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Lyrics by: Cole Porter
# Debut Chart
88 Oct '56 Top 100

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Dear gentlefolk of Newport Or maybe I should Say hats and cats I want you to lend an ear Because, well, I want you To hear some really Shimmering sharps and flats


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For these cozy virtuosi Just about the greatest In the trade are fixing To show you now precisely how Or approximately Jazz music is made Well, you take some skins Jazz begins Then you take a bass Man, now we're Getting someplace Take a box One that rocks Take a blue horn New Orleans born You take a stick With a lick Take a bone Ho ho, hold the phone Take a spot Cool and hot Now you has jazz, jazz Jazz, jazz, jazz That's positively theraputic Now you has jazz, jazz, jazz Masters Hall and Young That's Ed Hall And Tommy Young Now you has Masters Kyle and Shaw That's Billy Kyle Arvil Shaw Now you has Mr. Barrett Deems Listen to, well, you know who Hey, Pops, you wanna grab A little of what's left here Yeah, Daddy, yeah Here we go If you sail (Sailing, sailing) Over the sea (Will you wait for me) Take my tip, they're all Molto hip in Italy (Well, Arrevederci) (As for France) Oh, I know you're Very big there (Yes, believe it or not) I do believe, I do indeed (Frenchmen all prefer what They call le jazz hot) Take a plane (Bobba doo zot) Go to Siam in Bangkok Today round the clock Well, they all like to jam Indians on the Amazon Beat one bar and All of them are (Well, gone, man, gone) From the Equator Up to the Pole Everybody winging Everybody singing That rock, rock, rock Rock, rock and roll From the East to the West From the coast to the coast Jazz is king cause jazz is The thing folks dig That's jazz

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