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Post by aradlaw » March 8th, 2013, 3:54 pm

He'd Nothing but His Violin
by Mary Kyle Dallas (1837(?) - 1897)

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According to an article in the New York Times, Mary Kyle Dallas was born in Philadelphia, PA and married Jacob A. Dallis when she was twenty. She wrote for the New York Ledger for over fifteen years.
A few comments from our readers.
"What a lovely delicate little piece." (AlanW)
"Here is my version of this sweet melodious poem. This one definitely rings a bell with me, as my wife and I were entertainers also (and even still do it occasionally) but not quite under such meager circumstances as this couple." (LenXZ1) (Summary by David Lawrence)
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He'd Nothing but His Violin by Mary Kyle Dallas , read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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HE'D nothing but his violin,
I ’d nothing but my song,
But we were wed when skies were blue
And summer days were long;
And when we rested by the hedge,
The robins came and told
How they had dared to woo and win,
When early Spring was cold.

We sometimes supped on dew-berries,
Or slept among the hay,
But oft the farmers’ wives at eve
Came out to hear us play;
The rare old songs, the dear old tunes,—
We could not starve for long
While my man had his violin,
And I my sweet love-song.
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Post by Vandermast » March 10th, 2013, 4:43 pm

You've an errant space afore the apostrophe in OP title and MP3 title tag. Not that I'm being picky or anything. :mrgreen:

URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/hednothing_dallas_jcm.mp3
Duration: 0:53.

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Post by aradlaw » March 10th, 2013, 6:20 pm

What you saw was a keyboard glitch Jason. (the keyboard keeps slipping into French Mode) :roll:
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Post by aradlaw » March 11th, 2013, 2:17 pm

Thank you Jason and Jannie. Image
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Post by mlcui » March 12th, 2013, 4:14 am

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Post by aradlaw » March 12th, 2013, 1:51 pm

Thank you Lee Ann and mlcui. :thumbs:
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Post by AlanW » March 12th, 2013, 4:39 pm

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/hednothing_dallas_aw.mp3 1:04

What a lovely delicate little piece. Thank you to whoever chose it.

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Post by aradlaw » March 13th, 2013, 8:16 am

Thank you Alan, the server is acting up this morning, so I will take a listen later.
What a lovely delicate little piece. Thank you to whoever chose it.
You're welcome, I dig up most of the poetry pieces. :wink:
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Post by stunningblue06 » March 13th, 2013, 10:35 am

This one's lovely! (not that the others are not, though)

Here's mine: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/hednothing_dallas_vg.mp3
Duration: 0:59
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Post by aradlaw » March 13th, 2013, 11:47 am

AlanW wrote:http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/hednothing_dallas_aw.mp3 1:04

What a lovely delicate little piece. Thank you to whoever chose it.
Alan, could you please upload your file again. Seems there was a glitch yesterday afternoon/evening - links were given, but the files disappeared into the void. :?
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Post by fshort » March 13th, 2013, 6:34 pm

URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/hednothing_dallas_fs.mp3
Duration: 00:58

My fingers slipped typing out the ID 3 tags. Though I've gone in and edited the tags, I've couldn't manage it this time. I was filling out the Comment section trying to say Recorded by Florence Short.
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Post by fshort » March 13th, 2013, 6:45 pm

Found tags by up loading again. There's another way. Right?
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