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Lyr Req: You're Breaking My Heart (Genaro, Skylar)

McGrath of Harlow 22 Jan 02 - 05:55 PM
masato sakurai 22 Jan 02 - 06:50 PM
McGrath of Harlow 22 Jan 02 - 08:43 PM
Steve Latimer 22 Jan 02 - 09:38 PM
DougR 22 Jan 02 - 10:55 PM
GUEST,Gene 23 Jan 02 - 02:48 AM
masato sakurai 23 Jan 02 - 08:33 AM
GUEST,McGrath of Harlow 23 Jan 02 - 12:54 PM
DougR 23 Jan 02 - 01:37 PM
Amos 23 Jan 02 - 06:14 PM
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masato sakurai 23 Jan 02 - 07:58 PM
GUEST,McGrath 23 Jan 02 - 09:09 PM
Orac 24 Jan 02 - 08:56 AM
DougR 24 Jan 02 - 11:42 AM
Genie 25 Jan 02 - 11:43 PM
masato sakurai 26 Jan 02 - 08:51 AM
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Subject: You're breaking my heart
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 05:55 PM

Well, the line is:

"You're breaking my heart 'cos you're leaving"

Someone used it for a goodbye card where my wife works, and she asked me to see if I could trace the song.

I'd have thought a line like that would probably have figured in hundreds of songs. But when I tried asking CowPie's search engine, it just came up with a bunch of songs, but none of which contain the line.

Any suggestions?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: masato sakurai
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 06:50 PM

THIS seems to be the one.
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 08:43 PM

Not bad! Thanks there, masato. I'd wrongly assumed it'd be country, with a first line likee that, which was why I tried CowPie. But, as always, the Mudcat comes through.

Incidentally, here's the parody that someone wrote for the goodbye:

You're breaking my heart 'cos you're leaving
You're leaving because of somebody new
It isn't a dream, it isn't a lie because it's true.

You're breaking my heart 'cos you're leaving
Your computer will miss you like we do
All the paperwork you had to do
The computer can have a rest after you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 09:38 PM

And here I was thinking of the Harry Nilson one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: DougR
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 10:55 PM

A very popular song in the United States in the late 1940's recorded by Vic Damone.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 02:48 AM

You could have found them at LYRICS WORLD ....

http://ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/html/main_index/index.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: masato sakurai
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 08:33 AM

The tune is based on Leoncavallo's "La Mattinata". MIDI (clip) is HERE.
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: GUEST,McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 12:54 PM

"You could have found them at LYRICS WORLD ...."

But if I'd done that I wouldn't have got the pointer to Leoncavallo and all those other Midi's. The Mudcat always provides more than you actually ask for.

But I'm still surprised that my search at Cowpie didn't throw up hundreds of songs using the line. I mean, it sums up one of the basic themes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: DougR
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 01:37 PM

But Cowpie is devoted almost exclusively to "Country" music, isn't it McGrath?

This song was on the Pop, not Country charts in the U. S.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 06:14 PM

Oy, such schmaltz!! Let it be Country!!!

A.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: DougR
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 07:19 PM

Ok by me, Amos, if you want to revise history. :>)

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: masato sakurai
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 07:58 PM

"You're Breaking My Heart" (1948 w.m., Pat Genaro, Sunny Skylar).
(Julius Mattfeld, Variety Music Cavalcade 1620-1961, rev. ed., Prentice-Hall, 1962) The Great Song Thesaurus (1984, Oxford UP), however, writes the date of composition was "1949."

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: GUEST,McGrath
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 09:09 PM

Sure, it turns out not to be Country - what I mean is, getting your heart broken is the central theme to an awful lot of Country Music.

And a bloke called Eric sends his heartfelt thanks for finding this one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: Orac
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 08:56 AM

This is an old Ink Spots song. I have it on 78.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: DougR
Date: 24 Jan 02 - 11:42 AM

Now that's a surprise to me. I dont' think I ever heard the Ink Spots version. Vic Damone had the hit, as I remember it.

McGrath: your point is well taken about heartbrak and country songs.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: Genie
Date: 25 Jan 02 - 11:43 PM

Orac, When did the Inkspots release It?

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: masato sakurai
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 08:51 AM

The Inkspots' "You're Breaking My Heart" was released in 1949 (Decca 24693). The info is from HERE.
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: fat B****rd
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 01:52 PM

Sizeable hit in UK in 1965 for Keely Smith...just thought I'd mention that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're breaking my heart
From: GUEST,Irish Sergeant
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 02:26 PM

Still, The harry Nilsson version has a certain something. I mean who can't like a stanza that goes thus: "You're breaking my heart, you're tearing me apart so F--K you!" By the way Kevin, how have you been? Kindest regards, Neil


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART (Genaro, Skylar)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Jan 02 - 09:57 PM

YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART
(Pat Genaro and Sunny Skylar)

CHO: You're breaking my heart 'cause you're leaving.
You've fallen for somebody new.
It isn't too easy believing
You'd leave after all we've been through.

It's breaking my heart to remember
The dreams we depended upon.
You're leaving a slow dying ember.
I'll miss you, my love, when you're gone.

I wish you joy, though teardrops burn,
But if some day you should want to return,
Please hurry back and we'll make a new start.
Till then, you're breaking my heart.


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