Heptune presents:

Teasin' Tessie Brown

    (Andy Razaf, Roberts, Jimmie Lunceford)
Photograph of Jimmie Lunceford.
Transcribed from Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra, with vocals by Eddie Tompkins, recorded November 5, 1937.
From Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra, 1937 - 1939, Chronological Classics 520.

Be careful, stranger, when she's in sight!
That gal means danger; she might ignite;
The kind of sugar that's dynamite!
Teasin' Tessie Brown!

Boy, keep your distance if you're wise,
There's no resistance within her eyes,
They're bound to get you, they tell no lies,
Teasin' Tessie Brown!

Watch her! Soon you say she's gotcha,
Hotcha! Like a shot of scotch-a,
Watch her! my, but she is hotcha!
She's so fascinatin', it's aggravatin'!

Her smile is just like a call to arms,
Got everything in the way of charms,
She'll have you ringing those fire alarms,
Teasin' Tessie Brown!

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Published 12/4/99.

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