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BLACK STRAP MOLASSES (Carmine Ennis / Marilou Harrington) Jane Wyman, Jimmy Durante, Groucho Marks & Danny Kaye - 1951 ALL: Black strap molasses and the wheat germ bread Makes you live so long you wish you were dead You add some yogurt and youíll be well fed With black strap molasses and the wheat germ bread JANE WYMAN: My grandpaís older than the old grey mare He sits a-rockin' in his rockin' chair But now heís got a smile that he canít lose Grandmaís sittin' knittin' baby shoes ALL: >From eatin' black strap molasses and the wheat germ bread Makes you live so long you wish you were dead You add some yogurt and youíll be well fed With black strap molasses and the wheat germ bread JIMMY DURANTE: I gave up cherry pie and T-bone steak Chicken fricassee and ice cream cake I donít need vitamins or pills at all I even mix it with my Hadacol ALL: Iím eatin' black strap molasses and the wheat germ bread Makes you live so long you wish you were dead You add some yogurt and youíll be well fed With black strap molasses and the wheat germ bread GROUCHO MARX: My nerves were jumpy and I'd walk the floor I never got to sleep till after four But since I'm eatin' right I feel okay I'm sleepin' every night and half the day ALL: >From eatin' black strap molasses and the wheat germ bread Makes you live so long you wish you were dead You add some yogurt and youíll be well fed With black strap molasses and the wheat germ bread DANNY KAYE: Now I was thinner than a pencil line Had no muscles and I had no spine But now Iím friskier than a pup All you have do is prop me up ALL: Just feed me black strap molasses and the wheat germ bread Makes you live so long you wish you were dead You add some yogurt and youíll be well fed With black strap molasses and the wheat germ bread GM: I know a fella who is ninety-two JW: Doctors told the guy that he was through DK: But now that the doctor has been proven wrong JD: Heís got more hop in him than Hopalong ALL: >From eatin' black strap molasses and the wheat germ bread Makes you live so long you wish you were dead You add some yogurt and youíll be well fed With black strap molasses and the wheat germ bread (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - June 2009)

    


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