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ichadwick
05-26-2013, 02:36 PM
I received some new songsheets from an Abebooks seller recently:


The Banana Boat Song
Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?
South of the Border
Lili Marlene
When the Guards Are on Parade
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
For Me and My Gal
The Radio Stars' Song Book (ed by Gracie Fields)
Sing It Again (BBC program song boo


Hope to have them scanned at the local copy shop early this week. I'll post some of them on the collection page of the vintageuke site for you to download by the weekend.

Still looking for a copy of the songsheet for My Woman (Al Bowlly sang it in 1932) - anyone have a scanned or print copy I can have? Here's the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIyy3JvTFeQ

7warriorlion
05-26-2013, 03:01 PM
Interesting:

'Al' Bowlly was a popular singer in the United Kingdom during the 1930s, making more than 1,000 recordings between 1927 and 1941. His song "My Woman" was resurrected as a chart-topper in 1997 as Your Woman.
Bowlly was born in Maputo, Mozambique, 1899, to Greek and Lebanese parents who met en route to Australia and moved to South Africa. He was brought up in Johannesburg, South Africa, and killed by the explosion of a parachute mine outside his apartment in London, England during the Blitz.

Perhaps the resurrected 1997 "Your Woman" version?
http://musicnoteslib.com/artist/White_Town-Your_Woman_1-4294916210.html