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"Don't Take My Boop-Oop-A-Doop Away" is a song, written by Sammy Timberg.
It was first recorded for the short film Musical Justice, with a vocal by Mae Questel. It was then used in the 1932 Betty Boop Talkartoons cartoon Boop-Oop-a-Doop. The chorus follows as:
- You can feed me bread and water,
- Or a great big bale of hay,
- But don't take my boop-oop-a-doop away!;
- You can say my voice is awful,
- Or my songs are too risqué.
- Oh, but don't take my boop-oop-a-doop away!,
The word "boop-oop-a-doop" is considered nonsensical, but it can have a risqué meaning. For example, in the Boop-Oop-a-Doop cartoon, it is thought that the word is used as a substitute for "virginity".[failed verification]
- ^ Harness, Jill. "Happy Belated Birthday, Betty Boop!". mental floss. Retrieved July 21, 2015.