Foxy is a streetcar driver who sings "Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!" as he drives along the tracks. Nearly everyone he encounters sings along: the hippo who can't fit into the car, the girl-fox who can, and the hobos on the side of the tracks. Even the characters on the billboards come to life and sing. Foxy's job is not without troubles. His first difficulty is the cow who blocks his way and refuses to move. Later, he's in more serious trouble when he loses control of the car, sending him and the girl-fox careening down the tracks at top speed. Written by
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The first shot of the hobos shows a pot with a fire going underneath. In the next shot of the hobos (from the same angle), the pot is missing, leaving an empty space on the right side of the screen. In the third shot, the pot is back, but there's no fire underneath (even though a hobo tells the singing chicken inside to "boil, darn ya, boil"). See more
Smile, darn ya, smile! / Smile, darn ya, smile! / Come on and smile, darn ya, smile!
Smile, Darn Ya, Smile
Music by Max Rich
Lyrics by Jack Meskill
and Charles O'Flynn
Played often by Abe Lyman
and His Brunswick Recording Orchestra
Sung by Foxy and the girl
Also sung with revised lyrics by the hoboes See more