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Lyr/Chords Req: Home in Pasadena

GUEST,johnp 02 May 00 - 01:27 AM
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Subject: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: GUEST,johnp
Date: 02 May 00 - 01:27 AM

Looking for this 1920's[?] number. It had a big revival in 1961 performed by The Temperence Seven and begins Oh you Railway Station, Oh you Pullman train.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: MartinRyan
Date: 02 May 00 - 03:59 AM

... Here's my reservation, for my destination
Home - across the westering??? foam

Chorus
Home, in Pasadena,home - where grass is greener
Where honey bees sing melodies
And orange trees scent the breeze

Ilong to be a home-sweet-homer
Why there, I'll settle down
Beneath the palms in someon'e arms
In Pasadena town!

Whispering Paul McDowell?

Regards


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Subject: ADD: Pasadena
From: Bugsy
Date: 02 May 00 - 05:45 AM

Oh, you railway station
oh, you pullman train
here's my reservation
for may destination
far beyond the westward plain
to see my home in Pasadena
Home where grass is greener
where honey bees
sing melodies
and autumn leaves fill the trees
I want to build a home sweet home dear
there I'll settle down
beneath the palms
In someone's arms
In Pasadena town

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: Bugsy
Date: 02 May 00 - 05:49 AM

sorry about the linebreaks, I tried them as specified but it just made the type bold.

Better stick to singing eh?


(or make your line breaks <br>with two letters....
<grin>
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: MartinRyan
Date: 02 May 00 - 08:08 AM

Bugsy

No problem -You needed Br in the angle brackets - not B!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: GUEST,johnp
Date: 03 May 00 - 12:31 AM

Thanks. I can work something out from there. Still looking for guitar chords....or should I take up banjo as in the original?

Bugsy, not many have heard of Whispering Paul. I saw him perform with the Seven in 1961 at the Demontfort Hall in Leicester. Wonderful entertainment. The genre was picked up by Bonzo Dog but then seemed to die.Pity.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: Barbara
Date: 03 May 00 - 01:16 PM

Say, Johnp there's a second part part that's a patter line, too. Did you want that as well?
As in:
..To see my home in Pasadena (in Pasadena Town, in Pasadena town)...
Where honey bees (the busy little bumble bees)

I have it on the Finest Kind CD Lost In A Song, but it will be a few days before I can transcribe it. The CD is available thru CAMSCO and Folk Legacy or at its home base, Fallen Angle (sic) Records. There's a link somewhere for Anne Downey's web page, let me look.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: Barbara
Date: 03 May 00 - 01:29 PM

Anne's either moved her website, or taken it down. Maybe someone else can look?
Blessings,
Barbara, who HAS to finish wiring the lights on the strippers costume for Gypsy NOW!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: Stewie
Date: 03 May 00 - 06:51 PM

There's a great version of this on Any Old Time String Band (Sue Draheim, Kate Brislin et alia) 'I Bid You Goodnight' Arhoolie 433. Excellent CD all round.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 04 May 00 - 05:40 AM

I saw various versions of the Temp 7 perform in the 60s & 70s,at the 100 Club in Oxford St., first with vocals by Paul McDowell (who now mainly acts) and then Teddy Bunn (who made my everloving go weak at the knees: she made me buy a cream suit-yes, flares and all!- but it didn't look so good on me!). I still see notices of the occasional concert but I don't think any of the originals [Cephas Howard,Brian Innes,Swainston-Cooper,Will Hastie]are still there. I treasure memories of Will Hastie playing 2 penny whistles simultaneously but differently!
RtS


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: PASADENA
From: BanjoRay
Date: 04 May 00 - 04:52 PM

We used to play this in our traditional jazz band back in the early sixties- I'll see if I can remember how I used to play it on the banjo - it was in Bb I think, but I'll write it in C, as a more civilized key for guitar!
I've tried to line the chords up under the words where they're played
  Intro chords :C/Ami/Emi/G7(twice)
Ooooooooh, You railway staaaation,
C-Ami-Emi-----G7-------C-Ami-Emi--G7
ooooooooh, you pullman train.
C-Ami-Emi-----G7-------C-Ami-Ab-G
Heeeeere's my reservaaaaation for my destination,
C-Ami-Emi-----G7---C-Ami-Emi--D-----------G7
its far beyond the western plain - I'll see my
----C--B-------------------C------------G7
home in Pasadena, home, where grass is greener
C-----------Emi---F--------------------C---A7
where honey bees hum melodies
D-----------G7---C-------A7
and orange trees scent the breeze
D--------------------------G7
I want to be a home sweet homer
----------C---------------Emi
There I'll settle down
Dmi---------------Emi
beneath those palms -in someone's arms
C-G-----C-----F---Fmi-------------C----A
in Pasadena town
-------D-G7-C

I hope that works!
Ray

Preformat tags added <pre> before and </pre> after the section with chords, making sure there was a <br> line break for each line.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: BanjoRay
Date: 04 May 00 - 04:56 PM

Ah well, it nearly worked - the dashes seem to be a little shorter than other letters. If you paste it into the windows notepad or somewhere you can use a fixed width font it will be fine. Cheers Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: GUEST,johnp
Date: 08 May 00 - 12:56 AM

Thanks for all that...I'll make it work

Barbara..I hope your costume wasn't too shocking.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: Barbara
Date: 08 May 00 - 01:13 AM

Well, johnp, we've opened now, and she gets a big hand and some whoops and hollers when she lights up. I used 4 strings of mini-christmas lights operated by batteries to make her light up in strategic places, and the biggest trick was finding a way to hide 8 C cell batteries on her. I also had to replace the levers with toggle switches, and then resolder them better than the person to whom I farmed out the job. (Dress rehearsal night, two or three wires broke, and I discovered you can make a connection with hot melt glue if you have to).
Do you want the patter words now that I have a bit more time?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr/chords Req. Pasadena
From: GUEST,johnp
Date: 08 May 00 - 05:31 PM

Barbara....yes please

your costume sounds stunning!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Home in Pasadena
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 12:20 AM

Information from Indiana University:

HOME IN PASADENA
Words, Edgar Leslie & Grant Clarke. Music, Harry Warren.
New York: Clarke & Leslie Songs, Inc., 1923.

First Line:
    Oh! You railway station, oh! You Pullman train!
First Line of Chorus:
    Home in Pasadena, home where grass is greener,

Recordings listed at the Online 78-rpm Discographical Project:

Bennie Krueger & His Orchestra, January 11, 1924
Epp's Hotel Astor Orchestra, January, 1924
Sterling & Post (R.Lewis), January, 1924
Casino Dance Orchestra (D. Onivas), February 17, 1924
D. Onivas & Orchestra, February 17, 1924
Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra, February 19, 1924
Ambassadors, February, 1924
Billy Murray-Edward Smalle, February, 1924
Robert Lewis, February, 1924
Emerson Gill & His Orchestra, March 1, 1924
Frank Westphal & His Orchestra, March 5, 1924
Isham Jones & His Orchestra W/Al Jolson, Vocalist; March 14, 1924
Vernon Dalhart & Ed Smalle, March, 1924
Rialto Dance Orchestra, May 5, 1924
Roseland Dance Orchestra (Lanin), May 5, 1924
Sterling Trio, ca. 1924
Master Melody Makers, 1920s
Tony Martin / Abe Lyman, March 15, 1939
The Skylarks, ca. 1952


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Subject: ADD: Home in Pasadena
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 02:48 AM

I found Al Jolson's version of this song at one of those lyrics sites, www.lyricsmania.com/pasadena_lyrics_al_jolson.html

HOME IN PASADENA
Words, Edgar Leslie & Grant Clarke. Music, Harry Warren.

Oh you railway station!
Oh you Pullman Train!
Here's my reservation
For my destination,
Far beyond the western plain.
To see my home in Pasadena.
Home where grass is greener
Where honeybees
Hum melodies
And orange trees scent the breeze.
I want to be a home-sweet-homer
There I'll settle down
Beneath the palms
In someone's arms
In Pasadena town.

Where honeybees hum melodies
And orange trees scent the breeze.

Beneath the palms
In someone's arms
In Pasadena town.

(whistling)

Home home home home in Pasadena,
Home home home home where grass is greener.
Where the little bees, they hum melodies,
And orange trees scent the breeze.
I'm gonna be a home-sweet-homer
And right there I'll settle down
Beneath the palms
In someone's arms
In Pasadena town.



There are interesting renditions of this song by the vocal groups Finest Kind and Motherlode.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Home in Pasadena
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 02:59 AM

There's a nice YouTube video here (click)

The YouTube video post has these lyrics:

HOME IN PASADENA by Al Jolson (Leslie/Clarke/Warren)

Home in Pasadena,
Home where grass is greener;
Where honey bees hum melodies
And orange trees scent the breeze.
I wanna be a Home-Sweet-Homer,
And there I'll settle down;
Beneath the palms,
In someone's arms,
In Pasadena, Pasadena town.

[The Bill Irwin (non-Jolson?) part.]

Gonna be an aggregation
Waitin' for me at the station
Pasadena town, Pasadena town
Oh, I want to be a roamer
Now with time to think it over
I want to settle down
Yes, I want to settle down
Oh, honey bees
Little bumblebees
Oh, mellow syncopated melodies
I know ????? [orange?] trees are softly swinging
While birds are sweetly singing in the breeze
I want to be a happy Home-Sweet-Homer
Never want to be a roamer
Pasadena town, Pasadena town
There away from all the worries
Of the city's hurry scurries
Every evening when the sun goes down
Beneath the ????? [... palm trees?]
Someone's captivatin' fascinatin' arms of...
[The Actor runs out of breath.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Home in Pasadena
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 05:47 PM

The chords in Banjo Ray's post are really screwed up ...

It reminds me a little of the classic Morecambe and Wise sketch with Andre Previn " I am playing all the correct notes, but not necessarily in the correct order" ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Home in Pasadena
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 02:24 PM

The Canadian trio Finest Kind does this on their cd "Heart's Delight". It's a fun one.

(Yay! They have a new cd out!)

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Home in Pasadena
From: GUEST,maxoz
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 10:38 PM

try this : )

http://www.doctoruke.com/homeinpasadena.pdf


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Home in Pasadena
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Mar 13 - 06:25 AM

Lyric plus Uke Chords


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Home in Pasadena
From: GUEST,timpow
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 01:33 PM

Just spent a happy half-hour watching the Temp 7 play Pasadena and working out the chords on guitar. They appear to do it starting off in C sharp, so I transposed it down a semi-tone. It modulates twice, so the intro is (now) in C. For the sung verse it modulates to the key of A and for the outro it modulates to D. There are some nice progressions.
The above-mentioned Uke chords are correct, but the second modulation appears to be missing.
It also helps for the intro in C if, as a background figure, you play C - Am - Em - G over two bars, four times, before the melody proper begins.
Hth,
Tim.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Home in Pasadena
From: selby
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 06:30 AM

Has anyone got the dots or now of a site with them on for this so I can learn it on my concertina?
Keith


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