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Lyr Req/Add: Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk

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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk'
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 18 Dec 05 - 10:33 PM

Irving Berlin wrote this song in 1949. I believe that it was recorded as a duet with Doris Day & Frank Sinatra. I was 7 years old when I last heard it until tonight when David Kenny played it on his radio program (WBAI "Everything Old Is New Again").

                                              SOL ZELLER


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Subject: ADD: Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk (I Berlin)
From: lesblank
Date: 19 Dec 05 - 07:27 AM

LET'S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK
(Irving Berlin, 1948)

Intro
Some couples go for a buggy ride when they start thinking a lot
Others will bicycle side by side down to some old fashioned spot
But when you haven't a sou
There's only one thing to do

Chorus
Let's take an old fashioned walk, I'm just yearning to talk
What a tale could be told coming home from an old fashioned walk
Let's take a stroll thru the park to some place where it's dark
And a heart that's controlled could relax on an old fashioned walk

I know for a couple who seemed to be miles apart
There's nothing like walking and having a heart-to-heart (walking and talking)
And I know a girl who declined - couldn't make up her mind
She was wrapped up and sold coming home from an old fashioned walk.

Back in 1949, a schoolmate of mine, Merle Nester and I sang this song on WFIL_TV - Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club. We didn't win but had a ball !! Hope you have as good a duet partner !!!

Les Blank


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk'
From: JJ
Date: 19 Dec 05 - 08:19 AM

From the musical, MISS LIBERTY...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Dec 05 - 01:41 PM

Information from Indiana University Sheet Music Collections:

Title: LET'S TAKE AN OLD-FASHIONED WALK
Composer: Berlin, Irving
Lyricist: Berlin, Irving
Publisher: Irving Berlin, Inc.
Place of publication: New York
Date of publication: 1948
Call Number: M1 .D48 Box: 010 Item: 010
Performance Medium: Piano, Voice and Chords
Larger Work: "Miss Liberty"
First Line: Some couples go for a buggy ride when they start caring a lot
Chorus First Line: Let's take an old-fashioned walk I'm just bursting with talk
Genre: Popular song
Subject term: Berlin, Irving


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk'
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 19 Dec 05 - 03:57 PM

Thank you all so much for the help.

                                           SOL ZELLER


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Subject: ADD: Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk (I Berlin)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Aug 13 - 02:32 AM

I found a version that's a bit longer and slightly different.

LET'S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK
(Irving Berlin, 1948)

VERSE 1
HE: Some couples go for a buggy ride
When they start caring a lot.
Others will bicycle side by side
Out to some romantic spot.
But when you haven't a sou,
There's only one thing to do.

CHORUS
Let's take an old fashioned walk;
I'm just bursting with talk—
What a tale could be told
If we went for an old fashioned walk!
Let's take a stroll through the park,
Down a lane where it's dark,
And a heart that's controlled
May relax on an old fashioned walk
I know for a couple who seemed to be miles apart,
There's nothing like walking and having a heart-to-heart
I know a girl who declined,
Couldn't make up her mind—
She was wrapped up and sold
Coming home from an old fashioned walk.

VERSE 2
SHE: I used to dream of a millionaire
Handsome and rich from the States,
Taking me out for a breath of air,
Saying, "The carriage awaits."
But since you haven't a sou
And I have nothing to do—

REPEAT CHORUS

This song appeared in the 1949 Musical Play, Miss Liberty. It was originally intended for the 1948 film Easter Parade, but it was replaced by "We're a Couple of Swells."

Source: The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin, edited by Robert Kimball and Linda Emmet (Alfred A.Knopf, New York, 2001) page 413

Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj7wlLwd4o0


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk (Berlin)
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 06 Aug 13 - 02:38 AM

I remember it well as a kid, from a Columbia 78rpm. Now I'll have to look for it.


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