American Old Time Song Lyrics: 60 De Possum A La

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 60

Home Songster main V01 V02 V03 V04 V05 V06 V07 V08 V09 V10 V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20 V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30 V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40 V41 V42 V43 V44 V45 V46 V47 V48 V49 V50 V51 V52 V53 V54 V55 V56 V57 V58 V59 V60 V61 Support Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Copyright, 1895, by Spaulding & Gray.
Words and Music by Harry Ward.

The very latest thing we now will dance and sing.
If a coon is lazy, he'll go crazy, both his feet he'll fling;
It started 'way down South, but now It reaches far.
And all de nigs are dancing it, 'tis called de Possum-a-lat.

First thing you do is a graceful pose.
Then raise your right foot high as your nose.
Cut a chicken's head off, den you pass.
Bow to yourself in de lookin' glass;
Three steps backward, salute your Ma,
Over to de left, then catch a 'lectric car;
All you niggers, cut dem figgers,
Dar's de Possum-a-la.

De high-toned coons all know de elegant style they show,
All de swell coon waiters, hot potatoes, to de gals "bow low;
Just leave dat razor home, and throw dem crap-dice far,
De coonjine am not in it, when you dance de Possum a la.

Slide to de right, put your hand on your head.
Make a thousand-dollar lick, do de pigeon tread.
Trot on your toes, now hush your talk.
Ain't dat coon got a noble walk?
Spin on your heels, do de bombashay,
Glide to de front, go up dat way,
Don't get sickly, end it quickly,
Dar's de Possum-a-la.
Download music lyrics PDF file For Printing with (no ads)
Download music lyrics in RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download music lyrics as PNG Graphic file For inclusion in DTP etc.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III