Date: 9/23/96; 7:23:30 PM
THE RHUMBA BOOGIE
Recorded by Hank Snow
Written by Clarence E. Snow
[D] Welcome all you children, give a listen to me
Let me tell you about a new [D7] boogie beat
There's [G] no hesitation, it's sweepin' the [D] nation
It's the [A] Rhumba Boogie done the South American [D] way.
While Madame Lazonga was teachin' La Conga
In her little cabana in old Havana
We were doin' the Charleston and Ballin' the Jack
Then that old Black Bottom till they started that Jitterbug Rag.
Then across the water came Cuban Pete
He started a boogie to the Rhumba beat
It's the Rhumba Boogie let's give it a whirl
While he plays the boogie in the South American style.
Well, you step out together then you circle around
Count one, two, three, then put your right foot down
Then you circle your lady, as you swing and you sway
To the Rhumba Boogie in the South American way.
When that old piano, it starts to ring
Ever'body then starts to sing
To the Rhumba Boogie, done the tropical style
It's the Rhumba Boogie and they're doin' it all of the while.
Well, the guy responsible for leadin' the band
He yeIls "Do your stuff it's the best in best In the land"
It's the Rhumba Boogie, let's dance it awhile
To the Boogie Woogie done the Rhumba Cuban all-style.
REPEAT 2ND VERSE
REPEAT 3RD VERSE