I've Never Seen a Straight Banana

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"I've Never Seen a Straight Banana" is a novelty song from 1926, written by Ted Waite. A short film was made in 1926 in the Phonofilm sound-on-film process with music hall comedian Dick Henderson (1891–1958) singing it.

In 1927, it was made popular by Fred Waring and his band Waring's Pennsylvanians who recorded it.[1]

Later versions were recorded by The Happiness Boys, Jimmy Edwards, Tiny Tim (recorded in 1976 by producer Richard Barone, released 2009), and Brita Borg.

A series of films, entitled "Together: A Series of Films by Jeff Feuerzeig" (presented by Google+ and Pride Toronto) used "I've Never Seen a Straight Banana" as the opening and closing music for Pride Toronto's 2012 celebration.