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Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Helen
Date: 02 Oct 19 - 12:32 AM

Or maybe it doesn't matter so much because our Guest has not returned to the thread, as far as we know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Helen
Date: 30 Sep 19 - 03:38 PM

Well, I thought someone might know the answer to the question posted on 27 Sept, but no luck so far.

Anyone have any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: JennieG
Date: 28 Sep 19 - 05:20 PM

Helen, it's been many long years since I saw that movie and, while I remember one or two scenes where Danny Kaye's character sings to his screen daughter, I couldn't remember details such as a swing or where the song took place.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Helen
Date: 28 Sep 19 - 03:46 PM

Jennie, I looked up that song but it doesn't mention sunshine or happiness. The video clip shows him singing to a little girl, but she's not on a swing. It might be another song from that movie.

I searched Danny Kaye Five Pennies and it showed a list of videos from the movie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: JennieG
Date: 27 Sep 19 - 06:03 PM

Could it be a song from the movie "The five pennies"? Danny Kaye plays cornet player Red Nichols, and his daughter is portrayed in the film......might be the little girl.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: Helen
Date: 27 Sep 19 - 04:42 PM

Hi Guest, I don't know the song you are looking for but someone here might have the answer. Meanwhile, here is a site with a list of his songs with lyrics:

Danny Kaye Song Lyrics

You might recognise the song you are looking for.

Also, if you want a bit of a laugh, look at the genre the site has shown for Danny Kaye - "electronic".

Or this site:

Danny Kaye complete song list

BTW, I always loved Danny Kaye's performances in movies and the songs he sang.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Danny Kaye Songs
From: GUEST,Stuck on a happy song
Date: 27 Sep 19 - 03:48 PM

OK so I know this is a really long shot. But does any one know a song by Danny Kaye that I heard on a tape when I was little. I just remenber something about a swing sunshine and happiness and that it was a duet with a little girl.


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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,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,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: 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,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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,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: 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,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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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