TITLE: Meet Me in St. LouisAUTHOR: Words by Anattracted B. Sterling and music by Kerry MillsCATEGORY: writer recognized, public domainKEYWORDS: love, travel, separation, abandonment, world’s fairEARLIEST DATE: 1904 (sheet music)HISTORICAL REFERENCES: 1904 – St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition (World’s Fair).

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The song Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis was created in 1904 to celebprice the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, (likewise well-known as the St. Louis World’s Fair).

The St. Louis World’s Fair opened April 30, 1904, and closed December 1 the same year. The Fair’s 1,200 acre website was situated at the present-day grounds of Forest Park and on the campus of Washington University. Tbelow were over 1,500 structures, associated by some 75 miles of roads and also walkmethods. Exhibits were staged by 62 international nations and 43 of the 45 UNITED STATE claims. The Fair additionally held the 1904 Summer Olympic Gamings, the initially hosted in the USA. 

The 1904 World’s Fair turned out to have actually a good deal of social influence. Joe Schwarcz, That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles, notes that among the inventions popularized tbelow were the ice cream cone (ice cream was well recognized, however till then it had actually been served mostly in dishes), the hot dog bun, peanut butter (initially designed as a protein resource for those with negative or no teeth), cotton candy, and also Dr. Pepper soda. Also a many great celebrities were tright here including John Phillip Sousa, Scott Joplin, Thomas Ediboy, President Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Geronimo. On of the black marks on the fair was the “human zoo.”

Timothy Rasinski (a professor of literacy education and learning at Kent State University) and I participated in the individual procedure and included two verses for school kids. (See Below)

OTHER TITLES AND VARIATIONS:

Meet Me at the FairMeet Me in St. Louie, LouieMeet Me in St. Louis, Lovey

RECORDINGS:

Billy Murray (1904), Listen HereJudy Garland and Lucille Bremer, Meet Me In St. Louis, LouisJudy Garland also, Meet Me In St Louis, Louis

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Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet me in St. Louis, Louis,Meet me at the fair.

When Louis came residence to the flat,He hung up his coat and hat.He gazed all around but no wifey he uncovered,So he sassist “Where have the right to Flossie be at?”

A note on the table he spied,He check out it just when, then he criedIt ran, “Louis dear, it’s also sluggish for me right here,So I think I will certainly go for a ride.”

Meet me in St. Louis, Louis,Meet me at the fair,Don’t tell me the lights are shiningany place yet tright here.We will dance the Hoochee Koochee,I will be your tootsie wootsie,If you meet me in St. Louis, Louis,Meet me at the fair.

The dresses that hung in the hall,Were gone, she had actually taken them all;She took all his rings and also the rest of his things;The photo he missed from the wall.

“What! moving!” the janitor said,“Your rent is passist three months a-head”“What good is the flat?” sassist negative Louis “Read that.”And the janitor smiled as he check out.

Meet me in St. Louis, Louis,Meet me at the fair,Don’t tell me the lights are shiningany kind of place however there.We will dance the Hoochee Koochee,I will certainly be your tootsie wootsie,If you satisfy me in St. Louis, Louis,Meet me at the fair.

The janitor ongoing to check out,“Oh Louis please come, won’t you please?They’ve gained ice cream cones here, & a ferris wheel dear,And a royal residence of electrical power.

Forty-three of the forty-5 statesExhibit here as of this day.And the nations have actually come, sixty-2 the last sum!Nopoint else in this civilization is so great.

Meet me in St. Louis, Louis,Meet me at the fair,Don’t tell me the lights are shiningany type of area yet there.We will certainly dance the Hoochee Koochee,I will be your tootsie wootsie,If you fulfill me in St. Louis, Louis,Meet me at the fair.

So Louis chose to goHe missed his sweet beau Flo.He took the following train, he was going insaneFor the train it was relocating also sluggish.

So he jumped off the train and he ranHe didn’t have actually much of a planBut he loved Flossie dear, he just had actually to be nearat the biggest accomplishment of man.

Meet me in St. Louis, Louis,Meet me at the fair,Don’t tell me the lights are shiningany area but there.We will dance the Hoochee Koochee,I will certainly be your tootsie wootsie,If you accomplish me in St. Louis, Louis,Meet me at the fair.

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Meet me in St. Louis, Louis,Meet me at the fair.

SOURCES:

Roud #7597Folk Song Index: A Comprehensive Guide to the Florence E. Brunnings Collection, Florence E. Brunnings, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York and London 1981—Amazon BooksCounattempt Music Sources: A Biblio-Discography of Commercially Recorded Timeless Music, Guthrie T. Meade, Jr. via Cock Spottswood and Douglas S. Meade, Southern Folklife Collection, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries, NC 2002—Amazon BooksFolksinger’s Wordbook (Irwin and also Fred Silber), Music Sales Corporation 1973.