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Lyr Req: Daddy's Sweetheart(Hardin-Burnley/Lehmann

GUEST,opp 09 Feb 01 - 03:33 PM
SINSULL 09 Feb 01 - 05:10 PM
Jim Dixon 11 Mar 10 - 10:57 AM
Jim Dixon 23 Mar 10 - 04:01 PM
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GUEST,999 11 Oct 11 - 05:33 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Oct 11 - 01:19 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Oct 11 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,Adrian Ramskill 20 Jan 12 - 01:39 PM
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GUEST,Martha Trusten 22 Mar 14 - 11:38 PM
GUEST,Audrey March16, 2015 16 Mar 15 - 10:43 PM
GUEST,Mary Loukkari Pelto 13 Sep 16 - 03:18 PM
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Subject: I don't love any man but my daddy
From: GUEST,opp
Date: 09 Feb 01 - 03:33 PM

My mama sang a song with these lyrics:

Mary Jane told me this morning, something that made me afraid.
She said I'd have to marry a man or be a cross old maid.
I'm so worried I don't know what to do.
I have a secret and I'll tell it to you:
I don't love any man but my daddy, but he's already married don't you see?
If mama hadn't of snatched him up, he might have waited for me.

Do you know that name of this song? Where it came from?


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Subject: RE: I don't love any man but my daddy
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Feb 01 - 05:10 PM

Believe it or not I may have a recording of this. I'll check.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I don't love any man but my daddy
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Mar 10 - 10:57 AM

Google Books shows that the following line is quoted in The Singing Bourgeois: Songs of the Victorian Drawing Room and Parlour by Derek B. Scott (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001), page 80:

"Mary Jane told me this morning something which made me afraid"

This book is classified "No preview available," so I couldn't see any more. I doubt that the whole song is printed there, because I couldn't bring up any more lines, but it might at least give the title and maybe some other information. If you follow the links, you might be able to find a library that has the book.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I don't love any man but my daddy
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 04:01 PM

Well, I found the book in the library, and it didn't have any more lyrics, but I did learn the title, etc.:

DADDY'S SWEETHEART
Words by Curtis Hardin-Burnley. Music by Liza Lehmann.
London/New York: Chappell & Co., 1911.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I don't love any man but my daddy
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 11 - 04:09 PM

Here's the GoogleDocs link to the 8 pages of sheet music that includes all of the lyrics
It's in a PDF format -

https://urresearch.rochester.edu/fileDownloadForInstitutionalItem.action;jsessionid=B21698FDC77D55F3464BC9255A6FA17F?itemId=15180&itemFileId=35283


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I don't love any man but my daddy
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Oct 11 - 05:33 PM

See second complete paragraph.

http://books.google.ca/books?id=Jt275R37eeYC&pg=PA12&lpg=PA12&dq=%22Mary+Jane+told+me+this+morning+something+that+made+me+afraid


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I don't love any man but my daddy
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Oct 11 - 01:19 PM

The book cited above only quotes this much of the song:

Mary Jane told me this morning, something that made me afraid.
She said I'd have to marry a man or be a lost ole maid.
I'm so worried I don't know what to do.
I've got a secret; I'll tell it to you.
I don't love any man but my daddy,
And he's already married, don't you see?
Oh, if mama hadn't married daddy,
Daddy mighta married me.

The narrator further comments: "Now I don't know if [grandma] made that song up herself or not. All I know is that I never heard it anywhere else in my whole life. If she didn't make it up, it's got to be the oldest song on record."


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Subject: Lyr Add: DADDY'S SWEETHEART(Hardin-Burnley/Lehmann
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Oct 11 - 01:48 PM

The sheet music can also be viewed at The Hathi Trust Digital Library. As we say in Minnesota, oh for cute!


DADDY'S SWEETHEART
Words by Curtis Hardin-Burnley (adapted); music by Liza Lehmann.
London: Chappell & Co. Ltd., 1911.

Mary Jane told me this morning,
Something that made me afraid.
She said I'd have to marry a man
Or be a cross old maid.
I'm so worried I don't know what to do.
For I've got a secret; I'll tell it to you.
I don't love any man but my Daddy,
And he's already married, don't you see?
Oh, if Mother hadn't married Daddy,
Daddy might have married me!

Often he calls me his sweetheart,
He loves me such a lot!
If Mother hadn't snapped him up,
I might have caught him; why not?
She might have chosen someone else,
For ev'rybody loves her, but as for myself,
Nobody loves me but my Daddy
And he's already married, don't you see?
Oh, if Mother hadn't married Daddy,
Daddy might have waited for me!

Ah!—If Mother hadn't married Daddy,
Daddy might have married me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Daddy's Sweetheart(Hardin-Burnley/Lehmann
From: GUEST,Adrian Ramskill
Date: 20 Jan 12 - 01:39 PM

I used to listen to this old 78 recording and would love to get a copy.

I know the words and tune off by heart. If you know where I can obtain a copy of the original recording, I'd be delighted.

Many thanks

Adrian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Daddy's Sweetheart(Hardin-Burnley/Lehmann
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 12 - 05:51 PM

I sang that song in voice lessons!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Daddy's Sweetheart(Hardin-Burnley/Lehmann
From: GUEST,Martha Trusten
Date: 22 Mar 14 - 11:38 PM

The lyricks my mother taught me were a little different.----Mary Jane told me this morning,something that made me afraid. She said I'd have to marry a man or else be a cranky old maid. Now I don't love anybody but my Daddy but, he's already married don't you see.   Oh, if Mother handn't married Daddy, Daddy might have married me!      
   My Mother was Marthadelle Holder (Mrs. Trusten Harley Holder).   I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. I will be 72 years old in August.    Martha Trusten Holder Dworshak.   
                                                 March 22, 2014.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Daddy's Sweetheart(Hardin-Burnley/Lehmann
From: GUEST,Audrey March16, 2015
Date: 16 Mar 15 - 10:43 PM

I sang this song when I was eleven years old . I am eighty years young now and I still remember every line.I learned She might have married someone else.Instead of cranky, I learned cross old maid.I grew up in Bunn, North Carolina.I hope to sing it tomorrow for my senior club.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Daddy's Sweetheart(Hardin-Burnley/Lehmann
From: GUEST,Mary Loukkari Pelto
Date: 13 Sep 16 - 03:18 PM

would you believe I sang this in a double trio at our high school graduation. Central High School, Detroit, MI class of 1951. It has stuck in my head all these years and I chuckle every time I have to sing it, because I do have to sing it when it pops into my head.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Daddy's Sweetheart(Hardin-Burnley/Lehmann
From: GUEST,Carol Robbins
Date: 23 Mar 17 - 02:47 PM

My mother used to sing this to me. She said her mother sang it to her. My mother was born in 1910 in Maine, so the song has been around for a long time!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Daddy's Sweetheart(Hardin-Burnley/Lehmann
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 17 - 07:54 PM

I think it's Daddy's Sweetheart. The second verse is:Often he calls me his sweetheart. ...something I can't remember...If Mommy hadn't snapped jom up, I might have caught him, why not?


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