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VP_006709

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VP_006709 Verse 1Oh! I just got back today, From a town not far away, I've been looking at the Quakers, In their clothes of gray; And it struck me mighty strange, 'Cause there's been an awful change; If you think those folks are slow, There's a lot that you don't know. Chorus 1 All the Quakers are shoulder shakers, Down in Quaker town, Things are upside down The Jazz Bug bit 'em, How it hit 'em; Ev'ry wiggle just makes you giggle, At the meeting hall; Bands are playing, Folks are swaying, To the lovin' "Strutters Ball". Brother Halsey, with the palsy, You remember him, He's the man who first began to teach them how to "shim"; Oh! the home of William Penn, Won't be quite the same again, 'Cause all the Quakers are shoulder shakers, Down in Quaker Town. Verse 2It's a most peculiar sight, And it doesn't seem quite right, To see all the Quakers dancing, Way into the night; When the curfew starts to ring, Ev'rybody starts to sing; And they grab their dancing shoes, While they hum a Quaker blues. Chorus 2All the Quakers are shoulder shakers, Down in Quaker town, Things are upside down The Jazz Bug bit 'em, How it hit 'em; Ev'ry sister is quite a twister, Of a wicked knee; Baby brother, Dad and Mother, Do the "Memphis Shiveree". Brother Morgan at the organ, Jazzes all the notes, Gee it's simply great to watch them sow their Quaker oats; You should see how Sister Birch, Does a fox-trot down to church, 'Cause all the Quakers are shoulder shakers, Down in Quaker Town.

Physical Description

1 score (4 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.

Publication Date

1919

Publisher

Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co

Publication Place

New York

All The Quakers Are Shoulder Shakers : Down In Quaker Town

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