[Ads-l] Antedating of Jeepers

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 30 11:12:00 UTC 2015


As sung in "The Fighting Seabees" (1944), with John Wayne looking on.

JL

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 1:51 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:
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> > "Well, anyhoe, I ketchin an evryting shees go purty gude but 2 mooch slow
> > u=
> > ntil we hittingk sucha stashun how you callit "Parkin Place" - den train
> > sh=
> > ees go down big hill to town witch Connduckter callin "Mahnoy City" - den
> > t=
> > rain shees backin up fur longk time and By Jeepers we stop "Parkin Place"
> > a=
> > gain!"
> >
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> Where do you work-a, John?
> On the Delaware, Lackawann'[a & Western Railroad]!
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> For those to young to recognize the above, it's a verse from a popular song
> of my lost youth.
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> -Wilson
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> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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