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Lyr Req: Swing and swing on the garden gate...

Coralena 04 Mar 97 - 12:28 PM
Coralena 10 Mar 97 - 12:04 PM
Coralena 31 Mar 97 - 02:41 PM
GUEST,Cliff Nelson 11 Feb 09 - 08:57 PM
maeve 11 Feb 09 - 09:04 PM
Jim Dixon 23 Feb 09 - 01:04 PM
GUEST,theMonseignuer 23 Sep 09 - 11:10 PM
GUEST,999 09 Jan 10 - 11:58 PM
GUEST,Coralena 02 Jul 12 - 03:41 PM
GUEST,leeneia 03 Jul 12 - 02:01 AM
GUEST,Robin Wahlberg 21 Jun 14 - 07:19 PM
GUEST 20 Sep 15 - 06:42 PM
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Subject: Swing and swing on the garden gate...
From: Coralena
Date: 04 Mar 97 - 12:28 PM

Still looking for the lyrics to a couple of songs my Grandmamma sang.

#1. Rain when you going to rain again rain
Rain the rivers deep again, shower your blessings on me
The sheep are in the meadow, the cows are in the corn
They know something is wrong.
Old mother earth can never give birth
When you're away so long.

#2. I like high up in the trees to climb
And eat sugar cookies 6 or 8 at a time.
Swing and swing on the garden gate
And when there's company we sit up late.

Thank you for any help you can give. Also, I would like to say how very much I love this site. Most people my age don't know or appreciate music that was before their time and when I check in here and see such songs as "My Darling Nellie Gray", that my Daddy used to sing, it touches my heart. I was a late surprise and my parents being of an older generation I was blessed with hearing this music as a child. Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Swing and swing on the garden gate...
From: Coralena
Date: 10 Mar 97 - 12:04 PM

Still looking and hopeing. :)


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Subject: RE: Swing and swing on the garden gate...
From: Coralena
Date: 31 Mar 97 - 02:41 PM

Still looking and hopeing. :)


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Subject: Lyr Add: RAIN (Billy Hill, Peter de Rose)
From: GUEST,Cliff Nelson
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 08:57 PM

It's been a lot of years. I don't know if Coralena is still active. But I know the song "RAIN." you can hear an old Odis Elder recording of it here:
http://lightninwells.com/audio/odiselder_rain.mp3

Cliff Nelson
wcn1220@ecu.edu

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RAIN
Words, Billy Hill. Music, Peter de Rose.
New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., copyright 1934

Rain, when ya gonna rain again, rain? Grow the golden grain again.
Shower your blessings on me.
Rain, make the rivers deep again, rain. please don't let me weep again.
Shower your blessings on me.

The cow's in the meadow and the sheep's in the corn.
They know that something is wrong.
Old Mother Earth can never give birth
When you're away so long.

Rain, make it green in lover's lane, rain, for my gal and me again.
Shower your blessings on me.
We used to sing songs about sunshine begging the clouds to roll by,
But now there's enough of sunshine. you'll hear everyone sigh:

— Instrumental break —

The cow's in the meadow and the sheep's in the corn.
They know that something is wrong.
Old Mother Earth can never give birth
When you're away so long.

Rain, make it green in lover's lane, rain, for my gal and me again.
Shower your blessings on me.


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Subject: RE: Swing and swing on the garden gate...
From: maeve
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 09:04 PM

That's great, GUEST Cliff Nelson. Here's that link: Rain mp3

Coralena, are you still here?

maeve


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHAT I LIKE (Seegmiller, Chadwick)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 01:04 PM

Coralena hasn't posted—under that name, anyway—since 1998. I don't care; this is like solving a puzzle, and is its own reward.

I found this song in Teacher's Manual ... for the Progressive Music Series by Horatio William Parker, Osbourne McConathy, Edward Bailey Birge, William Otto Miessner (Sacramento: California State Printing Department, 1918)


WHAT I LIKE
Words, Wilhelmina Seegmiller.
Music, George W. Chadwick, "Composed for this series."

I like to ride on a load of hay,
To tramp in puddles on a rainy day,
To swing and swing on the garden gate,
And when there's company, to sit up late.
I like high up in the trees to climb,
To eat sugar cookies, six or sev'n at a time;
But some things I like, it's best not to do,
So I can't do all that I like. Can you?

[The book also has sheet music.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swing and swing on the garden gate...
From: GUEST,theMonseignuer
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 11:10 PM

Thanks so much for pointing me toward this song "Things I Like". It's something my grandfather used to sing. is anyone aware of any recordings? Also... I think there were more verses than this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swing and swing on the garden gate...
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 11:58 PM

Title: Rain
First Line: We used to sing songs about sunshine begging the clouds to roll
First Line of Chorus: Rain, when ya gonna rain again? Rain grow the golden grain
Composer: De Rose, Peter, 1900-1953
Lyricist: Hill, Billy
Performer: Tommy McLaughlin
Published: New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., copyright 1934
Form/genre: Popular song
Instrumentation: Piano, Voice and Chords
Local Subject: Hill, Billy
Artist: Barbelle
Holding Institution: Lilly Library
Collection: DeVincent
IN Harmony ID: LL-SDV-039001
Call number: M1 .D48 Box: 039 No: 001
Note: Copies: 1
Note: Piano, Voice and Chords


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swing and swing on the garden gate...
From: GUEST,Coralena
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 03:41 PM

It has been awhile but when I found these replies and the link to the song Rain, it filled up my heart, thank you so much! I have the sheet music now for Rain and a song book with What I Like in it. I was lucky to find two song books, The Progressive Music Series by Silver, Burdett and Company that has a number of songs in them my parents sang, they were songs of their childhood and my Grandmama knew them as well. It is wonderful and a blessing to be able to share these songs with my family, they are a treasure to us, bringing back golden memories of our parents and grandmama. Now I just need a piano and a piano teacher:)

I hope all of you have found your treasures too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swing and swing on the garden gate...
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 02:01 AM

What a pleasure it is to hear from you after so many years. Those are nice songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swing and swing on the garden gate...
From: GUEST,Robin Wahlberg
Date: 21 Jun 14 - 07:19 PM

I like to ride on a load of hay
trample in puddles on a rainy day
swing and swing on the garden gate
and when there's company to stay up late

I like high up in the trees to climb
to eat sugar cookies, six or seven at a time
but there's some things I like that it's best not to do
and I can't please everyone I wasn't , can you?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rain
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 15 - 06:42 PM

Learned this song sung by a Sweet Adeline Quartet, the Nightingals from Los Angeles.

Verse: We used to sing songs about sunshine
Begging the clouds to roll
But now there's enough of sunshine
And you will hear everyone cry ~

Chorus: Rain, When you gonna rain again? Rain
(the rest has been posted)


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