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Songs my Mother sang to me.

GUEST 10 Apr 01 - 10:40 PM
Jimmy C 10 Apr 01 - 11:04 PM
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Bob Bolton 10 Apr 01 - 11:45 PM
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Bugsy 11 Apr 01 - 04:55 AM
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GUEST,Philippa 11 Apr 01 - 05:35 PM
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Max Johnson 15 Dec 11 - 11:38 AM
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Subject: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 10:40 PM

I'm trying to learn some of the songs my mother used to sing.

I.E. I'll take you home again Kathleen. I'll be your sweetheart. (If that is the correct title.) Let me call you sweetheart. Now is the hour.

I'm only a mediocre guitarist but if anyone can help with chords that are not too difficult, then I would be grateful.

I've had some help from Mudcat folks already but I'm just digging for more.

BS


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Jimmy C
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 11:04 PM

I'll take you home again Kathleen " is in the DT.

I only know a little bit of these two , but I'm sure athe lyrics for all four will be here soon. Sorry I can't help with the chords.

Now Is The Hour When We Must Say Goodbye
Soon I'll Be Sailing Far Across The Sea
While I'm Away, Please Remember me
????????

Let Me Call You Sweetheart
I'm in love with you
Let me hear you whisper
That you love me too
Keep the love light shining in your eyes of blue
Let me call you sweetheart
I'm in love with you


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Night Owl
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 11:16 PM

Reader's Digest published a great book of old songs.......lost the book and can't remember the name...."Treasury of Songs"...maybe.........lost the book here..BUT my mother and I spent hours playing and singing with it. I'm interested to read what others suggest in this thread.....thanks for posting.


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Subject: Lyr Add: NOW IS THE HOUR^^
From: Giac
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 11:30 PM

NOW IS THE HOUR

Now is the hour
When we must say goodbye.
Soon you'll be sailing
Far across the sea.

While you're away
Oh, then, remember me.
When you return
You'll find me waiting here.

Sunset glow fades in the west.
Night o'er the valley is creeping.
Birds cuddle down in their nest
Soon all the world will be sleeping.

Now is the hour
When we must goodbye.
Soon you'll be sailing
Far across the sea.

While you're away
Oh, then, remember me.
When you return
You'll find me waiting here.


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 11:45 PM

G'day,

Giac: Isn't "Now is the hour" The Maori Farewell?

GUEST - BS: I have a couple of Allans (Australian publisher) collections of popular songs called Grandfather's Songs and Grandmother's Songs. They have all the good old songs (and the ones that aren't there, are in World War Songs, another of their collections!) ... a bit difficult to scan the words into OCR, since they are in multi-page sheet music format, but it is possible.

However, I'm off the Canberra for the (Australian) National Folk Festival and won't be back until the middle of next week. I will bookmark the thread and, if you have not been helped, I will scan (or type) them in.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Amos
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 11:46 PM

My mother had a handful of favorites and taught us to sing harmonies to them as well. White Wings, Mavourneen, and several lullabies which would be banned for political incorrectitude today.

One fgood resource might be an old copy of the Fireside Book of Songs, which was broad-spectrum Americana.

A


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Giac
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 11:52 PM

I'm sure you're right, Bob, I seem to recall that it comes, in the form we know in the U.S., from New Zealand.

I first learned it at a girls camp way too many years ago, and a good many of the songs we used came from New Zealand and Australia -- as I found out much later.


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Amergin
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 12:04 AM

My mother used to sing me the Witchdoctor song......and whenever I came out of the tub, Here he is Mr. America.....


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: alison
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 12:27 AM

I'll be your sweetheart
if you will be mine
all my life I'll be your valentine
blue bells I've gathered
take them and be true
when I'm a man, my plan
will be to marry you

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 04:46 AM

Bob Bolton

Thanks Bob. Pity I can't pop over and pick them up. Perth is a bit far though.

Maybe you can fax them when you get back.

I'm in Kalgoorlie, WA. As far as Folk Music is concerned, it's a cultural desert here.

BS


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Bugsy
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 04:55 AM

GUEST - Greetings from Perth WA.

If you go into Kalgoorlie Sound Centre and ask Lynne Pinner for the best of The Furey's CD, it will most probaby Cost you around $10-15, and has ALL the songs on it that you are looking for.

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 06:27 AM

Cheers Bugsy.

Will do. Wonder if the CD has one of my personal favourites. I know it well but not the title. It goes.

When first I saw the lovelight in your eyes. I thought the world held naught but joy for me. Etc.

PS Wish we could get some Freo/Perth artists to visit Kal. We'ver tried but can't get a big enough audience to cover costs.

Regards

Bill


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Gervase
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 07:44 AM

I was raised on Burl Ives' stuff, which my mother sang to me all through my childhood. There's a great CD of kids' songs by Ives available - for me, at least, it brought back some wonderful memories.


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: alison
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 08:47 AM

I'm sure it does have that .. it is called "when you were sweet 16".... and was one of their biggest hits...

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Jimmy C
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 11:03 AM

"when you were sweet 16"... was an unexpected hit for the Furies, unfortunately they do not sing all the words to this nice song. Perry Como,, Al Jolson and Bonnie Thornton all recorded it years ago. It was written for Bonnie by her husband James Thornton. The complete words can be found on the Lester.S. Levy collection website.

Jimmy


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 05:35 PM

I gave this one in another thread on a similar topic. No one said they knew it:
Oh someday there will be a big company
that will buy up all the air
The rich will whiff and the poor will sniff
and there'll be no air to spare
Oh there'll be a meter, the company cheater
will ring up as you snore
And if you're broke, you're going to choke
when they buy up all the air.

Can you picture it, folks,
there a nickel a smell
and every time you take a breath
the meter will ring a bell
Oh there'll be a meter, the company cheater
will ring up as you snore
And if you're broke, you're going to choke
when they buy up all the air.


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Subject: RE: Sangs my Mother sang to me.
From: GUEST,Sally, Brandon
Date: 30 Nov 11 - 01:29 PM

My husband used to sing this song and I once was able to get the words on the internet, but not the music. would like to download it.


THE SANGS MY MOTHER SANG TO ME
'George's Song'

I long to hear the melodies my mother used to sing,
in memories of my childhood days, in my ears I hear them ring
.
There's an echo in each melody that goes beyond recall,
the sangs my mother used to sing are the sweetest sangs of all.

I have heard the 'Mavis' singing! She oft times sang to me,
by yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes,
when I was but a child upon her knee-ee-ee.

And it was here, within a mile of old Edinburgh Town,
for there's not a place in all-ll this world, back in my ain wee house.

And I'd give the world to hear again, the sangs my mother used to sing.


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: GUEST,Bek
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 08:18 PM

@GUEST.Sally. Brandon

I have similar version of those same lyrics that my grandmother showed to me fairly recently. I have also been trying to find out what the song was called or if it is one of those old songs that are a mishmosh of lyrics from other songs of that time.

Here is the song my great grandmother used to sing to my grandmother when she was a little girl (as per a very old hand written note):

I have heard the Mavis singing
She oft times sang tae me
By yon bonnie banks & by yon bonnie braes
When I was but a child upon her knee
It was there within a mile of (o') old Edinburgh toon
Through the old hoose the melody still clings
For there's not a place in all the world

And I'd give the world to hear again
The songs my mither used tae sing

The thing is, that there seems to be a bit of the paper missing, and if would be great to fill in the gap for her if possible.


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Max Johnson
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 11:38 AM

Songs my mother taught me in the days long vanished.
Seldom from her eyelids were the teardrops banished...


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'LL BE YOUR SWEETHEART
From: Megan L
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 12:11 PM

I'LL BE YOUR SWEETHEART

I'll be your sweetheart if you will be mine
All my life I'll be your Valentine
Bluebells I've gathered, keep them and be true
When I'm a man, my plan will be to marry you

One day I saw two lovers in a gar-arden
A little lad and lass with golden hair
They looked as sweet as honey in a bee-eehive
And so I stood and watched the youthful pair

The lad all blushing gave the maid a kiss
And tenderly he whispered this

I'll be your sweetheart if you will be mine
All my life I'll be your Valentine
Bluebells I've gathered, keep them and be true
When I'm a man, my plan will be to marry you

I'll be your sweetheart if you will be mine
All my life I'll be your Valentine
Bluebells I've gathered, keep them and be true
When I'm a man, my plan will be to marry you

I'll be your sweethear (Rosmarie)
cant remember chords for it though


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Subject: Lyr Add: LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART
From: Megan L
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 12:20 PM

few people sing all the words to LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART

1. I am dreaming Dear of you, day by day
Dreaming when the skies are blue, When they're gray;
When the silv'ry moonlight gleams, Still I wander on in dreams,
In a land of love, it seems, Just with you.

CHORUS: Let me call you "Sweetheart," I'm in love with you.
Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.
Keep the love-light glowing in your eyes so true.
Let me call you "Sweetheart," I'm in love with you.

2. Longing for you all the while, More and more;
Longing for the sunny smile, I adore;
Birds are singing far and near, Roses blooming ev'rywhere
You, alone, my heart can cheer; You, just you.

CHORUS: Let me call you "Sweetheart," I'm in love with you.
Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.
Keep the love-light glowing in your eyes so true.
Let me call you "Sweetheart," I'm in love with you.

Dad told me it was originally written in around 1910 but this is the earliest recording i can find

Let me call you sweetheart (Shannon Quartet 1926)


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Subject: Lyr Add: BONNY MARY O ARGYLE
From: Megan L
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 12:34 PM

I have heard the mavis singing is also the first line of the Song "BONNY MARY O ARGYLE" Who it was said Robert Buirnes had asked to go with him to Jamaica but she died shortly before they were due to leave and he remained in Scotland.


I[G] have heard the mavis [C]singing
His [D7]love song to the [G]morn
I have seen the dew-drop[C] clinging
To the [G]rose just [D7]newly [G]born
But a [Em]sweeter song has[B7] cheer'd me
At the ev'ning's gentle[Em] close
And I've [A7]seen an eye still[D] brighter
Than the [A]dew-drop on the]D] rose
[D7]Twas thy [G]voice, my gentle[C] Mary
And thine [Am]artless, [D]winning [G]smile
That [G]made this world an [C]Eden
Bonnie[G] Mary [D7]of Ar[G]gyll.

Tho' thy voice may lose its sweetness
And thine eye its brightness too
Tho' thy step may lack its fleetness
And thy hair its sunny hue
Still to me wilt thou be dearer
Than all the world shall own
I have loved thee for thy beauty
But not for that alone
I have watched thy heart, dear Mary
And its goodness was the wile
That has made thee mine forever
Bonnie Mary of Argyll.

I have heard the mavis singing
His love song to the morn
I have seen the dew-drop clinging
To the rose just newly born
But a sweeter song has cheer'd me
At the ev'ning's gentle close
And I've seen an eye still brighter
Than the dew-drop on the rose
'Twas thy voice, my gentle Mary
And thine artless, winning smile
That made this world an Eden
Bonnie Mary of Argyll.


Bonnie Mary o Arglye (Count John MacCormack)


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Bert
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 02:19 PM

Don't tear it

Me little bottom drawer


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Acorn4
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 05:33 PM

Red Sails in the Sunset
Little Sir Echo


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: Bert
Date: 16 Dec 11 - 02:35 AM

Washing Up
This old Hat of Mine (A relative of All for me Grog)


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Subject: RE: Songs my Mother sang to me.
From: GUEST,Don Wise
Date: 16 Dec 11 - 04:18 AM

"There's a song that I recall my mother sang to me
She sang it as she tucked me in when I was 93........"


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