The Banana Song

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This was a fantastic idea – I mean, in Gridlock all the people were singing The Old Rugged Cross for goodness sake! (I was singing it with them by the way xD. On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross… yeah.) This is The Banana Song – not a hymn. You've probably heard it at day camp, or from your best friend (I hope not) or from some random stranger in the street shouting it out (probably me). Anyway, hopefully you will be able to comprehend why this is a very annoying song after singing it at least once a day for three months. Welcome to reality.

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The Doctor grabbed a banana and peeled it. He looked left and right, up and down, before he began to sneakily chant…

"Peel banana, peel, peel banana… chop banana, chop, chop banana! Squish banana, squish, squish banana – eat banana eat, eat banana!! BANANA UNITE!"

Rose poked her head into the kitchen with dismay. "That is SO not how it goes."

"Care to demonstrate?" the Doctor asked stuffily.

Rose stepped in with another sigh. "Fine. 'I was walkin' round in circles – FIVE miles an hour! Tryin' find my way back to my Heavenly Father! The world tasted sweet –" Rose mimed a chef kissing his fingers. "But then it turned sour! SO I asked Him in my life and received His power... ONE, TWO, THREE! I like bananas, I know that mangos are sweet, I like papayas! PAPAYAS! But nothing can beat the sweet love of… God do wop, do do do do wop, do do do do wop, do wop! –"

The Doctor was dumbfounded. "Rose?" he interrupted.

"Yeah?"

"WHAT was THAT??"

"The Banana song!" explained Rose, puffing a bit. "Shall I continue?" she asked brightly. The Doctor couldn't say no, so he nodded meekly instead.

"You can search in the tropics to find a fruit that's new! You can swim in the ocean, till your face turns blue!" The Doctor had to laugh at that part and all the actions Rose was doing. "But look no further, I'll tell you what to do – just open up your Bible to Galations 5:22!!! ONE, TWO, THREE! I like bananas! I know that mangos are sweet! I like papayas! PAPAYAS! But nothing can beat – the sweet love of God, do wop, a do do do wop, a do do do wop, do wop! … The fruit of the Spirit from Love to Self-Control – if you plan it in your heart it will STRENGTHEN your SOUL! But guard your fruit – for also we are told that your fruit will ROT if its left out in the cold, ONE TWO THREE! – "

By now the Doctor was up and dancing as well on the chorus, grinning like a monkey. He did a little dance with Rose as she sang and joined in, "I like bananas! I know that mangos are sweet – I like papayas! PAPAYAS! But nothing can beat the sweet love of… God, do wop, a do do do wop, a do do do wop, do wop, sweet love of God, do wop a do do do wop, a do do do wop, do wop!!!! Sweet love of GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOOOOOOO!!!!"

The Doctor fell back into his chair laughing and exhausted. "That was pretty fun," he admitted. "When you pick that up?"

"Oh wow, I haven't heard that since I was a little tot camping," remarked Rose, smiling.

"Get used to it, coz it's my new favourite banana song!!" the Doctor replied, beaming happily.

Rose, and everyone from HVDC groaned together.

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Hope you liked. "The Banana Song" is something that I mentioned in "There's Always the Perks" and it was also a kid favourite when I worked at HVDC (Hope Valley Day Camp). Which is why, by the end of the summer, none of us wanted to hear the words 'Banana' and 'Song' in the same sentence.