SASSIN' THE BOSS
Larry Wagner / MacKinnon / Adams
as recorded by Jimmy Lunceford & his Orchestra
(vocal - Willie Smith & ensemble)
August 2nd 1939 New York
also recorded by -
Red Nichols & his Orchestra '39
Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
The Eddie Tower Orchestra
Willie! Willie! Come on boy, you're late for work!
The boss'll be surly unless I'm early,
He lets out a howl like wolves in the zoo!
So gob goes the coffee and run for the bus,
Or the boss will yell whatever I do!
You know, I just can't seem to suit that cat,
I'd really like to boot him, he's always on nose attack, crabby and cross!
I'd really like to tell to go jump right on in the lake, Jack,
But then I'd be fired for sassin' the boss!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - July 2013)