Monday, July 13, 2015

MUSIC BOX SONG



Can you help identify this music box song?

Click the orange play button below:





This is an old music box that's been in my family for years.  
Not even sure of its history but my Mom loved it and it was always around the house somewhere.  


It's brass around the outside, very detailed, and top has an insert of lace and embroidered flowers.


When you open it, it's lined with purple velvet (mom had some of her favorite mementos inside, I left them in there of course).  


The bottom is wood, so I'm pretty sure this is very old.  We just can't recognize the musical tune.

Any thoughts on the box and/or tune?


33 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

The box looks early 1900s to me but I have no idea as to the tune.

Sandy said...

1st Man,

A beautiful jewelry music box. It's old, and maybe worth some money.
I wish I could help you identify the name of the song and the year of the box.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i never heard that tune before. nice box though!

Marcia said...

That's a mystery song. How nice that you have so many mementoes from your mom. Were you an only child?

Tewshooz said...

No orange play button here.

kymber said...

it's a very beautiful box! but all i get is white noise when i play the song??? not sure why???

your friend,
kymber

laurie said...

its sounds German,, my grand parents were German and had something similar,, its a treasure,, sorry I don't know he name o the tune, it did work beautifuly for me, its lovely,

Anne in the kitchen said...

I thought it sounded either German or Austrian, kind of like a lullaby or folk tune, but no idea really. Just guessing

Colleen said...

Me see no orange button.
Shame on you for showing this lovely box. :} I collect music boxes and have over 300.
Not being able to listen to the tune, I['m going to throw out a few titles here. Most older music boxes played 'Memories' ; 'Serenade Romance'; or maybe 'Dr. Zhivago'; 'Yellow Bird'; 'The Happy Wanderer,'; 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head. The ones that I have listed are tunes from just a few of my boxes.
I would check with an Antique Dealer in your area and they may be able to give you more information about it and maybe give you what music it plays.
Keep us informed if you find out anything. Curious mind here would like to know. :}

Colleen said...

Here are some links that have many tunes fort you to listen and just maybe you will find out what your music box plays.
http://www.tunedteeth.com/listen.html

http://www.musicboxattic.com/list.html

Greensleves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbMNqA14n...
Anniversary Waltz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH0cBJY2B...
The Blue Danube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0i9ZggyH...

Jacquelineand.... said...

Gah, I hate that I recognised the tune but but can't think of the song title... it's an unusual tune that I recall my Granny whistling. I'll do my best to remember the name of the song.

Gail said...

I was expecting to hear Greensleeves because that was very popular for music boxes. Not Greensleeves nor Blue Danube and I have listened to a hundred others. When you find the song, please let me know. I hear music boxes even now!

Texas Rose said...

No orange play button, so can't help you with the song. The music box is really lovely - what a wonderful “memory box” of your mom.

Delores said...

What a charming little tune...sounds german or swiss perhaps?? No idea what it is.

jewlz said...

All we (think we) know is it's something in 3/4 time, possibly has slowed down over time. Was lovely item to see- and hear- tho, thanks for letting us play along! G'luck!

Joto said...

wish I knew the title of the song. It sounds German to me

1st Man said...

Wow, early 1900s? I don't think it's been in the family that long, my Mom said she remembers her Mom buying it somewhere, perhaps from a friend in the small town they lived in. My Mom was born in 1945 so I guess it was floating around long before that.

1st Man said...

Thanks, yeah, it's definitely unusual and very pretty.

1st Man said...

It's kind of haunting isn't it? Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Thank you! Yes, I was an only child. My Mom, Dad and me. :-)

1st Man said...

Dang, sometimes I think it depends on the computer, sort of like "Java" and "flash". On my mobile phone it works but i had to refresh a couple of times.

1st Man said...

Thanks!! It's SO pretty. Yeah, the software for soundcloud doesn't always play on all systems. Dang it.

1st Man said...

Oh wow, thanks for that tidbit. Thank you, isn't the tune pretty?

1st Man said...

Thank you!! Every little bit might help.

1st Man said...

I will absolutely keep everyone up to date. Thank you for the links. I will check that out, you always find the best links.

1st Man said...

Wow, that's neat too. An old tune for sure. Keep me posted!!!

1st Man said...

There is something magical about them isn't there? And do people even have music boxes now? Seems like a lost thing, or becoming one anyway.

1st Man said...

Dang, sorry. Yes, it was one I had to keep for sure.

1st Man said...

Thanks, charming is a great way to describe it!

1st Man said...

3/4 time? You know your music, that's beyond me, ha. I wondered if it had slowed down. Thanks for the input!!

1st Man said...

Awesome, another vote for German, now I hope we can find out. Thank you!!

Janie Junebug said...

I love it. The tune is rather simple and sweet, so I wonder if it was a children's song or just a song written to soothe children. I had a music box in The Hurricane's bedroom when she was little. I'd wind it up at night when she was fussy. If she was still fussy when the song finished, I knew she needed something more. I'd return to her room to burp her or change her position a bit.

Love,
Janie

1st Man said...

What an awesome story to share, thanks! It's funny you said that, I thought the same thing about the tune, it seemed very "sweet" to me...like a children's lullaby type tune. Thanks!!