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Lyr Req: For Baby (For Bobbie) (John Denver)

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Subject: I'll walk in the rain - PP&M
From: MMario
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 06:57 PM

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Subject: RE: Looking for the name of a tune... From: GUEST,bargro1 Date: 07-Apr-00 - 06:54 PM

looking for words (and title) to old peter,paul and mary song. Some of the lyrics are "I'll walk in the rain by your side, I'll cling to the warmth of your tiny hand,I'll do what I can to make you understand, I'll love you more than anybody can." Please respond asap so my new grandson can finally fall asleep!


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOR BABY (FOR BOBBIE) (John Denver/PP&M)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 09:09 PM

Ah, that's an easy one. It's "For Baby (For Bobbie)," written by Henry J. Deutschendorf, Jr., before he became John Denver. You'll find the lyrics at http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/ (click).
-Joe Offer, 60's pop-folkie (and proud of it)-
FOR BABY (FOR BOBBIE)
(H.J. Deutschendorf, Jr.) Cherry Lane Music, Inc.ASCAP BMI

I'll walk in the rain by your side,
I'll cling to the warmth of your tiny hand.
I'll do anything to help you understand,
I'll love you more than anybody can.

And the wind will whisper your name to me,
Little birds will sing along in time,
The leaves will bow down when you walk by,
And morning bells will chime.

I'll be there when you're feeling down,
To kiss away the tears if you cry.
I'll share with you all the happiness I've found,
A reflection of the love in your eyes.

And I'll sing you the songs of the rainbow,
Whisper all the joy that is mine.
The leaves will bow down when you walk by,
And morning bells will chime.

{repeat verse 1}

The leaves will bow down when you walk by,
And morning bells will chime.


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Subject: RE: Help: I'll walk in the rain - PP&M
From: raredance
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 09:40 PM

For a nice medley combine this with Eric Anderson's "Violets of Dawn"

rich r


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Subject: RE: Help: I'll walk in the rain - PP&M
From: Eluned
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 11:35 PM

John D got dissed a lot for being a pop-folk singer, but some of his early stuff is lovely. I actually (sticks neck out) like most of his songs, but mostly for their joy at life, not for their musical merit. Many of his earlier songs were more...contemplative, and I think these might have more of a true folk style.


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Subject: RE: Help: I'll walk in the rain - PP&M
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 01:44 AM

I actually still enjoy listening to his first two albums (or would, if I had a working turntable). Of course, there are some memories of listening to them while rolling around on a living room rug with my first girlfriend... Besides, he looks so cute with that little neckerchief. I remember when I wouldn't go to a party without wearing one of those. And too much English Leather. Sigh...

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: For Baby (For Bobbie) (John Denver)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jul 16 - 12:36 AM

I found a little background information at http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=11621:
    In a 1992 interview with American Songwriter magazine, Denver told Deborah Evans Price that this was only the fourth song he ever wrote. It appears also to have been the first he ever recorded. In his biography of Denver – published two years after his untimely death – John Collis said he wrote it about a girl he met while playing at the Lumber Mill, and that they dated for about a year.

    The man himself went into little more detail in his autobiography. John Denver attended Texas Tech but flunked out of college much to the dismay of his parents, and everyone who knew him. He moved to California to play music, and got lucky making a hundred dollars a week before joining the (Chad) Mitchell Trio, but in between he was playing in Scottsdale, Arizona where he met the girl to whom he dedicated this song. It was, he said, "an early attempt to order my romantic thoughts". He doesn't say much about her except that she lied about her age to get into the club, but reading between the lines, she appears to have been the first girl with whom he ever had a sexual relationship.

    As the son of a US Airforce pilot, Denver had an insular and somewhat isolated boyhood, and was a late starter sexually, although he made up for lost time after he married his first wife, Annie – the true love of his life. Like many touring musicians, being kept apart from loved ones, and having temptation put in his way by adoring fans cost him his marriage.


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