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Lyr/Tune Req: Sam the Old Accordion Man (Donaldson

katlaughing 07 Feb 02 - 12:16 PM
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Subject: Lyr&Tune 20's Sam the old accordian man
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Feb 02 - 12:16 PM

Another one for my dad. He says it came out in the 1920's and I THINK he said the full title was "Sam Hill, the Old Accordian Man."

Thanks a bunch!

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr&Tune 20's Sam the old accordian man
From: M.Ted
Date: 07 Feb 02 - 01:22 PM

The song is called "Sam, the Old Accordian Man" and it was kind of a signature song for Ruth Etting, it is on the CD, "Ten Cents A Dance - Ruth Etting ASV/Living Era" which is an import, but which I found at Tower--I believe I actually called their 800 number and got it--and it is well worth having--unfortunately, I have neither the lyrics nor the music--


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Subject: RE: Lyr&Tune 20's Sam the old accordian man
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Feb 02 - 04:33 PM

Thanks, M. Ted! I appreciate the info. Another Mudcatter has it and has offered to send it to me, plus "Ida," at this site which little john cameron posted in the Musical Memories thread, just put it up at her site, so I think we're covered.

Thank you,

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr&Tune 20's Sam the old accordian man
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 07 Feb 02 - 10:46 PM

I think the Temperance Seven revived Sam the Accordian Man in the 60's.

kat:

Boy, the IDA site is wonderful. Thanks for remembering it.

JAB


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Sam the Old Accordion Man
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 11:26 PM

Catalog info from Indiana University Sheet Music Collections:

Title: SAM, THE OLD ACCORDION MAN
Composer: Donaldson, Walter
Lyricist: Donaldson, Walter
Performer: Jack Sidney
Publisher: Leo Feist, Inc.
Place of publication: New York
Date of publication: 1927
Call Number: M1 .D48 Box: 181 Item: 010
Performance Medium: Piano, Voice and Chords
First Line: In Dixieland, there's a musical man, he has a good time just
Chorus First Line: He just plays chords, that make you feel grand, they call him


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Sam the Old Accordion Man
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 09:09 PM

My Conservatorium Library has two versions in print. I'll borrow a copy in the next few days. Please PM me if I forget.

Jim, as an inveterate searcher for this type of material you can access the Queensland State Refrence catalogue at http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/find/cat. Follow the links to more specialised dersh engines for the catalogue. Apart from its huge collection of serious works, it has a fine range of popular music albums from about 1880 onwards, and it continues to grow with the donation of music from deceased estates.

Regards, John


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Subject: Lyr Add: SAM, THE OLD ACCORDION MAN (W Donaldson)
From: GUEST,JCPinAZ
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 03:57 PM

SAM, THE OLD ACCORDION MAN
by Walter Donaldson; New York: Leo Feist, 1927.
Cover: caricatured uncle playing accordion on a cotton bale, two black boys dancing, riverboat in the background. [Rayburn Collection]

In Dixieland, There's a musical man,
He has a good time
Just making folks happy,
This musical man Is a one man band,
Folks have to love him
For makin' them glad.
He don't play melodies
Just plays blue harmonies
Just like nobody ever had.

CHORUS: He just plays chords, that make you feel grand,
They call him Sam, the old accordion man.
His dreamy chords Remind you of Heav'n
And they're real chords, According to Dixieland.
In the evening by the moonlight, When the sun is gone down.
How those lovers, levee lovers, Love to hang around,
He plays those chords like nobody can
They call him Sam, the old accordion man.

At the end of the day,
'Round the new mown hay,
That's just the time when All Dixie is happy,
Ev'ryone salam That accordion man,
They all salam him For making them glad.
When he plays
What he plays
Let me say
That he plays
Just like no other master can.


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