On the Good Ship Lollipop

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Richard A. Whiting
Sidney Clare

Where did you get...that's it!

Whiting was struggling to find a song for Shirley Temple when one day his daughter Margaret came into his room with a big, sticky lollipop. She managed to get her father, his piano, and his music sticky. As she tells it, he said, “Get away from me, where did you get that lollip….” He stopped mid-sentence. “That’s it!” He rushed to the phone, called Ted Koehler, and said, "I’ve got the title!”

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