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Duration: 2:12 
Release Date: 1963  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Allan Sherman & Lou Busch (sav-man) 
Music By: Allan Sherman & Lou Busch (sav-man) 
Produced By:
Released By: Warner Brothers Records (sav-man) 
Published By: BURNING BUSH MUSIC, W B MUSIC CORP (M_Robertcop) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #430158788 (M_Robertcop) 
  • From Sherman's 1963 album MY SON, THE CELEBRITY. (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Oh, Americans dance on a dance floor.
    And the Spaniards, they dance on a table.
    And the Russians, they dance on a saber.
    But the Mexicans dance on their hats.

    Oh, they dance on hot coals in Calcutta.
    In Wisconsin they dance on fresh butta,
    Which they squeeze from one cow or anutta.
    Yes, the Mexicans dance on their hats.

    There are Mexicans dancing on derbies.
    There are Mexicans dancing on caps.
    They just throw their fedoras
    Wherever the floor is,
    And start doing horas and taps.

    They won't quit! They go on!
    It's a Mexican custom,
    To take hats and bust 'em,
    By doing a dance thereupon.

    Oh, the reason they shot Pancho Villa
    Was he danced on his mother's mantilla.
    And the message did not reach Garcia.
    He was out somewhere dancing on hats.

    There's a fellow in West Acapulco,
    The most elegant man you could meet.
    He does sambas on homburgs
    To tunes of Sig Romberg's,
    And sometimes the Nutcracker Suite.

    So take care! So beware!
    Or they'll put castanets on
    And ruin your Stetson,
    'Cause they all think they're Fred Astaire!

    If you're ever in Mexico proper,
    And you're wearing a straw hat or topper,
    When the band starts to play, call a copper,
    'Cause by now you should know
    That they'll grab your chapeau,
    And they'll stomp till it's flat,
    And that's that!

    That's what Mexicans do on your hat.
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