Who Sang Makin' Whoopee? Oscar Peterson & Stéphane Grappelli

Stéphane Grappelli Jazz in Paris: Stéphane Grappelli Quartet, Volume 1 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2000
length: 4:38
producer: Arnauld de Froberville
sound engineer: Mike Lanaro
violin: Stéphane Grappelli
piano: Oscar Peterson
double bass: Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
drums (drum set): Kenny Clarke
lyricist: Gus Kahn
composer: Walter Donaldson
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
It's 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

Another year or maybe less
What's this I hear? Well, you can't confess
She feels neglected, and he's suspected
Of makin' whoopee

She sits alone 'most every night
He doesn't phone her; he doesn't write
He says he's busy, but she says, "Is he?"
He's makin' whoopee

He doesn't make much money
Only five thousand per
Some judge who thinks he's funny
Says, "You'll 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 makin' whoopee

You'd better keep her
I know it's cheaper
Than makin' whoopee

CD 1
  • 1 Theme There Eyes
  • 2 Flamingo
  • 3 Makin' Whoopee
  • 4 Looking at You
  • 5 Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  • 6 My One and Only Love
  • 7 Thou Swell