Heptune presents:

It Goes Like This, That Funny Melody

    (Friend, Ceasar)

Transcribed from vocals by Cliff Edwards, recorded August 15, 1928,
From The Vintage Recordings of Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike), Take Two Records, TT419CD.

There's a funny  melody,
It's a pretty melody,
Someone brought it over from across the sea;
Ever since the day it came
I have tried to learn its name;
What it's all about,
Maybe you can help me out.
It goes like this:
La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la, la-laaa-la,
It goes like this:
De-de-de, de-de-de, de-de-de, de-deee-de,
Then it goes di-diddly-i-di-di,
Then it goes do-diddly-o-do-do,
Right in the middle of the doggone thing,
Everybody starts to sing!
Ba-da-dat-da, it goes like this,
Ba-da-dat-da, it goes like this;
What can the name of it be?
It goes like this:
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo-dooo-do,
Oh, what a funny melody!

I have just been talking with
Mr. Hoover and with Smith,
"Friends," I said, "I'd like to vote for both of you.
But you know it can't be done;
I can only vote for one.
Will this land be wrecked
If the wrong one I elect?"
Then Hoover cried:
"La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la,"
And Smith replied,
"De-de-de, de-de-de, de-de-de, de-de-de-de,"
So I said,  "Di-diddly-i-di-di,"
And they said, "Do-diddly-o-do-do,"
"If you send us to Washington
We'll show you just what can be done.
Ba-da-dat-da, we'll give you this,
Ba-da-dat-da, we'll give you that;
You'll find a welcome on the door!"
Then Coolidge said,
Where have I heard that stuff before?

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Published 3/1/01.


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