A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, April 22, 2000

Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion, April 22, 2000 The Town Hall, New York, New York

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:
Frifot: Per Gudmundson, fiddle, bagpipes, vocals; Lena Willemark, fiddle, vocals; Ale Möller, mandola, flutes, vocals
Suzanne Ohlmann, soprano
Rob Fisher, pianist, conductor
Vern Sutton, vocals
Broadway chorus: sopranos: Susan Derry, Rachel Coloff, Jamie Baer, Margaret Shafer; altos: Ann Kittredge, Beth McVey, Julie Johnson, Vanessa Ayers; tenors: Dale Hensley, Tony Capone, Colm Fitzmaurice, Joseph Webster; baritones: John Halmi, Keith Spencer, Carson Church, Bob Osborne

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

 

TODAY I STARTED LOVING new YORK AGAIN (TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1968, 1969 Sony/ATV Songs LLC; (c) 2000 Garrison Keillor

 

"Piscacadawadaquoddymoggin Underwear" script
Rich Dworsky (underscore)
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 2000 Richard Dworsky

PISCACADAWADAQUODDYMOGGIN (THE WELLS FARGO WAGON)
Rob Fisher, Vern Sutton, Suzanne Ohlmann, Broadway chorus, GASB
w/m: Meredith Wilson; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1957, 1959 Frank Music Corp. and Rinimer Corporation; (c) 2000 Garrison Keillor

"Duct Tape" script
Rich Dworsky (underscore)
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 2000 Richard Dworsky
AGRAM/ROLIGS PER
Frifot
rec: "Frifot," ECM 557653

 

AGRAM
m: Lena Willemark

 

ROLIGS PER
m: Traditional
arr: Frifot
ABBA FADER/KUS ERIK
Frifot
rec: "Frifot," ECM 557653

 

ABBA FADER
m: Traditional
arr: Lena Willemark

 

KUS ERIK
m: Traditional
arr: Frifot
"POWDERMILK BISCUITS" THEME
Garrison Keillor, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Garrison Keillor
(c) Garrison Keillor

 

TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Traditional; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1999 Garrison Keillor
"Fruit Fly" script
Rich Dworsky (underscore)
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 2000 Richard Dworsky

 

QUANDO M'EN VO SOLETTA (Musetta's Waltz) (from La Bohème) (opens script)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band (underscore)
w/m: Giacomo Puccini

 

O MEOW BABBINO CARO (O MIO BABBINO CARO) (from Gianni Schicchi)
Suzanne Ohlmann (as a cat)
w/m: Giacomo Puccini
(c) 1918 G. Ricordi & Co.

 

DER HÖLLE RACHE (from The Magic Flute)
Suzanne Ohlmann (as a chicken)
w/m: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

UN BEL DÌ VEDREMO (from Madama Butterfly)
Suzanne Ohlmann (as a fruitfly)
w/m: Giacomo Puccini

 

UN BEL DÌ VEDREMO (from Madama Butterfly) (reprise)
Suzanne Ohlmann (as a fruitfly)
w/m: Giacomo Puccini

 

UN BEL DÌ VEDREMO (from Madama Butterfly) (reprise)
Suzanne Ohlmann (as a fruitfly)
w/m: Giacomo Puccini

 

UNA VOCE POCO FA (from The Barber of Seville)
Suzanne Ohlmann (as a fruitfly)
w/m: Gioachino Rossini

 

MI CHIAMANO MIMÌ (from La Bohème)
Suzanne Ohlmann (as a fruitfly)
w/m: Giacomo Puccini

 

O MIO BABBINO CARO (from Gianni Schicchi) (reprise)
Suzanne Ohlmann (as a dying fruitfly)
w/m: Giacomo Puccini
(c) 1918 G. Ricordi & Co.

 

HOW GREAT THOU ART
Suzanne Ohlmann (as a chicken)
w: Carl Boberg (transl: Stuart K. Hine); m: Swedish melody (arr: Stuart K. Hine)
(c) 1955 Manna Music, Inc.

 

vocalise
Vern Sutton (as a flamingo)
m: improv

 

vocalise
Garrison Keillor (as a turtle)
m: improv

 

O MIO BABBINO CARO (from Gianni Schicchi) (reprise)
Suzanne Ohlmann (as a fruitfly)
w/m: Giacomo Puccini
(c) 1918 G. Ricordi & Co.

 

O MIO BABBINO CARO (from Gianni Schicchi) (reprise/closer)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band (underscore)
w/m: Giacomo Puccini
(c) 1918 G. Ricordi & Co.
CHORUS SEGMENT
Vern Sutton (introduces each song); Rob Fisher (underscore)
m: Rob Fisher
(c) 2000 Rob Fisher

 

RAGTIME (from Ragtime - The Musical)
Rob Fisher, Broadway chorus, GH, AK
w: Lynn Ahrens; m: Stephen C. Flaherty
(c) Warner/Chappell Music Inc. (ASCAP)

 

TELL ME PRETTY MAIDEN (Are There Any More At Home Like You) (from Floradora)
Broadway chorus, RF
w: Owen Hall; m: Leslie Stuart (Thomas A. Barrett)
(c) 1900

 

EL CAPITAN
Vern Sutton, Broadway chorus, RF, GH, AK
w/m: John Philip Sousa
(c) 1896

 

NEVER MIND BO PEEP (from Babes in Toyland)
Broadway chorus (women only), RF
w/m: Victor Herbert
(c) 1903

 

TEA FOR TWO (from No, No, Nanette)
Broadway chorus, RF, GH, AK
w: Irving Caesar; m: Vincent Youmans
(c) 1924 (Renewed) Warner Bros. Inc.

 

YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE (from Carousel)
Broadway chorus, RF, GH
w: Oscar Hammerstein II; m: Richard Rodgers
(c) 1945

 

THERE IS NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME (from South Pacific)
Broadway chorus (men only), RF, GH, AK
w: Oscar Hammerstein; m: Richard Rodgers
(c) 1949 (Renewed) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

 

BRIGADOON (from Brigadoon)
Broadway chorus
w: Alan Jay Lerner; m: Frederick Loewe
(c) 1947

 

NIGHT OF MY NIGHTS (from Kismet)
Tony Capone, Jamie Baer, Broadway chorus, RF, GH, AK
w/m: Robert Wright, George Forrest (based on music by Alexander Borodin)
(c) 1953 Scheffel Music Corp. (ASCAP)

 

(WHEN YOU'RE) RACING WITH THE CLOCK (from The Pajama Game)
Broadway chorus, RF, GH, AK
w/m: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
(c) 1954

 

ASCOT GAVOTTE (from My Fair Lady)
Broadway chorus, RF
w: Alan Jay Lerner; m: Frederick Loewe
(c) 1956

 

MAKE OUR GARDEN GROW (from Candide)
Broadway chorus, RF, GH, AK
w: Richard Wilbur; m: Leonard Bernstein
(c) 1956 The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company (ASCAP)
THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE (intermission)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w: Eugene Lockhart; m: Ernest Seitz
(c) 1919 Chappell & Co., Ltd.
EASTER PARADE (under "Greetings")
Andy Stein, Pat Donohue
w/m: Irving Berlin
(c) 1933 Irving Berlin
"Tom Keith - SFX" script
Rich Dworsky (underscore)
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 2000 Richard Dworsky
YA GOT TROUBLE (from The Music Man) (excerpt)
Garrison Keillor
w/m: Meredith Willson
(c) 1957, 1958, 1966 Frank Music Corp. and Rinimer Corporation
LIDA ROSE (from The Music Man)
Garrison Keillor, Suzanne Ohlmann, Vern Sutton, RD
w/m: Meredith Willson
(c) 1957 Frank Music Corp. and Rinimer Corporation
ALABAMA JUBILEE
Pat Donohue, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w: Jack Yellen; m: George L. Cobb
(c) 1915 Jerome H. Remick & Co.
"Atreus" script
Rich Dworsky (intro and playoff)
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 2000 Richard Dworsky
BAGPIPE MEDLEY
Frifot
rec: "Frifot," ECM 557653

 

SJUNGAR LARS
m: Traditional
arr: Frifot

 

STIENNUR
m: Lena Willemark
OPPIGARDS LARS
m: Traditional
arr: Frifot
LOTUS (aka LOTUS BLOSSOM)
Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein, Pat Donohue
w/m: Billy Strayhorn
(c) Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
L'AMOUR GYPSY GEL (HABAÑERA from Carmen)
Suzanne Ohlmann, RD, AS, GH, AK
w: H. Mielhac, L. Halevy; m: Georges Bizet; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1875; (c) 2000 Garrison Keillor
ANOTHER OP'NIN', ANOTHER SHOW (from Kiss Me Kate)
Broadway chorus, Vern Sutton, RF, GH, AK
w/m: Cole Porter
(c) 1948 Cole Porter Music; (c) Renewed
(YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE) HEART (from Damn Yankees)
Broadway chorus (male quartet), Vern Sutton, Garrison Keillor, audience, RF, GH, AK
w/m: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
(c) 1955, 1957 Frank Music Corp., (c) Renewed 1983 Richard Adler Music and J&J Ross Company
HELLO, DOLLY! (from Hello, Dolly!)
Broadway chorus (men only), Beth McVey, Vern Sutton, Garrison Keillor, audience, RF, GH, AK
w/m: Jerry Herman
(c) 1963 Jerry Herman
THE BALLAD OF SWEENEY TODD (from Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
Broadway chorus, RF, GH, AK
w/m: Stephen Sondheim
(c) 1976 Revelation Music Publishing Corp. and Rilting Music, Inc.
OKLAHOMA (closer)
Broadway chorus, Vern Sutton, Garrison Keillor, Suzanne Ohlmann, RF, AS, PD, GH, AK
w: Oscar Hammerstein II; m: Richard Rodgers
(c) 1943 (Renewed) Williamson Music Co.

Some other material available by guest artists:

Frifot
"Järven," Caprice (SWE) 21462
"Frifot," ECM 557653
"Summer Song," NorthSide Records 6024
Vern Sutton
"The Best of Vern Sutton" 10,000 Lakes
Rob Fisher:
. . . and the Coffee Club Orchestra, "Shakin' the Blues Away," Capitol Records 54390

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