Sweet Irene The Disco Queen

from Future Fossils

Sweet Irene is the Disco Queen of Miami, Florida
She can Hustle and frug, tango and boogaloo
Whoa the girl knows how to shake it up.
From Coconut Grove to Fort Lauderdale everybody clears off the floor
'Cause when she's got her dancing shoes on- gyratin' along
They all cry out for more, more, more,
Of Sweet Irene the Disco Queen of Miami, Florida

Old Buddy Brown lives on the outskirts of town
He's fat and got two left feet
His eyes, they are crossed, he is constantly lost
And oh, that boy can't keep a beat
He's got a crush on Irene, if you know what I mean,
But he don't stand a chance
Cause even if a fella is nice she don't look twice
Unless the guy can dance, dance, dance
With Sweet Irene, the Disco Queen of Miami, Florida

But one day Buddy walked into an Arthur Murrays
(side, together, step, side, side, together, step, side)
10 weeks later he come struttin' out
He called Irene up in a hurry
You know, she was wondering
What Buddy Brown could be callin' her about.

But now Sweet Irene the Disco Queen
She got herself quite a man
He ain't much to look at, he's crosseyed and fat,
But oh, that boy can dance, dance, dance.
Watch him Shimmy and shake, boogaloo and skate,
Throw a little rhumba in
When he lifts her up high, dips her down low
Oh Buddy Brown is in heaven

With Sweet Irene the Disco Queen of Miami, Florida
Irene the Disco Queen of Miami, Florida
Irene the Disco Queen of Miami, Florida.

© Words and Music by Christine Lavin/Flip-A-Jig
Music ASCAP & Happy Valley Music BMI
Palindrome Records, Philo

updated: 8 years ago