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Lyr Req: Jimmy Had a Nickel (Maurice Sigler)

GUEST,harvey 11 Jan 08 - 01:26 PM
Leadbelly 11 Jan 08 - 01:41 PM
Joe Offer 11 Jan 08 - 01:43 PM
Leadbelly 11 Jan 08 - 02:00 PM
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GUEST,Jimmy gonzalez 25 Jan 09 - 01:48 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: lyrics/singer for jimmy's got a nickel
From: GUEST,harvey
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 01:26 PM

if anyone has seen little rascals they might remember two girls singing a song that went like this......

jimmy had a nickel he didnt have it long, didnt have it long cuase the kids found out that

jimmy had a nickel
jimmy had a nickel etc etc

i only know the song from the little rascals as a child....was wondering if anyone knew any more about the song...

thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics/singer for jimmy's got a nicke
From: Leadbelly
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 01:41 PM

"Jimmy Had A Nickel" was performed by Clarence Williams and His Orchestra in 1933/34.


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Subject: Lyr Add: JIMMY HAD A NICKEL (Goodhart, Hoffman...)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 01:43 PM

Boy, I didn't find out much. Apparently, the title is "Jimmy Had a Nickel," and it was on the "Lil' Rascals" show and recorded by Clarence Williams and by Eddie Cantor in the 1930's, on his Chase & Sanborn radio show - sound sample here (click).

JIMMY HAD A NICKEL
Al Goodhart, Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler

1. Jimmy had a nickel,
Didn't have it long,
He didn't have it long,
'Cause the kids found out that
Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel.

2. Jimmy tried to hide it
But that would never do.
That would never do,
'Cause the kids all knew that
Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel.

[bridge] Down the street his eager feet
Found their way to the candy store.
When he got there, holy gee,
He never knew he had so many friends before.

3. Jimmy had a sweetheart.
She was waiting too,
And now the kids are blue,
'Cause the kids found out....

(that's all I got from the recording fragments)

Tune is a variation of the "neener-neener-neener" playground chant.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics/singer for jimmy's got a nicke
From: Leadbelly
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 02:00 PM

On Williams' version singer was Dick Robertson. Maurice Sigler wrote this song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: lyrics/singer for jimmy's got a nicke
From: Leadbelly
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 02:27 PM

Some additional information to this song says that "While never a chart hit, this song was nevertheless performed variously by Eddie Cantor, Abe Lyman & His Orchestra, and Clarence Williams & His Orchestra. The version in this film is sung by The Two Darling Sisters, with piano accompaniment by Marvin Hatley". Source : theluckycorner.com

Al Goodhart was co-writer of this tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Had a Nickel (Maurice Sigler)
From: GUEST,Jimmy gonzalez
Date: 25 Jan 09 - 01:48 PM

I have looked for this song a good portion of my life... Hahah since my name is Jimmy. I often would tell my friends and children that this song extisted and no one even beleived me.... now they all have egg on their face,,,, lol. Thanks So much


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Had a Nickel (Maurice Sigler)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jan 11 - 01:53 AM

The last part of the song (see the lyrics posted by Joe Offer above), simply go:

"...cause all the kids found out that
Jimmy had a sweetheart, jimmy had a sweetheart, jimmy had a sweetheart...."

That's pretty much how it ends. =)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Had a Nickel (Maurice Sigler)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 07:26 PM

Holy Moly! Been trying to see the video of this. International Silverstring Submarine Band!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Had a Nickel (Maurice Sigler)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 09:08 PM

Complete lyrics (Darling Sisters version)

Jimmy had a nickel,
He didn't have it long,
He didn't have it long,
'Cause the kids found out that
Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel.

Jimmy tried to hide it
But that would never do.
That would never do,
'Cause the kids all knew that
Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel.

Down the street his eager feet
Found their way to the candy store.
When he got there, holy gee,
He never knew he had so many friends before.

Jimmy had a sweetheart.
She was waiting too,
And now the kids are blue,
'Cause the kids found out that
Jimmy had a sweetheart
Jimmy had a sweetheart
Jimmy had a sweetheart too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Had a Nickel (Maurice Sigler)
From: GUEST,Purple1der
Date: 23 Mar 12 - 04:10 PM

Spanky:"Whose this fella 'jimmy' anyway ?"
Scotty: "He's the fella with tha nickel!"
Spanky: "You're TOO smart..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Had a Nickel (Maurice Sigler)
From: GUEST,Stlheadake
Date: 26 Mar 12 - 12:41 PM

I've got the Little Rascals set with all 80 shows on it. That song DEFINITELY sticks in my mind. My 6 YO daughter has been running around singing it!

Those quotes from Spanky and Scotty are the best!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Had a Nickel (Maurice Sigler)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Apr 13 - 03:16 AM

Here's an online version of the whole short.

http://heustess.com/episodes/mikefright.mp4


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Had a Nickel (Maurice Sigler)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Oct 15 - 02:40 PM

The recording by Clarence Williams and His Orchestra from 1934 has yet a 4th verse. Unfortunately, I was unable to understand all of it:

4. Jimmy had a pocket.
The pocket had a hole,
Pocket had a hole,
And the ... [unintelligible].
Jimmy lost his nickel.
Jimmy lost his nickel.
Jimmy lost his sweetheart, too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Had a Nickel (Maurice Sigler)
From: GUEST,Wendy
Date: 05 Mar 17 - 11:32 AM

We had this on a player piano roll as a kid....one of my favorite songs...

Verse after guest above...

Jimmy wanted cookies..his sweetheart wanted pie....
Sweetheart wanted pie
Cause Jimmy had a nickel.
Jimmy had a nickel
Jimmy had a nickel
Jimmy had a nickel

Jimmy had a pocket
His pocket had a hole
Pocket had a hole
And the kids all knew that
Jimmy lost his nickel
Jimmy lost his nickel
Jimmy lost his sweetheart too!


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