CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE BOY
(Jack Stapp - Harry Stone)
RED FOLEY (DECCA 46205, 1950)

Have you ever passed the corner of Fourth and Grand
Where a little ball o' rhythm has a shoe shine stand
People gather 'round and they clap their hands
He's a great big bundle of joy
He pops a boogie woogie rag, the chattanoogie shoe shine boy

He charges you a nickle just to shine one shoe
He makes the oldest kind of leather look like new
You feel as though you wanna dance when he gets through
He's a great big bundle o' joy
He pops a boogie woogie rag, the chattanoogie shoe shine boy

It's a wonder that the rag don't tear
The way he makes it pop
You oughta see him fan the air
With his hoppety-hippety hippety-hoppety hoppety-hippety-hop

He opens up for business when the clock strikes nine
He likes to get them early when they're feelin' fine
Everybody gets a little rise and shine
With the great big bundle o' joy
He pops a boogie woogie rag, the chattanoogie shoe shine boy

It's a wonder that the rag don't tear
The way he makes it pop
Just listen to him fan the air, here he goes...

He opens up for business when the clock strikes nine
He likes to get them early when they're feelin' fine
Everybody gets a little rise and shine
With the great big bundle o' joy
He pops a boogie woogie rag, the chattanoogie shoe shine boy
The chattanoogie shoe shine boy

Also known as "Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy".
Also recorded by Freddy Cannon (SWAN 4050, 1960).

 
 
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