How D'ye Do And Shake Hands (With Dinah Shore, Tony Martin and Phil Harris)
Written by Cy Coben and Oliver Wallace
1951 Delmore Music Co.

Released on RCA Victor 20-4225
Recorded 1951
Orchestra conducted by Henri Ren
Horns by courtesy of Spike Jones
Running Time: 2 mins 59 secs

Lyrics:
All:
How dye do and shake hands
State your name and business

You go through life
And never know the day when fate may bring
A situation that may prove to be embarrassing
Your face gets red, you hide your head
And wish that you could die
But thats old fashioned
Heres a new thing you should really try

Say how dye do and shake hands
Shake hands, shake hands
How dye do and shake hands
State your name and business

Dinah Shore:
You introduce your girlfriend to your very special beau
And then he doesnt call you and the next thing that you know
You see them both a walking down the street as big as life
And when he says, My dear Id like to have you meet my wife

All:
Say how dye do and shake hands
Shake hands, shake hands
How dye do and shake hands
State your name and business

Tony Martin:
I took my girlfriend on a date and we had so much fun
That I forgot to bring her home until it was way, way after one
Her father waited at the door as angry as could be
Well, Ive had that happen lots of times so take this tip from me

All:
Say how dye do and shake hands
Shake hands, shake hands
How dye do and shake hands
State your name and business

Betty Hutton:
While at the wedding of some folks you hardly know by sight
Youre in a conversation with a lady on your right
You say you think the brides a mess with a face she ought to hide
And then you find youre talking to the mother of the bride

All:
Say how dye do and shake hands
Shake hands, shake hands
How dye do and shake hands
State your name and business

Phil Harris:
While walking through a cemetery very late at night
You find that youre confronted by a figure dressed in white
And though the blood inside your veins is quickly turned to ice
Everything will be okay if you just take my advice

All:
Say how dye do and shake hands
Shake hands, shake hands
How dye do and shake hands
State your name and business

Tony Martin: A handshake and a happy greeting is might hard to beat
Betty Hutton: So at the risk of boring you, were going to repeat
Phil Harris: Remember in the future, that no matter what you do
Dinah Shore: Theres one way to get out of any mess you get into

All:
Say how dye do and shake hands
Shake hands, shake hands
How dye do and shake hands
State your name and business

How dye do and shake hands
Shake hands, shake hands
How dye do and shake hands
State your name and business

How dye do and shake hands
Shake hands, shake hands
How dye do and shake hands
State your name and business