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    Timeless song: Although I dropped $100,000

    The old-time song from Classic Disney Volume 4 song "Although I Dropped $100,000 (I Found a Million Dollars in Your Smile)" just shuffled through the old iPhone and brought a smile to my face. It's pretty relevant to today's tough times.

    "...stocks are crashing everyday, banks are failing too but who cares if those skies are grey as long as I have you dear..."

    "...once I was a millionaire on margin, now I'm singin' in the bread line all the while..."

    "...the factory was closed and who knew when we'ed start manufacturing running boards again. How could I let a smile be my umbrella when it was stormy weather all the time. Although potatos were cheaper, now was definitely not the time to fall in love. Then I spied you selling apples on the corner, delicious. And you looked up at me and smiled and the SUN came shining through..."

    "Although I Dropped $100,000 in the market, baby. I found a million dollars in your smile."



    Anyone know what movie or show this was written for? I can't seem to find any reference except for being included in this CD set.
    Maybe you folks can tell me though. Does gettin' two womenfolk mean you're the winner or the loser?
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    Re: Timeless song: Although I dropped $100,000

    Gotta love those Sherman Brothers!
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    Re: Timeless song: Although I dropped $100,000

    Here's what wikipedia says....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Although_I_Dropped_$100,000

    A Symposium on Popular Songs is a special cartoon featurette made by the Walt Disney Company in 1962. It features songs written by the Sherman Brothers with music arrangements by Tutti Camarata. The Shermans also co-wrote the screenplay but are not credited for this.[citation needed] Host Ludwig Von Drake invites his audience into his mansion where he tells all about popular music through the years, introducing several songs illustrated with stop-motion photography. The film was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Cartoon Short Subject. It was released on DVD in 2005 as part of the Walt Disney Treasures set Disney Rarities.

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    Although I Dropped $100,000

    Also known as "Although I Dropped a Hundred Thousand in the Market, Baby (I Found a Million Dollars in Your Smile)", and performed by Paul Frees, this song makes a subtle reference to the singing style exemplified by Ted Lewis in "Wear a Hat with a Silver Lining" which was co-written by the Sherman Brothers' father, Al Sherman. Throughout the spoken middle part of the song, reference is made to numerous Depression era songs including the iconic Al Sherman/Al Lewis classic "Now's the Time to Fall in Love", "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella", and "Stormy Weather".[2]
    According to film critic, Leonard Maltin, this song as well as "Charleston Charlie" are homages to Al Sherman and his songs.[1] In the context of the film, Ludwig Von Drake claims he wrote the song and it became all the rage at the beginning of the Great Depression.
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...





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