Rivers of America [TDL]


wedroy1923

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I've been trying to complete a Tokyo Disneyland playlist associated with that park's Rivers of America, and I'm wondering if the loop might also be used in either the Magic Kingdom or Disneyland. Here is the TDL playlist I am working with:

01. Kentucky Home
02. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
03. Davy Crockett
04. On Top of Old Smokey
05. Buffalo Gals
06. I've Been Working on the Railroad
07. Darlin' Clementine
08. Camptown Races
09. Skip to My Lou
10. Swanee River (Old Folks at Home)
11. Western Saloon [from Capitol MM?]
12. Old Grey Mare
13. [Unknown]
14. Kentucky Home
15. Ring, Ring the Banjo
16. Turkey in the Straw
17. Home Sweet Home
18. Down in the Valley
19. Oh Susannah
20. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
21. She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
22. Red River Valley
23. Cripple Creek
24. [Unknown]
25. Home on the Range
26. [Unknown]
27. Dixieland

(Thanks to eyore for identifying track #23.) Based on the samples I have, the music sounds similar to the twelve minute Tom Sawyer Island recording that circulates, and this playlist follows that twelve minute loop. It is my understanding that the twelve minute loop is incomplete and that the complete version runs about a half hour. From what I can tell, the Tokyo Disneyland loop I'm investigating runs about an hour.

Can anyone tell, based on the playlist provided above, whether this loop is used in any of the American parks?
 

Horizons

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As far as I can tell, there is only one loop played at Tom Sawyer's Island at WDW, by Aunt Polly's snack shop. I've done no work to see if this matches the 29m track that I have in my collection, or if it matches your playlist. It would be difficult (although not impossible) to capture an induction recording for comparison.
 

eyore

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If I may nit-pick for a moment.
The tune "My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean" keeps turning up in playlists under more "western" themes (as in cowboys).
Although the tune is well known by that title, the cowboy version is called "The Cowboy's Dream" and has it's own, more suitable, words.
http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiCOWDREAM;ttMYBONNIE.html
I know I've mentioned this a few times but, in the folk tradition, the same tune gets used for several songs which can be confusing (Streets of Laredo, for instance, is the cowboy version and the sailor's "a Sailor cut down in his prime". There's also an army version as "the trooper cut down in his prime".
There's still debate about which are the earlier version.
I have always maintained that the titles should reflect the setting (thus the Rivers of America should reflect the cowboy aspect, not the lovelorn girl dreaming of her lost love across the sea - possibly Bonnie Prince Charlie - yes, it's a Scottish tune - which would date it to around 1745 - not really appropriate for a cowboy tune). :rolleyes:
The same tune appears in the DLRP Cowboy Cookout BBQ loop (track 6 in our blog) but I have the title of the cowboy version (which is how it is named on the official DLRP listing of the loop).
Sorry, pedantic and anal I know but what the heck..... :p
 

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