This week Jim Adams has prompted us with choosing songs involving Baking | Bread | Cake | Pie | Picnic for this week’sSong Lyric Sunday.
I chose “If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake performed by Ernie for Cookie Monster on the first episode of Sesame Street in 1950. Let me know if you think Ernie added a little too much baking powder.
Written by Al Hoffman, Bob Merrill and Clem Watts
Originally recorded by Eileen Barton in January of 1950. Lasted 15 weeks on the Billboard charts, peaking at #1
A British version was recorded by Dame Gracie Fields in 1950 and was used on a British television ad campaign for Rightmove in 2007
Ethel Merman put it on her “The World is Your Balloon” album in 1950 featuring Ray Bolger who played the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. You can hear his voice clearly in the video below