Heptune presents:

Latch On

   (Fats Waller)

Transcribed from Cleo Brown, vocalist, recorded April 4, 1936,
From: Cleo Brown: The Legendary Cleo Brown, President Records, PLCD 548.

Just before we start to swing,
I want to tell you, cats, just one thing,
Tune up for this rhythm jamboree!

You trumpets sound your A,
Trombones sound your B,
Latch on, everybody, follow me!

I got a song to sing, a song to sell,
Not so hot, but the music's swell!
When I get through, that's your cue,
Everybody latch on!

I'm gonna sing one chorus, sweet and hot,
I'm gonna give it everything I've got,
When I get through, singin' this song,
Everybody latch on!

Let me hear the saxophones singin',
Trumpets hit it high and stingin',
Rhythm section, you can bring,
Latch on, everybody, let me hear you swing.

Push the valves and hold 'em down,
Hear that music go round and round,
'Cause I'm gettin' ready to go to town,
Everybody latch on!

I got a song to sing, a song to sell,
Not so hot, but the music's swell!
When I get through, that's your cue,
Everybody latch on!

I'm gonna sing one chorus, sweet and hot,
I'm gonna give it everything I've got,
When I get through singin' this song,
Everybody latch on!

Let me hear the saxophones singin',
Trumpets hit it high and stingin',
Rhythm section, you can bring,
Latch on, everybody, let me hear you swing.

Push the valves and hold 'em down,
Hear that music go round and round,
'Cause I'm gettin' ready to go to town,
Everybody latch on!



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Published 11/19/99.
Updated 11/25/99.

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