Yes! We Have No Bananas

Melody - Frank Silver, Irving Cohn, 1923; Seq. by Don Ferguson

Frank Silver, Irving Cohn, 1923

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 'yesses' 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 Island Potahto
But yes! We have no bananas,
We have no bananas today.
2. Bus'ness got's 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 'Sparrow Grass'
And then the whole Quartette all answered:


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