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Songs about a hospital (for school program)

bfolkemer 12 Feb 03 - 03:40 PM
Sorcha 12 Feb 03 - 04:42 PM
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nutty 12 Feb 03 - 05:09 PM
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Jim Dixon 12 Feb 03 - 10:38 PM
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Subject: Songs about a hospital (for school progr
From: bfolkemer
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 03:40 PM

Hello everyone,

Again, many thanks for helping me find a very good song relating to girls working in sewing factories. I am in the process of putting "The Factory Girl" into a Finale file. If anyone uses Finale, and would like to have it, please send me a PM.

I have not had any luck finding a song that could be used to set the scene for the openning of our local hospital, in 1920. I have tried searching the DT on the words "hospital," "nurse,"and "sick, without finding anything. So once again I'm asking for help.

Our local group does Civil War music, and American and British Isles music. I have Finale files for some things that are not on the DT. Let me know if anyone is looking for something that I might be able to share.

Thanks very much!
Beth


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Subject: RE: Songs about a hospital (for school progr
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 04:42 PM

This is what happens when you put @hospital in the Knowledge and Lyrics box. I'll leave you to sort through them...........grin


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Subject: RE: Songs about a hospital (for school progr
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 04:46 PM

Link didn't work......anyway, just put @hospital in the search box.


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Subject: RE: Songs about a hospital (for school progr
From: nutty
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 05:09 PM

try the Levy Collection of Sheet music . I've just checked it out ...if you put "nurse" in the search box you will have lots of choice.

Lester S. Levy Sheet Music


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Subject: RE: Songs about a hospital (for school progr
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 05:22 PM

Beth, I can't remember what age group you said the kids were, so this might not be appropriate, but you can read the lyrics for St. James Infirmary HERE. There is also a St. James Hospital in the DT, which is a cowboy ballad.

Good luck!

kat


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Subject: RE: Songs about a hospital (for school progr
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 06:46 PM

"The Rose Of No Man's Land", a tribute to the Red Cross nurse.


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Subject: RE: Songs about a hospital (for school progr
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 07:10 PM

This one might appeal to the kids who have a ghoulish sense of humor
National Embalming School


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOME LITTLE BUG IS GOING TO FIND YOU
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 10:38 PM

Here's one I like. It's also appropriate for the period.

(This song is already in DT but the following transcription is more accurate and complete.)

Transcribed from the sheet music at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music:

SOME LITTLE BUG IS GOING TO FIND YOU
(Words, Benjamin Hapgood Burt and Roy Atwell. Music, Silvio Hein. 1915.)

It is oftentimes a question in this age of indigestion
As to what to eat and what to leave alone,
For each microbe and bacillus has a diff'rent way to kill us,
And in time, they always claim us for their own.
There are germs in ev'ry kind in any food that you can find,
In the market or upon the bill of fare.
Drinking water's just as risky as the so-called deadly whiskey,
And it's often a mistake to breathe the air.
Some little bug is going to find you some day.
Some little bug will creep behind you some day.

Then he'll send for his bug friends and all your earthly trouble ends.
Some little bug is going to find you some day.

The inviting green cucumber gets most ev'rybody's number,
And the green corn has a system of its own,
While the radish and the cabbage often make unpleasant baggage
And may introduce the doctor in your home.
Eating lobster cooked or plain is only flirting with ptomaine,
And an oyster sometimes has a lot to say,
But the clams we eat in chowder make the angels sing the louder,
For they know that we'll be with them right away.
Some little bug is going to find you some day.
Some little bug will creep behind you some day.

Then he'll get into your gizzard; if you lose him, you're a wizard.
Some little bug is going to find you some day.

Take a slice of nice fried onion and you're fit for Dr. Munyon.
Apple dumplings kill you quicker than a train.
Chew a cheesy midnight "rabbit" and a grave you'll soon inhabit.
Ah, to eat at all is such a foolish game!
Eating huckleberry pie is a pleasing way to die,
While sauerkraut brings on softening of the brain.
When you eat banana fritters, every undertaker titters
And the casket-makers nearly go insane.
Some little bug is going to find you some day.
Some little bug will creep behind you some day.

With a nervous little quiver, he'll give cirrhosis of the liver.
Some little bug is going to find you some day.

When cold storage vaults I visit, I can only say, what is it
Makes poor mortals fill their systems with such stuff?
Now, for breakfast, prunes are dandy if a stomach pump is handy
And your doctor can be found quite soon enough.
Eat a plate of fine pig's knuckles and the headstone-cutter chuckles
While the gravedigger makes a note upon his cuff.
Eat that lovely red bologna and you'll wear a wooden kimono
As your relatives start scrapping 'bout your stuff.
Some little bug is going to find you some day.
Some little bug will creep behind you some day.

Eating juicy sliced pineapple makes the sexton dust the chapel.
Some little bug is going to find you some day.

All those crazy foods they mix will float us 'cross the River Styx,
Or they'll start us climbing up the Milky Way;
And the meals we eat in courses mean a hearse and two black horses,
So before a meal, some people always pray.
Luscious grapes breed 'pendicitis, and the juice leads to gastritis,
So there's only death to greet us either way;
And fried liver's nice but, mind you, friends will soon ride slow behind you
And the papers then will have nice things to say.
Some little bug is going to find you some day.
Some little bug will creep behind you some day.

Eat some sauce -- they call it chili -- on your breast, they'll place a lily.
Some little bug is going to find you some day.

[Recorded by Roy Atwell; Eubie Blake; Fats Pichon; Bradley Kincaid; Guy Lombardo; Phil Harris (who mostly recited the lyrics); Sally Rogers (who used a different tune) on "Love Will Guide Us"; and William Bolcom and Joan Morris on "Moonlight Bay: Songs As Is and Songs As Was." The following quote is from Bolcom & Morris' liner notes:
    "Some Little Bug Is Going to Find You" was written in response to the germ scare of l915. (Three years later, the great influenza epidemic would kill more people in the United States than the number of US forces killed in the entire First World War.) The actor, Roy Atwell, who co-wrote the lyrics with Benjamin Hapgood Burt, interpolated the song into Franz Lehar's musical, "Alone at Last," where it became the biggest hit of the show.
On this page you can click a link that will play an old recording by M. J. O'Connell.

On this page you can click a link that will play an old recording by Billy Murray.

On this page you can click a link that will play a program of music from old cylinders and 78s, including this song, performed by Roy Atwell.

On this page you can click a link that will play a midi file; and you are supposed to be able to view the sheet music if you have Sibelius software installed.


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Subject: RE: Songs about a hospital (for school progr
From: Jeanie
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 03:00 AM

There's a brilliantly funny musical for kids: "Surgical Sensation at St. Sennapod's or Dr. Scalpel's Missing Bit" by John Gardener and Fiz Coleman. Songs include: "St. Sennapod's at Your Service", "Nickin' Bits in the Night", "I've Left My Gloves In" (this is a parody of "My Way" sung by the surgeon).

Script, lyrics and score: ISBN 0 573 05087 2 - Available from Samuel French theatre bookshop.

I've never done this one, but it's one I have in mind for my 7-11 year old drama pupils. It looks as though it would work very well !

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Songs about a hospital (for school progr
From: Jeanie
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 03:04 AM

Ooh, forgot the best one of the lot, which would definitely fit your 1920's era: "Tuesday, Tonsils and You" - it's a 1920's style "romantic duet". (From the same show)

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Songs about a hospital (for school progr
From: bfolkemer
Date: 18 Feb 03 - 08:10 PM

Thanks to everyone for some great leads. One of the group members was concerned that "Some Little Bug," while a really fun song, didn't work. However, as I searched the Levy collection, I found a song that, with only very minor editing, will do just fine.

I had already searched both the DT and its mirror at htpp://sniff... , as well as some other sources. But I came up with nothing very specific. It 's great to know about the Levy collection for future searches. I'm also glad for the lead about the children's musical. That may come in very handy for some friends who do summer theater here (my daughter was a student actress in last summer's lineup).

The song I'm working with is called "Good Night Nurse." I hope that I will be able to post lyrics and a midi file in the DT, in the near future. Here's a link to the site:
Levy Collection of Sheet Music
Thanks again!

Beth


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Subject: RE: Songs about a hospital (for school progr
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 Feb 03 - 08:31 PM

Here's a link to song I wrote after a spell in hospital - "The Chestnut Ward". It won't be what you're after I imagine - but it's odd really, it seems that there don't seem to be that many extant songs about hospitals.


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Subject: RE: Songs about a hospital (for school program)
From: Felipa
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 07:18 PM

time to revive this thread -- I was looking for a different old thread from when I was looking for the lyrics of Some Little Bug, which I had heard on a Sara Grey l.p. (I had asked Sara herself, but she no longer remembered all the lyrics)


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Subject: RE: Songs about a hospital (for school program)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 27 Mar 20 - 06:09 PM

The music of Father Damien of Molokai


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