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Kickin' the gong around


by Cab Calloway. Buy album CD: 1930-1939


It was down in Chinatown,
All the cokies laid around,
Some were high and some were mighty low;
There were millions on the floor
When a knock came on the door,
And there stood old Smoky Joe.

He was sweatin', cold and pale,
He was lookin' for his frail,
He was broke and all his junk ran out;
Nobody made a sound,
As he stood and looked around,
And then you hear old Smoky shout:

Saying, "Tell me where is Minnie?
My poor Minnie!
Has she been here,
Kicking the gong around?"

"If you don't know Minnie,
She's tall and skinny,
She gets her pleasure
Kicking the gong around!"

[Scat chorus]

"Just tell her Smoky Joe
Was here and had to go."
And as he departed,
The curtains parted,
And there stood Minnie
Kicking the gong around!


Another version
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It was down in Chinatown,
All the cokies laid around,
Some were high and some were mighty low;
Count millions on the floor
When a knock came on the door,
And there stood old Smoky Joe.

He was sweatin', cold and pale,
He was lookin' for his frail,
He was broke and all his junk ran out;
As he stood and looked around,
Nobody made a sound,
And then you hear old Smoky shout:

"Tell me where is Minnie?
Oh, I want my little Minnie!
Has she been here,
Kicking the gong around?"

"If you don't know Minnie,
Oh, she's tall and skinny,
She gets her pleasure
Kicking the gong around!"

[Scat chorus]

"You just tell her Smoky Joe
Was here and had to go."
And as he departed,
The curtains parted,
And there was Minnie
Kickin' the gong around!



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Album: 1930-1939 (1997) Lyrics
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  1. (hep-hep!) the jumpin' jive
  2. Aw you dawg
  3. Eadie was a lady
  4. I ain't got nobody (and nobody cares for me)
  5. Jess's natu'lly lazy
  6. Jive (page one of the hepster's dictionary)
  7. Keep that hi-de-hi in your soul
  8. Kickin' the gong around
  9. Minnie the moocher
  10. Miss otis regrets (she's unable to lunch today)
  11. Nagasaki
  12. St. james infirmary
  13. St. louis blues
  14. Strickly cullud affair
  15. Sweet georgia brown
  16. Tarzan of harlem
  17. The ghost of smokey joe
  18. The lady with the fan
  19. The man from harlem
  20. Utt-da-zay
  21. You rascal, you
  22. Zaz zuh zaz

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