Music

Holy_Yumpin_Yiminy_1918Scandinavian vaudeville included songs in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, – and English.

“Holy Yumpin Yiminy” (1918) was a product of New York’s Tin Pan Alley. It has fun with how Swedes often pronounced J in English words as they would in Swedish; that is, as a Y.

Holy Yumpin Yiminy

A simple Swedish girl was Hilda,
when she landed here,
but in one short year
she learned our ways and everything.
She got a beau named Yonnie Yonson
since she left the boat.
She sent his picture to the folks back home:
on the back of it she wrote:

Holy Yumpin’ Yiminy
how my Yonny can love!
When he kisses me, oh what yoy, makes me feel so oh! by Yiminy!
He bane my sweet Papa, I bane his Turtle dove.
He no bane much on reading books
and he bane worse when it comes to looks,
but holy Yumpin’ Yiminy, how my Yonnie can love!

Now if you look at Yonnie’s picture
you might think he’s slow,
but he seems to know
’bout cows and dogs and everything.
And when you talk about my Yonnie
you speak of the best:
I found out lots of things about that boy,
he’s so different from the rest.

Holy Yumpin’ Yiminy
how my Yonny can love!
When he kisses me, oh what yoy, makes me feel so oh! by Yiminy!
He bane my sweet Papa, I bane his Turtle dove.
He’s yust as clumsy as can be
but when he sits me on his knee,
Holy Yumpin’ Yiminy, how my Yonnie can love!

Memories of Snoose BoulevardThe mockery cannot conceal its affection, and on the first festival album, Memories of Snoose Boulevard, Harvey’s interpretation is boisterous and irrepressible.

Vocals Anne-Charlotte Harvey
Piano ?
Bass E. Craig Ruble