Set list for February 3, 2007

February 3, 2007

SET #1

  • “The Viper’s Theme”
  • “Winnebago Bay”
  • “The Viper’s Blue Yodel No. 6.02 x 10 to the 23rd”
  • “Interjections!” (Lynn Ahrens, as perf. by Essra Mohawk for Grammar Rock, 1973)
  • “Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been…Blue?”*
  • “The Barley Farmer’s Bar” (Joe Raposo & Elaine Laron, as perf. by Judy Graubart and Skip Hinnant for The Electric Company, 1971)
  • “Think about Your Troubles” (Harry Nilsson, from The Point!, 1971)
  • “We Love It” (as perf. by Tiny Tim on Tiny Tim’s Second Album, 1969)
  • “They’re Knocking Down Our Home” (Pete Ham, as perf. by Badfinger on Magic Christian Music, 1970)
  • “Brand New Key” (Melanie Safka, 1972)

SET #2

  • “Everyone Has a Pain” (Joe Raposo & Tom Dunsmuir, as perf. by Morgan Freeman, Lee Chamberlain, and Skip Hinnant for The Electric Company, [year?])
  • “The Day the Well Went Dry” (Norman Greenbaum, 1972)
  • “My Seafaring Lassie”*
  • “…And Sometimes Dmytryk”*
  • “Then I’d Be Satisfied” (George M. Cohan, as perf. by Tiny Tim on God Bless Tiny Tim, 1968)
  • “Sing a Song of Texas”*
  • “I Love a Girl in Moscow”*
  • “The Time of the Leaving”*
  • “L-Y” (Tom Lehrer, for The Electric Company, [1975?])
  • “Aren’t You Glad You’re You” (as perf. by Tiny Tim on For All My Little Friends, 1969)

* = from The Viper’s work-in-progress HUAC documentary musical, Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been… Blue?

3 thoughts on “Set list for February 3, 2007”

  1. I feel vindicated in having sent you a copy of Nilsson’s The Point. I’m also happy that you (hopefully) have grown to love the Badfinger tune “Knocking Down Our Home.” I was always under the impression that you were humoring me and my love of Pete Ham.

  2. I found The Viper & His Famous Orchestra while searching iTunes > ukulele. I’m a mandolin picker attempting to play tenor ukulele. All new to me. Does the “Reply” reach anyone that can provide me with a chord changes for Hey! Rounder? It’s a great song but a bit difficult to figure out. Thanks, Lyndon

  3. Lyndon, I just discovered your comment here — sorry for the delay in replying. I’m going to post an entry that will give you the chord changes for “Hey! Rounders” I’m playing this on a baritone ukulele (tuned G D B E). How do you tune your tenor? By the way, I’m a ukulele strummer attempting to play mandolin! You can hear my virgin effort at writing for the mandolin at

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