Dangerous Nan McGrew

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As sung by Helen Kane in 'Dangerous Nan McGrew' (1930, Paramount Pictures)

lyrics

Hotcha, Chacha, Vo-doe-de-oh,
And Boop-oop Poop-oop-a-doop.
Tootin', shootin', high-falutin',
I make you loop the loop.

I'm from the great North West.
I'm different from the rest.
Stand up, stand up, throw your hands up,
I shoot pants and vest.

Oh, I've been a bad girl all my life.
I pick my teeth with a carving knife,
And I make a widow of a wife,
'Cause I'm dangerous Nan McGrew.

Why, I slapped Jack Dempsey in the face
And I make barbed wire look like lace
And I throw myself right out of place
'Cause I'm dangerous Nan McGrew.

And I eat dynamite
And I blow up in spite
I shoot everything in sight
Beware! Boom boom! Take Care! Poo poo!

With one breath, I sink a boat
And if anybody gets my goat
I cut myself a piece of throat
'Cause I'm dangerous Nan McGrew.

Why, bullets, they bounce right off my chest
And I sleep on a hornet's nest
Why, I'm the gal sends show men west
'Cause I'm dangerous Nan McGrew.

Why, lions tremble when I frown
When that great big Zeppelin came to town,
Remember? I'm the one that held it down
Because I'm dangerous Nan McGrew.

I like destroying pelf
I shoot bottles off the shelf
I'm so bad I scare myself.
Take care! Boom boom! Beware! Poo poo!

Why, I pull a train right off the tracks
And for perfume, I use shellac
When mad dogs bite, I bite 'em back
Grrrr! 'Cause I'm dangerous Nan McGrew!

credits

from Footprints In The Butter, released November 27, 2016
Prue Stevenson - vocals
Daniel Tedford - violin, bits and pieces
Daniel Bornstein - banjolele
Greg Sher - clarinet
Oscar Neyland - upright bass
Chris Cameron - drums, cymbals, percussion

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