Lyrics: First verse Oh, honey won't you listen here? I'm lonesome and I'm feeling queer, Let's hurry won't you honey dear, Where they do the latest prance. I'm pining and I'm feeling sad, But music always makes me glad, So soothing when you're feeling bad, And you do that Baboon dance. Chorus Oh that dance, that baboon baby dance, Swing me high, swing me low, Kiss me quick, and away we go. Honey mine, Now ain't that just divine, If you want to win my love And my heart and my hand and you want to win a home that's the best in the land, do that Ba Do that Ba Oh, that Baboon Baby dance. Second verse Oh, honey hear that sweet refrain, Oh, honey there it goes again, Such music may the Lord restrain, ‘Cause its got me going sure. Oh, honey cant you hear me sigh, Seems angels are a-flying by, Come closer I just want to cry, Come there's only one real cure. (Chorus)
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://188.8.131.52/cdm4/intro_harris.php