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DO SOMETHING From the film "Syncopation" (1929) (Music: Sammy H. Stept / Lyrics: Bud Green) Dorothy Lee & Morton Downey (Film Soundtrack) - 1929 Helen Kane (feat. in the film "Nothing But The Truth") - 1929 Florence Oldham - 1929 Ermine Calloway - 1929 Meyer Davis' Hotel Astor Orch. (vocal: Dick Robertson) - 1929 Broadway Broadcasters (vocal: Scrappy Lambert) - 1929 Alfredo & His Band (vocal: Eddie Grossbart) - 1929 Sam Lanin's Dance Orch. (vocal: Rodman Lewis) - 1929 McKinney's Cotton Pickers (Instr.) - 1929 Merle Johnston's Saxophone Quartet (Instr.) - 1929 Del Delbridge & His Capitol Theatre Orch. - 1929 New Mayfair Dance Orch. (vocal: Les Allen, Phil Arnold, Eddie Brandt) - 1929 Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orch. - 1929 Layton & Johnstone - 1929 Rice Brothers' Gang - 1939 Orrin Tucker & His Orch. (vocal: Orrin Tucker) - 1942 Country All-Stars (vocal: Steve Gordon) - 1955 As rec by HELEN KANE with Leonard Joy & His Band, Mar 15th 1929, New York: Oh honey, oh honey Why is it that you act so funny When we should be making love Oh, I'm willing, I'm so willing But nothing that you do seems thrilling I long for your pettin', where am I gettin' There's the Moon, way up high Here are you, here am I Oh do, do do something I ain't been hugged, I ain't been kissed And I want to see just what I've missed So, oh do, oh do something I got the time and the place And the place and the time, I know I got a bench in a park And a park and a bench, and all You know, other pairs, they're makin' haste But look at me, I'm just going to waste So, oh do, oh do something Summer nights, stars galore Oh, tell me, what are we waitin' for, huh Aw, come on honey Aw, come on, do something Boop-boop-a-doo! You know, it's been told and explained That nothing tried is nothing gained So, oh do, do something Got a hug and a kiss And a kiss and a hug or two I wanna give them away And I'm gonna give them away to you Boop-boop-boop-a-doop! Sittin' around just seems so dumb And look at me, I'm just gettin' numb So, oh do, oh do something All alone, just we two And I feel so bup-bup-a-doodle-oh Oh do, do do dum-ee-dum-ee-dum-ee-dum, boop-boop-a-doo! (Contributed by Peter Akers - April 2009) ******************** As recoirded by FLORENCE OLDHAM: Oh honey, oh honey Please tell me why you act so funny When we should be making love You know, I'm willing, so willing But nothing that you do seems thrilling And I long for your pettin', but what am I gettin' There's the Moon, way up high Here are you, here am I Oh do do, do do something I ain't been hugged, I ain't been kissed And I want to see what I've missed Oh do do, do do something I got the time and the place And the place and the time, I know I got a bench in the park And a park and a bench, and oh, oh baby Other pairs are makin' haste Here am I, your girlfriend, going to waste Ah do, ain't ya gonna do something (Instrumental Break) Have you seen the Moon, stars galore Oh, do me a favour, tell me what are we waitin' for Come on, honey Ain't'cha gonna do something Can't understand you, you kno Always been told to me and explained If you don't try nothin', nothing's gained Come on, ain't you gonna do something I've got a hug and a kiss And a kiss and a hug or two, and I'm an awfully generous woman I want to give some away I'd like to give some away to you, how d'you feel Oh, you sit there and you look so dumb Pull yourself together and come, come, come And do do, oh, ain't'cha gonna do something (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - March 2017)

    


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