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I'se A Muggin'

    (Smith)

Photo of Andy Kirk

Transcribed from Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy, vocal by Ben Thigpen, recorded March 11, 1936.
From Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy, 1936-1937, Chronological Classics vol. 573.

Nobody knows just how it started,
Somebody blew it through a horn,
Somebody played it on a bell,
Somebody sang it and a song was born.

Now it's the craze, the new sensation,
Now it's the song the bands all swing,
Now it's the phrase that rocks the nation,
Don't try to stop me, 'cause I'm going to sing.

I'se a-muggin', boom doddy doddy,
I'se a-muggin', bang doddy doddy,
I'se a-muggin', boom doddy doddy,
Be-bop, be-bop, be-bop, be-bo!

I'se a-muggin', boom doddy doddy,
I'se a-muggin',
Dick's a-muggin'!
Well, mug on out there, cat!

I'se a-muggin', boom doddy doddy,
I'se a-muggin', bang doddy doddy,
I'se a-muggin', boom doddy doddy,
Be-bop, be-bop, be-bop be-bo!

Mary Williams's muggin'!
Mug, Mary!


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Published 10/2/99.


 


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