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CRAZY WORDS, CRAZY TUNE (VO-DO-DE-O) (Music: Milton Ager / Lyrics: Jack Yellen) Irving Aaronson & His Commanders - 1927 Frank Crumit - 1927 Johnny Marvin (with Fred Rich & His Hotel Astor Orch.) - 1927 The Varsity Eight - 1927 The California Ramblers - 1927 Billy Jones & Ernest Hare (The Happiness Boys) - 1927 Vaughn De Leath - 1927 Jack Payne & His Orch. - 1927 The Savoy Havana Band - 1927 Ted Wallace & His Orch. - 1927 Victor Vorzanger's Famous Dance Band - 1927 Marek Weber & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1927 Winifred Atwell & The Ragtime Four - 1952 Dorothy Provine & The Girls (feat. in the TV series "The Roaring 20's") - 1960 Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions (vocal: Jerry Garcia) - 1964 Also recorded by: Jerry Lewis; Paul Dandy; Dick Robertson; Ferde Grofé; Bob Kerr; Cafe Society Orch.; Jim Kweskin's Jug Band..........and others. There's a guy I'd like to kill If he doesn't stop I will He's got a ukulele and a voice that's loud and shrill 'Cause he lives next door to me And he keeps me up till three With his ukulele and a funny melody Crazy words, crazy tune All that you'll ever hear him croon Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe Vo-doe-doe Sits around, all night long Sings the same words to every song Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe His ukulele, daily How he'll strum, bom-bom-bom Vampin' and stampin' And then he hollers, "Black bottom!" Crazy words, crazy tune He'll be driving me crazy soon Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe I have begged that guy to stop I have even called a cop Told my dog "Go sic him" But the durn dog wouldn't go But tonight will be the end Yes sirree, 'cause I intend To go up and kick him In the vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe Crazy words, crazy tune All that you'll ever hear him croon Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe Vo-doe-doe Sits around, all night long Sings the same words to every song Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe He's got to stop it, stop it Yes, he must, or I'll just Kill him, I'll kill him Then I'll do the black bottom When I'm jailed, upon my knees To the jury and the judge I'll plead Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe It's a rage, it's a craze Everybody sings nowadays Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe Vo-doe-doe Every goof, every sheik Tunes his uke and begins to shriek Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe Go on the east side, the west side Here or there, everywhere They vo-doe, vo-doe-doe Then they holler, "Black bottom!" Young or old, old or young The guy that started it should be hung Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe ++++++++++ As recorded by VAUGHAN DE LEATH: Ha-ha-ha-ha, oh, there's a man I'd like to kill And if he doesn't stop, I will Got a ukulele and a voice that's loud and shrill 'Cause he lives next door to me And he keeps me up till three With his ukulele and a funny melody Crazy words, crazy tune All that you ever hear him croon Is vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe Vo-doe-doe Sits around all night long Sings the same words to every song Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe His ukulele, daily How he'll strum, bom-bom-bom Vampin' and stampin' And then he hollers, "Black bottom!" Crazy words, crazy tune He'll be driving me crazy soon Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe Napoleon marched his men He turned around and he said to them Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe Vo-doe-doe And Washington at Valley Forge It was bitter cold when up spoke George Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe And do you remember Patrick Henry Patrick Henry and that speech, that wonderful speech When he cried, "Give me, give me liberty or black bottom!" Take Charlie Chaplin the other day What did he say to Lita Grey? Ah, vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe He keeps it up both night and day Even hollers out "Hey-Hey!" And ev'ry time I hear it I holler out "No-No!" And the worst I haven't told I have heard it, so I am told And I started singing that voe-doe-doe-doe-doe Crazy words, crazy tune All that you ever hear him croon Is (Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe), ah, isn't that cute Vo-doe-doe Sits around all night long Sings the same words to every song (Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe) Attaboy! His ukulele, daily How he'll strum, bom-bom-bom Vampin' and stampin' And then he hollers, "Black bottom!" Crazy words, crazy tune He'll be driving me crazy soon (Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe) Take Paul Revere on that midnight ride Jumped on a horse and loudly cried "Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe" Mark Anthony, way back then Said "Friends, Romans and Countrymen Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe" And in the Great War, that late war Mid shot and shell there came a yell Let's go boys, you doughboys Give 'em, give 'em Black Bottom I've sung so much of this to you I bet that you'll be singing too Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe ++++++++++ ALTERNATE VERSES: And Simon Legree In Uncle Tom's Cabin What did he say to Uncle Tom? I'll tell you what he said, He took his whip and said to Uncle Tom "C'mon, Charleston!" And in the Senate the other day What did President Coolidge say "Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe" Now the minuet, quiet bliss Calm and peaceful, it went like this Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe The Polka too was a treat Your partner said if you tread on his feet Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe The gliding Foxtrot we've got And the blues, if you choose We've got the Charleston And we'll soon have Black Bottom Our vicar said, "Ah, me Friends, our hymn for tonight will be Vo-doe-de-o, vo-doe-doe-de-o-doe" (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - September 2011)

    


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