[PDF] Marshall, Charles - I Hear You Calling Me - Guitar and Voice

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Adrian Allan
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[PDF] Marshall, Charles - I Hear You Calling Me - Guitar and Voice

Post by Adrian Allan » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:48 pm

I Hear You Calling Me was a British popular song published in London in 1908. The lyrics were by Harold Lake (a journalist writing as Harold Harford) and the music by Charles Marshall.

The song became a bestseller for the tenor John McCormack - it was his signature piece, and he recorded it six times in his life.

The words are poignant to all - it concerns somebody hearing the sound of a loved one's voice from beyond the grave. The song was based on the story of 16-year-old pupil teacher at an elementary school in Canterbury met a girl nearly a year his junior. Then followed three years of utter devotion as only the very young can know, but the girl died of consumption (what is now known as tuberculosis).

I used a score in Ab major, so took it down a semitone to G major, and tried to adapt it the guitar to the very best of my ability.
I Hear You Calling Me.pdf
This is one of the later recordings by McCormack

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Re: [PDF] Marshall, Charles - I Hear You Calling Me - Guitar and Voice

Post by Adrian Allan » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:06 pm

People might also enjoy this version of the song.

The British TV programme The Good Old Days tried to recreate the performances of the Victorian age and the Edwardian age with as much authenticity and attention to detail as possible.

Here, the American tenor Robert White performs a splendid version of I Hear You Calling Me:

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