Yidde, On Your Fiddle, Play Some Ragtime

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Yidde, On Your Fiddle, Play Some Ragtime  (1909) 
by Irving Berlin
Publication copyright 30 November 1909.
Verse 1

Ev'ryone was singing, dancing, springing,
At a wedding yesterday.
Yiddle on his fiddle played some ragtime,
And when Sadie heard him play,
She jumped up and looked him in the eyes.
Yiddle swelled his chest way out,
Ev'ryone was taken by surprise,
When they heard Sadie shout:

Chorus

"Yiddle, in the middle of your fiddle, play some ragtime;
Get busy, I'm dizzy, I'm feeling two years young,
Mine choc'late baby, if you'll maybe play for Sadie,
Some more ragtime;
Yiddle, don't you stop,
If you do, I'll drop,
For I just can't make any eyes shut up,
Yiddle on your fiddle, play some ragtime."

Verse 2

At the supper table Sadie thought
Yiddle must have flew he coop.
She looked all around, but could not find him
Till she heard him drinking soup.
Sadie waited till they served the fish,
Then she jumped upon the floor,
Put a quarter night on Yiddle's dish
And yelled to him once more:

Chorus

"Yiddle, in the middle of your fiddle, play some ragtime;
Get busy, I'm dizzy, I'm feeling two years young,
Mine choc'late baby, if you'll maybe play for Sadie,
Some more ragtime;
Yiddle, don't you stop,
If you do, I'll drop,
For I just can't make any eyes shut up,
Yiddle on your fiddle, play some ragtime."

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