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Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song

Tony in Darwin 16 Jun 01 - 01:08 AM
Sorcha 19 Jun 01 - 10:34 AM
Sorcha 19 Jun 01 - 06:39 PM
Tony in Darwin 20 Jun 01 - 03:27 AM
Tony in Darwin 04 Jul 01 - 08:30 AM
IanC 04 Jul 01 - 08:50 AM
Sorcha 04 Jul 01 - 12:41 PM
GUEST,Brigie 04 Jul 01 - 01:31 PM
JennieG 04 Jul 01 - 11:57 PM
Brian Hoskin 05 Jul 01 - 04:44 AM
Tony in Darwin 06 Jul 01 - 07:09 PM
Jim Dixon 14 Jan 12 - 05:42 PM
GUEST,999 14 Jan 12 - 08:23 PM
GUEST,Tony in Darwin 14 Jan 12 - 08:31 PM
GUEST,cathym 23 Jan 12 - 08:33 PM
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Subject: Old Patchwork Song
From: Tony in Darwin
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 01:08 AM

Can anyone supply more lyrics and a tune; we found this reference in "The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America" by Carrie A. Hall, dated 1935

"Grannie sits in her oaken chair
The firelight flits o'er her silvery hair
The silent children around her sit
As she pieces her patchwork coverlet
She tells them her story of London Town
And shows them the scraps of her bridal gown
Each fragment there is a printed page
With mem'ries written 'twixt youth and age

From the old song, Patchwork"

Any help at all would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Tony


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 10:34 AM

I have looked all over the net, and only found the same frag above with no more credits than that. I wonder if I could ILL the book (out of print) and see if there are any more credits in it? Obviously, there won't be more verses, but maybe a credit???


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Jun 01 - 06:39 PM

It's driving me nuts, so I ILL'd the book from my library. We'll see if there is any accreditation in the actual book..........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: Tony in Darwin
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 03:27 AM

Sorcha, your resourcefulness is an inspiration !!!


Tony


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: Tony in Darwin
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 08:30 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: IanC
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 08:50 AM

Sorry, nothing comes up on the web except this, which is probably what Sorcha found.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 12:41 PM

Yes, it's the same. I did ILL the book, and there is NOTHING more in it--not even in the bibliography. Sorry. It's a neat book, tho.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: GUEST,Brigie
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 01:31 PM

I found a site that has a CD from a Canadian Quilter. She has written a few songs. You can listen to samples and if you are that imprssed you can even order the CD. It is under Quilting CD - sorry couldn't work the Url. But if you search for Quilting songs in your search machine you'll find it. have a listen ,,,,,,,and a laugh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: JennieG
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 11:57 PM

I have the CD that Guest Brigie mentions, it is a beauty - several of the songs have a connection to Oz too.
Cheers
Jennie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 05 Jul 01 - 04:44 AM

I've found the site, here's a link for you here

Brian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: Tony in Darwin
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 07:09 PM

Thanks to all for your perseverance.
Perhaps I should have mentioned that the "we" in the original question was, in fact, my friend and sometime singing partner Cathy Miller. Cathy and her husband John (who also sings with us) spend part of each year in Darwin. Cathy attended a few quilting classes run by my partner, Jenny Armour, and did a lot of the song-writing for that CD in Oz.

But it seems that, for now, there's nothing more to be found about the song in my first post.

Thanks for all your efforts. I'll send Cathy a copy of this thread...she'll love the circular nature of the quest!!!

Cheers, Tony


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jan 12 - 05:42 PM

I found several books that contain the same verse that Tony posted. None had any more, but one did give a source:

PATCHWORK
Words by H. L. D'Arcy Jaxone, music by Odoardo Barri, sung by Madame Antionette Sterling.
London: B. Williams, [1883]

The British Library has the sheet music. That's all I was able to find.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Jan 12 - 08:23 PM

http://www.sheetmusicwarehouse.co.uk/details.php?ref=8491


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: GUEST,Tony in Darwin
Date: 14 Jan 12 - 08:31 PM

Thanks Jim and GUEST,999...I'll pass this news on to Cathy.

Cheers, Tony


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Patchwork Song
From: GUEST,cathym
Date: 23 Jan 12 - 08:33 PM

Thank you, especially Tony and Jim, for all the research on this. I'll get in touch with the British Library and see if they can help me on this. What a great resource you all are!!!


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