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Lyr Req: Hello Central, Give Me Heaven

John Kalgert - frailer@prodigy.net 15 Aug 97 - 10:50 PM
Clairify 08 Nov 97 - 11:42 PM
Gene 09 Nov 97 - 02:54 PM
Gene 09 Nov 97 - 02:56 PM
Gene 09 Nov 97 - 05:03 PM
Clairify 09 Nov 97 - 10:43 PM
Bill in Alabama 10 Nov 97 - 12:17 PM
Megan Hawken 18 Mar 99 - 04:28 PM
Ross 18 Mar 99 - 04:51 PM
Eric_Storm 18 Mar 99 - 05:23 PM
Gene 18 Mar 99 - 05:52 PM
Gene 18 Mar 99 - 07:19 PM
GUEST,ebzbrat@hotmail.com 29 May 02 - 10:06 PM
Sorcha 29 May 02 - 10:45 PM
wysiwyg 29 May 02 - 10:57 PM
masato sakurai 30 May 02 - 04:06 AM
SINSULL 09 May 06 - 03:40 PM
GUEST,Pete Peterson 09 May 06 - 06:36 PM
Joe Offer 09 May 06 - 11:05 PM
Joe Offer 09 May 06 - 11:23 PM
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Subject: Please. need lyrics
From: John Kalgert - frailer@prodigy.net
Date: 15 Aug 97 - 10:50 PM

A local group is West Palm Beach, Florida is looking for the lyrics to "Swingin on a Star" by Hogie Carmichael.

You could e-mail me. or if you know Ray or Joel of "Fearless Lonesome" you might give it to them personally.

Thanks.


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Subject: Lyrics: Hello Central Give Me Heaven
From: Clairify
Date: 08 Nov 97 - 11:42 PM

My mother and aunt sang us this song over 50 years ago. We would cry, and then ask them to sing it again! I've never heard it anywhere else.

Hello Central give me Heaven For my mother's there. She is strolling with the angels On the golden Stair.

I'm sure there are other verses but I can't recall them.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HELLO, CENTRAL! GIVE ME NO MAN'S LAND^^
From: Gene
Date: 09 Nov 97 - 02:54 PM

HELLO, CENTRAL! GIVE ME NO MAN'S LAND
Words, Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young; music, Jean Schwartz.
New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., ©1918.

1. When the gray shadows creep,
And the world is asleep,
In the still of the night,
Baby climbs down a flight.
First she looks all around,
Without making a sound,
Then baby toddles up to the telephone,
And whispers in a baby tone:

CHORUS: "Hello, Central! Give me No Man's Land.
My daddy's there, my mamma told me.
She tiptoed off to bed
After my prayer's were said.
Don't ring when you get my number,
Or you'll disturb mamma's slumber.
I'm afraid to stand here at the phone,
'Cause I'm alone,
So won't you hurry? I want to know why mamma starts to weep
When I say, 'Now I lay me down to sleep.'
Hello, Central! Give me No Man's Land."

2. Through the curtains of night
Comes a beautiful light,
And the sunshine that beams
Finds a baby in dreams.
Mamma looks in to see
Where her darling can be.
She finds her baby still in her slumber deep,
A-whisp'ring while she's fast asleep: CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Hello Central Give Me Heaven
From: Gene
Date: 09 Nov 97 - 02:56 PM

Sorry 'bout that....misread the title.. been working on WWI and WWII songs.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HELLO, CENTRAL, GIVE ME HEAVEN^^
From: Gene
Date: 09 Nov 97 - 05:03 PM

HELLO CENTRAL!
Since my mama's gone to heaven, sobbed a tearful little child
Since my mama's gone to heaven, Papa, Darling, you don't smile
I will speak to hear and tell her that we want her to come home
Just you listen while I call her o'er the telephone.

CHORUS
Hello Central! Give me heaven, 'cause my mama's there
You will find her with the angels on the Golden strairs
She'll be glad it's me who's speaking, call her won't you please
For I sure do want to tell her, it's so lonesome here.

When the girl received the message, coming o'er the telephone
How her heart grieved at this moment and the wires seemed to moan
I will answer just to please her, yes, my dear, I'm coming home
Kiss me momma, kiss your darling, o'er the telephone.

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Hello Central Give Me Heaven
From: Clairify
Date: 09 Nov 97 - 10:43 PM

Thanks Gene, I'm so impressed with the information I get here.

Maybe you missed my other request for lyrics. I think it is a World War II song. The fragment I remember is:

... and a carpet of corn for the floor. And I heard a voice within me whisper This is worth fighting for.

Thanks again for "Hello Central".


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: Hello Central Give Me Heaven
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 10 Nov 97 - 12:17 PM

Clairify:

I have found the song and the artist, but I haven't found a lyrics site yet. Check your personal site email.


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Subject: Hello Central, give me heaven
From: Megan Hawken
Date: 18 Mar 99 - 04:28 PM

My mother is terminally ill and is planning her own funeral. She has requested three unusual songs. The first is "Hello Central, give me heaven". The second is a spirtual called, "Goin' Home" and the third is a song with the words "shuffle off to Buffalo" somewhere in it. I don't know if it is in the title. I know this isn't much to go on and I know that these are probably not considered folk songs, but I'm having a heck of a time finding anything on the internet. If someone could just give me an idea as to where to look for these songs I would appreciate it. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Hello Central, give me heaven
From: Ross
Date: 18 Mar 99 - 04:51 PM

I think "Shuffle off to Buffalo " is the title. I believe I tap danced to that about 40 years ago, but any words I did know, I don't now. Sounds like it's going to be a pretty upbeat funeral. She must be a neat lady.


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Subject: RE: Hello Central, give me heaven
From: Eric_Storm
Date: 18 Mar 99 - 05:23 PM

You can get a copy of "Hello Central, give me heaven" at the Levy Sheet Music site.

Just type "give me heaven" into the search box.

E.


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Subject: RE: Hello Central, give me heaven
From: Gene
Date: 18 Mar 99 - 05:52 PM

Also check Previous - *MUDCAT FORUM POSTS*


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Subject: RE: Hello Central, give me heaven
From: Gene
Date: 18 Mar 99 - 07:19 PM

And this one - *GOING HOME*


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Subject: RE: Hello Central, give me heaven
From: GUEST,ebzbrat@hotmail.com
Date: 29 May 02 - 10:06 PM

I would like to have the lyrics to "Hello Central, Give Me Heaven with the tune -- my mother used to sing it to me when I was little -- all I can remember is the first part of the chorus with the tune.{First couple of lines. Thanks, Ruth Elaine


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Subject: RE: Hello Central, give me heaven
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 May 02 - 10:45 PM

Sheet music at Levy, Hello Central (the above link does not work anymore). Link is to page 1, click on numbers to get to the other pages. Both lyrics and sheet music. e mail sent.


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Subject: RE: Hello Central, give me heaven
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 May 02 - 10:57 PM

You can hear it sung to you HERE, too.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Hello Central, give me heaven
From: masato sakurai
Date: 30 May 02 - 04:06 AM

The Carter Family version is HERE.

~Masato


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Subject: Lyr Add: Hello Central, Give Me Heaven
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 May 06 - 03:40 PM

HELLO CENTRAL, GIVE ME HEAVEN
1901 Chas. K. Harris who alos wrote After The Ball and Break The News To Mother

Papa I'm so sad and lonely
Sobbed a tearful little child.
Since dear Mama's gone to heaven
Papa darling, you've not smiled.
I will speak to her and tell her
That we want her to come home.
Just you listen and I'll call her
Through the telephone.

             CHORUS
Hello Central, Give me heaven
For my Mama's there
You can find her with the angels
On the golden stair.
She'll be glad it's me who's speaking
Call her won't you please
For I want to surely tell her
We're so lonely here.


When the girl received this message
Coming o'er the telephone
How her heart thrilled in that moment
And the wires seemed to moan
I will answer just to please her
"Yes, dear heart, I'll soon come home.
Kiss me Mama. Kiss your darling
Through the telephone.

                  CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hello Central
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 09 May 06 - 06:36 PM

Not quite the Carter Family lyrics-- written by AP Carter, if you believe Southern Music, Inc.


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Subject: ADD: Hello Central (Carter Version)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 May 06 - 11:05 PM

Here's the Carter Family version, from Songs of the Carter Family.
I listened to the 1934 Carter Family recording and made a couple of corrections.
HELLO, CENTRAL!    GIVE ME HEAVEN

    Hello, central, give me heaven
    For I know my mother's there
    And you'll find her with the angels
    Over on the golden stair

She'll be glad it's me a-speakin'
Won't you call her for me please
For I surely want to tell her
That we're sad without her here

    Hello, central, give me heaven
    For I know my mother's there
    You will find her with the angels
    Over on the golden stair

    [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

Papa dear is sad and lonely
Sobbed a tearful little child
Since mama's gone to heaven
Papa dear, you do not smile

I must speak to her and tell her
That we want her to come home
You just listen while I call her
Call her through the telephone

    Hello, central, give me heaven
    For I know my mother's there
    You will find her with the angels
    Over on the golden stair

    [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

I will answer just to please her
Yes, dear hearts, I'll soon come home
Kiss me, mama, it's your darling
Kiss me through the telephone


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Subject: ADD: Operator
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 May 06 - 11:23 PM

How about the one that goes "Operator, Information, give me Jesus on the line"? Is it more-or-less the same song?

OPERATOR
By William Spivery

Operator
Give me information
Information
Give me long distance
Long distance
Give me heaven...

(Two, three)
Operator
Information
Give me Jesus on the line
Operator
Information
I'd like to speak to a friend of mine
Oh prayer is the number
Faith is the exchange
Heaven is the street
And Jesus is his name
Operator
Information
Please give me Jesus on the line

Operator
Information
Won't you tell me why
Tell me why
Operator
Information
Don't try to tell me
What number to call
My mother used this number
When I was very small
And everytime she dialed it
She always got 't call the
Operator
Information
Please give me Jesus on the line

Operator
Information
Please hurry if you can
Oh Operator
Information
Please connect me
With the man
Don't worry 'bout the money
You know I will pay the charge
Just give me on the line
I'm callin' from my heart
Operator
Information
Please give me Jesus on the line
Please give me Jesus on the line

Won't you please -
Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus on the line


as recorded by the Manhattan Transfer - lyrics copied from http://www.martylloyd.com/


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Subject: ADD: Call Him on the Phone
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 May 06 - 11:26 PM

Here'[s another one that seems related:

Call Him on the Phone
(Ted DeMille)

Jesus is my teacher I learned the golden rule
The bible is my primer and the chapel is my school
When I'm feeling lonely, broke down and all alone
I need to talk to Jesus so I call him on the phone

Chorus:
Hello central can you hear me?
Give me Jesus on the line
I'm out here at the crossroads
And I finally dropped a dime
Long distance information
My call is overdue
I've been a long time listener
And I finally made it through
Jesus is my shepherd on the lost highway
He is the true redeemer when I slip and go astray

When I'm feeling lonely and out here on my own
I've got my savior's number and I call him on the phone
Jesus is my captain out on the rolling sea
I'm seeking heaven's harbor where I'll live eternally
When the waves break higher and the wind it howls and moans
I need to talk to Jesus and I call him on the phone


from: http://www.northstarbluegrass.com/lyrics.htm#call_him


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