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Lyr Req: Pay more attention to me, Sam,

GUEST,Spike Werner. email: spike@ilhawaii.net 10 Oct 00 - 02:42 AM
GUEST,Sam Pirt 10 Oct 00 - 07:21 AM
Jim Dixon 26 Aug 02 - 08:52 PM
Jim Dixon 14 Jan 12 - 06:19 PM
Jim Dixon 14 Jan 12 - 07:44 PM
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Subject: Pay more attention to me, Sam,
From: GUEST,Spike Werner. email: spike@ilhawaii.net
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 02:42 AM

I need completion. This is all I can remember of the song:

Said Liza Johnston to her man, "I've some advice for thee.
If you enjoy this earthly life, don't tell no lies to me.
Remember, you are number two. The one who went before
Is lyin' in the graveyard where there's always room for more.
Lest you
Pay more attention to me, Sam
Pay more attention to me.

Oh, Pay more attention to me, Sam
Pay more attention to me.
There's a man in the cemetery, Sam,
What acted keerless by me.
And I hate to think you might be laid away too,
But I feel in my bones it's a-comin' to you
Lest you
Pay more attention to me, Sam,
Pay more attention to me.

...'Twas Friday night, the razor slipped
An' it wasn't no Gillette...

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 26-Aug-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pay more attention to me, Sam,
From: GUEST,Sam Pirt
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 07:21 AM

Hi

Sorry I don't know the lyrics to this song. I do know someone called Sam though.

Cheers, Sam


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pay more attention to me, Sam,
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 08:52 PM

"Pay Some Attention to Me" (words by Ira Gershwin, music by George Gershwin) was written for the show "A Damsel in Distress" in 1937 but not used in that show.

A recording by Lena Jansson is included on the album "Gershwin Songs," Bluebell CD 61, 1996.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pay more attention to me, Sam,
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jan 12 - 06:19 PM

Baylor University has the sheet music:

PAY MORE ATTENTION TO ME: Coon Song
Words and music by Benjamin Hapgood Burt
New York: J. H. Remick & Co., ©1909.

First line of verse: Said Liza Jackson to her man
First line of chorus: Pay lots of attention to me Sam


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAY MORE ATTENTION TO ME
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jan 12 - 07:44 PM

You can hear this song at Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project at UC Santa Barbara.


PAY MORE ATTENTION TO ME
Words and music by Benjamin Hapgood Burt
As sung by Ada Jones on Edison Standard Record 10221, [1909].

1. Said Liza Jackson to her man, "I've some advice for thee:
If you enjoy this earthly life, don't tell no lies to me.
Remember you are number two; I've had one man before
Who's sleeping in the graveyard where there's always room for more.
A carriage with some flooze on top came 'round one afternoon,
And when it drove away that day, inside it was a coon.
That's what I done to number one, so my advice to thee
Is not to be too careless in the way you handle me.

2. "The cause of poor Leander's death," continued Liza Jane,
"Was not appendicitis or an overcrowded brain.
His razor slipped one morning and it's well you don't forget
'Twas me who held the razor and it was not a Gillette.
We'd been to a Salome Ball the night before, you see.
He left me there to warm a chair and never danced with me.
I saw Leander finish then, but never said a word
Until I got him home, and then the accident occurred.

CHORUS: "Pay lots of attention to me, Sam.
Pay more attention to me.
There's a man in the cemeteree, Sam,
Who acted careless with me.
I'd hate to think you might be laid away too,
But I feel in my bones it's a-comin' to you,
Unless you—
Pay more attention to me, man,
Pay more attention to me.


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