CQ SERENADE (English version)
French versionInstrumental version
musical score
CQ Serenade vinyl record - A side - FrenchCQ Serenade vinyl record - B side - English
Words and music by the late Maurice Durieux VE2QS and VE2BR.
Played by VE2QS and his orchestra, vocal by Joyce Hahn.
Produced around 1951.
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Dah-di-dah-dit, dah-dah-di-dah 
Dah-di-dah-dit, dah-dah-di-dah 
Whaddya hear, over the air: 
CQ Serenade. 

So you don’t know just what it means 
Dust your shoes off, shake out your jeans 
Get on your feet, jump to the beat 
Of CQ Serenade. 

CQ - has gone and brought us a new rhythm 
That’s swinging all the cats by the ear, 
Let’s do ourselves a favour and get with ‘em; 
You’ll find you get the message, man you’ll hear it come in loud and clear 

Doesn’t matter what words you sing 
Just remember the beat’s the thing 
Get on the beam, carry the theme 
Of CQ Serenade. 

Dah-di-dah-dit, dah-dah-di-dah 
Dah-di-dah-dit, dah-dah-di-dah 
Whaddya hear, over the air: 
CQ Serenade. 

Amateurs on the radio 
Picked it up and then made it grow, 
Spread it around, swelling the sound 
Of CQ Serenade. 

From India a call to the U.S.A.: 
I’m reading you, you’re coming through fine; 
From Canada to France and the old U.K. 
For when it comes to radio the world’s one great big party line 

Tune in anywhere on the band 
Any corner of any land 
Let’s “put it there” right on the air 
With CQ Serenade. 

Dah-di-dah-dit, dah-dah-di-dah 
Makes a fellow feel “lah-dee-dah” 
When he unbends, making new friends 
With CQ Serenade. 

Clap your hands, pal, and tap your feet 
Till we all dig the friendly beat, 
Till all you hear over the air 
Is CQ Serenade. 

It really doesn’t matter at all -CQ- 
How smooth you make the signals combine; 
And anyone can answer the call -CQ- 
Just make with the receiver and get on the CQ party line 

Take your cue from the radio 
Even “beatnicks” go “do dee do” 
It’s everywhere, filling the air 
That CQ Serenade.