Don't Take My Boop-Oop-A-Doop Away

"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".[1][failed verification]

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  1. ^ Harness, Jill. "Happy Belated Birthday, Betty Boop!". mental floss. Retrieved July 21, 2015.

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