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Cherry Poppin Daddies – Zoot Suit Riot lyrics

Who's that whisperin' in the trees
It's two sailors and they're on leave
Pipes and chains and swingin' hands
Who's your daddy? Yes I am

Fat cat came to play
Now he can't run fast enough
You had best stay away
When the pushers come to shove

Zoot Suit Riot
Throw back a bottle of beer
Zoot Suit Riot
Pull a comb through your coal black hair
Zoot Suit Riot
Throw back a bottle of beer
Zoot Suit Riot
Pull a comb through your coal black hair
Blow Daddy!

A whipped up jitterbuggin' brown eyed man
A stray cat frontin' out an eight-piece band
Cut me Sammy and you'll understand
In my veins hot music ran

You got me in a sway
And I want to swing you dove
Now you sailors know
Where your women come for love

Zoot Suit Riot
Throw back a bottle of beer
Zoot Suit Riot
Pull a comb through your coal black hair

You're in a Zoot Suit Riot
You're in a Zoot Suit Riot
You're in a Zoot Suit Riot

Zazoot ziyow
Zazoot za zoo zay
Play abodiya
Zay zay zay

Zazoot zi yi yi yow
Zazoot za zoo zay
Zay zoo za zezzle
Zay zay zay

You got me in a sway
And I want to swing you dove
Now you sailors know
Where your women come for love

Zoot Suit Riot
Throw back a bottle of beer
Zoot Suit Riot
Pull a comb through your coal black hair
Zoot Suit Riot
Throw back a bottle of beer
Zoot Suit Riot
Pull a comb through your coal black hair

You're in a Zoot Suit Riot
You're in a Zoot Suit Riot
You're in a Zoot Suit Riot



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    UnregisteredJul 18, 2012 at 5:32 am
    In the era of ww2 wearing a zoot suit was considered a contributing factor in lowering the age of the draft, which also was symbolic of rebellion, lawlessness; which at those times was the beginning for the "bad boy" fetish for many women. "now you know where your women come for love" is a reference to the cost of the material to tailor zoot suits. The more material, the higher the cost, which was seen as having the loot to throw about; which caused some 40's women to stray from their men abroad in the frontlines for a more luxurious lifestyle. Zoot suits and the lifestyle may have inspired many "dear john" letters, but it marked the birth of the greaser lifestyle which brought the us rock.
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 9:20 am
    The zoot suit riots were a series of riots in 1943 during world war ii that exploded in los angeles, california between white sailors and marines stationed throughout the city and latino youths, who were recognizable by the zoot suits they favored. While mexican americans and military servicemen were the main parties in the riots, african american and filipino/filipino american youth were also involved. The zoot suit riots were in part the effect of the infamous sleepy lagoon murder which involved the death of a young latino man in a barrio near los angeles.

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