Also recorded by:
Cab Calloway; Charlie & his Orch.; King Cole Trio;
Ella Fitzgerald; Flanagan & Allen; Glenn Miller;
The Mills Brothers; Sam Pilafian; Harry Roy; Chick Webb.
I hear tell there's a stranger in the Jones' household,
(Yes siree, yes siree) That's what I am told
I hear tell there's a new arrival six days old
(Yes siree, yes siree) Worth his weight in gold
Come right in and meet the son
Christening's done, time to have some fun
(Yes Siree, yes siree) yes siree-e-e-e
(Yes siree, yes siree-e)
It's a big holiday everywhere
For the Jones Family has a brand new heir
He's a joy heaven sent, and we proudly present,
Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jones.
When he grows up he never will stray
With a name like the one that he got today
When he walks down the street
Folks will say "pleased to meet
Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jones"
What a smile, and how he shows it
He'll be happy all day long
What a name, I bet he knows it
With that handle how can he go wrong
And the folks in the town all agree
He'll be famous, as famous as he can be
How can he be a dud
Or a stick-in-the-mud
When he's Franklin D. Roosevelt Jones.
Go to sleep my baby, and maybe,
You'll balance the budget by and by
Oh you're a lucky baby
With Franklin D. for your name
Mrs. Jones' baby boy is a welcome resident
Give him a fishing rod for a toy,
He's the future president
When this rascal goes to school
ABCs wont matter
Teach him plain old `rithmetic
And of course the fire side chatter
My friends, my friends, let's all shout "Hooray"
We'll be proud to affirm when he serves his fourth term
Just you wait and see, he'll make history
`Cause he's Franklin D. Roosevelt Jones.
(Transcribed by Bill Huntley - June 2006)