WHEN MISS PATRICIA SALOME DID HER FUNNY LITTLE OO-LA-PA-LOME

WHEN MISS PATRICIA SALOME DID HER FUNNY LITTLE OO-LA-PA-LOME
Song
Harry Von Tilzer
Vincent Bryan
Nora Bayes
Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co.
Ziegfeld Follies of 1907
Gene Buck
This is an Irish version of Berlin’s “Sadie Salome.”

Sung by Nora Bayes in the Broadway show Ziegfeld’s “Follies of 1907.”

The American Protective Association (A.P.A.), founded in Clinton, Iowa, in 1887, opposed Roman Catholic influences in education and politics due to increased immigration. The movement lasted until 1911. In this song the Irishman is protesting the [pseudo-] Spanish atribution of a colleen, a different kind of importation.

Bridget McShane is a lady who was never in Spain,
She joined a show and became a Spanish dancer you know;
Soon on the stage, with her castanets she was all the rage
In Yankee land she was in demand ’tis true.
Last week she topped the bill, Advanced in Vaudeville,
And as Patricia Salome she now is known.

CHORUS:
When Miss Patricia Salome did her funny little Oo La Palome
They were giggling from the pit to the dome,
When an Irishman named Michael Malone who knew her at home
said “She ain’t from Spain, Why her proper name is Bridget McShane”
He yelled [“]you’re fine; but take your time,
If you don’t mind you’ll twist your spine!”
When Miss Patricia Salome did her funny little Oo La Palome.

Mike in a rage left his seat and tried to climb on the stage.
He stopped the show When he shouted “that is Biddy, I know!”
He was in doubt, when the ushers told him they’d put him out
Stopped at the door to see Bridget dance once more.
He gave her Just one look, Then he cried, “Get the hook!”
And yelled “take her away, that Spanish A.P.A.”

WHEN MISS PATRICIA SALOME DID HER FUNNY LITTLE OO-LA-PA-LOME