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Lyr Req: Lost in the Stars (from Walter Huston)

GUEST,Irishmiss 13 Jun 02 - 05:47 PM
Barry T 13 Jun 02 - 08:51 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 13 Jun 02 - 09:07 PM
Barry T 13 Jun 02 - 09:37 PM
Irishmiss 13 Jun 02 - 09:44 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 13 Jun 02 - 09:57 PM
GUEST,MTed 13 Jun 02 - 10:54 PM
Mickey191 14 Jun 02 - 01:55 AM
Fiolar 14 Jun 02 - 09:10 AM
GUEST,Bill Kennedy 14 Jun 02 - 11:22 AM
GUEST,GUEST,Wordsmith 06 Sep 08 - 03:44 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 06 Sep 08 - 04:11 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 06 Sep 08 - 05:16 PM
GUEST 12 Sep 09 - 05:46 PM
M.Ted 12 Sep 09 - 08:18 PM
GUEST,Sleepless in St. Johns 05 Sep 10 - 11:22 AM
GUEST,Sheila 06 Sep 10 - 09:29 AM
GUEST 25 Sep 14 - 11:08 AM
GUEST,Stim 25 Sep 14 - 11:27 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 25 Sep 14 - 01:35 PM
GUEST,Stim 25 Sep 14 - 02:17 PM
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Subject: An Old Walter Houston Song
From: GUEST,Irishmiss
Date: 13 Jun 02 - 05:47 PM

This is really driving me crazy - I first heard this song on an old 78 way back in the 50's so it was probably old then. One side contained September Song by Walter Houston, a beautiful rendition I might add and the other side contained a wonderful song whose title I can no longer remember - something about little star and big star and God holding them in the palm of his hand.

Can anyone help me please?

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: An Old Walter Houston Song
From: Barry T
Date: 13 Jun 02 - 08:51 PM

I think it was titled Lost in the Stars. Now I'll go look for it.

Geez... I didn't think any 'Catters were old enough to remember Walter Houston! Of those that do, how many knew he was born in Toronto?


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Subject: RE: An Old Walter Houston Song
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Jun 02 - 09:07 PM

His name is Walter Huston. Often made mistake. A great actor (Treasure of the Sierra Madre, etc., etc.)


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOST IN THE STARS (M Anderson, K Weill)
From: Barry T
Date: 13 Jun 02 - 09:37 PM

Found a midi here and the lyrics are...

LOST IN THE STARS

(Maxwell Anderson/Kurt Weill)

Before Lord God made the sea and the land,
He held all the stars in the palm of his hand.
And they ran through his fingers like grains of sand,
And one little star fell alone.
Then the Lord God hunted through the wide night air
For the little dark star on the wind down there.
And he stated and promised he'd take special care
So it wouldn't get lost again.
Now a man don't mind if the stars grow dim
And the clouds blow over and darken him,
So long as the Lord God's watching over them,
Keeping track of how it all goes on.
But I've been walking all the night and the day,
Till my eyes get weary and my head turns gray.
And sometimes it seems maybe God's gone away,
And we're lost out here in the stars.
Little stars, big stars, blowing through the night,
And we're lost out here in the stars.
Little stars, big stars, blowing through the night,
And we're lost out here in the stars.

...from a Broadway musical of the same name.


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Subject: RE: An Old Walter Houston Song
From: Irishmiss
Date: 13 Jun 02 - 09:44 PM

Thanks very much!! Yes, I knew he was from Toronto..and he was a wonderful, talented man.

You've made my day now.

:)


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Subject: RE: An Old Walter Houston Song
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 13 Jun 02 - 09:57 PM

And he was John Huston's Father, and Angelica Huston's Grandfather. I believe.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: An Old Walter Houston Song
From: GUEST,MTed
Date: 13 Jun 02 - 10:54 PM

Huston starred as Peter Stuyvescent in "Knickerbocker Holiday",and was actually the one who made the song famous--


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Subject: RE: An Old Walter Houston Song
From: Mickey191
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 01:55 AM

One of his best parts was in Dodsworth-1936-directed by Billy Wilder. A true gem, which I guess Ted Turner owns now. I saw it once on tv about 30 yrs. ago and never forgot him. He was flawless.


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Subject: RE: An Old Walter Houston Song
From: Fiolar
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 09:10 AM

His most intriguing role was as Mr. Scratch in the 1941 film "The Devil and Daniel Webster" AKA "All That Money Can Buy." I agree that his version of "September Song" is marvellous and has never been bettered.


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Subject: RE: An Old Walter Houston Song
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 11:22 AM

both Kurt Weill songs, btw, September Song/Lost in the Stars, and two of his best, imho


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Subject: RE: An Old Walter Houston Song
From: GUEST,GUEST,Wordsmith
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 03:44 PM

Where can I buy a copy of Walter Houston singing (speaking) September Song?


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Subject: RE: An Old Walter Houston Song
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 04:11 PM

There's a free mp3 of it here:

http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/KF/2007/09/sept/Walter_Huston_-_September_Song.mp3

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Subject: RE: An Old Walter Houston Song
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Sep 08 - 05:16 PM

Walter Huston, September Song, track 10 on the cd "Kurt Weill from Berlin to Broadway," Pearl records.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost in the Stars (from Walter Huston)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 09 - 05:46 PM

Brian ba.cook@ntlworld.com

It was called 'Lost in the stars' and I think it was on capitol label   (78 rpm) sung by Walter Heuston


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost in the Stars (from Walter Huston
From: M.Ted
Date: 12 Sep 09 - 08:18 PM

Six years too late, but "Lost in the Stars" was actually made famous by Todd Duncan, who sang the role of Stephen Kumalo, in the show of the same name-the music, by Kurt Weill, is wonderful, the story that of "Cry Beloved Country" , and is best thought of as a musical tragedy--


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost in the Stars (from Walter Huston)
From: GUEST,Sleepless in St. Johns
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 11:22 AM

Don't do MP3. Would love CD of "September Song" Walter Huston but can only find "Berlin to Broadway" in UK. Any information would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost in the Stars (from Walter Huston)
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 09:29 AM

How and when did the lyrics morph into variations such as "I spend with you" (present tense), or "I'll spend with you" (future tense), or "I'll spend with you" v. "I'll share with you", etc.
Should I assume Walter Huston's is the true version?
Thanks. I always loved this song.

Sheila


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost in the Stars (from Walter Huston)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 11:08 AM

"Lost in the stars" poped into my mind this morning, from nowhere, and I remembered that it was such a sweet sad song. I was proud of myself for remembering enough of the info. to find this site. If anyone can direct me to a CD of the two songs in question, I would be so appreciatetive. Better hurry, I,m 82 and counting.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost in the Stars (from Walter Huston)
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 11:27 AM

You should download the application "Spotify", register (it's free), and then enter "Lost in the Stars" in the search box. I just did this (the search, I've been a Spotify user for quite a while). You can also just go to the website, sign up, and listen there.

Spotify is the best listening app ever, because you can enter the name just about any song, artist, composer, and listen to whatever you want. It is free (there are occasional ads, which you can get rid of by subscribing to the premium service, but you don't have to).

This is by far the easiest way there is to listen to the songs you want to hear. It will take you a couple minutes to download and register, and after that, you can listen to anything you want, for as long as you want. and it costs nothing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost in the Stars (from Walter Huston)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 01:35 PM

"September Song," Walter Huston (more than one choice) on youtube.

"Lost in the Stars," both Todd Duncan and Walter Huston, on youtube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost in the Stars (from Walter Huston)
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 02:17 PM

YouTube is good, too;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost in the Stars (from Walter Huston)
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 03:04 PM

Would you believe--Leonard Nimoy made an LP and this was one of the songs on it? As I recall one side had songs related to the Spock personna and the other side had other songs he wanted to sing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost in the Stars (from Walter Huston)
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 07:36 PM

Just noticed there's a line missing in the LITS words above:

But I've been walking all the night and the day
Till my eyes get weary and my head turns gray
And sometimes it seems maybe God's gone away
Forgetting the promise that we heard him say
And we're lost out here in the stars...

I first saw a live performance of this show when I was seven and it broke my heart.

Bet all you folkies would love The Hills Of Ixopo too, which is the opening number and uses the poetical words straight from Alan Paton's text. Magical.

There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo
Into the hills
These hills are grass-covered and rolling
And they are lovely beyond any singing of it


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