Hitchy-Koo of 1919

A Musical Revue
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by George V. Hobart

Tryouts began August 18, 1919 at Nixon's Apollo Theatre, Atlantic City
September 1, 1919 at the Colonial Theatre, Boston

Opened October 6, 1919 at the Liberty Theatre, NYC
Ran for 56 performances
Produced by Raymond Hitchcock
Staged by Julian Alfred
Orchestrations by Stephen Jones


Lucille Ager, Maurice Black, Dan Brennan, Chief Eagle Horse, Sylvia Clark, Joseph Cook, Lillian Kemble Cooper, James J. Doherty, Raymond Hitchcock, Charles Howard, Waneta Means, Ruth Mitchell, Florence O'Denishawn, Ursula O'Hare, Elaine Palmer, Eleanor Sinclair, Mark Sullivan, Charles Witzell

Musical Numbers

  • "Pagliacci" - Lillian Kemble Cooper, Elaine Palmer, Ursula O'Hare and Ensemble
  • "When Black Sallie Sings Pagliacci" - Ruth Mitchell and Ensemble
  • "I Introduced" [aka "I Presented"] - Raymond Hitchcock and Ensemble
  • "Hitchy's Garden of Roses" [aka "In Hitchy's Garden"] - Lillian Kemble Cooper and Ensemble
  • "When I Had a Uniform On" [aka "Demobilization Song"] - Joe Cook, Eleanor Sinclair and Ensemble
  • "I've Got Somebody Waiting" - Ruth Mitchell and Ensemble
  • "Peter Piper" - Raymond Hitchcock and Ensemble
  • "The Sea is Calling" [sung in counterpoint with "Peter Piper"] - Ruth Mitchell and Ensemble
  • "I'm an Anesthetic Dancer" - Sylvia Clark
  • "My Cozy Little Corner in the Ritz" - Raymond Hitchcock and Ensemble
  • "Old-Fashioned Garden" - Lillian Kemble Cooper and Ensemble
  • "Bring Me Back My Butterfly" - Lillian Kemble Cooper and Ensemble

Cut Songs

  • "Another Sentimental Song" [dropped before the New York opening]
  • "Ah Fong Lo" [dropped before the New York opening; later used in Hitchy-Koo of 1922]
  • "That Black and White Baby of Mine" [dropped before the New York opening]
  • "You and Me" [unused; not the same song in La Revue des Ambassadeurs]
  • "Since Ma Got the Craze Espagnole" [unused]
  • "Oh So Soon" [unused]
  • "Since Little Baby Brother Became a Movie Star" [unused]
  • "China Doll" [unused]
  • "Tired of Living Alone" [unused]

Contemporaneous Recordings

"Old Fashioned Garden " / "Peter Piper" - Prince's Band / Orchestra

  • 78 RPM, 1919 [Columbia A-2874]

"Old Fashioned Garden" - Olive Kline

  • 78 RPM, 1919 [Victor 45201]

"Old Fashioned Garden" - Joseph M. Knecht

  • 78 RPM, 1920 [Emerson 10319]

"Old Fashioned Garden" - Yerkes Jazarimba Band

  • 78 RPM, 1920 [Paramount 200043]

"Old Fashioned Garden" - Palace Trio

  • 78 RPM, 1920 [Victor 35696]

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