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Doin' the Rhumba

    (Mills-Perkins-Kenny)

Transcribed from Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, recorded March 3, 1931.
From Cab Calloway and His Orchestra 1930-1931; The Chronogical Classics 516.

Gather round,
You get a thrill in your feet
That'll never be beat
When you're doin' the rhumba!

Hit the ground!
You'll find that everything shakes,
What a difference it makes
When you're doin' the rhumba!

Don't you stop,
Spin around again like a top!

What a dance,
Begin learning it now,
You'll be happy somehow,
When you're doin' the rhumba!

Take a chance,
Down in the valley they say,
Darkies wiggle and sway,
When you're doin' the rhumba!

You just
Wanna click those castanets!

What a dance,
Gets you right on the spot,
Swing out and get hot
When you're doing the rhumba!


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Published 12/5/98.


 

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