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SOUNDTRACK MUSIC
 
The songs in this movie are splendid! Unfortunately, until recently,  the soundtrack hss been unavailable for purchase. However,  a long out-of-print promotional CD of some of the soundtrack has been located.  Our Joe-friend Mark is hosting these and other mp3s from the movie here.  The sound is far from perfect, but it does include music that never made it to the film.

Thanks to a site vistor for uncovering this sheet music for the Joe theme in the end credits.

The really great news is that a REAL soundtrack album is now available.  If you're a Joe fan, run, don't walk, to this website to order your copy (as I have done).



MIDIs

The JVTV video (tape/laserdisc/DVD) is closed-captioned, so if you are interested in the lyrics to the songs, all you have to do is push the magical combination of buttons on the remote, and the captions will appear on the TV screen. I didn't know you could do that, but one evening when I was attempting to transcribe the lyrics to 'Marooned without You', Mary (my 'Patricia') took the much-abused remote from my hand and in a few seconds had the lyrics displayed on the screen. (I still don't know how she did it.)

The underlined song titles are linked to MIDI sequences which the author of this site, Richard, created using NoteWorthy Composer software. There was no sheet music available for the songs written especially for the movie, so heI had to transcribe them by ear into musical notation.
 
 
The Cowboy Song. Written by John Patrick Shanley. Performed by Tom Hanks.
 
Kay-kiokio cowboy
Kay-kiokio-hoo
Kay-kio-kio cowboy, cowboy, cowboy,
under the moon.
 
I was ridin' my horse
by the Rio Grandee
and all o' them coyotes singing
in a prairie symphony.
 
I was ridin' my horse
down by the Rio Grandee
when I seen me a cowboy, cowboy, cowboy,
ridin' toward me.
 
Kay-kiokio cowboy
Kay-kiokio-hoo
Kay-kiokio cowboy, cowboy, cowboy,
under the moon.
 
 
Marooned Without You. Written by John Patrick Shanley. Music by Georges Delerue.
 
Why is my heart marooned without you
The sun goes down
My dreams begin their refrain
I call to whatever holds you
My beloved
I wait and I wait
 
Why is my heart marooned without you
A tiny light upon the sea
My heart is so afraid
You have broken away
Tell me, darling, I pray
You will come to me soon
 
 
Sixteen Tons. Written by Merle Travis. Performed by Eric Burdon. Used in the introduction where Joe goes to work.
 
 
Ol' Man River. Written by Hammerstein and Kern. Performed by Ray Charles. Used following the doctor's diagnosis.
 
 
On the Street Where You Live. Written by Lerner and Loewe. Performed and Arranged by Peter Gordon. Thanks to Bruce and Elizabeth for transcribing the lyrics.
 
En tu calle estoy
sin saber porque
sin pensar, y llego junto a tu balcon.
 
Es el corazon
que me trae aqui.
Es aqui donde vive mi amor.
 
 
Mais Que Nada. Written by Jorge Ben. Performed by Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66. Used during the New York shopping spree.
 
 
Blue Moon. Written by Hart and Rodgers. Performed by Elvis Presley. Used during the New York hotel night.
 
 
Good Lovin. Written by Resnick and Clark. Performed by The Young Rascals. Used while fishing on the yacht.
 
 
Come Go With Me. Written by C. E. Quick. Performed by The Del Vikings. Used while Joe is dancing on the raft.
 
Well love, love me darlin',
come and go with me,
please don't send me
way beyond the sea;
I need you ,darlin',
so come go with me.
 
Come, come, come, come,
come into my heart,
tell me, darlin,
we will never part;
I need you, darlin',
so come go with me.
 
Yes, I need you,
yes, I really need you,
please say you'll never leave me.
Well say you'll never,
yes, you'll really never,
you never give me a chance.
 
Come, come, come, come
come into my heart,
tell me, darlin',
we will never part;
I need you, darlin',
so come go with me.
 
 
I Cover the Waterfront. Written by Heyman & Green. Performed by The Ink Spots. Used during Joe's delerium on the raft.
 
I cover the waterfront, I'm watching the sea,
will the one I love be coming back to me?
I cover the waterfront in search of my love,
and I'm covered by the starless sky above.
 
Here am I patiently waiting
hoping and longing. Oh! how I yearn!
Where are you? Are you forgetting?
Do you remember? Will you return?
 
I cover the waterfront, I'm watching the sea,
for the one I love must soon come back to me.
 
 
Hava Nagila. Jewish folksong. Used when Joe and Patricia arrive at Waponi Woo. The lyrics in the movie are a translation from the Hebrew into the Waponi language.
 
Hava nagila hava
nagila Hava
nagila vay-nis-ma-cha
 
Hava nagila, hava
nagila Hava
nagila vay-nis-ma-cha
 
Hava na-ra-na-na,
hava na-ra-na-na
hava na-ra-na-na,
vay-nis-ma-cha
 
Hava na-ra-na-na,
hava na-ra-na-n
hava na-ra-na-na,
vay-nis-ma-cha
 
U-ru, u-ru a-chim
Uru achim b'lev sa-may-ach,
uru achim b'lev sa-may-ach
Uru achim b'lev sa-may-ach,
uru achim b'lev sa-me-ach
Uru achim, Uru achim,
b'lev sa - may - ah
 
 
There are also several other uncredited pieces of music, including an unnamed music box melody.

Monday, May 13, 2002