Heptune presents:

I'm Knockin' at the Cabin Door

    (Lil Armstrong, Avon)

Photograph of Lil Hardin Armstrong

Transcribed from Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra, recorded April 15, 1937.
From Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra, 1936-1940, Chronological Classics, vol. 564.

No longer do I love the city life!
I'm headin' straight for home!
No longer will I spend sleepless nights,
'Cause I'm comin', Mammy, never more to roam!

If I could hold you in my arms again,
I'll never ask for more;
'Cause, Mammy, can't you hear me,
I'm knockin' at the cabin door!

Dancin', prancin' and eatin' fried chicken,
Singin', swingin', and raisin' the dickens,
With a banjo strummin' all the while,
Tell me, Mammy, ain't I your honey chile'?

I know you're waiting for me night and day,
But you won't have to wait no more!
'Cause, Mammy, can't you hear me,
I'm knockin' at the cabin door!

Now I'm dancin', prancin' and eatin' fried chicken,
Singin', swingin', and raisin' the dickens,
With a banjo strummin' all the while,
Tell me, Mammy, ain't I your honey chile'?

I know you're waiting for me night and day,
But you won't have to wait no more!
'Cause, Mammy, can't you hear me,
I'm knockin' at the cabin door!



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Published 1/29/00.


 


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