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Lyr Req: Tie a Little String Around Your Finger

Cool Beans 15 Aug 06 - 09:03 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Cool Beans
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 09:03 AM

The title box won't let me write whole thing. The song is "I'm Goin' To Tie a Little String Around Your Finger."
The first two lines are:
I'm goin' to tie a little string around your finger
To keep you from forgetting me...
When I was a kid it was the theme song of a singing cowboy who had a 15-minute show on WLNA in Peekskill, N.Y. Even then, in the early 60s, I knew he was a vestige of an earlier time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finge
From: Susan of DT
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 10:24 AM

For a different string on the finger song, see Dumiama and Yarmoouth town.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 10:31 AM

http://www.hillbilly-music.com/dj/story/index.php?id=1130

check this out...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Compton
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 02:15 PM

Cyril Tawney and more recently John Kirkpatrick have made recordings (in England)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Cool Beans
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 03:28 PM

Thank you, but no, Dumiama and Yarmouth Town aren't the song I'm looking for. This one isn't at all bawdy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finge
From: Greg B
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 09:22 PM

What's the point then? :-)


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Subject: Lyr Add: TIE A STRING AROUND YOUR FINGER
From: Peace
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 12:48 AM

Tie A String Around Your Finger
(Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland/Janie Bradford)

While I'm gone (while I'm gone)
You say your love will stay so strong
& you like the day we meet
Tie a string around your finger so you won't forget
No no, don't you forget it now

You said (said), darlin', you would remember the thrill of my kiss
& the thrill of my lonely arms you'll always miss
So tie a string around your finger so you won't forget
Don't you dare forget it

While I'm gone I'll miss you, I know
But my lonely lonely heart will never never stray
For I'll always keep you for our devoted love
Come what may, my love will never fade away

You know (you know) it won't be easy to always stay true
No, it's no easy thing to do
But remember how much, how much I love you
& tie a string around your finger (tie a string)
& please don't forget me (round your finger)
Just tie a string around your finger
...& fade


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Cool Beans
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 12:11 PM

Not that one either, Peace, but thanks! I'd never heard the Holland/Dozier/Holland song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Peace
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 04:30 PM

AAAARRRRRGGGH

Eddie Arnold did a song entitled "I tied a little string around my finger". Maybe????


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Peace
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 04:33 PM

"We're sorry but the artist has decided not to disclose the lyrics for this song."

I'm gettin' that message when I search for the lyrics to that song--the one mentioned just above.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Aug 06 - 12:58 AM

I think this is the song you want. Catalog information from Indiana University Sheet Music Collections:

Title: TIE A LITTLE STRING AROUND YOUR FINGER
Title: SO YOU'LL REMEMBER ME
Composer: Simons, Seymour, 1896-1949
Lyricist: Simons, Seymour
Arranger: Breen, May Singhi
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Place of publication: New York
Date of publication: 1930
Call Number: M1 .D48 Box: 161 Item: 053
Performance Medium: Piano, Voice and Chords
First Line: When I was a child, they'd send me to the corner groc'ry store,
Chorus First Line: Tie a little string around your finger so you'll remember

The Red Hot Jazz Archive says The Rhythmic Eight recorded TIE A LITTLE STRING AROUND YOUR FINGER in London on 4 June 1931.

The Online 78 rpm Discographical Project also lists recordings by:
Aristocrats (J.Renard)
Broadway Syncopators
Buddy Blue & His Texans
Dick Robertson & His Orchestra
Doc Daugherty & His Orchestra
Ed Kirkeby & His Orchestra
Fred Rich & His Orchestra
Joe Gumin's Orchestra
Lee Monti & Tutones
Lou Gold & His Orchestra
Segar Ellis


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Cool Beans
Date: 20 Aug 06 - 11:00 AM

Thanks, Jim, but that's not it either. This was/is a pretty simple country song. Here is every thing I remember from the chorus:
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I'm going to tie a little string around your finger
To keep you from forgetting me.
I'm going to tie a little string around your finger
To keep you from forgetting me.
When (missing words, missing words....)
The string will help refresh your memory.
I'm going to tie a little string around your finger
To remind you that you're tied to me.
----


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Aug 06 - 12:48 PM

OK, then...

I'M GONNA TIE A LITTLE STRING AROUND YOUR FINGER

Sung by the Barry Sisters on "Rhythm in the Saddle", a CD offered by The Country Music Store (Australia).

Sung by Betty Taylor on the Sons of the Pioneers' Lucky-U Ranch radio program, 8 February 1952. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a transcription disc.

Performed by Mervin Shiner on a 78-rpm disk, being offered for sale by GoAntiques.com; also on a CD called "Steppin' Out," offered by The British Archive of Country Music.

I couldn't find any lyrics or sound files.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Cool Beans
Date: 21 Aug 06 - 10:59 AM

Wow! Thank you, Jim! That sounds like the one. I will pursue. How'd you locate it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Cool Beans
Date: 21 Aug 06 - 11:21 AM

Ha! I see how you did it, Jim. You Googled "I'm Gonna..." instead of "I'm goin' to..." or "I'm going to..." Anyway, thanks again.
    I ordered the recording from the store in Australia. I was relieved to discover that the Barry Sisters are/were an Australian country duo, not the American pop duo who sang so many of their songs in Yiddish. I couldn't picture the American Barry Sisters doing a cowboy album, although on my first CD I sing "Home on the Range" in Yiddish.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finge
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 21 Aug 06 - 11:30 AM

Damn! If no one could remember it I was going to write some more words and claim it as mu own.

Foiled again.

:D (tG)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Peace
Date: 21 Aug 06 - 02:05 PM

. . . and you just don't look yourself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a little string around your finger
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 21 Aug 06 - 02:07 PM

Yeh - That sort of foil.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a Little String Around Your Finger
From: GUEST,John Lester London
Date: 02 Dec 12 - 11:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egGLDl2Q0J0

It is also included in this cockney record from Casey's Court

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83VNXa8qhp4


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Subject: Lyr Add: TIE A LITTLE STRING AROUND YOUR FINGER
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Dec 12 - 11:40 AM

This must be the song written by Seymour Simons in 1930. There is only one chorus in this recording, which I heard on Spotify:


TIE A LITTLE STRING AROUND YOUR FINGER
As performed by the Roy Fox Band, with vocalist Al Bowlly, on "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" (2010)

Tie a little string around your finger
So you'll remember me,
Any little thing to help me linger
In your memory.
If you learn to love another,
Think how lonely I would be,
So tie a little string around your finger
So you'll remember me.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TIE A STRING AROUND YOUR FINGER (Youmans)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Dec 12 - 05:43 PM

Another one I heard on Spotify:


TIE A STRING AROUND YOUR FINGER
Words and music by Vincent Youmans
As sung by Robert White on an album by William Bolcom, Joan Morris, & Robert White, "The Carioca: Songs of Vincent Youmans, Vol. 2" (2006)

Try not to forget me.
You won't if you will let me
Just tie a string around your finger to remember me
Then although you leave me,
Our parting will not grieve me.
That little piece of string will keep you faithful as can be.

Tie a string around your finger, dear,
To make you think of me while I'm away.
§ In your heart I want to linger near
Till you come back again some happy day.
I love you; I love you truly.
I love you; that's why I say:
Tie a string around your finger, dear,
To make you think of me while I'm away.

[Repeat from § to end.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie a Little String Around Your Finger
From: Cool Beans
Date: 03 Dec 12 - 05:15 PM

None of the above. The one from Australia was it!!


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