IRVING BERLIN lyrics - Bring On The Pepper

IRVING BERLIN
"Bring On The Pepper"

[Verse:]
Snappy music is the only music that was ever meant for me
A little spice is very nice in ev'ry melody
Let me mingle with a peppy jingle
That the jazz bands love to play
I'm a swifty
Very nifty
That's why I say

[Refrain:]
Bring on the pepper
We need a lot of pepper
You've got to be a stepper with a barrel of speed
Make it good and snappy if you want to get by
Make 'em think you're happy though you're ready to die

When you begin it
Put lots of ginger in it
About a mile a minute is the tempo we need
Slow folks are no folks
To trouble with, no, indeed!

Lots of pep will make an undertaker
Rock with joy and laughter
If you can sprinkle a cute little twinkle
You'll find that's the wrinkle we're after

Just keep a-goin'
And don't forget to throw in
A bit of Georgie Cohan that we know
Lots of tobasco
That's all we ask so
Bring on the pepper, let's go