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Thread #16544   Message #2960160
Posted By: Tannywheeler
07-Aug-10 - 02:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
Don't know about kiddie songs. My mom was a Danny Kaye nut. Some of the songs he used in his live nightclub acts were later--umm--uh--cleaned up & included in some of his movies. Mom(Hally Wood) was living in NYC in the mid-late 1940s & she learned them at the nightclub. Much later, when my kids were little & we were living in So. Austin, Mom would come over from Houston to visit & sing some of these to the kids in their beds. Boy, did they pay attention. Of course, there are some other classics: the chalice from the palace holds the brew that is true (or maybe not); I learned very little highschool math, but I still understand that "The square of the hypotenuse of the right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the 2 adjacent sides". & there was 1 in "The Inspector-General" about choral singing that can make me hold my breath when I find it on. & there was a national anthem in that same movie about Grozny(Brozny?), the capitol city--of Chechnya!!!!??? During the attempted revolution there in the last cuppla yrs. I kept hearing the same city name. I could be wrong, but...Tw