I'm the Man that Wrote Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay
DESCRIPTION: "I am the Man that Wrote Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay, Promise me you won't give it away...." The singer was a poor showman until he produced the famous song. Now the police seek him, people throw brickbats, and not even Shakespeare can equal his claim
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: parody music
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 409, "I'm the Man that Wrote Ta Rarra Bumdia" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Ta-ra-ra Boom-der-e"
NOTES: For the actual (uncertain) authorship of "Ta-ra-ra Boom-der-e," see that song. - RBW
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