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play Please Do Not Tease the Viennese (Blue Danube Waltz, Strauss)

from Beethoven's Wig, Vol. 2: More Sing-Along Symphonies

Please Do Not Tease The Viennese
By Richard Perlmutter

Please do not tease (Please do not tease)

The sweet Viennese (The Viennese)

They love melodies (Those melodies)

Conducted in threes (Always in threes)

They're light as the breeze (Light as the breeze)

They're not symphonies (Not symphonies)

But they favor these melodies
Please don't tease the Viennese
Oh the Viennese rivers and their trees

Make their city very pretty

But in every house they play Johann Strauss

Melodies in threes please don't tease the Viennese

Oh the Viennese coffees and their teas

Are quite tasty like their pastry

But they love their schmaltz so they play the waltz

Melodies in threes please don't tease the Viennese
Yes waltzes can be cloying

Too many get annoying

But still we're all enjoying

These sweet melodies, so please I'm on my knees 

Please do not tease (Please do not tease)

The sweet Viennese (The Viennese)

Their neat melodies (Sweet melodies)

Make us feel at ease (We feel at ease)

Though some snobs may sneeze (May sneeze, ah choo!)

At their pedigrees (No PhD's)

These waltzes have their devotees
Please don't tease the Viennese

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updated: 6 years ago