Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Vamp

Authors

Byron Gay

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1919

Comments

The Vamp
Novelty Oriental Fox Trots
by Byron Gay composer of "Sand Dunes"

New York. Published by Leo. Feist Inc.

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Abstract

Ev'rybody do the vamp,
Vamp until you get a cramp;
Grab your tootsie, hold her tight,
While they're playing, just keep swaying,
Do a little "what not", do a little fox trot,
When you cuddle up don't fight.
Vamp and swing along, keep a doing it,
Vamp and sing a song, don't you ruin it,
Do a nifty step, with lots of "pep"
And watch your reputation.
Do a "Bubmble Bee", buzz around a bit,
Shake a wicked knee, she will fall for it,
Vamp all night and day,
Keep vamping till you vamp your cares away.

Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!
Vamp the little lady, vamp the little lady,
Vamp the little lady, vamp the little lady,
Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!
She will like it, maybe, she will like it, maybe,
She will like it, maybe, oh you pretty baby,
Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!
Make it good and snappy, make it good and snappy,
make it good and snappy, make it good and snappy,
Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!
Guess I got to go now, guess I got to go now,
'sev'rybody happy, 'sev'rybody happy, 'sev'rybody happy, sure. Good!

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