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
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…)
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…)
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 …