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Lyr Req: Your grandma was young

GUEST,MMario 14 Jul 04 - 10:07 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Your grandma was young
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 10:07 AM

a request posted to a renaissance faire newsgroup - this was recorded from public radio in DC about 10 years ago.

Here is what he is able to make of the first verse:

Once your grandma was young
Her hands were small then, like your own
She slept to lullabys, her mother's songs (???)
In their Alabama home
Long ago, and do you know
She remembers days, Mardi Gras parades
The carousel she loved so well
And all that magic brings (???)
Their voices all had wings and she could fly
Riding dreams she dreamed when your grandma was a girl


Any more lyrics, singer, recordings, composer etc, etc??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Your grandma was young
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 02:13 PM

refreshing thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Your grandma was young
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 03:15 PM

Mario, I coudn't find anything either.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Your grandma was young
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 03:20 PM

yup - that's why I refreshed it - 'cause this search is being thrown on the memories of 'catters


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Your grandma was young
From: GUEST,Bill in KC
Date: 29 Nov 10 - 03:59 PM

Really, really late-comer to this one:

Once your grandma was young
Her hands were small then, like your own
She slept to lullabys, her mother's songs (???)
In their Alabama home
Long ago, and do you know
She remembers days, Mardi Gras parades
The carousel she loved so well
And all that magic brings (???)
Their voices all had wings and she could fly
Riding dreams she dreamed when your grandma was a girl

When your grandpa was a boy
He lived up North by Hudson Bay
An [olive crystal]??? was his favorite toy
He still remembers that today
Just like you he always knew
Some secret place to go
That no one else would know
He'd pretend he had a friend
That no one else could see
Nobody but he shared all the dreams
Dreams your grandpa dreamed when he was a boy

Now in late November days
Their childhood seems so long ago
And in their [darkness stands a silver grain]???
Shining like sunlight on the snow
And in their eyes that seem so wide
Are visions from a time of fairy tales and rhyme
A place they know you can always go
Just take them by the hand
Walk along the sands of time and dream
Dreams like grandma dreamed
and grandpa dreamed
When they were young.


Heard on DC public radio sometime around 1990, on a showcase of local artists. I perform this song sometimes, and I've been trying to find the author and attribute the song for years.

Bill in KC, http://www.billMorrisMusic.net


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Your grandma was young
From: GUEST,Bill in KC
Date: 29 Nov 10 - 04:00 PM

Correction for the last verse:

And in their eyes that seem so wise

Wise, not wide.


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