A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, March 4, 2000

Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion, March 4, 2000 RTE Studios, Dublin, Ireland

Performers:

Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, 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:
Frank Harte, tenor
Cathal McConnell, vocals, whistle, flute; with Big John McManus, vocals, and Valerie McManus, vocals
Niamh Parsons, vocals; with Graham Dunne, guitar
TISHOMINGO BLUES (Opening theme)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
( 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; (c) 1989 Garrison Keillor
"Tom Keith - SFX" script
Rich Dworsky (underscore)
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 2000 Richard Dworsky
DOCTOR JAZZ
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Walter Melrose, Joseph Oliver
(c) MCA Music Publishing and Edwin Morris & Co., Inc. (both ASCAP)
THE HURRICANE OF REELS
Cathal McConnell, Big John McManus, Valerie McManus, RD
w/m: Paddy Tunney
rec: "Long Expectant Comes at Last," Compass Records 4287
THERE'S THE DAY (NÍL SÉ 'NA LÁ)
Cathal McConnell, Big John McManus, Valerie McManus, Niamh Parsons, RD
w/m: Traditional
rec: "Long Expectant Comes at Last," Compass Records 4287
THE LEG OF THE DUCK (from Ulysses)
Frank Harte
w/m: James Joyce
THE BROWN AND YELLOW ALE
Frank Harte
w/m: Traditional
THE BALLAD OF PERSSE O'REILLY (from Finnegan's Wake)
Frank Harte
w/m: James Joyce
"POWDERMILK BISCUITS" THEME
Garrison Keillor, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Garrison Keillor
(c) Garrison Keillor

 

TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT
w/m: Traditional; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1999 Garrison Keillor
FEAR A BHATA
Niamh Parsons, GD
w/m: Traditional
arr: Parsons/Dunne
rec: "Blackbirds & Thrushes," Green Linnet Records 1197
"GUY NOIR" THEME
Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein, Greg Hippen, Arnie Kinsella
w: Garrison Keillor, Richard Dworsky; m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 1995 Garrison Keillor, Richard Dworsky
album: "Guy Noir, Radio Private Eye," HighBridge 39261

 

UNDERSCORE
Rich Dworsky
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 2000 Richard Dworsky
THE DEAD
Pat Donohue, AS, GH, AK
w: James Joyce; m: Pat Donohue
words (c) 1914 (James Joyce, Dubliners); music (c) 2000 Pat Donohue
SOME OF THESE DAYS (intermission)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Shelton Brooks
(c) 1910 Will Rossiter
ANDY STEIN'S HOEDOWN CLASSICS (excerpts from the following)
Andy Stein, GASB
arr: Andy Stein
(c) 2000 Andy Stein

 

HALLELUJAH (from Messiah)
m: George Frideric Handel

 

WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS (from The Nutcracker)
m: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

SURPRISE SYMPHONY
m: Franz Joseph Haydn

 

FÜR ELISE
m: Ludwig van Beethoven

 

RHAPSODY IN BLUE
m: George Gershwin
(c) 1924 WB Music

 

1812 OVERTURE (in E Flat Major, op. 49)
m: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

 

WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE
m: Gioachino Rossini

 

ODE TO JOY (fourth movement theme, Symphony No. 9 in D Major)
m: Ludwig van Beethoven

 

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE (under "Greetings")
Andy Stein, Pat Donohue
w: Andy Razaf; m: Thomas "Fats" Waller
(c) 1929 (Renewed) Santly Bros., Inc.
"Mom" script
Rich Dworsky (underscore)
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 2000 Richard Dworsky

 

LOVE WALKED IN
Garrison Keillor, RD
w: Ira Gershwin; m: George Gershwin
(c) 1938 Gershwin Publishing Corporation; renewed to Chappell & Co.

 

SANCTISSIMA (vocal Gregorian chant)
Garrison Keillor, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band (on vocals)
w/m: Garrison Keillor
(c) 2000 Garrison Keillor

 

LOVE WALKED IN (reprise)
Garrison Keillor, RD
w: Ira Gershwin; m: George Gershwin
(c) 1938 Gershwin Publishing Corporation; renewed to Chappell & Co.

 

LET'S DO IT (Let's Fall in Love)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Cole Porter; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1928 Warner Bros. Inc.; (c) 1995 Garrison Keillor

 

OKLAHOMA
Garrison Keillor, RD
w: Oscar Hammerstein II; m: Richard Rodgers
(c) 1943 Williamson/Chappell

SANCTISSIMA (vocal Gregorian chant) (reprise)
Garrison Keillor, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band (on vocals)
w/m: Garrison Keillor
(c) 2000 Garrison Keillor

 

LOVESICK BLUES
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Cliff Friend, Irving Mills
(c) 1922 EMI Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP)
"James Joyce School of Business" script
Rich Dworsky (underscore)
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 2000 Richard Dworsky
ALEXANDER
Niamh Parsons, GD
w/m: Traditional
arr: Parsons/Dunne
rec: "Blackbirds & Thrushes," Green Linnet Records 1197
CROWLEY'S and O'ROURKE'S
Cathal McConnell, RD
m: Traditional
"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
(c) 1994

 

UNDERSCORE
Rich Dworsky
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 2000 Richard Dworsky
IN DUBLIN (RIGHTEOUS BLUES) (closer)
Pat Donohue, Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein, GASB, Garrison Keillor, Cathal McConnell, audience
w/m: Arthur (Blind) Blake; new words: Pat Donohue
(c) 2000 Pat Donohue

Some other material available by guest artists:

Frank Harte
"1798 - The First Year of Liberty," Hummingbird Records
Cathal McConnell
"Long Expectant Comes at Last," Compass Records 4287
Boys of the Lough (Cathal McConnell)
"Boys of the Lough," Philo 1026
"Farewell & Remember Me," Shanachie Records 79067
"Good Friends, Good Music," Philo 1051
"Midwinter Night's Dreams," Blix Street 10033
"Sweet Rural Shade," Shanachie Records 79068
"To Welcome Paddy Home," Shanachie Records 79061
Niamh Parsons
"Blackbirds and Thrushes," Green Linnet Records 1197
"Loosely Connected," Greentrax/Green Linnet Records
"Loosen Up," Green Linnet Records 1167
Arcady (Niamh Parsons)
"Many Happy Returns," Shanachie 79095

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