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Lyr Req: Her Front Name is Hannar

toadfrog 31 Mar 01 - 02:53 PM
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Subject: Her first name is Hannah
From: toadfrog
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 02:53 PM

This is a song my mother used to sing, and I've never heard anywhere else. I can't recall all the lyrics, and wonder if anyone else does. It sounds very ANONYMOUS.

ANONYMOUS
Song my mother used to sing (Title unknown)


The heart in my bosom has lately been stole
By a sweet blushing maiden just forty years old.
She's a half-Irish blonde,
And she likes pork and beans.
Her feet are her features; she wears 17's!

Oh her first name is Hannah.
Her father's a tanner,
And on him she does hammer
In an artistic manner.
Singing Star Spangled Banner
While on the Piano . . . . .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 03:20 PM

Hi, Toadfrog - be careful when you use angle brackets in posting stuff. Anything enclosed in angle brackets <> is interpreted as HTML, and what you posted locked the thread and I had to do some fancy footwork to fix it. Also, remember that line breaks are <br> - you put "bk" in several places.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: toadfrog
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 04:14 PM

Joe: What can I say? This is the only online group I ever wanted to join, and I just haven't learned the protocol. Thanks for your quick work, and I'll try to avoid these mistakes in the future.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 05:31 PM

No need to apologize for making an HTML mistake, Toadfrog. I wish people would apologize when they've been nasty, but they rarely do.

I've checked my usual sources for this song, and haven't had any luck. I hope somebody comes up with something.
-Joe offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 05:14 PM

Sounds like a "music hall/vaudville tune. Joe, did you check Levy? I'll go see if I can find anything.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 03:55 AM

Nope - checked Levy and the Library of Congress, and several Music Hall books.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: toadfrog
Date: 16 May 01 - 03:59 PM

Hello all:
If some kindly soul having knowledge sees this thread, can you tell me if maybe the song can be found by its tune? It is a nice, catchy tune, although in my inexperience, I may have done it injustice.

T:Her First Name is Hannah
M:3/4
L:1/4
Q:60
C:unk
R:w
K:C
GCG|EGA|EGF|EFz|FED|B,C,D|ABA|G^FG|GGC|BCE|GGA|^GAB|AGE|FGC|edA|BCZ||
2/B2/AGE|FGC|BBA|^GBA|2/F2/EDE|FBA|
2/A2/BAG|^FAG|2/E2/DC,E|GCC|CBA|^GBA|

% ABC2Win Version 2.1 5/16/2001


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 May 01 - 06:18 PM

I put it in my abc prog and played it (abc is fine, btw) and it is vaguely familiar, but I can't put a name on it. Sorry, toadie. One other question--what country were you raised in, or, what country did your mom learn it in? That could make a difference.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: toadfrog
Date: 16 May 01 - 09:20 PM

Sorcha, you truly have a beautiful soul, thanks for the try!

I was raised in the United States, and so was my mother. I sort of suspect she had that song from her mother, to me it has a kind of 1880's or 90's sound.

My mother, by the way, was born in Palo Alto, CA in 1910, at which time its population was ca. 5000!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: toadfrog
Date: 15 Jul 01 - 03:59 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: Rincon Roy
Date: 16 Jul 01 - 09:37 AM

(Maybe it's this one:)

her 1st name is Hannah she stepped on a banana or kicked a tin canna shoulda walked, but she ranna bruised a shin, gotta tanna

(nah, probably not)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jul 01 - 09:42 AM

Hope your mom bought real estate!

I've searched for this as well with no results.

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: Charmion
Date: 16 Jul 01 - 03:47 PM

Is it possible that you are struggling with Hard-hearted Hanna, the vamp of Savannah, GA?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 16 Jul 01 - 08:00 PM

Nice to see this song requested again. I'd searched here because I thought there was a song or recitation (possibly a Robert Service poem) related to Yusuf Youhana, the Pakistani fast bowler. Couldn't find it, but the Hard Hearted Hanna was still rewarding.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her first name is Hannah
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Sep 11 - 12:42 AM

WorldCat.org lists several libraries that have the sheet music, described as follows:

HER FRONT NAME IS HANNAR
Words by Barry Carter, music by John A. Armstrong
Philadelphia, J.E. Ditson & Co., 1877.

"As sung by Hughey Dougherty. Carncross and Dixey's Minstrels."

First line: "The heart in my bosom has lately been stoled"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her Front Name is Hannar
From: toadfrog
Date: 04 Aug 14 - 02:28 PM

Thanks Jim!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her Front Name is Hannar
From: GUEST,#
Date: 05 Aug 14 - 01:05 PM

http://www.loc.gov/item/sm1877.03663/

You can enlarge the sheet music there, upper left of page that opens.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HER FRONT NAME IS HANNAR
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Aug 14 - 12:56 PM

Here's my transcription from the sheet music. (Thanks to our last guest for the link.)


HER FRONT NAME IS "HANNAR"
Words by Barry Carter; music by John A. Armstrong
"Comic song as sung by Hughey Dougherty, Carncross and Dixey's Minstrels"
Philadelphia: J. E. Ditson & Co., ©1877.

1. The heart in my bosom has lately been stol'd
By a sweet blushing maiden just forty years old.
She's a half Irish blonde and she likes pork and beans.
Her feet are a feature; she wears seventeens.

CHORUS: Her front name is Hannar.
Her father's a tanner,
But him she does hammer
In an artistic manner.
She sings "Star-Spangled Banner"
And "Aileen Alanner."
With a toothbrush I fan her
When she thumps the pianner.

2. Her "more antique pull-back" cost six cents a yard;
Sacque hat, gloves and parasol, forty-six cents.
She shall be a lady like Bridget O'Grady,
For I've wealth to get and don't mind the expense.

3. Her mouth, well, it stretches from ear to ear.
A better provision store never was found.
I've never kissed her; I'm afraid to go near.
I'd surely fall in, then I know I'd be drowned.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Her Front Name is Hannar
From: GUEST,#
Date: 06 Aug 14 - 01:54 PM

Good work, Jim. I tried, but with the page magnifying and moving around as much as it was I had to pack that in. Thank you.


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