A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, December 25, 1999


Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion, December 25, 1999
The Town Hall, New York, New York

Performers:

Garrison Keillor, Tom Keith, Rich Dworsky, piano

Guests:

Roy Blount, Jr., writer, actor
Al Franken, writer, actor
Ernest Stein, piano
Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks: Andy Stein, violin; Randy Reinhart, trumpet; Jon Kellso, trumpet; Art Barron, trombone; Jack Stuckey, saxophone; Mark Lopeman, saxophone; Dan Levinson; saxophone; Conal Fowkes, piano; John Gill, banjo/guitar; Vince Giordano, bass/tuba/bass saxophone; Arnie Kinsella, drums

TISHOMINGO BLUES (Opening theme)

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

MY 2K

Rich Dworsky
w/m: Howard Jaffe
© 1999 Howard M. Jaffe
adapted/arr: Richard Dworsky

AULD LANG SYNE (excerpt in "SFX - New Year's" script)

Rich Dworsky (underscore)
w: Robert Burns; m: Traditional Scottish Air

ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
w/m: Irving Berlin
© 1911 (Renewed) Irving Berlin

THE MOOCHE

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
m: Duke Ellington
© 1928 Mills Music

COPENHAGEN

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
w: Walter Melrose; m: Charlie Davis
© 1924 (Renewed) Edwin H. Morris & Company

"POWDERMILK BISCUITS" THEME

Garrison Keillor, RD, AS, JG, VG, AK
w/m: Garrison Keillor
© Garrison Keillor

TRÄUMEREI (no. 7, from KINDERSCENEN, op. 15)

Ernest Stein
m: Robert Schumann

ROY BLOUNT'S POEM FOR THE 20th CENTURY (poem)

Roy Blount, Jr. (read poem)
w: Roy Blount, Jr.
© Roy Blount, Jr.

FROM MONDAY ON

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
w/m: Bing Crosby, Harry Barris
© Shapiro, Bernstein, and Co.

KING PORTER STOMP

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
m: Fred "Jelly Roll" Morton
© 1924 (Renewed) Edwin H. Morris & Company
arr: Fletcher Henderson

DANNY THE OPERA DOG (script)

THEME and UNDERSCORE

Rich Dworsky m: Richard Dworsky
© 1999 Richard Dworsky

VOI, CHE SAPETE (from "Le Nozze di Figaro")

Garrison Keillor (soprano), RD
w/m: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
© 1947, 1948, 1951 G. Schirmer, Inc.

LÀ CI DAREM LA MANO (excerpt, from "Don Giovanni")

Garrison Keillor (baritone), Rich Dworsky (soprano), Tom Keith (dog SFX) w: Lorenzo Da Ponte; m: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
© 1961 G. Schirmer, Inc.

SALTY (intermission)

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
m: Adolph Deutsch
arr: Adolph Deutsch

"CAFÉ BOEUF" THEME (LA VIE EN ROSE)

Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein (underscore)
w/m: Luis Guglielmo Guglielmi, Edith Giovanna Gassion, Mack David
© Harms Inc. and Polygram International (ASCAP)

SPOOKY LARRY THEME

Rich Dworsky (improv underscore)
m: Richard Dworsky
© 1999 Richard Dworsky

LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING

Garrison Keillor (read text)
w: Bud De Sylva; m: Jerome Kern; additional words: Garrison Keillor © 1920 T.B. Harms Company;
© 1997 Garrison Keillor

HEY ABBOTT (theme from "The Abbott & Costello Show"- playoff)

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
m: unknown

'S WONDERFUL (under "Greetings")

Rich Dworsky
w: Ira Gershwin; m: George Gershwin
© 1927 WB Music Corp.

THE MEDLEY OF THE CENTURY (40 TUNES IN 4½ MINUTES)

Rich Dworsky
arr: Richard Dworsky

AS TIME GOES BY

w/m: Herman Hupfeld
© 1931 Warner Bros. Inc.

THE ENTERTAINER

m: Scott Joplin
© 1902 John Stark & Son

THEME FROM "new YORK, new YORK"

w: Fred Ebb; m: John Kander
© 1977 United Artist Corporation

MY HEART WILL GO ON

w: Will Jennings; m: James Horner
© 1994 Blue Sky Rider Songs (BMI), Ensign Music Corporation (BMI), Fox Film Music Corporation (BMI), Irving Music, Inc. (BMI), and The Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)

THE BANANA BOAT SONG (DAY-O)

w/m: Erik Darling, Bob Carey, Alan Arkin
© 1957 Edward B. Marks Music

MY GIRL

w/m: William "Smokey" Robinson, Ronald White
© 1964 (Renewed 1992), 1972, 1973, 1977 Jobete Music Co., Inc.

DAISY BELL (BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO)

w/m: Harry Dacre
© 1892 T. B. Harms & Co.

BLOWIN' IN THE WIND

w/m: Bob Dylan
© 1962 Warner Bros. Inc.

STAND BY YOUR MAN

w/m: Tammy Wynette, Billy Sherrill
© 1968 Al Gallico Music Corp.

FIVE FOOT TWO, EYES OF BLUE (Has Anybody Seen My Girl?)

w: Lewis and Young; m: Ray Henderson
© 1925 Leo Feist, Inc.

PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER

w/m: Paul Anka
© 1958, 1986 Spanka Music Corporation/Management Agency and Music Publishing, Inc.

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM

w/m: Boudleaux Bryant
© 1958 (Renewed) House of Bryant Publications

I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU

w/m: Cole Porter
© 1934 Warner Brothers, Inc.

MICHELLE

w/m: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
© 1965 Northern Songs Ltd.

MY FUNNY VALENTINE

w: Lorenz Hart; m: Richard Rodgers
© 1937 Chappell & Co., Inc.

MISTY

w: Johnny Burke; m: Erroll Garner
© 1954, 1955 (Renewed) Reganesque Music, Marke Music Publishing Co., Inc., Limerick Music Corp., Timo-Co Music and Octave Music Publishing Corp.

WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

w: Chauncey Olcott, George Graff, Jr.; m: Ernest R. Ball
© 1912 M. Witmark & Sons

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

w/m: Paul Simon
© 1969, 1970 Paul Simon

CRAZY

w/m: Willie Nelson
© 1961 Tree Publishing Co.

(THEY LONG TO BE) CLOSE TO YOU

w: Hal David; m: Burt Bacharach
© 1963 (Renewed) New Hidden Valley Music and Casa David

BLUE MOON

w: Lorenz Hart; m: Richard Rodgers
© 1934 (Renewed 1961) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation

BEER BARREL POLKA (ROLL OUT THE BARREL)

w/m: Lew Brown, Wladimir A. Timm, Jaromir Vejvoda, Vasek Zeman
© 1934, 1939 (Renewed) Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.

STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE

w/m: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland
© 1965 (Renewed) Jobete Music Co., Inc.

IT'S MY PARTY

w/m: Herb Wiener, Wally Gold, John Gluck, Jr.
© 1963 World Song Publishing, Inc.

THE WAY WE WERE

w: Alan & Marilyn Bergman, m: Marvin Hamlisch
© 1973 Colgems-EMI Music Inc.

BEAT IT

w/m: Michael Jackson
© 1982 Mijac Music (BMI)

YESTERDAY

w/m: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
© 1965 Northern Songs Limited

EVERY DAY

w/m: Norman Petty, Charles Hardin
© 1957 Peer International Corp.

YOUR SONG

w/m: Elton John, Bernie Taupin
© 1969 Dick James Music Limited

THE MACARENA

w/m: Antonio Romero, Rafael Ruiz
© 1994 Canciones del Mundo S.A.

THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA (GAROTA DE IPANEMA)

w: Vinicius De Moraes; English w: Norman Gimbel; m: Antonio Carlos Jobim © 1963, 1985 Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius De Moraes

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY

w: Betty Comden, Adolph Green; m: Jule Styne
© 1960 Betty Comden, Adolph Green & Jule Styne

(I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION

w/m: Mick Jagger, Keith Richard
© 1965 Immediate Music

HOUND DOG

w/m: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
© 1956 Elvis Presley Music, Inc. and Lion Publishing Co., Inc.; © Renewed Gladys Music and MCA Music Publishing

FUN, FUN, FUN

w/m: Brian Wilson, Mike Love
© 1964 Irving Music (BMI)

WIPE OUT

w/m: Surfaris
© 1963 (Renewed) Miraleste Music and Robin Hood Music Co.

I GOT RHYTHM

w: Ira Gershwin; m: George Gershwin
© 1930 (Renewed) New World Music Corporation

THE YANKEE DOODLE BOY

w/m: George M. Cohan
© 1901 F. A. Mills

GOD BLESS AMERICA

w/m: Irving Berlin
© 1938 Irving Berlin

AMERICA (from West Side Story)

w: Stephen Sondheim; m: Leonard Bernstein
© 1957 Bernstein/Sondheim

AS TIME GOES BY (reprise)

w/m: Herman Hupfeld
© 1931 Warner Bros. Inc.

CLASSICAL CADENZA

m: Richard Dworsky
© 1999 Richard Dworsky

A CHILD IS BORN IN BETHLEHEM (excerpt, in monologue)

Garrison Keillor
w/m: Traditional

ON FERTILE GROUND

Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein m: Richard Dworsky
© 1994 Richard Dworsky

"GUY NOIR" THEME

Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein, Arnie Kinsella
w: Garrison Keillor, Richard Dworsky; m: Richard Dworsky; new words: Garrison Keillor
© 1995 Garrison Keillor, Richard Dworsky, © 1999 Garrison Keillor album: "Guy Noir, Radio Private Eye," HighBridge 39261

ONE O'CLOCK JUMP

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
w/m: William "Count" Basie, Harry James
© 1938 Leo Feist

IN THE MOOD

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
w/m: Andy Razaf, Joseph Garland arr: Joseph Garland, as suggested by Glenn Miller
© 1939 Lewis Music

AULD LANG SYNE

Garrison Keillor, audience, RD
w: Robert Burns; m: Traditional Scottish Air

THE MOON AND YOU (playoff)

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
w/m: Leroy Shield
© Roy Shield Music

Some other material available by guest artists:

Roy Blount, Jr.

Books:
Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor (W. W. Norton)
Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story (Knopf)
Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard (Villard Books)
If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You (Little, Brown & Company)

Al Franken:

Recordings:
"You're Good Enough, You're Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like You"
"Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations," (books on tape/CD), Dove Audio, DTV-8142

Books:
I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me
Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations Why Not Me?

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