George Formby Song-book: John Willie's Jazz Band V2-1934
with lyrics and chords
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John Willie's Jazz Band V2-1934
Decca F5232 Hargreaves/Dammerell
You've heard of Yankee jazz bands and the dog fights they all play,
But there's a Lanky jazz band that can lick them any day
John Willie's ragtime jazz band it's the bestest band what am
And the music 'pon my Sam is as sweet as Tickler's jam.
There's ragtime cowheel Joe and me and a lot more lads from Tennessee.
'Though were not darkies, say, we're getting on that way.
Baby dear, baby dear, come on along and hear John Willie's Jazz Band
It's the best band in the land, it's a full band when we're canned.
We have a trombone, we have a ham-bone and when we play all round the houses
Our rags, some rags, well you ought to see the drummer's trousers
Baby dear, baby dear, never mind the beer, come and look at these lads
From the tripe plantations down in Wigan land - tally ho - ship ahoy.
And when a cook shop we are playing near, we turn black puddings white with fear
Baby dear, Baby dear, come on a long and hear John Willie's Jazz Band.
Baby dear, Baby dear, come on along and hear
John Willie's Jazz Band.