Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Andrews Sisters: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B



MUSIC Thursday

This video clip is from the 1941 Abbott and Costello film, Buck Privates.

The song was written by Don Raye and Hughie Prince, and recorded at Decca's Hollywood studios on January 2, 1941. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy was a major hit for The Andrews Sisters, and a favourite tune during World War Two.

In Songs of the Century, a list compiled by the Recording Industry of America Association (RIAA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in 2001, this song came in at no. 6. The List ranks the top 365 songs of the 20th century. Over the Rainbow, by Judy Garland is ranked no. 1.

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B
By Don Raye & Hughie Price

He was a famous trumpet man from old Chicago way
He had a boogie style that no one else could play
He was the top man at his craft
But then his number came up and he was gone with the draft
He's in the army now, a-blowin' reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

They made him blow a bugle for his Uncle Sam
It really brought him down, because he couldn't jam
The Captain seemed to understand
Because the next day the Cap' went out and drafted a band
And now the company jumps when he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

A-toot a-toot, a-toot diddle-ee-ada-toot
He blows it eight to the bar - in boogie rhythm
He can't blow a note unless the bass and guitar
Is playin' with 'im
He makes the company jump when he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

He was the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B
And when he plays boogie-woogie bugle
He's as busy as a bzz bee
And when he plays he makes the company jump eight to the bar
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

Toot toot toot, toot diddle-ee-ada-toot-diddle-ee-ada, toot toot
He blows it eight to the bar
He can't blow a note
If the bass and guitar isn't with 'im
A-and the company jumps when he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

He puts the boys to sleep with boogie every night
And wakes them up the same way in the early bright
They clap their hands and stamp their feet
Because they know how he plays
When someone gives him a beat
He really breaks it up when he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

Da-da, da-do-da-da
Da-da, da-do-da-da
Da-da, da-do-da-da
Da-da, da-do-da
A-and the company jumps when he plays reveille
He's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of Company B

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