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Lyr Req/Add: Frisco Dan (Jones/Van Alstyne, 1912)

GUEST,Jan lee 10 Apr 00 - 11:41 PM
MMario 11 Apr 00 - 03:25 PM
Amos 11 Apr 00 - 11:37 PM
GUEST,Jill 02 Jun 10 - 08:21 PM
GUEST,Jill 02 Jun 10 - 08:23 PM
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sea Shanty
From: GUEST,Jan lee
Date: 10 Apr 00 - 11:41 PM

A search of many years has brought me to this site at last. My mother age 83, sang us a song that her grandmother from Nova Scotia sang. It is a sea shanty, must be very well over 100 years old. Have several verses and need to complete to sing to Mom on her 85th birthday. The words go:

Little Frisco Dan was a sailor man,
Sailing on the good ship Maryanne,
And the little whales and the piping gales
Winked at Dan and wagged their little tails.

Up in Frisco, pretty Lulu Brown
Hugged her Dan and wore a weary frown.
He said, "Lou, I'm sailing out of town.
I'm off to Honolulu, Lulu.
I'm off to Honolulu in a sailing ship.
I'm off to Honolulu on a sailing trip.
If you'll be true, my Lulu, to your Frisco Dan,
I'll be true to Lulu anytime I can."
As he sailed away, he was heard to say,
"Yes I'll be true to Lulu anytime I can."

Well, he isn't true and runs into girls with coats of tan, and Chinese maidens, all of whom send him on his way.
Please, oh please, can anyone help me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Off to Honalulu
From: MMario
Date: 11 Apr 00 - 03:25 PM

they might want to check out this site.... http://www.vintage-recordings.com/combil5.html

Billy Murray - Comic Ragtime Vocals


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Off to Honalulu
From: Amos
Date: 11 Apr 00 - 11:37 PM

"Frisco Dan" was recorded in 1913 by Billy Murray. Vintage Records includes it on their "Ragtime Era" Cassette according to this page It is also on the CD album " Graveyard Blues ". Catalog Number MATR 1005 CD by Bo Grumpus performing on the Stomp Off label. Contact:

Stomp Off Records
117 West Lockwood
St. Louis, Missouri 63119
USA
1-800-678-8863
1-314-961-7539 (fax)
For mail order information, call Marty at (510) 655-6728.
I do not know how old this data is but I do hope it helps.

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Captain Matheson
From: GUEST,Jill
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 08:21 PM

My mother sang this song to us too. I can remember the Chinese girl, but not the coat of tan.

Down in Bongo Bay where the good ship lay,
Danny met a Chinese maid one day
And he filled her trunk full of Yankee bunk,
Told this maid a lot of Yankee junk.
Yip Sing How cried Danny with great glee.
You have made and awful hit with me.
On Broadway you'd be in opery.
Then this yellow maiden said
You're off of Californy full of hokey poke.
You're off of Californy full of hokey joke.
You got a gal in Frisco yet you flirty, flirt.
No Chucky's got now washing for an extra shirt.

The little coat of tan was before the Chinese girl, but I can't remember it either.

Line breaks inserted.
--JoeClone, 04-Jun-2010.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Captain Matheson
From: GUEST,Jill
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 08:23 PM

maybe together we could get it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FRISCO DAN (Jones/Van Alstyne)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 10:27 AM

From the sheet music, viewable at the University of South Carolina web site:


FRISCO DAN
"Sonnet by Earle C. Jones. Aria by Egbert Van Alstyne."
New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1912.

VERSE 1. Little "Frisco Dan" was a sailor man,
Sailing on the good ship "Mary Ann,"
And the little whales, in the piping gales,
Would wink at Dan and wag their little tails.
Out in Frisco, pretty Lulu Brown
Hugged her Dan and wore a worried frown.
He said, "Lou, I'm sailing out of town.
I'm off to Honolulu, Lou.

CHORUS 1: "I'm off to Honolulu on a sailing ship,
Off to Honolulu on a whaling trip.
If you'll be true, my Lulu, to your "Frisco Dan,"
Then I'll be true to Lulu any time I can."
As he sailed away, he was heard to say:
"Oh, I'll be true to Lulu any time I can."

VERSE 2. Down in Bongo Bay where the good ship lay,
Danny met a Hula maid one day,
And at night they rode where the moonlight glowed.
Her name was like the Lackawanna Road.
"Lackawanna," said the sailor man,
"Our girls wear fine dresses if they can.
You look sweeter in a coat of tan,
My little Lackawanna, dear.

CHORUS 2: "My little Lackawanna, when your Dan is gone,
Little Lackawanna, put a hammock on.
If you'll be true, my honey, on the Isle of Bong,
Then I'll be true, my honey, till we reach Hong Kong."
Then he sailed along, and he sang this song:
"I'm true to Lackawanna till we reach Hong Kong."

VERSE 3. In the town of Chow, on the old Yen How,
Danny met a gal named "Hip-Sing-Yow,"
So he put his trunk on her Chinee junk,
And told this Chink a lot of Yankee bunk.
"Hip-Sing-Yow, dear," Danny said in glee,
"You have made an awful hit with me.
On Broadway, you'd be in Operee."
And then the yellow maiden said:

CHORUS 3: "You're off to Californy full of okum smoke,
Off to Californy with a jokum joke.
You got a gal in Frisco while you flirty flirt.
No checkee, get no washee for your extra shirt."
Said the little "Chink," as she wank a wink:
"No checkee get no washee for your extra shirt."

VERSE 4. Back to Frisco Bay, Danny sailed one day,
Happy as a Blue Bird all the way,
For he knew Lou Brown back in Frisco Town,
Would wait until the Sun was going down.
"Frisco Lou," said Danny with a grin,
"I've stayed true in ev'ry town I've been."
"Hush," said Lou. "My hubby may come in."
And then our sailor boy replied:

CHORUS 4: "I'm off to old Seattle, on a Pullman train,
Off to old Seattle, where the girls are plain.
You never loved your honey and I sigh alas!
I've got another Baby up in Chinnook Pass."
Then he bowed his head, and he sweetly said:
"I've got another Baby up in Chinnook Pass."


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Frisco Dan (Jones & Van Alstyne, 1912)
From: Artful Codger
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 02:29 PM

"Frisco Dan" sung by Billy Murray, 1914, on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3MOApfnoV0


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