EGYPTIAN HUSTLER, THE

Song
W. G. McCorristen
W. G. McCorristen
The “Egyptian” in this song is a variant on “gypsy” with the meaning of “humorous,” hence has nothing to do with the Middle East. This is further confirmed by the phonetic German in v. 2 [=”Machst nichts aus”] and perhaps explains why Balmer and Weber Music House, St. Louis, published the piece.

O when our days work is done
Then we’ll go and have some fun.
A jolly band of drummers we,
Always light, and gay, and free.
[Dance]
That’s my motion, that’s my motion
With a scientific movement of the heel and toe,
Happy band of drummers!
Happy band of drummers where’er we go.
[Dance]

Through heat and cold, rains, dust and snow,
We gay drummers have to go.
Business good or bus’ness bum
“Mox nix ouse,” we’re in for fun.
[Dance]
That’s my motion….

Some folks say say that a drummer won’t work;
But Inever saw one that tried to shirk.
Always up and on the go
Ev’ry day to his firm must make a show.
[Dance]
That’s my motion….

EGYPTIAN HUSTLER, THE