THE LAMBETH WALK
 
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Lambeth you've never seen,
The skies ain't blue, the grass ain't green.
It hasn't got the Mayfair touch,
But that don't matter very much.
We play the Lambeth way,
Not like you but a bit more gay
And when we have a bit of fun
Oh, Boy.

Chorus: Anytime you're Lambeth way
Any evening, any day,
You'll find us all, doin' the Lambeth walk.
Ev'ry little Lambeth gal
With her little Lambeth pal,
You'll find 'em all, doin' the Lambeth walk.


Ev'rything's free and easy,
Do as you darn well pleasey,
Why don't you make your way there,
Go there, stay there,
Once you get down Lambeth way,
Ev'ry evening, ev'ry day,
You'll find yourself doin' the Lambeth walk.

Chorus: Anytime you're Lambeth way
Any evening, any day,
You'll find us all, doin' the Lambeth walk.
Ev'ry little Lambeth gal
With her little Lambeth pal,
You'll find 'em all, doin' the Lambeth walk.


Ev'rything's free and easy,
Do as you darn well pleasey,
Why don't you make your way there,
Go there, stay there,
Once you get down Lambeth way,
Ev'ry evening, ev'ry day,
You'll find yourself doin' the Lambeth walk.

Chorus: Anytime you're Lambeth way
Any evening, any day,
You'll find us all, doin' the Lambeth walk.
Ev'ry little Lambeth gal
With her little Lambeth pal,
You'll find 'em all, doin' the Lambeth walk.


Ev'rything's free and easy,
Do as you darn well pleasey,
Why don't you make your way there,
Go there, stay there,
Once you get down Lambeth way,
Ev'ry evening, ev'ry day,
You'll find yourself,
Doin' the Lambeth... Doin' the Lambeth...
Doin' the Lambeth walk!
 
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Written by Noel Gay for his 1937 musical "Me and My Girl" both the song and the dance craze associated with it swept London, and even reached the USA. Many bands did versions of it including Duke Ellington.
Performed by Lupino Lane (1892-1959)
 
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