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It's a Great World After All

    (Johnson, Redman)

Transcribed from Don Redman and His Orchestra, vocals by Don Redman; recorded June 28, 1932.
From Don Redman and His Orchestra, 1931-1933; The Chronogical Classics 543.

It's a great world after all!
It's a great world after all!
Although they put it on the ball,
It's a great world after all!

It's a great world after all!
It's a great world after all!
Although they put it on the ball,
It's a great world after all!

Of all the fruits that I like best,
The little hairy hoyl (?)
I've never tasted any meat as good
As castor oil.

Cow's a very funny bird,
He moos and moos and moos,
And when he isn't doing this,
He chews and chews and chews.

It's a great world after all!
It's a great world after all!
Although they put it on the ball,
It's a great world after all!

You know, a hatband never plays a tune,
A square is never round.
How strange it seems that shadows fall
And never make a sound?

It's a great world after all!
It's a great world after all!
Although they put it on the ball,
It's a great world after all!

Say, how does a black cow give white milk?
Now that's a funny thing;
How does a mattress keep so dry
When laying on a spring?

A sailor leaned against a wall,
And his feet were on the deck;
His features were upon his face,
And his head was on his neck.

It's a great world after all!
It's a great world after all!
Although they put it on the ball,
It's a great world after all!

You haven't left unless you're gone,
You're there when you arrive,
You'll be living just as long
As you remain alive.

There's no place to come but from,
Nothing to breathe but air,
There ain't a thing to see but sights,
And spaces everywhere.

It's a great world after all!
It's a great world after all!
Although they put it on the ball,
It's a great world after all!
 


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Published 3/18/99.


 

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