Mexican Hat Dance

Album: My Son, The Celebrity (1963)
  • 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

    (Ole!)

    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

    (Ole!)

    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

    (Ole!) 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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