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The Beatles Have a Banana! Lyrics

Last updated: 02/18/2008 10:00:00 AM

Brian Matthew: Is that it? Is that the end?
Paul: Yeah, yeah, that's it.
John: Fade, fade!
Brian: Good track. Oh, well, we'll stop there, stop there, stop there.
John: What an end!
Brian: Quiet! All right, George.
John: Fade!
Brian: Hold it!
George: Oh, thank you.
John: Fade, you silly.
Brian: Well, we did. We did that. Oh, no! No! We've done that bit!
John: The train comes in now.
Brian: We did that.
John: Yeah.
Brian: To pove we weren't playing the record, then, you see. 'Cause, otherwise, there's no point in you being here, is there? Ha, ha, ha!
John: Yeah, we did that, 'cause it sounds just like it, don't it?
Brian: Pretty cool lot of fellows, aren't you? Here, Ringo, have a banana, catch!

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strange fruit | Reviewer: Lawson | 2/17/2008

I think that Brian Mathews' reference to the Banana was perfect in the context of the conversation.
The lasds and Brian are having a problem with endings here and Brian has thrown the banana reference in as a tip of the hat to Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit which is all about how difficult it was to end racism in the earlier part of the 20t century.
Ringo caught the banana and (not quoted hre) responded: "Wow, Brian, that's a perfect way to sum up homohobic racist America in the first half of the 20th century" Fade to prodution credits.