[Dixielandjazz] Re: Who Was Mabel

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 28 16:21:31 PST 2003

> "John Farrell" <stridepiano at tesco.net> wrote (polite snip)

>  Near the end of each broadcast Wilfred awarded a  prize to
> a winning quiz contestant and would ask, "What's on the table, Mabel?" -
> invariably it was something daft like a pair of kippers and a bag of conkers
> (for the benefit of Yank listmates conkers = buckeyes).

Perhaps John is on the right track about Mabel. Remember the rhyme:

Mabel Mabel
Strong and able
Get your elbows off the table
The quarter's for the beer.

Perhaps the thought of a different outcome was "Mabel's Dream"?

Steve Barbone

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