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GUEST,Joe_F Happy! Feb 27 (John Steinbeck) (2) RE: Happy! Feb 27 (John Steinbeck) 27 Feb 06

"Torelli", based on _Tortilla Flat_, seems not to have appeared here except in a couple of mentions by me. Here it is, from memory:

I love Torelli. He is a friend of mine.

I love Torelli. I love him for his wine.

He has my watch. His wine is in my belly.

If it were not for his wine, I would not love Torelli.

Ai, ai, paisano!

Yip! La vida es asi.

You love Torelli! That's a funny joke.

If Torelli were on fire, he would not give you smoke.

Me, I'm not so handsome, but my eyes they have a shine.

If it were not for his wife, we would not get much wine.

Listen, amigo, and I will ask you this:

Why is a glass of wine like a lover's kiss?

When you drink the wine, it makes you laugh a little bit;

When the wine is gone, you can see thru it.

I know a lady named Arabella Gross.

You know her, and I know her, but I know her the most,

So every time I take a drink, I drink a little toast,

To your friend and my friend, Arabella Gross.

Mrs Morales has chickens in her yard.

If you want to get one, it is not very hard.

Smile for the Seora -- you'll get a chicken free;

If Danny feels like smiling nicely, maybe two or three.


--- Joe Fineman

||: A racket is any enterprise whose working morale depends on contempt for the customer. :||

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