OLD STAMPING GROUND, THE
(Wallace Bishop / Charles LaFreniere / Willie "The Lion" Smith)
Willie "The Lion" Smith & His Cubs - 1937
Artie Shaw & His Orch. (vocal: Tony Pastor) - 1938
For I'm goin' and I'm tellin' ev'ryone where I'm goin'
For I'm goin' back to the old stampin' ground
For I'm weary, my happiness is nowheres near me
For I'm sick and tired of getting the runaround
Things have been not so good
Since I left the old neighbourhood
Got no one with love to spare
That's why I'm getting out of here
For I'm goin' and I'm goin' while the wind keep blowin'
It will blow me back to the old stamping ground, oohhh yeah
(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - December 2009)