SALOMEE

SALOMEE
SALOMEE
With Her Seven Veils
Song
Jule Styne
Bob Hilliard
Jule Styne and Bob Hilliard
Hazel Flagg
From the Broadway show “Hazel Flagg,” comes this “sulphurous number called ‘Salome'[sic] and danced with a few clothes and a lot of humor by Sheree North.” [Brooks Atkinson in the New York Times 2/12/53, p. 22:2].

Stage-coach after stage-coach Cross them western trails,
Just to see Salomee Struttin’ like a chicken,
Ready for the pickin’, Swingin’ out and kickin’ with her seven veils.
Outlaws mix with sheriffs, No one thinks of jails
When they see Salomee Movin’ kind-a gentle,
Lookin’ oriental, Out to pay the rental with her seven veils.

Dancing like a demon, She’ll wiggle across the floor.
Ev’ryone is screamin’ “More! More! More! Salomee. You’re a wow!
More! More! More! Salomee, Wiggle once more and take a bow.”
Weak men yell like Tarzan, Strong men bite their nails
When they see Salomee Swing Scheherazadee,
Hotter than a toddy, Pleasin’ ev’rybody with her seven veils.

Hey! Pal! Bring me water. This gal is Satan’s daughter,
Red silk veils are flying around,
And one of them veils just flew to the ground.
“More! More! More! Salomee. You’re a wow!
More! More! More! Salomee, Wiggle once more and take a bow.”
She may cause a fire, Fill your fire pails,
When you see Salomee Struttin’ like a chicken,
Ready for the pickin’, Swingin’ out and kickin’ with her seven veils.

SALOMEE