CAMEL WALK, THE

CAMEL WALK, THE
CAMEL WALK, THE
Song
Jos. M. Verges
Sam L. Rosenbaum
Elmer Harvey of Harvey and Clifford
Triangle Music Pub. Co., New Orleans, La.
The rhyming of “ramble” and “camel” is a stretch.

Ev’rybody’s raving ’bout these dances new,
Well, I’ve seen a few but none will do;
Listen just a minute I’ll explain to you,
One that’s bound to cause talk.
I saw it out in Africa upon the sand
Of the Sahara grand,
done by the desert band;
The music so entrancing set the caravan a-dancing,
And they call’d it the camel walk.

CHORUS:
Sway from side to side in that dromedary stride,
Feet a-thumping, shoulders humping,
You start to ramble
Just like a camel.
Point your toes out wide,
As across the floor you glide;
It sure is full of pep,
That camel step,
Don’t balk, but do the funny camel walk.
Some walk.

You don’t have to take a drink for days and days,
For the good taste stays with you always;
Ev’ry time that raggy draggy music plays,
You must join in the fun.
It keeps your head a-spinning ’round just like a top,
You’ll never want to stop until you have to drop;
It sure is some invention,
so just give me your attention,
And I’ll show you how it is done.

CAMEL WALK, THE