Bob White
(Watcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)
(1937)
Johnny Mercer (w), Bernie Hanighan (m)
Bob White
1937
Johnny Mercer (w)
Bernie Hanighan (m)
VERSE
Mister Bob,
Don't you know things have changed?
You're behind time
With the melody you always sing;
All the birds
Have their songs rearranged.
Better get smart-
Whatcha gotta do today is swing!
REFRAIN
I was talkin' to the whip-poor-will;
He says you got a corny trill,
Bob white!
Whatcha gonna swing tonight?
I was talkin' to the mockingbird;
He says you are the worst he's heard,
Bob White!
Whatcha gonna swing tonight?
Even the owl
Tells me you're foul,
Singin' those lullaby notes.
Don't be a bringdown-
If you can swing down,
Gimme those high notes!
There's a lotta talk about you, Bob,
And they're sayin' you're off the cob.
Fake it, Mister B,
Take it, follow me,
Bob White!
(whistle)
You're gonna break it up tonight!
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Shep FieldsRCA Victor20-2633
09/06/1937Benny Goodman & His OrchestraVictor2568309688
09/25/1937Bing Crosby & Connee BoswellDecca1483DLA972
09/25/1937Bing Crosby & Connee Boswell (John Scott Trotter Orch)Decca25430DLA972
09/27/1937Mildred Bailey & Her OrchestraVocalion3712LA1444
10/14/1937Johnny MercerBrunswick7988LA1460
10/14/1937Johnny Mercer W ChoirHarmony1009LA1460
10/15/1937Gene's Merrymakers (Kardos)Conqueror893821887
10/15/1937Gene Kardos & His OrchestraMelotone7-12-1121887
12/09/1937Shep Fields Rippling RhythmBluebirdB734517493
01/14/1938Dick Robertson & His OrchestraDecca162063161
02/21/1938Felix & His Krazy KatsDecca17344-B63310
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