Senior – Sing Along Song’s

Sing-along songs for senior citizens.

Song Little Brown Jug

 Here is an old song most folks know , it was written in 1869 by Joseph Winner, it was originally a drinking song and maybe it still is in the pubs in Old England in the hills and dales as I remember them when we used to go in the horse and buggy to have a late supper Glady’s and Mr Bentley and myself. It was also in the movie The Glen Miller Story.

Original lyrics

Me and my wife live all alone
In a little log hut we call our own;
She loves gin and I love rum,
And don’t we have a lot of fun!
 
Chorus
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
When I go toiling on the farm
I take the little jug under my arm;
Place it under a shady tree,
Little brown jug, ’tis you and me.
Chorus
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
’Tis you that makes me friends and foes,
’Tis you that makes me wear old clothes;
But, seeing you’re so near my nose,
Tip her up and down she goes.
Chorus
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
If all the folks in Adam’s race
Were gathered together in one place,
I’d let them go without a tear
Before I’d part from you, my dear.
Chorus
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
If I’d a cow that gave such milk,
I’d dress her in the finest silk;
Feed her up on oats and hay,
And milk her twenty times a day.
Chorus
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
I bought a cow from Farmer Jones,
And she was nothing but skin and bones;
I fed her up as fine as silk,
She jumped the fence and strained her milk.
Chorus
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
And when I die don’t bury me at all,
Just pickle my bones in alcohol;
Put a bottle o’ booze at my head and feet
And then I know that I will keep.
Chorus
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
The rose is red, my nose is too,
The violet’s blue and so are you;
And yet, I guess, before I stop,
We’d better take another drop.
Chorus
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!

Rock A By Your Baby With A Dixie Melody

Here is Rock a by from the movie “The Jolson Story”

Chorus

Rock a by your baby with a Dixie melody, when you croon, croon a tune from the heart of Dixie. Hang that cradle Mammy mine right on that Mason Dixon line, and swing it from Virginia to Tennessee with all the soul that’s in you.

First verse

Weep no more my lady Mammy sing it again for me, and old Black Joe just as though you had me on your knee. A million baby kisses I’ll deliver If you will only sing the Swanee river, Rock a by your rock a by baby with a Dixie melody.

Chorus

Rock a by your baby with a Dixie melody, when you croon, croon a tune from the heart of Dixie. Hang that cradle Mammy mine right on that Mason Dixon line and swing it from Virginia to Tennessee with all soul that’s in you.

Second verse

Mammy Mammy listen to what they’re playing, they’re playing weap no more my lady , sing it for me, and old black Joe just as though you had me on your knee. A thousand baby kisses I’ll deliver, if you will only sing that Swanee river, Rock a by your rock a by baby with a Dixie melody.

This song was written by Jean Schwartz and lyrics by Sam L Lewis and Joe Young published in 1918, the best know recordings were by Al Jolson who introduced it, it was also sang by Judy Garland and that was also an excellent rendition of it.

Carolina in the Morning

Here is “Carolina in the Morning” written by Gus Kahn published in 1922, the song debuted on Broadway in the risque revue The  Passing Show at the Winter Gardens. many artists sang it and it gradually became a standard, but Al  Jolson’s 1947 rendition of the song outsold the original. The chorus remains the same but the verses have been omitted from performances since the early years, so here it is.

 

 

First verse

Wishing is good time wasted,
Still it’s a habit they say;
Wishing for sweets I’ve tasted,
That’s all I do all day.
Maybe there’s nothing in wishing,
But speaking of wishing I’ll say:

Chorus

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning,
No one could be sweeter than my sweetie when I meet her in the morning.
Where the morning glories
Twine around the door,
Whispering pretty stories
I long to hear once more.
Strolling with my girlie where the dew is pearly early in the morning,
Butterflies all flutter up and kiss each little buttercup at dawning,
If I had Aladdin’s lamp for only a day,
I’d make a wish and here’s what I’d say:
Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning.

Second verse

Dreaming was meant for nighttime,
I live in dreams all the day;
I know it’s not the right time,
But still I dream away.
What could be sweeter than dreaming,
Just dreaming and drifting away.

Chorus

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning,
No one could be sweeter than my sweetie when I meet her in the morning.
Where the morning glories
Twine around the door,
Whispering pretty stories
I long to hear once more.
Strolling with my girlie where the dew is pearly early in the morning,
Butterflies all flutter up and kiss each little buttercup at dawning,
If I had Aladdin’s lamp for only a day,
I’d make a wish and here’s what I’d say:
Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning.

A great singing song. By now

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” is a lighthearted song in tribute to Ireland. Its lyrics were written by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr., set to music composed by Ernest Ball, for Olcott’s production of The Isle O’ Dreams, and Olcott sang the song in the show. It was first published in 1912.

Lyrics

Chorus:

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure ’tis like a morn in spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter you can hear the angels sing,
When Irish hearts are happy all the world seems bright and gay,
And When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.

Verse 1:

There’s a tear in your eye and I’m wondering why,
For it never should be there at all.
With such power in your smile, sure a stone you’d beguile,
And there’s never a teardrop should fall,
When your sweet lilting laughter’s like some fairy song
And your eyes sparkle bright as can be.
You should laugh all the while and all other times smile,
So now smile a smile for me. Continue reading

“As Time Goes By”

“As Time Goes By” (song), a 1931 song written by Herman Hupfeld, notable for its use in the 1942 film Casablanca.

lyrics,

You must remember this a kiss is just a kiss,

 A sigh is still a sigh, the fundamental things of life as time goes by,

And when two lovers woo, they still say I love you on that you can rely,

No matter what the future brings as time goes by,

Moonlight and love songs never out of date,

Hearts full of passion jealousy and hate,

Woman needs man and man must have his mate,that no one can deny,

It’s still the same old story a fight for love and glory for that you cant deny,

The world will always welcome lovers, as time goes by…

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