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"Stumbling"

Music and lyrics by Zez Confrey, 1922
(Sung by Felix and later, guest star Monty Hall)

'Tention folks, speak of jokes, this is one on me,
Took my gal to a dance at the Armory
Music played, dancers swayed, then we joined the crowd,
I can't dance, took a chance, and right then we started:

Stumbling all around, stumbling all around,
Stumbling all around, so funny!
Stumbling here and there,
Stumbling ev'rywhere
And I must declare
I stepped right on her toes, and when she bumped my nose
I fell and when I rose, I felt ashamed, and told her:

That's the latest step, that's the latest step,
That's the latest step, my honey!
Notice all the pep, notice all the pep, notice all the pep,
She said, "Stop mumbling, tho' you are stumbling
I like it just a little bit, just a little bit, quite a little bit."

Young and small, short and tall, folks most ev'rywhere,
Take a chance, do this dance, they think it's a bear,
People rave and they crave just to do this step,
Off they go, nice and slow, when the band starts playing:

Stumbling all around, stumbling all around,
Stumbling all around, so funny!
Stumbling here and there,
Stumbling ev'rywhere
And I must declare
I stepped right on her toes, and when she bumped my nose
I fell and when I rose, I felt ashamed, and told her:

That's the latest step, that's the latest step,
That's the latest step, my honey!
Notice all the pep, notice all the pep, notice all the pep,
She said, "Stop mumbling, tho' you are stumbling
I like it just a little bit, just a little bit, quite a little bit."

Episodes: 
089 "A Different Drummer"