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Everybody’s Doin’ It Now

By Irving Berlin

New York (112 West 38 St): Published by Ted Snyder Co. (1911)

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[Verse 1]
Honey, honey, can’t you hear?
Funny, funny music, dear;
Ain’t the funny strain
Goin’ to your brain?
Like a bottle of wine, fine,
Hon’, hon’, hon’, hon’, take a chance,
One, one, one, one little dance;
Can’t you see them all swaying up the hall?
Let’s be gettin’ in line.

Ev’rybody’s do’in it,
Doin’ it, doin’ it,
Ev’rybody’s doin’ it,
Doin’ it, doin’ it,
See that ragtime couple over there,
Watch them throw their shoulders in the air,
Snap their fingers,
Honey, I declare,
It’s a bear, it’s a bear, it’s a bear.
There! Ev’rybody’s doin’ it,
Doin’ it, doin’ it,
Ev’rybody’s doin’ it,
Doin’ it, doin’ it,
Ain’t that music touching your heart?
Hear that trombone bustin’ apart?
Come, come, come, come let us start,
Ev’rybody’s doin’ it now.

[Verse 2]
Baby, baby, get a stool,
Maybe, maybe I’m a fool;
Honey, don’t you smile,
Let us rest a while, I’m so weak in the chest, best,
Go, go, go, go get a chair,
No, no, no, no, leave it there;
Honey, if the mob still are on the job,
I’m as strong as the rest.




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