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TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS
(Al Dubin/Joe Burke)

Charted in 1929 by Nick Lucas (#1); Jean Goldkette (#5); Johnny Marvin (#11);
and Roy Foz (#18)

Charted at # 17 in 1968 by
Tiny Tim




Tiptoe to the window, by the window that is where I'll be......
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me!

Tiptoe from your pillow, to the shadow of a willow tree.....
And tiptoe through the tulips with me!


Knee deep in flowers will stray, we'll keep the showers away.
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight, will you pardon me?

Come tiptoe through the tulips with me!
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Tiny Tim
b. Herbert Buckingham Khaury
April 12, 1932
New York City, New York, USA
d. November 30, 1996
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

ALSO PERFORMED AS: Vernon Castle, Emmet Swink, Larry Love, Darry Dover,
Rollie Dell, Judas K. Foxglove


"Tip-Toe Through the Tulips" - 1929 ditty re-done by singer Tiny Tim in the 1960s. Tiny Tim (Showbiz pseudonym for Herbert Buckingham Khaury) was a camp, falsetto singer with long, straggly, dark hair who became a celebrity "oddity" in the late 1960s and early 1970s.   Tiny Tim sang "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" while playing the ukulele on a variety of TV programs and nightclub engagements with a voice that was so high he could call (and scare) the neighborhood dogs. To the surprise of many, the song acutally reached No.17 on the pop charts. He also made a number of appearances on NBC's LAUGH-IN, and played a suspected "Vampire" on the romantic anthology LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE/ABC/1969-74.

His televised marriage to "Miss Vicki" (Victoria Budinger - age 17 years - which sadly ended in divorce) on the late night Johnny Carsion Show - December 17, 1969 - was one of the strangest events of the decade...December 17, 1969.. The stunt polled the highest rating in TV history for a talk show (84% of the viewing audience) and made Tiny Tim a household name.

On 11/30/96 Tiny Tim collapsed after performing his final set ("Tip-toe") at a Minneapolis fund-raiser and was later pronounced dead of an apparent heart attack at the age of 64.