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Re: Tiptoe through the tulips

Posted by Smokey Stover on August 02, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Tiptoe through the tulips posted by Smokey Stover on August 02, 2005

: : I'm totally in the dark here about a phrase " to tiptoe through the tulips". Can anyone help me out of here? Thank you very much.

: "Tiptoe throught the Tulips" was a 1929 song by Al Dubina and Joe Burke, made popular (again) by Tiny Tim (born Herbert Buckingham Khaury) in the 1960s and 1970s. Tiny Tim had a distinctive style. He sang "Tiptoe," which became a sort of theme-song of his, in his usual falsetto voice, wearing a fancy costume, with his ukelele on his knee. His performance of the song became immensely popular; it was a jaunty tune with cheerful words, and sung by a musician with style. A very distinctive style.

: Tiptoe through the window,
: By the window, that is where I'll be;
: Come tiptoe through the tulips with me.
:
: Knee deep in flowers we'll stray,
: We'll keep the showers away,
: And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
: Will you pardon me
: And tiptoe through the tulips with me?

: Oh, tiptoe from the garden,
: By the garden of the willow tree,
: And tiptoe through the tulips with me

: Knee deep in flowers we'll stray ...

: Tiny Tim no longer tiptoes through the tulips. He died in 1996, just after singing "Tiptoe through the tulips" one more time. SS

Correction of typos: word 2: through. Word 11: Dubin. SS