The subject of ice cream in songs came up here at the Dairy the other day, which reminded us of this blog entry posted last year. It’s a fun one, so we decided to repost it. Enjoy!
We all know the words. “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” Well, we know that much, at least. The song was actually recorded in 1929 by a group called “Waring’s Pennsylvanians.” As the name implies, the band was from Pennsylvania (the founder and leader attended Penn State) and included as many as 12 members.
In the video below (this is a real treat for ice cream fans), you can hear the ode to ice cream in its entirety. The “frog-voiced drummer,” so called in this article on the band, became popular after this song was released and was known to play melodies on his teeth!
For those who want to sing along, the complete lyrics can be found here.