The Prince gives a ball to-morrow night,' murmured the young Student, 'and my love will be of the company. If I bring her a red rose she will dance with me till dawn . For a red rose!' they cried; 'how very ridiculous!' and the little Lizard, who was something of a cynic, laughed outright. But the Nightingale understood the secret of the Student's sorrow, and she sat silent in the oak-tree, and thought about the mystery of Love.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" (also known as "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" and "There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly") is a children's rhyme and nonsense song of a kind known as cumulative. The song tells the nonsensical story of an old woman who swallows increasingly large animals, each to catch the previously swallowed animal, but dies after swallowing a horse.
At the gray tea hour there were always rooms that throbbed incessantly with this low, sweet fever, while fresh faces drifted here and there like rose petals blown by the sad horns around the floor. Then out into the spring fields, where a yellow trolley raced them for a minute with people in it who might once have seen the pale magic of her face along the casual street. The track curved and now it was going away from the sun, which as it sank lower, seemed to spread itself in benediction over the vanishing city where she had drawn her breath. When they convinced her of this, she immediately fainted, as if that was the intolerable part of the affair. Some one, kind or curious, took her in his car and drove her in the wake of her sister’s body.
At night, Florence walked around the hospital. She talked to the injured soldiers and helped the men to write letters to their families. She carried a lamp and the soldiers called her ‘The lady with the lamp’. She was the first woman to receive this honour.
Later the lady sent one of her servants to bring the singer up to the drawing-room, where all her guests were waiting for him. But I cannot sing twice in one evening, Madam, said the singer to the lady when she met him at the door leading into the drawing-room. What do you mean? asked the lady. I mean I have already sung for about an hour to your servants, Madam, answered the singer, it was a pity you were not there, for I always sing to the people with whom I dine. But I didn’t think anything was the matter, and before I left for home, I bought a beautiful diamond ring for her. On the ship one morning, a telegram was brought to me. It was from a friend in New York, who told me that the girl had changed her mind and was going to be married to another man. I was so angry that I threw the diamond ring into the sea. My friend came to the port to meet me, and he invited me to dinner.
An old lady in an aeroplane had a blanket over her head and she did not want to take it off. The air hostess spoke to her, but the old lady said, 'I have never been in an aeroplane before, and I am frightened. I am going to keep this blanket over my head until we are back on the ground again!' Then the captain came. He said 'Madam, I am the captain of this aeroplane. There are lots of other nice things for sandwiches. Tell your wife, and she will make other sandwiches. It isn't as easy as that,' answered Bill. I haven't got a wife. I make the sandwiches myself Mrs Brown cried, and her neighbour was very sorry, but that was the end of the vegetables. Then a few days before Christmas, the neighbour brought Mrs Brown a parcel. In it was a beautiful, fat duck, and on it was a piece of paper with the words, 'Enjoy your vegetables!'
When the old lady (return) to her flat she (see) at once that bulgrals(break) in during her absence, becouse the front door (be) open and everything in the flat (be) upside down. 17 The bulgrals themselves ( be) no longer there, but they probably only just ( leave) because a cigarette was still burning on an ornamental table. 18. Probably they (hear) they lift coming up and (run) down the fire escape. 25. A woman (come) in with a baby, who she (say) just (swallow) a safety pin. 26. I (think) my train (leave) at 1. 3, and (be) veryu disappointed when I (arrive) at 1. 0 and (learn) that it just (leave). 27. I (find) later that I (use) an out - of - date timetable. His wife usually brought him sandwiches at lunch time, but today for some reason she hadn’t come. He kept looking at her, wondering where he had seen her before.
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|A||Every Night I Bring Her Frankfurter Sandwiches
Written By – Al Dubin, Ed Nelson , Harry Pease
|B||Who Was The Lady...?
Written By – Moe Jaffe, Nathan Bonx
- Brass Bass [Uncredited] – Jack Vaughn*
- Clarinet [Uncredited], Alto Saxophone [Uncredited] – Bill Manning , Irving Loonan, Penny Holder
- Clarinet [Uncredited], Tenor Saxophone [Uncredited] – Carl Orech
- Drums [Uncredited] – Buddy Burston
- Leader, Directed By, Conductor, Banjo [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Al Lentz
- Piano [Uncredited], Arranged By [Uncredited] – Harry Cohen
- Trombone [Uncredited] – George Schaute
- Trumpet [Uncredited] – Sid Peltyn, Ted Eddy
NotesRecorded in Columbia’s 15th Street Studio from New York on May 17 of 1927 & originally issued on Columbia 1037-D, british Columbia 4608 & japanese Columbia J-292.
Both sides of this copy were mispressed.
The composer credit for matrix W14455-3 was erroneously W. Lewis whereas the composer credit for matrix W14454-2 was Fred Mole.
Jack Haughn is listed by Johnson & Shirley's ADBORAF as Jack Haughn (?Vaughn).
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): W144154-2
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): W144155-3