FLORRIE WAS A FLAPPER
 
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Florrie was a flapper, she was clever, she was sweet
You'll realise she must have been because
She was always understood to make her living by her art
And no one ever found out what it was
She figured in the chorus of 'The Picture Post-Card Girl'
Her part contained one solitary line
The line she had to say was, 'HIp-hip-hip- Hooray.'
And her 'hips' were really singularly fine.

Refrain: Florrie was a flapper, she was dainty, she was dapper
She was really quite a fascinating kid
She got two pounds ten a week and her pearls were quite unique
I don't know how she did it, I don't know how she did it
I don't know how she did it, but she did.

Florrie was a flapper who was very fond of play
She gambolled as a pretty lamkin should
I've often heard it stated that she had a taking way
And I fancy she took anything she could
She was pally with the peerage, she was known to all the knuts
She was friends with men of fashion and of rank
And they came to play roulette at her dainty maisonette
Where Florrie always used to take the bank.

Refrain: Florrie was a flapper, she was dainty, she was dapper
She was what you might have called a winning kid
If the red they chanced to back, there'd be such a run on black
I don't know how she did it, I don't know how she did it
I don't know how she did it, but she did.

Florrie was a flapper who was waiting for her chance
Which the management was disinclined to give
Till somehow she got round them for a little song and dance
And the man that didn't like it, didn't live
Her singing wasn't wonderful, her dancing wasn't great
Her figure was delightful it is true
But what gained her most applause, was her dress of snowy gauze
For of course her friends all came to see her through.

Refrain: Florrie was a flapper, she was dainty, she was dapper
And her dancing was the limit or the lid
When her dainty skirt she swished up,
They say she shocked the bishop
I don't believe she did it, I don't believe she did it
But he told the Mrs Bishop that she did.

Florrie was a flapper who would gad about the town
She'd lunch with you, she'd dine with you, she'd sup
She often said she didn't feel the need to settle down
She had so many friends to settle up
She'd let you take her shopping at the most expensive place
She'd say, 'You mustn't buy me things,' but still
As soon as ever you began to bill and coo
She simply cooed and left you with the bill.

Refrain: Florrie was a flapper, she was dainty, she was dapper
And she never had a matrimonial skid
And Lord Cowley said that she was
As straight as straight could be
I don't know how he knew it, I don't know how he knew it
I don't know how he knew it, but he did.

Extra Refrain:
Florrie's still a flapper, she is dainty, she is dapper
Every bit as full of energy and buzz
To her age she'll never own up
But her grandchildren are grown up
I don't know how she does it, I don't know how she does it
I don't know how she does it, but she does.

 
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Written and composed by Arthur Wimperis & Herman Finck - 1914
Performed by Elsie Janis (1889-1956)
 
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