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I Wish I Had Someone To Love Me

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Uploaded on Feb 15, 2010

I'm back! It's been a while. I have been feeling pretty back and forth. My voice went to pot for a while and I was having some breathing trouble which prevented me from singing. But, I am back to rehearsing some of my standards and the tunes that I want to record for the sake of sharing them and keeping them alive; such as this one!

This is a neat little tune, I actually recorded it on Valentine's Day but I didn't get around to posting it until now since, despite the song, I do have someone that loves me and I spent the day with them rather than uploading videos to YouTube.

Although, reading through the lyrics to the song, it sounds like the voice DOES have someone that loves them, but it just looks they they are going to be forced to spend some time apart instead of what just the title might have you believe (namely, a person without their other half as it were)

A neat little tune nonetheless.

This performance is based off a performance of a variant by Johnny McEvoy. So i guess this make this a variant of a variant?

Anyway, I am not 100% sure of the origina of this song although I do believe it has roots in the Irish tradition.

GEST songs of Newfoundland and Labrador cites the following information:

"Variant of The Prisoner's Song by Robert Massey, originally copyrighted by Guy Massey and recorded in 1924 by Marion Try Slaughter aka Vernon Dalhart of Jefferson, TX [1883-1948] © by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc" (... http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/... ...)

So from this there doesn't appear to be a clear author as this tune was originally a variant of a different tune and although I have seen Irish sources, this citation appears to have some American roots as well if the TX does indeed mean Texas.

Anyone have any other info I should amend this comment with? If not, let me know what you think!

Cheers

Travis

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