Heptune presents:

Four or Five Times

    (Gay, Hellman)

Transcribed from McKinney's Cotton Pickers, vocals by Don Redman, George Thomas, Dave Wilborn; recorded 7/11/1928,
From McKinney's Cotton Pickers 1928-1929, Chronological Classics 609.
Photograph of Don Redman
[Scatting]
I'm never a flop,
[Scatting]
I started on top,
[Scatting]
Just keep strolling, keep the ball a-rolling,
[Scatting]
This isn't a boast,
[Scatting]
But what I like most
[Scatting]
Is to have someone who is true,
Who will love me, too!

Four or five times,
Four or five times,
There is delight,
To doing things right,
Four or five times,
Four or five times!

Maybe I'll sigh,
Maybe I'll cry,
And if I die,
I'm gonna try,
Four or five times.
Six or seven times!

We like to play,
We like to swing,
We like to go,
Ski-dat-a-dat doh,
Four or five times.
Four or five times!

Bip-bop one,
Bip-bop two,
Bip-bop three,
Ski-adda-dadda-dee,
Four or five times,
Four or five times!

[Scatting]
Wow!
[Scatting]
Yes! Sure! Okay!
[Scatting]
What? Yeah!

Four or five times,
Four or five times,
There is delight,
To doing things right,
Four or five times,
Four or five times!


Four or Five Times

    (Gay, Hellman)

Transcribed from McKinney's Cotton Pickers, vocals by Don Redman, George Thomas, Dave Wilborn; recorded 10/13/1928,
From McKinney's Cotton Pickers 1928-1929, Chronological Classics 609.

Four or five times,
Four or five times,
There is delight,
In doing things right,
Four or five times,
Four or five times!

Maybe I'll sigh,
Maybe I'll cry,
And if I die,
I'm gonna try,
Four or five times.
Six or seven times!
[Scatting]



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Published 2/27/2000.


 


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