“This unassuming little girl is one of the Egyptian Dancers who caused a furor at the 1893 World’s Fair.” from the book Striptease: From Gaslight To Spotlight by Jessica Glasscock.
Tagged: on Friday, March 12, 2010 · 2 Comments »
Could this dancer be the inspiration for the 1962 Coasters hit record “Little Egypt”?
“She had a ruby on her tummy and
a diamond big as Texas on her toe, wo wo.
She let her hair down and
she did the hoochie koochie real slow, wo wo,
When she did her special number on a zebra skin,
I thought she’d stop the show, wo wo,
singing, “Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah!”.
She did a triple somersault and when she hit the ground,
she winked at the audience and then she turned around.
She had a picture of a cowboy tattooed on her spine,
saying Phoenix, Arizona, nineteen forty-nine.”
Thanks for sharing those lyrics, DQ! I’m gonna have to track down that song!
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