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Everybody Rag With Me

Lyrics by Gus Kahn

Music by Grace Le Boy

New York & Detroit: Published by Jerome H. Remick & Co. (1914)

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[Verse 1]
What’s that sneaky freaky, creepy melody?
It just takes me, makes me restless as can be,
It goes to my heart, my head, my feet,
I’ll give any body in the house my seat.
I want to dance, dance, dance, dance, dance till I drop,
I don’t ever want to stop this ragging.

Ev’rybody rag with me,
Ev’rybody drag with me.
I’ve learned those dips and skips and dreamy hesitations,
I could dance till day is dawning,
Then I want to dance all morning.
Ev’rybody sway with me,
Drop your work and play with me,
I don’t want to hear any opera grand,
Ragtime music, that’s what I understand!
I want ev’rybody in the world to rag with me.

[Verse 2]
Sousa’s clever but he never played like this,
This just thrills me and it fill me full of bliss;
There it goes again! that sweet refrain!
Ev’ry note reminds me of an Angel strain!
Come on and dance, dance, dance, dance, then dance some more,
We’ll wear out this old pine floor completely.



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