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Thread #93999   Message #1817125
Posted By: CapriUni
23-Aug-06 - 01:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I'll Take Vanilla (w/tune)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll Take Vanilla (w/tune)
Talked to my dad, last night. He didn't remember "I want a red automobile!" well enough to sing it for me, but he suspects that it has nothing to do with George Morgan's song; he said there really wasn't much to the ditty Arthur sang -- was definitely not as developed as a full song.

He told me that Arthur went to Haverford, so on reflection, he thinks maybe "I'll take vanilla" came from Bryn Mawr, which was just down the way...