Merry Andrew

Song lyrics to The Pipes of Pan‚ (1958) - lyrics by Johnny Mercer, music by Saul Chaplin, performed by Danny Kaye and chorus of schoolchildren in the movie Merry Andrew

The Pipes of Pan – song lyrics

Song lyrics to The Pipes of Pan‚ (1958) – lyrics by Johnny Mercer, music by Saul Chaplin, performed by Danny Kaye and chorus of schoolchildren in the movie Merry Andrew

No, no, no, no no!

I mean the astral alien,
The creature bacchanalian
No good Episcopalian
believes in.
It’s Pan!
(It’s who?)
Why, Pan!
(Oh, Pan!)
He was half a quadruped and half a man.
He was mischievous and naughty
And your troubles all began
When you first heard the Pipes of Pan! (more…)

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Chin Up, Stout Fellow - sung by Danny Kaye in Merry Andrew

Chin Up, Stout Fellow! song lyrics

Lyrics to Chin Up, Stout Fellow! by Johnny Mercer, music by Saul Chaplin, performed by Danny Kaye with Robert Coote (dubbed by William B. Lee) and Rex Evans (dubbed by Ernest Newton) in Merry Andrew

Brother 1: It’s really now or never, son. Fair lady faint heart never won!
Brother 2: We’re with you all the way, old pot! Stiff upper lip, and all that rot.
Brother 1: Chin up, stout fellow!
Brother 2: By George! Good show!
Brother 1: Chest out! And bellow! Pip, pip, eh what?
Brother 1 and 2: What ho! [take Danny Kaye by the arms and lead him forward]
Danny Kaye: But you don’t know what it’s like to talk to father, he’s absolutely irrational!
Brother 1: Balderdash! I shan’t forget that fateful day, I collared him and had my say; I shook him by his blasted ears! It only took me twenty years. (more…)

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Danny Kaye in the happiest show in town - Merry Andrew - co-starring Pier Angelli

Merry Andrew

Merry Andrew (1958), starring Danny Kaye

Merry Andrew is an old English term for a clown.  In the movie Merry Andrew, Danny Kaye plays Andrew Larabee, a slightly stuffy professor, who has received permission for an archeological dig at a site in England.‚  The land is owned by an old school friend of his, who is planning to build a dairy on the spot.  However, the traveling Circus Gallini is planning on performing on the spot.  This causes tension, as well as a small fight with the local police.  Larabee’s arrival, with a slight bit of blackmail, postpones the building of the dairy for a week.   Giving him time to dig for the artifact that he needs (in order to marry his fiancee).  As well as for the circus to complete their engagement.  Of course, there’s the slight problem of Danny Kaye’s character falling in love with Selena Gallini, the circus owner’s niece‚ …

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