A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, December 9, 2000

Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion, December 9, 2000 The Town Hall, New York, New York

 

Performers:
Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith The Currently Employed Band: Richard Dworsky, piano, keyboard; Andy Stein, fiddle, tenor sax; Pat Donohue, guitar; Gary Raynor, bass; Arnie Kinsella, percussion
Guests:
Emmylou Harris and band: Emmylou Harris, guitar, vocals; Brady Blade, percussion; Tony Hall, bass, vocals; Patty Griffin, vocals; Malcolm Burn, guitar
Susan McKeown, vocals, bodhran
Johnny Cunningham, fiddle; Aidan Brennan, guitar
Cheryl Studer, soprano
William H. Hicks, piano
The Strand Singers: David Jones, soloist; Cynthia Shaw, piano, music director; Chorus: Seana Anderson, Daisy Baldwin, Michael Burke, Paul Landon Dial, Tom Fenaughty, Karen Geer, M. Dwayne Herron, Arthur Munisteri, Nancy Petaja, Robert Rodriguez, Crystal Sada, Mark Seaman, Nancy Moore Simpson, Lori Nassif Istok, Don Stansfield, Jennifer Winegardner
The Greenwich Morris Men: David Simonoff, Peter Dunleavy, Dennis King, Dinyar Master, Tom Toomey, Argyle Wolf-Knapp Paul Friedman, fiddle; Jerry Epstein, concertina
TISHOMINGO BLUES (Opening theme)
Garrison Keillor, Currently Employed Band
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
© 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; © 1989 Garrison Keillor
I'M GONNA GO OUT THERE AND MAKE BELIEVE I'M PRESIDENT
Garrison Keillor, Currently Employed Band
original w/m (I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter):
Joe Young, Fred Ahlet, © 1963 Fred Ahlert/Warock
new lyrics: Garrison Keillor, © 2000 Garrison Keillor
WANG WANG BLUES
Currently Employed Band
w/m: Gus Mueller, Buster Johnson, Henry Busse
© Leo Feist, Inc.
MISS HOOLIHAN'S CHRISTMAS CAKE
Strand Singers
w/m: anonymous, traditional
WINTER EVERGREEN
Strand Singers
w/m: Stephen Gover
traditional
LILLEBURLERO
Morris Dancers, Strand Singers
w/m: 18th Century Jacobite tune
"ANNA KARENINA" underscore
Richard Dworsky
w/m: Richard Dworsky
© 2000 Richard Dworsky
STOUT HEARTED MAN (in "Anna Karenina" script)
Garrison Keillor, Currently Employed Band, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Tom Keith
w/m: Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg; © 1927 Harms, Inc.
new words: Garrison Keillor, © 2000 Garrison Keillor
DUCT TAPE SCRIPT (underscore)
Richard Dworsky
w/m: Richard Dworsky
© 2000 Richard Dworsky
DUCT TAPE (music sound effects)
Arnie Kinsella, Andy Stein, Pat Donohue
THE HAMPTONS (underscore)
Richard Dworsky
w/m: Richard Dworsky
© 2000 Richard Dworsky
THAT'LL BE ALRIGHT
Pat Donohue, vocal; Currently Employed Band
w/m: Kansas Joe McCoy
"POWDERMILK BISCUITS" THEME
Garrison Keillor, Currently Employed Band
w/m: Garrison Keillor
© Garrison Keillor
HARE'S LAMENT
Susan McKeown, Johnny Cunningham, Aidan Brennan
w/m: traditional
rec: "Lowlands" Green Linnet 1205
SUMMER IS BY/ THE SNOWS THEY MELT THE SOONEST
Susan McKeown, Johnny Cunningham, Aidan Brennan
"Summer is By" text: William Soutar
traditional
rec.: "Lowlands" Green Linnet 1205
DEBATE script (underscore)
Richard Dworsky
w/m: Richard Dworsky
© 2000 Richard Dworsky
RED DIRT GIRL
Emmylou Harris and band
w/m: Emmylou Harris
© Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)
rec.: "Red Dirt Girl," Nonesuch Records
MY BABY NEEDS A SHEPHERD
Emmylou Harris and band
w/m: Emmylou Harris
© Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)
rec.: "Red Dirt Girl," Nonesuch Records
THERE'LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE (intermission)
Currently Employed Band
w/m: Billy Higgins, W. Benton Overstreet
© 1921, 1923 (Renewed) Edward B. Marks Music Company
I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER (under 'Greetings')
Andy Stein, Pat Donohue, Gary Raynor
w/m: Joe Young, Fred Ahlet
© 1963 Fred Ahlert/Warock
ZUEIGNUNG (DEDICATION)
Cheryl Studer with William H. Hicks
text: Hermann von Gilm zu Rosenegg
m: Richard Strauss
KETCHUP (underscore)
Richard Dworsky
w/m: Richard Dworsky
© 2000 Richard Dworsky
BOY FROM TUPELO
Emmylou Harris and band
w/m: Emmylou Harris
© Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)
rec.: "Red Dirt Girl," Nonesuch Records
JULIA
Richard Dworsky
w/m: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
© 1968 Northern Songs Ltd.
rec.: "Back to the Garden" Gifthorse Records 10001
THROUGH THE BITTER FROST AND SNOW
Susan McKeown, Johnny Cunningham, Aidan Brennan
w/m: Susan McKeown
rec.: "Through The Bitter Frost And Snow" 1-800-PRIMECD PCD36
JOY JOY JOY
Garrison Keillor, Emmylou Harris, live audience, Currently Employed Band
w/m: Carter Family
additional lyrics: Garrison Keillor © 2000 Keillor
OLD MOLLY HARE (FAIRY DANCE)
Johnny Cunningham, Andy Stein, fiddles; Currently Employed Band w/m: traditional
Some other material available by guest artists:

 

Emmylou Harris
"Angel Band," Warner Bros. 25585
"At the Ryman," Warner Bros. 26664
"Blue Kentucky Girl," Warner Bros. 3318
"Bluebird," Warner Bros. 25776
"Brand New Dance," Warner Bros. 26309
"Cimarron" Eminent Records
"Cowgirl's Prayer," Elektra 61541
"Duets," Warner Bros. 25791
"Elite Hotel," Warner Bros. 2286
"Last Date" Eminent Records
"Light of the Stable - Christmas," Warner Bros. 3484
"Luxury Liner," Warner Bros. 3115
"Pieces of the Sky," Warner Bros. 2284
"Portraits" (box set), Warner Bros. 45308
"Profile - Best of," Warner Bros. 3258
"Profile 2 - Best of," Warner Bros. 25161
"Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town," Warner Bros. 3141
"Red Dirt Girl," Nonesuch Records
"Roses in the Snow," Warner Bros. 3422
"Songs of the West," Warner Bros. 45725
"Spyboy," Eminent Records 25001
"Wrecking Ball," Elektra 61854
Susan McKeown
"Lowlands" Green Linnet 1205
"Bushes & Briars" Alula Records 1008
"Through The Bitter Frost And Snow" 1-800-PRIMECD PCD36
"Bones" 1-800-PRIMECD PCD27
"Mother: Songs Celebrating Mothers and Motherhood" North Star Records
Johnny Cunningham
"Peter & Wendy" (Original Cast Recording) Alula Records 1006

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