Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade and

GUEST,Amanda 24 Mar 03 - 11:33 PM
Sorcha 24 Mar 03 - 11:58 PM
Joe Offer 25 Mar 03 - 03:36 AM
Jim Dixon 25 Mar 03 - 06:26 AM
Rapparee 25 Mar 03 - 06:31 AM
Jim Dixon 25 Mar 03 - 07:07 AM
Rapparee 25 Mar 03 - 08:35 AM
the lemonade lady 25 Mar 03 - 10:21 AM
GUEST,travellinpat 25 Jan 10 - 02:14 PM
the lemonade lady 25 Jan 10 - 02:22 PM
GUEST,Carol 08 Mar 11 - 08:31 PM
the lemonade lady 09 Mar 11 - 08:49 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:



Subject: Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade and
From: GUEST,Amanda
Date: 24 Mar 03 - 11:33 PM

In T. Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE Amanda sings a snippet of a song about lemonade: Lemonade, lemonade made in the shade and stirred with a spade and then it's good enough for any old maid. Does anyone recognize this song/jingle? If so, do you have the music or can you suggest a source for it. Thanks


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade and
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Mar 03 - 11:58 PM

I found LOTS of references to this,but no more for the actual jingle. And it appears to be a jingle/ad. Sorry!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade and
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 03:36 AM

This this google search brings up some information, nothing definitive.
-Joe Offer-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade and
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 06:26 AM

That's something my dad used to say (and I don't think he got it from Tennessee Williams) -- but he just recited it; he didn't sing it. I don't know if it ever had a tune.

It's similar, I suppose, to "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream." I wonder if it's something that street vendors used to shout.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 06:31 AM

My Great-Great Aunt used to sort of sing/chant

"Lemonade
Made in the shade
By an old maid
Stirred with a spade"

whenever we'd make lemonade. Sometimes she'd switch the last two lines. She said once that she'd learned it in St. Louis, and since the only time she'd ever been there (as far as I know) was for the Exhibition of 1898 (I think that's the date) it might originated there.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade and
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 07:07 AM

Hmmm. We have a common thread here. (1) Tennessee Williams was born in St. Louis and I believe "The Glass Menagerie" was set there. (2) Rapaire's great-great-aunt learned the chant in St. Louis. (3) I was born in St. Louis -- although my dad wasn't. He only lived there from about 1943 onwards, I think. He was born in 1899 in Kentucky.

By the way, the St. Louis World's Fair, a.k.a. the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in 1904. (Click here.) My dad didn't attend, but my maternal grandfather did. His first wife had recently died, and his friends chipped in to buy him a ticket (He lived in Arkansas.) hoping it would cheer him up. I think it did.

The centennial is coming up next year...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 08:35 AM

1904, huh? I knew it was back aways. Shucks, my ggaunt went back aways, since she died in 1965 at 92.

Yeah, the Glass Menagerie is set in St. Louis. Maybe one of the lemonade vendors there used it?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade and
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 10:21 AM

I feel I should be saying something here...I use a cocktail shaker to disolve the sugar. I'm sure it's more effective than a spade!

#8-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade and
From: GUEST,travellinpat
Date: 25 Jan 10 - 02:14 PM

No idea whether this is used in any productions -- but it seems the lyric could be sung to "Tammany". (When I was a kid my grandpa sang "Ham and Eggs" to the tune of "Tammany.") Old New York political song, not hard to find. But does that connect with St. Louis?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 25 Jan 10 - 02:22 PM

Excuse me but I shake it in a cocktail sicker. No spades are harmed in the manufacture of my product.
Sal


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade and
From: GUEST,Carol
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 08:31 PM

Well that old adage really got around.....my mother who was born in
1894 always recited that little jingle and she was born in New Jersey and lived most of her life in New York......   My guess is that a lot of people have heard that or a reasonable facsimile of it, I still say it and here it is 2011.

Regards and keep on tossing back that lemonade.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lemonade lemonade made in the shade and
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 08:49 AM

*cocktail sicker??? What on earth was I on? lol

sal


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 20 November 9:06 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.