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Lyr Req: Angel on My Shoulder + Lavender Blue

DigiTrad:
DIDDLE, DIDDLE (Or The Kind Country Lovers)
LAVENDER BLUE


Related threads:
(origins) Origins: Lavender's Blue (45)
Lyr Add: Lavender's Blue / Dilly Dilly (5)
(origins) Lyr Add: Dilly Dilly (11)


GUEST,M 18 May 00 - 08:30 PM
Art Thieme 18 May 00 - 08:35 PM
McGrath of Harlow 18 May 00 - 08:46 PM
DougR 18 May 00 - 09:06 PM
Willie-O 18 May 00 - 09:46 PM
dirgequeen 18 May 00 - 10:06 PM
Jim the Bart 19 May 00 - 12:09 AM
Metchosin 19 May 00 - 12:25 AM
Metchosin 19 May 00 - 12:34 AM
Dale Rose 19 May 00 - 12:36 AM
Dale Rose 19 May 00 - 12:39 AM
Barbara 19 May 00 - 12:49 AM
Metchosin 19 May 00 - 12:57 AM
Whistle Stop 19 May 00 - 09:00 AM
Terry K 19 May 00 - 10:53 AM
Barbara 19 May 00 - 12:27 PM
wildlone 19 May 00 - 06:44 PM
GUEST 09 Apr 09 - 03:08 AM
GUEST,Peace 09 Apr 09 - 03:21 AM
Peace 09 Apr 09 - 03:58 AM
oldhippie 09 Apr 09 - 07:14 AM
GUEST 14 Feb 11 - 10:37 AM
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Subject: Who sang this??
From: GUEST,M
Date: 18 May 00 - 08:30 PM

"Well I've tossed a lot of nickels in the wishin' well,
I've saved the fortunes that the fortune cookies tell.
I've got a lucky penny and a mustard seed,
But a warm and tender love is all I need."

I had this song on an album when I was a kid and I've been trying to find a copy of it for years. The record also had a song with the lyrics "Lavender blue, dilly, dilly Lavender green..." (I think). It was a woman singing and she was pictured on the front wearing a lavender taffeta dress. Please tell me that this is a real song and not a figment of my imagination that has been running through my head all these years!


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: Art Thieme
Date: 18 May 00 - 08:35 PM

Bur Ives definitely used to sing this song. He did have a pretty high voice and you might've taken it for female. But as far as I know he never wore women's clothing. But who knows?

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 May 00 - 08:46 PM

LAVENDER BLUE is a real song all right, and if you click on that title it should get you to a version in the Digital Tradition.

There are other sets of words in nursery rhyme books and so forth. It's a great little tune. here is a link to a thread exploring what it's all about.

As for the other song, I can't help you, but stick around, and someone else probably will.

The thought of Burl Ives in women's clothing is very striking. He never got to sing "I'm a lumberjack"...


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: DougR
Date: 18 May 00 - 09:06 PM

I think Art must be right. Sounds like Burl Ives to me, particularly if "Lavender Blue" was on the record. Picturing him in a dress is a bit stretchy for me though.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: Willie-O
Date: 18 May 00 - 09:46 PM

If Burl Ives ever sounded like a woman, I'm just confused about what a woman sounds like....

Perplexed But Not Vexed
Willie-O


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: dirgequeen
Date: 18 May 00 - 10:06 PM

Burl Ives sang "Lavender Blue" but I don't know about the lyrics quoted first. But it sounds like something he would have done. Don't think he wore the taffeta...In those old, album days, the performers weren't necessarily on the cover.


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: Jim the Bart
Date: 19 May 00 - 12:09 AM

Back in the day (as they say) when Old Burl was singing the songs that America loved, the record companies often released albums with cover pictures illustrating the song rather than a photo of the singer. And even though Burl Ives was quite a looker I imagine that the woman in the lavendar tafetta dress was a "model", i.e. someone who the record company exec in charge of the project wanted to get close to. Do you remember seeing a goatee along with the dress. . .?


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: Metchosin
Date: 19 May 00 - 12:25 AM

I remember this song guest M, it was sung by a woman in sort of a husky "little girl" voice and the version that I heard was definitley not Burl Ives. I'm wracking my brain and the name just might pop up, then again it might not. In the mean time here are some more of the lyrics.

Got an angel on my shoulder
Got a penny in my pocket
And I found a four leaf clover
Gonna put it in a locket

Wished on all the stars above me
That I might find someone to love me
(Another line here)
And I'm goin to love him too


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER (Shelby Flint)
From: Metchosin
Date: 19 May 00 - 12:34 AM

Shelby Flint!!! How could I forget!!! (actually I looked it up at Lyrics World.)

ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER
Shelby Flint

Got an angel on my shoulder
Got a penny in my pocket
And I found a four leaf clover
And I put it in my locket

Wished on all the stars above me
And I caught the nearest rainbow
Gonna find someone to love me
Gonna find someone to love

Well I tossed a lot of nickels in the wishing well
And saved the fortunes that the fortune cookies tell
I got a lucky penny and a mustard seed
But a warm and tender love is all I need

And I want a love that lingers
And a strong one through and through
So I'm gonna cross my fingers
That I'll find a boy who loves me true

And I'm gonna love him too

Repeat last two verses and fade...


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: Dale Rose
Date: 19 May 00 - 12:36 AM

I was about to post when Metchosin beat me to it. Add me to the list who remembers a female version. At the moment, nothing else comes to the surface of my memory, though.


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: Dale Rose
Date: 19 May 00 - 12:39 AM

My comment refers to the Lavender Blue song, not the actual request. It pays to read more carefully, even late at night.


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: Barbara
Date: 19 May 00 - 12:49 AM

Angel On My Shoulder was one of the first 45's I bought and I thought it was Shelley Faberes singing, though I may just have one breathy female voice confused with another. I hear it along with "Sojer boy, o my little sojer (soldier) boy, I'll be true to you..." though I could not now tell you if that was the flip side.
I am really sorry to admit to this poor of taste, gang, but there it is.
Lotsa folks did Lavender Blue. Perry Como, maybe?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: Metchosin
Date: 19 May 00 - 12:57 AM

Barbara, maybe you were thinking of Johnny Angel....sheesh.....now both of the schmaltzy tunes are floating around in my head.........Help!


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 19 May 00 - 09:00 AM

"Soldier Boy" was a hit for the Shirelles. Probably other folks covered it, though.


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: Terry K
Date: 19 May 00 - 10:53 AM

My favourite "Lavender's Blue" was by Sammy Turner - remember him? - he also did "Always" (I'll be loving you, all ways ) which I have a copy of and he did a cracking version of "Paradise" which I can't seem to find a copy of anywhere.


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: Barbara
Date: 19 May 00 - 12:27 PM

The first song GUESTM asked for is definitely Angel on My shoulder, and I may have confused 'Shelley' with 'Shelby'... time does that... the second song, Lavender's Blue has been covered by a buncha folk.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: wildlone
Date: 19 May 00 - 06:44 PM

I have a copy of Lavender's Blue by Marrillion sung with another song.


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 03:08 AM

Dont know if you guys will ever read this because nine years ago you posted these. :) if so that is cool! I sang this sone when I was in third grade and my brother did too, he was in first. We sang it for shoe and tell. It was the cutest thing now that I see the tape! But my brothers mike was turned off so I was so mad at him for "not singing" when he was...lol
Anyway, some of the phrases in it stuck with me through my life and I am starting to wonder (after reading all the lyrics today) I am now 27 years old, if this song influenced the way I grew up and what I believed in...to this day I am SOOO adimate about wishing on my "specific star" or finding four leaf clovers WHEREVER i go, even when noone else can find any. (I probably have over 50 somewhere in this house...I even went as far to get a pretty tattoo wrap on my arm of four leafed clovers. I also, just like the song, believe in Angels, and toss coins into each wishing well I come acrossed. The only thing that I don't do, or really know the meaning is the mustard seed thing. It is funny, because when I was trying to think of the song, that is the ONLY part I could remember too...??? :) Interesting to think that something that I sang that young stuck with me to this day almost 20 years later...who knows..maybe jsut coincendense...but then again, I believe that everything happens for a reason and there are no coinsedences!


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: GUEST,Peace
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 03:21 AM

The Cascades also did it.


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: Peace
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 03:58 AM

"Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field; Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. (Matthew 13:31-32)"


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Subject: RE: Who sang this??
From: oldhippie
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 07:14 AM

Dee Clark had a pop version of Lavender Blue, may be the higher voice M is looking for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angel on My Shoulder -&- Lavender Blue
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 10:37 AM

I think it was 1961 (Shelby Flint )Arr.Jeff Harris. later recorded by Maureen McGovern On album Baby I'm Yours


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