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I'm Laughing Up My Sleeve

    (Lawrence, Tinturin)

Photograph of Jimmie Lunceford.
Transcribed from Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra, with vocals by Sy Oliver, recorded January 6, 1938.
From Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra, 1937 - 1939, Chronological Classics 520.

I'm laughin' up my sleeve,
Oh, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
Babe, you're the gal that said good-bye,
Thought that I would sit and cry,
Ha-ha-ha, I'm laughin' up my sleeve!

I'm laughin' up my sleeve,
Oh, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho!
You thought I'd tear out all my hair;
Did I worry, did I care?
Ha-ha-ha, I'm laughin' up my sleeve!

To tell the truth, I missed you so,
That I was gonna phone,
But you came back before I called,
And that's what tickled my funny bone!

I'm laughin' up my sleeve, baby!
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
I'm glad it turned out all okay,
But if you'd waited one more day,
Ha-ha-ha, you'd have the laugh on me!


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