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Lyr Req: Have I Stayed Away Too Long? (F Loesser)

GUEST,bridona@webtv.net 15 Apr 02 - 09:03 PM
masato sakurai 15 Apr 02 - 09:24 PM
masato sakurai 16 Apr 02 - 01:07 AM
GUEST,bridona@wetv.net 16 Apr 02 - 08:49 AM
Jim Dixon 18 Apr 02 - 10:45 AM
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Jim Dixon 31 Jan 10 - 08:47 AM
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Subject: Have I stayed away too long
From: GUEST,bridona@webtv.net
Date: 15 Apr 02 - 09:03 PM

I think the title is "Have I stayed away too long,” But I'm not sure. Part of a verse goes –

Have I stayed away too long?
Have I stayed away too long?
If I came home tonight, would that same light be burning,
Or have I stayed away too long?...
Have all my dreams gone wrong?
Have all my beautiful dreams gone wrong?
If I came home tonight, would you still be my darling,
Or have I stayed away too long?

I don’t need the chords or the tune, just he words. My dad used to sing it when I was a kid and I can't remember all the words. This was about 40 years ago so it’s not a new song! Thanks, Brian

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Have I stayed away too long
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Apr 02 - 09:24 PM

The lyrics are here:

Have I Stayed Away Too Long ?

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Have I stayed away too long
From: masato sakurai
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 01:07 AM

The sheet music is in the Levy Collection. No images are given, however, probably for a copyright reason.

Title: Have I Stayed Away Too Long.
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: By Frank Loesser. Piano Arr. by Geo. N. Terry.
Publication: New York: Famous Music Corp., 1619 Broadway, 1943.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Have I stayed away too long
From: GUEST,bridona@wetv.net
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 08:49 AM

Masato...Thanks for your help...It was just what I needed .. Brian


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Subject: Lyr Add: HAVE I STAYED AWAY TOO LONG? (Loesser)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 10:45 AM

Copied from http://home.istar.ca/~townsend/early_years/have_i_stayed_away_lyrics.htm

HAVE I STAYED AWAY TOO LONG?
(Frank Loesser, 1943)

Have I stayed away too long?
Have I stayed away too long?
If I came home tonight, would you still be my darlin'?
Or, have I stayed away too long?

The love light that shone so strong
Sweet love light that shone so strong
If I came home tonight, would that same light be shinin'?
Or, have I stayed away too long?

I'm just outside of town
I'll soon be at your door
But maybe I'd be wrong to hurry there
I'd best keep out of town, and worry you no more
For, maybe someone else has made you care

Have all of my dreams gone wrong?
My beautiful dreams gone wrong?
If I came home tonight, would you still be my darlin'?
Or, have I stayed away too long?

I'd best keep out of town, and worry you no more
For, maybe someone else has made you care

Have all of my dreams gone wrong?
My beautiful dreams gone wrong?
If I came home tonight, would you still be my darlin'?
Or, have I stayed away too long?

Stayed away too long?

[Recorded by Hank Snow, Perry Como, the Louvin Brothers, Tex Ritter, Willie Nelson, Bobby Bare, Glen Campbell, and others.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Have I stayed away too long
From: DougR
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 07:24 PM

And my personal favorite recording was by Tex Ritter, made in the 1940's.

DougR


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Subject: Lyr Add: HAVE I STAYED AWAY TOO LONG (Homer & Jeth
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 08:47 AM

You can hear this parody at WFMU's Beware of the Blog. It's from "Homer and Jethro Fracture Frank Loesser."


HAVE I STAYED AWAY TOO LONG
As sung by Homer & Jethro

Have I stayed away too long
From my lovin' wife at home?
Should I wake her up tonight and try to smooth it over,
Or should I call her on the phone?

Tonight I'm really in a stew.
I wish I knew just what to do.
I shore am in a pickle 'cause my life ain't worth a nickel.
If I face her, I'll be black and blue.

I'm just outside the house
As quiet as a mouse.
I sure do dread to meet her face to face.
If she meets me with a knife,
Jest to save my life,
I'll keep the motor runnin' just in case.

Have all of my plans gone wrong?
I'd much rather face King Kong.
I stepped out fer cigars, oh, but that was last November.
Now have I stayed away too long?


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