Smothers Brothers musical arrangements

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Title: Smothers Brothers musical arrangements
Collection number: PASC-M 36
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 46.0 linear ft. (115 boxes)
Date: [1967-1975]
Abstract: This collection primarily consists of manuscript and reproduction scores of arrangements for the television program The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (CBS, 1967-1969).
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Smothers Brothers

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Smothers Brothers Musical Arrangements (Collection PASC-M 36). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2976942 


Tom Smothers was born February 2, 1937 and Dick Smothers was born November 20, 1938, Governors Island, New York. They both attended San Jose State College. Together the brothers began a music and comedy act, leading to appearances at San Francisco's Purple Onion, the Blue Angel in New York, and to nightclub stints in Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas. Their television variety programs included The Smothers Brothers Show (CBS, 1965-1966), The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (CBS, 1967-1969), The Summer Brothers Smothers Show (CBS, 1968), The Smothers Brothers Summer Show (ABC, 1970), and The Smothers Brothers Show (NBC, 1975). In addition, they have appeared in television specials and have issued numerous record albums.

Scope and Content

This collection primarily consists of manuscript and reproduction scores of arrangements for the Smothers Brothers' television programs. The bulk is for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1969); also included are scores for The Summer Brothers Smothers Show (1968) and The Smothers Brothers Show (1975). In addition, the collection contains a small amount of arrangements for record albums.
There is no material for the first The Smothers Brothers Show (1965-1966) or The Smothers Brothers Summer Show (1970). The original 3-volume inventory of this collection is available at: ML136.L84U549.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:
  • Series 1. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
  • Series 2. The Summer Brothers Smothers Show
  • Series 3. The Smothers Brothers Show
  • Series 4. Record album arrangements
  • Series 5. Other arrangements.

Related Material

UCLA Film & Television Archive  has Smothers Brothers television programs including the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Smothers Brothers comedy hour
Smothers Brothers--Archives.
Television music--Scores and parts.

Container List


Series 1. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (CBS, 1967-1969).

Scope and Content

Scores are arranged alphabetically by cue or song title. Versions of the program's themes are located in boxes 9 and 83. "Theme, Smothers (Station Break #2)" in box 83 is labeled 1970 and may have been used for the Smothers Brothers Summer Show.
Box 1

Academy Play-Off, After Today, Agnes Play-On, Alabamy Bound, Alfie, All I Need Is Me (I'm All I Need), Aloha Bridge, America the Beautiful, Anniversary Waltz.

Box 2

Apple Sketch, Association Intro (Play-Off), The Association Sound, Atlantis, Auld Lang Syne, Ballad of William Sycamore, Bananas.

Box 3

Bang Bang, Barney's Love Song, Baseball Intro and Baseball End, Baseball Underscore.

Box 4

Bat Masterson Bridge, Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Battle of New Orleans, Beards, Beards Insert, Beautiful Things, Bedpan Button.

Box 5

Believe It or Not, Bells of Rhymney, Belly Button, Betty Davis Play-On, Big Spender, Big Yellow Taxi.

Box 6

Billy Play-Off, Billy the Kid, Bird Watcher Playoff, Bird Watcher Play-On, Birth of the Blues, Birthday Music, Black Outs.

Box 7

Bless You, Blow Up, Blue Boy Play Off, Blue's Theme, Bobby Morse Play-Off, Bobby Morse Play-On, Bonanzarosa Cues, Bonanzarosa Billboard, Bonanzarosa Tag, Bonanzarosa Teaser.

Box 8

Bonnie & Clyde, Borge Play-Off, Born Free, Bossa Nova Bros..

Box 9

British Grenadiers, Brittania Play-Off, Broken Cookie, Brothers Blackout/ Smothers Bros. Theme (Pretty), Brothers Karamazov, Brothers Karamazov Intro.

Box 10

Brothers Motorcycle, Burl Ives Medley, By Myself, Byrd, Byrd Bows & S.B., Byrd Reprise, Byrd Spot.

Box 11

C Chord, C.I.A. Play-Off, Cabaret, Camp P.O., Camp Play-Off, Camp Play-On.

Box 12

Can Can, Can Can Sequence, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Cantorial Number, Carl Reiner Play-Off, Carl Reiner Play-On.

Box 13

Carlin Play-Off, Casanova Play-Off, Cayuga Play-Off, Cayuga Play-On, Cha Cha Bros., Charlie is My Darlin, Chelsea Morning (Jennifer Jones), Chicken Play-Off, Chief Play-Off, Child.

Box 27

Carol Channing Presents the 7 Deadly Sins (see God Bless America).

Box 14

Chinatown, Chocolate Tag, Christmas Future Bridge, Cinderella-Rockefella, Cinderella-Rockefella - B# (Tommy and Kate Smith duet), Circle Game, Clam Song + Play-Off, Clever World Button, Clockmaker Play-Off, Clockmaker Sketch.

Box 15

Cockle Play-Off, Colonel Bogey, Comedy Turnaround, Committee Play-Off, Controversial Cue 1-4, Controversial Material.

Box 16

Cottage Cheese, Cowboy Buckaroo, Cowboy Tag, Crook Writers March, Cry Play-On, Cucaracha Tag, Cupid Sketch, Cute, Dance, David Frye.

Box 17

Daring Young Man, Day is Done, Day Tripper, Dear Hearts.

Box 18

Death Play-Off, Do Your Own Thing Finale, Doctor Play-Off, Documentary Play-Off (What's It All About World), Don't Bite the Hand, Don't take Your Love From Me (Mom's Mabeley).

Box 19

Doors (cues 1-12), Doris Play-Off.

Box 20

Down in the Valley-A, Down in the Valley-B, Down in the Valley-C.

Box 21

Dream a Little Dream of Me, Dream Build, Driving Bridge, Drunken Sailor, The Duel, Durante Play-On, Easy to Be Hard, Editorial Play-On, Elizabethan Play-Off, Embarrassing Moments Finale.

Box 22

(In an) English Garden, Everywhere You Go, Exodus Play-Off, F.D. Play-Off, Fable Finale, Fashion Show Intro, The Fathers, Fight On.

Box 23

Finale, Finale - The Word, Fireside Chat.

Box 24

The First Noel, The First Time, Five Foot Two, Flying Saucers, FOD.

Box 25

Fool on the Hill, Four Winds and the Seven Seas, Foxes Tag, French Playon and French Playoff, Frog Prince.

Box 26

Frye Play-Off, G.W. Play-On, Games People Play, Games People Play Finale, Gentle on My Mind, Georgy Girl.

Box 27

German Bridge and German Play-Off, A Gift of Song, Ginny-Gin's People, Girl Announcer (Play-Off), The Girl With the Long Blond Hari, Glen Play-On, Gobel Playoff, Gobel Play-On, God Bless America.

Box 28

[Arthur]Godfrey Play-On, Godiva Play-Off, Goldie Play-Off, Good King W., Grazing in the Grass, Green Giant, Greers Play-On, Grey Bonnet.

Box 29

Guantanamera, Guest's Humming Theme, Guitar Kisser, Guns, Guns Intro, Gunslinger, Gunslinger Play-Off.

Box 30

Hair Intro, Hair Medley, Halay Halleluia, Half & Half, Hallelujah, Hallelujah Extension.

Box 31

Halloween; Hankie Dance; The Happening; Hats March; Havin' A Baby Round the House (Carol Burnett); Hello, Hello.

Box 32

Help Me Make It Thru the Night; Here, There & Everywhere, Here's Ronnie (Cue); Hey Mr. Sunshine; Hindu Bridge, Hoe Down, Honey, Honey Play-Off.

Box 34

Honk Honk Play-Off, Horray for Tommy Bridge, Hospital Report, Hound Dog Blues, How I Rejoice, Hum A Song from Your Heart, Humor Lecture Play-Off, I Can't Help Falling in Love.

Box 35

I Couldn't Live Without Your Love, I Cover the Waterfront, I Didn't Know the World Would Last This Long, I Dig Rock & Roll Music, I Don't Like My Brother, I Don't Want Nobody (Paul Revere & Raiders), I Get Along Without You Very Well, I Left My Heart in San Francisco.

Box 36

I Like You, I Read it in the Daily News, I Shall Be Released, I Think It's Going to Rain Today, If All the World's A Stage, If Ever I Would Leave You, If It Fits Your Fancy.

Box 37

If It Wasn't For Bad Luck (Arr. given to Ray Charles), I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, I'll Buy the Ring (George Burns no.), I'm Indestructible, I'm Sitting on Top of the Wolrd, Impossible Dream (Glen Campbell), Impossible Dream (John Gary), Impossible Dream Ending.

Box 38

In the Little Red Barn, Indian Love Call, Indian Play-Off, Intro - I Like You, Italian Bridge, It's A Wonderful World Pt. 1 & 2.

Box 39

It's Not Unusual, It's Such A Lonely Time of the Year (Nancy Sinatra), It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Box 40

It's the Same Old Shillelagh, Izzyophia, J.L. Play-On, J. Winters Play-Off, Japanese Bridge, Jennie Brown, Jezebel.

Box 41

Jimmy the Well-Dressed Man, Johnny Schmucker, The Jump.

Box 42

Kentucky Medley, Kyrie Eleison, Lady Bird Play-Off, Lady Godiva, Lady Godiva #2.

Box 43

Lana's Play-On; Lark Day; Lasse, Lasse, Liten.

Box 44

The Last Great Waltz, Laurel & Hardy.

Box 45

Lay-La, Lazy Day.

Box 46

Leg Man, Less of Me, Let It Be.

Box 47

Let It Be Me, Lewis & Clark, Library Dance.

Box 48

Line-Up Play-On, A Little Bitty Tear, A Little Less of Me, Little Mama, Little Red Barn, Live for Life.

Box 49

Lloyd George, London Bridge, Lonely Goatherd, Look at that Face.

Box 50

The Look of Love, Louise, Love are Wine.

Box 51

Love Come A-tricklin' Down, Love in Bloom, Love Medley (Jill St. John).

Box 52

Love Story, Lover Come Back to Me, Lucky Lindy/Lucky Lindy Play-Off/Lucky Lindy Coda, Lucy in the Sky.

Box 53

Lush Bridge, Madame X's Boudoir, Mame/Intro to Mom/Mom Intro, Man Bridge 1, Man Play-On.

Box 54

Manly Beauty Sketch, Marco Polo, Margaret Play-On, Mariah Tag, La Marseilles, Marseilles Play-Off, Martian Bridge, Mary Might Have Been, Mata Hari Sketch, El Matador.

Box 55

Me and Bobby McGee, Me and My Shadow, Medieval Brothers, Medieval Dance, Memories, La Mentira, Minority Report Play-Off, Minority Report Play-On.

Box 56

Miss Muffet, Miss Muffet Play-Off, Miss Wistfull, Mission: Impossible, Mission Impossible Play-On and Play-Off, Mister Businessman #2, Mom's Zinger, The Mood I'm In.

Box 57

Mona Lisa Play-Off, More Than You Know (Nancy Sinatra), Mother Bridge, Mother Play-Off, Motherless Child, Mountain Dew.

Box 58

Mr. Banjo Play-off, Mule Train, Music to Watch Girls By.

Box 59

Mustache Brothers, Mutiny on the Bounty, My Funny Valentine, My Kind of Town.

Box 60

Nancy's Medley, Never My Love, Never on Sunday, New Brothers.

Box 61

Night After Night - A, Night After Night - B, Night After Night Insert, Niki Hoekey (Bobbie Gentry), Officer Judy, Oh Volt Dee-o-Do.

Box 62

Okie from Muskogee, Old Macdonald, Old Soft Shoe.

Box 63

One of Those Shoes, One of Those Shoes - Shoe Vamp, One of Those Shoes - Shoes finale, One of Those Songs, One of Those Songs (Inst.).

Box 64

One More River, One Note Play-On,The One on the Left, Otto's Fanfare, Our Love Bridge, Out in the Country, The Ox Driver Song + Mule Train Tag.

Box 65

Paper of Pins, Patty Duke Play-On, Paulson Play-Off, Paulson Tag, Peace.

Box 66

Peace on Earth, People Got to be Free - Finale, Phantom Sting, Phoenix Play-Off.

Box 67

Pinocchio, Plastic Man, Play-Off 2nd Movie, Play-Off 3rd Movie, Play-On No. 1, Poll Play-Off 1-2-3, Pollution.

Box 68

Poor Butterfly, Poor Liza Jane, Post Nasal Love, Poverty Play-Off, Pretoria Bow Music - A, Pretoria Bow Music - B, Protest Song, Quarter to Nine, Quarter to Nine (Rev.).

Box 69

R E Play-On, Red Red Robin, Red River Valley, Red Robin Bows, Revolutionary Sketch.

Box 70

Robert E. Lee, Robert Kerrplunk, Robin Hood, Rock-A-Bye Baby.

Box 71

Rock-A-Bye Bridge, Roma Finale, Roma Opening (Orgy and We're Having an Orgy and Here's Brutus), Roman Fanfare, Romeo's Death Scene, Rose Play-On, Rules & Regulations.

Box 72

Russian Dance, Russian Play-On and Russian Play-Off, Russian Sting, Saga of Bonnie & Clyde, Sam & Dave Medley.

Box 73

Santa Play-Off, Saturday's Night at the World, School Days Play-Off, School Days Play-On, School Days Underscore, Scrooge Play-On, Sergeant Pepper, Sexy Love Story Ending, Sexy Underscore, Shadows on a Foggy Day.

Box 74

Shave and a Haircut, She's Gone Forever, Shimmy Play-Off, Shoop Shoop Song, Show Business No. 1, Show Business No. 2, Show Me, Silver Threads Play-On, Silver Threads Play-Off.

Box 75

Sing A Rainbow; Skin Play-On; Sleep Button and Hospital Play-Off; Smothers, Smothers & Durante; Smothers Poll No. 1, Smothers Poll No. 2, Smothers Poll No. 3.

Box 76

Sneezes, Snow White Play-Off, So What's New?, Softly As I Leave You.

Box 77

Soliloquy, Some Children See Him, Something, The Song is Love, Sonny Boy, South Rampart Street Parade.

Box 78

Southern Medley, Souvenir Play-Off, Spanish Castle, Spanish Play-On, Sponsors Play-Off, Spring is Here, The Stareout.

Box 79

Station Break, New (Long); Station Break, New (Short); Steve Allen Play-On; Steve Martin.

Box 80

Stinker Bells, Stout Hearted Men, Strangers, Sullivan Teaser, Summer Song, Sunny Side Up, Sunshine Play-Off, Sunshine Superman.

Box 81

Swanee River, Sweet Georgia Brown, Symphonic Variations (The Singing Orchestra), Take Care of My Brother, Take Me Along, Tarzan Play-Off.

Box 82

A Taste of Honey, Tax Man, Tea for Two Play-Off, Teaser, Teaser (Gentle on My Mind), Television Talk, Tennessee Bird Walk, Thank You Romaine, That's Life, That's Love.

Box 83

Theme, Brothers', Closing (Small Band); Theme, Brothers (Small Band); Theme, Brothers, Station Break; Theme, Brothers, Station Break (Small Band); Theme, Brothers (Xmas); Theme, Smothers Brothers [Smothers Brothers Theme]; Theme, Smothers (Marine Band) [Smothers Theme (Marine Band)]; Theme, Smothers (Station Break #2) [Smothers Theme..]; They Are Gone.

Box 84

They Sketch, This Time (Diahann Carroll), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Thou Art So Sweet, Three Musketeers, Three Song, Throne Room, Time - A.

Box 85

Time and Chance, Time is Money, Time (Reprise), The Times are A-Changin' Finale, Times Crawl, Times Intro, Tomato Vendetta.

Box 86

Too Fat Polka and Play-Off, Too Late Now, Tom's Blues, Tom's Bunny, Tom's Lullaby.

Box 87

The Toy Song, Transition Bridge, Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat Bows, Trick or Treat Reprise.

Box 88

Trolley Song (Frank Sinatra Jr.), True Love (Dick), Trunk Sketch #1, Trunk Sketch #2 and Insert.

Box 89

Tumble on You, Twelve Days.

Box 90

Valentine Medley (3 folders).

Box 91

Venezuelan Rain Dance, Viva la Feria, Volga Boatmen, Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, Walking Happy.

Box 92

Waltzing Matilda Tag, Waltzing Matilda Underscore, Wasn't it a Bit Like Now?, Watch What Happens, We Are Play-Off, Wedding Play-Off.

Box 93

Weirdo; We'll Sing in the Sunshine; We're All Playing in the Same Band; We're On, You Know Play-Off; We're Still Here; What Did I Have..?.

Box 94

What Now My Love, What the World Needs Now, What Would Happen If.

Box 95

What's More American (2 folders), The Wheel of Love, When I'm Sixty Four.

Box 96

When the Saints, Where Do I Go?, Whispering - Nola, (Whistle) Hear!, Whistle Song, Whistler Play-Off, Who Taught Him.

Box 97

Wichita Lineman, Will You Remember (2 lengths), Will You Remember (Sweetheart), Winchester Cathedral.

Box 98

Without A Song, Without Him, Woman Woman, Wonderful Child, Work Song.

Box 99

The World I Use to Know (2 folders).

Box 100

World War I - finale (3 folders).

Box 101

Worried Man Play-Off, Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, Yankee Doodle (Long), Yankee Doodle (Short), Year End Play-Off, Yearbook Play-On, Yesterday.

Box 102

You Can't Put Us Down, You'd Better Untangle Your Mind, You'll Never Walk Alone (#1), You'll Never Walk Alone (#2).

Box 103

Young At Heart, Young At Heart (choir), Young At Heart Intro, Young At Heart (strings), You're Just in Love, You're Nobody (Till Somebody Loves You), You've Got Possibilities.

Box 104

Xmas Medley, Zorba.


Series 2. The Summer Brothers Smothers Show (CBS, 1968).

Box 1

Aaron #1, Aaron #2.

Box 9

Bowling Green.

Box 15


Box 30

Hail to Pay Play-On and Hail to Pat Play-Off.

Box 39

It's Over.

Box 79

Station Break, Summer Show (Long).

Box 83

Theme, Summer Show (Opening E).


Series 3. The Smothers Brothers Show (NBC, 1975).

Box 4


Box 58

Museum- Sections 1 - 5, Museum - Extra #1.

Box 65

Pave the Way Until Tomorrow.

Box 66

Phoenix Intro - Glen Campbell.

Box 74

Ship at Sea.

Box 77

Song for the Asking.

Box 92

Wayfaring Stranger - Glen Campbell.

Box 105

Show #1a and #1b: Mr. Bojangles, Bojangles Reprise, That Old Feeling, News Play-On, Arrevederci Roma, Yankee Doodle, News Play-Off, Carlin Intro - Play-Off, Smell the Roses, Roses Reprise.

Box 106

Show #1 Dupes: Ford Fanfare, Confession 1 thru 6, Documentary Play-On Play-Off, Waiter Play-On, Goodnights Play-On.

Box 106

Show #2: Changes, Academy Play-On Play-Off, Anniversary Play-On Play-Off.

Box 106

Show #3: Top 40, Me and My Baby, Me and My Baby Reprise, Pretoria March Play-Off, Oriental Play-On Play-Off, President Play-Off.

Box 107

Show #4: In Times Like These, If You Could Read My Mind, Uncle Sam Roast.

Box 107

Show #5: All That Jazz, Have a Nice Day, Laurel & Hardy Play-On Play-Off, Fine & Dandy Play-On Play-Off.

Box 107

Show #6: Yo-Yo Man Play-On, Loves Labour Lost, Soap Opera.

Box 108

Show #7: Is That All There Is, Rain, Intro Prize Possession, Camera, This Is the Army, Jesters Play-Ons, If I Had a Ship, Customs Sketch.

Box 108

Show #8: Shoop Shoop Song, Celery Blues, Exorcist, Who Do You Love.

Box 109

Show #9: Bye-Bye Finale, Brand New Start, Baroque-a-Nova, Austin minor Sympathy, Ragtime Annie, Noah Play-On, David and Goliath, French Play-Off, Moses Play-On Play-Off, Ragtime Annie Play-On.

Box 109

Show #10: Big Time Crime, No No Song, Lion in the Winter, Theme and Variations #1 thru #6.

Box 110

Show #11: Opening Desert Song, Desert Song, Tooth Play-On Play-Off, Zero Population & Play-Off, Santa Claus Play-On Play-Off, European Spot, Today, Blah Blah Blah, Riff Song, Easter Bunny, Playin My Guitar.

Box 111

Show #12: And I Love You So.

Box 111

Show #13: 200 Years, No No Song, Rowboat, Earth Interview, WOlf Play-On and Play-Off, Fish Play-On.

Box 111

Smothers Theme, Opening Theme, Smothers Brothers Opening, Smothers Rock, Smothers Play-On Play-Off, Space Underscore.

Box 111

The Black Rose, Blues Play-On, Cocktail Suzie, Fads Play-On, Flamenco Play-Off, Florence Intro, Goodnights Play-On, Honeymooners Play-Off, Intro - I Have Dreamed, Letters Play-On, Movie Titles Bridge, Vaudeville Play-Ons.


Series 4. Record album arrangements.

Scope and Content

Most songs in this series appeared on the albums Smothers Brothers Play It Straight (1966) and Saturday Night at the World (1967, Dick Smothers solo).
Box 112

Here, There, & Everywhere; I Know Why; Love Song; People Change Version #1; People Change Version #2.

Box 113

Smile, Someone To Talk My Troubles To, Turn Around, I Wanna Be Free, Yesterday, They Are Gone.

Box 114

All the Time, Almost, Lark Day.

Box 115

Silver Threads & Golden Needles, Write of Songs.

Box 115

Hound Dawg Blues.

Box 115

Mercury Single: The Toy Song, Little Sacka Sugar (1965).


Series 5. Other arrangements.

Scope and Content

This series contains files that were not labeled as television or album arrangements.
Box 112

Lead Vocals File: Aesop Knew (Closer), Aesop's - Opening Song, Almost, Anne Marie and Jean Pierre, Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, Don't Be Greedy (The Greedy Dog), The Fox and the Grapes, Honesty is the Best Policy, Impersonation, Little Known Song and Dance, Maybe I'd Better Stay Me, The Measle Song, Mom Always Liked You Best, My Favorite Holiday, Necessity Is the Mother of Invention (Song for Thirsty Bird), Nobody Likes A Liar (Boy Who Cried Wolf), One Stick at a Time, Popluation Explosion, Put On Song, Reminiscences, The Saga of John Henry, Santa Claus, She's Gone Forever, Siblings, Tom Crudely, Tom Dooley, Two Frogs (1st song), Two Frogs (Look Before You Leap), You Can Call Me Stupid, Write of Songs.

Box 49

Long Fanfare [for Holiday Spectacular, Las Vegas, 1970].

Box 77

Soon It's Gonna Rain [file labeled "Dick Smothers"].

Box 85

Time - B [file labeled "Smothers Brothers Act"].

Box 97

Will You Remember (Sweetheart) [arranged by David Carroll] [file labeled Smothers Brothers Act].