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I like to post the songwriter and performers of the songs I post on YouTube.

I heard Moon Mullican perform this song on an old Grand Ol' Opery show (RFD-TV) a few days ago.

I liked it so I picked the words off the TV show.... I've never heard it before or since.

I Googled the song.... Googled Moon Mullican, and could not find it listed anywhere.

I'd like to confirm that Moon wrote it..and when.

Anyone ever hear it before?

 

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2 hours ago, scriv58 said:

I'LL NEVER LET YOU CRY

From the film "In Old Chicago" (1937)
(Music: Lew Pollack / Lyrics: Sidney D. Mitchell). 

Looks like you got it!

 

I'LL NEVER LET YOU CRY

From the film "In Old Chicago" (1937)

(Music: Lew Pollack / Lyrics: Sidney D. Mitchell)


 

Alice Faye (Film Soundtrack) - 1937

Teddy Grace - 1937

Artie Shaw & His Rhythm Makers - 1938

 

Also recorded by: Slim Whitman


 

Made some resolutions

They're all concerning you

So there'll be no misunderstandings

I'll recite a few

 

I'll never let you cry over me

You'll never know how nice I can be

I'll never tell you how much I'm in love

You'll never know who I'm thinking of

 

I'll never let you stand in the rain

I'll never let you kiss me again

But if you do, I want you to know

I'll never let you go

 

(I'll never let you cry over me)

(You'll never know how nice I can be)

(I'll never tell you how much I'm in love)

(You'll never know who I'm thinking of)

 

(I'll never let you stand in the rain)

(I'll never let you kiss me again)

But if you do, I want you to know (You know that)

I'll never let you go (You'll never know)







 

(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2011)

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3 hours ago, scriv58 said:

https://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/i/illneverletyoucry.html
seems it has had some revisions over the years aka “the folk process”- here’s a version by Slim Whitman 

 

 

 

You're right!   That's the song.... it must have a 'muddled past'!

The version I heard and recorded has a different meaning than the one by Alice Faye and Slim Whitman, but it's for sure the same song.

The song credits are Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell with music by Lew Pollack.... but since it was written back in 1937 (at the latest), it's doubtful Moon Mullican wrote it.

I suspect the TV show I watched was filmed no earlier than 1953.

I suspect that's why it was so hard to find.... thanks for your snoop work!   I'd never consider I'll Never Let You Cry as the same song!

You know, Moon Mullican was also in a song writing "discrepancy" with "Jambalaya" by Hank Williams...he claimed to have a hand in writing that song too!

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18 hours ago, Dave F said:

Looks like you got it!

 

I'LL NEVER LET YOU CRY

From the film "In Old Chicago" (1937)

(Music: Lew Pollack / Lyrics: Sidney D. Mitchell)


 

Alice Faye (Film Soundtrack) - 1937

Teddy Grace - 1937

Artie Shaw & His Rhythm Makers - 1938

 

Also recorded by: Slim Whitman


 

Made some resolutions

They're all concerning you

So there'll be no misunderstandings

I'll recite a few

 

I'll never let you cry over me

You'll never know how nice I can be

I'll never tell you how much I'm in love

You'll never know who I'm thinking of

 

I'll never let you stand in the rain

I'll never let you kiss me again

But if you do, I want you to know

I'll never let you go

 

(I'll never let you cry over me)

(You'll never know how nice I can be)

(I'll never tell you how much I'm in love)

(You'll never know who I'm thinking of)

 

(I'll never let you stand in the rain)

(I'll never let you kiss me again)

But if you do, I want you to know (You know that)

I'll never let you go (You'll never know)







 

(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2011)

Dave....those words are much closer to the words I heard Moon Mullican sing....and when I listened to Alice Faye sing it... it matches the words Moon sang...and the song is about lost love..... Slim Whitman's version is about undying love..... So, I was chasing the wrong song title..... I need to go back and review the song list of Moon Mullican to see if "I'll Never Let You Cry" is there, (I'm pretty sure I'd have caught that....but who knows....I'm old!).

Thanks again to you and ol' "58"!

 

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