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Samuel’s Musicians Of The Week: The Andrews Sisters

April 26th, 2010 at 10:22am

My apologies for not getting to this last night.

On Saturday night just before midnight as a lead-in to ANZAC Day, Glenn Wheeler played this song on 2GB. I had been holding on to it myself on my list for the Musicians Of The Week Award, but after hearing Glenn play it I decided that it would be the perfect song for ANZAC Day, so now, half a day late, this week’s award goes to The Andrews Sisters, and the feature song is Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.


Andrews Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
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He was a famous trumpet man from out 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 the 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 toodlie-a-da-toot.
He blows it eight to the bar in boogie rhythm.
He can’t blow a note unless a bass and guitar
Is playin’ with him.
He makes the company jump, when he plays reveille.
He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B.

He was some boogie woogie bugle boy of company B.
And when he played boogie woogie bugle
He was busy as a busy bee.
And when he plays he makes the company jump eight to the bar.
He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B.

Andata toodliata-toodliata toot toot
He blows it eight to the bar.
He can’t blow a note if a bass and guitar
Isn’t with him.
A-a-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 ’em 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-dah-da-dah-da
Da-dah-da-da-dah-da
Da-dah-da-da-da
Da-dah-da-da-dah-da

A-a-a-and the company jumps when he plays reveille
He’s the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B!

Samuel

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  • 1. davky  |  April 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    As a kid I loved listening to my grandparent’s records from this era. ‘Ferryboat Serenade’ was always my favourite Andrews Sisters tune.

    thanks, Samuel, for this one – has brought back some great childhood memories (that makes me sound old, but I’m only referring to the early 90s!)


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