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Lyr Req: Dandelion + Sleepy Song

GUEST,jkunkle@acmedctr.org 03 Apr 04 - 10:52 PM
Hillheader 04 Apr 04 - 04:51 AM
Jim Dixon 05 Apr 04 - 11:21 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Apr 04 - 08:19 AM
janeyk 13 Apr 04 - 02:59 AM
GUEST,fsconnor 15 Feb 10 - 07:25 AM
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Subject: cant find lyrics
From: GUEST,jkunkle@acmedctr.org
Date: 03 Apr 04 - 10:52 PM

there are 2 songs I cant find the lyrics for. One starts out,
When the fire burns red and low
And the house upstairs is still
She sings him a dear little sleepy song
Of sheep going over the hill

And over they go and over they go
the ?
Any body know it or the title?

Also my grandmother used to sing about a grass hopper
He's a dandy littly fellow
dressed all in yellow
yellow with an overcoat of green
In the springtime ....da da da


Any help with these would be appreciated.

Janey


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Subject: RE: cant find lyrics
From: Hillheader
Date: 04 Apr 04 - 04:51 AM

The Sleepy Song

Tried to find the other one but I wonder if the memeory may be playing tricks. The part you quote may come from a song about the Dandylion.

The Dandylion

Here is one I know of about a Grasshopper.

The Grasshopper

Apologies in advance if these are not what you are looking for.

Good Luck


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Subject: Lyr Add: DANDELION (Nellie M. Garabrant)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Apr 04 - 11:21 PM

This contains the lines you quoted, but it's not about a grasshopper.

Copied from http://www.geocities.com/loorpubs/pages_253_254.html

DANDELION
By Nellie M. Garabrant

There's a dandy little fellow
Who dresses all in yellow,--
In yellow, with an overcoat of green;
With his hair all crisp and curly,
In the spring-time bright and early,
A-tripping o'er the meadow he is seen.

Through all the bright June weather,
Like a jolly little tramp,
He wanders o'er the hillside, down the road;
Around his yellow feather,
The gypsy fire-flies camp;
His companions are the woodlark and the toad.

Spick and spandy,
Little dandy,
Golden dancer in the dell!
Green and yellow,
Happy fellow,
All the little children love him well!

But at last this little fellow
Doffs his dandy coat of yellow,
And very feebly totters o'er the green;--
For he very old is growing,
And with hair all white and flowing
A-nodding in the sunlight he is seen.

The little winds of morning
Come a-flying through the grass,
And clap their hands around him in their glee;
They shake him without warning,--
His wig falls off, alas;
And a little bald-head dandy now is he.

Oh, poor dandy,
Once so spandy,
Golden dancer on the lea!
Older growing,
White hair flowing,
Poor little bald-head dandy now is he!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SLEEPY SONG (Josephine Daskam Bacon)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 08:19 AM

Copied from http://www.geocities.com/eugenewrayburn/sleepysong.html

THE SLEEPY SONG
Josephine Daskam Bacon

As soon as the fire burns red and low
And the house up-stairs is still,
She sings me a queer little sleepy song,
Of sheep that go over a hill.

The good little sheep run quick and soft,
Their colors are gray and white:
They follow their leader nose to tail,
For they must be home by night.

And one slips over and one comes next,
And one runs after behind,
The gray one's nose at the white one's tail,
The top of the hill they find.

And when they get to the top of the hill
They quietly slip away,
But one runs over and one comes next --
Their colors are while and gray.

And over they go, and over they go,
And over the top of the hill,
The good little sheep run quick and soft,
And the house up-stairs is still.

And one slips over and one comes next,
The good little, gray little sheep!
I watch how the fire burns red and low,
And she says that I fall asleep.


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Subject: RE: cant find lyrics:Sleepy Song, Dandelion, Grasshopr
From: janeyk
Date: 13 Apr 04 - 02:59 AM

thanks so much- my mom's been trying to sing these songs and was driving me crazy with the same few lines that she remembered, over and over and over. You got em both.

thanks,

Janey


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dandelion -&- Sleepy Song
From: GUEST,fsconnor
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 07:25 AM

Here are the lyrics my Dad used to sing:

When the fire burns low on the great big stove
And the house upstairs is still,
Momma sings me a dear little sleepy song
Of sheep that go over the hill.
One steps over and one comes next
And one comes after behind.
The gray one's nose to the white one's tail,
To the top of the hill they climb

My son just revived it to sing to his daughter.
fsc


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