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Suibhan 17 May 98 - 02:18 AM
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Lesley N. 23 Sep 99 - 05:08 PM
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Subject: Long long ago
From: Suibhan
Date: 17 May 98 - 02:18 AM

I am sure someone out there knows the words to "Long Long Ago." I think there are a few different sets of lyrics to this tune, can someone enlighten me? I can't find it in the database, don't know what to look for. Nothing comes up using this title.


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: LONG, LONG AGO (T. H. Bayly)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 04:56 PM

Gee, nobody ever answered this one, and I couldn't find the song in the database.
-Joe Offer-

LONG, LONG AGO

Words and Music By: T. H. Bayly

Tell me the tales
That to me were so dear,
Long, long ago,
Long, long ago;
Sing me the songs
I delighted to hear,
Long, long ago,
Long ago.
Now you are come,
All my grief is removed,
Let me forget
That so long you have roved,
Let me believe
That you love as you loved,
Long, long ago,
Long ago.

Do you remember
The path where we met,
Long, long ago,
Long, long ago?
Ah, yes, you told me
You ne'er would forget,
Long, long ago,
Long ago.
Then, to all others
My smile you preferr'd,
Love, when you spoke,
Gave a charm to each word,
Still my heart treasures
The praises I heard,
Long, long ago,
Long ago.

Though by your kindness
My fond hopes were raised,
Long, long ago,
Long, long ago;
You by more eloquent
Lips have been praised,
Long, long ago,
Long ago.
But by long absence
Your truth has been tried,
Still to your accents
I listen with pride,
Blest as I was
When I sat by your side,
Long, long ago,
Long ago.

I copied this from the Kididddles site. The words were slightly modified and the modifier claimed a copyright (Boo!!! Hiss!!!). I changed the words back to the original.
-Joe Offer-

MIDI file: LONGLO~1.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: Long Long Ago
Text: By Thomas H. Bayly
Key: F
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Start
0000 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0224 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0224 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0224 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0224 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0142 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0046 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0336 0 65 000 0432 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0224 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0224 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0224 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 69 110 0094 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0142 0 69 000 0002 1 67 110 0046 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0336 0 65 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it, see our Links page

ABC format:

X:1
T:Long Long Ago
M:4/4
Q:1/4=120
K:F
F2FGA2AB|c2dcA4|c2BAG4|B2AGF4|F2FGA2AB|c2dcA4|
c2BAG2A3/2G/2|F8|c2BAG2CC|B2AGF4|c2BAG2CC|
B2AGF4|F2FGA2AB|c2dcA4|c2BAG2A3/2G/2|F7/2||


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Subject: RE: Long long ago
From: Lesley N.
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 05:08 PM

Gee Joe, you could have gotten it from me - I don't charge anything!

By way of information on the tune: This song was written in 1833 by English songwriter and dramatist, Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839), whose other songs include Gaily the Troubadour. It was not published until ten years later, after Bayly had died. The song first appeared when Rufus Griswold, editor of a Philadelphia magazine, published a collection of Bayly's poems and songs in 1843. Bayly originally named the tune The Long Ago, so it appears Griswold changed the name. It achieved instant popularity and was the most popular song in America in 1843.

Bayly is also known as the source for the quote, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." The line occurs in his song Isle of Beauty. There is some debate as to whether Bayly should be credited with the line as others had written similar sentiments.


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Subject: RE: Long long ago
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Date: 23 Sep 99 - 11:38 PM

What about this thread, Joe?


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Subject: RE: Long long ago
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Sep 99 - 11:59 PM

Aaaaargh! I searched for long long ago and came up with just this one thread. long ago comes up with three threads, all on the same song. Darn. Oh, well, it gives me a chance to provide a link to the song at Lesley's excellent site - click here.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Long Ago
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Sep 13 - 12:58 PM

Joe's post of 23 Sep 99:
New address for The Contemplator, Lesley Nelson-Burns.
A remarkable collection. Not just "folk" but authored lyrics popular with the "folk."

Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America
www.contemplator.com/folk.html

"Long, Long Ago!" (Bayly)- http://www.contemplator.com/england/longago.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Long Ago
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Sep 13 - 01:09 PM

Correct lyrics posted by Jim Dixon, 07 Nov 08; thread 3216.
Long, Long Ago


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