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Lillian Lorraine

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nils Hanson talks about Lillian Lorraine, who was in Ziegfeld's 1910 Follies and went on to become one of the most famous entertainers—and target for tabloid gossip—in America. The biography Lillian Lorraine: The Life and Times of a Ziegfeld Diva recounts her meteoric rise and fall from grace.

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Nils Hanson

Comments [2]

Theresa from Brooklyn

The guest is mistaken or misunderstood about "Row Row Row." "Row Row Row Your Boat" is the children's round, which is a very old folk/nursery rhyme. The Ziegfield Follies song was titled simply "Row Row Row," by William Jerome/James Monaco.

The chorus goes:
And then he'd row, row, row
Way up the river he would row, row, row
A hug he'd give her
Then he'd kiss her now and then
She would tell him when,
They'd fool around and fool around
And then they'd kiss again.
And then he'd row, row, row
A little further he would go, oh, oh, oh,
Then he'd drop both his oars
Take a few more encores,
And then he'd row, row, row.

Nov. 30 2011 01:16 PM
Bennet from LES

"Row Row your Boat" was composed by Eliphalet Oram Lyte which he published in Franklin Square Song Collection in 1881. The Follies didn't come for some 20 years later.

Fact Check

Nov. 30 2011 01:14 PM

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