View Full Version : Original words to Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay?
09-21-2002, 08:52 AM
I posted this question last week but it and any replies disappeared while GQ was down so here I am again!
I know there really are actual words to "Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay as I did hear them once. I don't mean the ones we all know, "Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay, have u had yours today.......etc etc. Anyone know them?
09-21-2002, 08:56 AM
ta ra ra boom de aye,
did you get yours today?
I got mine yesterday.
Thats why I walk this way.
09-21-2002, 09:44 AM
This was answered, but seems to have been lost in the crash.
The original words by Henry Sayers, 1891, can be found at
http://www.geocities.com/s_m910/page6.htm along with several other sites.
Interestingly, most of the sites that provide the lyrics spell it "Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Der-é" (or "Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Der-e"), while the historical note (second article) on this Parlor Songs (http://parlorsongs.com/issues/2002-1/thismonth/featurea.asp) website shows a cover for some promotional literature spelling it the more familiar (to me) "Ta Ra Ra Boom Dee Ay".
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