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Well, come all you children, give a listen to me
Let me tell you 'bout a new boogie beat
There's no hesitation, it's sweepin' the nation
It's the Rhumba Boogie down the South American way.

While Madame Lozonga was teachin' La Conga
In her little cabana in old Havana
We were doing the Charleston and Ballin' the Jack
Then that old black bottom till they started the Jitterbug rag.

Then across the water came Cuban Pete
He started the boogie to the Rhumba Beat
It's the Rhumba Boogie let's give it a whirl
While he plays the Boogie in the South American style.

--- Instrumental ---

Well, you step out together then you circle around
Count one two three then put your right foot down
Then you circle your lady as you swing and you sway
To the Rhumba Boogie in the South American way.

Now the guy responsible for leadin' the band
Yells do your stuff, it's the best in the land
It's the Rhumba Boogie, let's dance it a while
To the boogie woogie done the Rhumba Cuban all style.

When that old piano it starts to ring
Everybody then starts to sing
To the Rhumba Boogie done the tropical style
It's the Rhumba Boogie and they're doin' it all of the while.

--- Instrumental ---

While Madame Lozonga was teachin' La Conga
In her little cabana in old Habana
The folks in old Mexico where doin' the tango
And we were steppin' to the rhythm of an old guitar.

Till across the water came Cuban Pete
He started to boogie to the Rhumba beat
It's the Rhumba Boogie let's dance it a while
To the boogie woogie done the Rhumba Cuban all style...



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