This Old Man
Posted by James Briggs on March 14, 2004
In Reply to: This Old Man posted by Smokey Stover on March 14, 2004
: : I would like to know the source of this old song. Is it English or American?
: It's English, and very old. It got rather a big boost after World War II when audio-visual recordings started to become cheap and available to moms. But I doubt that this game/song ever became obsolete; somewhere someone has been performing it for centuries. I'm sure some expert will chime in with more information. SS
I just HAD to post this!
A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack. Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday." Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.
Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.The frog says, "Sure. I have this," and produces a tiny
porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.
Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.
She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral." She holds up the tiny pink elephant."I mean, what in the world is this?"
(you're gonna love this)....
The bank manager looks back at her and says... It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone."
You're singing it, aren't you?
Never take life too seriously! Come on now, you grinned, I know you did!!!
- This Old Man Smokey Stoverd 15/March/04