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Lyr Add: When I Grow Too Old to Dream (Hammerstein

18 Aug 99 - 11:18 PM (#106397)
Subject: words to too old to dream?
From: pbiere@mhtc.net

does anyone know the words to or the composer of 'too old to dream"? it goes something like this - fragment - " when I grow too old to dream, I'll have you to remember, when I grow too old to dream your love will live in my heart. So kiss me my sweet, then let us part, for when I grow too old to dream your love will live in my heart. "

thanks - pb


19 Aug 99 - 12:43 AM (#106410)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to too old to dream?
From: Rick Fielding

It's by Sigmund Romberg. I've been singing (Riley Puckett's version) exactly those words for 30 years, although there may be more.


19 Aug 99 - 04:05 AM (#106447)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to too old to dream?
From: Roger the zimmer

..who can forget Dr Frankenstein's version:
When you grow too old to scream, I'll have you to dismember...! (I don't think there was any more, you'll be pleased to hear!)


24 Aug 99 - 11:58 PM (#108284)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM)
From:

Thanks for Sigmund Romberg. I actually found more lyrics and am stuck not knowing the music for the intro ... guess I’ll try to find a recording.

Here they are:

WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Sigmund Romberg

We have been gay, going our way
Life has been beautiful, we have been young
After you've gone, life will go on
Like an old song we have sung

When I grow too old to dream
I'll have you to remember
When I grow too old to dream
Your love will live in my heart

So, kiss me my sweet
And so let us part
And when I grow too old to dream
That kiss will live in my heart
And when I grow too old to dream
That kiss will live in my heart


From the 1935 movie, The Night Is Young, starring Ramon Novarro and Evelyn Laye.


27 Nov 19 - 04:28 PM (#4021420)
Subject: ADD: The Last Song (Too Old to Dream)
From: Joe Offer

THE LAST SONG
(tune: When I Grow Too Old to Dream)

When we grow too old to sing, We’ll have these songs to remember.
When we grow too old to sing These songs will live in our hearts.
So finish this song, And then let us part;
And when we all grow old and dream,
This night will live in our hearts.


Source: from the Australian Senior Scout Song Book, compliments of Sandra in Sydney.


27 Nov 19 - 04:49 PM (#4021428)
Subject: RE: ADD: When I Grow Too Old to Dream (Hammerstein)
From: GUEST,keberoxu

Somebody said they wanted recordings?

Doris Day !!


27 Nov 19 - 06:46 PM (#4021453)
Subject: RE: ADD: When I Grow Too Old to Dream (Hammerstein)
From: GUEST,DaveA

There is a moving version of this in the film of Sigmund Romberg's life "Deep in my Heart" sung by Jose Ferrar (as Romberg) near the end of the film.

Pure schmaltz but moving all the same.


27 Nov 19 - 07:14 PM (#4021458)
Subject: RE: ADD: When I Grow Too Old to Dream (Hammerstein)
From: GUEST,keberoxu

It was written to be sung by a legendary English musical-comedy star
named Evelyn Laye,
not well known in the USA.

Vera Lynn recorded the song as well.


30 Nov 19 - 01:52 PM (#4021736)
Subject: RE: ADD: When I Grow Too Old to Dream (Hammerstein)
From: GUEST,Starship

WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Sigmund Romberg posted '24 Aug 99 - 11:58 PM'

No mention that Evelyn Laye wrote it, unless I'm lost and you're on regarding another song. ????
The song was written for Evelyn Laye, who starred in the 1935 movie and sang the song in it. -Joe-


30 Nov 19 - 03:47 PM (#4021745)
Subject: RE: ADD: When I Grow Too Old to Dream (Hammerstein)
From: Joe Offer

Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) wrote lyrics for a number of composers before he teamed with Richard Rogers in 1943. He teamed with composer Jerome Kern to write Show Boat in 1927, and he and Kern did a number of other productions. I suppose his most famous collaboration with Sigmund Romberg was The Desert Song, 1926. My dad used to sing "Stout-Hearted Men" from the Romberg-Hammerstein operetta The New Moon. Dad sang it in tandem with "The Marine Hymn," so I assumed for years that it was a song of the U.S. Marines.
Hammerstein's lyrics often explored social justice issues. Show Boat explored the issue of interracial marriage way back in 1927. South Pacific hit the topic of racism much harder in 1949. Carousel explored the issue of spousal abuse.
-Joe-


01 Dec 19 - 08:03 AM (#4021799)
Subject: RE: ADD: When I Grow Too Old to Dream (Hammerstein)
From: GUEST,Starship

Thank you, Joe. I was confused, my apologies.


02 Dec 19 - 12:55 PM (#4021950)
Subject: RE: ADD: When I Grow Too Old to Dream (Hammerstein)
From: BTMP

There is a beautiful version of this song by Jethro Burns and Red Rector, a mandolin duet.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zInEBqhIPqI