ARTIST: Lionel Bart
TITLE: Oom-Pah-Pah
Lyrics and Chords


There's a little ditty they're singin' in the city
Especially when they've been on the gin or the beer
If you've got the patience your own imaginations'll 
Tell you just exactly what you want to hear

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Oom-pah-pah, oom-pah-pah, that's how it goes
Oom-pah-pah, oom-pah-pah, ev'ryone knows
They all suppose what they want to suppose
When they hear oom-pah-pah

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Mister Percy Snodgrass would often have the odd glass
But never when he thought anybody could see
Secretly he'd buy it and drink it on the quiet
And dream he was an Earl with a girl on each knee

...What is the cause of his red shiny nose
Could it be oom-pah-pah

Pretty little Sally goes walkin' down the alley
Displays a pretty ankle to all of the men
They could see her garters, but not for free and gratis
An inch or two, and then she knows when to say when

...Whether it's hidden, or whether it shows
It's the same, oom-pah-pah

She was from the country, but now she's up a gum-tree
She let a feller feed 'er, and lead 'er along
What's the use o' cryin', she's made a bed to lie in
She's glad to bring a coin in, and join in this song

...She is no longer the same blushin' rose
Ever since oom-pah-pah

{First verse}

...They all suppose what they want to suppose
When they hear oom-pah-pah

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