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Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz

burnsedc@freenet.tlh.fl.us 08 Jan 97 - 02:52 PM
Bill D 08 Jan 97 - 08:23 PM
Taff 09 Jan 97 - 12:40 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 14 Dec 06 - 01:10 AM
Adrianel 14 Dec 06 - 07:09 PM
GUEST 21 Jun 07 - 10:16 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 21 Jun 07 - 11:14 PM
masato sakurai 22 Jun 07 - 12:21 AM
GUEST,leeneia 22 Jun 07 - 09:27 AM
Leadfingers 22 Jun 07 - 10:55 AM
Wolfgang 22 Jun 07 - 11:36 AM
GUEST,Samantha 28 Jun 07 - 09:26 AM
jamesga 14 Apr 10 - 01:46 PM
Joe_F 14 Apr 10 - 06:36 PM
GUEST,mr. Poopy ButtHole 13 May 17 - 02:44 PM
GUEST,Ishirle 24 May 17 - 01:00 AM
GUEST,Bethel Klink 23 Jun 17 - 02:08 AM
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Subject: Need words to "Blue Danube Waltz"
From: burnsedc@freenet.tlh.fl.us
Date: 08 Jan 97 - 02:52 PM

Someone I know remembers that there were words to the famous "Blue Danube" waltz. I have looked through the songbooks at the library, but haven't found any. Wayne King and his orchestra recorded the song in the 30s, from what I have found, but it didn't seem to be the one that was sung. I also did a search on DejaNews and came up with a few possible sources, but they seemed to be in German. She thinks the song went something like, "Beautiful river," or "Beautiful Blue Danube," maybe both! Does anyone know where I can find the words to this, or who may have recorded it? Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Need words to
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Jan 97 - 08:23 PM

Gee, maybe Strauss needs to have a talk with Disney!! (I don't THINK Strauss wrote any words, but maybe Walt did!)

[Found this with Alta Vista]

http://www.cybersuperstores.com/disney/fun.html

Mr. Owl and Professor Ludwig von Drake host Volume Five of DISNEY'S SINGALONG SONGS, which highlights the music from Disney's hit movie Oliver & Company.

Program includes:

1.Fun With Music - The Mickey Mouse Club 2.Why Should I Worry? - Oliver & Company 3.With a Smile and a Song - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 4.Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing - Disneyland Tiki Room 5.All in the Golden Afternoon - Alice in Wolnderland 6.While Strolling Through The Park - Nifty Nineties 7.Boo Boo Boo - A Symposium of Popular Songs 8.Green with Envy Blues - Adventures in Color 9.Good Company - Oliver & Company 10.Blue Danube Waltz - Square Peg in a Round Hole 11.Old MacDonald Had a Band - Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom 12.Scales and Arpeggios - The Aristocats 13.Why Should I Worry? (Reprise) - Oliver & Company


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Subject: RE: Need words to
From: Taff
Date: 09 Jan 97 - 12:40 AM

I'm not 100 percent sure but I think it goes :-

Da da da da daa - Dum Dum - Dum Dum Da da da da daa - Dum Dum - Dum Dum Da da da da daa - Dum Dum - Dum Dum Da da da da daa - Dum Dum - Dum Dum

can't remember the next couple of lines ...

Anyone else remember them?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 01:10 AM

Found:

German Lyrics
English Translation


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: Adrianel
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 07:09 PM

"The Danube ain't blue, it's green, it's green;
"The Danube ain't blue, it's green, it's green" et cetera.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 10:16 PM

Hello. My name is Larry in Chelsea, Oklahoma. I love the song but didn't know there were words until today. I am over 60 years old. Can you help me? Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 11:14 PM

The link to the German words by Franz von Gernerth, "An der Schönen blauen Donau," is still active, but the English translation link is dead.

http://ingeb.org/Lieder/donausob.html
Blauen Donau

An English translation here:
The Blue Danube


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: masato sakurai
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 12:21 AM

From the Levy collection:

Title: On the Beautiful Blue Danube. Song.
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: Music by Johann Stauss. Words by C.C. Haskins.
C. C. Haskins Publication: Louisville, Ky: D.P. Faulds, No. 70 Main St., 1874.
Form of Composition: sectional
Instrumentation: piano and voice
First Line: Lightly we breast the Danube's wave, the beautiful Danube, clear and blue


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 09:27 AM

I've seen the Danube, and it's true that it wasn't blue. I learned that when the waltz was composed, "blue" (blau) was slang for "happy."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 10:55 AM

Stan Freburg !!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: Wolfgang
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 11:36 AM

Picture of the blue Danube

The Hungarians call it "blonde", the Romanians and Bulgarians call it "white".

A bit of trivia which is not common knowledge, even in Germany:

The Danube is a rare river that flows into two very different oceans many thousand kilometers apart. The young Danube splits and the major part of the Danube water joins via another small river the Lake of Constance and flows with the Rhine into the Northern Sea. The part of water flowing into the Rhine increases steadily. The time may not be too far away that all of the water of the young Danube flows into the Rhine. The state now is that on more than 200 days per year all the young Danube water flows into the Rhine. One hundred years ago that happened only on about 60 days per year. The "Danube" in these dry days reappears after some miles of a dry river bed with the next tributary. But in these days not a single drop of the young Danube is contained in the later Danube that leaves Germany.

Wolfgang



Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: GUEST,Samantha
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 09:26 AM

When I was little, my Dad sang these words to me but I can't find them anywhere. Perhaps he made them up?

Oh beautiful stream... so clear and blue.
A radiant dream... we bring to you.
The stars seem to float... above the sky.
With you as you go... reflect the light.

That's all I remember except it ended with

On your way... to join... the sea.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: jamesga
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 01:46 PM

As I remember from 1946-48.

Beautiful stream... so clear and blue.
A radiant dream... we bring to you.
The stars seem to float... above the sky.
With you as you go... reflect the light.
And gay is the song, and gay the song
You carry along, you bear along
By shores that you lave, with your wave
On your way... to join... the sea.

There may be and probably are more and different versions.

I have been somewhat confused about lines three and four but maybe we both have learned a little.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: Joe_F
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 06:36 PM

Some fragments of an English version that I remember from grade school (1940s):

River so blue,
Of marvelous hue,
. . .
. . .
You open my eyes
To . . . paradise.
Alive is my soul, is my soul.
To my heart the spring has come.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: GUEST,mr. Poopy ButtHole
Date: 13 May 17 - 02:44 PM

this is what i know

A Beautiful Stream (so clear, and blue)
A beautiful dream (of me and you)
the stars seem to float(above , the sky)
with us as we go (they fly, so high)
were up in the air (up in, the air)
As high as we dare(high as, we dare)

aaaaaand... thats all i know


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: GUEST,Ishirle
Date: 24 May 17 - 01:00 AM

Ye s, i am 84 yrs. old. I went to a rural school in KS . We sang that song. I was shocked that I could not find the lyrics. Thanks to you folks. The words I remembered were exactly like Samantha's memory. There were more words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: GUEST,Bethel Klink
Date: 23 Jun 17 - 02:08 AM

The way I remember it is:
Oh, beautiful stream, so clear and blue
A radiant dream, we bring to you,
The sky seems to flow, the stream so bright,
With you as you go, reflects the light,
And gay is the song, and gay the song,
You carry along, you bear along,
By shores that you laythe,? that you laythe,?
Shores you laythe to join the sea.
(That word, laythe,? is pretty uncertain)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Danube Waltz
From: GUEST,Bethel Klink
Date: 23 Jun 17 - 02:28 AM

I might agree with others, that the last line was:

On your way... to join... the sea.


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