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Make Room For Daddy/The Danny Thomas Show (sitcom)

    (ABC Primetime, 1953 - 1957;
     CBS Primetime, 1957 - 1964;
     CBS Re-runs aired through 1965)

    [An attempt to revive the series with the title "Make Room 
     For Granddaddy" lasted one season on ABC 1970- 1971)


Theme Derivation 1: "Londonderry Air"

    [This was the original 19th-century Irish Air (melody) which 
     dates from 1855 -- which was the basis for the 1913 popular
     song standard "Danny Boy", and the Big-band adaptation of
     the melody used as the THEME for the TV series...

     aka: "Irish Tune from County Derry"
     aka: "Londonderry Aire"]

     Composer: *Traditional* [Irish Air]

     1978 Publisher: [In the Public Domain]

     2000 Publisher: [In the Public Domain]

     Composition Date: 1855

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Theme Derivation 2: "Danny Boy"

    [This was the popular song standard which was adapted in 1913 by
     Irish lyricist Frederick E. Weatherly, based upon the 19th-
     century Irish Air "Londonderry Air" above; the new lyric was
     first made famous in America by touring concerts and recordings
     by the diva known as Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink, and
     subsequently by countless Irish tenors everywhere...

     title variations...
     aka: "O Danny Boy"]

     Composers: *Traditional* [Irish Air], with
                lyric by Frederick E. Weatherly (predates ASCAP & BMI)

     1978 Publisher: Boosey & Co., Ltd. (ASCAP/British PRS)
                        of London, England

     2000 Publisher: [In the Public Domain]

     Composition Date of Lyric: 1913

     Copyright Date:
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Main Theme 1: "Londonderry Air Main and End Title (Theme)"

    [aka: "Danny Thomas Theme" based upon "Danny Boy" (also 
     known as "Londonderry Air")]

    [This was a big-band swing arrangement of "Danny Boy", which
     is an old standard song adapted in 1913 by lyric writer
     Frederick E. Weatherly using a 19th-century Irish Air 
     (melody) called "Londonderry Air" which dates from 1855]

     Adapter/Arranger: Frank Denny De Vol (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Rosemarie Prod. Inc. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Rosemarie Productions, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of Los Angeles, CA

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