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Lyr Req/Add: I Miss My Swiss (Gilbert/Baer)

GaryD 06 Sep 00 - 10:36 AM
Quincy 06 Sep 00 - 11:48 AM
Liz the Squeak 06 Sep 00 - 01:40 PM
GaryD 09 Sep 00 - 09:02 AM
Dale Rose 09 Sep 00 - 09:18 AM
Jim Dixon 10 Sep 02 - 12:31 AM
Liz the Squeak 10 Sep 02 - 02:31 AM
Ralphie 10 Sep 02 - 05:09 AM
Ralphie 10 Sep 02 - 06:15 AM
Jim Dixon 12 Sep 02 - 03:16 PM
Ralphie 12 Sep 02 - 04:17 PM
Seamus Kennedy 12 Sep 02 - 06:42 PM
Liz the Squeak 13 Sep 02 - 03:06 PM
Jim Dixon 19 May 11 - 08:49 AM
kendall 19 May 11 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,mg 19 May 11 - 03:09 PM
GUEST,chris pitt 31 Oct 11 - 03:26 PM
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Subject: Swiss Miss
From: GaryD
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 10:36 AM

Hi, Gang!.. I'm back!... finally got rid of my old dinosaur.. t's been a long time.. I've thought of you a lot recently, but haven't been using my old computer for some time.. the slowness was getting to me..

I've finally got my new IMAC last night..I'm excitied as a schoolkid.. It even has voice recognition.. I can literally tell it what to do! One of the main reasons I'm excited is I can finally start listening to the songs from here.. I've got MP3 Real Audio & whatever.. (as soon as I figure out how to use it, that is!)

Anyway, I've got to get the words to a yodeling song called Swiss Miss?... a line goes, "I miss my Swiss, my Swiss Miss misses me...." Any help on this one?

Take Care, Gary


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Subject: Lyr Add: I MISS MY SWISS (MY SWISS MISS MISSES ME)
From: Quincy
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 11:48 AM

Hi Gary, think this is what you want. Enjoy your new toy.

I MISS MY SWISS (MY SWISS MISS MISSES ME)

He was a mountain climber,
And oh! how the boy could ski!
In cold July, he'd ski so high,
Believe me, I don't lie,
He'd almost touch the sky,
And here's the reason why:

She was a farmer's daughter,
Who lived on the highest peak,
Where she'd chase him and he'd chase her,
And they'd play hide and seek

One day he lost his sweetheart.
He looks for her in vain,
And now he's washing windows
And singing this refrain:

"I miss my Swiss. My Swiss miss misses me.
I miss the bliss that Swiss miss gives to me.
She was a working girl, down on her knees,
In her yard, working hard,
Punching holes in cheese.
Her dear papa makes watches that are Swiss.
That's why he watches me like this.
I lost her in the mountains.
In the mountains she must be.
I miss my Swiss. My Swiss miss misses me.

All the best, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swiss Miss
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 01:40 PM

The Hackney Martians did a different version that was much funnier, and a bit different. When I get the chance, I'll post if you want, and if you keep badgering me.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swiss Miss
From: GaryD
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 09:02 AM

Thanks Quincy...I appreciate it..& if anybody out there can tell me where I can "hear" Swiss Miss, that'd be great.. also Liz, I'd like to see other versions too.. Have a good one.. Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swiss Miss
From: Dale Rose
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 09:18 AM

Kenny Roberts ~~ but I don't think I have a recording. What few words remain in my mind are different, but then, time has a way of doing that to lyrics imperfectly remembered in the first place. One line I DO remember starts out All the other climbers . . .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swiss Miss
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Sep 02 - 12:31 AM

"I Miss My Swiss (My Swiss Miss Misses Me)" was written by L. Wolfe Gilbert and Abel Baer, copyright 1925. It has been recorded by the California Ramblers (1925), Eddie Peabody (1925), Billy Jones & Ernest Hare (1925), the Tennessee Happy Boys, Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Wilf Carter, Kenny Roberts and others.

There are several sound samples at CDNOW


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swiss Miss
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 10 Sep 02 - 02:31 AM

I notice occasional visitor Ralphie is staying out of this thread. Shame, because as one of the Hackney Martians he's best placed to be able to tell you the lyrics. I'm afraid I've played my copy of the tape so much it's about to expire.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swiss Miss
From: Ralphie
Date: 10 Sep 02 - 05:09 AM

Here Liz....!!
Not avoiding you, honest....Just been a bit busy of late pushing the PJD CD !!
Yes, I own up to being a Martian...I'll have to get the recording out to check the words...(I thought I'd managed to put all that grief behind me !!)
I have a feeling that Chris Pitt restructured the lyrics somewhat, Nowt wrong with that though. Oral tradition etc. Now, where's my Duckophone?
Back later
Regards Ralphie x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swiss Miss
From: Ralphie
Date: 10 Sep 02 - 06:15 AM

GaryD. LTS...etc Here we go

I MISS MY SWISS (MY SWISS MISS MISSES ME)

I miss my Swiss, My Swiss miss misses Me I miss the bliss, my Swiss miss gives to me
I hear her Yodelling, all on her own
In her yard, working hard
Making Toblerones
Her dear Papa, makes watches that are Swiss
And what is more, he watches me like this
Oh, I lost her in the mountains
In the mountains she must be
I miss my Swiss, my Swiss miss misses me.

I miss my Swiss, the second one that iss
And what I miss is the way that she could kiss
Oh, We go out Yodelling, til the break of dawn
In the snow, she would go, and blow...
My Alpine Horn
Her dear Papa, he saw us through the mist
He got the gist, and hit me with his fist
Oh, he went nearly cuckoo, he clocked me one for sure
I thought, the Swiss, would never go to war

I miss my Swiss, thanks to my cowardice
But that abyss, was quickly filled like this
I had a little Yodell, with these two pals
A pair of twins with cheesy grins
Their names were...
Emm and Thal
So yet another Swiss Papa went spare
Or as they say in Swiss-French
C'est la Gruyere
You may be wondering why I never met Ma Mere
Well, thats because, all she ever said was...
Baaaaa!

Exit stage right to Sheep FX...

The Horror!!....The Horror!!
Regards Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swiss Miss
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 03:16 PM

Hmmm. Why is it I suspect that version doesn't go back to 1925? Good, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swiss Miss
From: Ralphie
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 04:17 PM

Jim
Traditionally collected from a Swiss Army Knife maker, in 1989...honest!
Why did we bother!
Regards Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swiss Miss
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 06:42 PM

This variant recorded by my hero Frank Ifield back in the '60's.

I went across to Switzerland to where all the yodelers be
To try to learn to yodel with my yodel-ey ee-dee
I climbed a big, high mountain on a clear and sunny day
And met a yodelin' gal up in a little Swiss chalet

Chorus: She taught me to yodel (insert yodel here)
and repeat.

And now I'm gonna teach you how to yodel just like me
It's easy when you're singin', go "Yodel-ey-ee-dee."
First you take a deep breat, then count up 1,2,3,
Then you'll hear a yodel, if you do it just like me.

Chorus and yodel your brains out the rest of the way.

All the best.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swiss Miss
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Sep 02 - 03:06 PM

Oh Ralphie, you've taken over from Chris as my hero.....

LTS


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Subject: Lyr Add: I MISS MY SWISS (Gilbert/Baer)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 May 11 - 08:49 AM

Here are the authentic original lyrics from the sheet music at The National Library of Australia:


I MISS MY SWISS (MY SWISS MISS MISSES ME)
Words by L. Wolfe Gilbert, music by Abel Baer, ©1925.

1. He was a mountain climber, and oh, how the boy could climb!
In cold July he climbed so high; believe me, I don't lie.
He'd almost touched the sky,
And here's the reason why:
She was a shepherd's daughter, who lived on the highest peak,
Where he'd chase her and she'd chase him and they'd play hide-and-seek.
One day he lost his sweetheart; he looked for her in vain.
And now this mountain climber keeps singing this refrain:

CHORUS 1: I miss my Swiss; my Swiss miss misses me.
I miss the bliss that Swiss kiss gives to me.
I hear her yodeling sweet melodies,
Like the birds and the bees from the Schweitzer trees.
Her dear papá makes watches that are Swiss.
That's why he watches me like this.
I lost her in the mountains; in the mountains she must be.
I miss my Swiss; my Swiss miss misses me.

2. He was a bear in snowshoes, and oh, how the boy could ski!
He'd ski away; he'd ski all day; he'd ski without a guide.
And she'd ski by his side,
When they'd ski for a ride.
No wonder he's brokenhearted; he's lonesome as he can be.
There's no one now to call his own and he can't ski alone.
He gave up mountain climbing; he couldn't stand the strain,
And now he's washing windows and singing this refrain:

CHORUS 2: I miss my Swiss; my Swiss miss misses me.
I miss the bliss that Swiss kiss gives to me.
She was a working girl, down on her knees,
In her yard, working hard, punching holes in cheese.
I looked for her; I nearly broke my scalp.
I tripped and skipped from Alp to Alp.
There must be other climbers who could tell where she could be.
I miss my Swiss; my Swiss miss misses me.


[YouTube has recordings by:
The Happiness Boys (Billy Jones & Ernest Hare), 1925.
Carl Fenton & His Orchestra, 1925.
Golden Gate Orchestra (California Ramblers), 1925.
Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra, 1925.
Southampton Society Orchestra (California Ramblers?), 1925.
(plus others).]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Miss My Swiss
From: kendall
Date: 19 May 11 - 11:53 AM

My old friend, Yodeling Slim Clark Recorded this at least 60 years ago on Continental records.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: I Miss My Swiss
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 19 May 11 - 03:09 PM

This used to be on cartoons with follow the bouncing ball lyrics. I remember it about yodeling.

Is Swiss Miss Chocolate related? mg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: I Miss My Swiss (Gilbert/Baer)
From: GUEST,chris pitt
Date: 31 Oct 11 - 03:26 PM

yes, I'm afraid the second and third verses in the hackney martians version (and the line about toblerones in the first) were all mine. Hi Ralphie, by the way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: I Miss My Swiss (Gilbert/Baer)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 12 - 10:16 PM

This was also on an album called Australia by the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, in 1973. Love reading the other versions though!


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