The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10884   Message #160048
Posted By: Mark Cohen
08-Jan-00 - 04:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bread and Gravy
Subject: Bread and Gravy
I seem to recall hearing the "Bread and Gravy" song on television in the 50's or early 60's, which means it may have been recorded somewhere. For some reason I think it may have been on Captain Kangaroo, but Sing Along with Mitch also comes to mind. And, to further complicate things, the last two lines I recall, after "Thursday", are:

On that day we went to the principal, and asked for something instead
So on Friday for luncheon by way of a change...we had gravy without any bread.

That would make sense if it had been turned into a kids' song for the good Captain, since there's no school on Saturday. By the way, if this brings back any memories to young boomers out there, there was a fascinating thread about Captain Kangaroo some months back, that I started with a request for the song "A Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion Patch." You can use Max's fantastic new Forum Supersearch engine to find it. (How's that for thread creep?)