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Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill

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Subject: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: chip a
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 10:59 AM

I've looked everywhere I can think of to no avail. Does anyone know where I can find sheet music to this late 40's song?
Thanks,
Chip Arnold


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 11:04 AM

it's for sale here


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: masato sakurai
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 11:25 AM

ABC tune finder.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: chip a
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 11:53 AM

As always, a speedy and helpful response from the Mudcat. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Chip


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: mg
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 12:15 PM

I think the tune is originally an old Finnish waltz. mg


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 12:37 PM

It it's just the basic tune you need, we have it in the Digital Tradition. Click to play, and right-click to download.
Note the crosslinks I added at the top of the page.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: masato sakurai
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 12:53 PM

Listen to "Livet i Finnskogarna" (midi) HERE.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 01:01 PM

Thanks, Masato. Good midis on that Danish site. have added a bookmark.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 01:04 PM

Here's a little factual tidbit about "Mockingbird Hill"

The Dining Sisters recorded it in 1951 It was a big hit, on all the juke boxes because they added a little yodel after each chorus that went,

"Tweede-ly dee dee, F--- you
Tweedely dee dee hoo ha
tweedle dee, tweedle dee, tweedle dee
Tweede-ly dee dee, F--- you
tweede=ly dee dee hoo ha
tweedle dum tweedle do tweedle you"

Everyone thought, "It couldn't be, what we're hearing, they wouldn't dare"
But they did, or so I've been led to believe.
I heard it on the Juke box at the Port of embarcation "rec" room on Treasure Island (San Francisco) when I was on my way to Korea

Jody.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: chip a
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 02:03 PM

Thanks again, all. Yes, I had found the tune in the DT but I wanted to see the dots. Supplied by Masato. The record lady has a recording also.   http://recordlady.webgcs.com/main2.htm

Chip


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 11:58 AM

Since the tune has been located this bit is not all that useful, but to add to what has been said about the connection to Finland, the tune is also called "Life In The Finnish Woods".


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: chip a
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 12:12 PM

Has anyone else made a banjo piece out of this one? I'm working on a melodic 2-finger arrangement.
Chip


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 12:41 PM

Carl Jularbo (1893-1966), the composer of the tune, was a master accordianist. CDs of his music are available. A museum dedicated to his music and to the accordian is in Avesta, Sweden.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: AKS
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 07:12 AM

Livet i Finnskogarna really is SWEDISH, despite its somewhat strongly connections to "Finnishness". Finnskogen (=Finnwoods /-forest) is the term used for regions in Sweden (and Norway) that were inhabited by the emi-/immigrants from the province Savo (mostly) in Finland back in the 16th and 17th century. Kalle Karlsson (later Carl Jularbo) probably had some of them among his forefathers.
Google with 'forest finns' to learn more about the past and present of this matter.

AKS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 10:04 PM

I used to have a copy of Mockingbird Hill, and it showed a picture of the composer, an American named Vaughan Something (I think). The date was 1945. Since Carl Jularbo lived till 1966, maybe he got the tune from Vaughan, and not the other way around.

In the late forties, I was a little girl living in south Florida. I remember hearing that song on the radio and asking my mother what a hill was. Her explanation of a hill left me baffled. If you have even seen how flat Florida is, you would understand.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 10:43 PM

Jularbo composed Livet i Finnskogarna in 1913 or 1915 (Listed differently at different sites).
Here is the 1913 one: Jularbo


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: 8ch(pl)
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 10:57 PM

3 verses

When the sun in the morning peaks over the hill,
And kisses the roses 'round my windowsill.
Then my heart fills with gladness when i hear the trill,
of the birds in the treetops on Mockin'bird Hill.

Chorus
Tra la la tweedle e dee dee,It gives me a thrill.
To wake up in the morning to the mockin'bird's trill.
Tra la la tweedle e dee dee, there's peace and goowill.
You're as welcome as the flowers on Mockin'bird Hill.

Got a three corner plow and an acre to till.
And a mule that i bought for a ten dollar bill.
There's a tumbledown shack and an old rusted mill,
But they're my home sweet home up on Mockin'bird Hill

Chorus

When it's late in the evening I climb up the hill,
and survey all my kingdom while everything's still.
There's just me and the sky and an old whip-poor-will,
Singin' songs to the twilight on Mockin'bird Hill.

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 11:14 PM

Those are the same three verses that are in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: chip a
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 11:31 AM

I'm confused. Who wrote the words to this tune? I'm sure Jularbo wrote the melody but were the words written by Vaughn Horton? One source said he wrote it in a coal mine in the twenties. He was inducted into the Country Music writers Hall of Fame in '71.
Chip


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 01:24 PM

chip a, Vaughn Horton seems to be the first to put the Mockingbird Hill words to the tune. That didn't stop others from making small re-writes in order to copyright their own versions.
Here is the one used by Patti Page. Compare with the Horton original in the DT:

Mockingbird Hill
(Patti Page words)

Introduction and chorus:
Tra-la-la, twiddle-e dee-dee, it gives me a thrill
To wake up in the morning to the mockingbird's trill
Tra-la-la, twiddle-e dee dee, there's peace and good will
You're welcome as the flowers on Mockingbird Hill

When the sun in the morning peeps over the hill
And kisses the roses round my window sill
Then my heart fills with laughter when I hear the trill
Of the birds in the treetops on Mockingbird Hill

Chorus

When it's late in the evening I climb up the hill
And survey all my kingdom while everything's still
Only me and the stars and an old whipporwill
Singin' songs in the twilight on Mockingbird Hill

Chorus, then repeat last two lines of Chorus

The mule and the plow are left out.
Third verse, 3rd line: Only me and the sky (DT); Only me and the stars (Patti Page). Patti Page starts with the chorus.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: masato sakurai
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 06:37 PM

The title registered at ASCAP is "MOCKING BIRD HILL."


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: masato sakurai
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 07:23 PM

Patti Page sang "then my heart fills with gladness" and "only me and the sky" on the recording HERE.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: fat B****rd
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 09:21 AM

My Dad had this on a 78 rpm by Ronnie Renald. Just thought I'd tell you......


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: chip a
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 11:43 AM

Re: masato post of 6/27/03.....7:23 PM
What a great link! Everyone reading this thread should drop everything and check it out. Damn, I could get lost in there. Thanks.
Chip


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: GUEST,ake b0y
Date: 21 Feb 06 - 06:49 PM


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: open mike
Date: 22 Feb 06 - 01:07 AM

I was just thinking how this tune sounded swedish!
i was surprised also to hear a very old folk
tune in swedish that sounded very much
like Home, Home on the Range..
you know the one, where the
deer and the antelope play.
(or beer and cantelope
depending on the
version)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: GUEST,Paul F. Anderson
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 07:46 PM

"Livet i Finnskogarna" (Life In The Finnish Woods) is a Swedish song. The melody was written by Carl Jularbo. The lyrics were by Anna Myrberg, who wrote under the pseudonym of Svarta Masken (The Black Mask). Jularbo was one of Sweden's greatest accordionists and a prolific composer. He first recorded the song in 1913.

The title of the songs refers to the "Finn forests" in Sweden (and Norway) to which Finns had migrated. There they eked out a living with swidden (slash-and-burn) agriculture in places where the local population could not survive.

"Mocking Bird Hill" is an American song that was published in 1951 with words and music by Vaughn Horton. That same year it was a top ten hit for Patti Page and for Les Paul and Mary Ford.

The melodies for "Livet i Finnskogarna" and "Mocking Bird Hill" are similar but not identical.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: open mike
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 11:32 PM

There is also a place in Finnland where they speak Swedish...
that is where the Gjallerhorn band members are from.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: maryinflorida
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 01:58 PM

Vaughn Horton does hold the ASCAP title to Mockingbird Hill. He's credited there as 'writer'. Sorry, that doesn't really clear up who wrote the tune or lyrics, but it tells us he owned it!

The name on his ASCAP rights is GEORGE VAUGHN. That name finds many more of his songs than the Horton name does.

I'd say his next most famous song is "Muleskinner Blues" though many other titles are also familiar. A good version of "Muleskinner Blues" is the background music on this French site: http://www.chezmaya.com/07/1/gm.htm.

You can find some bio and a portrait at his Hall of Fame entry: http://www.nashvillesongwritersfoundation.com/fame/horton.html. And he's got an imdb entry, under Horton, several movies that have used his songs.

The reason I've been looking him up is that I'm researching for a local heritage DVD, and it happens that he settled in this backwater town for awhile. He might have heard of us from Johnny Cash who had relatives and a house here. Vaughn lived very quietly on our little river close to the Gulf of Mexico, and I do too. The name he used locally was Horton and this is where he died.

If anyone has more info about him, I could certainly use it. And I can't find sheet music for it either, will keep looking, has to have sold in the millions.

MASATO, please help- I can't figure out the Danish site enough to find the MIDI for Livet i Finnskogarna. Can you give more explicit instructions, I'd really appreciate it.

Would anyone care to speculate wildly on how he might have become familiar with the Danish tune?

thanks much,

Mary O'Benar
New Port Richey Forida


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: GUEST,Paul F. Anderson
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 03:08 PM

Vaughn Horton wrote the words and music for "Mocking Bird Hill". As a songwriter he did not use his full name, which was George Vaughn Horton.

The Swedish song "Livet I Finnskogarna" (Life In The Finnish Woods) had Swedish lyrics by Anna Myrberg.

There are two Swedish songs, which use "Mocking Bird Hill" as a melody. The Swedish lyrics are not a direct translation of Horton's text. "Småfåglarne" (The Small Birds) was written by the well-known entertainer Povel Ramel. "Adress Rosenhill" was written by Gösta Carje.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: masato sakurai
Date: 12 Feb 08 - 08:05 PM

Mary, the midi site linked to above seems to be inactive any more. Instead, listen to some videos at YouTube.

Life In The Finn Woods (Livet i Finnskogarna) - Accordion

Carl Jularbo

Livet i finnskogarna med Robin

Life in the Finland woods by Sylvia Marie & Graham Wilson


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 07:52 PM

This song does bring back memories of sitting around the farm breakfast table listening to the country western songs on the radio. "Mockingbird Hill" is one that I still hear echoes of.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 08:06 PM

Is this the right sheet music?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mockin'bird Hill
From: open mike
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 02:23 PM

Very interesting to see the Swedish/Finnish origin/similarities.
I learned of the Finnskogen culture at Scandinavian music and dance
camp this summer. there were Finns who migrated to the Swedish and Norwegian forests in late 1500's to early 1600's and they burned the
trees down in places to clear the land for rye planting.
http://www.finnskogen.net/engelsk/svedjee.htm
http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/97191/33848/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnskogen

There is also another Swedish Finnish connection -- in an area of
Finland there is a place where they speak Swedish..i learned this
from the band Gjhallarhorn, who is named after the horn blown by
the gatekeeper god Heimdall to signify the beginning of Ragnarok.
http://www.gjallarhorn.com/main.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish-speaking_Finns


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