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Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'

Amos 18 Jan 03 - 10:44 AM
Amos 18 Jan 03 - 11:48 AM
Sorcha 18 Jan 03 - 01:01 PM
catspaw49 18 Jan 03 - 01:06 PM
GUEST,Joss 18 Jan 03 - 07:27 PM
Amos 20 Jan 03 - 11:26 AM
Jim Dixon 15 Feb 03 - 01:42 AM
Gurney 15 Feb 03 - 04:35 AM
Jim Dixon 15 Feb 03 - 11:51 AM
Jim Dixon 21 Jan 10 - 09:08 PM
Joe Offer 21 Jan 10 - 10:04 PM
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GUEST,leeneia 22 Jan 10 - 08:24 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 10:44 AM

'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time



Thiis is an old romantic song which meant a great deal to BBW's parents when they were young and struggling. (BBW is my Best Beloved Wife).

In anticipation of a celebration of Mumma's 80th Birthday, BBW is desperately looking for sheet music to it.

Can anyone help with a site, a xerox, a fax, or an emailed image3 of the sheet music?

We are also looking for the sheet music to Cole Porter's "Wunderbar" from "Kiss Me, Kate" for the same reasons -- it is available commercially but I'd just as soon save the dough if there is another resource out there.

Many thanks.


Amos


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: Amos
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 11:48 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 01:01 PM

So far, no luck, Amos. Found recordings.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 01:06 PM

Look under "atrial fibrillation" as two hearts in 3/4 time as opposed to 2/4 would indicate some kind of arrhythmia.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: GUEST,Joss
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 07:27 PM

Amos,
          Don't know if this this will help, but perhaps a search for
the German title might find something. My memory is faulty
but it's something like 'zwei hertz in dreiveirtel ?'
                                                                                  Joss


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jan 03 - 11:26 AM

Very funny, Spaw!!

Joss, thanks for the suggestion!

Sorch, thanks for plying your remarkable talents on this. A bothersome thing.

Appreciated!


A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Feb 03 - 01:42 AM

"Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time" was recorded by Frank Patterson.

Lawrence Welk recorded "Two Hearts in 3/4 Time." On Welk's album, the authors credited are "Lackenbach/Stoltz/Young." (I suspect a misspelling; it might be Stolz.)

The Middle Spunk Creek Boys recorded "Our Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time" and the author credited is "Kreitzer."

There is a German version: "Zwei Herzen in 3/4 Takt." A German film by that name was released in 1930. Marek Weber & His Orchestra recorded it about that time.

BMI lists a song "Our Hearts Beat In Three Quart[ers Time]" and lists Mark Allen Kreitzer as the author.

My hunch is that the German version was the original, and the various ways of translating it into English account for the varying titles in English.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: Gurney
Date: 15 Feb 03 - 04:35 AM

Spaw, are you sure it is about fibrillation? My mind was working the same way, and I thought it was about sexism.

(dumb-chick-chick, dumb-chick-chick)

Joking, honest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Feb 03 - 11:51 AM

The German title can also be expressed as "Zwei Herzen in Dreiviertel Takt." The composer is Robert Stolz.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 09:08 PM

From Indiana University:

Title:
    Two hearts
Alternative Title:
    Zwei herzen im dreivierteltakt
First Line:
    You waltz with me at night in my dreams, you're in my arms
First Line of Chorus:
    Two hearts beat with a joy complete, oh what a night
Title of Larger Work:
    Two hearts in waltz time
Composer:
    Stolz, Robert
Lyricist:
    Reisch, Walter
Lyricist:
    Robinson, Armin L., 1900-1985
Lyricist:
    Young, Joe, 1889-1939
Published:
    New York: Harms, Inc., copyright 1930
Form/genre:
    Moving picture music
Instrumentation:
    Piano, Voice and Chords
Local Subject:
    European
Holding Institution:
    Lilly Library
Collection:
    DeVincent
IN Harmony ID:
    LL-SDV-133039
Call number:
    M1 .D48 Box: 133 No: 039
Note:
    Copies: 5
Note:
    Piano, Voice and Chords


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 10:04 PM

Well, the sheet music was for sale on eBay, but not no longer. Nonetheless, I got a complete stanza from the eBay page:

    You waltz with me at night in my dreams,
    You're in my arms so tight and it seems
    The stars assemble and see you tremble.
    The night is still - oh what a thrill -
    Your shy lips sigh like violins

The recordings I've found are instrumentals - no lyrics.

There are YouTube recordings of "Zwei Herzen" here (click) and here (click) and (most notably) here (click), but I can't make out the lyrics well enough to do a transcription.

There's information (in German) about Stolz and "3/4" here. Stolz was born in August, 1880, the 12th child of the Graz (Austria) City Music Director. He was in Berlin from 1924-1936. In 1930, he did the music for the first European sound musical film, "Three Hearts in 3/4 Time (the Lost Waltzes)." He died during a visit to Berlin in 1975.

Can somebody post both the English and German lyrics?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 11:02 PM

This isn't it...

But that was back when all the bands came to town
And the foxtrot and two step were still in their prime
And we still believed love could last for a lifetime
With every heart beating in three-quarter time

             from Blue Waltz - words and music by Jerry Rasmussen

I'd never heard the phrase when I wrote this.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 08:24 AM

Hi, Amos. I don't know if this helps, but this page

http://www.midifile.net/catalog/product_info.php?mPath=1&products_id=18355

offers a MIDI of 'Zwei Herzen...' for $2.99.

Evidently it is still under copyright, so it's surprisingly hard to find.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 08:31 AM

I did consider making a MIDI for you by listening to the YouTube versions, but they are too lush and swoopy. It's too bad.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: GUEST,BarryJ
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 03:09 PM

A PDF is available

HERE

Mississippi State Templeton Digital Sheet Music Collection


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help! 'Two Hearts Beat in 3/4 Time'
From: GUEST,BarryJ
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 03:11 PM

Once you find the page (search for Zwei herzen) click on the Title (Two Hearts) to get the PDF


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Subject: Lyr Add: TWO HEARTS / ZWEI HERZEN IM 3/4 TAKT
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 04:08 PM

From the sheet music at Mississippi State University.
(Click to go directly to the PDF file.)

[By the way, it seems to me Mississippi State has screwed up in making this sheet music viewable online, since it should still be under copyright.]


TWO HEARTS
ZWEI HERZEN IM DREIVIERTELTAKT

From the German screen operetta
The 100% all-talking & singing production
Two Hearts in Waltz Time
(Zwei Herzen im ¾ Takt)

Lyric by Alfred Gruenwald, Walter Reisch & Fritz Rotter. [Credit from cover.]
Words by W. Reisch & A. Robinson. American version by Joe Young. [Credit from first page of music.]
Music by Robert Stolz.

[1] You waltz with me at night in my dreams,
You're in my arms so tight and it seems
The stars assemble and see you tremble.
The night is still; oh what a thrill!
Your sighing lips sigh like violins,
They play romance and then life begins.
A kiss I'm chancing while we're romancing,
So keep on dancing, love, until:

[CHORUS] Two hearts beat with a joy complete,
Oh what a night for you and for me!
Two hearts beat with a love so sweet
While waltzing dreamily.
I'll share your charms till the break of the dawn,
Locked in your arms till the new day is born.
Two hearts beat with a joy complete,
Waltzing to a new paradise.

[2] Ein leiser Walzer klingt durch den Raum,
Da gleite ich mit Dir wie im Traum
Durch's Sterngewimmel bis in den Himmel,
Und alles lacht uns freundlich zu.
Und ein Geheimnis hab' ich entdeckt,
Dass Liebe mehr berauscht noch als Sekt.
Die Lippen schweigen beim Klang der Geigen
Und keiner tanzt so gut wie Du.

[CHORUS] Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt
Die hat der Mai zusammen gebracht;
Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt
In einer Walzernacht!
Ein Viertel Frühling und ein Viertel Wein,
Ein Viertel Liebe, verliebt muss man sein.
Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt,
Wer braucht mehr um glücklich zu sein?

[3] Die Loge liegt versteckt hinter'm Saal,
Da schäumt das pure Gold im Pokal.
Der Sekt berauscht uns, kein Ohr belauscht uns,
Wir sind allein beim rendezvous.
Ich habe Heimlich Dir nur geraubt
Den Kuss den mir der Blick schon erlaubt,
Die Lippen schweigen beim Klang der Geigen
Un keiner küsst so gut wie Du.


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