TWENTY FOUR ROBBERS
(Young / Buckner)
as recorded by
Thomas "Fats" Waller & his Rhythm
May 13th 1941 New York
Last night, night before,
Twenty four robbers came to my door.
Opened the door and let them in,
I hit 'em in the head with a bottle of gin!
Just can't understand,
Twenty four robbers fightin' one man.
One o' them took the silverware,
It wasn't very good so I really don't care!
I'm gonna warn you, (warn you)
I tell you what to do, (what to do)
You better lock your door, (lock your door)
'Cause the robber men might come back again!
I can't sleep any more,
Put a big chair right by my front door.
Got a shotgun and stood it there,
To keep the robbers out o' my hair!
Hit the road, you fool!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - February 2018)