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DonD Lyr Req:Who Hit Nelly in the Belly with a Flounder (49) RE: Who Hit Nelly in the Belly with a Flounder 01 May 02

I remember this line from at least fifty years ago, but I don't think there was really any more to it. It was a comic catch phrase, i.e. "And now for my next number -- Who etc.

It may have originated as a satiric comment on the prevalence of music hall/vaudeville performances of 'Who threw the overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chowder" and the like.

Now, in 1949, I can remember learning"Who threw the whiskey in the well?" from a Louis Proma record -- I can remember learning it, but I can't remeber it.

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