Hi Mr. Fforde,
I'm a great fan of you books. I heard this song on the radio a year or so ago and I finally found the lyrics. I immediatly thought of the Toast Marketing Board, and laughed till I cried all the way to work that morning. It's better listening to it, but the words alone are good too
Just thought I would share.
Rachel E. Ross
(US of A)
by Heywood Banks
All around the country and coast to coast
People always say, "what do you like most?"
I don't want to brag, I don't want to boast
I always tell 'em, "I like toast."
I get up in the morning 'bout six A.M.
Have a little jelly, have a little jam
Take a piece of bread, put it in the slot
Push down the lever and the wires get hot,
I get toast.
Now, there's no secret to toasting perfection
There's a dial on the side and you make your selection
Push to the dark or the light and then
If it pops too soon, press down again
When the first caveman drove in from the drags
Didn't know what would go with the bacon and the eggs
Must have met a genius, got it in his head
Plug the toaster in the wall, buy a bag of bread
Oui Monsieur, bonjour coquette,
Une croissant? Et vous auvent?
Maurice Chevalier, Eiffel Tower,
Oui Marie, baguette, bonsoir!
In Chicago or (fill in location).....
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