BELIEVE ME, IF ALL THOSE ENDEARING YOUNG CHARMS

Latest update on 19/04/2010

Artist: Charles P. Lowe
Author: trad./Thomas Moore
Label: Edison
Year: 1898

Instrumental. Age old tune, once used by Moll Davis in 1667 as My Lodging Is On The Cold Cold Ground, convincing king Charles II to become his mistress. The Endearing Young Charms lyrics were written by Thomas Moore in 1808. This tune also serves Harvard University's official hymn (Fair Harvard).

Covers:

1909:

Dame Nellie Melba [vocal]

1911:

John McCormack

1917:

Tom Ennis

1927:

Packy Dolan [as Erin's Green Shore]

1935:

Shirley Temple

1954:

Hermes Nye [as Lincoln And Liberty]

1956:

Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem [as The Men Of The West]

1956:

Pete Seeger [as Hayseed Like Me]

1957:

Ramblin' Jack Elliott [as Acres Of Clams]

1959:

Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem [as Rosin The Bow]

1959:

Bing Crosby [as Old Settler's Song]

1960s:

Pete Seeger [as Lincoln And Liberty Too]

1961:

A.L. Lloyd [as Rosin The Beau]

1961:

Brothers Four [as Old Settler's Song]

1965:

Dubliners [as Rosin The Bow]

1979:

Arlo Guthrie [as Acres Of Clams]

1980:

Pete Seeger [as Old Settler's Song]

1980:

Pete Seeger [as Acres Of Clams]

1987:

Wynton Marsalis

1996:

Jack Armstrong [as My Lodging Is On The Cold Cold Ground]

1997:

James Galway & Phil Coulter

1999:

Oscar Brand [as Lincoln And Liberty: Abraham Lincoln]

2000:

Slainte [as Rosin The Beau]

2002:

Alisa Jones [as Endearing Young Charms]

2004:

Dan Danes [as Lincoln And Liberty]

2008:

Modena City Ramblers [as Roisin The Bow]

Apparantly a hit in the canon of legendary 19th century opera diva Jenny Lind (the Swedish Nightingale). There's no recordings as she died in 1887, but in a 1930s film scene reporting her years with P.T. Barnum, this was the song that convinced this circus tycoon to engage her.

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