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Lyr Req: On a dew-dew-dewy day (What do we do)

Haruo 16 Apr 12 - 04:57 PM
Haruo 16 Apr 12 - 05:04 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 16 Apr 12 - 06:49 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: On a dew-dew-dewy day (What do we do)
From: Haruo
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 04:57 PM

This is a Tin Pan Alley song from 1927. I've been trying to transcribe the lyrics from online sound files of the Ruth Etting recording (incidentally, Wikipedia says this was Edison's last recording), since I couldn't find a complete set online, and I've got most of them, but (especially towards the end) there are a couple of lines that I really can't put into spelling. Can anybody help? Here's what I've got, with "???" for the most impenetrable portions and (?) after a couple of transcriptions I'm not sure of:


What do we do on a dew-dew-dewy day

Bad days I just adore 'em
Bad days I'm crazy for 'em
When there's mist around,
Dew upon the ground.

I like too(?) funny weather
Don't like too sunny weather
With sweet-sweety mine
I can't enjoy my time

All we do is go out walking
When the sun shines bright and gay
But what do we do - what do we do
On a dew-dew-dewy day?

All we do is lots of talking,
On a moonlight night in May
But what do we do - what do we do
On a dew-dew-dewy day?

Do we love?
Do we play?
Do we hug just a little bit
Kiss just a little bit
Boy! I'll say!

When the parlour's warm and cosy,
And the old folks are away
Then, what do we do - what do we do
On a dew-dew-dewy day?

If it's raining when I start home,
Then he says I'll have to stay
Then, what do we do - what do we do
On a dew-dew-dewy day?

And when I lose my umbrella
And for lightning oh(?), I pray
Then, what do we do - what do we do
On a dew-dew-dewy day?

But when Ma
And his Pa
Both say let's not ???
???
I turn gray

Cause my baby sets on one chair
On the other I must stay
Then, what do we do - what do we do
On a dew-dew-dewy day?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On a dew-dew-dewy day (What do we do)
From: Haruo
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 05:04 PM

The best online copy I've found is what you get if you jump through a hoop or two after clicking on "Play Now" here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On a dew-dew-dewy day (What do we do)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 06:49 PM

Haruo

Just had a quick listen (youtube recording, not spotify) and I think it's this

Mick



(WHAT DO WE DO ON A) DEW DEW DEWY DAY

Bad days I just adore 'em
Bad days I'm crazy for 'em
When there's mist around,
Dew upon the ground.

I like blue funny weather
Don't like too sunny weather
With sweet-sweety mine
I can't enjoy my time

All we do is go out walking
When the sun shines bright and gay
But what do we do - what do we do
On a dew-dew-dewy day?

All we do is lots of talking,
On a moonlight night in May
But what do we do - what do we do
On a dew-dew-dewy day?

Do we love?
Do we play?
Do we hug just a little bit
Kiss just a little bit
Boy! I'll say!

When the parlour's warm and cosy,
And the old folks are away
Yes, what do we do - what do we do
On a dew-dew-dewy day?

<Instrumental break>

If it's raining when I start home,
Then he says I'll have to stay
Then, what do we do - what do we do
On a dew-dew-dewy day?

That's when I lose my umbrella
And for lightning , how I pray
Then, what do we do - what do we do
On a dew-dew-dewy day?

But when Ma
And his Pa
Both say let's not go out tonight
We won't go out tonight

I turn gray

Cause my baby sets on one chair
On the other I must stay
Then, what do we do - what do we do
On a dew-dew-dewy day?



Source: Ruth Etting, 1927


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On a dew-dew-dewy day (What do we do)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 04:20 PM

Catalog information from WorldCat.org:

WHAT DO WE DO ON A DEW-DEW-DEWY DAY
Words and music by Howard E. Johnson, Charles Tobias, & Al Sherman.
New York : Irving Berlin, Inc., 1927.

First Line of Song: Bad days I just adore 'em
First Line of Chorus: All we do is go out walking when the sun shines bright and gay but what do we do what do we do on a dew dew dewy day


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