Saturday nutty song

Phil Ford

And now for something friggin' nuts. Bert Lahr, best known for stealing the show as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, here performs the unhinged "Woof Song" with a big band. It appears in this anthology of old Fox movies and was apparently deleted from the film for which it was shot (something called Love and Hisses) because the studio executives were baffled by it. It's a sort of mash-up of Cab Calloway and Lahl's old honkytonk monkeyshines (he started out as a vaudeville performer).

About Phil Ford

Chairman of the Committee for the Memorial to the Victims of Modernism
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3 Responses to Saturday nutty song

  1. Elissa says:

    Wow… that was an experience. I sure would like to see a transcription!

  2. rootlesscosmo says:

    Brilliant–thanks.

  3. Miss Mussel says:

    That is certainly 2:16 minutes of crazy….ever more bewildering…it’s rehearsed crazy.

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