A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, December 13, 1997

Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion December 13, 1997
The Town Hall, New York, New York

Performers:

Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Danielle DeVecchio, Julie Boyd, Tom Keith, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band: Richard Dworsky, piano; Andy Stein, fiddle, tenor sax; Pat Donohue, guitar; Greg Hippen, bass; Arnie Kinsella, percussion

Guests:

Diana Krall, piano, vocals; Russell Malone, guitar; Ben Wolfe, bass
Battlefield Band: Alan Reid, keyboards, guitar; Davy Steele, guitar, cittern; John McCusker, fiddle; Mike Katz, bagpipes, whistles TISHOMINGO BLUES (opening theme)

Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
© 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; © 1989 Garrison Keillor

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (out of "Open" script)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
original w: Haven Gillespie; new w: Garrison Keillor; m: J. Fred Coots
© 1934 Leo Feist, Inc., 1997 Garrison Keillor

CHRISTMAS BLUES
Pat Donohue, AS, GH, AK
w/m: Pat Donohue
© 1997 Pat Donohue

"WESTERN" THEME ("The Lives of the Cowboys" theme)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Pat Donohue, Richard Dworsky, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
© 1994

THE VICTORS (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FIGHT SONG) (in "The Lives of the Cowboys" script)
Garrison Keillor, RD
m: Louis Elbel; new words: Garrison Keillor
© 1936 The Thornton W. Allen Company; © 1997 Garrison Keillor

SITTING ALONE In A Library Chair (parody of ROCKING ALONE In An Old Rocking Chair) (in "The Lives of the Cowboys" script) Garrison Keillor, PD
original w/m: Bob Miller; new w: Garrison Keillor
© 1932 The Crawford Music Corporation, 1997 Garrison Keillor

I DON'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU
Diana Krall, RM, RW
w/m: Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour
© 1946

LOST MIND
Diana Krall, RM, RW
w/m: Percy Mayfield

"BOB" THEME ("The Story of Bob" theme)
Richard Dworsky, Andy Stein
m: Andy Stein
© 1997 Andy Stein

BAGPIPE SET
Battlefield Band

THE CANON GATE TWITCH
m: Traditional

STEAMBOAT TO DETROIT
m: Mike Katz

TWENTY POUNDS OF GIN
m: Mike Katz

BREAK YER BASS DRONE
m: Gordon Duncan
© Grian Music

HEAVE YA HO
Battlefield Band
w/m: Davy Steele

I FOUND A NEW BABY (intermission)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams
© 1925

TISHOMINGO BLUES (welcome back to the second half; gong)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
( 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; © 1989 Garrison Keillor

STAR MEDLEY
Garrison Keillor, audience, GASB

WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
w: Ned Washington, Leigh Harline
© 1940 Bourne Co.

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR
w/m: Traditional

CATCH A FALLING STAR
w/m: Paul Vance, Lee Pockriss
© 1957 (Renewed) Emily Music Corp and Paul J. Vance Publishing Co.

SWINGING ON A STAR
w: Johnny Burke; m: James Van Heusen
© 1944 Bourne Co. and Dorsey Bros. Music Inc.

STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT (children's nursery rhyme)
w/m: Traditional

TEXACO STAR THEME w/m: W. A. Fredricks © 1961 Texaco Inc.

WE THREE KINGS w/m: Traditional

THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER w: Francis Scott Key; m: John Stafford Smith

O TANNEBAUM (under "Greetings") Andy Stein, Pat Donohue w/m: Traditional

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Diana Krall, RM, RW w/m: Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane © 1944

WHEN WE'RE ALONE (Penthouse Serenade) Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein w/m: Will Jason, Val Burton © 1931

JENNY O' THE BRAES Battlefield Band w/m: Alan Reid

BAGPIPE SET Battlefield Band m: Traditional

THE JOLLY OLD GARDENER
GENERAL MacDONALD
THE RAVEN'S ROCK

MOBILE LINE (closer)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Traditional; new words: Garrison Keillor
© 1997 Garrison Keillor

Some other material available by guest artists:

Recordings:

Battlefield Band
"Across the Borders," Temple Records 2065
"After Hours," Temple Records 2001
"Anthem for the Common Man," Temple Records 2008
"At the Front," Temple Records 2056
"Battlefield Band," Temple Records 2055
"Celtic Hotel," Temple Records 2002
"Home Ground," Temple Records 2034
"Home Is Where the Van Is," Temple Records 2006
"Music in Trust 1," Temple Records 2010
"Music in Trust 2," Temple Records 2004
"New Spring," Temple Records 2045
"On the Rise," Temple Records 2009
"Opening Moves," Topic Records 468
"Quiet Days," Temple Records 2050
"Stand Easy and Preview," Temple Records 2052
"There's a Buzz," Temple Records 2007
"Threads," Temple Records 2061

John McCusker
"John McCusker," Temple Records 2059

Diana Krall
"All for You (Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio)," Impulse Records 182
"Only Trust Your Heart," GRP 9810
"Love Scenes," Impulse Records, August release

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