Heptune presents:

The Lady Who Swings the Band

    (Cahn, Chaplin)

Photo of Andy Kirk

Transcribed from Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy, vocal by Harry Mills, recorded December 9, 1936.
From Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy, 1936-1937, Chronological Classics vol. 573.
 

In Kansas City there's a pretty gal named Mary Lou,
And she plays the piano in a manner that is ultra-new!
Here of late she's playing with the band,
Let me tell you of this baby at the baby grand!

When you hear a hot trombone,
Who's the power behind the moan?
It's the lady who swings the band!

When you hear the saxes ride,
Who's the reason why they glide?
It's the lady who swings the band!

When the rhythm section gives you action,
The lady at the keys is the main attraction!

Who makes dancers on the floor
Beat their feet and yell for more?
It's the lady who swings the band!

She's the lady who swings the band!

Now we've introduced you to
Kansas City Mary Lou;
She's the lady who swings the...
She's the lady who swings the...
She's the lady who swings the band!
She's the lady who swings the band!


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Published 10/2/99.

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