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Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs

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Subject: Danny Kaye
From: Ulli
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 05:36 PM

I'd like to have the lyrics of Danny Kaye's "Tongue Twister? Can anyone help me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 05:52 PM

Which one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Ulli
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 06:15 PM

Which one? Uh, I didn't know there was more than one song with that title. The one I'm thinking of is one which contains some (more or less well known) tongue twisters. Is that of any help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: MarkS
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 06:33 PM

Here is one I remember:

The vessil with the pestle has the pellet with the poison The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.

Was this one you had in mind?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Margo
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 06:45 PM

Sounds like "Tongue Twister" is the name of the song! I remember finding a Danny Kaye site from which I ordered some CD's. I'll check and get back. Margo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 07:05 PM

Sorry I dont know but I love ""Everything is tickty boo on such a lovly day"... Yay "Merry Andrew"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 07:11 PM

His wife, the incredibly gifted Sylvia Fine, wrote most of his "verbage" pieces including the one you're referring to here. She knew what wonderful things he was capable of doing, making it an excellent collaboration. I can't locate the lyrics but if you look hard enough, there is a lot of info on both of them on the web.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 09:38 PM

Click here for the poison pellet dialog from The Court Jester (1956). I sure enjoy watching his movies.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Bob Baldwin
Date: 27 Dec 99 - 10:01 PM

This isn't it, I'm sure, but years ago I memorized a song sung by Danny who was playing an usher in a movie theater. He sang the screen credits that HE had memorized:

"Art direction -- Finkelpuff Interiors -- Minerva Buff Photography -- Alonzo Tech Recorded Sound -- Osneedle Beck Upholstery by Zachary Knick-nackery by Tackery Terpsichore by Dickery And Dickery by Doc."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Margo
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 01:36 AM

Went to that site, and someone else was also looking for those lyrics; asked if he'd found them. Catspaw is right, there is a lot of info about Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine on the web.... Margo


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Subject: Lyr Add: TONGUE TWISTER (from Danny Kaye)
From: Susan A-R
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 09:45 PM

Everybody's heard of Peter Piper
And the Peck of Pickled peppers that he picked
That's such a silly simple children's game
That it hasn't even got a name
But I'd like to bet that it'll trip ya
Like to betcha that you'll have to say you're licked
If Peter Piper you pronounce with ease
Then twist your tongue around these.

Moses supposes his toeses are roses
But Moses supposes erroneously
For Moses's toeses are toeses, not roses
As Moses supposes his toeses to be

Kistle will whistle at bustly Miss Russell
Who'll rustle and bustle 'til Kistle will roar
Now Russell's asked Axle for Kistle's dismissal
And this'll teach Kissle to whistle no more

That's a tongue twister
It seems so easy 'til the word gets sprung
If you insist you want to try a list (not sure of this line)
Step up Mister and Twist your tongue

Hetta is hoping to hop to Tahiti
To hag a hibiscus to hang on her hat
Now Hetta has hundreds of hats on her hat-rack,
So how can a hop to Tahiti help that? Ho Ho Ho Ho

Theata thought Thora was thumping her thimble
But Thomas thought Thora was thumping her thumb
???
Said Theta, she surely is thumping her drum

Tito and Tato were tattooed in toto
But Toto was only tattooed on his toe
Tato told Tito where Toto was tattooed
But Tito said Toto's tattoo wouldn't show

Sheila is selling her shop at the seashore
For shops at the seashore are so sure to lose
Now Sheila's not sure of what she should be selling
Should she sell seashells, or should she sell shoes

Twistopher Twistle was twing to whistle but Twistopher twisted his tongue

I think I've got them all, but will go back and listen. I actually got through this one a few years ago. Boy did I feel clever.

Susan A-R

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 19-Nov-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 10:40 PM

Thanks SUSAR!!!! Great job!!!

He WAS really great wasn't he? Karen and I watch his movies when they're on and both of us are completely in love with the man. His TV series was always watched at our house...my mom was a huge fan too. His benevolent works were so numerous and his obvious love of kids made him one of those special stars who "gave back" and that's always high on my list of good traits.

I think one his greatest bits was the VERY verbal, but without words, song he did about the guy getting his draft notice and going into the army. A GREAT and probably a one off....only one Danny Kaye.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Susan A-R
Date: 28 Dec 99 - 11:11 PM

I missed him first time round. The television reception up here in the north has always been rugged at best, and much of his stuff seems to have played on NBC, which just didn't make it in. I did just recently see The Secret Life of Walter Midy, WOW! The flexibility of his voice/face/body was amazing. What a guy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: dpt
Date: 29 Dec 99 - 12:17 AM

seeking origin of lyrics he sang in Up in Arms (when it's cherry blossom time in orange, new jersey, we'll make a peach of a pear, even though we cantaloupe...) attributed in the credits to sylvia fine as the "Theater Lobby Number" but i think there is an earlier, possible vaudeville or burlesque connection. anyone know?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Dec 99 - 12:29 AM

Could be an earlier version I suppose...but I really think its one of hers. Sylvia Fine was a premier wordsmith with the perfect mouthpiece for her contrivances.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Ulli
Date: 29 Dec 99 - 12:16 PM

Thanks a lot for all the information I got, especially to Susan A.R. This is exactly the song I was looking for.

This is also the first time that I tried 'The Mudcat Cafe'and I must say I am really impressed by what is happening here. Thanks a lot again to everybody

ulli


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: jeffp
Date: 29 Dec 99 - 12:55 PM

I see that for a newcomer, Ulli has wasted no time mastering the arcane art of the double post *BG*! I'm glad to see that I'm not the only Danny Kaye fan around. The Court Jester and Inspector General are two of my favorite movies. I bought a copy of The Court Jester and forced my family to watch it with me one night. The kids had never seen it before and were absolutely entranced. He was surely one of a kind. Thanks to all for dredging up some very happy memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Helen
Date: 29 Dec 99 - 05:19 PM

Hi all,

I have always loved Danny Kaye, for all of the reasons that Catspaw said. He was everything I admire: caring, willing to take risks for what he believed in, funny, talented, artistic & clever.

Well, I just realised why I like the Mudcat and Mudcatters, too.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Susan A-R
Date: 29 Dec 99 - 09:23 PM

Just discovered (through careful digging in my mess of a study) that there are two tongue twisters which I left out!! Here you go.

Now Charlie is charry when choosing his cheeses And cheeses are challanged when Charlie arrives. When Charlie is charming and chooses a cheddar Then chills it and chips it and chopps in some chives

(I may have this wrong, but that's what it sounds like) And

Snobby Miss Norah is sniffing her snuff But the snuff has no sniff and it makes Norah sneeze When snide Alice Nortan ears Norah a sneezing She snappily snorts Norah's sneezing a breeze.

Now I have to go out and visit someone with a vcr and bring the Court Jester. I have never seen it.

Susan A-R


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Dec 99 - 09:35 PM

You gonna' love it Susar.....and get "On the Double" too!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Margo
Date: 30 Dec 99 - 01:45 AM

Yay!! I love Danny Kaye too!! We love his movies. I heard a recording of him on the radio saying the pledge of allegiance to our flag, and it was wonderful. He was serious. Margo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: MAG (still off-line)
Date: 30 Dec 99 - 11:29 PM

His daughter put together some clips from the TV show which I got out of some catalog. It has "Ballin' the Jack" and some other gems. One of which is Harry Belafonte, who makes Danny look short.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: voyager
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 09:51 AM

Thanks to MudCatters for spinning this Danny Kaye thread. One thing leads to another on the Web....

I was able to locate on eBay an auction item I've searched for for years....Danny Kaye's 1962 classic D-O-D-G-E-R-S. When the 45 shows up in the mail I'll post the lyrics as another testimony to Mr. Kaye's wonderful talent.

Of the many recordings, films, TV shows I've seen, \I would recommend DANNY KAYE at the LONDON PALLADIUM (circa 1949). Any Mudcat leads on this one?

Cheers voyager (aka Tim Weil) in the FSGW Ghetto Silver Spring, Maryland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 06:03 PM

I think the title was "Merry Andrew". That is my all time favourite Danny Kaye movie. It had Danny Kaye as a university professor or student, who in the course of some work got involved with a circus and eventually dropped the love he had, and went for the one in the circus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Susan A-R
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 10:21 PM

Just saw A Song is Born this weekend. I wish there had been more of a showing of what Danny does best, but the movie was fun, and there was lots of great jazz in it. We came home and put on our tape of tongue twisters and the Mad Hatter and When I Was a Lad, just because we got insppired. What a guy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 10:26 PM

Isn't it kind of neat we have this little Danny Kaye fan Club here? He may not be folk, but he represents what so many of us love.....a kind, talented, gentle, and humane human being. Glad to have this thread to stick back up now and again. Thanks.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 12:27 PM

Hey George, In Mary Andrew DK played a teacher at a boys pre prep and had to go look for a statue of Pan so that he could get a "head of house" position and so get to marry the girl,,Only problem was he fell for the trapeez artis{In real life James Daen's main sqeeze}...Bona Fortuna.... Guy<><><><><>


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Áine
Date: 14 Jan 00 - 10:34 AM

What was the name of the film where Danny played twin brothers, where the flamboyant brother gets killed and comes back to possess his twin so as to catch his murderer? That is one of my favorite Danny Kaye films -- I'm always amazed how he could portray the two separate personalities vying for the same body!! Just amazing!!

-- Áine


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Subject: Mommy Gimme a Drinka Water
From: GUEST,Lynne
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 08:17 AM

If anyone has a copy of the Mommy Gimme a Drinka Water album for sale, please email me at lbroza@monmouth.com.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 12:16 PM

Knock on Wood?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 12:37 PM

Aine: Danny (David Daniel Kaminsky) comes back as his twin brother in "Wonderman" (1945)
The write up in 'Halliwell's film guide' is:
"A mild-mannered student is persuaded by the ghost of his dead twin to avenge his murder"

Susan A-R: I remember the 'Roses' one as:
"Moses supposes his toeses are roses,
But Moses supposes erroneously.
For Moses he knows that his toes aren't the roses
That Moses supposes his toeses to be"

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 12:43 PM

found a vhs copy of 'Merry Andrew' recently and got one of my daughters to watch it. It still is great. And sent a PAL copy to the son of a friend in Amsterdam who also enjoyed it, especially the 'Salute' number, in fractured Italian.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: GUEST,Don
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 02:19 PM

On the general theme of "Gee, wasn't Danny Kaye great?": I doubt that anyone would rate this as one of his most important performances, but I just love his contribution to the Rankin-Bass animated special "Here Comes Peter Cottontail." He, in animation and in voice, portrayed the character Seymour S. Sassafras, and he also provided the voices for Colonel Bunny and Antoine the caterpillar. It's my favorite Rankin-Bass special, largely on the strength of
Mr. Kaye's performance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 09:08 PM

I remember the part about "Moses and his toeses" from Singing In the Rain. It was part of a comic routine he did in the movie where learning proper diction was part of it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: GUEST,The O'Meara
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 01:42 PM

Hans Christian Andersen. Wonderful acting, wonderful music.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIFE COULD NOT BETTER BE (from Danny Kaye
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 05:31 PM

Life could not better be, better be, better be
It could not possibly, no, serrah serrah sirree
Songs could not gayer be, sound your Do, Re or Mi
Do Re Mi sol la ti, fa la la la, fa-alo-ow me.

Why be gloomy, cut thy nose off to spite thy face...
Listen to me,...a nose is hard,... to replace

Skies could not bluer be, hearts in love, truer be
I say for you or me,... life couldn't possibly, not even probably
Life couldn't possibly better be.

Life could not better be, on a midy-evil spree
Knights full of chivilry, villians full of villiany
You'll see as you suspect, maidens fair, just beget
Suthe, tried and true aspect, for the umpteenth time we resurect

We did research, authenticity was a must
Whew!... did we search, and what did we find? huh-chew! A lotta dust!

After the dust had cleared, half the cast, had a beard
And I'm the one as you can see, for whom the bell tolls mer-ril-ly

We asked Shakespeare, and Francis Bacon would they declare
Which one wrote this, and they both said... get outda dair!

Which brings us, to the plot, and plot we've got, quite alot
And as it unfolds you'll seeeeeeee
What starts as a scary tale, ...ends like a fairy tale...
And life couldn't possibly beh-ter beeeeeeee!

I love this song, and I'm looking forward to performing it! ttr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: GUEST,childofelohiym
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 12:34 AM

Does anyone know where I can get sheetmusic for "Life Could Not Better Be?" I love that song!


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Subject: Lyr Add: A PAPER FULL OF FISH AND CHIPS (D Kaye)
From: Duke
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 10:01 AM

A while back I asked if anyone knew of a Danny Kaye song called the Fish and Chip song. Someone out "there" ran into one of my inquiries and sent me the lyrics. It is a song I remember my grandmother playing for me on her old Victrola.

Here it is!


I got to go and buy a paper full of fish and chips,
I got to go for don't you know I'm barely smacking me lips.
Ow Ow Ow Ow it wet's me appetite,
For I could go on eatin' fish and chips all night.
The wife and kids are waitin' for we're goin' to 'ave a spree,
They've got the salt and vinegar, the kettle's on for tea.
Love a duck I musn't stop for I gotta go 'round the shop,
And buy a paper full of fish and chips.

CHORUS:

'Ave a banana, 'ave a banana,    (pronounced "buh naaaaaah na" British style)
You peel the skin off with your fingertips.
'Ave a banana, 'ave a banana,
I'm gettin' a paper full of fish and chips.

Freddie was a fireman, brave without a doubt.
He was the bravest fireman when puttin' fires out.
While workin' on a fire, and the flames was blazin' hot,
He scratched 'is 'ead and the he said,
"BLYME I Forgot !"

(back to the top, repeat first verse once more)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Stringsinger
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 11:18 AM

Danny Kaminsky born in Brooklyn, came to prominence in Moss Hart's "Lady In the Dark"
with Gertrude Lawrence, one of the first music "books" that were original. Danny's big song was "Tschaikovsky" which brought him fame.

Sylvia Fine was a comic lyric "genius" like Tom Lehrer. (I always wondered if "Lobachevsky" (sp?) was patterned after "Tschaikovsky".)

"I'll never forget the morning that grandpa ate the awning
To impress a pretty lady, who went for men that were shady."

Sylvia Fine, I don't think, got the recognition that she deserved.

I met him one time briefly at the Gate of Horn in Chicago when he came in to the dressing room to see Shoshana Damari (a legend in Israel). I noticed that he wore two different colored socks.

Another Kaminsky, Sid Caesar, nee: Kaminsky.

"Tubby The Tuba" a classic children's recording.

His "git-gat-gittle" was a new kind of scat singing. He was adored in England.

Frank Hamilton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 12:21 PM

In 1959 or so my best friend Melanie and I started a two-person "Danny Kaye Club". We listened to all my parents' '78s of Danny Kaye. My favorite was "Anatole of Paris". I think there was also a "Minnie the Moocher". We read the short biography of him we had over and over. We went to the theater and watched "On the Double" so often we had it completely memorized. We saw on tv and loved "The Inspector General" and made cartoons of the stories, adding some new developments of our own. The first movie I ever saw, at age four, was Hans Christian Anderson. What a wonderful talent and person.

Linda


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 08:16 PM

I believe that Tom Lehrer has acknowledged the influence of "Tchiakovsky" on "Lobachevski."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 08:39 PM

Can anyone tell me when and where he sang "Inchworm"?

Dani


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Subject: Lyr Add: TONGUE TWISTERS (from Danny Kaye)
From: GUEST,The Roaring Gril
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 09:43 PM

your request:

Everybody's heard of Peter Piper
And the peck of pickled peppers that he picked
That's such a silly simple children's game
It hasn't even got a name
But I'd like to bet that it'll trip you
And I bet you're gonna have to say you're licked
If Peter Piper you pronounce with ease
Then twist your tongue around these
Moses supposes his toeses are roses
But Moses supposes erroneously
For Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses
As Moses supposes his toeses to be
That's tongue twisters
And it seems so easy till the word gets sprung
If you insist you want to try a lisp
Then step up mister and twist your tongue
Now Kissle will whistle at busty Miss. Russell
Who'll rustle and bustle till Kissle will roar
So Russell asked Axle for Kissle's dismissal
And this'll teach Kissle to whistle no more
That's tongue twisters
And it seems so easy till you twist your tongue
Tito and Tato were tattooed in total
But Toto was only tattooed on his toe
So Tato told Tito where Toto was tattooed
But Tito said Toto's tattoo wouldn't show
Theda thought Thora was thumping her thimble
But Thomas thought Thora was thumping her drum
Said Theda if Thora's not thumping her thimble
I think that she surely is thumping her thumb
That's tongue twisters
And it seems so easy till the word gets sprung
If you insist you want to try a lisp
Then step up mister and twist your tongue
Now Charley is chary when choosing his cheeses
And cheese is a challenge when Charley arrives
When Charley is charming and chooses a cheddar
Then chews it and chips it and chops in some chives
Heda is hoping to hop to Tahiti
To hack a hibiscus to hang on her hat
Now Heda has hundreds of hats on her hatrack
So how can a hop to Tahiti help that
Snobby Miss. Nora is sniffing her snuffer
The snuffer's no sniffing it makes Nora sneeze
When Snyda lets Nort know his Nora is sneezing
She snappily snorts Nora's sneezing a breeze
Sheila is selling her shop at the seashore
For shops at the seashore are so sure to lose
And she's not so sure of what she should be selling
Should Sheila sell seashells or should she sell shoes
That's tongue twisters
And it seems so easy till the word gets sprung
If you insist you want to try a lisp
Then step up mister and twist your tongue
Twista felt Twister was trying to whistle
But Twister had twisted his tongue


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 11:45 PM

"Inch Worn, Inch Worm, measuring the Marigolds"

Inch worm is from "Hans Christian Anderson". Not my favorite Danny Kaye film. The Inspector General and The Court Jester get that honor.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,Paul Arnold.
Date: 13 Jul 07 - 05:33 AM

Mark King from level 42 has recorded a version of Danny Kayes Inchworm for a children's charity CD.

The CD is called The School Building and is released week/c 16th July 2007. It is currently available to order from Amazon UK www.amazon.co.uk or direct from the record label which can be accessed from the school website www.lympshamfirstschool.org.uk

The song can be listened to at www.myspace.com/preschoollympsham.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 13 Jul 07 - 12:02 PM

Mel Brooks, born Melvin Kaminsky, not Sid Caesar, was the other Kaminsky. Caesar was said to be Sid's authentic surname. What a group "Your Show of Shows" gave to the world. Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Nanette Fabray and Howard Morris. Writers included Mel Brooks and Larry Gelbart (father of TV's "M.A.S.H.") among many others. With Danny Kaye's rubber face and body, he would probably have been a great fit in that show.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: goatfell
Date: 13 Jul 07 - 03:06 PM

I liked Hans Christian Anderson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: MMario
Date: 13 Jul 07 - 03:11 PM

There once was an ugly duckling, it's feathers all scruffy and brown! And the other birds, in so many words, said: Quack, get out! Quack Quack, get out! Quack Quack, get out of town!

So he left with a quack and a waddle and quack and a very unhappy frown.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Charmion
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 08:36 AM

My favourite Danny Kaye song was an Americanized version of the Nightmare Song from "Iolanthe" -- the one that begins:

I was lying awake with a dismal headache ... [stuff missing]
I presume you may use any language you choose to indulge in without impropriety.

It was a cherry-red 45 with "Inchworm" on the B side -- or maybe "Inchworm" was the A side but I was too Gilbert&Sullivan-fixated to notice. I was 11 -- what can I say?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 08:39 AM

And they had 45s that long ago?

Giok ¦¬]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,Mowch
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 11:45 AM

In the late '60s PBS had a program on Danny and they played a clip of him singing a song, which had lyrics similar to Mumbo Jumbo - razz-ma-tazz ... "

Ihave be trying to find the complete lyrics for years. Could it have been something cut out of the Court Jester? I seem to remember him wearing that sort of clothing while singing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jul 07 - 06:41 AM

The movies "Court Jester" & "Inspector General" are now on low priced DVDs, even collections - unfortunately not all of Dannye's things in the one set...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 27 Jul 07 - 11:53 PM

Let's not forget his most serious role in "Me and the Colonel". I love his comedies but this is the film I think of first.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: robomatic
Date: 28 Jul 07 - 12:51 PM

My favorite definition of flamenco comes from the line in "Court Jester"

Then they get verry mad at the floor and start to STAMP on it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,Johnjulian
Date: 20 Nov 07 - 02:11 PM

Is there anyone still reading this thread, and if so, does anyone remember his original verse for "If you're anxious for to shine..." from Iolanthe?

I remember

"endeavor to be clever
and commit yourself forever
to a firm stand on the fence"

but I've forgotten the rest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 20 Nov 07 - 05:47 PM

Danny Kaye probably would have been GREAT on the old "Show of Shows," with that incredibly talented and uninhibited crowd. But such a towering multi-threat talent, sharing the stage with the great Caesar is hard to imagine. Also, a weekly grind, assembled week-to-week, such as those early TV shows were, did not lend themselves to finely honed, crafted and practiced bits - Danny Kaye's forte.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Mysha
Date: 20 Nov 07 - 06:44 PM

Hi,

On the net it says::

Any subject controversial,
   economic or commercial,
      you must treat with lifted brow,
Let the hoi polloi get bilious,
   keep the manner supercilious
      of a slightly sacred cow.

If with courage Carthaginian
   you just offer no opinion,
      you'll be hailed as a man of sense;
Endeavor to be clever
   and commit yourself forever
      to a firm stand on defense.

And everyone will say
   as you go your silent way,
"Since this young man doesn't open his mouth,
   and nothing wrong says he,
      Why, what a most infallibly right young man
         this right young man must be!"

                                                                Mysha


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,Jlag
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 10:02 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics to 'Tschaikowsky' from Lady in the Dark?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: rhythmn
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 11:48 PM

Get hold of the movie in which he played Hans Chritian Anderson. Lots of great songs For a true Danny Kaye fan.


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Subject: Tchaikowsky [and Other Russians] (Ira Gershwin)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 11:57 PM

Tchaikowsky and Other Russians
(Lyrics by Ira Gershwin, music by Kurt Weill)
(recorded by Danny Kaye)

Without the least excuse
Or the slightest provocation,
May I fondly introduce,
For your mental delectation,
The names that always give me a concussion,
The names of those composers known as Russian.

REFRAIN

There's Malichevsky, Rubinstein, Arensky, and Tschaikowsky,
Sapelnikoff, Dimitrieff, Tscherepnin, Kryjanowsky,
Godowsky, Arteiboucheff, Moniuszko, Akimenko,
Solovieff, Prokofieff, Tiomkin, Korestchenko.

There's Glinka, Winkler, Bortniansky, Rebikoff, Ilyinsky;
There's Medtner, Balakireff, Zolotareff, and Kvoschinsky.
And Sokoloff and Kopyloff, Dukelsky, and Klenowsky,
And Shostakovitsch, Borodine, Glière, and Nowakofski.

There's Liadoff and Karganoff, Markievitch, Pantschenko
And Dargomyzski, Stcherbatcheff, Scriabine, Vassilenko,
Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Mussorgsky, and Gretchaninoff
And Glazounoff and Caeser Cui, Kalinikoff, Rachmaninoff,

Stravinsky and Gretchnaninoff,
Rumshinsky and Rachmaninoff,
I really have to stop, the subject has been dwelt
Upon enough!

ENSEMBLE: Stravinsky!
RINGMASTER: Gretchaninoff!
ENSEMBLE: Rumshinsky!
RINGMASTER: Rachmaninoff!
ENSEMBLE: He'd better stop because we feel we all have under-
Gone enough!


Introductory verse and lyrics from http://tomattack.blogspot.com/2006_09_17_archive.html

Lyrics verified in Reading Lyrics, by Gottlieb & Kimballl, page 305 [Reading Lyrics did not include the introductory verse]

Danny Kaye Recording (YouTube)
Another YouTube Recording


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,calista
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 08:14 PM

My Mum has been asking about a Danny Kaye song about Bubble gum ???? anyone have any ideas - I have searched with no luck


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: quokka
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 09:32 PM

I absolutely adored Danny Kaye growing up. I videotaped 'The Court Jester' and 'Hans Christian Andersen' carefully editing out all of the ads. I must have watched them both hundreds of times, and used to delight in introducing friends to the wit and wisdom of this incredibly gifted entertainer. Even very young children used to love The Court Jester. There is so much in it. The scene where he is hiding in the bedroom after the witch puts the spell on him and every time fingers are clicked he switches personalities...the wagon ride with the Captain when he plays a deaf old man...the several languages spoken fluently by Giacomo...the hilarious scene where he is being knighted...I could go on and on! Now I'm going to go look for a copy on DVD - the videotape wore out a long time ago. Thanks for this thread, it's brought back a lot of happy memories!

Cheers,
Quokka


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 08:52 AM

"Giacomo, Giacomo,
My fame before me rings!
King of jesters,
And jester of kings!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: quokka
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 10:52 AM

Quoted from post above by Mark S -


'The vessil with the pestle has the pellet with the poison The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.

What about the flagon with the dragon? I was almost sure that one had the pellet with the poison! I'm sure you're right about the brew that is true, however, definitely the chalice from the palace ;-).

Long live The Black Fox

xxx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 01:42 PM

Let's not overlook Calista's request for a Danny Kaye song about bubble gum. She's the one who refreshed this old thread after all.

I couldn't find one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Timo_Tuokkola
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 02:16 PM

The pellet with the poison was in the vessel with the pestle, but then they broke the chalice from the palace. After that the pellet with the poison was in the flagon with the dragon, and the vessel with the pestle had the brew that is ... blue?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: quokka
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 09:28 AM

Are you sure they got all the poison out of the vessel with the pestle? Looking back on it, I'm pretty sure they were all high on something.......or maybe that's just my warped mind ;-) By the way, I'm trying to remember who played the Captain - she was also the mother (and militant feminist) in Mary Poppins, Jean something. Anybody know? Also, the secret whistle code in TCJ - how do you articulate that?

Cheers,
Quokka


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 10:30 AM

Do you mean Glynis Johns, who was in Mary Poppins, or Angela Lansbury who was in Bedknobs and Broomsticks? Both were in The Court Jester


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Neil D
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 12:15 PM

Wish I could help with the bubble gum song. Just want say I've been a huge fan since stumbling on "The Court Jester" late at night when i was a teenager. I would add "To Be or Not To Be" to the others mentioned as being among my favorites.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: quokka
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 09:48 PM

Thank you, Snuffy, that's exactly who I mean, Glynis Johns. Maybe Jean was her character's name, although they nearly always called her 'The Captain'. BTW, Bednobs and Broomsticks is another of my favourites, again, taped from TV and watched ad nauseum. That has to be the best soccer match in history!

Cheers,
Quokka


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,ilovedanny
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 04:30 PM

hi all

is this site still going ? if so I am yearning to join a Danny Kaye site and link up with fellow DK lovers - I noticed the last message is daated end Jan09


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,bikeboy7
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 02:43 PM

Anyone know the Foreign Lyrics in "Minnie the Moocher"?

All I have is Ovure la fentre


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 05:28 PM

Danny Kaye did indeed record MINNIE THE MOOCHER – in April 1941, on Columbia 36582 (b/w LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT LOVE).

I haven't heard the whole song, but I listened to a few samples. I also read some reviews and reports which called it a "signature piece" and a "spoof." He frequently performed this in concert and used it as an audience-participation piece.

Where Cab Calloway sang his "Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi" (etc.) in call-and-response fashion, with his band members supplying the responses, Kaye had the audience sing the responses. He then improvised more and more outlandish and complicated "scat" phrases, challenging his audience to repeat them. He even imitated other languages. I heard things that sounded vaguely like French, German, and Japanese, but I'm rather sure they were really gibberish.

Even when he sang "Ouvrez la fenêtre" (French for "open the window") he didn't pronounce it correctly—he stretched "fenêtre" out to 4 syllables: "fe-ne-te-ra."

I'm pretty sure he recorded it more than once.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,farring
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 11:46 AM

Hi there

I am being driven crazy by a tune that my grandparents used to sing to me when I was tiny (late 50's, early 60's maybe). There are no lyrics and they used to call it "the happy song" - a few years ago I sung it to a work colleague who thought it was a Danny Kaye song - has anyone any ideas? it was a sort of "doo be doo be doo" thing...

they sung it to me at as weel as something called "any umberellas" which I think was probably a wartime song (and not danny kaye)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 12:51 PM

http://www.kiddierekordking.com/requested.html

The Kiddie Rekord King has the DK song "Mommy Gimme a Drinka Water" someone requested back on 19Nov 02, as well as other wonderful pieces.
Sheila


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 01:03 PM

And here, on youtube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXL-_s_ijZM&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 01:15 PM

Ouvre la fenetre, here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC-W0dMbxww


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 02:22 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: quokka
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 06:56 AM

Does anyone have the lyrics to the song Danny sang in The Court Jester about how he became a jester? I remember a little bit:

My mother she cried[...] you're a brute and you don't understand him
So I went to a witch with a terrible twitch and I asked how my future impressed her
She took one look at me -
she said tee-hee-hee- he? What else could he be but a jester?
A jester? A jester? A funny idea, a jester.
But where could I learn any comical turn without any book on the shelf
No teacher to shape me, to mold me and make me...

Anyone have any more of this?

Cheers,
Quokka


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: sharyn
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 11:09 AM

If You're Anxious for to Shine


If you're anxious for to shine in the high aesthetic line as a man of culture rare.
You must gather up the germs of the transcendental terms and plant them everywhere.
You must lie among the daisies and discourse in idle phrases of your elevated state of mind:
The meaning doesn't matter as it's only idle chatter of the transcendental kind.
And everyone will say, as you go your mystic way,
"If this young man expresses himself in terms too deep for me,
Why, what a very cultivated kind of youth this kind of youth must be."


That's the first verse. On the recording I had, Danny Kaye sang the second verse as written by G&S and then the third verse as above, except I heard the line as

"Endeavor to be clever and commit yourself forever to a person on the fence."


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOBBY NUMBER (MANIC DEPRESSIVE PRESENTS)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 03:34 PM

In the sound-track listing for the film "Up in Arms" (1944) at IMDb.com there is this:

* "Theater Lobby Number"
Written by Sylvia Fine and Max Liebman
Performed by Danny Kaye

(Sylvia Fine was married to Danny Kaye.)

On several albums, this is called LOBBY NUMBER (MANIC DEPRESSIVE PRESENTS). At ASCAP.com, it is called LOBBY NUMBER (FR UP IN ARMS).

You can hear the whole song at YouTube, where it is called MANIC DEPRESSIVE FROM UP IN ARMS. Here is my transcription:

Manic Depressive Pictures presents (lion roar)
"Hello, Fresno, Goodbye"
Produced by R. U. Manic
And directed by Depressive
Now you know the name of the picture and you'd like to see it—
But no!
Screenplay by Gluck, from a stage play by Musk,
From a story by Blip, from a chapter by Ronk,
From a sentence by Doaks, from a comma by Stokes,
From an idea by Groaks, based on Joe Miller's Jokes.
Now you know the name of the picture and who wrote it,
And you'd still like to see it, hm?
But no!
Art direction, Finkelfluffen
Theory, S Minerva
Photography, Alonzo Teck
Recorded sound by Needle...
Upholstery by Zachary
Knick-knackery by Thackeray
Terpsichore by Dickery
And Dickery by Doc.
Now finally, finally at last comes the picture,
And what do we see?
The same old beautiful chorus girls!
The opening scene is a ranch in Fresno, California.
So what are they singing?
"When it's cherry-blossom time in Orange, New Jersey,
We'll make a peach of a pair.
I know we cantaloupe, so honeydew be mine,
And if—"
Up from the gulch rides a hunk of man.
He is our hero, cowboy Dan,
A gallopin' yodelin' buckaroo.
His horse, of course, is a baritone, too.
"I've got them old wagon-wheels inside of me. Yeooh-hoo-hoo!
I've got that old cactus in the hide of me. Yeooh-hoo-hoo!
I've got that yeooh-hoo-hoo!"
The girls are delighted to hear this,
But where is our heroine?
As the bell rings for lunch,
We find our heroine in the corral, eating her heart out.
She is Mary Schwann,
Tap-dancing daughter of an American ...
Who left her on the doorstep of an old English castle,
Where she was found by Sir Basil Metabolism, who said:
"By Jove, a girl baby! I shall raise her as me own daughter."
Which he did.
But she wants to tap-dance,
And cowboy Dan, whom she met on the strip—
And it was love at first sight—
Wants to marry her so she can tap-dance,
But she knows Sir Basil will never permit this,
Never, never, never! (Crying sounds.)
That's why she's eating her heart out,
But through her tears, she is singing a happy little song,
Because she is also a coloratura soprano.
(Gibberish singing in the style of a coloratura soprano.)
She is beside herself, her favorite position.
"Oh, father, you must let me marry Cowboy Dan.
He owns the biggest ranch in Texas: Bar None."
"Bar none? That's the password of the FBI!"
It can't be!
No-no, yes-yes, no-no, yes-yes,
No-no, yes-yes, No-no, yes-yes,
It can't be, but it was!
He rushes to Mary Schwann.
"Mary Schwann, you must help me out.
Can you tap out a message in code?"
This is her big chance. Now she can tap-dance, which she does.
But what has she done? She has betrayed her own father.
But he isn't her father.
He is Heinrich Von Schloopen Von—(German gibberish)—
A dangerous German spy.
"Stick up your hands, you dirty rat."
The FBI finally catches the German spy.
Dan and Mary are about to blend.
You think the picture's about to end—
But no!
Who ever heard of a musical picture without Carmelita Pepita,
The Bolivian bomb-a-shell?
"I wish you would come with me to my little village in Bolivia.
So peaceful there with the purple mountains, the lovely ...
And the shining stars,
And the little people who live so simple and quiet,
And every night all they want to do is—"
"Grab a partner, swing away ... Orange a day.
Grab her by the teeth and swing her by the hair,
And you will make a peach of a pair."
...
So here we are back in Fresno, California,
And this is where you came in,
But do not fret, my friends.
This is a picture that ends in the middle
For the benefit of the people who came in, in the middle.
This, this is the end!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Susan A-R
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 10:43 PM

I think the song about umbrellas is actually sung by Dizzy Galespe?sp?
turalamalama Turalamalama Turamalay
Any umbarellas any umbarellas to fix today
He'll fix your parasol, it may be small, it may be big
He'll repair them all with what they call a thingamajig

Not sure of the rest, but this may be what you are after.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,Lori
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 08:33 PM

Since there are so many Danny Kaye fans still around how come we can't get a DVD out of Up in Arms? Anyway, I was searching for the lyrics to the Theater Lobby Song in that show. My mother in law believed the opening line to be "It's Apple Blossum Time in Orange New Jersey" but my kids and I thought it was "It's Cherry Blossum Time..." Is there an official lyric site with this song on it so we can confirm the words? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 01:39 PM

Lori: You can hear the whole recording at YouTube. Isn't that official enough? See the link in my last message.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,Spiros
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 08:53 AM

Please please
Can anyone help with the Lyrics from the Brodny National anthem from the movie Inspector General

Thanks
Spiros


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,guest,farring
Date: 28 Dec 10 - 07:17 PM

thanx susan A-R

still havent managed to find out about the the "no words" doo be doo ?happy song.....anyone else know?
many thx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,rocket
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 05:17 AM

So glad to see there are other people who enjoy the
great talents of Danny Kaye... he was totally unique,
I have loved watching him since I first saw his TV show when I was
10 years old... he was a different kind of star, and
I still love him so many years later... We miss you, Danny.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 09:00 AM

trying to find words and music danny kayes   
                  
                     rich maharaja of magador.
                               sulle1@bigpond.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 09:58 AM

"Sir Basil Metabolism" in Manic Depressive Pictures Present is dependent on the US pronunciation of the name Basil, the same as 'basal', which that sort of metabolism is. Over here the joke falls flat, because the name is always pronounced with a short a, as is the herb 'basil', pronounced 'bazzle'. I believe that, even over there, the name of the British actor, the villainous/Holmesian Rathbone, is pronounced our way?

~M~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Stringsinger
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 01:45 PM

Tschaikowsky' from Lady in the Dark from Lady in the Dark was his career changer
with Gertrude Lawrence in one of the few musicals that was not adapted from a book but had an original story.

Danny Kaye (nee: Danny Kaminsky from Brooklyn) was a major talent but it must
be emphasized that Danny did not write his songs.

Sylvia Fine, his wife, was the author of those marvelous ditties. She was one of
the best lyricists and unsung heroines of the musical state.

Oddly enough, Sid Caeser, TV personality was born a Kaminsky too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 09:48 PM

To the guest who posted at 9:00 am:

Lyrics to THE MAHARAJAH OF MAGADOR have been posted here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,David Koenig
Date: 13 Nov 12 - 01:14 PM

"Brodny, Brodny!" lyrics and music by Sylvia Fine; piano part by Johnny Green

Long may our fair village stand,
Brodny, Brodny, the fairest in the land!
O'er the hills our voices ring!
Brodny, Brodny, to thee we sing, with hearts and heads held high,
praise of Brodny—to the sky!
Brodny—to the sky!
Brodny—to the sky!
Brodny—to the sky!
Praise to Brodny!
(Repeat by children's choir)
(Repeat by children and adult choirs)

Let me know if you have any other requests about Danny Kaye songs. I spent decades interviewing his colleagues and researching all facets of his work, from original source material, for my brand, spanking new book "Danny Kaye: King of Jesters." Please give it a look!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: clueless don
Date: 14 Nov 12 - 08:39 AM

You are correct, MtheGM, that over here in the good ol' US of A we pronounce Mr. Rathbone's name "bazzle" (as well as Mr. Fawlty's name), but we pronounce the name of the herb "bay-zul".

Don


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