50s Music/song

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roberta wrote at 2007-08-24 10:27:55
its called the "pushcart song" I too am trying to find all the lyrics - my heart beets for you..say yours beets for me too...lettuce oh lettuce get married to today - honeydew, honeydew say your mine to stay...if we cantalope etc. This song is from the 30's or 40's. it was in an old piano song book I once had


William Knecht wrote at 2009-05-09 18:28:57
Funny, I was just talking about this song.  It was the first 45 I ever owned.  I must've been 4 yr. old. Can't remember all the words. But, it ends "If you carrot all, carrot all, please marry me.  We'll get by on my celery."


Jane10357 wrote at 2010-05-24 14:26:59
I have a record called "Pops for Tots" with a song called "The Pushcart Song."  It goes like this:



Tony who sells fruits & vegetables loves pretty Marie, as he pushes his cart along, he sings Marie this song:



Beets, beets, how my heart beets for you

Beets, beets, say yourís beets for me too

Lettuce, oh lettuce be married today

Honeydew, Honeydew say your mine to stay



Pears, pears weíd make a lovely pear

peaches, peaches, the peachiest anywhere

If you carrot all, carrot all, how I will pine

Oh orange you gonna be mine



Plums, plums Iím plum set on you

squash, squash donít squash my hopes in two

turnip, donít turnip your nose or Iíll cry

olive you olive till the day I die



(canít remember this line)

figs, figs I figure that youíre my fate

If you cantelope cantelope, peas marry me,

Weíll get by on my celery




Todd wrote at 2011-04-08 02:45:35
As a child, my sisters and I would play this 45 record again and again.  I am surprised we didn't wear it out!

I remember this song being called: 'Pushcart Melody'

and it went a little something like this:

Bobby who sold fruits and vegetables love pretty Marie.  As he pushes his cart along, he sings to her this song:

Beats, beats, oh my heart beats for you.

Peaches, peaches, the peachiest of any two.

Pear, pear, we make a lovely pair.

Oh honeydew, honey do, you love me like I love you.

Oh lettuce, oh let us, get married today.  

Olive you, I'll love you, till the day I die.

If you carrot all, care at all...



That's all I can remember.  

- Todd Karl Jenson, Salt Lake City, Utah


holdddrop wrote at 2011-11-22 21:08:51
Jane10357 has it right!!.  the one line she can't remember:



"Dates, dates, please be my steady date."


Just Susan wrote at 2015-04-20 08:27:08
There is another line that I recall:



"Or orange ya gonna be mine"?



My sister had the actual record.



Has anyone been able to find the actual recording???



I'd love to get a copy.


Just Susan wrote at 2015-04-20 08:27:44
There is another line that I recall:



"Or orange ya gonna be mine"?



My sister had the actual record.



Has anyone been able to find the actual recording???



I'd love to get a copy.


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I became a teenager in December 1954. That's about when Rock and Roll started. I started listening to music before that. I can probably answer a lot of different questions from this time period. I don't consider myself an expert in anything, I don't profess to have an answer to every question, but I promise to do my best.

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