CLEOPATRA HAD A JAZZ BAND

CLEOPATRA HAD A JAZZ BAND
Song
Jack Coogan
Jimmy Morgan & Jack Coogan
Emma Carus
Leo Feist, Inc.

History repeats itself, So the wise men say,
I believe they’re right, because last night
I heard peculiar music play,
In a dream it takes me back, Two thousand years ago,
Which only goes to prove that Egyptians were not slow.

CHORUS:
Cleopatra had a Jazz Band in her castle on the Nile,
Ev’ry night she gave a jazz dance in her queer Egyptian style;
She won Mark Anthony with her syncopated harmony,
And while they played, She swayed,
She knew she had him all the while,
In the shadow of the Pyramids, ‘neath the old Egyptian moon,
A sphinx was looking on And said, there’ll be a wedding soon,
But the real Historic scandal was Cleo lost her sandal,
as she danced to the strains of the Egyptian Jazz Band tune.

Egypt got the dancing craze, So the wise men say,
And when they heard that music start,
The natives all began to sway,
Caesar came from Rome to learn, To dance the latest step,
And when he heard those Jazzers play, He sure was full of pep.

CHORUS:
Cleopatra had a Jazz Band in her castle on the Nile,
Ev’ry night she gave a jazz dance in her queer Egyptian style;
She won Mark Anthony with her syncopated harmony,
And while they played, She swayed,
She knew she had him all the while,
In the shadow of the Pyramids, ‘neath the old Egyptian moon,
A sphinx was looking on And said, there’ll be a wedding soon,
Brutus stabbed poor Julius Caesar, because he tried to please her,
as she danced to the strains of the Egyptian Jazz Band tune.

Egypt
CLEOPATRA HAD A JAZZ BAND