The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #130927   Message #2949770
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
22-Jul-10 - 09:36 AM
Thread Name: Review: Killing folk
Subject: RE: Review: Killing folk
One night by the light of the moon
an old folkie was singing a 1954 approved traditional song
when right out of no-where
stepped a young member of an ethnic minority

You gotta jump it, music master,
You gotta play that rhythm faster,
You're never gonna get it played
On the Happy Cat Hit Parade.

You better tell your friend Beethoven,
And Mister Reginald De Koven
They better do the same as you,
Or they're gonna be corny too.

Long about nineteen seventeen
Jazz'll come upon the scene,
Then about nineteen thirty-five
You'll begin to hear swing,
Boogie Woogie and Jive,

and in the seventies there'll be disco
and rock and pop music
and later trance and Drum & Base too.
What larks!

(apologies to Hoagy)