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Thread #515   Message #2805386
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
06-Jan-10 - 09:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Yes We Have No Bananas
Subject: Lyr. Add: Banana Split For My Baby
Yes, We Have No Bonanza was a classic Three Stooges film from the golden age of the movies.

Louis Prima was successful with Yes, We Have No Bananas

One of Prima's verses:
The new English "clark" (a. k. a. clerk):
Yes, we are very sorry to inform you
That we are entirely out of the fruit in question
The afore-mentioned vegetable bearing the cognomen "BANANA"
We might induce you to accept a substiture less desirable, But that is not the policy at this internationally famous green grocery
I should say not. No No No No No No No
But may we suggest that you sample our five o'clock tea
Which we feel certain will tempt your palette?
However, we regret that after a diligent search
Of the premises by our entire staff
We can positively affirm withour fear of contradiction
That our raspberries are delicious; really delicious
Very delicious;
But we have no bananas today.
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Might I also suggest:

BANANA SPLIT FOR MY BABY
Louis Prima

Banana split for my baby
A glass of plain water for me
Banana split for my baby
A glass of plain water for me

Dispenser man, if you please
Sere my chick a mess of calories

Banana split for my baby
A glass of plain water for me.

Slip back the lid, scoop everything in sight
Make it a rainbow of red, brown and white
Chocolate chip and everything that's nice
Tutti-frutti once and spumoni twice

Banana split for my baby
And a glass of plain water for me

Spray the whipped cream for at least an hour
Pile it as high as the Eiffel Tower
Load it with nuts, about sixteen tons
Top it with a pizza just for fun

Banana split for my baby
And a plain glass of water for me
Banana split for my baby
A glass of plain water for me

Stack her up with crazy goo
'Cause that's the stuff she likes to wade right through

Banana split for my baby
A glass of plain water for me

Now add the cherries, the kind she loves to munch
Skip one banana, use the whole damn bunch
Drown it in fudge, six or seven cans
Give her two spoons, she'll eat it with both hands

Banana split for my baby
A glass of plain water for me

Separate checks, it must be
Charge the split to her, the water to me

Oh the banana split's for my baby
And the glass of plain water for me
Ain't got no money
The glass of plain water's for me.

Many folk versions of "Yes, We Have No ...." sung on the street.