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GUEST,Joe_F Origins: My Gal's a Corker/...Girl's a New Yorker (104* d) RE: Origins: My Girl's a Corker 13 Jul 06

Toadfrog et al.: The college stanzas belong to a distinct song, the Vassar Hygiene Song, which appears in The New Song Fest. It has a different tune. The first stanza is:

    Oh, we never used to bathe till we heard the doctor rave In the lectures that she gave how to behave;
    Now we take our daily bath even though we miss our math.
    How in the world did you know that?
    She told us so.

    When we grow older, then we'll be bolder,
    We'll take it colder, up to the shoulder.
    This we must do every day, even though we pass away.
    How in the world do you know that?
    She told us so.

    There are four more stanzas on that pattern, and then it launches into "She goes to Vassar, none can surpass her", "My girl's from Thmith, thhe talkth like thith", etc., etc., ending with

    My man's from Yale, he lands in jail, From drinking too much gin--ger ale. And in my future life I'm gonna be his wife. How in the world does he know that? I told him so.
Those stanzas may well have floated back & forth between the Vassar Hygiene Song, My Girl's a Corker, and perhaps others.

--- Joe Fineman

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