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MY CANARY HAS CIRCLES UNDER HIS EYES (Ted Kohler / Eddie Pola / Jack Golden) Debroy Somers Band (vocal: Dan Donovan) - 1931 Sophie Tucker (with Ted Shapiro & His Orch.) - 1931 Marion Harris (with Billy Mason & His Café de Paris Band) - 1931 Elsie Carlisle - 1931 Al Bowlly with The Waldorfians - 1931 Lawrence Welk's Novelty Orch. - 1931 Karl Denver - 1963 Derek Brimstone - 1968 Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - 1972 George Melly (with John Chilton's Footwarmers) - 1976 Also recorded by: Don Neely's Royal Society Jazz Orch. The Royal Pasadena Roof Orchestra. As recorded by DAN DONOVAN with DEBROY SOMERS BAND: Since making whoopee became all the rage It's even got to the old birdcage And my canary has circles under his eyes He used to whistle 'The Prisoner's Song' Now he does snake-hips the whole day long My poor canary has circles under his eyes His only pals are the Yellow Lark** And just a tiny sparrow But I am scared when he's in the park He leaves the straight and narrow I've raised this birdie in a manners so strict Yet I've a feeling I'm being tricked 'Cause my canary has circles under his eyes **Sometimes sung as Meadowlark ******************** As recorded by SOPHIE TUCKER: Mister Press Man, here's some news You can print it if you choose Just to prove that times have changed a lot Though it may sound strange to you It is absolutely true You can believe it or not Since making whoopee became all the rage It's even got to the old birdcage And my canary has circles under his eyes I thought he'd never do anything wrong Now he does snake-hips the whole day long My canary has circles under his eyes His only pals are the Yellow Lark And just a tiny sparrow But I am afraid when he's in the park He leaves the straight and narrow I've raised this bird in a manner so strict Yet I've got a feeling I'm being tricked 'Cause my canary has circles under his eyes And he hasn't any girlfriends, that I'm certain of But he sings, "What is this thing called love" Since my canary has circles under his eyes Birds of a feather the old story goes But love is something that nobody knows My poor canary has circles under his eyes Perhaps he's worried, the poor little lamb He always looks so solemn I wonder if he's in a jam I'll have to look up Mister Swaffer's column He's never cheerful, he's lost all his dash Must have been caught in the Wall Street Crash 'Cause my canary has circles under his eyes Hah-huh, when I observe him, it's making me think He may be taking to dope or drink 'Cause my canary has circles under his eyes Maybe he's got secrets, sorrow or strife Maybe he's leading a double life Hah-hah, 'cause my canary has circles under his eyes I can't imagine him going wrong Or doing something shady Perhaps he's just worn out through singing songs To some canary lady I've fed him birdseed, but now it denotes That birdseed must have been wild, wild oats 'Cause my canary has circles under his eyes ******************** As recorded by ELSIE CARLISLE: All this world is up to date Even children stay up late Things are not just what they ujsed to be All this world is off its nut Going crazy, nothing but Just get this earful from me Since making whoopee became all the rage It's even got to the old birdcage And my canary has circles under his eyes He used to whistle 'The Prisoner's Song' Now he does snake-hips the whole night long My poor canary has circles under his eyes Now, there was a time he was satisfied To flit among the flowers But now when I let him out, he'll hide Up in a tree for hours Instead of taking a much needed rest He's flying out to some sparrow's nest My canary has circles under his eyes He has no girlfriend, that I'm certain of But he sings "What is this thing called love" My canary has circles under his eyes Birds of a feather the old story goes But love is something nobody knows My poor canary has circles under his eyes Now, maybe he's worried, the little lamb He always looks so solemn I wonder if he is in a jam I'll look in Swaffer's column He won't eat his birdseed, it's really a sin He won't sing a thing without his drop of gin My canary has circles under his eyes ******************** Alternate opening verses as recorded by MARION HARRIS: This old world is slipping fast How much longer can we last Have we gone completely off our dome With this modernistic stuff I'm through, I've had enough I'm so worried now since it hit home Since making whoopee became all the rage It's even got into the old birdcage etc.... (as Elsie Carlisle version) ********************* (Transcriptions by Mel Priddle - December 2012)

    


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