One of my favorite commercials growing up was the Chevy one that had the snazzy song: Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet. Not that I liked or cared one iota about Chevy…not that I like baseball either. It’s pretty boring, although my first date with my husband was to a baseball game…so I will give it some points for that. Hotdogs are okay, but nothing to dance about (unless they’re Polish sausage or filled with cheese…then the yummy value increases enough to be worthy of a song). Apple pie’s okay too, but nothing compared to Peach pie or Strawberry rhubarb. But Chevy’s commercial made us all feel that Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet were all things American.
But American means all kinds of things to all sorts of people. We are a melting pot for way more than hotdogs, baseball and Chevy.
So in honor of the USA’s Independence, I have made up a new song that encompasses a little more than 4 words. I won’t sing it for you–for that would be cruel and unusual punishment, and I don’t believe in that except for roaches and ants…and wasps. Sing it to the same tune I’ve included of the old commercial. YouTube Chevy Commercial
Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet
Football, popcorn, fireworks and long freeways
Ford trucks, quacking ducks, Coca-cola, Western space
Gators, Taters, fried chicken and Southern grace
Corn cob, Uncle Bob, Very tasty Midwest wheat
Cities, taxis, street vendors in Eastern heat
Big trees, wild waves, cloudy Northwestern days
(and back to) Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet
Hope you have a fun weekend! And for those of you in other parts of the world, I hope you enjoy my made-up song even though the 4th of July isn’t your holiday. Just enjoy the corny poetic flow of words…especially gators and taters. I was proud of myself for getting those in there.