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Lyr Req/Add: Between Two Trees + Nobody's Child

Pixie 01 May 01 - 11:03 AM
Sorcha 01 May 01 - 11:15 AM
Malcolm Douglas 01 May 01 - 11:27 AM
Sorcha 01 May 01 - 11:31 AM
Malcolm Douglas 01 May 01 - 11:38 AM
GUEST,greg ashley 13 Nov 08 - 12:35 PM
Beer 13 Nov 08 - 12:36 PM
Beer 13 Nov 08 - 12:38 PM
ard mhacha 13 Nov 08 - 01:36 PM
meself 13 Nov 08 - 03:32 PM
GUEST,Merle 13 Nov 08 - 08:25 PM
GUEST 13 Aug 09 - 08:11 AM
GUEST,Hi there, I know how to sing Between Two tr 30 Oct 09 - 01:06 AM
GUEST,Bev Karakochuk 30 Oct 09 - 03:14 AM
GUEST,joancz 03 Jan 10 - 07:53 PM
Beer 03 Jan 10 - 08:16 PM
GUEST,Between Two Trees 07 Dec 10 - 07:53 AM
GUEST 26 Jun 11 - 01:05 PM
GUEST 04 Sep 12 - 11:34 PM
GUEST 04 Sep 12 - 11:59 PM
GUEST,leeneia 05 Sep 12 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,leeneia 05 Sep 12 - 02:00 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Sep 12 - 04:28 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Sep 12 - 05:31 PM
GUEST,L. Stead, B.C. Canada 16 Feb 13 - 04:06 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 17 Feb 13 - 11:35 AM
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Subject: Harry Hibbs
From: Pixie
Date: 01 May 01 - 11:03 AM

I'm looking for the lyrics of a song that Harry Hibbs was known for, and all I have to work with is that it starts with "Between two trees....."

Appreciate any help!

Thanks

Pixie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry Hibbs
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 May 01 - 11:15 AM

That is indeed the title, but all I could find is a RealAudio clip here(click). Didn't find any lyrics on line. Sorry.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BETWEEN TWO TREES (Charlie McKinnon)
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 01 May 01 - 11:27 AM

Found at  Frank White's Newfoundland Songs:

BETWEEN TWO TREES

(Written by Charlie McKinnon, popularized by Harry Hibbs.)

Between two trees, there lies a story true
A story true, that I will tell to you
Twas there that I, first fell in love with Sue
Her hair was gold, her eyes were oh, so blue

Between two trees, we kissed as lovers do
As lovers do, who know their love is true
We carved a heart, a heart deep in each tree
One heart for you, and one heart for me

And then we wed; We wed beneath two trees
Beneath two trees, we vowed til eternity
The trees looked down, looked down as if to say
God bless your love, on this, your wedding day

Between two trees, the years have swiftly flown
The years have flown, and I am all alone
But I have my book, my book of memories
Of the one who sleeps, she sleeps between two trees

Between two trees, we kissed as lovers do
As lovers do, who know their love is true
We carved a heart, a heart deep in each tree
One heart for you, and one heart for me.

Charlie McKinnon was from New Brunswisk, but that's all I've been able to discover.   Harry Hibbs of Newfoundland lived from 1942-1989, and was a singer and accordion player.  His album Between Two Trees was released in 1977.  (Information from  Canadian Music Periodical Index).

I couldn't find any information about the tune, so well done Sorcha!

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry Hibbs
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 May 01 - 11:31 AM

Good team, huh Malcolm?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry Hibbs
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 01 May 01 - 11:38 AM

Yup!  Have you had a look at  See how my true love,  by the way?  I've got nowhere with that one at all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry Hibbs
From: GUEST,greg ashley
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 12:35 PM

looking for a song by Harry , with blind boy who know one wants


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry Hibbs
From: Beer
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 12:36 PM

Is that the Orphan Child song?
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry Hibbs
From: Beer
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 12:38 PM

Nobody's Child

As [D] I was slowly passing [D7] by an [G] orphan's home one day,
I [A7] thought I'd stop a little while just to watch the children [D] play.
Alone, a boy was [D7] standing, and [G] when I asked him why,
He [A7] turned with eyes that could not see and this was his re-[D] ply.

Chorus>>>

I'm [G] nobody's child, [A7] nobody's [D] child.
[A7] I'm like a flower, just growing [D] wild.
No mommy's [D7] kisses and no [G] daddy's smiles,
Nobody [A7] wants me, I'm nobody's [D] child.

People come for children to take them for their own,
But they seem to pass me by and why I never know.
I know they want to take me, but when they see I'm Blind,
They always pick some other child and I am left behind.

Repeat Chorus>>>

No mommy's arms to hold me and soothe me when I cry,
Sometimes I feel so lonely, I wish that I could die.
I'll walk the street of heaven where all the blind can see,
Then I'll be like other kids, There'll be a place for me.

Repeat Chorus>>>


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry Hibbs
From: ard mhacha
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 01:36 PM

Harry Hibbs was a famous England goalkeeper and he stood between `two trees`.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry Hibbs
From: meself
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 03:32 PM

I take it then that the Charlie McKinnon who wrote Between Two Trees is not Charlie MacKinnon of Cape Breton who composed and recorded a number of songs that became popular in Atlantic Canada ... ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry Hibbs
From: GUEST,Merle
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 08:25 PM

BETWEEN TWO TREES

Between two trees, there lies a story true,
a story true, that I will tell to you.
'Twas there that I first fell in love with Sue.
Her hair was gold. Her eyes were, oh, so blue!

Chorus:
Between two trees, we kissed as lovers do,
as lovers do, who know their love is true,
we carved a heart, a heart deep in each tree,
one heart for her and one heart for me.

'Twas there we wed, we wed between two trees,
between two trees, we vowed 'till eternity.
The trees looked down, looked down as though to say
"God bless your love on this your wedding day".

Between two trees, the years have swiftly flown.
The years have flown. Now, I am all alone
but I have my book, my book of memories
of the one who sleeps. She sleeps between two trees.

*Repeat Chorus*


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 08:11 AM

I am looking for the song " Between Two Trees". I grew up with this song as it was my mothers favourite. I was hoping to download it and give it to her as a present. She is 91 yrs so this song has been around for some time.
Can anyone help[.

Jilska


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: GUEST,Hi there, I know how to sing Between Two tr
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 01:06 AM

I know how to Sing Between Two Trees, I was taught years ago, If you want to contact me my name is Bev at 02 6242 6414 I live in Australia now, I am from Canada, it's a beautiful song. It's my husband's and my song I sang it for my husband on our wedding day. Hope to hera from you
Bev Karakochuk


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: GUEST,Bev Karakochuk
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 03:14 AM

I know this song, I learned it yrs ago, If I could find a way I would love to sing it to your Mom, I'll keep checking this page, please respond
Cheers Bev


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: GUEST,joancz
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 07:53 PM

This was sung many year's ago by Hank Snow. I think he may have written it.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: Beer
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 08:16 PM

http://www.hillbilly-music.com/news/story/index.php?id=6025

And taken from this web site:
Hank Snow rode several of Mr. Coben's songs to the top of the charts, including 1949's "Nobody's Child," a heart-breaking ode to a blind orphan, which has been covered by more than a dozen other artists since then -- including the Beatles, and the Traveling Wilburys supergroup in 1990.

Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: GUEST,Between Two Trees
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 07:53 AM

I stillhave the original 78-single where a group of women sings the song. I think it can be the Andrew Sisters - not sure, as I'm not at home now. but they sing it "I first fell in love with you, Your har was gold, your eyes oh, so blue."

Regards,
Joan


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 01:05 PM

i tried to hormenize with who i though was charlie mac kinnon i played it at my wifes funneral,it did turn out reallie good.i hope to hrar from you in the future.real nics talkin to you...fr.duncan macpherson [thanks]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 12 - 11:34 PM

Best I can tell, written by Charlie MacKinnon, (as meself figured), singer-songwriter and steel-man, born in Little Bras d'Or, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia (1919 – 1987), "Between Two Trees" was popularized by "His Nibs" Harry Hibbs, who carried his accordion and songs from Bell Island, Newfoundland (1942 – 1989) to tremendous success across Canada and the British Isles.

There's some additional biographical info on MacKinnon to be found @ http://www.beatoninstitutemusic.ca/mining/when-youre-done-loading-coal.html

His Grandson, Bobby Currie, released an album "A Tribute to My Grandfather" in 2003 - and it contains Currie's recording of "Between Two Trees" - http://www.bobbycurrie.ca/Discgraphy.html

Today's generation of islanders now hold the torch, and the song, in an arrangement by Allison Crowe, was featured this Summer at the Gros Morne Music Festival in Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador's musical play, "Newfoundland Vinyl".

Early one morning, four of the cast captured this sweet and soulful take: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151183921510719

In the video are (clockwise from front left): Jessy Rose Matthews, Miranda Power, Leah Pritchard and Stephanie Stella Payne (also on guitar).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 12 - 11:59 PM

p.s. Versions by Charlie MacKinnon's, and his Grandson, Bobby Currie, don't appear to be on YouTube at present, but, there are several by Harry Hibbs, including this performance of "Between Two Trees" by "His Nibs":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r56JwUdUuJI

And, here's bio material on Hibbs:

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/emc/harry-hibbs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Sep 12 - 01:58 PM

It's a charming song. I've made a MIDI of it.

It's interesting to compare the versions of it on YouTube. With Harry Hibbs, the accordion is so loud I can't hear the melody. The video where somebody (I think the first name was Poss) plays it on accordion is wonderful, but I could never transcribe the song with all those ornaments in the way.

So I went with this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb_KjfB8T1M&feature=related

The singer will never win praise for his warm, resonant voice, but he makes it clear what the notes are and what the words are, and that's a good thing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Sep 12 - 02:00 PM

I should have said that I made the MIDI of 'Between Two Trees.'


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Subject: Lyr Add: BETWEEN TWO TREES (from Andrews Sisters)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Sep 12 - 04:28 PM

Apparently the attribution to McKinnon was mistaken. The song is quite a bit older than Hibbs' recording. I made this transcription from a recording found on Spotify, and I added discographical data from WorldCat and Billboard.


BETWEEN TWO TREES
Words and music by Virginia Walsh and Ted Johnson, © 1951.
As sung by The Andrews Sisters on "The Ultimate Collection" (2009); originally released 1951 on Decca 27421.

Between two trees, there lies a story true,
A story true, that I will tell to you:
'Twas there that I first fell in love with you.
Your hair was gold; your eyes were blue.

Between two trees, we kissed as lovers do,
As lovers do, who know their love is true.
We carved a heart, a heart deep in each tree:
A heart for you, a heart for me.

And when we wed, we wed beneath the trees.
Beneath the trees, we vowed eternities.
The trees looked down and smiled as though to say:
"God bless your love upon this wedding day."

Between two trees the years have swiftly flown.
The trees are bare and I am all alone.
I close the book, my book of memories
Of one who sleeps between two trees.


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Subject: Lyr Add: NOBODY'S CHILD (from Hank Snow)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Sep 12 - 05:31 PM

My transcription from a recording found at Spotify:


NOBODY'S CHILD
Words and music by Cy Coben & Mel Foree
As sung by Hank Snow and His Rainbow Ranch Boys on "Country Legends: Hank Snow" (2012); originally released as RCA Victor 21-0143 (78 rpm) and 48-0147 (45 rpm), 1949.

1. I was slowly passing an orphan's home one day,
And stopped there for a moment just to watch the children play.
Alone, a boy was standing, and when I asked him why,
He turned with eyes that could not see and he began to cry:

CHORUS: I'm nobody's child; I'm nobody's child.
I'm like a flower, just growin' wild.
No mommy's kisses and no daddy's smile,
Nobody wants me; I'm nobody's child.

2. People come for children and take them for their own,
But they all seem to pass me by and I am left alone.
I know they'd like to take me, but when they see I'm blind,
They always take some other child and I am left behind.

3. No mother's arms to hold me or soothe me when I cry,
Sometimes it gets so lonely here, I wish that I could die.
I'd walk the street of heaven where all the blind can see,
And just like all the other kids, there'd be a home for me.

4. SPOKEN: I just can't seem to figure out why the folks all pass me by,
'Cause I know that it's true that God takes little blind children with him in the sky;
And they tell me that I'm oh so pretty, and they seem to like my big curls of gold,
But then they take some other little child and I am left here all alone.


CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: GUEST,L. Stead, B.C. Canada
Date: 16 Feb 13 - 04:06 PM

Can someone post the chords for "Between Two Trees" for my husband who plays guitar & writes music.
Many, many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Between Two Trees/Nobody's Child
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 17 Feb 13 - 11:35 AM

Guest - the song can be done with just the three chords:

BETWEEN TWO TREES

(C)Between two trees, there lies a story (G7)true,
(G7)A story true, that I will tell to (C)you.
(C)'Twas there that I first fell in love with (F)Sue.
(F)Her hair was (C)gold. Her (G7)eyes were, oh, so (C)blue!

Chorus:
(C)Between two trees, we kissed as lovers (G7)do,
(G7)As lovers do, who know their love is (C)true,
(C)We carved a heart, a heart deep in each (F)tree,
(F)One heart for (C)her and (G7)one heart for (C)me.


If you want a bit of variety, you can transition from the C to F on line 3 by inserting a C7 (at fell in the verse for example).

And on the last line you can go to the G7 via Dm:

(F)Her hair was (C)gold. Her (Dm)eyes were, (G7)oh, so (C)blue!


Mick


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