Maureen Mcgovern — By Strauss lyrics

Away with the music of Broadway
Be off with your Irving Berlin
No, I give no quarter to Kern or Cole Porter
And Gershwin keeps pounding on tin

How can I be civil when hearing that drivel?
It's only for night-clubbing souses
Just give me the free-'n'-easy waltz, that is Vienneasy and
Go tell the band if they want a hand,
The waltz must be Strauss's

Ja ja ja, give me oom-pa-pah
When I want a melody
Lilting through the house
Then I want a melody
By Strauss
It laughs, it sings, the world is in rhyme
Swinging in three-quarter time

Let the Danube flow along
And the Fledermauss
Keep the wine and give me song
By Strauss

By Jove, by Jing, by Strauss is the thing
So, I say to ha-cha-cha, heraus!
Just give me an oom-pa-pah by Strauss!

OPERATIC SCATS OF TUNES BY STRAUSS

Let the Danube flow along
And the Fledermauss
Keep the wine and give me song
By Strauss

By Jove, by Jing, by Strauss is the thing
So, I say to ha-cha-cha, heraus!
Just give me an oom-pa-pah by Strauss!
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsty.com/maureen-mcgovern-by-strauss-lyrics.html ]

Songwriters: GERSHWIN, GEORGE / GERSHWIN, IRA
By Strauss lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., IMAGEM U.S. LLC