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KENTUCKY'S WAY OF SAYING GOOD MORNING (Gus Kahn / Egbert Van Alstyne (m & l) 1925) As sung by the Brox Sisters 1925 Also recorded by: Harold Leonard and his Waldorf Astoria Orchestra Leo Reisman and his Orchestra I like the folks who say hello It's such a way they let you know They're glad to see you back again And they'll hate to see you go. I like the folks who say goodbye With such a little heartfelt sigh But most of all I like the way Kentucky greets each new born day. Good mornin', the bees are hummin' Mornin', a new day comin' Mornin', your heart's drum drummin' Wake up, wake up and see the... Sun beams, that come a-peepin' Sayin' no time for sleepin' Get up and set out To wander those hills out yonder. Say folks, were you ever in Kentucky in June I'm wonderin', say folks, if you've ever been, You're goin' back soon. Where the sun shines bright With a howdy-do to welcome you That's old Kentucky's way Of sayin' good mornin'. Weep no more, my lady Oh, weep no more, today We will sing one song for my old Kentucky home For my old Kentucky home, far away [so far away]. Say folks, were you ever in Kentucky in June I'm wonderin', say folks, if you've ever been, You're goin' back soon. Where the sun shines bright With a howdy-do to welcome you That's old Kentucky's way Of sayin' good mornin'. Notes: The Brox sisters (Brock by birth), Patricia, Bobbe and Lorayne hailed from USA although they were brought up in Edmonton Alberta Canada. They were known affectionately as 'the Broxies'. They toured the Vaudeville circuit during the 1910s and later in the 1920/30s, made their appearance on Broadway and radio. They sang in what was described as tight lockstep high range harmony and never broke into solo or duet voices unlike the later adventuresome and soon to follow Boswell sisters. 'The Broxies' appeared in a number of films: Headin' South 1929, King of Jazz 1930, and Hollywood on Parade 1932. One of their more notable successes was appearing in the three Irving Berlin 1920s Music Box Revues. The Brox Sisters were the precurors to some of the famous close harmony 'sister singers' who eventually appeared on the music scene later on in the century. These talented teams included the Boswell sisters (known as the Bossies) 1930s, the King Sisters 1930s, the Andrews Sisters 1940s, the McGuire Sisters 1940s, the DeMarco sisters 1940s/50s, the Fontane sisters 1940s/50s, the Lennon Sisters 1950s, and the well known British trio, the Beverley Sisters 1950/60s, and more recently the Pointer Sisters 1970/80s, to name a few. (Transcribed by David Story- April 2014)

    


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