“U.S. Tour”

Host:  Mary Lou Metzger with guest Tanya Welk-Roberts

ORIGINAL AIR DATE:   June 21, 1969

As Lawrence says in his opening remarks, he’s played almost every small town in the United States – and every state but Alaska – so he takes a special interest in this musical tour of the country. Things get underway with the entire chorus and orchestra and “This Land Is Your Land,” Ralna sings “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” then Bob Ralston ripples off a piano medley of New York songs, and Sandi and Sally ask “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” Jo Ann Castle does a Castle-version of “On the Beach at Waikiki” and Myron Floren noodles through an infectious “Pittsburgh, Pa”.

"This Land Is Your Land " - Dick Dale and Bobby, Cissy, Steve, Sandi, Jimmy, Salli, Larry, Ralna

"Chicago"  - orchestra

"It Happened in  Monterey" - Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts

New York Medley:  "Sidewalks of New York / In Old  New York / Shuffle Off to Buffalo / Give My Regards to Broadway" -

Bob Ralston at the piano

"Hawaiian Wedding Song" - Ken Delo with Hawaiian guitar by Buddy Merrill

"Galveston" - danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King

"Can't Buy Me Love" - Tanya Falan

"I Love You Truly" - organ trio: Bob Ralston, Lawrence Welk and Frank Scott

"Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" -  Sandi Griffiths and Salli Flynn

"San Francisco" - danced by Arthur Duncan

"By the Time I Get to Phoenix" -  Ralna English

"On the Beach at  Waikiki" - Jo Ann Castle on honky tonk piano with accompaniment by Neil Levang, Buddy Merrill and Jack Imel

"Manhattan" - Steve Smith

"Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania" - Myron Floren on accordion with Lawrence and Cissy dancing, Bobby cutting in

"Meet Me in St. Louis" - Natalie Nevins

"Moon Over Miami" - Joe Feeney

"Mention My Name" - sung and danced by Jack Imel and Arthur Duncan

"San Fernando Valley" - Larry Hooper and Bob Lido

"Denver" - Dick Dale

"St. Louis Blues" - Bob Havens on trombone