Jump, Jive an' Wail

Album: The Wildest! (1956)
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  • Baby, baby it looks like it's gonna hail
    Baby, baby it looks like it's gonna hail
    You better come inside
    Let me teach you how to jive and wail

    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail
    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail
    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail
    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail
    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail

    Papa's in the icebox lookin' for a can of ale
    Papa's in the icebox lookin' for a can of ale
    Mama's in the backyard
    Learning how to jive and wail

    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail
    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail
    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail
    You gotto jump, jive and then you wail
    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail

    A women is a women and a man ain't nothin' but a male
    A women is a women and a man ain't nothin' but a male
    One good thing about him
    He knows how to jive and wail

    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail
    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail
    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail
    You gotto jump, jive and then you wail
    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail

    Jack and Jill went up the hill to get a pail
    Jack and Jill went up the hill to get a pail
    Jill stayed up
    She wants to learn how to jive and wail

    You gotta jump, jive and then you wail Writer/s: LOUIS PRIMA
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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  • Luciano Mezzetta from ItalyWhat? No mention is given that Louis wrote the swing classic "Sing, Sing, Sing."
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