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Lyr Req: I Am Waiting Essie Dear (Arthur W French)

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I'LL TWINE 'MID THE RINGLETS
THE MAN WHO PICKED THE WILDWOOD FLOWER
WILDWOOD FLOWER


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Subject: Lyr Req: I am Waiting in the Wildwood
From: RangerSteve
Date: 17 Jul 03 - 03:23 PM

The first line is"I am waiting in the wildwood, Essie, Dear" and was sung by Bascom Lunsford on his Rounder album. The album is out of print and I never got a copy of it. Thanks, Steve.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I am Waiting in the Wildwood
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 17 Jul 03 - 03:30 PM

at the Levy sheet music collection.

I am waiting essie dear


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I am Waiting in the Wildwood
From: Sorcha
Date: 17 Jul 03 - 03:31 PM

And here I was pooping around in Google.........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I am Waiting in the Wildwood
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 17 Jul 03 - 03:33 PM

*happy dance!* The new super duper Advanced super search!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I am Waiting in the Wildwood
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 17 Jul 03 - 05:17 PM

excellent site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I am Waiting in the Wildwood
From: RangerSteve
Date: 18 Jul 03 - 05:54 AM

That's the one. Thanks, MMario. By the way, if anyone else is interested in the song, The Levy sight has the pages mixed up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I am Waiting in the Wildwood
From: masato sakurai
Date: 18 Jul 03 - 06:16 AM

Three compositions are at American Memory:
I am waiting, Essie dear / by George W. Brown (Boston: Ditson & Co., Oliver, 1878)

I am waiting, Essie dear / by George W. Brown (Boston: Ditson, Oliver, 1878) [another edition]

I am waiting, Essie dear / by John S. Cox (New York: Harris, Charles W., 1871)

I am waiting, Essie, dear / by Leon Levoy (Cincinnati: Church & Co., John, 1878)
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I am Waiting in the Wildwood
From: RangerSteve
Date: 19 Jul 03 - 06:26 AM

Thanks, again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I am Waiting in the Wildwood
From: M.Ted
Date: 19 Jul 03 - 11:40 AM

Who was "Essie" that so many songwriters were interested in her?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I am Waiting in the Wildwood
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 03 - 12:36 PM

There's a pub not 10 minutes away from my house called: "THE WILDWOOD"
I thought you were inviting me to join you for a few brews Ranger Steve!!

Keep it there
Johnny N


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Subject: Lyr Add: I AM WAITING, ESSIE DEAR
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Aug 03 - 09:45 PM

Here's my transcription of the words at the Library of Congress site:

I AM WAITING, ESSIE DEAR
(Words, Arthur W. French. There are three different music settings: one by John S. Cox, 1871; one by Leon Levoy, 1878; and one by George W. Brown, 1878.)

I am waiting in the wildwood, Essie, dear,
Beside the stream that murmurs sweet and low,
In the nook we've known since childhood, Essie, dear,
Where sunbeams on the ripples come and go.
Overhead the birds are singing in the trees
While their joyous carols echo through the dell,
Where the violets are smiling in the breeze.
There our happy tale of love we'll tell.

CHORUS: I am waiting in the wildwood, Essie, dear,
Beside the stream that murmurs sweet and low,
In the nook we've known since childhood, Essie, dear,
Where oft we've met in happy days ago.

Linger not, but hasten to me, Essie, dear,
Down where we've roamed in merry days "lang syne."
I am waiting here to greet thee, Essie, dear,
For I long to hear you whisper "ever thine."
Oh, I love you more than all the world beside.
Ever true you've been in sorrow and in pain.
You are the star my weary heart to guide.
I long to hear your winning voice again. CHORUS


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