Who Sang Makin’ Whoopee? Esther Phillips

Esther Phillips And I Love Him cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1965
length: 2:43
conductor: Ray Ellis
vocal: Esther Phillips
engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Ray Ellis
Some other versions of "Makin’ Whoopee"

Another bride, another June
Another sunny honeymoon
Another season, another reason
For makin' whoopee

A lot of shoes, a lot of rice
The groom is nervous, he answers twice
Its really killin' that he's so willin'
To make whoopee

Picture a little love nest
Down where the roses cling
Picture the same sweet love nest
Think what a year can bring

He's washin' dishes and baby clothes
He's so ambitious he even sews
But don't forget folks,
That's what you get folks, for makin' whoopee

He doesn't make much money
Five thousand dollars per;
Some judge who thinks he's funny
Says, "You pay six to her."

He says, "Now judge, suppose I fail?"
The judge says, "Budge, right into jail.
You'd better keep her
I think it's cheaper
Than making whoopee."

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 And I Love Him
  • 2 ’Tis Autumn
  • 3 Shangri‐La
  • 4 Moonglow & Theme From Picnic
  • 5 Out of the Blue
  • 6 People
  • 7 Makin’ Whoopee
  • 8 Girl From Ipanema
  • 9 I Wish You Love
  • 10 If You Love Me, Really Love Me
  • 11 Too Soon to Know
  • 12 Make Believe Dreams

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin