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john murphy 30 Dec 98 - 10:20 PM
Joe Offer 30 Dec 98 - 10:27 PM
Lucy Kemnitzer 31 Dec 98 - 03:54 AM
Barry Finn 31 Dec 98 - 10:14 AM
Joe Offer 31 Dec 98 - 03:43 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 05 Dec 07 - 10:44 PM
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Subject: kids version of Liza Jane (lyrics wanted)
From: john murphy
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 10:20 PM

am looking for lyrics for kis version of Liza Jane which starts out
    "little liza jane, ten feet tall, oh liza jane.
    head in the kitchen, feet in the hall, little liza jane"
help would be appreciated by me and my seven-year old son, who has learned to play the melody on fiddle, but wants more words.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE LIZA JANE
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 10:27 PM

Well, I found this at Kididdles, which is a pretty good site for kids' lyrics. Doesn't have the verse you're looking for, though. Personally, I prefer the version that's in our database (click here).
-Joe Offer-

    Little Liza Jane

    I got a house in Baltimore,
    Little Liza Jane,
    Street cars running by my door,
    Little Liza Jane.

    (clap) Oh, Eliza,
    Little Liza Jane,
    (clap) Oh, Eliza,
    Little Liza Jane.

    Brussels carpet on my floor,
    Little Liza Jane,
    Silver doorplate by my door,
    Little Liza Jane.

    (clap) Oh, Eliza,
    Little Liza Jane,
    (clap) Oh, Eliza,
    Little Liza Jane.

    Come, my love, and be with me,
    Little Liza Jane,
    Let me take good care of thee,
    Little Liza Jane.

    (clap) Oh, Eliza,
    Little Liza Jane,
    (clap) Oh, Eliza,
    Little Liza Jane.


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Subject: RE: kids version of Liza Jane (lyrics wanted)
From: Lucy Kemnitzer
Date: 31 Dec 98 - 03:54 AM

The version of "Little Liza Jane" in the database is sung to a different tune from the version Joe Offer quotes in the post, so it doesn't help the person who wants more verses for it.

As long as we're preferring Liza Jane songs, the one I like is the one that goes "whoopee Eliza, pretty little girl/whoopee Eliza Jane/whoopee Eliza, pretty little girl/she died on the train." I've decided that it must really be "she 'rived on the train," because she's not dead in the song. Anyway, it has a kind of counter-chorus I find compelling and witty: peach is like a cherry cherry like a rose how I like that pretty little girl goodness gracious knows

The tune's prettier than either of those others too.

Lucy


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Subject: RE: kids version of Liza Jane (lyrics wanted)
From: Barry Finn
Date: 31 Dec 98 - 10:14 AM

Back a while ago there was a pretty good thread on Liza. Enter Liza Jane into the forum search, should bring it up for you. Barry


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Subject: RE: kids version of Liza Jane (lyrics wanted)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Dec 98 - 03:43 PM

Click here and here and here (but this one isn't any good) for previous threads.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: kids version of Liza Jane (lyrics wanted)
From: lingolucky
Date: 31 Dec 98 - 04:20 PM

bradley kincaid recorded this, it's on an album of his favorite old songs and was his most requested number during his long years on the wls national barn dance. lane goldsmith


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Liza Jane (kids' version)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 10:44 PM

Af-Am version, collected by Natalie Curtis-Burlin, published 1919.

Lyr. Add: 'LIZA-JANE
("Stealin' Partners," Dance-song game)

Come ma love an' go wid me,
   L'il 'Liza Jane
Come ma love an' go wid me,
   L'il 'Liza Jane.

Chorus
O Eliza (or O Miss 'Liza)
L'il 'Liza Jane
O Eliza
L'il 'Liza Jane.

I got a house in Baltimo',
   L'il 'Liza Jane
Street-car runs right by ma do',
   L'il 'Liza Jane

I got a house in Baltimo',
   L'il 'Liza Jane
Brussels carpet on* de flo'
   L'il 'Liza Jane

I got a house in Baltimo'
   L'il Liza Jane
Silver door-plate on* de do'
   L'il 'Liza Jane

"When a number of people are dancing, all join in the chorus, and sometimes "O Eliza" is shouted at the top of their lungs. As this is a dance-song, dynamics are all broad, and consist chiefly in vociferous rhythmic accentuation. "O, Miss 'Liza" is sometimes sung..."

on* pronounced 'ohn.'
The provenance is not stated, but it may have been a song of the Calhoun Industrial School, which in some respects was modeled on the Hampton Institute.

Natalie Curtis-Burlin, 1918-19, "Negro Folk-Songs, The Hampton Series, Book IV, Work and Play-songs, pp. 158-167, with score. Dover reprint, 2001.

This dance-song is the precurser of the New Orleans marching song "L'il Liza Jane," set into sheet music by Countess Ada de Lachau and played by Earl Fuller (recording on Red Hot Jazz, see thread 152.
Little Liza Jane

Ada de Lachau set several children's songs.


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