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Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart

08 Feb 01 - 01:21 PM (#393299)
Subject: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Louie Roy

This song was written in 1910 by Beth Slater Whitson and Leo Friedman.There were two verses and I'm looking for the second verse. The first verse goes like this Let me call you sweetheart,I'm in Love with you Let me hear you whisper that you love me too. Keep the love light glowing ,in your eyes so blue. Let me call you sweetheart I'm in love with you. All help appreciated Louie Roy


08 Feb 01 - 01:32 PM (#393315)
Subject: Lyr Add: LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART
From: Tiger

Here they are.

LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART (I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU)
Words by Beth Slater Whitson. Music by Leo Friedman, ©1910.
Lyrics from the sheet music found at University of Illinois at Chicago:

1. I am dreaming, dear, of you, day by day,
Dreaming when the skies are blue, when they're gray.
When the silv'ry moonlight gleams,
Still I wander on in dreams,
In a land of love, it seems, just with you.

CHORUS:
Let me call you "Sweetheart;" I'm in love with you.
Let me hear you whisper that you love me, too.
Keep the lovelight glowing in your eyes so blue.
Let me call you "Sweetheart;" I'm in love with you.

2. Longing for you all the while, more and more,
Longing for the sunny smile I adore
Birds are singing far and near,
Roses blooming ev'rywhere.
You, alone, my heart can cheer, you, just you. CHORUS


08 Feb 01 - 02:05 PM (#393355)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Joe Offer

The sheet music is available at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music - Click here. If you lose track of this thread, our FAQ and links pages have links to the Levy Site and to the Library of Congress American Memory Collection.
-Joe Offer-


08 Feb 01 - 03:39 PM (#393442)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Hollowfox

Let me call you sweetheart,
I forgot your name.
Let me hear you whisper
That you did the same.

runsawaylaughing hehehehehe


08 Feb 01 - 06:57 PM (#393603)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Louie Roy

I want to thank you Tiger ,Joe and Hollowfox for your prompt reply to my request. Let me call you Sweetheart Thanks again Louie Roy


09 Feb 01 - 07:00 AM (#393925)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Tiger

Some of you may remember this as one of the background songs in "The Rose" with Bette Midler (great movie).

Her Joplin-type character hums and sings this song on several occasions. She says she learned it from Furry Lewis.


09 Feb 01 - 03:49 PM (#394415)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Gypsy

Thanks for the clickety Joe. Love having the music WITH the lyrics in the family archive.


09 Feb 01 - 04:03 PM (#394427)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: SINSULL

Some of you who are older than god may remember Oliver Hardy singing it to Stan Laurel's tuba! Yes, I'm afraid I do.


10 Feb 01 - 09:23 AM (#394913)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Hollowfox

Sinsull, most people who enjoy Shakespeare today didn't see the shows on their first run. *bg* Mary (a fan of Will Kempe)


11 Feb 01 - 12:02 AM (#395461)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Joe Offer

Yes, I admit that I've seen the Laurel & Hardy routine involving this song. I refuse, however, to consider this an admission of advancing age...

If I were President, they'd call me "young." If I were Pope, they'd call me downright "youthful." They might be more correct to call me "youthless," but that's another matter...

-Joe Offer-


11 Feb 01 - 02:40 PM (#395724)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Gypsy

And then there is the member of my family who remembers putting salt in the ocean, so you could tell it from freshwater


11 Feb 01 - 03:05 PM (#395742)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: SINSULL

Joe,
Some around here call you "Dorian Grey". Where's the portrait?


11 Feb 01 - 03:06 PM (#395744)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: SINSULL

Another thought: If Joe were pope, I might even consider rejoining the Catholic Church. But then he would be too busy to play with us here...or would he?


13 Mar 05 - 09:10 PM (#1434010)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: GUEST,Sally forth

Yes... "The Rose"... one of the best movies of all time. Still the award for best rendition of "Let me call you Sweetheart" surely must go to Alfalfa of Little Rascal Fame... Brings a smile just to think of it. If you have never seen it, surely you must.


14 Mar 05 - 06:30 AM (#1434225)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Mooh

Wasn't "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" on that movie soundtrack recording that Neil Young did, Journey Through The Past, or something? All my LPs are stored so I can't find it. Does anyone remember?

Neil's my hero.

Does anyone remember?

Peace, Mooh.


14 Mar 05 - 08:51 AM (#1434315)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: GUEST,Joe_F

In summer camp we had:

Let me call you sweetheart.

I'm in love with your new limousine.

Let me hear you whisper

That you'll buy all the gasoline.

Keep the headlights burning

And your hands upon the wheel.

Let me call you sweetheart.

I'm in love with your automobile.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Young fool, old foolishness. :||


14 Mar 05 - 01:30 PM (#1434490)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Dave'sWife

bwahahaha. Cute!

I'm only 40..oops..41 as of yesterday and the last time I sang this song was on a Player Piano at an Inn in Cape May, NJ. 1989. It was a snowy day in January. We sang Galway Bay and By the Light of The Silvery Moon too. Funny thing is, amongst the Rolls, we found on roll for the theme to the 1960's BATMAN TV Show! That was startling!


14 Mar 05 - 07:36 PM (#1434840)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Snuffy

These things kept going later than you think.

I was amazed in the mid 80s to go to an old pub that still had a piano-roll player, to find that among the rolls were things like Ton Jones' Deliliah. Like Batman - well into the 60s.


14 Mar 05 - 07:59 PM (#1434859)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Dave'sWife

Snuffy..you got that right. In that old Inn, we found rolls with Broadway tune up through the late 60's plus some odd pop tunes from the early 70's. I think right on up through the early 80's player rolls were still made.

Boy that was such a nice memory to have just recalled, that afternoon at that inn! It was cold and snowing and a bunch of us couples who didn't know oneanother had come in from the cold to sip Brandy and figure out how in heck to amuse ourselves. Some of us found the rolls, figured out how to use the piano and had a blast. I particularly enjoyed singing the older songs. I was easily the youngest one there. In 1989 I was..lemme see... all of 25! My beau at the time was 37. Everyone else in the room was in their 50s and 60s. (this was before 'Dave')

Years later, when I married "Dave', I foun d that quite a lot of homes in NJ have Player Pianos. It seemed as if wherever I went meeting his relatives when we were first married...there was a player piano! Maybe they just kept dragging the same one from house to house to make me feel welcome?

Maybe it was a Law or something in the 60s.

"You live in Jersey?? You must own a Player Piano!"

I dunno. I'm from NYC where the law was..

"You're from NYC? Your mamma forces you to take Piano Lessons!"
(not that they ever did me any good. I only play a bit)


15 Mar 05 - 09:58 AM (#1435250)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: John in Brisbane

I've mentioned this in another recent thread but if you go to http://members.shaw.ca/smythe/archive.htm you can hear MIDI re-creations of thousands of those old rolls. Don't sound too bad with a good soundcard and set of speakers - and beats the hell out of pumping. I own a pianola with a lot of rolls, but my bellows are about buggered.

Regards, John


14 Aug 10 - 01:05 AM (#2964873)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Joe Offer

From another thread:
    Thread #51816   Message #2964751
    Posted By: GUEST
    13-Aug-10 - 08:10 PM
    Thread Name: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
    Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
    My Mom used to sing a song about a tin Lizzie and it was to the tune of Let Me Call you Sweetheart.   The song ended something like this....   Let me call you Lizzie, I'm in love with you, let me hear you rattle like old Ford cars do, let me call you Lizzie, I still for you.
    Does anyone know the lyrics to this cute song?
    Thanks


14 Aug 10 - 01:12 AM (#2964876)
Subject: Lyr Add: Let Me Call You Lizzie (parody)
From: Genie

As I remember it:

Let me call you Lizzie, you're the car for me.
Let me hear you rattle like a Model T.
Keep your headlights burning and your taillights too.
Let me call you Lizzie -
I'm in debt for you.


DK who wrote the parody but I understand it's been around since around the time "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" was new.


14 Aug 10 - 01:14 AM (#2964877)
Subject: Let Me Call You Sweetheart (parody)
From: Genie

This is the way I reconstructed the "in love with your automobile" parody, from hearing it when I was in college:

Let me call you sweetheart, I'm in love with your automobile.
Let me hear you whisper that you'll let me take the wheel.
Keep the tires inflated and the gas tank filled.
Let me call you sweetheart, I'm in love with your automobile.


14 Aug 10 - 01:43 AM (#2964886)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Joe Offer

Thank you very much, Genie.

Here is the verse from the Rise Up Singing Songbook:

    Let me call you Lizzie, I'm in debt for you.
    Let me hear you rattle as you used to do.
    Keep your headlights burning and your taillights too.
    Let me call you Lizzie - I'm in debt for you.

I went to a family reunion in Detroit a couple of weeks ago. One of the high points of the trip was a family tour of the original Model T factory at 461 Piquette Avenue, Detroit. There was a prominent display of a blueprint of a Model T - with my grandfather's initials on it for two changes he made. On the tour, they treated us like royalty because our grandfather had been a neighbor, friend, and employee of Henry Ford.
Kewl!!!

-Joe-


14 Aug 10 - 04:36 AM (#2964929)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Genie

I prefer the version I learned, Joe, because its lyrics are less repetitive and because of the reference to the Model T.
But as "folk" songs are wont to do, this parody has probably seen many various incarnations.

: )

Here's another LMCYS parody that I either made up or remembered (or some combination thereof):

You can't call me sweetheart, 'cause I'm mad at you
Since I found you smooching with my best friend, Lou.
You deserve a shiner in those eyes of blue,
Don't you call me sweetheart, 'cause I'm mad at you.


19 Aug 10 - 09:45 PM (#2969058)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Jim Dixon

I found this quoted in a novel, "A Murderous Yarn" by Monica Ferris:

Let me call you Lizzie, I'm in love with you;
Let me hear you rattle down the av-e-nue;
Keep your headlights glowing, and your taillight, too;
Let me call you Lizzie, I'm in debt for you!

Miscellaneous other versions:

Let me call you Lizzie, I'm in love with you.
Let me see your head lights and your tail lights too.
Keep your wipers wiping on your windshield new.
Let me call you Lizzie, you old Ford you.

Let me call you Lizzie, I'm in debt for you.
Let me hear you rattle as you used to do.
Keep your headlights burning and your taillights too.
Let me call you Lizzie, I'm in debt for you."


20 Aug 10 - 12:06 PM (#2969450)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Louie Roy

Does anyone have the correct chords for this song in the key of G for the 2 verses not the Chorus?


20 Aug 10 - 03:56 PM (#2969599)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Jim Dixon

Someone more musically literate than I could probably look at the sheet music and figure out some workable chords. (Click to download a PDF file from the Levy Collection.)


21 Aug 10 - 02:22 PM (#2970135)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: leeneia2

Are you interested in those chords, Jim? If you have a music program that reads MIDI,I could PM you a copy. I think.

Do PM's accept attachments?


26 Aug 10 - 11:47 AM (#2973281)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Jim Dixon

Leeneia2: No, I am not personally interested in the chords. I was only suggesting a method that might work for Louie Roy, who requested chords.

No, I don't think PMs accept attachments.


26 Aug 10 - 06:25 PM (#2973567)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: The Fooles Troupe

Let me call you, sweetheart,
My wife, she wants me, now!


29 Aug 18 - 08:40 AM (#3946868)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Jim Dixon

The Internet Archive has recordings by:
International Novelty Orchestra; Lewis James, 1924
Nat Shilkret; The Victor Orchestra; Lewis James, 1924
Ben Litchfield, 1925
Billy Burton, 1925
Billy Jones and Ernest Hare, 1925
Franklyn Baur and Billy Travers, 1925
The Harmonians, 1925
Windsor Orchestra, 1925
Shannon Quartet, 1926
Will Osborne & His Orchestra; Will Osborne, 1930
Bing Crosby; Georgie Stoll And His Orchestra, 1934
Leo Soileau's Four Aces; Floyd Shreve, 1935
Maurice J. Gunsky, 1936
Old Timer's Orchestra; Jimmy Ray; Colby, 1937
Paul Lavalle and his String Orchestra, 1944
Day, Dawn and Dusk, 1944
George Olsen and his Orchestra; Ray Adams and Trio, 1946
Jimmy Preston and The Prestonians, 1948
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra; Stuart Foster, 1948
Bob Stanley and his Orchestra, 1949
Lawrence “Piano Roll” Cook, 1953
The Jubileers, unknown


13 Nov 18 - 04:14 PM (#3961558)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: GUEST

Thank you all so much!
I'd hear a couple of variations above but not all.
i wonder how many have heard this one which was sung to me by a resident of a nursing home in CT in perhaps 2010 or so.

Don't you call me Sweetheart I don't love you anymore!
Since I caught you necking with the girl next door!
I have found another who I love as well!
Don't you call me sweetheart, you can go to _ _ _ _ !

tom.alvord.com


08 Jan 21 - 10:11 PM (#4087153)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: GUEST,Someone Years Late To Find This Forum

I remember someone singing "let me call you sweetheart" and it was from a movie or film, etc. I remember hearing it as a child and I can't seem to reach the memory. It's just the "let me call you sweetheart" part that is so incredibly nostaglic


08 Jan 21 - 11:10 PM (#4087154)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: Stilly River Sage

Think about it - when you heard it (year), context, who (male, female), etc. and with enough clues you'll be surprised how quickly some of the Mudcatters here can identify sources.


09 Jan 21 - 11:11 AM (#4087236)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
From: leeneia

We did this as the couples' waltz last February, before the quarantine began. I looked it up at the Levy site and learned that the original has "eyes so true," not "eyes so blue."

The band was glad to hear that, because every member except me has brown eyes.