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Lyr Req: Little Boy Blue / My Little Boy Blue

jahnke@netwurx.net 11 Nov 99 - 10:19 AM
Alice 11 Nov 99 - 11:29 AM
GUEST,Eugene Fields 08 Oct 04 - 11:01 AM
Q 08 Oct 04 - 02:38 PM
GUEST 31 Mar 10 - 03:57 PM
GUEST 11 Aug 10 - 11:04 PM
GUEST 23 Nov 11 - 11:59 AM
GUEST 01 Oct 12 - 11:39 PM
Jim Dixon 02 Oct 12 - 08:54 AM
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Subject: Little Boy Blue-Folk?Religious
From: jahnke@netwurx.net
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 10:19 AM

I'm trying to find more info. on this song.

"My heart once was happy as I sang on my way,
With my Little Boy Blue by my side.
He cheered me along with his laughter so gay,
'Til... "

"Then one lonely night, while the world slumbered deep,
An angel came down from the sky,
He picked up my baby and rocked him to sleep,
And sailed him to sweet paradise."

etc.

I believe the chorus is something like:

"As my Little Boy Blue, closed his eyes and went to sleep,
He prayed the Lord his soul to keep,
And then he closed his big...eyes, and sailed to paradise,
As (And) my Little Boy Blue went to sleep."


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Subject: RE: Little Boy Blue
From: Alice
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 11:29 AM

Is this an adaptation of Eugene Field's classic poem, Little Boy Blue? You can find it here:Little Boy Blue


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Subject: RE: Little Boy Blue
From: GUEST,Eugene Fields
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 11:01 AM


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Subject: RE: Little Boy Blue
From: Q
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 02:38 PM

Field's Little Boy Blue, and two-three more, in this thread, 6381: Little Boy Blue

Not sure that we have found the right one.


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Subject: RE: Little Boy Blue
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 03:57 PM

I know the song and I can't find anything on it either, but this is what I can remember, the lyrics aren't exact word for word probably, its been a long time since I have heard it.

My heart once was happy, I sang on my way
With my little boy blue by my side
He cheered me along with his laughter so gay
And the storm clouds set mountains so high,
Then one stormy night how the world slumbered deep
An angel came down from the sky
And he picked up my baby and rocked him to sleep
And he took him to sweet paradise.

Oh how my little boy blue closed his eyes and went to sleep
He prayed the Lord my soul to keep
And if I die before I wake
The lord my soul to take,
Now darling mother do not weep,
God bless my daddy too
For he's been so kind and true
Our home dear Lord I know you'll keep
And he closed his big blue eyes
And sailed to paradise
How my little boy blue went to sleep.

And it goes in to a man talking about how "your mom has picked up all your toys" etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Boy Blue
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 11:04 PM

My mom thinks this song was performed by Jimmy Davis and I found the title My Little Boy Blue listed in the Jimmy Davis archival collection at the louisiana university but can't find an album or recording of the song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Boy Blue / My Little Boy Blue
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 11:59 AM

I found a song from Jimmie Davis on his "How Great Thou Art" Album with these lyrics. The title of the song is "My Little Boy Blue".
I have purchased a few copies of the album on ebay. I would not have found this song without your help and the help of all your patrons. Thank you. I think I have been searching for this song for more than 20 years. My grandfather use to play this album when we would visit and I sang the song from memory to put my kids to sleep until they were old enough to protest. Great Album by a Great man. Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Boy Blue / My Little Boy Blue
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 11:39 PM

I've been looking for this My Little Boy Blue song also,my Dad played a guitar and sang it to me when I was a child I'm now 67.
Also looking for one about a cowboy who wants to see his mother when the works all done next fall,I don't know the heading for it.Also one about a boy asking a man if he had seen his daddy while fighting over there in France.Such old songs,I would love to have all the words.Thank you for this link.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY LITTLE BOY BLUE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 08:54 AM

Here's my transcription from a recording I heard on Spotify:


MY LITTLE BOY BLUE
As sung by Sons of Song on "Songs of Faith: Southern Gospel Legends Series: Sons of Song Quartet, Vol. 1" (2009)

My heart once was happy; I sang on my way
With my little boy blue by my side.
He cheered me along with his laughter so gay
When the storm clouds the sunlight would hide;
But
one lonely night all the world slumbered deep
When an angel came down from the skies,
Then
he picked up my baby and rocked him to sleep
And he took him to sweet paradise.

When my little boy blue closed his eyes and went to sleep,
He prayed: "The Lord my soul will keep,
And if I die before I wake,
The Lord my soul will take.
Now, darling mother, do not weep.
God bless my daddy too,
For he's been so kind and true.
Our home, dear Lord, I know you'll keep."
Then he closed his big blue eyes
And sailed to paradise,
When my little boy blue went to sleep.

SPOKEN: His playthings are still where he put them away
In a plain little box by the bed.
I can still see him there at the close of the day.
I can still hear the words that he said.
Each night he comes back to our house in a dream,
And we sit on the rug on the floor,
And we take out his playthings and play once again
And we live in our haven once more.
It seems I hear voices each night and each morn
Saying: "Little boy blue, come blow your horn.
Where's the little boy who looked after the sheep?"
And I answer: "He's yonder fast asleep."
"Will you go wake him?" "No, no, not I,
For he's guarded by angels up there in the sky."
Someday when my work in this earth is all over,
And I cross o'er life's mystic sea,
I know I'll find him on heaven's bright shore
'Cause he said he'd be waitin' for me.
Then we'll take out his playthings and play once again.
There'll be new ones then, all sparkling and red.
Then I'll be well repaid for each tear and each pain
When I kiss him and tuck him in bed.

SUNG: Then he closed his big blue eyes
And sailed to paradise
When my little boy blue went to sleep.


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