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Lyr Req: Comfort Me With Apples? / So Many Others

GUEST,Rocky Bivens 31 Jul 01 - 01:38 PM
MMario 31 Jul 01 - 02:22 PM
MMario 31 Jul 01 - 02:23 PM
GUEST,Guest: MEJ 31 Jul 01 - 02:25 PM
Burke 31 Jul 01 - 06:05 PM
IanC 01 Aug 01 - 04:14 AM
Amos 01 Aug 01 - 05:07 PM
GUEST,Rocky Bivens 01 Aug 01 - 06:42 PM
GUEST 04 Sep 10 - 01:02 AM
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Subject: Comfort Me With Apples
From: GUEST,Rocky Bivens
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 01:38 PM

Does anyone know the composer and/or have the lyrics and/or know where I might find a recording?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comfort Me With Apples
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 02:22 PM

the only thing I could find was a song in Southern Harmony which includes part of the Song of Songs - is that what you were looking for?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comfort Me With Apples
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 02:23 PM

oops! sorry - url=http://www.ccel.org/s/southern_harmony/sharm/sharm/hymn/t=Rose+of+Sharon.html

or click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comfort Me With Apples
From: GUEST,Guest: MEJ
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 02:25 PM

I don't know of any song with this as the title. However, the phrase is in the Shape Note hymn "Rose of Sharon".

For the full text:

Click here

Mary in Boston


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comfort Me With Apples
From: Burke
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 06:05 PM

If the Rose of Sharon linked to above it what you want, it's by William Billings, 1778. It's a 4 part anthem.

The Choral Public Domain Library has it in PDF, MIDI, and Finale called I am the Rose of Sharon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comfort Me With Apples
From: IanC
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 04:14 AM

Well, there's a book here and a poem here. It's also in the Lyrics of a song called "The Red Shoes" by Kate Bush here as well as one version of "The Song of Songs" (see above) here. Any help?

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comfort Me With Apples
From: Amos
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 05:07 PM

Actually this song was adopted as a group anthem by the GUMBO International. (Grouped Users of Microsoft Bitter and Organized). They found it helped them through their twelve-step program to rational computing. The first step, of course, is to recognize that even if no one is saying so, there is a problem....

Regards,

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comfort Me With Apples
From: GUEST,Rocky Bivens
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 06:42 PM

Thanks to everyone for trying. This is a song I used to sing along with when I went to university (many years ago). I now suspect it was an original by one of my classmates, because, try as I might, I cannot find it.

I still remember the melody. Some of the verses are:

Comfort me with apples. Torture me with tears.
Make up for the lonely nights and all the lonesome years.

Tell me that you love me. Pretend your love is true.
There have been so many others. There might as well be you.

Sing me pretty love words and I will do the same.
There have been so many others that didn't ask my name.


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Subject: ADD: So Many Others (Rod McKuen)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 10 - 01:02 AM

Guess what... I don't think that was the song I was looking for but I found a reference to your song Rocky...

The actual title apparently is "So many others" by Rod McKuen.

http://www.mckuen.com/flights/310105.htm

SO MANY OTHERS
(Rod McKuen)

Comfort me with apples
torture me with tears
make up for the lonely days
and all the lonesome years.
Place your little fingers
here within my hand
there've been So Many Others
who didn't understand.

Bring me pretty marbles
the best that you can find,
sing to me of rivers
it helps to ease my mind.
Talk me pretty love words
and I will do the same,
there've been So Many Others
who didn't ask my name.

They'd look at me and wonder
what is he thinking of
when all I ever wanted
was lullabies and love.

Tell me that I'm handsome
and lots of other lies,
come along and love me
with little summer sighs.
And even if you leave me
pretend your love is true,
there've been So Many Others
there might as well be you.

Words & Music by Rod McKuen © 1964 by Stanyan Music & Rod McKuen.


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