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Lyr Req: The Longest Day (From the Movie)

Rabbi-Sol 14 Oct 04 - 10:54 PM
Kenny B 15 Oct 04 - 06:19 AM
John in Brisbane 15 Oct 04 - 10:32 AM
Kenny B 15 Oct 04 - 05:15 PM
Lanfranc 16 Oct 04 - 10:58 AM
Kenny B 16 Oct 04 - 11:24 AM
John in Brisbane 17 Oct 04 - 12:58 AM
Rabbi-Sol 17 Oct 04 - 05:50 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Longest Day (From the Movie)
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 10:54 PM

I always loved the theme song from the movie "The Longest Day". Maurice Jarre wrote the musical score for the soundtrack. However, I understand that lyrics were written for that song and that it was actually recorded by Paul Anka. Does anyone know who wrote the lyrics and if you have them can you please post them to this thread.
Thank You
                                             SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Longest Day (From the Movie)
From: Kenny B
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 06:19 AM

It was written by Paul Anka.
I have the sheet music, I will try to find it for you.
Kenny B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Longest Day (From the Movie)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 10:32 AM

I'm sure Kenny B will come through with the lyrics, but I also have them (somewhere). PM me if things don't work out.

Regards, John


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LONGEST DAY (Paul Anka)
From: Kenny B
Date: 15 Oct 04 - 05:15 PM

Hi Sol
Chords are taken straight from the piano score,
so trial and error to see which ones can be left out?
Quite a few and it still works.
Kenny B

THE LONGEST DAY - Words & Music By Paul Anka
Key C & Split common time

1 [C] Ma-[G7]-ny [C] men came here as [G7] soldiers,
Many men will pass this [C] way,
[C] Ma-[G7]-ny [C] men will [G7] count [C7] the [F] hours,F#0
As [Ab7] they [G7] live the longest [C] day

[G7]
2 Many men are tired and weary,
Many men are here to stay,
Many men won't see the sunset,
When it ends the longest day

Chorus? Trio? Bass Solo? Link?
[C] The [Am] lon-[Am7]-gest [Am6] day [F7],
The [Em] longest [C] day,[Em]
[Am] This [Am7] will [Am6] be [F7]
the [Em] long-[Em7]-est [C], day,[Em],
[Am] Filled [Am7] with [Am6] hopes [F7]
and [Em] filled [Em7] with [C] fears,[Em]
[Am7] Filled [A75b] with [D6] blood
[D7] and [G7] sweat [Dm7] and [G7] tears,[G7]

3 Many men the mighty thousands,
   Many men to victory,
   Marching on right into battle,
   In the longest day in history

Repeat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Longest Day (From the Movie)
From: Lanfranc
Date: 16 Oct 04 - 10:58 AM

"Nous irons vers la victoire
Par le sang des compagnons
Qui ont fait marcher l'histoire
En mourant pour le jour le plus long.

Le jour est long, Le jour est long
Et la peur est tout au fond
Mais l'espoir est tout en rond
Et les cris sont des millions"

Ou mots a cet effet! I was living in France when the film was first released back in the early 60s. It was strange to watch it with all the French subtitled English and German dialogue, but for some reason that one verse of the French lyric stuck in my memory (more or less!)

Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Longest Day (From the Movie)
From: Kenny B
Date: 16 Oct 04 - 11:24 AM

C'est la vie :<)>


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Longest Day (From the Movie)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 17 Oct 04 - 12:58 AM

Hi Kemmy, you did a great job of the lyrics and guitar chords. If you have access to a scanner and could email me a scan of the score in .TIF (B&W only) I can produce MIDI/NWC/ABC files for Mudcat. I can't find a MIDI online anywhere and I don't know the tune. Please PM for my emaol address.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Longest Day (From the Movie)
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 17 Oct 04 - 05:50 PM

I remember the tune to all the stanzas, but I forgot how the chorus tune goes. A midi file would definitely be helpful. SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Longest Day (From the Movie)
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 10:28 PM

I have just acquired a teriffic sounding midi file of this song that was sequenced for me by someone in France. I can attach it to an e-mail message but I do not know how to post it to Mudcat or to the forum. If someone can advise me what to do I am ready to share it with everybody.
                   SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Longest Day (From the Movie)
From: GUEST,ed
Date: 10 Aug 12 - 11:15 AM

The music for The Longest Day sounds exactly like "The Vacant Chair" written around the civil war era. I don't think that Paul Anka wrote that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Longest Day (From the Movie)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Aug 12 - 11:20 AM

"I can attach it to an e-mail message but I do not know how to post it to Mudcat or to the forum. If someone can advise me what to do I am ready to share it with everybody.
                   SOL ZELLER"

E-mail it to Joe Offer.


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