Knock, Knock, Who's There?Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Bill Tipton, Bill Davies
Johnny Morris and Vincent Lopez, 1936
 
With Ted Weems & His Orchestra 
with vocals by Red Ingle & Perry Como ( last chorus )
Recorded August 6, 1936 for Decca in Chicago
 
Single release: DECCA No. 885-A
Single Flip Side: "When a Lady Meets a Gentleman"  ( Red Ingle ) 
 
A novelty song based on a popular word game.
It was introduced, featured, and recorded by Vincent Lopez
and His Orchestra for the Melotone Records label.
Ted Weems' record included vocals by Red Ingle
with Perry Como singing the last chorus.
 
The Decca Years ~ 1936 to 1941
 

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Knock, Knock, Who's There?

< instrumental opening > 
 
Knock, knock . . . who's there?
Sarah! . . . Sarah who?
Sarah ( Is there? ) doctor in the house?
 
Knock, knock . . . who's there?
Emma! . . . Emma who?
Emma ( Am I? ) gonna have trouble with you?
 
If you know how puns are made,
then you know how this is played!
On your mark, get set to go . . .
knock, knock, knock that's the phrase!
You gotta find words to get the craze!
 
Knock, knock . . . who's there?
Oscar! . . . Oscar who?
Oscar ( Ask her? ) if she goes for you?
 
Knock, knock . . . who's there?
Chester! . . . Chester who?
Chester ( Just a . . . ) girl that men forget!
 
Knock, knock . . . who's there?
Cecil! . . . Cecil who?
Cecil ( She shall . . . ) have music wherever she goes!
 
Knock, knock . . . who's there?
Hyram! . . . Hyram who?
Hyram ( How am . . . ) I doing, Hey, Hey?
 
Knock, knock . . . who's there?
Norma! . . . Norma who?
Norma ( No more . . . ) money in the bank!
 
Knock, knock . . . who's there?
Decca! . . . Decca who?
Decca ( Take a . . . ) number from one to ten!
 
Knock, knock . . . who's there?
Pneumonia! . . . Pneumonia who?
Pneumonia ( I'm only . . . ) a bird in a gilded cage!
 
Knock, knock . . . who's there? Perry Como vocals
Reva! . . . Reva who?
Reva ( River . . . ) stay away from my door!
 
Knock, knock . . . who's there?Perry Como vocals
Leo! . . . Leo who?
Leo, Leo Lay-e-whoo!
 
Knock, knock . . . who's there?Perry Como vocals
Tarzan! . . . Tarzan who?
Tarzan ( Stars and . . . ) stripes forever!
 
< instrumental ending > 
 
Perry Como vocals Perry Como vocals
 
Words and Music by Bill Tipton, Bill Davies, 
Johnny Morris and Vincent Lopez, 1936
 

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