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BOB WHITE (WHATCHA GONNA SWING TONIGHT?) (Johnny Mercer / Bernie Hanighen) Benny Goodman & His Orch. - 1937 Dick Robertson & His Orch. - 1937 Bing Crosby & Connee Boswell - 1937 Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer - 1961 Maxine Sullivan - 1986 John Sheridan - 1997 I was talkin to the whippoorwill He says you got a corny trill Bob White! Whatcha gonna swing tonight? I was talkin to the mocking bird He says you are the worst he's heard, Bob White! Whatcha gonna swing tonight? Even the owl-tells me you're foul Singin those lullaby notes, Don't be a bring down If you can swing down Gimme those high notes There's a lotta talk about you, Bob and they're sayin you're "off the cob" Fake it, Mister B Take it, follow me, Bob white We're gonna break it up tonight ********************** BOB WHITE (Mildred Bailey) as rec by Mildred Bailey & her Orchestra September 27th 1937 Los Angeles Mister Bob, don't you know things have changed? You're behind time with the melody you always sing! All the birds have their songs re-arranged; Better get smart, what you gotta do today is swing! I was talkin' to the whippoorwill, He says you've got a corny trill. Bob White, Whatcha gonna swing tonight? I was talkin' to the mockin'bird He says you are the worst he's heard. Bob White, Whatcha gonna swing tonight? Even the owl Tells me you're foul Singing those lullaby notes. Don't be a bring-down, If you can swing down, Gimme those high notes. There's a lot o' talk about you, Bob and they're sayin you're off the cob! Fake it, Mister B, Take it, follow me! Bob White, We're gonna break it up tonight! Here's a wire from the whippoorwill, He says you've got a mellow trill! Bob White, You are in the groove tonight! Here's another from the mockin'bird, He says you are the best he's heard! Bob White, I believe you saw the light! Even the owl Threw in the towel When he heard your staccato! And the flamingo Hollered "By jingo, What a vibrato!". The consensus of opinion is That you're really a solid wiz! Sing on, Mister B, Swing on merrily, Bob White, You really broke it up tonight, Bob! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - May 2012)

    


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