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From: Charles Dye <raster@highfiber.com>
Subject: (urth) Bouncy jingle
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 16:09:21

Newt wrote:

>And another thing:
>" Because I could not stop for Death,
>   He kindly stopped for me; 
>   The carriage held but just ourselves 
>   And immortality. 
>That's the last verse to "The Yellow Rose of Texas" not a TV themesong.
>Don't you people know anything?

To which Jack Lyons <revjack@Radix.Net> replied:

>I think your teacher was trolling you, that verse came from
>Dorothy Parker.

Nope, it's actually a little-known verse of the Coca-Cola theme
song, the one you hear on TV around Christmastime.  The words
are by Marilyn Moore, I think.  Anyhow, it has the same cheery
rythm as "I heard a fly buzz when I died."


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