I have found this relatively obscure song by Taco, called Taco's Charleston, and noticed that the lyrics for much of the song are "unknown" (represented by the question marks).

Can someone identify these unknown lyrics?

Charleston, Charleston


Yes sir, that's my baby No sir, I don't mean maybe Yes sir, that's my baby now

Yes now, we've decided No no, we won't hide it Yes now, you're invited now

Hey by the way, by the way When we reach the preacher, I'll say

Yes sir, that's my baby No sir, I don't mean maybe Yes sir, that's my baby now

  • The original Charleston was composed by James P. Johnson. Check it out on Youtube
    – user2752
    Commented Aug 11, 2016 at 16:33

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This is a mashup of several different popular songs from the 1920's and 30's. You can find most of the original songs listed independently. For instance, the part at the beginning is:

Charleston! Charleston! Made in Carolina!
Some dance, some prance
I'll say there's nothing finer than the

Charleston, Charleston, gee how you can shuffle;
Every step you do, leads to something new.
Man I'm telling you, it's a lapazoo!

Buck dance, wing dance will be a back number;
But the Charleston, the new Charleston,
That dance is surely a comer.

Sometime, you'll dance it one time,
That dance called Charleston,
Made in South Caroline!


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