Bringing Up Father theme song

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Bringing Up Father theme song

Postby Vigilante407 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:19 pm

Would anyone happen to have a transcription of the theme song from the 1941 radio show Bringing Up Father? I've only been able to locate one episode and I just can't seem to make out a lot of the words, especially the word/sound effect thing before each line.

Any help would be most appreciated.

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Postby Ted Hering » Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:15 am

I believe an LP was issued with one of the episodes of this series. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy, but I seem to recall seeing it on George Garibedian's MARK 56 Records.

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Postby Vigilante407 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:58 pm

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, even if I can find the record, I tain't got a phonograph. :)

Here's what I've been able to decipher of the song (at least what I think I'm hearing):

“Wssht, Jiggs,
Stand up and be a man,
Don’t let Maggie go and scare you right into your collar.
Wssht, Jiggs, She’ll get you if she can.
Be a man for once, get up get up and call her,
I don’t want to be society
I’m just a simple guy,
I’m going down to Dinty’s
Jiggs, It’s time to took your stand
Sure to make them quit this thinking they’re Bringing up father.”

The part that's beyond me at the moment is Jigg's little shanty ... the last line. I can't understand it, from the brogue of the actor.

Thanks again,


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