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Chicago, that toddling town

Posted by Irene robinson on September 13, 2003

In Reply to: Chicago, that toddling town posted by R. Berg on September 12, 2003

: : : Does anyone know why Chicago is that toddling town? I know it's in the song lyrics but where did it come from? Thanks...

: : I thought maybe it was from the imagination of Fred Fisher, who wrote the song, but I took a walk at lunch, and by gosh, we all toddle.

: Maybe from too many glasses of Johnnie Walker at lunch?

I always imagined it referred to Chicago being a new-ish city (i.e. toddling - toddler - young child)?