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Lyr Add: Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet

Jim Dixon 10 May 09 - 08:28 AM
Jim Dixon 10 May 09 - 08:44 AM
Midchuck 10 May 09 - 08:49 AM
Bob the Postman 10 May 09 - 09:09 AM
GUEST,84 in CA 06 Mar 11 - 01:37 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Oct 15 - 02:06 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Oct 15 - 02:26 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: PUT ON YOUR OLD GREY BONNET
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 May 09 - 08:28 AM

The version in the DT has a few errors.

From the sheet music at Indiana University:

PUT ON YOUR OLD GREY BONNET
Words, Stanley Murphy. Music, Percy Wenrich.
New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1909.

1. On the old farm house veranda
there sat Silas and Miranda,
Thinking of the days gone by.
Said he, "Dearie, don't be weary.
You were always bright and cheery,
But a tear, dear, dims your eye."
Said she, "They're tears of gladness,
Silas. They're not tears of sadness.
It is fifty years today since we were wed."
Then the old man's dim eyes brightened
and his stern old heart it lightened
As he turned to her and said:

CHORUS: "Put on your old grey bonnet
With the blue ribbon on it
While I hitch old Dobbin to the shay,
And through the fields of clover
We'll drive up to Dover
On our golden wedding day."

2. It was in the same old bonnet
with the same blue ribbon on it
In the old shay, by his side,
That he drove her up to Dover
through the same old fields of clover
To become his happy bride.
The birds were sweetly singing
and the same old bells were ringing
As they passed the quaint old church where they were wed,
And that night when stars were gleaming,
the old couple lay a-dreaming,
Dreaming of the words he said: CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 May 09 - 08:44 AM

You can hear several old recordings of PUT ON YOUR OLD GREY BONNET at the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project.

For example, Frederic H. Potter and chorus, Edison Amberol 366, 1910.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
From: Midchuck
Date: 10 May 09 - 08:49 AM

Remembered from Oscar Brand recording 50 years or so ago:

Put on your old grey bustle
And get out there and hustle
'Cause you know we've got a mortgage coming due.
Put your a** in clover,
Let the boys look it over.
If you can't get five, take two.

Put on that old green ointment,
The crabs' disappointment,
And we'll kill the bastards where they lay.
'Though it burns and itches,
It'll kill the sons of bitches
In that good old fashioned way.


There's more, but that may be enough for now.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 10 May 09 - 09:09 AM

I've been wanting the chords for this one for quite a while now. Can anyone oblige?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
From: GUEST,84 in CA
Date: 06 Mar 11 - 01:37 PM

Needed these lyrics (which I remembered the chorus too!) for albums for my daughters "roots" albums, to accompany 3 Golden Wdg. celebrations pictures of their parents/grandparents. Thank you!


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF YOU CAN'T GET FIVE, TAKE TWO
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Oct 15 - 02:06 PM

IF YOU CAN'T GET FIVE, TAKE TWO
Words and music by Joe Davis, Andy Razaf & Paul Denniker, ©1934.
As recorded by Georgia White, 1936.

Sadie's got a little store
Way down in Baltimore.
Other stalls are closin' up but she's doin' fine.
How she sells the merchandise,
Gee, you'd be surprised,
And how fast she gets rid of her line.

She goes out and gets the coin,
Cuts the price on tenderloin,
Gives them all a special sale on stew.
Meat gets older ev'ry hour.
They won't buy it if it's sour.
If you can't get five, take two.

Go out and get the dough
And never let it go.
You're not a businesswoman if you do.
Not to be on the defensive,
You must keep up your expenses.
If you can't get five, take two.

Show them ev'rything you've got.
Make them buy it when it's hot.
Ev'ry day you must increase your revenue.
Ev'ry customer who buys it
Only helps to advertise it.
If you can't get five, take two.

You will not be in the red
If you learn to use your head,
And you do what other salesmen do.
You must think of your position.
You got plenty competition.
If you can't get five, take two.

[There was an earlier recording by Peggy Johnson and her Orchestra (1934), and a slightly later one by Milton Brown and his Brownies (1936).]


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF YOU CAN'T GET FIVE, TAKE TWO
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Oct 15 - 02:26 PM

IF YOU CAN'T GET FIVE, TAKE TWO
Words and music by Joe Davis, Andy Razaf & Paul Denniker, ©1934.
As recorded by Milton Brown and his Brownies, 1936.

Sadie's got a little store way down in Caroline.
Other stores are closing up but Sadie's doin' fine.
Other people wonder how she sells her merchandise.
When they ask her to explain, she gives them this advice:

Go out and get the coin.
Cut your price on tenderloin,
And give them all a special sale on stew.
Meat gets older ev'ry hour.
They won't buy it when it's sour.
If you can't get five, take two.

Go out and sell your fish.
Let 'em bargain if they wish,
For after Friday you are really through.
Since you know they're gonna smell it,
While it's fresh, you'd better sell it.
If you can't get five, take two.

Just make them understand,
You want money in the hand.
Just guarantee your stuff as good as new.
You can let 'em see and feel it,
Just as long as they don't steal it.
If you can't get five, take two.

Show them ev'rything you've got.
Make 'em buy it while it's hot.
Ev'ry day you must increase your revenue.
Ev'ry customer who buys it
Only helps to advertise it.
If you can't get five, take two.

You'll not be in the red
If you learn to use your head,
And do what all the clever salesmen do.
You must think of your position.
You've got plenty competition.
If you can't get five, take two.


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