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Thread #26374   Message #771579
Posted By: Jim Dixon
26-Aug-02 - 01:00 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Tale of the Ticker (Frank Crumit)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Puckett - Tale of the Ticker
"A Tale of the Ticker" was written by Frank Crumit and Frank O'Brien and was recorded by Frank Crumit in 1929. It is included on the Frank Crumit album, "Gay Caballero," Naxos CD 8120502, 2000; and on "Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes #7," CD, 1999.

A sound file is available at CDNOW. From this I was able to transcribe this much:

"We'll have to have more margin, now. There isn't any doubt.
So you'd better dash with a load of cash or we'll have to sell you out.

The stock exchange is a funny place. It's the strangest place in town.
The seats cost half a million cash but the brokers won't sit down.
There's the broker, the bull, and the bear. It's queer but..."