Performers, Music Sources and Credits
Saturday, December 23, 2006
The Town Hall, New York, NY

Performers
Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Fred Newman,
The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band: Richard Dworsky, piano, organ, keyboard, melodica; Andy Stein, fiddle and saxophones; Pat Donohue, guitar; Gary Raynor, bass; Arnie Kinsella, percussion

Guests
Odetta, vocals; with Seth Farber, piano
Kristin Chenoweth, vocals; with Rob Fisher, piano
Walter Bobbie, vocals
Peter Schickele, with Elizabeth Farnum, soprano; Hai-Ting Chinn, alto; Scott Williamson, tenor; Diva Goodfriend-Koven, piccolo; John Moses, E-flat clarinet; Melanie Feld, English Horn; and Harry Searing, contrabassoon

Music
TISHOMINGO BLUES
—Garrison Keillor, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
—w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
—© 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; © 2006 Garrison Keillor

CHRISTMAS AT THE JAILHOUSE (MOTHER WAS A LADY)
—Garrison Keillor and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
—Original w/m: Edward B. Marks and Joseph W. Stern
—© Edward B Marks Music Company
—New words: Garrison Keillor © 2006 Garrison Keillor

CELL script underscore
—Richard Dworsky
—m: Richard Dworsky
—© 2006 Richard Dworsky

O LITTLE TOWN OF HACKENSACK
—Elizabeth Farnum, Hai-Ting Chinn, Scott Williamson, Peter Schickele
—w/m: P.D.Q. Bach (reverently edited by Prof. Peter Schickele)
—© 1977 Theodore Presser Co.

WE THREE KINGS (WISE)
—Garrison Keillor, Walter Bobbie, and Tim Russell with Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
—m: traditional
—w: Garrison Keillor © 1996 Garrison Keillor

MRS. CLAUS script underscore
—Richard Dworsky
—m: Richard Dworsky
—© 2006 Richard Dworsky

BRAIN script underscore
—Richard Dworsky
—m: Richard Dworsky
—© 2006 Richard Dworsky

CHRISTMAS BLUES
—Pat Donohue and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
—w/m: Pat Donohue
—© Salspot Music (BMI)

POWDERMILK BISCUIT THEME
—Garrison Keillor, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
—w/m: Garrison Keillor
—© Garrison Keillor

ANDY STEIN'S HOLIDAY HOEDOWN
—Guy's All Star Shoe Band
—Arranged by Andy Stein
—© 2001 Andy Stein

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH
—w/m: traditional

"March" from THE NUTCRACKER SUITE
—w/m: Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING
—w/m: Felix Mendelssohn

"Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy" from THE NUTCRACKER SUITE
—w/m: Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

"Waltz of the Flowers" from THE NUTCRACKER SUITE
—w/m: Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

WHITE CHRISTMAS
—w/m: Irving Berlin
—© 1940 Irving Berlin

"Russian Dance- Trepek " from THE NUTCRACKER SUITE
—w/m: Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

WINTER WONDERLAND
—w/m: Felix Bernard and Dick Smith
—© 1934 Bregman, Vocco, & Conn

"Hallelujah Chorus" from THE MESSIAH
—w/m: George Frideric Handel
WHAT MAKES ME LOVE HIM? (from "The Apple Tree")
—Kristin Chenoweth and Rob Fisher
—w/m: Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
—© Alley Music Corp./ Appletree Music Company

COME ON RING THOSE BELLS
—Kristin Chenoweth, Rob Fisher and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
—w/m: Andrew Culverwell
—© 1976 Manna Music, Inc. ARR UBP of Manna Music, Inc.

GUY NOIR THEME Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
—w: Garrison Keillor
—m: Richard Dworsky
—© 1995 Keillor/ Dworsky

GUY NOIR script underscore
—Richard Dworsky
—m: Richard Dworsky
—© 2006 Richard Dworsky (BMI)

POOR LITTLE JESUS
—Odetta and Seth Farber
—w/m: traditional

O JERUSALEM
—Odetta and Seth Farber, with Garrison Keillor, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and live audience
—w/m: traditional

JINGLE BELL ROCK (Intermission)
—Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
—w/m: J. Beal and J. Boothe
—© Chappell & Co.

GINGERBREAD (WE THREE KINGS)
—Garrison Keillor and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
—m: traditional
—w: Garrison Keillor © 2006 Garrison Keillor

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
—Garrison Keillor and Richard Dworsky
—w/m: Haven Gillespie, J. Fred Coots
—© 1934 Leo Feist Inc.
—new words: Garrison Keillor
—© 2002/ 2006 Garrison Keillor

JOY TO THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY TO OUT-OF-WORK MUSICIANS: Suite for six gig-impaired instruments
—Diva Goodfriend-Koven, Melanie Feld, John Moses, Harry Searing, Andy Stein and Arnie Kinsella
—w/m: traditional
—arranged by Peter Schickele

CATCHUP script underscore
—Richard Dworsky
—m: Richard Dworsky
—© 2006 Richard Dworsky

CATCHUP THEME
—Richard Dworsky
—m: Richard Dworsky
—w: Garrison Keillor
—© Garrison Keillor and Richard Dworsky (BMI)

POLISH SONGS: PRZYBIEZELI DO BETLEJEM (SHEPHERDS CAME TO BETHLEHEM)/ DZIASIAJ W BETLEJEM (O COME REJOICING)/ GDY SIE CHRYSTUS RODZI (CHRIST IS BORN THIS EVENING)
—Walter Bobbie, Guy's All Star Shoe Band, Elizabeth Farnum, Hai-Ting Chinn, Scott Williamson, Peter Schickele
—w/m: traditional

GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
—Odetta, Seth Farber, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, live audience
—w/m: traditional

O HOLY NIGHT
—Garrison Keillor, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, Elizabeth Farnum, Hai-Ting Chinn, Scott Williamson, Peter Schickele
—w: Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, translated by John S. Dwight
—m: Adolphe Charles Adams

SILENT NIGHT
—Garrison Keillor, Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, live audience
—w: Joseph Mohr
—m: Franz Gruber


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