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Lyr Req: Big Brown Bear (Mana-Zucca)

GUEST,Dale 09 Apr 04 - 09:49 PM
Gareth 10 Apr 04 - 10:13 AM
Nigel Parsons 10 Apr 04 - 12:40 PM
sian, west wales 10 Apr 04 - 02:18 PM
GUEST,Ken 14 Aug 08 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,Tom Cassel 22 Oct 08 - 12:24 AM
GUEST,Eva Nagorka 05 Feb 09 - 06:27 PM
GUEST 14 Nov 12 - 03:48 PM
GUEST 31 Mar 13 - 12:45 PM
GUEST 02 May 13 - 06:56 PM
GUEST,Central NYS John 29 Jul 17 - 10:24 PM
Joe Offer 30 Jul 17 - 02:50 AM
Jim Dixon 31 Jul 17 - 05:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr req, Welsh, Big Brown Bear song
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 09 Apr 04 - 09:49 PM

I am 55 years old and when I was a boy, my father used to sing a song to us that his grandfather sang to him as a boy. That was my Great grandfather Bashline. I remember him, he lived into his 90's. The song, I believe, was a Welsh lullaby, Some lyrics I remember are "I chanced upon a big, brown, bear. A big brown bear was he." " and all he said was woof". The problem is, for most of my father's life, he could not remember one line in the song. He mentioned it to me the other day. He is 80 years old now and it would be nice to complete his song lyrics for his peace of mind and for our family heritage. Can anyone help? Thanks, Dale


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Subject: RE: Lyr req, Welsh Big Brown Bear song
From: Gareth
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 10:13 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr req, Welsh Big Brown Bear song
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 12:40 PM

Can't help except to point to Google. A report on a Carnegie Hall concert where Bryn Terfel (Welsh Baritone) included this lullaby in his repertoire Here


Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr req, Welsh Big Brown Bear song
From: sian, west wales
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 02:18 PM

I'll ask around. It doesn't ring any bells ...

sian


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BIG BROWN BEAR (Mana-Zucca)
From: GUEST,Ken
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 11:02 AM

THE BIG BROWN BEAR
(Mana-Zucca)

I chanced upon a big brown bear
a gruff old bear was he.
He basked content within his lair,
I looked at him, and he looked at me.
And all he said was "WOOF!" Ah me.
And all he said was "WOOF!"

That big brown bear just hugged his lair,
And blinked a twinkling eye.
He ne'er as much as moved a hair,
But scared to death was trembling I.
And all he said was "WOOF!" Oh My.
And all he said was "WOOF!"

I doubted his sublime intent,
and did not stay for proof;
my heels in flight were swiftly bent,
for I'm inclined to stay aloof,
when big brown bears say "WOOF!"
Oh my, Oh my,
Oh my, Oh my, Oh my.
When big brown bears say

"WOOF!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyfoKxD00wk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Big Brown Bear (Mana-Zucca)
From: GUEST,Tom Cassel
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 12:24 AM

I sang this song as a young boy myself with Grandmana at the piano. Mana-Zucca was my grandmother. It is one of my earliest memories. Thanks for finding the lyrics and posting them. For you information, the complete archives including the music to this are in the special collections at Florida International University.


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Subject: Mana-Zucca
From: GUEST,Eva Nagorka
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 06:27 PM

Hi Tom (Cassel)et al,
Not sure if you remember my visit a few years ago- regarding your grandmother. I am finally working on my Doctorate and, of course, the topic of my dissertation will be Mana-Zucca! I have sung her songs and studied her life for so many years that she feels like an old friend. I'll be contacting all of you again in the near future for interviews, etc.   I have located the FIU digital files and will visit the University for further research. It might be fun for you to know that I assign her songs to my voice students on a regular basis and program her music on most of my recitals. Mana lives on in the voices of many singers even today. Until we all meet again-
~Eva
evanagorka@myfairpoint.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Big Brown Bear (Mana-Zucca)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 12 - 03:48 PM

I chanced upon a big brown bear; a gruff old bear was he!
He basked content within his lair; I looked at him. He looked at me!
And all he said was "woof!" Ahh Me! And all he said was "woof!"

That big brown bear just hugged his lair and blinked a twinkling eye.
He ne'er as much as moved a hair, but scared to death was trembling I!
When all he said was "woof!" Oh My! When all he said was "woof!"

I doubted his sublime intent and did not stay for proof.
My heels in flight are slightly bent, for I'm inclined to keep aloof!
When all he said was "woof!" Oh my!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Big Brown Bear (Mana-Zucca)
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 13 - 12:45 PM

Does anyone know where i can buy the sheet music to this song? My grandpa used to sing it to me...good memories


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Big Brown Bear (Mana-Zucca)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 May 13 - 06:56 PM

I found the music at Classical vocal reprints

http://www.classicalvocalrep.com/products/The-Big-Brown-Bear-D-e-100167.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Big Brown Bear (Mana-Zucca)
From: GUEST,Central NYS John
Date: 29 Jul 17 - 10:24 PM

I am 87 years old now. Way back in the 1930s I was a boy soprano in a choir/glee club. One of our favorite songs to sing was this "Big Brown Bear - Woof. I am happy to refresh the words in my mind, again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Big Brown Bear (Mana-Zucca)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jul 17 - 02:50 AM

Carolyn Senger - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyfoKxD00wk

Bernard Turgeon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaVVpBHgMMU

GAMAC Boychoir - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acwkuYtvMtk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Big Brown Bear (Mana-Zucca)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Jul 17 - 05:01 PM

You can see the sheet music at the website of The University of Maine.


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