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Lyr/Chords Req: A Violet from Mother's Grave

Irish sergeant 11 Apr 01 - 07:38 PM
Sorcha 11 Apr 01 - 08:12 PM
Irish sergeant 11 Apr 01 - 09:01 PM
Malcolm Douglas 11 Apr 01 - 09:04 PM
Sorcha 11 Apr 01 - 09:09 PM
Malcolm Douglas 11 Apr 01 - 09:39 PM
Irish sergeant 11 Apr 01 - 09:45 PM
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Malcolm Douglas 12 Apr 01 - 11:49 AM
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Subject: A violet from Mother's Grave
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 07:38 PM

Greetings all: I'm still researching the novel on Jack the Ripper I told you about. I'm looking for the lyrics and hopefully guitar chords for a song called "A Violet From Mother's Grave" It is reputed that Mary Jane Kelly, the last accepted victim of Jack the Ripper was singing that the day before she was murdered. Kindest reguards, NEil


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A violet from Mother's Grave
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 08:12 PM

Neil, Click here! I hope for both sheet music and lyrics.........it's in a Jack the Ripper site notebook thing........


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A violet from Mother's Grave
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 09:01 PM

Sorcha: I tried, no go. It isn't letting me into the bloody thing. Thank you. Actually, I've gotten a lot of my research from that sight. Again, Thank you. Kindest reguards, NEil


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A violet from Mother's Grave
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 09:04 PM

Netscape plays the midi, but doesn't display the images or text, except for the dating agency advert, which seems a little ironic somehow.  IE displays the images and text, but only after it has complained that "the plugin" didn't initialise properly, and doesn't play the midi.  The designer of the site seems to have made the mistake of using proprietory code to display image files instead of letting the browsers do it themselves, and presumably didn't bother to test it properly!  If you can't get it to work, there's a copy of the 1881 sheetmusic at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music:

A VIOLET FROM MOTHER'S GRAVE

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A violet from Mother's Grave
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 09:09 PM

Aw sheet. When I clicked on my clickie, it worked for me. What else could I try? I don't want to try cut and paste here.......that is verboten.......did you find it at Levy?(frustration....)


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Subject: Lyr Add: A VIOLET FROM MOTHER'S GRAVE (Will H. Fox
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 09:39 PM

Maybe your browser is better set up than mine! For the sake of it, here are the lyrics given on that site:


A VIOLET FROM MOTHER'S GRAVE
Words and music by Will H. Fox.
Philadelphia: J. W. Pepper, 1881.

1. Scenes of my childhood arise before my gaze,
Bringing recollections of bygone happy days.
When down in the meadow in childhood I would roam,
No one's left to cheer me now within that good old home,
Father and Mother, they have pass'd away;
Sister and brother, now lay beneath the clay,
But while life does remain to cheer me, I'll retain
This small violet I pluck'd from mother's grave.

CHORUS: Only a violet I pluck'd when but a boy,
And oft'times when I am sad at heart this flow'r has giv'n me joy;
But while life does remain in memoriam I'll retain,
This small violet I pluck'd from mother's grave.

2. Well I remember my dear old mother's smile,
As she used to greet me when I returned from toil,
Always knitting in the old arm chair,
Father used to sit and read for all us children there,
But now all is silent around the good old home;
They all have left me in sorrow here to roam,
But while life does remain, in memoriam I'll retain
This small violet I pluck'd from mother's grave.


Text copied and pasted from the "View Source" page, formatting edited.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A violet from Mother's Grave
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 09:45 PM

I found it! Now all I have to do is find a bloody magnafying glass. It printed at 1/4 of the normal size for sheet music. Thank you all for such quick and splendid results! kindest reguards, Neil


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A violet from Mother's Grave
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 10:38 PM

Ah, thank you Malcolm, and I'm sorry Neil, but that is the way sheet music usually prints for me, except for JC's Tune finder. Even then, it is small, but the resolution is usually such that I can take it to a copy machine and blow it up. Levy is esp. bad about print resolution.......


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A violet from Mother's Grave
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 12 Apr 01 - 08:46 AM

Sorcha and Malcolm: Thanks a million! The lyrics were the important part anyway and as I type, they are printing. We have lyrics!! You guys are the greatest! Kindest reguards, Neil


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A violet from Mother's Grave
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 12 Apr 01 - 11:49 AM

Trying to print images from a browser is a pain in the bum, sure enough.  Here are two things you can do if you don't have image editing software from which you can print.

(1) Save the image files to your computer.  (2) Open a blank page in your text editor.  (3) Type the following: <center><img src="insert filename of image here" width="826" height="1053"></center>  Save the text page with an .html extension, in the same directory as the image, and open it in your browser; repeat the process for each image.  You probably won't be able to read the text, but the staff notation should be legible.  This will display the image at about the right size for printing on an A4 size sheet of paper; you may have to tweak the measurements, which are in pixels, to fit it to American paper sizes.  It works for me in IE, but for some reason Netscape prints only 1/4 of the blasted page.  Set your printer to a fairly high resolution if you can.

Alternatively (a bit easier), if you have Microsoft Word you can insert the images into pages in a document and re-size them there.  Same result; I imagine you can do it in other word processing programs, too.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A Violet from Mother's Grave
From: GUEST,Mike Gallagher
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 02:22 PM

i'd like the guitar chords for the song a violet from mother's grave,please


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