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Four Peek-A-Boo Dance Photos
Peek A Boo Dance

          The Peek A Boo Dance was a type of Burlesque dance, circa: 1940s. Sometimes pictures say more than words so I supplied the four pictures on the left of this page. Looks as if it is a tease type dance where the ladies show and remove their under-garments to music. Then hold them over their eyes, moving the articles of clothing back and forth, then lowering them and saying "Peek-A-Boo".

When I find more info on this dance I will add it.

Lyrics: (Unknown Version): creeping up the backstairs, slinking into dark stalls
shapeless & slumped in bath chairs, furtive eyes peep out of holes
she has many guises, she'll do what you want her to
playing dead & sweet submission, cracks the whip deadpan on cue
peek a boo peek a boo, peek a boo peek a boo
reeking like a pigsty, peeling back & gagging free
flaccid ego in your hand, chokes on dry tears, can you understand?
she's jeering at the shadows, sneering behind a smile
lunge & thrust to pout & pucker, into the face of the beguiled
peek a boo peek a boo, golly jeepers
where'd you get those peepers?, peepshow, creepshow
where did you get those eyes?, strobe lights pump & flicker
dry lips crack out for more, 'come bite on this rag doll, baby!
that's right now hit the floor', they're sneaking out the back door
she gets up from all fours, rhinestone fools & silver dollars
curdle into bitter tears, peek a boo peek a boo
golly jeepers, where'd you get those weepers?
peepshow, creepshow, where did you get those eyes?


Birth Place

Creation Date


Dance Type

USA 1940S n/a Burlesque

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Sheet Music Covers

Music Titles

n/a n/a $ Peek-A-Boo (Cadillacs)
            Peek A Boo Waltz

Night Clubs



Many Strip Clubs n/a n/a

Films / Movies


Ballets / Stage

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Other Related Dances of the time...

Ballet Dance of the Devel Mirror Dance Society Skirt Dance
Belly Dance Dance of Emotions Ostrich Dance Striptease
Bubble Dance Dance Of Salome Peek-A-Boo Dance Ritual Fire Dance
Burlesque Fan dance Risque Veil Dance
Butterfly Dance Flag Dance Scarf Dance Macumba
Butterfly Skirt Dance Hat Dance Serpentine Dance  
Can Can Kilt Dance Seven Veils  
Dance of Andalucia Lariat Dance Skirt Dance  

Dancers, Choreographers etc.


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Books, Magazine Articles on the dance...

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Poets / Writers

The Cadillacs n/a n/a n/a

Misc. Research Words that may be related ... to help your searches

Erotic Dance Hoochy Coochy n/a -
Exotic Dance Coochy      


Lyrics: (Cadillacs, 1958 Version): When you come home from the dance, Stand in the hall and make a romance
When you do, the thing you shouldnt do, Peek-a-boo, Im watchin you When you ought to be in school, Learning about the golden rule
When you tell a tale that isnt true, Peek-a-boo, Im watchin you Look in the dark, you see my face 1, Dont try to hide, Im every place
Play it cool, kinda sweet, Im gonna give you, hot feet Hope you heard the things I said, That its again, your bein' hard head
When you dance, the sole right off, Your shoe, peek-a-boo, Im watchin
You, Hahahahahahahha Instrumental
Repeat 1 Hope you heard the things I said, That its again, your bein' hard head
When you dance the sole right off, Your shoe, peek-a boo, Im watchin
You, Doin the things you shouldnt do, Peek-a-Boo, Im watchin you,
Doin the things you shouldnt do, Peek-a-boo, Im watchin you
Doin the things you shouldnt do, Peek-a-boo, Im watchin you

March 26, 2013