When Francis Dances With Me

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Melody - Sol Violinshky, (Sol Ginsberg), 1921
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Benny Ryan, 1921

Katie O'Connor from Tenth Avenue
Was dancing with Francis, her Beau
And after they finished, the lounge lizard said,
Will you dance with me 'fore you go?
But Kate said, If I'm gonna dance,
There's only one guy stands a chance.
When Francis dances with me, golly gee;
I'm as gay as can be.
He takes me to dances 'cause that's what I love
I fits in his arms like a motorman's glove.
Oh, the Bowery, the Bowery
We don't go there any more.
He wears a tuxedo and gee, how it fits;
He looks like a headwaiter up at the Ritz.
And I wears a skoit that's a thoity-eight blitz
When Francis dances with me.
2. Katie said, "Sometimes I'm lonesome and blue,
And sometimes my head starts to ache;
And sometimes my corns pop or I catch a cold
I feel like my back wants to break
And if I should fall on my ear,
The pain sure would soon disappear.
When Francis dances with me, golly gee;
I'm as gay as can be.
When we start in waltzing, with heaven I flirt;
He steps on me toes, but they don't seem to hoit.
Oh, the Bowery, the Bowery
We don't go there any more.
His hair shines like diamonds, he combs it with fat,
He wears a (tom beach?) and a brown derby hat
Now, you know the guy can't look better than that
When Francis dances with me.

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