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Lyr Req: Somebody Cares (Homer A. Rodeheaver)

katlaughing 23 Jan 08 - 03:32 PM
GUEST,Kevin 23 Jan 08 - 04:01 PM
katlaughing 23 Jan 08 - 05:12 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Jan 08 - 08:57 PM
GUEST,Dani 24 Jan 08 - 09:10 PM
katlaughing 24 Jan 08 - 10:04 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Somebody knows when your heart aches
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 03:32 PM

This was referenced in the memoirs of an elderly woman in Colorado. She said it went like this, what she remembers:

Somebody knows when your heart aches
And, everything seems to go wrong...

It's possible it was a gospel song as she grew up singing a lot of them. I didn't find anything in a SuperSearch.

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOMEBODY CARES (Homer A. Rodeheaver)
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 04:01 PM

Here are the lyrics.


Somebody Cares
(songwriter??)

Somebody knows when your heart aches,
And ev'rything seems to go wrong;
Somebody knows when the shadows
Need chasing away with a song;
Somebody knows when you're lonely,
Tired, discouraged and blue;
Somebody wants you to know Him,
And know that He dearly loves you.

Somebody cares when you're tempted,
And your mind grows dizzy and dim;
Somebody cares when you're weakest,
And farthest away from Him;
Somebody grieves when you're fallen,
You are not lost from His sight;
Somebody waits for your coming,
And He'll drive the gloom from your night.

Somebody loves you when weary;
Somebody loves you when strong;
Always is waiting to help you,
He watches you— one of the throng
Needing His friendship so holy,
Needing His watchcare so true;
His name? We call His Name Jesus;
He loves ev'ryone, He loves you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somebody knows when your heart aches
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 05:12 PM

That's beautiful, Kevin. Thank you. I know she will be very happy about this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somebody knows when your heart aches
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 08:57 PM

The lyrics posted by Kevin appear to be identical (right down to the punctuation) to the ones found in this curious book called The Phono-bretto (Phonograph Libretto): The Indispensible Companion of the Phonograph, and Faithful Interpreter of About Seven Hundred Sung and Spoken Phonograph Selections, by The Phono-Bretto Company, Inc., New York, 1919, page 259.

The song is identified as SOMEBODY CARES, by Homer A. Rodeheaver, Copyright 1910.
The recording is identified as Victor Record 17989.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somebody knows when your heart aches
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 09:10 PM

Thank you so much for this!

I just started working in a place where people care for (mostly) folks with Alzheimer's, and it's wonderful to see the impact music has (and how nice for me that I get to hear such good stuff all the time!)

Anyone know about a tune? It seems simple enough...

Dani


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somebody knows when your heart aches
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 10:04 PM

Thank you, Jim! How neat!

Dani, that is really wonderful. I am sure someone, here, will have a tune for you faster than I could get one from the elderly lady I know of. The gal who comes over to do my floors every other week also does cleaning for "Margaret." Margaret gave her a copy of her memoirs and she passed them on to me. I haven't actually met Margaret, yet, but when I do, I plan to let her know about all of the songs and folks, here. She has a 90th birthday coming up next month. I will ask her for the tune a soon as Iget to meet her. At the end of her book, she says she misses the gardening and music the most, from her childhood. I told my house cleaner that I'd be happy to go over and share music with her if she's interested. She apparently is quite sharp and remembers a lot. Ain't life sweet? I love the conenctions.:-)


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