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GUEST,murray@mpce.mq.edu.au Lyr Req: How Are Things in Glocca Morra? (Harburg) (24) RE: Help: How are things in Glockamarra? 06 Oct 00


That song title always reminds me of a skit in a Jack Benny radio program. Jack wants to catch a train and for various reasons he arrives at the station later than planned and he is in a hurry.

The man ahead of him in the ticket line comes up to the window and asks for a ticked to Glokammara. While he is waiting for the ticket he asks the ticket vendor,"How are things in Glokammara?" The ticket vendor answers, "Just fine." The ticket purchacer asks, "Is that willow tree still weeping there?" "Yes it is," answers the vendor...and so on until Benny gets impatient and says one of his standard lines, "Now cut that out!" At which point he begrudgingly sold the tickets he needs.

Doesn't contribute to the facts about the song; but it is part of its history, I guess.

Murray


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