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Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz

GUEST,BeauDangles 26 May 00 - 02:32 PM
MMario 26 May 00 - 02:39 PM
Pene Azul 26 May 00 - 02:46 PM
Mary in Kentucky 26 May 00 - 03:05 PM
MMario 26 May 00 - 03:07 PM
Mary in Kentucky 26 May 00 - 03:10 PM
Alice 26 May 00 - 03:49 PM
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GUEST,mary g 26 May 00 - 09:09 PM
Alice 10 Jun 00 - 04:37 PM
GUEST,ckoh rhode island 03 Mar 12 - 08:09 AM
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EBarnacle 03 Mar 12 - 07:20 PM
JJ 04 Mar 12 - 08:12 AM
GUEST,JLS 09 Sep 13 - 02:51 AM
GUEST,D. Wendt 05 Apr 14 - 03:09 PM
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Subject: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: GUEST,BeauDangles
Date: 26 May 00 - 02:32 PM

Hey I have some more impressions from last nights meeting with Allan & Bill, which I shall post later to the appropriate thread. Meanwhile, my Mom has asked me for the lyrics to the Merry Widow Waltz...has anybody out there heard of this? It is from a musical of the same name. Possibly a ballet? I'd sure appreciate any help.

Thanks,

BeauD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: MMario
Date: 26 May 00 - 02:39 PM

I'm looking....My youngest sister was named for a character in the Merry Widow, so someone should have the words...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: Pene Azul
Date: 26 May 00 - 02:46 PM

I found it here in the Forum (click).

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 26 May 00 - 03:05 PM

The sheet music is at the Levy Collection, Box 171 Item 098. It's from an opera by Franz Lehar, a good crossword puzzle name/word.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: MMario
Date: 26 May 00 - 03:07 PM

Levy didn't have the lyrics though, just the music...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 26 May 00 - 03:10 PM

Are those the complete/correct lyrics in Pene Azul's link?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: Alice
Date: 26 May 00 - 03:49 PM

If you read the rest of that thread, you will see my message that The Merry Widow is an operetta by Franz Lehar. The lyrics are in German, the story is set in France. There are productions done in English speaking countries (videos available) that are performed in English translations. There are probably lots of different English versions set to the tune.

click here for the plot and videos

Alice Flynn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: Alice
Date: 26 May 00 - 03:55 PM

Here is an even more complete description of the plot, as well as a list of the song titles in English (my favorite is Vilia, but Maxim's is funny). The Merry Widow -click here This is from an MGM page on the film version that starred Jeanette MacDonald. This is really a great comedy to watch. I saw a video of a Met production, and it was wonderful.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: GUEST,mary g
Date: 26 May 00 - 09:09 PM

here's some lyrics to one verse from ;memory..

Lovers often hum this soft and sweet refrain even after love and laughter cease to reignThey recall a time when love was unrestrained With the dawn the night is gone but love remains..

pretty song..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: Alice
Date: 10 Jun 00 - 04:37 PM

As I mentioned earlier, the original lyrics to the opera are in German, and there are translations of the opera into English and other languages.

The music is beautiful, so it is no wonder there are many popular versions sung to the tune. I just found another verse in an old book called Treasure Chest of Old Time Song Hits. If you put all the offerings together in these two Mudcat threads, you can come up with several workable verses.
While we're waltzing whisper softly, "I love you",
Let your sweet lips sound the echo, "I love you",
Keep the night for dancing, dear one do not sigh,
We will meet again someday, til then, goodbye.

This isn't the opera version, but variations of what people probably sang around a parlor piano.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: GUEST,ckoh rhode island
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 08:09 AM

remember all but one hazy lines. hear sweet music softly playing i love you,may from your heart come those words i love you too. tenderly hands pressing fondest vows renew,saying once again 'my love,ah,i love you'. and (in a daze we ?) dance, our hearts would fain entranced. our hearts no more repine but seem to murmur 'oh,be mine'.and yet gliding silently, no words are said twixt you and me, my fond heart speaks those words 'l love but thee alone'. (refrain : the first four lines)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 03:16 PM

Peanut butter,
Peanut butter,
I love you.

Peanut butter,
Peanut butter,
Pea Ne Boo.

Be you chunky,
Be you lumpy
Be you creamy smooth,
Peanut Butter,
Peanut Butter,
I love you.

(Jerry Trout circa 1967 northern New Mexico)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: EBarnacle
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 07:20 PM

There is a thread or two of this song as a birthday song. I am one of those who prefer it to the standard "Happy Birthday."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: JJ
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 08:12 AM

The soap that gets you extra-clean is Dial, Dial, Dial
The soap with hexachlorophene is Dial, Dial, Dial...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: GUEST,JLS
Date: 09 Sep 13 - 02:51 AM

Lovers often sing this soft and sweet refrain,
Even after youth and laughter cease to reign.
It recalls a night when hearts were unrestrained.
With the dawn, that night was gone,
But love remained.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: GUEST,D. Wendt
Date: 05 Apr 14 - 03:09 PM

Long ago a belle & beau
with hearts in tune
met and danced, became entranced
and parted soon.

for the night was over
ere the music waned.
that was oh so long ago
but love remained.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 06 Apr 14 - 02:17 PM

Words from the Scribner Radio Music Library, 1931.

Copy this into a word-processing program and remove the returns at the end of the lines, and you would have words and chords lined up. A slash shows you where the rhymes are. The word before the clash lasts 6 beats.

Bear in mind that there will be some dissonance, esp on the third beat of a measure. That's one of the characteristics of the waltz. Let it tingle rather than clash.

This is in G, 3/4 time.

G Words are
D vain when
G music's
D strain says "Love
G me
D do!"/When Swift
Bm feet cry
D as they
Bm
fleet, "Love,
G I
D love
G you!"/
C Hands each
D other
G press-
Em ing,
Am with each
D clasp re-
B new/
D vows that
G say "Dear love, for
C ay, I'll love
D you
G true."/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Merry Widow Waltz
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 15 - 10:10 PM

long ago a belle and beau with hearts in tune
Met and danced, became entranced and parted soon.
Though the dance was over when the music waned
That was oh,so long ago, but love remained.

Lovers often hum this soft and sweet refrain
Even after love and laughter cease to reign.
It recalls a night when hearts were unrestrained.
With the dawn the night had gone, but love remained.


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