Album: Thoroughly Modern Millie SoundtrackThe Tapioca
I was just passing the hotel, going no where, killing time, when I
heard your snappy music.
You mean you don't know anyone here?
Sure, you. Dance?
Well, I studied ballroom and tap back home, but I'm not up
on the latest dances.
Good, I always make up my own anyway. Give me a name.
For our new dance!
Gosh, I've never named a dance before, or anything.
Well, what did you have for dinner?
"trying it out" Franks? Franks, franks, franks, franks.
No, what else?
"trying it out" Saurkraut? Saurkraut. No. What else?
Millie: Oh, I had tapioca for pudding.
Tapioca? Join me in the Tapioca?
Everybody tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tapioca,
Everybody, slap, slap, slap, slap, slap, slap, slapioca.
If ya got the dap, dap, dap-dap-dappier flappers flap-flap-flappier
Everyone is happier when the do the tap tapioca.
When they do the flap flapioca.
Tap, tap, tap, tapioca,
Slap, slap, slap, slapioca,
Tap, tap, tap, tap the tapioca.
Let's pretend we've got a bowl, we're gonna have some sport. Ha!
Add trumpled licks and a rag-time beat, let's say about a quart. Yeah!
Ya stir and stir it with your knee, adding a bump or two.
Ya heat it, mash it, beat it, smash it, if there's a lump or two.
Don't let the temperature drop to many degrees,
Or you'll wind up with what is called the frozen tapioca freeze!
Everybody, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap tapioca, everybody freeze!
Slap, slap, slap, slap, slap, slap slapioca everybody freeze!