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- You can feed me bread and water,
- Or a great big bale of hay,
- But don't take my boop-oop-a-doop away!;
- You can say my voice is awful,
- Or my songs are too risqué.
- Oh, but don't take my boop-oop-a-doop away!,
The word "boop-oop-a-doop" is considered nonsensical, but it can have a risqué meaning. For example, in the Boop-Oop-a-Doop cartoon, it is thought that the word is used as a substitute for "virginity".
- Harness, Jill. "Happy Belated Birthday, Betty Boop!". mental floss. Retrieved July 21, 2015.