Music: Ode to Jimmy

Mister Five By Five, He's five feet tall and he's five feet wide. He don't measure no mo' from head to toe, Than he do from side to side.*

For three months, while corpulent U.S. notables such as Fiorello LaGuardia wondered uneasily who all the singing was about, the U.S. public has been joyfully bellowing these lines into a major Tin Pan Alley hit. By last week Mister Five By Five, the work of Broadway's Don (Beat Me Daddy) Raye and Gene De Paul, was close to the million mark in record sales and still stood...

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