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If I Had Words...

Back on Christmas Day I made a wish for all of you, quoting the lyrics from If I Had Words on the Babe soundtrack. I've been playing both versions of the song (one sung by James Cromwell and one sung by the trio of singing mice) repeatedly since I just adore this little song.

I'm an incredibly nice person, so I thought I'd put both versions of the song up for download so you could listen to them as well. I have no idea of when I'm going to pull them, so save them today. Enjoy! (Remember to right click and choose "Save As" to get this music on your own computer.)

- If I Had Words (James Cromwell)
- If I Had Words (Singing Mice)

If I had words to make a day for you,
I�d sing you a morning golden and new.
I would make this day last for all time,
Give you a night deep with moonshine.

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Thank you so much! I'm going to have to listen to them on repeat for a few hours. :D

.: Jen said on January 13, 2004 07:37 AM :: link it :.

i (L) that song!

.: Steph said on January 13, 2004 09:26 AM :: link it :.

hi everyone,
who can tell me who composed the original classical version from "if I had words".

.: claudia said on January 16, 2004 03:59 PM :: link it :.


.: dblacman said on January 16, 2004 09:19 PM :: link it :.

the original classical version is the second movement of the sonata pathetique by beethoven

.: koen said on January 25, 2004 08:32 AM :: link it :.

sorry no the original is Saent-Saens

.: Angel of Death said on January 29, 2004 05:29 PM :: link it :.

is there anybody who can send my a copy of that song?

.: anne said on February 2, 2004 12:33 PM :: link it :.

I understand the melody to come from Camille Saint-Saens third ("organ") symphony, but maybe he borrowed the riff from Beethoven... would like to check that out! Thanks to previous comments

.: Lucky said on February 7, 2004 05:04 PM :: link it :.

PLEASE could someone send me the farmer hoggett version of "if I had words", or send me a link where I can listen. I LOVE this song it makes me cry and I really want to listen to it.

.: Paul said on February 11, 2004 10:34 AM :: link it :.

Does anyone know any other verses. I'm sure I heard an upbeat version of this song once with more verses.

.: Pat said on March 18, 2004 03:40 AM :: link it :.

It was a big hit in the seventies back in the UK by one hit wonders Scott Fitzgerald and Yvonne Keeley. I had to do some research after watching 'Babe' as the song was so familiar but I couldn't quite place it. I'm sure there were more verses and it was a top twenty hit!

.: PC said on May 5, 2004 10:35 AM :: link it :.

There's also a version recorded by The Vards & Westlife.

.: TripleX said on May 27, 2004 05:51 PM :: link it :.

You are freaking brilliant for posting Mr.Cromwells version! Its also known as Hazels dream. I play this tune on the Bagpipes.

.: john said on June 28, 2004 06:58 PM :: link it :.

thanks so much for posting the song. i love it, its quite short but it speaks volumes.

.: wanderer said on July 18, 2004 04:15 AM :: link it :.

i love Mr. Cromwell's version ...thanks so much for sharing it!

.: mylu said on September 1, 2004 06:02 PM :: link it :.

Thank you for having this here to share - my sweet dog is terminally ill and that song popped into my head and has stayed with me as expressive of how I love her. Thanks for the comfort. Just found a CD recording of Saint-Saen's Symphony #3, Opus 78, which is the classical theme of this tune available on Amazon.

.: Debra said on September 4, 2004 04:13 PM :: link it :.

thanks alot!god bless u

.: said on September 11, 2004 03:07 AM :: link it :.

i think it originaly was a hawiian song...if i had words

.: trina said on September 22, 2004 05:44 AM :: link it :.

it is a hawiian song sung by a lady named Keali`i Reichel

.: Roll said on September 26, 2004 07:56 PM :: link it :.

Keali`i Reichel is KANE (man... not woman!) He sings the song "If I had Words" on his album E O Mai, where it is credited as the Theme from Babe.

.: Kalena said on October 24, 2004 12:36 AM :: link it :.

recently my kitten was killed and this song my girlfriend sang for me while I was crying, this song definetly kicks some major ass. I would love to get the original version you all are talking about, the Saint-Saen's Symphony #3 Opus 78. If you know where to get it I would appreciate knowing, thanks guys!

.: Michael said on October 28, 2004 11:44 AM :: link it :.

I LOVE IT!!! thanks a lot!

.: Emily said on October 28, 2004 01:21 PM :: link it :.

the lyrics were written by Jonathan Hodge, who has written thousands of TV jingles and movie themes

.: kate said on November 13, 2004 09:09 PM :: link it :.

Hey, I have been looking for that version of the song for months. I was excited to find this page, but the link didn't download for me. Is it broken? or did I just choose a bad day. And is there any other way to get the song? It would make my world.

.: Brian said on November 16, 2004 10:02 PM :: link it :.

"if i had words" is the most cuttest song i have ever heard!!! too cute!

.: chinese girl said on November 24, 2004 02:42 PM :: link it :.

omg I love this song, i started humming it today, i could never remember all the lyrics but then i found this, thanx for it, you so totally rock!.

.: Stacey said on November 27, 2004 07:48 AM :: link it :.

My bro watched the movie over and over.He got the song stuck in my head.Finally I nearly went beserk and had to find the words.Now, my bro gets payback for watching that movie over and over.

.: MEEPERSAR said on December 9, 2004 08:30 PM :: link it :.

I LOVE this site.My bro kept watching "Babe" over and over.Finally ,I had to find the words for this song.Now I have payback for my bro. :)

.: MEEPERS AR said on December 9, 2004 08:37 PM :: link it :.

Thank you for putting the song & lyrics here! It is beautiful & I am going to buy every version of it. I loved it in Babe --- that whole movie is just so cute and sweet that I cried through the entire thing.

.: diana said on December 23, 2004 08:10 AM :: link it :.

Thanks so much for posting the songs up here. I've watched the film so many times and loved this song, never known what is was called or the lyrics. Watched babe today on BBC1 and it was as good as I remember it from before. Best bits being when farmer Hogget sings to babe and the credits when you hear the mice's version of the song. Also the lyrics differ between the versions. The mice one is as stated above but James' version goes "If I had words to make a day for you, I sing you a morning golden and true, I would make this day last for all time, Then fill the night deep in moonshine" - hope this helps in some way

.: Lewis Howlett said on December 24, 2004 10:56 AM :: link it :.

My sister passed this movie along to me when I had my son.
He loves the movie, and when Farmer Hoggett dances and sings "If I had Words", he moves his feet and claps at the end!
I love that song!!!!

.: Leslie said on January 15, 2005 07:26 PM :: link it :.

"Babe" is my favourite movie. My second was "Army of Darkness" with Bruce Campbell alias Ash. I know its a grazy combination. A nice movie with friendly animals and the other a funny but also scary action movie but I think it doesnt matter. Thank you for the great song because I don´t can buy the CD in the Shop. Only at Internetshops but I hate to buy things via Internet. To much Risk.

.: Claus said on January 22, 2005 01:10 PM :: link it :.

the links are broken . . . is there anyway you could fix it? i REALLY REALLY love this song!!! please email link!!

.: carrie_bradshaw said on April 30, 2005 10:16 PM :: link it :.

Oh hi. I tried to play that but the link is broken!! Please do something with this. Can someone share this song with me? Please. I love that song (especially the mice's version).

.: Bert said on May 2, 2005 02:52 PM :: link it :.

I used this song as my bridal anthem in December 1995, I love it so much. (I knew the Farmer Hoggett with-words version before knowing the Saint-Saens version.) Thanks for posting about it. :)

.: suzanne said on May 21, 2005 02:21 PM :: link it :.

thanks so much, i am trying to find the version sung in 1978 by - SCOTT FITZGERALD & YVONNE KEELEY, it is similar to the mice verson. Is there anyone out their with it. thanks again.

.: jenni said on July 23, 2005 01:05 AM :: link it :.

Thank you all for recognizing the beauty in this song and for posting the words and details and musical versions.
This song and movie were produced to "Open the Heart Center" and to remind those whose Heart Chakra could still be opened of "HOME".

.: Guillaume said on July 28, 2005 02:50 PM :: link it :.

Thank you thank you thank you!

.: Lisa said on September 12, 2005 07:52 PM :: link it :.

Thank you so much!!! {:0)

.: Tiffy said on September 22, 2005 09:26 PM :: link it :.

this song is very sentimental to me its the song my mother( deceseased)
used to sing to me when i was little and makes me smile and feel warm.
it is so hard to find still looking . :0)

.: carmen said on September 26, 2005 02:10 AM :: link it :.

Where can i download the original version of this song?

.: ALex Von Ho said on December 16, 2005 02:44 AM :: link it :.

Try Limewire and search Scott Fitzgerald and Yvonne Keeley, or try just the song title "If I had Words" or even try Saint-Saens you will soon find it. Good luck

.: Max said on December 27, 2005 07:07 PM :: link it :.

This song is really touchy! I watch the film Babe over and again just to listen to it. If I has a piglet, definitely I would sing this to the swine!

.: Hudson said on April 7, 2006 09:39 AM :: link it :.

Thank you for posting this song. It has always been one of my favorites.

.: said on April 30, 2006 05:14 AM :: link it :.

Each version of this song has truly touched my soul. When I hear it, I feel God so strongly. When James Cromwell started singing, tears came to my eyes. Then I started singing along, over and over again. Finally, I had to put it as the message on my voicemail. Thank you so much for posting this. And what a nice surprise to see that I am not the only one who was so thoroughly affected.

.: Shilohbloo said on May 15, 2006 08:55 AM :: link it :.

First, thanks for this wonderful song.
I love it, so much. It is really true, that music can inspire people.
Music forever!

.: Link said on May 18, 2006 02:13 PM :: link it :.

Thank you! I almost cry everytime I hear this - my son loves this as a lullabye...

.: Joy said on May 20, 2006 10:47 PM :: link it :.


.: Bo Toe said on May 22, 2006 08:36 AM :: link it :.

just showed this movie to my kids and so wanted this uplifting song--thank you so much!

.: said on June 24, 2006 09:24 PM :: link it :.

Man, i love this song, thanks so very much. Is there a history for it anywhere? Wiki?

.: chitrak said on July 5, 2006 09:28 AM :: link it :.

I love this song!!! and specially the movie.

.: NOEMI said on July 9, 2006 10:05 PM :: link it :.

this song is fucking WICKED!! it makes me cry!
in the end of babe where farmer hogget says
"that'll do pig, that'll do. just makes me cry

.: bmbm said on July 29, 2006 01:53 PM :: link it :.

I haven't heard the James Cromwell version of "If I had words" . I think that Westlife featuring the Vard Sisters is a very nice version if you are not so keen on reggae by SCOTT FITZGERALD & YVONNE KEELEY

.: Graham said on August 4, 2006 11:52 PM :: link it :.

Thank you very much for providing these songs for download.

.: Gemi said on August 6, 2006 08:08 PM :: link it :.

This song is so deep in my heart weve sang this song across many seas, under many moons as a lullaby to my beautiful children & it will be sung to them when my soul finally rests in the ocean.. x x x

.: pirate princess said on August 8, 2006 06:18 AM :: link it :.


.: carley said on August 23, 2006 05:48 PM :: link it :.

omigosh thank you!!!!!!!!! i love this song! i just strted watching babe today and i love it! its liek the best movie ever

.: jen said on September 16, 2006 10:25 PM :: link it :.

my dad wrote the lyrics to this song!

.: Tilly Hodge said on October 4, 2006 12:57 PM :: link it :.

I've processed the mice version and dropped the pitch down to something approaching a real person. It sounds great! Should I/how can I post it? I'd hate to offend by posting something sacriligeous, but I got tired of the squeaky mice and I love this song.

.: Franz said on October 5, 2006 07:46 AM :: link it :.

hi there all i absolutely love this song um i have a sentimental attachment to it my mum ( deceased) used to sing this song to me when i was a little girl and she had the scott fitzgerald & yvonne keely version and now i sing this song to my daughter. here is that version (fitzgerald & keely) on this site .its free!!

.: carmen said on October 8, 2006 06:12 AM :: link it :.

I've loved this song since the first time I heard the Fitzgerald/Keeley version, and tracked sown the Saint-Saens original. I used to sing it to both my children and then to my mother when she ws ill in a Nursing Home. It always brings a tear to my eye because of that.

.: nancy said on October 14, 2006 08:11 AM :: link it :.

I love this song. I used to play the end credits of Babe to hear this song. I have been trying to download this song since I woke up thinking about it and I couldn't find it anywhere. Thank you so much

.: ki ki said on October 24, 2006 01:50 AM :: link it :.

Cutest thing I've ever heard, not just the mice trio but also the lyrics and melody. Great!

.: Beatriz Orcón said on October 26, 2006 12:07 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at January 13, 2004 02:15 AM to see this post.

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