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Re: "Flat Foot Floogy"

Posted by Bob on June 21, 2003

In Reply to: "Flat Foot Floogy" posted by ESC on June 20, 2003

: Does anyone know the first couple of lines of the this 1940s tune: lyrics "Flat Foot Floogy"? I couldn't find it online.

: And, yes, this is a serious request.

Transcribed from vocals by Fats Waller, recorded August 21, 1938;
From Fats Waller, 1938, Chronological Classics 913.

Oh, the flat foot floogie with a floy, floy,
Flat foot floogie with a floy, floy,
Flat foot floogie with a floy, floy,
Floy doy, floy doy, floy doy.

Yeah, yeah yeah, byah, oh, baby!
Yeah, byah, byah, oh, baby!
Yeah, byah, byah, oh, baby!
Yeah, byah, byah!

Whenever your cares are chronic,
Just tell the world, "go hang,"
You'll find a greater tonic,
If you go on swingin' with the gang!

Flat foot floogie with a floy, floy,
Flat foot floogie with a floy, floy,
Floy, floy, floy, yeah!
Send me on out there!

[Shouting and muttering to the band.]

Whenever your cares are chronic,
Just tell the world, "go hang,"
You'll find a greater tonic,
If you go on stumblin' with the gang!
Hey, hey, hey, yes, yes!

Well, all right then; get those floy-floys straight!