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Little Egypt (Ying Yang)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the popular song "Little Egypt (Ying Yang)". The band The Coasters released it as a hit in 1961. Three years later, in 1964, Elvis Presley sang it in the movie Roustabout, followed by singing it again in 1968 as part of the Elvis Comeback Special television show.

Lyrics & Music: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Song lyrics are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.

 

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Sung by The Coasters

 

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Lyrics

I went and bought myself a ticket and I sat down in the very first row
They pulled the curtain but then when they turned the spotlight way down low
Little Egypt came out a-struttin' wearin' nothin' but a button and a bow
Singing, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying

She had a ruby on her tummy and a diamond big as Texas on her toe
She let her hair down and she did the hoochie-coochie real slow
When she did her special number on the zebra skin I thought she'd stop the show
Singing, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying

She did her triple somersault and when she hit the ground
She winked at the audience and then she turned around
She had a picture of a cowboy tatooed on her spine
Said, Phoenix, Arizona 1949

Yeh, let me tell you people Little Egypt doesn't dance there anymore
She's too busy mopping and a-takin' care of shopping at the store
'Cos we've got seven kids and all day long they crawl around the floor
Singing ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Very Best of the Coasters

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Artist: The Coasters
CD Title: The Very Best of the Coasters

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Roustabout

 

Artist: Elvis Presley
CD Title: Roustabout Soundtrack

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