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Thread #8531   Message #3646731
Posted By: Jim Dixon
30-Jul-14 - 04:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs by Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHO TAKES CARE OF THE CARETAKER'S...?
You can hear this song at RedHotJazz.com:


WHO TAKES CARE OF THE CARETAKER'S DAUGHTER (WHILE THE CARETAKER'S BUSY TAKING CARE)?
Written by Chick Endor, ©1925.
As sung by Cliff Edwards (a.k.a. Ukulele Ike), 1925.

Say--who takes care of the caretaker's daughter while the caretaker's busy takin' care?

Marconi made the telegraph, and Dempsey, he's the champ.
I know that Babe Ruth makes home runs and Cleopatra was a vamp.
I know that Spark Plug is a horse; I'm a smart guy; there's no doubt,
But there's one thing that I don't know, and I'm dyin' to find out:

Who takes care of the caretaker's daughter while the caretaker's busy takin' care?
Gee, oh, gosh, oh, gee!
That's what worries me.
I know that the caretaker must take care,
And when he's takin' care, she's alone somewhere,
But who takes care of the caretaker's daughter while the caretaker's busy takin' care?

Who tends door for the door-tender's daughter while the door-tender's busy tendin' door?
Gee, oh, gosh, oh, gee!
That's what worries me.
I know that the door-tender must tend door,
And that he goes to work about half-past four,
But who tends door for the door-tender's daughter while the door-tender's busy tendin' door?

Say, who keeps house for the housekeeper's daughter while the housekeeper's busy keepin' house?
Gee, oh, gosh, oh, gee!
That's what worries me.
I know that the housekeeper must keep house,
And when the rats have a child, they call it a mouse,
But who keeps house for the housekeeper's daughter while the housekeeper's busy keepin' house?

Who makes the dressmaker's daughter while the dressmaker's busy makin' dresses?
Gee, oh, gosh, oh, gee!
That's what worries me.
I know that the dressmaker must make dresses,
And the daughter's OK; she's chuck-full o' yesses,
But who makes the dressmaker's daughter while the dressmaker's busy makin' dresses?