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Sippin' Cider Through a Straw The prettiest girl (the prettiest girl) I ever saw (I ever saw) Was sippin' ci- (was sippin ci-) Der through a straw (der through a straw The prettiest girl I ever saw Was sipping cider through a straw. I told that gal (etc.) I didn't see how She sipped that ci- Der through a straw Then cheek to cheek And jaw to jaw We sipped that ci- Der through a straw. And now and then That straw would slip And I'd sip some ci- Der from her lip. And now I've got A mother-in-law From sipping ci- Der through a straw. note: Drinking straws were invented, I'm told, in 1813. The song is often sung with a pronounced lisp: Thippin' Thi- etc. RG AJS apr97
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