Friday, June 16, 2006


what brought you here, i asked
Rufus and Judy ofcourse he said
I was here in 1961 he said
what do you remember the most i asked
from the upper balcony someone yelled "we love you"
she yelled " i love you tooo"
i called my parents and told them
they MUST see this show, i would buy the whole family tickets

how many times did you get to see her sing
embarrassingly he said 35 or so
she was the entertainer
no al jolson he said
you have been very fortunate i said

during the show i checked in with ralph
" the man that got away" he said

after the show, he told me that it was more than he expected
rufus did her proud
he was thrilled and enthralled
and he said in the balcony again to watch a giant sing those songs
he loved so well

the younguns didnt know that judy garland sang in carnegie hall
she is not their Icon
Madonna, celine and cher
not judy any more
there was one judy in drag, just one in carnegie last night
in 1969 there would have been many
Just one, a throw back to when
hope rufus opened them to a history that has to be remembered

thanks ralph for being there and remembering for me

Overture : The Trolley Song / Over The Rainbow / The Man That Got Away
2. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
3. Almost Like Being In Love / This Can't Be Love (Medley)
4. Do It Again
5. You Go To My Head
6. Alone Together
7. Who Cares? (As Long As You Care For Me)
8. Puttin' On The Ritz
9. How Long Has This Been Going On
10. Just You, Just Me
11. The Man That Got Away
12. San Francisco
13. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
That's Entertainment
2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
4. You're Nearer
5. A Foggy Day Listen
7. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
8. Stormy Weather
9. You Made Me Love You / For Me And My Gal / The Trolley Song (Medley)
10. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
11. Over The Rainbow
12. Swanee
13. After You've Gone
14. Chicago