[Dixielandjazz] Re: Lyrics--Dorsey's Marie

David W. Littlefield dwlit at cpcug.org
Wed Mar 12 18:40:24 PST 2003

I have them, just gotta type 'em up with the correct phrasing. I'll send
'em along tonight or tomorrow.
The sheet in my "30s-40s Fake Book" has the Berigan solo.


At 08:54 AM 3/13/2003 +1100, you wrote:
>Dear Dale,
>Oh my, here we go again!
>Just kidding.    8>)
>Why isn't the song "Marie" (Irving Berlin.1928) OKOM?
>It is not the tune, just a matter of interpretation.
>Our band used to play it, but it has been buried (but not forgotten) for a
>I worked out the band response lyrics once, and may have them somewhere on 
>Do as I did. Listen and transcribe them from the Dorsey record. It is quite
>The clue is that the band's vocal response behind Jack Leonard uses titles of
>other popular songs ("Girl Of My Dreams/Have A Little Faith In Me/Pettin' In 
>Park/ On A Night Like This/Livin' In A Great Big Way/etc")
>And who can forget the great solos from TB, Bunny Berigan and Bud Freeman on
>Tommy Dorsey's version (Jan 1937).
>Kind regards,
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>Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com

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