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MUTINY IN THE NURSERY From the film "Going Places" (1938) (Music: Harry Warren / Lyrics: Johnny Mercer) Louis Armstrong, Dick Powell & others (Film Soundtrack) - 1938 Paul Whiteman & His Orch. - 1938 Also recorded by: Nat King Cole Trio; Glenn Miller Orch.; Joe Daniels; Steve Rashid; Horrie Dargie Harlequintet. As performed by LOUIS ARMSTRONG, MAXINE SULLIVAN, DICK POWELL, ANITA LOUISE, the DANDRIDGE SISTERS (& Chorus) in the 1938 film "Going Places": LA: There's a mutiny in the nursery There's a mutiny in the nursery 'Cause Mother Goose is on the loose Her kids are swingin' out (There's mutiny in the nursery) (There's mutiny in the nursery) (Mother Goose is on the loose) (You ought to hear her shout) LA: If you could see miss Jenny Jones, Jenny Jones, Jenny Jones If you could see miss Jenny Jones, you'd find her swingin' lightly And lazy Mary won't get up, won't get up, won't get up No, Lazy Mary won't get up, she stays out too late nightly (There's mutiny in the nursery) (There's mutiny in the nursery) ('Cause Mother Goose is on the loose) (Her kids are swingin' out) MS: Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep But she knows just where to find them For they all stand around the band Waggin' their tails behind them DP: Hey diddle diddle, the cat has the fiddle The cow is beginning to croon The little dog laughs and laughs and laughs Because they're never in tune AL: Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb Mary had a little lamb, he said I'll see you later DP: He went off to hear them jam, hear them jam, hear them jam Mary had a little lamb, now he's an alligator (Oats, peas, beans and barley grow) (Oats, peas, beans and barley grow) (Can you or I or anyone know) (How oats, peas, beans and barley grow) LA: Now, grab yourself a partner Grab yourself a partner Open the ring and choose one in While be all get a little laugh and sing Oats, peas, beans and barley grow How they do it, I don't know But if you will give me my horn I promise I won't grow no corn (Instrumental Break) (Mutiny, mutiny, must have mutiny) (Right in the nursery, yeah, the nursery) (Can it be that mutiny) (Right in the nursey) (A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P) DS: Q-R-S and T-U-V, double-U and X-Y-Z (But they can swing in any key) (A-B-C-D-E-F-G) (Instrumental Break) AL: Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet Playing her big bass viol Along came a spider, sat down beside her So he could jam a while DP: Little Jack Horner came to their corner Playing his clarinet He stuck in his thumb and played it so dumb He ruined their hot duet (One little, two little, three little jittterbugs) (Four little, five little, six little jittterbugs) (Seven little, eight little, nine little jittterbugs) (Ten little jitterbug boys) (Ten little, nine little, eight little jitterbugs) (Seven little, six little, five little jitterbugs) (Four little, three little, two little jitterbugs) (One little jitterbug girl) MS: I'd better close the window I'd better close the window I'd better close the window And go and join the boys LA: Yes, you'd better lock the window You'd better latch the window You'd better nail the window To keep out those floy floys MS: Rock-a-bye-baby in the tree top When the wind blows, the cradle will rock When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall And down will come baby, cradle and all LA: Oh, rock it, my baby, on the tree top When the band blows, there's no time to stop MS: Wee-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah, dah-dah-dah-dah-dum LA: Oh, rock it, my baby, rock it on down DS: Three little kittens had lost their mittens And just from clapping hands And the grown-up cats had lost their spats From dancing to the band LA: If you don't think those cats can swing I'll let them show you how DS: Mee-ow. mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow DP: Oh, they sang a song of sixpence, pocket full of rye Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie When the pie was brought in, opened by the king All the blackbirds flew around and started in to swing (There was mutiny in the nursery when they all got loose) (They began to yell for old Mother Goose) (Goosey-goosey-gander, take a tip, take a tip from me) (You'd better truck on home before you miss a jamboree) (Yeah!) (Yeah!) (Yeah!) (Yeah!) (Dah-dah-dah-dee-ah-dah-dah) (Dah-dah-dah-dee-ah-dah-dah) (Mutiny, mutiny, mutiny in the nursery!) (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - August 2017) ******************** As recorded by PAUL WHITEMAN & HIS ORCH., with vocals by The Four Modernaires, Joan Edwards and Jack Teagarden: There's mutiny in the nursery There's mutiny in the nursery Mother Goose is on the loose Her kids are swingin' out There's mutiny in the nursery And music in the nursery Mother Goose is on the loose You ought to hear 'em shout If you could see miss Jenny Jones, Jenny Jones, Jenny Jones If you could see miss Jenny Jones, you'd find her swinging lightly And lazy Mary won't get up, she won't get up, she won't get up Lazy Mary won't get up, she stays out too late nightly Oats, peas, beans and barley grow Oats, peas, beans and barley grow You and I and everyone know how Oats, peas, beans and barley grow Oats, peas, beans and barley grow How they do it, I don't know But if you hand me my horn I promise I won't blow no corn (Instrumental Break) Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep But she knows just where to find them For they all stand around the band Waggin' their tails behind them One little, two little, three little jittterbugs Four little, five little, six little jittterbugs Seven little, eight little, nine little jittterbugs Ten little jitterbug boys Ten, nine, eight little jitterbugs Seven, six, five little jitterbugs Four, three, two little jitterbugs One little jitterbug girl Mutiny, mutiny, must have mutiny Mutiny, mutiny, must have mutiny Swing out, kids, swing out There was mutiny in the nursery when they all got loose They began to yell for old Mother Goose Get her on down, goosey-gander Get her on down, take a gander Get her on down, truck on home Don't miss the jamboree Mutiny, mutiny, must have mutiny... In the nursery! (Transcribed by Liyano - March 2005)

    


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