Look up artist Sherman, Allan


Name: Sherman, Allan
Born: Nov 30, 1924 (Chicago, Illinois)
Died: Nov 20 1973

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Songs written or composed


Title: Mexican Folk Song Melody (Yid)
Author: Sherman, Allan
Genre: Parody/Humor
Subject: Mexican Hat Dance

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On album: A-027(b) (Bruce Adler An Evening At The Yiddish Theatre -Act II-)
Track ID: 26493
Artist: Copeland, Aaron, adaptation
Artist: Adler, Bruce
Artist: Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
First line: Oley, oley mexikaner, sheykhem arerikaner, zingt mayne...
First line:אָלײ, אָלײ מעקסיקאַנער, שכנים אַמעריקאַנער, זינגט מײַנע שלום ליד,
Track comment: Yomtev Songs.

Title: Al 'N Yetta
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Genre: Parody/Humor/Social Satire
Subject: Couple/TV/Couch Potato
Additional song notes: Sung to the tune of "Frer Jacques."

Recording:


On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31291
Artist: Sherman, Allan
First line: Al and Yetta always sit togetha, watching TV every single night…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Barry Is The Baby's Name & Horowitz &..
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Genre: Parody/Humor/Jewish Social Satire
Subject: Barry/Vladmir Horowitz/Visiting Suburbs
Additional song notes: Medley sung to "Larry, Larry…" and "Give My Regards to Broadway."

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31292
Artist: Sherman, Allan
First line: We'll call him Barry, Barry, that'll be the baby's name…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Mexican Hat Dance
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Genre: Parody/Humorous
Subject: Dance/Hat

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31293
Artist: Sherman, Allan
First line: Oh Americans dance on a dance floor and the Spaniards dance on a table…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: The Let's All Call UP A.T.&T And…
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Genre: March/Humor
Subject: Protest/Digital Dialing

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31295
Artist: Sherman, Allan
First line: It's the let's call up A.T. & T and protest to the president march…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Harvey And Sheila
Author: Sherman, Allan
Composer: Lavry, Marc -- לברי, מרק
Genre: Parody/Humor/Jewish Social Satire
Subject: Couple/Materialism/Social Status/Cooptation
Additional song notes: Sung to the tune of "Hava Nagila."

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31296
Artist: Sherman, Allan
First line: Harvey and Sheila (3x), oh the day they met…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Won't You Come Home, Disraeli
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Composer: Cannon, Hughie
Genre: Parody/Humor
Subject: Benjamin Disraeli/Queen Victoria/Filandering
Additional song notes: Sung to "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey."

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31297
Artist: Sherman, Allan
First line: When Benjamin Disraeli was prime minister of England, and good…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: No One's Perfect
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Genre: Parody/Humor
Subject: Popular Groups/Music/Off-key
Additional song notes: Sung to "High (Far) Above Cayuga's Waters."

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31298
Artist: Sherman, Allan
First line: We would now like to salute all the beautiful singing groups…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: When I Was A Lad
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Composer: Sullivan, Sir Arthur
Genre: Parody/Humor/Social Satire
Subject: Yale/Corporate Ladder/Nepotism
Additional song notes: Sung to the tune of the same name.

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31299
Artist: Sherman, Allan
First line: When I was a lad, I went to Yale and I knew then I could never fail…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Me
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Composer: De Curtis, Ernesto
Composer: Aveling, Claude
Genre: Parody/Humor
Subject: Toes/Fingers/Body
Additional song notes: Sung to melody of "Come Back to Sorrento."

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31300
Artist: Sherman, Allan
First line: Counting both feet, I have ten toes, they're not lady toes…
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Shticks Of One And Half A Dozen Of…
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Genre: Parody/Humor/Language
Subject: Old Song Standards
Additional song notes: Medley sung to "Cockles and Mussels," "Auld Lang Sign," "Billy Boy," "All Day, All Night, Marianne," "On Top of Old Smokey," etc…

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31301
First line: She wheels her wheelbarrow, through streets that are narrow…
Style: Klezmer/Theatre

Title: The Bronx Bird Watcher
Author: Sherman, Allan
Author: Busch, Lou
Composer: Sullivan, Sir Arthur
Genre: Parody/Humor/Accent
Subject: Bird/Bronx/Eaten
Additional song notes: Sung to the tune of "Tit Willow."

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On album: S-101(a) (My Son, The Celebrity Allan Sherman)
Track ID: 31294
Artist: Sherman, Allan
First line: On a branch of a tree sat a little tom tit, singing "willow, tit, willow."
Language: English
Style: Theatre

Title: Sir Greenbaum's Madrigal
Author: Sherman, Allan
Genre: Parody/Humor
Subject: Knight/Occupation/Dragons/Armor/Marriage/Dry Goods
Additional song notes: Parody of "Greensleeves"

Recording:


On album: N-031(a) (Now That Sounds Kosher)
Track ID: 33802
Artist: Sherman, Allan
First line: In Sherwood Forest there dwellt a knight, known as the righteous Sir Greenbaum,
Language: English
Style: Novelty/Humorous/Parody
Length: 3:40

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