Accordions on parade!
Down Main street!
Dancing as they play! One holds a flag!
But they’re hungry! That’s not good!
They enter a cafe!
And wished to join us!
Everyone looks up and smiles!
Mom smiles! Dad smiles!
Grandma smiles! Grandpa smiles!
The children smile, those young scamps!
The smiling server! The smiling dish gatherer!
All the smiling customers!
Even the lovers in the corner, oh, you lovers!
You were kissing just now
As the accordions played!
Do you know what time it is?
It’s time for a celebration!
Up goes the confetti! Up go the balloons!
Up go the petticoats! Oh, my accordions!
Come back to us again!
They were at the door, but they’ve stopped!
They’re turning around!
They’re coming back in!
One more time!
Dance! Dance! Dance! My fingers!
On the keys of my accordion!
Can-can fingers! Tango fingers!
Wildly dancing fingers!
Play us a tune! Oh!
Play that melody again!
They must have heard because they’ve stopped!
They smile at each other! The raised baton!
They’re playing it again!
My favorite melody! I’m in tears!
Give me your handkerchief!
It’s wet already! Give me another one!
That fellow’s not crying!
Let’s steal his handkerchief!
Oh, what a prank! He needs a good slap!
Give me your wet handkerchief!
A thousand wet handkerchiefs!
Slapping a thousand serious faces!
Slapping friends! Slapping total strangers!
Slap! Slap! Slap!
Everybody’s slapping each other!
What a funny night at the cafe!