Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Back in the Old Sunday School

John in Brisbane 08 May 98 - 01:48 AM
Dale Rose 08 May 98 - 08:01 AM
Dale Rose 09 May 98 - 12:55 AM
John in Brisbane 05 Aug 02 - 01:52 AM
Jim Dixon 08 Aug 02 - 08:50 PM
GUEST,Dale 08 Aug 02 - 10:08 PM
GUEST,Charlie Schmid 22 May 09 - 02:45 PM
Jim Dixon 26 May 09 - 09:28 PM
GUEST 19 Jan 10 - 05:42 PM
GUEST,999 19 Jan 10 - 05:46 PM
GUEST,999 19 Jan 10 - 08:22 PM
GUEST,999 04 Sep 12 - 09:58 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:




Subject: Lyr Req: Back In The Old Sunday School
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 08 May 98 - 01:48 AM

This may be a tough one, but I learned it as a kid from a Regal Zonophone 78. It was 1930's cowboyish in style with country male harmonies.

The chorus went something like "...we promised to love one another, learning the sweet Golden Rule, .......... back in the old Sunday school.

I have no real idea whether it was of US or Australian origin, but they also sang Ragtime Cowboy Joe.

TGIF John


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back In The Old Sunday School
From: Dale Rose
Date: 08 May 98 - 08:01 AM

I am pretty sure I have it, but at the moment, I cannot think who might have done it, so I don't know where to start looking. I will think on it for a while and maybe it will come to me.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back In The Old Sunday School
From: Dale Rose
Date: 09 May 98 - 12:55 AM

Go to phonographs.com, then click on accessories, then click on sheet music. They have the sheet music for sale for $3.00 plus shipping and handling.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back In The Old Sunday School
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 05 Aug 02 - 01:52 AM

After 4+ years my thanks go to Dale, but I was never confident that I would be buying the right sheet nusic - the advertised title is slightly different.

I now know that this was recorded by the Beverly Hillbillies in 1932/4 and yes, after 40 years my memory was correct that the other side was Ragtime Cowboy Joe.

Anyone have the lyrics please? I could whip up the melody from memory, but probably not the harmonies. This song was my earliest memory as a kid of close male harmonies, so it's very dear to my heart.

As an aside, I rarely get to hear male folk harmonies in Australia, even though there are any number of fantastic female groups and ad hoc performances. Are all the males too busy playing fiddle and DADGAD parlour pieces?

Regards, John


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back In The Old Sunday School
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Aug 02 - 08:50 PM

According to http://www.rootsandrhythm.com/roots/New_Releases/newsletter124_country.htm, "Back in the Old Sunday School," performed by The Fabulous Beverly Hill Billies, is included in the Various Artists' collection "Traditional Country Music Makers, Vol. 8: The Gospel Way," Magnet #MRCD008, and the CD can be purchased from that web site.

And according to http://www.millersville.edu/~archives/archweb/manuscripts/scoreB.htm+%22Back+in+the+Old+Sunday+School%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8, the authors were Phillips H. Lord, May Singhi Breen and Peter De Rose, and it was published as sheet music in 1932.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back In The Old Sunday School
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 08 Aug 02 - 10:08 PM

Well, I don't know anymore than I did four years ago. It has never "turned up."

Other recordings I found mentioned besides what Jim found were by Dan Robert's Hometowners and The Pickens Sisters. None of these seem the least bit familiar to me, so I guess I was wrong when I said I thought I had it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back In The Old Sunday School
From: GUEST,Charlie Schmid
Date: 22 May 09 - 02:45 PM

My grandfather used to sing this song to me and my siblings and cousins around 1957.
One cousin was inquiring about the song as she has a paper with most of the lyrics written by our late grandfather.
I found (ukulele) sheet music online by Mai Singhi Breen, see link:
http://www.ianchadwick.com/pdfs/may_singhi_solos.pdf

You can also purchase CD by The Original Beverly Hill Billies at:
http://www.rootsandrhythm.com/roots/Newsletter147/newsletter147_BACM_6.htm


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: BACK IN THE OLD SUNDAY SCHOOL
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 May 09 - 09:28 PM

From the "May Singhi Breen Collection of Ukulele Solos" (New York: Robbins Music Corporation, 1955)?see the URL above:


BACK IN THE OLD SUNDAY SCHOOL
Phillips H. Lord, May Singhi Breen, Peter De Rose
New York: Leo Feist, Inc., 1932, 1955.

When we held our hymnbook together,
Back in the old Sunday school,
We sang ev'ry song,
Learned right from wrong,
Back in the old Sunday school.
I remember the time
Your hand clasped in mine,
Learning the sweet golden rule.
They taught us to love one another
Back in the old Sunday school.


[WorldCat.org indicates this is only the chorus; there is a missing verse beginning "Living in dreams of my childhood".]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back in the Old Sunday School
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 10 - 05:42 PM

Title: Back in the old Sunday school
First Line: Living dreams of my childhood, back in the long, long ago;
First Line of Chorus: When we held our hymnbook together, back in the old Sunday
Composer: De Rose, Peter, 1900-1953
Composer: Breen, May Singhi
Composer: Lord, Phillips H.
Performer: Seth Parker
Published: New York: Leo Feist, Inc., copyright 1932
Form/genre: Popular song
Instrumentation: Piano, Voice and Chords
Local Subject: DeRose, Peter
Holding Institution: Lilly Library
Collection: DeVincent
IN Harmony ID: LL-SDV-028064
Call number: M1 .D48 Box: 028 No: 064
Note: Copies: 3
Note: Piano, Voice and Chords



That's from Indiana University.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back in the Old Sunday School
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 Jan 10 - 05:46 PM

That was me. Again.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back in the Old Sunday School
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 Jan 10 - 08:22 PM

Title: Back In The Old Sunday School
First line of verse: When We Held Our Hymnbook Together
Composer: Lord, Phillips H. / Breen, May Singhi / Rose, Peter De
Book ID: 157
Page Number: 38


Found in
Title: Songs For America.
Author(s): Frey, Hugo
Place: New York, NY
Publisher: Robbins Music Corporation
Year: 1941
Contents: Includes Songs
Includes Music: Yes
Bibliographic Source: Sing Out! Resource Center Collection

All songs in this book.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back in the Old Sunday School
From: GUEST,999
Date: 04 Sep 12 - 09:58 PM

I think this allows one to locate the work in a library nearby.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 22 February 12:36 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.