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Identify Song: Like a guardian angel

GUEST,Glen Whitney 03 Dec 05 - 09:51 PM
GUEST 25 Dec 08 - 11:44 AM
GUEST,Dave 11 Feb 09 - 10:01 PM
GUEST,Dave 11 Feb 09 - 10:08 PM
GUEST,Glen 18 Apr 09 - 01:21 AM
GUEST,Dave 01 Dec 09 - 10:23 PM
GUEST,lizzie 01 Dec 10 - 07:18 PM
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Subject: Identify Song: Like a guardian angel
From: GUEST,Glen Whitney
Date: 03 Dec 05 - 09:51 PM

Can you identify the song with these lyrics?

Although I'm far away from you, my love,
I spend each long and weary day
Counting the hours beneath the stars above
Until once again I hear you say:

I'll give my love to you, live my life for you,
This I'll do with all my heart,
Like a guardian angel.
I always will be there, always there to share,
Even when we're far apart.
You will have an angel.


We spend each day dreaming of tomorrow,
Hoping that it will all be worth
All of our efforts, toil, and sorrow,
And bring us peace on earth.

Marching along the road to glory,
Without a single thought of fear.
Though every war can tell a story,
There's only one I long to hear:

I'll give my ... etc.


Background: My father taped this from from the radio (aired by Les Claypool) to reel-to-reel tape sometime in the 60s. I have a cassette copy of that recording, but it's getting pretty beat up. I searched for various phrases of it in the DT, but to no avail. I'd love to identify the song so I can find out if there's a recording on CD available anywhere.

A couple of other details: my father always called this song "The Frenchman" and the artist who sang it did have something of a French accent. Les Claypool introduces the song thus: "This is not a love song where you sing the blues. It is not one that bemoans a lost love. No, it is a love song where you stand up on your own two feet and you tell the world. You tell 'em."

Any leads/help appreciated. -- Glen


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Subject: RE: Identify Song: Like a guardian angel
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Dec 08 - 11:44 AM

Hi Glen, did you ever happen to find any information about this song?? I was on the same hunt you were and I still can't seem to find anything.

Katie


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Subject: RE: Identify Song: Like a guardian angel
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 10:01 PM

Glen,

Long time since your post; my parents had this Christmas album. I've been trying to find the mp3 but cannot. I believe the song is "March of the Angels"

Good luck!


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Subject: RE: Identify Song: Like a guardian angel
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 10:08 PM

Glen & Katie: A bit more info: I'm currently listening to a copy from the album, sung by a men's choir. My father said it was an WWI marching song. I'll try to find the name of the album from the 1960's; this was my favorite Christmas song.


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Subject: RE: Identify Song: Like a guardian angel
From: GUEST,Glen
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 01:21 AM

Dear Dave,
   Thanks so much for the lead. If you do find the album, please let me know -- I'd love to have a recording of this song.
   All the best, Glen


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Subject: RE: Identify Song: Like a guardian angel
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 01 Dec 09 - 10:23 PM

Found it! Unfortunately, it has not been converted to mp3. The song is "March of the Angels" and the version I heard from Christmast is by the Harry Simeone Chorale in their "Wonderful Songs of Christmas" album. It is also on a 45 (flip side of "Do you hear what I hear?"

Send me a note if you wish.

Thanks,

Dave - dm_smith@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Identify Song: Like a guardian angel
From: GUEST,lizzie
Date: 01 Dec 10 - 07:18 PM

I just found this discussion, as I've been looking for a recording of March Of The Angels. My sister's husband was fighting over in the Vietnam War in the early '70s, and she played this song over and over again on The Wonderful World of Christmas by Harry Simeone chorale. That song reminds me of how heartsick she was.

If anyone knows of where I can get it, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!


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