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Subject: When It's Wednesday in Italy
From: doc@zen-pharaohs.com
Date: 18 Jan 00 - 02:03 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics of "When it's Wednesday in Italy" which was a popular novelty song probably in the early days of radio.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When It's Wednesday in Italy
From: Doctor John
Date: 18 Jan 00 - 02:31 PM

Buy "Journey into Space" Volume 2 "The Red Planet" by Charles Chiltern (BBC)where Lemmy (David Kossoff)sings it, influenced by the sinister Whittaker. Not just for the song but the best SF series ever. Dr John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When It's Wednesday in Italy
From: TerriM
Date: 18 Jan 00 - 02:51 PM

Do you mean: When it's nightime in Italy It's wednesday over here? If so, ask Micca, he probably knows it by heart, which I don't Terri


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When It's Wednesday in Italy
From: Graham
Date: 18 Jan 00 - 04:47 PM

The Everly Brothers did a version on "Instant Party" in 1962. If I can dig out my old tape I'll see if I can help.

Graham


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When It's Wednesday in Italy
From: Micca
Date: 18 Jan 00 - 05:28 PM

It ws done by Robin Dransfield and once I've dug it out(to check my memory) I will post it. watch this space.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN IT'S NIGHT-TIME IN ITALY, IT'S...
From: Tiger
Date: 18 Jan 00 - 06:36 PM

Love it, one of my father's favorites, though I never heard him sing more than the chorus. Hunted for years, and finally found the sheet music.

WHEN IT'S NIGHT-TIME IN ITALY, IT'S WEDNESDAY OVER HERE
by James Kendis and Lew Brown
Copyright 1923 by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc, New York

A rah rah rah rah college boy
Threw all his books away.
He said, "I've lost my appetite.
My hair is turning gray.
I know my Greek and history,
And Latin is a pie,
But if East is East and West is West,
Then won't you tell me why:

    "When it's night-time in Italy,
    It's Wednesday over here.
    When it's fish day in Germany,
    You can't get shaved in Massachusetts?
    How high is up? I'd like to know.
    How low is down, and when will we have snow?
    If you bump into Gallagher,
    You'll find that Shean is near,
    When it's night-time in Italy,
    It's Wednesday over here."

This rah rah rah rah college boy
Stood up in class and said:
"I looked up my geography,
And found that Caesar's dead.
The reason I speak Portuguese
Is I'm some clever guy,
But if 'Parly Voo' means 'How are you?'
Then won't you tell me why:

    "When it's night-time in Italy,
    It's Wednesday over here.
    Oh, the onions in Sicily
    Make people cry in California.
    You drive a horse, I drive a Ford,
    That doesn't prove a sailor is aboard.
    If you talk to an Eskimo,
    His breath will freeze your ear.
    When it's night-time in Italy,
    It's Wednesday over here.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ...IT'S WEDNESDAY OVER HERE
From: Micca
Date: 18 Jan 00 - 06:45 PM

That may be the original but this is the version that Robin Dransfield does, ( oral tradition strikes again**BG**)
When Its nightime in Italy its Wednesday over here,
( learned from the singing of Robin Dransfield)

A naughty haughty college boy threw all his books away
Says he I've lost my appetite my hair is turning grey
I know my Greek and history and Latin is applied
And If East is east and west is west then can't you tell me, why oh why?


When it's nightime in Italy
Its Wednesday over here
Oh the onions in Sicily
Make people cry in California
How does a fly?
When does a bee?
And how does a wasp
Sit down to have its tea?
And if you talk to an Eskimo
His breath will freeze your ear
When it's nightime in Italy
And Wednesday over here

When it's nightime in Italy
And Wednesday over here
When its fish day in Birmingham
Don't ever try to milk a kipper
Dogs have their barks
So do the trees
And Pork pies are beef
And some are Mysteries
And we all paid our income tax
And never shed a tear
When it's nightime in Italy
and Wednesday over here

This learned guerned college boy stood up in class and said
Well I've learned at my geography that Granddads feet are dead
But the reason I speak Portuguese is I'm some clever guy
And if parley voo means how are you .Then cant you tell me ,why oh why

When it's nightime in Italy
Its Wednesday over here
And when its high tide at Waterloo
You can mock soup
But you can't mock turtle
How high is up I'd like to know
And how low is down
And when shall we have snow
And if there sanwidges for everyone
And real hops in our beer
Then it's nightime in Italy
and Wednesday over here

When it's nightime in Italy
And Wednesday over here
And when were all multi-millionaires
We'll have a land that's fit for heroes
They'll be no storms
They'll be no gales
And we'll all wear a smile
Just like the Prince of Wales
And we'll all go on our holidays
And dive off Wigan Pier
When it's nightime in Italy
And Wednesday over here


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Subject: Lyr Req: When it's Springtime in Italy
From: CeltArctic
Date: 29 May 06 - 06:51 PM

My husband asked me if I could find this one. We only know a few lines of it:

When it's springtime in Italy,
It's Wednesday over here.
When it's raining in Germany,
You can't get a shave in Massachusetts...

We've got the character 'Lemmie' singing those lines on one of the "Journey Into Space" radio series.

Moira Cameron


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's Springtime in Italy
From: Micca
Date: 29 May 06 - 07:28 PM

I think this might be what you want CelticArtic Try licking here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's Springtime in Italy
From: Micca
Date: 29 May 06 - 07:29 PM

sorry, inser "C" before licking


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's Springtime in Italy
From: CeltArctic
Date: 30 May 06 - 12:26 AM

Thanks a bunch. Now we just need to find the tune for the verses. But at least I'm on the right track now.

Moira


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's Springtime in Italy
From: Splott Man
Date: 30 May 06 - 03:31 AM

Robin Dransfield recorded it way back when

if that helps


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's Springtime in Italy
From: Micca
Date: 30 May 06 - 04:06 AM

Moira, I have( I think somewhere) the Dransfield recording and could possibly do yopu an MP3 of a verse and chorus , PM me with an e-mail and I will see what I can do


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's Springtime in Italy
From: Ruston Hornsby
Date: 30 May 06 - 04:17 AM

Theres an instrumental of it as part of a medley of tunes on Mark Bazeley and Jason Rice's CD Moor Music available through Veteran.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's Springtime in Italy
From: Micca
Date: 30 May 06 - 06:37 AM

Moira, I have found the track and made an MP3 ready if you need it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's Springtime in Italy
From: GUEST,steve benbows protege off line
Date: 30 May 06 - 01:40 PM

Clinton Ford did a version. There are many people here who could supply you with a copy!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's Springtime in Italy
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 12:30 AM

Indiana University Sheet Music Collections has it:

WHEN IT'S NIGHT-TIME IN ITALY IT'S WEDNESDAY OVER HERE
James Kendis, Lew Brown, 1923

[I might transcribe the lyrics later.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's Springtime in Italy
From: CeltArctic
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 01:55 AM

Thanks all--I've got the lyrics, music and an audio recording to set me on my way.

All I have to do now is learn it.

Moira


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN IT'S NIGHTTIME IN ITALY IT'S ...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Jun 06 - 10:44 PM

Here are the lyrics, transcribed from the sheet music images at Indiana University Sheet Music Collections:

WHEN IT'S NIGHT-TIME IN ITALY IT'S WEDNESDAY OVER HERE
James Kendis, Lew Brown, 1923

VERSE 1. A rah-rah-rah-rah college boy threw all his books away.
He said, "I've lost my appetite. My hair is turning gray.
I know my Greek and history, and Latin is a pie,
But if east is east and west is west, then won't you tell me why:

CHORUS 1: When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.
When it's fish day in Germany, you can't get shaved in Massachusetts.
How high is up? I'd like to know.
How low is down? And when will we have snow?
If you bump into Gallagher, you'll find that Shean is near.
When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.

VERSE 2. This rah-rah-rah-rah college boy stood up in class and said:
"I looked up my geography and found that Shakespeare's dead.
The reason I speak Portuguese is I'm some clever guy,
But if 'parly voo' means 'how are you', then won't you tell me why:

CHORUS 2: When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.
Oh, the onions in Sicily make people cry in California.
You drive a horse. I drive a Ford.
That doesn't prove a sailor is aboard.
If you talk to an Eskimo, his breath will freeze your ear.
When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.

EXTRA CHORUSES:

CHORUS 3: When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.
When it's wash day in Picardy, they're eating ice cream cones in Georgia.
Sixteen and four makes thirty-one.
Take eight from five and your day's work is done.
There are people who hesitate, but corn beef makes them cheer.
When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.

CHORUS 4: When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.
When it's Christmas in Albany, they're catching fish in Scandinavia.
That's right; you're wrong. You're wrong; that's right.
Though the days are long, it's always cool at night.
If you can't play a piccolo, the holidays are near.
When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.

CHORUS 5: When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.
When they're dancing in Omaha, the girls don't wear no tights in turkey.
My brother Lou likes oyster stew.
Magazines are read. A china cup is blue.
Should you order some ham and eggs, by the time that they appear,
'Twill be nighttime in Italy and Wednesday over here.

CHORUS 6: When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.
When the wind blows in Louisville, I always dream of Julius Caesar.
Young folks are young. Old folks are old.
Fire is hot, but ice is sometimes cold.
Try and fondle a porcupine, and why is food so dear?
'Cause it's nighttime in Italy and Wednesday over here.

CHORUS 7: When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.
When a train leaves for Buffalo, elephants won't sing songs in Spanish.
You have a peach. She has a pear.
I have aces up, and he has curly hair.
By the time that they pass a bill to bring back wine and beer,
'Twill be nighttime in Italy and Wednesday over here.

CHORUS 8: When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.
When they're bathing in Argentine, don't ever try to milk a herring.
Tall trees are high. No, I don't mind.
Yodel all you like, a mushroom's always kind.
If you haven't an appetite, then think of Paul Revere.
When it's nighttime in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's Springtime in Italy
From: Declan
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 07:51 PM

he Robin Dransfield recording is called Tidewave and was made in early 80s I think. I have a copy somewhere. The lyrics are similar but somewhat different to the US version posted above (although it may have been an adapted version of an original US song). I may try to post the Dransfield lyrics in a few days if I have a chance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When It's Night-Time in Italy It's We
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 11:21 PM

REFRESH, for a lost guest (email sent):

ubject: RE: Where is Micca?????
From: GUEST,jerry - PM
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 10:10 PM

Did anyone get an answer to the When It's Nighttime in Italy search. I'm working on Lintel as well and I am looking for the song.

jmontoya@bstreettheatre.org


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When It's Night-time in Italy ...
From: GUEST,Steve Merlin
Date: 08 May 08 - 07:13 AM

Dear Micca,

On this forum I read that you have an mp3 of "When It's Night-time In Italy.."!!

Could you please send it to me? Me and my father are a big fan of 'Journey Into Space', and we were looking for this song for a long time.

Best regards,

Steve

merlin@largerthanlife.nl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When It's Night-time in Italy ...
From: masato sakurai
Date: 08 May 08 - 07:50 AM

"When It's Night Time In Italy, It's Wednesday Over Here" (Edison DD no.51269-L by Billy Jones) is on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When It's Night-Time in Italy It's Wed...
From: Guernsey Pete
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 05:02 PM

I'm sure, in my memory, that Robin Dransfield used to sing
"And if we all paid our income tax
Wouldn't it be queer ?"
and as I've been asked to assist in a protest at a Barclays Bank, re their low payment of taxes while cuts to the Arts and all other services are imminent, so this version may gain greater prominence.
We shall see..........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When It's Night-Time in Italy It's Wed...
From: Steve Benbows protege
Date: 19 Mar 11 - 04:35 AM

Clinton Ford used to sing this as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When It's Night-Time in Italy It's Wed...
From: RunrigFan
Date: 19 Mar 11 - 04:49 AM

A Rah-Rah-Rah-Rah college boy threw all his books away.
He said, "I've lost my appetite, my hair is turning grey.
I know my Greek and History, and Latin is a "pie",
But if East is East and West is West, then won't you tell me why

When it's night time in Italy it's Wednesday over here.
When it's fish day in Germany,
You can't get shaved in Massachusetts.
How high is up? I'd like to know.
How low is down? And when will we have snow?
If you bump into Gallager you'll find that Shean is near
When it's night-time in Italy it's Wednesday over here."

When it's night time in Italy it's Wednesday over here.
When it's Christmas in Albany,
They're catching fish in Scandanavia.
That's right, you're wrong.
No, no; you're wrong; that's right.
Although the days are long
It's always cool at night.
If you can't play the piccolo
The holidays are near
When it's night time in Italy and Wednesday over here.

This Rah-Rah-Rah-Rah college boy stood up in class and said,
"I looked up my Geography, and found out Ceasar's dead!
The reason I speak Portuguese is I'm some clever guy.
But if "parley vous" means "how are you"
then won't you tell me why

When it's night-time in Italy it's Wednesday over here.
All the onions in Sicily make people cry in California.
You drive a horse. I drive a Ford.
That doesn't prove a sailor is a board.
If you talk to an Eskimo his breath will freeze your ear.
When it's night-time in Italy it's Wednesday over here.

When it's night-time in Italy it's Wednesday over here.
When it's wash day in Piccardy
They're eating ice cream cones in Georgia
Sixteen and four makes thirty one.
Take eight from five and your day's work is done.
There are people who hesitate, but corned-beef makes them cheer
When it's night-time in Italy and Wednesday over here.

When it's night time in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.
When the wind blows in Louisville,
I always dream of Julius Caesar.
Young folks are young, of course
And old folks are old, why not.
Fire is very hot, but ice is sometimes cold.
Try and fondle a porcupine, what makes ice cream so dear?
When it's night time in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.

I saw a Chinaman
Fight a Scandanavian.
Up steped an Englishman, and said, "I'd like to speak.
Why kick this man around?
Why strike him when he's down?
Just hit him with a hammer and then bite him on his cheek!"

Up stepped an Irish cop
Who said, "This fight will have to stop.
I'd like to know what the scrap is all about".
They said, "When we tell you,
It will drive you nutty too."
And so they held the traffic up while they tried to figure out.

When it's night-time in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.
When the snow falls in Araby
They're squeezing grapes in California.
Look at you here. Grass on the dew.
Leather shoes are black, but other shoes are new.
If there's sunshine in Washington, what makes the moonshine dear?
When it's night time in Italy, it's Wednesday over here.

If you lay on a mattress, you'll find that spring is near.
If you haven't an appetite, just think of Paul Revere.
By the time that they pass a bill to bring back wine and beer,
It'll be night-time in Italy and Wednesday over here.

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/w/whenitsnighttimeinitalyitswednesdayoverhere.shtml


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Subject: Lyr Req: When it's night-time in Italy
From: Dave Hunt
Date: 21 Sep 11 - 10:14 PM

Hi folks - looking for another one for my collection of silly songs   
'When it's Night-time in Italy it's Wednesday over Here'
Anyone got the words please?? - or can point me to where I might find them
Thanks - Dave
www.sunshinearts.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's night-time in Italy
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Sep 11 - 10:20 PM

It's been posted to Mudcat before. fyi


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's night-time in Italy
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Sep 11 - 10:28 PM

WHEN IT'S NIGHT-TIME IN ITALY, IT'S WEDNESDAY OVER HERE
by James Kendis and Lew Brown
Copyright 1923 by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc, New York

A rah rah rah rah college boy
Threw all his books away.
He said, "I've lost my appetite.
My hair is turning gray.
I know my Greek and history,
And Latin is a pie,
But if East is East and West is West,
Then won't you tell me why:

"When it's night-time in Italy,
It's Wednesday over here.
When it's fish day in Germany,
You can't get shaved in Massachusetts?
How high is up? I'd like to know.
How low is down, and when will we have snow?
If you bump into Gallagher,
You'll find that Shean is near,
When it's night-time in Italy,
It's Wednesday over here."
This rah rah rah rah college boy
Stood up in class and said:
"I looked up my geography,
And found that Caesar's dead.
The reason I speak Portuguese
Is I'm some clever guy,
But if 'Parly Voo' means 'How are you?'
Then won't you tell me why:

"When it's night-time in Italy,
It's Wednesday over here.
Oh, the onions in Sicily
Make people cry in California.
You drive a horse, I drive a Ford,
That doesn't prove a sailor is aboard.
If you talk to an Eskimo,
His breath will freeze your ear.
When it's night-time in Italy,
It's Wednesday over here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When it's night-time in Italy
From: Dave Hunt
Date: 22 Sep 11 - 11:13 AM

Thanks for all the info - having done some research on You tube I've found several really different versions!

From Barry Dransfield
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqcYDEdYmAU&feature=related

From a recording by the Two Gilberts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QVw1U4qqgQ&NR=1

From a recording by Billy Jones (Edison DD51269-L)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXnMXID4hKg

by Furman and Nash 1923
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSr4qEigldA

the Everley Brothers!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ4eQue1iFo&feature=related


A mostly instrumental vesion (one verse)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rayLCzR5KH0

'A Foxtrot Band'which is Tanz Orchester Grand Scala 29b Berlin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEHfZWsUKWI

And finally - a Stroh violin player (who is it??) playing along with a recording by Moor Music, (Jason Rice, Mark Bazeley and Robert Murch)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6H5wwQy9jM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When It's Night-Time in Italy It's Wed...
From: GUEST,Alistair le B.
Date: 05 Mar 16 - 06:30 AM

Just to clear up a misapprehension mentioned earlier. Robin Dransfield does a version of this song on the Kertalg 1974 LP on Barclay in France. However it is mistakenly called "Tidewave" which is a song he used to perform (which was written by Anne Briggs). The problem was probably that he wanted them to put Tidewave onto the record and the wrong part of the recording went onto the LP instead. Leastways, this song wasn't written by Anne Briggs - it was way before her time - and it CERTAINLY wasn't called Tidewave.

Glad to have cleared that up for the Mudcat community


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