Heptune presents:

Baltimore Buzz

    (Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle)

Transcribed from vocals by Noble Sissle, recorded March 18, 1921, (from Shuffle Along)
From The Broadway Musical, vol 1: 1918 - 1929, Chansons Actualites; CIN025.

There have been a thousand raggy-braggy prances
That were danced at every ball.
There have been a thousand raggy-braggy prancers
That have pranced at every hall!
But the bestest one that was,
Is called the Baltimore Buzz!

Now, first, you take your babe and then you hold her,
Then, you lay your head upon her shoulder,
Next, you walk just like your legs are breaking,
Do a bangle like a jangle then you start to tip and a-tangle.

Then, you do a raggy-braggy motion,
Just like any ship upon the ocean,
Glide! And then you hesitate,
Slide, oh, honey, ain't it great?
You will simply go in a trance with the Baltimore Buzzin' dance!

First, you take your babe and just you hold her,
Then, you lay your head upon her shoulder,
Next, you walk just like your legs are breaking,
Do a bangle like a jangle then you start to tip and a-tangle.

Then, you do a raggy-braggy motion,
Just like any ship upon the ocean,
Glide! And then you hesitate,
Slide, oh, honey, ain't it great?
You'll just simply go in a trance with the Baltimore Buzzin' dance!

[Spoken] Look out! Get 'em! 'Atta boy.


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Published 7/22/01.

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