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FOUR OR FIVE TIMES (Byron Gay / Marco H. Hellman) King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators (vocals: Andy Pendleton & Willie Jackson) - 1928 McKinney's Cotton Pickers (vocals: Don Redman, George Thomas & Dave Wilborn) - 1928 Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orch. - 1928 Ben Pollack & The Whoopee Makers - 1929 Jimmie Lunceford & His Orch. - 1935 Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - 1935 Cliff Bruner & His Texas Wanderers - 1937 Lionel Hampton & His Orch. - 1939 Spanier-Bechet Big Four (Instr.) - 1940 Harry James & His Orch. - 1940 Lucky Millinder & His Orch. (vocal: Sister Rosetta Tharpe) - 1941 Woody Herman & His Orch. - 1943 Jack Leonard - 1945 Benny Goodman Sextet - 1952 Billy Butterfield & His Orch. - 1957 Peggy Lee - 1958 Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - 1972 Peter Dean & Carly Simon - 1974 Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks - 2001 Also recorded by: Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies; Kid Ory; Mezz Mezzrow; Rex Stewart; Stan Kenton & His Orch; Count Basie & His Orch; Allan Vaché Big Four; Monarch Jazz Quartet ..... and others. As recorded by: McKINNEY'S COTTON PICKERS: (Scat singing) I'm never a flop (Scat singing) I started on top (Scat singing) Just keep strollin' Keep the ball a-rolling (Scat singing) This isn't a boast (Scat singing) But what I like most (Scat singing) Is to have someone who is true Who will love me too Four or five times Four or five times There is delight To doing things right Four or five times (Four or five times) Maybe I'll sigh Maybe I'll cry And if I die I'm gonna try Four or five times (Six or seven times) We like to play We like to sing We like to go Ski-daddle-dat doh Four or five times (Four or five times) Be-bop one Be-bop two Be-bop three Ski-daddle-da-dee Four or five times (Four or five times) (Scat singing) Wow! (Scat singing) Yes! Sure! Okay! (Scat singing) What? Yeah! Four or five times Four or five times There is delight To doing things right Four or five times (Four or five times) ++++++++++ As recorded by SISTER ROSETTA THARPE: Four or five times Four or five times It's my delight Doing things right Four or five times Now, maybe I'll sigh And maybe I'll cry But if I die I'm gonna try to do it Four or five times I said four or five times (Four or five times) Ah, four or five times (Four or five times) Now he's my king He makes me sing Four or five times (Yes indeed) I confess (I confess) He is the best (He is the best) That's the test That kills that myth Four or five times (Instrumental Break) (Four or five times) Four or five times (Four or five times) Oh, four or five times You find a guy That sets the world on fire Four or five times (Now you're talkin', Sister) Now maybe I'm wrong (Maybe I'm wrong) Then maybe I'm right (Maybe I'm right) But right or wrong I'm gonna swing this song Four or five (Instrumental Break) I said four or five times Oh, four or five times It's my delight Doing things right Four or five times Now maybe I'll sigh Then maybe I'll cry But if I die I'm gonna try to do it Four or five times (Instrumental Break) One, two, three, four Ah, four or five times ++++++++++ As recorded by PETER DEAN & CARLY SIMON: PETER: Maybe I'll sigh CARLY: Maybe I'll cry PETER: But even if I die We'll go on swingin' Four or five times PETER: Four or five times Four or five times BOTH: There is delight In doing things right Four or five times PETER: We like to play CARLY: We like to play PETER: We like to sing CARLY: We like to sing BOTH: We like to do Fa-diddle-ee-doo Four or five times PETER: Be-bop for one BOTH: Be-bop for two Be-bop for three Fa-diddle-ee-dee Four or five times BOTH: (Scat singing) CARLY: Oh yeah PETER: Sure CARLY: Okay PETER: Delighted CARLY: What? BOTH: Four or five times Hey, four or five times There is delight In doing things right Four or five times (Instrumental Break) CARLY: Yeah PETER: Sure CARLY: Okay PETER: Delighted CARLY: What? BOTH: Four or five times Hey, four or five times There is delight In doing things right Four or five times PETER: One, two, three, four BOTH: Oh, four or five times (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - November 2011)

    


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