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Love's Old Sweet Song: Twenty Five Singers in Popular Ballads ()


Love may well make the world go 'round, but as love songs, these 25 mono recordings tracked between 1905 and 1938 sure sound on the maudlin side, as if love were a fast-fading ideal more alive in the distant past than in the present. Operatic in tone, generally just a single voice placed over piano accompaniment (a few of these sides are given orchestral settings), and often set in or referring to the passing of the seasons, these songs unfold in long, unhurried lines that carry few of the relentless hooks that characterize ...

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  1. The Last Rose of Summer, song
  2. For You Alone for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  3. By the Waters of Minnetonka for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  4. The Green Hills of Somerset
  5. She Wandered Down the Mountainside
  6. The World is Waiting for the Sunrise
  7. By the Bend of the River
  8. I Know of Two Bright Eyes
  9. A Fairy went a-marketing
  10. Myself When Young (In a Persian Garden)
  11. Love's Old Sweet Song
  12. Bird Songs at Eventide, song for voice & piano
  13. Ciribiribin, song for voice & piano
  14. The Song of Songs
  15. Homing, for voice & orchestra
  16. The Blind Ploughman
  17. The Fairy Tales of Ireland, for voice & piano
  18. Ich Liebe Dich, My Dear, for voice & piano
  19. I Love You Truly, for voice & piano
  20. Love Sends A Little Gift of Flowers (Roses)
  21. Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song
  22. Kashmiri Song "Pale Hands I Loved"
  23. Deep River, spiritual
  24. Leanin', for voice & piano
  25. A Perfect Day, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
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Love's Old Sweet Song: Twenty Five Singers in Popular Ballads
1994, ASV

UPC: 743625513028


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