George Formby Song-book: Swing Mama-1941
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Swing Mama-1941
  Regal Zonophone MR3553 MacDougal

You're doing great but it's out of a date, it's quite a show, but it wouldn't go
It's nice and bright, but it isn't right, it's pretty slick, but it doesn't click.

There's just one thing, even a your age you'd be all the rage (What's that thing?)
Though you're getting old you could knock 'em cold (What's that thing?)
If you wanna come back it's a thing that you lack (What's that thing?)
Why, just that thing's swing

Oh you needn't start pushing up daisies although you're seventy five
Swing Mama, swing papa, keep yourself alive
And you needn't go all to blazes although you're eighty one.
Swing Mister, swing sister, give yourself some fun

You wanna cure sciatica, just take it away, you don't need a rub, but a rub-a-dub-dub
Watch that rhythm take it away, oh you neednt be past your hey day
Although you're ninety five.
Swing Mama, swing papa, keep yourself alive.

You get along, but there's something wrong. It wouldn't flop, but it's not the top.
It's pretty swell, but it wouldn't sell You sure can wail, but it's got no sale.

There's just one thing, even a your age you'd be all the rage (What's that thing?)
Though you're getting old you could knock 'em cold (What's that thing?)
If you wanna come back it's a thing that you lack (What's that thing?)
Why, just that thing's swing

Oh you needn't go rootin' tootin' although you're seventy five
Swing Mama, swing papa, keep yourself alive.
And you needn't be high folluting' although you're eighty one
Swing mister, swing sister, give yourself some fun.

Though you're alive and kicking now, how long will you stay
Keep yourself young by a beat of the gong and dance those blues away
It's a tonic, there's no disputin' although you're ninety five
Swing Mama, swing papa, keep yourself alive.

You gotta sing, you gotta swing
Swing Mama, swing papa, keep your
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