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Lyr Req: The Proposal & Water (Norman Luboff Choir

GUEST,Theo 19 Feb 01 - 11:53 PM
Joe Offer 20 Feb 01 - 02:58 AM
masato sakurai 15 Oct 01 - 12:56 AM
Jim Dixon 24 Oct 01 - 03:56 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Oct 10 - 11:20 PM
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Subject: The proposal and water
From: GUEST,Theo
Date: 19 Feb 01 - 11:53 PM

In 1956 The Norman Luboff Choir brought an Album Called Calypso Holiday. Im de¨perately looking for the lyrics of tho of their songs "Water" and "The Proposal" Maybe somebody will be so kind (If the lyrics ae available)to provide them to me.My email address is : thwolters@home.nl in Holland. thanks in advance.

Kind regards,

Theo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The proposal and water
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Feb 01 - 02:58 AM

Hi, Leo - maybe it would help if you could give us what you recall of the lyrics. We may not know the song by the same title, but maybe we'll recognize it from a phrase from the lyrics.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The proposal and water
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 12:56 AM

The sound clips of both can be heard here.
~Masato


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Subject: Lyr Add: WATER
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Oct 01 - 03:56 PM

I listened to the sound clips, and then plugged some of the words I heard into Google. This is what I found at Åke Holm's website (Sweden):

WATER
(M. Keith - A. Bergman - N. Luboff)

Water, we need water today.
Let us pray, let's pray for the rain.

Water, we got to have water today.
Let us pray, let's pray for the rain.
Water will make the banana tree grow.
And the rain is good for the cane.

Bamboo. I never seen bamboo so dry.
Let us pray, let's pray for the rain.
Water, we got to have water today,
And the rain is good for the grain.

Water me while I'm on my bended knee.
I pray that I soon will see water from the sky.
Oh, let us sing together. We all can bring.
That most is a sadly thing.
Without it we all die. We'd dry.

Water, we got to have water today.
Let us pray, pray hard as we can.
Water for cooking the peas and the rice.
Water please to put in me pan.

Water me while I'm on my bended knee.
I pray that I soon will see water from the sky.
Oh, let us sing together. We all can bring.
That most is a sadly thing.
Without it we all die. We'd dry.

Water, we got to have water today.
Let us pray, let's pray for the rain.
Water will make us so happy again.
Let us pray, let's pray for the rain.

Water we need water today.

[I took the liberty of adding punctuation and changing "de" to "the".]

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I couldn't make out anything from "The Proposal." The clip is mostly a guitar intro. The few words sound like they might be French. The same site that I linked to above also mentions "The Proposal" but it doesn't give any lyrics. However, it credits the authorship to "M. Keith - A. Bergman - M. Luboff."

The Folk Music Index says "The Proposal" was also recorded by the Brothers Four on "Rally 'Round!," Columbia CL 1479, LP (196?); and by Lo Jai on "Lo Jai: French Traditional Music from the Limousin," Shanachie 21008, LP (1986). If I understand correctly, it also says the original title was "Demanda de la Novia." However, that looks more like Spanish than French to me.

(I will send a message to thwolters@home.nl)


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE PROPOSAL (Bergman,Bergman,Luboff)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 11:20 PM

Found at Lyricspedia.com:


THE PROPOSAL
(Written by Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, & Norman Luboff, based on a Hatian folk song)
As sung by the Brothers Four on "Rally 'Round" (1960)

CHORUS: Ma'moiselle, je vous aime pour tout ma vie.
How I want to marry you!
Never, ever have I proposed before.
What I tell you is true.
Ma'moiselle, je vous aime pour tout ma vie.
How I want to marry you!
I can promise most happy life with me
If you answer "I do."

1. I travel over mountain and hill,
Even sail the tropical sea.
I never feel excitement until
You look in the direction of me.
Now the situation is clear.
No more travelling will I do.
Because I have romantic idea,
And you know it's all about you. CHORUS

2. I'll build a house for you in the sun.
From the window we'll see the moon.
We'll be the envy of ev'ryone,
And we'll be more than two very soon.
Oh, to think this happen to me,
To settle down and pick me a wife,
With all the pretty fish in the sea,
To want to give up fishing for life! CHORUS


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