Mudcat Café message #3670659 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61416   Message #3670659
Posted By: Jim Dixon
19-Oct-14 - 11:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Turkish Delight (Ray Noble)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turkish Delight (Ray Noble)
Regarding charabanc/Pontiac:

It depends on which recording you're listening to.

Ray Noble (etc.) sang "charabanc".

Arthur Godfrey sang "Pontiac" in 1947. No doubt Godfrey changed it to make it more intelligible to American audiences. The word "charabanc" is virtually unknown in America.