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Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone

GUEST,jeanenepratt@onebox.com 27 Jul 01 - 12:53 AM
Metchosin 27 Jul 01 - 01:59 AM
GUEST,Gene 27 Jul 01 - 11:42 AM
GUEST,jeanene 13 Aug 01 - 03:46 AM
kendall 13 Aug 01 - 08:39 AM
Genie 22 Aug 01 - 06:03 AM
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Subject: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: GUEST,jeanenepratt@onebox.com
Date: 27 Jul 01 - 12:53 AM

There's a great old vaudeville type song called, "I Never See Maggie Alone," which sounds like something Eddie Cantor would have recorded. I sort of know the tune (at least to the chorus), but I would like the verses. The chorus goes: "There was her mother, her father, her sister, and her brother, Oh, I never see Maggie alone!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Jul 01 - 01:59 AM

If you put Maggie Dear in the Digitrad Search Box you will get the lyrics or you can click here


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Subject: Kenny Roberts Song
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 27 Jul 01 - 11:42 AM

Kenny Roberts recorded
I Never See Maggie Alone and
Choc'late Ice Cream Cone...

PM [gene] with email address for mp3/realaudio


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: GUEST,jeanene
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 03:46 AM

Gene, Can you email me at jeanenepratt@onebox.com and tell me your email address. I would like to get the audio and more info on the Kenny Roberts recording.

Also, a friend of mine sang another verse, about Maggie and the guy going for a drive and the car breaking down. When he looks under the hood, "There was her father, her mother, her sister and her brot her ... ." Does anyone have that verse?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: kendall
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 08:39 AM

I bought a roadster, two seated,
I even had it heated so I could see Maggie alone

While we were driving and kissing, the motor started missing
And, we were a long way from home.

I jumped right out then, fast as I could
Found what was wrong, for when I raised the hood
There was her father, her mother, her sister and her brother
Oh, I never see Maggie alone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: Genie
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 06:03 AM

Thanks, Kendall.

Now if I can only find the tune!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 22 Aug 01 - 10:49 AM

Jeanene

I EMAILED you an MP3 of it

to the above address???


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: Genie
Date: 23 Aug 01 - 11:52 AM

Gene, Thanks for sending it. I don't think I got it, but I'll check. (If I didn't recognize the sender or content from the email title, though, I might have deleted it unopened, thinking it was spam or might contain a virus.) If you send it again, I'll be watching for it. Again, thanks so much for your help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: Genie
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 01:33 PM

Any chance of getting a MIDI of this song for the Mudcat MIDIs?


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Subject: Lyrics & tune: Never See Maggie Alone/Maggie Dear
From: Genie
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 07:10 PM

Just refreshing this thread to say I have found several versions of the song at iTunes. Haven't decided which one to buy yet, but I've gotten a pretty good idea of the entire tune from listening to the 4 or 5 different sample clips at iTunes.

I'd still like to find a MIDI if anyone has one.

I had spent a lot of time trying to find the song under the title "Maggie, Dear," but it seems it's usually called "I Never See Maggie Alone."


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Subject: Audio file: I Never See Maggie Alone/Maggie Dear
From: Genie
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 08:51 PM

DK why it was so hard to find these things online back in 2001 -- mebbe these here "internets" is jes' gettin' bigger'n' better all da time?   Anyhow, I just found a listenable Real Audio file of the whole song

I Never See Maggie Alone
Irving Aaronson and His Commanders
Phil Saxe, vocal                                     1927
(Victor 20473)

Irving Aaronson led one of the more popular 1920s era dance bands, Unfortunately, he is probably best known today as the inevitable first entry in any discography or band leader listing of the period. Aaronson was a pianist who began performing at age 11 in silent movie theaters. He started his first band, the Crusaders, in 1926 and changed its name to the Commanders a few months later. Aaronson's sidemen included future bandleaders Artie Shaw, Gene Krupa and Tony Pastor.   The band remained active until the mid 1930s. During the early 1940s, Aaronson became a music director for MGM Studios where he worked until his death in 1963.

Both of this week's selections were introduced in 1926 and were quite popular. "Crazy Words - Crazy Tune" introduced the memorable nonsense phrase "Vo doe de o, vo doe doe de o doe." Also note the reference to then President Calvin Cooledge. "I Never See Maggie Alone" was also popular in Germany where it was featured in the 1928 Haller-Revue Schön Und Schick. - with Maggie's name changed to "Lilly." The song experienced another revival in 1949 with a million selling record by country singer Kenny Roberts.
free RAM version you can hear (but not save) . I think it's the Kenny Roberts version.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I NEVER SEE MAGGIE ALONE (Tilsley, Lynton
From: Genie
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 09:09 PM

And here are the lyrics with the car verse included:

I NEVER SEE MAGGIE ALONE (Maggie Dear)
(Words by Harry Tilsley, Music by Everett Lynton)
©1926 Bourne Company/Kassner Edward Music Co. (ASCAP)

Maggie Dear just won't go out alone.
It seems that she must have a chaperone.
When we go out, no matter where we're bound,
There's always somebody around.

She brings her father, her mother her sister and her brother,
Oh I Never See Maggie Alone.
She brings her uncles, her cousins, she's got 'em by the dozens,
Oh I Never See Maggie Alone.

And if I phone her, say to her sweet, "Where shall we meet?
Supposing that we eat,"
She brings her father, her mother her sister and her brother,
Oh I Never See Maggie Alone.

I bought a roadster, two seated - I even had it heated
So I could see Maggie alone.
We were out riding and kissin', the engine started missin'
And we were a long ways from home.

I got right out then as fast as I could;
I found out what was wrong when I opened up the hood:
There was her father, her mother her sister and her brother,
Oh I Never See Maggie Alonee.

One day she said she was wishin' that I would take her fishin'-
Oh I knew I'd see Maggie alone!
In a canoe then, we two then went glidin' o'er the water
Far from the noise of her home.

I threw my line in - I thought I'd catch a trout,
I got a bite and I pulled the line right out.

There was her father, her mother her sister and her brother,
I Never See Maggie Alone.
She brings her uncles, her cousins - she's got 'em by the dozens,
Oh I Never See Maggie,
I'd love to see Maggie
I Never See Maggie Alone

Words by Harry Tilsley, Music by Everett Lynton
©1926 Bourne Company/Kassner Edward Music Co. (ASCAP)

Alternate lyrics:
*You'll see her mater, her pater,
but don't you try to date her
'Cause you'll Never See Maggie Alone.



Note: One online lyric source says "
written by Ralph Covert ©2003 Waterdog Music (ASCAP)," but I think that's wrong. I'm betting on the Harry Tisdale/Everett Lynton attribution.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Apr 09 - 04:08 PM

Hello, I am interested in any copies you may have of I NEVER SEE MAGGIE ALONE... Also I believe there was a version by KENNY ROBERTS call I FINALLY GOT MAGGIE ALONE .... Any help would be greatly appreciated .... Regards loadsamusic


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: MartinRyan
Date: 05 Apr 09 - 04:28 PM

There's a (very) English equivalent called IIRC And her Mother Comes too.... ,

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: Genie
Date: 06 Apr 09 - 02:58 AM

I finally found several recordings of this song at iTunes, and I paid to download one of them.
It's by Ralph's World, and it was one of the most complete versions (with all the verses) and a very peppy arrangement.
It's only 99 cents. Well worth it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: MartinRyan
Date: 06 Apr 09 - 03:16 AM

And Her Mother Came Too

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: GUEST,LOADSAMUSIC
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 07:43 AM

I now have 2 versions of I NEVER SEE MAGGIE ALONE... by EDDIE CANTOR from the 1920's and KENNY ROBERTS ..[1949]....                                              I have also found a copy of I FINALLY GOT MAGGIE ALONE by KENNY ROBERTS.. CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A COPY                Regards... loadsamusic AT aol.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 04:35 PM

The Online 78-rpm Discography Project lists these recordings of I NEVER SEE MAGGIE ALONE:

Al Lentz & His Orchestra, 1927
Astorites, 1927
Bar Harbor Society Orchestra, 1927
Benny Strong, ca. 1949
Bill Perry's Entertainers, 1926
Billy Jones & Ernest Hare, 1927
Billy Mitchell, 1936
Black & White, 1928
Fenwyck's Novelty Orchestra, 1926
Honey Duke, 1927
Hot Lips Page, 1949
Irving Aaronson and His Commanders, 1927
Lou Gold & His Orchestra, 1926
Radio Aces (Macy & Smalle), 1927
Tony Pastor, 1949
Tower Dance Orchestra, 1926

You can hear the recording by Irving Aaronson and His Commanders at The Red Hot Jazz Archive. The vocalist sings only these lyrics, which I take to be the chorus:

She brings her father, her mother,
Her sister and her brother.
    Oh, I never see Maggie alone.
She brings her uncles, and cousins.
She's got 'em by the dozens.
    I never see Maggie alone.
And if I phone her, say to her, "Sweet,
Where shall we meet?
Supposing that we eat,"
She brings her father, her mother
Her sister and her brother.
    Oh, I never see Maggie alone.

[I think it's fairly typical of this period that recorded dance music omits most of the verses that are printed in the sheet music. I wonder what they did when they performed live?]


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 11:41 PM

I transcribed this from a sound sample:

I FINALLY GOT MAGGIE ALONE (excerpt)
Joe Grieshop, Erwin King, Kenny Roberts

...Now that we've got a dozen kids or more,
Our love life has gone out the door.
On Monday she washes the diapers.
On Tuesday she irons all my shirts.
On Wednesday she bakes all the pies and the cakes,
And on Thursday....

[As sung by Kenny Roberts on "Jumpin' & Yodelin'," Bear Family 159082, 1996]


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: Genie
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 10:31 AM

Jim, the chorus that's repeated is just this part:
She brings her father, her mother,
Her sister and her brother.
    Oh, I never see Maggie alone.
She brings her uncles, and cousins.
She's got 'em by the dozens.
    I never see Maggie alone.

This part varies throughout the song:
And if I phone her, say to her, "Sweet,
Where shall we meet?
Supposing that we eat,"

Then the repeated refrain:
She brings her father, her mother
Her sister and her brother.
    Oh, I never see Maggie alone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Never See Maggie Alone
From: GUEST,LOADSAMUSIC
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 07:04 PM

I have put versions of I Never Get Maggie Alone on my IMEEM page ....                                                                                                                                        EDDIE CANTOR is track 09 ..... KENNY ROBERTS is track 10 ...   KENNY ROBERTS I FINALLY GOT MAGGIE ALONE Track 11 ....                Feel free to listen to them .... Enjoy .... Here's the link ... http://www.imeem.com/people/RPjvWdc/playlist/1U_Mb1ru/for-oldies-website-music-playlist/


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Subject: I Finally Got Maggie Alone
From: Genie
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 09:09 AM

Thanks, LOADS. Here's a blicky of that URL:
LOADSAMUSIC's IMEEM page


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