Heptune presents:

I Heard

    (Don Redman, Irving Mills)

Transcribed from Don Redman and His Orchestra, vocals by Don Redman; recorded October 15, 1931.
From Don Redman and His Orchestra, 1931-1933; The Chronological Classics 543.
Photo of Don Redman
Man, I heard something,
It was really something, too.
But, they wasn't talking to me,
I just happened to be standing around and heard.
Yeah, I heard,
Mmmm, and what I heard!
You know, they didn't buzz to me,
I just happened to hear it.
You know, uh, Pigmeat said, that Salty said,
But Salty didn't say where she got it,
They come round and said, uh,
It was really a mess, though.
I musn't say too much about it,
But I only heard, you know!
Yeah! I heard!

"Say, Don, they tell me you got some scandal going on."
I got a little scandal, man,
I got this way out west.
Ah, but I ain't gonna say anything about it.
I heard it, you know.
"Well, come on, tell me a little about it."
No, no, no, no, sorry!
'Cause, uh, I don't want the scandal to get out, see,
"Hmm-mm."
You know, she says she couldn't hear so well.
She was kinda quiet.
"Uh-huh!"
Boy, but if it ever got out, there'd be an awful riot!
"Well, come on, tell me about it!"
No, no,
No,'cause I don't know whether you'd talk or not, you see.
And if this ever get out, it would be too bad,
When I only heard it, see?


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Published 3/9/99.


 


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