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Helen Kane - Do Something - 1929

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Published on May 8, 2011

Victor Records - Vocals by Helen Kane, recorded 3/15/1929.
Betty Boop performs "Do Something" in the cartoon "Boop Oop a Doop" on the highwire, which was released in 1932, with Margie Hines as her singing voice.
Dorothy Lee sings the song in the 1929 RKO film Syncopation.
In 1954 Helen Kane recorded the song again for MGM records as a 45-rpm Ep X1164 Called "The Boop-Boop-A-Doop Girl!.
Helen Kane (August 4, 1904, -- September 26, 1966) was an American popular singer; her signature song was "I Wanna Be Loved By You".
"Do Something" was a song written in 1929 by Sam H. Stept and Bud Green, for the 1929 Richard Dix Paramount film Nothing But The Truth, where it was performed by Helen Kane . Unfortunately, the scene seems to be missing from the only known existing print of the movie which has been shown on television in recent years.
Helen Kane also had a hit recording of the song for Victor records, which she recorded in 1929. The sheet music, bearing Kane's photo, and phonograph record both state that the song is from Nothing But The Truth.
Lyrics:
Oh, honey! Oh, honey! Why is it that you act so funny? When we should be making love? Oh, I'm willing, I'm so willing, But nothing that you do seems thrilling, I long for your pettin'; Where am I gettin'?

There's the moon, way up high, Here are you, and here am I,

Oh, do, do, do something!

Do Something (1954)
I ain't been hugged, and I ain't been kissed, And I want to see just what I've missed, So, oh do, oh do something!
I got the time and the place, and the place and the time, I know, I got a bench and a park, and a park and a bench, and all.
You know, other pairs, they're making haste, But look at me, I'm just going to waste, So, oh do, oh do something!

Summer night, the stars are low, Oh, tell me, what are we waitin' for, huh? Oh, come on, honey, oh, come on, do something! Boop-boop-a-doop!
You know, it's been told, and explained That nothing tried is nothing gained, So, won't you do something?
Got a hug and a kiss and kiss and a hug or two, I want to give them away, and I'm gonna give them away, to you! Boop-boop-boop-a-doop!
Sittin' around just seems so dumb, And look at me, I'm gettin' numb, So, won't you, oh, do something!
All alone, just we two, And I feel so boop-boop-a-doo, So, oh do, do, do, do, do bup-a-dup-a-dup-a-dup, Boop-boop-a-doop!

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  • Song

  • Artist

    • Betty Boop
  • Album

    • At the Movies
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    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of Phoenix USA); Sony ATV Publishing, CMRRA, and 2 Music Rights Societies

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