Rockin' The Boat

2. Makin' Whoopee

Lyrics: Gus Kahn
Music: Walter Donaldson

Guitar and vocal: Mike Agranoff

Every time I hear that march from Lohengrin
I am always on the outside, looking in.
Maybe that is why I see the funny side
When I see a fallen brother take a bride.
Weddings make a lot of people sad.
But when you're not the's not so bad.

Another bride, another June, another sunney honeymoon.
Another season, another reason for makin' whoopee

A lot of shoes, a lot of rice, the groom is nervous, he answers twice
It's really killing that she's so willing to make whoopee.

Bridge 1
Picture a little love nest out where the roses cling [not "bloom"]
Picture that same sweet love nest, think what a year can bring.

3 He's washing dishes and baby clothes. He's so ambitious he even sews
But don't forget, folks, that's what you get, folks for making whoopee.

Instrumental Break

Another year or maybe less: what's this I hear? Well can't you guess?
She feels neglected, and he's suspected of making whoopee.

She sits at home most every night. He doesn't phone. He doesn't write.
He says he's busy. And she says, "Is he?" He's making whoopee.!

bridge 2
He doesn't make much money. Only five thousand per.
Some judge who thinks he's funny says "You'll pay six to her!"

He says, "Now Judge, suppose I fail?" The judge says, "Budge right into jail.
You'd better keep her. I think it's cheaper than making whoopee."