Unsung lyrics, transcribed by doc

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latest edit: 7 April 2019

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Below is a list of links to pages containing lyrics that I’ve transcribed during the past nine or ten years (2010-2019), with assistance in couple of cases. The transcription of the 1928 version of “Hello Bluebird” by Blossom Seeley and Benny Fields reveals the intricacies of a unique and extraordinary duet version of the song by this prominent vaudeville team, filmed live for a Vitaphone short. Most of the other transcribed songs are less well-known, “Do You Know Where You’re Going To” being an exception — though the original lyric that I’ve transcribed is certainly not well-known. Each song and lyric in this collection drew and captured my interest for various reasons, eventually compelling me to do my part in not allowing it be forgotten.

In many cases I decided to transcribe the words of a song because I was unable to find the lyric in online searches. In other cases (“Blue Butterfly,” “Love Thy Neighbor,” “You Broke Our Hearts,” “Our Winter Love,” “Everydays,”) I had found at least one or more transcriptions or copies of the lyric online before I took on the task of transcribing, but none with a degree of accuracy that I considered satisfactory.

In each case I think I’ve provided either the only transcription available online or the most accurate of those that I’ve found online. “Unsung” in the title of this page means uncelebrated, unacclaimed, neglected, forgotten.

1926 — Hello Bluebird (Cliff Friend) — Blossom Seeley and Benny Fields Vitaphone short film version of 1928
1928 — Porgy (m. Jimmy McHugh, w. Dorothy Fields) – 1930 Ethel Waters version
1927 — Hot Feet (Wendell Hall)
1929 — Blue Butterfly (Johnny Tucker, Joe Schuster)
1929 — In the Land of Let’s Pretend (m. Harry Akst, w. Grant Clarke)
1929 — Does My Baby Love? (m. Milton Ager, w. Jack Yellen)
1930 — I’m in Training for You (m. Abel Baer, w. L. Wolfe Gilbert)
1934 — Love Thy Neighbor (m. Harry Revel, w. Mack Gordon)
1934 — Shoein’ the Mare (m. Harold Arlen, w. Ira Gershwin and E.Y. Harburg)
1936 — Weed Smoker’s Dream (Kansas Joe McCoy)
1941 — Jig in the Jungle (Jungle Jig) — songwriters unknown
1947 — In the Spring of the Year (m. Alec Wilder, w. Lee Kuhn) — written in 1947, according to WilderWorld podcast 129; copyright, 20 April 1949
1957 — So It’s Spring (m. Tommy Wolf, w. Wayne Arnold)
1958 — You Broke Our Hearts (Johnnie Richardson)
c.1958-1961 — Early in the Morning (Quinton Claunch, Charles Feathers)
1959 — Lover’s Prayer (Johnnie Richardson & Barbara English)
1961 — Come Home Soon (Intruders)
1962 — Our Winter Love (m. Johnny Cowell, w. Bob Tubert)
1962? — Who’s Got the Action (m. Burt Bacharach, w. Bob Hilliard)
1965 — The Reason Why (Dale Hawkins, Jerry Strickland, Don Griffin) — recorded by Linda Burns (1965), The Dolls (1966)
1965? — Won’t Someone Please Belong to Me (Bobby Troup) – post
1966 — Everydays (Stephen Stills)
1973 — Always Friends (Jeri Dreifuss)
1973 — Do You Know Where You’re Going To (m. Michael Masser, w. Gerry Goffin) — original lyric recorded by Thelma Houston in 1973

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