Tuesday, October 28, 2003


Why in the world did I spontaneously burst into song today at work?
Why did I sing aloud near the copy machine:

'Yes, we have no bananas...we have no bananas today'?

I hate bananas.

But apparently I subconsciously like this song...or I was a fruit vendor in some former life (which might explain why I hate most fruit in this one).


Just great.

Join me in few verses, eh?

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, he never answers "no".
He just "yes"es you to death,
and as he takes your dough, he tells you...

Yes of course, we have no bananas!
We have no bananas today!

We have string beans and onions, cabBAges and scallions
And all kinds of fruit and say,
We have an old fashioned toMAHto,
A Long Island poTAHto, but

Yes! We have no bananas!
We have no bananas today!

Business 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.
Someone asked for sparrowgrass,
And then the whole quartet all answered:

Yes, we have no bananas,
We have no bananas today!

Just try those coCOnuts
Those walnuts
And donuts
There aint many nuts like they!

We'll sell you two
Kinds of red herring,
Dog brown,
And ball bearing, but

Yes, we have no bananas;
We have no bananas todaaaay!

Dog Brown and Ball Bearing?

Well...they lost me on that one.

(channelling Eddie Cantor)


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