Eddie Cantor, Nat Shilkret Makin Whoopee cover

Makin Whoopee
by & Nat Shilkret
Lyrics and Meaning


Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Every time I hear that dear old wedding march
I feel rather glad I have a broken arch.
I have heard a lot of people talk
And I know that marriage is a long long walk.
Verse 2
To most people weddings mean romance
But I prefer a picnic or a dance.
Verse 3
Another bride,
Another groom,
Another sunny honeymoon,
Another season,
Another reason
For making whoopee.
Verse 4
The chorus sings, "Here comes the bride."
Another victim is by her side.
He's lost his reason cause it's the season
For making whoopee.
Verse 5
Down through the countless ages
You'll find it everywhere.
Somebody makes good wages.
Somebody wants her share.
Verse 6
She calls him 'Toodles' and rolls her eyes.
She makes him strudles and bakes him pies.
What is it all for?
It's so he'll fall for making whoopee.
Verse 7
Another year or maybe less
What's this I hear?
Well, can't you guess?
She feels neglected so he's suspected
Of making whoopee.
Verse 8
She sits alone most every night.
He doesn't phone or even write.
He says he's busy.
But she says, "Is he?"
He's making whoopee.
Verse 9
He doesn't make much money:
Five thousand dollars per.
Some judge who thinks he's funny
Says, "You'll pay six to her."
Verse 10
He says, "Now judge, suppose I fail?"
The judge says, "Budge right into jail."
You better keep her.
You'll find it's cheaper
Than making whoopee.

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