Composer: Carl Sigman
Lyricist: Bob Hilliard

Opened: December 11, 1947, Coronet Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 308

Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo):

1. 78/Decca 23940 (Danny Kaye, the Andrews Sisters, and Vic Schoen and His Orchestra) [reissued on Universal Legends: Danny Kaye, CD/Universal MVCE-24088]
2. 78/M-G-M 10083 (Sy Oliver, vocal, with Sy Oliver and His Orchestra) [also 78/M-G-M 8854]
3. 78/Odeon D 5360 (Svend Asmussnes Orkester)
4. 78/Majestic 7274 (Ray McKinley, vocal, with Ray McKinley and His Orchestra)
5. 78/Columbia 37885 (Woody Herman) [reissued on At The Woodchopper's Ball, CD/Music Alliance Membran 232759]
6. 78/Path PA 2501 (Aim Barelli et Son Orchestre)
7. 78/Victor 20-2400 (Louis Prima and Chorus with Louis Prima and His Orchestra) [also 45/HBR HBR-467; reissued on His Greatest Hits, CD/Jasmine Records 327]
8. 78/Capitol 465 (Jack Smith and The Clark Sister with the Frank DeVol Orchestra)
9. 78/Animal Records 162 (unknown performer)
10. Kings Of Song, 45EP/EMI GEP 8760 (The King Brothers with the Rita Williams Singers and Geoff Love And His Orchestra)
11. 45/DJM DJS 10794 (Dahling)
12. Make Mine Manhattan & Great Revues Revisited, Painted Smiles (S) PS-1369 (Elaine Stritch) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-119]
13. Down In Jungle Town, MGM (S) SE-4405 (The Yum Yum Kids and the MGM Territorial Orchestra)
14. Bing Crosby's All-Star Philco Show, All Star Products LP 20001 (Bing Crosby) [reissued on It's Magic, CD/GAV Records GAVCD-1003 (Bing Crosby)]
15. At Liberty, CD/DRG 12994 (Elaine Stritch)
16. I Say It With Music, CD/Viper's Nest VN-169 (Jimmy Durante)
17. In Person 1925-1955, CD/Avid 2150 (Hoagy Carmichael)
18. I Wanna Sing You A Song, CD/Castle Pulse 37196 (Max Bygraves)
Radio transcriptions performed by Patti Dugan and The Jumpin' Jacks and by The Song Spinners are also known to exist.

If It Were Easy To Do:

1. 78/RCA Victor 20-2737 (Dennis Day and Quartet with Charles Dant and His Orchestra) [reissued on When Hearts Were Young, CD/Flare 229]

The Thousand Islands Song:

1. 78/Capitol 15028 ((Johnny Mercer with Paul Weston and His Orchestra) [reissued on Hello Out There!, CD/Bygone Days 77017]
2. 78/Victor 20-2619 (Louis Prima and Chorus with Louis Prima and His Orchestra) [reissued on His Greatest Hits, CD/Jasmine Records 327]
3. 78/Columbia 38081 (Arthur Godfrey and The Too Fat Trio directed by Archie Bleyer)

Big Brass Band From Brazil:

1. 78/Columbia 38067 (Kay Kyser and his Orchestra with Vocal Chorus by The Campus Kids)
2. 78/Decca 24361 (Danny Kaye, The Andrews Sisters, and Vic Shoen and His Orchestra) [also 78/Brunswick 03886; reissued on Cocktail Hour: Danny Kaye, CD/Double Take CRG 218023]
3. 78/M-G-M 10119 (The Galli Sisters and the Ensemble with Art Mooney and His Orchestra) [reissued on Greatest Hits And More, CD/Sepia Records 1094]
4. Sounds Of The Circus, Vol. 22: Circus Marches, CD/Sounds of the Circus 222 (South Shore Concert Band)
5. Jack Smith Sings Jack, Jack, Jack, CD/Sepia Records 1074 (Jack Smith)
6. Comparsa, CD/Harlequin Records 129 (Edmundo Ros and His Rhumba Band)
7. Personality!, CD/Jasmine Records 502 (The Satisfiers)
A radio transcription performed by The Swingtones and The Jumpin' Jacks is also known to exist.


1. 78/Victor 20-2768 (Ray McKinley, vocal, with Ray McKinley and His Orchestra) [reissued on Howdy Friends, CD/ASV/Living Era 5517]

Unrecorded Material:

Funny Papers (cut)
Holler Blue Murder
Long Green Blues
Wanderlust (cut)