Titel: "Yes! We Have No Bananas"                

Komponist: Frank Silver, Irving Cohn

Texter: Dsgl.

Verlag: Skidmore Music Co. Inc., New York

Erscheinungsjahr: 1923

Druckerei: Keine Angabe

Graphiker: Wohlman

Sammlungsnummer: 3670


Ein Song im Rhythmus der 1920er Jahre:


There's a fruit store on our street

It's run by a Greek

And he keeps good things to eat

But you should hear him speak

When you ask him anything

Never answers "no"

He just "yeses" you to death

And as he takes your dough he tells you:



Yes! We have no bananas

We have no bananas today

We've string beans and honions,

cabbahges and scallions

And all kinds of fruit and say

We have an old fashioned tomahto

Long Islands potahto

But Yes! we habe no bananas

We have no bananas today.


Bus'ness got so good with him

He wrote home to say

"Send me Pete and Nick and Jim,

I need help right away"

When he got them in the store

There was fun, you bet

Some one asked for 'Sparrowgrass'

And then the whole quartette all answered:




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