Thursday, October 22, 2015


My apologies--Blogger is screwing around with my type size again!!

Many of you younger people probably have never heard of Allan Sherman.  He died in 1973, ten days before his 50th birthday & the world lost a great comedic talent.  He didn't do standup--he wrote song parodies.  This first video is about 5 1/2 minutes long & has snippets of his songs. You may recognize the tunes but the lyrics are all his.  It will give you an idea of his work:

This is probably his most famous.
It's "Hello Muddah Hello, Fadduh".
The melody is "Dance of the Hours".

Here's a bunch more for you.
The original song is in parentheses:

There Is Nothing Like a Lox
(There Is Nothing Like a Dame)

Won't You Come Home, Disraeli
(Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey)

When You Walk Through the Bronx
(You'll Never Walk Alone)

Harvey and Sheila (Hava Nagila)

The Streets of Miami (The Streets of Laredo)

The Ballad of Harry Lewis

(The Battle Hymn Of The Republic)

Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max (Dear Old Donegal)

Overweight People  (Over the Rainbow)

Seventy-Six Sol Cohen's (Seventy-Six Trombones)


I used to go to the opera & I'll tell you this much, they don’t like it when you join in----fishducky