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Lyr/Tune Req: The Blue Bells of Broadway

GUEST,Donann 10 Dec 02 - 05:30 PM
GUEST,Geordie 11 Dec 02 - 10:29 AM
Joe Offer 12 Dec 02 - 02:32 AM
GUEST,Donann 12 Dec 02 - 10:49 PM
GUEST,PA 02 Dec 07 - 08:22 AM
GUEST,jim gillson 02 Dec 07 - 11:45 PM
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Subject: The Blue Bells Of Broadway
From: GUEST,Donann
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 05:30 PM

I'm looking for lyrics and a midi for The Blue Bells Of Broadway (Doris Day 50's song).


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Subject: RE: The Blue Bells Of Broadway
From: GUEST,Geordie
Date: 11 Dec 02 - 10:29 AM

Is the song not called Bluebells of Scotland..is it from a film ? I recall hearing thos song many years ago. I am just curious.


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Subject: ADDPOP: The Blue Bells Of Broadway
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 02:32 AM

Boy, I don't know where you'd find a MIDI of this, but here are the lyrics. Can't say I think it's one of her more memorable recordings.
-Joe Offer-


THE BLUE BELLS OF BROADWAY
(S. Fain & P.F. Webster)

The bagpipes of Scotland are hushed in the glen
For Sandy MacTavish will nae come home again
He's far from the bluebells that once bloomed so bright
But the blue bells of Broadway are ringing tonight

He sits on the bandstand with knees that are bare
The cats crowd around him, and hoot mon, how they stare
For Sandy in kilts is a braw bonny sight
But the blue bells of Broadway are ringing tonight

He plays a boogie-woogie bagpipe, so cool it's bound to hurt
Each nervous fan yells, "Dig that man in the crazy red skirt!"

The banks of Loch Lomond are lonely today
For Sandy MacTavish, three thousand miles away
He's far from the heather that once bloomed so bright
But the blue bells of Broadway are ringing tonight

Oh where, tell me where has my hieland laddie gone?
Oh where, tell me where has my hieland laddie gone?

He's gone to join a jazz band on Fifty-Second Street
And it's there you can hear him introduce that bagpipe beat

He wears a real gone tam o' shanter and tassels on his socks
And when he blows, the rhythm grows 'til the joint really rocks

He squeezes the goatskin, and out comes the jive
For Sandy's the hit of the Dipsy-Doodle Five
Since he's blowin' with with 'em, the rhythm is right
And the blue bells of Broadway are ringin'
...the blue bells are ringin' with the bagpipe beat...
On Broadway, on Broadway tonight!


from the 1954 musical, Lucky Me
Transcribed from "A Day at the Movies," CD by Doris Day


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Subject: RE: The Blue Bells Of Broadway
From: GUEST,Donann
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 10:49 PM

Thanks so much Joe. Actually it's the lyrics that are the more important. A friend pretty well recalls the melody but only little of the lyrics. He wants to use it in a Celtic band.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: The Blue Bells Of Broadway
From: GUEST,PA
Date: 02 Dec 07 - 08:22 AM

thanks Joe. have been searching for the words for hours.

Any idea where I can get the music?

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: The Blue Bells Of Broadway
From: GUEST,jim gillson
Date: 02 Dec 07 - 11:45 PM

Do you mean a recording or sheet music? The Digital Tradition will
likely have the sheet music, and I also have another arrangement from
another source.

A recording, I'm not sure where to find one.

I presume it's based on "Blue Bells Of Scotland", as it's mentioned
here, and I hummmed the tune with these lyrics in mind. I'll try to
find a recording for you.


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