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Lyr Req: You're Just in Love (Irving Berlin)

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GUEST,leeneia 20 May 05 - 05:31 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 20 May 05 - 05:37 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 20 May 05 - 05:46 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 20 May 05 - 05:52 PM
Peace 21 May 05 - 02:23 AM
GUEST,leeneia 21 May 05 - 10:46 AM
Joe Offer 21 May 05 - 01:52 PM
GUEST,leeneia 21 May 05 - 05:00 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 May 05 - 05:31 PM

I've been trying to produce sheet music for the duet from the musical "Call Me Madam." I'm not sure I have all the words right. The duet consists of two different songs. One starts with "I hear music and there's no one there." The other starts with "You don't need analyzin'."

I did some searching via Google and didn't find what I need. What I would really like to find is a MIDI. That would be wonderful.

However, if there's no MIDI available, I would appreciate the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 20 May 05 - 05:37 PM

I'll have to think about that. I used to have it all in my head. Will get back to you later.


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Subject: Lyr Add: (I WONDER WHY) YOU'RE JUST IN LOVE
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 20 May 05 - 05:46 PM

The song was written by Irving Berlin for one of his favourite performers. It's called: You're Just In Love

(I WONDER WHY) YOU'RE JUST IN LOVE
IrvingBerlin
from Call Me Madam


[Kenneth:]
I hear singing and there's no one there
I smell blossoms and the trees are bare
All day long I seem to walk on air
I wonder why
I wonder why
I keep tossing in my sleep at night
And what's more I've lost my appetite
Stars that used to twinkle in the skies
Are twinkling in my eyes
I wonder why
 

[Sally:]
You don't need analyzing
It is not so surprising
That you feel very strange but nice
Your heart goes pitter patter
I know just what's the matter
Because I've been there once or twice
Put your head on my shoulder
You need someone who's older
A rubdown with a velvet glove
There is nothing you can take
To relieve that pleasant ache
You're not sick
You're just in love


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Subject: Lyr Add: You're Just In Love
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 20 May 05 - 05:52 PM

Here's a MIDI:

You're Just In Love

You have to scroll down. He asks not to link directly to his MIDI files.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: Peace
Date: 21 May 05 - 02:23 AM

This might help, too.

http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:7NuJRfU6riYJ:www.theguitarguy.com/yourejus.htm+%22You+don%27t+need+analyzing%22&hl=en


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 May 05 - 10:46 AM

Bless you, bless you, both of you! I had completely skipped the line about the velvet glove. No wonder my staves wouldn't mesh.

My sister-in-law, a glorious soprano, is coming for a visit, and we are going to have a musical evening. I plan to do this duet, with her being the lead and me being Ethel Merman.

Now I'm off to check out that MIDI.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 May 05 - 01:52 PM

For the record - "You're Just in Love", written by Irving Berlin, was published in 1950. It was sung by Ethel Merman and Russell Nype in the musical Call Me Madam. The lyrics George posted appear to be exactly correct - I found the same lyrics in Reading Lyrics, by Gottlieb and Kimball.

Now, tell me this - is there a name for this type of song, and are there other examples? I thought Frank Loesser's "Fugue for Tinhorns" from Gus and Dolls was, but it isn't - "Fugue" is layered, like a fugue (DUH!). "You're Just in Love" has a distinct counter melody, with completely different lyrics. The only other example I ccan thing of is "It's All for the Best" from Godspell. Are there others - and are there any that would be considered "traditional"? And, most importantly, what do you call this sort of song?

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 May 05 - 05:00 PM

Well, Joseph, I believe you just call it a duet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: Snuffy
Date: 21 May 05 - 05:18 PM

Baby It's Cold Outside


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 21 May 05 - 06:41 PM

I think it's called a "counter-duet" because they're singing TO each other using different tunes for each part.

Not sure if there is anything traditional in the form, but I know of a Gaelic song which has two parts, like this a male and a female part, but the same tune is used for both halves. The song is An Téid Thu Leam, a Mhàiri or in English, Will You Come with Me, Mary. The man is asking the woman to go with him to his home as his wife, and telling all about his land. She's saying she would miss her family, etc. Finally, in the last verse, hers, she says, STOP, I'll go with you.... (Hopefully that implies a happily ever after). The longer song isn't sung much. The Rankin Family on their Grey Dusk of Eve EP sang it as a solo female song, alternating the male and female parts with the one performer, and the whole group singing the chorus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: Helen
Date: 21 May 05 - 09:13 PM

I recently tracked down a DVD copy of Call Me Madam which I hadn't seen for over 30 years but it was that duet which stands out in the movie for me. The two different tunes sung in counterpoint (?) to each other is just brilliant.

Ethel Merman and Donald O'Connor are so good in their own right and work so well together in the movie.

Helen


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Subject: Lyr Add: I BELIEVE IN YOU
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 May 05 - 09:42 PM

I was thinking of Frank Loesser's "Baby It's Cold Outside," too - it has the same "gfeel," but I don't think it has two people singing different melodies on top of each other. It's more of a question-and-answer song, or something like that. It made me look up Loesser in Reading Lyrics and I think I found one that fits the bill, although maybe it's more of a "fugue": "I Believe in You."

Here are the lyrics:

You have the cool clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth,
Yet there's that upturned chin and the grin of impetuous youth,

I believe in you, I believe in you.

I hear the sound of good solid judgment whenever you talk,
Yet there's that bold, brave, spring of the tiger that quickens your walk,

I believe in you, I believe in you.

And when my faith in my fellow man all but falls apart,
I've but to feel your hand grasping mine, and I take heart,
I take heart to see the cool clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth,
Yet there's that slam, bang, tang, reminiscent of gin and Vermouth,

Now I believe in you, I believe in you.

(musical interlude)

I believe in you, I believe in you, I believe, I believe in you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: Peace
Date: 21 May 05 - 09:44 PM

There were many 'answer' songs done in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Bubble gum rock, but ya know?


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Subject: Lyr Add: PLAY A SIMPLE MELODY (Irving Berlin)
From: GUEST,Norval
Date: 21 May 05 - 11:54 PM

"Play A Simple Melody" follows the same format.

Bing Crosby and his oldest son, Gary, recorded "Play a Simple Melody" and
"Sam's Song" on June 23, 1950. They were released on a single disk
as "Gary Crosby and Friend." The disk sold more than a million copies
and spent 19 weeks in the pop charts.
"Play a Simple Melody" peaked at No. 2 for two weeks, "Sam's Song" peaked at No. 3.


PLAY A SIMPLE MELODY
(Irving Berlin) (1914)
Sung by: Bing Crosby and son Gary

{Verse 1}
Won't you play a simple melody
Like my mother sang to me
One with a good old-fashioned harmony
Play a simple melody

{Verse 2}
Musical demon, set your honey a-dreamin', won't you play me some rag
Just change that classical nag to some sweet beautiful drag
If you will play from a copy of a tune that is choppy
You'll get all my applause And that is simply because
I wanna listen to rag

{Verse 3A}
Play for me
That good old-fashioned harmony
Oh, won't you play for me
A simple melody

{Verse 3B}
Play from a copy of a tune that is choppy
You'll get all of my applause because
I wanna rag it
Ragtime melody


Arrangement:

Verse 1
Verse 2
Verses 1 and 2 together
--- instrumental break ---
Verses 1 and 2 together
Verses 3A and 3B together


This song has 2-16 bar sections with very similar chord construction.
The melody change in the second section seems to suggest a change in rhythm
but it is 4/4 all the way through. Bing and Gary sang different verses
at the same time. One lyric site calls this Counterpoint.

An old waltz from the 1930's "Sometime" does something similar.
The melody is played through while a second part, which could be a
standalone melody by itself, is played at the same time.
My music calls this Obligato.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: GUEST,Joe Offer
Date: 22 May 05 - 12:02 AM

Oooh, that's a good one, Norval. I had forgotten that one.

There's a certain silly vituosity involved in being able to sing a song like that. You almost can't help laughing when you hear a song sung in counterpoint.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: Ron Davies
Date: 22 May 05 - 12:39 AM

Of course, one of the most famous, and a great one is Lida Rose/Will I Ever Tell You. Wonderful in a group.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: GUEST,Chel
Date: 04 May 10 - 09:44 PM

You guys are great! Thank you!! I've been singing the song from Call Me Madam for about 2 years now to anyone I thought might know it and no one did. I love that song. Now, if I could only find someone that could do it with me! No one seems to be able to sing harmony, duets, counterpoint, etc. any more! Frustrating for an amateur/semi-pro. former singer who would just love to sit around on weekends doing nothing but singing....Karaoke just doesn't do it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 May 10 - 12:31 PM

Hi, Chel. I'm glad you like the song, too. Sorry to hear that you can't find anybody to sing with. If you are religious at all, you can probably find fellow singers by joining a church choir. Outside of that, the current in our culture which says 'You shut up and buy the recording' has managed to destroy much of our singing.

Well, the MIDI linked above only has the one song out of the duet. Seeing this thread made me think that it would be fun to do this duet at birthday party May 16, so I have requested some Irving Berlin songbooks from the public library. Here's hoping the books haven't been stolen and that the song is in them.

Meanwhile, there are many versions of this on YouTube. It is remarkable how this duet has captured the hearts of so many people.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 May 10 - 10:39 AM

Here's an update.

The public library came through, and I transcribed the duet into Noteworthy Composer from a book they sent to my branch. As I mentioned earlier, a friend was celebrating her 60th birthday, and I wanted to have everyone sing the song as a gift to her.

She had requested 'your presence, not your presents.'

As I worked on the tune, I wondered if anyone would know it. In many ways, I live an old-fashioned life (no TV, no texting, no facebook, grow tomatoes in the backyard), and I feared that everybody would just look at me funny when I mentioned the Duet from Call Me Madam.

At the party, my husband started handing out copies of the song, and people were singing before he even had them all passed out. Everybody seemed to know it! We ran through the parts, settled on flute for Ethel Merman and recorder for Donald O'Connor, and sailed through it beautifully. I believe about 20 people were singing. What a triumph!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're Just in Love (Irving Berlin)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jul 13 - 09:51 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You're Just in Love (Irving Berlin)
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 01:56 AM

I just saw this duet done on some (Australian) TV show last week. The couple weren't great singers, but they were old enough that no one seemed to mind.

Joe asked whether there's anything like this in trad music. It has been mentioned in other threads that the two songs I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago and Great Historical Bum are sometimes sung together, taking verses from each alternately. The Chad Mitchell Trio did that, and I think they finished off the performance by singing the two songs against each other. I recall there's some debate about how trad the two songs are.


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