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Lyr Req: On the Front Porch (from Burl Ives)

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Subject: Front Porch sung by Burl Ives
From: Karen
Date: 19 Dec 96 - 03:42 PM

I am looking for the words/tabs/chords to "The Front Porch" sung by Burl Ives in the Disney film "Summer Magic". Can anybody help?


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Subject: RE: Front Porch sung by Burl Ives
From: raredance@aol.com
Date: 12 Jan 97 - 05:09 PM

Karen,

I know this is a feeble response. "On the Front Porch" was written by Richard & Robert Sherman and recorded by Burl Ives in the 1963 Disney. The song can be found in a 3 CD box set: The Music Of Disney - A Legacy In Song. Unfortunately my son has the CDs at college. I have only the box. The Sherman brothers were Disney's staff song writers in the 60's and wrote songs for Parent Trap, Sword In the Stone, In Search of the Castaways, The Monkey's Uncle, That Darn Cat, The Happiest Millionaire, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and Mary Poppins. I know, useless information and not the words to the song.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ON THE FRONT PORCH (Sherman & Sherman)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 08:38 PM

On the Front Porch
Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by: Burl Ives

[A] Three creaky wooden stairs
Those squeaky rocking chairs
The well worn welcome mat
The lattice vines
The happy times

[B] All I want to do
When the day is through
Is linger here on the front porch with you.
From the wicker swing
While the night birds sing,
We'll watch the fireflies sparkin', do some sparkin' too.
How the hours fly
As the moon drifts by!
How sweet the air as we stare at the sight!
Oh, how I love to linger here like this,
Hold your hand, and steal a kiss
Or two
On the front porch with you.

[Repeat part B]


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Subject: RE: Front Porch sung by Burl Ives
From: DougR
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 09:13 PM

Karen: I think it's interesting that your college age son took Burl Ives CDs with him! Must be a fine, fine, boy!

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Front Porch sung by Burl Ives (answered)
From: GUEST,Bluesgrrlk8@aol.com
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 02:29 PM

I'm looking for these chords too! So if you find them, please let me know!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Front Porch sung by Burl Ives
From: GUEST,Kris
Date: 02 Aug 04 - 01:14 AM

I too am looking for the chords for this song "on the front porch" sung by Burl Ives. Any ideas for getting them?? Kris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Front Porch sung by Burl Ives
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 01:44 AM

Believe it or not, most Disney songs are fairly complicated, at least from my point of view. I'm an amatuer (in every sense of the word) Ukulele player, and "On the Front Porch" is right up my alley.

There's tons of transition chords, just like every other Disney tune, like E-flat, B-flat, Dm7, Cm6, C#dim7, and such, but you can get by with 3 or 4 basics. Here's how I play it:


(C7)          F
All I want to do
                D7
When the day is through
          G7
Is linger here on the front porch With you
                C7
From the wicker swing
                      Dm
While the night birds sing
                G7
We'll watch the fireflies sparkin'
                C7
Do some sparkin' too
             F
How the hours fly
                   D7
As the moon drifts by --
             G7
How sweet the air As we stare At the sky
          F
Oh! How I love to linger here like this
                            D7      G7
Hold your hand, and steal a kiss Or two
       C7               F      (C7)
On the front porch with you


Repeat



For more help, search for the "Disney Fake Book". Over 240 songs, and well worth the $25!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Front Porch sung by Burl Ives
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 01:46 AM

OK, so the spacing didn't work out just right, but you'll figure it out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On the Front Porch (from Burl Ives)
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 05:57 AM

Yhe one and only time I saw Burl Ives live was back in the 1970's. He did a recitation about the 'OLd Front Porch', with lines like 'I really miss the old front porch'. Does anyone have the words to that, I'd love to see them. Thanks in advance, Roy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On the Front Porch (from Burl Ives)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 12:10 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTH3yk0i5pU


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD FRONT PORCH
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Jan 14 - 02:59 AM

THE OLD FRONT PORCH
As recited by Burl Ives on "We Americans: A Musical Journey with Burl Ives"

I miss the wicker chair and table freshly painted every spring,
The old folks in the rocker, and the children in the swing,
And the trellis by the railing where the brown thrush used to sing.
I really miss the old front porch.

And I miss the neighbor playin' banjo, singing songs of long ago,
And the jokes we heard on headsets from our crystal radio,
And the faint bouquet of lilacs when the breeze began to blow.
I really miss the old front porch.

It was a place to run from showers,
For spending wondrous hours
Watching rainbows in the sky,
For reading Sunday's funnies,
And hoping the Easter bunny
Might leave a basket there as he hopped by.

And I miss that pretty girl in pigtails looking like a dream in white,
Who joined me in the shadows holding hands till late at night.
It's funny how the tears come back to dim my eyes tonight,
But I really miss the old front porch.

I miss the jack-o-lantern pumpkin in the corner by the rail,
And the window soaped on Halloween my some mischievous male,
The witches ridin' cornstalks, a ghostly fairy tale.
I really miss the old front porch.

And I miss the happy sound of footsteps of a holiday surprise,
Smiles of friends and relatives with Christmas in their eyes,
And the snow stomped from boot lashes(?) of every shape and size.
I really miss the old front porch.

It's a place for apple pie
On the fourth day of July,
A place to wave your country's flag,
A place for friends to share
Bursting fireworks in the air
And popcorn from a big brown bag.

And I miss that valentine she left there in the mailbox by the door,
The two hearts with an arrow from the little country store.
You'd think that I wouldn't care that I don't get 'em anymore,
But I do; I miss the old front porch.

- - - - -
The recording I transcribed from was 4:12 in length, and was completely recited, not sung. There is another shorter recording—between 2:58 and 3:11 in length—shorter only because the tempo is a bit faster—that appears on many other albums. On that recording, Ives sings the two 6-line bridges, and there are backup singers that sing the refrain "I miss the old front porch" along with his speaking it. There are only a few minor differences in the words.

Apparently "boot lashes" are a real thing, because I found the term in some old books, but it is rare, and I couldn't find a definition. "Boot laces" come to mind, but it's hard to see how boot laces would leave a significant amount of snow on a porch, compared to the boots themselves. It even occurred to me he might be saying "galoshes" rather than "boot lashes" but that sounds rather far-fetched.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On the Front Porch (from Burl Ives)
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 23 Jan 14 - 04:46 PM

Thank you Jim, that is the one I was looking for. I remember how effective it was when Burl recited it with that beautiful speaking voice of his. .It was one of the highlights of a superb concert.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On the Front Porch (from Burl Ives)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Jan 14 - 06:49 PM

RoyH: In answer to your PM: Links don't work well in PMs, so I'll post the links here.

"We Americans: A Musical Journey with Burl Ives" appears to be an album published by the National Geographic Society as a vinyl LP in 1978. I can't find any source that says it's available as a CD.

Here's where you can order the album from Amazon.com.

Here's a more complete description of the album from Discogs.com


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