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SING A LITTLE LOW-DOWN TUNE (Charlie Tobias / Jack Scholl / Murray Mencher) Annette Hanshaw - 1933 George Olsen & His Music - 1933 Steve Washington & His Orch. - 1933 Ming & Toy - 1936 As recorded by GEORGE OLSEN & HIS MUSIC , female vocalist unknown: Sing-A-Lee is waiting patiently China boy is many miles away He'll return and soon you''ll have to learn To sing 'em songs in 'Melicanee way He's heard the modern music of the West So Sing-A-Lee must sing 'em like the rest Little Sing-A-Lee sing a low-down tune By the cherry tree 'neath a mellow moon Little China boy will be here soon Singee little low-down tune Little Sing-A-Lee learn to sing "Hey-Hey" Like Amelican do a swingee-sway You will win his heart and he will say Singee little low-down tune Fill his cup with the finest tea leaves Cheer him up till the time that he leaves Little Sing-A-Lee sing a low-down tune Little China boy will be here soon When you're in his arms beneath the Moon Singee little low-down tune Aah-aah-aah-aah-aah-aah Never singee sad song, always singee glad song Aah-aah-aah-aah-aah-aah Picky-tricky rhythm, choppy-sticky rhythm Aah-aah, winky-blinky almond eyes Aah-aah, make them learn to harmonise Show him how you syncopate him, gosh yeah Show him how you became real Hotcha! Little Sing-A-Lee sing a low-down tune Little China boy will be here soon When you're in his arms beneath the Moon Singee little low-down tune ******************** As recorded by ANNETTE HANSHAW, 22nd June 1933: Sing-A-Lee is waiting patiently China boy is many miles away He'll return and soon you''ll have to learn To sing 'em songs in 'Melicanee way Little Sing-A-Lee sing a low-down tune By the cherry tree 'neath the mellow moon Little China boy will be here soon Singee little low-down tune Little Sing-A-Lee learn to sing "Hey-Hey" Like Amelican do a swingee-sway You will win his heart and he will say Singee little low-down tune Fill his cup with the finest tea leaves Cheer him up till the time that he leaves Little Sing-A-Lee sing a low-down tune Little China boy will be here soon When you're in his arms beneath the Moon Singee little low-down tune (Instrumental Break) Aay-aay-aay-aay-aay-aay Never singee sad song, only singee glad song Aay-aay-aay-aay-aay-aay Picky-tricky rhythm, choppy-sticky rhythm Aah-aah, wink your blinky almond eyes Aah-aah, make 'em learn to harmonise Little Sing-A-Lee sing a low-down tune By the cherry tree 'neath the mellow moon Little China boy will be here soon Singee little low-down tune Little Sing-A-Lee sing a low-down tune Little Sing-A-Lee sing a low-down tune Mae-ming-bah-hah (sic) Mae-jon-ee-mah (sic) ******************** EXTRA VERSE: China boy he catch'em plenty joy In a cabaret across the sea Songs he hears is music to his ears You too can make him happy Sing-A-Lee (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2014)

    


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