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Lyr Req: Mutiny in the Nursery (from 'Going Places

wysiwyg 21 Aug 18 - 08:40 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Film song w 'Ten little jitterbug boys'?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Aug 18 - 08:40 AM

In the 1938 movie "Going Places", a song and dance number featuring Louis Armstrong goes thru nursery rhyme verses where each mostly-traditional verse ends with one jazz-oriented parody line. I missed the opening of this number to record it to DVD. Another line ended the Itsy Bitsy Spider with the spider joining in to jam. It's a fairly long chunk of film-- I got 4 minutes' worth as I woke up.

My puder isn't nice to me today. Can anybuddy find this?

Btw I noticed an interesting thing with the Black singers, dancers, and musicians who carry almost all of the freight for this number-- bracketing Dick Powell and Anita Louise's little bits, as they sing and dance the occasional verse (and "earn" those white headliners' paychecks). And that thing I noticed is that the minstrel-mugging-- for the opportunity to make a very few bucks-- is dropped each time the Black artist does their solo bars. I noticed it first with Armstrong himself-- the exaggerated eye rolling and lip smacking that perpetuates stereotypes to this day completely disappears the moment he picks up the horn for a solo. As the numbrr proceeds, you see this exact phenomenon with the dancers, band members, and singers. As if to say, "If you want that bit only I can do, I can only do it THIS way." I can imagine many veiled or open standoffs with directors over this during that era of the studio system.

~Susan


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Subject: Lyr Add: MUTINY IN THE NURSERY (Mercer/Warren)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Aug 18 - 09:01 AM

I'll be damned-- I found it!

Got title from YouTube clip: https://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/m/mutinyinthenursery.html

And this: MUTINY IN THE NURSERY From the film "Going Places" (1938) (Music: Harry Warren / Lyrics: Johnny Mercer) Louis Armstrong, Dick Powell & others (Film Soundtrack) - 1938 Paul Whiteman & His Orch. - 1938 Also recorded by: Nat King Cole Trio; Glenn Miller Orch.; Joe Daniels; Steve Rashid; Horrie Dargie Harlequintet.

As performed by LOUIS ARMSTRONG, MAXINE SULLIVAN, DICK POWELL, ANITA LOUISE, the DANDRIDGE SISTERS (& Chorus) in the 1938 film "Going Places":

LA: There's a mutiny in the nursery
There's a mutiny in the nursery
'Cause Mother Goose is on the loose
Her kids are swingin' out

(There's mutiny in the nursery)
(There's mutiny in the nursery)
(Mother Goose is on the loose)
(You ought to hear her shout)

LA: If you could see miss Jenny Jones, Jenny Jones, Jenny Jones
If you could see miss Jenny Jones, you'd find her swingin' lightly
And lazy Mary won't get up, won't get up, won't get up
No, Lazy Mary won't get up, she stays out too late nightly

(There's mutiny in the nursery)
(There's mutiny in the nursery)
('Cause Mother Goose is on the loose)
(Her kids are swingin' out)

MS: Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
But she knows just where to find them
For they all stand around the band
Waggin' their tails behind them

DP: Hey diddle diddle, the cat has the fiddle
The cow is beginning to croon
The little dog laughs and laughs and laughs
Because they're never in tune

AL: Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb, he said I'll see you later
DP: He went off to hear them jam, hear them jam, hear them jam
Mary had a little lamb, now he's an alligator

(Oats, peas, beans and barley grow)
(Oats, peas, beans and barley grow)
(Can you or I or anyone know)
(How oats, peas, beans and barley grow)

LA: Now, grab yourself a partner
Grab yourself a partner
Open the ring and choose one in
While be all get a little laugh and sing

Oats, peas, beans and barley grow
How they do it, I don't know
But if you will give me my horn
I promise I won't grow no corn

(Instrumental Break)

(Mutiny, mutiny, must have mutiny)
(Right in the nursery, yeah, the nursery)
(Can it be that mutiny)
(Right in the nursery)

(A-B-C-D-E-F-G-
H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P)
DS: Q-R-S and T-U-V,
double-U and X-Y-Z
(But they can swing in any key)
(A-B-C-D-E-F-G)

(Instrumental Break)

AL: Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet
Playing her big bass viol
Along came a spider, sat down beside her
So he could jam a while

DP: Little Jack Horner came to their corner
Playing his clarinet
He stuck in his thumb and played it so dumb
He ruined their hot duet

(One little, two little, three little jitterbugs)
(Four little, five little, six little jitterbugs)
(Seven little, eight little, nine little jitterbugs)
(Ten little jitterbug boys)

(Ten little, nine little, eight little jitterbugs)
(Seven little, six little, five little jitterbugs)
(Four little, three little, two little jitterbugs)
(One little jitterbug girl)

MS: I'd better close the window
I'd better close the window
I'd better close the window
And go and join the boys

LA: Yes, you'd better lock the window
You'd better latch the window
You'd better nail the window
To keep out those floy-floys

MS: Rock-a-bye-baby in the tree top
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all

LA: Oh, rock it, my baby, on the tree top
When the band blows, there's no time to stop

MS: Wee-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah, dah-dah-dah-dah-dum

LA: Oh, rock it, my baby, rock it on down

DS: Three little kittens had lost their mittens
And just from clapping hands
And the grown-up cats had lost their spats
From dancing to the band

LA: If you don't think those cats can swing
I'll let them show you how
DS: Mee-ow. mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow

DP: Oh, they sang a song of sixpence, pocket full of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie
When the pie was brought in, opened by the king
All the blackbirds flew around and started in to swing

(There was mutiny in the nursery when they all got loose)
(They began to yell for old Mother Goose)
(Goosey-goosey-gander, take a tip, take a tip from me)
(You'd better truck on home before you miss a jamboree)

(Yeah!) (Yeah!) (Yeah!) (Yeah!)
(Dah-dah-dah-dee-ah-dah-dah)
(Dah-dah-dah-dee-ah-dah-dah)
(Mutiny, mutiny, mutiny in the nursery!)
(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - August 2017)
********************

As recorded by PAUL WHITEMAN & HIS ORCH., with vocals by The Four Modernaires, Joan Edwards and Jack Teagarden:

There's mutiny in the nursery
There's mutiny in the nursery
Mother Goose is on the loose
Her kids are swingin' out

There's mutiny in the nursery
And music in the nursery
Mother Goose is on the loose
You ought to hear 'em shout

If you could see miss Jenny Jones, Jenny Jones, Jenny Jones
If you could see miss Jenny Jones, you'd find her swinging lightly
And lazy Mary won't get up, she won't get up, she won't get up
Lazy Mary won't get up, she stays out too late nightly

Oats, peas, beans and barley grow
Oats, peas, beans and barley grow
You and I and everyone know
how Oats, peas, beans and barley grow

Oats, peas, beans and barley grow
How they do it, I don't know
But if you hand me my horn
I promise I won't blow no corn

(Instrumental Break)

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
But she knows just where to find them
For they all stand around the band
Waggin' their tails behind them

One little, two little, three little jitterbugs
Four little, five little, six little jitterbugs
Seven little, eight little, nine little jitterbugs
Ten little jitterbug boys

Ten, nine, eight little jitterbugs
Seven, six, five little jitterbugs
Four, three, two little jitterbugs
One little jitterbug girl

Mutiny, mutiny, must have mutiny
Mutiny, mutiny, must have mutiny
Swing out, kids, swing out

There was mutiny in the nursery when they all got loose
They began to yell for old Mother Goose

Get her on down, goosey-gander
Get her on down, take a gander
Get her on down, truck on home
Don't miss the jamboree

Mutiny, mutiny, must have mutiny...
In the nursery!
(Transcribed by Liyano - March 2005)
from: https://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/m/mutinyinthenursery.html

Best I can manage on tiny fone

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Film song w 'Ten little jitterbug boys'?
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 21 Aug 18 - 09:57 AM

This? At 3.09?

Louis Armstrong 1938 + Maxine Sullivan - Going Places - Jeepers creepers + Mutin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Film song w 'Ten little jitterbug boys'?
From: leeneia
Date: 21 Aug 18 - 11:52 AM

Thanks for the link, Guest. That was fun to watch.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mutiny in the Nursery (from 'Going Places
From: EBarnacle
Date: 23 Aug 18 - 07:21 PM

Don't forget Django Reinhart.
Or Rack a bye baby.


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