[Dixielandjazz] Oceana lyric

Ken Waltjen kwaltjen at bendbroadband.com
Fri Oct 1 12:51:45 PDT 2010

  I was really curious to know if Turk's suspicions were correct.  The 
actual author of the lyrics is of less interest.  So, my question has 
been answered to my full satisfaction and I thank all for their 
responses.  Great lyrics to use on a cruise ship though...

On 10/1/2010 6:26 AM, Harry Callaghan wrote:
> The way I am interpreting John's reply to you, these alternate  or 
> "parody" lyrics to Oceana
> Roll were what he found in one of the booklets that he speaks of.and 
> because he used them while
> performing with Turk, he was mistakenly suspected of having been the 
> actual lyricist.
> So in essence, Ken is still out in left field as to determining who 
> actually wrote them.
> I nonetheless thank you for your efforts and I'm reasonably certain 
> that upon receiving his copy Ken
> will be thanking both you and the "Fishman"
> HC
> On 10/1/10, *Bruce McNichols* <muskrat at bestweb.net 
> <mailto:muskrat at bestweb.net>> wrote:
>     Thanks John.
>     */McN/*
>         ----- Original Message -----
>         *From:* John Gill <mailto:smokewagon at yahoo.com>
>         *To:* Bruce McNichols <mailto:muskrat at bestweb.net>
>         *Sent:* Thursday, September 30, 2010 5:29 PM
>         *Subject:* Re: [Dixielandjazz] Oceana lyric
>         Bruce
>         During my days as an old sheet music collector, I used to find
>         nestled amongst the song sheets little booklets of "parody"
>         Lyrics to the hit songs of the day. They were given away free
>         to the public by the publishing companies so I suspect that
>         the parodies were written by writers who worked for the
>         company. You can't copyright a parody. These little booklets
>         also contained jokes, very bad jokes, and advertisements for
>         new songs, etc. I still have a few somewhere. That's were I
>         got the alternate lyrics for Oceana Roll.
>         JG
>         --- On *Thu, 9/30/10, Bruce McNichols /<muskrat at bestweb.net
>         <mailto:muskrat at bestweb.net>>/* wrote:
>             From: Bruce McNichols <muskrat at bestweb.net
>             <mailto:muskrat at bestweb.net>>
>             Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Oceana lyric
>             To: "Harry Callaghan" <meetmrcallaghan at gmail.com
>             <mailto:meetmrcallaghan at gmail.com>>
>             Cc: "fish" <smokewagon at yahoo.com
>             <mailto:smokewagon at yahoo.com>>
>             Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 2:50 PM
>             Harry,
>             I know that the song goes waaay back.  I have a copy of
>             the sheet music (somewhere).
>             I've cc'd this to John Gill.  We shall see.
>             McN
>             ----- Original Message ----- From: "Harry Callaghan"
>             <meetmrcallaghan at gmail.com
>             <http://mc/compose?to=meetmrcallaghan@gmail.com>>
>             To: "Bruce McNichols" <muskrat at bestweb.net
>             <http://mc/compose?to=muskrat@bestweb.net>>
>             Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:38 PM
>             Subject: Fwd: [Dixielandjazz] Oceana lyric
>             I only send this to you because Ken makes mention of John
>             Gill and thought you might know the answer to his
>             question.  Sounds kinda fishy to me
>             ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>             From: Ken Waltjen <kwaltjen at bendbroadband.com
>             <http://mc/compose?to=kwaltjen@bendbroadband.com>>
>             Date: Sep 30, 2010 1:49 PM
>             Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Oceana lyric
>             To: Harry Callaghan <meetmrcallaghan at gmail.com
>             <http://mc/compose?to=meetmrcallaghan@gmail.com>>
>             Cc: Dixieland Jazz Mailing List
>             <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
>             <http://mc/compose?to=dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com>>
>             I have an old 'live' recording of a Turk Murphy performance in
>             Stockton, CA made in the mid '80s. One of the tunes is
>             Oceana Roll and
>             it includes an alternate lyric, sung by John Gill. Turk
>             was suspicious
>             about the origin of the words and thought John may have
>             been the
>             author. Anybody know the truth? Here's the lyric:
>             Now Anna and Fred they were recently wed
>             When they got a funny notion to go sailin’ on the ocean
>             On their honeymoonin’ trip
>             So they got aboard a big steam ship
>             Well they ordered up a dinner, certainly was a winner
>             Lobster, steak, soup and old Vienna rolls
>             When they finished with wine, that was tasty and fine
>             Around the deck they started a stroll
>             As they left the dock the boat began to rock
>             They started in complanin’ couldn’t stand the shock
>             As the big boat turned, they felt their stomachs churn
>             To be back on land they badly yearned
>             And then they both turned pale, leaned against the rail
>             Now into the ocean see their supper sail
>             The fish got all their wishes, a lot of fancy dishes:
>             First came the soup from Anna
>             Next came a chopped banana
>             Then came the old Vienna rolls
>             P.S. -- Sort of sets your mouth to waterin’, doesn’t it?
>             ken waltjen
>             Bend, OR
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> If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because 
> he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to
> the music which he hears, however measured or far away
>    (The story of my life)
>                            - Henry David Thoreau
>                              (1817-1862) 

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