In a park called "The Garden of Eden" there's a group of people. It's a birthday party, and also some people are recovering from a boat accident and are being offered food.
A woman named Ida holds an empty plate and a cup of coffee. A nun in a white nunnery habit is on the right. Harry, a cute, white blond-haired boy is looking from behind. He sees the pies and cakes and a pot of beans. There's strawberry shortcake with whipping cream, and a lemon pie!
A grey-haired man named Joseph comes up to the women. "I'd like some of your cakes!" he says. They are generous. "Of course," they say. "But just a bite!"
He thanks them and sings:
"Ida, is there anything finer?
Than to be in North Carolina..."