Mudcat Café message #2806264 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #515   Message #2806264
Posted By: GUEST,999
07-Jan-10 - 11:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Yes We Have No Bananas
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yes We Have No Bananas
I'VE GOT THE YES WE HAVE NO BANANAS BLUES
(C. Williams)

Eddie Cantor - 1924
Also recorded by: Belle Baker; Eva Taylor.


Lately I've been off my nut
I keep hearing nothing but
"Yes, We Have No Bananas".
I would like to find the guy
Who composed that lullaby
"Yes, We Have No Bananas".
I wish that I could go
To a cabaret or show
Where someone wouldn't come along
And sing that doggone song!

I've got the Yes We Have No Bananas Blues
I've got the blues
And when I hear it
Oh, how I fear it!
It's just like hearing bad news.
It hasn't got a bit of sense
And I go wild when they commence
"Bananas! Bananas!"
I wish I could break up a million pianas!
Day by day and week by week
It's "Yes, We Have No Bananas"
Every time that Greek meets Greek
It's "Yes, We Have No Bananas"
B! A! N! A! N! A!
Yes! No! Take 'em away!
I've got the "Yes, We Have No Banana" Blues today.

Apricots and apples are good to eat,
Potatoes and tomatoes can't be beat,
Onions, cabashes, peaches and plums,
I could stand for any kind of fruit that comes.
Yesterday somebody kept on asking me,
"Say, what's a wegistable what begins with "P"?
I gave it up and I asked him to tell--
When he said, "Pananas!" I just had to yell!
P! A! N! A! N! A!
Yes! No, no! Take 'um away!
I've got the "Yes, We Have No Bananas" Blues today.


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