Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Heat Wave

1933 Irving Berlin

Berlin wrote this song¬† for the 1933 musical “As Thousands Cheer” (introduced by Ethel Waters)

“She started a heat wave
By letting her seat wave
And in such a way that
The customers say that
She certainly can can-can

Gee, her anatomy
Makes the mercury
Jump to ninety-three”

We’re having a heat wave
A tropical heat wave
The way that she moves
That thermometer proves
That she certainly can can-can

Favorite Recordings

Carmen McRae/Cal Tjader

Ethel Waters