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Lyr/Tune Req: Ten Little Girls? / Ten Pretty Girls

ccolyer@cyberspc.mb.ca 28 Mar 99 - 10:31 AM
catspaw49 28 Mar 99 - 10:47 AM
catspaw49 28 Mar 99 - 11:04 AM
Banjer 28 Mar 99 - 11:30 AM
Ritchie 29 Mar 99 - 06:41 AM
ccolyer@cyberspc.mb.ca 29 Mar 99 - 11:46 AM
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ccolyer@cyberspc.mb.ca 31 Mar 99 - 01:07 AM
bseed(charleskratz) 31 Mar 99 - 01:40 AM
catspaw49 31 Mar 99 - 01:46 AM
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Subject: Lyrics/MIDI: Ten Little Girls for Frank
From: ccolyer@cyberspc.mb.ca
Date: 28 Mar 99 - 10:31 AM

A gentleman at one of the personal care homes I sing at asked for a song with this title: Ten Little Girls for Frank. Have you heard of this song? Do you know where on the Net I can find the words and tune? Charles


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/MIDI: Ten Little Girls for Frank
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Mar 99 - 10:47 AM

Frank is what? A pedophile?

Not only that, but I'd be damn careful singing this song if you find it!!! This "Gentleman" may not be one at all!!

At the first sign of trouble, be prepared to commit this guy to the Neil Young Center for the Terminally Screwed. They have a special wing for pedophiles where Neil himself resides. No one believes that Neil Young is a pedophile, but he LOOKS like one and that adds credence to the unit. Patients in this unit are not given tiples but learn to play nose flute instead.

Best of luck in your search, but BE CAREFUL!!!!

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/MIDI: Ten Little Girls for Frank
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Mar 99 - 11:04 AM

By the way ...

Charles,

The above post is just a joke, but sometimes I can't restrain myself from things.

I have searched in our database and cannot find it. That DOESN'T mean it's not there...other s around here are much better than I at searches. AND...hang on because someone in this group may well know this song or part of it...we're very tenacious!

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/MIDI: Ten Little Girls for Frank
From: Banjer
Date: 28 Mar 99 - 11:30 AM

Not only are we tenacious, but we stick with it, too!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/MIDI: Ten Little Girls for Frank
From: Ritchie
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 06:41 AM

There was once 7 little girls sitting in the back seat,hugging and a kissin' with Fred...but to be Frank you have to go over to the swamp.

Ritchie


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/MIDI: Ten Little Girls for Frank
From: ccolyer@cyberspc.mb.ca
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 11:46 AM

Thanks! I know about Fred but not Frank. I'll be at the personal care home again tomorrow to sing some Easter songs/hymns and I'll see if I can get some of the lyrics from the gentleman, who, I believe, visits his wife there every day. Now that I look at my note again, perhaps the song is "Ten Little Girls" and Frank is the name of the gentleman who asked about it! Thanks for your persistence.

Charles


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/MIDI: Ten Little Girls for Frank
From: Wolfgang
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 12:34 PM

Charles, I found a song with that title (here). Perhaps it's the one, I don't know.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/MIDI: Ten Little Girls for Frank
From: ccolyer@cyberspc.mb.ca
Date: 30 Mar 99 - 01:53 PM

Thanks, Wolfgang, but that's not the song I'm looking for. The one I want comes from the forties, I believe, but I may know more in awhile after I do the Easter show at the personal care home this afternoon. Everything hinges on Frank being there to give me some more lyrics.

Charles


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/MIDI: Ten Little Girls for Frank
From: ccolyer@cyberspc.mb.ca
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 01:07 AM

Okay, here are all the words which Frank remembers to "Ten Pretty Girls":

There were ten pretty girls at the village school.
Picture ten pretty girls at the village school.
They were short, sweet and tall and the boy loved them all
But you can't marry ten pretty girls.

There were ten pretty girls and I'll tell you this:
That the boys' favourite trick was to steal a kiss
Kissing girls may be fun, but your heart sets on one
And you can't marry ten pretty girls.

Five were blondes and four brunettes
And one was a saucy little red-head.
The girls grew up and the boy left school
And at 21 he wedded the saucy little red-head.
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Frank tells me there are more verses but he doesn't remember the exact words. He's also a bit shaky on the melody. It almost sounds to me like an English music-hall song from early in the century but Frank thinks it may have come from the 1940s. So there you are. Can you help me with this?

Charles


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/MIDI: Ten Little Girls for Frank
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 01:40 AM

You mean Ritchie with his joke on Frank's moniker actually sent Charles to an answer to his question? I never cease to be amazed at the wonders of the Mudcat. --seed


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/MIDI: Ten Little Girls for Frank
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 01:46 AM

Well you see the pedophile link was temporarily down.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Lyrics/MIDI: Ten Little Girls for Frank
From: ccolyer@cyberspc.mb.ca
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 02:19 AM

Where has Joe Offer gone? I was sure he or Wolfgang would know where to look for this tune now that we have some of the words.

Charles


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Ten Little Girls? / Ten Pretty Girls
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Sep 13 - 10:09 PM

yOU GOT THE SONG AND I GOT A RECORD, I THINK AUTHER GODFREE MADE IT. hAVE TO DIG IT UP. wOODY                                                                                 (harrywoodm@bellsouth.net)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Ten Little Girls? / Ten Pretty Girls
From: Artful Codger
Date: 07 Sep 13 - 05:05 PM

"Ten Pretty Girls" was written by Will Grosz and Jimmy Kennedy in 1937. It was most famously recorded by Hildegarde:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r10gMCR4NfM

The lyrics Frank remembers are close, but lack the final verse.

See this previous thread on the song: Ten Pretty Girls: http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=6201


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