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Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot

Bert 13 Dec 00 - 05:17 PM
Jeri 13 Dec 00 - 05:59 PM
GUEST,rabbitrunning 13 Dec 00 - 06:13 PM
Mickey191 13 Dec 00 - 06:38 PM
rabbitrunning 14 Dec 00 - 12:01 AM
McGrath of Harlow 14 Dec 00 - 01:53 PM
Bert 14 Dec 00 - 02:28 PM
Bert 18 Dec 00 - 02:57 PM
Ebbie 18 Dec 00 - 04:09 PM
Quincy 18 Dec 00 - 04:48 PM
Bert 18 Dec 00 - 04:50 PM
Quincy 18 Dec 00 - 06:01 PM
Jeri 18 Dec 00 - 06:18 PM
Sorcha 18 Dec 00 - 06:19 PM
rabbitrunning 18 Dec 00 - 06:58 PM
Snuffy 18 Dec 00 - 07:20 PM
NSC 19 Dec 00 - 03:36 AM
Quincy 19 Dec 00 - 05:46 AM
Jimmy C 19 Dec 00 - 09:46 AM
rabbitrunning 19 Dec 00 - 11:18 PM
Sorcha 19 Dec 00 - 11:24 PM
GUEST,big kojak 31 Jan 05 - 12:40 PM
Jim Dixon 02 Feb 05 - 11:49 PM
Bert 03 Feb 05 - 01:20 AM
GUEST,Bill the Collie 03 Feb 05 - 01:38 AM
Teresa 03 Feb 05 - 01:55 AM
Bert 03 Feb 05 - 01:21 PM
GUEST,Joe_F 04 Feb 05 - 10:51 AM
Ferrara 04 Feb 05 - 11:49 AM
Ferrara 04 Feb 05 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,Allan S. 04 Feb 05 - 02:21 PM
Teresa 04 Feb 05 - 02:36 PM
Frank Maher 04 Feb 05 - 03:58 PM
Pogo 04 Feb 05 - 09:33 PM
GUEST,kay 07 Jul 10 - 06:05 AM
The Fooles Troupe 07 Jul 10 - 09:21 AM
Jim Dixon 08 Jul 10 - 10:41 PM
GUEST,Molly 14 Sep 10 - 01:35 PM
GUEST,Molly 14 Sep 10 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,misty 27 Feb 11 - 10:16 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OOJAH TREE
From: Bert
Date: 13 Dec 00 - 05:17 PM

I got to thinking about the 'Song of the Thrush' thread. I learned that song from my Dad as a kid and have never heard anyone else sing it. Ever, in sixty years.

There must be many more songs that, similarly, are almost forgotten.
Here's the challenge - post any song that is not in DT or in the threads that you haven't heard anyone sing for forty years or more.

Those of you younger than forty can post any song that you learned from someone older than yourself but that you've never heard anyone else sing.

Here's a starter...

The Oojah Tree

The Oojah Tree, The Oojah Tree
Finest tree you ever did see
last July it grew so high
it poked a hole in the bright blue sky
and sailors say when around that way
from two 'till half past three
That on it's branches big and strong
prehistoric animals go shuffling along
and they keep on climbing, climbing, climbing
Up the Oojah Tree.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE (parody)
From: Jeri
Date: 13 Dec 00 - 05:59 PM

Bert, I have a recording I made from BBC's Folk on II in around 1980 of someone singing "Song of the Thrush." The elderly man had called the show, and they'd recorded him singing on the phone.

I learned a version of this parody of The Trail of the Lonesome Pine from my father. (At a very young age. Wonder where my twisted sense of humor comes from.) I've never heard anyone else sing it, but I did run into someone once who was familiar with the song. The version I got from my dad goes:

In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginny
Stood a cow on the railroad track
She was a good old cow with eyes so fine
But you can't expect a cow to read a railroad sign
She stood
In the middle of the track
And the train
Hit her square in the back
Now her horns hang on the Blue Ridge Mountains
And her tail's on a lonesome pine

This is in "A Prairie Home Companion Folk Song Book" (AKA "Joe's Got a Head Like a Ping-Pong Ball") but they completely miss the play on the title of the original song in the last line.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE (parody)
From: GUEST,rabbitrunning
Date: 13 Dec 00 - 06:13 PM

I learned the parody from my mom, who said she sang it in the thirties and forties. Slightly different words:

In the blue ridge mountains of Virginia
Stood a cow on a rail road track
Now her eyes were blue, and oh, so fine
But you can't expect a cow to read a railroad sign
So, she stood in the middle of the railroad track
Along came a train and bumped her in the back
Now her bones are strewn in old Virginia
And her tail's on her lonesome spine.

Ah, silliness!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Mickey191
Date: 13 Dec 00 - 06:38 PM

I've often wanted to know if anyone Ever knew this one,it has a lot of blanks (the first song I remember as a toddler) which maybe someone can fill in. Don't know the title.
    She lived next door to the firehouse
    Where the engines went---
    But a fireman wasn't true to her----

    She lived next door to a baseball park
    Where the fans all booed & cheered
    But the first baseman wasn't true to her---

    Then she moved next door to a ---pond
    Where the ducks all went quack quack

Now that I see it written out, it's too dumb for anyone to waste their time on. Sorry!
Mickey N.Y.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: rabbitrunning
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 12:01 AM

Nothing's too silly to waste time on! The internet is proof of that! (Just check out the "odd links" thread.)

How about

Little one, lean one, long one, lickpot, jumbo
Count your little fingers as I say
Little one, lean one, long one, lickpot, jumbo
You'll be mama's pride and joy someday.

Might be more words, but I don't know them. It's a finger counting song and we had it one of those amazing bright red records that were made for kids in the fifties...

Also:
Put another nickel in
in the nickelodeon
Come on, baby, loud as sin,
It's music music music

... (oh bother, I've forgotten this verse!)...

Louder, now play it louder
Come on we'll clap our hands and stamp our feet
And when we've got a steady beat
Put another nickel in, etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 01:53 PM

Song of the Thrush? I take it that's about a bird. Now you've got me curious. How does it go?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Bert
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 02:28 PM

here 'tiz I sang it on Mudcat Radio on Tuesday.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Bert
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 02:57 PM

Come ON you guys!!!! where are all those songs. I deliberately said forty years so that Skiff and others could resurrect some of those old Fifties songs. Like 'Lay down your arms', 'ROll a Silver Dollar' or even...

Softly, Softly.

Softly, Softly, come to me
touch my lips so tenderly
Softly, Softly, turn the key
and open up my heart.
Handle me with gentleness
and say you'll leave me never.
In the warmth of your caress
my love will live for ever and ever - so
Softly, Softly, come to me
touch my lips so tenderly
Softly, Softly, turn the key
and open up my heart.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Ebbie
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 04:09 PM

Going back even farther, how about some that were popular in their time but no one sings them now? When I was about 25, 40 years ago, a woman in her 80's taught me 'There's a Long, Long Trail A-winding' and 'At the End of a Perfect Day'. I still like them. Does anyone else here know them?

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Quincy
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 04:48 PM

Oh Softy, Softly, Bert,
That's one of my all-time favourites!!! I'm only 32 but my granny used to sing them to me when I was a child.

Ruby Murray singing this is just beautiful!! Thanks for the memories!

best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Bert
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 04:50 PM

Yer welcome Yvonne, How about posting one of those songs your Granny used to sing.


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Subject: Lyr Add: A BUNCH OF VIOLETS BLUE^^^
From: Quincy
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 06:01 PM

Well Bert,

She often sang me "A Bunch of Violets Blue" which used to make me cry everytime!! I searched for it fairly recently and found Brendan Shine and Ann Breen singing it but my granny says that they sing the wrong words!!! She says the same thing about the song called the "Blacksmith"..!!!


A BUNCH OF VIOLETS (according to granny!!)

It was out in a moonlit garden, not far from the ballroom grand,
A soldier and his sweetheart went strolling hand in hand.
Tomorrow the war would call him he vowed he would be true
Then from her breast she gave to him a bunch of violets blue.

They were only a bunch of violets, a bunch of violets blue
Fresh and fair and fragrant like diamonds on the dew.
Fresh and fair and dainty as he pressed them to his heart
He smiled and said where e'er he'd roam, from them he ne'er would part.

A soldier boy lay dying, upon the cold cold ground,
A bunch of withered violets, upon his breast was found.
Turning to his conrades with a feeble voice he sighed
Take them back and tell her that I wore them till I died.

They took the withered violets back, it being on her wedding day
An old man's gold had won her, from her soldier far away
An old man's gold had won her, from her soldier young and tall,
And this is what she said to him, that evening at the ball

They were only......


Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 06:18 PM

Ebbie, my family used to sing "Long, Long Trail" on car trips. It came from my dad. I was very surprised to learn it had verses - we only ever sang the chorus. GeorgeH, who's around here someplace, tipped me off, and I've since found the whole song on a John Roberts & Tony Barrand CD. ("Present From the Gentlemen," I think.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 06:19 PM

Lots of Golden Era country that my Dad used to sing to me. It's probably not in the DT, but I am sure it is at Cowpie.......

Rainbow At Midnight
Filipino Baby
and stuff like Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Bell Bottom Trousers.......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: rabbitrunning
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 06:58 PM

We only ever sang the chorus of Long Long Trail when I was a kid, but oh, the harmony! It'd be a pretty sad day if that song vanished from our memory.

Lots of Mitch Miller tunes come to mind. When was the last time you heard someone sing "Heart of My Heart"? It's not even in the DT...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 07:20 PM

Heart of My Heart - that takes me back. And the wonderful harmonies on the line

"But Oh, how we could harmonise"

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: NSC
Date: 19 Dec 00 - 03:36 AM

Quincy.

What does the Blacksmith go like?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Quincy
Date: 19 Dec 00 - 05:46 AM

NSC,
Will post the full lyrics later but the chorus goes....

I dream as the hammer strikes the anvil,
And I dream as the sparks light on the floor,
Of my blue-eyed turtle dove, she's the only girl I love,
As she stood outside that good old Smithy's door.


Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Jimmy C
Date: 19 Dec 00 - 09:46 AM

My aunt used to sing one that had these words. I don't know the title.
Go Home, your mommy wants you
Go home, she calling you
Tell her I love another
And I'll never, never, never, Marry you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: rabbitrunning
Date: 19 Dec 00 - 11:18 PM

How about "Sweet Violets". We thought that song was hilarious when I was a kid.

There once was a farmer who took a young miss
In back of the barn where he gave her a lecture...

It made for purty harmony too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Dec 00 - 11:24 PM

Hey!! We haven't forgotten Sweet Violets. We sing it almost every month at the nursing home.....they love it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: GUEST,big kojak
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 12:40 PM

i am tring to find the name of the artist as i wish to give the cd to a very old friend of mine who sings tis song:


"ROLL A SILVER DOLLAR"

PLEASE FORWARD ANY REPLY TO pebigp@aol,com

thankyou


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 11:49 PM

Big Kojak: There are two related songs (or two versions of one song, depending on how you look at it) called SILVER DOLLAR and A MAN WITHOUT A WOMAN.

There is a discussion in this thread: Lyr Req: Silver Dollar / Man without a Woman and more information at this website: The fish and bicycle page.

According to allmusic, there are currently available recordings of SILVER DOLLAR by Bob Scobey's Frisco Band, Bobby Darin, Clancy Hayes, Damita Jo, Eve Young, Petula Clark, and Sid Phillips & His Band. In addition, these people recorded it, but their albums are apparently out of print: Chas & Dave, Jacques Gauthe, The Springfields, and Turk Murphy.

Be careful: There are several unrelated songs also called SILVER DOLLAR.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Bert
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 01:20 AM

Wow, this old thread got revived. Thanks big kojak.

Well here's one I've been looking for for some time. Early Fifties, maybe even late Forties.

Longing, longing, longing for you
Longing, longing, lonely and blue
daytime, night time, what can I do
I just keep on longing for you.

You said you would love me for ever
and I put my trust in your vow
so why don't you make an endeavor
to come and be with me right now.

Longing, longing,... etc

I know there were more verses, so come on Mudcatters, let's have 'em.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: GUEST,Bill the Collie
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 01:38 AM

You can roll a silver dollar
Down upon the ground
And it will ro-o-ll
Because its rou-ou-ound
A woman doesnt know
What a good man she's got
Until she turns him down, down, down.

Thats the one I think I recall from my babyhood. But looking at it now, doesnt seem to make sense.

Not that it should.

BtC (a guest apparently).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Teresa
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 01:55 AM

Well, he just may be a 'catter, but when I used to go to a pub in San francisco and see Michael Black, he did this song, I think called "Working on the midnight Mill" ... about a er, sanitation worker.

He did lots of music-hall songs, but that one is pretty memorable, because I have a twisted sense of humor, and I've never heard another song about the same subject. :>

My sister used to sing songs to me out of a song book in the early 70s, when I was 6-ish, but the only one I can remember is Yellow Bird, which does have a thread ...

I'll try to remember some snippets; brain is quite blank at the moment.

teresa


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Bert
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 01:21 PM

Teresa, There's a thread on that subject.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 10:51 AM

Guest Bill: The New Song Fest gets to the point:



You can take a silver dollar and drop it on the ground,

And it'll roll, because it's round.

A woman never knows what a good man she's got

Until she turns him down.

So listen, my honey listen to me,

I want you to understand,

As a silver dollar goes from hand to hand,

So a woman goes from man to man.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Whatever is worth doing is worth doing badly. :||


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FARMER TOOK ANOTHER LOAD AWAY
From: Ferrara
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 11:49 AM

rabbitrunning, actually I sang "Heart of My Heart" last week, while I was washing dishes. Started discussing it with Bill & he informed me I was wrong about its being a pre-1940 song, he was sure it was from the 50's. Well it ain't often I end up being vindicated on this kind of stuff because my memory is really full of holes these days, but Bill spent about 10 minutes searching & learned it was written in 1925.

Total thread creep but -- a rare occurrence when I actually get one right ... when it's a question of fact.

Bert, I can think of several songs I'd like to hear again, but for the most part I can't' remember all the words! Would love to find "My Chickashay Gal" by Roy Rogers.

Here's one I finally found a couple of weeks ago. We used to have a 78 record of it. I naively asked my mommy what was so funny about a load of hay.... She kindly explained that it was really supposed to be a load of cow manure, meaning that each verse was a big lie. I mostly remember the verse about the robbers, because, again, I didn't understand it and my parents explained that labor unions had fought to eliminate overly long work days.

Not much tune to it but there's a new re-release of Paul Whiteman's music where anyone could get the tune if they really had to have it :-) ******************

THE FARMER TOOK ANOTHER LOAD AWAY
By Leslie, O'Flynn & Vincent
as sung by the Happiness Boys, Billy Jones & Ernest Hare

"Harvest time is drawing near," shouted Farmer Grey.
"Let's load up the old hay truck and drive to town today."

Oh, the farmer, oh, the farmer, took another load away.
Hay, hay, Farmer Grey took another load away.


H: I got married and divorced, after quite a stew.
J: 'Cause your wife refused to let her mother live with you.
[rita's note: I remember this as "your mother" but my memory is a joke in itself.]
H: I have a dandy landlord now; how he makes me laugh!
J: He walked in today and said he'd cut your rent in half!

Oh the farmer, oh, the farmer, took another load away.
Hay, hay, Farmer Grey took another load away.


Robbers broke into our house, but they left again
'Cause the clock had just struck five, and they were union men.
I rode on a streetcar once, holding on a strap,
When a girl said, "If you're tired, please sit on my lap."
(?) I don't need a five-shoe step standing in my hall.
(?) Your wife gives you Halifax without a shoe at all.

Oh the farmer, oh, the farmer, took another load away.
Hay, hay, Farmer Grey took another load away.


Mary had a little lamb; the butcher killed it dead.
Now she takes the lamb to school, between two hunks of bread.
Talk about your honest men, I am stating facts.
You paid five years in advance on your income tax.
Moonshine's all around the town; sunshine's overhead,
But it's just the sunshine, folks, that makes his nose so red.
I just bought a suit of clothes from Levi and Bloom.
Now you can't sit down because there's only standing room.

Oh the farmer, oh, the farmer, took another load away.
Hay, hay, Farmer Grey took another load away.


One girl changes gowns each day twenty times, I'm told,
But that gal you talk about is only three months old.
I was scared to death last night when a great big tough—
He grabbed you by the throat and said, "Give me your powder puff."
Doctor Smith fell in a well, but he might have known
Doctors should attend the sick and leave the well alone.
I think that we've sung enough of this little song.
I do too; let's sing the chorus, and we'll run along.

Oh, the farmer, oh, the farmer, took another load away.
Hay, hay, Farmer Grey took another load away.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Ferrara
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 11:53 AM

Last year on the way home from the Getaway a bunch of us stopped at a Cracker Barrel for one more hour of each other's company. After lunch we sat in the rockers they have for sale on their porch for "one more song," and then "just one more."

A couple stopped to listen to us. The woman was from Scotland and said her uncle sang a lot of folk songs. She sang us a wonderful song that he wrote, about how he loved to wander and sing, and didn't care for the city life. It was a darned good song. I wished so much later that one of us had been able to record it so that it wouldn't be lost. That woman may be the only person who still knows that song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: GUEST,Allan S.
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 02:21 PM

I am not sure if this was to be recited or was part of a song


curses on you little man with your saddle shoes of tan
With your boggie woggie tunes and your upturned pantaloons

Any ideas??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Teresa
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 02:36 PM

Thanks, Bert. that thread doesn't have the song in it, but I made a request for it there, anyhow. :)

Teresa


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Frank Maher
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 03:58 PM

There's a long, long nail…a winding
          Up through the sole of my shoe,
          And its wound its way into my foot
          A mile or two…!

          There's a long, long road before me
          And what I'm thinking about..
          Is to set me down in some nice spot,
          And pull that darn nail out!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: Pogo
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 09:33 PM

It is frightening and rather sad how many songs the world has forgotten. I recall watching a special on TV about a fellow over in Scandinavia (?) I think not sure. Anyhow he was an older gentleman and he had an entire epic poem about the history of his people in his head and he sang portions of it. They called him something like the last Runesinger or something. My heart really ached as I watched this special. The thought that all this wonderful knowledge in song form was destined to die with him was nearly unbearable. The newer generation are growing up ignorant of a rich heritage present in so much folk music.

I remember I put in a request way back for a song my grandmother remembered her father singing to her as a child but her memory was failing her and she couldn't remember the whole song. I told her about having found the song in it's entiriety on Mudcat and it was really touching that she was able to make that connection with her father once more by having the knowledge of that song in her posession. :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: GUEST,kay
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 06:05 AM

the song from the 50s cant remember much it was a father singing to his child
    CHILD       Daddy dear Daddy dear is the world really, round,
                Can the bluebird of happiness really be found etc.

    FATHER       Little one little one yes the worlds really round


lovely song cant remember any more


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 09:21 AM

One I haven't heard since a kid is "Yer Standing on Me Foot, Captain!"


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE CHILD (DADDY DEAR) (Danny Kaye)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 10:41 PM

This song can be heard at YouTube:


LITTLE CHILD (DADDY DEAR)
As recorded by Danny Kaye and Dena Kaye, 1955

"Daddy dear, Daddy dear, is the world really round?
Tell me, where is the bluebird of happiness found?
Tell me, why is the sky up above so blue?
And when you were a child, did you cry like I do?
What becomes of the sun when it falls into the sea?
And who lights it again bright as bright can be?
Tell me, why can't I fly without wings through the skies?
Tell me why, Daddy dear, are there tears in your eyes?"

"Little one, little one, yes, the world's really round,
And the bluebird you search for will surely be found,
And the sky up above is so blue and so clear
So that you'll see the bluebird if it should come near,
And the sun doesn't fall when it slips out of sight.
All it does is make way for the moon's pretty light,
And if children could fly, there'd be no need for birds,
And I cry, little one, 'cause I'm touched by your words."

"Don't be sad, Daddy dear, if it's true the world's round,
I will search 'round the world till the bluebird is found."
"Little one, there's no need to wander too far,
For the bluebird you seek is right here where you are."
"Show me where, Daddy dear, and here's what I'll do.
I will find the bluebird and give it to you."
"Dear, the bluebird's the love in your heart pure and true,
And I found it the day heaven blessed me with you!"

Daddy dear, Daddy dear, Daddy dear...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: GUEST,Molly
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 01:35 PM

Put another nickel in
In the nickelodeon
All I want is loving you and
Music Music Music

Closer, my dear come closer
The nicest part of any melody
Is when you're dancing close to me

Put another nickel in etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: GUEST,Molly
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 01:48 PM

Further to Put Another Nickel in...

Put another nickel in
In the nickelodeon (this is American - my dad used to sing 'in old Charlie's treacle tin')
All I want is loving you and music music music.

Closer, my dear come closer
The nicest part of any melody
Is when you're dancing close to me

Put another etc...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: GUEST,misty
Date: 27 Feb 11 - 10:16 AM

Heard a different version of the last lines from my parents:

"You'll find her horns in the mountains of Virginia
And her tail on her lonesome spine."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Aug 11 - 07:17 AM

The first lines of 'Silver Dollar' I recall as
"If you drop a silver dollar
down upon the ground
It'll roll, because it round.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs the world forgot
From: GUEST,James Gladheart
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 11:08 AM

The girls in my Birmingham (UK) primary school in the late 1940s used to sing this song to taunt boys who were a bit above themselves [including me I fear]
Go home your mother's calling
Go home she's calling you
Tell her I love another and
I'll never never never marry you.


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