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Lyr/Chords Req: Molly (Biff Rose)

van lingle 30 Jun 02 - 09:24 AM
masato sakurai 30 Jun 02 - 11:24 AM
van lingle 30 Jun 02 - 09:24 PM
GUEST,Don Meixner 01 Jul 02 - 05:01 PM
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van lingle 02 Jul 02 - 10:27 PM
van lingle 13 Sep 08 - 10:19 AM
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Subject: Molly
From: van lingle
Date: 30 Jun 02 - 09:24 AM

I think this song was written by Billy Rose, perhaps in the 20's or 30's. Also looking for the sheet music. I couldn't find any mention of it on Google. It starts out "When I was a young man, I ran away from home, I went to join the circus...". Any help greatly appreciated. vl


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Subject: Lyr Add: MOLLY (Biff Rose)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 30 Jun 02 - 11:24 AM

From John Denver lyrics site (Click here). Sound clip is HERE.

MOLLY

When I was a young man
I ran away from home
I went to join the circus
Went to see the cotton candy whirl
And make me lots ot money on my own
For Molly, oh my pretty Molly
But she's waiting all alone
Someday soon I will return to her

Then I made the big time
Bright lights show biz
I'm really in the circus
There's only one thing wrong

I haven't saved a peony on my own
For Molly, oh my pretty Molly
But she's writing every day
Molly understands so it's okay

Ride a windy box car
See a thousand children young and old
Oh that grease paint smile
Can hide your soul
Here comes a carrousel
Guess which town it is
Feel the thnil[thrill?]
Grease paint covers everything
But winters chill

I'm reading Molly's letter
The ink is fading
And the page is fuming yellow
Long ago I promised Molly
Don't you know I
I will close my eyes and go to her

Words and Music by Rose

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Molly
From: van lingle
Date: 30 Jun 02 - 09:24 PM

Masato you're amazing, thank you. I'm still looking for the music to this song and any other info out there. I'm only familiar with the John Miller version and on both his LP and on the Denver site the composer is listed as simply Rose. Billy Rose, Vincent Rose ...? vl


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Molly
From: GUEST,Don Meixner
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 05:01 PM

Biff Rose actually. From The Thrn in Mrs Roses Side or possibly Children of Light. A favorute of mine in the 70's. I revisit him often.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Molly
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 05:04 PM

The Thorn In Mrs. Roses Side and Children of Light. (On Tetragramatron records I think.)

Favorites of mine, Jazzus, I gotta learn to type.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Molly
From: van lingle
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 10:27 PM

Thanks for the clues, Don. vl


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Molly
From: van lingle
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 10:19 AM

still trying to figure them out


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Molly
From: masato sakurai
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 12:23 PM

"Molly" played and sung by Biff Rose is on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Molly (Biff Rose)
From: GUEST,Vince
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 11:00 AM

MOLLY (Legal Title)
BMI Work #1001964
ROSE PAUL CONRAD III BMI 41304824
aka Biff Rose
Publishers
IRVING MUSIC BMI 355698807
Phone: (310) 235-4800
Fax: (310) 235-4801
Contact: IRVING MUSIC
ATTN ASUNCION FIERROS
2440 SEPULVEDA BLVD STE 100
LOS ANGELES, CA 90064-1712


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Molly (Biff Rose)
From: Art Thieme
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 10:27 PM

I worked with Biff Rose in the 1970s (opened the show for him)---at the folk club called Charlotte's Web in Rockford, Illinois - USA. The place put us up in an old farm house quite a ways out of town. I remember a very cold night---below zero---driving back to that house with Biff after the gig. We had two flat tires that night. But I think we only had one spare tire. --- I can't remember what went down, but we did, eventually, get back there to sleep.

He sang "Molly" at least once a night that week. Quite a poignant story to it I always have thought. It was the best song on that LP.

Art Thieme


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