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DEACON JONES (Lang / Heath / Loring) Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - 1944 Brothers an' Sisters an' Sisterettes Deacon Jones sends his deepest regrets To the members of the flock who are new around here There's somethin' 'bout the deacon that I want to make clear Who's honoured an' respected? (Deacon Jones!), Uh-huh An' who's so kind an' unaffected? (Deacon Jones!), Mm-hmm An' when a sinner's moanin' low, who will listen to his tale of woe? Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Now, who's handsome an' good lookin'? (Deacon Jones!), Mm-hmm An' who is it that can smell a rooster cookin'? (Deacon Jones!), Uh-huh An' who gets all the chicken breast, an' leaves the giblets for the rest? Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Oh, Deacon Jones (Deacon Jones!) Deacon Jones (Deacon Jones!) Oh, Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Oh, Deacon Jones (Deacon Jones!) Deacon Jones (Deacon Jones!) Oh, Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Now, who is loved by all his neighbors? (Deacon Jones!), Mm-hmm An' who is it that will help you with your labours? (Deacon Jones!), Uh-huh He'll help you beat the rug, an' also help you find a cider jug Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Now, who's in charge of the contributions? (Deacon Jones!), Mm-hmm An' who attends to the distributions? (Deacon Jones!), Mm-hmm An' before any of the dough is spent, who is it that takes out his ten percent? Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Deacon Jones! Oh, Deacon Jones (Deacon Jones!) Deacon Jones (Deacon Jones!) Oh, Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Oh, Deacon Jones (Deacon Jones!) Deacon Jones (Deacon Jones!) Oh, Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Now, who attends the fraternal meetin's? (Deacon Jones!), That's right! An' who extends all the hearty greetin's? (Deacon Jones!), Mm-hmm An' who's in charge of all the dues, an' who's the only one with shoes? Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Now, who's the first to church on Sunday? (Deacon Jones!), Mm-hmm An' who's the last at work on Monday? (Deacon Jones!), That's right! An' all the balance of the week, who is it that goes fishin' down the creek? Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Oh, Deacon Jones (Deacon Jones!) Deacon Jones (Deacon Jones!) Oh, Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Oh, Oh, Deacon Jones! (Deacon Jones!) Deacon Jones (Deacon Jones!) Oh, Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah Lordy, Lordy, hallelujah, Deacon Jones ******************** Alternate recording by LOUIS JORDAN: SPOKEN: Good evening, Brothers and Sisters, I'm very sorry to announce that Deacon Jones will not be present at the services today. Had a slight ccident. But he wants everybody to be happy, because when you're happy, that's what counts..... Brothers an' Sisters an' Sisterettes, Deacon Jones sends his deepest regrets To the members of the flock who are new around here There's somethin' 'bout the deacon that I want to make clear Who's honoured an' respected? (Deacon Jones!) Now, who's so unaffected? (Deacon Jones!) When the sinner's moanin' low, who will share his tale of woe? Lordy, Lord, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Now, who's so handsome and good lookin'? (Deacon Jones!), Mm-mm, mm-hmm Who can smell a rooster cookin'? (Deacon Jones!), The good old Deacon And who gets all the chicken breast, an' leaves the giblets for the rest? Lordy, Lord, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Deacon Jones (Oh, Deacon Jones!) Deacon Jones (Oh, Deacon Jones!) Lordy, Lord, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Now, who will keep a sister singin'? (Deacon Jones!), Mm-hmm, mm-hmm Who will also keep her phone a-ringin'? (Deacon Jones!), Yes! Yes! And when she's left all alone at night, who is it that will help her see the light? Lordy, Lord, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Now, who's loved by all the congregation? (Deacon Jones!) Yes! Yes! Brother And who gives 'em consolation? (Deacon Jones!), Mm-hmm, mm-hmm When a sister's feelin' blue, who is it that consoles her in her pew? Lordy, Lord, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Deacon Jones (Oh, Deacon Jones!) Deacon Jones (Oh, Deacon Jones!) Lordy, Lord, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Now, who's the country's greatest lover? (Deacon Jones!), Yes! Yes! Who makes all the other cats take cover? (Deacon Jones!), Mm-hmm And when your gal is leavin' you, now, just tell me, a-who is she goin' to? Lordy, Lord, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Now, who takes up all the contributions? (Deacon Jones!), Yes! Yes! And a-who attends to the distributions? (Deacon Jones!) An' before any of the dough is spent, who is it that takes out his ten percent? Lordy, Lord, hallelujah, Deacon Jones! Deacon Jones (Oh, Deacon Jones!) Deacon Jones (Oh, Deacon Jones!) Lordy, Lord, hallelujah, Deacon Jones Deacon Jones (Oh, Deacon Jones!) Deacon Jones (Oh, Deacon Jones!) Lordy, Lord, hallelujah, Lordy, Lord, hallelujah Lordy, Lord, hallelujah, Deacon Jones (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - October 2015)

    


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