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Lyr/Chords Req: Making Whoopee!

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BORSCHT CIRCUIT WHOOPIE
MAKIN' WHOOPEE (UNION VERSION)
MAKING WHOOPEE
UKULELE LADY


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ericsymonds 11 Jan 00 - 08:16 AM
Gary T 11 Jan 00 - 09:29 AM
Brakn 11 Jan 00 - 11:32 AM
ericsymonds 11 Jan 00 - 12:01 PM
Gary T 13 Jan 00 - 08:03 PM
Gary T 13 Jan 00 - 08:07 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Feb 18 - 12:44 AM
Joe Offer 09 Feb 18 - 02:14 AM
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Subject: Making Whoopee!
From: ericsymonds
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 08:16 AM

I have found the lyrics on the forum but can anyone give me the chords or suggest somewhere I could find them,hope you are enjoying your trip to the U.S.Bill and Lorna.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Making Whoopee!
From: Gary T
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 09:29 AM

I worked out chords to this that sound pretty good to me. It's a fairly simple pattern with C, F, G(7), and Em. Later I saw the sheet music, which was noticeably more complicated with more different chords, but I didn't get a chance to play through them to hear how it sounded. Your post heading says Tune request, I don't know an easy way to provide you with the tune. If you indeed know the tune, I'd be happy to share the chords I use, and you can see if they suit you. Let me know.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Making Whoopee!
From: Brakn
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 11:32 AM

C, C#dim, Dmin7, G
Cmaj7, C6, F, Fmin
C, Cdim, G7, C



mid 8
C7, F, Fmin, C
C7, F, Fmin, C, G



They should work.

Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Making Whoopee!
From: ericsymonds
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 12:01 PM

Thanks,great help,as usual.to Brakn and Gary T. I'll Give it a go and let you know(I've seen too many pantos!)thanks again,cheers Eric


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Making Whoopee!
From: Gary T
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 08:03 PM

Well, here's how I do it:

C.........C....G7........G7....C........C..........F....F...
..Another bride, another groom, another sunny honeymoon,
........C.....Am........F.....G7...........C..F..C..(G7)..
Another season, another reason, for making whoopee
Mid eight:
C - F - F - C -
C - F - F - G7 -


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Making Whoopee!
From: Gary T
Date: 13 Jan 00 - 08:07 PM

The dang chords didn't line up with the proper words. Here's a summary of the verses:
C - G7 - C - F -
C AM F G7 C F C (G7) (G7 between verses 1 & 2, C otherwise)


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Subject: Lyr Add: MAKIN' WHOOPEE (Kahn/Donaldson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Feb 18 - 12:44 AM

MAKIN' WHOOPEE!
Words by Gus Kahn, music by Walter Donaldson, ©1928.

I. As recorded by Eddie Cantor, 18-Dec-1928, Victor 21831-A, 3:22.
(You can hear this at The Internet Archive.)

[Verse] Ev'ry time I hear that march from Lohengrin,
I am always on the outside looking in.
Maybe that is why I see the funny side
When I see a fallen brother take a bride.
Weddings make a lot of people sad,
But if you're not the groom, it's not so bad.

[Chorus 1] Another bride, another June,
Another sunny honeymoon,
Another season, another reason
For making whoopee.
A lot o' shoes, a lot o' rice,
The groom is nervous; he answers twice.
It's really chilling that he's so willing
To make whoopee.
Picture a little love nest down where the roses cling.
Picture the same sweet love nest; think what a year can bring.
He's washing dishes and baby clothes.
He's so ambitious he even sews;
But don't forget, folks: that's what you'll get, folks,
For making whoopee.

[Chorus 2] Another year or maybe less,
What's this I hear? Well, can't you guess?
She feels neglected and he's suspected
Of making whoopee.
She sits alone 'most ev'ry night.
He doesn't phone or even write.
He says he's busy, but she says: "Is he?"
He's making whoopee.
He doesn't make much money: five thousand dollars per.
Some judge who thinks he's funny says: "You pay six to her."
He says: "Now, judge, suppose I fail?"
The judge says: "Budge right into jail."
You'd better keep her; you'll find it's cheaper
Than making whoopee.

II. As recorded by Eddie Cantor, 6-May-1941, Decca 3798 B, 3:09
(You can hear this at The Internet Archive.)

[Verse] Ev'ry time I hear that dear old wedding march,
I feel rather glad I have a broken arch.
I have heard a lot of married people talk,
And I know that marriage is a long, long walk.
To most people, weddings mean romance,
But I prefer a picnic or a dance.

[Chorus 1] Another bride, another groom,
Another sunny honeymoon,
Another season, another reason
For making whoopee.
The choir sings: "Here Comes the Bride."
Another victim is by her side.
He's lost his reason, 'cause it's the season
For making whoopee.
Down through the countless ages, you'll find it ev'rywhere:
Somebody makes good wages; somebody wants a share.
She calls him Toodles and rolls her eyes.
She makes him strudels and bakes him pies.
What is it all for? It's so he'll fall for
Making whoopee.

[Chorus 2: same as version I.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Making Whoopee!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Feb 18 - 02:14 AM

For the record, here are the Digital Tradition lyrics for this song. Looks like they need a few corrections.
MAKING WHOOPEE
(Gus Kahn)

Another bride, another groom
The countryside is all in bloom;
The flow'rs 'n trees is,
The birds and bees is
Making whoopie.

The choir sings, "Here comes the bride"
Another victim is at her side
He's lost his reason
'Cause it's the season
For making whoopee.

Down through the countless ages,
You'll find it ev'rywhere:
Somebody makes good wages,
Somebody wants her share.

It's so he'll fall for
Making whoopee.

Another year, or maybe less
What's this I hear? Or can't you guess?
She feels neglected,
And he's suspected
Of making whoopee.

She sits alone 'most ev'ry night
He doesn't come home, or even write
He says he's busy
But she says, "Is he
Making whoopee?"

He doesn't make much money
Five thousand dollars per;
Some judge who thinks he's funny
Says, "You pay six to her."

He says, "Now judge, suppose I fail?"
The judge says, "Bud, right into jail.
You'd better keep her
You'll find it cheaper
Than making whoopee."

Note: This set of words sung by Eddie Cantor in movie version of
Whoopee! (1930) There are lots, lots, more.RG

Additional verses:

Another bride
Another groom
Another sunny
Honeymoon;
Another season,
Another reason
For makin' whoopee.

A quiet service,
A lot of rice,
The groom is nervous
He answers twice.
It's really killing
THat he's so willing
To make whoopee.

Picture a little lovenest
Down where the roses cling
Picture that same sweet lovenest
Think what a year can bring.

He's washing dishes
And baby clothes
He's so ambitious
He even sews;
But don't forget, boys
THat's what you get, boys
For makin' whoopee.

@love @marriage
filename[ MAKWHOOP
TUNE FILE: MAKWHOOP
CLICK TO PLAY
RG

Harry Nilsson recording (using most of these verses): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKpasnUqlM0

Nilsson studio recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81idHfFZKjU (may not play in UK)

I vaguely recall that Nilsson had a funny version of this song that had a gorilla in it, but I can't find it. Anybody recall it? I'm thinking it came out in about 1980. By the way, A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night is a teriffic album.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Making Whoopee!
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 09 Feb 18 - 11:16 AM

Somebody check out the studio recording
by Doris Day, which I have heard
on those radio broadcasts devoted to vintage big-band hits.

She sings all the verses and choruses.
Of course the words have been adapted
so that a lady can sing them.

as for instance:
"Weddings [something about being] sad.
When they aren't YOURS, they're not so bad."


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