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Lyr Add: My Buddy (Kahn/Donaldson)

Gene 22 Feb 98 - 08:38 PM
Lady4grace@aol.com 21 Sep 98 - 05:15 PM
24 Sep 99 - 02:13 PM
Tiger 25 Sep 99 - 08:13 AM
Jim Dixon 05 Dec 13 - 11:55 PM
PHJim 06 Dec 13 - 12:08 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: MY BUDDY
From: Gene
Date: 22 Feb 98 - 08:38 PM

Taped this off the TV awhile back.

MY BUDDY
Recorded by Alvino Rey
Writers: Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson

Nights are long - since you went away
I think about you - all thru the day
My Buddy, (My Buddy)
My Buddy, (My Buddy)
No buddy's - quite so true.

Miss your voice - the touch of your hand
I long to know - that you understand
My Buddy, (My Buddy)
My Buddy, (My Buddy)
My Buddy, My Buddy
Your buddy - misses you.

Nights are long - since you went away
I think about you - all thru the day
My Buddy, (My Buddy)
My Buddy, (My Buddy)
No buddy's - quite so true.

Miss your voice - the touch of your hand
I long to know - that you understand
My Buddy, (...)
My Buddy, (...)
Your buddy, (your buddy)
Your buddy, (your buddy)
Misses you so.


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: MY BUDDY
From: Lady4grace@aol.com
Date: 21 Sep 98 - 05:15 PM

Thank you thank you thank you.. I have been looking for the words to this song for a LONG LONG time... used to sing it out of some nostalgia song book and wanted so much to sing it to my sweetie.. but could not remember all the words


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: MY BUDDY
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Date: 24 Sep 99 - 02:13 PM

i would like to add ROB 6 TO my buddy list now


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY BUDDY (Kahn/Donaldson)
From: Tiger
Date: 25 Sep 99 - 08:13 AM

Jerry Jeff Walker does a nice version of this. After hearing it, I got the sheet music from Levy and put the arrangement into NoteWorthy. If anyone would like the resulting MIDI (or the NoteWorthy score) please drop me a line and I'll E-Mail it or post it on my website

............Ralph Butts (rsbassoc@neca.com)

My Buddy
Lyrics by Gus Kahn, music by Walter Donaldson
Copyright 1922, by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York and Detroit
Transcribed (RSB) from Levy Sheet Music collection, 1/7/99.

Life is a book that we study,
Some of its leaves bring a sigh.
There it was written, my buddy,
That we must part, you and I.

    CHORUS
    Nights are long since you went away,
    I think about you all thru the day,
    My buddy, my buddy,
    No buddy quite so true.

    Miss your voice, the touch of your hand,
    Just long to know that you understand,
    My buddy, my buddy,
    Your buddy misses you.

Buddies thru all of the gay days,
Buddies when something went wrong,
I wait alone thru the gray days,
Missing your smile and your song.

    CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY BUDDY (Gay/Moret)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Dec 13 - 11:55 PM

Here's an earlier song with the same title, and its connection to WWI is a bit more explicit.

My transcription from the sheet music at UCLA Archive of Popular Music:

MY BUDDY
Words by Byron Gay, music by Neil Moret
San Francisco: Daniels & Wilson Inc., 1919.

1. We've been pals since we were boys, my buddy.
Side by side we've seen each other through.
Sympathetic, strong of heart,
Comrades from the very start,
But the best of friends must part,
My buddy.
Don't try to speak; I understand.
You've done your share in No Man's Land.

CHORUS: Buddy, buddy, my best pal,
My buddy, buddy, buddy,
Must you leave me now?
Some day in a better land,
I will grasp you by the hand,
My buddy, buddy, good luck, goodbye, buddy.

2. Gee, it hurts to see you go, my buddy.
Heavy-hearted, I will miss you so.
You have always been so fair,
On the level, on the square,
Giving more than half your share,
My buddy.
They've got you, pal; gee, what I'd give
To take your place and let you live! CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Buddy (Kahn/Donaldson)
From: PHJim
Date: 06 Dec 13 - 12:08 AM

I learned this song on the day that my dad died 35 years ago. My sister and I went to Waddington's Music Store on John Street in Hamilton, Ontario and bought the sheet music. I have done it as a tribute to other friends who have passed away since then, but I think of my dad when I hear or play it.


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