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by Hannah on June 18, 2010
Music box, age uncertain (see comments!), prized possession. Does anybody know what the music is? (Edit: it’s the theme from ‘Love Story’, thanks!)
Gorgeous! (I am sorry but I wouldn't know about the music).
The music is "(Where do I begin) Love Story".
ah! i had no idea how captivated i could be by a little video of a music box. love!
Thank you Helen!
i'm afraid i have to disagree with helen – the andy williams song wasnt actually even written until the 70s and the tune is different. The music is so very fittingly 'Le Coucou' (the cuckoo!) by Daquin:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bf-Cpw8oJc
lovely lovely music box….
I could have sworn that it is the theme from Love Story. I have a music box with that same tune! Yours is extra lovely though : )
This is confusing! The gentleman that sold it to me told me it was 1940s and judging by the wear it does look that old. But I do think the music sounds more like '(Where do I begin) Love Story', which indeed wasn't made until the 1970s. Hmmm.
i'm as certain as can be it's the daquin – i think it sounds different though because it's old and the mechanism is skipping a bit so the timing is off. that box *definitely* doesnt look 1970s though and le coucou is often used in music boxes and is even more perfect for one with birds! i used to have just a normal music box with it as the tune though, and i used to play along on the piano when i was little! It's a pretty piece. If you find a slower version than the rachmaninoff performance you can pick out the notes a little clearer, like this …
(how cute is she?!)
actually, it is indeed the theme from Love Story. my cousin had a similar music box growing up with the same tune. it's quite common! there is no mistaking it. i'm fond of daquin, but it isn't him
oops! i also meant to say that obviously, the music box is not so old if the theme from Love Story is the piece playing.
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this one is almost identical to the one my cousin had–the fabric is definitely later than 1940s on both of them (my cousin's was bought at woolworth's). it is so cute! sorry for taking up so many comments…
You have NO idea how much I envy you for having this music box. Birds are my favorite thing in this entire world and I love that song. If you are ever going to sell this or give it away for some bizarre reason, please tell me. I will pay good money for this!
the song: "where do I begin"that is the most beautiful music box I've ever seen!
That is so sweet! You're very lucky to have found it! And very sweet video too xxxxxxx
such a great find!
That's so beautiful, that I almost cry… I love that song from Love Story
This is so beautiful, it hurts. I love how you showed it to the blogging world. It makes it even more pretty. .x.x.x
Still sounds more like "Love Story" to me than "Le coucou". Though that is just my humble opinion.
What ever it is, it's a really lovely tune in a really sweet music box!
can't get over this. absolutely beautiful.
That video made me so much happier that it should've (:
that is just the sweetest little thing ever
This is such an enchanting music box, I haven't found one that plays "Love Story" before and I have never seen a birdcage one. That is just adorable and is indeed a prized possession.
This is just delightful!
This is so lovely and adorable!
So so pretty!
oh my gosh!I love it! The best part is that you can store little things in it!The video was also very well done, hannah!
much love, kirstine.
That looked as though it should have been the opening to some weird and wonderful fairytale!
Wow that is soooo cute! And it's so sweet and small. I am very jealous, you always find such lovely things x
Omg, this is so beautiful. It took my breath away. I loved it… It's such a precious thing!
This is gorgeous!!!!! i love the video, it's so so sweet.
Oh my that is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen! Where do you find your treasures? Love it x
Precious Hannah, both the music box and that little video you made!
ah this is so lovely i can't begin to express how much i love it.the little video is darling!!
Aww, it's lovely! I love birds and this music box is really, really cute =)
that is so sweet! you always manage to find such lovely things!
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Beautiful photos, those birds look so cute.
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i bought my mama a little music box like this…except it shaped like a rectangle and there is only one little bird.
Cute! Never give this treasure away
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it's gorgeous, so sweet in action as well!
pretty birdies <3
aww the photos are so precious and i love the video for it.
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I have the exact same one! Mine plays Lara's theme from Dr. Zchivago (sorry i cant spell that!)…so it must be 1960s. I love your video the light is beautiful!
That is precious. I love your music box!!
It sounds a lot like Le Coucou to me!The video is really really really sweet – you should definitely make some more!
I used to have doves that turned around on a carousel to the theme from Love Story, I love that movie!I also love love your video clip, so cute! Your blog is divine! Long live vintage! x
Seeing this has made my day
wooow. your blog is lovely.i can't say anything more. I'm in love.
dear everyone, there is currently a music box of this sort on ebay! It's a little out of my price range but thought it would be worth telling people. A beautiful object!
ps. love the blog, and the background noise on the video is enchanting!
So lovely! I had a jewelry box when I was little that played the same tune! There's something a little sad about it!
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