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Thread #37249   Message #3036465
Posted By: Joe Offer
20-Nov-10 - 12:30 AM
Thread Name: Origins: My Johnny Was a Shoemaker
Subject: ADD: Vice Versa; or, Lines on a Pullman Car
Well, it looks like the earliest printed version indexed is in an 1859 book called Songs of the Florences. It's at the Washington State University library in Pullman - anybody know how to get documents from them?

In the meantime, I found a song in Punch (December 31, 1881) that's sung to this tune:

VICE VERSA; or, LINES ON A PULLMAN CAR
Air: My Johnny Was a Shoemaker!

Oh, riding on a Pullman Car!
To Brighton by the sea
In an hour and a qua-ar-tar!
Is the thing that just suits me.
There's a drawing-room, parlour, smoking-room, and bar
For Mocha and the best Bohea-ea-ea!
Oh, don't I like a Pullman Car!
Lighted by electricitee.