Archive for September 28th, 2011

This Red Star Recording Will Make You Swoon

September 28, 2011

PROPAGANDA

This little Red Star recording by The Kremlin Rhythm Rascals is the season’s top smash hit … You can’t resist this little number — You’ll shout … You’ll cheer, you’ll SWOON —- AND FALL RIGHT INTO LINE!

The Blizzard (Oil City, Pennsylvania) Mar 1, 1951

Through the Tunnel

September 28, 2011

THROUGH THE TUNNEL.

Riding up from Bangor,
On the “Eastern” train,
From a six weeks’ shooting
In the woods of Maine;
Quite of extensive whiskers,
Beard, mustache as well,
Sat a “student fellow.”
Tall, and fine, and swell.

Empty seat behind him,
No one at his side;
To a pleasant station
Now the train doth glide.
Enter aged couple,
Take the hinder seat;
Enter gentle maiden,
Beautiful PETITE.

Blushingly she falters,
“Is this seat engaged?”
(See the aged couple
Properly enraged,)
Student, quite ecstatic,
Sees her ticket “through,”
Thinks of the long tunnel —
Knows what he will do.

So they sit and chatter,
While the embers fly,
Till that “student fellow”
Gets one in his eye;
And the gentle maiden
Quickly turns about —
“May I, if you please, sir,
Try to get it out?”

Happy “student fellow”
Feels a gentle touch;
Hears a gentle whisper,
“Does it hurt you much?”
Fizz, ding, dong! a moment
In the tunnel quite,
And its glorious darkness,
Black as Egypt’s night.

Out into the daylight
Darts the “Eastern” train;
Student’s beaver ruffled
Just the merest grain;
Maiden’s hair is tumbled
And then and there appeared,
Cunning LITTLE EAR-RING
Caught in student’s beard.

The Athens Messenger (Athens, Ohio) Mar 13, 1879