TRUCKIN' (Billy Cotton)
Rube Bloom (m) Ted Koehler (l) 1935
as rec by Alan Breeze w Billy Cotton & his Band 1935
also rec by-
Ivie Anderson w Duke Ellington & his Orch
The King Bros
Thomas "Fats" Waller & his Rhythm
We had to get somethin' new,
A dance'll do up here in Harlem,
So - someone started truckin'!
As soon as the news got round,
Well the folks downtown came up to Harlem,
And what they see boy?
Well everybody was truckin', yeah!
Didn't take long,
Before all the highbrows were doin' it,
Park Avenue-in' it!
all over town,
You'd see them shufflin', shufflin', truckin' along!
Boy, it spread like a forest blaze,
Became a craze,
and thanks to Harlem,
(Contributed by Peter Akers - June 2010)