Whose Phrase?

Seven weeks ago Frank Silver, Jewish-American author of the so-called Banana Song, spoke as follows (TIME, July 2):

"About a year ago my little orchestra was playing at a Long Island hotel. To and from the hotel I was wont to stop at a little fruit stand owned by a Greek, who began every sentence with ' Yess.' The jingle of his idiom haunted me and my friend Cohn. Finally I wrote this verse and Cohn fitted it with a tune."

Last week T. A. Dorgan ("Tad"), able cartoonist for the...

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