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Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba

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Subject: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba
From: gatyamgal
Date: 05 May 02 - 10:13 AM

I found the midi to this song and it is driving me crazy. I would love to know the words and who did it originally. Thanks Mudcatters, you always come through for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 May 02 - 10:27 AM

Star: Walter O'Keefe
Sponsors: Life Savers, Fougera, Nestle, Camel Cigarettes, Ipana Toothpaste
Network: NBC (Blue), CBS, NBC (Red)
Aired: 1929-1937
Type of Show: Variety
NB: Tuba players should know who Walter O'Keefe was: He was the first person to sing, "When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba Down in Cuba!" in the 1933 Broadway musical, The Third Little Show, with Beatrice Lillie and Ernest Truex.
(Looks like this one was first.....)

WHEN YUBA PLAYS THE RHUMBA ON THE TUBA Spike Jones and his Other Orchestra; Tuba : Country Washburne - Radio Transcriptions - Los Angeles, November 1946 (Jones) ® 1946 2:35

(from:http://www.proper-records.co.uk/boxsets/pb5info.htm

If you want to know more, go to Google type in "rhumba on the tuba" using the quotes. Lots of stuff about it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba
From: gatyamgal
Date: 05 May 02 - 10:49 AM

A response in 14 minutes. Excellent! Thank you very much


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 May 02 - 10:52 AM

Didn't find any lyrics, did you want those?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 May 02 - 09:25 AM

Here's the catalog entry for the sheet music at Indiana State University Library. It contains more lyrics than I've found anywhere else:

Title: When Yuba plays the Rumba on the Tuba.
First Line: His name was Yuba! He was homely, he was dumb; and so was Yuba just a big ambitious bum
Chorus: Down in Havana there's a funny lookin' boob-a; he plays the Rumba on the tuba, down in Cuba.
Music by: Hupfeld, Herman.
Words by:
P/P/D: New York : Harms Inc, c1931.
Location: SPC, KIRK PS 1930-1939


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba
From: gatyamgal
Date: 07 May 02 - 10:09 AM

Thank you for the help. Never new so many words could rhyme with Tuba. I would like the complete lyrics if anyone else can help. I have a karaoke maker that can make karaoke songs out of midis and lyrics. It is a fun pasttime.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 May 02 - 10:24 AM

If you go to the site linked above, there is a clickie for photocopy requests......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba
From: Troll
Date: 07 May 02 - 01:02 PM

Thanks for the thread. We have a tuba in our band (The 24th Street Klezmer Band) right now and have been looking for a solo for him. Where did you find the midi?

troll*****a tuba solo. HOO HA!!***


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 07 May 02 - 06:49 PM

I am on the road but may have the lyrics at home. I will check when I get there.

Another source, that I am sure could help is the yahoo group for jugbands.

JAB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tub
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 08:16 PM

Recorded by The Revelers. Sound clip here:
http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?z=y&EAN=743625527827&itm=1

A related song seems to be this gem sung by The Comedian Harmonists (a pre-war German male vocal quintet): "Mein Onkel Bumba aus Kalumba tanzt nur Rumba".
http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?z=y&EAN=4250026321139&itm=3


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tub
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 04:11 AM

Er, related closely. In the movie "The Harmonists", the credits list both titles for this song. Herman Hupfeld is credited as having written both music and text for "Yuba". The German version (not quite a translation) was written by Fritz Rotter. The title they give is "Der Onkel Bumba aus Columba tanzt nur Rumba"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tub
From: GUEST,Art
Date: 05 May 08 - 11:06 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 May 08 - 01:15 AM

I just checked The Online 78-rpm Discographical Project and found a whole slew of recordings of WHEN YUBA PLAYS THE RUMBA ON HIS TUBA (*Sometimes "…A RUMBA…"), by—

Don Baker
Ralph Bennett & His 7 Aces
Buddy Campbell Orchestra (Selvin)
Colonial Club Orchestra (Katzman)
Les Elgart & His Orchestra
Spike Jones & His Other Orchestra
Lloyd Keating's Music (Selvin)
The Knickerbockers (Selvin)
Al Lack's City Radiolans
Revelers
Six Jumping Jacks
Rudy Vallee
Gus Van


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tub
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 08 May 08 - 10:18 AM

Sounds as if it's a similar genre to "With a Yiddle in the Middle of Your Fiddle Play Some Ragtime".

Linn


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN YUBA PLAYS THE RUMBA ON THE TUBA
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 08 May 08 - 03:35 PM

I found these lyrics on the web.

His name was Yuba,
He was homely, he was dumb.
And so was Yuba
Just a big ambitious bum,
He wouldn't do-a
So much as chew a piece of gum
So this is news to me.

I understand-a
He's an overnight success,
He's in demand-a.
Why? I never could have guessed.
Well, he found a big bass tuba
Then he bummed his way to Cuba
And the rest is history.

Down in Havana there's a funny-looking boob-a,
He plays the rhumba round the tuba down in Cuba.
Oh when his sap'll sell an apple
But this chap'd rather grapple
With his oompah-oompah-oompah.
They prefer it to the booba-doopa-doopa.
They love the rhumba round the tuba down in Cuba.

It doesn't take him very long to get a tumble,
Oh, all the rhumba lovers go into their rumble.
Oh, how I'd love to be his double,
For without a bit of trouble
With his oompah-oompah-oompah
He can knock eleven ladies for a loop-a.
They love the rhumba round the tuba down in Cuba.

He's not a green horn,
He blows a mean horn,
A must be seen horn,
Oh he's a riddle.

Why, all Havana loves the sunny-lookin' boob-a,
He plays the rhumba round the tuba down in Cuba.
I can't believe it but they tell us
Every peanut vendor's jealous
Of his oompah-oompah-oompah,
They prefer it to the boopa-doopa-doopa.
They love the rhumba round the tuba down in Cuba.
They love his oompah-oompah-oompah-oompah-oomp.

He's not a green horn,
He blows a mean horn,
A must be seen horn,
Oh he's a riddle.

Why, all Havana loves the sunny-lookin' boob-a,
Who plays the rhumba round the tuba down in Cuba.
He's getting wealthy, strong and hearty
Thanks to plenty good Bacardi
And his oompah-oompah-oompah, oh he
Knocks the booba-doopa for a loop-ah.
They love the rhumba round the tuba down in Cuba.

They love his oompah-oompah-oompah-oompah
Oomp!
Oomp!
Oomp!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba
From: GUEST,Talkative Old Fart
Date: 04 Dec 15 - 09:34 PM

Here are some more artists; you can actually find most of these recordings on Youtube, iTunes, etc.:
Al Lack's City Radiolians (note spelling)
Ambrose & His Orchestra (feat. Sam Browne)
Barnes, George
Clair, Herbert (on a player piano)
Comedian Harmonists ("Der Onkel Bumpa…")
The Durium Revellers (feat. Sam Browne)
Krish, Ferdinand, and his Concert Ensemble
Lavalle, Paul
Light, Enoch and The Light Brigade
Mercer, Johnny (two versions, but very similar)
The Midnight Revelers
Oliveira, Aloysio de
Parnell, Jack and His Orchestra
Rathor, Raj, and Diana Smith
The Revelers
Selvin, Ben & His Orchestra
Smith, Jack
Spear, Roger Ruskin
The Three Suns
(Unknown—on something really deep like a super contrabassoon)
Welk, Lawrence, with Buddy Hayes


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba
From: pdq
Date: 05 Dec 15 - 04:16 PM

Herman Hupfeld is better known for writing the song "As Time Goes By."


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