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Chord Req: The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise

Joe Richman 12 Jun 04 - 05:54 PM
greg stephens 12 Jun 04 - 06:07 PM
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Joe Richman 15 Jun 04 - 12:17 AM
Joe Richman 15 Jun 04 - 12:36 AM
Joe Offer 15 Jun 04 - 02:54 AM
Steve Parkes 15 Jun 04 - 03:58 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Joe Richman
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 05:54 PM

Does anyone out there have the chord changes to "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise"? I'll bet it's PD now.

Joe


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: greg stephens
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 06:07 PM

/Bflat/Bflat/A7/A7/Bflat/Bflat/D7/D7/
Eflat/Edim/Bflat/G7/C7/C7/F7/F7/
Bflat/Bflat/A7/A7/Bflat/Bflat/D7/D7/
Eflat/Edim/Bflat/G7/Cm7/F7/Bbflat/Bflat/
(1 bar per / )
This request took me back!I used to dep with a trad jazz band on tenor banjo in the 60's, so I want and got my ancient dusty chordbook out to look this up. Thanks for arousing pleasant memories.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: greg stephens
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 06:08 PM

PS some people play Bflat diminished as the second chord, instead of the A7. See which sounds nicer to you.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Joe Richman
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 12:17 AM

Hey, Thanks a lot! I've got a plectrum banjo chord book that should have both chords you mention.

Joe


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Joe Richman
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 12:36 AM

Here it is transposed down to a better key than Bb for non-tenor players:

In G
G / G / F#7 / F#7 / G / G / B7/B7/
C / C#dim/ G / E7 / A7 / A7 /D7/ D7/
G/ G / F#7/ F#7// G / G/ B7/B7/
C/C#dim/G/E7/Am7/D7/G/G/

F#7 substitute G dim

G tuning used for plectrum or 5 string banjo.

Think I did it right....

Joe


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 02:54 AM

Hi, Joe - are there lyrics to the song, or is it an instrumental?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 03:58 AM

I'm astonished, Joe (Offer) -- you must remember the terrific version by Les Paul and Mary Ford? (Although I don't think those chords would altogether agree with Les Paul's!)

Here are the lyrics:

Dear one,
The world is waiting for the sunrise.
Every rose is covered with dew
And while the world
Is waiting for the sunrise
And my heart is calling you.

Dear one,
The world is waiting for the sunrise.
Every little rose bud
Is covered with dew
And my heart is calling you
The thrush on high
His sleepy mate is calling
And my heart is calling you.


And here's a link to more details, including a midi and a pic of the sheet music. It says Words by Eugene Lockhart Music by Ernest Seitz
Original copyright in 1919, now in public domain
Isn't that nice?

Steve


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 06:34 PM

And you should give the Les Paul/Mary Ford recording a listen. THAT's what nostalgia is for!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 08:23 PM

"F#7 substitute G dim"

That's why I like these 'Cord Req' threads - G / Gdim is easier on the Piano Accordion than G / F#7 - that requires a jump from one end of the Stradella to the other - the first is a button in the same short row.

I take it then that we could do a similar transpose to the C#dim?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Joe Richman
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 12:33 AM

I dunno.. does it sound OK? Anyway, on the plectrum or 5 string banjo in G tuning, there is only a slight difference between those two chords. F#7 is a little bit easier. But I found that G dim sounds good to lead into the G chord at the start of each part of the tune. as in the lines "Dear one.... " and "The thrush..... ". Somewhere at my Mom's house I have an old acoustic 78 of this sung by a man in a semi-classical style... nothing like Mary Ford! Can't remember the artist. Greg S. (to whom our thanks are due) was playing this in a trad jazz setting. So this song has gotten around, hasn't it? Maybe a tejano version is in the offing?

1919 is all PD now. Anything pre-1923 isn't covered by "Sonny Bono" act. One more reason to play old songs. Of course Les Paul's arrangement is still covered, but my banjo playing on a five string in a stroke style is nothing like his playing, so I'm technically free of copyright entanglements. ( As if anyone has ever asked me for a dime of royalties! I'd offer them 50% of my net if they'll cover losses!)


Joe


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 04:08 AM

And if you try infringing Les's copyright, he'll come round and sue you personally!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Joe Richman
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 12:21 AM

I don't know... does it sound good? Then try it.   I've been using F#7. The Gdim sounds good as a lead-in to the G chords at the start of each section ( e.g. "Dear one...." and "And while.....") They are pretty similar on the banjo, except for the bass string. It's F# for the F#7 and of course G for the Gdim. Thanks again to Greg Stephens for the original chords.

The song is pretty old as mentioned (thanks for the date and author, Steve). I have somewhere an acoustic 78 of a man singing it in a semi-classical style (nothing like Mary Ford), which had to be from the very early 20s. (Don't remember the name.) Greg was playing it in a trad jazz setting, and I'm playing it on a 5 string banjo in the stroke style. Maybe a Tejano version next?

Joe


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Joe Richman
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 12:23 AM

OOps... there I went and repeated myself. My browser didn't shown that the first post on the 16th had posted. Well , maybe it bears repeating.

Joe


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Chris in Wheaton
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 10:40 AM

My mother took me to see Les and Mary perform live at the Chicago Theatre in the '50's. They stood on the side of the stage because he was hooked up to this giant rig that probably could now fit in your shirt pocket - somehow they recreated the sound of the records -- what a talent!!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: M.Ted
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 03:13 PM

From Ralph Patt's Plain Vanilla Book(without unnecessary fancy chords):

THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE
                           
Key of C      4/4
                                                                                                                              
(Pick-up) G7[   C / / G7 | C / / G7 |   C          | E7          |
                           
|   F            | C            |   D7          | G7+         |
                              
|   C / / G7 | C / /   G7 |   C          | E7          |

|   F            | C    A7    |   Dm7b5   G7 | C          |


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 05:36 PM

Yes, Steve Parkes, I should have remembered the version by Les Paul and Mary Ford. It took me less than five minutes to find it on the shelf upstairs, once I saw your reminder. I see Benny Goodman also recorded that song on a V-Disc.
Good song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 03:45 AM

If we're talking versions (and I don't know if it's been issued on CD) try to catch Eddie Gibbs' banjo version with the Wilbur De Paris New Orleans Jazz Band of 1953.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: greg stephens
Date: 22 Jun 04 - 12:19 PM

I think the first line(from memory) is
"The whole wide world is waiting for the sunrise"
The version quoted earlier missed out the "whole" which is necessary to fit the tune.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 23 Jun 04 - 07:24 AM

If my memory serves me right Mary Ford sang "Dear one the world is waiting for the sunrise"

When I back up a friend who by the way is a keen Les Paul man we go to a B7 after G ????

Seems to sound right to me.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 23 Jun 04 - 02:38 PM

Hey Folks please ignore that last entry of mine. My memory is s--t,
picked up my guitar when I reached home and found that my left hand has a better memory than I do, it ain't a B7 but one of those augminished/demented type ones. I'll leave it to the musicians in future.
Apologies to anyone that I confused.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: greg stephens
Date: 23 Jun 04 - 02:45 PM

G diminished is what youre after.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Joe Richman
Date: 24 Jun 04 - 12:01 AM

Greg's original chords transposed down from Bb to G worked well for me. With the addition of a Gdim chord as a lead-in, it's well near perfect to my ear. But how easy a chord is to play will differ from player to player and instrument to instrument. I'm on a 5 string banjo in G tuning. Guitar players may prefer the other version.

This thread has taken on quite a life of its own. The "Dear one...the world... is waiting for the SUN...Rise..." lyric is what I remember from that ancient 78 rpm record I have stashed away at my Mom's house. I haven't heard that thing in over 20 years, so my memory could be wrong, but I doubt it.

I have an instrumental bluegrss version on CD by Roger Sprung & Doc Watson. Way too fast for my playing ability.

Joe


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 24 Jun 04 - 05:58 AM

Mary Ford definitely sings "Dear one" on her recording.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 24 Jun 04 - 05:58 AM

Joe,

Is that the Folkways album (Doc's first apparently) with Sprung's buddy Joe Locker on one or two tracks?, it's one of a few Watson albums that I don't have.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Joe Richman
Date: 24 Jun 04 - 10:57 PM

Probably... I have the track on a Smithsonian Folkways "best of" compilation CD that includes a lot of different artists. I think Locker is on the track also.

Joe


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise
From: Ron Davies
Date: 24 Jun 04 - 11:41 PM

Don't forget Stan Freberg's version


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Jun 13 - 05:54 PM

From the sheet music at the Mississippi State University: (Click for a PDF.)


THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE
Words, Eugene Lockhart; music, Ernest Seitz; ©1919.

Down in the lazy west rides the moon,
Warm as a night in June,
Stars shimm'ring soft in a bed of blue,
While I am calling and calling you.
Sweetly you are dreaming,
As the dawn comes slowly streaming.
Waken, love, in your bower.
Greet our trysting hour.

Dear one,
The world is waiting for the sunrise.
Ev'ry rose is heavy with dew.
The thrush on high, his sleepy mate is calling
And my heart is calling you!


[Ben Heppner sings the verse and chorus on his album "My Secret Heart: Songs of the Parlour, Stage and Silver Screen." Most other singers omit the verse. Heppner's version (which can be heard on Spotify) sounds very different from any version I've ever heard—but is probably closer to what the composer intended.]


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
From: PHJim
Date: 12 Jun 13 - 03:18 PM

Here's a simpler version that I made for our local uke group:

The World Is Waiting... Gene Lockhart & Ernest Seitz 1919

Dear (G) one the (Bbdim) world is (G) waiting for the (B7) sunrise
(C) Every (G) rose (A7) covered with (D7) dew
And (G) while the (Bbdim) world is (G) waiting for the (B7) sunrise
(C) In my (G) heart (E7) I'm (Am) cal(D7)ling (G) you (D7)

Dear (G) one the (Bbdim) world is (G) waiting for the (B7) sunrise
(C) Every (G) rose (A7) covered with (D7) dew
The (G) thrush on (Bbdim) high his (G) sleepy mate is (B7) calling
(C) And my (G) heart (E7) is (Am) cal(D7)ling (G) you

G - 0232   Bbdim - 0101   B7 - 4320   C - 0003   
A7 - 0100 D7 - 2020 E7 - 1202   Am - 2000


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 12 Jun 13 - 11:02 PM

http://www.theguitarguy.com/worldisw.htm


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