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Lyr Req: Take Me in Your Arms / Libe War Es Nie

GUEST,hepsut2@webtv.net 24 Apr 00 - 02:40 AM
GUEST,Angel 24 Apr 00 - 07:14 AM
fox4zero 25 Apr 00 - 01:39 AM
Amos 25 Apr 00 - 01:49 AM
fox4zero 25 Apr 00 - 04:09 PM
Joe Offer 25 Apr 00 - 04:25 PM
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Billy the Bus 26 Apr 00 - 04:10 AM
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Subject: Lyrics and info on oldie
From: GUEST,hepsut2@webtv.net
Date: 24 Apr 00 - 02:40 AM

HI...I'm new to this site and just surfed on looking for info on an old song...hope someone can please help. I am looking for any info on a song from the 1920s or 1930s...which I think is called "Take me in your arms"..From what I've been able to find out so far...it seems this could have been done by Ruth Etting in 1932 and perhaps written by a Fritz Rotter and Arthur Freed...with English lyrics by Mitchell Parish...(At least that's the info someone sent mte). The lyrics go like this: "Take me in your arms..before you take your love from me...take me in your arms..and then goodbye. Blind me with your kiss...(Then another part mentions "sadness" into "gladness"" Someone mentioned this could have been a German song...since "English lyrics" are stated..and Rotter was German, evidently...IF..this is the song I'm looking for...I've searched all over and can't get information..history..as to when it was performed, etd. I would appreciate any info, as to when this song is from...where I can get the lyrics..and who exacty wrote it..and sang it..and where I could get a recording or miidi of it online..Wow! What an order I gave you! Thanks..and please email me...Sincerely, Jack


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics and info on oldie
From: GUEST,Angel
Date: 24 Apr 00 - 07:14 AM

You might want to try this message board: http://www.InsideTheWeb.com/mbs.cgi/mb223774


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics and info on oldie
From: fox4zero
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 01:39 AM

At this hour of the A.M., the only thing I can tell you as gospel is that Mitchell Parish did write the English lyric to "Take Me in Your Arms" Tomorrow I will dig up a copy of the sheet music and supply some of the other information. I also know that it was sung in a musical review called Star Dust, the songs of Mitchell Parish. It was sung as spoof by a female singer in a mock Eastern Europe accent. Larry Parish


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics and info on oldie
From: Amos
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 01:49 AM

A recording of an old Perry Como radio broadcast of "Take Me In Your Arms" can be found on this page


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Subject: Take Me In Your Arms
From: fox4zero
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 04:09 PM

Dear GUEST hepsut..Tomorrow has arrived and I found a very early US cope of the European Sensation...TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS (Libe War Es Nie) American lyric by Mitchell Parish, German lyric by Fritz Rotter, music by Fred Markush. Copyright 1931 by Fred. Markush; 1932 Musikalienhandlung Berlin and American Lyric C. 1932 by Mills Music (now would belong to EMI). I think my copy was one of the earliest and featured Ralph Kirbery "The Dream Singer"


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Subject: Take Me In Your Arms
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 04:25 PM

Hi, fox4zero - would it be possible for you to type up the lyrics for us, both in English and in German? There are a number of us here who speak German, and we'd be interested. Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS / LIBE WAR ES NIE
From: fox4zero
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 04:44 PM

Dear GUESThepsut... Tomorrow has arrived and I found a very early US cope of the European Sensation...TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS (Libe War Es Nie) American lyric by Mitchell Parish, German lyric by Fritz Rotter, music by Fred Markush. Copyright 1931 by Fred. Markush; 1932 Musikalienhandlung Berlin and American Lyric C. 1932 by Mills Music (now would belong to EMI). I think my copy was one of the earliest and featured Ralph Kirbery "The Dream Singer" on the cover. I don't think that Arthur Freed had anything to do with this song.

Voice (verse) Was it only a fairy tale, just a dream that fades with the dawn?
Like the song of a nightingale, our romance is over and gone.
Still the embers of love will be glowing in my memory,
Tho' you go on a long, long trail, let our parting kiss linger on:

CHORUS (then 2nd verse):
Days are empty and nights are long when the one you love goes away,
You may dance in a merry throng, but your smiles are not very gay.
In your soul there's a wound you feel, that no music can ever heal,
What is laughter and what is song, to some-one whose lips have to say:

CHORUS: Take me in your arms, before you take your love away,
Take me in your arms before we parts,
Let me thrill again to your caress of yesterday,
Let me fill again my hungry heart.
One hour of gladness that we knew in the past,
One moments madness, although it be the last, hold me fast!
Blind me with your charms, with all the star-dust in the sky,
Take me in your arms, and then goodbye!

This is the first copy I ran across this morning, so I don't know who else was a featured artist. I know that it was a hit in the early thirties. I'm sure I have at least 3-4 different copies. If you email me at ljparish@hotmail.com and send me a fax number or your snail mail address, I will send you a photocopy(ies) of what I find.

Signed [My father's son] Larry Parish


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics and info on oldie
From: fox4zero
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 02:50 AM

Joe Offer...Please email me at ljparish@hotmail.com and give me you fax# and I will fax photo copy with Germsn lyric. Sorry for prior double transmission....have occasional stuttering problem cured by singing. Larry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics and info on oldie
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 04:10 AM

Wheww... where else but Mudcat would you get a reply from the lyricist's son?

Larry, the name "Mitchell Parish" rings a bell from songs of the 1930-40 era I heard on the radio, years ago, but can't recall a single one - "Take me in your arms" doesn't rin a bell.

Mind posting a "song-list" of some of your father's other writing?

Cheers - Sam


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics and info on oldie
From: fox4zero
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 09:19 PM

Dear Sam. Thanks for your note. Among my father's biggies: Star Dust (with Hoagy Carmichael Moonlight Serenade (with Glen Miller as his theme song) Sophisticated Lady (with Duke Ellington) Sweet Lorraine Deep Purple (Peter DeRose) Sleigh Ride and Syncopated Clock (Leroy Anderson) Ruby Don't Be That Way (Benny Goodman) Stairway to the Stars Tzena Tzena (English lyric) Volare (English lyric) Does Your Heart Beat for Me? (Russ Morgan's theme) Sentimental Gentleman from Georgia Stars Fell on Alabama, Take Me in Your Arms, Emeline, Lilacs in the Rain, Forgotten Deams (which is one of my unsung favorites),Hands Across the Table, Riverboat Shuffle w/Hoagy, One Morning in May w/Hoagy...(it was Hoagy's mother's favorite song), Blue Skirt Waltz, Blonde Sailor, Moonlight Love(music by Claude Debussy Afternoon of a Faun), Skat Song, Mood Indigo w/ Duke Ellington (although Irving Mills was credited with the lyric}, Carolina Rolling Stone, plus many I can't remember. Of course,in the half century of his writings, he had his share of "dogs" (as he called them): Yep the Zep Came Over, I Wish There Was a Television to Heaven etc He had numerous sonnets printed in Walter Winchell's column...later published as "For Those in Love"

Aren't you sorry you asked?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics and info on oldie
From: Giac
Date: 26 Apr 00 - 09:56 PM

What a blast! So many of those songs are well loved. Thanks for reminding us of some old favorites and telling us of some with which we are not familiar. It's like being given tasty candy.

Younger folks have a real treat waiting if they track down and listen to these gems.

Thanks again,

Giac


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me in Your Arms / Libe War Es Nie
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 11:34 PM

Can someone email me the piano sheet music for Take Me In Your Arms or tell me where I can get the piano sheet music. Thank you.Phyllis


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me in Your Arms / Libe War Es Nie
From: GUEST,Richard Parker
Date: 06 Apr 14 - 06:45 PM

Hi, There I too am searching for this song, I listened to an old recording in the 1940's, I believe the crooner was Gene Austin. I looked for it on youtube and I could not find it. I do know the late Robert Goulet recorded it. I hope your quest will be gained.

Yours Truly

Richard Parker


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