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Lyr Req: Lara's theme

kendall 03 Aug 00 - 03:25 PM
catspaw49 03 Aug 00 - 03:30 PM
Joe Offer 03 Aug 00 - 03:40 PM
Liz the Squeak 03 Aug 00 - 03:49 PM
catspaw49 03 Aug 00 - 03:59 PM
Peter T. 03 Aug 00 - 04:36 PM
catspaw49 03 Aug 00 - 04:52 PM
Liz the Squeak 03 Aug 00 - 04:53 PM
MMario 03 Aug 00 - 04:54 PM
Liz the Squeak 03 Aug 00 - 04:56 PM
Peter T. 03 Aug 00 - 05:06 PM
catspaw49 03 Aug 00 - 05:13 PM
kendall 03 Aug 00 - 05:27 PM
kendall 03 Aug 00 - 05:31 PM
Peter T. 03 Aug 00 - 05:42 PM
catspaw49 03 Aug 00 - 05:42 PM
Joe Offer 03 Aug 00 - 06:09 PM
MAG (inactive) 04 Aug 00 - 11:59 AM
kendall 04 Aug 00 - 12:08 PM
catspaw49 04 Aug 00 - 12:16 PM
kendall 04 Aug 00 - 01:12 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Jan 07 - 12:20 PM
guitar 13 Jan 07 - 11:23 AM
GUEST,Frank Hamilton 13 Jan 07 - 11:36 AM
Spot 13 Jan 07 - 02:27 PM
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Subject: Laras theme
From: kendall
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 03:25 PM

Laras theme from Dr. Zhivago is not in the DT. Anyone know where I can find it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 03:30 PM

Maybe the dog ate Lara's homework and her theme wasn't turned in Mr. President.

Spaw


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOMEWHERE MY LOVE (LARA'S THEME)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 03:40 PM

Ah, nice song. Not folk, but a nice song.
-Joe Offer-
SOMEWHERE MY LOVE (LARA'S THEME)

Artist: Andy Williams
Words by Paul Francis Webster and Music by Maurice Jarre
from the 1965 film epic "Doctor Zhivago" starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie
Jarre won an Oscar his soundtrack
A # 9 hit for Ray Conniff in 1966


Somewhere my love there will be songs to sing
Although the snow covers the hope of Spring
Somewhere a hill blossoms in green and gold
And there are dreams, all than your heart can hold
Someday we'll meet again, my love
Someday whenever the Spring breaks through

You'll turn to me out of the long-ago
Warm as the wind, soft as the kiss of snow
Lara, my own, think of me now and then
Godspeed, my love, till you are mine again

[brief instrumental interlude]
Warm as the wind, soft as the kiss of snow
[brief instrumental interlude]
Godspeed, my love, till you are mine again


Copied from Lyrics World
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 03:49 PM

Oh, thanks!! Just got rid of one squirrely tune, now THIS is going to go round like a bloody hamster!

Keep singing it often enough, and it will become folk - a beautiful song, if you avoid balalaika impressions or smarmy gits with mandolins....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 03:59 PM

On the other hand Liz, the real problem with this one is that it was SO overplayed, that now the first reaction people may have to it is just like yours....and mine.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: Peter T.
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 04:36 PM

I notice that Julie Christie is not in the DT either. What is wrong with this place??? yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 04:52 PM

Geez PT, I dunno'.........I guess we're not very Christiean are we?

(Apologies to any and all Christians who might be offended, but the pun WAS just LAYING there)

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 04:53 PM

YEs dear, but some of us are not old enough to remember it the first time round. In fact, it took me to this year to actually see it all the way through!!!

LTS DARFoC.....

It only squirrels so much because I had it on a music box


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: MMario
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 04:54 PM

And then she saw it three times!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 04:56 PM

OK, so another brain cell hit the dust.....

I always liked it, it was never overdone here, but it IS a very arboreal rodenty tune isn't it.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: Peter T.
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 05:06 PM

Dreadful movie, but an abandoned house, a big snowstorm and Julie Christie. I mean, what more can you ask of life? Of course the incessant shameless replaying of that theme would tend to grate after awhile, but there are crushed rose petals on every walk of life.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 05:13 PM

Well I dunno PT.........I could ask for a rainstorm in an alley, a drenched cat, and an equally drenched Audrey Hepburn in a taxi heading back to my place...........but that'd just be me of course.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: kendall
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 05:27 PM

ALRIGHT you clowns!!! back off..that was the best movie I ever saw, its a beautiful song, and it sure as hell isnt overdone by any folksinger I know with all those uptown chords! Besides, it would have to go some to beat Amazing Grace for being overdone. Put 'em up put 'em up!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: kendall
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 05:31 PM

Spaw, sometimes I just dont follow you, but, that may be a good thing! thanks joe. I once sang "Those were the days" at a folk festival, and, got away with it.(Guess they were tired of "Puff the magic dragon)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: Peter T.
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 05:42 PM

O.K. CP, I'll see your drenched cat, and raise you one Roman Holiday (she got drenched in that one too, I recall). Now we're talking. Forget the Russian revolution. Kendall can have it.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 05:42 PM

Kendall, I always follow you............At a distance of course.

If you're referring to the Audrey Hepburn reference, that's a running joke between Peter and I.......My apologies to all for the "inside joke" stuff.

Spaw


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Subject: Those Were the Days
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 06:09 PM

Hey, I thought "Those Were the Days" was a legitimate Russian folk song. It isn't?

As for Julie Christie, few more beautiful women have ever graced the screen. I don't remember much from the movie, but I sure remember her.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 04 Aug 00 - 11:59 AM

Yeah, "Those were the Days" was a Russian Gypsy tune and song -- I don't think Paul gave credit on the version he produced, tho'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: kendall
Date: 04 Aug 00 - 12:08 PM

Spaw, unless you are the leader of the pack, the view never changes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Aug 00 - 12:16 PM

Must get real boring for you, huh Kendall?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: kendall
Date: 04 Aug 00 - 01:12 PM

WOBH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laras theme
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 12:20 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lara's theme
From: guitar
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 11:23 AM

My niece Lara was named after this tune


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lara's theme
From: GUEST,Frank Hamilton
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 11:36 AM

i agree with Kendall. It has a haunting quality and the words have a pop-song sensibility that will not coincide with a "folk-snob" attitude.

It's lovely when played on a balalaika and it was used successfully by Maurice Jarre who did a good job on the musical score for Zhivago.

I think it's important to listen to different music with new ears and not fall into the trap of pooh-poohing it because it isn't what the so-called "folk officianados" like.

The tune has a folk-like quality reminiscent of Russian Gypsy melodies which tend toward the "sentimental" but retain a plaintive and wistful air.

I think that the folk-snob thing is detrimental to the importance of traditional folk music.

Frank Hamilton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lara's theme
From: Spot
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 02:27 PM

Right... Liz the Squeak in particular...

             Some 30 years ago I had the pleasure of sitting in a Lakeland farm kitchen , some 3 feet from Bill Clifton and mandolin legend Red Rector, recording their version of said tune, very, very live!! I was knocked out by the quality of it...played with so much feeling. It still chokes me , even today!! If you've ever heard of Red Rector, I sincerely hope he is not on your list of "smarmy gits with mandolins"!! Anyways, anybody good enough to play it on mando earns the right to be smarmy, in my book!!

                  Regards to all.... Spot    :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lara's theme
From: M.Ted
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 10:30 AM

Pardon this bit of trivia--Lara's Theme, in the movie, was not played on Balalaikas, it was actually played on tamburitzas, by the Crlenica Brothers, who did a lot of movie soundtrack work--


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