Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wee Gee Wee Gee Tell Me Do

Great new find!

The Craze of the Country, The Great Ouija Board Song


Lyrics by William Jerome 
Music by Harry Von Tilzer 


(Right at the beginning of the craze! Even though it had been patented, at least an early form, for 30 years)

The lyrics are fantastic, and really indicative of the feelings toward the device at the time! 

There is a game played by nearly every family
Seems to be the thing

Rich folks and poor folks play this little game to see what future days may bring

Right across the hall from me there lives a girlie dear

And when her girlfriends call each night – Why this is what I hear

Wee Gee Wee Gee tell me do

Tell me if my loving baby loves me true

Tell me quick and tell me fast is our love too pure and good to really last

Oh, Wee Gee Wee Gee you know me

I will never tell him don't you see?

Once he used to bring me candy by the box

Now he only calls to have me darn his socks

Is he true, the sly old fox, Tell me Wee Gee do.

This little board is the ruler of the nation now

Some game talk of fun right in your own home settles any little row

Most every home has one

Old maids love it most to death and play it night and day

And one made laughed and lost her breath when she heard one girl say

Wee Gee Wee Gee tell me do

Are the men who marry girlies always true?

Should the supper table wait for the ones who really love to come home late

Oh, Wee Gee Wee Gee should I swear if up on his coat I found a hair?

If your husband talking in his sleep says "Pearl"

Does it mean a present or some other girl?
Is it girl or is it pearl, Tell me Wee Gee do.

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