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Lyr/Tune/Chords Req: Snow Deer (Mahoney, Wenrich)

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Hunterdano@aol.com 26 Nov 98 - 11:47 AM
Elva/ This is how I learned it many years ago. 28 Nov 98 - 01:54 AM
Les B 28 Nov 98 - 06:46 PM
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Inukshuk 16 Dec 00 - 10:52 AM
Hollowfox 16 Dec 00 - 11:08 AM
Malcolm Douglas 16 Dec 00 - 11:24 AM
Ebbie 16 Dec 00 - 12:39 PM
Inukshuk 16 Dec 00 - 12:44 PM
Dave Wunsch 01 May 04 - 08:10 PM
Stewart 01 May 04 - 11:13 PM
Jim Dixon 25 Feb 05 - 03:05 AM
GUEST,Al from Sacramento, Ca. 07 Dec 07 - 03:33 PM
GUEST,Virginia Flesher 15 Jan 08 - 09:34 AM
Peace 15 Jan 08 - 11:00 AM
GUEST,LADYCHATS 11 Mar 09 - 07:40 AM
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Subject: Lyrics, lead sheet to
From: Hunterdano@aol.com
Date: 26 Nov 98 - 11:47 AM

Looking for lyrics and or lead sheet for old song "Snowdeer", probably around the 1920's maybe earlier.

Song starts "white man come, bullets hum..."

Chorus: "My pretty snowdeer, say you will go dear,
from my arms you will never part,
every trail leads to my heart
no time to tarry no time to marry
every trail leads to my heart my sweet snowdeer...

Realize we have quite a bit of it but would like the rest of the song if anyone has it or knows of it, or can tell me where to find it. Would appreciate it very much. Thanks Dano


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Subject: Lyr Add: SNOW DEER
From: Elva/ This is how I learned it many years ago.
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 01:54 AM

Snow Deer

Sweet Snow Deer mine, moon's a-shine through the pines
While Mohawks sleep, let us creep through the vale
Your cowboy lover your heart will cover
Don't hesitate, it is late, ponies wait
For you and me by the trees in the dale
Hear tom-toms beating. Let's hit the trail.

My pretty Snow Deer, say you will go, dear
From your side I'll never part, every trail leads to your heart
It's time to marry, no time to tarry
Let me carry you away from here, my sweet Snow Deer

The red men come, bullets hum, there'll be some
Left on the trail, I can't fail, cling to me
We'll crown the story with love and glory
Now after all must I fall, hear my call
And fly away while we may, can't you see
Those ranch lights gleaming. Safe there we'll be.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics, lead sheet to
From: Les B
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 06:46 PM

Good words ! There was an earlier thread on this some time ago. Put "snowdeer" in the thread box and set the days to 365 and, hopefully, it will magically appear. May have slight variation on the supplied lyrics above. Its one of my favorite melodies.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics, lead sheet to
From: Hunter Dano@aol .com
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 08:19 PM

Elva and Les, Any chance you could email me , I would like to get more info on this song for my Pop who is the one who wanted this in the first place, he remembers the song when he was a young man(near 70 now ) and since he is Mohawk we figure that his version might be different considering the implications in the song, I'd appreciate if you could get in touch with me.

Thanks for your help to this point, he's amazed he got this much! Dano


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Subject: Snow Deer
From: Inukshuk
Date: 16 Dec 00 - 10:52 AM

This is a great old fiddle tune that I have played for years. Many of you must know it. I spotted framed sheet music for the song in a restaurant this summer. Since then I have been hunting for the words. Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Snow Deer
From: Hollowfox
Date: 16 Dec 00 - 11:08 AM

If worse comes to worse, maybe the restauraunt people will let you photocopy it.


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Subject: RE: Snow Deer
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 16 Dec 00 - 11:24 AM

If you type snow deer in the "Digitrad and Forum Search" box on the main Forum page, you'll find that lyrics have been posted here on more than one occasion.

Malcolm


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Subject: Lyr Add: SNOW DEER (Mahoney, Wenrich)
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 Dec 00 - 12:39 PM

SNOW DEER
Words, Jack Mahoney. Music, Percy Wenrich.
New York: Wenrich-Howard Co., 1913.

Sweet Snow Deer mine, moon's a-shine through the pine.
While Mohawks sleep, let us creep through the vale.
Your cowboy lover your heart will cover.
Don't hesitate. It is late. Ponies wait
For you and me by the tree in the dale.
Hear tom-toms beating. Let's hit the trail.

CHORUS: My pretty Snow Deer, say you will go, dear.
From your side I'll never part.
Every trail leads to your heart.
It's time to marry, no time to tarry.
Let me carry you from here, my sweet Snow Deer.

The red men come, bullets hum! There?ll be some
Left on the trail. I can't fail. Cling to me.
We'll crown the story with love and glory.
Now after all, must I fall? Hear my call
And fly away while we may. Can?t you see
Those ranch lights gleaming? Safe there we'll be.


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Subject: RE: Snow Deer
From: Inukshuk
Date: 16 Dec 00 - 12:44 PM

Thank you all! I went to the threads and got some versions. Ebbie's looks as though it's right on the mark. I still want to see the sheet music - great art work on the front, so I'll be re-visiting that restaurant first chance that I get. Thanks again for your help.


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Subject: RE: Snow Deer
From: Dave Wunsch
Date: 01 May 04 - 08:10 PM

I've never seen a web site like this before. What are these Threads as you call them. Where can I find instructions how to use such a site? dew

P.S. I was glad to get the lyrics, but they seem kindof uninspired, and don't fit the tune so well in some places. I think I'll just keep playing it as a tune. dew


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Subject: RE: lyr req/add: Snow Deer
From: Stewart
Date: 01 May 04 - 11:13 PM

From
The Fiddler's Companion
scroll down to bottom of page.

SNOW DEER. American, Canadian; Two-Step or Polka (2/4 time). USA; Michigan, Arizona, Pennsylvania, North Carolina. G Major (Johnson, Phillips): D Major. Standard. AB (Johnson): AA'BB' (Phillips). In the repertory of Arizona fiddler Kenner C. Kartchner, who said it was a "pioneer song of long ago." In actuality it was a Tin-Pan-Alley song by Percy Wenrich who composed it around the end of the first decade of the twentieth century, during the craze for ethnic American Indian songs. Johnson (1986) says it is a popular tune with Michigan fiddlers, and indeed from its tin-pan-alley beginnings it entered traditional North American fiddle repertoire. Most older Pennsylvania fiddlers know and play the tune, according to Robert Buckingham, "always in harmony if there are two or more fiddlers." It was in the repertoire of Sandhills/Cape Fear, North Carolina, regional fiddler Lauchlin Shaw, though it was uncharacteristic of most of his repertoire of reels and waltzes. Also in repertoire of New Brunswick, Canada, fiddler Ned Landry. Johnson (The Kitchen Musician's No. 7: Michigan Tunes), Vol. 7, 1986-87; pg. 5. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), Vol. 2, 1995; pg. 132. Ruth (Pioneer Western Folk Tunes), 1948; No. 72, pg. 26. RCA LCP 1001, Ned Landry and his New Brunswick Lumberjacks - "Bowing the Strings with Ned Landry." Ruffwater Stringband - "Michigan Winter."

The words posted by Ebbie do seem to fit the tune given in The Fiddler's Companion.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Snow Deer
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 03:05 AM

Sheet music for Snow Deer is at Indiana University Sheet Music Collections. Here is the catalog entry:

Title: SNOW DEER
Composer: Wenrich, Percy
Lyricist: Mahoney, Jack
Publisher: Wenrich-Howard Co.
Place of publication: New York
Date of publication: 1913
Call Number: M1 .D48 Box: 084 Item: 011
Performance Medium: Piano, Voice and Chords
First Line: Sweet snow deer mine, moon's a-shine thro' the pine, while
Chorus First Line: My pretty snow deer, say you will go, dear, from your side I'll
Artist: Starmer
Genre: Popular song
Subject term: American Indian


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune/Chords Req: Snow Deer
From: GUEST,Al from Sacramento, Ca.
Date: 07 Dec 07 - 03:33 PM

E-mail address: garfield-2@sbcglobal.net

I am a WWII vet. Lived in English Indiana for my young life. I used to play this song for many years. But I lost the lyrics and have been looking for this song for years. I'm 83 years young. Still play a lot of jazz guitar. I really, really, really appreciate this song. It's the same as I used to play it with a trio of guitar, bass, and piano. We loved this song dearly. Again Thanks so much and feel free to e-mail me whoever you are out there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune/Chords Req: Snow Deer
From: GUEST,Virginia Flesher
Date: 15 Jan 08 - 09:34 AM

In 1947, my family in AR gathered around Mother's Day. All of my Grandmother's 8 children were there and many pictures exist today of that gathering. One memory I have of that time is some of the cousins playing on Grandma's wind up music machine, which played cylinder recordings. The one thing I remembered was the words "my sweet snow deer". The tune is on this page.
http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php?queryType=@attr+1=1020&num=1&query=cylinder0385


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune/Chords Req: Snow Deer
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jan 08 - 11:00 AM

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php?queryType=@attr+1=1020&num=1&query=cylinder0385

For anyone who could transcribe the music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune/Chords Req: Snow Deer
From: GUEST,LADYCHATS
Date: 11 Mar 09 - 07:40 AM

I feel so blessed to have found the words to this song. My daddy sang or hummed this song many times in my presence and I've always thought of it as his favorite song. I am seventy years old and daddy has been gone for 35 years, but I can still hear it...some of the words are a little different than I remembered. Thanks so much.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune/Chords Req: Snow Deer (Mahoney, Wenrich)
From: GUEST,Beverley
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 03:56 PM

I used to listen to my Grandmother Lillian sing and whistle this song when I was four years old (1949). It was one of her favorites. My mother sang it also. I only remember a few of the words and the tune to the chorus. I can't seem to be able to get a recording of it to hear the melody. Can you do this on the computer? I am Computer illiterate. I need: "See the box that says..." instructions, and "Then you click on here"...etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune/Chords Req: Snow Deer (Mahoney, Wenrich)
From: Artful Codger
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 06:05 PM

Beverly: Click on either of the links below. The videos should begin playing automatically. If not, or if you want to replay the clip after it finishes, click on the Play button (black right-pointing triangle) at the extreme left, just under the video pane; during play, the triangle will change to two short bars (Pause button). To return to this page, click your browser's Back arrow, usually a left-pointing triangle at the extreme top left, just under the browser's title bar.

YouTube: Ada Jones and Billy Murray: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6mlLQHaJTg
YouTube: Doc Williams and The Border Riders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X2odELvoqs


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