Meet me in St. Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the Fair
Don’t tell me the lights are shining
Anyplace but there
We will dance the “Hoochie-Koochie”
I will be your “Tootsie-Wootsie”
If you will meet me in St. Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the Fair.1
“Page 114: We presume that these bloomers, etc., will not include any intimate female garments. Page 123: We presume this drinking will be handled with care.”2
- 1Nota bene: “Louis” in the song is pronounced “LOO-ee”, akin to the French. The song is one of the few instances of pronouncing the city’s name that way. It is normally pronounced “LOO-is”.
- 2The censors at the Hays Office in a letter to Louis Burt Mayer about the final version of the script for Vincente Minnelli’s Meet Me in St. Louis.