The first time that I heard that Hold Tight song was in the movie Summer of ’42. I remember thinking, “What a weird ass song”. The lyrics are so strange.

Hold Tight – Andrews Sisters

Choo choo to Broadway foo Cincinnati
Don’t get icky with the one two three
Life is just so fine on the solid side of the line, rip

Hold tight, hold tight, a-hold tight, hold tight
Fododo-de-yacka saki
Want some sea food mama
Shrimps and rice they’re very nice
Hold tight, hold tight, a-hold tight, hold tight
Fododo-de-yacka saki
Want some sea food mama
Shrimps and rice they’re very nice

I like oysters, lobsters too,
I like my tasty butter fish, fooo
When I come home late at night
I get my favorite dish, fish

Hold tight, hold tight, a-hold tight, hold tight
Fododo-de-yacka saki
Want some seafood mama
Shrimps and rice they’re very niiiiiiiiiiiiice
Bad da do daa, da de do da do daa, ba da da da do daaaa

Fododododo Yacka sacki
want some seafood Mama
Shrimps and rice they’re always very nice

Fododo dya, Fododo dya Fododo-de-yacka saki
want some seafood Mama
Oh won’t you give it to me
cause I’m as happy as can be
When the seafood comes to me
La-da-da La-da-da La-da-da

I like oysters, lob,sters too
Ba-da-da-dat-dat-da-dada-data
When I get home late at night
I get my favorite dish, fish

Hold tight, hold tight, a-hold tight, hold tight
Fododo-de-yacka saki
Want some sea food mama
Shrimps and rice are very nice

Ho,ho,hold tight won’t cha hold tight, Hold tight
Fododododo Yacka sacki
want some seafood Mama
Shrimpers a-hand ri-hice a-hare very nice

I like oysters, lobsters too,
I like my tasty butter fish, Joe
When I come home late at night
drip drip dripin’ on the window pane
Wash it
Hold tight do-dat-do-day
Hold tight she wants some seafood Mama
Shrimpers and rice they’re very nice

(instrumental)

I like oysters, lobsters too,
I like my tasty butter fish, fooo
When I come home late at night
I get my favorite dish, fish

Hold tight, hold tight
Hold tight, hold tight
Want some seafood Oh Mama
Shrimpers and rice Oh Hold tight

Anyway, there’s a Nazi Propaganda Swing version of this song. Hitler had outlawed popular music (jerk!) in Germany and I guess decided that it would be funny to have German versions of the pop songs as German propaganda to England. Some Nazi guy named Karl Schwendler aka Charlie and his Orchestra did a buttload of them. Anyway, after the war, England murder Karl Schwendler. Oops!

I’m not really sure what all of the lyrics are, but there’s something in there about the red front, communism and murder.

Note to self:
The next time that someone asks me what my favorite kind of music is, don’t say everything. Because, you know, that Nazi Swing stuff would fall into the ‘everything’ category. So, ummm…yeah, don’t do that.

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