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Lyr Req: Love Is Not What It Used to Be (Thornton)

GUEST 15 Jun 06 - 07:34 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Love is not like it use to be
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jun 06 - 07:34 PM

I've been trying to find the lyrics to this old song
and I haven't had any luck so far..I would appreciate it if anyone can help me search...thanks..

Love is not like it used to be
That's what I've been told
They used to get married
for love you see
But now they get married for gold

Boys and girls young and old
With me they would agree
What they call love in the olden days
Sure it's not like it used to be.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love is not like it used to be
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 07:31 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love is not like it used to be
From: Peace
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 11:42 PM

I am finding nothing, GUEST.

Anything more you could say about it? When it was done? Group or single? Male or female?


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Subject: Lyr Add: A BIRD IN A GILDED CAGE (Lamb, Von Tilzer
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jun 06 - 12:04 AM

Here is a song on a related theme, but not the one you requested:


A BIRD IN A GILDED CAGE
(Arthur J. Lamb and Harry Von Tilzer)

1. The ballroom was filled with fashion's throng,
It shone with a thousand lights;
And there was a woman who passed along,
The fairest of all the sights.
A girl to her lover then softly sighed,
"There's riches at her command."
"But she married for wealth, not for love," he cried!
"Though she lives in a mansion grand."

CHORUS: "She's only a bird in a gilded cage,
A beautiful sight to see.
You may think she's happy and free from care,
She's not, though she seems to be.
'Tis sad when you think of her wasted life
For youth cannot mate with age;
And her beauty was sold for an old man's gold,
She's a bird in a gilded cage."

2. I stood in a churchyard just at eve,
When sunset adorned the west;
And looked at the people who'd come to grieve
For loved ones now laid at rcst.
A tall marble monument marked the grave
Of one who'd been fashion's queen;
And I thought, "She is happier here at rest,
Than to have people say when seen: "


You request seems to call for a song of a similar age.

A.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love is not like it used to be
From: Frank Maher
Date: 17 Jun 06 - 09:18 AM

I have it on a Cassette Tape that I made about 45 years ago of an old friend of mine who died soon after....I never had heard of it before or since..I will dig it up and try and get the words..The Cassette is not too plain as it was recorded on a old recorder
Frank


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love is not like it used to be
From: Frank Maher
Date: 17 Jun 06 - 01:35 PM

I found it and there are a few words that my old ears can't seem to pick out.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love is not like it used to be
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Jun 06 - 01:42 PM

Give us what you have, Frank - maybe that will help us find the rest.
-Joe-


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE (Thornton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Aug 13 - 11:55 PM

Lyrics copied from tradtionalmusic.co.uk (although it's not traditonal and not even British):


LOVE IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE.
Words and Music by James Thornton.
New York, NY : Frank Harding, ©1893.

1. Oh, poets have sung of the joys of life for more than a thousand years.
Both women and men have felt its thrill, its sunshine and its tears;
And warriors bold, in the days of old, they fought for their loves and died,
But if one returned from the battlefield, then he could claim his bride.

CHORUS:
But love is not what it used to be; that's what I have been told.
Once they married for love, they say, but now they get married for gold.
Boys and girls, they have changed as well; all the world will agree.
What they called love in the olden time is not what it used to be.

2. An old maid sat under a chestnut tree, with nobody by her side.
Her face was as wrinkled as it could be; her curly locks were dyed;
But once she had lovers, a dozen or more; that's when she was young and free.
She never will marry; she found that love is not what it used to be.

3. When a man and a woman get married, they both promise to love and obey.
The husband's the boss of the house for awhile, but the wife soon gets full sway.
He goes to Chicago to get a divorce, and once again both are free.
She goes to her mother and tells her that love is not what it used to be.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love Is Not What It Used to Be (Thornton)
From: Brakn
Date: 06 Aug 13 - 04:42 AM

Who also wrote "When You Were Sweet Sixteen".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love Is Not What It Used to Be (Thornton)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Aug 13 - 02:46 PM

I Have(At Home) sheet music dated 1904 for 'When you were sweet sixteen ! Just a tad before Cassettes !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love Is Not What It Used to Be (Thornton)
From: Brakn
Date: 06 Aug 13 - 04:30 PM

"(although it's not traditonal and not even British)"

To stretch a point....Thornton was born in Liverpool.


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