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THE THREE B's From the Broadway Show "Best Foot Forward" (1941) (Hugh Martin / Ralph Blane) June Allyson, Victoria Schools & Nancy Walker (Broadway Prod.) - 1941 June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven & Nancy Walker (Film Soundtrack) - 1943 Liza Minnelli, Kay Cole & Renee Winters (Off-Broadway Revival) - 1963 GLORIA: I never wanna hear Johann Sebastian Bach JUNE: And I don't wanna listen to Ludwig Beethoven NANCY: And I don't give a hoot for ol' Johannes Brahms ALL: The B's we want are these, the B's we want are these JUNE: They're the barrelhouse, the boogie-woogie GLORIA: And the blues ALL: Yes, the barrelhouse, the boogie-woogie and the blues! JUNE: Oh, the barrelhouse makes you want to carouse NANCY: Every boogie beat will raise your heat GLORIA: When they start to play the blues ALL: You'll never choose to lose the blues GLORIA: Oh, the blues will really get you JUNE: And the barrelhouse is bound to upset you NANCY: And the boogie-woogie beat will drive you straight to distraction Hey, let's go professor, get a solid reaction! From a barrelhouse, the boog-boog-boog-boog boogie and the blues ALL: Yes, the barrelhouse, yeah, the boogie-woogie and the blues ALL: When a Dixieland band gets up on the stand You'll hear the trombones slide and start to ride So make 'em play those dirty Dirty hurdy-gurdy barrelhouse, boogie and blues The barrelhouse, boogie and blues The barrelhouse, the boogie-woogie and the blues We're up a tree now, we don't know which to choose The barrelhouse, the boogie-woogie or the blues NANCY: I love the boogie 'cos it tickles my spine I love the boogie 'cos it's fresh and it's fine Just like a cigarette with modern design That's why I love the boogie-woogie (Yes! Yes!) It seems to knock the wind right out of my chest It's so darn good it makes a fool of the rest Just goes to show you that the boogie's the best That's why I love the boogie-woogie (Yes! Yes!) It's right as rain, low as a thunder Light as a cloud, sweet as a cake It's got a kick like mountain liquor And it's as slick and hard to take as Veronica Lake. It picks you up and then knocks you right down It makes you laugh and play and act like a clown No other music has the right to the crown 'Cos there's nothing that will raise your heat Like the boogie-woogie beat JUNE: Don't mean the barrelhouse NANCY: Like the boogie-woogie beat GLORIA: Don't mean the blues NANCY: I love the boogie-woogie beat! GLORIA: I love the boogie too, but not when I'm feeling blue I get the blues in the mornin', the blues at night I even get the blues when I'm feelin' all right 'Cos it sounds so good and it feels so good And it is so good, my best jazz music there is JUNE: I love the blues as well, but not when I'm feeling swell When I'm feeling kind of chummy and I wanna join the scrummy I go barrelhouse, barrelhouse The atmosphere is squalid, but the band is really solid They play barrelhouse, barrelhouse, they really go to town The beat is steady as a rock there They play till five or six o'clock there You'll be mighty glad you found 'em It's great to be around 'em Oh they sock it, beat it, kill it The barrelhouse will make you hot on jazz ALL: It's the barrelhouse, the boogie-woogie and the blues That's the barrelhouse, the boogie-woogie and the blues Talkin' about those three B's Talkin' about those three B's Talkin' about those three B's One, two, three B's One, two, one-two-three B's

    


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