"Oom Pah Pah" by Lionel Bart

(3/4 time. 4 bar intro)

(ALL)

Oom-pah-pah! Oom-pah-pah!

That's how it goes, 

Oom-pah-pah! Oom-pah-pah!

Ev'ryone knows. 

(SOLO 1) 

They all suppose

What they want to suppose

(ALL)

When they hear...oom-pah-pah!

(Nancy) There's a little ditty

They're singing in the city

'Specially when they've been

On the gin Or the beer

If you've got the patience, 

Your own imaginations

Will tell you just exactly

What you want to hear... 

(All) 

Oom-pah-pah! Oom-pah-pah!

That's how it goes, 

Oom-pah-pah! Oom-pah-pah!

Ev'ryone knows. 

(SOLO 1) 

They all suppose what they want to suppose

(ALL)

When they hear...oom-pah-pah!! 

(NANCY)

Mister Percy Snodgrass

Would often have the odd glass -- 

But never when he thought

Anybody could see.

Secretly he'd buy it,

And drink it on the quiet,

And dream he was an Earl

Wiv' a girl on each knee!

 

(ALL) 

Oom-pah-pah! Oom-pah-pah!

That's how it goes, 

Oom-pah-pah! Oom-pah-pah!

Ev'ryone knows. 

(NANCY) 

They all suppose what they want to suppose

(ALL)

When they hear...oom-pah-pah!! 

(NANCY)

Pretty little Sally

Goes walking down the alley

Displays her pretty ankles

To all of the men.

They could see her garters

But not for free and gratis.

An inch or two and then she knew

When to say when.

(ALL) 

Oom-pah-pah! Oom-pah-pah!

That's how it goes, 

Oom-pah-pah! Oom-pah-pah!

Ev'ryone knows. 

(NANCY) 

They all suppose what they want to suppose

(ALL)

When they hear...oom-pah-pah!!