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Subject: christening day of a child princess
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 03:20 PM

Hi,

I really need a big hand with this one. My Sister learnt a song at infant school and neither she nor I can remember the lyrics.

Here is all that I can remember

On the Christening day of a child princess, The most beautiful ever seen,

And thats all I can give you ..

Anyone ?

Jiggers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Mar 02 - 02:34 PM

No luck at all so far.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 19 Mar 02 - 06:16 PM

Oh misery me - lack-a-lay-dee

Mudcatters, Come one, come all, I have never been let down yet. By the power of Mudcat - we will find those lyrics. Through the grace and charm of Alison,Sorcha, Aine, Katlaughing, MMario, Catspaw and Wolfstone I will have the lyrics - I will - I will have those lyrics - I will. Just click those heels together ...

Think childrens songs, think school,think harder ...

Jiggers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: MMario
Date: 20 Mar 02 - 08:42 AM

I couldn't find anything web-searching either. will keep looking. sounds like it may be something about "Sleeping Beauty"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: Mrrzy
Date: 20 Mar 02 - 01:54 PM

I may have learned it in French. Does it start about how small she is and is guarded by a duenna, or whatever the word might have been? Is there any looking into pools and seeing birch trees or a swan reflected? I'm trying to think of other images from that longago memory...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 06:05 AM

Can't say for sure - I didn't learn this song myself - it was something my sister sang.

It does sound like it is about Sleeping Beauty - I'm sure there is a nasty character in the song somewhere - could be the wicked witch.

Thanks for trying.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: GUEST,Fliss Stevens
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 11:28 AM

On the christening day of a child princess, most beautiful ever seen,
Came a party of guests to the palace feast by order of king and queen.
Six good fairies waved their wands, weaved their magic spells,
Gave the child their wondrous gifts, wished the princess well.

But a wicked old witch they did not invite was angered to prophecy
That the tiniest prick on her fingertip would cause the princess to die.
One good fairy saved her wish, soothed the royal tears,
[Bade the folks their lovely child] should sleep a hundred years.

(Not sure of bracketed words.)

This is all I can remember. It was in BBC “Time and Tune” for schools booklet (Sleeping Beauty), Autumn 1972. I have been trying to get hold of a copy for years, but to no avail.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 09:51 PM

WorldCat lists a book called Time and tune songbook : forty songs taken from the BBC's music programme for schools Time and Tune. Follow the links and you might be able to find a copy in a local library. (I don't know whether it contains the song you're looking for.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: GUEST,Fliss Stevens
Date: 08 May 08 - 08:32 AM

Thanks, Jim! I followed your link and bought a copy from Amazon. Sure enough it has this song in it, but sadly not another one that was in the same booklet, BBC Time and Tune, Autumn 1972, which had the words:

'Then a prince shall awaken the fair princess, his lips on her brow he will softly press, they'll live ever after in happiness, so dry those tears.'

I'd still love to get hold of a copy of the actual Sleeping Beauty booklet.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SLEEPING BEAUTY
From: GUEST,SG
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 05:24 PM

I was trying to remember this song recently and learnt it in infant school. I think these are the right words. It is Sleeping Beauty but not sure what from.


On the christening day of a child princess, the most beautiful ever seen,
Came a party of guests to the palace feast by order of king and queen.
Six good fairies danced for her, waved their magic spells,
Gave the child their wondrous gift, wished the princess well.

But a wicked old witch they did not invite was angered to prophesy
That the tiniest prick on her finger tip would cause the princess to die.
One good fairy saved her wish, soothed the royal tears,
Gently should that princess child sleep one hundred years.

When the years had passed by, came a handsome prince like dawn on a summer's day,
To arouse the princess from her magic dream and make all the castle gay.
Violins and oboes played songs from olden times.
Sleeping Beauty and her prince danced to wedding chimes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 10:02 AM

Hi,

Thats amazing. Six and a half years since making the request the lyrics appear. What's possibly more amazing is that I spotted the posting.

Thanks you very much and also it shows the power of Mudcat.

Jiggers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: GUEST,Vince
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 07:03 PM

Thanks, I came here looking specifically for these lyrics and you've amazed me.
Anyone know the one that starts:
"Climb a mountain high at the dawn of day
(scatter diamonds through the sparkling air all along our way)
Hear the mountain call-all, la la la la la,
Hear the echo fall-all, la la la la la."

From the same era?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: GUEST,Fliss
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 07:44 AM

Here it is, Vince:

1. Climb a mountain high
   When the dawn of day
   Scatters diamonds through the sparkling air
   All along the way

Chorus: Sing a mountain call
       Lah lah lah lah lah
       Hear the echoes fall
Echo:   Lah lah lah lah lah

2. Reach the mountain crest
   All the world below
   Watch the shadow of an eagle's wing
   Skim across the snow

Chorus and Echo

3. Though you must return
   At the daytime's end
   You can sing at last a sweet farewell
   To your mountain friend

Chorus and Echo

From: La Campanelita, BBC Radio Time and Tune, Spring 1973


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: GUEST,Vince
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 07:34 PM

Wow!
Can't thank you enough Fliss; You've amazed me.
I wish you and yours all good wishes for Christmas,
Vince


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 06:14 PM

Here is a web site that gives a detailed description of the BBC Programme "Time and Tune" from 1972. It identifies the song* as SLEEPING BEAUTY, and gives the first 2 lines. The editor remarks: "To the best of my knowledge, no recordings of this unit have been kept in the BBC archives."

* That is, the song initially requested in this thread. I wish we could keep discussion in each thread limited to one song only, to avoid confusion.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 11 Mar 16 - 07:34 AM

Yes but I remember the bracketed words gently should their princess child sleep a hundred years

When the years had passed by came a handsome prince
Like dawn on a summers day
To arouse the princess from her magic sleep
And make all the castle gay
Violins and oboes played songs of olden times
Sleeping beauty and her prince danced to wedding chimes


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: JenBurdoo
Date: 11 Mar 16 - 08:23 AM

Well, now I want to hear this song, because a storytelling festival is coming up at work...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: christening day of a child princess
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Mar 16 - 03:11 PM

Simpler version (Lancs UK, 1950s):

There was a princess long ago,
Long ago, long ago,
There was a princess long ago,
Long, long ago.

The princess lived in a big tall tower,
A big tall tower, a big tall tower,
The princess lived in a big tall tower,
Long, long ago.

A wicked fairy cast a spell..

She fell asleep for a hundred years...

A big tall forest grew around...

A handsome prince came riding by...

He chopped the trees down one by one..

He woke the princess with a kiss..

So everybody's happy now...

We all join hands and take a bow,
Take a bow, take a bow,
We all join hands and take a bow,
Long, long ago.

Performed with suitable actions by 6 year olds.


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