The Grand Trunk of the Order of Elephants produced a new ballad last week. Thirty-four years ago when he was selling hats in Manhattan he wrote the ballad now used for Brown Derby parades. Its chorus :
East Side, West Side, all around the town, The tots sing "Ring-around-rosie," "London Bridge is falling down," Boys and girls together, me and Mamie Rorke
Tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York.
Now he is selling portieres in Manhattan. The first verse and chorus of his new song are :
It's the same old town with a new coat of paint,
I'm an oldtimer...