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Cast Of "South Pacific" 's, "A Wonderful Guy"
The Lyrics:
I'm as corny as Kansas in August, I'm as normal as blueberry pie. No more a smart little girl with no heart, I have found me a wonderful guy!
"A Wonderful Guy" is a song from the Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway musical (from 1946) and later film, "South Pacific" -- which was their immediate followup to "Oklahoma!" The musical is based upon James A. Michener's book about him being stationed in the south Pacific during World War II entitled, "Tales Of The South Pacific". And many people thought Rodgers and Hammerstein had lost their minds for turning a book that was about the recently finished World War II and furthermore about racial prejudices into a musical. But to many surprised people, it became a very popular musical! In these lryics of the song, is the shoutout by the character of Nellie of the U.S. state of Kansas.
Submitted by: Peter
Cast Of "South Pacific" 's, "There Is Nothin' Like A Dame"
The Lyrics:
We get packages from home, We get movies, we get shows, We get speeches from our skipper And advice from Tokyo Rose, We get letters doused with perfume We get dizzy from the smell! What don't we get? You know darn well!
"There Is Nothin' Like A Dame" is another song from Rodgers & Hammerstein's late- 1940's musical, "South Pacific". It is sung by a chorus of Sailors, Seabees and Marines during World War II. In the tune's second verse, transcribed above, is a shoutout to Tokyo (in Japan) via the Tokyo Rose reference. Tokyo Rose was a real Japanese woman who was a radio personality during World War II. Tokyo Rose's broadcast are remembered for her attempts to get allied servicemen (mainly Americans) to desert by giving them stories about how the women they had left behind were not being faithful.
Submitted by: Peter
Cast Of "South Pacific" 's, "Twin Soliloquies"
The Lyrics:
We are not alike. Probably I'd bore him. He's a cultured Frenchman. I'm a little hick.
"Twin Soliloquies" is yet another song from Rodgers & Hammerstein's late-1940's musical, "South Pacific". It is sung jointly by the love struck main characters of younger nurse Nellie and older Frenchman Emile, who falsely assume that neither one would be interested in each other because of their different backgrounds. It doesn't help that there are many prejudices floating around them, which is addressed later in a rather famous song in the musical entitled, "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught" (meaning prejudices aren't in newborns as they will be later in life). In the above verse, Nellie mentions that Emile is a cultured Frenchman (Frenchmen live in the country of France), while Emile is lamenting that Nellie won't be attracted to him due to his age.
Submitted by: Peter

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