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DUMMY SONG, THE (aka I'LL TAKE THE LEGS FROM SOME OLD TABLE) (Lew Brown / Billy Rose / Ray Henderson) The Modernaires with Paula Kelly - 1945 Randy Brooks & His Orch. - 1945 Louis Armstrong (with Jack Pleis' Orch.) - 1953 Ted Heath & His Band - 1953 Also recorded by: Max Bygraves; Anne Shelton; Louis Prima; NRBQ; Lynn Marie; Hoosier Hot Shots; Johnny Martin. Johnny got a furlough and he took it on the run To see his little hon' and have a little fun He found her with a sergeant, she was bouncing on his knee And Johnny yelled, "No wedding bells for me!" I'll take the legs from some old table I'll take the arms from some old chair I'll take the neck from some old bottle And from a horse I'll take the hair I'll take the hands and face from off a clock And baby, when I'm through, I'll get more lovin' from that Dum-Dum-Dummy Than I ever got from you Came another furlough and he called her on the phone He said, "Are you alone?" She said, "No, no, my own I'm sitting with your Colonel and he's lovely company" And Johnny cried, "Ha-ha, ho-ho, hee-hee" I'll take the legs from some old table I'll take the arms from some old chair I'll take the neck from some old bottle And from a horse I'll take the hair I'll take the hands and face from off a clock And baby, when I'm through, I'll get more lovin' from that Dum-Dum-Dummy Than I ever got from you ********** Opening verse as recorded by Randy Brooks & His Orch' (Female vocalist unknown): Once a week you kiss my cheek Once a week you call But in between you treat me mean You don't see me at all Now, I'll admit that you're clever (You're right!) And I'll admit that you're cute (Correct!) But if I can't have you all the time I'm gonna build myself a substitute (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - December 2010) ********** As recorded by LOUIS ARMSTRONG: I'll take the legs from some old table I'll take the arms from some old chair I'll take the neck from some old bottle And from a horse I'll take the hair I'll take the hands and face from off the clock And baby when I'm through I'll get more loving from the dum-dum-dummy Than I ever got from you Get me some legs Get me a chair And a bottle, too Give a horse Give me some time And baby when I'm through I'll take the legs from some old table I'll take the arms from some old chair I'll take the neck from some old bottle And from a horse I'll take the hair I'll take the hands and the face from off the clock And baby when I'm through I'll get more loving from the dum-dum-dummy Than I ever got from you I get more loving from the dum-dum-dummy Than I ever got from you Yeah Mama, get more loving From a dummy than I get from you (Contributed by Nancy - September 2004)

    


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