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Let's Go Joe

Photograph of Cab Calloway conducting.

    (Calloway, Smith, Palmer)

Transcribed from Cab Calloway and His Orchestra with vocals by Cab Calloway and band chorus, recorded July 27, 1942.
From Cab Calloway and His Orchestra 1941-1942; The Chronological Classics 682.
 

Goodness, gracious alive,
Say Pops, don't you be so fly,
Goodness, gracious alive,
Say, man, did you finally arrive?

Hey, let's go, Joe!
'T'ain't nothing doing but the so-and-so,
Say, let's go, Joe,
Knock me something, 'cause I'm ready to go!

Say, 'tain't so, Joe!
Ain't nothing doing if the brass don't blow,
'Tain't so, Joe!
Knock me something, 'cause I'm ready to go!

Rip-bib-de-bop-bop de-jumping with joy,
Knock me some of that good fine hoy!
Rip-bib-de-bop-bop de-jumping with joy,
You jump, jump, jump when you jump with joy!

Come on, Joe, let's go!
Stuff's really mellow on the Alamo,
Say, let's go, Joe,
Knock me something, 'cause I'm ready to go!

Fantastic, jantastic with joy,
Knock me something, 'cause I'm ready to go.

Let's go, Joe Joe Joe Joe Joe,
Ain't nothing to it but the so-and-so,
Let's go Joe, Joe,
Knock me something, 'cause I'm ready to go.

T'ain't so, Joe, Joe,
Ain't nothing to it if the brass won't blow,
I say, it ain't so, Joe, Joe, Joe, Joe, Joe,
Pass me something if you ain't in the know.

Rip-bop-mcgostic-mcgostic-me-boy,
Knock me some of that good fine hoy,
Rip-bop-mcgostic-me-jumping with joy,
Oh, ya-du-ba-du-ba-du-ba jumping with joy!

Hey, Joe, Joe Joe Joe Joe Joe,
Stuff is mighty groovy on the Alamo,
Oh, let's go, Joe,
Knock me something, 'cause I'm ready to go.

Ric-gusic, McCrussick, micgussic, mcgoy,
Knock me something, 'cause I'm ready to go!



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Published 12/28/01.


 


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