The Ice Cream Song is based on one of the most racist songs in history

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    The song Turkey In The Straw was actually an old blackface minstrel song entitled "Reggie love a watermelon Ha! Ha! Ha!". It was recorded in 1916 by Harry C. Brown. I guess they are coming after Mr Softee next.

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    The more you know!
     
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    And they say this is racist. The South was wrong, they supported slavery but that's what they believed in yet the song above was recorded in 1916 most likely in the North over 50 years after the Civil War.

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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Well see now I feel bad for always getting the Watermelon Bomb Pop! Absolutely NO joke. I swear it's what I'd get. Ruined now.


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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Grew up with my father always listening to Elvis. Remember this...


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    The dude could sing.
     
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    the tune is actually based off the folk song "Turkey in the Straw," which dates back to the early 19th century and was derived from an earlier irish tune that found its way to the states.

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    a later song that used that same tune was "zip the coon" (mid-1800s). that popular song was most often performed in blackface and was about a "coon" and that's likely the reason behind why the song that the op posted, "Reggie Loves Watermelon," chose to use that tune. :grad:

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  9. MutteringJohn

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    Harry C. Browne who recorded the Watermelon song. He also recorded "Carve Dat Possum"

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    Despicable.

    My ice cream truck plays "Yo Ho Yo Ho, a pirate's life for me." That song makes me want to get a gun.
     
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    MrWarmth Impeach THIS Gold

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    The ice cream truck here plays "The House Next Door to Me's Been Sold To N...." well you know the rest. Thank you. :coffee:
     
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    The actual name of that song is

    Enwurds and cowboys.

    Everytime I walk In to a Cracker Barrel that song pops in my head.
     
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    Back before music was all corporate & done on a computer.
     
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    That's one sweet jingle!

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    Classic!!
     
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    LBJ knew.
     
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