Thursday, April 18, 2019

Champion 15538



George A. Whiting

I couldn't find the lyrics to this song anywhere online, so I transcribed them.

Lyrics:  George A. Whiting
Music by:   Charlie Abbot & Rubey Cowan

Summer’s Coming, and my heart’s hummin’ a love song
And I’m wondering if you’re hummin’ one too.
It seems, when I was yessin’, you keep me guessin’
It’s all wrong and you hear the bluebirds callin’ to you
Each little star belongs to the sky
And each little tear belongs to a cry
Is It Gonna Be Long? (‘till you belong to me)

Now each little leaf belongs to a tree
And each honey sip belongs to a bee
Is It Gonna Be Long? (‘till you belong to me)

Birdie’s mate and then they build a nest
They know Best.  Birdie’s never do go wrong.
Everyone but you and me, seem to be, happy dear where they belong
Each drop of rain belongs to the dew
I’ve got a heart belonging to you
Is It Gonna Be Long? (‘till you belong to me)

All our troubles will fade like bubbles, away dear
When I take you and only make you my own
And dear then I’ll not worry, if you just hurry and say dear
That I’m yours and you’re mine alone

Each little yes belongs to a no
Each little heel belongs to a toe
Is It Gonna Be Long? (‘till you belong to me)

Each little eye belongs to a brow
Each little calf belong to a cow
Is It Gonna Be Long? (‘till you belong to me)

Birdie’s mate and they build a nest
They know Best.  Birdie’s never do go wrong.
Everyone but you and me, seem to be, happy dear where they belong
Each little trout belongs in a brook
Old mother goose belongs in a book
Is It Gonna Be Long? (‘till you belong to me)
 
Unknown who Chuck And Buddy Golden were.  Sound like Jones and Hare?
Irving Kaufman credited as Horace Winters on his Champion issues.

Kaufman also recorded this for Columbia with the Lou Gold Orchestra, which was issued on the Diva / Velvet Tone / Harmony labels, but the lyrics are truncated.  You can hear it here

Frankie Master's version on Victor

An instrumental version was issued on Columbia potato head label by Paul Whiteman:  Youtube

If anyone else has a version I haven't covered, please share in comments.  Thanks.

Champion 15538
Year: 1928
Label location:  Richmond, Indiana
Pressed by:  Gennett

Side A:
That's My Weakness Now
Picsong
Side B:
Is It Gonna Be Long
Picsong


1 comment:

Ravel said...

I like the Kaufman tune. :-) Has some Jolson inflexions in it too.
That kind of song makes me smile.
Thanks for sharing.