The fair Evaline was a ragtime queen
with a manner sentimental;
But she sighed for a chance at a classical dance
with a movement oriental.
When lovesick coons with ragtime tunes
sang, "Babe, you've got to show me,"
She'd answer, "Bill, you bet I will,
I'm going to dance Salome.
Oh, oh me, that'll show me, For
CHORUS: [the music shifts to ragtime]
I want a coon who can spoon to the tune of Salome.
I'll make him giggle with a brand new wiggle that'll show me;
In a truly oriental style,
With a necklace and a dreamy smile
I'll dance to the coon who can spoon to the tune of Salome.
One musical coon said tonight I'll spoon
where the fair Salome lingers.
When she danced 'round the place he just covered his face
but he looked right thro' his fingers.
He sighed "It's grand my heart and hand
I'd give to see you do it,"
She only said: "Give me your head
I'll dance Salome to it,"
I'll woo it, that'll do it. For