 PM

This one seems sooooooo familiar, I'll continue to keep my eye open for it...

Ya know, it just dawned on me where I think I came across it....at an antique shop that had a bunch of old sheet music...might have to venture back and check a price (I love collecting old songs..)

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm in love with two
From: Dale Rose
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 08:05 PM

I have had my eye (and at least a part of my brain) on this one for a while also. I know I have a recording of it (likely late 20s) but for the life of me, I cannot remember who it is by. Jimmie Rodgers, maybe? I know there are at least a half dozen here who should know, but so far have not found it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm in love with two
From: Dulci46
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 08:29 PM

The song is called "Two Sweethearts" It is on the Carter Family album "Give Me The Roses"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm in love with two
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 08:42 PM

Good job Dulci46!!! I just checked the Antique shop and couldn't find it...

However, Lester Levy's Sheet Music collection has it in their data base!!!

From 1898 [Words by] E.P. Moran. [Music by] J. Fred. Helf

The direct link to the music is TWO SWEETHEARTS OF MINE

And in case that doesn't work, here's the main site address: http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/index.html

Cheers!

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm in love with two
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 08:52 PM

Sorry, the "search results" link to the song doesn't work...so if you want to see the original sheet music, you'll have to do a search at the main site address above...

I'll try to post the lyrics momentarily...

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm in love with two
From: Dale Rose
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 09:00 PM

This one will work: TWO SWEETHEARTS OF MINE at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music. You have to link from the actual first page, then go from there. You can't link from the search page, it only works for you. (I know I tried it before)


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Subject: Lyr Add: TWO SWEETHEARTS OF MINE (Moran, Helf)
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 09:10 PM

TWO SWEETHEARTS OF MINE
Words, E.P. Moran. Music, J. Fred Helf. 1898

1. A crowd of young fellows one night at a club
Were telling of sweethearts they had,
All of them jolly excepting one youth
And he seemed downhearted and sad.
"Come, Ned, won't you join us?" his comrades then asked,
"For surely some girl has loved you."
Then raising his head as proudly he said,
"Why, boys, I'm in love with two.

CHORUS: "One has hair of silv'ry gray.
The other just like gold.
One is gay and youthful
While the other's bent and old;
But dearer than life are both to me
And from neither would I part.
One is my mother, God bless her! I love her.
The other is my sweetheart.

2. "My sweetheart, you see, is a poor working girl,
But still I'm determined to wed.
My father says, 'No! It can never be so.
Go marry an heiress instead.'
I've won mother over. She knows how it is.
When father met her she was poor.
She says, "Ned, don't fret. She'll be your wife yet.
Your father'll consent I am sure."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm in love with two
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 09:12 PM

Thanks Dale Rose! Next time I'll remember. LOL

I love the graphics on the cover page!!!!!!!

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm in love with two
From: Brakn
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 02:12 PM

I've got to refresh this one.

I got asked for this song the other night. I didn't know it so a few days later I found this thread, got the music and worked it out. The words were vaguely familiar.

When I asked my mother did she know it, she said that air that's given on the music sheet is not the air that most people would know. Also the first line that most people know would be "A group of young soldiers one night at a camp". The rest of the lyrics are the same.

I noticed on the sheet music that it says "Revised Edition" at the top.

What is the other air? Can anyone shed any light on this?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm in love with two
From: MMario
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 02:34 PM

The sheet music at Levy was published in 1898 - I suspect it was re-issued during one of the world wars, especially given the vaiant on the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm in love with two
From: Brakn
Date: 02 Nov 00 - 08:45 PM

fresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm in love with two
From: Brakn
Date: 13 Apr 03 - 11:24 AM

Does anyone have that verse?
"A group of young soldiers one night at a camp".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm in love with two
From: widowmaker
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 01:34 AM

A group of young soldiers,
one night in a camp,
were talking of sweethearts they had,
all would be glad,
but for one irish lad,
who looked very downhearted and sad
I say wont you join us said one of the boys,
surely you love someone too,
he lofted his head and proudly he said,
yes I'm in love with two rest as above with the exception of the chorus which when finishing goes:
These are the two that are dear to me,
from them I never will part,
for one is my mother god bless her I love her ,
and the other is my seetheart.

This is the version i have sung for numerous years hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Sweethearts of Mine (Moran, Helf)
From: GUEST,Megan
Date: 06 Jun 05 - 12:31 AM

My family has sung this song for nearly 50 years - we sing the original lyrics as noted on the 1898 sheet. How great to find others who know this as well - does anyone know where a digital recording might be?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Sweethearts of Mine (Moran, Helf)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 06 Jun 05 - 02:38 AM

"Two Sweethearts": Carter Family [audio] is at Honkingduck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Sweethearts of Mine (Moran, Helf)
From: GUEST,H
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 02:16 PM

In the 1934 movie "It's A Gift", starring W. C. Fields, one can hear (part of) this song being sung.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Sweethearts of Mine (Moran, Helf)
From: GUEST,Musicator
Date: 11 Jan 12 - 09:19 AM

There's a normal modern CD that contains this particular song amongst other irish love songs :)


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