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    "All The Girls In France Do The Hoochie-Coochie Dance"

    Thanks to those wonderful old-music sites that are popping up on the Internet, I have been listening to a lot of pop tunes, c1910–30. One musical leitmotif that recurs frequently is the "Little Egypt" music, which I sang as a child as…
    • All the girls in France Do the hoochie-coochie dance,
      And the way they shake, it could really kill a snake.
      When the snake is dead, they will tie it 'round their head…
    Now, that can't be right. I mean the lyrics; I don't mean the entire female population of France dancing around with dead snakes tied around their heads. I have never been to France, but I trust that is not the state of affairs there.

    What are the lyrics to this ditty you heard as a tot?

    Peace.

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    Great Tealnoggin!
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    In the land of Oz/
    all the ladies wear no bras/
    but the men don't care/
    'cause they wear no underwear.

    Sorry, that's what they used to sing at my public school.

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    all the girls in france

    i remember this song as a kid. we would jump rope or something else to the words. i didnt realize there were so many variations!

    all the girls in france
    do the hoochie coochie dance
    every move they make
    is enough to kill a snake
    when the snake is dead
    they put roses round its head
    when the roses die
    they put diamonds in his eyes
    when the diamonds break
    it is 1968!


    i have seen some alternate lyrics on various site that were more crude or racists, but this is the one i recall

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    Caput gerat lupinum GeoffP's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlueHead View Post
    In the land of Oz/
    all the ladies wear no bras/
    but the men don't care/
    'cause they wear no underwear.

    Sorry, that's what they used to sing at my public school.
    That, sir, is definitively a lie. I know several Ozians and that is a vicious slander. They wear underwear. Mostly. Anyway, there is no excuse for this kind of gross stereotyping, which I believe is against site rules.

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    This is "Snake Charmer Song" used in dozens or hundreds of Plays, Movies, cartoons,

    example of....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2V8GEiVeak

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    Necromancing a thread that was already dead, someone really had to dig this up from the past and for what?

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