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Lyr/Chords Req: My Gee Gee from the Fiji Isle

Warsaw Ed 01 Jun 02 - 02:56 PM
Sorcha 01 Jun 02 - 03:37 PM
GUEST,MCP 01 Jun 02 - 07:20 PM
GUEST,Liland 01 Jun 02 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,Liland 01 Jun 02 - 07:24 PM
GUEST,Liland 01 Jun 02 - 07:29 PM
Sorcha 01 Jun 02 - 08:44 PM
Warsaw Ed 02 Jun 02 - 01:09 AM
Haruo 02 Jun 02 - 01:22 AM
GUEST,MCP 02 Jun 02 - 08:31 PM
GUEST,Autumn 23 Nov 11 - 01:47 PM
Jim Dixon 26 Nov 11 - 08:31 PM
Jim Dixon 27 Nov 11 - 05:35 PM
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Subject: My Gigi fromthe Figi Isles popular 1940s
From: Warsaw Ed
Date: 01 Jun 02 - 02:56 PM

Popular 1940s supposedly by Woody Herman Band


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Gigi fromthe Figi Isles popular
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Jun 02 - 03:37 PM

No luck at all with either Gigi/Figi or Woody Herman.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Gigi fromthe Figi Isles popular
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 01 Jun 02 - 07:20 PM

The song is actually called My Gee Gee From The Fiji Isles OR Oh Gee, Say Gee, You Ought To See My Gee Gee From The Fiji Isles. If you search you'll find about half a dozen recodings referenced (including Woody Herman.

Can't see the lyrics anywhere, but a couple of sites are offline at the moment. I'll check them later

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Gigi fromthe Figi Isles popular
From: GUEST,Liland
Date: 01 Jun 02 - 07:22 PM

I was married to a gal from Fiji for four years, but her name was Shakuntala, which doesn't fit the metre (nor the rhyme scheme). But I just thought I'd point out that "Figi" is not a common spelling. The standard is "Fiji", and "Feegee" and "Feejee" are both more common than "Figi" (which makes me think of Christmas puddings). And of course in Fijian (Bauan) it's Viti...

Liland


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Gigi fromthe Figi Isles popular
From: GUEST,Liland
Date: 01 Jun 02 - 07:24 PM

Google results

Liland
(based on MCP's suggestion)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Gigi fromthe Figi Isles popular
From: GUEST,Liland
Date: 01 Jun 02 - 07:29 PM

Lyrics (scroll down a bit)

Liland


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Gigi fromthe Figi Isles popular
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Jun 02 - 08:44 PM

Good on ya, Liland! I did try several different spellings of both, and also a Woody search!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Gigi fromthe Figi Isles popular
From: Warsaw Ed
Date: 02 Jun 02 - 01:09 AM

Many many thanks to Liland [and Sorcha]! Much more than I requested. [thanks also for the lesson to watch my Gs & Js]. I never cease to be amazed at the results obtained through Mudcat. Ed


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Gigi fromthe Figi Isles popular
From: Haruo
Date: 02 Jun 02 - 01:22 AM

You're certainly welcome, Ed, but if it hadn't been for Guest,MCP cluing us in on the "Gee Gee" part I'd never have been able to come up with what I did.

Liland
(back at home with his cookies)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Gigi fromthe Figi Isles popular
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 02 Jun 02 - 08:31 PM

Thanks Liland. I actually got the halcyondaysmusic site in my search, but the page came up as not found (I've just been back to look - the search result page is not found but looking for other halcyondaysmusic pages got it immediately - I should have perservered longer!). Interesting site though and not one of my usual sources. Bravo

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Gigi fromthe Figi Isles popular
From: GUEST,Autumn
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 01:47 PM

I know this is nine years old, but I just want to say THANK YOU ALL for finding this! I have searched for this song's lyrics for over three years, all the while spelling it "Gigi from Fiji", etc. The original song is now on Youtube under "My Gee Gee from Fiji". Never could've found it without this page.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ...MY GEE GEE FROM THE FIJI ISLE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 08:31 PM

The sheet music can be seen at the University of Mississippi: Click for a PDF.


OH GEE! SAY GEE! YOU OUGHT TO SEE MY GEE GEE FROM THE FIJI ISLE
Words by Lew Brown, music by Albert Von Tilzer
New York: Broadway Music Corporation, ©1920.

1. Hiram Perkin got tired of workin' on the farm each day,
So he wandered down to see the circus in the town,
Saw the animals and the cannibals when they came on view,
Then he flirted with a wild, wild woman and they got real friendly too.
When Hiram got back home, the folks all gathered by his side.
They said, "Where were you? What did you see?" and Hiram replied:

CHORUS: Oh, gee! Say, gee! You ought to see my Gee Gee
From the Fiji Isle!
Gosh! Gee! Say, gee! you ought to be with Gee Gee.
She can make you smile.
Rings inside her nose,
Bells upon her toes,
And I'm here to tell you that she's some high kicker.
Her kick is like the kick in homemade liquor.
She's got a lingo as funny as By Jingo*—
You know what I mean—
And she does a twister much better than her sister,
Silly Chili Bean**.
Over here, over there, she's a little bit bare,
So she wears a lot of leaves to protect her from the air.
Oh, gee! Say, gee! You ought to see my Gee Gee
From the Fiji Isle!

2. Hiram giggled each time she wiggled; he was gone for fair,
Followed her around until the circus left the town,
Told the friends he knew he was going to sell his farm next day.
They thought he was going crazy so they called the doctor right away.
The doctor felt his head and said, "There's something wrong inside.
I can't diagnose it. What can it be?" and Hiram replied: CHORUS


* See OH BY JINGO! OH BY GEE! (YOU'RE THE ONLY GIRL FOR ME) by Brown & Von Tilzer.
** See CHILI BEAN. EENIE-MEENIE-MINIE-MO by Brown & Von Tilzer.

How many songs are in this series, anyway?


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY GEE GEE FROM THE FIJI ISLE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 05:35 PM

You can hear a 1921 recording of MY GEE GEE FROM THE FIJI ISLE, sung by Emerson Westervelt, at The Internet Archive. His second chorus is different from the first:

CHORUS: Oh, gee! Say, gee! You ought to see my Gee Gee
From the Fiji Isle!
Oh, gee! Gosh, gee! You ought to be with Gee Gee
For a little while.
She has so much charm,
I think I'll sell my farm.
I'm just a deuce(?) while I am here on my land.
I'll be the king while on the Fiji Island.
She's got a father; I love her dear old father.
He's a nice old guy,
'Cause when he meets you, he greets you, and then he tries to eat you
Like a piece of pie.
Ev'ry night he'll invite some good friends to have a bite,
But I'll never be ... till he's lost his appetite.
Oh, gee! Say, gee! You ought to see my Gee Gee
From the Fiji Isle!


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