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Favorite Broadway show tunes

GUEST,colwyn dane 17 Feb 01 - 08:41 PM
Firecat 17 Feb 01 - 06:09 PM
GUEST,beachcomber 15 Aug 00 - 08:15 PM
GUEST,Hutzul 15 Aug 00 - 03:07 AM
thosp 15 Aug 00 - 01:47 AM
alison 15 Aug 00 - 01:38 AM
thosp 14 Aug 00 - 11:14 PM
celticblues5 14 Aug 00 - 10:55 PM
GUEST,beachcomber 14 Aug 00 - 06:28 PM
Mbo 14 Aug 00 - 02:40 PM
Lanfranc 14 Aug 00 - 01:26 PM
P05139 14 Aug 00 - 08:32 AM
Timbobbin 14 Aug 00 - 08:22 AM
alison 14 Aug 00 - 02:34 AM
RWilhelm 13 Aug 00 - 05:19 PM
Mbo 13 Aug 00 - 12:41 PM
P05139 13 Aug 00 - 12:30 PM
GUEST,Colwyn Dane 13 Aug 00 - 12:17 PM
Mbo 13 Aug 00 - 10:28 AM
P05139 13 Aug 00 - 10:24 AM
CarolC 13 Aug 00 - 08:41 AM
P05139 13 Aug 00 - 03:19 AM
alison 13 Aug 00 - 03:17 AM
alison 13 Aug 00 - 03:05 AM
Joe Offer 13 Aug 00 - 02:20 AM
alison 13 Aug 00 - 02:17 AM
celticblues5 12 Aug 00 - 10:23 PM
Lonesome EJ 12 Aug 00 - 09:35 PM
Mbo 12 Aug 00 - 09:08 PM
Mary in Kentucky 12 Aug 00 - 09:04 PM
Lonesome EJ 12 Aug 00 - 08:58 PM
P05139 12 Aug 00 - 08:55 PM
Mbo 12 Aug 00 - 08:48 PM
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Mary in Kentucky 12 Aug 00 - 08:09 PM
P05139 12 Aug 00 - 08:06 PM
Mbo 12 Aug 00 - 08:03 PM
Lonesome EJ 12 Aug 00 - 07:58 PM
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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST,colwyn dane
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 08:41 PM

Hi,

Try this site

Cheers,
Colwyn.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Firecat
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 06:09 PM

Just doing a bit of refreshing!

Does anyone have the lyrics to the song "I Whistle a Happy Tune" from The King And I? It was a question on Millionaire tonight but I'm not sure what it sounds lke!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST,beachcomber
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 08:15 PM

Thanks again Celtic Blues 5, but yes, I do know for sure that Dinah Washington recorded "Look to the rainbow". However it's the Burl Ives recording that I am wondering about? does anyone know of it ? Also , if you are a musician Celticblue 5 have you got a good chord progression for the song "Look to the rainbow" or does anyone else ? Especially Joe Offer or Allison?? I'd be most appreciative. beachcomber (PS How come I've lost my membership status? I'm now down as "Guest" again??)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST,Hutzul
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 03:07 AM

Almost forgot "A Funny Thing Happened ..." Everybody Ought to Have a Maid. Maybe it's just because the dust ghosts are ankle deep around here, and I'm on this stupid computer.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: thosp
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 01:47 AM

thanks alison

peace (Y) thosp


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: alison
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 01:38 AM

Elaine Page played Piaf in a stage show possibly called "Piaf".... she was coached with singing in a French accent......

I forgot one really good song which I don't think has been mentioned yet....

"Downtown" from "Little shop of Horrors"... brilliant

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: thosp
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 11:14 PM

hi Mbo -- i may be confused --- "No Regrets" is a Edith Piaf song -- i'm not really familiar with Elaine Page did she cover the song? or could you mean Edith Piaf? -----

peace (Y) thosp


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: celticblues5
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 10:55 PM

beachcomber - I don't know if either of them recorded that song. You might look for Dinah on sonic.net - they have a lot of artists' works listed.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST,beachcomber
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 06:28 PM

Many thanks to "Alison" Joe Offer and "celtic blues 5" You have renewed my faith in the powers of the Mudcat Cafe. A relatively, self-taught newcomber to this medium I have been trying to procure these lyrics since last Xmas, when I first went on-line, without success until now. Now, the "folk " connection ,could I have heard a Burl Ives recording,???? on a radio show, of this song? My favourite version would have to be that by Dinah Washington ?

beachcomber


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 02:40 PM

Elaine Page is awesome! I once saw a show on PBS that had difference performances she had been in over the years...MAN she is good! I especially loved her singing "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" Oh! Talk about a heart stopper!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Lanfranc
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 01:26 PM

As a matter of interest, I suspect that there are at least two "London" versions of the soundtrack of "Evita".

The original version was unusual insofar as the record was released before the show was ever staged. This is the one where Julie Covington plays Evita. Many of us were disappointed that Julie didn't get the stage role, which went initially to Elaine Paige.

And yes, it does rock - the best thing Lloyd Webber has done,IMHO.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: P05139
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 08:32 AM

No, Mbo, my name wasn't inspired by T.S Eliot! I got it because I was in a folk group at school called Fireboots and my proper name can be shortened to Kat (my name's Kathryn) so I spelt it like the animal and took the Fire bit from the band name!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Timbobbin
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 08:22 AM

My two favourite musicals are West Side Story and Guys and Dolls, two choose one song from each it has to be Somewhere from West Side Story and Sit Down you're rocking the boat from Guys & Dolls a real showstopper.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: alison
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 02:34 AM

2 you can't do much wrong with no matter who performs them are "Joseph- and the amazing technicolour dream coat", and "Godspell"

Mbo, try to get a copy of the London version of Evita, you'd like it.... and that song was "rocky" even away back then!! *grin*

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: RWilhelm
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 05:19 PM

Did anyone mention "Three Penny Opera"? I don't think there's a bad song there.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 12:41 PM

Perfectly Firecat! Ours is a major Rumpuscat! I even started making up T.S. Eliot-esque names for other cats I see, like "Bumbleboozer". "And you might now and then supply sone caviar or Strausburg pie, some parted grouse or salmon paste--he's sure to have his own personal taste..." BTW Firecat sounds T.S. Eliot-esque too!

--Matt


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: P05139
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 12:30 PM

Hiya! I'm sure that Cats can only be truly understood by cat owners! I personally know at least THREE Rum Tum Tuggers, TWO Macavities, a Mungojerrie and a Rumpelteazer!!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST,Colwyn Dane
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 12:17 PM

G'day,

"Lizzie Borden" in a hoedown-style was created by Michael Brown for a revue called "New Faces" (1952);
there was a filmed version in 1954.

Another musical which included some songs that entered the charts was "The Pajama Game" (1954):

Hey There
Hernando's Hideaway
I'm Not At All In Love

Is anybody familiar with Lionel Bart's work - excluding "Oliver!" ?

Toodle-pip.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 10:28 AM

Thanks alison! But I'm gonna have to say I like to movie version better...but that's just the rock & roll nut I am...


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: P05139
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 10:24 AM

I don't mind The Mikado!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: CarolC
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 08:41 AM

Are there any Gilbert and Sullivan enthusiasts around here? (she asks timidly)

Carol


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: P05139
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 03:19 AM

Nicely Alison! I do have those lyrics but the message was long enough with jst the ones from the film!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: alison
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 03:17 AM

and here are some slightly different lyrics to look to the rainbow including harmonica tab!!

slainte

alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LADY'S GOT POTENTIAL
From: alison
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 03:05 AM

Mbo,

I'm not surprise you didn't understand "Kapow, die" that song has been completely changed since the London version.... here are the origianl words which should explain it better taken from the complete libretto 1977

THE LADY'S GOT POTENTIAL
lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

(Che:)
The lady's got potential she ought to go far
She always knows exactly who her best friends are
The greatest social climber since Cinderella
But Eva's not the only one who's getting the breaks
I'm a research chemist who's got what it takes
And my insecticide's gonna be a best seller

(Che brandishes a large bicycle pump type insecticide and is joined by a shrill and enthusiastic trio of girls for his fly killing choruses)

Yeah, just one blast and the insects fall like flies,
kapow, die
They don't have a chance
in the fly killing world
it's a major advance
in my world it'll mean finance
I'm shaping up successful capitalist-wise

But getting back to Eva she just saw those guys
As steps on the ladder to the ultimate prize
And he goes by the name of Colonel Peron
He began his career in the army overseas
Teaching all the other soldiers all he knew about skis
When others took a tumble
He would always stay on

Sure Peron could ski but who needs a snowman?
He said

(Peron)
Great men
Don't grow on trees
I'm one
I ain't gonna freeze
Dictators
Don't grow on skis

(Che)
Peron would be no number two to no man

He'd married in the meantime but the poor girl died
Imagine if she hadn't we'd have been denied
The heart-warming, tear-jerking rise to fame of Eva
Now my insecticide contains no dangerous drugs
It can't harm humans but it's curtains for bugs
If you've got six legs I ain't doing you no favour

Just one blast……… chorus x 2

Oh yes- Peron he joined a faction called the G.O.U.

(Peron & Officers)
G- Government
O- Order
U- Unity

(Che)
and they were the gang behind a military coup
so Peron was a heartbeat away from control of the nation
they thought that Hitler had the war as good as won
They were slightly to the right of Attila the Hun
And Eva set her sights on Peron and his situation
And Eva set her sights on Peron and his situation

(Peron & Officers)

the G.O.U. is a three pronged operation
Government – unopposed and allied
With Order ruthlessly applied
And Unity – those not on our side
Are subject to the process of elimination

slainte

alison


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Subject: ADD: Look to the Rainbow
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 02:20 AM

I found the lyrics with a MIDI here (click), along with MIDI files and lyrics for lots of other shows. The lyrics are awful, but the MIDI is OK. I doctored the lyrics, but couldn't get the second word of the last verse.
-Joe Offer-

LOOK TO THE RAINBOW
(lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, music by Burton Lane)
(from the Musical, "Finian's Rainbow," 1946)

On the day I was born,
Said my father, said he
I've an elegant legacy waiting for ye.
Tis a rhyme for your lips
And a song for your heart
To sing it whenever the world falls apart

CHORUS
Look, look, look to the rainbow
Follow it over the hill and stream
Look, look, look to the rainbow
Follow the fellow who follows a dream

'Twas a sumptuous gift
To bequeath to a child
Oh, the lure of that song kept me feet running wild
For you never grow old
And you never stand still
With whippoorwills singing beyond the next hill.
CHORUS

So I bundled(?) my heart
And I roamed the world free
To the east with the lark
To the west with the sea
And I searched all the earth
And I scanned all the skies
But I found it at last in my own true love's eyes
CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: alison
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 02:17 AM

oops you are right Mary got my musicals mixed up,

the London Evita recording is still the best, Julie covington as Eva, Paul Jones as Peron, David Essex as Che, and Barbara Dickson as the mistress......

I saw the musical in London with Colm Wilkinson as Che, he was fantastic, (I'm convinced I saw him as Judas a long time before that), and was thrilled to see him again as Jean Val Jean the next time I was in London......

never saw a Javert to beat Phillip Quast.......

for sheer energy my favourites have to include:-

the barn raising scene from "Seven Brides..."
"June is busting out all over" from "carousel"
and Gene Kelly tap dancing on roller skates from ???"It's always fair weather"....

I love "Brigadoon" even with the fake painted backdrops and the awful accents..... gorgeous movie....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: celticblues5
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 10:23 PM

beachcomber -

just remembered the missing lines - though, now that I think of it, I remember two variants -

For you'll never be cold, and you'll never be poor
If you look to the rainbow beyond the next moor

or -
For you'll never grow old, and you'll never stand still
With whip-poor-wills singin' beyond the next hill


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 09:35 PM

YES!The answer is "Where is Love", and what do we have for her Don Pardo?


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 09:08 PM

Aha! That's it!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 09:04 PM

Where is Love


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 08:58 PM

Got it..."Easy to Say No"


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: P05139
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 08:55 PM

It's OK, Mbo, you emotional soul!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 08:48 PM

Actually, Three Dog Night DID do a cover of a song from Hair...can't remember the name, let me look. It was one of 3 songs from Hair that were covered by pop folks, the other 2 being "Good Morning Starshine" by Oliver and "Age of Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" by the 5th Dimension. Everybody sing with the 5th Dimension!

Thanks for clearing that up, Firecat! It's weird, at the end of the Soundtrack CD for the movie, the last thing you hear are the tolling bells, and after that there is an actually minute of total silence before the CD stops. Very moving....>>sniff<<


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 08:15 PM

Yep,Three Dog Night,and now I'm starting to wonder if it really was in Hair,or I'm having a flashback. The one from Oliver I'm thinking of wasn't Who Will Buy,although that's a good one too.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 08:09 PM

Who Will Buy from Oliver
The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha

...or do you mean my favorite?... To Each His Dulcinea


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: P05139
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 08:06 PM

Yeah, Mbo, I was wondering about "Another Suitcase In Another Hall" as well. Apparently, when madonna got the part of Eva, she INSISTED that she had to sing it. I've just watched the movie,ending up in tears as usual(!) and they've missed out the 2nd verse of Lament that Eva sings and got Che to sing a totally different verse to Peron.

Hope that's cleared up the mystery of Another Suitcase in Another Hall for you!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 08:03 PM

Is that the same "One" that 3 Dog Night sang????


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 07:58 PM

"one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do". Absolutely right on the Impossible Dream. Friend of mine sang it at my High School Graduation.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 07:54 PM

The Impossible Dream. EJ, "One" is from "A Chorus Line", or is there another "One"? ;-)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 07:47 PM

Finnegan's Rainbow is a favorite. I like "Look to the Rainbow" and "That Old Devil Moon." Also Camelot, for the title song, and "I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight." I also love Mary Poppins,especially "Chim Chimany" and "Feed the Birds". Hair had some good tunes, including "Let the Sun Shine In",Where Do I Go", and "One." West Side Story for "Maria","America","When You're a Jet", and "Tonight." I have great affection for "I Was Born Under a Wanderin Star" from Paint Your Wagon,especially as sung by Lee Marvin. If I have a bad hangover or a miserable cold,I can approximate his tone. "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess is one of the greatest songs ever written. "Sit Down Yer Rockin' the Boat" is great from Guys and Dolls.

What was the heart-rending tune from Oliver,sung by the kid in the title role? And another from Man of LaMancha,sung by DonQuixote, that was very inspirational?


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: celticblues5
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 07:15 PM

beachcomber -

have you tried www.musicalheaven.com?

I can give you an approximation, sans two lines that I cannot remember for anything -

On the day I was born, said me father, said he
I've an elegant legacy waitin' for ye
'Tis a rhyme for your lips
& a song for your your heart
To sing it whenever the world falls apart

(cho) Look, look, look to the rainbow
Follow it over the hills and stream
Look, look, look to the rainbow
Follow the fellow who follows a dream

'Twas a wondrous gift to bequeath to a child
Oh, the lure of that song kept her feet runnin' wild
????????????
????????????

(cho)
So I bundled me heart and I roamed the world free
To the east with the lark, to the west with the sea
And I'll search all the earth and I'll scan all the skies
Till I find it at last in me own true love's eyes

(cho)

Maybe this will stimulate someone to remember the missing lines! At any rate, Musical Heaven is a nice site - although it does have commercial links to Amazon - there is a lot of info on musicals.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 05:51 PM

You know, I've never actually heard the London Cast? I started with the Broadway Cast, with Patty Lupone (AWESOME), Mandy Patinkin, and Bob Gunton, who was the only Peron to use an accent! "Poleeteecs, de art of de posseebul!"

Mandy does some awesome flexing of his voice in "The Money Kept Rolling In"!

I love "Buenos Aires" too! Especially that part when she screams in Spanish! But it took me a looong time to figure out the "give me the best eider down and silence". That Tim Rice!

Not sure about some of the things in the movie. Why did they cut lines from "Oh What a Circus"..."Who am I who dares to keep his head up high while millions weep? What exception to the rule? Opportunist? Traitor? Fool? Or just a man who grew and saw, from 17 to 24, his country bled, crucified, she's not the only one who's died!" and "Ride on my train, o my people, and when it's your turn to die, you'll remember, they fired those cannons, sang lamentations, not just for Eva, for Argentina, not just for Eva, for everybody."???

And why did they give "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" to Eva? It's supposed to be Peron's girlfriend who sings that. Especially in the movie, when they went and got the awesome Andrea Corr (from The Corrs) to play the part, and give her one big song to Madonna? Puzzlement!!!

--M


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: GUEST,beachcomber
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 05:45 PM

Hey Guys 'n Dolls I've been right through this thread hoping that someone would mention the show (not the greatest) "Finian's Rainbow". It has a great song called " Look to the rainbow" which Fred Astaire sang in the movie version. I've been trying for ages to get the Lyric from several sources including this Forum, but unsuccessfully. Can any of you "Broadway Buffs" help please?


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: P05139
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 05:38 PM

I knew that Che was played by C T Wilkinson but I didn't know that he created Jean Valjean!!!

I forgot about Buenos Aires, especially when Eva sings :-

"Rio De La Plata! Florida! Corrientes! Neuve De Julio!"

I always have problems pronouncing that!!

I actually became a fan of Evita after nicking off with my dad's vinyl copy of the cast recording with Julie Covington as Eva.

Oh, and have you got any idea why they didn't bother to get a Fund Manager in the film and got Che to sing it??


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 05:29 PM

BTW did you know that the very first Che, in the original London Cast, was C.T. Wilkinson, who later de-initialized his name as Colm Wilkinson, who created the role of Jean Valjean in Les Mis in London & on Broadway? Oooh I forgot "On This Night of A Thousand Stars" that Augustin Magaldi sings in the beginning of Evita! That's a fun song to sing!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: P05139
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 05:28 PM

Don't ask me!

I'm not sure about half of those lyrics either. The only one that's the same is "The greatest social climber since Cinderella".

I'm just used to learning things by ear but I kept on rewinding the tape! Oh well!

As Eva says :- "Have I said too much, there's nothing more I can think of to say to you,but all you have to is look at me to know that every word is true!"


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Mbo
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 05:21 PM

Dang girl! You must have a good ear! For the longest time I couldn't figure out what the "Kapow! Die!" thing was. Due to Antonio's accent (which is a cool thing, don't get me wrong) I couldn't get some of the lyrics. What I thought they were are different in someplaces from yours, and I'm not sure which is right! I thought that "back to the war" was "Backs to the wall! Aim high! That Juan guy was having a ball!" But I may be wrong! Now why couldn't they include the lyrics with the CD?

--Matt


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LADY'S GOT POTENTIAL
From: P05139
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 05:12 PM

Mbo, you've definitely got taste. Mind you, I love the song "You Must Love Me" from the movie, and Madonna looks uncannily like Eva.

They've totally changed the lyrics for "The Lady's Got Potential" in the film, haven't they?

In the original version, the chorus is:-

Just one blast and the insects fall like flies
Kapow! Die! They don't have a chance in the fly-killing world
It's a major advance in my world
It'll mean finance
I'm shaping up successful capitalist-wise

No doubt that you'll be able to find the full lyrics.
In the film, all the lyrics are:-

In June of '43 there was a military coup
Behind it was a gang called the GOU
Who did not feel the need to be elected
They had themselves a body at the point of a gun
They were slightly to the right of Atilla the Hun
A bomb or two and very few objected

Just one show and governments fall like flies
Kapow! Die! They stumble and fall
Bye Bye! Back to the war and cry
We're having a ball
The tank and bullet rule as democracy dies

The lady's got potential
She was setting her sights on making it in movies with her name in lights
The greatest social climber since Cinderella
OK she couldn't act but she had the right friends
And we all know our career depends on knowing the right fella to be stellar

Just one show and governments lose their nerve
Kapow! Die! They stumble and fall
Bye bye! Back to the war and cry
It's how we get the government we deserve

Now the man behind the President calling the shots
And also involved greatly in a lot of the plots
Was Colonel Juan Peron, a would be dictator
He began in the army out in Illiso
Saw Mussolini's rights from the very front row
And reckoned he'd do likewise sooner or later

Just one blast and the tear gas falls like rain
Kapow! Die! They haven't a chance
Bye bye! It's a military advance
Flying the guy by the seat of his pants
Peron was biding time out in the slow lane

Suddenly an earthquake hit the town of San Juan
Kapow! Die! Away from the war but one guy
Was having a ball
The tragedy a golden chance for Peron

He organised a concert with incredible flair
In aid of all the victims
Such a grand affair
Politicians, actors, stars of every flavour
It was January 22nd, 1944
A night to remember
Yeah that's for sure
Cause that's the night that Peron first met Eva
Cause that's the night that Peron first met Eva

At least that's what it sounded like when i got the lyrics off the film! I agree that Antonio Banderas was a brilliant casting choice for Che though!!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: celticblues5
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 04:44 PM

Wow! - What a lot of great songs have been mentioned here! There are a couple of obscure Harold Arlen musicals that have wonderful music - "Jamaica" & "House of Flowers" - hard to find, but if you can get your hands on the recordings, do it. The original cast of Jamaica included Lena Horne, Ricardo Montleban (yes, the rich, Corinthian leather guy, lol), Adelaide Hall, Ossie Davis, & Alvin Ailey. House of Flowers had Pearl Bailey, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall (who, I believe, was the original Bloody Mary in South Pacific), Alvin Ailey, and a very young Diahann Carroll. Both are great for women singers to study phrasing & inflection.

Of the more well-known musicals, at the top I'd have to put La Mancha - fine songs, both musically & as character-defining vehicles. Richard Kiley & Joan Diener were terrific.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Broadway show tunes......
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Aug 00 - 04:12 PM

Click for Officer Krupke.

Say, I'm not so sure "Lizzy Borden" is from a Broadway musical. My Chad Mitchell Trio songbook doesn't have it, and the Vanguard The Very Best of the Chad Mitchell Trio CD just says that the song was written by Michael Brown and that it was recorded by the Trio in 1962. Who is/was Michael Brown? He's not listed in my Broadway Musicals book.
-Joe Offer-


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