9 pages | PDF | 2.4 MBShimmy Like They Do in Paree is a lively, jazzy song written and composed by Maury Yeston for Death Takes A Holiday Musical. Set in the key of G major and E minor and composed of 136 measures, it is full of energy, adding an upbeat and cheerful atmosphere to the show. The music begins with a syncopated piano solo which builds up to an energizing chorus complete with horns, underpinned by driving bass and percussion. The lyrics explore the idea of how everyone acts differently when traveling to new places, and the joy of experiencing vibrant cultures. The song then breaks into a lively middle section, with a stunning saxophone solo layered over a rich tapestry of sounds. This is then followed by a short bridge section, leading back to the same chorus, with a final catchy elevator riff to finish it off.