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ORGAN GRINDER'S SWING (Will Hudson / Irving Mills / Mitchell Parish) Jimmie Lunceford & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1936 Benny Goodman & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1936 Hudson-DeLange Orch. (Instr.) - 1936 Tempo King & His Kings Of Tempo - 1936 Frank Froeba & His Swing Band (vocal: Midge Williams) - 1936 Evelyn Dall with Ambrose & His Orch. - 1936 The Four Aces - 1953 Also recorded by: Van Alexander, American Jazz Orchestra, Terry Cavendish Orchestra, Wild Bill Davis, Jack McDuff, Lee Dorsey, Bent Fabric, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Forrest, Coleman Hawkins, Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Jonah Jones, Hal Kemp, Brenda Lee, Lawrence Welk, Joey DeFrancesco, Mills Brothers, Ella Mae Morse, Red Nicholls, Sy Oliver, Johnny Otis, Mitchell Parish, Jack Payne, Django Rheihardt, Buster Smith, Jimmy Smith, Teddy Stauffer.......and others. Who’s that coming down the street Good old organ grinder Pete Monkey dancing on a string To the organ grinder’s swing Da-dya, da-dya, da-dya da-dya Eenie meenie minie mo Catch that monkey by the toe If he hollers let him go Eenie meenie minie mo Ho-hum, ho-hum, ho-ho-hum, ho-hum Swing it mister go to town Turn the handle all around Give that music all you got Make it come out sweet and hot Oh-ho, oh-ho-ho, muddy-raer, oh-ho Poppa swings it, so does Ma Momma swings it, so does Pa You can swing it, so do I I can swing it, so do you Do-dya, da-dya, wo-beng, da-dya (Musical Break) (Spoken) Old Mr. organ grinder’s goin’ away now So long Mr. organ grinder, You coming back next Thursday? Bring your little monkey with ya, Oh-ho, so long Mr. organ grinder So long, oh-ho, bye………fade. (Contributed by Bill Huntley - November 2008)


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