Music in Keno Don Rosa's Pages


Treasury of Croesus
(WDC&S 601-3, February-April, 1996)



The running gag throughout the story, as the ducks search for the treasure of King Croesus of Lydia, is a song that Donald keeps singing: "Lydia, The Tattooed Lady".

The song was written by H. Arlen, E.Y. Harbourg, and was featured in the Marx Brothers' At the Circus (1939), where it was performed by Groucho


The Marx Brothers (the page is not blank: the image is just missing)

Harold Arlen
Lydia, The Tattooed Lady

(Click on one of the image below to download & play the song--
1.09Mb wav file ; sorry, I have lost the address where I found it)

(part 1, p 2, panels 8-9) (part 1, p 3, panels 1-5)

(part 2, p 2, panels 4-5)


The Life and Times of $crooge McDuck
Part 9 : The Billionaire of Dismal Downs (1902)

(U$ 293, August 1995)




"Well, you must have known that Scrooge's parents would have to leave sometime during the course of this series. I don't know if a character has ever died in a Disney comic book, so I had no precedent to refer to. I think I handled it fairly tastefully by allowing the final scene in The Ghost and Mrs Muir to be my inspiration: I could hear that glorious Bernard Herrmann score in my head as I drew those last panels."
(notes; The Life and Times of $crooge McDuck, Album 3)


Bernard Herrmann (June 29, 1911 - December 24 1975) ranks among the foremost film music composers, and his collaboration with Alfred Hitchock as one of the finest.
The Ghost and Mrs Muir, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starred Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison.

Bernard Herrmann

The Bernard Herrmann Society

The Ghost and Mrs Muir

(Hear the glorious finale of Bernard Herrmann's score by click on the image below-- 1.14Mb mp3 file;
Citizen Kane: The Essential Bernard Herrmann Film Music Collection,
performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; Silva Screen)

(start reading about 1:50 into the cue)