All the Quakers are shoulder shakers : (down in Quaker town) / words by Bert Kalmar and Edgar Leslie music by Pete Wendling
Wendling, Pete, 1888-1974. “All the Quakers are shoulder shakers : (down in Quaker town) / words by Bert Kalmar and Edgar Leslie music by Pete Wendling.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/31326. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.
|Title||All the Quakers are shoulder shakers : (down in Quaker town) / words by Bert Kalmar and Edgar Leslie music by Pete Wendling|
|Subject||City and town life -- Songs and music|
|Fads -- Songs and music|
|Popular music -- 1911-1920|
|Songs with piano|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|Cover design by Barbelle|
|Cover illustration of couples dancing with a Quaker looking on disapprovingly|
|Creator||Wendling, Pete, 1888-1974|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York : Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.|
|Contributor||Kalmar, Bert, 1884-1947|
|Barbelle, 1888-1957, graphic artist|
|1006 Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: Oh! I just got back today from a town not far away|
|First line of chorus: All the Quakers are shoulder shakers|
VERSE 01: Oh! I just got back today,/From a town not far away,/I’ve been looking at the Quakers,/In their clothes of gray/And it struck me mighty strange,/’Cause there’s been an awful change/If you think those folks are slow,/There’s a lot that you don’t know.
CHORUS 01: All the Quakers are shoulder shakers,/Down in Quaker town,/Things are upside down/The Jazz Bug bit ‘em,/How it hit ‘em/Ev’ry wiggle just makes you giggle,/At the meeting hall/Bands are playing,/Folks are swaying,/To the lovin’ “Strutters Ball”./Brother Halsey, with the palsy,/You remember him,/He’s the man who first began to teach them how to “shim,”/Oh! The home of William Penn,/Won’t be quite the same again,/’Cause all the Quakers are shoulder shakers,/Down in Quaker Town.
VERSE 02: It’s a most peculiar sight,/And it doesn’t seem quite right,/To see all the Quakers dancing,/Way into the night/When the curfew starts to ring,/Ev’rybody starts to sing/And they grab their dancing shoes,/While they hum a Quaker blues.
CHORUS 02: All the Quakers are shoulder shakers,/Down in Quaker town,/Things are upside down/The Jazz Bug bit ‘em,/How it hit ‘em/Ev’ry sister is quite a twister,/Of a wicked knee/Baby brother, Dad and Mother,/Do the “Memphis Shiveree.”/Brother Morgan at the organ,/Jazzes all the notes,/Gee it’s simply great to watch them sow their Quaker oats/You should see how Sister Birch,/Does a fox trot down to church,/’Cause all the Quakers are shoulder shakers,/Down in Quaker Town.
|Original Format||1 score (3 pages) 31 cm|