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I WISH I COULD SHIMMY LIKE MY SISTER KATE (Armand J. Piron) Eva Taylor - 1922 Leona Williams - 1922 Anna Jones - 1923 The Virginians - 1923 The Georgians (Instr.) - 1923 Harry Reser & The Okeh Syncopators (Instr.) - 1923 The Goofus Five - 1927 The University Six - 1927 Jan Garber & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1928 Ray Miller & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1928 Clarence Williams - 1934 Cliff Bruner & His Texas Wanderers - 1938 Muggsy Spanier Octet (Instr.) - 1939 George Wettling's Chicago Rhythm Kings (Instr.) - 1940 Bunk Johnson & His New Orleans Band - 1945 Graeme Bell & His Austrailian Jazz Band - 1947 Betty Grable (feat. in the film "Wabash Avenue") - 1950 Mary Kaye Trio - 1952 Kathryn Grayson (feat. in the film "So This Is Love") - 1953 Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band - 1954 Frances Faye - 1955 Chris Barber's Jazz Band (vocal: Ottilie Patterson) - 1956 Shel Silverstein - 1959 The Olympics - 1960 Gaynor Bunning - 1960 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - 1967 Also recorded by: Bob Crosby's Bobcats; The Cotton Pickers; Jim Croce; George Melly; Red Onion Band; Madeleine Peyroux; Moon Mullican; Dave Van Ronk; Remo Four; Hoosier Hot Shots; Veronica Sbergia & The Red Wine Serenaders; Paula Portella; The Ditty Bops; The Original Memphis Five; The Vagabonds; The Beatles; Jim Kweskin; Eddie Condon ...... and others. As recorded by ANNA JONES (with Fats Waller): I went to a dance with my sister Kate Everybody there thought she danced so great I realized a thing or two When I got wise to something new When I looked at Kate, she was in a trance And then I knew it was in her dance All the boys are going wild Over sister Katie's style Oh, I wish I could I shimmy like my sister Kate She shimmies like a jelly on a plate My mama wanted to know last night What makes the boys think Kate's so nice Now all the boys in the neighborhood They know that she can shimmy and it's understood I know that I'm late, but I'll be up-to-date When I shimmy like my sister Kate I mean, when I shimmy like my sister Kate Now I can shimmy like my sister Kate I know that I'm real late I think I'll do a real shimmy dance Dancing like my sister Kate Sweet papa, just like my sister Kate ++++++++++ As recorded by BETTY GRABLE (with additional lyrics by Mack Gordon): I never get a chance at romance The boys all wanta date my sister Kate Katie never read a book and she never learned to cook But she's always got a string o' fish upon her hook When she's around the boys all pass me by And then last night I learned the reason why I went to a dance with my sister Kate I'm tellin' you she was really great I didn't have to wait all night Till I began to see the light Kate did a dance that was somethin' new She shook her shoulders and then I knew Why all the boys are going wild Over sister Katie's style I wish I could I shimmy like my sister Kate She shimmies like a jelly on a plate My mammy wanted to know last night Why all the boys treat sister Kate so right Ev'ry boy that passes by our neighbourhood Knows that she can shimmy and she's jelly good I may be late, but I'll be right up to date When I can shimmy laike my sister Kate Uh-huh, shimmy like my sister Kate (Instrumental Break) Don't raise the bridge, boys, lower the river I may be late, but I'll be right up to date When I can shimmy laike my sister Kate Ah shake it, shimmy like my sister Kate Sweet Papa, shimmy like my sister Kate (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - November 2011)

    


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