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Lyr Add: The Little Fisher-Maiden (L. Waldman)

JenEllen 03 Dec 02 - 03:04 PM
Joe Offer 03 Dec 02 - 03:50 PM
JenEllen 03 Dec 02 - 04:09 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LITTLE FISHER-MAIDEN (L. Waldman)
From: JenEllen
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 03:04 PM

THE LITTLE FISHER-MAIDEN
L. Waldman

There was a little fisher-maiden
So lovely and so bright
A joy unto the sight, a joy unto the sight
The fairest maid in all the village
She braved the stormy sea
With a heart so light and free, with a heart so light and free
The mermaids came with voices clear
To warn the maid of dangers near
To warn the maid of dangers near

CHORUS:
The mermaid's song
The mermaid's song ran long
"Little fisher-maiden
Skies with storms are laden
Tempt no more alone the sea
Dangers waiting there for thee"

She cried "All danger I am scorning"
And laughing on sailed she
Tho' wilder grew the sea, wilder grew the sea
Some Tritons who had heard that warning
When these the maiden spied
"For help, for help!" she cried, "For help, for help!" she cried
Her fragile boat they toss it over
She sails the sea alone no more
She threw it all on the cruel rocky shore
(chorus)

The fisher-maiden swift was dying
She sank beneath the wave
But Neptune came to save, but Neptune came to save
Amid the tempest round them flying
With a strong and willing hand
He drew her safe to land, he drew her safe to land
But since that hour her joy is over
She sails the sea alone no more
She sails the sea alone no more
(chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: THE LITTLE FISHER-MAIDEN
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 03:50 PM

Hi, Jen - can you give us more? Dates, context, etc? Can't find it in Levy or the Library of Congress.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: THE LITTLE FISHER-MAIDEN
From: JenEllen
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 04:09 PM

Joe,
The book that came from was printed by Otto Zimmerman and Son Company in Cincinatti, Ohio. 1932, and simply titled "Pioneer Songs". There is a statement about a few of the songs not being published before, and they were arranged by a man named Alfred M. Durham.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Little Fisher-Maiden (L. Waldman)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 12:25 AM

Sheet music for THE LITTLE FISHERMAIDEN by Ludolph Waldmann can be seen in Peterson's Magazine, Volume 95 (Philadelphia: January, 1889), page 30.


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