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ALL I OWE IOWAY (Richard Rodgers (m) / Oscar Hammerstein II (l) ) As sung in the film State Fair 1945: Dick Haymes Vivian Blaine Charles Winninger Faye Bainter Donald Meek (Dick Haymes [as Wayne Frake] ) I can hear 'em callin' hogs in the clear Ioway air I can sniff the fragrant whiff of an Ioway rose. [Chorus] You've got Ioway in your heart. (Dick Haymes [as Wayne Frake] ) I've got Ioway in my hair. I've got Ioway in my ears and eyes and nose. Oh, I know all I owe I owe Ioway I owe Ioway all I owe and I know why. I am Ioway born and bred And on Ioway corn I'm fed Not to mention her barley, wheat, and rye. (Dick Haymes [as Wayne Frake] ) & [Chorus] I owe Ioway for her ham and her beef and her lamb And her strawberry jam, and her pie. (Dick Haymes [as Wayne Frake] ) I owe Ioway more than I can ever pay So I think I'll move to Californi-a. [Chorus] What a shame. (Vivian Blaine [as Emily Edwards] ) What a shame. [Chorus] What a shame. (Vivian Blaine [as Emily Edwards] ) What a shame. Chorus] You'll be good and gosh-darn sorry when you go. (Dick Haymes [as Wayne Frake] ) Don't I know. (Vivian Blaine [as Emily Edwards] ) When you leave your native state You'll be feelin' far from great You'll be good and gosh-darn sorry when you go. (Dick Haymes [as Wayne Frake] ) I'm a seed of Ioway grain. (Vivian Blaine [as Emily Edwards] ) You're a breeze that Ioway blue. (Dick Haymes [as Wayne Frake] ) I'm a drop of Ioway rain. (Vivian Blaine [as Emily Edwards] ) & [Chorus] You're a drip of Ioway dew. (Vivian Blaine [as Emily Edwards] ) Oh, I know all I owe I owe Ioway. I owe Ioway all I owe and I know why. I am Ioway born and bred And on Ioway corn I'm fed Not to mention her barley, wheat and rye. I owe Ioway for her ham and her beef And her lamb (Charles Winninger [as Abel Frake] ) And their strawberry jam. (Faye Bainter [as Melissa Frake] ) ...and her pie. (Vivian Blaine [as Emily Edwards] ) That's right. (Charles Winninger [as Abel Frake] ) I owe Ioway more than anyone should owe So I think I'll start in owin' Idaho. (Vivian Blaine [as Emily Edwards] ) All together. (All less Winninger) What a shame (Charles Winninger [as Abel Frake] ) What a shame (All less Winninger) What a shame (Charles Winninger [as Abel Frake] ) What a shame (All less Winninger) You'll be cryin' like a baby when you go. (Charles Winninger [as Abel Frake] ) Don't I know. When I leave my native heath With my lip between my teeth I'll be bawlin' like a booby when I go. (Vivian Blaine [as Emily Edwards] ) You're a seed of Ioway grain You're a breeze of Ioway blue. (Donald Meek [as Hippenstahl] ) I'm a drop of Ioway rain. (Faye Bainter [as Melissa Frake] ) You're a drip of Ioway dew. (All) Oh, I know all I owe I owe Ioway, I owe Ioway all I owe and I know why. I am Ioway born and bred And on Ioway corn I'm fed Not to mention her barley, wheat, and rye. I owe Ioway for her ham and her beef And her lamb And her strawberry jam And her pie. I owe Ioway more than anyone should owe So I think I'll start in owin' Idaho. Better stay, better stay You'll be feelin' gosh darn sorry if you go. (Dick Haymes [as Wayne Frake] ) Don't I know. (All) When you leave you native state You'll be feeling far from great You'll be good and gosh darn sorry when you go. I owe Ioway for her ham and her beef And her lamb And her strawberry jam And her pie. I owe Ioway more than I can ever pay So I think I'll move to Californi-a. I-O-W I-O-W I-O-W I-O-W AY Hooray Ioway! Yeah! Notes: The musical State Fair was adapted from a Philip Stong novel of the same name. A number of film versions were created, initially in 1933, then 1945 and 1962. Later in 1976, a made for TV movie appeared. State Fair was finally adapted for a Broadway musical in 1996. State Fair was the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical ever written directly for film. State Fair 1945 Director: Walter Lang Leads: Jeanne Crain / Dana Andrews / Dick Haymes / Vivian Blaine State Fair 1962 Director: José Ferrer Leads: Pat Boone / Bobby Darin / Ann-Margret / Tom Ewell The original State Fair production in 1933 was directed by Henry King and starred Will Rogers and Janet Gaynor along with Lew Ayres. It was well received at the time, unlike the 1962 musical which was deemed by many to be unsuccessful in almost all respects. (Transcribed by David Story- April 2014)

    


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