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Cabaret Songs
By Ingmar Krause

>[ I like your idea, Ingmar!  To start: what are the famous cabaret songs
>[ in the classic Marlene Dietrich cinema, "The Blue Angel"?  I know the
>[ movie was produced with both German and English sound-tracks.  Were
>[ the songs published in two languages also?  Do music rolls exist?
>[ -- Robbie

Well, ... you put me in big troubles.  Of course I know about the film
"Der blaue Engel", built up out of "Professor Unrat" by Heinrich Mann,
but I dunno if I have all titles of the songs in mind.  (I'm not talking
about the English titles.)  Let me try:

 - Ich bin die fesche Lola, der Liebling der Saison
 - Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt
 - ... (?)

 [ Transl. from German (_not_ the English titles):
 [ = " I'm dressy Lola, the darling of the season "
 [ = " From head to foot I'm falling in love "
 [ -- Robbie

We ourselves have "Ich bin die fesche Lola" for 20-keyless (did everyone
see my picture on the Web?) and partially on 48-key.  I would have to
look up if we have "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss...", but I wouldn't be
surprised to find it in our archive for 20-keyless, too.  Don't ask me
for piano-rolls, I haven't got the whole list in my mind.

Now, for my part, I think this being a poor start.

"Ich bin die fesche Lola" has a nice text, but I dislike the image of me
dressed as a Call Girl to sing it.

 [ I think you would be cute !  What color dress will you wear?  ;)

"Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf _Liebe_ eingestellt" isn't bad at all,
too, but as you can see out of the title it is something about love again
and the text is made for at least a women (mustn't be a Call Girl).

 [ Wear a different dress !  ;)

No, what I'm looking for is real humorous cabaret-songs with a funny
text about perhaps nothing or nonsense.

For you folks already started with films let me give you an example of
what I mean: there has been a film (don't ask me for the title) with a
"slapstick-dance" scene of one man behind the scenery of a theater.
The actor sang the song "Like a Clown" while doing his "slapstick-dance"
(before you ask: no, I'm not talking about a step-dance).

Well, I can't do exactly his show, but we can invent our own scene for it.

greetings by(e) Ingmar Krause

ERlanger drehORGEL-Trio, Familie Krause,

 [ Editors note:
 [ Sounds like fun.  Anyone recognise the movie?
 [ See a cute photo of Ingmar and the Konzert Raffin monkey organ
 [ (playing "Rosamunde", I'm sure by his expression :)   at
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Wed 9 Jul 1997, 22:01:24 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

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