Never Put Bananas In The Refrigerator
Chiquita Banana died today
United Fruit mourned the dividends
Growers, peons, executives, they
all did a tropical prance for her
She who closed an era of product
with fruity hat, a voice, her sweet sell
That shaped a banana to die for – no
she didn’t die for the CIA or for me
Tuna was the chicken of the sea, and
there was ham in Spam, pretty swell
But how can you market a banana?
Oh, oh oh oh, Chiquita Banana!
R.I.P. Monica Lewis, The Voice (1922-2015)
© 2015 Rob Schackne