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This Title Written By:

Irving Berlin and G. Botsford (sung by Sophie Tucker)



Type of Dance(s):


More info see: Grizzly Bear n/a

Try These Other Titles:

1) Grizzly Bear (Raymond)
2) Texas Tommy
3) Bunny Hug
  • Lyrics: [1st verse:]
  • Out in San Francisco where the weather’s fair, They have a dance out there
  • They call the “Grizzly Bear,” All your other lovin’ dances don’t compare
  • Not so coony, But a little more than spoony
  • Talk about yo’ bears that Teddy Roosevelt shot, They couldn’t class with what
  • Old San Francisco’s got, Listen my honey, do
  • And I will show to you, The dance of the grizzly Bear [chorus:]
  • Hug up close to your baby, Throw your shoulders t’ward the ceilin’
  • Lawdy, lawdy, what a feelin’, Snug up close to your lady
  • Close your eyes and do some nappin’, Something nice is gwine to happen
  • Hug up close to your baby, Sway me everywhere
  • Show your darlin’ beau just how you go to Buffalo, Doin’ the grizzly bear [2nd verse:]
  • Let’s sit down and rest a minute honey dear, My head feels awful queer
  • Please call the waiter near, ”Water, water quick the lady’s gone I fear”
  • ”Thank you, honey, In my purse, you’ll find some money
  • Where’s the man who showed me how to do that dance
  • That put me in a trance?, I’ll take another chance"
  • Now that I’ve got my breath, I’m his’n until death
  • Come on with yo’ grizzly Bear [2nd chorus:]
  • Hug up close to your baby, Hypnotize me like a lizard
  • Shake yo’ self just like a blizzard, Snug up close to your lady
  • If they do that dance in heaven, Shoot me hon’ tonight at seven
  • Hug up close to your baby, Sway me everywhere
  • You and me is two, I’ll make it one when we get thro’, Doin’ the grizzly bear

The Dance of the Grizzly Bear (1912)

The Dance of the Grizzly Bear
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