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Lyr Add: Sweet Genevieve (G Cooper/H Tucker)

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OH GENEVIEVE


Jim Dixon 06 Nov 06 - 09:02 PM
Chris in Portland 06 Nov 06 - 10:49 PM
masato sakurai 07 Nov 06 - 03:35 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Nov 06 - 12:59 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Nov 06 - 01:13 PM
masato sakurai 07 Nov 06 - 08:04 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Nov 06 - 10:23 PM
GUEST,VanB1220 04 May 14 - 03:10 PM
GUEST,leeneia 16 May 14 - 03:14 PM
GUEST 28 May 15 - 01:31 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: SWEET GENEVIEVE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 09:02 PM

Here's a more complete version than the one in The Digital Tradition; also note the title.

James J. Fuld, in "The Book of World-Famous Music," 4th edition, says this song was copyrighted in 1869, but the oldest version at The Library of Congress American Memory Collection web site is from 1875.

SWEET GENEVIEVE
Words, George Cooper. Music, Henry Tucker.

1. O! Genevieve, I'd give the world
To live again the lovely past;
The rose of youth was dew-impearled
But now it withers in the blast.
I see thy face in ev'ry dream,
My waking thoughts are full of thee
Thy glance is in the starry beam
That falls along the summer sea.

CHORUS: O! Genevieve, sweet Genevieve,
The days may come, the days may go;
But still the hands of mem'ry weave
The blissful dreams of long ago

2. Fair Genevieve, my early love,
The years but make thee dearer far.
My heart shall never, never rove
Thou art my only guiding star.
For me the past has no regret
Whate'er the yeas may bring to me
I bless the hour when first we met,
The hour that gave me love and thee.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sweet Genevieve
From: Chris in Portland
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 10:49 PM

What a small world - the 50's British comedy, Geraldine, was on TCM this week - catch it, not too bad.
Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sweet Genevieve
From: masato sakurai
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 03:35 AM

Midi & lyrics are at The Music of Henry Tucker (1826-1882) (under 1869).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sweet Genevieve
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 12:59 PM

Sheet music title page for "Sweet Genevieve," with a date that seems to be 1869, at http://www.stephen-foster-songs.de/Amsong46.htm
Not clear, but take a look. Wm. A. Pond & Co., NY
foster songs de

This excellent website has all of the Stephen Foster songs, plus a selection of other American 19th c. songs. The title sheet is shown for many of them. Excellent midis.

Another source of title sheets is "Three Centuries of American Music," vol. 2, 1865-1910. G. K. Hall & Co. I don't have this volume, but the set is in larger libraries.
(Vol. 1, American Solo Songs through 1865, has excellent reproductions of original sheet music of better-known songs.

It would be an onerous task, but a committee to replace faulty and mis-leading texts in the DT with accurate lyrics and attributions would be welcome. There are a number that seemingly are based on someone's faulty memory, or a mis-heard variant of an unnamed singer.

Thanks for the many corrections and additions that you have submitted. Much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sweet Genevieve
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 01:13 PM

As the error note suggests, go to www.stephen-foster-songs.de, and wait for the large site to load. Click on Music Archive. Click on Popular Songs. Scroll list for desired song. Click on title for midi (2 min 52 sec long, covering the entire sheet music of "Sweet Genevieve") or click on text for lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sweet Genevieve
From: masato sakurai
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 08:04 PM

How about this link?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sweet Genevieve
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:23 PM

That's the one I thought I had at first. Fouled up somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sweet Genevieve
From: GUEST,VanB1220
Date: 04 May 14 - 03:10 PM

About 3/4 of the way through the movie Ball of Fire, the cast sings Sweet Genevieve.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sweet Genevieve (G Cooper/H Tucker)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 May 14 - 03:14 PM

Thanks, Jim, even though it's been a while. I have a teen-age friend whose middle name is Genevieve, and I'm making a copy of this song for her.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sweet Genevieve (G Cooper/H Tucker)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 May 15 - 01:31 AM

From the movie... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dcfybyLVwU&feature=youtube_gdata


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sweet Genevieve (G Cooper/H Tucker)
From: GUEST,TLK
Date: 10 Nov 16 - 09:46 PM

That's my video!


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