Oh Americans dance on a dance floor And the Spaniards, they dance on a table And the Russians, they dance on a saber But the Mexicans dance on their hats
Oh they dance on hot coals in Calcutta In Wisconsin they dance on fresh butta, Which they squeeze from one cow or anutta Yes, the Mexicans dance on their hats
There are Mexicans dancing on derbies There are Mexicans dancing on caps They just throw their fedoras Wherever the floor is, And start doing horas and taps
They won't quit! They go on! It's a Mexican custom, To take hats and bust 'em, By doing a dance thereupon
Oh the reason they shot Pancho Villa Was he danced on his mother's mantilla And the message did not reach Garcia He was out somewhere dancing on hats
There's a fellow in West Acapulco, The most elegant man you could meet He does sambas on hombergs To tunes of Sig Romberg's, And sometimes the Nutcracker Suite
So take care! So beware! Or they'll put castanets on And ruin your Stetson, 'Cause they all think they're Fred Astaire!
If you're ever in Mexico proper, And you're wearing a straw hat or topper, When the band starts to play, call a copper, 'Cause by now you should know That they'll grab your chapeau, and they'll stomp till it's flat, And that's that!
That's what Mexicans do on your hat
Writer/s: BUSCH LOU, ALLAN SHERMAN, LOU BUSCH
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave, GET SONGS DIRECT
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The seemingly inoffensive song, "Deep In The Heart Of Texas," was banned by the BBC when it was released in 1942. They deemed the song too catchy, with authorities in wartime Britain concerned that factory workers would be distracted if they heard it during a shift.