Heptune presents:

Zonky

   (Fats Waller, Andy Razaf)

Transcribed from vocals by Dave Wilborn with McKinney's Cotton Pickers, recorded Feb. 3, 1930;
From McKinney's Cotton Pickers, 1929-1930, The Chronological Classics, 625.

Photo of Don Redman

[Scats]
Time to start dancing zonky,
Start cutting loose, get honky-tonky,
It's a good excuse, let your feelings run wild!

Shake your feet a-plenty, don't be haughty,
Work a double twenty, that means forty,
Make a noisy entry, act just like a big child!

I got such, well, you know,
What I want to say,
Hot much, that tempo
Sure is hot that way!

I'd bet a dime, guess a donut,
Other dances they may come and go, but,
When you learn the zonky,
You will want it to stay!


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Published 6/19/01.


 


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