DESCRIPTION: "My name is Macnamara, I'm the leader of the band, My wife is Betty Grable, she's the fairest in the land"; she can sing, dance, "show a leg" ... everything but "make my ham and eggs"
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: derivative playparty food
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond),Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game 121, "Macnamara's Band" (2 texts, 1 tune)
NOTES: Opie-Game: "'Macnamara's Band', written by John J. Stamford (copyright J.H. Larway, 1914) has been a song too good for children to abandon, and is particularly cherished in Scotland."
Betty Grable, a movie star of the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's, was married to band-leader Harry James from 1943 to 1965. (Source: Wikipedia article Harry James ) - BS
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