SOLD! for $263.00.
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Box of Country Music items including original handwritten lyrics and music by Mel Foree and other artists, copies of printed song books and individual songs by Mel Foree and other artists, and collection of Country Music artist photos including several with personal notes to Mel Foree. Items 1 – 20 all include some handwritten lyrics, music or both. Some are sets that include multiple iterations of the song, handwritten and printed versions and/or printed versions with handwritten modifications or notes: (Item 1) Title: The Little Patch of Daisies on the Hill, lyrics and music by Mel Foree and Cliff Carlisle, the handwritten lyrics for this song are on the reverse of the typed lyrics in following item. (Item 2) Title: I'm Blue for my Blue Eyes, lyrics and music by Mel Foree and Cliff Carlisle; (Item 3) Title: Blue Dreams, lyrics and music by Mel Foree and Cliff Carlisle (Cliff Carlisle, born May 6, 1903 and died April 5, 1983, was an American country and blues singer known for yodeling.), (Item 4) Title: The Girl in the Blue Velvet Band, lyrics and music by Mel Foree and Cliff Carlisle; (Item 5) Title: A Million Tears Ago, lyrics and music by Mel Foree and Jimmie Davis (James Houston "Jimmie" Davis, born September 11, 1899 and died November 5, 2000, is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame who served for two nonconsecutive terms as the Governor of Louisianna from 1944 to 1948 and from 1960 to 1964 and was known as the "Singing Governor"); (Item 6) Title: (You're My) Sunshine in the Rain, lyrics by Mel Foree, music by Carroll Webster and Will Lewis; (Item 7) Title: Down in Rhythm Town, lyrics by Mel Foree, music by Bobby Gregory; (Item 8) Title: Tears in My Heart, lyrics and music by Mel Foree; (Item 9) Title: I Guess It's All Over Now, lyrics and music by Mel Foree and Dave Durham; (Item 10) Title: Little Sweetheart of the Rio Grande, lyrics by Mel Foree, music by Grace Shumaker; (Item 11) Title: Let's Build a Bridge of Dreams, lyrics and music by Mel Foree, Hubert Reynolds and Eddie Boyden; (Item 12) Title: Bachelor Blues, lyrics and music by Mel Foree, Nat Shapira and Jimmie Crane; (Item 13) Title: Trailin' Along, lyrics and music by Mel Foree and Clarence Stout; (Item 14) Title: Moonlight on the Rockies, lyrics and music by Mel Foree, Bobby Gregory and Tex Dunn; (Item 15) Title: We'll use the Streetlamp for a Moon, lyrics and music by Mel Foree, Dave Durham, and Paul Akers; (Item 16) Title: Western Moon, lyrics and music by Mel Foree, Bobby Gregory and Irene Delmore; (Item 17) Title: In My Dear Old Western Home, lyrics and music by Mel Foree, Bobby Gregory and Tex Dunn; (Item 18) Title: Mem'rys I'll Never Forget, lyrics and music by Mel Foree, Bobby Gregory and Tex Dunn; (Item 19) Title: Desert Moon, lyrics and music by Mel Foree, Bobby Gregory and Tex Dunn; (Item 20) Title: Carolina Dream Man, lyrics and music by Mel Foree, Bobby Gregory and Irene Delmore; Items 21 – 25 are handwritten lyrics and/or music without notation of the writer of the lyrics or the music: (Item 21) Lyrics, Title side 1: Old Timer, Title side 2: Riding Down the Trail to Arizona; (Item 22) Music, Title: Old Timer; (Item 23) Music, Title: Why Did You Break My Heart; (Item 24) Music, Title: No More Heart Aches; (Item 25) Lyrics, Title: I Wonder Who's Sorry Now; Items 26 and 27 are typewritten Lyrics without notation of the writer of the lyrics or the music: (Item 26) Title: Its a Sad, Sad, Story But Its True; (Item 27) Title: You're Not Worth the Salt in My Tears. Also included are 3 pages of handwritten lyrics without a title and 1 page of handwritten music without a title that may be the last page of another song in the archive. Item 28 is a collection of eight (8) photos of country music artists, 6 of which include handwritten notes to Mel Foree and signatures from the artists and 1 includes just a signature. There are many more items in this lot including several song books, several copies of printed music and lyrics and an old LP. The items in this lot and another country music lot in this sale came from the estate of the late Mel Foree (Born July 25, 1911. Died October 28, 1990). These items have remained in the possession of family members since Mr. Foree's passing. Mr. Foree was hired by Nashville's famous Acuff-Rose company to write country and western songs and worked for them from the 1940s through the 1980s. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and they dubbed him "Nashville's first songplugger." He co-wrote some of the most famous country songs of all time including six that are on the 1998 box-set release The Complete Hank Williams. Mr. Foree also co-wrote "Nobody's Child" with Cy Coben, which was first recorded by Hank Snow and later by Lonnie Donegan in 1956, which went to #2 in the UK. IT was recorded again by Tony Sheridan and the Beat Boys (The Beatles) in 1961 and by Karen Young in 1969 where it went to #6 in the UK. Hank Williams Jr. also covered it reaching #46 on the US Country charts. The Traveling Wilburys' recorded a version in 1990 that made it to #44 on the UK charts. Another Mel Foree song widely published by accomplished artists is "No One Will Ever Know" (by Mel Foree and Fred Rose) appearing on Roy Orbison's album "In Dreams" released in 1963. Note: This lot does not include publishing rights. We do not know if it is possible for the buyer to produce and publish these songs. The buyer is responsible for researching the legality of doing so. Condition: