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Tiddley Om PomIf you feel an inclinationTo go to Paris to improve your educationTake advice from one who knows what's whatYou cant learn much their nowadaysIf to see things you've decidedIt would be better if you did the same as I didTake a trip – go to SpainWhen you come back againYou'll perhaps know what I mean.Tiddley-om-pom Tiddley-om-pomTiddley –om-pom-pom-pom-pomOh the folks they do go on soIn the land of King AlfonsoO the prancing and the dancingWell the best thing I can sayIs om tiddley om-pom-pom-pom-pom Tiddley om pom pom pom pom
Where you see the Girl who dancesIn tricky manner that peculiar to France isYou'll perhaps get quite excited atThe vast display of underwearAnd although you get your eye fullOf fol-de-riddles, after all 'tis but a trifleBut to call that a dance, why it aint got a chance.With the way girls dance in Spain
O the dainty dancing donahSends you off your BarcelonaThe contortions – they are cautions
Every Spaniard loves BullfightingAnd I was told that it was awfully excitingBut I saw a Bullfight once and was disappointed terriblyPeople said the show would knock meBut it takes a little more that that to knock meFor as most Anzacs do – I've attended a fewOf the two-up schools at home
No politeness – No Beg pardonsIn the fight to win the fardensO the wrangling – and the manglingAnd the language by the way Is ----
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