In Reply to: Today's the day they give babies away... posted by T. Blair on June 16, 2009 at 11:53:
: Re: Today's the day they give babies away with a half a pound of tea
: My folks added the phrase: just open the lid, examine the kid, and there you'll find the guarantee. Why they added it, I don't know, except that there is some rhyme to it.
[The song, in multiple versions, is about a hundred years old - Fred MacMurray's character sings a verse of it in the 1947 movie "The Egg and I," and it already had white whiskers on it. - Bac.]