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GUEST,Ellen Origins: My Gal's a Corker/...Girl's a New Yorker (105* d) RE: Origins: My Gal's a Corker/My Best Girl's a Corker 07 Dec 09


I taught this little ditty to my grandchildren this past week. I believe I learned it from my parents. My mother was born and raised in Brooklyn, my father in Pittsburgh but he moved to Brooklyn as a young man (just out of college).

I couldn't exactly remember all the lyrics ... I did remember we sang:
"She's got a pair of eyes, just like two pizza pies!" - but seem like from what I have read here, those aren't even the lyrics.   We made up some words based on body parts but now I can sing them the "original" words.

Thanks for the look back. BTW, I am 55, born and raised in Brooklyn till 1959, then Suffern NY. After college and marriage I moved to Indiana.

I also taught them the alternate lyrics to Row Row Row Your Boat and the event driven lyrics to "How dry I am..."   I felt like I was passing on an important part of my childhood - songs for every occasion :)


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