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Lyr Req: Snowflake Song

Rabbi-Sol 15 Jul 04 - 10:11 PM
GUEST 16 Jul 04 - 12:03 AM
Amos 16 Jul 04 - 12:23 AM
Rabbi-Sol 16 Jul 04 - 01:19 PM
GUEST,MMario 16 Jul 04 - 01:33 PM
Rabbi-Sol 16 Jul 04 - 04:49 PM
masato sakurai 16 Jul 04 - 10:03 PM
Bert 16 Jul 04 - 10:20 PM
Jim Dixon 16 Feb 10 - 02:23 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Snowfflake Song
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 10:11 PM

My mother used to sing this one. I only remember the forst 2 lines.

When ere a snowflake leaves the sky
It turns and turns to say goodbye

Can someone please finish this song for me ?

SOL ZELLER


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Subject: a rose by any other name
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 12:03 AM

http://www.thelearningleap.com/winter.html

lotsa snowflake lyrics/poems here but not that one...

one at kadiddle website also, but still not that one...


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Subject: Lyr Add: SNOWFLAKES (Mary Mapes Dodge)
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 12:23 AM

SNOWFLAKES
By Mary Mapes Dodge

Whenever a snowflake leaves the sky,
It turns and turns to say "Good-by!
Good-by, dear clouds, so cool and gray!"
Then lightly travels on its way.

And when a snowflake finds a tree,
"Good-day!" it says?"Good-day to thee!
Thou art so bare and lonely, dear,
I'll rest and call my comrades here."

But when a snowflake, brave and meek,
Lights on a rosy maiden's cheek,
It starts?"How warm and soft the day!
'Tis summer!"?and it melts away.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Snowfflake Song
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 01:19 PM

Thank you Amos. Would you happen to know in what year that song was written, and in what publication it can be found ? SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Snowfflake Song
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 01:33 PM

Levy credits it to Longfellow and Cowen

Snow Flakes.
Words by [Henry Wadsworth] Longfellow. Music by Frederic H. Cowen.
Frederic H. Cowen Publication: Philadelphia:
W.H. Boner & Co.
1314 Chestnut St

no date


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Snowflake Song
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 04:49 PM

If Longfellow wrote the words and Cowen wrote the music, what was the role of Mary Maples Dodge, who Amos credits as the author of this song ? SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Snowflake Song
From: masato sakurai
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 10:03 PM

In Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed., An American Anthology, 1787-1900 (1900), the authorship goes to Mary Mapes Dodge (click here).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Snowflake Song
From: Bert
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 10:20 PM

Here's another snowflake song. mine of course




A                E7            A
Sitting alone in a one room log shack
                                 E7
The mountains are carrying the clouds on their backs
      A                            E7         A
The clouds they are nearer, it's starting to snow.
                                              E7       A
Are there more stars than snowflakes? I guess I don't know.



I look through the window at a storm getting near
There's often a blizzard this time of the year
Tomorrow it's Christmas, there's nowhere to go
Are there more stars than snowflakes? I guess I don't know.

A woman is riding alone in the storm
She sees the light shining and rides where it's warm
I open the door and I shout out 'Hello,
Are there more stars than snowflakes?' She yells I don't know

Come in for some coffee and stop for a while
I take her coat and she says with a smile
'I'll give you the answer you're wanting to know
Are there more stars than snowflakes? And then I must go'

We look through the window at a storm getting near
I ask the same question this time every year
She says she will answer and then she must go
Are there more stars than snowflakes? But she never does know.


Bert


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Snowflake Song
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 02:23 PM

SNOW FLAKES by "M. M. D." appears in Webster's Progressive Speaker (New York: Robert M. De Witt, 1876), page 70.

The same poem is also quoted in a poetry review in The Literary World, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Boston, Mass.: E. H. Hames & Co., Jan. 3, 1880), page 12.

The review is of Along the Way by Mrs. Mary Mapes Dodge (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879)?but that book has been reprinted as recently as 2007.


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