IS there a story like that about Soliloquy? Sarcasm is an allergic reaction to stupid people. They are necessary to motivate Billy to try a life of crime to buy his daughter what she needs to have a better life, so they are hardly an after thought. But I, too, would love to know if there is more to it than that. It is incomprehensible to me that those two geniuses would not have made the female verse part of the original song from the very beginning. If I'm wrong, I'd also love to know.
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IS there a story like that about Soliloquy? Sarcasm is an allergic reaction to stupid people. They are necessary to motivate Billy to try a life of crime to buy his daughter what she needs to have a better life, so they are hardly an after thought. But I, too, would love to know if there is more to it than that. It is incomprehensible to me that those two geniuses would not have made the female verse part of the original song from the very beginning.
If I'm wrong, I'd also love to know. And I have never heard otherwise. Early in the writing proceedure Hammerstein wrote the lyric "My Boy Bill" but Rodgers, a proud father of two daughters asked Hammerstein to expand it to include the possibility that Julie might give birth to a girl.
So, a 3 minute song grew into the famous 7-minute Soliloquy. The missing verse "When I Have a Daughter As far as I know it is not in the published score nor has it ever been performed in any of the Broadway revivals. Cast albums are NOT "soundtracks. I host a weekly one-hour radio program featuring cast album selections as well as songs by cabaret, jazz and theatre artists. Thanks for the info Arrogant and often misinformed, but still funny. So basically the story is about the verse you hear John Raitt sing on the recording, something about bragging about his little girl in a bar and all his friends tired of hearing about it, but the verse is not actually part of the score and is not performed?
Odd, but interesting. Thank you so much for your help! How I'll boast and Blow! Friends'll see me comin' And empty all the barrooms Through ev'ry door they'll go. Weary of hearin' Day after day The same old things that I always say. My Little girl A inch rpm record could only hold about 5 minutes per side. This is why the middle section of The Carousel Waltz is missing and why the famous bench scene is reduced to just the main "If I Loved You" section. This album is out on CD on the Decca Broadway label.
Decca Broadway put the numbers back in show order for the CD. Other than that, did you enjoy the play Mrs Lincoln? Page: 1. I've never heard any back story to the girl's verses. My "inquiring mind" would also like to know, if we are wrong ;I. It's true. Yes, the lyric which follows the line "A kind o' sweet and petite little tintype of her mother, what a pair! Thank you so much for sharing that I always learn something new and wonderful here. Yes, thanks for sharing.
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"Soliloquy" from Carousel
Father's Day is this weekend, so I figured it would be appropriate to talk about one of Broadway's most notorious fathers: Carousel 's Billy Bigelow! There's pride, arrogance, and anticipation, but also anxiety, and self-awareness. The number is essentially an extended monologue set to music, but what sets it apart from other solo numbers is its ability to transition seamlessly in both music and text from one thought to the next. So let's break it down.
Research Project: "Soliloquy" in Carousel
Gordon MacRae performs the song in the film version. The now jobless carousel barker Billy Bigelow, the antihero of the musical, sings this seven-and-a-half minute song just after he has learned he is about to become a father. In it, he happily daydreams over what it would be like to be a father to a boy, but midway through the song, he realizes that it could turn out to be a girl. The song immediately becomes more tender, as he begins to like the idea. At song's end, he considers that a girl needs the very best a father can offer, and decides to get money to provide for her. It is this idea that spurs him on to help his criminal pal Jigger Craigin in committing a robbery, an act which ultimately leads to personal disaster for Billy.