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Thread #93999   Message #3188632
Posted By: CapriUni
16-Jul-11 - 02:51 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I'll Take Vanilla (w/tune)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll Take Vanilla (w/tune)
Michael --

So, basically, "I'll take vanilla!" was a mildly snarky way to say: "No thanks, I don't want what you're offering me."?

And since the song was composed in 1927, could the song be the inspiration for the catchphrase?"

And in the meantime, the addition of this wrinkle to the meaning has brought this to mind: The Menu Song.

Written by Tom Lehrer, and sung by Rita Moreno, with a young Morgan Freeman as straight man.