Heptune presents:

Beedle-Um-Bum

   (Dorsey)

Transcribed from McKinney's Cotton Pickers, vocals by Claude Jones, Don Redman, George Thomas and Dave Wilborn; recorded 4/9/1929,
From McKinney's Cotton Pickers 1928-1929, Chronological Classics 609.
Photograph of Don Redman

Down in Memphis, Tennessee
Lives a girl named Simmy,
She's got a meat shop on the block;
She's always got the gimme.

Serves a meal with a tadpole heel,
Can't resist for trying;
Every time you pass her door,
Hear Miss Simmy cryin':

Oh, beedle-um-bum,
Come see me if you ain't had none,
She make a dumb man speak,
A lame man run,
Sure miss something if you ain't had none!

Oh, the beedle-um-bum,
Oh, the beedle-um-bum,
Got the best beedle-dum
Down in Tennessee!

Oh, that beedle-um-dum-bum,
Got that beedle-um-dum-bum,
[Scatting]



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Published 2/27/2000.


 


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