When I do the Boot Scootin' Boogie with you
It takes me to the forties, growing up in World War II,

Before the days of baby-boomers, Huggin' and Chalkin' filled the room,
Blue Skirt Waltz and "Hello, Linda," Red Silk Stockings and Green Perfume,

Too Fat Polka -- Arthur Godfrey -- he sought talent for Old Gold,
"Not a cough in a carload," they took his spare lung, we were told,

Those memorable days are now all over -- yes, we knew they wouldn't stay,
But I loved the Rumba Boogie done the South American way.

                                                           by D. Edgar Murray