Would You Rather Be a Colonel with an Eagle on Your Shoulder or a Private with a Chicken on Your Knee?

One of the top 100 songs of 1919. Sung by Arthur Fields (using the pseudonym Eugene Buckley). More info: wikipedia

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 28, 2023
     Category: Music | 1910s

It seems that "chicken" in this song means girl. Nowadays it's shortened to chick.
Posted by ges on 01/28/23 at 10:38 PM
It was “successfully sung” by Eddie Cantor? I suppose that means it was a hit.
Posted by Brian on 01/30/23 at 08:40 AM
@Brian: I have a book of old board games. Interesting in itself, the boards printed on the pages and the pieces printed on cut-out sheets in the back. A real insight into game playing history. Relevant here, though, is that one of the games is a race game involving outdated traffic rules. It's not even a good game, and wasn't back then either, but it sold because it was advertised by Eddie Cantor. Yeah, I'll say he was a hit all right.
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/04/23 at 03:35 PM
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