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VP_006850 Verse 1I never pine for a clinging vine They never make me fall A Broadway Rose with her fancy clothes Doesn't interest me at all. I've studied them from "A to Z" And I think you'll all agree. Chorus 1The Flapper rules the world today No matter what the old folks say With her woolly muffler Her nifty hat and all Why there isn't any doubt she'd make the Springtime fall You'll see her with her cute bobbed hair Along Fifth Avenue or anywhere And despite the Prohibition law Their liquor they are getting And no one's passed a law against a little honest petting, Oh the Flapper rules the world today No matter what they say. Verse 2The girls from Spain compete in vain They'd never stand a chance And neither would the English girls, Nor those from sunny France I've seen the best of ev'ry race And I know who sets the pace. Chorus 2The Flapper rules the world today No matter what the old folks say At the balls and parties She's like the queen of hearts Why she checks her corset just before the dancing starts She may live on Third Avenue Up in the Bronx, or out in Harlem too But to listen to her line And hear her cute pronounciation, You'd almost swear by gosh She'd had a college education, Oh the Flapper rules the world today No matter what they say.
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1 score (6 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
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Patton, Leo; Paulson, Dan; and Baskerville, "The Flapper : She Rules The World To Day" (1922). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 1865.