from the 1939 New York review
"The New Grand Terrace Review)
(Saul Chaplin (m) Sammy Cahn (l) 1937)
as recorded by
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra
Here's a dance you ought to do,
Let me introduce to you,
Get a partner then begin,
Hold whatever pose you're in,
It's a dance that you can dance
With your girl or wife,
Find a pose then stop,
Position's everything in life!
You'll find there's no tellin' when
Pairs will stop and start again.
Posin', frozen, aren't yer mozin?
Losin', dozin', ten cents a dozen.
What do you mean, what do you mean I'm speedin'?
I'm just gettin' ready to cut out!
I'm liable to cut out and start again!
Now you see, those cats are posin'.
Now you see, I'm posin'!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - May 2017)