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Delaware

03 Apr 97 - 12:58 PM (#3782)
Subject: Delaware
From: Judy

Since "Delaware" is NOT the song included in the thread about "If Texas told what Arkansas, what did Tennessee", what are the lyrics to "What did Delaware". She wore a brand New Jersey, that's what she did wear.

Ok, so what's next? And who is responsible for composing this little ditty that periodically pops into my head decades later? It's a great song to be passed on to sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, grandkids (don't have any yet), and neighbors. But we make up the lyrics cuz I don't know them!


03 Apr 97 - 04:35 PM (#3787)
Subject: RE: Delaware
From:

set the age switch to 365 days and search for DELAWARE!!!


03 Apr 97 - 06:21 PM (#3795)
Subject: ADD Version: Delaware (Irving Gordon)
From:

REFRESH:

Why did Cal-i-phone-ya? Why did Cal-i-phone?
Why did Cal-i-phone-ya? Was she all a-lone? She called to say Ha-Wai-a, She called to say Ha-wai-a,
She called to say Ha-wai-a, That's why she did phone.

What did Mis-sis-sip, boy? What did Mis-sis-sip?
What did Mis-sis-sip, Boy? Thro' her pretty lip?
She sipped a Min-ne-so-ta, She sipped a Min-ne-so-ta
She sipped a Min-ne-so-ta, That's what she did sip.

Where has Or-e-gon, boy? Where has Or-e-gon?
If you want Al-las-ka, Al-las-ka where she's gone.
She went to pay her Tex-as, She went to pay her Tex-as,
She went to pay her Tex-as, That's where she has gone.

How did Wis-con-sin, boy? She stome a New-brass-key,
Too bad that Ar-kan-saw, And so did Ten-new-see.
It made poor Flo-ra-die, boy, It made poor Flo-ra-die, You see
she died in Mis-sou-ri, boy, She died in Mis-sou-ri.

Words and Music by IRVING GORDON 1960