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Lyr Req: Song from the film: 'The Buccaneer'

GUEST,Pete 03 Jul 03 - 01:02 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Jul 03 - 09:27 PM
LadyJean 05 Jul 03 - 11:17 PM
Helen 05 Jul 03 - 11:55 PM
McGrath of Harlow 06 Jul 03 - 10:15 AM
GUEST,Pete 07 Jul 03 - 01:06 PM
LadyJean 08 Jul 03 - 01:32 AM
GUEST 28 Mar 12 - 07:18 AM
GUEST,APKlamm 31 Dec 12 - 10:49 PM
GUEST,APKlamm 01 Jan 13 - 12:55 PM
GUEST,APKlamm 03 Jan 13 - 05:24 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Song from the film: THE BUCCANEER
From: GUEST,Pete
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 01:02 PM

Can anyone out there help me find the title and lyrics to the song used in the 1938 version of the film: THE BUCCANEER ? This one stars Fredrick March as Jean Laffite. The title of the song sounds like
"Cataloo" or "Cabaloo". I'd also like to find the origin of this one. Was it actually known in 1815, etc. Avast thar ye swabs, give me a shout at petestines@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song from the film: THE BUCCANEER
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 09:27 PM

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) lists only one song on its soundtrack page for "The Buccaneer," (1938):

"Yankee Doodle"
Traditional
Sung by the pirates.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song from the film: THE BUCCANEER
From: LadyJean
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 11:17 PM

I always enjoy a movie with a strong pirate interest. In Cecil B. Demille's first Jean Lafitte movie, starring Fredrick March as the infamous pirate, his crew sings a little ditty that goes "Callaloo, Oh callaloo! The crab saw the monkey, and he didn't know what to do, so he hollered callalloo." They don't sing it all the way through. I don't know if it was an authentic folksong, or some writer's invention, and I'd like to find out too.
(If it rhymes I remember it forever, whether I want to or not.)


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Subject: Lyr Add: CALALOO (Jimmy Buffett)
From: Helen
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 11:55 PM

I'm sure this is not the one, but....

Calaloo

Calaloo, Strange Calaloo
Mysterious curious roux
Try as you might to avoid the hoodoo
Sooner of later we're all in the stew

We got Crab and pigtail
Squid ink and fish scale
Okra and daheen leaves
Chitchat and chatter
Fill up the platter
With a garnish of pure make believe
--Jimmy Buffet, "Callaloo" from
Don't Stop the Carnival

Callaloo - Jimmy Buffett

There are lots of recipes for Callaloo on the 'Net, though.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song from the film: THE BUCCANEER
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 10:15 AM

Here's a recipe for Callaloo Soup


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Subject: Lyr Req: Song from the film: THE BUCCANEER
From: GUEST,Pete
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 01:06 PM

I'm looking for the words to the song from the 1938 version of the movie THE BUCCANEER. This one is about Jean Laffite the pirate and starred Fredrick March. The song is sung frequently and sounds like
"Cataloo" I'd also like to find out if this song was actually around in 1815. Give me a shout at petestines@yahoo.com
I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song from the film: THE BUCCANEER
From: LadyJean
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 01:32 AM

I've been reading Barbara Hambly's "A Wet Grave" which is, in part, about Lafitte the pirate. I reccomend all of Hambly's New Orleans mysteries, but this one is especially good. You will love what Lafitte did with his treasure. (Subtle hint, he didn't bury it.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song from the film: THE BUCCANEER
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 12 - 07:18 AM

I would like the lyrics of the song " Ballaloo" which is sung by the pirates throughout the film.

                               ronaldduval@comcast.net


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song from the film: THE BUCCANEER
From: GUEST,APKlamm
Date: 31 Dec 12 - 10:49 PM

LadyJean has it right-just saw the movie yesterday on HULU.It was great....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song from the film: THE BUCCANEER
From: GUEST,APKlamm
Date: 01 Jan 13 - 12:55 PM

Theres a japanese folk tale ( and a few interesting variations)about a monkey and a crab. My guess is DeMille's music guy made up the chorus to fit the movie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song from the film: THE BUCCANEER
From: GUEST,APKlamm
Date: 03 Jan 13 - 05:24 PM

In the novel, Lafitte the Pirate by Lyle Saxon ( used as basis for the film), there's a chapter entitled" Callalou: and it's supposedly a creole tune used sometimes as a lullabye, BUT... it's about a mixed race gal getting the upper hand on her rival.. The creole lyrics are there--- nothing like the tune in the film. Callaloo also applies to a creole dish made from spinach (callaloo) and okra -( sounds delish-gonna make it). So what we apparently have is a catchy sounding word, some history, and a whole lotta invention....


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