TIDDLEY-OM-POM
 
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If you feel an inclination
To go to Paris to improve your education
Take advice from one who knows what's what
You can't learn much there nowadays
If to see things you've decided
It would be better if you did the same as I did
Take a trip, go to Spain
When you come back again
You'll perhaps know what I mean.

Chorus: Tiddley-om pom! Tiddley-om pom!
Tidley-om-pom-pom-pom-pay
Oh the folks they do go on so
In the Land of King Alfonso
They're somewhat
Of a rum lot
Well, the best thing I can say
It's pom-tiddley-om-pom-pom-pom-pom
Tidley-om-pom-pom-pom-pay.


When you see the girl who dances
In tricky manner that peculiar to France is
You'll perhaps get quite excited
At the vast display of underwear
But although you get your eye full
Of fal-the-riddles after all it's but a trifle
And to call that a dance
Why, it ain't got a chance
With the way girls dance in Spain.

Chorus: Tiddley-om pom! Tiddley-om pom!
Tidley-om-pom-pom-pom-pay
Oh the dainty dancing donah
Sends you off your “Barcelona”
The contortions
They are cautions
Well, the best thing I can say
It's pom-tiddley-om-pom-pom-pom-pom
Tidley-om-pom-pom-pom-pay.


When a Spaniard starts lovemaking
He sets about it in a way there's no mistaking
And so far as my experience goes
The girls are somewhat similar
It's a game they spend some time at
Well, I suppose it all depends upon the climate
And it seems pretty clear
That it's played over here
In a way that's much too slow.

Chorus: Tiddley-om pom! Tiddley-om pom!
Tidley-om-pom-pom-pom-pay
But the Spaniard when he's “spoony”
He goes absolutely “Looney”
Oh, it's frightful!
(but delightful)
And the Spanish ladies say
It's pom-tiddley-om-pom-pom-pom-pom
Tidley-om-pom-pom-pom-pay.


Every Spaniard loves bull fighting
And I was told that it was awfully exciting
But I saw a bullfight once, and I
Was disappointed terribly
People said the show would ‘knock' me
But it takes a little more than that to shock me
For as most ladies do
I've attended a few
Of the drapers' sales at home.

Chorus: Tiddley-om pom! Tiddley-om pom!
Tidley-om-pom-pom-pom-pay
No politeness - no “beg pardons”
In the fight to save three “fardens”
Oh the wrangling
And the mangling
And the language by the way
Is pom-tiddley-om-pom-pom-pom-pom
Tiddley-om-pom-pom-pom-pay.
 
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Written and composed by Fred W. Leigh & Orlando Powell - 1907
Performed by Marie Lloyd (1870-1922)
 
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