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Lyr Req: The Spanish Cavalier

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GUEST,Chas B 28 Oct 00 - 06:47 PM
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Subject: A Spanish Cavailier
From: GUEST,Chas B
Date: 28 Oct 00 - 06:47 PM

Can someone offer more words to this ballad, likely from the 20's? It starts thus-- "A Spanish Cavalier stood in his retreat -- And on his guitar played a tune dear-- The music, so sweet, would oft times repeat the blessing of his country and you dear.

thanks, Chas B


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Subject: RE: A Spanish Cavailier
From: Troll
Date: 29 Oct 00 - 12:25 AM

My Dad used to sing this one.
Go to http://ingeb.org/songs/spanishc.html

troll...who doesn't know how to make "blue clicky things"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Cavalier
From: Artful Codger
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 12:11 AM

Link for "A Spanish Cavalier" at ingeb.org. The page attributes the words and music to W. D. Hendrickson; no date given.

The John Quincy Wolf Folklore Collection site has a recording of Mrs W.B. Apple singing this song (click), as well as the lyrics and a transcript of an interview with Mrs Apple.

You can also find a great string band version by Brislin, Stecher and Senauke on the CD The Young Fogies, Vol. II. The Young Fogies collections are terrific.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Cavalier
From: Peace
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 12:49 AM

'In high school I sang in the choir and the choir always sang at graduation. Miss Margaret Lowery, a tiny lady, was the choir director. One of the songs we sang was called A Vocal Encounter, which meant that two songs were sung together; half of the choir singing "A Spanish Cavalier" and the other half singing "Solomon Levi."'

From this neat link.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Cavalier
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 12:51 AM

The sheet music by William D. Hendrickson, 1881, is available at American Memory.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
American Memory
Click on Music, then put Spanish Cavilier in the Search box.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Cavalier
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 12:53 AM

That's CavAlier.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Cavalier
From: Peace
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 12:56 AM

'"A Spanish Cavalier" is a parlor song or popular piece dating to the 1880s that Glenn learned as a child from his mother. I find the melody following me around.'

From here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Cavalier
From: Peace
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 01:01 AM

Sorry, Q. Didn't see you had it covered.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Cavalier
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 03:14 PM

I always heard it this way in my wild and wayward youth:


The Spanish Cavalier, sat on a case of beer,
Smoking a ten cent cigar, dear.
The odor from his feet,
Killed the man across the street,
And not he's in jail forever.

The Spanish Cavalier, sat in the electric chair,
Smoking a ten cent cigar, dear.
The odor from his shoes,
Blew out the electric fuse,
And now he's a free man forever.

You have to admit the Spanish Cavalier had a lot of panache to cooly smoke a cheap cigar while sitting in the electric chair.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Cavalier
From: GUEST,philcaro
Date: 03 Jul 11 - 12:00 AM

I am always amazed at the power of the internet! In 1955, my 6th grade teacher, whose name was Vivian Ankenbauer, at John G. Carlisle school in Covington, KY taught our class this song. This was one of perhaps a dozen or so songs that she put it our memory banks. I say that with great respect, for I still remember every word to all those songs after all these years! Many of those pieces are what today we would call "multi-cultural." Thus, Vivian was really ahead of her time. She was truly a remarkable educator, for sure. Little did she know, that I actually emulatated her and became a teacher myself. My concentration was in music and I can honestly say that her strongest influence on me was literally based on these songs and their humanistic elements. Vivian taught me that there was beauty and art in all cultures and we must appreciate those universal qualities. "The Spanish Cavalier" had a "partner song" which was "Solomon Levi." The girls in our class sang The Spanish Cavalier while the young lads did their best with Solomon Levi. You can sense the beautiful mixture of the Spanish culture with the Jewish culture as presented by the Jewish garment merchant with his "store on Salem Street." Consequently, this eloquent lesson was absorbed, remembered, and reflected upon for many years. Thank you, Vivian, for teaching "outside of the box" long before the "experts" realized that there actually was a box. Vivian probably earned $2500 per year in those days. I knew that I too would not "make a killing" as a teacher--my first year's salary in 1969 was $4800. But, she instilled in me a passion that made up for the meager salary. Today, while the entire country seems to be blaming the teachers, police officers, and fire fighters for the catastrophic economic problems created by the banking industry, it is comforting to remember Vivian Ankenbauer: her integrity, her dedication, and her convictions--the very reasons that I became an educator myself. The Scott Walkers and Chris Christies of the current vindictive political climate actually pale in her shadow. They appear to be rather small and insignificant.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Cavalier
From: MAG
Date: 03 Jul 11 - 01:21 PM

I used to do these companion songs, too (with my sisters) -- these days I'm not so sure about "Solomon Levi," not knowing the source.

Can anybody tell me if it is PC inappropriate or not?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Cavalier
From: GUEST,JIM
Date: 17 May 14 - 09:02 PM

In the mid 1930's at my parochial school in Alhambra, Calif. for our weekly music lesson one of the nuns had half the class each sing a different song at the same time I only remember the the first few notes and lyrics of one that started "My Name Is Solomon Levi ....".
Ye Gods!, that was about 80 years ago! I have now learned that such a music performance is callled by some an "encounter". Curiously, just last week I learned that in music a "Quod Libet" is a similar phenomenon.


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