A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, July 5, 1997

Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion, July 5, 1997
Old Faithful Lodge Recreation Hall, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Performers:

Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith The Guys All-Star Shoe Band: Richard Dworsky, piano; Tracy Silverman, fiddle; Pat Donohue, guitar; Greg Hippen, bass; Chris Silver, mandolin

Guests:

Skip Gorman, guitar, fiddle, vocals Pat Williams, former Montana congressman Yellowstone waitstaff, vocals The Hopeful Gospel Quartet: (Garrison Keillor, vocal); Robin Williams, guitar, vocal; Linda Williams, guitar, banjo, vocal; Kate MacKenzie, guitar, vocal

TISHOMINGO BLUES (Opening theme)
Garrison Keillor, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
© 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; © 1989 Garrison Keillor

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
The Hopeful Gospel Quartet
w: Johnson Oatman, Jr.; m: Edwin O. Excell

OLD PAINT'S A PONY (GOODBYE, OLD PAINT and I RIDE AN OLD PAINT)
Garrison Keillor, Skip Gorman
w/m: Adapted from traditional sources
album: "A Greener Prairie," Rounder Records 329

POWDER RIVER, LET 'ER BUCK
Skip Gorman
w/m: Traditional
album: "Powder River," Folk Legacy 76

CAMP SONG MEDLEY

BARGES
Kate MacKenzie, Linda Williams, RD
w/m: Traditional

LITTLE BROWN MOUSE
Robin Williams
w/m: Traditional

JOHN JACOB JINGLEHEIMER SCHMIDT
The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, audience, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS w/m: Traditional

 

THE TITANIC
The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS
w/m: Traditional

BYE, BYE, LONGJOHNS (BYE, BYE, BLACKBIRD)
Kate MacKenzie, Linda Williams, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS
original w: Mort Dixon; m: Ray Henderson; new words: Traditional
© 1936 Jerome H. Remick

GREASY GRIMY GOPHER GUTS
The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, audience, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS
w/m: Traditional

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC
The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, audience, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS
w: Julia Ward Howe; m: Traditional; new words: Traditional
© 1862 Oliver Ditson & Co.

BE KIND TO YOUR WEB-FOOTED FRIENDS (THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER)
The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, audience, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS
m: John Philip Sousa; new words: Traditional
© 1897 The John Church Company

YELLOWSTONE BIRTHDAY SONG (HOME ON THE RANGE)
Yellowstone waitstaff
w/m: Traditional Yellowstone song

WYOMING LULLABY
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band (underscore - waiting for Old Faithful)
m: Gene Williams
© 1920 The Lawrence Wright Music Co.

COME, THOU FONT
The Hopeful Gospel Quartet
w: Robert Robinson; m: John Wyeth

BRIGHT MORNING STARS
The Hopeful Gospel Quartet
w/m: Traditional; new words ("Where is Old Faithful?"): Garrison Keillor
© 1997 Garrison Keillor

"WESTERN" THEME ("THE LIVES OF THE COWBOYS" Script)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Pat Donohue, Richard Dworsky, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
© 1994

NIGHT HERDING SONG
Skip Gorman, Tracy Silverman
w/m: Harry R. Stephens
album: "A Greener Prairie," Rounder Records 329

GOODBYE LIZA JANE (Intermission)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: No information available

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
Garrison Keillor, audience, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS
w: Katherine Lee Bates; m: Samuel Ward

HOME ON THE RANGE
Garrison Keillor, Skip Gorman, audience, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS
w/m: Traditional

JACK'S THEME (in "Kerouac" script)
The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band (underscore)
m: Richard Dworsky
© Richard Dworsky

NO HIDING PLACE
The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS
w/m: Traditional

RYE WHISKEY
Skip Gorman, Greg Hippen, Chris Silver
m: Traditional (as performed by Eck Robertson)
album: "Lonesome Prairie Love," Rounder Records 359

PRETTY POLLY ANN
Skip Gorman, Greg Hippen, Chris Silver
m: Traditional

I WAS BORN ONE NIGHT, ONE MORN
Pat Donohue
w/m: Traditional

AMAZING GRACE (MICKEY MOUSE MARCH melody)
The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS
w: John Newton (Amazing Grace); m: Jimmie Dodd (Mickey Mouse March)
© Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP) (Mickey Mouse March)

TABLE GRACE (HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY melody)
The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, audience, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS
w/m: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross; new words: Traditional
© 1954 Frank Music Corp.

WALKING IN THE SPIRIT (Closer)
The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, RD, TS, PD, GH, CS
w/m: Judy Marshall; new words: Garrison Keillor
© 1997 Garrison Keillor

Some other material available by guest artists:

Skip Gorman
"A Greener Prairie," Rounder Records 329
"Lonesome Prairie Love," Rounder Records 359

Skip Gorman with Ron Kane
"Powder River," Folk Legacy 76

Robin and Linda Williams
"Devil of a Dream," Sugar Hills Records, January release
"Sugar for Sugar," Sugar Hill Records 1052
"Good News," (R & L Williams and Their Fine Group) Sugar Hill Records 3832
"Live," (R & L Williams and Their Fine Group) Sugar Hill Records 1043
"Turn Toward Tomorrow," Sugar Hill Records 1040
"The Rhythm of Love," Sugar Hill Records 1027
"All Broken Hearts Are the Same," Sugar Hill Records 1022
"Close As We Can Get/Nine 'til Midnight," Flying Fish Records 70359

Kate MacKenzie
"Age of Innocence," Red House Records 91
"Let Them Talk," Red House Records 66
Stoney Lonesome, "Blue Heartache," Red House Records 51
Stoney Lonesome, "Lonesome Tonight," Red House Records 46

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