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Lyr Req: Smile a Little Smile for Me (Rose Marie)

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Sweet Marie [Cy Warman & Raymond Moore (1893)]


GUEST,bunni 05 May 04 - 06:05 PM
GUEST,bunni 06 May 04 - 01:05 PM
Joe Offer 06 May 04 - 01:18 PM
GUEST,MMario 06 May 04 - 01:20 PM
Joe Offer 06 May 04 - 02:03 PM
GUEST,bunni 06 May 04 - 02:23 PM
Joe Offer 06 May 04 - 03:01 PM
GUEST,bunni 10 May 04 - 06:48 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Cry a little tear for me, my Marie?
From: GUEST,bunni
Date: 05 May 04 - 06:05 PM

Will someone please help me with info about a song that my boss has been trying for days to recall? All he can remember is something about "My Marie" or "Sweet Marie" and "Cry a little cry for me" or "Cry a little tear for me". I think it was released sometime in the 60s or 70s. THANK YOU!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry a little tear for me, my Marie?
From: GUEST,bunni
Date: 06 May 04 - 01:05 PM

I have been so amazed by how much music knowledge you all have!!! I am hoping that one of you can help me remember the name of the song involving "[my/sweet] Marie" and "cry a little [cry/tear] for me". Ring a bell with anyone? Or is my boss mistaken in his recollections?


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Subject: ADDPOP: Smile a Little Smile for Me
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 May 04 - 01:18 PM

Hi, Bunni - This is the one I was thinking of, but I thought it also had a verse about "cry a little tear for me, my Marie." Can't find it, so maybe it's a common misunderstanding.
Anybody else have an idea? Hank Snow and Country Joe McDonald recorded songs called "Sweet Marie." Could you be thinking of a mix of several "Marie" songs.
-Joe Offer-

SMILE A LITTLE SMILE FOR ME
(Geoff Stephens / Tony Macaulay)
The Flying Machine (1969)

You really should accept this time he's gone for good
He'll never come back now even though he said he would
So, darling, dry your eyes. So many other guys
Would give the world, I'm sure, to wear the shoes he wore

Oh, come on Smile A Little Smile For Me, Rose Marie
Where's the use in cryin'
In a little while you'll see, Rose Marie
You must keep on tryin'

I guess you're lonely now, love's coming to an end
But, darling, only now are you free to start again
Lift up your pretty chin, don't let those tears begin
You're a big girl now, and you'll pull through somehow

Oh, come on, Smile a little smile ...........etc.

I know that he hurt you bad
I know, darling, don't be sad
And Smile A Little Smile For Me, Rose Marie....Rose Marie.

Hal Leonard's Best Fake Book Ever calls the woman in question "Rosemary," but also spells one word "comeing" - can we trust Hal Leonard if he can's spell?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry a little tear for me, my Marie?
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 06 May 04 - 01:20 PM

Joe - I suspect you have it nailed...


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Subject: ADDPOP: Marie
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 May 04 - 02:03 PM

Now, the other "Marie" song that comes to mind is this one. I know it from the 1965 recording by the Bachelors, and I was surpised to learn it was written by Irving Berlin and published in 1928. Early recordings by Rudy Vallee and by Tommy Dorsey.

Marie (The Dawn Is Breaking)
(Irving Berlin, 1928)

There's a gleam in your eyes, Marie,
And the meaning is plain to see
But you'll find romance
Is a game of chance
That is not all it seems to be.

Marie, the dawn is breaking
Marie, you'll soon be waking
To find your heart is aching
And tears will fall as you recall
The moon in all its splendor
The kiss so very tender
The words, "Will you surrender
To me, Marie?"

Source: The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin
Midi here (click) at smickandsmodoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry a little tear for me, my Marie?
From: GUEST,bunni
Date: 06 May 04 - 02:23 PM

Thank you SO much, Joe and Mario!!   I really appreciate your input. And Joe, you ROCK for including the lyrics! You've definitely gone above and beyond the call of Mudcat duty :) I'll run these by my boss and let you know what he says.


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Subject: ADDPOP: Sweet Marie
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 May 04 - 03:01 PM

Well, I found one more, but this is one I'm not familiar with. Is this the one Hank Snow recorded??
-Joe Offer-

Sweet Marie
(words by Cy Warman [1893]; melody by Raymond Moore)

Come to me, Sweet Marie; Sweet Marie, come to me
Not because your face is fair, love to see
But your soul is pure and sweet, makes my happiness complete
Makes me falter at your feet, Sweet Marie, come to me.

no copyright information
from The Most Fantastic Fakebook in the World (Warner Bros Publications)

Don't you love the titles of fakebooks??
-Joe Offer-
full lyrics and MIDI from here (click)

Sweet Marie
Music by Raymon Moore,
Words by Cy Warman
(1893)

I've a secret in my heart, Sweet Marie
A tale I would impart, love to thee
Every daisy in the dell
Knows my secret, knows it well
And yet I dare not tell Sweet Marie

When I hold your hand in mine, Sweet Marie
A feeling most divine comes to me
All the world is full of Spring
All the warblers on the wing
And I listen while they sing, Sweet Marie

Chorus

Come to me, Sweet Marie
Sweet Marie, Come to me
Not because your face is fair, love, to see

But your soul, so pure and sweet,
Makes my happiness complete
Makes me falter at your feet, Sweet Marie

Verse Two

In the morn when I awake, Sweet Marie
Seems to me my heart will break, love, for thee
Every wave that shakes the shore
Seems to sing it o'er and o'er
Seems to say that I adore Sweet Marie
When the sunset tints the west, Sweet Marie
And I sit down to rest, love, with thee
Every star that studs the sky
Seems to stand and wonder why
They're so dimmer than your eye, Sweet Marie

Chorus

Come to me, Sweet Marie
Sweet Marie, Come to me
Not because your face is fair, love, to see

But your soul, so pure and sweet,
Makes my happiness complete
Makes me falter at your feet, Sweet Marie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry a little tear for me, my Marie?
From: GUEST,bunni
Date: 10 May 04 - 06:48 PM

Hi Joe!

You were absolutely right on your first try. My boss got that nostalgic, dreamy look in his eyes as soon as I started playing "Smile a Little Smile for Me". And, after hearing the song, I became a fan as well! I truly appreciate all your help. I'm just sorry I can't help you more with all of YOUR inquiries. One more question for you, though... what's a fakebook?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry a little tear for me, my Marie?
From: Allan C.
Date: 10 May 04 - 07:16 PM

Commercially produced fakebooks often include only the most familiar of popular songs, "standards" and family favorites. The lyrics shown for those songs are not always complete. The written music and the guitar chords shown are minimal, at best; but they are usually close enough to be useful.

Glad you asked about that song, BTW. It is one of my favorites also.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry a little tear for me, my Marie?
From: GUEST,bunni
Date: 11 May 04 - 05:12 PM

Thanks for the info, Allan. I do like fakebooks :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry a little tear for me, my Marie?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 06:51 PM

Just type in "www.Come to me Sweet Marie" and click GO... several sites have all the words to that old song. My Mom sang that to me in the 40's


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cry a little tear for me, my Marie?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jul 11 - 08:58 AM

Its Rosemarie, not my Marie. Marie is a different song.


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