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

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by goofyfish, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. goofyfish Prodigal Son Valued Senior Member

    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.

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

    :m: Peace.
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  3. BigBlueHead Great Tealnoggin! Registered Senior Member

    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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  5. rb962 Registered Member

    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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  7. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

    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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  9. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

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

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