Marvin & Mavis Do Opera
Saturday, May 12, 2001
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(Garrison Keillor with Robin and Linda Williams)

Brand new from Do Tell Records it's Marvin & Mavis Smiley, their 114th album, DOWN HOME DIVA-----

O SOLE MIO (LW LEAD)

Mah nah too solay, che bello weenie
Oh solay mio, stan fron tatay
Oh solay, Oh solay Mio
Oh look away in Dixie Land

Yes, it's all your favorite Grand Opera hits sung the Marvin & Mavis Smiley way, hits by Mozart, Rossini, and Verdi's Rigoletto----

LA DONNA E MOBILE (RW LEAD)

La Donna Mobilay Qual Piumal Vien To
Muta da chento edi dgn pin seero
Donna loves Oldsmobiles, She drives fast at the wheel
Too much allegro, mucho accidento

Arias from operas that will broaden and enrich your family's musical horizons but done in bluegrass style, all on one CD ---- including this from Carmen…..

TOREADOR (LW LEAD)

Toreadore, engarday toreador, toreador
Aye sonje bien we combatant
Chee noir regarday
Toreador, Lamore, Lamore

Yes, it's Marvin and Mavis and the Manhattan Valley Boys in the fusion album of all time, Down Home Diva with Un Bel Di from Madame Butterfly

UN BEL DI VEDREMO (LW LEAD)

Un bel di vay dray mo
Lay var soon feel de fumo
Sule estray in the land of cotton
May poi la old times there are not forgotten (RW)

Maybe you haven't bought an opera album before, knowing so many stories involve infidelity and gods and goddesses, but Down Home Diva is guaranteed appropriate for young and old alike……there is no Wagner on this album, but there is Verdi, Puccini, and Rossini

LARGO AL FACTOTUM (RW LEAD)

Largo al factotum de la cheeta Largo
FEE (4) HEE (4) HEE HEE GAR RO HO HO HO HO HO HO
Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, Fee Gar Ro
FI - I - I GA RO

It's the Down Home Diva with Marvin and Mavis Smiley. Opera done the way you like it. And as an extra added bonus, Musetta's waltz from La Boheme.

QUANDO MEN VO (LW LEAD)

Quando men vo, Quando men early on a frosty morn
In Dixieland where I was born
Quando men vo, Oh how I wish I was in Dixieland
Oh look away in Dixie Land

(c) 2001 by Garrison Keillor

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