WHEN VERONICA PLAYS THE HARMONICA

(Tommy Mack / Jimmy Mulcay / Mildred Mulcay)

 

The Mulcays (vocal: Patricia Koren) - 1948

Kay Kyser's Kampus Kowboys (vocal: Gloria Wood) - 1948

 

 

You can sail around the world to see the sights

And even see the famous northern lights,

But strange as it may be

I'm sure you will agree

The greatest sight of all is by the sea

 

When Veronica plays the harmonica

Down on the pier at Santa Monica

When she gives out with Gershwin and Bach

The perch and barracuda come wigglin' up to the dock

The seals and haddock get aquabatic

When she plays on her chromatic

When she plays boogie woogie, lobsters flippity flop

She even made a submarine blow it's top

When Veronica plays her harmonica

Down on the pier at Santa Monica

 

When Veronica plays the harmonica

Down on the pier at Santa Monica

She plays mad jive for hepcat fish

She even plays a tune for a tuna that swims with a swish

A big fat turtle whose name was Myrtle

Shook and shivered till she broke her girlde

The whale that swallowed Jonah yelled across the bay

"I'll open up my mouth and let you go today

To hear Veronica play her hamonica

Down on the pier at Santa Monica"

 

A flying fish from Avalon flew out of sight

For he was smoking seaweed and was high as a kite

When Veronica raised the thermometer

Down on the pier at Santa Monica

 

An oyster got so stewed at an oyster spa

He stood right up and holler'd "Eat Me Eight To The Bar"

When Veronica played her harmonica

Down on the pier at Santa Monica

 

A fish was using Lifebuoy soap, she knew how he felt

She never smelled a smelt that smelt like that smelt smelt

So Veronica took her harmonica

And left the pier at Santa Monica

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0rtOoOWHm8

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As recorded by Kay Kyser/Gloria Wood: (on the flip side of the Woody Woodpecker Song)

 

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