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happy? – Feb 28 (Doo-da, doo-da!)

Abby Sale 28 Feb 06 - 08:26 AM
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Subject: happy? – Feb 28 (Doo-da, doo-da!)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 08:26 AM

The first gold rush ship arrives at San Francisco on 2/28/1849

        Round Cape Horn in the month of snows
           Doo-da, doo-da!
        We came to the land where the cocktail flows,
           Doo-da, doo-da-day

        Chorus: Then blow ye winds, hi-oh!
                 For Californy-o!
                 There's planty of gold, so I've been told,
                 On the banks of the Sacramento.

                    "(Banks of the) Sacramento" This version from J Colcord,
                    printed in Lomax, Folksong USA also Hugill & many others.

Same tune as "Camptown Races," obviously. It's not clear which stole from which.

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
What are Happy's all about? See Clicky


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Subject: RE: happy? – Feb 28 (Doo-da, doo-da!)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 09:35 AM

Answer: Zip-a-dee doo dah

Question: What do you do when your doo dah is down?


               Karnac the Magnificent



(Some things you just can't forget.
It must be a punishment for something.)


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Subject: RE: happy? – Feb 28 (Doo-da, doo-da!)
From: Flash Company
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 10:05 AM

I like Raquel Welch's left
Doo-dah doo-dah.......

The Two Ronnies.

In't it grand when you're daft?

FC


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Subject: RE: happy? – Feb 28 (Doo-da, doo-da!)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 11:23 AM

This is the earliest known copy of "Camptown Races" (from the Levy collection), published February 19, 1850:

Title: [Foster-Hall Reproductions]. Foster's Plantation Melodies. No.3. Gwine to Run All Night [Camptown Races].
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: Written, Composed & Arranged by Stephen C. Foster.
Publication: Baltimore: F.D. Benteen, 1850.
Form of Composition: strophic with chorus
Instrumentation: piano and voice
First Line: De Camptown ladies sing dis song, Doo-dah! doo-dah!
First Line of Chorus: Gwine to run all night! Gwine to run all day!
Performer: As Sung by the Christy & Campbell Minstrels, and New Orleans Serenaders.
Engraver, Lithographer, Artist: Webb


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Subject: RE: happy? – Feb 28 (Doo-da, doo-da!)
From: Jon W.
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 11:39 AM

Holdstock & Murphy sing a version where the refrain is: "To me hoodah! To me hoodah!" and "To me hoodah doodah day!"

They claim that Stephen Foster adapted "Camptown Racers" from the shanty - for whatever that's worth.


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Subject: RE: happy? – Feb 28 (Doo-da, doo-da!)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 01 Mar 06 - 02:39 PM

Don't have time to research but - didn't the word "cocktail" first appear in the 1920's?


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