[78-L] Rita in the Hay Worth ??
sternth at attglobal.net.invalid
Tue Jul 10 18:36:13 PDT 2018
Thanks for this information - It was not this recording, which was not one
I was familiar with.
Wonder if what I recall and seem to have conflated with Danny Kaye, might
have been from a movie - Marx bros. perhaps ???
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Subject: Re: [78-L] Rita in the Hay Worth ??
It occurs in his introduction to the hipster's (weed-smokers) anthem that
he's just about to sing, which turns out to be Cement Mixer Put-ti Put-ti.
Something something something, also known as How Much is Rita in the Hay
Worth. (Haven't heard that thing in ages!)
On 7/1/2018 12:14 AM, David Lennick wrote:
> It's Ronny Graham in his 'Harry the Hipster' sketch, I'm pretty sure.
> Offbeat lp (Take Five), also on Riverside's How to Be Terribly Terribly
> On 6/30/2018 10:26 PM, Thomas Stern wrote:
>> I have been unable to find confirmation of a recollection - perhaps
>> I've conflated something...
>> I recall Danny Kaye interjecting the line "how much is Rita in the
>> hay worth?" into a song - I thought FARMING on a 78rpm album. I've
>> To youtube copy of that song, and some others and have NOT found that
>> Does anyone know if there is such a line, and where is it recorded ???
>> Other than outright mis-remembrance, perhaps there was a record with
>> the line that was recalled and re-released without the line due to
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