RB – Singing and music

(A) – WVOX 1460 AM RADIO SHOW (60 MINUTES) THAT COVERED SEVERAL OF FRAN SISCO’S COLLABORATED SONGS (“CRISIS HELP RADIO SHOW” – EPISODE IS CALLED  “THE POWER OF COLLABORATION.”)


(B) SOUNDCLOUD POSTINGS OF SONGS THAT ARE FINALIZED AND IN-PROCESS:

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Newest song (draft) done on 3/3/18 for Performance Showcase on 3/4/18:

Below is the link to soundcloud, which is a website that has several of Trans Fran Sisco’s songs:

 

“Happy Trans Girl Like Me” (Draft #2) is a pop song with a driving afro/dance hall beat about the positive aspects of being a trans girl (transgender woman) from the performer’s (Fran Sisco) perspective. The song and lyrics were written by Fran Sisco. Copyright 2017 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved. The beat was developed by Anthony Campbell on a for-hire basis and who retains no ownership rights in the song. Frank Pisani also helped in the arrangement on a for-hire basis with no ownership rights in the song. The song was recorded on ProTools at the music studio at 243 Washington St., Mt. Vernon, NY, with the help of Chanju Carroll and Quiet (engineer). Other instruments and vocals are yet to be added to this draft version. This version includes singing by Kelly Sisco and Anthony Valbiro and was recorded by Cliff Hackford on 8/24/17.

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“Happy Trans Girl Like Me”

by Fran Sisco (cell 914.589.1013)
Copyright 2017 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved.
around 7/10/17 based in part of Fran Sisco’s song parody called
“Being a Trans Girl. Updated through 8/8/17 when recorded at Mt. Vernon Music Studio. Some lyrics (e.g. French verse) were from parody- Copyright 2015 Fran Sisco. Beat from Anthony Campbell who worked for-hire with no ownership rights. Arrangement assisted by Frank Pisani on 8/4/17.

Part 1 – Intro:
There may be something about me
Part 1:
Do you wanna be a cute happy trans girl like me?
Do you wanna be a friendly loving trans girl like me?
Just kissie-face cheek-to-cheek bffs in a selfie
Wear that dress like you love each move your body makes
Pre-chorus (bridge)
Love this crazy world,
I give it much more than I take.
Now that I live as a girl,
Feel more authentic, not fake.
Chorus:
Yes, Trans, Yes Trans, Yes, Trans, Fran
Yes, Trans, Yes Trans, Yes, Trans, Yes Yes
Yes, Trans, Yes Trans, Yes, Trans, Fran
Yes, Trans, Yes Trans, Yes, Trans, Yes Yes
Part 2:
Do you know why I smile almost all day long?
Do you know why being trans is a gift of song
In perfect time with rhymes so sweet
like kisses.
Dress up your eyes to show the warmth of being miss.
Pre-chorus (bridge)
A. Be true in this changing world,
trans is the change for you.
Your friends you as you are,
Now you can be your own star.
B. Quand je suis je suis féminin,
je me sens, En quelque sorte
mon monde est plus réel, En étant
une fille trans une fille trans
(English translation:
When I’m feminine,
I feel somehow
my world is more real, when I’m
a trans girl, a trans girl)
Repeat Part 1-
Do you wanna be a cute happy trans girl like me?
Do you wanna be a friendly loving trans girl like me?
Just kissie-face cheek-to-cheek bffs in a selfie
Wear that dress like you love each move your body makes.
Repeat Chorus –
Yes, Trans, Yes Trans, Yes, Trans, Fran
Yes, Trans, Yes Trans, Yes, Trans, Yes Yes
Yes, Trans, Yes Trans, Yes, Trans, Fran
Yes, Trans, Yes Trans, Yes, Trans, Yes Yes

Soundcloud-logoClick the link below to listen to Fran Sisco’s Sound Cloud original music page

ps://soundcloud.com/francis-sisco

 

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#12 – (Below_ – Video of Trans Fran Sisco singing “Happy Trans Girl Like Me” in the ICNY Nobles Show at The Stonewall lnn (53 Christopher Street, NY, NY) on Saturday 9/23/17. Alexis Flame introduced Trans Fran Sisco who sang her popular pop song that has positive messages about being a transgender female. Money that was raised during the event including donations to Fran was for the charity beneficiary Tyler Clementi Foundation (and founder Jane Clementi was in the audience). Fran wrote the music and lyrics. Copyright 2017 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved. The song is available on CD or mp3 ($1.29) when you contact Fran via http://www.TransFranSiscoSongs.com (please indicate your email and phone number when leaving a message), or email to FrancisSisco@aol.com. (Video 6199 recorded by Kelly Sisco on her iphone).

Black Line#11 – (Below) – Video of Trans Fran Sisco singing the song “Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole” (Copyright 2015 Leigh Harrison and Fran Sisco – see below) on 9/9/17 at “Circle of Friends” Open Mike Show, at the invitation of Buddy Coughlin, at St. John’s Episcopal Church (8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, NY 10570). For more info, please visit http://www.TransFranSiscoSongs.com, or contact Fran via email at FrancisSisco@aol.com. All participants okayed being included in the video.

Note about the song’s evolution – The song was originally written by Leigh Harrison in 2013, largely based upon the comedy material from Fran Sisco’s stand-up comedy routine, including the line “Ain’t giving up my braciole.” Leigh ingeniously crafted a catchy song, including melody, bridge and chorus, from the information, and then Fran and Leigh worked on editing some of the words, etc. and Fran added the spoken introduction.  The original music Leigh wrote was for the acoustic guitar and had a folk style, as Fran and Leigh performed the song together at a few venues.  Later in 2015, Fran tried developing blues versions of the song, until finally Frank Pisani helped to arrange a fuller blues version, complete with keyboards, simulated other instruments including organ etc. and drums and percussion by Cliff Hackford.  The version you hear on this track is that later blues version, but still with the basic structure of Leigh’s original song.

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#11 – (Below_ Video of Trans Fran Sisco and Kelly Sisco singing Fran’s original song called “Happy Trans Girl Like Me” on 9/9/17 at “Circle of Friends” Open Mike Show, at the invitation of Buddy Coughlin, at St. John’s Episcopal Church (8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, NY 10570). For more info, please visit http://www.TransFranSiscoSongs.com, or contact Fran via email at FrancisSisco@aol.com. All participants okayed being included in the video.

Black Line#10 (Below) – Video of Trans Fran Sisco and Kelly Sisco singing Fran’s original song called “Happy Trans Girl Like Me” on Thursday 8/24/17 on Bank Street, near Washington Street in NYC, with several friends. The video (dark because of inadequate light) was recorded by David Nash with Kelly’s iphone 6 plus (IMG_5753). Others including friends are identified in the video. For more info, please visit http://www.TransFranSiscoSongs.com, or contact Fran via email at FrancisSisco@aol.com. All participants okayed being included in the video.

#9 (Below) – Fran Sisco singing “Happy Trans Girl Like Me” at the Hackensack NJ Pride Event on Friday 8/11/17. (Not shown in this video are Fran being introduced to the audience of over 100 people by Ray Welsh of NJ Buddies, a nonprofit organization serving the LGBT community. Also not shown is Fran’s 9 minute comedy set – see other videos. (Video was recorded by Kelly Sisco in a cinema verite style)
For Fran’s song and video – Copyright 2017 Fran Sisco (Music and lyrics). All rights reserved.
For direct link to songs with soundcloud links and sample videos of singing performances, visit http://www.TransFranSiscoSongs.com.
For direct link to comedy including calendar of upcoming events and sample videos, visit http://www.TransFranSiscoComedy.com
(This video was also posted to facebook under francis sisco.)

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#9A (Below) – Fran Sisco singing “Happy Trans Girl Like Me” at the S.A.G.E. Center on Saturday 8/19/17 as part of a show of performers of the Imperial Court of New York (icny.org).
For Fran’s song and video – Copyright 2017 Fran Sisco (Music and lyrics). All rights reserved.
For direct link to songs with soundcloud links and sample videos of singing performances, visit http://www.TransFranSiscoSongs.com.
For direct link to comedy including calendar of upcoming events and sample videos, visit http://www.TransFranSiscoComedy.com
(This video was not posted to facebook under francis sisco.)

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#8 (Below)-TransEntertainers Performing “Aging Trans Girl Blues” in rehearsal in New Rochelle, NY in preparation for the “Freak Out” show (produced by Chauncey Dandridge) on 7/19/17 at the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street, NYC).

TransEntertainers (Trans Fran Sisco and TransEntertainers Dancers ally Kelly Sisco and ally Johnny Chamness)

Copyright 1992-2017 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved.


TransEntertainers (Trans Fran Sisco and Regina Elizabeth King)
perform “I Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole” at the Imperial Court of New York charity benefit show at the Ice Palace, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY with co-hosts Brenda Darling and Logan Slaughter (Hardcore)

Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco


#7A – Fran Sisco singing “Aging Trans Girl Blues” on 1/29/17 in Queens, NY with Queens of the Imperial Court of NY (Published on Feb 15, 2017 on youtube)

Video of Fran Sisco singing her song “Aging Trans Girl Blues”, performing with 9 other contestants at the Imperial Court of New York competition show on Sunday 1/29/17 at 1pm at Italian Charities of America, located at 8320 Queens Blvd., Queens, NY 11373 (to benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation), hosted by Big Ang and Demi-Tasse, and featuring 10 performers with 4 clothes changes, for each of the following 4 segments of the magnificent show: – 1. “Venetian-theme” scene and shoot,

 


#3 (Below) – Fran Sisco’s film of “Being A Trans Girl” sung by Regina Elizabeth King – At various places on different dates. 


#8 (Below) – Fran Sisco singing her song “I Want To Be a Cute Girl” at The Stonewall Inn on 10/8/16.

The Nobles Show on 10/8/16 at the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher St., NYC), a charity show sponsored by the Imperial Court of New York (ww.icny.org), to benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation. The co-hosts were Alexis Flame and Ambrosia Amore. Fran Sisco, one of many performers, sang her original song “I Want To Be A Cute Girl,” with the music track arranged by Fran Sisco with the help of Apple Garage Band and the amazing keyboardist and arranger Frank Louis Pisani. Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco.FranSisco singing her original song “I Want To Be A Cute Girl.” Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco

“I Want to be a Cute Girl” Lyrics:

I want to be a Cute Girl
Copyright 2005 Fran Sisco
Arrangement with Fran Pisani on 10/7/16

He, she, they
I am who I am
He she they
I am who I am

1
I want to be a cute girl
I want to be a sexy pretty girl
It’s who I want to be today
I’ll dress up great and it will be okay

2
I want to be a cute girl
I want to be a sexy pretty girl
I’ll dress up fine and it will be alright
It will be alright

3
It’s not just the hair and the heels
It’s not just the dress
It’s not the way that silk feels
It’s not about sex

4
It’s not just looking pretty
It’s not just acting nice
It’s not about the city
It’s not just the sugar, not just the spice

5
Looking like this, people like me
Like this, I’m a star
Being like this, I am funny
Like this, I love who you are

I want to be, I want to be
I want to be a cute girl

I want to be a cute girl
I want to be a sexy pretty girl
It’s who I want to be today
I’ll dress up great and it will be okay

2
I want to be a cute girl
I want to be a sexy pretty girl
I’ll dress up fine and it will be alright
It will be alright

6
Feeling ike this, I can walk tall
Like this, my head’s sky high
Glowing like this, life’s such a ball
I feel like I’m never gonna die

7
Laughing like this, eyes are on me
With a smile on their face
Happy like this, all I eat
Has a much better taste

8
Like this, each day’s a blast
Never just getting through
Like this, nights are magic
No matter what I do

9
When my heart is like this, the kid in me
Can bring the kid out in you
When my soul is like this, I clearly see
What is honest and true

I want to be a cute girl
I want to be a sexy girl
Every day, every night
A Cute girl!

Additional Lyrics added in a Rap by Chanju Carroll:

So you want to be a cute girl
Hair full of diamonds
Neck full of pearls.
With eyes full of glitz.
Hair full of curls.
Time stops when you want it to,
it’s your world.
High heels beat up the pavement.
Make men kneel and
act just like cave men.
Being sexy ain’t easy, believe me.
A lot of slick talkers try to talk to you greasy.
Eyes don’t lie until they look at you dreamy.
Nothing like a cute girl.
I dream of Jeannie.

Repeat 1


# 11 – (Below) – Fran Sisco and Kelly Sisco singing and dancing to parody of the song “WereWolves of London” by Warren Zevon – 1978 (on his album “Excitable Boy” with Mic Fleetwood and John McVie) at Ringside Bar in Hicksville Long Island on 10.15.16 part of the Femme Fever Trans Group. Parody is called “TransWolves of London”

Ringside Bar Address: 247 S Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801

Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved.

Parody “TransWolves of London” Lyrics: (Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco)

Count 4 Bars – I saw a TransWolf with a porcelain mirror in her hand

Strutting through the streets of London in the rain

She was lookin’ at her face and shrieked out loud

“Gonna get some eyeliner on the train

Aaoooooo! TransWolves of London!

Aaoooooo! Aaoooooo!
TransWolves of London! Aaoooooo!

If you hear her howling around your kitchen door

Ya better not let her in
Little old lady had her housedress stolen last night

TransWolves of London again

Aaoooooo! TransWolves of London!

Aaoooooo! Aaoooooo!
TransWolves of London! Aaoooooo!

She’s the shaven-handed gal who came on to every gent

Lately she’s been cross-dressing in fashion
You better stay away from her
She’ll rip out your black cincher

then pull off your eye lashes
Aaoooooo! TransWolves of London!

Aaoooooo! Aaoooooo!
TransWolves of London! Aaoooooo!

Well, I saw Lady Gaga walking like a drag queen

Doin’ the TransWolves of London

I saw Sia and Rhianna walkin’ like they lived in Queens

Doin’ the TransWolves of London

I saw a TransWolf drinking a pint of reddish liquid with some lime

Her hair was frizzy

Aaoooooo! TransWolves of London!

She’ll give you a hickey

Aaoooooo! TransWolves of London! Aaoooooo!


#12  (Below) –TransEnterainers Sing “I Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole”and 2 other clips at a NJ Buddies Charity Event at Sereno’s Restaurant & Catering.Published on Apr 9, 2016 (a wonderful lively charity event hosted by NJ Buddies of NJ),

Located at: 14-19 Parmelle Road, Fairlawn, NJ on 4/1/16.

Performers: Trans Fran Sisco, Fabulous Regina Elizabeth King and the Legendary Amazin’ Grace, with special guest star Kelly Sisco.


#13-A (Below) – “We Are All Kinds of People” song parody with Fran Sisco & Regina Elizabeth King on 5/17/16 at the QDEP party at The New School (NYC). The parody “We are all Kinds of People” was written by Fran Sisco. Copyright 2015 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved, The parody is to the song “Nice and Easy” by Frank Sinatra. (fair use – positive transformative parody.) 

The “QDEP” Show– Queer Detainee Empowerment Project -(Conference and workshops and show held at the New School at 63 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10003 on Saturday, 5/7/16. Performers: Trans Fran Sisco and Fabulous Regina Elizabeth King.  The nonprofit – contact http://www.www.qdep.org.  (Contact Jamila Hammami, Executive Director). Video and audio – Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco All rights reserved.


 

#13-B (Below) – “We Are All Kinds of People” song parody with Fran Sisco & Kelly Sisco on 9/18/16 at the cast party and function at the Cino Theater for the New City Theatre Company (Crystal Field, director) following performances of the play “Election Selection” in the metro NY area, with their good friend Terry Lee King (The Legendary Amaz’n Grace). The parody “We are all Kinds of People” was written by Fran Sisco. Copyright 2015 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved, The parody is to the song “Nice and Easy” by Frank Sinatra. (fair use – positive transformative parody.)


#18 (Below) – The TransEntertainers performed parts of their Trans 101 Set, covering 5 questions often asked of transgender woman and answered by funny song parodies such as: Video (unedited and with alternating horizontal and vertical views) of TransEntertainers (Trans Fran Sisco, The Fabulous Regina Elizabeth King, and The Legendary Amaz’n Grace with special guest star Kelly Sisco) performing on 7/14/16 (Published on Jul 25, 2016)  at the Ringside Bar (located at 247 South Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801) at a Femme Fever party, hosted by Karen.
(1) “Did you have the operation yet?” (“We don’t need no operation”),
(2) “Will you have the operation in the future?” (“I Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole,” an original song co-written by Leigh Harrison and Fran Sisco – Copyright Leigh Harrison and Fran Sisco),
(3) “Which bathroom do you use?” (“Nothing could be worse that to be about to burst in North Carolina in the morning”),
(4) “What does your ex-wife say about you being a trans girl” (“Hello”),
(5) “Do transgender women have XX chromosomes like genetic women or XY chromosomes like men?” (“Xs and Ys, The Ys never want to leave”)
For more info and booking, contact Fran Sisco at FrancisSisco@aol.com.
Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco
(Warm thanks to Raxchel Rodmen for recording the video!)


#24 (Below) – Video of TransEntertainers (Trans Fran Sisco, Regina Elizabeth King, Amaz’n Grace of http://www.TransEntertainers.com) performing a 7-minute Medley Of 7 Songs (with the music track played by DJs – Paul and Vinny of BigAppleEnt.com) At Everything Bridal Show (Emily and Jennifer of EverythingBridalShows.com) At Lake Isle Country Club, located at 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY 10709 on Sunday, 1/31/16.

Video recorded by Nerve Jude. Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved. For more info, please contact Fran Sisco via email to FrancisSisco@aol.com


#25 (Below) – Video – TransEntertainers (Fran,Regina,Amaz’n Grace) – AmericanBride Wedding Expo in Edison, NJ on 1/24/16.

(Video recorded by Nerve Jude using Panasonic video camera, imported to Imovie, and compressed into Quicktime video). Copyright 2015 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved. DJs were from NEM Events (headed by Billy, with Kyle and Kenny). For info regarding AmericanBride expos and bridal shows, please contact Liza Drozd at AmericanBride.com. For booking and more info regarding TransEntertainers, please contact Fran Sisco via email to FrancisSisco@aol.com


#28 (Below) –Fran Sisco sang the song “Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole,” written by her and Leigh Harrison, with the musicians Chris Chinalsky (guitar), Cliff (drums), Elmo (bass guitar) and JD (harmonica) on 9/15/14 at The Bayou (restaurant and club located at 580 Gramatan Avenue in the Fleetwood section of Mt. Vernon, NY) as part of a music open-mic night,

It was a first take, without rehearsal, and still worked well!

Video was recorded by friend, Pat. For more info, contact Fran Sisco at 914.589.1013 or by email to FrancisSisco@aol.com or via http://www.FrancisSisco.com.

The song lyrics were primarily taken from jokes in Fran’s stand-up comedy routine. Leigh Harrison composed the song, its music and the lyrics (with Fran’s involvement).

Lyrics and some chords:

Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole
Copyright 2013- 2014 Leigh Harrison and Fran Sisco
Contact Fran Sisco at 914.589.1013

Intro: Ad lib by Fran Sisco over finger-picking
(then she starts singing):
//: G / D / C / G :// 3X ONLY!

Spoken intro:
I know it may sound strange to you
that an Italian DooWop guy
from the block would do
a no-no and become a girl,
but I’m not giving up
a piece of me that used to me,
so listen

Verse 1:
G D
I’m making a change, got nothing to fear
C G
Tossin’ my undershirts, buyin’ brassieres
G D
No more tighty-whiteys, just a red lace panty
C G
I know I’ll look great in – something scanty
Em D
Free my inner woman, be true to my soul
C ** G Em
But I ain’t giving up my braciole! Oh, no!
C D G
Ain’t givin’ up my braciole! C D G Em C D G

Verse 2:
I no longer do things – cocksure-ly
Now I wanna live my life demurely
Used to wanna be a prizefighter
Now I want rouge and blonde highlighter
Holding back emotions was taking its toll
But I ain’t ** givin’ up my braciole! Oh, no!
Ain’t givin’ up my braciole! C D G Em C D G

Bridge:
Bm
Call it a bone, tool – pecker, or wick
D
a weiner, a member – third leg, or drumstick
Bm
Em
ladies’ lollipop, or schlong dong
Em C Em D
Even in a thong….my braciole will still be…long!

Verse 3:
I ’m not shaking hands – now, I hug and kiss
Love it when somebody – calls me “miss”
Don’t call me “madam,” and surely not “sir”
I’ve gone from “he” and “him” to – “she” and “her”
Em D
I’ll rock this world, I’m on a roll –
C G Em
But I ain’t ** givin’ up my braciole! Oh, no!
C D G Em
Ain’t givin’ up my braciole! Uh-uh!
C D G
Ain’t givin’ up my braciole!

Don’t touch my package!
Words: Leigh Harrison & Fran Sisco
Music: Leigh Harrison

Copyright 2013 – 2014, Leigh Harrison & Fran Sisco


 

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