June 30, 2013

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I'm sure you've heard the expression. . . You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream.  But, did you know there is an actual song?  It was written by  Billy Moll, Howard Johnson, and Robert King and was a big hit in 1925. Here are the lyrics and here is the audio.  I think it's hilarious!  Here is yet another audio version recorded in 1927 by Tom Stacks.


by Johnson, Moll, & King

In the land of ice and snow

Up among the Eskimo

There's a college known as Oogie-wawa.

You should hear those college boys

Gee, they make an awful noise

When they sing their Eskimo tra la la.

They've got a leader, big cheer leader, oh what a guy!

He's got a frozen face just like an Eskimo Pie.

When he says, "Come on, let's go!"

Though it's forty-five below

Listen what those Eskimo all holler:

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Rah, rah...Oogie de wawa rah rah rah!

Tuesday, Monday, we all scream for Sundae!

Sis, boom, Aurora borealea, bah!

Boola boola


We've got the chocolate

I'll take vanoola

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Rah, rah, ice cream soda or gingerale pop!

Father mother

Sister brother

When they've had one at lion

They want another

Colleges may come and go

But the world will never know

Any other place like Oogie-wawa

Oxford, Cambridge, Eaton too

Football teams would all turn blue

When they played a game with Oogie-wawa

Those Esquimos looked mighty tough when they took the field

And people said, Ah, they're the team that never will yield

Then with gore and flying fur

Just to show how tough they were

All those Esquimos began to holler

Iceberg, Lindberg, Sol Berg and Ginzberg,

Ice cream Cohen.

I scream, you scream, everybody wants ice cream.

Rah, rah, raaazberry!

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