1. I Love To Sing ‘Em p. 1 2. Lonely For You Am I p. 1 3. Way Down South (Where The Black-Eyed Susans Grow) p. 1 4. Danny My Boy p. 2 5. My Heart Is Free p. 2 6. Flower From An Old Bouquet p. 2 7. I’ll Be Seeing You p. 3 8. Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up p. 3 9. Lonesome Rose p. 3 10. The Sunshine Of Your Smile p. 3 11. When I Leave The World Behind p. 4 12. My Dianne p. 4 13. Smile p. 4 14. Cry (I’m Sorry I Made You Cry) p. 4 15. Heart Of A Clown p. 5 16. Please Don’t Give My Daddy No More Wine p. 5 17. Oh Lida Rose p. 5 18. Darkness On The Delta p. 6 19. Who’ll Take My Place When I’m Gone? p. 6 20. Sunshine Is Bidding The Day Goodbye p. 6 21. We’ll Just Be The Same Old Friends p. 6 22. Nobody’s Waiting There With A Smile (I Hate To Go Home Alone) p. 7 23. Foolish Over You (Each Time I Fall In Love) p. 7 24. Last Night Was The End Of The World p. 7 25. Back In My Home Town p. 8 26. Friendship And Love p. 8 27. Run, Run, Run p. 8 28. Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes p. 9 29. Gone Are The Memories p. 9 30. Goodbye Forever, It’s Over I Know p. 9 31. Melancholy Baby p. 10 32. Lullabye And Goodnight p. 10 33. Sleepy Time Down South p. 10 34. Give Me Your Hand To Hold In Mine p. 10 35. Don’t Leave Me, Dear Old Mammy p. 11 36. Annie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore p. 11 37. We’ll Build A Rainbow p. 11 38. Roses I Bring To You p. 12 39. Snowflakes p. 12 40. Who’ll Dry Your Tears When You Cry? p. 12 41. So Tired Of Waiting For You p. 12 42. Darling, That Someone Is You p. 13 43. Ireland, My Ireland p. 13 44. Jean p. 13 45. Irish Mother p. 14 46. Silvery Moonlight p. 14 47. Friends p. 14 48. Buddy, Can You Spare A Dime p. 15 49. All By Myself Alone p. 15 50. Back In The Old Routine p. 15 51. For Life Is Interwoven p. 16 52. Love Letters Straight From Your Heart p. 16 53. When I Lost You p. 16 54. Autumn Leaves p. 17 55. Rhapsody Of New York p. 17 56. Lone Prairie p. 17 57. Johnny Doughboy Found A Rose p. 18 58. I Know We’ll Meet Again p. 58 59. Old Bones (I Wanna Do It Again) p. 18 60. Through The Years p. 19 61. I’m So Alone In A Crowd p. 19 62. She Stole My Heart Away (An Old Fashioned Girl In A Gingham Gown) p. 19 63. In Dixieland Where I Was Born (On The Mississippi) p. 19 64. The Old Dominion Line p. 20 65. Spring Brought Me Flowers p. 20 66. New York Ain’t New York Anymore p. 20 67. Sonny Boy p. 21 68. What Miracle Has Made You The Way You Are (Gigi) p. 21 69. To Reach The Unreachable Star (The Impossible Dream) p. 21 70. My Old Kentucky Home p. 21 71Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring p. 22 72. Bye Oh Bye Oh p. 22 73. As Time Goes By p. 22 74. Pal Of My Dreams p. 23 75I Close My Eyes (I Heard You Singing) p. 23 76. For Me And My Gal p. 23 77. Please Don’t Leave Me p. 23 78. There’s No Place Like Home p. 24 79. Mother’s Boy p. 24 80. Don’t Be Blue When Raindrops Come Along p. 24 81. Midnight Rose p. 25 82. Somewhere p. 25 83. Bright Was The Night p. 25 84. Where Is The Boy p. 26 85. My Love Is Your Love p. 26 86. And Left Me Lonely Nights (Happy Days And Lonely Nights) p. 26 87. Where Is Love p. 27 88. Now There’s No Time For Toys p. 27 89. Over Troubled Waters p. 27 90. Foggy London Town p. 27 91. Little Pal p. 28 92. Ev’ry Time I See You I Cry p. 28 93. The Shadow Of Your Smile p. 29 94. Show Me Where The Good Times Are p. 29 95. Tammy p. 29 96. Hush, Little Baby (Summertime) p. 29 97. Mickey Mouse p. 30 98. Lord, You Made The Night Too Long p. 30 99. Baby, You’re The One I Love p. 30 100. Sure, They Called It Ireland p. 31 101. Till Love Comes My Way p. 31 102. You’re The One Who Made Me Cry p. 31 103. I’ll Take Care Of Your Cares p. 32 104. Drop Me A Line, Say That You’re Fine (Do You Really Love Me?) p. 32 105. While Sweet Dreams Rest You p. 33 106. First You Gotta Have Heart (Heart) p. 33 107. Mam’selle p. 33 108. Happy Trails p. 34 109. Please Don’t Take My Sunshine Away (You Are My Sunshine) p. 34 110. After Today p. 34 111. Cheer Up, Charlie p. 34 112. Just When I Thought I Was Through p. 35 113. No More Hurryin’, Worryin’ (Down Where The South Begins) p. 35 114. To My Beautiful Lifelong Friends (Thanks Again) p. 35 115. My Romance p. 35 116. Dixie p. 36 117. When Nobody Else Wants You p. 36 118. I Will Sail No More (I Will Go Sailing No More) p. 36 119. Tho’ I’m Gone For A Long, Long Time p. 37 120. London By Night p. 37 121. Where The Southern Roses Grow p. 37 122. If Happy Little Bluebirds Fly (Somewhere Over The Rainbow) p. 38 123. The Gang That Sang Heart Of My Heart p. 38 124. When I Was The Kid Next Door p. 38 125. When You’ve Wandered Alone (Just A Cottage Small) p. 38
For our tag page in the Harmonizer and for the Free ‘n’ Easy music and tags on the website, we prefer to use material that is free of copyright restrictions. In simple terms, any songs written before 1923 are in public domain (PD). Arrangements of PD songs, for the most part, are copyright protected by an arranger or another party. However, since so much of what we enjoy singing is created by one of our many barbershop arrangers, it’s usually easy to can get permission for free use in the Harmonizer and on our website.
From one of our very finest arrangers, Tom Gentry, we have this tasty tag that was born a few years ago. Here are the male and female versions. Thanks for sharing your special talent with us Tom.
This is a classic tag written by the fabulous baritone of the Confederates, Bill “Buz” Busby. “Buz” was a gifted woodshedder and arranger and directed the Memphis Cotton Boll Chorus. The Society publishes his famous Creole Cutie, written as a warm-up song for his quartet (stock No. 8402). It became very popular back in the 60s and 70s and was sung on shows and afterglows. Groups still sing his great arrangement, or a variation thereof, of South Rampart Street Parade.
The Confederates won the gold in 1956 at the international contest in Minneapolis. They were a Society favorite and entertained audiences throughout the country until 1969. All of them were members of the Memphis, Tennessee Chapter, so when the Memphis chorus won the international chorus championship in 1958, the Confederates were the first international quartet champion to win a chorus gold medal.
If we take a few moments to ponder the many benefits of membership in a singing organization, one of them would have to be the development of lifetime friendships. Those who foster harmony become locked in unison, creating a bond that can last forever. “I did it my way” becomes “we did it our way.” And it all started the moment you became a member of your singing organization whether it was in school or a musical organization in your community.
We continue to make new friends and, at the same time, we are saddened at losing the presence of those who are no longer with us. The tag in this issue of the Harmonizer should have abundant meaning to those of you who have fond, loving memories that keep returning as we sing songs of yesterday. It was written by an old friend, Carl Dahlke. Carl joined the Society back in 1955 when he was 20 years of age. In 1960 he formed the Autotowners quartet and that foursome won the international championship in 1966. Carl also directed three different Barbershop Harmony Society choruses in international competition for a total of eight times, and a Sweet Adelines International chorus five times. Carl, thanks for this special tag!
We welcome the beginning of a new year of singing. With great anticipation, we’ll be seeking opportunities to express our emotions with harmonious sounds. Since tags generally are found at the end of a song, let’s start the year just as we might start a song—with an intro!
Are you involved in the delivery of singing valentines? Now’s the time to get prepared for many special heart-warming messages in song, quartet style. Steve Delehanty has given us another one of his creative gifts. Steve is an accomplished composer, arranger and pianist. If you’ve attended a concert of the Dixieland Band performing at our conventions, you’ve been delighted by his prowess at the keyboard. Steve also is a music category judge.
“Valentine Intro” is an answer to “How do we introduce our presentation?” It can be sung a little higher or lower to accommodate the key of the song or songs that follow, if necessary. On the downbeat of measure 3, the name of the individual sending the valentine can be inserted ad lib using the pitches of the written chord. Note the gender voicing options for the sender.
Download Sheet Music The author of this tag, Paul Olguin, is a songwriter, arranger and quartet singer, and has taught the songwriting course at Harmony University for the last several years.
According to Paul, this tag was written as the final moment to the “Tuesday Night Experience” show package performed by the Bridge Town Sound Chorus of the Portland Metro Chapter. The first medley in the package took the audience through an entire chapter meeting (beginning with “The Old Songs”)in just over nine minutes! The second medley, much shorter at only five and a half minutes, transported the audience to the afterglow. The chords in the first two measures of this tag are meant to be savored. The rest of the tag should be sung like a fanfare, slowing down in grand fashion toward the end.
Olguin cleverly worked the strains of “The Old Songs” into the bass part, with lots of ringable chords throughout. The biggest challenge is starting on a D7th chord in the key of F. It’s suggested that the singers tune up with the bass on F, bari on A, lead on C and tenor on F (octave above the bass). Then, as the lead and bari stay put, the tenor moves up a half step to F# simultaneously with the bass moving down a minor 3rd to D, creating the starting chord. Thanks for the tag, Paul.