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Subject: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... all done!

Written By: philbo on 04/29/04 at 7:57 am

I'm not so interested in who sings these, but the name of the song, the composer and the musical whence it comes, please.

Usual sort of limit, I guess.. say three.

...and the deliberate mistake was found in clue #13

Hmm... the ones left are by only three different composers - two of whom worked together.  Maybe I should point this out to Rick D to spot, I think he'll know 'em..

1. From your first cigarette
   The Jet Song/West Side Story catwomanofV
2. Antici.....
   Sweet Transvestite/RHPS MadDog
3. Right up the Coriolanus
   Brush up yer Shakespeare/Kiss Me Kate IndyGent
4. It really doesn't matter matter matter matter matter Hint: Possibly the ultimate in words and music and signifying nothing... to quote Tom Lehrer
   My Eyes are Wide Open (a patter song)/Ruddigore (and the new Pirates of Penzance movie, it seems) Rick D
5. The finger she would wag at me
   Reviewing the Situation/Oliver CatwomanofV
6. Frenzy and frolic
   Comedy Tonight/Something funny happened to me on the way to the Forum IndyGent
7. Educated fleas
   Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)/?? Jaytee
8. And that singular anomaly, the lady novelist Hint: another operattatic entry.. this one could be about a boat that's heeling just a bit...
   I've Got a Little List/The Mikado Rick D
9. It takes a man who knows no fear to wrestle with a goat Hint: false description of the demise of the eponymous hero
   One more angel in Heaven/Joseph and his ATDC Travolta
10.Drinkers of brandies
   Sixteen going on Seventeen/Sound of Music mandamoo
11.Where the Injun arrows are thicker than porcupine quills
   The Deadwood Stage/Calamity Jane Paul
12.Who wants uranium to spare?
   Who Wants To Be A Millionaire/High Society Jaytee
13.Brown paper package's
   A few of my favourite things/Sound of Music MadDog
14.Crossing Salisbury Plain on a bicycle Hint: Rick would definitely get this one, as he's the only person I know who's written a parody to it
   When you're lying awake (the Nightmare Song)/Iolanthe Rick D
15.My sister wears a mustache
   Officer Krupke/West Side Story catwomanofV
16.And cream and crimson and silver and rose Hint: from song about the eponymous item of clothing
   ??/Joseph and his ATDC Rick D
17.Things you saw in your pajamas Hint: And the long-term weather forecast is...
   Pharaoh's Dream Explained/Joseph and his ATDC Jaytee
18.And each loud "cheep" and "squawk" and "honk" and "quack"
   If I Were A Rich Man/Fiddler On The Roof Paul
19.Klein und weiss (das war einfach, nicht wahr?)
   Edelweiss/Sound of Music Paul
20....pation
   Sweet Transvestite/RHPS MadDog


Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera

Written By: maddog on 04/29/04 at 8:10 am

Hiya philbo - great quiz!

#13 My Favourite Things - from The Sound Of Music - Rogers & Hammerstein
(I know an unrepeatable rugby club version of this song!)

#20 Sweet Transvestite - from The Rocky Horror Show - Richard O'Brien

...oh, and the deliberate mistake appears to be that #2 and #20 are the same answer?

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera

Written By: philbo on 04/29/04 at 8:19 am


Hiya philbo - great quiz!

:-)

Thank you


#13 My Favourite Things - from The Sound Of Music - Rogers & Hammerstein
(I know an unrepeatable rugby club version of this song!)

#20 Sweet Transvestite - from The Rocky Horror Show - Richard O'Brien

...oh, and the deliberate mistake appears to be that #2 and #20 are the same answer?

Well, you got the one containing the deliberate mistake, but the anticip....





..pation gag wasn't it.

Phil
PS Correct on all three counts.

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera

Written By: jaytee on 04/29/04 at 8:31 am

Hi Philbo

#7  Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)  - Cole Porter  (Don't know where from)
#12  Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Cole Porter (High Society)

#18 is going to drive me nuts -  ???


Good quiz.

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera

Written By: philbo on 04/29/04 at 8:42 am


#7   Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)  - Cole Porter  (Don't know where from)
#12  Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Cole Porter (High Society)
#18 is going to drive me nuts -  ???


A bit of a Cole Porter fan?  Correct (i.e. 7&12 are correct, and 18 is going to drive you nuts ;))

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera

Written By: Indy Gent on 04/29/04 at 9:01 am

3. Brush Up Your Shakespeare-Cole Porter-Kiss Me Kate

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera

Written By: philbo on 04/29/04 at 10:54 am

Yep.

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/29/04 at 1:16 pm

I Love musicals.


#1 and #15 are both from West Side Story by Leonard Berstein (lyrics by Stephen Sonhiem) #1 The Jet Song #15 Officer Krumpkie


#5 is from Oliver "I Think I Better Think it out Again" by Lional Burt



Cat

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera

Written By: philbo on 04/29/04 at 3:09 pm

Yes, Cat - though I believe the title of #5 is "Reviewing the Situation", as sung by Fagin.

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera

Written By: Paul on 04/29/04 at 4:12 pm

Hi Phil...I'll try three...

#11. 'The Deadwood Stage' from 'Calamity Jane' by Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster

#18. 'If I Were A Rich Man' from 'Fiddler On The Roof' by Bock & Harnick (not sure about their first names - had to go and look at the credits on the CD and that's all there was!)

#19. 'Edelweiss' (I think!) from 'The Sound Of Music' by Rodgers & Hammerstein





Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera

Written By: mandamoo on 04/29/04 at 4:25 pm

Hi philbo !

#10  Sixteen Going On Seventeeen (Sound Of Music)

Ooops......Rodgers and Hammerstein  :)

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/29/04 at 4:47 pm


Yes, Cat - though I believe the title of #5 is "Reviewing the Situation", as sung by Fagin.




That's right.  :-[  Well, at least I knew the song even though I messed up on the title. Sorry.



Cat

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera

Written By: jaytee on 05/01/04 at 7:40 am



#7   Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)  - Cole Porter  (Don't know where from)
#12  Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Cole Porter (High Society)
#18 is going to drive me nuts -  ???


A bit of a Cole Porter fan?  Correct (i.e. 7&12 are correct, and 18 is going to drive you nuts ;))


Yes, I'm a huge fan of Cole.  Ahh, Paul got #18 - I should have known that one  :(

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... with clues

Written By: philbo on 05/04/04 at 5:33 am

Forgot to hit "post" on my reply to mandamoo and paul... yes, all correct (as you'd probably spotted from the modified first post)

Some clues added.

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... with clues

Written By: Indy Gent on 05/04/04 at 9:49 am

6. Comedy Tonight from "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" (Zero Mostel?)

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... with clues

Written By: philbo on 05/05/04 at 5:56 am

Yes, Indy.. I'm not sure if it's Zero Mostel who sings it: Sondheim wrote it.

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... with clues

Written By: maddog on 05/06/04 at 7:05 am

Hi phil

I don't know any of the remaining lyrics, even with the clues, but I suspect that the deliberate mistake on #13 is a grammatical one, viz. no apostrophe is required in the word "package's" in this song because it's plural, not possessive.

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... with clues

Written By: philbo on 05/06/04 at 7:11 am


Hi phil

I don't know any of the remaining lyrics, even with the clues, but I suspect that the deliberate mistake on #13 is a grammatical one, viz. no apostrophe is required in the word "package's" in this song because it's plural, not possessive.

...correct - and the reason I put it there will become obvious if you've not seen this one already... a parody to the solution for #13


...I guess that means more clues are in order...

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... with clues

Written By: onaree on 05/06/04 at 7:46 am



...correct - and the reason I put it there will become obvious if you've not seen this one already... a parody to the solution for #13


...I guess that means more clues are in order...


That's a great parody.  I was going to give the answer, but someone beat me to it. 

Please give more clues.  This is a great quiz, btw.

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... with clues

Written By: jaytee on 05/06/04 at 9:49 am

Hiya Philbo :D

#17  Pharaoh's Dream Explained from Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Andrew Lloyd-Webber/Tim Rice

In Year 12 (1976) we performed "Joseph"  -  we had a fantastic time doing it  ;D

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... with clues

Written By: Rick D on 05/06/04 at 10:17 am

#8 is "I've Got a Little List" from the Mikado, #4 is a patter song from "The Gondoliers?" (don't remember the title) but I remember it from the movie of "Pirates of Penzance" where they transplanted it. #16 and 17 are both from "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat" (A.L. Webber) I'll think about the rest later.

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... with clues

Written By: Rick D on 05/06/04 at 10:19 am

Oh, and #14 is of course, "When You're Lying Awake" from Iolanthe. Fun to parody that one.

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... with clues

Written By: philbo on 05/06/04 at 11:22 am


Hiya Philbo :D

#17  Pharaoh's Dream Explained from Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Andrew Lloyd-Webber/Tim Rice

In Year 12 (1976) we performed "Joseph"  -  we had a fantastic time doing it  ;D

Hiya jaytee... correct.  It is a rather fun one, isn't it?


#8 is "I've Got a Little List" from the Mikado, #4 is a patter song from "The Gondoliers?" (don't remember the title) but I remember it from the movie of "Pirates of Penzance" where they transplanted it. #16 and 17 are both from "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat" (A.L. Webber) I'll think about the rest later.

Hi, Rick.. I thought you'd pick up the G&S ones...

#8 is correct
#4 isn't from The Gondoliers, though.  I didn't realize it had made it across to the Pirates film, but a quick google tells me you're right about that, so it'll do... it's Ruddigore originally.

#14...of course you're right :)

#17 Jaytee pipped you to it; yes, #16 is also from Joseph.

Just leaves #8 - come on, you two: you should have got that one while you were at it ;)

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... just one left

Written By: Rick D on 05/06/04 at 12:47 pm

I was at work Phil. I gave you the first answers that came to mind without research. First time I've visited the quizzes.

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... just one left

Written By: Travolta on 05/09/04 at 9:32 am

9. It takes a man who knows no fear to wrestle with a goat Hint: false description of the demise of the eponymous hero
   
Webber---Tim Rice--Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat -- One More Angel in Heaven

Subject: Re: Musicals, Operetta et cetera... just one left

Written By: philbo on 05/10/04 at 3:46 am

Correct, Travolta - it's one of my favourite lines from Joseph :)

Rick  - the idea's not to be doing too much research (most lyrics quizzes would be really easy using google), but to test your knowledge.  I find most of them to be full of music I've never even heard of ;), but that makes it all the more fulfilling when you do spot an answer

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