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Lyr Req/ADD: Mary Make Believe (Noel Coward)

GaryD 05 Oct 97 - 07:54 PM
Jim Dixon 11 Nov 07 - 11:12 PM
GUEST,999 13 Sep 12 - 10:09 PM
GUEST,LYRIC ADD ................ 999 13 Sep 12 - 10:36 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Jan 13 - 01:20 PM
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Subject: Mary make believe: Lyrics?
From: GaryD
Date: 05 Oct 97 - 07:54 PM

My wife asked if I could find the lyrics for a kids song "Mary Make Believe"..She bets I can't get it...How about it?...any takers?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Make Believe
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 11:12 PM

I found a song by that name, but it isn't a kids' song.

I pieced these lyrics together. They are probably incomplete:

MARY MAKE BELIEVE
Lyrics and Music by Noel Coward
New York: Harms, Inc., 1928.

CHORUS: Mary Make Believe dreamed the whole day through.
Foolish fancies, love romances, how could they come true?
Mary Make Believe sighed a little up her sleeve.
Nobody claimed her. They only named her Mary Make Believe.

She's just a girl who's always blowing mental bubbles
Till she's quite out of breath, quite out of breath.
She seems to have the knack of magnifying troubles
Till they crush her to death, crush her to death.
She's just a duffer of the ineffective kind.
She's bound to suffer from her introspective mind.
Her indecisions quite prevent her visions coming true….


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mary Make Believe
From: GUEST,999
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 10:09 PM

I think the OP is (was) looking for the lyrics to

'Little Mary Make Believe'. I saw the title mentioned on a site that spoke of Captain Kangaroo.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE MARY MAKE BELIEVE
From: GUEST,LYRIC ADD ................ 999
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 10:36 PM

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19150207&id=tcIaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=O0kEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3810,1816615

The below is from that link.

From The Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 7, 1915


Little Mary Make-Believe       (no attribution)

Little Mary Make-Believe,
How she makes her family grieve,
Sitting hard as she is able,
Banging! Banging! on the table.

She thinks she is a singer fine,
For she is singing all the time;
She sings so loud her voice is rasping,
Out of breath, for air she's gasping.

On and on and on she sings,
Till the bell for dinner rings;
Then her face shines with delight,
For Mary has an appetite.

Singing is an exercise
That makes her long for mother's pies,
It is a happy kind of play,
And helps her pass the time away.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MARY MAKE BELIEVE (Noel Coward)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 01:20 PM

I finally got around to listening to the complete Noel Coward song on Spotify. Here are complete lyrics:

MARY MAKE BELIEVE
Words and music by Noel Coward
As sung by Noel Coward on "Greatest Hits"

If you're romantic temp'ramentally,
You must restrain it all you can.
If you see life too sentimentally,
You'll never find your man.
You'll build such terribly pedantic dreams
That your romantic schemes
May go awry
Your faults are such
You claim too much
And love will pass you by

Mary Make Believe dreamed the whole day through.
Foolish fancies, love's romances, how could they come true?
Mary make believe sighed a little up her sleeve.
Nobody claimed her; they only named her Mary Make Believe.

She's just a girl who's always blowing mental bubbles
Till she's quite out of breath, quite out of breath.
She seems to have the knack of magnifying troubles
Till they crush her to death, crush her to death.
She's just a duffer of the ineffective kind.
She's bound to suffer from her introspective mind.
Her indecisions quite prevent her visions coming true.
Imagination is a form of flagellation
If a sensitive child lets it run wild
It dims the firmament till all the world is permanently blue
She's simply bound to make a bloomer(?)
Until she's found her sense of humor
If love should touch her ever,
She'll never, never see it through

Nobody claimed her; they only named her Mary Make Believe.


[I realize this is probably not the song GaryD asked for.]


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