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Spike Jones – Yes We Have No Bananas lyrics

I need not search for precious gold;
Of wealth, I have my share.
For with my eyes, I scan the skies
And find my fortune there.
A host of priceless dreams unfold
In songs that bluebirds sing.
The earth, the sea belong to me
I'm richer than a king.
To add to things that money cannot buy,
An echo brings this very soft reply:
Yes! We have no bananas!
We have no bananas today!
We've string beans and onions,
Cabbages and scallions,
And all kinds of fruit and say;
We have an old-fashioned tomato;
Long Island potato;
But, yes! We have no bananas!
We have no bananas today!
Yes, we no-nje gotta de bananos.
We no-nje gotta-da banano today, but one-a menoots!
We gotta new kinda garlic
When-a use-a dees garlic,
It-a make-a you stand apart-a from-a you friends.
We gotta 64, 000 watermelone!
We don't-a sell any, but the guy we buy 'em from
Mama mia! Does he sell a watermelone!
But-a yes! We no-nje gotta de bananas. Hey, why you-on?
We no-nje gotta de bananos today!
Yes! Ah, we have no bananas!
What's that? An half a banana?
Now what good is a banana split? Uh-huh-huh-huh!
We have muttons, and buttons,
And kippers with zippers,
And pounds of devaluated pounds
Banana: S T I N K!
They ain't no stinkin' bananas!
Precisely! They ain't no stinking bananas!
Yes! Ah, we have no bananas!
Pip pip, cheerio, and Arthur Treacher! Uh-huh-huh-huh!
Yes, we ain't got bananas.
We ain't got bananas today.
We got pickles and crocks;
We got bagels and lox;
A bagel that's-a done-a dipped in cement.
We got delicious knishes and kosher champagne
The kosher champagne there's two cents plain;
Pastrami, salami, matzos, and jam.
You should pardon the expression: We even got ham!
But yes, we ain't got bananas.
We ain't got bananas today.

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    It is. Between the lines. Demarcation. Embargo's. War. Old School. Listen to the words. It is Carnegie Deli Opening. If you don't know what this means, then you should not listen to the words. It is a factual representation of how things were back then. If you don't know how fruit was treated, consider it's' timing. And then consider how long it take bananas to 'go bad'. Just a thought. Costa Rica was the only democracy to support us even back then so the song is a bit biased with the well, you can figure out the rest. Lecture over.
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