“Songs of the South”

Host:  Mary Lou Metzger with guest Ava Barber

Original Air Date:  February 28, 1976

Guy & Ralna sing “Yellow Rose of Texas,” Anacani sings “Come to the Mardi Gras” with everyone wearing breathtaking costumes. Ken Delo struts to “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans,” beautiful Ralna sings a soulful “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans,” and the whole cast gets together for a show-stopping “South Rampart Street Parade.”


"Are You from Dixie?" -Gail, Ken, Cissy and Bobby (also dancing), Mary Lou, Jimmy, Anacani

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" - Guy Hovis and Ralna English

"Carolina in the Morning" - orchestra

"Deep River" - Tom Netherton with Bob Smale at the piano

"Big D" - sung and danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King

"Tara’s Theme (My Own True Love)" - Norma Zimmer with Charlotte Harris on cello and Bob Ralston at the harpsichord

"San Antonio Rose" - Jimmy Roberts with Neil Levang on electric guitar and the Dixieland band

"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - Joe Feeney with Bob Ralston at the organ

"Windy" - The Semonski Sisters

French Medley:  "Under Paris Skies/ I Love Paris/ Valentine/ La Vie en Rose" - Myron Floren on accordion and orchestra

"Come to the Mardi Gras" - Anacani with entire chorus

"Mississippi Mud" - Dick Dale with Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger

"Cabaret" - danced by Arthur Duncan

"Jambalaya" - Ava Barber

"Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" - Ken Delo with the Dixieland band

"Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?" - Ralna English

"Royal Garden Blues" - Dixieland band

"That’s What I Like About the South" - Larry Hooper

"South Rampart Street Parade" - orchestra featuring Bob Havens on trombone and Henry Cuesta on clarinet

"South Rampart Street Parade (reprise)" - entire cast