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Thread #8009   Message #4174635
Posted By: Lighter
15-Jun-23 - 03:18 PM
Thread Name: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
Subject: RE: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
"Jose, can you see?" was the punchline of a joke I heard around 1960.

Seems a fellow named Jose was looking for a seat at a baseball game and was pleased that so many people were concerned that he had a good one.

I remember because I thought it was hilarious at the time.

A database search takes the line back to 1924.