Mudcat Café message #1814831 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93999   Message #1814831
Posted By: CapriUni
21-Aug-06 - 12:25 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I'll Take Vanilla (w/tune)
Subject: Lyr Add: I'll Take Vanilla (w/tune)
This is a party song that has been in my family for as long as I can remember; It was sung at nearly every family gathering, winter or summer, in my early years. My uncle Arthur (now passed on) probably learned it in college, at some fraternity comedy revue, or somesuch, but we don't know for sure (I'd have to double check with Dad, but I think Arthur was in college in the late '30s / early '40s). There didn't happen to be any Mudcatters in the audience as well, that night, by any chance, were there? ;-)

(Author unknown)

I'll take vanilla, just plain vanilla.
Vanilla is the spice of life for me!

Some girls like liquor. That makes me sicker.
There's kick enough in old ice cream for me
(Ice cream for me)!

You can talk of your walks in the moonlight's pale beams.
But a girl can't go wrong on vanilla ice cream!

So I'll take vanilla. Just plain vanilla
(Vanilla, Dear, I hear you calling me!)

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T:I'll Take Vanilla