Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ickey/Lollipop Song/(I'd Rather Suck on a) Lemon Drop

This song about how a lemon drop is less messy to consume than a lollipop (deep lyrics, eh?) is not widely popular nor is there a great deal of information about it online. But what info I can find shows that people sing and sang it at summer camps and to their children.

The most surprising thing is its first appearance - sung by a German ventriloquist who is going insane.  I am unable to embed the video, so here is a link to the scene from 1929's "The Great Gabbo":