Ice Cream Truck Song The Most Racist Ever Made?

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May 13, 2014 11:52am PST

The word racist is used so often today that 9 times out of 10, it’s just some Liberal whining because he has nothing intelligent left to say. However, when those times come around, it’s truly spectacular to learn of racist despite the ignorance surrounding the issue.

For many of us, hearing the sound of an ice cream truck brings back memories of summertime fun, hot weather and a cool treat – but it turns out that the song heard by so many, actually has racist roots. Of course, now the song is known as, “Turkey in the Straw,” but its original title, with accommodating lyrics, used to be known as, “N***** Love a Watermelon Ha! Ha! Ha!,” written by Harry C. Browne.

Toronto ice cream truck

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The song was written as a minstrel song which was to be performed by white people in blackface makeup in order to entertain a crowd. The aforementioned song was actually the spawn of another blackface minstrel song written back in 1834 called “Zip C**n.”

Feel free to listen to those here (CAUTION: Graphic Language)

N***** Love a Watermelon Ha! Ha! Ha!:

Zip C**n:

The reason the legacy of the racist rooted songs have carried on however has much similar reasoning. As the country was amidst the turmoil of civil rights, this kind of song was common as a form of entertainment. In such, the music was often played in “hang out” places such as ice cream parlors.

Eventually, WWII rolled around and with it, so did the creation of the ice cream truck. In an effort to associate the truck with something everyone already listened to in the popular ice cream parlors, this song was played giving it a distinct declaration without anyone having to even see it.

Since that time, it’s just stuck.

Of course, if Liberals have anything to do with this, it’ll be proposed in a bill somewhere quite soon to do away with the song entirely. The song however doesn’t hold the meaning it once did, but had it, this may not be an unreasonable notion.

Just take a peek at the song’s intro lyrics:

Browne: ‘You n*****s quit throwin’ them bones and come down and get your ice cream!”

Black men: (incredulously): ‘Ice Cream?!?’

Browne: ‘Yes, ice cream! Colored man’s ice cream: Watermelon!’

Or these lines that come a bit later in the same song:

Nigger love a watermelon ha ha, ha ha!

Nigger love a watermelon ha ha, ha ha!

For here, they’re made with a half a pound of co’l

There’s nothing like a watermelon for a hungry coon

It seems that the Left is already doing their best to rationalize getting rid of the song already despite its evolved meaning. Take for example, Theodore R. Johnson, III, and author with NPR, who wrote, “I can live with this, but what’s to be done on the summer day when my children’s eyes light up at the far-off sound of the familiar melody, and they dash in a frenzy toward me for change?”

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“Do I empower them with the history of our country, or encourage the youthful exuberance induced by the ice cream truck? Is it my responsibility to foul the sweet taste of ice cream with their first taste of racism?”

So, what do you guys think – is this just more over-sensitization from the left or is there legitimate reason here to ban the song from the treat mobile for all eternity? Let us know in a comment below.

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