They Were Doin The Mambo (Monroe Vaughn)

THEY WERE DOIN' THE MAMBO Vaughn Monroe Words and music by Sonny Burke and Don Raye I went a ridin home down to Santa Fe, There's been a lot of changes since I been away I went to have a dance at the old dance hall, Where they were having a ball CHORUS 1: They were doin the mambo, What the heck is the mambo They were doin the mambo, While I just stood around I looked around the place for my best gal Flo I asked a lot of people for my best friend Joe Nobody seemed to know where my two friends were Except that he was with her CHORUS 2: They were doin the mambo, Well they called it the mambo They were doin the mambo, While I just stood around I used to be a dance hall dandy But it seems since I been gone There's an awful lot of changes, I don't know what's goin on I got a big surprise on the patio, I found my gal a huggin With my best friend Joe And when they turned around And they looked my way They smiled and shouted "Olay!" CHORUS 2 I used to be a dance hall dandy I knew all there was to know I knew this away from that away, But which way did they go I figured it was time that I took a ride But couldn't find my horse Where I left him tied He found a little filly that he liked a lot, And you believe it or not They were doin the mambo, Even horses do mambo They were doin the mambo, mambo While I just stood around