Friday, October 12, 2007

The Three Stooges - Nonsense Songbook

The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the mid 20th century best known for their numerous short subject films. They were commonly known by their first names: 'Moe, Larry, & Curly', and 'Moe, Larry, & Shemp', among other lineups. The act originally featured Moe Howard (born Harry Moses Horwitz), brother Shemp Howard (born Samuel Horwitz), and longtime friend Larry Fine (born Louis Feinberg). Shemp was later replaced by brother Curly Howard (born Jerome Lester Horwitz) in 1932. When Curly suffered a debilitating stroke in 1946, Shemp rejoined the act. After Shemp's death in 1955, he was replaced by baldheaded comedian Joe Besser, and eventually by Joe "Curly-Joe" DeRita (born Joseph Wardell). After Larry's death, Emil Sitka, a longtime actor in Stooge comedies, was contracted to replace Larry, but no film was ever made with him in the role, although publicity photographs exist of him with his hair combed like Larry's posing with Moe and Curly-Joe prior to Moe's death. Larry's death marked the end of the act.

The Stooges' hallmark was extremely physical slapstick comedy punctuated by one-liners, within outrageous storylines.

1. The Alphabet Song
2. Three Little Fishies (Itty Bitty Poo)
3. The Aba Daba Honeymoon
4. The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down (the "Looney Tunes" theme)
5. Two Little Birdies
6. The Children's Marching Song ("with a knick-knack, paddy-whack, give the dog a bone, this old man came rolling home" )
7. Peggy O'Neil
8. Chickery Chick
9. Play A Simple Melody
10. Old Mac Donald Had A Farm
11. Mairzy Doats ("mares eat oats, and does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy … Oh! Mairzy Doats …" )
12. Give Thanks ("give thanks, every day, when you kneel and pray, give thanks for your blessings each day …" ) Get it Here at DeaconBlues1103

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