Heptune presents:

I'm Gonna Steal You

(Frankie Jaxon ?)

Transcribed from vocals by Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon, recorded July 12, 1927.
From Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, vol. 1. 1926-1929, Document Records, DOCD-5258.
Photo of Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon

Spoken:
Wedding bells for some guy, ain't that funny, guy gettin' married?
Huh! Another good man gone wrong! No wedding bells for me!

I have been from coast to coast,
Yes, sir, I've been around,
Girls I've met from a pick, you bet.
And I think here's what I've found:

Now, she's a queen and seldom seen,
A kid from my hometown,
A whirl of a girl,
She's out of this world,
I'm gonna steal her if she hangs around,

Spoken:
Now, I'm one of those types of fellows who takes girls out riding at night,
Where men are men and girls are nervous!

I'm gonna steal a million dollars,
So you and I can settle down,
I'm going to steal a big automobile,
And the swellest home in town!

I'm gonna steal a wedding band, dear,
And a preacher, too,
And after I've stole everything,
I'm coming back and then steal you!

Spoken:
Oh, play that thing! That should do it! That should do it! [scats] Ain't that nice? [scats]

And after I've stole everything,
I'm coming back and then steal you!

I'm gonna steal a million dollars,
Yes, sir, so you and I can settle down,
I'm going to steal a big automobile,
And the swellest home in town!

I'm gonna steal a wedding band, dear,
And I'm gonna steal that preacher, too,
Oh, and after I've stole everything,
I'm coming back and then steal you!
After I've stole everything,
I'm coming back and then steal you!


About this recording

This recording was made in Chicago, where Frankie was accompanied on the piano by the excellent Blanche Smith Walton.

About this CD:

    The CD includes extensive liner notes by Jim Probaska, and provides us with recording dates, labels (in code, with no key), locations, personnel and time. Unfortunately, Document Records information does not include the names of composers or lyricists unless they happen to be mentioned in the liner notes.

Pieces included on this CD are:

1) Hannah Fell in Love with my Piano
2) If That Don't Get It - This One Will
3) Can't You Wait Till You Get Home
4) I'm Gonna Steal You
5) Willie the Weeper
6) She Got "It"
7) I'm Gonna Dance Wit De Guy Wot Brung Me
8) Corinne
9) Hit Ta Ditty Low Down
10) Down at Jasper's Bar-B-Que
11) How Can I Get It?
12) Fan It
13) Fan It
14) My Four Reasons
15) Rock Me Mama
16) Let's Knock a Jug
17) Can You Wait Till You Get Home
18) She's Coming Round the Mountain
19) Get the "L" on Down the Road
20) Don't Drink It in Here
21) It's Heated
22) Jive Man Blues
23) Corinne Blues
24) Operation Blues


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Published 8/14/99.
Updated 9/12/99.


 


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