I Like Bananas (because they have no bones)

This was a song written and performed by the Hoosier Hot Shots way back in the Vaudeville days. I came across this song and video when reading my nightly dose of Oddee and just got a kick out of it. 

Hoosier Hotshots..I Like Banana's because they have no bonesThe video is a copy of an old 8mm film produced by Castle Films called “About Bananas” that looks like an educational film about bananas. The cartoon vitamin characters remind me of the cartoons that I grew up with.

Although I cannot find much information about the song, if you do a Google search for “I Like Bananas (because they have no bones)” there are a ton of results – but they all appear to be either videos or lyrics.

Here is the video and the lyrics are below the video. Note that the lyrics do not start until 1:07 into the video.

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I LIKE BANANAS

(Chris Yacich)
Billy Cotton & his Band
V. Alan Breeze & The Bandits

Standing by the fruit stall on the corner
Once I heard a customer complain
You never seem to show the fruit we all love so
That’s why business hasn’t been the same

I don’t like your peaches
They are full of stones
But I like bananas
Because they have no bones

Bo-de-o-don’t give me tomatoes
Cant’ stand ice cream cones
But I like bananas
Because they have no bones

No matter where I go
With Susie, May or Anna
I want the world to know
I must have my banana

Cabbages and onions
Hurt my singing tones
But i like bananas
Because they have no bones

Now I don’t care for muffins
I don’t like buttered scones
Ah but I like bananas
Because they have no bones

I don’t like giggling flappers
I don’t like ancient crones
Ah but I like bananas
Because they have no bones

In fig leaves and bearskins
Which you girls often sip on
Why not have banana skins
They’re easy things to slip on

I can’t bear tax collectors
Especially one who phones
Ah but I like bananas
Because they have no bones

I don’t like a crooner
Of the blues he moans
But we like bananas
Because they have no bones

I don’t like politicians
They’re human gramophones
We like bananas
Because they have no bones

I never cared for drink
To me it seems so sinful
Though when you come to think
Bananas get a skinful

I don’t like the bagpipes
And I can’t stand saxophones
We like bananas
Because they have no bones

Hoosier Hotshots

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