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Lyr Req: Good Night Ladies (E.P. Christy)

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GUEST,Vicky 07 Jul 00 - 10:58 PM
Joe Offer 08 Jul 00 - 03:39 AM
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Dicho (Frank Staplin) 01 May 02 - 09:56 PM
Genie 02 May 02 - 03:26 AM
masato sakurai 02 May 02 - 10:51 AM
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Jim Dixon 04 Oct 10 - 09:21 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Oct 10 - 10:24 PM
GUEST,Joseph Byrd 28 Apr 16 - 12:04 AM
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Subject: Good night Lady
From: GUEST,Vicky
Date: 07 Jul 00 - 10:58 PM

it's an old song. I have a friend wanna get the lyrics, but he's not sure which country the song come... maybe England, he said...

actually, I'm not sure, whether the name is "Good night lady" or "good night ladies". please gv me some ideas if possible.

thnx !!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD NIGHT LADIES (E.P. Christy)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 03:39 AM

Hi, Vicky - you can click here to get the sheet music (unattributed, from an undated song collection titled College Songs that looks to be from the early 20th century). This 1915 arrangement has another version, part of an arrangement titled "Pickin' on de ole banjo: An Old fashion cake walk."

Lyrics are:
GOOD NIGHT LADIES
(lyrics by E.P. Christy, music by "unknown" - 1847)

1. Good night ladies, good night ladies, good night ladies,
We're going to leave you now.
(Chorus)
Merrily we roll along, roll along, roll along.
Merrily we roll along.
O'ver the dark blue sea.
2. Farewell ladies, farewell ladies, farewell ladies,
We're going to leave you now.
(Chorus)

3. Sweet dreams ladies, sweet dreams ladies, sweet dreams ladies,
We're going to leave you now.
(Chorus)
JRO


(Another source says lyrics by Harry H. Williams, music by Egbert Von Alstyne, 1911 - but I can't figure out how they come up with that.)


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Subject: Good Night Ladies
From: GUEST,SnakeLady
Date: 01 May 02 - 09:30 PM

looking for the lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Night Ladies
From: Deda
Date: 01 May 02 - 09:38 PM

Good night, ladies!
Good night, ladies!
Good night, ladies,
We're going to leave you now,
Merrily we roll along,
Roll along, roll along,
Merrily we roll along,
O'er the deep blue sea.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Night Ladies
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 May 02 - 09:56 PM

Sweet dreams, ladies! Sweet dreams, ladies!
Sweet dreams, ladies! We're sad to see you go.
Merrily we roll along, roll along, roll along,
Merrily we roll along, o'er the deep blue sea.

Farewell, ladies! farewell ladies!
Etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Night Ladies
From: Genie
Date: 02 May 02 - 03:26 AM

Second verse:

Sleep tight, ladies ... etc.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Night Ladies
From: masato sakurai
Date: 02 May 02 - 10:51 AM

Scores (with three verses) are HERE & HERE.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Night Ladies
From: masato sakurai
Date: 11 May 02 - 10:53 AM

"Both the melody and words of the first part of this song were clearly indicated in 1847 in Farewell Ladies, written, composed and sung by E.P. Christy, and copyrighted Nov. 19, 1847, by Jaque Brothers.... [...] The first known printing of the complete song as we now know it was on May 16, 1867, in Carmina Yalensia, compiled and arranged by Ferd. V.D. Garretson, and published by Taintor Brothers & Co., ... The song appears on p. 47 under the title, Good Night.... The second part of the song... has the same melody as Mary Had a Little Lamb,.... The melody of the first part of the song... is the melody of Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah, ...." (James J. Fuld, The Book of World-Famous Music, 4th ed., Dover, 1995, pp. 255-256)

~Masato

From Carmina Yalensia compiled and arranged by Ferd. V. D. Garretson (New York: Taintor Brothers, 1867), page 47.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FARE YOU WELL, LADIES
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 09:21 PM

This looks like it might be related.

From Christy's and White's Ethiopian Melodies (Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 1854), page 7:

FARE YOU WELL, LADIES.
Composed and sung, with deafening shouts of applause, by B. F Stanton, in White's Band of Serenaders, at the Melodeon Saloon, New York.

1. The Hendrick Hudson is a bully boat.
She's bound to make dem Trojan's smoke.
You pay your money and you go to bed.
You're lucky in de morning if you is not dead.

CHORUS: Fare you well, ladies.
Fare you well, ladies.
Fare you well, ladies.
I'm gwan to leave you now.

2. I came down on the Alida the other day.
The Troy overtook us at Newburgh Bay.
She tried to play wid us for awhile,
But we beat her into York about one mile.
Fare you well, ladies, &c.

3. Tother day I met old Captain St. John.
Ses he, "Are you going on de Oregon?"
"I can't this trip, not very well,
For I've 'gaged my passage on board of the Belle."
Fare you well, ladies, &c.

4. Water now is very low,
And Opposition is all de go.
De berths are free on board of the Belle.
If you find your boots in the morning, it's well.
Fare you well, ladies, &c.

5. Now to passengers that's going west,
Take my advice, an' you'll do de best.
If you wish to go through cheap,
Get aboard of the Empire at Courtland-street.
Fare you well, ladies, &c.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FAREWELL LADIES (E P Christy, 1847)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:24 PM

From the sheet music at Brown University:


FAREWELL LADIES
Written, Composed & Sung
by
E. P. Christy
New York: Published by Horace Waters, 333 Broadway [1847]

1. Now Ladies fair to you we'll sing,
O, Julius, give dem bones a fling;
We'll sing the minstrels' parting lay,
So darkies, all now sing away.

CHORUS: Fare you well! Ladies,
O! Fare you well! Ladies,
Fare you well! Ladies,
Fare you well! Ladies,
We're gwine to leave you now.

2. We've been all over the country through,
And seen most things, both old and new;
But of all our very great desire,
Is to have de Ladies us admire.

3. O, Gembilmen! we thank you too,
For fetching de ladies long wid you,
To hear this darkie minstrel band,
Who sing and dance throughout the land.

4. Whenever again we make a call
We'll do our best to please you all:
One ting is sure, we'll neber tire,
Unless some ob us should suspire!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Night Ladies (E.P. Christy)
From: GUEST,Joseph Byrd
Date: 28 Apr 16 - 12:04 AM

What a delight to casually wonder if Christy might have claimed authorship of songs besides Foster's, then to find all the research laid out in front of me. Thank you, Scholars.


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