Mister Softee's Jingle
And if you can't escape, you might feel some power over the song by learning its lyrics. Did you even know it had lyrics? That's right, the cream-i-est dream-i-e-est Softee words were copyrighted in 1960:
Here comes Mis-ter Sof-tee
The soft ice cream man.
The cream-i-est dream-i-est soft ice cream you get from Mis-ter Softee
For a re-freshing de-light su-preme
Look for Mis-ter Sof-tee.
My milk shakes and my sun-daes and my cones are such a treat
Lis-ten for my store on wheels ding-a-ling down the street.
The cream-i-est dream-i-est soft ice cream you get from Mis-ter Sof-tee
For a re-fresh-ing de-light su-preme
Look for Mis-ter Sof-tee
S-O-F-T Dub-ble-E Mis-ter Sof-tee!
Check out the classic Mister Softee commercials below for a vintage rendition (it’s kind of incredible how much advertising has evolved).
If you’re still angry, here’s something to melt the heart of the most ardent cynic—a video of a Mister Softee driver singing the song while playing it on a little Yamaha keyboard.
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