LITTLE EGYPT

LITTLE EGYPT
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Roustabout
From the Elvis Presley film “Roustabout”

Recorded by the Coasters on ATCO record 6192

[Spoken] Step right up, folks, and see Little Egypt do her dance of the pyramids.
She walks, she talks, she crawls on her belly like a reptile.
Just one thin dime! One tenth of a dollar! Step right up, folks!

I went and bought myself a ticket
And I sat down in the very first row.
They pulled the curtain,
But then when they turned the spotlight way down low,
Little Egypt came out strutting,
Wearing nothing but a button and a bow.
Singing “Ying Yang! Ying Yang! (Gitch-gitch-ee gitch-ee!)
Ying Yang! Ying Yang!”

She had a ruby on her tummy
And a diamond big as Texas on her toe,
She let her hair down
And she did the hoochie koochie real slow.
When she did her special number
On a zebra skin I thought she’d stop the show.
Singing “Ying Yang! Ying Yang! (Gitch-gitch-ee gitch-ee!)
Ying Yang! Ying Yang!”

She did a triple somersault And when she hit the ground,
She winked at the audience And then she turned around.
She had a picture of a cowboy Tattooed on her spine,
Saying Phoenix, Arizona, Nineteen forty-nine,

Yea, but let me tell you people,
Little Egypt doesn’t dance there anymore.
She’s too busy mopping
And a-taking care of shopping at the store,
‘Cause we got seven kids
And all day long they crawl around the floor,
Singing “Ying Yang! Ying Yang! (Gitch-gitch-ee gitch-ee!)
Ying Yang! Ying Yang!”

LITTLE EGYPT